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Google: Only 2% Opt-Out of Instant

Only about 2 percent of users have opted out of using Google Instant, according to Ben Gomes, Instant lead engineer. Launched in September, Google Instant tries to predict what you’re looking for and shows you results as you type. Granted, a low opt-out rate doesn’t mean everyone loves Instant. It could just mean people haven’t …

What is the average number of apps in a Singaporean’s phone?

Singapore – Singapore tops in a list of ten countries, when it comes to the number of apps in smartphones of the users. According to a recent survey commissioned by Nokia, about 67% of Singaporean respondents claim to own up to 30 apps in their mobile phones, while 28% report to have more than 30 …

Number of Internet users worldwide reaches two billion

January 27, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Broadband Internet, Communications, News and Society, Society

GENEVA – THE number of Internet users worldwide has reached the two billion mark, the head of the UN’s telecommunications agency, Hamadoun Toure, said on Wednesday. ‘At the beginning of the year 2000 there only 500 million mobile subscriptions globally and 250 million Internet users,’ he said. ‘By the beginning of this year 2011 those …

What is the context between social networking and sex?

NEW YORK – NEARLY four out of five women and three of five men say they believe texting, Facebook and other social networking tools cause new couples to jump into bed faster, a survey released by Shape and Men’s Fitness magazines on Monday showed. Smart phones and laptops are the new toys that lead to …

What is the probability of users using Social Media in the bathroom?

You may scoff at that coworker who brings a newspaper into the bathroom at work, but we know the truth about you now. According to Atlanta-based AIS Media, a survey of 500 people found that 27% of Americans report using mobile devices to check Facebook while in the bathroom. “While it may seem humorous to …

SingTel fined $130,000 over ISP tariffs

January 15, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Corporate finance, General, Mobile Cell Phone

SINGTEL has been fined a total of $130,000 for selling an unapproved wholesale discounted broadband service and for offering the discount to only one Internet service provider (ISP). ISPs buy wholesale services and then retail them to home and business users. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said on its website it had decided …

Broadband Internet Technology

January 12, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Broadband Internet

The internet continues to improve upon improvement of how fast webpages load, due to broadband internet technology. Everyday, the internet grows due to the large volume of information available online. Fast online connections such as T1, T3, DSL, broadband and even a fiber optic cable connection to access the net can easily help internet users …

Homeless ‘golden voice’ web star arrested in LA

January 12, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Basketball, Crime, International, News and Society, Radio

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – – A homeless man who became a YouTube hit for his astonishing baritone radio voice was arrested in Los Angeles after an altercation with his daughter, police and reports said. Ted Williams, who had struggled with drugs and alcohol, became an overnight celebrity when a video clip of his voice skills …

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