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2/9/2010
Posted by John M. Simpson
Google launched its much anticipated social networking service, Buzz, today aimed a competing with sites like Facebook and Twitter. The Internet giant tried to be a player in the social space before with its Orkut service, but unless you're in Brazil or India you've probably never heard of it.  Buzz is supposed to remedy the problem. And...
Blog Post
12/22/2009
Posted by Carmen Balber
President Obama appointed a cyber-security adviser yesterday, to protect the integrity of the nation’s computer systems, but there’s still no one in the White House whose job it is to think about the security of consumers’ pocketbooks. It’s not too radical to hope that consumers merit at least the same level of attention as...
Blog Post
12/11/2009
Posted by Judy Dugan
The health insurance industry is using Facebook for the equivalent of buying votes for cash at the polling booth. Business Insider tells us: Health insurance industry trade groups opposed to President Obama's health care reform bill are paying Facebook users fake money -- called "virtual currency" -- to send letters to Congress...
Blog Post
12/4/2009
Naomi Seligman
Can you believe what it takes to get President Obama's ear these days? You shouldn’t have to crash a White House party to be heard in Washington, so we set up BarackAndMe.com. It's not a reality TV stunt; it's a way for you to send a direct message to Obama, give him a little piece of your mind and get your picture with the President. You...
Blog Post
9/25/2009
Posted by Judy Dugan
A major national poll today from CBS and the New York Times finds that 65% of Americans still want a public insurance option as a voluntary alternative to private insurance. What's surprising is that the number remains so high even though 26% still believe in death panels, and 30% believe illegal immigrants could (gasp) get health care. In the...