Internet

  • Rapyuta Is A Hive Mind For Robots In The Cloud

    Rapyuta Is A Hive Mind For Robots In The Cloud

    Just as we share all sorts of tidbits about our lives over the web, The scientists over at RoboEarth have created an open source network that robots can use to share and reuse knowledge amongst themselves. Called Rapyuta, think of it as an Facebook for robots. Read More

  • Playnomics Raises $5M In Second Round To Help Mobile Game Makers Monetize

    Playnomics Raises $5M In Second Round To Help Mobile Game Makers Monetize

    Playnomics, a San Francisco-based startup that helps mobile game developers earn more from their existing players, just picked up another $5 million in funding from Vanedge Capital and existing investors including FirstMark Capital and XSeed Capital. Vanedge is a Vancouver-based fund co-created by a couple Electronic Arts veterans including former president of worldwide studios Paul Lee. Read More

  • Publishing: The Road Ahead

    Publishing: The Road Ahead

    With the closing of Spin Magazine’s print edition alongside the failure of the print edition of Newsweek (not to mention the shuttering of countless newspapers and magazines around the world) you’d be hard-pressed to say that publishing – particularly in the news space – is doing well. Read More

  • Keen On...Could WCIT Really Mean the End of the Internet?

    Keen On… WCIT: Is This The End Of The Internet? [TCTV]

    Today, the dark day Syria shut down its Internet, web freedom should be at the very forefront of all of our minds. Web freedom was also center stage earlier this week when Stanford Law School hosted an event called “Sticky WCIT: Is This The End Of The Internet.” I asked several of the experts attending the event whether a WCIT meeting next week in Dubai might be a big threat to… Read More

  • Syria Shuts Down Internet In Midst Of Uprising, Mobile Services And Land Lines Partially Down

    Syria Shuts Down Internet In Midst Of Uprising, Mobile Services And Land Lines Partially Down

    According to multiple Internet monitoring services, Syrian authorities have cut off access to the Internet. The news comes as an uprising has shaken the country for months, with an opposition trying to get together to face president and dictator Bashar al Assad. In the capital city Damascus, mobile services and land lines are affected as well. Read More

  • Ahead Of ITU Summit, Google Wants You To Help Preserve A Free And Open Internet With New Campaign

    Ahead Of ITU Summit, Google Wants You To Help Preserve A Free And Open Internet With New Campaign

    Today, Google announced a new initiative to support an open and free Internet called “Take Action.” The company has set up a website with materials to help educate you on what your rights are and what changes with laws could do to impact the freedoms you enjoy today on the Internet. After we went through what we did with SOPA, it’s time to listen up so we don’t have… Read More

  • Are You Ready For Faster Internet Speeds, Kansas City? Google Fiber Starts Wiring Homes For Service

    Are You Ready For Faster Internet Speeds, Kansas City? Google Fiber Starts Wiring Homes For Service

    As you might be aware, Google Fiber has set out to make all the world, or at least Kansas City, have fast and accessible Internet access. Today, the company announced that it is now wiring homes in the area with its high-speed internet. As we noted previously, 180 out of 202 areas that were eligible for the service hit their pre-registration goals. Now the service is being put in, and… Read More

  • Here’s To The Death Of “Personal Branding” On The Internet

    Here’s To The Death Of “Personal Branding” On The Internet

    I’m not exactly sure who made being a “personal brand” a thing on the Internet, but I’d really like to sit down with them and ask them why they thought that it was a good idea. You see, an entire ecosystem of people looking to make money have cropped up around this notion of helping people become a “brand.” Honestly, it’s bull, and I’d like to see… Read More

  • Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Experiencing Major, Prolonged Outage [Update: It’s Back!]

    Canadian Internet Provider Rogers Experiencing Major, Prolonged Outage [Update: It’s Back!]

    Canadian wireless and internet provider Rogers is currently experiencing a widespread, continued outage of services on both its cellular and cable home internet data networks, according to various user reports. Rogers is the second-largest internet provider in Canada by subscriber count, and the largest cellphone provider with somewhere around 10 million mobile customers. Read More

  • How The Government Saved The Internet

    How The Government Saved The Internet

    Reed Hundt was chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997. He served under President Bill Clinton and currently serves as CEO of the Coalition For Green Capital. The government had a critical role in fostering the growth of the Internet during its commercial infancy in the early 90s; I witnessed this first-hand at the FCC, when we worked with Al Gore… Read More

  • Akamai: Global Average Broadband Speeds Up By 25%, U.S. Up 29% To 6.7 Mbps

    Akamai: Global Average Broadband Speeds Up By 25%, U.S. Up 29% To 6.7 Mbps

    Globally, the speed for broadband connections is steadily on the rise: according to Akamai’s Q1 2012 State of the Internet report, it’s now at 2.6Mbps, compared to 2.3Mbps in the last quarter, and a rise of 25% on a year ago and a reversal of the 14% decline of last quarter. South Korea continues to remain the connection king, with an average connection speed of 15.7Mbps. The U.S. Read More