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How Quickly Did Your Country Adopt the Internet? [MAP]

How Quickly Did Your Country Adopt the Internet? [MAP] | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
As of 2012, 203 countries had access to the Internet, and nearly 80 were more than 50% connected. How the web spread like wildfire, 1993 to present day.
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MOOCs: the future of higher education, or a passing phase? - eCampus News

MOOCs: the future of higher education, or a passing phase? - eCampus News | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have quickly become one of the most polarizing developments in higher education. Many in higher ed see these MOOCs as innovations that could mark the turning point in how education is delivered, while others see MOOCs as a distraction, a phase, and a means for diluting a college degree. Whatever  [ Read More ]
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How Google Fiber is disrupting the broadband deployment model

How Google Fiber is disrupting the broadband deployment model | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Google Fiber has convinced other ISPs to embrace a different approach to deploying broadband.
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China Planning Operating System to Compete With Microsoft, Google and Apple

China Planning Operating System to Compete With Microsoft, Google and Apple | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
China is planning to compete with Western operating systems on its own soil by offering its own OS.
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Surge pricing is the next wave of digital ordering | SmartBlogs

Surge pricing is the next wave of digital ordering | SmartBlogs | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Airlines and hotels have been surge pricing for years. But other than a "market price" for fresh fish or other rare commodities, the restaurant industry has largely stayed away. All this could soon change as mobile ordering gains momentum.
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Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests

Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Climate change has its sights on its next victim, and it's one of America's favorite vacation spots.

Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacifi...
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3 Hiring Questions to Steal from Amazon's CEO

3 Hiring Questions to Steal from Amazon's CEO | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Amazon has forever changed the way people shop online, but it wasn’t always the juggernaut that it is today. In fact, once upon a time it was just a tiny startup with a big visi...
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Library without books debuts at Florida’s newest college | Reuters

Library without books debuts at Florida’s newest college | Reuters | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - The library opening with the first day of classes on Monday at Florida's newest college features a sunlit arched roof and cozy reading chairs - but not a single book.A fully digital
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California Governor Signs Law Requiring a 'Kill Switch' on Smartphones

California Governor Signs Law Requiring a 'Kill Switch' on Smartphones | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The law requires smartphones sold in California to include antitheft technology, a feature that lawmakers hope will lead to a cool down in phone theft, now the hottest urban crime.
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Obama’s golf trip after Foley press conference seems 'disconnected,' say loved ones

Obama’s golf trip after Foley press conference seems 'disconnected,' say loved ones | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The image of President Obama hitting a Martha's Vineyard golf course only moments after addressing the nation on the horrific beheading of American journalist James Foley has not only drawn widespread condemnation from the press, it has those closest to the photojournalist dismayed.
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The Most Connected Man Is You, Just a Few Years From Now

The Most Connected Man Is You, Just a Few Years From Now | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Chris Dancy is the most connected man in the world and is the future experts say is coming. But is he enlightened or isolated in a pool of his own data?
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Why We’re Not Driving the Friendly Skies

Why We’re Not Driving the Friendly Skies | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The dream of creating a flying car has reduced many would-be inventors to despair as they grasped the immensity of the engineering and design challenges of the divergent natures of airplanes and cars.
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Author Mike Malone On Intel’s Holy Trinity, Steve Jobs, and Other Silicon Valley Greats - IEEE Spectrum

Author Mike Malone On Intel’s Holy Trinity, Steve Jobs, and Other Silicon Valley Greats - IEEE Spectrum | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Is this the dawning of the age of Elon?
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These are the trends and challenges shaping online learning [Infographic]

These are the trends and challenges shaping online learning [Infographic] | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Who's increasingly responsible for strategy, and how do you avoid common pitfalls?
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College presidents predict 4 new institutional models for higher-ed - eCampus News

College presidents predict 4 new institutional models for higher-ed - eCampus News | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
A college president think-tank names trends for higher-ed and predicts four new models of institutions that may exist in the next 10 years.
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11 Internet of Things ideas worth watching

11 Internet of Things ideas worth watching | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Cisco solicits IoT ideas in Innovation Grand Challenge
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Data centers are the new polluters

Data centers are the new polluters | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
U.S. data centers use more electricity than they need, a new report finds, and IT managers are too cautious about managing power and businesses are unwilling to invest in energy conservation.
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Ryan Grepper, inventor of the ‘Coolest’ cooler, failed many times before raising $13 million on Kickstarter

Ryan Grepper, inventor of the ‘Coolest’ cooler, failed many times before raising $13 million on Kickstarter | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Grepper's invention -- a souped-up cooler with speakers, a blender, and USB charger -- is the most-successful Kickstarter ever.
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11 Internet of Things ideas worth watching

11 Internet of Things ideas worth watching | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Cisco solicits IoT ideas in Innovation Grand Challenge
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One list Harvard doesn't make: 50 Fittest Colleges

One list Harvard doesn't make: 50 Fittest Colleges | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The Active Times' list is perhaps the only in higher ed without an Ivy in the top 20.
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President Obama’s disconnect problem, charted

President Obama’s disconnect problem, charted | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
People don't think he understands their problems anymore.
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Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges

Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Surveys of top colleges found virtually no change from the 1990s to 2012 in enrollment of students who are less well off despite a huge increase in the number of such students going to college.
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Is President Obama too detached to lead?

Is President Obama too detached to lead? | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
The traits that aided Obama’s rise are not sufficient to the moment.
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Top 10 Tech Companies for Culture and Values

Top 10 Tech Companies for Culture and Values | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Wonder which tech companies make their employees happiest? Here are the top 10, according to Glassdoor's new report on culture and values.
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Letter to a Young Entrepreneur: 3 Things to Remember

Letter to a Young Entrepreneur: 3 Things to Remember | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Important life and business lessons gleaned from an early 20th century poet.
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Are the days of free MOOCs coming to an end?

Are the days of free MOOCs coming to an end? | NIC: Network, Information, and Computer | Scoop.it
Stanford University's head of massive open online courses predicts the school will abandon the free model.
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