Verizon banks on 5G, abandons content

Verizon bets on 5G Verizon announced on Tuesday that it will abandon its pursuit of content and focus on expanding its 5G network. For a while, Verizon had tried to breach into the content market with other telecom giants like AT&T and Comcast. AT&T hopes that the acquisition of Time Warner gets approved after the […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 25, 2018
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Facebook will discontinue drone project

Facebook steps back from drone project Facebook announced on Tuesday that it will no longer pursue the Aquila program, the internet-drone project it launched in 2014. The object of the drones was to send Internet down from the sky to anywhere in the globe. Facebook built and tested a droned successfully in 2015, but the […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 28, 2018
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Senate rules to overturn FCC’s net neutrality repeal

On Wednesday, the Senate approved to overturn an attempt by the FCC to roll back the net neutrality rules created under the Obama administration. The net neutrality bill prevents Internet service providers from slowing down or speeding up certain websites, depending on traffic and popularity. Republican representatives, who are the ones most in favor of […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 18, 2018
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More and more Amish businesses are using technology

There are 2,000 thriving Amish businesses in the Lancaster, PA area, Donald B. Kraybill, a retired professor at Elizabethtown’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, told the New York Times. Many are worth several million dollars. More and more of those businesses are not strictly agrarian. Many now function with the aid of technology, […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 20, 2017
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Zuckerberg’s Prototype Internet Delivery Drone Completes Successful Test Flight

When a little drone built with the backing of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg touched down in May at Yuma Proving Ground, an Army testing facility in southwestern Arizona, no one hardly heard it. It didn’t even make the news until two months later. But that drone, and a fleet of others like it, may one […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • July 3, 2017
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CEO of Etsy Steps Down

The online commerce company Etsy announced on Tuesday that its current chief executive would be replaced. The handmade and eclectic goods website reported lower first quarter profits than expected and it’s facing pressure from investors. Once the leader in handmade items, Etsy must now compete with Amazon.com Inc.’s newly release marketplace. Despite a recent lower […]
  • Gray Phillips
  • May 4, 2017
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Yahoo User Info Still Up for Sale after System Hack

Back in 2013, Yahoo was hacked and over one billion users account information was stolen and put up for sale on the dark web. The offer stands as $200,000 or best offers. Even though the passwords are available, the dates of birth, telephone numbers and even security questions could be extremely useful if put in […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • March 21, 2017
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Questions Over Privacy Causes Sex Toy Maker $3.75 Million in Settlement

Standard Innovation Corp, an Ottawa-based marital aid maker, recently settled a lawsuit with two women for $3.75 million. The women’s claims were against the way the toy maker handles the type of personal data which the products are capable of generating. The women filed the lawsuit last fall in September. In an Illinois court, they […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • March 17, 2017
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Comcast Acquiring PowerCloud Systems

In a year that has seen acquisition after acquisition, Comcast has just acquired PowerCloud Systems. The deal is speculated to be fairly small, under $50 million, and Comcast will not be resurrecting Skydog, according to TechCrunch. It seems the cable company instead plans on gutting PowerCloud for parts and people. The endgame is to create their […]
  • Ben Feinstein
  • July 15, 2014
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