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Fujitsu speeds up internet transmissions, declares war on buffering

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Fujitsu's engineers, bored of waiting for their movies to download, have cooked up a new data transfer protocol that promises to be 30 times faster than current speeds. Using a proprietary tweak of user datagram protocol (UDP), the software examines the available bandwidth and only uses the optimal amount,...
Fujitsu speeds up internet transmissions, declares war on buffering
Israel's Celeno raises $24M to boost WiFi wireless network speeds
Scientists calculate how much carriers are overcharging you on data charges
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Increasing wireless network speed by 1000%, by replacing packets with algebra
New technology could actually make Starbucks Wi-Fi usable
Review: $249 Matrox DS1 - The 'World's First Thunderbolt Docking Station'

The Top 10 Cities With the Best Broadband

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The company behind the broadband speed testing site Speedtest.net is ready to go beyond testing broadband quality and into the data game. Ookla, the three-year-old company based in Seattle that’s behind the online speed service, introduced a broadband index today that tabulates the results from the more than 1 million...
The Top 10 Cities With the Best Broadband
'Biggest ever' internet attack is indeed huge, but not global

Syria drops offline, again

arstechnica.com
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

Google App Engine Down With Major Service Disruption As Dropbox and Tumblr Also Suffer

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Google App Engine is down with a major service disruption affecting thousands of customers around the world that use the platform-as-a-service. The Google  Engine team posted the following update: At approximately 7:30am Pacific time this morning, Google began experiencing slow performance and dropped connections from one of the components of...
Google App Engine Down With Major Service Disruption As Dropbox and Tumblr Also Suffer

What Web Users Need to Know About SPDY

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Slowly but surely, SPDY ("speedy") is becoming more widely used. The Google-backed protocol, a modification to HTTP, is designed to help reduce latency and bolster security. Even if you don't manage a Web server yourself, you should know about SPDY and what it offers to you - and the...
What Web Users Need to Know About SPDY
Breakthrough wireless tech to combine LTE, Wi-Fi data streams
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Security Threats: CloudFlare Launches Business and Enterprise Services

40 Engineers Worked 14-Hour Days, 7 Days A Week To Get Obama Reelected--Here Is Their Story

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The Obama campaign's technologists were tense and tired. It was game day and everything was going wrong. Josh Thayer, the lead engineer of Narwhal, had just been informed that they'd lost another one of the services powering their software. That was bad: Narwhal was the code name for the data...
40 Engineers Worked 14-Hour Days, 7 Days A Week To Get Obama Reelected--Here Is Their Story

Tumblr takes a tumble, stumbles back to life

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Tumblr is back online after an hours-long outage Friday morning. Just a week following its last outage, Tumblr on its Twitter account said it was "experiencing network problems" due to an issue with one of the site's uplink providers. According to service monitoring site Down Right Now, the outage...
Tumblr takes a tumble, stumbles back to life

Fujitsu data transfer protocol to reduce buffering, latency

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Engineers at Fujitsu have developed a new data transfer protocol that can improve streaming media buffering and file transfers over a network. The software-based solution optimizes the amount of data packets traveling through a connection in an attempt to avoid network congestion and packet loss, with a a 30-times improvement...
Fujitsu data transfer protocol to reduce buffering, latency

Skype promising CD quality sound from new 'Opus' audio codec, fewer choppy calls

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Skype's got a new audio codec that it thinks you should be pumped about, and it's called "Opus." It's been kicked around at Skype since March 2009, though work didn't begin in earnest until June of the same year, and it was just certified by the IETF as a...
Skype promising CD quality sound from new 'Opus' audio codec, fewer choppy calls

Wordpress.com Founder Matt Mullenweg: The Cloud is Marketing Speak

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The Wordpress.com network went down last week. In the wake of the outage, we started looking at what infrastructure Wordpress.com uses for serving its 10 million blogs. Wordpress.com is run from data centers in Chicago and San Antonio. Layered Technologies (LayeredTech) manages most of the Wordpress.com infrastructure. According to LayeredTech...
Wordpress.com Founder Matt Mullenweg: The Cloud is Marketing Speak

How design will make or break your mobile company in 2012

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Design. Rarely has a single force so utterly dominated economic enterprise. Design is literally “everything.” We’re talking about the mobile industry, of course, where trillions of dollars of market value have been created in the past five years. Smartphones, tablets and mobile services are being devoured by consumers — but...
How design will make or break your mobile company in 2012

Sandy Batters Internet, But Few Knockouts

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Although Sandy continues to be primarily a flooding event, High, sustained winds and some large fires are complicating life on and off the Internet. Service issues for YouTube were widely reported Monday at 7:30 p.m. EDT, and were intermittent throughout the rest of the night, until they ended around 6...
Sandy Batters Internet, But Few Knockouts

Akamai adds more speed to its network with FastSoft acquisition

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Akamai, the company behind one of the Web’s largest content delivery platforms, is adding more speed to its network after it announced the acquisition of FastSoft, a content acceleration software maker, in an undisclosed deal. The acquisition of six-year-old FastSoft is set to boost the quality of service and performance of Akamai’s...
Akamai adds more speed to its network with FastSoft acquisition
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