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Multiple Location – What Is Multiple Location

What is multiple locations? Multiple Locations uses digital media to locate something, typically on a map-like interface.  With the development of Google Maps, Google Earth, Bing Maps, and a slew of other applications over the last decade, we’ve seen some significant advancements in geolocation and virtual mapping. Multiple Locations allow users to receive all forms of information in…
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Metadata

What is metadata?  Metadata is a set of information that helps identify datasets, providing details and context to describe that particular data better.  It is an integral part of online content and data management which helps people select specific keywords when searching…
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JSONP Callbacks – What Is a JSONP Callback?

JSON with Padding, or JSONP for short, is a technique that allows developers to get around browsers' same-origin policies by exploiting the nature of the <script> element.  The policy prohibits reading any responses made by websites with origins other than those…
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JSON - What is JSON?

What exactly is a JSON? JSON “JavaScript Object Notation” is text-based data exchange standard.  It’s a set of key-value pairs in which the key must be of the string type and the value can be of all the ones that follow: Number  String  Boolean  Array  Object  null JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is an acronym for JavaScript Object Notation.  It was created to exchange data in…
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Internet Service Provider (ISP)

What is an Internet Service Provider (ISP)? According to research firm Statista, as of January 2021, about 4.6 billion people, or nearly 60% of the global population, is connected to the Internet.  The Internet that we enjoy across multiple devices is brought to us by…
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IPv6 - What is IPv6?

What is IPv6? During the early 1990s, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) initiated work on developing a successor to the IPv4 protocol. The primary motivation behind this effort was the understanding that the 32-bit IPv4 address space would soon be exhausted, with…
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IPv4 - What is IPv4?

What is IP vs IPv4? IPv4 is a short form of Internet Protocol version 4.  The 4th version of the Internet protocol (IP) is a widely used protocol that facilitates communication over the Internet.  It lays out the rules and constraints for communication over the Internet or within a local network.  Due to IP, we can have connected networks routing with packet forwarding as it specifies the…
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IP Address – What Is IP Address?

What is IP address? An internet device or a local network is recognized by a unique website address, also known as the IP address.  It is a set of rules that adjust the data transmitted over the Internet or a local network. Where do I find my IP address? IP addresses are…
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IP Address - What is IP Address?

What is an IP Address? Understanding IP addressing requires converting decimal numbers (base 10) to binary numbers (base 2) and vice versa.  Computers use electronic circuits that are ultimately composed of switches which can be on (1) or off (0) – a bit – so binary…
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ICANN – What Is ICANN?

Online users are required to type a number or name in their computers to connect with another user over the Internet. The address needs to be unique to help users locate each other. ICANN is responsible for allocating IP addresses and managing these unique identifiers globally. Without this coordination, the global Internet would not be possible today.  ICANN was created in 1998 as a non-profit…
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