Monday 10th December 2018

Latest tech news

Will automated pay-per-second browser transactions upend the business models of Google and Facebook?

about 63 days ago - Tech

Tech

A startup has devised an API (“web monetization”) that facilitates automated payments from users to publishers. It charges users a flat rate of $5 per month (46 hours of consumption per month), which is deposited to publishers at a rate of $0.00003 per second while the user is consuming content.

A startup has devised an API (“web monetization”) that facilitates automated payments from users to publishers. It charges users a flat rate of $5 per month (46 hours of consumption per month), which is deposited to publishers at a rate of $0.00003 per second while the user is consuming content.

Is Google search biased in favor of liberals and against conservatives?

about 63 days ago - Tech

Tech

We analyzed the performance and output of 50 of the right- and left-wing news organizations featured in the study mentioned by President Trump. We discovered the left-wing news organizations publish more content and attract more links than the right-wing news organizations.

We analyzed the performance and output of 50 of the right- and left-wing news organizations featured in the study mentioned by President Trump. We discovered the left-wing news organizations publish more content and attract more links than the right-wing news organizations.

Parent company of Bluehost and HostGator reportedly considering sale

about 63 days ago - Tech

Tech

Endurance International Group is reportedly considering the possibility of a sale following the acquisition of Web.com by Siris Capital Group earlier this year. The Group posted a net loss of $2 million on revenue of $279 million for Q2 2018. It was also recently handed an $8 million penalty by the SEC.

Endurance International Group is reportedly considering the possibility of a sale following the acquisition of Web.com by Siris Capital Group earlier this year. The Group posted a net loss of $2 million on revenue of $279 million for Q2 2018. It was also recently handed an $8 million penalty by the SEC.

EU proposes fining tech platforms for failing to remove extremist content

about 63 days ago - Tech

Tech

The supranational organization is likely to publish a new draft regulation next month stipulating tech platforms must remove extremist content from their platforms within one hour of receiving notification. It comes months after the EU criticized Facebook and Twitter for not doing enough about the proliferation of illegal content on their respective platforms.

The supranational organization is likely to publish a new draft regulation next month stipulating tech platforms must remove extremist content from their platforms within one hour of receiving notification. It comes months after the EU criticized Facebook and Twitter for not doing enough about the proliferation of illegal content on their respective platforms.

Google vs. HostGator: why is one of the world’s biggest web hosts discouraging its customers from encrypting users’ data?

about 63 days ago - Tech

Tech

In its acceptable use policy, Hostgator is discouraging its customers from implementing HTTPs unless it's "necessary". In July, Google Chrome released an update that pushes a "not secure" notification into the address bar of its browser on websites that haven't implemented HTTPs.

In its acceptable use policy, Hostgator is discouraging its customers from implementing HTTPs unless it's "necessary". In July, Google Chrome released an update that pushes a "not secure" notification into the address bar of its browser on websites that haven't implemented HTTPs.

Web host rankings July 2018: Hostgator, Bluehost and Hostinger perform best overall

about 63 days ago - Tech

Tech

Hostgator, Bluehost and Hostinger all maintained uptime of 100 percent for the month of July 2018. They also maintained response times of 390ms, 502ms and 513ms respectively.

Hostgator, Bluehost and Hostinger all maintained uptime of 100 percent for the month of July 2018. They also maintained response times of 390ms, 502ms and 513ms respectively.

The steady demise of the gTLD: Sony follows lead of McDonalds, gives up .xperia

about 63 days ago - Tech

Tech

Sony has followed a number of organizations in abandoning its rights to administer a newly registered suffix (.xperia). It was also recently announced that the gTLD .mcdonalds was removed from the internet's domain name space.

Sony has followed a number of organizations in abandoning its rights to administer a newly registered suffix (.xperia). It was also recently announced that the gTLD .mcdonalds was removed from the internet's domain name space.

The European Parliament rejects the proposed copyright directive

about 63 days ago - Tech

Tech

The proposal's rapporteur, Axel Voss, stated officials "will now...attempt to address peoples' concerns." The next vote will likely take place in September.

The proposal's rapporteur, Axel Voss, stated officials "will now...attempt to address peoples' concerns." The next vote will likely take place in September.

Sony ‘mistakenly’ uploads a new film to YouTube

about 63 days ago - Tech

Tech

The film was online for hours before it was removed. Some commentators believe it was a publicity stunt on Sony's part.

The film was online for hours before it was removed. Some commentators believe it was a publicity stunt on Sony's part.

Alibaba claims its new copywriting tool can produce 20,000 words per second

about 63 days ago - Tech

Tech

Alibaba claims the new tool has "learned" from quality content published across its network of properties. The tool allows copywriters to select from a list of automatically generated content options and to adjust the "tone" of the output.

Alibaba claims the new tool has "learned" from quality content published across its network of properties. The tool allows copywriters to select from a list of automatically generated content options and to adjust the "tone" of the output.

Court reverses decision ordering Yelp to remove negative consumer reviews

about 63 days ago - Tech

Tech

The decision relates to an attempt to make an 'end-run around section 230' of the Communications Decency Act, which protects online platforms from incurring liability for content posted by their users.

The decision relates to an attempt to make an 'end-run around section 230' of the Communications Decency Act, which protects online platforms from incurring liability for content posted by their users.