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I don’t think I have ever said “google it”, but it appears enough other people have to warrant Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary adding the verb to it’s latest edition.
The Net Neutrality debate got a little comic relief last week after an impassioned speech by Senator Ted Stevens against legislating certain limitations on broadband providers. Stevens, who is most famous for his “Bridge To Nowhere” grandstanding in the wake of Hurricane Katrina budgeting, voiced disappointment over the delay in receiving “an internet” from his staff.
Proponents of Network Neutrality have been relentless at highlighting individual Congress members’ failings to protect Internet freedom. Senators John McCain and Ted Stevens have felt the heat in past weeks. This week, the heat is on Virginia Senator George Allen, who MoveOn.org believes tried to pull a fast one on his website.
InTouch Inc. founder Brian J. Carroll’s book, Lead Generation for the Complex Sale goes beyond the well-circulated notions of salesmanship, addressing the new environment couched by the Internet and the long-term sale. But as importantly, Carroll sets up a how-to for managers desperately trying to bridge the gap between their marketing and sales departments.
No one wants to have to say, “My Internet broke.” When this phrase is uttered, the source of the problem (assuming it’s not the user) becomes the object of much ill will and quite a few uncouth words. Now Google, the former “do no evil” company, is hinting that uninstalling one of its products may “break” your Internet.
Every year, many one-man online Web sites and small e-tailers close their online business doors and drop out of the internet marketing race without giving themselves a fair shot at success because of Irritable Online Marketing Syndrome (IOMS).
If you haven’t heard already, there’s a revolution underway in terms of how people make phone calls. Of course, the strong possibility that perhaps neither you nor anyone you know is participating in this revolution may speak to its (in)effectiveness. Still, the telephone is being modernized, with the promise of worldwide free calls just visible on the horizon. The technology is known as VoIP.
The blokes at the BBC want to show the world what they’re made of. The corporation’s director general has set his sights not only on Google – a tough opponent by any standards – but on AOL, as well. As part of this plan, the BBC would expand further into global markets.
Internet access remains a rare thing in Africa, where high costs and limited availability drive the technology far out of reach for most of the population. In terms of world Internet usage, Africans represent only 2.3 percent of the total, although they make up 14.1 percent of the world’s population.
Net Neutrality is becoming an all-star event. Grammy-nominated musician Moby added his voice to Rep. Edward Markey’s (D-Mass.), ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, to demand that Congress reject upcoming legislation allowing telecommunications and cable giants to claim virtual ownership of the Internet.