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New technique could boost internet speeds tenfold

The problem with TCP/IP<p>Data is sent over the internet in "packets," or small chunks of digital information. The exact format of the packets and the …

How Facebook Beat Wall Street with Data

<i>Maurice Coyle is the CEO and co-founder of HeyStaks, a search analytics startup that helps mobile operators monetize subscriber data usage and increases conversions for e-commerce stores.</i><p>Facebook went public on May 18, 2012 in one of the most hotly anticipated tech company IPOs ever. The company …

Private Browsing Settings Aren't as Private as You Think

Let's be honest: There's probably a few things you've been looking at online that you don't want anyone to know about.<p>Whether you're secretly …

TiVo Founders Shutting Down Qplay Video Service Less Than 6 Months After Launch

Qplay, the video streaming app and device from a couple of TiVo co-founders, is closing down next Friday. The shutdown marks a short life for the service, which launched in February this year with a $49 streaming device and expanded to the iPad just last month.<p>The company was founded in August 2012 …

9 ways a well-designed site will boost SEO and engagement

While web design is traditionally thought of as an artistic way to show off a brand’s image, its benefits are really much more far-reaching than that. A well-designed website can lend a helping hand to SEO efforts, increase conversion rates, and improve interaction and engagement with site …

Nailed It: Buzzfeed Cracks The Pinterest Code

Buzzfeed is one of of the fastest growing media companies ever, with a monthly audience of 150 million and counting, thanks chiefly to its unmatched understanding of what people will read or share on Facebook. But much of its recent traffic growth has come from another, less appreciated source: …

Why Facebook and Twitter Are Embracing Ecommerce

Likes and retweets are fine, but the new buzz word at Facebook and Twitter seems to be “buy.”<p>Facebook announced on Thursday that it has begun testing …

Exclusive: YouTube weighs funding efforts to boost premium content - sources

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - YouTube has embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, two sources with knowledge of the talks told Reuters, a move that could bolster a three-year-old multimillion-dollar effort that has had mixed success so …