Internet

  • The Internet is made with carrots, not sticks Crunch Network

    The Internet is made with carrots, not sticks

    The Internet is at once global and local. The nature of internetworking means that the global Internet is built only of other networks. There is a small but key point of coordination on the Internet, called the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). The U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications & Information Administration recently received a proposal to change the… Read More

  • The death of ‘Internet’

    The death of ‘Internet’

    On April 2, the folks responsible for the entries in the Associated Press Stylebook announced that the word “Internet” will no longer be uppercased, thus breaking my heart and making some of our writers very happy. Read More

  • Relaxing of foreign investment rules set to shake up India’s e-commerce market

    Relaxing of foreign investment rules set to shake up India’s e-commerce market

    India’s e-commerce space might be about to get a shake-up after the government appeared to open the door to overseas companies owning majority stakes in domestic internet sales companies. Read More

  • Google Fiber’s latest innovation is a landline

    Google Fiber’s latest innovation is a landline

    Google Fiber may be the holy grail of Internet service for many, but many people still rely on landlines for everyday communication purposes or emergency use. In order to allow its subscribers to sever connections with the old local ISPs and telecoms completely, Google will soon offer home phone service for Fiber subscribers. Read More

  • The 50-year digital relationship Crunch Network

    The 50-year digital relationship

    I occasionally meet people who think the Internet is going to go away someday. Yes, some of its pieces do move around a bit. Bye, Friendster! Hello, Peach!* But its core benefit — your ability to find any information any time, and to build relationships around common interests at any distance — aren’t going anywhere. Ever. Read More

  • Amazon begins reselling Comcast services on its new site, the Amazon Cable Store

    Amazon begins reselling Comcast services on its new site, the Amazon Cable Store

    Amazon is now reselling Comcast’s Internet and television service on its site, via a newly launched section called Amazon Cable Store – a branding that implies Comcast may be the first of other cable providers yet to come. The Cable Store allows customers to browse a variety of packages, from Internet-only deals up to combined Internet/TV/phone bundles, complete a credit check… Read More

  • Building a brand-new Internet Crunch Network

    Building a brand-new Internet

    We do not possess the ability to read the future, and yet we can predict with a high level of certainty that we will see more major cybersecurity incidents in 2016 and 2017. The world’s cybersecurity capability is not able to advance in line with the growing vulnerabilities. Incremental security changes will not work. We need disruptive innovation. Read More

  • Are site reliability engineers the next data scientists? Crunch Network

    Are site reliability engineers the next data scientists?

    It’s no secret that “data scientist” is one of the hottest job titles going. DJ Patil famously proclaimed data scientist “The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” before moving on to join the White House as the first chief data scientist of the U.S. Once a rarified in-house role at a few leading Internet companies, data science has since grown into a global… Read More

  • Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech

    Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech

    Twitter’s latest step in the tricky balancing act of championing free speech without also handing a free pass to orchestrated harassment via its platform is the announcement today that it’s formed a “Trust & Safety Council” comprised of multiple external organizations with various interests in the two issues. The company said today that the Twitter Trust &… Read More

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