Test.

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Re-gin.

As the world’s e-enabled capacity and inter-dependency ceaselessly marches on, the spying technology that develops in parallel is also increasing more surreal (as evidenced by the latest discovery of surveillance software that is reportedly at least 6 years old!)

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/zw9AS8

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‘net Non-Neutrality…

As America’s Telecommunications Industry continues to focus / lobby on tiering the Internet thereby skirting the real issue: overall (broadband) ‘net access speeds continue to fall woefully behind the OECD, a viable question is: what happens when ad-free websites conveniently fit with a tier-model whereas those that can afford ‘the fast lane / paying tolls, etc.’ also decide that ad-free websites are their choice? If so, it would seem that the ‘Digital Divide’ has not only taken a firm hold in the nation that pioneered said medium but (once) argued against the (supposed) dangers of the haves versus have-nots… Proving once again the maxim: profits over people (as evidenced how many times now?)

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Ad-Free.

Google’s ‘Contributor’ allows end-users to pay a nominal-fee (at this juncture anyway) in order to view ad-free websites… look for lots of copy-cat ideas to continue as the ‘net matures and firms seeks additional revenue streams.

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/hSQ9OA

Google Contributor: http://goo.gl/HGaTnp

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LinkNYC.

Given how woefully inadequate (which might not be a strong enough word… befittingly) pathetic, America’s Wi-Fi access is, let’s hope that New York Cities’ plan to replace 10,000 pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks is more than just hype!

(Source) LinkNYC: http://goo.gl/pPymIV

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Biting the Hand…

Nokia’s announcement of their N1 Tablet seems to have taken everyone by surprise including Microsoft (which purchased their mobile-devices business). Like Surface, which has been a commercial failure, whether it is a hit-or-miss is unknown.

(Source) BBC: http://goo.gl/tkFJ1R

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Landing a ‘Big’ Fish!

This is an example of an almost surreal success-story; irrational excess and/or perhaps a bit of both (and, then some!) Whatever the case may be, this firm’s success demonstrates that consumers associate with micro-brands… how long before they become ‘uncool’ is another issue…

(Source) Wired: http://goo.gl/beWFlt

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How Orwellian!

The ever-increasing, bizarre, post-9/11 American paranoia just seemingly keeps getting more and more surreal… way to go AT&T; thanks for NOT protecting your subscriber’s identities!

(Source) Seattle Times: http://goo.gl/mrRsR2

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It’s More Fun to Compute!

Congrats to a 5-year old whose now formally recognized by Microsoft as the youngest, computer specialist in the world!

(Source) BBC:  http://goo.gl/RVfEHB

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Embracing the Enemy?

Leave it to Redmond to tout the merits of Skype (one of countless acquisitions that Microsoft has made throughout the years) whereas the ‘featured’ guest was no other than Apple’s MacBook!?

(Source) CNET: http://goo.gl/h5W8KY

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