Not to be left out of the Internet Ad boom (such as those ubiquitous “Ads by Google” Adsense ads), it has been discovered that ISPs are cashing in on the ad money craze by inserting ads into your browsing experience using a service called NebuAd – that is, as you are browsing from website to website, your ISP may be adding their own contextually matched ads for you to see, overlayed on top of what you are browsing, based on what you are browsing!
If your Blackberry isn’t working, you’re not alone. Neither is anybody else’s. In fact, Research in Motion (RIM) is experiencing what may be their largest network outage ever, affecting users of their (overly)popular Blackberry device around the world. Reports from the U.S., Canada, and the UK abound.
Can’t get into your Hotmail email? Not getting that expected email from a Hotmail user? That’s because the Hotmail servers are down, again.
RegisterFly has lost their accreditation to act as a domain registrar. What this means is that if you have registered domains through RegistrFly, you need to find a new domain registrar and transfer your domains to them. And ASAP, as RegisterFly has been ordered to cease registrar operations by March 31st!
Network neutrality, laws requiring dating sites to perform background checks and ISPs to rat out their users, laws banning anonymous posting, and cyber bullying legislation. Is it all part of a move towards a nanny Internet?
Microsoft joined the Internet Video sites today with its launch of Microsoft Soapbox. The new free Internet video site, offering free Internet video clips contributed by users, like YouTube and YouTube owner Google’s Google Video, hopes to capture YouTube viewers’ hearts and allegiance. On first glance, Microsoft Soapbox looks like YouTube and Google Video in the ways that you would expect. But is Microsoft Soapbox similar to YouTube enough to really be a contender? And is “similar to YouTube” enough, or does it need to be far better?
You didn’t have to be a customer of AT&T Internet to find that an ATT Internet outage disrupted your Internet communications this morning. AT&T, which also includes Pacbell (Pacific Bell) and SBC Global, accounts for a significant portion of Internet routing and traffic between Internet sites in the San Francisco Bay area, and so when parts of the ATT Internet infrastructure go down, traffic between all sorts of places on the Internet gets disrupted and falls into a black hole.
Ever had the situation where you are sitting in a Starbucks, or some other Tmobile Hotspot, and you want to use the hotspot network – and your computer can’t find the T-Mobile Hotspot server? I mean, the URL simply doesn’t work and you get an error message from your browser? Well, here’s the work-around.
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The “this is spam” button is not an unsubscribe button! The “this is spam” button is a “whack this sender because they sent me this email without permission” button.
Dueling Net Neutrality bills have been introduced in Washington DC this week, one by Democratic House representatives Markey, Eshoo, Inslee and Boucher, the other by Republican Senator Ted Stevens and Democrat Senator Daniel Inouye. Oh yes, and another one by Senator Wyden.
I’d like to talk about the other side of the email equation – what happens for legitimate senders, whose email is blocked as spam because an ISP decides that certain words in their email are not ok.
Efforts to legislate net neutrality were shot down today, with the House Commerce Committee rejecting a rider clause to the pending “Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Efficiency (COPE) Act of 2006”, and voting 42-12 to pass the COPE act absent the net neutrality clause.