Americans can’t live without the web – but social media is a different story

With its 25th birthday coming up in March, the internet is the most popular millennial in America. New data from the Pew Research Internet Project illustrates America’s embrace of – and increasing reliance on – the internet since the 1990s. More than half of Americans (53%) admit they would find the internet “very hard” to give up, compared with 38%

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‘Russian Google’ Yandex doles out free cloud service ‘cocaine’

Russia’s go-to search engine, Yandex, has launched a free and open-source challenge to Google’s App Engine called “cocaine”. The open-source platform as a service (PaaS), allows creation of custom cloud-hosted web apps, such as the Google-owned Panoramio location-based photo service, supporting C++, Python and JavaScript programming languages, with Java and Racket support in development. The tool is available for download

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