Category Technology-Internet

Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015

Mobile Messaging and Social Media 2015 Source: Pew Research Center In today’s world, people — particularly young people — are continually finding and adapting new ways of communicating electronically to fit their needs. Case in point: 2015 marks the first time Pew Research Center has asked specifically about mobile messaging apps as a separate kind […]

Pilot Reports of Close Calls With Drones Soar in 2015

Pilot Reports of Close Calls With Drones Soar in 2015 Source: Federal Aviation Administration Pilot reports of unmanned aircraft have increased dramatically over the past year, from a total of 238 sightings in all of 2014, to more than 650 by August 9 of this year. The FAA wants to send out a clear message […]

$21.8bn Ad Revenue Loss Estimated from Ad Blocking in 2015, Finds PageFair and Adobe Study

$21.8bn Ad Revenue Loss Estimated from Ad Blocking in 2015, Finds PageFair and Adobe Study Source: PageFair?Adobe A new report by PageFair and Adobe estimates $21.8bn in advertising revenues will be lost in 2015 due to ad blocking. In the United States, ad blocking cost an estimated $5.8bn in lost revenue in 2014 and is […]

Teens, Technology and Friendships

Teens, Technology and Friendships Source: Pew Research Center For American teens, making friends isn’t just confined to the school yard, playing field or neighborhood – many are making new friends online. Fully 57% of teens ages 13 to 17 have made a new friend online, with 29% of teens indicating that they have made more […]

Local Police Departments, 2013: Equipment And Technology

Local Police Departments, 2013: Equipment And Technology Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Presents findings on local police departments by population served in 2013, including comparisons with previous survey years. The report focuses on trends in the adoption of new types of equipment and technology. Topics include nonlethal weapons, in-car and body-worn video cameras, and license […]

Symantec Intelligence Report: June 2015

Symantec Intelligence Report: June 2015 (PDF) Source: Symantec There is good news this month on the email-based front of the threat landscape. According to our metrics, the overall spam rate has dropped to 49.7 percent. This is the first time this rate has fallen below 50 percent of email for over a decade. The last […]

The Global Creativity Index 2015

The Global Creativity Index 2015 Source: Martin Prosperity Institute This report presents the 2015 edition of the Global Creativity Index, or GCI. The GCI is a broad-based measure for advanced economic growth and sustainable prosperity based on the 3Ts of economic development — talent, technology, and tolerance. It rates and ranks 139 nations worldwide on each of […]