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Can Google’s new health search change how we manage health?

February 24th, 2015 at 3:54 pm » Comments Off

According to Google, one is twenty searches is for health information.  For a lot of people, the internet has become the first place to look when a strange symptom, the common cold, or morbid curiosity in the ‘Google Images’ bar strikes.

Google and our right to be forgotten

February 23rd, 2015 at 3:44 pm » Comments Off

When Mario Costeja González googled himself in 2009, two prominent results appeared: home-foreclosure notices from 1998, when he was in temporary financial trouble.  It took the next five years to have 18 words delisted from Google search results on his name.  

A new Google-powered website lets you compare every constitution in the world and write your own

February 23rd, 2015 at 3:04 pm » Comments Off

In 1787, a few dozen men at the Philadelphia State House drafted the US constitution.  They debated and revised the document For four months, until they had something they could generally agree on.  Now a new site could let anyone work on drafting a new constitution in real time over the web.

Warby Parker sees the future of retail

February 20th, 2015 at 3:35 pm » Comments Off

FOR BUILDING THE FIRST GREAT MADE-ON-THE-INTERNET BRAND. By Max Chafkin “We’re down to the wire here!” a young woman in flowing floral slacks and a crop top barks in the direction of a sound guy, her voice rising urgently. “The speakers aren’t working.”

Why bitcoin can be bigger than the Internet

February 19th, 2015 at 3:41 pm » Comments Off

By Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider “In Spanish, we have a saying that when a genius points at the moon, a fool looks at the finger. I find that happens a lot with bitcoin.” —Wences Casares Serial entrepreneur Wences Casares created Argentina’s first internet provider and later sold his online brokerage firm to Banco Santander for $750 million in […]

Report: Children’s digital skills don’t match their confidence levels

February 16th, 2015 at 1:18 pm » Comments Off

  Most children believe they know more about the internet than their parents, yet 43 percent do not know how report abuse on social networking sites.  

Live TV ratings down over 12 percent in January

February 12th, 2015 at 12:54 pm » Comments Off

Netflix and other streaming services are continuing to have an impact on traditional TV viewing.  According to a note from Nomura Research, which is based on recent numbers from Nielsen, total live TV ratings were down 12.7 percent year over year across the networks of major media companies

Alibaba and Lending Club start new financing program for U.S. businesses

February 10th, 2015 at 2:24 pm » Comments Off

Peer-to-peer financing site Lending Club and have put in place a strategic partnership designed to get more U.S. businesses to buy inventory from the’s wholesale marketplace.  They will offer a new financial service called the e-Credit Line that will let U.S. companies apply for credit lines for $5,000 to $300,000, which they can then use to […]

China overtakes the U.S. as the biggest source of spam

February 5th, 2015 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

The situation with spam has been the same for many years now and 2014 was no exception. Useless emails are still abundant, annoying, and wasteful. There was one change that happened in the last quarter, however: China eclipsed the U.S. as the biggest source of spam.    

Google exec predicts the end of the internet

February 2nd, 2015 at 6:00 pm » Comments Off

Asked about the evolution of the internet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Google guru Eric Schmidt gave a simple answer, “I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear,” Schmidt said on Thursday.