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At last weeks I/O conference, Google’s Larry Page didn’t speak like a CEO. He spoke like a politician
Google: America’s third political party
Check out some of the highlights, including quips from President Obama and Conan O’Brien, from Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. Photo via Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images Read more… More about Barack Obama , Conan O Brien , White House Correspondents Dinner , Us World , and Politics
Watch Obama and Conan O’Brien’s Best Jokes From Nerd Prom
Mark Zuckerberg showed he’s more than just a social butterfly earlier this month, forming the tech-focused political lobby group FWD.us alongside some other big names in the industry.
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ATD: Gates, Ballmer and Sean Parker join Zuckerberg’s FWD.us lobby group
Whether it’s politics or flamboyant music videos , YouTube certainly has a little something for (mostly) everyone on the interwebs.
Huawei VP Eric Xu has been quoted as saying that the company isn’t ” interested in the US market anymore ,” but that doesn’t mean he’s packing his bags. Huawei will continue to push its infrastructure and handset businesses in the States, despite being branded as a security risk by Congress — but won’t rely upon it as a key business area.
The late Aaron Swartz said in an interview for the documentary film, set to be completed late this year, he was more worried about the U.S. government than teenage hackers in basements. [Read more]
Film ‘War for Web’ warns of CISPA, SOPA, future threats
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) posted a statement to Facebook Saturday morning urging the Obama administration to consider labeling Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston bombings who was apprehended alive Friday night, an enemy combatant. Sen.
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Republicans Urge Obama to Label Boston Suspect ‘Enemy Combatant’
Earlier last week, a Chinese propaganda official said China’s Internet-based “new media” were threatening the Communist party. Using one of Mao Zedong’s most famous phrases, Ren Xianliang, vice-minister of propaganda in Shaanxi province, wrote in an editorial (link in Chinese): “Just as political power grows out of the barrel of a gun, the Party’s control of the media is an unassailable basis of the party’s leadership.” Indeed, it would seem that microblog Sina Weibo, video sharing sites, and other online forums used by millions of Chinese citizens have government officials shaking in their shoes. In a February survey, half of about 2,100 party officials polled by the People’s Tribune said they feared microblogs would increase social unrest .
The Justice Department tells the FCC that it must make sure smaller players, like Sprint and T-Mobile, get access to low-frequency spectrum to keep competition alive. [Read more]