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FCC Jumps into Google Voice Fracas

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, August 3 2009

As writer Steven Johnson noted in a tweet, what's striking Read More

Hutchison's Search Engine Sneak

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 31 2009

Ben Smith points us to a story out of Texas, where a reference to the sexuality of Governor Rick Perry found its way into the hidden tags on Kay Bailey Hutchison's new campaign website, nestled amongst phrases like ... Read More

Forgetting the "Link to the Rest" Part...

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 29 2009

Remember that part in the post below about how good government Twitter practice includes being "inclusive," that is, linking out to the rest of the social web? It's not just government that hasn't adopted the ... Read More

Google Calls on Government to Make Itself Available to Search

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 24 2009

One of the participants in the White House's ongoing Open Government Initiative process is a little company by the name of Google, and it has some ideas to share with the executive branch on how government information ... Read More

White House Tries Out New Service Provider

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 18 2009

Remember all the talk about a Craigslist for Service during the Obama campaign and the Change.gov transition days? There's been a development. The Craigslist Foundation, along with Google and a bunch of other partners, ... Read More

Is Obama a Muslim? People in Egypt Apparently Still Think So

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, June 2 2009

It looks like people in the Middle East wonder whether President Barack Obama, who is visiting their country later this week to make what is being billed as a historic address to the world's Muslims, is himself a Muslim. ... Read More

Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge (and $25,000 Prize)

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, May 21 2009

Calling all developers: The Sunlight Foundation, Google, O'Reilly Media and Techweb are launching a new contest, Apps for America 2: The Data.gov Challenge, to celebrate the launch of Data.gov today. They're looking for ... Read More

Return of the Global Online Freedom Act (and Some Strange Politics With It)

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 8 2009

The Global Online Freedom Act (H.R.2271) goes back into the House bill hopper, and with it some topsy-turvy politics. Called "GOFA" for short, the bill would restrict U.S.-based tech companies from being ... Read More