Internet

  • The Internet Is The Best Thing Ever To Happen To Songwriters

    The Internet Is The Best Thing Ever To Happen To Songwriters

    Ever since, Taylor Swift decided to give Spotify the boot, under the auspices of helping songwriters, there has been a conversation suggesting that there was somehow a golden age for songwriters when they controlled their own destiny –and the Internet killed all that. I’m here to tell you that there was never any such time and if anything, the Internet was the best thing that… Read More

  • US Government Says No Single Entity Or Nation Will Control The Internet

    US Government Says No Single Entity Or Nation Will Control The Internet

    The U.S. reiterated its stance in favor of a multistakeholder model for Internet governance today. Speaking before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said that the United States will “not allow the global Internet to be co-opted by any person, entity, or nation seeking to substitute their parochial worldview for… Read More

  • How The Internet Killed Profit

    How The Internet Killed Profit

    New eras in technology have always brought a fear of job losses and the devastation of legacy industries, but the Internet has taken us beyond “creative destruction.” It’s destroying the very foundations of business. Software is indeed eating the world, in Marc Andreessen’s words, and we’re presented with an abundance of value being generated for consumers, but… Read More

  • The “Robo Brain” Will Use The Internet To Teach Robots

    The “Robo Brain” Will Use The Internet To Teach Robots

    If you’re wondering when Skynet went live, look no further. Last July, Cornell researchers turned on Robo Brain, a system that scours the Internet and teaches robots how to think. While we’re a few years late (this was supposed to happen on August 4, 1997), the Robo Brain is actually working. By taking images and concepts available on the public web, Robo Brain can teach robots… Read More

  • TPG Growth Commits $100M With India’s Smile To Help Internet Cos Tap Emerging Markets

    TPG Growth Commits $100M With India’s Smile To Help Internet Cos Tap Emerging Markets

    TPG Growth has committed around $100 million in a joint venture with India’s Smile Group for helping Internet and e-commerce companies build and scale their businesses across emerging markets such as India and Africa. TPG and Smile will co-invest through their joint venture, Katalyzers, which will work with Internet companies in the marketplace, classified listings, local commerce… Read More

  • Google’s Project Loon Internet Balloon Traverses The Globe In Under A Month

    Google’s Project Loon Internet Balloon Traverses The Globe In Under A Month

    Google’s Project Loon, the effort to bring Internet connectivity to more remote areas using a network of hot air balloons, has racked up an impressive achievement – going around the world in just 22 days. One of the project’s test balloons just managed this, despite estimates from the team that it would take around 33 days for it to make the trek. This particular… Read More

  • Google Faces Antitrust Heat In India

    Google Faces Antitrust Heat In India

    Google could face a penalty of up to $5 billion if found guilty by the Competition Commission of India in a two-year old probe launched to investigate if the company abused its dominant position in the business of Internet search and advertising. India started antitrust investigation against Google in 2012 based on complaints from the advocacy group, CUTS International, and a local… Read More

  • Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

    Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

    Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that agenda. TechCrunch is hearing that Facebook is buying Titan Aerospace, makers of near-orbital, solar-powered drones which can fly for five years without… Read More

  • ICANN, W3C Call For End Of US Internet Ascendancy Following NSA Revelations

    ICANN, W3C Call For End Of US Internet Ascendancy Following NSA Revelations

    Key Internet stakeholders, including the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) have released a statement condemning pervasive government surveillance and calling for an internationalization of the Internet’s underlying framework. Read More

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