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Education and Entertainment Seen as Essential to Minority Adoption

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WASHINGTON, December 11, 2009 – In order to provide universal broadband, national policymakers will need to better understand and motivate under-indexed minority groups. That was the message at the Internet Innovation Alliance’s ‘Universal Broadband: Access for All Americans’ conference on Thursday.

“It’s a question of knowledge and accessibility just as much as it is affordability,” said Cornell Belcher, pollster and President of Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies.

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Yahoo, Microsoft Look To Merge Search Operations; Google Gets More Personal

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WASHINGTON, December 7, 2009 – While Yahoo and Microsoft announced Friday they remain hopeful they will be able to conclude a deal that would allow Microsoft to power Yahoo search and Yahoo to take over search advertising sales for both companies, Google said Friday it is making a number of enhancements to its search engine including personalizing the search experience.

ComScore, a digital marketing intelligence company, found in September 2009 that Google sites led the U.S. core search market with 64.9 percent of the searches conducted, followed by Yahoo sites nabbing 18.8 percent, Microsoft sites with 9.4 percent, Ask Network and AOL each capturing between 3 and 4 percent of the market.

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Knight Center of Digital Excellence in Ohio is Closed

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The Akron-based Knight Center of Digital Excellence was closed effective immediately on Thursday, according to OneCommunity, a Cleveland-based nonprofit that created the center two years ago through funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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