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An Anonymous Year

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 7:31 pm (UTC-4)
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A Year That Began And Ended Anonymously Doug Bernard | Washington DC It’s something of a party game, this time of year, to look back and put together lists. Top ten this, bottom five that; trends that are in or out, predictions about the coming calendar year. Of course, it is largely that: a party […]

PopTech: Wired in the Woods

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 1:19 am (UTC-4)
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Thoughts on a Webby World Doug Bernard | Camden, Maine When in doubt, just stare at the clouds and keep your mouth shut. It’s earlier this afternoon; I’m sitting in the BWI airport, killing a few hours before boarding a flight to Portland, Maine, and the 16th annual PopTech conference. PopTech is a yearly gathering […]

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PopTech: You Tell Us

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 2:02 pm (UTC-4)
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Adding Your Voice to PopTech’s “World Rebalancing” Conference Doug Bernard | Washington DC Camden, Maine, might best be described as one of those places that’s nowhere in particular.  A long way from just about everywhere, it’s situated at the lip of Sherman Cove, at the edge of West Penobscot Bay, which hangs over Maine’s Atlantic […]

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Goodbye to Steve Jobs

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 1:14 pm (UTC-4)
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The World Reacts to the Passing of an Innovator Doug Bernard | Washington DC   He was “the leading light” of the digital age.  At least, that’s according to one of his fiercest rivals, Sony CEO Howard Stringer.  He didn’t just raise the bar, said Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, he created “an entirely new standard […]

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From the Newsdesk

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 1:38 pm (UTC-4)
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Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: Tibetan Cyber Battles: VOA’s Kurt Achin posted a report from Dharamsala, India, this week, exploring the cat-and-mouse game being played […]

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Hacking the CIA

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-4)
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And Better Blogging Through Stripping Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1: The Fight Over Airwaves.  Several facts of war are as old as battle itself.  They […]

Saving Lives Wirelessly

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 10:56 pm (UTC-4)
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Mobile Devices Are Saving Lives and Money Rosanne Skirble | Washington, D.C. World Health officials have released the most comprehensive global survey to date of how mobile phones and other wireless communication technologies are improving health care delivery around the world. The World Health Organization survey notes that there are more than five billion mobile […]

The Tweet Heard Round the World

Posted May 2nd, 2011 at 3:04 pm (UTC-4)
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(Doug Bernard returns Tuesday to Digital Frontiers) A software consultant living in Abbottabad, Pakistan may have been the first to alert his neighbors (and the world) to what was happening in his town when he  inadvertently tweeted about the Navy Seal raid on a nearby compound, in which the FBI’s (the U.S. Federal Bureau of […]

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The Web Reacts to a Tsunami – pt. II

Posted March 16th, 2011 at 2:02 pm (UTC-4)
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Online Information – Good and Bad – About Japan’s Crises As Japan responds to multiple and worsening crises, the Internet is proving to be a helpful, but  sometimes confounding, tool. Thousands of Japanese are dead and many more missing, following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11.  Hundreds of thousands more are homeless or in […]

Helping Japan Online

Posted March 12th, 2011 at 5:10 pm (UTC-4)
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Spreading News & Offering Help Via the Internet As quickly as the news filtering out of Japan has become more grim, millions of concerned people have taken to the Internet to learn about the unfolding tragedy.  And, like Haiti’s earthquake last year, governments, organizations and humanitarian activists are using the web as a tool to […]

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