Category: Internet

The Utopia of Things

The hype over the Internet of Things may be reaching pitch fever following CES, but the chatter started in earnest last year. John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, gave a keynote to a packed house predicting that there would be 50 billion connected devices by 2020, while  Sara Silverman starred in a Cisco video offering a
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Email Bankruptcy Averted

As we head into the new year’s eve 2014, I am feeling good about my email for the first time in years. Thanks to friendly advice from Esther Dyson, I have managed to avoid declaring email bankruptcy and reached an empty inbox. Email Bankruptcy, for those fortunate who may be unaware of the meaning, is
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China’s Online Dating Booms, To Reduce Choice

In contrast to online dating in the United States and Europe – where people turn to the Internet to increase choice – Evan Osnos writes in The New Yorker this week about how Chinese netizens use dating sites to narrow their choices. “I once watched a twenty-three-year-old woman search for dates in Beijing, where there
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