Business

Google rallies opposition to UN takeover of Internet governance

Business, Governance
The world's leading search company has decided to come out swinging against an effort by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the telecommunications arm of the United Nations, to seize a larger role for itself in Internet governance. "There is a growing backlash on Internet freedom," Google says on its website. "Forty-two countries filter and censor content. In just the last two years, governments have enacted 19 new laws threatening online free expression." more

Irrelevancy Leads to Failure – Worry for Yahoo, Microsoft, HP, Sears, etc.

Business
The web lit up yesterday with people sharing a Fortune quote from Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, “We are literally moving the company from BlackBerrys to smartphones.” Why was this a big deal?  Because, in these few words, Ms. Mayer pointed out that Research In Motion is no longer relevant.  The company may have created the smartphone market, but now its products are so irrelevant that it isn’t even considered a market participant.  more