See you Iceland tonight at the Whale Museum

Lets meet up in Iceland tonight! The micro-meetup is now happening at the Whales of Iceland museum, Fiskislóð 23, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland. The other place was booked so now we get to see whale carca

Let’s meet in Iceland next week

I’ll be in Reykjavik next week and you know what that means… I want to meet you! So we’ll be holding a small meetup (not really a pitchoff but feel free to pitch me while I’m t

UK wants tech firms to build tools to block terrorist content

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd is holding talks with several major internet companies today to urge them to be more proactive about tackling the spread of extremist content online. Companies in attend

Verizon buys Skyward, a drone operations company

Forget about Yahoo for a minute. Verizon just announced it has acquired Skyward, a drone operations and management company based out of Portland, Oregon for an undisclosed amount. Verizon says Skyward

States aim to legalize the “Right to Repair” your gear

“Unofficial” product repair shops may be getting a leg up in Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts, and Kansas. These states are working to legalize repair of devices from any manuf

Join me tomorrow for a pre-holiday New York Micro-Meetup

The holidays are upon us and I’m holding another micro-meetup as part of the NYSG at Houston Hall on December 21 at 7pm. This is another meet and greet event for networking and some light pitchi

Amazon begins reselling Frontier’s internet service on its site

Earlier this year, Amazon launched a new storefront dubbed the “Amazon Cable Store,” which focused on reselling Comcast’s internet and television service from the retailer’s s

Crunch Report | Tesla Acquisition of SolarCity Approved

LinkedIn now blocked in Russia, Tesla acquisition of SolarCity is approved, SpaceX wants to bring internet access to everyone, AOL lays off 7 percent of workforce, Zesty replaces CEO and restructures.

SpaceX seeks approval for satellite-powered internet service

SpaceX has asked the U.S. government for permission to launch an internet network powered by thousands of satellites above the Earth.

Facebook supports NGOs with release of emerging markets population data

From rockets to planes, Facebook’s Connectivity Lab has been hedging its bets on a number of experiments to bring internet access to the far reaching corners of the globe. The group broadly bre

Twitter traffic doubled, Facebook up by 30% on election night

Social media usage spiked on election night in America, but overall, internet traffic was down – likely the result of people tuning in to watch election coverage on television, instead of onlin

Get ready for the first truly Digital Decade

No matter how this election ends one thing is clear: what happens online in the next decade will have an increasingly important effect on our daily lives. Until recently politics, warfare, commerce, a

Google and Facebook are building the fastest trans-Pacific cable yet

Google and Facebook are teaming up to build a 120 Terabits per second (Tbps) submarine cable that will connect Los Angeles with Hong Kong. The two companies are working with Pacific Light Data Communi

The U.S. is not ‘handing over’ the internet

Instead of cheering a reduction of needless government involvement, some -- including a few members of Congress -- are arguing that the U.S. needs to insert itself in a clerical role for certain coord

After a decade of R&D, MaidSafe’s decentralized network opens for alpha testing

Not many startups have spent a decade fine-tuning their tech platform prior to launch. But not many startups are trying to radically rethink the structure of the Internet...

Average broadband speed in US rises above 50 megabits for the first time

Speedtest has released its mid-year broadband speeds report, and there's actually quite a bit of good news in there. Speeds are steadily increasing despite machinations within the industry, and in fac

The new age of empathy

I’ve been rolling past videos on Facebook and Twitter for a while now, wondering why social media is so fascinated by puppies being saved from floods, babies hearing for the first time and grand

Google-backed undersea cable between US and Japan goes online tonight

Google started making investments in a number of undersea cables back in 2008, but one of its largest investments was in the $300 million FASTER cable between Japan and the U.S. West Coast. Back in

7 of the Internet’s best animated 404 pages

Gone are the days where a humorous picture or phrase will get your site’s 404 page noticed. In a version of the Internet where GIFs are the new text and videos are the new photos, it’s

Heavy Internet use leads to school burnout in teens

John Biggs Contributor More posts by this contributor Bell & Ross creates a transparent tourbillon Watch Alexa meet the funniest family on the Internet As if you didn’t need more proof that
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