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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…



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…


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…


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…


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…


Here’s Why Startups Need to Care About the FCC’s Net Neutrality Vote

By | May 18, 2017 at 11:40 am

In 2015, scores of protestors took to the streets in an effort to adamantly and decisively defend net neutrality. Millions of tech enthusiasts, startup founders, and regular ol’ fans of the internet made their voice heard, which led to Obama’s monumental move to protect…

Internet of Things

20-Year-Old Founder Xyla Foxlin on Bars, Plushies, and Being Alienated

By | May 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Xyla Foxlin strives to be the woman she wishes she had to look up to growing up: passionate and invested in what she does technically, but also maintaining pride in her femininity and external interests including fashion and art. You’ll find her in a…

Internet of Things


How the LinkNYC Network Heralds the Rise of Smart Cities

By | May 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Smart cities — the term for modern-day cities powered by cutting-edge IoT tech — are starting to emerge. Kansas City’s recent award-winning “smart city” initiative gathers data from its downtown streetcar line in order to help businesses adjust their services to the flow of foot traffic…


5 Ways to Secure Your Email Conversations

By | May 1, 2017 at 9:15 am

As mobility and accessibility increases, so does the emergence of new security threats that seek to steal your most confidential information. Since businesses communicate primarily through email, it’s important to always keep your system updated with the latest security software. You need to be…


For Any New Startup, 2017 Is the Year of Audience

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Audience has always been important to a new startup. After all, a product or service can be amazing, but it’s useless with an audience to beta-test it and get the word out. Pivoting is great, but you need an audience in order to do…


7 Ways a VPN Can Help Protect Your Identity

By | Apr 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm

While many people are familiar with a VPN, many choose to not use it on a regular basis. However, with the rise in cyberthreats, it would be good to consider using one in the future as you surf the internet and boost your security….


New Pew Report: Yeah, the Internet Is Getting Worse

By | Mar 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm

When the opening to a Pew report notes that “2016 was the first year that an internet meme made its way into the Anti-Defamation League’s database of hate symbols,” you know it’ll be good. The Pew Research Center’s new survey, out today, offers an…


5 Cybersecurity Strategies Businesses Need to Implement in 2017

By | Mar 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Despite the prominence of cyber-attacks nationally, from politics-to-healthcare, most companies are doing little to protect themselves from hackers. According to Symantec, there were more than 429 million identities exposed in 2015 alone. Companies are at a higher risk of breaches now more than ever – 2016 breaches…


The Internet Is Reaching Our Skies, and This Partnership Will Help

By | Feb 9, 2017 at 8:30 pm

There are several projects aiming to provide Internet access across the entire globe. Some well-known examples are Facebook’s and Google’s Project Loon, both of which have the goal to expand Internet’s outreach and democratize access to it. Facebook and Google are pioneers in…