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Tech Sightings, February 20, 2013

Posted February 20th, 2014 at 4:53 pm (UTC-4)
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More People Spend Via Their Phones as  World Goes “Mobile First” A 2014 Mobile Media Consumption Report conducted by Mobile advertising company InMobi reveals that 60 percent of mobile users are using their cell phones as the primary or only means of going online. The report found that 68 percent have spent money via their […]

Tech Sightings, February 19, 2013

Posted February 19th, 2014 at 2:00 pm (UTC-4)
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Glass Hits Operating Theater as Wearable Tech Boosts Cancer Surgery Surgeons at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital have turned to Google Glass to access patient records, look at MRI and X-ray information during surgery. Kenya: Safaricom Beats Google, Facebook in Innovation Fast Company magazine rated Kenya’s mobile network operator Safaricom number nine in innovation globally […]

Tech Sightings, February 18, 2014

Posted February 18th, 2014 at 4:12 pm (UTC-4)
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Africa: Toilets, Trash and Social Status – the Top 10 Emergency Hygiene Challenges A 2013 survey features the most urgent needs in emergency water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services in Africa presented by more than 900 beneficiaries. Food Tech Startup Gobbles Up $23 million in Funding Up to $30 million has been invested in Hampton […]

Philips Shines Light on Vietnam’s Iconic Dragon Bridge

Posted February 14th, 2014 at 4:50 pm (UTC-4)
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If you thought dragons – those fearsome creatures of myth and legend – only come to life in video games – you’d be mistaken. Allow me to enlighten you. Every night, a fire-spewing, water-spraying, 568 meter-long dragon, with an 18-meter-wide head and a 19.73 meters wide tail comes to life in Da Nang, a city […]

Tech Sightings, February 13, 2014

Posted February 13th, 2014 at 2:21 pm (UTC-4)
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Humans Account for Less Than 40% of Global Web Traffic A recent report from cloud-based application delivery platform Incapsula says less than 40% of global web traffic comes from humans. And 31% of traffic comes from search engines and bots. Apple Says Supplies Don’t Come From War Zones Apple’s annual audit of contract workers who […]

Tech Sightings, February 12, 2014

Posted February 12th, 2014 at 3:20 pm (UTC-4)
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 Microsoft Denies Accusations of Censorship on Bing Outside China According to a China-based freedom of speech advocacy blog, Bing has been filtering out  English and Chinese search results for politically-sensitive terms – a charge Microsoft denies. Japan Sees Record 12.8 Billion Cyberattacks Japan’s state-run National Institute of Information and Communications Technology reports that  cyberattacks originating […]

Tech Sightings, February 11, 2014

Posted February 11th, 2014 at 4:17 pm (UTC-4)
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Online Clues Located North Korea’s Missile-Launcher Factories It’s not really a spy job .A team of researchers using freely available open-source information have been able to  pinpoint two North Korean factories where some of the country’s mobile missile launchers are assembled. Mobile World Children? Camp Brings Kids to MWC 2014 Forty kids between the ages […]

A Decade Later, Facebook Wields Unprecedented Mass Influence

Posted February 7th, 2014 at 2:32 pm (UTC-4)
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The world before Facebook was a different place. Social networking sites like SixDegrees, Friendster and MySpace laid the social media groundwork as early as 1997 before some of them faded away.  But when Facebook showed up in 2004, it took the social networking game to a whole new level. Facebook changed the world in major […]

Tech Sightings, February 6, 2014

Posted February 6th, 2014 at 3:10 pm (UTC-4)
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New lawsuit Against Bitcoin Miner Manufacturer Alleges Fraud, Negligence Butterfly Labs, a Bitcoin-related company, is facing its first civil lawsuit in the United States. More will will likely follow. Report: Nearly All Visitors to Sochi Winter Olympics Will Be Hacked The State Department has already cautioned that travelers should have no expectations of privacy in […]

Tech Sightings, February 5, 2014

Posted February 5th, 2014 at 5:01 pm (UTC-4)
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Calling the Bluff on India’s Internet Penetration Hype India’s mobile phone business is rapidly growing. But despite claims by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) that Internet access is becoming more inclusive, a closer look reveals more hype than reality in these claims. Tech Start-Ups in Singapore – Cultural Challenges You’ll Face Singapore […]