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How Japan Lost Its Electronics Crown

Sony, Sharp and Panasonic Fixated on Hardware Breakthroughs; ‘Sometimes, It’s Easier to Run From Behind.  Read the rest of this entry »

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8 Things The iPhone 5 Still Can’t Do

In terms of specs, performance, and features, the iPhone 5 is Apple’s best to date.  This doesn’t mean it’s as good as it could be, however. There were a few egregious omissions from the keynote presentation – features that we not only want in our iPhone, but that we feel are overdue.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Is There Something Wrong With People Who Do Not Use Facebook?

Recent news stories have suggested that employers may be reluctant to hire people without a Facebook profile on the grounds that Facebook usage has become so common that not having an account is seen as somehow abnormal. This concern appears to have been compounded by a lurid report in a German newspaper that alleged mass killers James Holmes and Anders Behring Breivik did not have Facebook accounts, leading to the rather hysterical conclusion that not having an account “could be the first sign that you are a mass murderer.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Accidental History of the @ Symbol

Once a rarely used key on the typewriter, the graceful character has become the very symbol of modern electronic communication.  Read the rest of this entry »

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A day in the internet (infographic)

This infographic illustrates and highlights how much activity goes in a day on theInternet. Would you believe that 294 billion emails are sent? That 2 million blog posts are written? That 864,000 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube alone?  Read the rest of this entry »

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A Map of the Planet’s Most Visited Websites by Country

A website-visualization firm Webempire has created this map showing the number one websites around the world, as calculated by traffic-tracking company Alexa. As the picture makes clear, Google dominates, with Facebook trailing not too far behind. Read the rest of this entry »

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Facebook Vs. Google

Both Google and Facebook receive hundreds of millions of visits every month, but how do they compare as companies? Read the rest of this entry »

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