The issue of “Net Neutrality” is a huge point of contention between ISP providers, cable firms and the average internet user. At first glance, Net Neutrality may appear inconsequential to most of us, but the argument about bandwidth will ultimately pass added cost on to us all.
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What could you buy with $19 billion? Well, according to CNN, 12.6 billion hot dogs; 4 World Trade Centres; 198 million years’ worth of Netflix; or relief for the Philippines 3 times over. Few companies can afford to splash that amount of cash, however Facebook can count themselves in that small bracket. Instead of keeping Mark Zuckerberg in hot dogs for the next few millennia though, Facebook decided to spend it on WhatsApp. The $19 billion price tag shocked many, however there must be some reason that Facebook valued the app so highly.
This week we’ve been browsing the State of Sheffield 2013 and the Sheffield Fairness reports, which takes a look at some of the differences and difficulties that our city’s residents encounter. The reports suggest ways to tackle these issues, and naturally we were interested in what they had to say about Sheffield from a digital perspective.
Following the prophesied death of the RSS, we have been left wondering what would replace it, or if it already had been replaced and we just hadn’t noticed! Has Twitter really been the nail in the RSS coffin. In a recent article, Mike Elgan points out that the two are fundamentally different. RSS is a user controlled service, while Twitter is controlled by others.
We have been taking a look at what's coming up in 2013 according to the good, the great and the geek. There is a lot of talk about tablet devices, Apple TV and the ‘mini’ iPhone. In no particular order...here are the highlights.
Tablets, phones, laptops, Retina displays and smart TVs (watch this space) are all entry points to the web and gateways to your brand. But how do you cater for so many different screen sizes? Your website might look great on your laptop but what about your big monitor at work or your smaller phone?