Tag: internet

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India expected to have 236m mobile internet users by 2016

We’ve written regularly about Indian streaming music services like Saavm and Gaana, so a new report this week by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and KPMG piqued our interest. It claims that India will...
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Kim Dotcom to crowdfund MegaNet

One to make the heads of RIAA, IFPI etc. choke on their Froot Loops this morning. Kim Dotcom’s latest venture is MegaNet, the “people-powered, censorship-resistant Internet”, and he’s opening it to crowdfunding in...
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Kickstarter shines Spotlight on successful projects

Until now, if you ran a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding project, its page on the site would be effectively frozen in time from the funding deadline. Visit Amanda Palmer’s “The new record, art book and tour” page,...
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US gets net neutrality (but expect arguments to continue)

It’s been a long time coming, but the US Federal Communications Commission voted yesterday to bring in strong regulations to protect net neutrality – a move that delighted technology firms and internet campaigners, but...
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US Teenagers: Internet v Radio Usage

This infographic is an extract from the Music Ally Report
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Flipboard app becomes a website – with topics and magazines

More than 50 million people read their news using the Flipboard app for tablets and smartphones, with the US startup having explored music through a partnership with SoundCloud. Its big news yesterday, though, was the launch...
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Twitter targets emerging markets with ZipDial acquisition

Twitter announced its latest acquisition this morning, and it’s an interesting one in the context of the company’s global ambitions. It’s buying Indian company ZipDial for an undisclosed amount, hinting at similar ambitions...
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The Open Bay lets anyone make their own Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay has been offline since a police raid in Sweden recently, but fellow filesharing site Isohunt is doing its best to bring the brand back. Partly by launching something called The Open Bay, which opens up the...
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BitTorrent developing Project Maelstrom web browser

There are all kinds of initiatives going on at BitTorrent, from its bundle partnerships with artists through to its work on storage and messaging clients. Now it’s unveiled its latest initiative: Project Maelstrom, which...
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How Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to ‘wire the world’

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has been open about his mission to connect the world – as in taking Facebook, and indeed the internet, to remote places in emerging markets. Time now has a profile outlining what his company...
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Steve Albini on the internet as a ‘hall of fetishes’

Musician and producer Steve Albini gave an entertaining keynote speech at Melbourne’s Face the Music conference this month, in which he came up with one of the most… interesting metaphors for the internet’s effects...
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US internet companies demand ‘strong, enforceable net neutrality rules’

With the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mulling its options in the long-running debate over net neutrality, tech trade body The Internet Association has weighed in with its views. The body represents the likes...