The age of taxis is out and the time for ridesharing is now. Ridesharing, a new mechanism of getting from one place to another, has passengers using their phones to request cars from companies like Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar via these companies’ apps. It’s a great way for drivers to make some extra money, using… Continue reading Saving UberX: Does Social Media Make an Impact?
The most recent episode of Between Two Ferns brings in President Barack Obama to trade verbal spars with Zach Galifianakis over “North Ikea,” the flop of The Hangover Part III and President Obama’s basketball skills. Finally President Obama plugs HealthCare.gov, stressing that the site “works great now” and that it can help Americans find affordable… Continue reading Watch Zach Galifianakis Get Burned by Barack Obama on ‘Between Two Ferns’
Toronto mayor Rob Ford has grabbed the attention of the news again, this time with a pretty innocent social media flub. He mistakenly advised his 133,000 Twitter followers to turn the clocks back for Daylight Savings Time. Whoops! In case you missed it. @tomayorford 's time change tweet. pic.twitter.com/TetFB4QJ2q — Althia Raj (@althiaraj) March 9,… Continue reading Rob Ford Gets All Confused about Daylight Savings Time on Twitter
People want the internet to remain as open and neutral as it is today. Though the Obama administration came out in support of a neutral net yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will need to take further action to make net neutrality a reality after its original mandate was struck down by a U.S. Court… Continue reading How the FCC’s New Proposed Open Internet Rules Could Save the Neutral Net You Know and Love
Government officials have come out in support of a neutral and open internet but suggest that Obama doesn’t have the power to order the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make broadband services subject to the same fair use laws as telephone providers. A statement on the White House blog supports FCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s motion… Continue reading White House Supports Net Neutrality but Needs FCC to Act
The popular cloud storage site, Dropbox, appears to have been granted a reprieve in China. The site has been blocked over there since 2010 due to some potentially politically sensitive material stored on the US-based service. While the reasoning is still unclear, the ban now looks to have been lifted according to Tech in Asia… Continue reading Dropbox Scales the Great Firewall as Cloud Storage Service Gets Unblocked in China
Feeling safe is easy to take for granted when living in a developed nation, but for much of the developing world- especially for the poor- living in fear is the norm. In his newest book, The Locust Effect, Gary A. Haugen shines a light on the violence that saturates the lives of the impoverished. Aside… Continue reading Poverty and Hidden Everyday Violence in the Developing World
Has your computer caught some kind of bug recently? No, not the kind that Norton can detect, but rather an infusion of songs and articles about Justin Bieber across your internet feeds. While Norton has issued a stern warning to avoid downloading Justin’s latest single, there is only so much the anti-virus company can do… Continue reading Over 100,000 People Sign Petition to Deport Justin Bieber as Norton Issues Anti-Virus Alert