China has gone to extraordinarily lengths to stop any of political prisoner Liu Xiaobo's friends or family from attending Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
Planning months in advance to soothe holiday separation, military families open presents via Skype or send care packages to deployed loved ones.
Internet privacy advocates have already condemned the push to make it easier for the government to tap into internet and e-mail communications.
Blackberry data interceptions by several emerging countries have turned attention to how state spy agencies access electronic communications.
The two giants -- and now partners -- were once on opposite sides of the "net neutrality" debate. Their compromise plan has some worthy elements that Congress -- and not the FCC -- must weigh carefully in order to not ruin the Internet.
Skype, the Internet calling service, is launching a $100 million IPO. But most Skype customers use the service for free.
Net neutrality rules are intended to ensure that phone and cable TV companies cannot discriminate against Internet traffic traveling over their broadband lines.
LEHMAN BROTHERS - RICHARD FULD: Under Mr. Fuld’s leadership at Lehman, the company underwrote more mortgage-backed securities in 2006-07 than any other firm. The housing market crash showed Lehman's exposure to these high-risk financial instruments and the firm began to lose money. Fuld refused offers to sell, and the Treasury Department did not engineer a rescue, as it did for another investment bank. Lehman's bankruptcy in late 2008 also ended Fuld's job. Code Pink protesters hold up signs as Fuld testifies at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in October 2008.
'Cloud music' companies MOG and Rdio are entering the mobile streaming field. Cloud music services eliminates the need to download songs.