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Sunday, August 9, 2020

‘The United Nations Could Seize the Internet, U.S. Officials Warn’ – ‘ReadWriteWeb’

The latest post on ‘ReadWriteWeb’ is titled “The United Nations Could Seize the Internet, U.S. Officials Warn”.Scott M. Fulton says, “Several emerging countries are rallying behind a campaign to have the International Telecommunications Union, the U.N.’s global standards body for telecommunications, declare the Internet a global telecommunications system, U.S. officials testified on Thursday before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. Led by China, Russia, India and now Egypt, which recently launched its own proposal, such a move would allow... [...]

‘Why Crowdfunding is Today’s Goldrush’ – ‘ReadWriteWeb’

The latest post on ‘ReadWriteWeb’ is titled “Why Crowdfunding is Today’s Goldrush”.Tim Devaney and Tom Stein say, “Back in the gold rush days, the smart people were not the ones heading for the hills to dig holes. The smart people were selling picks and shovels. Crowdfunding is like that. With everyone and his brother now founding a startup, the smartest entrepreneurial play could be to set up a crowdfunding site to provide those founders with their essential tool: money”.Why Crowdfunding is Today’s Goldrush ReadWriteWeb [...]

‘RWW Recommends: The Best Social Investing Tool’ – ‘ReadWriteWeb’

The latest post on ‘ReadWriteWeb’ is titled “RWW Recommends: The Best Social Investing Tool”.Dave Copeland says, “While social media can’t predict which stocks will go up and which will go down (yet), there is a growing case for including a social component in your investment strategy. Traditional brokerages are adding social features, and social-media startups are looking to tap into the investors as a new revenue stream. Which of the crop has the best chance of getting the right mix for your portfolio? “.RWW Recommends: The Best Social Investing Tool... [...]

‘ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Research In Motion’ – ‘ReadWriteWeb’

The latest post on ‘ReadWriteWeb’ is titled “ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Research In Motion”.Cormac Foster says, “Introducing ReadWriteWeb’s DeathWatch: highlighting businesses and technologies tottering on their last legs. Each week we’ll examine a vulnerable company, check for a pulse and look at its chance for a miracle recovery. We wish it wasn’t so easy to choose the inaugural DeathWatch victim, but BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion has not had a good week. Or a good year”.ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Research In Motion ReadWriteWeb [...]

‘[REVIEW] Can a Browser App Pop the Internet Filter Bubble?’ – ‘ReadWriteWeb’

The latest post on ‘ReadWriteWeb’ is titled “[REVIEW] Can a Browser App Pop the Internet Filter Bubble?”.Dave Copeland says, “The Internet’s ability to show us only what we want to see is notorious. We click things we like. Algorithms look at what we’ve clicked on and deliver more of the same. Author Eli Pariser called it the filter bubble: the sphere of agreeable viewpoints we find ourselves trapped in once the Web figures out what we pay attention to. rbutr, an app for the Chrome browser, aims to pop that bubble”.[REVIEW] Can a Browser App... [...]

‘Are Incubators Really Necessary for Startup Success?’ – ‘ReadWriteWeb’

The latest post on ‘ReadWriteWeb’ is titled “Are Incubators Really Necessary for Startup Success?”.Thursday Bram says, “Twice a year, every tech website seems to devote lavish coverage to just what startups made it into Y Combinator’s latest class. It’s the tech world’s version of covering the presidential primaries: Plenty of these companies aren’t going to exist in a few years (or perhaps even in a few months), but some may go on to do great things.For those of us actually bent on founding our own startups, the coverage creates mixed feelings”.Are... [...]

‘How Pro Marketers Use Facebook Insights’ – ‘ReadWriteWeb’

The latest post on ‘ReadWriteWeb’ is titled “How Pro Marketers Use Facebook Insights”.Dave Copeland says, “Facebook introduced five levels of administration to its brand pages Thursday. The added protection means more people are going to have access to (and have to learn how to use) Facebook Insights.While there are plenty of how-to guides for beginners out there, we wanted to touch on the more advanced side of Insights. We asked three leading social media managers for their top tips on getting the most out of Insights”.How Pro Marketers Use Facebook Insights... [...]

‘How Pro Marketers Use Facebook Insights’ – ‘ReadWriteWeb’

The latest post on ‘ReadWriteWeb’ is titled “How Pro Marketers Use Facebook Insights”.Dave Copeland says, “Facebook introduced five levels of administration to its brand pages Thursday. The added protection means more people are going to have access to (and have to learn how to use) Facebook Insights.While there are plenty of how-to guides for beginners out there, we wanted to touch on the more advanced side of Insights. We asked three leading social media managers for their top tips on getting the most out of Insights”.How Pro Marketers Use Facebook Insights... [...]

‘Microsoft Offers Windows 8 Release Preview as an Upgrade’ – ‘ReadWriteWeb’

The latest post on ‘ReadWriteWeb’ is titled “Microsoft Offers Windows 8 Release Preview as an Upgrade”.Scott M. Fulton says, “The worst-kept secret in Microsoft’s history may well lead to a surprise anyway. This afternoon, the company made available a program that prompts curious Windows users to download the latest Windows 8 Release Preview – the final preview before general release expected later this year. But Windows 7 users who run this little jewel will be surprised to find that it tries to upgrade their Windows 7 to the Windows 8 Release Preview”.Microsoft... [...]

‘Google Launches Full-Scale Shopping in Search’ – ‘ReadWriteWeb’

The latest post on ‘ReadWriteWeb’ is titled “Google Launches Full-Scale Shopping in Search”.Jon Mitchell says, “Today, Google begins an experiment to change the way you shop online. When you search for a product, Google will deliver paid listings for shopping options right next to the search results. By searching for a product, you’ve demonstrated a possible intent to buy it, so Google has extended its search results page to allow participating merchants to sell it to you.Google is not selling products the way Amazon does. Rather, it’s giving merchants... [...]