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Topic: Internet

Slowly Digging Out of Its Hole

Digg was once a traffic fire hose for publishers. Now overhauled, can it get its mojo back?

When the New York tech incubator Betaworks bought the former social news giant Digg for a mere $500,000, there was confusion, but mostly snark and ridicule. “There was a lot…

Verizon Advised to Slow Internet Speed Claims

Ads challenged by Comcast

Verizon and Comcast are locked in an advertising war over which service has the fastest Internet speeds. Both have gotten a little carried away with claims, leaving the advertising industry's…

The Internet's Role in the Democratic Platform

The Web is now a big part of the political discussion

With many of president Obama's top financial contributors in Silicon Valley—Microsoft and Google PACs are the second and third biggest contributors, per Open Secrets, a website that tracks political contributions—it…

Internet Gets Big Play in GOP Platform

Tech industry part of policy discussion

Internet issues are no longer an afterthought in American politics. For the first time, both political parties are expected to incorporate Internet governance policy in their platforms. In the GOP platform,…

BuzzFeed Report to Publishing Partners Demonstrates Power of Social Web

Reddit generates huge referral traffic while Pinterest falls flat

Lost in all the hype about GIFs and high-profile hirings is BuzzFeed's original identity as an online publishing experiment. At its core, BuzzFeed is all about the data, which the…

Coming Soon: Internet Association

Ahead of launch, it names president, CEO

Forget that Internet community grassroots strategy that took the Hill by storm in January and halted the advance of anti-piracy legislation in Congress. Internet giants like Google and Facebook are…

Internet Defenders to Mobilize With Cat Signal

New group will use beacon to spread awareness of threats to the open Web

Batman has the bat signal. Defenders of the Internet will soon have a "cat signal," a beacon of light that will be projected from spotlights into the sky or on…

Nielsen: Global Ad Spend Up 3.1% to $128 Billion

Internet leads channels in growth, lags in share

Between the Olympics and the U.S. presidential election, 2012 is a biggie for brands, so much so that they got out of hibernation early. The first quarter is usually quiet…

Groups Unveil Dueling Declarations of Internet Freedom

Principles meant to involve consumers, inform lawmakers

Washington seems to be in love with codes of conduct, bills of rights, and now declarations of Internet freedom. On the eve of July 4, policy influencers have come up…

Comcast Must Back Off Internet Speed Claims

Ad assertions examined after Verizon complaint

Comcast needs to slow down its advertising claims that its Xfinity Internet service is the "fastest in the nation," per a recommendation from the National Advertising Division, the ad industry's…

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