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London will have 5G internet that can download a film in a second by 2020
Independent.co.uk
Smartphone owners in London may still be wondering over whether it's worth making the jump from 3G to 4G, but for Boris Johnson the question is already too late, with the Mayor pledging to make 5G internet available in the capital by 2020. Mr. Johnson is set to announce this ambitious scheme as part of a technological collaboration with the University of Surrey, reports the Daily Telegraph.
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Xplornet plans 'unprecedented' expansion of high-speed Internet to all of rural Canada
The Globe and Mail
One of Canada's major rural Internet providers is detailing a three-year road map for the delivery of broadband speeds that might seem like fantasy to some residents of remote communities and even those just outside urban centres. Xplornet Communications Inc. plans to deliver broadband Internet service with download speeds of 25 megabits per second (Mbps) to 100 per cent of rural Canadians by July 2017.
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Cell phone unlocking bill could be a historic step in Internet politics
Venture Beat
Recently, the most unproductive Congress is history managed to pass a consumer cell phone unlocking bill, and President Obama has agreed to sign it into law. On the surface, a wonky intellectual property bill that allows consumers to switch carriers is, relatively speaking, a minor political achievement. But the bill's passage could prove to be an important event in the history of democracy.
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The best ways to connect with your audience on social media
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In an extremely fundamental way, if you don't connect with your audience (and that connection must be on an emotional/human level), you are finished before you even begin. You may be the most extraordinary writer and business person ever known to mankind; however, without your target audience, nobody will have any idea about how extraordinary you are.

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SoftBank picks Google's Arora to head Internet business unit
Bloomberg
SoftBank, the Japanese wireless carrier led by billionaire Masayoshi Son, hired Google's Nikesh Arora to help steer its global expansion. Arora will join as vice chairman in October after nearly a decade at Google, including time as the search company's chief business officer and head of European operations, Tokyo-based SoftBank said in a statement.

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Google Maps for Android update adds elevation data for cyclists
Mobile Syrup
Google is pushing out an update for Google Maps for Android that will make things a little bit easier for cyclists planning their journeys. Now, when you go to plan a route, it will show you the elevation for each of your route options. If you don't like it, you can always switch to another, less mountainous route for your commute.

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Report: Retailers outspend luxury brands on luxury keywords in paid search
Search Engine Watch
In the battle for luxury shoppers, top retailers in 2013 outspent top luxury brands on Google AdWords paid search ads in four of five categories: apparel, beauty and cosmetics, shoes, and watches, according to a new AdGooroo report. Handbags was the only category in which luxury brands outspent retailers.
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New social media site pays users for posts that attract advertisers
The Columbus Dispatch
Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared — except the money those posts produce. At least two services are trying to change that. Bubblews, which came out of an extended test phase recently, pays users for posts that draw traffic and advertisers. Bonzo Me has been doing something similar since early July.
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The internet of things — the next big challenge to our privacy
The Guardian
If there's a depressing slogan for the early era of the commercial internet, it's this: "Privacy is dead — get over it." For most of us, the internet is complex and opaque. Some might be vaguely aware that their personal data are getting sucked, their search histories tracked, and their digital journeys scoured. But the current nature of online services provides few mechanisms for individuals to have oversight and control of their information, particularly across tech-vendors.
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Social media tips to make your event a success
Business News Daily
Whether it's a launch party, a conference or a networking event, companies have been hosting and marketing live events for decades. In the age of social media, spreading the word about an event is easier — and more beneficial to your brand — than ever. "Social media is absolutely a must-have strategy for events," said Amir Zonozi, chief strategy officer at Zoomph, a social engagement platform designed for live events.
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Freedome app lets you surf the web anonymously by masking IP addresses
Tech 2
Security solutions firm F-Secure has introduced a mobile application, Freedome app, for surfing the Internet anonymously. The company claims the app enables users mask their IP address and hide their real location. It further claimed that this app is an ideal choice to counter cyber snooping.
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