#Ring! Twitter opens at $45.10 in long-awaited debut

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#Ring! Twitter opens at $45.10 in long-awaited debut

By Don Reisinger on November 7, 2013. Twitter has finally gone public, and as expected, its shares have surged in early trading. The wildly popular microblogging site is now a publicly traded company, with investor enthusiasm launching shares up 73 percent from Twitter’s set price. Twitter had priced its shares at $26 on Wednesday under […]

Google’s Project Loon fills internet gaps with solar-powered balloons

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Telecommunications | No Comments
Google’s Project Loon fills internet gaps with solar-powered balloons

By James Plafke on June 17, 2013. Mobile data might seem near-ubiquitous, but the world still has major dead zones and huge expanses with poor coverage. Anyone that has fervently and consistently checked the availability of Verizon’s FiOS in their neighborhood knows this all too well, but that still places you on the well-connected side […]

The technology behind Google’s new underwater Street View

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Telecommunications | 3 Comments
The technology behind Google’s new underwater Street View

By David Cardinal on May 17, 2013 Street View is great for visualizing destinations before you arrive, but increasingly it is also being used to take people places they may never be able to go in person. Richard Vevers and Underwater Earth have partnered with Google to begin creating the full 360-degree views of coral reefs needed […]

High-frequency stock traders turn to laser networks, to make yet more money

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Telecommunications | No Comments
High-frequency stock traders turn to laser networks, to make yet more money

By Sebastian Anthony on May 3, 2013. If you thought that stock traders made enough money, and wielded enough power over the global economy, think again: Financial traders are now turning to high-speed laser networks between stock exchanges, to decrease latency by a few milliseconds, to squeeze a few more trillion dollars per year out of high-frequency […]

The secret world of submarine cables

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Telecommunications | No Comments
The secret world of submarine cables

By Sebastian Anthony. The internet’s largest and most important — and yet unsung — champions are the privately-owned submarine cables that orbit the Earth. Terra firma links between cities and cables that run alongside roads and into houses and officers are certainly impressive — and without them we wouldn’t have an internet! — but sinking a […]

The World Wide Web is 20 years old today

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Telecommunications | No Comments
The World Wide Web is 20 years old today

By Sebastian Anthony on April 30, 2013 20 years ago today, on April 30 1993, CERN contributed the technologies underpinning the World Wide Web to the royalty-free public domain. These simple technologies — the humble URL,  HTTP, and HTML — were developed by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in the early ’90s, but it wasn’t until they were […]

How Wireless Carriers Are Monetizing Your Movements

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Telecommunications | 5 Comments
How Wireless Carriers Are Monetizing Your Movements

By Jessica Leber, on April 12, 2013 Data that shows where people live, work, and play is being sold to businesses and city planners, as mobile operators seek new sources of revenue. Wireless operators have access to an unprecedented volume of information about users’ real-world activities, but for years these massive data troves were put to […]

Researchers create 3Gbps LiFi network with LED bulbs.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Telecommunications | One Comment
Researchers create 3Gbps LiFi network with LED bulbs.

It has long been working with this technology. Over time, advances are higher. By Sebastian Anthony on April 5, 2013. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Henrich Hertz Institute (HHI) in Germany have successfully transmitted data at 3Gbps using conventional LED bulbs in a laboratory setting. In a real-world setting (at a trade fair), the same system was capable […]