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Media Critique

iCloudius: Apple’s Man in the Sky

When it rains it pours for Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The lauded gadget guru qua rainmaker came out of medical leave to formally introduce attendees of Apple?s World Wide Developers Conference to a bevy of new products, among them the … Read on.

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Media Critique

The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You

When those of a certain generation first hear of the “Filter Bubble,” they might reflect on that brief two weeks in the mid-’90s when the band Filter was kind of popular. These days, the Filter Bubble, according to former MoveOn.org … Read on.

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Take Myspace, please

For sale: Social network, recently renovated, barely used. $580 million OBO.

In 2005, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation acquired the beleaguered Myspace for over half a billion dollars to complement a media empire comprising newspapers, a film studio and TV channels, … Read on.

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Culture

I Can Has Creative Commons

An Interview with Cheezburger maven Ben Huh

Often when journalists go online, they merely turn their beats into blogs and continue churning the chum of bleeding leads. But for journalist Ben Huh, a different path beckoned. “There was this idea,” … Read on.