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Volcano Drives Travelers to Video Conferencing

Europe's web traffic soars

(Newser) - Europe's travel industry sites and video conferencing sites have been flooded with visitors in recent days, thanks to would-be travelers stranded by Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Bloomberg reports. One phone company says it's seen demand for audio and video conferencing jump an unheard of 35%, and overall web traffic is... More »

Video Prison Visits Bring Inmates Home

Pioneering program lets loved ones visit jail without leaving home

(Newser) - Families can visit incarcerated relatives from the comfort of their living rooms through a first-of-its-kind program in Indiana, the AP reports. Visitors on the approved list are allowed to schedule video conferences with inmates from anywhere they choose. Prisoners use ATM-like machines set up and paid for by a private... More »

Web Demands Could Cause Gridlock by 2011

High-grade apps could slow Internet to crawl, watchers say

(Newser) - The Internet's growing data richness could lead to major web traffic jams within a few years. Some research predicts that user demands—with the high-bandwidth needs of video clips, social networks, and online games—could top network capacity in short order. YouTube alone used more bandwidth in 2007 than the... More »

Cisco Profits Up, But Murky Outlook Drags Stock Down

Networking giant posts solid first quarter; prospects dimmer for next one

(Newser) - Cisco touted a 37% increase in its first-quarter profits, but it wasn’t enough on Wall Street to overcome a pessimistic outlook for the company's current quarter. The network equipment maker said its revenue-growth forecast of $9.79 billion will fall just short of the $9.81 billion most analysts... More »

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