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Chinese Proposals Tighten Internet Control; Law Firm Hires AI Robot

Posted May 17th, 2016 at 11:26 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: US: Proposed Chinese Regulations Could Fragment the Internet China is planning to push forward with new proposals requiring domain names to be registered through government-licensed providers. If the new rules are approved, they would also prevent some websites whose content is broadly defined as prohibited from registering. In a statement, U.S. officials […]

Mozilla Blocks Flash; Nadella’s Microsoft; Google’s Photo Mishaps

Posted July 14th, 2015 at 3:09 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Mozilla Blocks Flash Player on Firefox Mozilla has blocked all versions of Adobe Flash Player in its Firefox browser due to its vulnerability to attack. Last week’s breach of the Italian company Hacking Team was made possible by a Flash Player bug that hackers exploited. While Adobe issued a patch, there appear […]

Tech Sightings, November 5, 2014

Posted November 5th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Germany’s Top Publisher Bows to Google in News Licensing Row Based on the findings of a two-week experiment, Germany’s biggest news publisher, Axel Springer,  says it scrapped a bid to block Google from running snippets of articles from its newspapers. China Proposes Tougher Rules on Text Message Spam China proposed stricter regulations on sending spam […]

Tech Sightings, May 8, 2014

Posted May 8th, 2014 at 2:29 pm (UTC-5)
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 Mobile Internet Shakes up Stodgy China Industries China is witnessing a sea of change triggered by consumers shifting their Internet surfing to tablets and smartphones. Around 81 percent of China’s 618 million Internet users go online wirelessly; and the country’s tech companies are scrambling to meet the need with mobile-friendly services. Amazon, Netflix, Tech Giants […]

Tech Sightings, February 5, 2014

Posted February 5th, 2014 at 5:01 pm (UTC-5)
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Calling the Bluff on India’s Internet Penetration Hype India’s mobile phone business is rapidly growing. But despite claims by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) that Internet access is becoming more inclusive, a closer look reveals more hype than reality in these claims. Tech Start-Ups in Singapore – Cultural Challenges You’ll Face Singapore […]

Tech Sightings, February 3, 2014

Posted February 3rd, 2014 at 4:34 pm (UTC-5)
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How Social Media Changed the World Ten years after Facebook was launched, social media continues to transform the world. Who knows what the future of technology will bring to a connected world? Mentally Ill Man Launches Massive Social Media Campaign to Find the Person Who Saved His Life in 2008 Londoner Jonny Benjamin, who was […]

Tech Sightings, January 30, 2013

Posted January 30th, 2014 at 4:44 pm (UTC-5)
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Lenovo Faces Chance to Become Rare PC Maker Successful in Phones Chinese company Lenovo’s US$2.9 billion deal to buy Motorola Mobility from Google could position Lenovo to become one of rare PC makers with handset businesses. Related: Lenovo Buys Google’s Handset Business for $2.91B South Africa Demonstrates Algae-to-Energy Technology A demonstration by the Nelson Mandela […]

Tech Sightings, January 28, 2014

Posted January 28th, 2014 at 4:43 pm (UTC-5)
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Akamai: Average Internet Speed Grew 29% Year-over-Year to 3.6 Mbps, Mobile Traffic Jumped by 80% The latest figures from Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet report for Q3 2013 show average global connection speeds and demands in the global mobile market increasing steadily year-over-year. Eco-friendly Technology to Boost Indonesia’s Shrimp Farming The new technology, championed by […]