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Amazon Broke the Internet Yesterday, and Here’s Why That’s a Big Problem

Amazon Broke the Internet Yesterday, and Here’s Why That’s a Big Problem

TwinStar Media March 1, 2017 0

A massive internet outage that took down thousands of popular websites on Tuesday was thanks to a technical glitch on Amazon’s servers, leading many to complain that Amazon “broke the internet”. But it wasn’t

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Facebook Will Try Fighting Ad Discrimination with Algorithms

Facebook Will Try Fighting Ad Discrimination with Algorithms

TwinStar Media February 9, 2017 0

Facebook is making changes to its advertising policy following last fall’s revelation that ad purchasers could discriminate by race. The social network’s solution at the time was to use algorithms that would weed out

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It Is Now Illegal to Deny Anyone Access to the Internet

It Is Now Illegal to Deny Anyone Access to the Internet

TwinStar Media July 6, 2016 0

“High speed broadband is not a luxury, it’s a necessity,” exclaimed President Obama back in 2015. Today, over 3 billion people in the world are connected to the Internet, with the world’s average Internet speed rising 23% since last

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A Huge Internet Cable Connecting the US and Japan is About To Go Live

A Huge Internet Cable Connecting the US and Japan is About To Go Live

TwinStar Media July 3, 2016 0

Google’s about to switch on what’s been called the highest capacity underwater fiber optic cable ever built, capable of delivering 60 Terabits per second (Tbps) of bandwidth across the Pacific. The new cable connects the

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Global Average Internet Speed up 23% Compared to Last Year

Global Average Internet Speed up 23% Compared to Last Year

TwinStar Media June 30, 2016 0

According to the latest State of Internet Report by content delivery network Akamai, the global average internet speed has risen 23 percent to 6.3 Mbps year over year. A total of 138 countries experienced a general increase, with

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Online Shopping Has Officially Surpassed In-Store Buying For The First Time

Online Shopping Has Officially Surpassed In-Store Buying For The First Time

TwinStar Media June 9, 2016 0

While there are no doubt innumerable studies, surveys, and reports on the habits of modern shoppers, at least one survey says that consumers are buying stuff online more than they are in stores, for

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How Google Beat Yahoo in the War for the Internet

How Google Beat Yahoo in the War for the Internet

TwinStar Media May 26, 2016 0

Ever wondered what happened to Yahoo? What was once one of the Internet’s leading names has since languished into obscurity, with rumors swirling that it will soon be taken over by The Daily Mail‘s publisher

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How to Completely Delete Yourself From the Internet

How to Completely Delete Yourself From the Internet

TwinStar Media May 14, 2016 0

Last week, Radiohead — one of the biggest bands on the planet — “disappeared” from the internet. Only, they didn’t really… Their albums were still available for purchase, their Discogs profile was still live, their

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Google Chrome Dethrones Internet Explorer To Become Most Popular Browser

Google Chrome Dethrones Internet Explorer To Become Most Popular Browser

TwinStar Media May 3, 2016 0

If the technology world was a high school hallway, Google Chrome would be shoving past former prom queen Internet Explorer while wrinkling its nose like it smells something particularly offensive. That’s because Chrome is

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AT&T Launches Its Own $10 Internet Access Program For Low-Income Households

AT&T Launches Its Own $10 Internet Access Program For Low-Income Households

TwinStar Media April 23, 2016 0

AT&T is today making good on a promise it had to make to the FCC last year, announcing their new program to connect more poor Americans to the internet and bridge that infamous digital

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