Top-level domains could become important factor in ranking, online brand visibility

Today, the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), the thousands of new domain extensions such as '.photography', '.london' etc., that will be flooding into the market over the next few months, took a step forward and entered a new phase where they are open to applications from anyone. November 19, 2013

What is ICANN doing? What were they thinking?

ICANN seems to be doing everything to enhance its own wellfair, but nothing to protect netizens.
* Why are they adding so many new TLDs? They cannot even administrate the ones we have, and they are perpetually putting responsibility into hands that should never have it! This special Web Update includes: Name.space sends lawsuit against ICANN over new TLDs to Court of Appeals
* ICANN gTLDs: When Names Are Borrowed from an Atlas - CircleID
* Harvard.xxx a Brand Cautionary Tale as Web Adds New Names
* United States: ICANN Opens Trademark Clearing House
* Microsoft Doesn’t Like Google’s Dotless
* New local domains see breakthrough
* Who Really Runs the Internet?
* Trademarks at Risk - Law.com
and more! Follow along April 19, 2013

The Economics Of Allowing Aereo Television on Internet

I don't know who has been following this issue, but it could affect everyone eventually. As web designers, we need to keep an eye on such issues and try to push society toward the logical resolutions. Robin Flynn sent in this article and it brings up to date with what's going on concerning AEREO. . . April 14, 2013

What if the Internet went away?

With the spector of a U.N. take over of the Internet in December, (Details) I decided to ask one of the creative professional groups on LinkedIN what they think about the situation. Sheesh. And I thought Facebook had all the ninnies! August 22, 2012

HTML5 Animation Builder

HTML5 has been widely lauded as the future of the web due to its performance, accessibility, and ability to run on smartphones, but no designer-friendly authoring tools have existed until Hype. July 28, 2011

Fresh Feed for Mac

Bloop has released Fresh Feed and Fresh Feed Pro lightweight news notifiers for Mac OS X. Select some of your RSS or Atom feeds and each time new information arrives, Fresh Feed Pro will inform you with a sound alert. June 6, 2011

On-the-Fly iPhoto Photo Albums

More and more graphic designers are adopting the iPad as their go-to, mobile device. Now, Beanheads Consulting has released Sort Shots -- an iPad Edition -- the first and only iPad app to utilize EXIF/Metadata keywords/tags with Apple iPhoto and Aperture. April 11, 2011

Fall in love with Flickr - again

Do you use Flickr? Would you like the experience to be easier? Flickery is a unique desktop flickr client for Mac OS X 10.5 which combines the flickr photo-community with the ease-of-use and elegance of Mac OS X. February 15, 2011

Web Update 12/15/2010

Fred Showker's Web Update for December 15, 2010 ... news, views, reviews, and observations about the internet, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN, social networking, SEO, search engines, and all things connected. December 15, 2010

Web Update 12/06/2010

Tracking down illusive trends on the web can be a full-time task. Once in a while though, I run across interesting content articles that I think you would like to see. Views for the end of November December 6, 2010