• Publishing Digital Service Assessments

    Publishing Digital Service Assessments0

    The Digital by Default Service Standard comes into full force in April this year. We’ve been running assessments for a while now, and as with the services we assess, we’re also looking to continuously improve the assessment process itself with the feedback we get from services, departments and assessors. One of the changes we’re now

  • [Today in PD] ICANN CEO Sets Off Explosion Of New Internet Names

    [Today in PD] ICANN CEO Sets Off Explosion Of New Internet Names0

    ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade (Credit: ICANN) Starting next week, the Internet is going to look very different — and ICANN Chief Executive Fadi Chehade is the one who’ll get both the credit and the blame. Today, Net addresses end with 22 familiar terms — .com, .net, and .edu — called generic top-level domains (GTLDs). But

  • What is G-Cloud?

    What is G-Cloud?0

    Better, Faster, Cheaper UK Government Procurement through G-Cloud Cloud First is the United Kingdom government’s initiative to achieve cross-government economies of scale in its procurement practices.  Using a centralised procurement framework, G-Cloud , public sector agencies can gain access to more than 800 suppliers and more than 7,000 services across all types of cloud service

  • What is Bitcoin?

    What is Bitcoin?0

    This video is a short animated introduction to Bitcoin, made possible with donations from the Bitcoin community. We’d like to thank: – Donators for the Bitcoin Animated Movie Bounty – Bitcoin users and miners around the world – Everyone from #bitcoin-dev and #bitcoin-otc on Freenode for help with the technical side and history of Bitcoin

  • [Today in PD] How A Colombian Internet Address Became The Online Home For Startups

    [Today in PD] How A Colombian Internet Address Became The Online Home For Startups0

    This item has been corrected. In less than four years, more than 1.6 million individuals and businesses, mostly start-ups, have created a website with an address ending with .co. That is a staggering number for a new top-level domain (the last bit of a web address). Contrast that with .biz, which was introduced in 2000

  • Facebook introduces autoplay for videos

    Facebook introduces autoplay for videos0

    After testing the system for a while, Facebook has begun to introduce autoplay videos for mobile and desktop. Earlier in the week, most users on iPhone and Android received the system, which works as follows: as you scroll past a video, a preview begins to play without sound. If you don’t want to watch it, just scroll

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