US regulator scraps net neutrality rules that protect open internet
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Decision, which critics warn will hand control of the web to big cable companies, a major victory for FCC chair and Trump appointee Ajit Pai
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FCC commissioners voted 3-2 to overturn Obama-era rules that require broadband providers to treat websites equally
CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution
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In this report, we explore the growing chatbot landscape by investigating what chatbots are, how businesses leverage them, and where they will have the...
Net neutrality is dead. It?s time to fear Mickey Mouse
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It?s a red letter day for the media industry. Disney just took control of 21st Century Fox?s media empire, and the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality regulations that...
Five Times the Internet Was Actually Fun in 2017
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The dad on BBC, the kid with a knife and an anguished cameraman were among the internet’s most joyful and relatable moments of the year.
The Internet Is Free Again
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Killing Obama-era rules will remove the FCC as political gatekeeper.
All you need to know about net neutrality now it's been repealed
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ended
Commentary: Net Neutrality Is Dead. The Internet Is Next.
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The FCC just made blackmail OK.
Ripple is crushing litecoin with an $18 billion jump in market cap this week
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Ripple, also known as XRP, has more than doubled in price this week. On Friday, A group of Asian banks plans to test the technology for global money tran...
Facebook to add pre-roll ads and other changes to videos
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Facebook is making some changes to videos, including the addition of six-second pre-roll ads and changes to what gets prioritized.
Google is using light beam tech to connect rural India to the internet
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Google is preparing to use light beams to bring rural areas of the planet online after it announced to a planned rollout in India. The firm is working with a..
Alphabet tries internet lasers instead of balloons for India
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The tech will be used to plug holes in rural India's network.
How Prepared Are Marketers for the GDPR?
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How do marketers need to prepare for the European privacy regulation going into effect next May? Here's how the GDPR will impact your work.
Net neutrality is dead
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted to end Obama-era net neutrality protections. Voting along party lines, the ballots were cast as expected with the Republican-controlled FCC ending the Title II classification and effectively handing control of the internet to ISPs like Comcast, Time Warner, and AT&T. The contentious vote was not without its tense ?
What happens when you put a hackathon on a bus? An awesome podcast
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It’s a bit of an unusual one. In all my time at TNW, I don’t think I’ve ever written a blog about a podcast I’ve been listening to, but hear me out. I’m a big fan of Gimlet Media’s StartUp podcast. This week, it’s been following StartupBus: a five-day hackathon on wheels, where coders build ?
Cryptocurrency visualization shows all the $6.4 billion poured into ICOs
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Watch this visualization of all token sales in the last four years to understand precisely how much the cryptocurrency market has grown since 2014.
NASA and Google are announcing a 'major discovery' about exoplanets ? here's what it probably is
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Astronomers at NASA and artificial intelligence researchers at Google Brain have teamed up to sift through the Kepler telescope's extrasolar planet data.
9 Proven Tactics of a Successful Local Facebook Marketing Strategy
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Learn how local businesses can expand their audience and reach valuable new customers in their community using Facebook.
The Venture Capitalists Behind
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Lots of people are talking about the Superfish malware debacle. People are starting to understand just how bad this situation is. What I haven't seen so far why venture capitalists would have backed such a startup. Superfish investors, board members and advisors include Andrea Stavopouslos (Draper Fisher Jurvestson), Abe Finkelstein (Vintage Investment Partners), Anat Segal?
Samsung's Bixby-powered smart speaker will reportedly launch mid-2018
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Bloomberg reports that Samsung is gearing up to launch its Bixby-powered smart speaker within the first half of 2018 to take on Google Home and Amazon Echo.
E-waste is a huge and growing problem ? and the US is a big reason why
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The US ranks near the top when it comes not only to the amount of e-waste generated overall but also on a per capita basis.
How to sample Pandora's Premium service for free in the US
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Pandora is now letting people in the US try its Premium service - which usually costs $9.99 a month - at no charge... well, almost.
Train your brain like a superhero with this amazing speed reading program — just $15
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Get your mind — and your reading — right with the right training from this award-winning Speed Reading learning bundle from TNW Deals, now with an added holiday price drop down to $15 (over 90 percent off) from TNW Deals.
Best of TNW New York Hack Battle: here are the top 10 hacks
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Last Saturday, on the very first snowy day in New York, we organized a 14-hour hackathon we named the Battle of the Sensors. After a successful edition in Amsterdam in May, we decided to challenge the hackers of the Big Apple right before TNW New York on Tuesday. We were proud to count our friends at MessageBird as hack ?
How edtech innovation can revolutionize the education industry
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Venture funding for EdTech is booming this year, with CB Insights projecting that there will be a 24 percent growth over last year, with close to $3 billion in total funding. At the center of that growth is a group of entrepreneurs and innovators working together to improve the education industry, increase access, and reduce ?
Snapchat opens Lens Studio to everyone
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Snapchat today announced it was opening Lens Studio to everyone. Anyone can develop their own Lens, one of Snapchat's most lauded augmented reality feature.
Antsy about entrepreneurship? 6 reasons your ‘non-business’ self is ready
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Many people feel like they?d like to start their own business ? maybe they have a great original idea, or they can see a way to do something better than what the market currently has to offer. Yet all too often, these same people let their potential go unfulfilled because they think they?re not quite ?
1 Mental Block to a Full Time Blogging Career - Blogging Tips
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I was fuming. I remember many years ago. Even though my energy was a bit off ? I was doing a wee bit too much from fear, and not enough from the energy of love and fun ? I was creating and connecting persistently. I helped people. I was not stuck on getting anything in return from these helping sessions. I kept at it too; guest posting, commenting effectively and genuinely on top blogs from my niche. Yet I saw other bloggers in my niche making thousands and thousands of dollars on some days. Alt
Disney just put a huge question mark over the future of Hulu
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Why Hulu's live TV service could be an early casualty of the mammoth Disney/Fox deal
Oscar Health is making a big bet on personalized care that people traditionally spend as much as $40,000 on
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Oscar Health, the $2.7 billion health insurance startup, wants to have all of its members using concierge medical care in 2018.
ICYMI: Me, on @Issue on NBC10 Philadelphia - How to Separate Fact From Fiction on Social Media - Jeff Gibbard - Professional Speaker | Strategist | Blogger | Podcaster
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My segment starts at around the 3-minute mark. This past Sunday I had the pleasure of speaking with Lauren Mayk on NBC10 @Issue. The topic was how to spot, and stop, online propaganda in the digital age. This was a follow-up to my previous appearance on November 6th on NBC10: How to spot fake news.? Read more about ICYMI: Me, on @Issue on NBC10 Philadelphia ? How to Separate Fact From Fiction on Social Media
Net neutrality vote will go down in internet history (The 3:59, Ep. 333)
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The FCC expects vote on net neutrality on Thursday, potentially changing the way we browse the internet.
Setting Up WWW Custom Domain on Blogger (Updated for 2013)
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Having spent a little time away from blogging, I recently discovered that properly
The U.K. says Russian ships could sever cables connecting U.S. and Europe, cutting off Internet, trade
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Undersea lines across the Atlantic are crucial for communication and trillion dollar trade, but Russian ships have reportedly been moving near known cable routes.
7 lessons learned from 9 years since starting a business
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Starting a business can be one of the best decisions a person makes in their life. But there's a learning curve for anyone who takes this journey.
HTML 5.2 becomes a W3C Recommendation - SD Times
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HTML 5.2 is now a W3C Recommendation, replacing the HTML 5.1 specification
Three Glorious Minutes of Instant Karma
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Poetic justice has been served
Don?t Get Sophisticated, Stay Scrappy
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Don?t get comfortable. The habits that make you successful are the same ones that allow you to succeed. And although this makes perfect sense, many of us forget this. We achieve a little b?