DoD still using 8-inch floppies and other infrastructure horror stories from Jared Kushner

June 21, 2017

… electronic suffer behind legacy systems and bureaucracy. Kushner noted how over 500 Veterans Affairs documents are not accessible on modern browsers and that a 1980 Paper Reduction Act is so outdated that it didnt even account for computerized systems or the Internet, yet has domain over all documents filed with the government online. Kushner also outlined some aggressive plans to move the governments 6,100 data centers and 1.6 million civilian email accounts to cloud-based services. That could …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… business model than competition from Google, however. “That’s not the cause of ad tech’s weakness by itself,” Wieser said. “Those are not very good businesses. They’re mostly commoditized.” Either way, noted venture capitalist Fred Wilson predicted in January that it would be virtually impossible to find funding for an Internet advertising business this year. “The ad:tech market will go the way of search, social, and mobile as investors and …

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A Facebook bug showed moderators to the terror groups they monitored

June 18, 2017

… its massive platform safe and free from the worst the world has to offer, especially in light of a leak of internal documents outlining Facebook’s content moderation policies last month. The task falls to the moderators, who are forced to sift through the worst of the muck to keep everyone else’s Internet experience (relatively) pleasant. Facebook says it offers psychological support and wellness resources, and pledges to do more in the future but, in the case of the Iraqi-born Irish …

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Of course cable companies are going to screw up the internet

June 15, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / reptiles4all You can’t really get that mad at the companies that provide Internet service to Americans. They’re destined to screw up the Internet. They were created decades ago to screw up the Internet. Without the proper rules, few people outside of the company’s own lobbyists and think tanks believe there’s any chance that they don’t screw up the Internet. After all, these companies are obligated to do so by their shareholders. The Internet …

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Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

… 1986-1994 – Councillor in the London borough of Merton. May 1997 – Elected Conservative MP for Maidenhead. 1999-2001 – Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Employment. 2001-2002 – Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions. 2004-2005 – Shadow Secretary of State for the Family. May 2010-July 2016 – Home Secretary. 2012 – Introduces the controversial Data Communications Bill, which would require UK Internet service …

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Amazon’s great at selling its own batteries and baby wipes. But Food and fashion? Not yet

June 11, 2017

… designing a diaper, for instance. But the scattershot approach has begun to pay off recently as Amazon has gained a dominant foothold across the markets of a number of everyday goods. The success earned it a shoutout in “Queen of the Internet” analyst Mary Meeker’s influential yearly online trends presentation last month. According to Meeker’s slides, Amazon’s brands now account for nearly a third of all online battery sales and a little over 15 percent of the …

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This startup is building an online shop around unboxing videos

June 9, 2017

A YouTuber unboxes a "loot crate."Image: youtube Eric Feng thinks he’s found the perfect intersection of media and online retail, and it’s, well, a little outside the box. The former Hulu executive and Kleiner Perkins partner is launching a new shopping platform built entirely around an obsession among certain parts of the Internet with so-called “unboxing” videos. SEE ALSO: The future of retail is permanent pop-up shops, according to this startup The company …

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U.S. internet speeds are improvingbut we’re still slow on mobile

June 8, 2017

Image: Getty Images/Cultura RF Land of the free home of the…buffering… brave. U.S. mobile speeds lag behind those found in other developed countries, according to a new report from Internet network Akamai. The good news, however, is that U.S. broadband Internet speeds continue to improve, up 22 percent compared to the same time last year. That growth puts the country into the top 10 fastest average speeds at 18.7 megabits per second. Akamai published the findings in its …

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Companies get ready for day of protest to save net neutrality

June 7, 2017

The day of action to save net neutrality is planned for July 12.Image: Matt Rourke/AP/REX/Shutterstock Digital companies are preparing to make their net neutrality positions clear. Companies such as Amazon, Kickstarter, Vimeo, Reddit, Mozilla, and Etsy alongside civil rights organization ACLU are planning an “Internet-wide day of action to save net neutrality” on July 12. SEE ALSO: Don’t count on Netflix as net neutrality’s savior The Federal Communications Commission …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… and others in a local park "about religion, Mohammed, this kind of stuff." He says his wife reported the neighbor's behavior to police, but nothing came of it. Palomba says he later became friendly with the man and never suspected he could be planning attacks. ___ 6:30 p.m. Social media giants Google and Twitter are responding to British Prime Minister Theresa May's statement that Internet companies are complicit in terror attacks by giving extremist views "the safe …

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Amazon is finally going to refund your kids’ unauthorized in-app purchases

June 1, 2017

If you've fallen victim to tap-happy kids, there may be some reliefImage: Newscast/REX/Shutterstock If you’ve been the victim of a tap-happy child who goes on a Candy Crush spending spree while you tried to just taste the sweet, sweet relief of a 10 minute nap, there’s more relief in sight. SEE ALSO: Your Internet data is absolutely a national security issue The FTC announced on Tuesday that Amazon will begin considering and offering refunds for unauthorized in-app purchases …

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5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

… pair of digital armbands and then snap a photo that puts them right in Wonder Womans shoes er, cuffs. The web app transforms fans into their own kind of warrior, empowering pose and all. Thanks Internet! Image: Warner Bros. PICTURES Inspiring a new generation Inspired by the release of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. Pictures and Google’s Made with Code are teaming up to help motivate teenage girls by teaching them how to program. By showcasing the unexpected and interesting ways that …

May 26, 2017
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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

… demand—” “—credit card verification systems, Snapchat—” adds a third. “Pornography accounts for 37 percent of all Internet traffic.” “Thirty-eightwhen I’m on it,” says the guy with the highfalutin facial hair. In many ways, the exchange is typical of the show. It’s good for multiple laughs, particularly if you’re wise to the shamelessly eccentric ways of the modern tech world. Punchline aside, the big laugh is that nod …

May 23, 2017
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Hillary Clinton Unveils Her Next Venture, Onward Together. Its Reception Is Tepid.

… growth after President Trumps election. Clinton wrote in her email: "I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy." The Internet response to Clintons news was lukewarm. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideo Ad Mastery Create and Convert Niche Passionate Audiences On Facebook Using Simple Video Ads And Evergreen RetargetingWP Tag Machine – Unlimited Reseller License …

May 23, 2017
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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable market for …

May 22, 2017
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Please stop talking about The Skimm

Image: The Skimm So! Right now on the parts of the Internet mostly occupied by People Who Work In the Business of Content (or as known by their Hebrew name: Media Schmucks), there’s a fiery debate raging, mostly through the dumb art of white-hot takery, about a critical issue for this terrifyingly weird and abrasive moment in American history: An email newsletter. Yes: And you thought [INSERT LITERALLY ANYTHING ELSE] was important. But you were wrong. The email newsletter in question is …

May 19, 2017
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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… way to work together. Making commerce relevant and inclusive To say the Internet fundamentally changed commerce is an understatement. However, the gulf between physical and digital products as well as the gulf between the haves and have-nots has been a bane since its inception. For consumers, more automation often means less individuality. Especially when it comes to irrelevant marketing and the disenfranchised. Can technology bridge these worlds? Hubspot Co-Founder & CTO …

May 18, 2017
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Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

… being the leader in self-driving technology.” “This will advance [Lyft cofounders] John and Logans vision for this transportation evolution. We certainly need tremendous hardware manufacturers and engineering talent to make our vision a reality,” he said. WATCH: Someone drilled a hole in an iPhone to make a fidget spinner because… the Internet More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTrafficBuilder – Pro TrafficBuilder – ProCovert PinPress This Hot New …

May 18, 2017
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Experts poke holes in marketing claims about fidget spinners

… Schweitzer told the Post. WATCH: Someone drilled a hole in an iPhone to make a fidget spinner because… the Internet More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Video Profits – 10 Copies Resellers License Green Screen Academy Reseller FULL Funnel The 3-in-one Green Screen Suite that gives you all the tools to transform your videos, adding a touch of class to your video production.InstaPilot – Multi Account Package InstaPilot – Multi Account PackageCarvly Create visuals and …

May 15, 2017
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