Important New Report on 2017 Internet Trends

For more than two decades, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) has produced a comprehensive annual Internet Trends Report. The latest report was introduced at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on May 31, 2017: “The annual report compiles and analyzes data from a wide range of sources, providing insights on the state […]

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Seniors More Active on the Net

For years, there has been a pretty direct correlation between age and Internet use — with those 65+ and older having relatively interest. But times are changing!! As just reported by Felix Richter for Statista: “While young people in the United States have grown up using technology and spend a substantial part of their lives […]

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Ransomware Now a BIGGER Problem — What Can YOU Do?

We have written several times before about the devastating results caused by ransomware hacking (see, for example, 1, 2, 3). “Ransomware is malware. The hackers demand payment, often via Bitcoin or prepaid credit card, from victims in order to regain access to an infected device and the data stored on it.” [Ransomware: The Smart Person’s […]

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How Dominant Is Amazon Online?

It’s no surprise to any of us that Amazon is by far the leading online U.S. retailer. But would you be surprised to learn that Apple’s most recent annual online revenues exceeded those of Walmart? Or to learn that Amazon’s online revenues for its most recent year were greater than the next 14 U.S. retailers […]

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Is Yahoo a Good Buy for Verizon?

When it began in 1994 and for many years thereafter, Yahoo was a Web dynamo with tons of viewers, a leading search engine, lots of content, multiple points of contact, and more. But in recent years, Yahoo has fallen on really tough times. Hopefully, it will still have something to offer Verizon after the latter’s […]

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An Infographic Look at the Evolution of Web Design

Web design and the quality/features of Web sites have certainly come a long way over the last 25 years. AmeriCommerce has put together an excellent infographic on the evolution of Web design: “During the 25 years since the Internet entered our lives, change has been the only constant. And nowhere has that trend of ongoing […]

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Internet Security Threats: 2014

Symantec — which provides security, storage, and systems management solutions — has released its Internet Security Threat Report 2014, a comprehensive 98-page document: “Symantec has established the most comprehensive source of Internet threat data in the world through the Symantec™ Global Intelligence Network, which is made up of more than 41.5 million attack sensors and […]

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What’s Next for the Internet?

Recently, Mary Meeker (of Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers — “Partnering with entrepreneurs to build companies from success to significance”) presented her annual Internet trends report for 2013 at the D11 Conference. Click Meeker’s photo to access a video of her presentation, with numerous PowerPoint slide. The talk is VERY informative.    

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In Today’s World, Valuable Data Can Be Found Almost Anywhere

In our new digital world, the amount of data that are available is massive. And such data can sometimes come from unexpected and unusual sources. Consider these observation from Katie Kaye, writing for Advertising Age: “Imagine for a second that you could interview a product. How often is it being used? For how long? And […]

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Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?

Today’s up-and-coming billionaires are sure different from those in the past. It’s often a battle of the old media versus the new media.   Take a look at this infographic. Staff.com – Connecting Great Companies with Global Talent  

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