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Random Notes & Fripperies -- The Prequel to the Sequel

Tom Alderman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

Who's responsible for letting actor/author Chris Colfer voice his own audiobook, The Land of Stories, a Grimm Warning? Aside from garbled words, his fourth grade reading technique is a formidable obstacle to getting past the first chapter.

5 Traits of Leaders Who Act

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Why is it that organizations have trouble moving from planning to action? Why is it that so many Leaders are dissatisfied with the execution culture of their organizations?

How To Stop Making Tiny Mistakes That Make You Look Stupider Than You Really Are

Posted 09.19.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Columnist Leigh Newman finds out a new way to fix our mental glitches with the help of Sendhil Mullainathan, the co-author of the n...

(Video) Meeting Surging Online Video Demand, Verizon FiOS Ups Speed to a Whopping 300 Mbps

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Verizon FiOS is increasing download speeds to as fast as 300 Mbps to residential customers, the company announced today. The increase is largely ...

Bandwidth Is Like Energy: It Should Be Used Efficiently

Joe Waz | Posted 05.26.2012 | Technology
Joe Waz

As a consumer, I want the best-quality devices and apps I can buy. Part of the equation is how much of my bandwidth these devices and apps are going to eat up. I know that, one way or the other, I wind up paying for that bandwidth.

Business at the Speed of Light: What Is a Millisecond Worth?

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business
Tony Greenberg

In the low-latency world of high-frequency trading, some will lose, no matter how smart their systems and people. Can you catch up? Or should we slow them down?

Now What? How Can the FCC Avoid the Looming Spectrum Crisis?

Morgan Reed | Posted 02.07.2012 | Technology
Morgan Reed

I was personally disappointed with the FCC's approach to the AT&T/T-Mobile merger because the Commission failed to address our country's fundamental communications infrastructure problem -- mobile devices need more bandwidth.

AT&T Celebrates Broadband Plan by Buying Out Competition

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

High-speed Internet access is still a market with little competition, and there is nothing in the National Broadband Plan to address that crucial fact.

eBooks Poised To Take Off In Africa

allafrica.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Can Africa take the lead in taking advantage of e-books, as it has with the rapid expansion of mobile phones and innovations such as mobile banking ap...

Video: Verizon Developing Ultra Fast 10GB Per-House Connection in the U.S.

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

In November, Verizon FiOS announced a substantial increase in connection speed to 150 MBPS down and 35 MBPS up for all of its 12.5 million U.S. su...

The Game Has Changed

Katherine Warman Kern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Katherine Warman Kern

The video game business has discovered what movie theaters, live sports and concert events have known for a long time: there is a reason motivating people to pay a huge premium to attend events.

China Struggles to Contain Online Gaming

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Weller

China is trying to slow the growing number of teens who are becoming addicted to online gaming. Rules have been issued requiring that children un...

Internet Could Get Clogged During Flu Pandemic, Officials Warn

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

(REUTERS) But the Homeland Security Department accused the GAO of having unrealistic expectations of how the Internet could be managed if millions beg...