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High Tech Companies Join Forces to Limit Government Surveillance

According to Reuters U.S. high tech companies have joined hands to start a public campaign for new limits on how governments collect user information amid concerns of growing online surveillance. The companies — Google Inc, Microsoft Corp , Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Twitter , LinkedIn Corp, Yahoo Inc and AOL Inc — issued an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama and Congress to bring in reforms and restrictions on surveillance activities.  ... Read More »

Value of Electronic News Services: AOL acquires Huffington Post

AOL has agreed to buy Huffington Post, one of the fastest-growing U.S. news site for $315 million.  The price is more than five times the $60 million revenues of Huffington Post.   Combined, the new AOL/Huffington Post claims 117 million unique visitors in the U.S. and 270 million worldwide; it’s a scale play to participate in the Big Leagues of digital ... Read More »