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2012: The Year of the Semantic Web

Steve Hamby | Posted 03.26.2012 | Technology
Steve Hamby

The Semantic Web allows us to invest our brain power in responsibilities and tasks that require alert human cognition -- and give the tedious line checking and data grabbing to a machine who doesn't talk back, get grumpy or demand coffee.

Can You Hear Me Now? Doesn't Matter -- Just Email Me!

Ebong Eka | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business
Ebong Eka

Maybe it was good for the consumer that the AT&T and T-mobile merger didn't happen. More importantly, with the exponential increase in data usage, "Can You Hear Me Now? (TM)" will no longer apply. Just send me an email instead!

Sizable Minority Of Global Workers Don't Commute To An Office

Reuters | Patricia Reaney | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - About one in five workers around the globe, particularly employees in the Middle East, Latin Am...

Verizon's Deal With Big Cable Spells the Demise of the Telecom Act

Joel Kelsey | Posted 03.06.2012 | Technology
Joel Kelsey

We all remember the 1980s and its awesome fashion and music. While some may want to revisit those aspects of the past, I don't think anyone wants to return to the era of the cable and Ma Bell monopolies.

Defending the Merger Between AT&T and T-Mobile

María Elena Durazo | Posted 01.08.2012 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

The merger between AT&T and T-Mobile makes sense. It will create a much-needed boost to our economy. It's a good deal for California and a good deal for Los Angeles.

Alan Greenspan Thinks I'm on to Something

Josh Sawislak | Posted 12.27.2011 | DC
Josh Sawislak

A while back I had the pleasure of hearing Alan Greenspan talk about innovation. When he agreed to take some questions, I figured I had a shot at some objective thoughts on some of my nature of work theories.

The 'Extraordinary Patience' of Huawei

Bill_Robinson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology

Whatever the history and structuring of Huawei, it is a company that has emerged out of virtually nowhere to threaten Ericsson, Nortel, Alcatel and Siemens.

Soaking the Rich in Obama's Jobs Plan?

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

The Obama Administration's spectrum reallocation policy has been characterized by lots of talk of spectrum auctions and fees while in practice relying almost exclusively on giveaways.

12 Tips for Making Your Telework Arrangement Succeed

Susan Seitel | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology
Susan Seitel

October is National Work and Family Month and that may be a great time to request a work-from-home arrangement. Call it a pilot, promising to monitor your productivity and measure your results.

The Battle for Tripoli's Internet

Jim Cowie | Posted 08.21.2011 | Technology
Jim Cowie

Renesys is still piecing together the data that can confirm or deny much of what was reported through the course of the day Sunday in Libya, but one thing is clear: something very strange was going on with Tripoli residents' Internet access.

Comcast: Internet Access Is Temporarily a Civil Right

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 10.09.2011 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

Smart communities invest in themselves rather than depending on big, absentee corporations. Requiring Comcast to provide affordable broadband connections is better than not, but continuing to let Comcast effectively decide who can afford access to the Internet is madness.

A Visit To China's Secretive Tech Giant

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology

Huawei Technologies is one of the world's fastest growing telecom-hardware makers, and yet much of the company is shrouded in secrecy. Fortunately, th...

Top 10 States With The Fastest Internet Speeds

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.29.2011 | Technology

As part of a study conducted between January and June 2011 by Pando Networks, a company that provides online "content delivery solutions," examined w...

FCC Takes Aim At Scammers Secretly Padding Your Phone Bill

AOL Daily Finance | Bruce Watson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

A little over two years since it took on the credit card industry, the federal government has found a fresh villain: telecommunications fraudsters. Ea...

PHOTOS: 'Hotel Of Doom' Exterior Completed

Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

The massive Ryugyong Hotel, which towers over the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, has long been symbolic for all the wrong reasons. Built from 1987...

Ben Craw

Larry Fishelson, DynaLink: 27 Million And Counting | Ben Craw | Posted 08.27.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Why Is Mighty Time Warner So Scared of Tiny Salisbury, NC?

David Morris | Posted 08.24.2011 | Media
David Morris

Soaring telecommunication rates are straining already stressed public budgets, leading many cities to build networks for their own use. Rather than recognize that success, the telecom companies have spent years trying to eradicate local competition.

No, Virginia -- AT&T Just Seems Like the Great Satan

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Understanding that the problem is in "the system" doesn't really help. Here's what it feels like: AT&T has the power to fix my Internet and make me happy. They don't. They won't. They don't care about me.

10 Fastest Growing U.S. Industries

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

Over the course of the recession, major companies have failed, entire industries have withered. But at least a few have not only survived, but grown. ...

Where the Rubber Meets the Skype

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Steve Ballmer is paying almost $13 per user. Microsoft would have to sell an additional Xbox machine or Office license to each one of Skype's 663,000,000 users for this deal to make sense.

Where Do We Go (To Work) From Here?

Josh Sawislak | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology
Josh Sawislak

Have you ever stared at a blank page, with no idea how to start writing? It sucks, doesn't it? I know I am not the first writer to experience this, be...

AT&T / T-Mobile : Looking Like a Disaster

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 06.05.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

To this T-Mobile customer, last week's announcement of a proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile sent shivers up my spine. And not just because I anticipate an increase in my wireless bill.

If AT&T Buys T-Mobile, Who Wins and Who Loses?

Preeti Vissa | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

A few have already praised or condemned the proposed AT&T, T-Mobile merger, but rather than rush to judgment, it may make more sense to take a deep breath, step back, and look at the big picture.

Ontornet: Lebanese Campaign Against Snail-Paced Internet Service

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.28.2011 | Technology
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese Internet users are mad as hell and won't take it anymore, so they've launched a campaign to gripe about the country's disgracefully sluggish access to the World Wide Web.

NBP Anniversary Coincides With Considerable Steps Forward

Julius H. Hollis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Julius H. Hollis

The merger of T-Mobile USA and AT&T will enable rapid broadband coverage for most of the nation -- including many lower-income and rural communities that have been largely underserved.