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In the next 4 weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web
The Register
On Feb. 8, 2000, the U.S. government signed a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to run the so-called "IANA functions" — which glue together the internet as we know it. Ever since that day, people have been trying to end that contract. This time next year, it will finally happen.
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Hungary to impose world's first internet tax
CNBC
Hungary is preparing to impose the world's first tax on internet usage in the latest example of the unorthodox economic policies being pursued by President Viktor Orbán and his increasingly dominant Fidesz party. Mihály Varga, economy minister, unveiled the plans, which include a charge of Ft150 (62 U.S. cents) for each gigabyte of internet data consumed.
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How the Internet of Things will rule your workday in 2020
Forbes
By the end of this decade, the world will be a more deeply and intimately connected place, with an estimated 7.3 billion smartphones, tablets and PCs, according to Gartner. And the Internet of Things will expand at an even more rapid rate — to 26 billion connected devices around the globe by 2020, a 30-fold increase over 2009. Let's walk through a day in the life of Charlie, an employee in the year 2020.
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10 ways to succeed in a mobile work environment
The Globe and Mail
According to a recent survey, there's concern that remote workers are exposing sensitive company data while they are working on the go. Worldwide it is believed the most careless place to work is at the coffee shop. While coffee shops are popular work destinations for many remote professionals, 59 per cent of survey respondents say they believe working from them puts them at risk of exposing sensitive data.
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Define future business requirements first
Computer Dealer News
Communications-oriented technologies have become more and more complex as vendors move towards fully integrated communications solutions. Because each manufacturer strives to differentiate their products from competitors, (while essentially delivering the same solution), a host of conflicting terms, architectures and licensing models work to confuse even the most savvy potential customer.

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Google enhances search listings with new structured snippets
Search Engine Journal
Google recently announced via the Google Research blog that they will be introducing a new addition to search listings. The new feature is designed to pull out key pieces of information from a page and insert it into the search results snippet for that page.

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2 million new roles by 2022 thanks to the Internet of Everything
ZDNet
With the Internet of Everything (IoE) set to generate $14.4 trillion of value in the private sector over the next decade, businesses are queuing up to lay claim to their own little patch of the connected landscape.

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IT consultant: M2M will bring government regulation
IT World Canada
The so-called Internet of Things sparks two emotions among security professionals: a certainty that government regulation will be needed to prevent needless deaths, and an equal determination to keep legislators away from the industry. That's how some of the debate shaped up recently at the annual SecTor conference in Toronto, where a panel on predictions for the coming year found lively debate.
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Rapid growth and obsolete laws threaten the Internet and the global economy
Businessweek
Infrastructure is not just roads and bridges, airports and power stations. There's also digital infrastructure. And as advanced as it is, rapid growth and obsolete laws and regulations threaten to overwhelm it, the World Economic Forum warns.
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Security certifications are soaring in value as thousands of new jobs are there for the taking
InfoWorld
I remain skeptical of claims that the so-called Internet of things will result in 25 billion or even 50 billion connected devices and a couple of million new jobs for security professionals around the world in the next few years. Nonetheless, security is probably the hottest topic in IT right now, and the public is being barraged by stories of data breaches, ransomware, security holes, and the NSA’s widespread data collection.
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The Internet sleeps (at least in some countries)
Tech Cocktail
Researchers at the University of Southern California have recently discovered that the Internet sleeps. Yes — the seemingly omnipresent spirit of the digital age actually has some kind of daily routine, at least when observed across the globe.
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