On this week's Tech Check podcast, Doug Gross, John Sutter and Stephanie Goldberg explain the internet blackout that saw sites like Wikipedia voluntarily go dark to protest SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), the bill before Congress targeting online piracy.
Earlier this week, Pete Cashmore, the founder of Mashable, published his top 10 trends for 2012. And while Cashmore's list is characteristically prescient, it misses one trend which I suspect will increasingly shape our attitude toward technology over the next year.
With its $315 million purchase of The Huffington Post this week, a company best known for distributing free CDs has succeeded where mainstream media outlets failed: Spotting the potential of one of the Web's fastest growing media brands.
Myspace this week began rolling out a redesign that aspires to rekindle the fortunes of the once-dominant social network. The overhaul -- expected to be complete by the end of November -- also comes with a new logo and a subtle rebranding from "MySpace" to "Myspace."
Twitter intends to offer special deals and discounts to its users, the company revealed this week. Is this a smart move for the social messaging site, or just an attempt to leap aboard the "online deals" bandwagon?