Almost a third of British internet users are too nervous to shop online, according to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Even so, they are still more willing to do so than their European neighbours.
One of the founders of the incredible phenomenon called Twitter said that the outfit is not for sale. Not yet, anyway
There's only 25 broadband aircraft in service right now, but that's set to soar this year to 800, according to a report from market research firm In-Stat.
It's the dream of governments, banks and large businesses - quantum cryptography, a completely watertight means of communication.
Novelist and writer George Orwell was ahead of his time - not just with books like 1984 and Animal Farm, but in the way he wrote his diary.
Cablevision Systems unveiled plans to launch a new high-speed Internet
and WiFi service that could quite possibly bring Verizon, which posted
excellent quarterly earnings based solely on their wireless, Internet
and TV division’s strength, a little competition.
Opinion – The pressure on Time Warner Cable may have been too great, in the end:
The company today announced that it would halt plans to run trials of
consumption based billing for broadband access. Well, at least until
there is “further consultation” with its customers and until they feel
guilty enough about the bandwidth they use. So don’t’ hold your breath
that all plans on metered Internet billing are shelved.
Opinion – Time Warner Cable (TWC) is upset. There may be some
competition on the horizon for this and other cable companies and as
usual, the company had an allergic reaction on that prospect and
complained to the FCC that there is no way that the government could
sponsor potential competitors to deliver broadband to “underserved”
areas. Gee guys, could it be that you need a bit more competition to
live up to what you are supposed to provide to American consumers?
It seems we may be getting a much faster Bluetooth technology soon.
Previously called Bluetooth UWB, the new Bluetooth 3.0 is expected to
be at least 18 times faster that the current 2.0 + EDR version. In
fact, it may be fast enough to be described as a broadband connection
and it may have a shot to be integrated in consumer electronics devices
to transfer media files.
Tens of thousands were without cell phones, landline or Internet services following the cutting of four fiber optics cables by vandals early yesterday morning in San Jose, and then later four cables in San Carlos were also cut. AT&T is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Sprint announced that it will be deploying WiMax services in then
cities within the United States in 2009, and five additional cities in
2010. So far, WiMax access is only available in Baltimore.
On Monday, representatives of broadband providers stated that an agency overseeing the $4.7 billion in broadband deployment incentives will slow down the spread of Internet access to areas which are underserved and unserved. Consumer advocates say a mandate should come with this money, one insuring the Internet networks remain neutral and open to all traffic.
Yesterday, NEC announced it will be upgrading the underwater cable running from the west coast of South America through Panama to the Caribbean, a distance in excess of 2000 miles. Eleven telecom companies are involved in a consortium that is buying the PanAmerican cable.
Skype Technologies announced today a beta business-based VoIP service to run on the open-standard SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). The eBay-owned communications company has increases its base to well over 15 million daily users, however eBay would like Skype to be a better financial performer on their balance sheets. As such, a business-class service began last month with 438,000 PBXes shipped, according to IDC.
A report published by Dell'Oro, a research market firm for the networking and telecommunication industries, says that 2009 forecasts show growth for 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps extreme high-speed networking technologies despite broader networking market declines.
After three long years without a defined business model, and enduring constant criticism because of it, Twitter had apparently offered its users a variety of paid services. When the report of Twitter's paid account options to their list of services came out, users were not happy -- and rightfully so: The whole thing was a hoax. And even though the report said free accounts would still remain available, users were first upset over the terms of the proposed paid services, then over the fact they were duped.
Yesterday, George Stephanopoulos, a reporter from ABC, conducted an interview with Senator John McCain -- only it was not your typical interview. It was a new type of interview, a short, 15 minute "Twitterview" conducted over 140 character "tweets" sent back and forth on the popular social networking and microblogging website Twitter.com. Though it was a major move in the face of journalism, it has been criticized for its lack of depth.
The 2009 Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) conference will be held in London's Olympia Exhibition Centre on March 25-27, 2009. IPTV vendors on hand will demonstrate the latest in TV over the Internet, bringing the dream of software protocol access to all devices currently hard-wired one step closer to reality.
Starting today, residents in the San Jose-Silicon Valley area, portions of the East Bay, and the Monterrey-Salinas area near San Francisco will be able to access wideband 50 Mbps Internet services. Businesses in the same areas will have access beginning on March 10.
Cars Cars could potentially be equipped with Dedicated Short Range Communications technology, which alerts drivers to potential intersection crashes, rear-end collisions, and lane drift, as early as 2012. The technology would also be capable of enabling traffic flow management and optimized route selection for drivers. Talking cars may soon be getting us all home a little quicker during rush hour.