internet internet domain name sold for $13m

"The sale of came about because of a board-room wrangle at the creditors administering Escom as it went into bankruptcy. It is thought about 12 different companies were bidding for control of the domain. The price is among the highest ever paid for a domain. In 2006 when Escom bought it is thought to have paid up to $14m for it. The highest price ever paid for a domain was $16m, which marketing firm QuinStreet paid for in 1999." | more

FaceBook Beats Google As Time Waster

Another reason to block FaceBook in the workplace...

"In August, people spent a total of 41.1 million minutes on Facebook, comScore said, about 9.9 percent of their Web-surfing minutes for the month. That just barely surpassed the 39.8 million minutes, or 9.6 percent, people spent on all of Google Inc.'s sites combined, including YouTube, the free Gmail e-mail program, Google news and other content sites." | more

Attract a Spouse with Your Cable

This study wants to prove to us that having an Internet connection increases our chance of having a relationship. I figure they got it all wrong. Couples get the Internet because they are bored with their relationships. When you are single you probably spend more time away from home, possible playing on their Internet and building a relationship.. wait? lol

IPv6: Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? Almost.. According to some experts we just might be on the starting process for the end-game. At the beginning of the 2010 there was only 8% of the unallocated addresses remaining. When you factor in the adoption rate of new device being added to the Internet, it's only a matter of time. So what are we waiting for, the end of the Internet?

If You Build It, They Will Connect

Holy Moly! There are almost 5 Billion devices plugged into the Internet. How many of those devices do you think are serving us spam? Hmm.. lol

"Sometime this month, the 5 billionth device will plug into the Internet. And in 10 years, that number will grow by more than a factor of four, according to IMS Research, which tracks the installed base of equipment that can access the Internet... " | More

The Internet Generation Prefers the Real World

They may have been dubbed the "Internet generation," but young people are more interested in their real-world friends than Facebook. New research shows that the majority of children and teenagers are not the Web-savvy digital natives of legend. In fact, many of them don't even know how to google properly.

Seven people have the power to restart the web

All in their hands..

Seven people have been selected to reboot the internet after a "catastrophic event." (A Micheal Bay movie? sub.ed.)

Seven Internet “Keymasters” are Paul Kane (Great Britain), Dan Kaminsky (United States), Jiankang Yao (China), Moussa Guebre (Burkina Faso), Bevil Wooding (Trinidad and Tobago), Ondrej Sury (Czech Republic), and Norm Ritchie

Rural telco serves 17 people, rakes in $300K

"AT&T was insanely profitable in 2009, with $34.4 billion in revenue and $12.5 billion in net income. The company even returned most of this cash ($9.7 billion) to investors as dividends. So why did the US government direct $435 million into the company's coffers?

Prince says Internet is completely over

Just like MTV, it was hip but not anymore

We feared this day would come, but someone obviously had to be brave enough to break the news to the general public. The artist occasionally known as Prince has been kind enough to divulge some of his wisdom with the great unwashed, and it appears that the internet is a thing of the past.

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