The power behind a Google search

In the past, performing a search meant visiting the reference desk at the library. Today, search engines have replaced that role, providing instantaneous answers to billions of queries, and changing the face of business. Google is able to provide this service, and provide it using energy efficient data centers. …


Update on FCC & Wireless Spectrum

The topic of the 700 MHz FCC wireless spectrum auction that began on January 24,2008 has stirred up much controversy. The FCC recently canceled the meeting where the vote was to take place on the free internet plan, wherein it would decide if it should auction off 25 …


Investor urges Yahoo to sell search to Microsoft

Recently a shareholder with 1.5 percent of Yahoo Inc., Ivory Investment Management LP, has suggested the company sell its search business to Microsoft, suggesting the business venture has the potential to double the value of Yahoo. Ivory Investment proposed via letter to Yahoo’s board that revising plans to …


Anatomy of a search engine

A search engine is essentially a tool whose performance level is dependent upon the amount of information it has the capacity to accumulate and draw from. For this reason, while the World Wide Web would appear to be free, it is actually exchanging its service for little bits …


A secure password-free online future?

Could license plates be on their way to cyberspace? With so many online privacy issues occurring today and tensions, running high on the controversial issue, a government and technology industry panel on cyber-security measures is suggesting that moving away from passwords may be the solution to online security issues. …


YouTube & your privacy

YouTube is consistently evolving and increasing in popularity, with users watching longer videos. While some users enjoy broadcasting themselves, there are even more who prefer to simply watch others broadcast. The view-only users may be sharing more than they are aware of, as their information is also publicly …