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Privacy. AOL Fires A Ton Of Freelancers, HuffPost Doesn’t Pay Most Of Its Writers. I Approve. Can anyone else hear that?

AOL Fires A Ton Of Freelancers, HuffPost Doesn’t Pay Most Of Its Writers. I Approve.

The whining? Like a dentist’s drill, or those ultrasonic Mosquito ring tones that kids use at school; only more annoying, and more persistent. Mzzzzz…. The Huffington Post should pay its writers tttzzzzzzzz… it’s modern-day slave labor bbzzzzzz…. AOL payout should be shared equally…. pzzzzzz…. calls herself a liberal…. Jesus Christ, can someone please shut that freaking thing OFF? After careful investigation, the main source of the whining seems to be the Newspaper Guild, a 26,000-member -strong group representing the rights of media workers. Just two Chinese ISPs serve 20% of world broadband users. If you need a reminder of just how big China is—and just how important the Internet has become there—consider this stat: between them, two Chinese ISPs serve 20 percent of all broadband subscribers in the entire world.

Just two Chinese ISPs serve 20% of world broadband users

Telegeography has updated its world Internet service provider database and finds that the sheer scale of China dwarfs just about everyone else. China Telecom is the largest ISP in the world, with 55 million subscibers. Second is China Unicom, with just over 40 million. A new approach to China. Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis.

A new approach to China

In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. However, it soon became clear that what at first appeared to be solely a security incident--albeit a significant one--was something quite different.

First, this attack was not just on Google. As part of our investigation we have discovered that at least twenty other large companies from a wide range of businesses--including the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors--have been similarly targeted. We are currently in the process of notifying those companies, and we are also working with the relevant U.S. authorities. Reputation Is Dead: It’s Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions. Trying to control, or even manage, your online reputation is becoming increasingly difficult.

Reputation Is Dead: It’s Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions

And much like the fight by big labels against the illegal sharing of music, it will soon become pointless to even try. It’s time we all just give up on the small fights and become more accepting of the indiscretions of our fellow humans. Google vs China: the Chinese reaction so far. 13 January '10, 02:19pm Follow When Google issued its “Stop censoring us or we quit your country” announcement, it was a bold and unexpected move.

Google vs China: the Chinese reaction so far

So, how have the Chinese responded? Never before has a major US corporation stood up to the potential moneypit that is China. Yes, everyone knows about the human rights violations and the restrictions of free speech, but when there’s so much potential profit to be made in China, the West has generally put all that to the back of their mind. Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales: App stores a clear and present danger. The app store model is a more immediate threat to internet freedom than breaches of net neutrality.

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales: App stores a clear and present danger

That’s the opinion of Wikipedia chief Jimmy Wales. According to Wales — who was quick to stress he was speaking in a purely personal capacity — set-ups such as the iTunes App Store can act as a “chokepoint that is very dangerous.” He said such it was time to ask if the model was “a threat to a diverse and open ecosystem” and made the argument that “we own [a] device, and we should control it.” Facebook a fait mieux que Google Internet Actualité - Echos du N. Web Kills the Radio Stars ? Quand les médias établis se réveilleront il sera trop tard - Transnets - Blog LeMonde.fr. Les professionnels ont remarqués que le Huffington Post, qui vient de fêter son cinquième anniversaire, est sur le point de dépasser le site du New York Times en trafic et devrait bientôt le rattraper en revenus.

Quand les médias établis se réveilleront il sera trop tard - Transnets - Blog LeMonde.fr

C'est une excellente illustration de comment fonctionnent les technologies perturbatrices… Au mois de mars le trafic du HuffPo , comme ils disent les initiés, se situait en dessous de la barre des 13 M de visiteurs uniques alors que celui du New York Times était au dessus mais pas très loin. Les autres grands: Washington Post, Wall Street Journal et Los Angeles Times sont totalement largués. Au niveau mondial en avril: le HuffPo avait 22 millions de visiteurs uniques, derrière CNN.com (43 millions) et AOL News (31 millions). Mais c'est la courbe qui compte. Il n'y a pas que le trafic. On sait, grâce aux travaux de Christensen que les technologies innovantes sont souvent, au départ, inférieures à celles qu'elles perturbent et qui les méprisent parce qu'elles sont moins bonnes. The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet.

Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services — think apps — are less about the searching and more about the getting.

The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet

Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism.