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Pew – The emerging information landscape – 8 realities of the "new normal"

“Pew Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote at the NFAIS annual conference about the way the internet and mobile connectivity have transformed the worlds of networked individuals. He discussed how normal life has changed in the past decade because of three revolutions in technology: 1) the spread of broadband; 2) the rise of mobile connectivity;Continue Reading

Measuring Broadband America – A Report on Consumer Wireline BroadbandPerformance in the U.S.

FCC Measuring Broadband America – A Report on Consumer Wireline Broadband Performance in the U.S.: “presents the results of the first nationwide performance study of residential wireline broadband service in the United States. The study examined service offerings from 13 of the largest wireline broadband providers using automated, direct measurements of broadband performance delivered toContinue Reading

Department of Transportation Proposes 'Distraction' Guidelines for Automakers

Follow up to postings on driving distractions and texting, this news: “U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the first-ever federally proposed guidelines to encourage automobile manufacturers to limit the distraction risk for in-vehicle electronic devices. The proposed voluntary guidelines would apply to communications, entertainment, information gathering and navigation devices or functions that are notContinue Reading

Nilsen Wire – Report: Consumer Media Usage Across TV, Online, Mobile and Social

News release: “Almost one in three U.S. TV households – 35.9 million – owns four or more televisions, according to Nielsen’s State of the Media: Consumer Usage Report. Across the ever-changing U.S. media landscape, TV maintains its stronghold as the most popular device, with 290 million Americans and 114.7 households owning at least one. InContinue Reading

Report – The Consumer Benefits of Expanding Shared Use of the Public Airwaves

News release: “Our analysis of The Consumer Benefits of Expanding Shared Use of the Public Airwaves, which we are releasing today demonstrates that spectrum made available for shared use without a license (unlicensed spectrum), has played a central and critical role in growth of wireless broadband data service. In fact, the shared use model hasContinue Reading

Pew – Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones

Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones – The percent who download apps nearly doubles in two years, but just 46% of downloaders have paid for an app…The growth in apps downloading is a reflection of the broader trend toward mobile devices the Pew Internet Project has identified over the pastContinue Reading

Social Media Report: Spending Time, Money and Going Mobile

“Social media not only connects consumers with each other, but also with just about every place they go and everything they watch and buy. Nielsen’s new Social Media Report looks at trends and consumption patterns across social media platforms in the U.S. and other major markets, exploring the rising influence of social media on consumerContinue Reading

CTIA-The Wireless Association Semi-Annual Survey Reveals Historical Wireless Trend

News release: “or the first time in history, the semi-annual survey conducted by CTIA-The Wireless Association® shows the number of wireless subscriber connections (327.6 million) has surpassed the population (315.5 million) in the United States and its territories (Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands), which means the wireless penetration rate in the U.S.Continue Reading

University of Victoria Law Student Technology Survey 2011

Via Rich McCue: UVic Law Student Technology Survey 2011 – “In addition to the technology questions we’ve been asking UVic Law students over the past nine years, we decided for the second year in a row to ask some extra questions about the mobile technology that students are arriving at Law School equipped with. ThisContinue Reading

Pew: 65% of online adults use social networking sites

65% of online adults use social networking sites – Women maintain their foothold on SNS use and older Americans are still coming aboard. Mary Madden, Senior Research Specialist, Kathryn Zickuhr, Research Specialist, 8/26/2011 “Two-thirds of adult internet users (65%) now say they use a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn, up from 61%Continue Reading

Improvements in Patch and Configuration Management Controls Can Better Protect TSA’s Wireless Network and Devices

Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, Improvements in Patch and Configuration Management Controls Can Better Protect TSA’s Wireless Network and Devices (Redacted) OIG-11-99 July 2011 “Overall, TSA has implemented effective physical and logical security controls to protect its wireless network and devices. We did not detect any high-risk vulnerabilities on its wireless networkContinue Reading

Report – Google Street View cars grabbed locations of phones, PCs

CNET: “Google’s Street View cars collected the locations of millions of laptops, cell phones, and other Wi-Fi devices around the world, a practice that raises novel privacy concerns, CNET has confirmed. The cars were supposed to collect the locations of Wi-Fi access points. But Google also recorded the street addresses and unique identifiers of computersContinue Reading