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Articles tagged with: traffic

Google Detects Malware Causing Search Traffic

Google has just detected a malware on users’ system which causes unnecessary search traffic on the servers. Google has tried to overcome this problem by sending a notification on every computer that might be infected.

Google found out that this unusual traffic was due to a malicious software on users’ computers. Google claims that this malware might have infected users’ computer through other websites which the user himself might be unaware of. Hence, by notifying the user on their Google search page, Google can make the user to take an action against it.

Google Maps live traffic signals now in Europe!

Google Maps live traffic signals now in Europe! 13 privileged European countries within this week will experience the live traffic signals via Google maps through the Google maps websites as well as the Google Maps app that’s supplied on various phones.

It mainly uses the information that the traffic message channel service to several GPS units, the company mainly collects the data from various sources like the cameras, road plates and traffic lights operated by state road agencies.

Alcatel-Lucent Invents 400GB Routing Chip

Alcatel-Lucent has just invented a new FP3 chip in the latest of a packet-processing chip series that can route traffic as fast as 400 gigabits per second! The new technology launched Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 and is expected to take on Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks in the future.

The new tech will handle the IPv6 addresses that are scheduled to roll out next year, very well. If you consider that the 100-Gigabit Ethernet standard was approved just last year, it’s amazing to learn of the speeds that new technology brings.

The N750 From NETGEAR Offers 450Mbps Wireless Speeds

NETGEAR has recently launched a new router that offers dual band wireless transmission at rates up to 750Mbps. The new Dual Band Gigabit Router is called the NETGEAR N750 and the router transmits data simultaneously over both wireless N bands (up to 450Mbps in the 5GHz band) and up to 300Mbps in the 2.5 GHz band.

The N750 also offers a host of parental controls for the concerned parent, as well as implementing a broadband usage meter for those worried about data caps. The router supports DLNA, and easily handles HD video, music, and photos.

Yelp Reaches 50 Million Users

Yelp has been the “go to” place for many years. When I first started using the service four years ago, I would only check out restaurants that were a far distance from me, in effort to save myself from any disappointment. Since then, I have “evolved” to use Yelp to check out 90% or more of the businesses and restaurants I go to. I will admit that not all ratings were accurate, and have been duped a couple times into walking into bland American restaurants, but it’s a small price to pay for all the other times Yelp has been right. Yelp started in 2004, and has passed 50 million monthly unique users yesterday, according to their internal Google Analytics, up from…

Myspace Continues to Sink, Loses 10M Visitors in a Month

Myspace’s traffic has declined by 10 million unique visitors in just one month, according to recent data from comScore. This simply confirms to obvious fact of Myspace’s inevitable demise. Between January and February of this year, their traffic dropped by 14 percent, going from 73 million to 63 million visitors. Even more evidence for the death of Myspace: the site’s traffic is half of what it was a year ago.

Myspace’s unfortunate owner News Corp is trying to sell the company. They bought Myspace in 2005 for $580 million, however a lot has changed since ’05 and they are losing money on the site. At the beginning of this year, they laid off almost half of Myspace’s staff. There has been some interest from potential purchasers of the site, one of which is social gaming company Zynga.