Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM Cloud recently announced plans to deploy satellite-based cloud connectivity. At face value, this seems extravagant. It may be hard to see the value of launching and maintaining a satellite constellation, given the ground station costs and bandwidth constraints of the past. But technology has evolved. The costs for building and launching satellites are improving dramatically. The real improvements are just being deployed: mobile-influenced ground-to-satellite communications will significantly lower the cost of building ground stations and improve satellite communications bandwidth and reliability. Watery Distances are the Challenge Undersea cables connect our global internet. Deploying and maintaining them is expensive. To-date, undersea cables have be...
Verizon Communications Inc. is booking a $4.5 billion accounting charge related to its Oath media business, conceding that the company’s bet on high-profile internet properties hasn’t worked out as planned. The wireless giant spent more than $9 billion to create the Oath business by acquiring AOL in 2015 and then Yahoo in 2017, two web pioneers that were struggling to grow. Verizon hoped the combination would make it a more powerful force in digital advertising, but its share of that market has shrunk instead.... AddSearch News
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Is the current Pixelbook about to become the old Pixelbook?Credit: Google Chrome Unboxed pulled together some bits of information that suggest the next iteration of Google’s Pixelbook—the Pixelbook 2 for want of a better term—may be officially announced as early as January’s CES in Las Vegas. The evidence is somewhat thin, but it also makes a compelling case. There was a lot of speculation during the weeks leading up to Google’s November hardware event that the company would announce two new Pixel devices, a tablet and the Pixelbook 2. The speculation was largely based on commits in the Chromium Gerrit that referenced devices codenamed Nocturn (the tablet)
Dharma Wheel representing the Eight-Fold PathXuanfa Institute The Eightfold Path to Enlightened Crypto Investing As a new cryptocurrency investor, kicking off your shoes and taking your first steps along the Path of The Blockchain, you’ve probably found yourself asking the following questions: did the bitcoin bubble really burst, is it too late to get started, and what are the best tips to be successful in this newly emergent investment space? While you’ve been asking yourself these questions, along with many others, you’ve probably noticed the prolonged bear market cryptocurrencies have been facing the past year, with just last month being the worst month for Bitcoin since 2011. Taking a more historical view, we see this is only the most recent bear market,
The stage is set for Second-Annual Forbes CMO Summit Europe in London.Jenny Rooney. More than 100 CMOs, marketing executives and visionaries from the UK and beyond recently gathered for the second-annual Forbes CMO Summit Europe to discuss the future of brand engagement in an increasingly data- and tech-driven world. The recurring themes generated from the fireside chats and panel discussions mirrored those that reverberated at the 14th Annual Forbes CMO Summit in Laguna Niguel, CA, a few weeks earlier: that even as marketing becomes more complex, faster and built on digital platforms, brands must be human-centric, and companies and their employees must move from transaction to relationship, recognizing and authentically engaging with the individual who is the bu
Social media icons appearing on the display of a smartphone (Photo by Muhammed Selim Korkutata/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) “Social Media Roundup” is a weekly roundup of news pertaining to all of your favorite websites and applications used for social networking. Published on Sundays, “Social Media Roundup” will help you stay up-to-date on all the important social media news you need to know. Facebook Stories Coming To Groups Facebook announced that Group Stories is now rolling out globally. The Group Stories appear at the top of a Group page. With this feature, members of the Group can collaborate on a story. Group members can also add emoji reactions to the Stories. And Group admins can approve or delete member stories before it gets shared with the comm
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Anytime, anywhere, up-to-date, personalized news service through the Assistant.Credit: Google Imagine listening to news on the radio that draws from a variety of sources and focuses on topics that interest you. That you can pause or ask for a repeat when your attention is drawn elsewhere. That let’s you jump to the next story when the current one is overly familiar or uninteresting. And that’s always up to date and ready for you at any time. Sound good? Soon you may not have to imagine it because Google is trying to make it happen. Google has been working with news publishers from around the world on a prototype to deliver an anytime, anywhere, up-to-date,
The good news about the new Apple iOS 12.1.1 Upgrade is it fixes several serious problems left in previous releases. The bad news is it introduces a nasty new one… ‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating the best features / biggest problems hidden behind the headlines. Apple iOS 12.1.1 is causing serious cellular problems for some iPhone ownersApple For a significant number of users, iOS 12.1.1 is killing their cellular data and the only way to go online is via WiFi. I alerted users to sporadic reporting of this in my iOS 12.1.1 Upgrade Guide (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9), but as more users upgrade the problem appears to be spreading. Not only am I seeing more reports online, I’m also being contacted directly by u
It's just two weeks till Christmas and all through the place, you've no idea how to brighten their tech-obsessed face.Pexels I get it, shopping for tech-heads is tough. Most of the time when you try to get us something tech related, we make a patronizing face and say either "Oh, I already bought this six weeks ago" or "This is nice. Do you have the receipt?" No more, I say! With this list in hand, you should be able to grab a gift for even the most difficult to shop for tech lover. For the Reader Waterproof, compact, perfect.Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ($129) - But they already have a Kindle you say? Unless they've purchased it in the past couple of months, this one is better. Amazon's latest Kindle Paperwhite is an impressive leap in ...
Following a volatile week in markets, investors ready for further triggers as they look to next week’s Brexit vote, US data and the latest monetary policy decision from the European Central Bank, while also monitoring trade developments.Here’s what to watch in the coming days.Brexit voteUK lawmakers on Tuesday will vote on prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan that she negotiated with Brussels. Mrs May suffered a double defeat in parliament after her government was found in contempt for its failure to hand over its Brexit legal advice and after MPs backed a proposal that parliament should have a free hand to determine what happens next if they reject Mrs May’s compromise Brexit deal.If the hard-fought deal fails to pass, as is widely expected, there is a growing belief there cou