All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘City’
Netflix, along with Canadian TV provider City and subscription video service shomi (a joint venture between Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications), announced a new partnership and original “survival thriller” drama series called Between. The companies say the deal is the first of its kind in Canada for the creation of a new, original series. The show was created by writer/director …
Americans’ vision of the rural U.S. is often the idyllic Mayberry setting of The Andy Griffith Show. However, a new study has now shown that the rural U.S. can actually be more dangerous than U.S. cities. The study, to be published this week in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine, shows that the risk of death from injuries is lower …
In case you’re still convinced there’s a true open market in broadband space and the handful of companies running it are sufficient competition for each other, consider this: in Hong Kong, you can get a fiber-to-the-home connection 20 times faster than Verizon’s FiOS connection for about the same price.
An A-list actor . . . two fleets of hybrid taxis . . . and Yahoo! These are the central elements of the new “Be a Better Planet” campaign, launched today. The environment is, of course, intended to be the big winner here, but two American cities – and up to 150,000 private citizens – also stand to benefit.
With the growing popularity of the blogosphere, many people believe it could be a threat for journalists. At the Web 2.0 Expo, WebPronews caught up with Tris Hussey of One by One Media to discuss the growth of this matter. The print media, newspapers primarily, may need to make adjustments to keep up with the current trends.
WebmasterWorld has a nice thread going about 25 signals of crappy sites. Fribble starts the thread with the notion that we spend a lot of time looking for signals of quality. But it’s also useful to look at the inverse. It’s a pretty good list, and forum members chip in a few other good ideas.
IBM has announced that it has teamed up with Circuit City to construct an online replica of the retail store within the virtual world of Second Life. The venture is geared at experimenting with the introduction of virtual worlds and 3-D technology into a cross-platform retail environment.
Online spending continues to increase at a record breaking pace. Cyber Monday the first Monday after Thanksgiving saw online sales reach an all time high of $608 million. The record was short lived. Last Monday, December 4 online sales shot to $647 million according to comScore Networks. That is $39 million more in online spending than on Cyber Monday. It also marks a 26 percent increase over the same day from last year.
Technology, open access to information, freedom to say what you want, or challenging long-held social mores, have never – not once in history – sat well with everyone, especially ones that have adjusted well despite the lack of those things. So the Internet is now sprung upon us, a powerful vehicle for exactly those unsettling motivations, and people are freaking out about it as their kids learn about the world, not with their parents, but with YouTube.
I might have mentioned the advantage of spending Black Friday online (or waiting for Cyber Monday) to certain crack-of-dawn-rising family members if not for the tryptophan coma my mother caused, and for the fact that it was 3 a.m. This Internet shopping thing, according to Nielsen//NetRatings, is catching on, even if this rise-and-shop ritual is still strongly in play.
Roughly 75% of the business owners I speak with in any given town or city see little, if any, need for an online presence.
In a brilliant (albeit wacky) idea, the first two innings of an actual minor league baseball game will be played on an Xbox, with the third inning picking up where the virtual game left off.
According to a report that appeared in the Associated Press, search engine Google is preparing to buyback 23.4 million shares and options that the company may have inappropriately issued. In a filing done through the SEC, Google states that the buyback window for current and previous employees will close on December 30th.
Qwest Communications International announced that the city of Missoula, Mont., has selected Qwest’s wide area networking (WAN) solution, known as iQ Networking, to help it control and eliminate unwanted spam and viruses that present a strain on the city’s network.
Operating your own city guide on the Web can be interesting and very profitable. Almost every city already has at least one city guide. But there is always room for one more. For example, I live near Phoenix, Arizona. I could call my site “The Best Guide to Phoenix”, “The Official Guide to Phoenix”, or “The Complete Guide to Phoenix”.