StumbleUpon, the massively popular web discovery tool, hit its peak 10 years ago – so why are we still nostalgic?

StumbleUpon, the massively popular web discovery tool, hit its peak 10 years ago – so why are we still nostalgic?

It’s tempting to think of the history of the Internet as a series of eras. There was the The era is coming (roughly 2013 to 2016), when six-second humor and meme culture reigned supreme. Sometime before that there was the The golden age of YouTube (in the second half of the 2000s), when Smosh, a … Read more

Deep Listening to Pauline Oliveros on the Internet – The Brooklyn Rail

Deep Listening to Pauline Oliveros on the Internet – The Brooklyn Rail

Internet collaboration may seem contemporary, but it is established. One of the artists at the forefront of this movement was pioneering composer and accordionist Pauline Oliveros, who began working with the internet in the 90s and 2000s. She saw technology as something that could open the door to new avenues of musical creation and something … Read more

California passes bill to make internet safer for kids

California passes bill to make internet safer for kids

A girl looks at her computer screen Alain Jocard | AFP | Getty Images The California state legislature this week passed a bill that, if passed, would require online platforms to take additional steps to ensure their services are safe for young users. The state senate unanimously approved California Age Appropriate Design Code Act Monday, … Read more

Enabling low-income people to access the Internet, ConnectWaukegan’s goal

Enabling low-income people to access the Internet, ConnectWaukegan’s goal

Achieving digital equity for residents of Northeast Lake County takes time, and ConnectWaukegan is trying to achieve that goal in part through the federally funded Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Spun off from the Waukegan Community Broadband Task Force, ConnectWaukegan is tasked with giving as many people as possible access to the internet and began accelerating … Read more

Haywire brings next-level internet and managed Wi-Fi to Purdue’s Discovery Park, multi-family developers

Haywire brings next-level internet and managed Wi-Fi to Purdue’s Discovery Park, multi-family developers

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–whacka fiber-to-the-unit (FTTU) Internet service provider providing fiber optic Internet and managed Wi-Fi, brings its proven technology to multi-family developers and tenants, including Purdue University Discovery Park. Haywire provides managed Wi-Fi via pre-installed fiber optic equipment to get new customers online in seconds without the hassle of installation appointments or interacting with technicians. Haywire … Read more

Gix Internet Reports 166% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth to Approximately $43.4M in H1 2022

Gix Internet Reports 166% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth to Approximately .4M in H1 2022

Medigus SA Medigus’ Financial Results for the First Half of 2022 Will Include, for the First Time, the Consolidation of Gix Internet’s Financial Statements Tel Aviv, Israel, August 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medigus Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDGS), a technology company specializing in advanced medical solutions, innovative internet technologies, and electric vehicle and charging solutions, today … Read more

Alix Higgins makes clothes for the internet

Alix Higgins makes clothes for the internet

You can instantly recognize Alix Higgins’ designs by their technicolor prints and sporadically placed text. The 28-year-old namesake designer, always inspired by Tumblr, has found his niche creating clothes that play at the intersection of youth culture and the internet. Higgins’ signature aesthetic is as if your MySpace was dug up and snippets of your … Read more

A rare and mysterious “rainbow cloud” stuns the internet

A rare and mysterious “rainbow cloud” stuns the internet

It felt like a portal to a whimsical parallel universe. The internet has been shocked by a “rainbow cloud” that has emerged over a city in China as an interdimensional phenomenon. A clip of the weather anomaly has amassed more than 28 million views with onlookers wondering what could have been the cause, Jam Press … Read more