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Protesters rally for Net Neutrality outside City Hall in New York City. (photo: Timothy Karr)
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by Mark Glaser

Happy days are here again! Or are they? It seems like deja vu all over again in San Francisco circa 1999, except that it’s really 2013. A frothy tech IPO by a company losing millions of dollars. In this case, it’s Twitter, our beloved microblogging platform that has always been about utility, one-liners and eyewitnesses […] more »

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by Mark Glaser

One of the biggest changes in the news industry is the overwhelming number of sources we now have for news. What used to be the sole domain of newspapers, radio and TV has exploded into breaking news accounts coming from Twitter, Facebook, police scanners, Instagram and so many other digital platforms. When eyewitnesses of a […] more »

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by Mark Glaser

When it comes to breaking news events, or even staged events like an Apple gadget announcement, the best way to follow what’s happening in real-time is to be online and on social media. At times like these, cable TV and local TV falls short. With so many people on social media, there’s an army of […] more »

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by Mark Glaser

Technology is ever entwined with the way we listen to music. There have been vinyl records (78 rpm to 45 rpm to 33 1/3 rpm), 8-track, radio, cassette, CD, digital downloads and streaming. Despite the boom in streaming music with Pandora, Rdio, Spotify and now iTunes Radio, there’s also been a resurgence for vinyl records, […] more »

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by Mark Glaser

The right to privacy seems to be an illusion these days. Feds are snooping on AP reporters and editors. Feds are getting phone records of millions of Americans. And now, the biggest one of all: An inside government source leaked information to the Guardian and Washington Post that the NSA and FBI have direct access […] more »

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by Mark Glaser

The big news of the week is that mature Internet company Yahoo bought less mature Internet company Tumblr for $1.1 billion to get access to a ton of younger users but not a whole lot of revenues (yet). Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is saying all the right things about letting Tumblr be Tumblr and not […] more »

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by Mark Glaser

There is a certain balance that the government has to maintain when it comes to our privacy online. Certain law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and Department of Justice might need to look at emails or private Facebook messages to catch terrorists or other criminals who inhabit digital worlds. But the ACLU recently found […] more »

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by Mark Glaser

The microblogging service Twitter has been great for communication, breaking news, keeping up with your interests and broadcasting to followers. But the advertising there has been pretty limited to Promoted Tweets, Trends and Hashtags. That could soon be changing with a massive ad deal inked between Twitter and Starcom MediaVest Group that will allow advertisers […] more »

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by Mark Glaser

It was another sad case of jumping the gun. Two days after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the AP reported that a suspect was in custody and would be brought to court. Sources at other news orgs including CNN confirmed that, leading hundreds of reporters to show up outside court. The problem? They were […] more »


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