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2011-07-21 15:48:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet pioneer, cyber-activist and former Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow will keynote the .Nxt conference on new Internet extensions in San Francisco on 25 August. Barlow is renowned for his vigorous defense of the Internet's openness. He penned 'A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace' in 1996, established the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in 1990 and has written extensively on the Internet's expansion and development...

2011-04-19 11:51:00

BOSTON and PARIS, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tod Machover, Professor of Music & Media, MIT Media Lab, will open proceedings at the first "Rethink Music: Creativity, Commerce and Policy in the 21st Century" conference with the inaugural keynote address. Heralded as "America's most wired composer" by the Los Angeles Times, and inventor of new technologies for music, such as his Hyper instruments for virtuosi like Yo-Yo Ma and Prince to players of Guitar Hero, he will join a...

2011-01-18 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The potential of mobile giving, which helped raise more than $41 million for Haiti disaster relief, will be examined with a new study by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, along with The mGive Foundation and the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. The study is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Berkman Center will use the Haiti case to examine the impact of new digital tools on...

2010-10-13 14:54:00

BOSTON and PARIS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Berklee College of Music and MIDEM today announce a long-term partnership that will debut with the first Rethink Music conference, April 25-27, 2011, in Boston, MA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100108/NY34916LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100108/NY34916LOGO ) Rethink Music will examine the business and rights challenges facing the music industry in the digital era and will formulate solutions to promote the...

2010-09-08 13:45:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network today announced a planned grant of up to $1.5M to Herdict, a project of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Herdict is a crowdsourcing platform that allows individuals to contribute real-time data about website accessibility and outages around the globe. Stacy Donohue, Omidyar Network director of investments for government transparency, made the announcement during a presentation...

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2009-06-30 10:20:00

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Tuesday announced that it would back away from previous plans to force computer makers to bundle filtering software with all computers. The announcement came less than one day before the ministry was expected to launch the new initiative that would mandate the installation of the Green Dam Youth Escort software on all computers. China intended to impose the new mandate in order to protect its citizens from offensive material,...

2009-03-17 10:11:00

Site is a joint effort of Consumer Reports WebWatch and the StopBadware.org project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and YONKERS, N.Y., March 17, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StopBadware.org and Consumer Reports WebWatch announced today the full launch of BadwareBusters.org, a new online community for people looking for help preventing and countering viruses, spyware, and other "badware" on their computers and websites. Viruses and spyware...

2009-03-11 08:10:00

Thomson Reuters Contributes Calais Web Service to New Research Tool from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University CAMBRIDGE and WALTHAM, Mass., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters has teamed with Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society to support the new 'Media Cloud' open research tool. Debuting in Q2, 2009, Media Cloud will offer unprecedented insight into the flow of online media as well as powerful interfaces to bring the data to...


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