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April 17th, 2014 at 10:40 am

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

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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 there free WiFi everywhere, but that Internet is much, much faster than what you typically get in the U.S.

 

 

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April 14th, 2014 at 11:26 am

Online and mobile advertising hits $43 billion

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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.

 

 

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April 14th, 2014 at 9:55 am

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

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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.

 

 

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April 6th, 2014 at 9:16 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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Some kids are raised by wolves! This guy, not so lucky!

Quote of the Day: “Beware of complexity disguised as a solution.” – Futurist Thomas Frey

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April 4th, 2014 at 11:09 am

Europe to abolish roaming charges by December 2015

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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 become a reality.

 

 

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March 31st, 2014 at 12:38 pm

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

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Facebook wants to place internet drones over specific population centers.

Facebook and Internet.org 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 CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

 

 

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March 19th, 2014 at 10:17 am

Experts predict what education will look like in 2025

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This month, the Web is 25 years old. If you think about it, it’s quite astounding how entwined with and dependent our lives are on the internet.  Pew Research published a weighty report this week in honor of the Web’s anniversary, Digital Life in 2025. The results are thought-provoking, even controversial.

 

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March 19th, 2014 at 8:15 am

Predictive technology gets smarter but more controversial

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How much personal data are we willing to give up for the convenience of prediction?

The biggest change in years in how we interact with computers is happening now. It will mean less input from you. Apps like Google Now, Tempo AI, and others represent the first wave of “predictive technology.” These are apps and services that are smart enough to fetch information for you — before you realize you even need it.

 

 

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March 19th, 2014 at 8:01 am

U.S. to give up remaining control over the internet

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A screen shows a rolling feed of new generic top-Level domain names that have been applied for.

U.S. officials announced plans to relinquish federal government control over the administration of the Internet last week., a move that pleased international critics but alarmed some business leaders and others who rely on the smooth functioning of the Web.

 

 

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March 13th, 2014 at 11:47 am

Experts predict digital life in 2025

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Experts predict the Internet will become more ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill.

 

 

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