John Paczkowski

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USA–A Great Place to Visit, but I Wouldn't Want to Network There …

Turns out those Europeans are using their Internet connections for a lot more than just drying laundry.

According to the World Economic Forum, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland are the three most networked nations in the world. In its annual Global Information Technology Report, the Forum ranked 127 countries according to network readiness and found that Denmark, followed by Sweden and Switzerland, had not just the highest average broadband-Internet speeds, but the highest broadband penetration rates as well.

The countries also received high marks for their tech-friendly regulatory environments, something the United States apparently lacks. The US ranked fourth in the survey–up three places from last year–because of its (surprise!) poor scores for “Burden of Government Regulation,” “Effectiveness of Law-Making Bodies,” and “Total Tax Rate.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work