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My View : The Netflix Verizon neutrality farce

InfoManager : The Netflix Verizon neutrality farce Last year our Verizon service slowed to a snail’s pace when accessing Netflix streaming content. Verizon had promised 5mps, and it was usually pretty snappy. But Netflix moview would churn and churn as we watched the speed counter go to 2, then 1.8, then 1.4, and then time out with spinning “buffering” icon. We’d see a few seconds of video, then spinning buffer, then 20 seconds of video, and spinning buffer. It got to the point that we would give up.

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UGNN Facebook Update: Zuckerberg, arrests, Facebook fraud, burned dog, senior citizens, New Years Quotes and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Facebook gets more and more socialized with the turn into a new year … we really got a kick out of all the fraud, and spoofs that hooked gullible people into sharring stupid things.
User Group People on Facebook : While user group people on Facebook are a shrinking population, they really happen to be the the most zany, youthful, witty, wishful, wise, winning, willful, well-rounded, well-read, well-meaning, well-bred, weak, warm, vulnerable, vivacious, vindictive, venturesome, vague, vacuous, urbane, upright, unstable, unself-critical, unrestrained, unreliable, unreflective, unrealistic, unprincipled, unpolished, unlovable, unimpressive, unimaginative, unhealthy, ungrateful, unfriendly, unfoolable, undogmatic, undisciplined, understanding, unctuous, uncritical, uncreative, uncooperative, unconvincing, uncomplaining, uncharitable, uncaring, unappreciative, trusting, troublesome, trendy, treacherous, transparent, tractable, tolerant, timid, tidy, thoughtless, thorough, tense, teacherly, tasteless, tasteful, tactless, systematic, sympathetic, sweet, suspicious, superstitious, superficial, subtle, submissive, suave, stupid, studious, strong-willed, strong, stoic, 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practical, power-hungry, possessive, popular, pompous, polished, plodding, playful, planful, phlegmatic, pharissical, petty, perverse, persuasive, personable, perfectionist, perceptive, pedantic, peaceful, patriotic, patient, passive, passionate, paranoid, painstaking, overimaginative, outrageous, original, organized, orderly, optimistic, oppressed, opportunistic, opinionated, open, one-sided, one-dimensional, offhand, odd, obvious, obsessive, observant, obnoxious, objective, nonauthoritarian, nihilistic, neurotic, neglectful, negativistic, neat, natty, narrow-minded, narrow, narcissistic, naive, multi-leveled, muddle-headed, morbid, moody, monstrous, money-minded, modest, moderate, mistaken, misguided, miserly, miserable, methodical, messy, meretricious, melancholic, meddlesome, mechanical, mealymouthed, mawkish, mature, maticulous, masculine (manly), many-sided, mannerless, mannered, malicious, magnanimous, lyrical, loyal, lovable, loquacious, logical, libidinous, liberal, leisurely, leaderly, lazy, knowledge, kind, irritable, irresponsible, irrational, irascible, invulnerable, intuitive, intolerant, intelligent, insulting, insouciant, insincere, insightful, insensitive, insecure, inoffensive, innovative, inhibited, inert, indulgent, individualistic, independent, indecisive, incurious, incorruptible, inconsiderate, incisive, impulsive, imprudent, impressive, impractical, impatient, imitative, imaginative, ignorant, idealistic, humorous, humble, hostile, honorable, honest, high-minded, high-handed, hidebound, hesitant, herioc, helpful, hedonistic, hearty, healthy, haughty, hateful, hardworking, gullible, grim, greedy, grand, gracious, graceless, good-natured, gloomy, genuine, gentle, generous, gallant, fun-loving, frivolous, frightening, friendly, freethinking, fraudulent, forthright, forgiving, forgetful, forecful, foolish, focused, flexible, flamboyant, fixed, firm, fiery, fickle, felicific, fearful, fawning, fatalistic, farsighted, fanciful, fanatical, false, faithless, faithful, fair, extreme, extravagant, extraordinary, expedient, exciting, excitable, esthetic, escapist, erratic, envious, enthusiastic, enervated, energetic, empathetic, eloquent, elegant, egocentric, efficient, educated, ebullient, easily discouraged, earnest, dynamic, dutiful, dull, dramatic, domineering, dogmatic, disturbing, distractible, dissonant, dissolute, disruptive, disrespectful, disputatious, disorganized, disorderly, disobedient, disloyal, dishonest, discreet, discourteous, discouraging, discontented, disconcerting, disciplined, dirty, directed, dignified, difficult, devious, destructive, desperate, dependent, demanding, delicate, deep, dedicated, decisive, decent, deceitful, decadent, debonair, daring, cynical, curious, cultured, cruel, crude, critical, creative, crazy, crass, crafty, cowardly, courteous, courageous, cooperative, conventional, contemptible, contemplative, constant, considerate, conscientious, confused, conformist, confident, condemnatory, conciliatory, conceited, compulsive, complaintive, complacent, compassionate, companionly, colorless, colorful, cold, coarse, clumsy, clever, clear-headed, clean, childish, cheerful, charmless, charming, charismatic, challenging, cautious, caring, careless, captivating, capable, cantakerous, calm, callous, calculating, brutal, brittle, brilliant, blunt, bland, bizarre, biosterous, bewildered, benevolent, barbaric, balanced, attractive, athletic, astigmatic, assertive, aspiring, asocial, artificial, articulate, arrogantt, argumentative, arbitrary, appreciative, apathetic, anxious, anticipative, angry, amoral, amiable, aloof, allocentric, alert, airy, aimless, agreeable, agonizing, adventurous, admirable, adaptable, active, accessible and likable people in the world.

We love you all . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR

  • Egypt arrests 3 Facebook administrators ahead of uprising’s 5th anniversary this month
  • 15 New Year Quotes To Post On Facebook, So Everyone Can See How Ready You Are For 2016
  • Facebook resolution: The best thing you can do to safeguard your privacy in 2016
  • Mark Zuckerberg rings in the new year as he shares sweet family photo
  • Facebook fraud gangs turn middle-class teenagers into ‘money mules’
  • Police search for Facebook poster who threatened to kill baby
  • The Best Facebook Resolution You Can Make This New Year’s
  • 46 years of friendship? Facebook glitch bungles the math
  • Facebook’s Free Web-India: Kindness Or Neo-Imperialism?
  • Dog with cold cut crown dupes thousands on Facebook
  • Wyoming Valley senior citizens embrace Facebook

CAUTION Careful, many of these sites employ stalker links, pop-ups and screen spam. Careful where you click . . . an don’t miss the article on stalker links! over in Safenetting

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Net Neutrality : zero rating, Mass Surveillance, Rand Paul, Fiorina on Obama, populism, and more

UGNN Net Neutrality The smoke will never settle for Net Neutrality because we’ve opened a wound that will never heal. We’re also seeing the adverse effects of legislation for the web, which does not affect other countries. What’s good for the goose, isn’t necessarily good for the gander. But after all, the InfoManager will keep you on top of things . . .

  • Why ‘zero rating’ is the new battleground in net neutrality debate
  • Net Neutrality: Why the Internet and its applications are best left untouched
  • Can John Oliver Do for Mass Surveillance What He Did for Net Neutrality?
  • Net Neutrality Stance Presents Silicon Valley Challenge For Rand Paul
  • Publication of New Internet Rules to Prompt Cheers and Challenges
  • Did ‘tech populism’ give us a bad ‘net neutrality’ rule?
  • Open internet, the next step for connectivity
  • Carly Fiorina: Obama’s net neutrality failure
  • . . . and more!
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Apple Watch InfoManager: who wants it, who doesn’t want it, who needs it, the ugly truth, who cares and more

UGNN InfoManager news all about Apple and Apple computers Well, the news is out and the entire world is buzzing about the new Apple Watch … is it good, is it bad, who wants it, who doesn’t want it, who cares, where will we go from here???? If there are questions, your Apple Watch InfoManager will be looking for answers, so follow along :

  • The Apple Watch seems useless — just like the first PCs and smartphones
  • Apple Watch — people HATE it (except ‘douchebags’). Here’s why…
  • Knock off Apple Watch already spotted on sale in China for $55
  • The Ugly Truth: Why the Apple Watch Already Needs A Facelift
  • Watch All The Videos About The Apple Watch And New MacBook
  • Critics Think The Apple Watch Is Confusing And Annoying
  • Apple Watch’s design is its ‘killer feature’ — analyst
  • Here’s How the Apple Watch Will Work for Lefties
  • … and more!
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InfoManager : Wearable Technology news, views and reviews 1407-14

The next horizon is technology that you wear — and it’s going to be big! Really big! Wearable technology will probably make phones, tablets and maybe even computers! But when the big news is rolling, the InfoManager will be there :

  • The Global Consumer Smart Wearable Technology market is expected to grow
  • Tech: NFL Exec Says Wearables Could Crack Second-Screen Advertising
  • Google Glass: To Read Or Not To Read Minds, That Is The Question
  • Is your business prepared for wearable technology?
  • Will Wearable Technology Transform Healthcare?
  • Wearable technology helps prevent drownings
  • Who will win the war on wearables?
  • Wearable Technology Shop On Amazon
  • . . . and more!

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UGNN InfoManager : ugly face of net neutrality back again! Maybe for one last time!

UGNN Net Neutrality If you remember UGNN coverage of Net Neutrality over the years, then you may remember our article “Net Neutrality Decade” … and next year it will truly be a decade. So, you thought that had all been laid to rest — but not. Now the whole issue has reared its ugly face again in the wake of all the publicity and public whinning over Aereo! Watch how quickly the status-quo public and government is so eager to quelsh new ideas. Oh well. But you know for sure, if it’s a happening in technology, UGNN InfoManager covers it! Follow along:
[_] The FCC’s new net neutrality rules will kill Aereo, even if the Supreme Court doesn’t
[_] After pledging to fight for net neutrality, Obama needs to show the FCC who’s boss
[_] Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality
[_] Opinion: FCC will seek comments about its latest net neutrality proposal
[_] Opinion: Will Wheeler’s Net neutrality rules lead to online toll lanes?
[_] Politico: Obama’s past stance in conflict with net neutrality proposal
[_] F.C.C., in a Shift, Backs Fast Lanes for Web Traffic
[_] What Do Net Neutrality Rules Mean For Web Users?
and more . . .

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UGNN Facebook Update: : Facebook good and bad for April 2014

UGNN InfoManager news all about social media and Facebook Facebook news and reviews … good and bad reports — can you believe Zuckerberb is chasing the same dream failed by Gates so many years ago? Can you believe a ‘post it later’ button? Can you believe the police are watching? Well if it’s happening, the Facebook Infomanager is chasing the rumors and news . . .
[*] Facebook ‘I drank’ post not best idea for woman on DUI probation
[*] Facebook testing ‘Save’ read-it-later button for Web interface
[*] Facebook, Oculus, And Businesses’ Thirst For Virtual Reality
[*] Facebook Paper: The Inside Story Is Not What You’d Expect
[*] Facebook launches lab to bring Internet everywhere
[*] Facebook “Friend” Burglarizes Vacationers: Police
[*] Facebook’s Drone Plans Sound Hilariously Ominous
[*] Facebook Suddenly Cares If You’re Oversharing
[*] How Facebook and Twitter Undermine Religion
. . . and more
CAUTION Careful, we’ve found a pop-up ad splash screens and other stalker links and screen-spam on all of these pages. Seems the news industry has now resorted to heavy screen-spam to make revenue! Be very careful what you click.

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Browsers for Macintosh

After posting the article about the demise of Camino, I wondered how many browser options we still have beyond the big three.  Continue reading »

Lessons from Emerging Markets

Future of Technology What can developed markets learn from emerging markets? Can Africa transform the global ICT industry? This week we look at Africa’s potential for innovation and its position in the global ICT industry. Also, discover how emerging markets are leading the innovation charge.

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Steve Jobs: The “Global Leadership” Conundrum

Cookies Global Leadership Programs are becoming more popular, but are they enough to develop the leaders of the future? In this edition, IDG focuses on the issues around this topic … “Is the Steve Jobs trick of being an ‘awful boss’ crucial to organisational leadership?”

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