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July 17th, 2014 at 9:08 am

The ongoing newspaper crisis by the numbers

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Publishers have failed to adequately respond to the new ways that consumers get information.

About ten years after the commercial debut of the Internet, America’s newspapers posted record high advertising sales of $49.4 billion in 2005. This lead many publishers to think their businesses would not be seriously affected by the digital revolution. But they were wrong.

 

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July 2nd, 2014 at 9:17 am

‘Digital Ethereal’ – Invisible Wi-Fi revealed through light graffiti

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“Digital Ethereal”

Artist and researcher Luis Hernan from the University of Newcastle in the UK In a project he is calling “Digital Ethereal”, artist and researcher Luis Hernan at the University of Newcastle in the UK has rendered the invisible visible — revealing in red, yellow, green and blue the Wi-Fi signal strength in the world around him.

 

 

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June 26th, 2014 at 11:31 am

Google could become the primary sales channel for the insurance industry by 2020

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The absolute greatest vertical in Google’s AdWords revenue is auto insurance.

Google is well on its way to establishing its leadership through the registration of 6 billion daily unique searches and indexing of over 50 billion web pages (2013), when it comes to collecting and organizing information. What remains to be seen is how this information is being made universally accessible and at what price. One of the industries that has particular advantage of access to the world’s information is insurance.

 

 

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June 21st, 2014 at 9:17 am

79% of all internet traffic by 2018 is going to be online video

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According to a report from Cisco on consumer internet traffic, online video is going to be massive.  By 2018, over 75% of all traffic is going to be video based.

 

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June 20th, 2014 at 11:05 am

The state of the internet in 10 graphs

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Share of Internet usage is two times higher in Asia and Africa.

Over the past two years online photo sharing has sextupled. Nigerians are on their phones 30 percent more than Americans. We now spend more time on mobile than on print and radio combined.

 

 

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June 18th, 2014 at 5:42 pm

The ‘nanodegree’ – A new type of college degree created by AT&T and Udacity

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An instructor for Udacity teaching an online Python class.

AT&T and the online education provider Udacity have partnered to create the “nanodegree,” a new type of college degree similar to the Micro Colleges that Futurist Thomas Frey predicted. The vocationally focused nanodegree is designed to be a lifelong learning portfolio that would be widely recognized by the tech industry and far cheaper to obtain.

 

 

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June 16th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Big Brother is watching your streaming music

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Music consumers migrated to streaming music services that live in the cloud in accelerating numbers.

How does the surveillance state consolidate control? By living in “the cloud” — where all our pertinent data is stored on computer servers operated by the likes of Google and Amazon and Microsoft — becomes too seductive to avoid and too cheap not to afford.

 

 

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June 14th, 2014 at 8:03 am

‘Mesh networking’ – the promise of a new internet

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People tend to talk about optimistically about the Internet. They talk about it in terms that describe how it ought to be rather than how it actually is.

 

 

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June 10th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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Sometimes the big picture is even bigger than the BIG picture!

Quote of the Day:  ”Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” – Bertrand Russell

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June 5th, 2014 at 8:49 am

Google invests $1B on satellites to bring WiFi to the world

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The project is scoped to provide internet to areas around the world without wired connections.

Google plans to spend over $1 billion on a fleet of satellites that will be used to provide internet to parts of the world that currently lack digital connections, according to a report from Wall Street Journal.

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