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1 day 3 hours ago

The gains announced Monday include an additional 570,000 U.S. subscribers, slightly more than Netflix's management predicted. The quarter is typically the company's slowest of the year, as people spend more time outdoors instead of watching video. Netflix ended June with 36.2...

2 days 4 min ago

The number of China's internet users going online with a mobile device — such as a smartphone or tablet — has overtaken those doing so with a personal computer (PC) for the first time, said the official China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on Monday. China's total number of internet users crept up 2.3 percent to 632 million by the end of June, from 618 million at...

2 days 39 min ago

Today at 5:10pm EDT the IETF 90 Technical Plenary will be streamed live out of Toronto, Canada, at:

http://www.ietf.org/live/

After some initial reports, the technical focus will be on "Network topology and geography" — the abstract is:

Since network gear, links, and the nodes they connect must be in some specific...

2 days 51 min ago

Catherine Saez and William New reporting in Intellectual Property Watch: "New generic top-level domain names seem set to be a constant source of discussions and dissension. The domain '.pharmacy' has been awarded to a United States pharmacy association with industry backing, stirring...

2 days 2 hours ago

 Dear friends and colleagues,

This important call for applications has just been released by Nepad, and will be managed by our colleagues Towela Jere and Titi Akinsanmi. Please let your friends in Africa know about this opportunity!

Call for applications for Online Training: Internet Governance in Africa – an Introduction

The NEPAD e-Africa Programme invites...

3 days 1 hour ago

The Internet Society (ISOC) has been working with the African Union (AU) to facilitate the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS). This AXIS project funded by the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund and the Government of Luxembourg will help keep Internet traffic in Africa internal to the continent and avoid expensive international transit costs and delay latency in routing Internet...

4 days 2 hours ago

Whether you view Edward Snowden as a criminal or a hero, or somewhere in between, you cannot dispute that his revelations about pervasive surveillance have changed the discussions about the Internet on both technology and policy levels. If you are interested in hearing what Edward Snowden has to say himself, he is scheduled to speak today, Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 2:00pm US EDT at the...

4 days 2 hours ago

Let's go to the scoreboard. There are 1751 applications for new top-level domains. Nearly 1/3 (635) are brands. The rest are generics (e.g. .Buzz) and geographies (e.g .NYC).

So, brands are definitely interested in new TLDs — and a handful of major industries have jumped into the lead. If you're in any of those verticals, it's time to pay attention. Your competitors may be...

5 days 45 min ago

For those people tracking the evolution and deployment of DNSSEC or who are just interested in "DNS security" in general there is a great amount of activity happening next week at IETF 90 in Toronto. I dove into this activity in great detail in a recent post, "...

5 days 6 hours ago

The theme for the third African Internet Governance forum “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multistakeholder Internet Governance” was quite a thoughtful theme; however we must note that the 3rd Internet Governance forum though largely successful was still short of full participation within some key stakeholders in the African Continent.  Despite the full support of UNECA, The Government...