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President Obama Supports Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care

By | Nov 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Update: Read FCC response to President Obama’s statement here. US President Barack Obama announced today his support for “free and open Internet” rules to ensure that no service is stuck in a “slow lane” without paying a fee. He urged the independent Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…

Data

All the World’s Internet on a Single Strand of Fiber

By | Nov 4, 2014 at 8:00 am

If you have a gigabit Internet connection, you’re probably pretty happy with your Internet speed. But technological advances never cease, and researchers in the U.S. and the Netherlands believe they’ve discovered a way to make networking a lot faster. It’s difficult, though, to comprehend…

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Trends

The Internet Sleeps (At Least in Some Countries)

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Researchers at the University of Southern California have recently discovered that the Internet sleeps. Yes – the seemingly omnipresent spirit of the digital age actually has some kind of daily routine, at least when observed across the globe. According to the findings, in countries…

Business

Austin

AT&T Launches GigaPower For Super Fast Internet in Miami And Austin Residents

By | Aug 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Here’s a fun fact for you: Most Americans enjoy Internet speeds half that of South Korea and way below many European countries. So AT&T announced that it is rolling out a new Internet service in Austin and Miami, which will deliver speeds of up…

Social Good

NYC

NY Public Library Is Bringing Wifi to New Yorkers Without Internet Access

By | Jul 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The New York Public Library was one of nineteen projects that was awarded a prize to strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation. The winning organizations will receive $3.4 million as winners of the Knight News Challenge. The John S. and James L. Knight…

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Social Media

10 Tools to Leverage Content Curation in Your Marketing Strategy

By | May 24, 2014 at 11:00 am

Content curation is an increasingly popular marketing strategy that yields multiple benefits. And, chances are, you’re using content curation without even knowing it. For the uninitiated, content curation is the act of sifting through content sourced from the Internet and compiling only the most…

Entrepreneur

Watch This Touching 5-Minute Video on Why It’s Important for Us to Disconnect Occasionally

By | May 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm

“I have 422 friends, yet I’m lonely. I speak to all of them every day, yet none of them really know me.” So says Gary Turk, in a spoken word performance on his recent YouTube short film Look Up. In a society where it’s become all…

Business

4 of the Coolest New Security Startups

By | Apr 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

From your Internet history to public records, it’s hard to know what it is you need to be concerned about on the World Wide Web. The answer is: All of it. You can never be too safe when it comes to your online presence….

Business

Your Guide to the Nitty-Gritty of the Bitcoin World

By | Mar 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

The widespread use of cold, hard cash has been on the decline for years as credit cards have experienced an uptick in popularity. Now, cash faces another formidable challenge from Bitcoin. This digital currency exists only online and has grown from obscurity to popularity…

Business

Going Big with the Gig: TechPad and Blacksburg Get Gigabit Internet

By | Sep 10, 2013 at 9:00 am

TechPad, a coworking space located across from Virginia Tech in downtown Blacksburg, Virginia, has officially flipped the on switch on their new gigabit Internet connection. TechPad crowdfunded the gigabit Internet, using a group funding platform called Crowdtilt, by successfully raising $92,400 from 181 contributors….

Software

San Francisco

Open Garden Makes Your Internet Faster and More Reliable

By | Mar 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm

If you download any of the products coming out of this week’s LAUNCH Festival, Open Garden should be one of them. Launching version 2.0, Open Garden is an application that can improve the speed and reliability of your Internet connection on a Mac, Android,…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Interview with Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian: Is the Midwest The Next Silicon Valley?

By | Jan 16, 2013 at 5:07 pm

When I say, “The Midwest” what comes to mind? Maybe some form of fatty food, SNL’s infamous Ditka skits, corn fields, some form of fatty food… How about vibrant startup community?  It’s true.  After all, Tech Cocktail originated as a byproduct of the startup…

Entrepreneur

Webby Awards Founder Tiffany Shlain: “The Internet’s in Its Toddler Years” [INTERVIEW]

By | Jun 21, 2012 at 9:24 am

Sometimes, Tiffany Shlain loves technology: after all, she’s the founder of the Webby Awards and cofounder of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, whose goal is to help drive the progress of the Internet. But sometimes, she’s not so fond of it:…

Business

Facebook Files For IPO, Exposes ‘The Hacker Way’ Among Other Juicy Details

By | Feb 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Facebook filed it’s form S-1 with the SEC today to raise $5 billion in an initial public offering. It’s likely to be the largest by a web company since Google in 2004 and could place the social network’s value as high as $75 billion to…

Announcements

Three Easy Ways to Protest SOPA and PIPA

By | Jan 18, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Today, across America, there are sweeping protests against a pair of anti-piracy bills, SOPA and PIPA.  The Stop Online Piracy Act (the House version of the bill) and the Protect IP ACT (Senate version) would give such widespread power to authorities that many content-providing…

Business

Groupon Founder & CEO Andrew Mason’s Interview on 60 Minutes

By | Jan 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

In case you missed it last night, Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason was on CBS’s 60 Minutes for an almost 13 minute interview about Groupon and i’s successes and failures. In just three years, the Chicago-based company has grown from an idea to…

Announcements

Austin

Tech Cocktail’s SXSW #StartupLife Celebration 2012

By | Jan 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Tech Cocktail’s SXSW #StartupLife Celebration 2012 presented by .CO is a very special all day extravaganza. Working with our partners and sponsors, we will create a day long platform on Saturday, March 10th that will include entrepreneurial interviews similar to last year’s Tech Cocktail Delivering Happiness…