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T-Mobile slashes data roaming prices for EU

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Mobile phone provider bows to EU ruling to cut roaming charges and prevent UK holiday makers being hit with 'bill shock'T-Mobile has unveiled details of a market-leading tariff for consumers who want access to the internet through mobile phones while overseas, and announced plans that will prevent customers experiencing "bill...
T-Mobile slashes data roaming prices for EU

Delhi-based Playcez is first GSF India grad to land funding, closes 6-figure dollar seed round

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Earlier this week we published an interview with Rajesh Sawhney – the man behind GSF India and its new accelerator program – in which he voiced his expectation that “nine or ten” of the inaugural class of 15 startups will close funding in the coming months. That first step has been taken after Delhi-based event...
Delhi-based Playcez is first GSF India grad to land funding, closes 6-figure dollar seed round
LFE gathers experts so we can all learn from hands-on experience
Windows 8 adoption reportedly growing more slowly than Windows 7

U.S. Web Users Averaged Record-High 36 Hours Online In January

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The average Internet user in the U.S. spent 36 hours online in January. That won’t seem like much to those of us who reached 36 hours online by January 3rd, but comScore says it’s a new record for Internet usage. That stat comes from comScore’s latest ranking of US web...
U.S. Web Users Averaged Record-High 36 Hours Online In January

Apple overtakes Nokia in global mobile web usage for first time

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According to new statistics released on Monday, Apple's share of global mobile internet usage surpassed that of Nokia's in the fourth quarter of 2012, making the Cupertino company the number one mobile web presence in the world....
Apple overtakes Nokia in global mobile web usage for first time

File-Sharing Is Linked to Depression, Researchers Find

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Nearly every day we write about negative associations towards file-sharing, and today is no different. A new academic paper now reveals how file-sharing is linked to depressive symptoms. The paper carries the self-explanatory title “Associating Depressive Symptoms in College Students with Internet Usage Using Real Internet Data” and will be...
File-Sharing Is Linked to Depression, Researchers Find

Africa needs servers: Mobile penetration has occurred, but where’s the infrastructure?

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Emerging markets easily play one of the most important roles in the tech community — holding promise for growth and innovation, while also serving as a completely new demographic for existing tech giants and startups alike. This is exactly why keeping tabs on these markets is essential, even if you’re...
Africa needs servers: Mobile penetration has occurred, but where’s the infrastructure?

Samsung's Galaxy S III set to overtake the original Galaxy S in terms of Internet usage

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What happens when you release a wildly popular third device in a dynasty, and compare the new handset to its original, grandfather device? Well, if you wait a few months, the new device begins to edge out the older. According to analytics firm Chitika, the Galaxy S III userbase is...
Samsung's Galaxy S III set to overtake the original Galaxy S in terms of Internet usage

UK mobile operator Three abolishes ‘out-of-bundle’ data charges with new ‘Essential’ price plan

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UK mobile operator Three has announced a new “fear-free” Internet data plan which it says will spell the end for out-of-bundle data charges for all new contract customers. From March 8, all new Three customers will still be offered an all-you-can-eat unlimited data plan, but they will also be offered...
UK mobile operator Three abolishes ‘out-of-bundle’ data charges with new ‘Essential’ price plan
Google confirms Internet users in Iran are blocked

Mobile usage doubles, now accounts for 10% of worldwide Internet usage

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The number of people accessing the Web through mobile devices has doubled since 2010 and now accounts for 10% of worldwide Internet usage. According to numbers compiled by Pingdom, Asia’s mobile usage amounted for 17.84% of the country’s total Internet usage, a 192.5% increase over the past 18 months....
Mobile usage doubles, now accounts for 10% of worldwide Internet usage

Microsoft to Safari users: Hey, try Bing (because Google is evil and breached your privacy)

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If you’re a Safari user, Microsoft is urging you to use Bing because Google doesn’t take your privacy seriously. No, I’m not joking, take a look at this webpage, which appears to be a new Bing landing page for Safari users: bing.com/privacy-protection. The saga dates back to February 2012, when...
Microsoft to Safari users: Hey, try Bing (because Google is evil and breached your privacy)

U.S. to top the world in mobile ad spending for the first time

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Every year, for the past few years, marketers have been insisting that ‘this will be the year of mobile.’ Well, it looks like this year might actually be a high watermark for mobile advertising in the U.S. in some kind of quantifiable way. For the first time, the U.S. will...
U.S. to top the world in mobile ad spending for the first time
Early mockups reveal Windows 8's evolution

App Retention Increasing; iPhone Crushes Android

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In great news for the mobile app market, app retention rates are improving as app publishers shift from an early focus on “downloads” to more mature customer acquisition and retention models. The overall app industry improved retention rates 19% over the last year. App publishers for the iPhone and iPad...
App Retention Increasing; iPhone Crushes Android
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Chinese mobile internet usage jumps 22 percent to 388 million

Malaysia-based digital content firms Catcha Media and Says.com announce $20 million merger

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Malaysia-based digital media companies Catcha Media and Says.com have announced a $20 million merger deal that will seem them combine to become one of the largest Internet advertising groups in the country. Catcha Media, which specialises in online advertising, digital content and e-commerce solutions, says it will merge two of its business units with...
Malaysia-based digital content firms Catcha Media and Says.com announce $20 million merger

Mobile Devices Now Make Up About 20 Percent of U.S. Web Traffic

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Mobile Web browsing continues to take off, with smartphones and tablets accounting for 20 percent of Web traffic in the U.S. and Canada, according to a new report. The analysis, from online advertising network Chitika, finds that those stodgy old PCs still produce just under 80 percent of Web traffic,...
Mobile Devices Now Make Up About 20 Percent of U.S. Web Traffic

427 million Europeans are now online, 37% uses more than one device: IAB

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Yesterday, IAB Europe said the online advertising market is now worth about 21 billion euros, and today the organization is following up with a report on Internet usage across 28 European markets. According to IAB Europe’s most recent media consumption study, Mediascope Europe, there are now close to 427 million...
427 million Europeans are now online, 37% uses more than one device: IAB

Three UK's smartphone customers' monthly data use jumps from 450MB to 1.1GB in under a year

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According to a release this morning, Three’s four million contract mobile phone customers have more than doubled their monthly data use. The average amount of data used by these customers has shifted from 450 megabytes last summer to 1.1 gigabytes. This seems to point to a shift in user habits....
Three UK's smartphone customers' monthly data use jumps from 450MB to 1.1GB in under a year

More Evidence That You Just Can’t Keep a 40K-Person Rally in New York City Private [VIDEO]

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The organizers of the massive ultra-Orthodox Jewish rally against the Internet last weekend were hoping to keep the event insular. But unfortunately for them, leaks are all over the same Internet they were rallying against—and we're not talking about ourselves and others from the curious secular press. At least a dozen...
More Evidence That You Just Can’t Keep a 40K-Person Rally in New York City Private [VIDEO]

Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month

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Mobile operators Bharti Airtel and Japan’s SoftBank are set to launch a joint mobile Internet portal later this month in India, becoming the second service to be introduced from the duo’s joint initiative, Bharti SoftBank (BSB). The new service — called BSY — will lean on the expertise and know-how of...
Bharti Airtel, SoftBank and Yahoo Japan to launch mobile Web portal in India this month
Elmo's puppeteer disciplined by Sesame Street over Internet usage

Netflix Has Plenty of Competitors, and None of Them Are Close

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Netflix has plenty of competitors selling streaming video on the Web. So far none of them is remotely close to challenging Reed Hastings and company. That’s a reasonable conclusion to draw from a new report out from Sandvine, the broadband service company that tracks Internet usage. Sandvine says that during...
Netflix Has Plenty of Competitors, and None of Them Are Close

Cisco Angers A Lot Of People By Outlawing Porn On Home Routers (CSCO)

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Cisco Systems told users of its new high-end home routers -- in a roundabout way -- they couldn't use their routers for porn or to send certain types of e-mail and a whole list of other things. This has made a lot of people angry. Here's what happened. Last week,...
Cisco Angers A Lot Of People By Outlawing Porn On Home Routers (CSCO)

Law comes to one of the Internet's Wild Wests

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The question is, can drastic new penalties really curb Japan's rampant piracy? By Michael Fitzpatrick, contributor FORTUNE -- The Wild East of unregulated internet usage appears to be coming to a close -- in Japan, at least. At the beginning of this week, a law passed in June that made...
Law comes to one of the Internet's Wild Wests

VPNs reportedly blocked in Iran, with yet another crackdown on Internet access

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Last week, Iran’s Internet usage saw several interruptions. On the eve of the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution, Google and all SSL sites were blocked in Iran. A couple of days later, Google confirmed that Gmail and YouTube had, in fact, been blocked in the country. Restored after a four day...
VPNs reportedly blocked in Iran, with yet another crackdown on Internet access
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