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Opinion: The Free Market Gave Us The Internet — Let’s Not T…

Opinion: The Free Market Gave Us The Internet — Let’s Not T…

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America leads the world in innovation and technology. Yet, there are some in Washington who are putting our success at risk by attacking internet companies for political expediency. Seven out of the top 10 internet companies in the world were founded in the U.S. Stifling innovation through baseless new regulations would be turning our back on what makes our internet economy and technology companies the envy of the world. America is the land of opportunity where we are self-motivated doers, risk-takers, and entrepreneurs. We solve complex problems and pioneer new solutions. Our freedom to test new ideas with free market competition has made the United States home to the most inventive, highest value-creating technology sector in the world. American entrepreneurs can ...
Internet Entrepreneur Andrew Hazen Acquires LongIsland.com

Internet Entrepreneur Andrew Hazen Acquires LongIsland.com

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Commack, NY - February 6, 2019 - Back in the 1990s, a lot of people saw the possibility and promise of the Internet. Some people saw the profit that could be found on the World Wide Web not simply by selling product, but also by helping others to do the same.   Andrew Hazen, an early Internet entrepreneur, trained as a lawyer before deciding that the Internet itself was not so much the Wild West, but a world where companies could thrive and people could get information as well as products.   Rather than just believe it, he bet on the Internet, going from law to the Web by finding a niche and a need.   He in 1998 started LIBusiness.com after buying that name in August of that year. While he and others built websites, Hazen n
The Big Internet Trends Impacting Local Search Marketing Ri…

The Big Internet Trends Impacting Local Search Marketing Ri…

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The world as we know it is changing, and has been for the past three decades. The foundation – trust – has remained the same, but now it’s trust amongst both consumers and search engines, versus just consumers as in the past.The internet explosion that occurred back in the ’90s revolutionized the marketing and advertising industries, giving businesses an alternative to reach potential customers over traditional TV, radio and print. The next big hit was the smartphone, which gave users an even more convenient way to access the internet. Then before you knew it, social media was taking over, tracking user data and turning it into personalized ad experiences. Needless to say, the world has been changing significantly for almost 30 years – and it’s not showing signs of slowing down any time
An obituary for Baidu argues China’s vast internet has no s…

An obituary for Baidu argues China’s vast internet has no s…

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Three years ago, the story of a university student who died of cancer after receiving questionable treatment advertised on search engine Baidu sparked a huge outcry, and prompted authorities to order the search giant to overhaul how it positions paid results. Robin Li, CEO of Baidu said in an internal letter at that time, “If we lose our users’ support or fail to stick to our values, Baidu will be only 30 days away from bankruptcy.”What changes did Baidu make exactly? Baidu is now largely directing people to content published under platforms owned by Baidu, according to an analysis titled “Search engine Baidu is dead (link in Chinese),” by Fang Kecheng, a veteran Chinese political journalist who’s now a media scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication
The future of the internet looks brighter thanks to an EU c…

The future of the internet looks brighter thanks to an EU c…

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Imagine an internet where you couldn’t access any content unless it complied with every law of all the countries in the world. In this scenario, you would be prevented from expressing views that were critical of many of the world’s dictatorships. You would not be able to question aspects of some religions due to blasphemy laws. And some of the photos you post of your children would be illegal. A development like this is not as far fetched as it currently may seem. Every country wants its laws respected online. The scenario above may be an unavoidable outcome if countries are successful in seeking to impose their laws globally. Even though they can’t prosecute the person who posted the content, they can try to force the internet platforms that host the content to remove or blo
Ralph Breaks The Internet is visually spectacular

Ralph Breaks The Internet is visually spectacular

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Ultimately Ralph was reconciled to his bad guy role, and this status quo remains intact at the outset of his new adventure, co-directed by Simpsons veteran Rich Moore and screenwriter Phil Johnston. Intact, too, is Ralph's friendship with the diminutive, "glitching" Princess Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), which resembles the father-daughter bond between Homer and Lisa Simpson, if Homer were less obnoxious and Lisa more of a handful.When Vanellope's own arcade game breaks down, the pair are propelled into the brave new world of the internet, visualised as a gleaming mega-city along the lines of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, with the expected jokes about cat videos, spambots and unreliable search engines handled with all the ingenuity you could ask for.Ralph Breaks The Internet is n...
Consumers want internet to ‘forget’ best data used in ad ta…

Consumers want internet to ‘forget’ best data used in ad ta…

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Many of the best data categories for online ad targeting are among those consumers most want to remain private, according to research from Mindshare covering Australia, India, the UK and the US. The WPP media agency’s monthly survey asked: "What information about a person do you feel they have the right to not be available on the internet and remove from search engines?" The top five most popular data points to remove from the internet were phone number (59%), income (57%), current address (57%), properties owned (54%) and children (47%). Income is one of the major targeting mechanics used in online advertising. While the strongest desire for control of this information came from the 55-64 and 65-plus age groups, almost half (49%) of 18- 24-year-olds felt the same, with