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People’s access to the internet, mapped

The internet dominates the western world, but how does it fare globally? This map shows the proportion of people in every country with access to the web thanks to data from the Internet Telecomms Union.  An internet user is defined as person who accessed the Internet in the last 12 months from any device, including mobile phones. Globally, Iceland has the highest percentage ... Read More »

People’s access to the internet, mapped

The internet dominates the western world, but how does it fare globally? This map shows the proportion of people in every country with access to the web thanks to data from the Internet Telecomms Union.  An internet user is defined as person who accessed the Internet in the last 12 months from any device, including mobile phones. Globally, Iceland has the highest percentage ... Read More »

ACCC shifts on regional internet levy

Australia’s competition regulator will allow non-NBN high-speed internet providers to pass on federal government’s proposed $7-a-month levy for regional services to customers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has finalised a ruling that non-NBN high-speed internet providers will set the prices of their service in line with those on the national broadband network. The regulator has shifted stance on the ... Read More »

What Canadians will lose out on as the U.S. deregulates the Internet while we’re stuck on ‘net neutrality’

Is the U.S. about to kill the open Internet and will Canada save it? The new chair of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to jettison America’s “net neutrality” regulations and replace them with guidelines. The New York Times, in a spirited editorial headline last month, summarized it like this: “FCC Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It.” ... Read More »

Elephant Goring To Internet Of Things: Tom Siebel Speaks Out

Tom Siebel is the founder, CEO and chairman of C3 IoT, an IoT platform and applications company. During the 1980s Siebel worked and was an executive at Oracle. A serial entrepreneur, Siebel founded Siebel Systems in 1993 and sold it to Oracle for $5.8 billion in 2006. Shortly after founding C3 IoT in 2009, Siebel was gored by an elephant during a ... Read More »

Internet Democracy Is Great … in Theory. Just Ask the FCC

THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS Commission says it wants to hear from you about the future of net neutrality. But in opening its virtual doors to the public, it’s also opened them to spammers and trolls, some of whom might have even managed to knock the FCC’s site offline this past week. On the one hand, these problems are mere hassles: The ... Read More »

Snapdeal-Flipkart Sale Approval Said to Have Been Given by Nexus to SoftBank

Japan’s SoftBank has secured the crucial nod from co-investor Nexus Venture Partners (NVP) for sale of Snapdeal to India’s largest e-commerce firm, Flipkart, sources said. SoftBank – the largest shareholder in Snapdeal – had secured a go-ahead from the founders and Kalaari last month. However, NVP was not in agreement over the valuation suggested by the Japanese firm and hectic ... Read More »

The Photographer vs. The Internet

ME: I don’t want to be a dick but could you please stop using my image on your website? THE INTERNET: Why? ME: Because it is my image and not yours to use! THE INTERNET: But it is on the Internet! ME: It is supposed to be exclusive for a client who paid me to shoot it. THE INTERNET: I’ll ... Read More »

Chinese Internet Leaders Will Shake the World

A decade ago, Chinese internet companies were still marginal internationally. Today, they are world-class industry innovators. In the internet economy, the leadership is shifting from the advanced West to the emerging East. geralt / Pixabay Today, China’s leading internet companies rival their counterparts in the West in terms of scale, value and innovation. Yet, their impact outside of China is ... Read More »

Juicero CEO Says Luxury Juicer Is Much More Than Juice Internet Is Unimpressed

Sometimes, it’s the Internet of stings. Juicero, a startup that sells a pricey juice press, found that out firsthand. The company’s Wi-Fi-enabled machine produces cold-pressed juice out of packets sold exclusively to owners via subscription. Received as both Silicon Valley cautionary tale and commentary on conspicuous consumption, Juicero’s story was chronicled this week in a Bloomberg News piece. The article ... Read More »