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Survey: 'Wi-fi is the future of mobile data'
The Independent
It's good news for the internet addicted: the world is slowly but surely being blanketed with Wi-Fi, with a new study showing that there is one public hotspot for every 150 people. The data, collected by the worldès largest commercial Wi-Fi provider iPass, shows there will be 47.7 million Wi-Fi signals by the end of 2014, growing to over 340 million or one for every 20 people on Earth by 2018.
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Can Apple win the mobile wallet war?
NBC News
Apple may already be declaring victory in mobile payments, but the mobile wallet wars are just beginning. Competitors will be stepping up their game to gain mobile market share and at least one (if not more) also will become a leader in the mobile payment market. "Right now they are the only ones really succeeding in this space. Today they are dominant, but they won't be the only big player forever," said John Haro, CTO of mobile marketing firm Vibes. "They would love 100 per cent market share, but that's just not going to happen."
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Small-scale applicatons key to Internet Of Things success
CRN
Companies investing in the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine space are working hard to show how those complex technologies can translate to real business opportunities for partners. Charles Kriete, chief revenue officer at MSP Wyless, said they might be going about it the wrong way. Kriete said his peers tend to "overcomplicate the entire industry," focusing on large-scale applications of connected technology. He said the Internet of Things can be "as simple as connected ATMs" and "parking meter solutions."
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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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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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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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Internet traffic jams are widespread in the U.S., and are probably about to get a lot worse
The Verge
Recently, the research consortium M-Lab released a big report on the way data moves through the guts of our internet infrastructure. It focused on interconnection points, the shared equipment nodes where different networks exchange data so that it can move around the world and into your home.
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5 common website design mistakes
Business 2 Community
The web design industry is ever-changing with new trends coming and going. Poor web design can cost a business thousands in lost revenue, with the number never really being known for sure. Without proper insights it can be difficult to tell if visitors to your website are engaging with your web design. This is where Google Analytics comes in handy. Free to use, Google Analytics provides business owners the ability to see various metrics from their actual website results.
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Internet Archive brings 900 classic arcade games to your browser
PC World
The Internet Archive has branched out into video games, adding a section of the site called the Console Living Room that backed up early console games. What started with five systems — the Atari 2600 and 7800, the Magnavox Odyssey, the ColecoVision, and the Astrocade — has since expanded to include everything from classics like the Sega Genesis to weird also-rans like the Watara SuperVision.
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Censorship? Spain imposes 'Google Tax' on internet content aggregators to protect its print media industry
Global Research
Desperate nations do desperate things. Spain's government, with suffocating debt and a weak economy, has been working hard to squeeze more taxes out of their society. Few thought it could get more ridiculous than their attempt to tax the sun last year. But it has. The Spanish government recently passed an intellectual property law that will impose taxes on websites and blogs that "post a snippet of and/or link to" copyrighted material.
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