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What to expect from Google in 2015
Tech Radar
2014 has been a big year for Google. It kickstarted the smart watch revolution, we've met the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, and Google has shown us what the future of mobile looks like with Android 5.0 Lollipop. It's just getting started, though. As well as all the annual updates we've come to expect each year, 2015 will see Google have a crack at some entirely new platforms, as well as having another go at ones it has tried and failed to exploit in the past.
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3 hurdles standing in the way of The Internet Of Things
Whether it's wearable technology, home automation, or machine-to-machine communications, the Internet of Things — in which everyday objects connect to the Internet and each other — is poised to change the world around us. Gartner predicts that the Internet of Things (IoT) — excluding PCs, tablets and smartphones — will grow to 26 billion units installed in 2020.
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10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2015
The Next Web
Every year, Web design grows and so many awesome things are being published daily. I can only imagine that the best is yet to come in 2015, including many of the trends we predicted for 2014. While many of those trends will still be around in 2015 (and probably 2016), it's time to see what new trends are likely to emerge in 2015.
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New law aims to cut down on internet piracy
Global News
Regina-based musician, Jack Semple's new DVD, Jack Semple Band live @ Village Guitars, is for sale, but he originally produced it to be viewed free on Youtube. "It's worldwide promotion that you never could get before," he said. He's playing to a modern audience and a content distribution system that's evolving. Canada's copyright laws are also evolving. Beginning January 1st, Internet service providers will be subject to Canada's new Copyright Modernization Act.

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Small Internet providers push to dial up TV services, offer bundles
The Globe and Mail
It's all about the bundle. Canada's telecom companies want to sell you Internet, phone and television services all in one tidy package, and now independent players are trying to gain that same advantage. Small Internet service providers (ISPs), which use regulated wholesale access to the incumbent telephone and cable companies' networks to sell their own retail customers Internet, are beginning to offer conventional television service using Internet protocol television (IPTV) technology.

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Web report: Online surveillance and censorship are getting worse
Mass online surveillance and censorship of what people see on the web appear to be getting worse, according to the latest Web Index report from Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web Foundation. These trends, along with the paucity of net neutrality rules around the world, have led the web inventor to call for the internet to be made a basic human right.

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Google to blame for Gmail shutdown, say Chinese state media
The Guardian
Google's unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to blame for the shutdown of its hugely popular email service, state-run media have said after the last easy way to access Gmail was apparently blocked. "China welcomes the company to do business on the prerequisite that it obeys Chinese law; however Google values more its reluctance to be restricted by Chinese law, resulting in conflict," the Global Times said in an editorial.
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Online, digital tools use at workplace increases productivity
Tech Times
The use of online and digital tools, such as smartphones, e-mail and Internet access in general, increases the flexibility and productivity of workers in the office, a Pew Research Center report shows. However, the trade off is the need for employees to work longer hours. In the report, almost half of the employees surveyed (46 per cent) that use online and digital tools say that they feel that they are more productive, and almost four out of every 10 employees (39 per cent) say that smartphones, e-mail and Internet access provide them with additional flexibility in their job.
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The top tech stories of 2014 shaping the future of the Internet in the U.S.
Latin Post
This year, more than any in recent memory, we awoke to the realities of the problems and promise inherent in what has become our hyper-connected, 21st century lives. Nearly every major technology story of the year — from the Net Neutrality debate to major hackings — impacted how we view the Internet, how increasingly important it is to everyone, and how it will evolve in the future.
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    5 online marketing trends for 2015 (Times Dispatch)
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