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Poorer countries need privacy laws as they adopt new technologies

Developing countries need to adopt and enforce privacy and data protection laws as they attempt to bridge the "digital divide" widened by the advent of new technologies like cloud computing, according to a new report.<p>The Information Economy Report 2013, released on Tuesday by Unctad, the UN trade …

Why Google Sells More Than Newspapers, Magazines

The CEO of Business Insider, Henry Blodget, at BI’s Ignition event showed a slide in a presentation titled The Future of Digital: 2013, that indicated that for the first quarter of 2013 Google had more ad revenue than newspapers and magazines.<p>Why does Google gobble up more ad revenue than all of …

"Our Understanding of Gravity is Fundamentally Wrong" --Two Conflicting Theories of the Universe

In 2009, Zhao led An international team of astronomers that found an unexpected link between 'dark matter' and the visible stars and gas in galaxies …

"Other Universes are Pulling on Our Universe" -- New Planck Data Triggers Controversy (Today's Most Popular)

"Such ideas may sound wacky now, just like the Big Bang theory did three generations ago," says George Efstathiou, professor of astrophysics at …

How To Turn Your Camera Into A Photosynthesis Detector

In about an hour, you can hack a camera to only display blue, green, and near-infrared light, which will give you a lovely view of plant life.<p>Members of Public Lab, an online civic science community, wanted to build an inexpensive tool to measure plant health. Their solution: convert an obsolete …

Ireland is to close a tax loophole used by Apple

<b>Ireland plans to shut a tax arrangement used by Apple to shelter $40bn (£25bn) from taxation.</b><p>Apple, and other firms, have been able to funnel profits into Irish subsidiaries or "ghost companies" that had no declared tax residency anywhere in the world.<p>On Tuesday, the Irish government said it …

Ireland

Big data and marketing: an inevitable partnership

"One of the key messages we're trying to land with our clients is about the value of data. Everyone is running around a bit crazily at the moment just trying to have as much data as they possibly can," says Matthew Bayfield, group director of data for marketing agency Ogilvy EMEA. "The old school …

LG banner ads detect your Galaxy S 4 or iPhone in order to bash it

Ad agency M&C Saatchi has come up with a rather dubious but clever way of marketing LG's G2 smartphone. Its banner ads sense your own handset and will taunt its shortcomings while suggesting, naturally, an LG G2 instead. For instance, an HTC One-based ad suggests that you'll get 30 percent more …

URX Is A Brilliant Mobile Ad Service That Deeplinks Customers Right To Ecommerce App Product Pages

Mobile deeplinks open specific pages within apps, and they’re about to transform ecommerce. URX is a new deeplink mobile advertising startup that’s raised $3.1 million from A-list investors to help ecommerce companies get existing users back in their apps and spending money. URX places ads on other …

Akamai: Half Of All Internet Connections Now At 4Mbps+, Safari Remains Most Used Mobile Browser

The ITU has recently published figures noting 2.7 billion internet connections globally, and today Akamai has released some numbers pointing to how fast those connections actually are. The company, a specialist in traffic optimization, says that we have now reached a tipping point of sorts: half of …

The internet has gotten a lot less free in the US, India and Brazil

As much as we online journalists love reports that rank things, even we must sometimes resist the urge to blog about them, even “in one map.” Because honestly, some countries are just going to either be really good or bad at various things for the foreseeable future. Just as the Central African …

Central African Republic