All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘guardian’
Edward Snowden is a whistle-blower who exposed the U.S. governmental spy agencies and what they did that infringed on U.S. citizens, as well as some of its allies. He deserves clemency — or even a full pardon from President Barack Obama. That’s the request put forth to President Obama by the New York Times and Britain’s Guardian newspaper, urging him …
Associated Newspapers’ Mail Online was close to having 100 million readers in January, and growth doesn’t appear to be showing signs of slowing down. The Associated Newspapers network of websites drew 99,218,476 monthly browsers, a 17.88% increase compared with last December, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations numbers published today. Mail Online’s daily users rose 19.57% during January to …
Children are illogical and unpredictable little things, but their parents are still among the best-qualified people to calculate their futures. And when Vint Cerf recently discussed the future of the Internet, much of the conversation focused on the concept of “bigger.”
One of the nice things about not having much money is not having to worry about what might happen to it. Sliding stock markets, a poor exchange rate – who cares? Unless, of course, you have something tied up in investments, or are an AdSense publisher who doesn’t live in America.
This isn’t a discussion that will necessarily have a neat conclusion – that’s sort of the nature of debate. But A-list bloggers dogpiled on the value, or lack there of, of headlining on TechMeme, and branched out to a more robust discussion about the value of quality (lesser, niche) traffic over the pounding servers get when headlining elsewhere.
Author Roald Dahl, who died in 1990, was responsible for works including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda. He also wrote some highly entertaining stuff for adults. And although it’s not the greatest honor ever given, the author is now being celebrated with a Google doodle.
The MCPS-PRS Alliance is a UK organization with over 50,000 members; the organization exists to deliver royalties to its members, who are mainly music writers, composers and publishers. And according to a new deal, some of those royalties will come from YouTube.
Backfence.com folded about a month ago, and many onlookers interpreted that as a death knell for hyperlocal news sites. The “participatory news network” of NowPublic is doing just fine, however – the company has received $10.6 million in funding.
Two weeks ago, the world found out that the U.S. Army had placed extensive new restrictions on soldiers’ blogs. Now the book of Colby Buzzell, a former machine gunner, has won an international contest – and Buzzell’s book is based on his blog. Oh, the irony.
Imagine that you’re playing a computer game, and because you slowly sneak up behind an enemy, you’re shown an advertisement for a bank. Run at the same enemy while wielding a rocket launcher, and you’ll see an ad for a death metal CD. This is Google’s dream.
When I’ve heard Eric Schmidt speak – in person, and on more than one occasion – the man seemed entirely straightforward. And yet, although he’s recently gotten out the message that Google is still interested in making acquisitions, Schmidt’s meaning (beyond that) has been interpreted in a variety of ways.
Internet advertising is a big business in the UK, and according to a new report, it’s reached record proportions. Over 2 billion pounds – that’s about $3.95 billion – was spent in 2006, which represents a 41% increase over the previous year’s figures. Even more important is the fact that only $3.73 billion was spent on newspaper advertising.
Want to find an old Monty Python clip? Or watch a Mr. Bean sketch? Odds are that you can do so at Google Video, even though the BBC never gave its permission. This story isn’t about some impending lawsuit, though – reports indicate that “the Beeb” wants to strike a deal with Google and make even more content available.
Last month, Google announced that it would form a political action committee to act in the political realm on behalf of the company’s interests. The group, labeled netPAC, is already beginning to endorse candidates running for office in the upcoming November elections.
Dick Parsons, Time Warner CEO & Chairman, revealed in a British newspaper that the company will continue to pursue copyright infringement complaints against YouTube. This is the first potential pitfall for Google, who acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion on Monday.
John Naughton, in today’s Guardian: Why I have serious doubts about the ‘citizen reporters’…
Catching up with some neglected RSS feed reading has resulted in a burst of blogging already today.