Booksellers Association Links Mobile Users to Indie Stores

Many book buyers are adjusting to the new world of reading books not in physical form but on their tablets or digital reading devices.  For those consumers loyal to independent book sellers, this has been a rough adjustment as the major ebook sellers have been larger online companies like Amazon who can offer books regardless… Read more »

ASACP Helps Parents Monitor Phone Apps

LAS VEGAS - MARCH 23: A new Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone is displayed at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to online child protection.  ASACP helps parents prevent children from viewing age-restricted material online with its Restricted To Adults (RTA) Website Label, and last Monday announced its newest label. ASACP announced that it has expanded its RTA label to mobile devices with… Read more »

White House Forms Internet Working Group

SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 14: Twitter CEO Evan Williams is seen silhouetted against a screen as he shows off the newly revamped Twitter website on September 14, 2010 at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California. Twitter launched a new version of the popular social media site in hopes it will be more user friendly. . (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Obama administration has formed an inter-governmental working group designed to advise the president on Internet legislation and regulations, according to The Washington Post. The subcommittee will draw members from a number of Cabinet agencies as well as the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Communications Commission.  It will be chaired by Cameron Kerry, general counsel… Read more »

Net Neutrality Rules Could Exempt Google

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been moving forward in recent weeks crafting new regulations on net neutrality, scheduling a vote on a proposal this Thursday.  However, CongressDaily (subscription) is reporting this morning that the proposal would exempt online companies Google and Skype from the regulations and instead focus on broadband providers, like Comcast and… Read more »