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Web mystery: China Internet traffic winds up in Wyoming – NBCNews.com

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

9 hours ago China has an estimated 591 million Internet users, the most of any country. On Tuesday, much of its Web traffic was redirected to IP addresses that belonged to a company that, as of last year, was located in a single, 1,700-square foot home located in a quiet neighborhood in Cheyenne, Wyo., according to The New York Times.  The company, Sophidea Inc., was…

Microsoft Wants You To Rethink Internet Explorer – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Internet Explorer has long suffered from the bad reputation it inflicted upon itself, and Microsoft is painfully aware of this. Ever since IE9, though, it’s been a pretty good browser and the latest versions have embraced open web standards, added a very fast JavaScript engine and new features like touch support. Still, even for Microsoft, IE remains the “browser you love(d) to hate.” Over the last year or so –…

The biggest land rush in the history of the internet begins on February 4 – Quartz

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

This item has been corrected. The web is about to have its big bang. About 1,000 new generic top-level domain names, or gTLDs (the last bit of an internet address, such as the com in qz.com) will come into existence this year. On Feb. 4, anybody will be able to create and start running a website on the first of the new domains. The number of alphabets in which you can create a…

How the Chinese Internet ended up in Cheyenne, Wyoming – Washington Post (blog)

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

The building on Pioneer Ave. that houses Sophidea, the company that received a deluge of Chinese Internet traffic Tuesday. (Google Streetview) It’s not clear how it happened, but for several hours on Tuesday thousands if not millions of Chinese Internet users were being dumped at the door of a tiny, brick-front house on 2710 Thomes Ave. two-story building on Pioneer Ave. in Cheyenne, Wyo. The users’ Internet traffic, bound initially for Chinese…

Klobuchar proposes cell phone ‘kill switch’ – KARE

Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sen. Klobuchar is proposing federal ‘kill switch’ legislation to combat the growing problem of cell phone theft. KARE