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With 2.1m downloads to its name, Open Garden debuts v2.0 of its WiFi-crowdsourcing app

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Open Garden, a San Francisco-based mobile and desktop app developer with the lofty goal of making Internet access ubiquitous everywhere, on every device, launched in May last year at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. It picked up $2 million in seed funding a few months later and claims it has served...
With 2.1m downloads to its name, Open Garden debuts v2.0 of its WiFi-crowdsourcing app

Help Us Google, You’re Our Only Broadband Hope. (The Government Has No Spine.)

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For the future of innovation in the United States, few things seem as important access to broadband Internet connections. The FCC seems to realize this, which is why they’ve set up the National Broadband Plan. And yet, we’re screwed. As Harvard Law professor Yochai Benkler lays out in an excellent...
Help Us Google, You’re Our Only Broadband Hope. (The Government Has No Spine.)

Rogers to stop throttling Internet traffic in March

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Canadian wireless provider Rogers on Friday announced it will stop throttling subscribers' Internet connections. In response to a government Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) cease and desist letter, the carrier wrote (PDF) that it will stop the practice in March. The original complaint that led to the move was...
Rogers to stop throttling Internet traffic in March

The nation of Syria is disconnected from the Internet again

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On Tuesday, all Internet connections between Syria and the outside world were severed. It’s currently unclear if the outage is an accident, part of a short test (as the country has performed in the past), or a longer attempt to censor citizens. More to follow....
The nation of Syria is disconnected from the Internet again

Estonia's plan to get 6 year olds coding is a stroke of genius

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Teaching people to code is the new hotness: startups like Codecademy and Bloc are all about helping people learn to program quickly and easily online, and they have helped spawn a cultural movement lauded by the likes of Tim O’Reilly and Douglas Rushkoff. Some people are taking the idea a...
Estonia's plan to get 6 year olds coding is a stroke of genius
Intel ultrabooks and tablets to get access to nearly eight million free, open Wi-Fi connections

Vizio puts Co-Star Google TV STB up for pre-order at $100

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Vizio has fired its latest volley in the battle for people's lounge rooms with the launch of its Co-Star Google TV set-top box. The device is now up for pre-order on the Vizio website for $100. In addition to Google TV, it also offers users the ability to install apps...
Vizio puts Co-Star Google TV STB up for pre-order at $100

We Wish We Could Follow This Class of Kindergartners on Twitter

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(twitter.com/#!/jensclass) But alas, we cannot. Jennifer Aaron, a kindergarten teacher at PS-150 in Tribeca, has made her class's account private. At the end of every day, she sits down with the five-year-olds and asks them to summarize what they did that day to the 35 parents and friends who follow...
We Wish We Could Follow This Class of Kindergartners on Twitter
California judge blocks voter-approved ban on anonymity for sex offenders

50% of Advertising Will Be Digital, Says Google Exec

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It’s a bold claim, but if we look at the how and why it makes a lot of sense.  Nikesh Arora, Google’s president of global sales says that he expects up to 50% of all advertising, within the next 5-8 years, will be digital.  The paradigm shift toward purchasing online...
50% of Advertising Will Be Digital, Says Google Exec

Your roadmap to CES 2013: parties, events, and survival tips

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The largest U.S. tech trade shows gets under way this week in Las Vegas. The gadget heaven known as the Consumer Electronics Show is expected to draw more than 150,000 people to Sin City, starting with press previews today through Friday. As we noted in our earlier preview, CES...
Your roadmap to CES 2013: parties, events, and survival tips

Smart TVs are failing to connect

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Consoles and set top boxes are proving much easier for consumers to use than even the most advanced new TVs. By Peter Suciu FORTUNE -- In an effort to drive television sales, manufacturers have supercharged the number of features and types of connectivity they offer. By virtue of high-speed processors,...
Smart TVs are failing to connect

Connectify Switchboard ditches original server plans, is available now for $90

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​ Remember that Connectify Switchboard Insert Coin we featured just over a week ago? Well, we'd like to say we're sorry to hear it's been canceled -- but we're not. Why? Because a high amount of interest from people preferring to use their own computers as servers, has resulted in...
Connectify Switchboard ditches original server plans, is available now for $90

File Sharers, Get Ready For Copyright Violation Warnings

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After a series of delays, the Center for Copyright Information's "six strikes" anti-piracy scheme has a launch date. Starting on November 28, AT&T, Comcast, Cablevision, Time Warner and Verizon will start sending out warnings to users who download copyrighted material without authorization. But don't quit those Torrent networks just yet. The...
File Sharers, Get Ready For Copyright Violation Warnings

Turbo: Yandex rolls out new version of its browser with built-in data compression

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Russian internet firm Yandex has begun automatically updating its browser to version 1.1, which includes the Turbo technology, licensed earlier by Opera Software. The new feature is aimed at users with weak Internet connections, automatically compressing data that is being downloaded. Yandex Browser 1.1 was rolled out about a month...
Turbo: Yandex rolls out new version of its browser with built-in data compression

Six3 wants to shake up cross-platform video messaging

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iPhone app looking to provide a friendlier alternative to MMSApps including Skype, Tango and Apple's FaceTime have brought the buzz back to live video-chatting, with the availability of fast Wi-Fi networks making the idea much more appealing than the early days of 3G-powered video calls. But how about mobile video...
Six3 wants to shake up cross-platform video messaging

Brandividualism: Dilema or Opportunity?

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Many business owners and managers are perplexed by the social web. The effect of customer participation with social media on brands is undeniable. The effect of employee participation with social media can be a bit of a quandary.  The range of acceptance for social web activity runs the gamut from IT...
Brandividualism: Dilema or Opportunity?

Turkish protestors using encryption software to evade censors

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Facebook and Twitter reported to have been blocked in run-up to protests, with people turning to VPNs to broadcast contentMobile internet users in Turkey are routing around suspected censorship by its government by downloading software that encrypts and hides their connections to the outside world, as the unrest in the...
Turkish protestors using encryption software to evade censors

Saving one million hours per week

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by Noah Fiedel, Blogger Tech LeadFive weeks ago we rolled out Auto Pagination, a major milestone in our efforts to make Blogger faster for you and your readers. We are very happy to report a ten percent overall decrease in page loading latency across all Blogger blogs and a twenty-seven...
Saving one million hours per week

Cisco CRS-3: Download Library of Congress in Just Over One Second

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Cisco has announced a new routing system that they say is going to speed up the Internet in a big way. Dubbed the Cisco CRS-3, the company claimed that the new system – currently being tested by AT&T – is three times faster than its predecessor, which was introduced...
Cisco CRS-3: Download Library of Congress in Just Over One Second

Android likely infringes Nokia patent on tethering as Google and HTC lose out on claim construction

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Android's popular tethering feature, which enables mobile phones to act as network routers in order to share their Internet connections with portable computers, appears likely to infringe on a key Nokia patent. At the United States International Trade Commission (USITC, or just ITC) Nokia has just defeated Google and HTC...
Android likely infringes Nokia patent on tethering as Google and HTC lose out on claim construction

Intel plans branded IPTV service, could launch by end of 2012

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In a shift that would see its familiar brand move from the inside out, Intel's reportedly in talks to create an IPTV service that could rival current subscription offerings from cable and satellite. According to the Wall Street Journal, the venture would deliver programming via household internet connections and...
Intel plans branded IPTV service, could launch by end of 2012

Operating a public WiFi network seems riskier than ever

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An Internet connection is a terrible thing to waste. (That’s how that saying goes, right?) Months after the Electronic Frontier Foundation pushed for people to open their connections up to strangers via the Open Wireless Movement, a new “six strikes” anti-piracy policy threatens to convince residential and business customers...
Operating a public WiFi network seems riskier than ever

Video Games Industry To Join Three-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme

torrentfreak.com
As reported last month, French anti-piracy Hadopi has sent out a large number of warnings in the last two years to individuals it believes have engaged in online file-sharing of content protected by copyright. Since 2010 rightholders have identified a total of 3 million French IP addresses. Of these, Hadopi...
Video Games Industry To Join Three-Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme
If ISPs Want to Take on Gaming Consoles, They Might Want to Fix Their Existing Products First

Comcast's "Six Strikes" Email With Infringement Details Surfaces

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Earlier this week the six strikes anti-piracy system finally launched more than a year later than initially planned. One of the things that stood out most was the lack of information released through official channels. On launch day the Center for Copyright Information, who are in charge of the operation,...
Comcast's "Six Strikes" Email With Infringement Details Surfaces

US, European agencies seize 132 domain names for selling counterfeit merchandise

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U.S. and European agencies have seized 132 domain names that were allegedly used to sell counterfeit merchandise online. The operation on Monday was a joint effort by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), law enforcement agencies from Belgium, Denmark, France, Romania and the U.K., and...
US, European agencies seize 132 domain names for selling counterfeit merchandise
Microsoft's consumer detection patent is the new, scary face of DRM

Satirical Twitter Account NBC Delayed Is The Best Part Of NBC's Olympics Coverage

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If you’ve grown sick of these NBC/Olympics stories, too bad! We have nearly two weeks of Olympics and their respective tape delays left. I don’t even want to count how many hours of delayed Ryan Seacrest that is. Here is a wild, EXCLUSIVE, Olympic story that could only be found...
Satirical Twitter Account NBC Delayed Is The Best Part Of NBC's Olympics Coverage

FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe

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News updates all day from your Fast Company editors.The government agency known as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) just went public with the news that the FBI is investigating multiple cases of malware installed via hotel internet connections.According to the IC3, travelers' laptops have been infected with malware after...
FBI: Hotel Internet Connections Unsafe
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