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Four In Five Consider Web Access A Fundamental Right

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LONDON (Reuters) - Four in five adults believe access to the Internet is a fundamental right — with those feelings particularly strong in South Korea and China — and half believe it should never be regulated, according to a global survey. A poll of 27,000 adults in 26 countries...
Four In Five Consider Web Access A Fundamental Right

Gaps Persist in High-Speed Web Access

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Federal stimulus programs that devoted $7.2 billion to bring high-speed Internet access to rural communities have left some areas without access and others complaining they have too much....
Gaps Persist in High-Speed Web Access

Babbel launches subscription-based language learning program for iPad

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Looks as if there's a new twist in the language learning game. Following the release of a basics guide on the iPad last year, Babbel has decided to bring most of its 11 language guides to Apple's tablet line -- but rather than forcing customers to fork out giant...
Babbel launches subscription-based language learning program for iPad

KDDI to begin tests of Android-powered Smart TV Box

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Japanese hardware maker KDDI announced this week it will begin consumer testing of a new Smart TV Box this summer. The device will run on Android 4.0 and connect to HDTVs and enable sharing of content between Android smartphones and tablets. Other details are scarce, though some form of web...
KDDI to begin tests of Android-powered Smart TV Box

Bringing Your Old-Media Memories Into the Digital Age

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Lots of people have memories locked away on old, deteriorating media: home movies, audio and video tapes, printed photos, negatives and slides. Even young people who never use film or tape themselves may have inherited these precious, but fragile, assets from parents and grandparents. [ See post to watch video...
Bringing Your Old-Media Memories Into the Digital Age

Plex updates arrive for Windows 8 app, web client and media server

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The busy developers behind the Plex media server / client system have rung in 2013 with a slew of updates, this time targeting the company's native Windows 8 app, the Plex/Web interface and also the server software itself. On Windows 8, it's added audio/subtitle stream selection, universal search (seen...
Plex updates arrive for Windows 8 app, web client and media server
Thousands to lose web access Monday from virus shut-down

The Telegraph brings web meter, mobile subs to overseas readers

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UK news publisher Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is the latest to try two vogeuish flavours of reader payment – metered access, and charging overseas readers. The company today begins charging £1.99 per ($3.20) month for up to 20 Telegraph articles via website and mobile app, and £9.99 ($16) per month...
The Telegraph brings web meter, mobile subs to overseas readers

Broadcast Stations Sue Aereo Over Web TV Plans

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The owners of four New York area TV stations have sued Aereo, the startup that plans to give users Web access to live broadcast TV. Aereo, which has raised $25 million from backers include Barry Diller’s IAC and venture investors like First Round Capital, has been expecting copyright challenges from...
Broadcast Stations Sue Aereo Over Web TV Plans

Is the Internet a Fundamental Right? [POLL]

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In a study conducted by the BBC World Service, four in five respondents said they believe web access is a fundamental right. 90% described the Internet as “a great place to learn,” and 78% considered it a source of “greater freedom.” A bit more than half said that the...
Is the Internet a Fundamental Right? [POLL]

Going to Hong Kong? Handy $8.75 daily phone rental has unlimited voice, texting and 3G

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“What’s the best approach for using a phone overseas?” is a common question I get. There are a number of options — buy a local SIM or work with your carrier to get a loaner phone, for example — but Handy’s business model may be one of the more attractive...
Going to Hong Kong? Handy $8.75 daily phone rental has unlimited voice, texting and 3G

Ghanaian Start-up Saya Brings Modern Messaging to Feature Phones

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Amidst what seemed like hundreds of smartphone applications, a feature-phone app stood out from the crowd at last week’s TechCrunch Disrupt. Saya co-founder Robert Lamptey Accra, Ghana-based chat application Saya has already gone viral with 400,000 downloads in two months. The company’s product is a replacement for text messaging — like...
Ghanaian Start-up Saya Brings Modern Messaging to Feature Phones

Mobile web access getting faster, mainstream websites getting fatter

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Google has published analytics data showing that mobile web access is 30% faster than a year ago, while websites designed for access on fixed net connections have gained little in speed – a fact explained by the fact that page sizes are now 56% larger, giving an effective speed...
Mobile web access getting faster, mainstream websites getting fatter
Glogou Launches New Tools To Help Businesses Build Their Online Presence (And Ad Campaigns) In China

Only 170 Million Of Twitter's 500 Million Accounts Seem To Be Active

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Semiocast, a European analytics company, says its data on Twitter shows only 170 million of Twitter's 500 million+ accounts are active. That's about 27%, and the 500 million number includes a lot of spam bots. The US isn't the leader in active Twitter. According to Semiocast, 33% of active Twitter...
Only 170 Million Of Twitter's 500 Million Accounts Seem To Be Active

Opera Web Pass Gives Mobile Subscribers Access To Pay-As-You Go Internet Access, No Data Plan Required

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This morning, web browser maker Opera announced a new way for mobile operators to offer web access to subscribers who don’t have a data plan. The service, called “Opera Web Pass,” will instead allow subscribers to purchase temporary web access for an hour or a day, or even just purchase...
Opera Web Pass Gives Mobile Subscribers Access To Pay-As-You Go Internet Access, No Data Plan Required

India tipped to overtake the US to become the world’s biggest Facebook market by 2015

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It has just seen Brazil overtake it to become Facebook’s largest overseas market, but India is being tipped to overtake the US and the Latin American country to become the planet’s largest collection of Facebook users by 2015. India currently has 57 million registered Facebook members, putting it some distance...
India tipped to overtake the US to become the world’s biggest Facebook market by 2015

Google set to expand its presence in Southeast Asia with Indonesian office

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We just received an invitation from Google for the official opening ceremony to mark the launch of its operations in Indonesia. The event, which is taking place on March 30, will see the company finally open an office in Indonesia, after a protracted delay. The event, which is scheduled to take place...
Google set to expand its presence in Southeast Asia with Indonesian office

London Olympics could crash the internet, Cabinet Office warns

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Fears of an internet meltdown during the London Games may lead to web access being rationed for British businessesBritish businesses are being warned that they could lose their internet connections during the Olympics due to a surge in the number of people going online at key times. The demand could...
London Olympics could crash the internet, Cabinet Office warns

These 2 Charts Show How The Simple Act Of Watching TV Is Dying In The U.S. (TWC, DISH, T, VZ)

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I have argued recently that cable TV faces the same extinction threat as the hard-wired telephone, as consumers show less interest in watching shows on a television in favor of DVDs, iPads and other internet video streaming sources. My argument caused some controversy, which I'll address with the two...
These 2 Charts Show How The Simple Act Of Watching TV Is Dying In The U.S. (TWC, DISH, T, VZ)

Roewe 350: The first car to run on Android

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Filed under: China, Technology, Roewe Google and the Chinese government are having a little row right now, but that hasn't stopped China's love for Google goods. The production lines for the Roewe 350 have started rolling out sedans, and the little four-door, designed as a sign of SAIC's automotive futur,e...
Roewe 350: The first car to run on Android

Amazon enforcing 3G data limit on Kindle web browsing

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Web browsing on Kindle e-readers has never been an optimal experience, as signaled by the longstanding “experimental” label on the feature. But it has now become even less optimal for some people who do a lot of browsing over the mobile broadband connection on 3G-enabled Kindles. Amazon has started enforcing...
Amazon enforcing 3G data limit on Kindle web browsing

PocketCloud: Wyse Wants to Become the Hub of Your Personal Cloud

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Wyse, a company that is better known for offering remote desktop solutions to enterprise companies than for its consumer offerings, is now bringing PocketCloud Explore, its app for easily managing files across multiple desktops, operating systems and mobile devices, to the iPhone (it was already available on Android). I got a...
PocketCloud: Wyse Wants to Become the Hub of Your Personal Cloud

Roku names Streaming Stick-compatible hardware partners

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Roku's Streaming Stick is nearing its on-sale date, as its maker has revealed the list of established hardware makers whose products will support the little dongle. Introduced at CES, the small dongle plugs into an HDTV or Blu-ray player's MHL-compliant HDMI port and brings with it web access. It then...
Roku names Streaming Stick-compatible hardware partners

Rdio Streams Music To 11 New Nations, Tweaks iPhone App

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Rdio expands its reach. Rdio has just expanded its streaming music system to Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Mexico, among other countries. The music-streaming company also made its free web offer (the initial six months before a paid monthly tariff kicks in) available in Brazil. Along with...
Rdio Streams Music To 11 New Nations, Tweaks iPhone App

With 70% of new signups becoming active users, Feedly details its coming feature roadmap

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RSS reader Feedly has revealed usage statistics about its growth over the past six month and where it will go in the future. With one month until Google Reader is set to shut down, Feedly has gained more traction. It tells us that it’s seeing a 4 percent week-over-week growth...
With 70% of new signups becoming active users, Feedly details its coming feature roadmap

From the prairie to the city: Dwolla poaches two of New York City’s best players

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Waiting for the day when wallets will become obsolete? We’re getting there…As long as you have a smartphone with web access, you can pay for many things, peer to peer style over the Web. “Dwolla is an amazing company in the payments space, looking to re-imagine what a company like Visa...
From the prairie to the city: Dwolla poaches two of New York City’s best players

Microsoft and British agency create child-friendly version of IE9

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As the entry age for web access heads ever southwards, preventing young minds from the perils of the internet is a growing concern for parents. For this reason, Microsoft teamed up with the UK-based CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center) to create a special kid-friendly version of its...
Microsoft and British agency create child-friendly version of IE9

Mobile Web Access Is Nearly 30% Faster Since 2012

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After publishing a study last year that measured the speed of websites around the world, Google compared recent Site Speed data to the 2012 data to determine if the web is getting any faster. While numerous improvements have been made to the core infrastructure of the Internet, there has not...
Mobile Web Access Is Nearly 30% Faster Since 2012
How Social Media Shaped Boston Bombing Response
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