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The New Innovation Battlegrounds Are City Hall And The State House

By Julius Genachowski, a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Zachary Katz is a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and former Chief of Staff of the Federal Communications Commission. Show More Summary

‘Pirate’ Site Ad Transparency Report Loses Credibility

The third edition of the Annenberg Innovation Lab's Ad Transparency Report is now unofficially doing the rounds. Google, Quantcast and Open X are praised for making "strong moves" to block sites that receive a lot of DMCA notices but the government and some major companies are in for criticism for failing to place their ads more carefully. Show More Summary

New Food Maps Program Aims to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles in South L.A.

The map was developed after a series of exploratory bicycle rides and walks in collaboration with technology developed by USC Annenberg's Innovation lab. [ more › ]

USC report finds a shift in advertiser-supported piracy

The USC Annenberg Innovation Lab offered the entertainment industry some good news and some bad news this week. In the latest in a series of reports on advertising supported online piracy, the lab says that two major distributors ofShow More Summary

Google Cleans Up Its Act, But Yahoo Still Among Top Piracy Enablers

There's nothing like a good public shaming to inspire a fit of conscience. Last month, the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab began tracking the online ad networks that place the most advertising on website that facilitate peer-to-peer sharing of pirated digital content. Show More Summary

USC Annenberg Pushes Innovation Lab, Experimental School, 1+ Year Master's

2 years agoMedia / New Media : MediaShift

When I spoke with USC Annenberg incoming dean Ernest Wilson in 2008, he spoke of "blowing up the school" figuratively because of all the disparate "Centers" there. And a lot of other people in journalism education have been struggling...Show More Summary

How Big Brands - With Help From Google & Yahoo - Finance Online Piracy

Are major brands funding online privacy? The answer is Yes, even if they're not fully aware of what they're doing. That's the clear conclusion of a recent report out of USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab, which says the top ad networks finance...Show More Summary

Study Says Yahoo, Google Help Fund Pirate Sites

2 years agoNews : Threat Level

Google and Yahoo were among the top advertising networks servicing the most ads on pirate sites, according to a new study unveiled Thursday. The analysis by the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California found that Pasadena, California-based...

Study: Google No. 2 in Piracy Ad Placements

Jonathan Taplin, director of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, says actions need to be taken to prevent pirate websites from getting advertising support. read more

Study: Google No. 2 in Piracy Ad Placements

Jonathan Taplin, director of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, says actions need to be taken to prevent pirate websites from getting advertising support. read more

Google And Yahoo! Ad Networks Accused Of Helping Finance Online Piracy

Tech giants Google and Yahoo are among the worst offending ad networks that help financially fund major film and music pirating sites around the world, according to a new report by USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab. Using Google's own Transparency...Show More Summary

Keen On… Piracy: How Online Ad Networks Are Supporting The Major Pirate Movie And Music Sites [TCTV]

2 years agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Online piracy just won't seem to go away. A disturbing report released today by the University of South California's Annenberg Innovation Lab demonstrates the economic connection between the online advertising industry and pirated film, music and video content.

Report links Google, Yahoo to Internet piracy sites

They're among the top advertising networks that support major music, film and TV piracy sites, according to a new analysis that USC's Annenberg Innovation Lab hopes will help companies avoid exploitative websites. Google Inc. and Yahoo...Show More Summary

News roundup: Kudos, risk, mining fatalities, $576 billion pricetag, and more

The man of the hour - Kudos to Gary Annenberg, whose guest post on Predictive Modeling we featured earlier this week. We were pleased to learn that he was also just named as a 2012 Risk Innovator in Safety and Prevention. The awards are presented annually by Risk & Insurance - see a list of all 2012 Risk Innovators. But...

The AIDS Memorial Quilt is Now Online

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Visit the massive HERE. 6000 blocks of 8 panels each. "Microsoft Research Connections partnered with the University of Southern California Annenberg Innovation Lab, Brown University, University of Iowa, National Endowment for the Humanities, NAMES Project Foundation, and others to create...

Researchers Digitize AIDS Quilt to Make It a Research Tool

Via Wired Campus: Anne Monsano, director of learning at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California, has been working on digitizing the AIDS Quilt since 2010. Search the alpha version of AIDS Quilt Touch, created...Show More Summary

Researchers Digitize AIDS Quilt to Make It a Research Tool

A team at the University of Southern California's Annenberg Innovation Lab is heading up the large-scale digital humanities project.

The Band's Ex-Manager Accuses Reddit Of Profiting From Piracy In Debate With Co-Founder

3 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Here's an interesting one. Fast Company had professor Jonathan Taplin, director of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and the former tour manager for The Band debate Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of Reddit, Hipmunk and Breadpig. The debate is definitely worth watching, but I'm disappointed with many of Taplin's claims. Show More Summary

The Band's Ex-Tour Manager Blasts Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian, Kim Dotcom, The Kickstarter "Begging Bowl"

Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian debated USC professor Jonathan Taplin, director of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and former tour manager of The Band at our recent Innovation Uncensored event. Afterward, Ohanian continued the debate with an open letter to Taplin. Show More Summary

Reddit Cofounder, The Band's Ex-Tour Manager Debate SOPA, Antipiracy, And Levon Helm's Legacy [Video]

At Fast Company's Innovation Uncensored conference, things got heated between Reddit and Y Combinator's Alexis Ohanian and USC professor Jonathan Taplin, director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab, former tour manager of The Band, and friend of its drummer Levon Helm, who died the day after this debate. Show More Summary

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