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What is Bitcoin telling us about innovation on Internet?

by Rajesh Kandaswamy  |  January 24, 2014

Time will tell if Bitcoins take hold, disappear or remain on the fringes forever.  Supporters believe that Bitcoins enable easier, safer and faster exchange of money using modern technology. They...

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Life in the post-Facebook world: the case of the disappearing commons

by Mark Mcdonald  |  June 13, 2012

What happened to the commons?  You know the global commons of information, connectivity and creativity that was supposed to be created by the world-wide-web. I was reading Charles Leadbeater’s book,...

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Ignore Process Pain Points at Your Peril!

by Samantha Searle  |  February 3, 2012

Where did you do most of the Christmas shopping this year? Like many people, I avoided the crowded high streets and placed orders online. Internet shoppers spent almost £8bn online...

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Campaign to Integrate the Right to Internet into the Constitution is Laughable

by Andrea Dimaio  |  December 2, 2010

This week I have come across another episode that really sets my country (Italy) apart from all logical thought processes. A group of otherwise respectable people, including the former privacy...

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The Shallows, a review of Nicholas Carr's latest book

by Mark Mcdonald  |  June 19, 2010

Nicholas Carr has just published another book and given his prior focus on "Does IT Matter" and discussions about Cloud Computing "The Big Switch"  I am sure that many IT...

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A Big Day For U.S. Telecom (Regulators)

by Phillip Redman  |  June 16, 2010

Think it's going to be a cool, quiet summer?  Think again!  The FCC is turning up the heat early.  The tentative agenda for its June 17 open meeting includes a...

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Rumored GoogleTV Partnership – Déjà vu All Over Again

by Van Baker  |  March 18, 2010

The New York Times reports that Google is working on something that is called GoogleTV which might see Android on the television running on Intel silicon and using a Logitech...

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ICANN’s domain name change raises globalization but access paths remain the same

by Mark Mcdonald  |  November 1, 2009

An observation. I applaud ICANN’s decision to support Internet domain names in people’s local language and character set.  The decision achieves the goal of making the Internet more accessible and global. ...

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Short thought on URL shortening

by Thomas Otter  |  August 10, 2009

The demise of a URL shortening service, Tri.um  made me think a bit about the Internet generally. There are decades of science, engineering, standards, governance and accident that have created...

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Teach me the internet

by Mark Mcdonald  |  February 24, 2009

It's a question my mother asked me over the summer.  She had just had some major surgery and was recovering in the hospital.  The kids – were all over 30 now --...

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