CANCUN, Mexico, June 22 (Xinhua) -- With the goal of securing an open Internet, which can be used with freedom, security, trust and accessibility by all, governments, companies and civil society must come together to craft a new governance model for the web, global experts have agreed. During...
Imagine you are launching a startup and you require speedy internet access for you and your customers. Imagine you are one of the customers. Now imagine speed that is not quite up to snuff to the Amazons and Netflix of the world — your would-be competitors. You’d quickly go under. And those cons...
When the grandees of the global advertising industry met in the south of France earlier this week for the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, they had much to feel good about. Global ad spending is expected to reach $600 billion US by the end of next year, according to eMarkete...
It's hard to imagine a data-filled presentation of more than 200 slides being "eagerly anticipated." But each year since 1995 Mary Meeker, a partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has managed to get Silicon Valley salivating over her hefty annual presentations on the state of the i...
Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Knowing the truth isn't enough sometimes. You need academics to point out the obvious so that you can huff that, of course, their conclusions are obvious and then you go back to doing nothing abo...
I will never forget the first time I logged onto the Internet. I was in 4th grade. My dad sat me down in front of his brand new see-through blue iMac G3 and clicked on a tiny AOL icon. A screen appeared asking for a login and password. "I made you an e-mail address," he said while my eyes scanned th...
In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, English computer scientist and the creator of the World Wide Web, couldn't have predicted that people would be using his idea to spread the word about the Arab Spring uprisings, or raise thousands of dollars to create a product. His goal was simple: he wanted a way to help ...
One in four Americans don't have access to internet. Boggles the mind, doesn't it? The reason why some of us do not have access, according to ConnectHome, the public-private initiative responsible for addressing it, is a complex cocktail that boils down to the fact that providers don't go into poor ...
Microsoft has been in the operating system game for decades, but now it's making a move in the web browser wars. Microsoft Edge, the first new browser interface and engine of this decade, comes with every shipping copy of Windows 10. Microsoft says it has "tens of millions of users," but it's barely...
The majority of links are considered to be commercial in nature, according to new research.Dan Petrovic, aka @DejanSEO, has just published the results of a quantitative study of 2,000 web users in the US and Australia. It was set up to discover perceptions about why web publishers link out. Accordin...
Parts of Britain are being left behind on access to online services, because of slow broadband, research suggests. King's College London researchers said many of the regions with the worst internet access also used modern services the least. The study compared online logs from half of the country's ...
Warning: if you are going to argue a point about politics, medicine, animal care, or gun control, then you had better take the time to make your argument legit. You can't copy-paste wikipedia links or spend ten seconds with Google and think you have a winning argument.   Legitimate research is ...
In December 2015, I interviewed an anti-revenge-porn activist who went to war against Hunter Moore, the “king of revenge porn.” Moore had hosted nude photos of her daughter, K, on his site. He hacked the photos from K’s email account, and their release caused her pain and humiliation. “I wil...
When I think about the behavior of many business people today, I imagine a breadline. These employees are the data-poor, waiting around at the end of the day on the data breadline. The overtaxed data analyst team prioritizes work for the company executives, and everyone else must be served later. An...
Going online to do research when you're writing papers and doing projects is a no-brainer. But all of the choices at your fingertips can seem overwhelming sometimes. Knowing how to evaluate and choose online resources can help you avoid headaches and wasted time. (adsbygoogle = window....
One of the most ambitious endeavors in quantum physics right now is to build a large-scale quantum network that could one day span the entire globe. In a new study, physicists have shown that describing quantum networks in a new way—as mathematical graphs—can help increase the distance that quan...
Botto Bistro is far from the worst restaurant in America. But it doesn’t mind if you think so.   A small Italian place in a strip mall across the bay from San Francisco, Botto is just a few miles from my house. The other night, I packed up the family and headed off for dinner.   I rememb...
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to go negative. (And, no, I’m not referring to this year’s presidential race). I’m talking about negative keywords: those words and phrases that are essential to ensuring your pay-per-click (PPC) ads are displayed to the right audience.  Going negative: H...
Twenty-seven years ago, Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web as a way for scientists to easily find information. It has since become the world's most powerful medium for knowledge, communications and commerce — but that doesn't mean Mr. Berners-Lee is happy with all of the consequences. &nbs...
Security researchers have found that some of the wealthiest and most developed nations are at the greatest risk of hacks and cyberattacks -- in part because they have more unsecured systems connected to the internet. Security firm Rapid7 said in its latest research, published Monday, that many Weste...
This week saw the publication of Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, packed full of data and insights into the development of the internet and digital technology across the globe. Particularly of interest to us here at Search Engine Watch is a 21-page section on the evolution of voice and...
Columnist Brian Harnish discusses in detail canonicalization issues that may not normally be covered in an SEO audit -- and how to effectively address them. For those who are unaware, “canonicalization” refers to the practice of making sure that for every instance of duplicate content on a site,...
The News Feed is the first thing you see when you open the Facebook app and the social networking company wants it to get a lot more personal. Earlier this month, tweets surfaced showing Facebook testing a feature to allow users to scroll through categories such as "sports" or "world news" in the Ne...
Mary Meeker published her Internet Trends of 2016 last week and among others, there were very interesting stats regarding the increase of visual content and most importantly, how this affects communication, marketing, broadcasting and ecommerce. There is a new generation coming up after millennials,...
Facebook will now display ads to web users who are not members of its social network, the company announced Thursday, in a bid to significantly expand its online ad network. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Facebook will use cookies, "like" buttons, and other plug-ins embedded on third-party site...

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