Time Warner Cable has begun bringing internet services back online, after sweeping outages robbed subscribers across the US of their broadband service for several hours. The downtime affected TWC customers in 29 states, and is being blamed on a significant infrastructure issue encountered earlier this morning.
Twitter has put in place a new policy that somewhat goes contrary to its usual stance on censorship and freedom of speech. Starting today, the immediate family of a deceased, or an authorized representative of his or her estate, can not only request that the Twitter account be deactivated but to also have images of their loved ones removed from Twitter altogether.
Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings doesn't hesitate when it comes to voicing his opinion, and he has had quite a bit to say about net neutrality and related issues. He has once again taken up a pen and put his thoughts out for all to hear, this time zeroing in on large ISPs and the mergers that create them.
Cincinnati Bell is the latest service provider to roll out a gigabit offering for its subscribers -- in this case, the service will be available starting September 8. The announcement was made today by the provider's CEO Ted Torbeck and the city's mayor John Cranley.
When you have a spanking entertainment contraption that is the Xbox One, what else do you need? Why a way to participate in all the lively discussions happening on Reddit, of course! That will soon not only be possible but maybe even fun once the ReddX app gets formally launched on the console later.
For the first time in the United States, the largest service providers saw more Internet subscribers than cable TV subscribers. The information comes from the Leichtman Research Group, which says that by the end of this year's second quarter, there were 49,915,000 total broadband subscribers versus 49,910,000 cable TV subscribers.
There's always that one Facebook friend - You know who we're talking about. A link to an Onion article gets posted, and that friend goes off about it, ranting about the satire they're oblivious to, giving everyone else a private snicker before someone finally points out the nature of the website. Facebook is working on a new tag that could bring these entertaining episodes to an end.
According to Facebook, more than a million videos of people pouring ice water on their head have been posted on the social network, all of them done as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge. The reason behind the cold shower is to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease, and latest on the list of participants is Bill Gates.
After 20 years of the pop-up ad ruining the day of internet-goers around the world, the original developer of said code has apologized. Finally. He made clear that his original intentions were good - separating a banner ad from the page that was profiting from it. But things went sour quickly.