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Can You Really Protect Your Online Data?

In Tuesday evening’s Democratic Primary Debate, the candidates were asked about the biggest threat facing America  today. Naturally, Middle East volatility and the rise of ISIS were cited, in addition to nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands. But it was somewhat surprising that only one candidate – former Virginia Senator Jim Webb – mentioned...

SUPERNAP: The New “Fort Knox” in the Desert

Data. One small word… but an incredibly massive industry. Longtime readers will know that we’ve highlighted Big Data as a major tech growth trend since we started publishing Wall Street Daily. Indeed, just a few weeks ago, I wrote about a shift among companies towards using third-party data centers. The goal? To increase their uptime...

What Just Caused Outrage Among Spotify Users?

As seedy businesses go, you’d be hard-pressed to find many that top Ashley Madison. While traditional dating sites allow people to find dates, relationships, and even marriages, Ashley Madison’s version of “dating” caters to people who want to fly under the radar and cheat on their spouse. “Life is short, have an affair,” as the...

Facebook’s Plan to Remain King of Social Media

When it comes to social media juggernauts, Facebook (FB) is the undisputed king. During its meteoric rise, the company simply steamrolled existing social media platforms, like MySpace, LiveJournal, and others that you probably don’t even remember now! Even when Google (GOOGL) entered the fray with Google+, Facebook easily parried the threat with a simple weapon...

Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Assistant

Think Amazon (AMZN) is just the world’s largest online retailer? Think again. As technology advances, so does Amazon’s reach in the sector – to the point where it now competes with some of the largest companies in the world in a variety of fields. For example… In Amazon Web Services, it has a mammoth cloud-computing...

How to Play the Rise of Internet Data Centers

The world’s biggest technology companies are quietly embracing a huge new growth industry – one that was hatched with the birth of the internet and has soared ever since. You probably won’t read about it in the news, though. After all, these companies aren’t making or selling anything for consumer use. And it’s not what...

Reddit Wields the Axe Against Web Hate Crime

In yet another example of just how powerful venture capital funding can be, it recently influenced a major decision from one of the internet’s top companies. In the process, the company silenced one of America’s most sacred civil rights – freedom of speech under the First Amendment. Now, you’d think such a scenario would prove...

Google’s New “Big Bang” Will Change the Future

Google (GOOGL) is busy inventing your future. And judging by the company’s new products and initiatives, it hopes to be as disruptive as a modern-day “Big Bang.” But if you think that its ultra-futuristic inventions won’t be around for many years yet… you’re dead wrong. At the company’s annual I/O conference for Android and other...

Instagram’s Blunder Highlights Data Concerns

Quick question: How many passwords do you have for your various online accounts? If you’re like me, you’re probably overwhelmed by the sheer number of passwords that you have to remember. And you’re supposed to alter them for your email, bank, cable company, retailers… heck, even the Wall Street Daily website if you’re a subscriber...

The Next Internet Revolution Has Officially Begun

Get ready for the next phase of internet evolution. By now, I’m sure you’re somewhat familiar with the “Internet of Things” (IoT) concept – the idea that everything you can imagine will be connected to the internet. The rationale is that we’ll be able to control anything from anywhere – such as your home security...