Kazakhstan residents face both outrageous internet access costs as well as restrictions on their online publishing freedoms, reports Ars Technica.
Just getting online can cost between $111 and $22,000 a month, depending on the desired connection speed, and not including... continue reading »
Popular micro-blogging service Twitter has received a round of venture capital financing, reports TechCrunch.
The financing round, the amount of which was not disclosed, was led by Union Square Ventures and included a number of others. Sources were vague as... continue reading »
Following an FBI review of Second Life, Linden Labs has banned gambling in the virtual world, reports The Times.
The FBI was invited by Linden to tour Second Life and make sure operations in-world were compliant with US laws.
Since online... continue reading »
Contenders for the presidency are using web videos and other online media to beat professional comedians to the punchline, reports AdAge.
Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Bill Richardson have all used humor in the first rounds of ads they've produced,... continue reading »
As big media clamors to join the burgeoning world of online video entertainment, they're finding that generating traffic is harder than it looks.
According to Ingram 2.0, HBO will shut down its virtually unheard-of comedy video site, This Just In next... continue reading »
The fastest growing instant-messaging destination in the last 10 months was Meebo.com, a site where visitors can log in to several different instant messaging services without downloading an internet application, Nielsen/NetRatings reports (via MarketingCharts).
Meebo's unique audience increased 354 percent,... continue reading »
Though most of the world is enjoying a new, outspoken era, courtesy of the web, some two dozen countries are imposing sharp new censorship laws that impede upon everyday use of the Internet.
According to The Globe and Mail, a new... continue reading »
A new startup from a group of young UC students is geared toward making high-definition video a standard internet offering, reports The Globe & Mail.
Hotswap was founded by three graduate students at the University of California and has recently... continue reading »
Affluent consumers in leading Latin American economies - Argentina, Brazil, Mexico - tend to prefer the Discovery Channel when viewing television, while their preferred website tends to be Google, according to the inaugural Synovate PAX Latin America Media Survey by... continue reading »
Microsoft announced it's acquired AdECN, an online ad buying and selling platform that borrows its model from the stock market, reports CNN Money.
Members of the firm can buy and sell ad space. "Seats" on the exchange are sold much... continue reading »
Virtual worlds like Second Life are proving to make ideal virtual laboratories for social study. According to BBC News, a review by the Science Journal pinpoints the advantage virtual worlds have over real world studies: convenience and scale.
In the real... continue reading »
Some 153 announcements of new or yet-to-be-published magazines were identified in the first half of 2007 by research conducted by Magazine Publishers of America (MPA) - that's a 7 percent increase in announcements compared with the same period last year,... continue reading »
A BBC investigation has led British authorities to remove online videos of children engaged in vicious fights, reports the BBC.
The new organization's reports found videos of children as young as 11 engaged in intense and savage fistfights. Police say... continue reading »
Ad associations, such as the 4As, are sweating over new tobacco ad rules that could send ripples of implication across other industries, reports AdAge.
Industry trade groups claim that the rules, including one that says the audience for an ad... continue reading »
Pressured by Madison Avenue and Gen Y viewers with short attention spans, CW is shattering the typical TV ad model for a new one called "cwickies," according to Ad Age.
During CW's "Friday Night Smackdown," EA will run three 10-second ads,... continue reading »
The Guardian frothily reports that the UK no longer languishes in the sun where dot-com is concerned. As Atlantic-side marketers flex their typing fingers, analysts list the top 10 dot-coms expected to make a mark outside of the Queen's England.
Despite... continue reading »