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The Guardian launches its robot newspaper in the U.S.

April 18th, 2014 at 11:04 am » Comments Off

The U.K. paper, the Guardian, is taking a very modern strategy and applying it to an old-school format. Starting this week the paper is going to experiment with a robot-generated print edition. The paper is to be called #Open001 and will be distributed for free every month at U.S. media and ad agency offices including Mindshare, […]

South Korea’s internet speeds blow away the rest of the world

April 17th, 2014 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

Here’s a speed test conducted at a coffee shop in Seoul using its free WiFi. South Korea is a connected country. There’s free WiFi just about anywhere you go, even at the airport. And if you travel a lot, you know free WiFi at an airport is nearly impossible to come by. Not only is […]

The world’s first connected electric toothbrush

April 15th, 2014 at 2:15 pm » Comments Off

Kolibree connected electric toothbrush. Kolibree has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its connected electric toothbrush, a product that first caught our eye at CES in January. The Paris-based company hopes to raise $70,000 by May 25, and it’s already reached $56,000 from backers at the time of this post. (Video)    

Online and mobile advertising hits $43 billion

April 14th, 2014 at 11:26 am » Comments Off

Digital revenue surpassed broadcast TV this year. Digital advertising online and via mobile crossed the $40 billion mark for the first time ever this past year, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau. Since 2004, the average growth rate has been 18 percent. And this year, digital ad revenues surpassed broadcast television for the first time.    

What impact will the internet have on our lives by 2025?

April 14th, 2014 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

The internet will be more pervasive than it already is. At the expense of social progress the internet is encouraging humans to indulge their base instincts, respondents have told a survey exploring the impact the internet will have on our lives by 2025.    

The grocery industry is ripe for disruption

April 7th, 2014 at 1:31 pm » Comments Off

Amazon, Trader Joe’s, and Wal-Mart are, at least experimenting with grocery delivery. From an economic prospective, the grocery business is loaded with friction. Once a week or more, shoppers must drive to stores, traipse through aisles hunting for what they want, and stand in lines — a gigantic, continual waste of time, patience, and gasoline. […]

Europe to abolish roaming charges by December 2015

April 4th, 2014 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

The EU is one step from ending roaming charges and delivering net neutrality for all Europeans. The first move was to slash pricing of mobile phone roaming costs across Europe. Then calls were made to abolish mobile roaming costs completely, with a view towards “safeguarding citizens’ right to access an open Internet.” Today that vision has […]

The Internet of Things brief history (Infographic)

March 31st, 2014 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Created by Best Computer Science Degrees has just created the “Understanding The Internet Of Things: Towards A Smart Planet” infographic that breaks down the technological development of networked appliances into a digestible format. (Infographic)  

Zuckerberg explains why drones are better than balloons to deliver internet access

March 31st, 2014 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Facebook wants to place internet drones over specific population centers. Facebook and revealed their intentions last week to connect the developing world through aerial drones and satellites. Their plans drew the inevitable comparisons to Google’s Project Loon, which would field fleets of balloons in the Earth’s stratosphere. The similarities weren’t lost on Facebook founder and […]

Turkey’s Twitter ban backfires

March 24th, 2014 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

After banning Twitter last week, the actions of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have failed spectacularly. Immediately following Turkey’s ban, Twitter issued an SMS workaround. Then,  “#TwitterisblockedinTurkey” became a globally trending topic on Twitter.    

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