Archive for the ‘Internet Economy’ Category

Bitcoin’s 8.7% Decline Pales in Comparison to Record Run

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Central banks are manipulating gold prices

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

8:31 PM ET Wed, 13 Aug 2014
Chris Powell, Secretary of Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, says the rigging of gold markets by the U.S. and international central banks has worsened over the years.

GATA: Central banks are manipulating gold prices from CNBC.

notTV Releases Music Video Channel on the Internet

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Artwork courtesy Olga Poreda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to www.not.tv to watch notTV.

Blogger says Bitcoin needs to be worth $1,000,000 to be a legitimate currency

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Mark Decabre talks about Satoshis and the value of Bitcoin at MarketWatch.com

“A single bitcoin was worth about $3,900 in recent trade on Monday, off lows of the past few days, according to data site Coindesk.com, amid regulatory headwinds in China and critical comments from Wall Street pros like J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s CEO Jamie Dimon.

“Still, a bitcoin would need to be worth a stunning $1,000,000 to be a bona fide monetary unit, says Iqbal Gandham, U.K managing director at eToro, a trading platform.

Image courtesy MarketWatch and Getty Images

Internet Troll Map

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The Web’s Most Toxic Trolls Live in … Vermont?

Facebook paid to have first-rights to series

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Two companies said they were paid between $10,000 to $25,000 per episode for their shows. They’ll also receive 55 percent of the ad revenue while Facebook takes the rest.

In a move that could be seen as a direct competitive move to YouTube, paid series have to debut episodes on Facebook, according to the publishers. However, they are allowed to move episodes off-platform to their own owned-and-operated players or YouTube after a certain period of time. Though Facebook was encouraging publishers to use their player off-site, the goal is to get as many people watching Facebook shows on Facebook itself, multiple sources said.

Facebook has just made a case to increase the cost of advertising on the Internet. In a brazen move the corporate behemoth started paying content creators for a limited time license to their content. In a statement

If Facebook succeeds in getting more people to watch its original series on its platform, it could help the company solve a major issue they are facing: Having too many ads. The company has acknowledged its NewsFeed is growing overstuffed with ads. If people watch shows, they’ll be spending more time on Facebook. That would allow the company to charge more for ads because users are more engaged, without having to increase the number of ads on the platform.

The Internet moves quickly.

It’s time to position.

Getting Started with Ethereum

Friday, August 11th, 2017

 

How to Use Ethereum

 

Getting Started as an Ethereum Web Developer

https://hackernoon.com/getting-started-as-an-ethereum-web-developer-9a2a4ab47baf

 

Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Google invest in Blockchain

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Image Courtesy: virgin.com

Image Courtesy: virgin.com

Excerpt from Virgin.com:

What we like is that the Blockchain team, run by co-founders Peter Smith and Nic Cary, have built a platform that will allow them to be the custodian of any digital assets should alternate use cases of blockchain technology reach critical mass.

Read the full article: https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/investing-blockchain

Excerpt from CNBC:

The investment comes at a time of rising interest in cryptocurrencies, especially bitcoin, which recently hit a record high and has seen a massive rally since the start of the year.

Read the full CNBC News Article: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/22/bitcoin-wallet-startup-blockchain-raises-40-million-from-google-richard-branson.html

 

Instagram Robo Likes

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

I Spent Two Years Botting on Instagram — Here’s What I Learned

The change of the land, web development evolves.

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

I believe we truly are living in exponential times. And a lot of the big change to come has already started, but it’s still at a point where we don’t completely see the change. The little things, however, are making the biggest difference. Take, for instance, how websites are developed and how significantly it has changed in the last 5 years. Most people aren’t aware of how the Internet works, or how websites actually get built. But, the costs of development have dramatically dropped and the accessibility of learning programming or coding is incredible. As more and more people learn to communicate through computer language the exponential growth becomes more and more profound. We are truly in the midst of a tidal wave of change, both technologically and economically. And when such major change occurs it has a ripple effect on every other aspect of our lives, society and our culture. This is just the beginning.

Travis Cross
Founder, notTV
October 8, 2016


Excerpt from Envatotuts+:

There was a period of time, not too long ago, when PHP and its community were, for lack of better words, hated. Seemingly, the headline joke of every day was one that related to how terrible PHP was. Let’s see, what new PHP-slamming blog article will be posted today?

Yes, sadly enough, the community and ecosystem simply weren’t on the same level as other modern languages.

Yes, sadly enough, the community and ecosystem simply weren’t on the same level as other modern languages. It seemed that PHP was destined to live out its dominating lifespan in the form of messy WordPress themes.

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But, then, quite amazingly, things began to change – and quickly, too. Like a witch stirring the pot, innovative new projects began popping out of nowhere. Perhaps most notable of these projects was Composer: PHP’s definitive dependency manager (not unlike Ruby’s Bundler or Node’s NPM). While, in the past, PHP developers were forced to wrangle PEAR into shape (a nightmare, indeed), now, thanks to Composer, they can simply update a JSON file, and immediately pull in their desired dependency. A profiler here, a testing framework there… all in seconds!

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In the crowded PHP framework world, just as CodeIgniter began to fizzle out, Taylor Otwell’s Laravel framework arose out of the ashes to become the darling of the community. With such a simple and elegant syntax, building applications with Laravel and PHP was – gasp – downright fun! Further, with version 4 of the framework leveraging Composer heavily, things finally seemed to be falling into place for the community.

Source: https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/25-laravel-tips-and-tricks–pre-92818, by

 


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