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Which type of broadband plan is best for you?

It’s not unusual for a household to consume hundreds of GB of data per month. Heavy users who regularly do online video streaming can even go over 1TB per month. Thanks to HD and 4K videos as well as faster connection speeds, it’s easy to use up tremendous amounts of data to quickly go over the allotted data … [Read more...]

Looks like Google is getting into the speed test game

It wasn't too long ago that Netflix launched Fast.com, a site that tests the speed of your internet connection. But even before Fast.com existed there were a number of internet speed test sites including Speedtest.net which is arguably [still] the most popular speed test destination for people looking to see … [Read more...]

A look at what happens every second on the internet

The internet is a big place, between the web and other protocols that make up the massive network, there's always something happening on it. But what exactly happens each second on the internet? Well, you're about to find out with this cool infographic created by the fine folks at UnboxingDeals. Every second … [Read more...]

Driven By Data: Addressable TV Advertising Brings Internet Targeting to TV

In spite of television’s slow and gentle decline in popularity, the medium is far from dead. Marketers are still looking for ways to increase their return on investment with commercial advertisements. By incorporating Internet-modeled advertising that targets individuals and families rather than a broad net … [Read more...]

These Are The Countries With The Least Access to Internet

I remember my first Internet sessions -- it was in mid-1990s, my parents had this big beige Dell tower and massive CRT monitor setup in our basement. I was very fortunate because we had two phone lines in my house which meant I didn't have to get off the Internet when the phone rang. Anyway, back to my first … [Read more...]

Verizon Buying AOL for $4.4 Billion

It’s the way of all things: AOL, which owns several web-based media outlets including TechCrunch, Engadget, and Huffington Post, among others, is being acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion in cash. The upshot here is that AOL will live on as a Verizon subsidiary, and it gives Verizon a new avenue to provide … [Read more...]

Netflix CFO: Service Will Be Cheaper in High-Piracy Countries

In the category of "Something You Have to Say to Investors but Probably Don't Want the Whole World Knowing," we have a new entry by Netflix CFO David Wells. It's titled, "Netflix Will Be Cheaper in Countries That Pirate More." BGR is reporting that Wells did, indeed, state in a Netflix earnings call this … [Read more...]

Samsung Revises Smart TV Privacy Policy

The other day, news hit that Samsung’s Smart TV line might be listening to your conversations to make its voice command functions work. People started getting upset over the wording of the device line’s privacy policy, which said that some of what you say might get beamed over to “third parties,” which, in … [Read more...]

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