Facebook http://www.kunc.org en Silicon Valley Buying Spree: A Tech Bubble, Or Strategy At Play? http://www.kunc.org/post/silicon-valley-buying-spree-tech-bubble-or-strategy-play Over the past few months, the country's biggest technology firms have spent billions buying startups. Are we watching another tech bubble about to burst?<p>In this year's first quarter, Google and Facebook, alone, announced deals worth more than $24 billion on little companies that have almost no revenue. Those deals seem to have spooked Wall Street; last week, technology stocks plunged and the tech-heavy Nasdaq index fell nearly 1.2 percent Monday.<p>The case that this is a bubble is easy to make. Just take a look at <a href="http://www.oculusvr.com/" target="_blank">Oculus VR</a>. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:45:00 +0000 55256 at http://www.kunc.org Silicon Valley Buying Spree: A Tech Bubble, Or Strategy At Play? Google Vs. Facebook: A Map Of Global Conquest http://www.kunc.org/post/google-vs-facebook-map-global-conquest The U.K.'s <a href="http://geography.oii.ox.ac.uk/">Oxford Internet Institute</a> has put together an interesting illustration of the most popular websites around the world. Not surprising, Google and Facebook dominate the globe.<p>We're not quite sure what the data mean, if anything, but you can be the judge.<p>The institute, using data from the <a href="http://www.alexa.com/">Web analytics site Alexa</a>, crunched the numbers and came up with this: In North America and Europe, parts of South America, South Asia and Southeast Asia, Google is tops. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:51:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 50411 at http://www.kunc.org Google Vs. Facebook: A Map Of Global Conquest Clicking The 'Like' Button Is Protected Speech, Court Rules http://www.kunc.org/post/clicking-button-protected-speech-court-rules Clicking the "Like" button on Facebook is tantamount to other forms of protected speech, a federal court decided on Wednesday. That is, clicking Like is protected by the First Amendment as a form of assembly or association.<p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-18/facebook-like-is-protected-speech-appeals-court-says.html">Bloomberg reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The U.S. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:43:00 +0000 49805 at http://www.kunc.org Clicking The 'Like' Button Is Protected Speech, Court Rules Congress Still Playing The Farm Bill Game http://www.kunc.org/post/congress-still-playing-farm-bill-game <p>The farm bill is, once again, entering a critical stretch. As was the case last year, the current law expires at the end of September.</p><p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer & Harvest Public Media 49459 at http://www.kunc.org Congress Still Playing The Farm Bill Game Facebook Chats Prompt At-Risk Minority Men To Get HIV Tests http://www.kunc.org/post/facebook-chats-prompt-risk-minority-men-get-hiv-tests It didn't take long for people to figure out that Facebook could be a great place to connect with other people dealing with the same health problems. But public health officials have moved cautiously, lest their efforts backfire. Do you really want to "like" <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/sexuallytransmitteddiseases.html">STDs</a>?<p>But there is now evidence the social media approach can help, even when the health condition is sensitive. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:22:00 +0000 49136 at http://www.kunc.org Facebook Chats Prompt At-Risk Minority Men To Get HIV Tests