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Forrester survey shows first ever “decline” in Internet usage

Forrester survey shows first ever “decline” in Internet usage

For the first time ever, a Forrester survey on Internet usage found that users report spending less time online than they did in 2011, nearly back to the average duration reported in 2009. According to Forrester, this data likely doesn't demonstrate a true drop in Internet usage, however, instead representing a change in the notion of what it means to be online. The information comes from a survey of 58,000 US adults.

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Best Buy battles “showrooming” with internet price-matching

Best Buy battles “showrooming” with internet price-matching

Best Buy will match online pricing during the holiday season, so as to reduce the impact of "showrooming" where would-be buyers play with products in-store but then order them from cheaper internet vendors. Meanwhile, free home delivery will be offered for products currently out of stock, sources speaking to the WSJ claim, though it's possible that Best Buy may exclude some items from the price matching program, which is still being worked out.

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Withings Wireless Scale WS-30 chews the fat with your Facebook

Withings Wireless Scale WS-30 chews the fat with your Facebook

Withings has pushed out a new version of its wirelessly-connected scales that tell the internet that you're obese, streamlining the weighing and sharing process as well as launching a new mobile app. The Withings Wireless Scale WS-30 now turns on and is ready to weigh instantly, automatically differentiates between eight different users, and squirts the resulting data to a cloud-based store that can be viewed in your browser, or on your tablet or phone.

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Vint Cerf sounds off on who really created the Internet

Vint Cerf sounds off on who really created the Internet

It's been a rather bizarre few days. On Sunday, Gordon Crovitz published an opinion article at The Wall Street Journal, claiming that the US government's involvement in the creation and launch of the Internet was quite a bit more modest than we've been led to believe. "It's an urban legend that the government launched the Internet," Crovitz wrote, sparking a debate that spans numerous blogs and news sites. Now Vinton Cerf, whose work helped developed TCP/IP networking protocols, has attempted to set the record straight in an interview with CNET, saying that the government was indeed very involved in the creation of the Internet.

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Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook form The Internet Association

Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook form The Internet Association

2012 has been a year filled with stories about Washington trying to regulate the Internet, and now it seems that some of the web's biggest faces are coming together to do something about it. Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay have joined forces to form a new Washington lobbying group called the Internet Association, which aims to "advance public policy solutions that strengthen and protect an open, innovative and free Internet." The group will be led by former Deputy Staff Director to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Michael Beckerman.

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Internet Doomsday simple fix rundown

Internet Doomsday simple fix rundown

Believe it or not, this so-called "Internet Doomsday" you've heard about over the past week or so is a real situation - but taking care of it on your own computer is not as terrifying as the name of the day suggests. The so-called virus is called DNSChanger, and thought the fear-mongering amongst us would have all collecting water and dry food for the oncoming electrical winter, there's not actually that much to worry about. In fact, according to several internet service providers across the country, nothing significant has even appeared on their grid as the day has progressed.

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Mary Meeker presents latest Internet Trends at D10

Mary Meeker presents latest Internet Trends at D10

Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers (KPCB), presented her latest Internet Trends report at the All Things Digital D10 conference this morning. Meeker's annual state of the web presentation has always been a highlight of the conference, delivering a comprehensive summary of what's happening in tech. This year it's a massive 112-slide deck focused on mobile adoption and its resulting requirement of re-inventing business models.

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“Bat-Signal for the Internet” teased by “Internet Defense League”

“Bat-Signal for the Internet” teased by “Internet Defense League”

This week you'll find that no greater defense against those that would have their evil way with the web can be found than the "Bat-Signal for the Interet" as teased by Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian. This fellow is one of several internet activists working together to protest web-containing bills such as SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA, three of the more famous bits of legislation to have popped up in Washington and abroad this past several months. To defend said internet, Ohanian and friends will be working in what they call the "Internet Defense League" with which they intend to be taken entirely seriously.

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