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Comcast/Time Warner Merger Now Being Reviewed by Multiple States As Well

Comcast/Time Warner Merger Now Being Reviewed by Multiple States As Well

By Josh Wolford March 19, 2014

When the largest company in any arena announces plans to purchase the second-largest company in the same arena, you can hear whatever crumb of competition that currently exists slowly falling from the market. It sounds like the faint cries of …

Should The Government Regulate Paid Content? Should The Government Regulate Paid Content?
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Online advertising has changed. It used to be that Web sites would have a few banner ads or side bar ads to bring in revenue. Then consumers started to use adblockers and other methods to ignore these ads. That’s when …

'Sex Boxes' Installed in Zurich to Cut Out Pimps 'Sex Boxes' Installed in Zurich to Cut Out Pimps

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The UK’s Telegraph reports that Zurich officials are trying a new method to manage prostitution and cut out the black market pimps who handle hookers: “sex boxes” that are to be utilized by johns and their dates are being installed, …

Google Opposes UN's Bid To Take Over The Internet Google Opposes UN's Bid To Take Over The Internet
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Earlier this year, Google and other Internet companies mobilized people to take down SOPA and PIPA. It worked pretty well back then, and now Google is back at it again targeting the next threat to the Internet – the UN. …

House Passes Resolution To Protect Open Internet House Passes Resolution To Protect Open Internet

The United States House of Representatives passed a Concurrent Resolution aimed at preserving and advancing “the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived.” The resolution recognizes the importance of the Internet to the global economy, and access to …

Could “Bad Ads” Harm the Web’s Revenue Model? Could “Bad Ads” Harm the Web’s Revenue Model?
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It’s no secret that most consumers aren’t exactly fond of online ads, especially pop-up ones. While there are some very “bad ads” that could result in serious damage to consumers, a lot of online advertisements are perfectly safe and actually …

Could the Web Lose the U.N.'s War Against It Could the Web Lose the U.N.'s War Against It
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A lot of speculation has been floating around about a proposal from the United Nations that could impose a global Internet tax on the world’s largest content providers. Based on leaked documents from the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) …

Is Social Media Hurting Our Culture? Is Social Media Hurting Our Culture?
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With Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other popular social websites woven into both our personal and business lives, it is clear that society has become dependent on social media. Technology companies and marketers are, of course, advocating this dependence since it …

Vint Cerf Fears Internet Regulation from the UN Vint Cerf Fears Internet Regulation from the UN
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Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist and one of the “fathers of the internet,” Vint Cerf, spoke before Congress last month to express his concern about some countries and government entities’ attempts to exert an authority over the internet. Testifying as part …

Mobile Privacy: Who’s Responsible? Mobile Privacy: Who’s Responsible?

As smartphones become more prevalent, mobile privacy issues also become much more of a concern. The root of the issue is with the user data that the apps collect. Consumers obviously want a great user experience, but they also want their data – personal information- respected, which makes for a challenging situation.

Why CISPA Could Do More Harm Than Good Why CISPA Could Do More Harm Than Good
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Are you familiar with the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act? The bill, which is more commonly known as CISPA, is getting a considerable amount of criticism from both Internet and consumer advocates. Many of these groups are equating it with SOPA and are hoping that it will receive the same outcome.

Is Antitrust Enforcement as Regulation Harmful? Is Antitrust Enforcement as Regulation Harmful?

Antitrust is quickly becoming a buzzword in the technology space as companies such as Google, Apple, and others are being investigated. The Federal Trade Commission is currently looking at Google in regards to claims that it is using its search power to favor its own products in search results.

Users Have Mixed Reaction to Search and Privacy Users Have Mixed Reaction to Search and Privacy
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The debate surrounding search engines and regulation only seems to be increasing with recent developments. Various privacy and consumer groups have encouraged the government to intervene claiming that consumers need to be protected. Although some investigations are pending, the feds have not stepped in with any action yet.

SEMPO: FTC Shouldn’t Regulate Google and Other Search Engines SEMPO: FTC Shouldn’t Regulate Google and Other Search Engines
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As companies continue to call for regulation of Google, search industry organization SEMPO has come to the search engine’s defense. The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization recently sent a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz in an effort to explain why regulation is not a good idea.

Netflix Password Sharing A No-No in Tennessee Netflix Password Sharing A No-No in Tennessee

Recently, I let my mother “borrow” my Netflix login information so she could watch the new Sherlock Holmes series on Netflix Instant, a seemingly innocuous act. To me, it’s no different than renting the disc and inviting friends and family …

Government Changing Regulation Of Online Advertising

It looks like the Internet marketing industry could be staring at an age of government regulation and oversight that could change online advertising in major ways. While this kind of news should come as no surprise based on the new age of government intervention in business it is still enough to make even the most seasoned online marketer take notice.

Social Media Marketing And The FTC