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The open internet is under threat, says a new report – and it needs your help

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
The internet needs your help. That’s the message being pushed by Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, as the organisation launches the first version of a big new report into the health of the web. “The last five years really started to erode some of the things that made the internet so great,” […]

Internet broadband market expected to grow by 15%

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
Thailand’s fixed-line broadband internet market can expect to grow by 15% in 2017, driven by increasing demand for higher speeds due to users’ greater adoption of data-consuming applications and feature-rich… Home broadband operators are significantly investing in building and improving their fixed-based networks to increase their internet connection speeds for a nominal cost to maintain […]

China’s Internet population rises to 731 million

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
Chinese netizens have hit a record high of 731 million, accounting for 53.2 per cent of the total population, authorities said, as e-commerce drives consumer demand. The number of listed Chinese Internet enterprises reached 91, with an aggregate value of 5. 4 trillion yuan (USD 786.1 billion). Tencent and Alibaba accounted for 57 per cent […]

Energy is the new new internet

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic opportunity ahead. How massive? Imagine standing in 1992, knowing that Google, Akamai, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, BuzzFeed and Uber lay ahead. This time it’s the “enernet,” not the internet, that will transform […]

5 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Influence Commerce

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
The “internet of things” (IoT) concept is in its nascent stage of development, but it is on the verge of exploding. To put its development into context of another more recent phenomenon, this is the stage of development in which MySpace was attracting the earliest adopters in the then-burgeoning social media industry. Simply stated, there […]

WhatsApp now allows you to use messenger without the internet how to use

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
A new feature on WhatsApp’s latest update allows users to send messages even when there is no network or internet connection in the smartphone. A new feature on WhatsApp’s latest update allows users to send messages even when there is no network or internet connection in the smartphone. In a similar feature that is present […]

The internet is freaking out over this spooky prediction by Carl Sagan about the future

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
Back in 1995, everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Carl Sagan, published a book called The Demon-Haunted World, which warned against the dangers of pseudoscience and scientific illiteracy, and encouraged its readers to learn critical and skeptical thinking. Pretty standard stuff for a socially conscious scientist, but one passage in particular has been blowing up on Twitter this […]

How Cameroon pressured mobile operators to shut down the internet and stifle dissent

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
For over a week now, the northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon have not had any access to the internet. But details surrounding the internet shutdown in the English-speaking regions of the country continue to emerge slowly, showing a government intent on controlling access, operators pressured to cut connections, and observers worried about censorship and […]

Internet provider Cox has expanded its home broadband data caps and overage fees

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
Internet service provider Cox Communications has rolled out overage fees for its 1TB home internet data cap to five new locations around the US, the company confirmed to The Verge. While a trial began last year in Cleveland, Ohio before moving on to Florida and Georgia, the data cap charging policy has expanded to all […]

How the internet can transform your business

by Sharen Hoekstraon January 25, 2017
Although the Internet is known for helping people accomplish many things, there are still plenty of businesses that have resisted fully adopting it. Regardless of the reasons for being reluctant, it’s a simple fact that there are many ways in which the Internet can transform a business and take it to the next level. In […]