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Google's CEO On The Mobile Challenge: 'We're Going To Make More Money Than We Do Now' (GOOG)

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Despite the fact that Google controls Android, the largest mobile operating system in the world, analysts still worry that the company is "challenged" in mobile. Just last week, Heather Bellini at Goldman Sachs laid out the reasons for skepticism about Google's mobile business. Here they are, briefly: Google had 70%...
Google's CEO On The Mobile Challenge: 'We're Going To Make More Money Than We Do Now' (GOOG)

Yes, We Have More Smartphones

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It’s (semi)official – people who think they own smartphones now outnumber people who don’t, according to a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. According to Pew, 45% of cellphone owners say their phone is a smartphone. Asked a different question, 49% said their phone operates on...
Yes, We Have More Smartphones

Massive bot network is draining $6 million a month from online ad industry, says report

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A London analytics firm says it has identified a bot network that is tricking marketers into showing billions of ads every month to phantom visitors. The botnet reportedly relies on more than 120,000 infected Windows computers located in the U.S., and appears to represent a sophisticated scheme to defraud the...
Massive bot network is draining $6 million a month from online ad industry, says report

DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...

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There are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the future. Some folks will always predict doom and gloom, but we say, "The Sky Is Rising!" (loud and proud -- and again with sequel The Sky Is Rising 2). The advent of digital information has created an enormous wealth...
DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...

Could It Happen In Your Country?

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How hard is it to disconnect a country from the Internet, really? That's the number one question we've received about our analysis of the Egyptian and Syrian Internet blackouts, and it's a reasonable question. If the Internet is so famously resilient, designed to survive wars and calamities, how can...
Could It Happen In Your Country?
GOLDMAN: Here's Why Google Is 'Challenged' In Mobile (GOOG)

IPv6 traffic rises in U.S., but remains sliver of overall Internet

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U.S. ISPs are reporting a significant rise in IPv6 traffic during the last three months, even though the overall numbers remain tiny -- less than 1% of Internet traffic....
IPv6 traffic rises in U.S., but remains sliver of overall Internet
File Sharing in the Post MegaUpload Era
Tor's latest project helps Iran get back online despite new Internet censorship regime

Dear ITU: A Complex Process Where Delegates Who Fly To Dubai Can 'Lobby' Is Not 'Transparency'

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The EU Parliament recently joined the US government in speaking out against the ITU's upcoming WCIT event, which we've been discussing. This is where the ITU -- an ancient organization designed to deal with telegraphs, and whose relevance today has been widely questioned -- is seeking to take over certain...
Dear ITU: A Complex Process Where Delegates Who Fly To Dubai Can 'Lobby' Is Not 'Transparency'

Russia Demands Internet Takeover By The UN... And Then Retracts It

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Quite a week for random governmental retractions. Back in February, when we first warned about the upcoming "World Conference on International Telecommunications" (WCIT) meeting of the UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU), we noted that the thing to be most afraid of was countries like Russia and China using the process...
Russia Demands Internet Takeover By The UN... And Then Retracts It

Syria Shuts Off The Internet, Anonymous Plans to Shut Down All Syrian Government Websites

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Anonymous’s Seal On Thursday the Syrian government shut down nearly all Internet traffic into and out of the country, a sign that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has grown wary of external scrutiny. Many activists fear it is also a sign that Syria plans a vicious crackdown on...
Syria Shuts Off The Internet, Anonymous Plans to Shut Down All Syrian Government Websites

With Amazon Publishing Stonewalled By Retailers, Tim Ferris Taps BitTorrent To Market His New Book

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Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, and a stalemate between Amazon and big retailers, including Barnes & Noble, over the sale of books from the online giant’s publishing imprint is giving a fillip to BitTorrent — once a hotbed of piracy, and now a straight-laced and legal content...
With Amazon Publishing Stonewalled By Retailers, Tim Ferris Taps BitTorrent To Market His New Book

That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic

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YouTube is now responsible for 17.1 percent of all residential fixed-line downstream traffic in North America, according to Sandvine’s latest global internet phenomena report. The traffic management specialist’s report for the first half of 2013 still lists Netflix as the most popular bandwidth consumption pastime — 32.3 percent of all...
That's a lot of videos: YouTube now responsible for 17% of home Internet traffic
Killer Wireless-N 1202 adds Bluetooth 4.0, saving room in a gaming laptop for something else

Syria drops offline, again

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At about 2:45 Eastern time (18:45 UTC), Internet traffic in and out of Syria came to a sudden stop, as routers stopped propagating routes to the country's block of Internet Protocol addresses. The suddenness and completeness of the disconnection is indicative of another government-directed shutdown—the first since a two-day...
Syria drops offline, again

Mary Meeker's 2013 Internet Trends: Mobile Makes Up 15% Of All Internet Traffic, With 1.5B Users Worldwide

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers partner Mary Meeker unveiled her annual Internet Trends report for 2013 today at the D11 Conference, showing robust growth in the number of broadband and mobile users. All that said, there’s still a huge opportunity for smartphone adoption and mobile ad spend. There were more than...
Mary Meeker's 2013 Internet Trends: Mobile Makes Up 15% Of All Internet Traffic, With 1.5B Users Worldwide

Google Chrome 25 will serve searches over SSL from the omnibox even if users aren't signed in

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Google on Friday announced yet another security improvement for Chrome 25. In addition to killing silent extension installation, the omnibox in Google’s browser will send all searches over Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Chrome already does this for users who are signed in to Google: when they search from the address...
Google Chrome 25 will serve searches over SSL from the omnibox even if users aren't signed in
The Mobile Monetization Challenge: How Can Content Publishers Make Mobile Work?

Petition to make "Hella" the prefix for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

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Carl sez, "A petition to make Hella- the official SI prefix for 10^27, for measuring things bigger than Yotta- (the prefix for (US) billion trillion). For instance: 'the sun (mass of 2.2 hellatons) would release energy at 0.3 hellawatts.' It would also come in handy for eventually measuring Internet...
Petition to make "Hella" the prefix for 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

IBM has a new protocol (and a box) for the internet of things

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IBM may be in talks to sell off its server division, but it’s not abandoning hardware just yet. Instead, Big Blue is introducing an appliance for the internet of things, as well as a new protocol optimized for delivering messages between sensors. IBM considers both efforts part of its Smarter...
IBM has a new protocol (and a box) for the internet of things

Where Kim Dotcom and Mega have the edge on Dropbox and Box.net

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As a world (in)famous technologist with the literal last name “Dotcom,” Kim Dotcom is a man whose swag is matched only by the damages sought against him by the U.S. government. His filesharing site Megaupload was long the ire of record companies and movie studios, who say it was a...
Where Kim Dotcom and Mega have the edge on Dropbox and Box.net

Syria sidesteps sanctions by turning to China for Internet bandwidth

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ssoosayCensorship and government monitoring aren’t the only problems facing Syrian Internet users. There have been frequent, recent shutdowns of all Internet traffic crossing the Syrian border over the last few months, accompanying dramatic changes in how the country connects to the rest of the world. With growing international diplomatic pressure...
Syria sidesteps sanctions by turning to China for Internet bandwidth

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

Routing Error Knocks 3 Million Telstra Customers Offline

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An Internet traffic routing error by a rival ISP is suspected of causing up to 3 million Telstra customers to be knocked offline for around 35 minutes on......
Routing Error Knocks 3 Million Telstra Customers Offline

Netflix CEO: Amazon Losing Up to $1 Billion a Year on Streaming Video

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Reed Hastings says that one day, Amazon will provide real competition for Netflix. But the Netflix CEO says Jeff Bezos will have to spend a lot of money before that happens: Hastings says Amazon is losing between $500 million and a $1 billion a year as it acquires streaming video...
Netflix CEO: Amazon Losing Up to $1 Billion a Year on Streaming Video

Mary Meeker Re-Imagines Nearly Everything

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Today at the D10 Conference, star analyst Mary Meeker gave her latest presentation of Internet Trends. You can download the whole presentation here (PDF) and it's well worth spending time perusing. Here are the main takeaways, along with selected screenshots. Get ready for lots of re-imagining and proof of rapid...
Mary Meeker Re-Imagines Nearly Everything

Study: iPhone 5, Galaxy S3 Neck And Neck In Web Traffic Share

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According to ad network Chitika’s latest traffic study, Samsung has caught the iPhone in terms of the amount of internet traffic being driven by the two devices. The findings are drawn from “tens of millions of U.S. and Canadian smartphone mobile ad impressions.” Chitika said that... Please visit Marketing Land...
Study: iPhone 5, Galaxy S3 Neck And Neck In Web Traffic Share

VPNs reportedly blocked in Iran, with yet another crackdown on Internet access

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Last week, Iran’s Internet usage saw several interruptions. On the eve of the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution, Google and all SSL sites were blocked in Iran. A couple of days later, Google confirmed that Gmail and YouTube had, in fact, been blocked in the country. Restored after a four day...
VPNs reportedly blocked in Iran, with yet another crackdown on Internet access

Mobile Hotmail Privacy Breach Shows You Someone Else’s Inbox

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When we check our email or log into social networks on our mobile phones, it’s natural that we trust it will bring us to the right place. Microsoft is reporting that some Hotmail users have been accidentally shown other users’ inboxes when using the service on their mobile. In their...
Mobile Hotmail Privacy Breach Shows You Someone Else’s Inbox
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