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BitTorrent Traffic Increases 40% in Half a Year

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Many Internet traffic reports have been published over the years. Back in 2004, long before the BitTorrent boom began, studies indicated that BitTorrent was responsible for an impressive 35% of all Internet traffic. In the years that followed Internet traffic distribution underwent a metamorphosis, as video streaming took off with...
BitTorrent Traffic Increases 40% in Half a Year

People in the U.S. and Canada use IE at work but swap to Chrome at home

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Investigation by ad network and statistics company Chitika has revealed that people appear to be using Google’s Chrome browser more in the evenings, even as they use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer during the day. This indicates that IE retains its popularity during the workday, but those same users switch to Chrome...
People in the U.S. and Canada use IE at work but swap to Chrome at home

Exclusive: Facebook’s Scuba project dives into performance data

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Facebook wasn’t satisfied with how its legacy tools measured what was working and what wasn’t across the site’s many-thousand servers, so it created a distributed in-memory data store called Scuba to help. The resulting tool samples information across Facebook’s infrastructure and can serve up hundreds of datasets containing up to...
Exclusive: Facebook’s Scuba project dives into performance data

Ford launches MyEnergi Lifestyle green initiative with Eaton, SunPower and WhirlPool

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Ford has announced the MyEnergi Lifestyle program in collaboration with Eaton, SunPower and WhirlPool designed to help US families reduce electricity usage through monitoring it in the cloud. Additional partners include Infineon and Nest Labs, the maker of a smart thermostat. As part of the collaboration, the companies are teaming...
Ford launches MyEnergi Lifestyle green initiative with Eaton, SunPower and WhirlPool

Pirq Snaps Up $1.2 Million for Low-Tech Loyalty Program

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Pirq has raised $1.2 million in a second round of funding to launch a new service that’s trying to replace the punch card. Many believe the future of tracking purchases and making payments lies with near field communication technology or smartphone applications, but this Kirkland, Wash.-based company is betting on...
Pirq Snaps Up $1.2 Million for Low-Tech Loyalty Program

BitTorrent Traffic Booms Due to “Licensing Challenges”

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Over the years we have been following various reports on Internet traffic changes, specifically in relation to BitTorrent. One of the emerging trends is BitTorrent and P2P traffic as a whole losing its share of total Internet traffic, in the U.S. at least. This downward spiral is confirmed by a...
BitTorrent Traffic Booms Due to “Licensing Challenges”

Fab Says Mobile Makes Up Half of All Sales During Peak Hours

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Some analysts are skeptical that retailers are seeing much of an impact from shopping on mobile devices. But here’s one counterpoint: Fab.com, the quirky online retailer, said today that over the past few weekends, more than 40 percent of the retailer’s sales have come from mobile, and during some periods of the...
Fab Says Mobile Makes Up Half of All Sales During Peak Hours

Unicorn Power

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By Ben Sandofsky (@sandofsky) and John Adams (@netik)Have you found yourself waiting in line at a supermarket and the guy in front decides to pay by check? One person can slow everyone down. We had a similar problem at Twitter.Every server has a fixed number of workers (cashiers) that handle...
Unicorn Power

Seattle redesigns public transit map with focus on frequency

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Seattle redesigned its transit maps to help riders find out about bus and train frequency. Speaking last month at an Ignite Seattle talk, mayor Mike McGinn stressed that city needed to find ways to better use and present data to help the everyday lives of its citizens. A recent redesign...
Seattle redesigns public transit map with focus on frequency
Bridgelux raises $25M to replace your old lightbulbs with LEDs
Postmates' local delivery service hits New York City

Did Amazon Just Launch a Netflix Killer? Hardly.

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Amazon is gunning for Netlix and Hulu. That's been the conventional wisdom anyway, with many expecting the ecommerce giant to launch a stand-alone video streaming service to compete with those companies. This week, Amazon watchers got the clearest sign yet that this is exactly where they're headed. But don't call...
Did Amazon Just Launch a Netflix Killer? Hardly.

Verizon teams up with Redbox to cash in on video

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Verizon and Redbox are creating a joint venture to provide movies on demand using the web as well as Redbox’s physical DVD rental kiosks around the country. The deal is seen as a blow against Netflix, which offers a DVD-by-mail and a streaming service, but it’s also a chance for...
Verizon teams up with Redbox to cash in on video

Ford teams up with Eaton, Whirlpool and SunPower to create MyEnergi Lifestyle, hopes to reduce everyone's CO2 footprint

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Trying to lower your utility bill? Maybe it's time you talked to a motor company -- Ford is on the warpath to reduce energy consumption. In a collaborative effort with SunPower Eaton and Whirlpool Ford is trying to show the world how it can drastically lower its electricity bills...
Ford teams up with Eaton, Whirlpool and SunPower to create MyEnergi Lifestyle, hopes to reduce everyone's CO2 footprint

FCC: US broadband providers deliver close to advertised speeds

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U.S. broadband providers deliver nearly the residential broadband speeds they advertise, with a handful of large providers exceeding the promised service, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said in a new report. On average, U.S. broadband providers surveyed in September delivered sustained speeds at 97 percent of advertised speeds, up...
FCC: US broadband providers deliver close to advertised speeds
Taxi Magic shows off new powers with biggest update ever
After Serving Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rides, Lyft Acqui-Hires Cherry Operations Team, Plans Launch In Seattle
Apple’s iCloud Has Solar Lining

Zynga's Draw Something Slingshots Past Angry Birds in App Store

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OMGPOP’s Draw Something is once again the top-selling iPhone application after being knocked off just two weeks ago by the launch of Angry Birds Space. The top ranking will go a long ways in quieting the critics, who believed Zynga foolishly acquired OMGPOP for $180 million the day of Rovio’s big launch, only to...
Zynga's Draw Something Slingshots Past Angry Birds in App Store

Thanksgiving Serves Up Busiest Day So Far for Instagram

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People really do love posting pictures of their food, and the proof is in the stuffing. Today, photo-sharing service Instagram revealed that it had its busiest day so far when users posted more than 10 million Thanksgiving-related photos. The company said in a blog post that during peak hours on...
Thanksgiving Serves Up Busiest Day So Far for Instagram

Uber Screwed Me (But At Least It Bought Me Breakfast!)

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I’ve been a wonderful state of bliss for the past week boating in North Carolina (did ya miss me? I missed you). But I came back today and I’m still pretty pissed at Uber for charging me $97 for a $65 ride to the airport last Friday. More importantly, the...
Uber Screwed Me (But At Least It Bought Me Breakfast!)
A startup emerges to help time shift energy use

BitTorrent Accounts for 35% of All Upload Traffic, VPNs are Booming

torrentfreak.com
Over the years we have been following various reports on changes in Internet traffic, specifically in relation to BitTorrent. One of the patterns that emerged with the rise of video streaming services is that BitTorrent is losing its share of total Internet traffic. This downward spiral is confirmed by the...
BitTorrent Accounts for 35% of All Upload Traffic, VPNs are Booming
Underwater batteries are making a splash for energy storage

Setster Gives All Daily Deal Companies Their Own Groupon Scheduler

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For those unfamiliar, Setster has been operating in the somewhat unsexy scheduling software space since 2008, with the goal of bringing doctors, lawyers, therapists, stylists, and everyone in between, a platform that makes it easy to manage appointment scheduling. Setster wants to be anywhere service providers make appointments with clients...
Setster Gives All Daily Deal Companies Their Own Groupon Scheduler

Apple Plans 20MW of Solar Power for iDataCenter

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The exterior of the Apple data center facility in Maiden, North Carolina (Source: Apple) Apple has revealed new details about the operations of its huge data center in Maiden, North Carolina, including plans to build a 20-megawatt solar power facility to support its operations. Apple also plans to use a...
Apple Plans 20MW of Solar Power for iDataCenter

Why cable should bank on broadband and thank Netflix

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With initiatives like TV Everywhere and broadband usage caps, is the cable industry biting the hands of the streaming video companies that are driving its most vibrant prospect for growth? Now that Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Verizon have kicked off  the latest round of quarterly earnings reports by multi-channel...
Why cable should bank on broadband and thank Netflix
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