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Winklevoss twins expect first-quarter debut of bitcoin exchange

Winklevoss twins expect first-quarter debut of bitcoin exchange

Written by on January 27, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Reuters) – Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, two of the leading advocates of bitcoin, expect to get regulatory approval to launch a U.S. exchange for investors to buy and sell the virtual currency in the first quarter, the twins told Reuters on Monday. “The information coming  out of the DFS (Department of Financial Services) […]

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India turns to corner shops, mobile phones for banking revolution

India turns to corner shops, mobile phones for banking revolution

Written by on January 27, 2015 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – India is betting that mobile phone vendors, fuel stations and corner stores can help it put basic banking within the grasp of hundreds of millions of its poor people living beyond the reach of traditional bank branches. The clock is ticking down to a Feb. 2 deadline for applications to set […]

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Burgeoning ‘smart homes’ market

Burgeoning ‘smart homes’ market

Written by on January 19, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

The number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 10.6 million in 2014 according to new research findings from Berg Insight. The North American market recorded a 70 percent year-on-year growth in the installed base of smart homes to 7.9 million at the end of the year. This corresponds to 6.0 percent of the […]

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How disruptive is broadband rollout in emerging economies

How disruptive is broadband rollout in emerging economies

Written by on December 15, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

At ITU Telecom World earlier this week, moderator Tony Poulos kicked off a lively debate, by asking assembled delegates to, in terms of emerging market broadband, discuss “not what it did do, but what it can do. What does it really offer?” Debates among panelists, with some lively input from the audience, spanned a number […]

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DisruptiveViews’ DDoS disruption

DisruptiveViews’ DDoS disruption

Written by on December 11, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

On Wednesday afternoon at 4pm EST an unknown third party initiated a DDoS attack on our domain host’s (1&1) DNS infrastructure. The Domain Name System (DNS) is used to attribute internet addresses such as “1and1.com” to IP numbers, similar to a telephone book. During the coordinated attack, many widely spread computers (also known as bot net) sent […]

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DDoS downs BillingViews

DDoS downs BillingViews

Written by on December 11, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

On Wednesday afternoon at 4pm EST an unknown third party initiated a DDoS attack on our domain host’s (1&1) DNS infrastructure. The Domain Name System (DNS) is used to attribute internet addresses such as “1and1.com” to IP numbers, similar to a telephone book. During the coordinated attack, many widely spread computers (also known as bot net) sent […]

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Chinese hokey pokey for Nokia

Chinese hokey pokey for Nokia

Written by on December 8, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

Rumours, the kind that come from very reliable sources, are saying that Nokia’s next, and possibly final home will be a long way from Finland, in China, no less. The new owner looks to be none other than Chinese everything manufacturer, Huawei. The move will clearly provide much needed financial stability to the one time […]

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Teenage texting defines gender identity

Teenage texting defines gender identity

Written by on November 26, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

Teenage years are a turbulent time of learning independence, developing social skills, and experiencing sexuality and romance. Teens face peer groups pressure and have no micro guidance from parents. Texting is an important social communication channel for teens, giving the opportunity for anxiety free communication with the opposite sex. New study in Journal of Children […]

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Can consolidation lead to disruption?

Can consolidation lead to disruption?

Written by on November 25, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

In the UK we have competition, of a sort. But amidst calls for the regulator Ofcom to review the playing field, which some are saying is not so level, comes news that two mobile phone companies want BT to buy them. Telefonica is known to have approached BT, offering up O2, in exchange for 20 […]

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Are we ready for the Age of Video?

Are we ready for the Age of Video?

Written by on November 19, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

90 percent of people over the age of six will have a mobile phone by 2020, and the number of subscriptions will reach 9.5 billion. Six billion or so people will have smartphones, and traffic will increase by eight times. These are the latest figures to come out of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which makes […]

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