Category Archive: software development

Apr 25

How Game of Thrones and the FCC’s Set-top Box Proposal are Intertwined.

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Last night, HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones returned for its sixth season. We won’t provide any spoilers for those who haven’t yet watched the show but we will highlight an aspect of the show that is important for tech policy and the FCC’s set-top box mandate. That aspect is how the show can be …

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Mar 04

Android Usage: Robert Nelson asks…are you stuck in 2011?

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It seems fair to say that many Android users want to be running Kit Kat. But the truth of the matter here, not all that many are actually getting that wish. In fact, according to the latest Android ‘platform versions’ report released by Google — only 2.5 percent of users are on Kit Kat. Furthermore, even though …

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May 09

State Farm Wants A Few Good Neighbors To Stay In The Right Lane And Test Its Driving App.


In a novel exercise that is one part mobile app beta-test and one part clever branding, State Farm is looking for 5000 people to download its RightLane Android app for testing. The company is trying to see how much driving information it can collect accurately without the plug-in devices that are commonplace among some insurance …

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Nov 26

Google Search Manipulation: Say it isn’t so!!


As Google continues to transform itself into an entity building all things for the Internet, concerns and criticisms about its platform are building. Is the platform putting small business and buyers at a disadvantage by giving better placement to businesses lining its pockets? Way back in 1998 when Google launched, its core product was search …

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Nov 12

Could AT&T Network Investments Benefit our Community? Yes. It will Spur New Jobs Growth and Opportunity.

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The recent announcement by AT&T of its plan to invest an additional $14 billion to expand wired and wireless networks is a boon for Latino Internet users.  With updated networks utilizing advanced Internet Protocol (IP)-based wireline and wireless technologies like high-speed 4G LTE, Latino consumers and businesses will realize greater education, health and professional development …

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Nov 05

30 Best Android Apps this Week

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Xbox SmartGlass, Britannica Kids, Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, Snapchat, Calvin Harris,  Jamie Oliver, Onavo Count, Summly, Brian Cox, Viz Profanisaurus, James Bond, William Shatner and more It’s time for our weekly roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps released this week on Apple‘s App Store, and this one’s a bumper selection. As ever, …

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Oct 23

Apple Introduces iPad Mini.


Apple® today introduced iPad® mini, a completely new iPad design that is 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than the third generation iPad. The new iPad mini features a stunning 7.9-inch Multi-Touch™ display, FaceTime® HD and iSight® cameras, ultrafast wireless performance¹ and an incredible 10 hours of battery life²―every inch an iPad, yet in …

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May 03

Apple Q2 2012: 35.1M iPhones, 11.8M iPads, 4M Macs, and 7.7M iPods By Matt Burns, Writer for TechCrunch

Apple just released its second quarter financial numbers. Overall hardware sales decreased from its record previous quarter but with the notable exception of the iPods: they’re up from the same quarter a year ago. Apple sold 88% more iPhones in the quarter than it did during the same time last year. In addition to huge …

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May 02

Parents Find Use In Smartphones By Aaron Baar, MediaPost News

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As if we needed more evidence that smartphones aren’t just for corporate types any more, LG has come out with a survey noting that the devices have become an important part of parental life. According to a survey of more than 2,200 adults by Harris Interactive on behalf of LG, more than half (57%) of …

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Apr 30

The 5 Essentials for Improving Your Website’s SEO By Elizabeth Sile, Business Writer Open Forum


If a quick Google search of your business’s name isn’t yielding much of anything about your company, you’ve got some catching up to do on your search engine optimization, or SEO. Adding search-friendly elements and keywords to your site to improve your company website’s visibility in search engine algorithms can be a huge asset to …

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