Tag: internet

business

Five online companies that are making your finances easier

The Internet has completely changed the way that we do everything. Everything from ordering food to buying shoes.


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Mark Grabowski: Obama’s risky internet giveaway

The internet may never be the same after Sept. 30. Big changes are coming that threaten its security, stability and openness.


Rand Paul calls out Trump on close down Internet to stop ISIS proposal

Few are paying serious attention to Sen. Rand Paul, based on the polls, but he can be compelling when you get to hear him.


randy forbes

Randy Forbes: Keep Internet access tax free

Think about how you use the Internet every day. You probably use it to check your emails, and to shop for the upcoming holidays. You use it to pay bills, to look up restaurant reviews, or to book flights. Maybe you use it to connect with friends via social media.


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Internet has changed how consumers consume and companies market, Virginia Tech marketing scholars say

The Internet and related digital technologies have shaped how consumers and companies behave in a number of ways, say marketing scholars in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business.


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Bob Goodlatte: FCC net neutrality rule wrecks the Internet

Net neutrality may seem like a complex issue, but at the core the question is simple. Do you want more or less choice? Do you want more regulation governing the Internet?


chris graham

Stop the Presses: Get off my damn lawn!

It used to be that people with similar interests had to try hard to find each other to be able to discuss their similar interests, learn from each other’s slightly different takes regarding those interests, and raise the collective IQ on whatever their interests may have been.


A free and open Internet for an innovative and competitive economy

If you’re reading this online, thank net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that all Internet content must be delivered equally.


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Study: December most unproductive and distracting month at work

A study of 3,000 people in the USA has found that December is the month when people are most distracted by browsing the internet at work.


The best and worst in transportation in 2014

After an unprecedented 2013 General Assembly Session, when transportation funding in Virginia was reborn after more than two decades, 2014 struggled to compare.


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DuPont Community Credit Union scholarship deadline is March 2

DuPont Community Credit Union will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the 19 high schools in the DCCU service area.


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Silver linings in Rolling Stone rape fiasco

Rolling Stone alleged a gang rape at UVA and now doubts its own report. I have no knowledge of the matter. Maybe the victim was completely honest. Maybe she was largely honest but too drunk, or just too traumatized, to remember which fraternity house she was in. Maybe she made it all up.


business

CIT announces release of broadband adoption guide

The Center for Innovative Technology announced this week the release of broadband awareness and adoption resources filled with strategies to assist local and regional governments.


Bitcoin: The next unwinnable war?

We need to elect people that understand and will protect the flourishing Bitcoin market and keep it out of the reach of the Federal government’s omnipotent tentacles and omniscient bureaucrats.


mark herring

Herring urges congressional support of legislation to prevent online human trafficking

Attorney General Mark Herring today urged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet.


university of virginia uva

Voice Of the People announces partnership with UVA for Citizen Cabinet initiative

Voice Of the People President Steven Kull today announced a partnership with the UVA Center for Survey Research for VOP’s launch of the Citizen Cabinet. CSR will be responsible for managing the recruitment of Citizen Cabinet members in Virginia as well as other parts of the country.


JMU football on the nTelos Wireless Broadcast Network

Fans of James Madison Athletics, wherever they may be, have numerous ways to keep up with Saturday’s football action with James Madison at Villanova, including those via the internet without the need of any apps.


JMU nTelos Wireless Broadcast Network kicks off coverage with Saturday’s football game at Maryland

JMU fans will have ways, both locally and worldwide, to follow the JMU football and men’s and women’s basketball teams this season on the JMU/nTelos Wireless Broadcast Network.


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Another charge in Waynesboro drug ring case

The ongoing drug investigation into an illicit manufacturing operation in Waynesboro has netted another charge for one of the participants.


Augusta County Library expands services

Returning books to the Augusta County Library just got easier. Thanks to a partnership with Blue Ridge Community College, county library users can now return items to the Houff Library or its book return on the Weyers Cave campus.


Ken Plum: Preventing gun violence

The total number of people killed by guns, suicide and accidental deaths between Newtown and December 2013 is 12,042. With all the fear and anguish brought on by these shootings, little has been done to address the issue in Congress or in state legislatures.


Ken Plum: Garden magic

I have had more time to spend in my garden than I have had any spring for many years. I had almost forgotten how relaxing and satisfying working in the soil can be.


Governor McAuliffe announces June as Business Appreciation Month

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that June will be designated as Virginia’s Business Appreciation Month to ensure that the history and growth of Virginia businesses are recognized across the Commonwealth.


AG’s office announces convictions for Internet crimes against children

Greg Clabaugh, 61, of Floyd County, Virginia was sentenced to three years in prison and three years of probation, with an additional seven years in prison suspended, after he pled guilty today to two counts of reproduction of child pornography.


Earth Talk: Apple Computer’s Green Initiatives

Long criticized for its lack of commitment to sustainability, Apple has really worked on turning things around over the past couple of years.


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Randy Forbes: The SAVE Act

The Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act is designed to penalize internet marketplaces that knowingly facilitate human trafficking through online advertisements. Specifically, the legislation makes publishing online trafficking advertisements a felony.


Woodrow Wilson Library announces new head archivist

The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum announced that Elizabeth J. “Libby” Shortt has been appointed the Presidential Library’s new head archivist.


mark warner

Sens. Warner, Kirk to introduce cybersecurity amendment to Ukraine aid bill on Monday

As the U.S. Senate this week considers a significant Ukrainian aid package, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) will introduce a bipartisan amendment creating a law enforcement partnership between the United States and Ukraine to combat cybercrime and improve cybersecurity.


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Randy Forbes: Scam alert

If you’re like me, you like to think that you aren’t likely to fall for a telephone or email scam – particularly those scams telling of a long-lost family member in a foreign country who has a large inheritance to give you… if only you’ll provide your Social Security number, birth date, and checking account information.


DuPont Community Credit Union scholarship application deadline is April 18

DuPont Community Credit Union (DCCU) will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at each of the 19 high schools in the DCCU service area.


creigh deeds

Creigh Deeds: Mental health reform must be a priority

For the past several years, I have been forced to deal with the state’s system of mental health on behalf of my son. In November a lot of issues related to that system were thrust in my face.


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Shentel announces completion of its Sprint 4G LTE upgrade

Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (Shentel), a PCS affiliate of Sprint, announced today the completion of its 4G LTE Network upgrade. The project, called Network Vision, mirrors Sprint’s plans for its national network and involved the replacement of all Shentel’s network equipment and antennas.


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Lumos Networks launches Metro Richmond with 100 gig connectivity

Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS), a leading provider of fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure & IP Services in key mid-Atlantic markets, today announced plans to build 100 Gig wavelength routes connecting Richmond to Ashburn and Lynchburg in Virginia.


Chris Graham: No free lunch

Enjoy it while you can – it being free stuff on the ‘Net. Free stuff being free information – free magazine content, free newspapers, free Facebook. i say this to those who have been expressing to me their increasing frustration over web ads. You hear it a lot on Facebook, which has a great business […]


nTelos: Fighting through the recession

Waynesboro-based telecommunications company cuts costs, looks to future Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net It might have seemed that the telecommunications industry was the one industry that was going to be immune to the recession. Mobile phones and the Internet are part and parcel to our daily lives and business lives, after all. The news in […]