All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Washington’
About a month ago, the government of Thailand blocked YouTube; all of YouTube was inaccessible in all of Thailand, and the ban has remained in place all this time. But that apparently wasn’t enough: Thailand now intends to sue the video-sharing site.
Any collection of technology-oriented folks would love to have a lavish lunch and listen to Google CEO Eric Schmidt talk about online issues; in the nation’s Capital, interest levels run a little lower.
If I were to offer you a nice lunch at a luxury hotel followed by a speech and a question and answer session with Eric Schmidt, you might be appreciative. Probably grateful.
Google is poised to gain yet another (small) foothold in the American educational system – Georgetown University may adopt the company’s Apps for Education. The college hopes to have a new e-mail system in place by next fall, so the change could take place relatively soon.
Anybody with kids knows an unedited comment can fly from the little darlings’ mouths in the most inappropriate of places, making socially conscious parents sudden candidates for a Child Services interview. Toddlers are forgivable, but what happens when post-adolescents let loose in the blogosphere, only to be quoted in the Washington Post?
According to YouTube, people watch “more than 70 million videos on this site daily.” That’s a very impressive number. The “consumer media company” has been used most often to show original, homemade videos, but networks and even politicians are beginning to see its potential.
Vint Cerf, co-creator of the Internet will be in Washington on Wednesday. He was asked to speak at a House Committee meeting but blew them off to go hang out at the White House. It’s something about some Presidential Medal of Freedom. Anyway, while’s he not going to talk to Congress, he did send them a letter and it’s posted on Google’s blog.
Blogs have become quite the topic for debate in recent days for a number of reasons including credibility, integrity, quality and accuracy. Political blogs are tour de force for internet political circles and some new ones are showing up on the radar after working on the recent scandals in Washington D.C.
Law enforcement officials in 500 counties across the United States agree that production and abuse of methamphetamine is an epidemic that deserves the same or more attention than marijuana and even domestic security and terrorism. The White House says that is an exaggeration.
Washington Mutual announced that it is has entered an agreement to buy Providian Financial in a stock and cash transaction totaling nearly $6.45 billion.
Lisa Baertlein of AP weighs in with another story about the growing interest in paid search ads. The piece seems balanced and accurate.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was ordered by a federal judge to make up its mind about a smog-reduction plan for the Washington area by May 3.
Wal-Mart is closing a store in Quebec whose workers will be the first ever to win a union contract from the company.
Search for “Vicodin” or “Oxycontin” in Google. Now buy some of these powerful opiates from Google’s online pharmacy sponsors. You don’t even need to visit a doctor first at some of their sponsors’ sites, which makes these online pharmacies so popular with drug abusers.