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For Mobile Operators, LTE Might Be The Kiss Of Death

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Over the past five years, the way people communicate has drastically changed – from phone based voice calls to computer-based data, even for voice. Five years ago, everyone used what are still known as “feature phones”, mobile phones optimized in their design for better call quality and longer battery life.…

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Apple’s Secret Handshake: iCloud

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This is a thought piece speculating on Apple's plan with Messages and iCloud. Are you an iPhone user who uses the Messages app (what Apple calls its built-in text messaging app)? Have you noticed that some of the texts you send are blue and some are green? Some of you may have figured out…

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The Cyber State Of The Nation

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Our cyber defense is in a state of crisis. That’s right: The United States of America is vulnerable in cyberspace in a way that should not be acceptable to any of us, Republican or Democrat, young or old, rich or poor. The emergence of the Internet and the World Wide…

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Real-time Bidding For Display Ads

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Early on, the web embraced advertising as a fundamental piece of the business model for the internet. Every successful consumer property, from the newest location-aware mobile services to now-staid web portals, displays multiple ads. That business — displaying advertisements on the web — has transformed from a slightly modified version…

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How Long Will Macintosh Be With Us?

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Speculation on the future of Apple's product lines. I’m not the first one to say this: it seems logical that Apple will eventually end-of-life the Macintosh. Erik Sherman does a deep dive here that outlines the logic for de-emphasizing the Macintosh and eventually turning it off. And Dan Lyons (AKA…

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