Today’s Tech Sightings:
A new report from wireless signal mapping company OpenSignal places South Korea at the top of the list of countries enjoying 3G mobile connectivity 93 percent of the time, followed by Japan and Israel. The U.S. took 17th place with 3G connectivity 91.69 percent of the time. South Korea also had the fastest speed at 41.34 Mbps, compared with U.S. connectivity speed, which averaged 12.34Mbps.
A new study from the University of Washington in Seattle that looked at online ads and web tracking for the past 20 years found that at least 75 percent of the most popular websites have third-party trackers, an increase from about five percent in 1998. The study also found that Google Analytics, which helps webpages analyze traffic, was used by more than 30 percent of the sites analyzed.
California-based Cisco Systems is expected to announce the cuts next week – 14,000 employees or almost 20 percent of its global workforce – according to news site CRN. The move comes as Cisco continues to transition from its hardware past to becoming a software firm. The company says the software culture requires different skills than those required in the past.
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