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Stealthy Silk Road website flying high

Aug 28, 2012
The secretive online marketplace works just like eBay or Amazon. The only difference is that its merchandise is illegal, and all of its users are anonymous.
Posted In: illegal, Internet, Silk Road, online retail, online shopping, drugs

How Twitter's exposing NBC's Olympic failures

Jul 31, 2012
Television ratings are up for the 2012 Olympics, even with so-called spoilers all over the Internet. Blogger and author Jeff Jarvis talks about NBC's failures to keep up with the Twittersphere.
Posted In: social media, Olympics, Internet, journalists

Cat videos find a place of homage: A film festival

Jul 11, 2012
Cat videos are much more than LOL clips that cubicle dwellers email to each other. In going viral, they're eating up companies' bandwidth.
Posted In: cat videos, YouTube, Internet

Russia could pass controversial Internet bill

Jul 11, 2012
If you load the Russian version of Wikipedia today, you'll find a big pink bar across the top. And the site shut itself down completely yesterday to protest an Internet bill that looks likely to pass the Russian parliament. Human rights groups are also up in arms.
Posted In: Russia, Internet, internet censorship

The Internet gets physical

Jul 2, 2012
Author Andrew Blum takes a peek behind the screens and traces the "Tubes" that connect us to one another.
Posted In: Internet, infrastructure, batteries

New wave of Internet domain names gets unveiled

Jun 13, 2012
The organization that assigns Internet addresses releases its list of newly approved web suffixes today, from .doctor to .bank. Many predict the proliferation of these suffixes will touch off a virtual land grab.
Posted In: domain names, Internet

The mobile Internet economy

May 31, 2012
The troubled Facebook IPO is casting a pall over high tech (wrongly, I think). The signal moment for the emergence of an even larger digital economy wasn't Facebook. It was Apple's iPad. It's the visible symbol of the rapid embrace of wireless data -- video, images, content, data and communication -- throughout the global economy. A safe forecast: The mobile Internet will transform personal finance.
Posted In: Internet, smartphones, digital, Personal Finance, borrow, health care, pets

Google Chrome gets browser title for a week

May 22, 2012
Google's Chrome topped Microsoft's Internet Explorer for seven days straight for the first time. The numbers mean less than Google's growing share of the market.
Posted In: Internet, Google, Chrome, browsers

Ultra-Orthodox Jews discuss limits to the Internet

May 21, 2012
Tens of thousands of Ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at the home of the New York Mets, Citi Field, to discuss the virtues and evils of the Internet.
Posted In: Internet, ultra Orthodox Jew

Going on a digital diet

Apr 30, 2012
This is Screen-Free Week, are you ready to disconnect?
Posted In: Internet

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