Submitted: April 8, 2013 - 3:22pm
Last updated: April 8, 2013 - 3:27pm
Your online life may not seem worth tracking as you browse websites, store content in the cloud, and post updates to social networking sites. But the data you generate is a rich trove of information that says more about you than you realize -- and it's a tempting treasure for marketers and law enforcement officials alike.
Submitted: March 20, 2013 - 3:47pm
Last updated: March 20, 2013 - 3:50pm
Dice, 12150 Meredith Drive, Urbandale, IA, 50323 , United States
The field of IT is notorious for being persistently male-dominated, but that doesn't mean women still suffer from a gender gap when it comes to pay. In fact, the compensation gender gap has disappeared for tech workers, according to the latest salary survey from IT careers site Dice.
Submitted: December 19, 2011 - 9:12pm
Last updated: December 22, 2011 - 9:23pm
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Every year, IBM picks five technologies that it predicts are going to change our lives in the next five years. This year's crop of life changers includes efficient capture of renewable energy, proliferation of biometric identification to authenticate your identity, control of machines with your mind, elimination of the digital divide, and the end of spam.
Submitted: July 7, 2010 - 9:24pm
Last updated: July 7, 2010 - 9:25pm
When it comes to broadband, Sullivan is a socialist. Why? Because broadband service in the United States is currently provided by a cableco/telco duopoly, and, as such, is slower and more expensive than in most of the developed world, studies show. Because he doesn't believe the Federal Communications Commission can fix that lack of competition within the current regulatory framework, despite the ambitious goals set forth in its National Broadband Plan.
Submitted: March 12, 2010 - 4:30pm
Last updated: November 29, 2010 - 11:36am
David Coursey hopes the National broadband Plan will include expanding Wi-Fi as part of improving mobile data access. It appears no amount of repurposed radio spectrum is likely to meet the expanding wireless data demand for very long.
Submitted: January 3, 2010 - 2:45pm
Last updated: January 3, 2010 - 2:46pm
In response to a Notice of Inquiry released by the Federal Communications Commission to explore how to transition to a purely IP-based communications network, AT&T has declared that it's time to cut the cord.
Submitted: November 3, 2009 - 3:47pm
Last updated: November 3, 2009 - 3:47pm
The media is filled with rhetoric drawing comparisons between the Droid and the iPhone. Those stories miss the point that the real battle isn't between the Droid and the iPhone, but between Verizon and AT&T.
Submitted: May 11, 2009 - 9:56pm
Last updated: May 11, 2009 - 9:56pm
The Federal Trade Commission may start enforcing net-neutrality rules and take action against bad network management practices when broadband providers don't live up to the promises they make to consumers, the agency's chairman said.
Submitted: April 25, 2009 - 5:48pm
Last updated: April 25, 2009 - 5:48pm
The latest chapter in the ongoing battle over the best way to deploy broadband access across the country has landed in the North Carolina legislature. Both houses in Raleigh are considering identical legislation -- Senate Bill 1004 and House Bill 1252 -- that, if passed, would make it more difficult for North Carolina municipalities to install and run their own broadband networks as public utilities.
Submitted: April 21, 2009 - 9:46pm
Last updated: April 21, 2009 - 9:46pm
Maybe nobody else is sad that Time Warner Cable has (for now) abandoned its foray into consumption-based Internet service pricing, but Coursey is. He was all set for the company to become the poster child for Network Neutrality and why it really matters.
Submitted: February 22, 2009 - 9:43pm
Last updated: February 22, 2009 - 9:44pm
In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, recently enacted by Congress, many details regarding the allocation of funds for high-tech projects remain blurry. Nevertheless, the nation's tech community appears to be encouraged by the $7.2 billion provision for broadband.
Submitted: December 23, 2008 - 9:19am
Last updated: December 23, 2008 - 9:20am
President-elect Barack Obama showed other politicians how to harness the power of the Web in 2008, bringing political campaigns kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Obama went beyond the somewhat static Web pages of most past campaigns, by tapping the power of Web 2.0 tools including Facebook, YouTube, blogs and discussion boards, to create a conversation with potential voters.
Submitted: July 27, 2008 - 7:51pm
Last updated: July 27, 2008 - 7:51pm
Sure, the US has fallen behind on broadband penetration as you've read many times elsewhere -- but research firm Gartner predicts that will change in the next four years. In 2012, 77 percent of all American households will be accessing the Internet via broadband, compared to 54 percent last year, says a new Gartner report.
The U.S. should aim for 100M bps (bits per second) of broadband available to all U.S. residents by 2012 and 1G bps by 2015 in order to catch up to other countries that are moving forward with broadband rollouts, recommends a study released Monday.