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Only A New 'Star Wars' Could Do This To The Internet

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 12.23.2015 | Technology

If anything could distract people from the Internet for a little while, it's the opening of a new "Star Wars" movie. "The Force Awakens," the seventh...

After 2018, Your PC Won't Be The Main Way We Get Online

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology

For as long as the Internet has existed, the vast majority of its traffic has come from people connecting with their laptops and desktops. That's a...

A Lot of Top Journalists Don't Look at Traffic Numbers. Here's Why.

Dan Lyons | Posted 05.27.2014 | Media
Dan Lyons

That phrase -- "traffic whore" -- tells you everything you need to know about why some journalists have an aversion to chasing traffic. They fear it creates an incentive to do the wrong things.

Most 'People' Reading This Aren't Human

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.17.2013 | Technology

While you read this article, be aware that a number of non-human "bots" are here, too, and they probably outnumber you by a healthy margin. That's ...

(Video) Cisco Forecasts Internet Traffic Will Reach 1.3 Zettabytes In 2016

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Cisco's, latest report on internet network growth and trends, the Visual Networking Index Forecast (VNI) predicts that the Internet will generate 1.3 ...

Just How Big Are Porn Sites?

ExtremeTech | Posted 04.09.2012 | Technology

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a fast internet connection must be in want of some porn....

Just How Big Internet Traffic Will Get By 2015

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology

Internet traffic is set to quadruple in the next four years. According to Cisco's Visual Networking Index Report, growth in smartphones, tablets an...

Netflix Now The Biggest Source Of Internet Traffic

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.17.2011 | Technology

Netflix is now the biggest source of Internet traffic in North America, accounting for nearly 30 percent of all broadband traffic during peak hours, a...

TRAFFIC REPORT: Facebook Overtakes Yahoo

Engadget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

ComScore -- a common metric used to measure internet traffic -- is showing off some impressive stats these days. In the month of November, for instanc...

Traffic Jam

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

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Top 10 Most Popular Online Brands (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

What brands do you visit the most online? The answers may surprise you. Nielsen has released a study of the world's internet usage in April 2010. ...

T-Mobile and the Mobile Broadband Future

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

The Information Superhighway has grown at an explosive pace -- 399.3% since 2000. A significant part of this wildfire growth is due to smartphones.

Report: Google Is Largest Source Of Internet Traffic; 6% Of All Global Traffic

Information Week | Thomas Calburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The largest source of traffic is Google (NSDQ: GOOG), which accounts for 6% of all Internet traffic globally, according to Arbor Networks' 2009 Intern...

As Web Traffic Grows Crashes Take Bigger Toll

New York Times | Brad Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Alex Payne, a 24-year-old Internet engineer here, has devised a way to answer a commonly asked question of the digital age: Is my favorite Web site wo...

Internet Providers Threatening Monthly Limits On Online Activity

New York Times | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some people use the Internet simply to check e-mail and look up phone numbers. Others are online all day, downloading big video and music files. For ...