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We’re Getting Ripped Off

October 27th, 2009 - by Brett Derricott - Salt Lake City, Utah

You’re so glad the days of dial-up Internet access are a thing of the past, right? We’re all happily using broadband and surfing the ‘net with super-speed connections, right? Well, it turns out when compared with Japan, we’re pretty much still using dial-up.

Japan’s average broadband speed is over 15 times faster than ours! Ridiculous.

Check out this fantastic graphic which illustrates broadband speeds and costs around the world. I’m moving to Japan.

Google’s Telemarketing Patent

October 15th, 2009 - by Brett Derricott - Salt Lake City, Utah

Google recently filed a patent which describes a system wherein advertisements are played during phone calls you make. That’s an oversimplification, so go read more here.