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Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans

It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula.<p>This year, Incapsula says 61.5% of traffic on the web is non-human.<p>Now, you might think this portends the arrival of “The Internet of Things”—that ever-promised network that will …

Bots

Nielsen report: the smartphone adoption gap in Asia Pacific

Last year, a Google representative from the Asia Pacific predicted that mobile devices will slowly overtake PCs in the region. While this holds to be …

China’s internet hit by the country’s “largest ever” attack

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/karen roach<p>Early Sunday morning, China experienced what it is now calling its “largest ever” DDoS attack. …

SEO is dead. Long live social media optimisation

Search engine optimisation (SEO) was always a flawed concept. At its worst, it means making web content less engaging for the reader but supposedly …

Samsung Shows Off New Tablets, Galaxy Camera

Windows 8 and Android both got a little more love from Samsung Thursday, as the company introduced two new tablets: the ATIV Q, a hybrid PC-tablet …

The Design Battle Behind Apple’s iOS 7

Author: Cliff Kuang. Cliff Kuang Design<p>Date of Publication: 06.10.13.<p>Time of Publication: 7:03 pm. 7:03 pm<p>The new iOS 7 is radically simplified, …

Facebook Still Seems On Track To 'Disappear' In 4 Years From Now

About a year ago, I wrote a post titled “Here’s Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear In The Next 5 Years.”<p>To be honest, I’m not sure I’d write it again today.<p>It had a catchy title and some good substance to my arguments, so it ended up generating a lot of page views. It also came out …

Social Is Not A Destination

There has been much discussion recently about the relatively poor performance of Facebook in the stock market and the increasing focus Google is putting on tying Google+ in its existing services. The two are taking different approaches to social networking: For Facebook, your social network sits on …

Follow the money: AngelList has blown open early-stage investments

<i>This article was taken from the May 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

The World's Most Powerful Computer Network Is Being Wasted on Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining machines are insane powerhouses, and they're only getting crazier. How much power is getting sunk into the digital cryptocurrency? …

There Is No Such Thing As A Dumb Idea

I often come across people who have a deep desire to be an entrepreneur and start their own business, but who haven’t done so yet because they “can’t come up with a good idea.” Too often I hear: “All of my ideas are dumb.” And in those moments, I cannot help but say: “Define a dumb idea.”<p>Let’s take …

How Funding Works – Splitting The Equity Pie With Investors

A hypothetical startup will get about $15,000 from family and friends, about $200,000 from an angel investor three months later, and about $2 Million …

Venture Capital

Is This Meeting Really Necessary? | Inc.com

<b>"Sometimes deciding not to hold a meeting may be the best use of everyone's valuable time."</b><p>Few managers would disagree with that statement, which we found on the website of PPD Consultants. The engineering-services organization asks four questions to address the perpetual "to meet or not to meet" …

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Finding Your Dream Role

Here’s what’s on my whiteboard right now. I’m fairly sure this diagram or something similar to this originally came from Jim Collins. Someone can …

What Happened to Multiply?

Friday’s news about e-commerce site Multiply closing down is a shocker. No one could’ve predicted this. Just last December we met up with CEO Stefan …

9 Fallacies of Java Performance

Java performance has the reputation of being something of a Dark Art. Partly this is due to the sophistication of the platform, which makes it hard …

Apple posts $9.5b profit on $43.6b in revenue, but iPhone growth slows at 37.4m units sold

Apple beats the Street, but iPhone sales aren't growing<p>Apple just posted its hotly-anticipated Q2 2013 earnings, and the company posted a profit of $9.5b on revenues of $43.6b, compared to $11.6b in profit on $39.2b in revenue this quarter last year and $13.1b in profit on $54.5b in revenue last …

Google On Earnings: Our Future Lies in Hardware Too

Google’s earnings have provoked mixed reactions in the major news media - Google’s core search business is under threat, said the New York Times, blow-out sales increase CNET told its readers – but one inescapable conclusion is that times are tougher when users switch from desktop to …

Does Money Really Affect Motivation? A Review of the Research

How much should people earn? Even if resources were unlimited, it would be difficult to stipulate your ideal salary. Intuitively, one would think that higher pay should produce better results, but scientific evidence indicates that the link between compensation, motivation and performance is much …

The Best Twitter Response to Tragedy: Shut Up

When something happens now, Twitter becomes the go-to source for people to talk about it. Increasingly, it's a primary news source for on-the-ground …

Four out of five highest-paid execs in the USA work at Apple

<i>Bloomerg</i> reports that four out of the five highest-rewarded execs in Standard & Poor’s top 500 companies are Apple execs. In all four cases, their base salaries are a relatively modest $805,400, with the balance paid in stock options.<p>The four Apple employees are Bob Mansfield, Senior VP of …

Schmidt predicts entire world online by 2020. Is he right?

Google's executive chairman has made a bold prediction about the spread of the Internet. Do you think that prediction will come true?<p>"For every person online, there are two who are not," Schmidt said on Google+ last night. "By the end of the decade, everyone on Earth will be connected."<p>Certainly …

Google Fiber

Why text messages could be the future for charities

In January more than 300 residents on the Aylesbury estate in south London, Europe's largest social housing project, found out about job …

Intel profits drop 25 percent year-over-year as CEO Paul Otellini gives his final earnings report

Intel just released details on its Q1 2013 financials, and the company had another tough quarter — profits of $2.05 billion represented a 25 percent decline over Q1 2012 profits. Unfortunately, outgoing CEO Paul Otellini has recently presided over several quarters of major profit decline for the …