evolution of the internet

evolution of the internet

DJ Ferry Corsten and Deezer's MD reveal why the 'human touch' is vital for online music distribution

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The evolution of the Internet has changed not just the way in which people listen to music, but also how musicians and artists should communicate with their most loyal fans. Album sales continue to flatline, but music streaming services such as Spotify, Rdio and Deezer have shown that there’s still...
DJ Ferry Corsten and Deezer's MD reveal why the 'human touch' is vital for online music distribution
Why GPS-based smart apps failed to go viral at SXSW

Icahn Takes Stake in Netflix

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Activist investor Carl Icahn and affiliates reported a nearly 10 percent stake in Netflix Inc., noting the movie rental company’s shares are undervalued due to its dominant market position and international growth prospects. In a regulatory filing, Mr. Icahn reported a 9.98 percent beneficial stake in the company, including shares...
Icahn Takes Stake in Netflix

Networks: Meet John Klensin, Internet History's Jack of All Trades

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What did John Klensin do for the internet? A little bit of everything. In April, Klensin was inducted into the Internet Society’s (ISOC) Internet Hall of Fame, entering alongside such notable names as Vint Cerf, Bob Kahn, and Larry Roberts. But unlike many of the other inductees, Klensin isn’t...
Networks: Meet John Klensin, Internet History's Jack of All Trades

Let’s Get Personalized: Moving Beyond Recommendations

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Editor’s note: Hank Nothhaft is the co-founder and chief product officer of Trapit, a personalized content discovery platform currently in beta. Trapit was incubated at SRI and the CALO project. eBay’s recent acquisition of the recommendation service Hunch was an important score for the online retailer, giving it a way...
Let’s Get Personalized: Moving Beyond Recommendations

Larry Ellison has had an about-face: “I like the word ‘cloud’”

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Cloud-hating Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison has had an about-face: He actually likes the cloud. In fact, he likes it so much that Oracle will be launching a full suite of cloud-based products on June 6. Ellison has been a self-proclaimed “cloud-hater,” mostly because up until October, 2011 Oracle’s...
Larry Ellison has had an about-face: “I like the word ‘cloud’”

Twitter’s One Real Problem. No Not Developers!

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Photo of Twitter co-founder & CEO Ev Williams by Randy Stewart via Flickr. A few days back, I stopped by at the brand-new Palo Alto, Calif. offices of Facebook. It is a gigantic open space, with desks lined up next to each other as far as the eye could...
Twitter’s One Real Problem. No Not Developers!

A Short History of the Animated GIF

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PBS's Off Book web series investigates the evolution of the Internet's favorite meme-making medium, the Graphics Interchange Format, introduced by CompuServe in 1987. The video interviews GIF experts including Patrick Davison of MemeFactory, and TopherChris of Tumblr, who duke it out over the proper pronunciation of "GIF" at the...
A Short History of the Animated GIF

Exclusive: Hardware hack space Lemnos Labs gets new startups and new partner

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Lemnos Labs, the San Francisco hardware incubator, is setting itself up for a busy spring. The hack space has a named Eric Klein (pictured) as a partner and brought startups Sproutling and Pantry in house. This brings the number of Lemnos startups to 11 and the number of partners to...
Exclusive: Hardware hack space Lemnos Labs gets new startups and new partner

Get Ready For Some Fireworks: Activist Investor Carl Icahn Sets His Sights On Netflix, Taking A 10% Stake

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Carl Icahn could be on the warpath again, this time with Netflix as his target. Through a number of investment vehicles, Icahn has taken what amounts to a 9.98 percent stake in the subscription video company. Icahn, of course, is best known as an activist shareholder who advocates for change...
Get Ready For Some Fireworks: Activist Investor Carl Icahn Sets His Sights On Netflix, Taking A 10% Stake
NASA proves interplanetary internet, Lego proves marketing brilliance

Akamai Ranks Fastest Cities in the US

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Led by Berkeley, California, at the end of 2009, college towns are among the fastest cities in the US, according to Akamai’s latest The State of the Internet report. In order to qualify, Akamai put a filter of a minimum of 50,000 unique IP addresses. Chapel Hill (North Carolina), Stanford...
Akamai Ranks Fastest Cities in the US

Evan Williams: An Internet publishing mogul

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The Twitter and Medium co-founder has been part of a handful of companies that have been central to evolution of the Internet as a publishing medium for the masses. [Read more]...
Evan Williams: An Internet publishing mogul

Carl Icahn's Netflix investment bumps up its stock, rekindles sale chatter

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News that Carl Icahn has taken a stake in Netflix caused the company’s stock to shoot up from $70 to roughly $84, only to settle at $71.15 at the close of the market. The move, which consists of Icahn buying 5.54 million shares as well as call options, for $168.9 million, could...
Carl Icahn's Netflix investment bumps up its stock, rekindles sale chatter

FTC updates COPPA, backs away from some app store rules

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The US Federal Trade Commission has formally updated rules derived from the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, better known as COPPA, says the Wall Street Journal. The act was originally passed by Congress in 1998, but subsequent evolution of the Internet prompted the FTC to start reconsidering its enforcement in...
FTC updates COPPA, backs away from some app store rules

3D-print your face in chocolate for that special Valentine's Day gift

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Tokyo's FabCafe launches service to make your face edible - but are the results more sinister than romantic?Stuck for a Valentine's Day gift with that special personal touch? A Japanese 3D-printing company may well have the answer - providing the opportunity for you to print your own face in chocolate.Shibuya's...
3D-print your face in chocolate for that special Valentine's Day gift

How the Last Five Years of the Internet Have Changed China Forever

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The rapid evolution of the Internet and its life-changing consequences is perhaps the greatest story of my generation, and the last five years have been among the most important in that process. In that time in the Western world, we’ve seen the emergence of the iPhone, the iPad, clouding...
How the Last Five Years of the Internet Have Changed China Forever
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