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The IoT Sector Could Be A $7 Trillion Market Opportunity

Manav Gupta, founder and chief executive officer of Hong Kong-based Internet Of Things (IoT) accelerator Brinc, tells me that the IoT sector could be a $7 trillion market opportunity.<p>He also says that the IoT sector’s future is what he calls IoT 2.0, where smart devices talk to each other and are …

Back to Basics: Android versions explained

Welcome friends to the “Back to Basics” series, where we run a fine toothed comb over each and every aspect of Android so that you can make an educated decision on which Android device is for you. This week’s edition is all about Android versions, and we’ll be releasing a new edition to the series …

Android News

Facebook unveils Presto engine for querying 250 PB data warehouse

At a conference for developers at Facebook (s fb) headquarters on Thursday, engineers working for the social networking giant revealed that it’s …

China Adds More Mobile Subscriptions Than The Americas And Europe Combined

<i>Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today.</i><p><b>Tablets Boost App Spending (Analysys Mason)</b><br>Smartphone owners with a tablet spend three times as much on apps …

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CHART OF THE DAY: The Rise Of The Mobile Internet

Here's another excellent chart from Mary Meeker's big presentation on trends in consumer tech. Mobile Internet usage is now 15% of overall Internet traffic, and its on its way to being 30% by the end of next year.

Consumer Tech

Amazon’s cloud is how big again?

Trying to assess just how enormous Amazon Web Services (s amzn) is has become a sort of parlor game among techies. Counting servers is as good a way …

Stars Of Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" Killed In Tornado

Tim Samaras, his son Paul and Carl Young were killed Friday in a tornado in Oklahoma.<p>Stars of the Discovery Channel's <i>Storm Chasers</i> were killed in a tornado in Oklahoma Friday. Tim Samaras, his son Paul and Carl Young were killed while chasing a storm in the town of El Reno.<p>"We are deeply saddened …

How Amazon’s cloud competitors are trying to find cracks in AWS’s armor

It’s not exactly shocking that Amazon(s amzn) cloud competitors are polishing up their PR talking points about the benefits of hybrid cloud. And …

A Guide to Picking Out the Songs For Your Wedding

Music is a big part of most weddings, and if you've already started planning one, you know there are more than a few decisions to be made. Whether …

Weddings

"Unplugged Weddings": Preventing Guests From Destroying Your Photographs

As any wedding photographer knows, one of the most nerve-wracking events is when a guest completely destroys the picture perfect moment you've been …

Weddings

Microsoft recruits Siri to bad-mouth the iPad in new Windows 8 tablet ad

Whatever era you call it, post-PC or simply PC plus, the Mac vs. PC war has ignited once again today. In a fresh Windows 8 ad, Microsoft is directly attacking Apple's iPad on price, an approach it took during the early Vista days with low-priced laptops. It's also doing it in a way that parodies …

MessageMe Hits 5 Million Users in 75 Days

MessageMe, the US-based chat app looking to rival Line, WhatsApp, Viber and co, has confirmed that it has closed a $10 million round of seed funding and, furthermore, that it has passed 5 million registered users, just 75 days after launch. That follows an impressive start which saw it hit 1 …

Inside AT&T’s 83GB/hour mobile cell tower …or why your iPhone no longer drops out at huge events

.<p>AT&T shared a little bit of what goes into a portable network cells they put up at special events where bandwidth needs will be extraordinary. Remember, AT&T’s network is about 80% iPhones so this is important stuff. The setup above was what they used to cover a recent Los Angeles festival (read: …

Over Time, Nuclear Power Would Kill Fewer People Than Petroleum

James Hansen, climate change researcher and activist, is retiring from NASA, but not without making some new waves.<p>Using nuclear power for energy instead of coal has prevented almost 2 million pollution-related deaths around the world, and could save millions more lives in the future, according to …

Will Your Twitter Account Get You Fired?

A new service offers helpful analysis.<p>You should <i>probably</i> have a sense already of whether your Twitter account might get you in trouble at your job. Like, complaining about the stupidity of your boss on social media? Not the most excellent idea! But if for some reason you are just not a very …