Now that Ethereum Frontier has launched, the only thing between us and cyber-utopia is an app. Not just any app–but a P2P blockchain app that makes normal people lots of money. And before that, we need an anti-hero willing to do the work of building the prototype for this world-changing app without getting paid.
Reddit will soon start treating some of its more controversial communities differently than others, according to newly minted Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman.
Innovation may be an aging buzzword, but IT execs are only too happy to hear their CEOs parrot it. CIOs can get their seat back at the executive table if they can help turn their company – and its product – into networks. My editor hates innovation. Actually, what she really hates is the way the term “innovation” gets dropped onto everything, particularly in the technology sector. The term and what it incapsulates is a relatively recent phenomenon in East Coast conversations, after a long Silicon Valley gestation. But innovation as a corporate buzzword has gained new legs for legitimate reasons.
An appeals court in Washington on Tuesday ruled that the FCC’s “net neutrality” rules, which prevent companies like Verizon from favoring some types of internet traffic over others, are invalid. The 81-page ruling, which was decided by a 2-1 vote with one judge dissenting in part, has big implications for content providers, consumers and the future of the internet.
Just over a year ago, superstorm Sandy slammed into the New York metro area, destroying thousands of homes and wreaking havoc with the IT infrastructure in southern Manhattan and low-lying areas of New York and New Jersey. So what have we learned when it comes to safeguarding IT infrastructure?
Quite a bit: at least according to data center pros who weathered the storm and have some ideas for mitigating damage from similar events in the future, which given what we know about rising water levels, are bound to happen again.
U.S. society depends on open government data. When the government shuts down, that data is at risk, and so are the citizens who rely on it. The Obama administration needs to take action action to restore faith in government data as a civic resource and platform for business.