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Americans are not happy with their Internet service providers

May 22, 2013
The latest American Customer Satisfaction Index is out, and one industry in an unfortunate spot when it comes to customer satisfaction: Internet service providers.
Posted In: ISPs, consumer, Internet, telecom

Why Syria's Internet was ripe for a shutdown

May 8, 2013
After 19 hours in the dark, Syria is back online. Why it's not that hard to shut down the Internet there, but nearly impossible in the U.S.
Posted In: syria, middle east, Internet

Military hops on the 'Internet of Things'

May 8, 2013
The U.S. military has been thinking about the 'Internet of Things' -- networks of devices that talk to one another. But there are some major obstacles.
Posted In: defense, military, Internet

Small, not big, online retailers oppose Internet sales tax

May 8, 2013
It's rare these days that legislation flies through the U.S. Senate and gets bipartisan support in the House of Representatives -- but the Internet sales tax bill could do both.
Posted In: Internet, Taxes, sales tax, online sales tax

Mozilla accuses governments of spying through its software

May 7, 2013
What happens when the government uses a non-profit as a cloak for surveillance?
Posted In: mozilla, spying, cybersecurity, Internet

The Root launches black Twitter aggregator 'The Chatterati'

May 6, 2013
Online magazine The Root has just launched 'The Chatterati', a new webpage that watches Twitter users, phrases and hashtags trending in the black community.
Posted In: Twitter, African-American, Internet, media

Quitting the Internet cold turkey

May 3, 2013
Ever tried to quit something cold turkey? What about the Internet? On May 1, 2012, Paul Miller of the tech site The Verge cut himself off from the Internet. No web, no streaming, no email, no texts, or voicemails.
Posted In: Internet, social media

Soap operas get a new lease on life online

Apr 29, 2013
'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' are going online only starting Monday -- as the first offerings of 'The Online Network', an ad-supported outlet for first-run entertainment delivered online.
Posted In: television, soap operas, online, Internet

Meet AppNexus: The online ad platform you already use everyday

Apr 29, 2013
While most people haven’t heard of AppNexus, many Internet users almost certainly interact with the company on a daily basis.
Posted In: Tech, ads, Internet

The Internet is coming to your car, watch, and dishwater, but can our systems handle it?

Apr 26, 2013
The Internet is powered by vast banks of computers which chew up energy. That's a big cost for the people who run these servers -- and the earth, depending on how all the electricity is generated.
Posted In: Internet, sustainability, efficiency

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