Nov 062012
 

UN News Centre
Over two billion people now connected to Internet but digital divide remains
UN News Centre
6 November 2012 – While citing the rapid development and growth of the Internet, a top United Nations official today urged greater efforts to bridge the ongoing digital divide and ensure that everyone around the world can harness its benefits. There
Uncensored internet: a human right?Radio Netherlands
The internet is not free in Azerbaijan: A letter to president Ilham AliyevThe Independent (blog)
The irony of Azerbaijan jailing journalists and activists ahead of free GlobalPost (blog)
Huffington Post (blog) -Index On Censorship -Messenger.ge
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Google Fiber Splits Along Kansas City’s Digital Divide – WiredMarketplace.org Google Fiber Splits Along Kansas City's Digital DivideWiredTwo days before the deadline to get neighborhoods signed up, Google's effort to bring ultra-high-speed internet to a major American city could end up reinforcing the digital divide. When Google Fiber launched last month, the announcement of the service …In Kansas City, competition for faster Internet serviceMarketplace.org [...]...

Freebie Friday: Get a free year of SiriusXM Internet radio – CNETFreebie Friday: Get a free year of SiriusXM Internet radioCNETI love Internet radio. Pandora, Slacker, Spotify — they're all wonderful in their own ways, and not simply because they're free. But SiriusXM? That's the satellite radio service for cars, right? Turns out there's also SiriusXM Internet Radio service …SiriusXM Canada Launches Enhanced Internet Radio and [...]...

President Obama Takes Questions From the Internet on Reddit – New York Times (blog)New York Times (blog) President Obama Takes Questions From the Internet on RedditNew York Times (blog)The president answered several questions about his administration's position on Internet rights and the importance of space exploration. In response to a question about the most difficult decision he had had to make in office, he wrote a thoughtful and [...]...

Internet Governance Forum in Azerbaijan To Discuss Global Policy – ForbesThe Hindu Internet Governance Forum in Azerbaijan To Discuss Global PolicyForbesThe IGF isn't a legislative body — it's a place to talk about Internet issues and serve as a backdrop to policy makers around the world who are struggling on how to “manage” the fact that we now live in a world that is “virtually” [...]...

Apple creating Internet radio service to compete with Pandora, Spotify: report – New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News Apple creating Internet radio service to compete with Pandora, Spotify: reportNew York Daily NewsBut with tablets and smartphones' constant access to the Internet and ability to stream music, limiting song choices to what you own seems out of date. There's also licensing to consider. Royalty costs make it hard to profit [...]...

An Internet milestone, birthed in Charlottesville – The Daily ProgressVICE An Internet milestone, birthed in CharlottesvilleThe Daily ProgressFrom a nondescript room in downtown Charlottesville, President Barack Obama made history, at least on the Internet. Right after his speech Wednesday afternoon at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion, the president ducked into the Herman Key Recreation Center …Reddit's Spacedicks Section Is the Internet's Actual AssholeVICEBarack Obama delights [...]...

House bill would cut fees for Pandora, other Internet radio services – Los Angeles TimesHouse bill would cut fees for Pandora, other Internet radio servicesLos Angeles TimesPandora has actively lobbied Congress to make the change, arguing that the current method is unfair because it charges Internet radio services disproportionately more than similar services provided by cable operators and satellite radio. Titled the …Lawmakers Offer Internet Radio LegislationNational Journal'Internet Fairness [...]...

Links 08 Sept: Apple Eyes Up Internet Radio and Pandora – ForbesNew York Daily News Links 08 Sept: Apple Eyes Up Internet Radio and PandoraForbesStories are swirling around that Apple is eyeing up the idea of launching an internet radio station. Shares in Pandora react badly: but perhaps Pandora would make a very nice basis for an Apple internet radio station? The Guardian asks whether music [...]...

Obama’s Reddit AMA breaks record, Ohanian invites Romney – CBS NewsZap2it.com (blog) Obama's Reddit AMA breaks record, Ohanian invites RomneyCBS NewsDuring a 30-minute question-and-answer session commonly referred to as an AMA – which stands for "ask me anything" – the President addressed Citizens United, the space program and Internet freedom. President Obama answers questions on Reddit AMA …Barack Obama delights fans, breaks the Internet in [...]...

Apple to get into online radio: report – New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News Apple to get into online radio: reportNew York Daily NewsThe company previously sidestepped getting into Internet radio because of late founder Steve Job's belief that users wanted to own — not rent — songs, according to the Times. But with tablets and smartphones' constant access to the Internet and …Apple Plans [...]...

Slate: Solving the Internet radio royalty mess – Chicago Daily HeraldCanada.com Slate: Solving the Internet radio royalty messChicago Daily HeraldIf you are like most of the millions of people who listen to Sirius XM satellite radio or Internet radio services like Pandora or Last.fm, you probably don't give much thought to the underlying — and fundamentally flawed — framework that governs …SiriusXM Canada beefs up [...]...

Brent Batten: Rural free (Internet) delivery at play in 2012 election – Naples Daily NewsThe Associated Press Brent Batten: Rural free (Internet) delivery at play in 2012 electionNaples Daily NewsPresident Barack Obama and his family and Vice President Joe Biden and his family celebrate their nominations as the confetti falls at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo …Democrats [...]...

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