Where are 95% of the population shopping this year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon is taking over the online shopping world! Sound like a broken record? This may not exactly be new news, but the scale of it might surprise you. Did you know that almost 50% of all online purchases start on Amazon? This may come as a shock, but what may be more baffling is the fact that only 34% of retailers sell goods through their own websites (source). In this day and age, one would imagine, it’s hard to start a business without a website, let alone make a profit without one. 

Where do American's shop?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Comments (0)/
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What's the difference between Wi-Fi and the Internet?

You likely use the terms Wi-Fi and Internet interchangeably to mean access to the Internet. But, let’s be clear: Wi-Fi and the Internet are two completely different things. Let’s break it down by putting it in the simplest terms possible.

Think of the Internet as that amorphous “cloud” where the cat videos live. Wi-Fi is how those videos get from the cloud to your device, be it a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Still not simple enough? Let’s take the tech out of the equation.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Comments (0)/
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How Current Events Affect Data Usage

Have you ever tried to stream a news report when there’s something major happening, only to get super slow service, or a failure to connect completely? You’re not alone. These days, when there’s a major news story or natural disaster in the making, data usage goes through the roof.

Consider this: As of August 2017, 43% of Americans report often getting news online. Two-thirds (67%) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media—with two-in-ten people doing so often, according to a survey from Pew Research Center.

Internet usage really spikes when there’s a major breaking news event...

Thursday, October 5, 2017/Comments (0)/
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5 Ways to Protect Yourself after the Equifax Breach

If you weren’t already concerned about identity theft and protecting your credit, the Equifax breach should have served as a major wake-up call.

The credit-rating company disclosed that it was hacked earlier this year, exposing the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers to anyone with a penchant for wreaking havoc.

This breach is not unique. Identity theft happens every day. Here are five ways you can protect yourself and keep your information safe.

Find out if your information was exposed.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Comments (0)/
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How Much Bandwidth Does Your Home Really Need?

If your home is like most, it’s filled with devices that are accessing the Internet. Smartphones, tablets, laptop and desktop computers, televisions, even doorbells, lightbulbs, and refrigerators are all communicating these days.

How much bandwidth does your home need?...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Comments (0)/
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