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July 15th, 2014 at 9:02 am

Online storage isn’t protected by the Fourth Amendment

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Content stored online simply do not have the same Fourth Amendment protections as physical data.

A judge in New York, a couple months ago, ruled that US search warrants applied to digital information even if they were stored overseas. The decision came about as part of an effort to dig up a Microsoft user’s account information stored on a server in Dublin, Ireland.

 

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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 11:12 am

The Connected Fitting Room eliminates personal interaction with salespeople

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The Connected Fitting Room

Retailers rely heavily on online shopping. This has many advantages to in-store shopping for both the customer and the retailer. Online shopping doesn’t allow for spontaneous purchases. But it also doesn’t permit the customer to try on a garment. Seeing how a color looks against your skin or how an item fits on your body is imperative in deciding whether or not to keep an item, and this is only possible through actually going into a fitting room.

 

 

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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 10th, 2014 at 12:41 pm

MOOC’s beat campuses in GPA’s and diversity

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The option to learn anywhere at any time boosts community college students’ likelihood of transferring to a 4-year college.

There is some good news for massively open online courses (MOOCs) in business topics: Student GPAs are slightly higher, and MOOCs are more likely to reach students in developing countries.

 

 

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June 5th, 2014 at 9:35 am

The future of retail will blow your mind

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Brick-and-mortar retailers didn’t have a fighting chance these past few years to compete with the personalization and convenience provided by online shopping. By cultivating mountains of rich customer data, online retailers had the upper hand.

 

 

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May 23rd, 2014 at 10:23 am

25% of patients now read online physician reviews

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1 in 4 Americans now look online for doctor reviews.

There has always been a love/hate relationship between doctors and the Internet. Some doctors bristle at the fact that many patients now shop for physicians in the same way they shop for restaurants and plumbers: using online review sites.

 

 

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May 14th, 2014 at 8:06 am

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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When Rex applied for the job as pool security guard, he was imagining far more bikinis!

Quote of the Day: “I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.” – Edith Sitwell

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