Tag Archives: Internet

Social media survey

Four out of 5 high school and college students say websites are an excellent or good way to interact with fellow students, and a bit fewer — about 7 in 10 — say they’re equally good for getting information on … Continue reading

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Targeted advertising online

Here’s a good example of how targeted advertising works on the Internet. As part of my research for a blog posting, I used a search engine to look at relevant photos. One I looked at was a T-shirt with the … Continue reading

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Tech bubble revisited

Earlier I posted speculation of a new tech bubble. Since then, Facebook’s estimated valuation has gone from $50 billion to $85 billion. But not everyone is fearing bubble: Since the boom and bust of the late 90s, says Ben Horowitz … Continue reading

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New tech bubble?

Technology continues to have an enormous impact on the economy. It likely feels like the gold rush and striking oil combined. Some say “Here we go again (another pop).”     Source: NYT

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Here comes HTML5

With the introduction of HTML5, the developer language of the World Wide Web, Internet technology is about to change profoundly. HTML5 represents the “next big step in the progress of the Web,” says Jeffrey Jaffe, chief executive of the World … Continue reading

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Is it time to tax all Web sales?

As state governments reel from economic woes, there is a trend towards taxing Internet sales. Already there is much taxation on the Web, particularly via national retailers. But typically many Web-only entities, such as Amazon.com, don’t charge sales tax. Should … Continue reading

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NAI offers opt-out tool

Prepare to feel a bit invaded (privacy-wise) The National Advertising Initiative offers a free opt-out tool that eliminates data-mining cookies on your computer. It turns out a lot of mining is taking place, largely unnoticed by most of us.   NAI … Continue reading

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