April 4th, 2013
A recent study by analytics firm Flurry has revealed that most customers of internet service providers in Miami Florida and other providers are spending 18 percent of their time on their smart devices using the Facebook mobile app. This translates to over 28 average daily minutes, ranking second only to games for mobile users.
A blog post by the CEO of Flurry said that the study results point to Facebook being the most adopted browser where time spent by consumers on their mobile devices is concerned. This makes sense, with many people using the social media app to check out content that lives on the internet. And so essentially, the mobile browsing occurs from within Facebook itself. But other mobile apps are certainly not out of the running. In fact, steady growth has been occurring as far as the number of apps launched by consumers on a daily basis.
March 20th, 2013
Although internet service providers in San Diego California and IPTV companies have built their businesses on those subscribers who are easy to acquire, getting to the next level of acquisition appears to involve working harder for customers higher up the line. Those customers are comfortable with their current companies and technology, and are providing more of a challenge to reach.
Some experts are saying that the more simplified the process is to get IPTC, the more consumers will be interested in getting it. But the caveat to that is that too much simplification may mean that everyone, regardless of their tech-savvy, will be able to use IPTV. And this is something that places fear in the hearts of service providers. However, many say that IPTV is the next step in TV evolution, and that in order to compete, now is the time for IPTV to place more effort into getting subscribers.
March 13th, 2013
If you’ve ever wondered whether your connection from internet service providers in Los Angeles California can adequately handle a subscription from Netflix, you need wonder no more. That’s because the movie service provider will now offer a way for would-be subscribers to rate their broadband connection. The service is called the Netflix ISP Speed Index, and complement’s the company’s monthly reports on the top ten best providers for the Netflix service.
What’s measured is the average performance of Netflix streams on various ISP networks. The site will be updated each month with information about ISP performance in countries where Netflix is available. The speed data from eight countries is currently covered by the web site. Coming in at first in both the U.S. and global speeds is Google Fiber.
March 5th, 2013
The copper migration to fiber-optic internet continues, at least with one of the internet service providers in Houston Texas. Verizon announced yesterday that it plans to migrate its FTTH (fiber to the home) product, FiOS, to 300,000 homes in 2013. This exceeds last year’s numbers by 100,000. The reason for the migration is two-fold: to promote the benefits of fiber to customers, and to minimize the costs of maintaining the aging copper infrastructure.
The company is offering customers the same speeds they are currently getting with copper when they are migrated to fiber. Customers can choose higher speeds when they feel they are ready to do so. Speeds can be upgraded to 25 or 50 Mbps, and many customers have already demonstrated their willingness to pay for these higher speeds. Verizon’s FiOs product is slated to bring about seventy percent of the company’s overall revenue, according to analysts.
March 1st, 2013
Kim Dotcom, founder of the embattled Megaupload site, experienced a setback today as a ruling came down from a New Zealand court. The court ruled that not all evidence against Dotcom need be handed over by the United States. Dotcom, who has been accused by the FBI of earning millions from illegally-uploaded and distributed content, saw a ruling overturned that would have seen all FBI evidence being made available to him.
Dotcom maintains that Megaupload did not engage in illegal file sharing, and merely provided a space where data could be stored online. Therefore, Dotcom feels that he should not be held responsible for the content that was stored at his site. The cause has been fraught with inconsistencies, from alleged illegal search warrants to illegal spying on the founder.
February 25th, 2013
Two major companies have come together to work on bringing wireless internet to vehicles. AT&T has joined forces with General Motors, and will purportedly be making wireless service available in most GM vehicles, including Cadillac, Buick and GMC in Canada and the United States. The wireless technology that will be used in the service, which will be available in 2014, is AT&T’s 4G LTE. However, it isn’t likely that you will be able to surf with your connection from internet service providers in Dallas Texas any time soon.
The addition of wireless service into vehicles may allow those vehicles to be smarter, as apps could then be created that are specifically for the improvement of a vehicle’s existing features. Some examples could be access to real-time traffic data, vehicle diagnostics and moving maps.
February 21st, 2013
The site fingered as the culprit in the recent hacking attacks on three major companies appears shocked by the accusation. iPhoneDevSDK maintains that it was unaware of its role in the attack until it read reports about it. However, although the company maintains it had no knowledge of the breach, it appears the company is now working with Facebook to try and figure out what happened by sharing information about the breach and attacks.
September 3rd, 2011
More and more people are looking to online sources for breaking news stories. It is little wonder that this is true. One parent recently called his son to come and watch the TV because there was an important breaking news story of national concern. The son replied that he already knew what it was — Osama bin Laden had been located and killed. He had already seen videos on You Tube! It is true that online news is available instantaneously! No wonder most major newspapers have established an online presence. As users, it is simple to categorize the news we are interested in by simply bookmarking the sites we rely on for information. These sites may also reflect our personal interests — such as news, politics, business, entertainment, or sports sites.