Tag: gmail

by Julie Keck

1. Verizon completes its acquisition of AOL for $4.4 billion (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. The Internet that was (and still could be) (David Weinberger / The Atlantic) 3. Quartz introduces Atlas, a search engine for its charts (Dino Grandoni / New York Times) 4. The Washington Post built a social network for its freelancers […] more »

by Tom Lowenthal

In a move unlikely to surprise those who access the Internet from mainland China, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology recently blocked┬áseveral popular tools used to bypass the “Great Firewall” national Internet censorship system. Citing the need to protect “cyberspace sovereignty” and to “maintain cyber security and steady operation,” the Ministry changed firewall […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Google’s slowly combining G+ & Gmail (Hunter Walk / Re/code) 2. Who killed net neutrality? (Tim Wu / New York Times) 3. Algorithms are not enough: Lessons bringing computer science to journalism (Jonathan Stray / Associated Press) 4. How two nonprofit education sites came together to build a network (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Retailers fight exile from Gmail inboxes (Claire Cane Miller & Stephanie Clifford / NYT) 2. Former NSA and CIA director says terrorists love using Gmail (Andrea Peterson / Washington Post) 3. Storytelling ads may be journalism’s new peril (David Carr / NYT) 4. What does ‘mobile-first’ mean to publishers? (Josh Sternberg / Digiday) 5. […] more »

by Julie Keck

Daily Must Reads The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Aaron Swartz, ‘Hero of free culture movement’, remembered, revered (New York Times) 2. How tech savvy are kids? Too much for parents’ comfort (PC Mag) 3. Disqus says web comments aren’t just popular — they’re a good […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Who are the highest-paid TV anchors in America? (Daily Beast) 2. Google test includes Gmail users’ emails in search results (LA Times) 3. Oregonian may no longer publish every day of the week (Williamette Week) 4. How the media can […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Judge: Feds can get Twitter users’ data without warrant (Wall Street Journal) 2. Facebook settles with FTC to make new privacy changes opt-in (TechCrunch) 3. Romenesko out at Poynter after attribution problems surface (Media Decoder) 4. Apple’s AssistiveTouch helps the disabled use the iPhone (David Pogue) 5. […] more »

by Mark Glaser

4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. In this week’s 4MR podcast I look at the recently launched free phone service from Google through Gmail. Undercutting Skype and other VoIP […] more »