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Six-strike Copyright Alert System goes into effect today

Six-strike Copyright Alert System goes into effect today

As mentioned previously, the Copyright Alert System goes into effect starting today, which gives internet service providers the power to issue six strikes to it users before throttling your internet. It sounds pretty intense and lenient at the same time, since six strikes is quite a few times to screw up before the ISP calls it enough.

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Intel Web TV service confirmed by VP for 2013

Intel Web TV service confirmed by VP for 2013

A new group inside Intel has been revealed this week as Intel Media, heading off a set of negotiations with masters of content for an end-game that includes Intel Web TV. With a full Web TV service, Intel will join the ranks with Hulu and Netflix, though it's unique offering is said this week to be including both live television broadcasts and collections of previously aired TV shows and movies. Netflix and Hulu at the moment offer only previously-aired programs (with some pointed exceptions like Netflix' own limited series House of Cards).

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AOL dial-up business brings in $174 million in Q4

AOL dial-up business brings in $174 million in Q4

AOL reported its Q4 2012 quarterly earnings yesterday, and they revealed that the dial-up business is still alive and well, sadly. The company reported that during the quarter, they made $174.2 million for "subscription" services. This accounts for a whopping 29% of AOL's total revenue for Q4 2012. If you ask us, that's quite a huge chunk for services that should be obsolete by now.

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Facebook Connect bug takes down entire internet (almost)

Facebook Connect bug takes down entire internet (almost)

It's official: Facebook has a hold on the internet, and when the social network has a problem, the entire internet will suffer. Case in point: Facebook's Connect feature experienced issues yesterday that affected thousands of other website who use Facebook's integrated "Like" button system on their websites.

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Internet usage in US dropped 15% during Super Bowl

Internet usage in US dropped 15% during Super Bowl

It may not come as much of a surprise, but it turns out that not a lot of people get on their computers during the Super Bowl. Even though the big game was available for streaming online for the second year in a row, it seems that not many users took advantage of it. However, it turns out that the live stream accounted for 3% of internet traffic during that time.

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FCC calling for free nationwide WiFi for the public

FCC calling for free nationwide WiFi for the public

While some may argue that internet access shouldn't be a basic human right, a majority of people agree that internet access should be easily accessible by anyone for free, or at least at low costs. It looks like the FCC is finally recognizing that and is calling for nationwide WiFi to the public for free, and it seems they're going to do it without the help of ISPs

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Amazon launches in-app purchases for Mac, PC, and web games

Amazon launches in-app purchases for Mac, PC, and web games

In-app purchasing is nothing new, and it's actually how a lot of free apps and games make their money, but Amazon today announced that they're extending their own in-app purchasing system to Mac and Windows computers, as well as web-based games. This will allow developers to widen their reach and increase revenue from their apps and games.

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FCC Chairman proposes gigabit internet in all 50 states by 2015

FCC Chairman proposes gigabit internet in all 50 states by 2015

You may know a little about Google Fiber, the insanely fast internet that arrived in Kansas City not too long ago, but the unfortunate news is that Google isn't really planning on rolling its Fiber service out to a majority of the US. However, FCC Chairman Julius Genachoski is calling for gigabit internet in all 50 states by 2015.

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United becomes first international US-based airline with wi-fi

United becomes first international US-based airline with wi-fi

This week the folks at United Aircraft have let it be known that they'll be bringing wi-fi connectivity to their planes, this making them the first US-based international carrier to offer said connections while traveling over the ocean. Jim Compton, Vice Chairman and Chief Revenue Officer for United, spoke up about the service, noting that this is part of their efforts to make the airline the top choice for international flight - “With this new service, we continue to build the airline that customers want to fly.”

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China adds 51 million internet users in 2012

China adds 51 million internet users in 2012

It really should come as no surprise that internet usage is continually on the rise around the world, but some countries are seeing a steeper increase than others. China, for example, has seen an increase of 51 million new internet users in 2012 alone, up 10% from 2011. The country now has around 564 million web users total.

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Reddit saw 37 billion pageviews in 2012, President Obama AMA most popular post

Reddit saw 37 billion pageviews in 2012, President Obama AMA most popular post

Reddit is regarded as the front page of the internet, and with good reason. The online social sharing community ended up receiving a whopping 37 billion pageviews in 2012, and saw 400 million unique visitors. The site also claims that there were 30 million posts added during the year, and users voted for their favorites four billion times and added 260 million comments.

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The modern internet turns 30 today

The modern internet turns 30 today

Today might be the day that's considered New Year's Day, and where millions of people around the world are recovering from a long night of partying, but it's also the anniversary of when the modern internet was born. 30 years ago today, the ARPANET officially changed to using the Internet Protocol, creating the internet as we know it today.

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