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Can Anything Prevent Another Internet Shutdown in the U.S.?

An internet shutdown in the Northeastern U.S. happened roughly a week ago, and the experts are looking for ways to prevent this attack from ever happening again. Websites like Twitter and Spotify were inaccessible for thousands of people following the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) host. DNS, the technical network that converts web ... Read More »

The Problem With Expensive Real Estate

The U.K. Office for National Statistics has recently begun to track the value of land as part of the national accounts — and it turns out that dirt is now just about the biggest thing going in Britain: Land Takes Over the U.K. Balance Sheet Value as a percentage of gross domestic product Source: U.K. Office for National Statistics I was tipped off to this development ... Read More »

RERA and the cleaning up in real estate

At the RICS Real Estate Conference in Delhi on November 15, the talk was about transparency – what you see is what you buy. The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, which came into force this year, is forcing many developers to revamp their business models. The industry, some said, was in a “phase of cleaning up”. Here are the key takeaways: ... Read More »

Social media apps have changed the way parents, college students keep in touch

Every Sunday evening when she was in college, Vicki Ganniger took a roll of quarters to a pay phone and called home. “We called our parents once a week on Sundays,” said Ganniger, who graduated from Quincy University in Illinois 26 years ago. “That was the rule.” Now, Ganniger keeps in touch with her daughter, Katie, a freshman at Columbia ... Read More »

Is the internet ultimately a force for good or evil?

I mostly hate the internet. But the outrage and debate that has arisen in the wake of the Weinstein allegations couldn’t have happened without it. That has to be a good thing, right? Hey. I mostly hate the internet, too. And until this business with Weinstein, I have mostly hated the internet for the way in which it enables certain ... Read More »

Maybe Don’t Go On the Internet Today or Even This Week

Don’t go on the internet today. And definitely stay away from the internet on Wednesday. Avoid it for the whole week, actually. Well, hold on. Let me amend that. You should go on part of the internet. Come here to ELLE.com, of course. Read this site. Check your email maybe, if your job requires it or you’re waiting for a tracking information ... Read More »

Best of CES 2017: The 6 Most Interesting Things We Saw at CES

HIGHLIGHTS CES 2017 saw 3,800 exhibitors and nearly 200,000 visitors Amazon, Qualcomm, and Nvidia had the biggest impacts Multinational corporates and tiny startups shared space on the show floor To say that CES is enormous would be an understatement. Officially, there are 3,800 exhibitors spread out over 2.6 million square feet of hotel and convention centre floorspace, but there are peripheral gatherings ... Read More »

Indians are the biggest investors in Dubai’s real estate: Report

In the eighteen-month period between January 2016 to June 2017, Indians bought property worth Rs 42,000 crore in Dubai, said a Dubai Property Show statement accessed by the Times of India. The statement indicates that Indians are the top foreign property investors in the Emirates. In 2014, the Department recorded Indians investing Rs 30,000 crore in Dubai’s property. “For years, Indians have consistently ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Outselling iPhone 8 in the US: Report

Apple Inc’s older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys. Traditionally, new editions of the iPhone have sold quickly as fans queue for the latest upgrade, but early surveys have added to chatter that the iPhone 8 is not proving ... Read More »

BlackBerry Patent Licensing Director Victor Schubert Says He Has Left the Company

A key attorney executing BlackBerry Ltd’s patent licensing strategy has left the company, the second recent departure from the team tasked with making money from the Canadian company’s intellectual property. Victor Schubert, who was a licensing director for BlackBerry, told Reuters in a brief LinkedIn message that he was no longer with the company. He did not say when he left ... Read More »