November 15, 2012

The Charge to Make the Internet Faster

Grant Brunner, ReadWrite


Recently, we’ve seen the web and networking industry trend away from the proprietary networking solutions that we’ve grown accustomed to in the last two decades. Instead of relying on the Ciscos of the world to control both the software and hardware of entire networks, more companies are taking control of their network by creating custom software to control their system and make it more efficient. Earlier this year, we wrote an article about the technology behind SDN (Software defined networking), and it turns out Google has embraced this tech, and is leading the charge to programmable networks.

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November 12, 2012
'Social' Technology Is Making Us Lonely
Milo Yiannopoulos, The Kernel
Sherry Turkle thinks that the crucial characteristic of a life lived online is the desire for control over where we place our attention. As she argued in March of this year, those of us with connected devices bursting out of... more ››
November 12, 2012
The Coming URL Gold Rush
Lydia DePillis, The New Republic
The Internet, as boundless as it seems, has at least one significant limit: Its inventory of addresses. There are only so many URLs out there—variants of just a few dozen well-known domain name extensions, from your... more ››
November 9, 2012
How the Internet Could Make Sleeping More Social
Parmy Olson, Forbes
The Internet is a vastly more social place than it was a decade ago, with text and images on networks like Facebook creating new levels of interaction. Some time in the future, though, you may not have to be awake to connect to... more ››
November 13, 2012
How Fraudsters Use Social Media to Rip Us Off
Damien Gayle, Daily Mail
November 13, 2012
UK's Starbucks Porn Debate & Web Filtering
Cory Doctorow, Guardian
In order to filter out adult content on the internet, a company has to either look at all the pages on the internet and find the bad ones, or write a piece of software that can examine a page on the wire and decide,... more ››