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. Continue Reading »
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 2000. He was 25 years old. Continue Reading »
In the near future most everything could be “connected”. Image that every bottle of shampoo, detergent, and medication container, there was a wireless sensor attached to the bottom. These sensors could tell you how much product is left and trigger a replacement order once it gets to 10% full or approaches its expiration date. Continue Reading »
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.
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. Continue Reading »
On Friday, Elon Musk announced that he wants to build an internet network using satellites in space.
What he lacks in muscle and leg strength, he makes up for in wires …or whatever that is!
Quote of the Day: “All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.” — H. L. Mencken
You sure have your work cut out for you if you work as a web developer nowadays. The influence the Internet has in our everyday lives is undeniable, therefore it is natural for all businesses and organizations to have a strong presence online. This means that there’s a lot of pressure on web developers and designers to produce impressive results in as short a period of time as possible. Luckily for them there are a number of tools that will help make their lives easier and we’ve gathered up the top 20.
So far real estate brokers have done very well in the Internet era.
Last month, around 18,000 people gathered in New Orleans to look at the future of real estate brokerage. Inside the massive Ernest N. Morial Convention Center booth after booth at the 2014 Realtors Conference & Expo extolled the joys and efficiencies of the new electronic economy and the technologies which can make brokers and lenders more efficient and profitable.
By John Batelle: From time to time I have tracked what I call the “Internet Big Five” – the key platform technology companies that are driving the Internet economy. Nearly three years ago I wrote the first of this series – The Internet Big Five. I identified Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook as the “big five,” and compared their relative strengths in financials, consumer reach, and technology strengths. Some of the metrics were admittedly subjective – ranking relative offerings in “engagement” and “data,” for example.