Gibbs’ Next Gig: Facebook?

Mar 29, 2011
When Robert Gibbs left his White House post as the Obama administration's chief communicator, he made some vague noises about his plans for the future beyond maintaining loose professional ties with his former boss. Now it looks as though he may join another powerful institution: Facebook.
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Facebook Is Too Cool for E-Mail

Nov 16, 2010
Facebook is trying to reinvent messaging -- just don't call it e-mail Yeah, you'll get an @Facebook e-mail acount, but as CEO Mark "Maaaaark!" Zuckerberg says, "It's not e-mail" Instead the new platform will collect your entire messaging history .

FCC Sets Ambitious Goals for America’s Networked Future

Mar 16, 2010
Congress asked the FCC to develop a national broadband plan, and the agency is running with it. Among the FCC's just announced long-term goals: for every American to have access to affordable broadband, for at least 100 million Americans to have access to 100-mbps download speeds and for the U.S. to have the broadest and fastest wireless networks in the world.

Frustrated Subscribers Target AT&T

Dec 15, 2009
Thanks to the runaway success of the iPhone, AT&T has the largest wireless network in the country -- and the lousiest. Fed-up subscribers, who pay the telco about $30 a month just for data (and another $40 or so for voice), are planning an assault this Friday called Operation Chokehold. (continued)

What Can the FCC Do for You?

Dec 7, 2009
The Federal Communications Commission has a long and disappointing history of generally failing to regulate ever-larger media and telecommunications companies, except, during fits of prudishness, in the area of so-called indecency. But the latest incarnation of the FCC is proving to be more of a consumer advocate than its predecessors. (continued)

Meddle, No; Twitter, Yes

Jun 17, 2009
Twitter, the popular microblogging network, has played a significant role in connecting people interested in the popular protests happening in Iran. The service has been so important that the State Department asked Twitter to stay online -- and delay its scheduled maintenance -- so as to keep Iranian dissent open to the rest of the world.

iPhones for Everybody?

Jun 9, 2009
Apple unveiled a faster, more powerful version of its popular iPhone Monday, but the bigger news is that the company slashed the price of the current model to $99. That makes a robust portable computing experience available to a much bigger crowd, assuming they can handle AT&T's horrendously overpriced service.