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WikiLeaks Julian Assange – 60 Minutes Interview

Julian Assange (Norway, March 2010) via Wikipedia

Julian Assange (Norway, March 2010) via Wikipedia

The 60 Minutes Interview of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

Publishers must be free to publish.

— Julian Assange

The overtly controversial publisher of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange is interviewed by 60 Minutes.

What are the limits of the press, of freedom of speech, and our rights to privacy?  60 Minutes presses Assange in this exclusive interview over the fine line of what is journalism vs. espionage.

The Wikilieaks model is different.
It prefers to take raw data, make it available
and let others decide the meaning…
It beats close to the heart of the internet
and the younger generation…

— 60 Minutes, CBS News

Watch the full interview here, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange, Pt. 1.

HT @TheNextWeb

Skype 5.0 Beta Offers Group Video Calls for 10 Users

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Skype, the internet phone and video calling service, released its 5.0 beta for group video calling for of up to 4 users. This release is for Windows only.

While the Skype website says the video calling is for 4 people, a separate skype email actually claims that up to 10 video callers can get on the 5.0 Beta.

Get connected!

Download a copy.

You can also get a Skype Mac version for Skype, but the beta is not yet available.

Watch the video below to learn more about Skype.
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Open for Business: Google and SBA Launch Small Business Site

Google and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a website to help small business site to help businesses establish an online presence and find web tools to help them succeed.

Tools for Online Success presents many of Google‘s suite of services for small businesses, entrepreneurs or solopreneurs.

Read more on the Google Small Business Blog.
Visit the Google SBA website.

Google launches Small Business Site with SBA

Women Spend More Time Social Networking and on Web

The online gender gap widens.

The LA Times reports on a recent study that finds 76% of all women online visit a social networking site compared with 70% of all men online.

In fact, women spend more time (5.5hrs) on social-networking sites than men (3.9hrs), on average per month.

Read the summary here.

Download the full comScore study.

Email or Snail Mail? Mounting Pressures Disrupt US Postal Service

Do you still use stamps?

Current pressures may bring major disruption to your mail delivery service.

The most trusted government agency, the United States Postal Service (USPS),  is seeking a 2 cent rate increase in postage rates due to mounting revenue losses.

What are the top disruptions to mail delivery revenues?

Top disruptions to USPS revenues are cited as internet usage and other forms of direct communication, as well as big business shifting bottom line allegiances from using USPS delivery.

Related articles and information

Vinton Cerf: The connected world of 2050

“This sort of immersion goes two ways:
we become immersed in it but the computers
that are a part of our world also become immersed
in our real world.”

-Vinton Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

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Video: “Random Internet Facts” Compelling Information

Were you wowed by “Did You Know?

“Random Internet Facts” presents an enlightening compilation of social media, internet, and consumer statistics. It is as compelling to marketers and business as it is for personal knowledge.

HT to Brad Andersohn for blogging it!


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