AT&T To introduce traffic limits

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According to DSLReports, AT&T, the popular American communications network, will introduce traffic restrictions to all of its DSL customers on May 2, including those on the company's U-Verse package. Standard users will receive an allowance...

Bing overtakes Yahoo! for the first time

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Microsoft’s Bing search engine claimed victory over the wizened and reliable stalwart Yahoo!, according to a Nielsen report released Tuesday. While Google still retains the top spot, and continues to dominate the competition with 65.1%...

Twitter use declines further

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After a huge rush of success at its birth, the social networking website Twitter is seeing substantially less tweets as time goes on for US users. According to an article at eMarketer following spectacular initial...

Twitter traffic up 974%

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The micro-blogging service Twitter was one of the fastest growing websites last year with an increase in traffic of nearly 1000%, Hitwise UK reports. It has stormed up the rankings of the most visited websites...

iPhone Spurs Mobile Web Traffic

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Although the main focus of this year's MacWorld was the MacBook Air, last year's much touted, much hyped iPhone still managed to make waves. In data provided to the New York Times, Google disclosed that...

XM and Hyundai offer a Real-Time Traffic Service

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XM, the leading provider of satellite radio in the United States (8.5+ million subscribers), has negotiated a deal with Hyundai. Genesis, Hyundai’s new, rear-wheel drive premium sports sedan, will be the first Hyundai brand vehicle...

More ISP Confess: We Throttle P2P Traffic

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Adding itself to the small-but-growing list of ISPs that admit to traffic shaping, Canada-based Bell Simpatico has confessed to using "traffic management" on heavy users "during peak hours." "We are now using a Internet Traffic...

Comcast Throttles BitTorrent Traffic

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Afraid of excessive bandwidth usage, ISPs have been throttling BitTorrent traffic for almost two years now. While most ISPs simply limit the available bandwidth for BitTorrent, Comcast has now taken it one step further, and...

Gas price Web sites see skyrocketing traffic

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As gasoline prices rise, sites tracking fuel prices in hundreds of cities receive millions of visitors throughout the year. Naturally, at times the prices go down, the number of visitors drop as well. These sites...

Windows weakness can lead to network traffic hijacks

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At the ShmooCon hacker conference, researchers with security firm IOActive claimed a design bug in the system used by Windows PCs to obtain proxy settings could let attackers hijack traffic. Internet Explorer on Windows PCs...

Sony PlayStation Web Traffic Down; Nintendo Wii Soars

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According to a Tuesday Nielsen/NetRatings report, traffic to the PlayStation Web site fell in February, while rivals Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii posted double-digit growth. Compared to last year's February, visits to Playstation.com fell...

Google Maps adds real-time traffic data

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Google has added real-time traffic data for major highways in more than 30 American cities to Google Maps. The data is color-coded to signify traffic conditions: green means no congestion; yellow minor holdups; and red...

Level 3, Cogent Agree on Traffic Deal

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Avoiding Congressional intervention, Level 3 and Cogent announced on Friday that they have reached an agreement that will keep internet traffic flowing smoothly between their customers. Earlier this month Level 3 disrupted service to Cogent...

Yahoo Maps Offer Live U.S. Traffic Conditions

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Yahoo Inc. is set to offer an online service that lets users view live U.S. local traffic conditions on custom-created maps, the first site to do so nationally, the company said late on Wednesday. In...

Mysterious Net traffic spurs code hunt

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Worm? Trojan? Attack tool? Network administrators and security experts continue to search for the cause of an increasing amount of odd data that has been detected on the Internet. Security software firm...

More problems for Air Traffic Control

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There are times when events in the technology realm can affect many of us out there, this is one... National Air Traffic Services (Nats) [in the UK] has issued new warnings...

Air traffic control system crashes again

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Thousands of travellers were delayed in the UK this morning after a key air traffic control system failed for the second time in two weeks. The Flight Data Processing System (FDPS) at...

News web sites traffic up after crash

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News Web sites said on Monday they took steps to cope with increased demand after an American Airlines jet crashed in New York, having learned several lessons from a surge in traffic that disrupted many...

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