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iPhone Still Dominates Mobile Website Traffic

Even before the release of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, research from Adobe found that Apple still dominated the US mobile website traffic for smartphones. This comes from a June 2014 report from Adobe that looked at mobile website …

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Teens Prefer Smart Phones Over Tablets [study]

Ever heard a parent joke around about their child knowing more about their smartphone than they do? A new study by Communicus found that it might not be a joke after all. Children born in the digital age have much more of an advantage …

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Global Internet Growth Shows No Signs of Slowing

Would you be surprised to learn that India has a larger internet population than the UK, Germany, and France combined? Or that the Philippines had the fastest growing internet population over the past five years? New statistics from Econsultancy’s India …

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Increased Internet and Tablet Use from Older Adults, Study Says

Increased Internet and Tablet Use from Older Adults A new study from Ofcom Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report 2014 indicates that adults, specifically people aged 65 and older, are accessing the internet now more than ever. Increased access is …

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Digital Marketing and Wearable Tech

The popularity of the Internet of Things has been gaining speed over the last few years, with wearable tech becoming notably more mainstream. Fitness tracking devices, such as the UP-band from Jawbone, uses a wireless, real-time connection to track sleeping …

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Google to end support for IE8

Google announced that it will be ending support for Internet Explorer 8 at the end of the year for Google Analytics. At that time, the only Internet Explorer browsers able to work with Google Analytics will be IE9, IE10, or IE11. Google’s …

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YouTube Video Responses to be Phase Out.

YouTube has decided to retire the Video Response feature from its commenting option. According to YouTube video responses have a click through rate of .0004% or 4 out of every million users. YouTube, with their official announcement, said the following: …

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Mixpanel Announces A Conference About Analytics.

Over the past year Mixpanel has grown, adding new customers and expanding the amount of data it tracks. They claim they analyze more than 15 billion actions a month. As they strive to better understand their users, Mixpanel has announced …

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Samsung to host first conference for designers and developers

In an effort to spawn innovation and demonstrate market potency, Samsung will be hosting a Developer Conference in San Francisco this October (Oct. 27 to the 29th.). This two-day conference is the company’s first “large scale” developer event. Samsung is plays a …

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Subversion 1.8 drives greater competition with Git

The Apache Subversion (SVN) open source version control system launched it’s new 1.8 release after 20 months and offers a slew of new features for developers. This 1.8 release of SVN makes SVN more competitive with it’s arch nemesis Git. With this release, …

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TV watching vs Internet multitasking

Americans are addicted to multitasking–even during downtime. A new report by Deloitte reveals that 81% of Americans are fuddling with something else while watching a home TV. And… that number is even greater with 24-29-year-olds–rising to a high of 88%. The …

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Beyond tablets for education: meet digital paper

A Canadian university has unveiled the unlikely offspring of what you would get if you crossed a Kindle with a paper notepad. This new tech marvel is an education tool that preserves the tactile qualities of paper and the benefits of a …

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LinkedIn Adds to its “Followers” Feature

“Influencers” get new features to keep users coming back. LinkedIn is getting more social by adding a leaderboard for its subscription service and recommendations on who to Follow based on a member’s interests. LinkedIn now allows for its members to …

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The Magic of ZIP Files. How They Work

ZIP files, also known as compressed or archived files, condense multiple files into a single location with the extension ZIP, reducing the overall size and making them easier to transmit. Phillip Katz invented the ZIP file in 1986, and it …

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The Web Security protocol, HSTS, wins its Proposed Standard Status

Web sites complying with the policy will automatically prompt browsers to interact with the site over a secure connection. A Web security protocol designed to protect Internet users from Internet hijackings due to unencrypted Web sites has won approval as …

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Twitter’s Embedded Tweets Updated

After the recent update to Twitter’s API, Twitter is modifying its content delivery system,. Twitter product manager Brian Ellin wrote in a recent blog post that Twitter is “launching a new tool that makes it easy to embed interactive timelines …

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Google Search Algorithm Updated so that Sites with too many DMCA Takedown Notices will be Penalized

Google has announced that its search algorithm will start keeping track of the number of valid copyright removal notices a site receives. According to Google, “this ranking change should help users find legitimate, quality sources of content more easily.” The …

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Verizon may sack unlimited data even for those with grandfather plans

Verizon may be trying to kill off all unlimited data plans even for “grandfathered” customers.  This move will force existing and new customers to sign up for a tiered “data share” plan on its 4G LTE network. These $30-a-month unlimited data plans …

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Rumors of a Skype-based Facebook project

Clues and rumors combined, it appears that Facebook may be launching a new video chat product that is built on Skype and works in a browser. The new project has been built by the Seattle-based Facebook team in combination with …

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Google Health Closes

Google Health is shutting down in January 1, 2012, after consumers failed to adapt the program in a significant way. The program was launched in early 2008. It was intended to give consumers control over their medical records by transferring …

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