Category Archive: Big data

Jun 22

Internet Trends Report Shows Streaming Dominates Internet Traffic by John Solit

Sandvine, a provider of broadband network solutions, just released its latest Global Internet Phenomena Report. Unsurprisingly, Internet usage and access is on the rise. Overall, streaming audio and video account for a whopping 71 percent of all downstream evening traffic in North America. Sandvine suggests this will reach 80 percent by 2020. What accounts for …

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Jun 09

Connecting to the Internet in the Year 2020


The world will gain about 1 billion new internet users and reach 4.1 billion in the next four years, according to Cisco’s VNI Global IP Traffic Forecast, 2015-2020, released earlier this week. This addition of new users will be accompanied by a significant growth in internet traffic by the year 2020, which shouldn’t be a …

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Apr 20

Google’s Pending (Mobile) Algorithm Change and its Effect on your Website

Google is continuing to place an emphasis on websites that are designed to be mobile friendly. For those of you who’ve made the investment in upgrading your website to a mobile responsive design, you can rest assured that your investment will continue to pay dividends. If you have not yet updated your website’s design to …

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Feb 05

LISTA Statement on FCC Chair’s Net Neutrality Proposal

Net Neutrality will harm hispanic

This week FCC Chairman Wheeler proposed to heavy handedly regulate the internet as a Title 2 public utility. This proposal could have a spoiler effect by threatening the growth of Latino small tech businesses that rely on the internet.   “TechLatino: Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)  believes the FCC’s decision to vote …

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Feb 03

FCC won’t release Open Internet Details Ahead of Feb. 26 Vote.


The Federal Communications Commission will not publicly release Internet regulations before they are voted on later this month.  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Monday formally denied a request from congressional Republicans to release the text of those net neutrality rules when they are circulated among the commissioners later this week.  Releasing the draft …

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Nov 10

The Internet has been One of the Greatest Gifts our Economy says President Obama.


  The President’s Statement An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life. By lowering the cost of launching a new idea, igniting new political movements, and bringing communities closer together, it has been one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known. “Net …

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Sep 29

Nielsen: Hispanic Market Diversity Impacts Consumer Behaviour

While marketers tend to see Hispanic TV viewers as a block, brands would be better served by going back to the basics and learning about the distinctions and nuances between each sub-segment of the Latin consumer market. That’s the word from Nielsen, which noted that while Hispanics en masse have a current spending power of …

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Aug 15

Tech Startup Tips, from a Microsoft Behavioral Scientist Matt Wallaert

matt waleart

Starting a new technology company? It might be useful to get a behavioral psychologist on board. Or, at least, get a chance to talk with Microsoft’s Matt Wallaert. Wallaert is in town for the next few days, meeting with game changers at Drexel University’s ExCITe Center and more, as well as giving a chat at incubation spaceVenturef0rth Monday evening. Wallaert’s shtick is helping …

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Jul 22

The Growing Importance Of Hispanics In The Digital Space

Immigrants Become Naturalized US Citizens At Ceremony In New Jersey

New Census Bureau data estimate that the U.S. Hispanic population reached 54 million as of July 1, 2013, and it is no surprise that there is much talk about the power of the Hispanic voters and their impact on the upcoming midterm elections. From the Obama campaign’s “Digital First” strategy to New Jersey Governor Chris …

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Jun 17

Looking for a Needle in a Haystack

Big data supply chain

When you look into all the computers, smartphones, tablets and devices connected to the Internet, you begin to get a feel for the size of the data set from which cyber intelligence is gathered. This subject has drawn a significant amount of interest ever since the Edward Snowden leaks and that is sure to continue …

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