Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...



Internet

Mobile Internet Browsing Traffic

This chart shows how smartphones are taking over the computing world

December 12th, 2013

Last month, we shared a report from Walker Sands which showed an enormous leap in mobile website traffic, up 18% from 2012. Although the results aren’t quite as eye-popping, Computerworld has shared the latest data from StatCounter, a Dublin-based website analytics company, which puts November’s mobile browser usage share at 20%. In other words, one-fifth …

American Internet Usage Survey

Survey: 15% of U.S. adults still don’t use the Internet

September 25th, 2013

Considering just how much time we spend online every day, it’s hard to fathom a life completely devoid of an Internet connection. Yet according to a recent poll by Pew Internet, “15% of American adults ages 18 and older do not use the internet or email.” Pew went on to ask why these adults didn’t get …

First Website Anniversary

World’s first web page brought back from the dead for 20th anniversary

April 30th, 2013

Today marks a hugely important day in the history of the Internet: On April 30th, 1993, Al Gore published the world’s first ever public website. Ok, so perhaps Mr. Gore wasn’t involved, but today is indeed the 20th anniversary of the World Wide Web becoming available to the public. Tim Berners-Lee and his team at …

Online privacy study young adults

Study shows major generational divide on online privacy attitudes

April 25th, 2013

A study published this week by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future found that young adults don’t care as much about online privacy as older Internet users. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 34, known as Millennials, were found to be more willing to hand over their personal data or web behavior …

Vint Cerf Future Internet

Web pioneer Vint Cerf envisions a futuristic Internet where people communicate with aliens

March 1st, 2013

One of the Internet’s founding fathers envisions a bright future that one day may involve communicating with animals and even aliens using the Web. During a speech given at the annual TED conference, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf described how technology can be used to communicate with other species, explaining that the Internet isn’t just a way of connecting machines …

New FBI unit tasked with making Web and mobile communications easier to spy on

May 24th, 2012

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently formed a new unit tasked with developing technologies that enable more effective means of monitoring Internet, mobile and VoIP communications, CNET reported. The secretive new unit, reportedly called the Domestic Communications Assistance Center, aims to develop new surveillance technologies that make it easier for law enforcement to spy on suspects …

Facebook to launch its own app store in the coming weeks

May 10th, 2012

Facebook on Wednesday announced it will be launching a new App Center in the coming weeks on the Web, iOS and Android. The company hopes the center will give developers a way to more effectively distribute apps and create new opportunities for more types of apps to be successful. “The App Center is designed to …

Pandora touts more than 150 million users

May 9th, 2012

According to CEO Joe Kennedy, Pandora has surpassed 150 million users in the United States and is the second most downloaded app in the history of Apple’s App Store, CNET reported on Wednesday. The Internet radio service has big plans for the future and is working with automakers to integrate the service into virtually all …