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The Ephemeralnet

In the aftermath of the dot-com crash, a new era for the web began to take hold – a turning point whose seismic shift was hyped under the moniker “Web 2.0.” The concept referred to the web becoming a…
PUBLISHED: June 30, 2013
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1568 words)

iTunes Store at 10: how Apple built a digital media juggernaut

Additional reporting by Greg Sandoval Ten years ago this month, a music sector ravaged by Napster and largely ignorant of digital distribution found a savior of sorts in what was then called the…
SOURCE:The Verge
PUBLISHED: April 26, 2013
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3595 words)

Meet the man who makes six figures a quarter just from using Twitter

For anyone who is semi-active on Twitter, the chances are they have been followed, retweeted or received a direct message from someone who calls him or herself a ‘social media guru’.…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 7, 2013
LENGTH: 13 minutes (3479 words)

Will the personalised Web destroy discovery?

It’s been a big month for the evolution of the personalised web, led by Mark Zuckerberg and the unveiling of Graph Search. Much as the product has been lauded – it filling a gap in…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 26, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1895 words)

Redesigning Google: how Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution

The new Google way is weird, but it's working By Dieter Bohn and Ellis Hamburger Something strange and remarkable started happening at Google immediately after Larry Page took full control as CEO in…
SOURCE:The Verge
PUBLISHED: Jan. 24, 2013
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3174 words)

Internet 2012 in numbers

Posted in Main on January 16th, 2013 by Pingdom There is so much happening on the Internet during a year that it’s impossible to capture it all in a blog post, but we’re going to give…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 16, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1796 words)

Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail

Remember when Google Plus “flopped"? Well, it didn’t. In fact, it was, and still is, just part of Google’s plan--but everyone (including the media) has trouble seeing it as…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 7, 2013
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1472 words)

Quantified Self and the Internet of Things: Everyone is collecting your data, so why shouldn’t you?

“Honestly, we weren’t sure that those kinds of products would have any success, that’s why we were late.” Alexis Arquilliere of Withings is explaining why the company,…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 7, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1877 words)

Facebook Mobile User Counts Revealed: 192M Android, 147M iPhone, 48M iPad, 56M Messenger

Facebook keeps user counts for its mobile apps hidden, but researcher Benedict Evans found a way to uncover them and they provide critical insight into the direction and performance of…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 4, 2013
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1568 words)