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5 Websites You Should Be Glad Exist

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Craig Newmark

It's a little hard to say, since most of my reading is via RSS feeds. But if I were to pick a few sites I couldn't live without, I'd have to go with the following.

India's Future, Narendra Modi, Muslims and Moving Forward

Mike Ghouse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

We are all in this together, and see things differently. We need to allow diversity of thought for a comprehensive understanding of the issue from a justice point of view, as well as long term cohesion in the society.

RIP Google Reader

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2013 | Technology

After eight valiant years of serving bloggers and other online news junkies, Google will officially shut down its beloved Google Reader on Monday. But...

Getting Past Google Reader: A Q&A With Feedly's Co-Founder and CEO

Scott Porch | Posted 07.07.2013 | Technology
Scott Porch

Two weeks after the Google announcement, a web app called Feedly re-launched itself with a snappy, Google Reader-ish interface and made an aggressive push for Google Reader users. It worked.

Will the Shutdown of Google Reader Have an Impact on Your Business?

Jayson DeMers | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

A large percentage of your readers, customers, and subscribers will suddenly stop receiving updates whenever you post new blog articles. Could this lead to a sudden drop in traffic and, worse, revenue?

9 Google Reader Alternatives Now That Google Reader Is Dead

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.14.2013 | Technology

Despite a loyal following, late Wednesday night Google tried to put down Google Reader, its longtime RSS reader, quietly. Judging by the scorn online...

RIP Google Reader

Reuters | Sayantani Ghosh | Posted 03.15.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Google Inc said it will shut Google Reader on July 1, citing declining usage for the application that aggregates content served by web fee...

Drawing the Line Between Copyright and Free Knowledge

The State Press | Posted 03.19.2013 | Media
The State Press

The entire debacle is tragic. A life has been lost, and we can only speculate as to why. We should use this time not only to offer our condolences to Swartz's family and friends, but to inquire in his name: How do we allow widespread access to knowledge and still retain rights to intellectual property?

Gerry Smith

Were The Charges Against Internet Activist Aaron Swartz Too Severe?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.15.2013 | Technology

Before his apparent suicide Friday, Internet activist Aaron Swartz was facing trial for allegedly stealing millions of scholarly journal articles from...

Zach Carter

Family: Pioneering Internet Activist's Suicide 'A Product Of Prosecutorial Overreach'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

Open democracy advocate and internet pioneer Aaron Swartz was found dead Friday in an apparent suicide, flooding the digital spectrum with an outpouri...

Election 2012: Obama Smoked Romney in Social Networks

Christopher Burgess | Posted 01.08.2013 | Media
Christopher Burgess

The Democratic Party machine showed their adroitness and leveraged social networks in 2012 as they did in 2008.

Getting the News -- Chris Dixon

Michael_Young | Posted 04.24.2012 | Media
Michael_Young

This week we spoke to Chris Dixon, co-founder of Hunch. We thought we'd ask Chris what his news routine was -- when you're on the cutting edge of tech, information is vital.

Less Input and More "Innerput": Take Time to Internalize Information

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

As of a few weeks ago, there were more than 21 billion pages on the Web.

Google's 'First Click Free' Will Allow Newspapers To Limit Access To Stories

AP | JANE WARDELL and ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LONDON — In a move that could help improve relations between Google Inc. and the media industry, the Internet search company is offering publish...

Microsoft, News Corp Have Talked About De-Indexing From Google

Financial Times | Matthe Garrahan, Richard Waters, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Microsoft has had discussions with News Corp over a plan that would involve the media company's being paid to "de-index" its news websites from Google...

New RSS, Twitter Feeds and Email Updates

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

We are excited to share some minor changes involving our RSS feeds, Twitter and email updates that we hope will make life a little easier for our regu...

Financial Times Withdraws Award To Narendra Modi, Gujarat's Chief Minister

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sanjeev Bery

Following growing public criticism, the Financial Times magazine fDi has withdrawn its recent "Asian Personality of the Year" award to Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of the Indian state of Gujarat.

Travails of Writing Revisionist History

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

Jaswant Singh is a curious amalgam of a feudal past jostling modern, contemporary thoughts. Known for his stentorian voice and a clipped British diction, he gives an impression of having more form than substance.

Catharsis in Waiting

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

A judicial commission set up to examine the evidence of the mosque destruction and fix responsibilities has finally presented its report to the Indian government.

Elusive Success in Polls Disorient the Right and the Left

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

Risking all to elect a deeply ideological government at a moment of crisis seemed not a smart move to most of the electors. Congress Party, on the other hand, was the picture of stability.