Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary, To Visit China

Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary, To Visit China

By Emily Greene April 6, 2014

It looks like Chuck Hagel will be missing out on the NCAA men’s basketball championship game Monday night. Hagel, the U.S. defense secretary, will be making a trip out of the country on Monday. Hagel will be heading to China …

The US Isn’t Ready To Give Up On ITU Talks Just Yet The US Isn’t Ready To Give Up On ITU Talks Just Yet

As the ITU talks continue this week, one of the most worrisome proposals has been shelved. The proposal in question would have allowed nations like Russia, China and Saudi Arabia more say in how the Internet is governed. Despite that …

Open Internet Scores A Win At ITU, China And Russia Withdraw Bids For Internet Control Open Internet Scores A Win At ITU, China And Russia Withdraw Bids For Internet Control

The world has been watching and waiting for the past week as nations from around the world are meeting in Dubai to discuss the future of the ITU. The conference could have significant implications for the open Web as some …

Chinese Spies Target US Made Systems In Taiwan Chinese Spies Target US Made Systems In Taiwan

14 months ago Taiwanese Major General Lo Hsieh-che was arrested for being a Chinese spy. Since then 3 more people have been arrested for the same crime. The Chinese spies all seem to want one of two things. Either the …

Search For Amelia Earhart To Continue In July Search For Amelia Earhart To Continue In July

Great mysteries have the ability to captivate people to the point of obsession. The Bermuda Triangle, The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot are a few famous ones. In the United States no one mystery will ever be greater than Amelia Earhart’s …

US Still Main Source Of Spam

The United States continues to be the main source of spam, relaying more than 13 percent of global spam, according to a new report from Sophos.

Will Google Phone Bring Spotify to the US?

Even if you haven’t used Spotify, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of it. The service’s description goes: "A world of music. Millions of songs on your computer, on your mobile and available offline. Brought to you ad free."

Top 10 Most Spammed States in the US

Symantec’s MessageLabs revealed a list of the most spammed states in the US today, with some somewhat surprising results. And the award for state that receives the most spam is…Idaho.

UK News Sites Getting Big Traffic from US

British news sites are starting to see a lot more traffic from the US. UK Internet visits to News and Media websites grew by 8% last year according to Hitwise, and US Internet visits to UK News and Media sites have gone up by 54%.

Facebook Has Hit The ‘Cash Positive’ Mark

Facebook is still growing. They’re now at 300 million members—you know, roughly the population of the US. But unlike the US, Facebook has also entered the world of “free cash flow positive.”

Facebook Is Now Ahead Of MySpace In The US and Globally
New data from ComScore shows Facebook passing MySpace in total unique US visitors for the first time in May. Facebook had 70.28 million U.S. users in May beating MySpace’s 70.26 million. According to ComScore, Facebook users almost doubled from last year while MySpace lost 5%.

The story is much the same worldwide with 123.9 million unique visitors globally visiting Facebook in May beating MySpace’s 114.6M Facebook had 50.6 billion page views compared to MySpace’s 45.4 billion.

Online Video Viewing Increases By 16% In The US
April 2009 data from the comScore Video Metrix showed that U.S.

Click Fraud Is At An All Time High

Click Forensics has released a study showing that click fraud has hit 17.1%, an all-time high. For those of you who are unfamiliar, click fraud represents the act of clicking on a web advertisement to inflate click-through rates.

Facebook Lowers Ad Cost With 32% Growth

Last week, we took a look at Facebook’s financials and wondered if the social networking giant is headed for financial ruin, despite—or even because of—118% worldwide growth, 32% US growth (monthly unique visitors). Many commentators argued that any company would be overjoyed with even 32% growth. Unfortunately, that kind of thinking is the exact thinking that has brought Facebook to this point—and now Facebook’s ad rates have fallen 50%.

China Produced More Web Traffic For Olympics Than The US

Daily online traffic on the web site of China’s largest broadcaster surpassed that of the leading U.S. broadcaster and online channel during the Olympics, according to WebTrends Analytics.

UK Receives More Blog Traffic Than The U.S.

Over the last 3 years, UK internet traffic to blogs and personal websites has grown by 208%, according to new data from Hitwise.

The web intelligence company has just released new data on blog readership in the United Kingdom which shows 1.19% of all UK web traffic flowed to a blog. (Not a single blog–that would be a great site to own–but to blogs in general)

Brits Pay 3x Less Than US For Telcom Bundles

Britain edged out the US in broadband penetration for the first time in 2006, joining a host of other countries with better broadband access. It could have something to do with the fact that US households have to pay nearly three times as much.