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Tips & How To’s

4 Ways to Save on Your Wireless, Cable and Internet Bill

By | Nov 15, 2017 at 7:15 am

Each month you get a wireless, internet and maybe a cable bill, probably gasp, and wonder why you are paying so much for these services. There are a number of studies that have time and now, highlighted the issue of rising costs of internet…

Trends

Is the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Your Television?

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Smart TVs have been all the trend for a few years, and it’s not hard to understand why. You get access to the web, streaming services, social media websites, and more, straight from your set. It’s been surmised that one of the next steps…

Reports & Rankings

India

10 Countries for People That Can’t Live Without Internet

By | Sep 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

In recent decades, the internet has gone from delightfully convenient perk of the tech community to an undeniable necessity for human life. Everything from work communications and bank transactions to personal calendars and family photos are now stored on the web, making the internet…

Dev & Design

Run Lean, And Learn to Build Your Own Website

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 6:30 am

Nothing is for certain except for death, taxes, and daily web browsing. Because internet usage remains such a consistent activity, web and app development is a highly sought after skill, and believe it or not, cultivating a diverse set of coding skills can be…

Ecosystems

Cuba

How the People of Cuba Built Their Own Internet

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

When you think of Cuba, our ornery neighbor just 90 miles south of Key West, a few typical things may immediately come to mind:     Cigars: Old cars: A series of increasingly-bizarre failed assassination attempts: But Cuba, our newest international acquaintance, also happens…

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Gear & Gadgets

6 Gadgets Every Startup Needs In Their First Office

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It’s a bit daunting when your startup reaches the milestone of needing its first office, both logistically and financially. However, having built out a few offices in my day, I assure you it will be an unforgettably rewarding experience as well. As long as…

Social Media

NYC

Top 5 Tips for Dealing With Abuse in Your Comments Section

By | Aug 14, 2017 at 9:20 am

In the years since online trolling became a thing, it has never gone away. If anything, it’s a bigger problem than ever: A Pew Research report out last March detailed the opinions of some 1,537 “technology experts, scholars, corporate practitioners and government leaders” who…

Music

NYC

SoundCloud Closed the Funding It Needs to Stay Alive

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm

SoundCloud is the latest example of why nothing on the internet will last forever, and plenty of things won’t even last more than a few decades. The audio hosting company laid off forty percent of its staff last month, and has this week raised…

Internet of Things

How Partisan Political Sites Are Profiting Off the Internet’s Trust Problem

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

The internet is a pretty scary place. Between cyber attacks, phishing scams, and the dark web, the information superhighway is not a place to be taken lightly. Trust in online interactions is dwindling, as more and more people are subjected to the dark side…

Security

Experts: The Future of Online Trust Is Up in the Air

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Trust in sources of authority is weakening across the online world: It’s the natural result of a bot-ridden, highly politicized, fast-paced, and siloed world. All the recent hacks and leaked information have sped up the process. But is all that lack of online trust…

Security

DC

How to Protect Your Domain Name from Cyber Attacks

By | Jul 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Too often founders jump into the process of purchasing a domain name in order to get their blog or business site out into the world without the thought of protecting their URL from hackers. What you may not know is that your domain name…

Business

Microsoft Joins the Initiative to Bring Broadband Internet to the Rural US

By | Jul 13, 2017 at 11:30 am

While city dwellers might complain about overly-frothy lattes and surge-priced Ubers, it’s important to remember that we enjoy a quality of life on the internet that they do not. Yes, sometimes you have to reset your router. But broadband internet has been a staple…

Sports

TV Subscribers Who Don’t Want ESPN Still Pay Over $4.5B Annually for It

By | Jul 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

Sports coverage just isn’t gripping the younger generations as much as it did for the more senior ones. That’s bad news for the Walt Disney Co., owner of ESPN, and any other broadcasters depending on live sports to give their bottom line a boost….

Gear & Gadgets

Xfinity xFi Provides the Ultimate WiFi Experience for Families

By | Jun 27, 2017 at 11:30 am

While the world depends on it more than clean drinking water, the everyday user still knows almost nothing about their home WiFi. Even with routers in millions of homes around the world, people rarely take a vested interest in what their internet connectivity is…

Reports & Rankings

Study: Almost Every American Thinks Internet Speeds Need Improving

By | Jun 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Just a few years ago, a quality internet connection was a luxury. Downloading games from floppy disks, video chatting on AIM, and pirating illegal music on Napster at reasonable speeds were nothing more than pipe dreams for avid online enthusiasts. However, since then, internet…

Digital nomad

This Founder Began His Career As a Digital Nomad

By | Jun 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Forget the 9 to 5 job. Today there are a lot of people out there using telecommunications technology to earn a living and more generally conduct their living in a digital nomad manner. And yes, they tend to travel while they continue to work…

Trends

San Francisco

Top Highlights From Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report

By | Jun 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Mary Meeker’s influential Internet Trends Report just dropped, which means that everyone’s digesting the latest news on the state of the internet. But the presentation is 355 slides long. What you need is a series of pre-chewed insights into the current and future trends…