Mobile access to Sunlight content — across our main site and many of our projects — has grown exponentially year-on-year... View ArticleContinue reading
Traditional big media firms have contributed more than $5 million to the sponsors of the Stop Online Piracy Act, with California Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Adam Schiff as the top recipients.
The bill, known as SOPA, would strengthen and extend the penalties for online copyright violations, and could force websites hosting pirated content to come down or prevent search engines from sending users their way. Legacy media companies stand to benefit if there's less unlawful movement of their content on the web, like pirated movies and songs for download.
Some of the nation's top tech companies — Facebook ...
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a round-up of the latest Tools for Transparency posts. Take a look at... View ArticleContinue reading
Though Google+ launched this past June, they only just this week launched Google+ Pages for groups, nonprofits and businesses. You... View ArticleContinue reading
Google Hangouts is an excellent free tool that lets you video chat anyone with an internet connection and a web... View ArticleContinue reading
Topsy is a real-time search engine that pulls links from Twitter and Google+ to help you gauge popular content and... View ArticleContinue reading
While helping out on a recent campaign, I was handed a clipboard to gather sign-ins for an event. Little did... View ArticleContinue reading
Yesterday, senators quizzed Google's former CEO and current board of directors president Eric Schmidt about the company's size, practices, and potential for anti-competitive behavior. Concerned that the government might try to flex its muscle against the search and mobile giant, Schmidt assured the senators that Google was no Microsoft, and that 2011 was no 1995.
The hearing, titled "The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?" provides some insights into the concerns of some members of the the subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights. Others with those concerns filled the hearing room. We'd like ...Continue reading
This coming Tuesday, President Obama will deliver a speech alongside the UN General Assembly, coinciding with the unveiling of the... View ArticleContinue reading