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August 6, 2012
Time Warner announces acquisition of sports site Bleacher Report
Many expect Time Warner to fold Bleacher Report into the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) broadcast division as they continue to restructure their sports coverage. Time Warner recently turned control of the Sports Illustrated website over to Time Inc. — a subsidiary of TBS — and it seems likely that the team behind The Bleacher Report will play a large role in the SI site as well going forward. Nobody has confirmed a final price, though the Wall Street Journal believes that Time Warner coughed up roughly $175 million for the purchase. source
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Many expect Time Warner to fold Bleacher Report into the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) broadcast division as they continue to restructure their sports coverage. Time Warner recently turned control of the Sports Illustrated website over to Time Inc. — a subsidiary of TBS — and it seems likely that the team behind The Bleacher Report will play a large role in the SI site as well going forward. Nobody has confirmed a final price, though the Wall Street Journal believes that Time Warner coughed up roughly $175 million for the purchasesource

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15:13 // 2 years ago
July 31, 2012
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July 17, 2012
Internet Defense League introduces the web’s new ‘Cat Signal’
The Internet Defense League, a group of “people and sites who use their massive combined reach to defend the open internet and make it better”, has introduced a rallying cry of sorts should anything similar to SOPA, PIPA or CISPA rear its head once more. Borrowing an idea from the Caped Crusader, the IDL will publicly debut on July 19, 2012 — the same night as The Dark Knight Rises — and plans to use a portion of its seed money to let the Cat Signal shine in major cities around the country.  source
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The Internet Defense League, a group of “people and sites who use their massive combined reach to defend the open internet and make it better”, has introduced a rallying cry of sorts should anything similar to SOPA, PIPA or CISPA rear its head once more. Borrowing an idea from the Caped Crusader, the IDL will publicly debut on July 19, 2012 — the same night as The Dark Knight Rises — and plans to use a portion of its seed money to let the Cat Signal shine in major cities around the country.  source

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17:21 // 2 years ago
July 12, 2012
sunfoundation:

Internet content blocking travels downstream, affects unwary users

A team of Canadian researchers have uncovered an unusual new example of “upstream filtering,” where online content in one country is blocked in another country due to filtering that happens in transit.
Researchers at the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, revealed that some Oman Internet users using the Omantel ISP are also being subjected to Indian content restrictions because of traffic flowing through India.


Think having your internet blocked is bad? Try having it blocked indirectly.

sunfoundation:

Internet content blocking travels downstream, affects unwary users

A team of Canadian researchers have uncovered an unusual new example of “upstream filtering,” where online content in one country is blocked in another country due to filtering that happens in transit.

Researchers at the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, revealed that some Oman Internet users using the Omantel ISP are also being subjected to Indian content restrictions because of traffic flowing through India.

Think having your internet blocked is bad? Try having it blocked indirectly.

(via jcstearns)

21:33 // 2 years ago
July 11, 2012
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July 10, 2012
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July 2, 2012
mrshl:

Announcing The Declaration Of Internet Freedom | Techdirt
Backed. Core principles of freedom that are hard to argue with.

This is important, all. A lot of sites are standing behind this. Is yours?

mrshl:

Announcing The Declaration Of Internet Freedom | Techdirt

Backed. Core principles of freedom that are hard to argue with.

This is important, all. A lot of sites are standing behind this. Is yours?

(via mrshl)

10:03 // 2 years ago
June 20, 2012
Conundrum of the day: BuzzFeed threw up a story about Mitt Romney called “Mitt Romney is Terrible for Traffic,” pointing out (at least on some sites) that Romney stories don’t get as many hits as Obama stories do — and proving it with a set of posts of their own. Perhaps that’s why his Tumblr page has gotten completely ignored?

Conundrum of the day: BuzzFeed threw up a story about Mitt Romney called “Mitt Romney is Terrible for Traffic,” pointing out (at least on some sites) that Romney stories don’t get as many hits as Obama stories do — and proving it with a set of posts of their own. Perhaps that’s why his Tumblr page has gotten completely ignored?

10:59 // 2 years ago
June 19, 2012

United Nations telecom group denies accusations of internet takeover

  • The accusations In recent weeks, a United Nations telecom agency, the the International Telecommunications Union, has faced accusations that it’s creating a venue for countries such as China and Russia to regulate the internet at an upcoming conference in Dubai. The secretive conference has spawned a Wikileaks-style site called WCITLeaks.org as a result. Some documents found suggest that an European providers lobby wants major U.S. sites to pay a tax to reach outside countries.
  • The denials The group denies they or any member nations has plans for anything of the sort. “I’d be surprised if you could find anything that would support these sorts of allegations,” said top ITU spokesperson Sarah Parkes. “Internet governance is not an issue at this conference. Some of it will concern things like exchange, routing and roaming rates.” Despite this, a House committee is likely to pass a resolution strongly condemning the conference’s efforts in this regard. source

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20:37 // 2 years ago
May 30, 2012

parislemon:

fastcodesign:

Facebook designer Ji Lee whips up the Wordless Web, a bookmarklet that strips websites down to just their images without all the noisy words

Pretty awesome.

Screw it, let’s just turn everything into Pinterest.

14:07 // 2 years ago