Tag Archives: Internet

America to Dump Obama-Era ‘Net Neutrality’ Which Gives Free, Open Internet

The head of the US Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open Internet, moving to give broadband service providers sweeping power over what content consumers can access. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump in January, said the regulatory agency will vote at a December 14 meeting on his plan ... Read More »

‘You’re hired!’: Internet salutes Twitter employee who pulled plug on Trump

Like the Christmas truce in the first world war trenches, for 11 serene minutes it seemed like peace and harmony had broken out on earth with the sudden suspension of Donald Trump’s Twitter account. It soon emerged that the outage was not because the tech company had taken action against the US president for occasionally threatening nuclear war, nor that Trump ... Read More »

New Phillies manager learns the Internet is forever

Gabe Kapler’s introductory press conference as the new manager of the Phillies touched on a lot of topics about him and the future of the organization. And there was a question about coconut oil. After Kapler’s playing days were over, he started a blog called “Kaplifestyle” where he wrote about lots of topics like eating the right kinds of foods ... Read More »

Tata Communications to invest $100 million on Internet of Things

Tata Communications Ltd is set to invest about USD 100 million in the the Internet of Things (IoT), a digital space the company is betting big on in the next few years. IoT is a serious business and will become a significant revenue line for the firm going forward, Tata Communications Senior Vice President and Head, Internet of Things, VS Shridhar ... Read More »

Why The Private Internet Is Growing So Fast

If you’re not a fan of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, you’re missing one of the best pop culture takes on the tech world ever produced. Sure, it might not have fire-breathing dragons and zombie armies, and very few people watch it, but as a fictional representation of the historical origins of the computer and Internet world that we now all ... Read More »

The ‘how to…’ questions the internet needs to answer

‘How to… keep friends through your 30s, when every micro-decision acts as another brick in the wall between you and them,’ asks Eva Wiseman. Photograph: Alamy Google (have you heard of Google? How to explain. OK, imagine shouting questions at a very tall pile of leaflets) has noticed a 140% increase in “how to” searches. Top of its list is ... Read More »

Indians are hooked to mobile Internet. Read how

In India, 70% use only mobile with male users outnumbering females. Mobile accounts for over half of all digital minutes in 13 markets, and over 75% in Mexico, India and Indonesia. More than 80% of mobile minutes in all markets are spent on apps. In India, 70% use only mobile with male usersoutnumbering females. [“Source-economictimes”] Read More »

How the Internet Changed Porn

Jon Ronson felt badly about the way he’d described Parisian orgies – and set out to make a different kind of story about sex. Jesse Dittmar/Redux Years ago, the author and filmmaker Jon Ronson reported on Parisian orgies: elaborate high-society fuckfests with beautiful people packed into palatial apartments. Today, Ronson has a reputation for sympathetically portraying outsiders in his work, like the ... Read More »

Assam Signs MoU With Google to Boost Internet Connectivity

HIGHLIGHTS Assam has signed an MoU with Google India It will provide Internet connections to 26,000 villages,1,500 tea gardens It will also improve digital literacy in the area The Assam government on Thursday signed an MoU with Google India Pvt. Ltd. to take Internet connectivity to the remotest part of the north-eastern state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the government would work ... Read More »

Google initiative to promote safe internet

Google India is working closely with Telangana government in Digital Telangana programme to cover various sectors. “ We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State to work in four to five key areas but also going beyond. For instance, all the tourist places are being covered, mapped, video-graphed so that a tourist coming to Telangana get a fair idea ... Read More »