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Internet of Things: Where does the data go?
Wired
The Internet of Things means different things to different people. To vendors, it's the latest in a slew of large-scale trends to affect their enterprise customers, and the latest marketing bandwagon they have to consider. To enterprise organizations, it's still a jumble of technical standards, conflicting opinions and big potential.
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How Google's wireless service could push down everyone's cellphone bill
Vox
Google is getting into the wireless business, a company executive admitted last week. That might mean cheaper wireless service for all of us. Google isn't building its own cellular towers — that would be way too expensive. Instead, Google will purchase capacity from other wireless carriers and resell it as a Google-branded service.
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How to reduce friction with good design
The Next Web
Friction refers to anything that prevents a user from accomplishing a goal. Friction weighs down interactions, making even the most well-designed interfaces a nightmare to use. Weightless experiences are the best experiences, so your goal is to create interactions which unravel with a natural sense of order and logic.
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WhatsApp Web client now works on Firefox and Opera browsers
The Next Web
WhatsApp made waves when it launched a desktop version of its messaging service last month, but it was only compatible with Google Chrome. Recently, the company has announced it now works on Firefox and Opera too.

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Google just paid $25 million to buy the entire '.app' web domain
Business Insider
Google just paid $25 million for exclusive rights to the ".app" top-level web domain. Google decided to apply for new top-level domains (TLDs) way back in 2012, four years after ICANN, the organization that controls the world's domain names, decided to expand the overall number of generic TLDs.

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Net neutrality puts everyone in the internet slow lane
Forbes
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission voted by a 3-2 partisan-line split in favor of rules commonly characterized as net neutrality. The common perception of net neutrality is positive, with people believing that net neutrality brings three things to the internet: No blocking of content, no slowing down specific sites (say, because they are using a lot of bandwidth), and no paid fast lanes where content providers pay internet service providers for priority delivery.

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Google says about half of security certificates are broken on the web
Search Engine Land
Gary Illyes from Google said on the How to Secure Your Site for Google's HTTPS Algorithm that about half of the security certificates on the web are broken certificates and he is experimenting with trying to address the problem in the Google search results. Gary said he is working on an internal experiment to flag sites that have these broken security certificates. This way a searcher is warned, in some fashion, prior to clicking on a HTTPS web page that really isn't secure for one reason or another.
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Airtel CEO: For free access to Internet, government must make spectrum free
IBN Live
Taking on social networking giant Facebook's ambitious "free internet" plans, telecom major Bharti Airtel chief Sunil Mittal has said the companies should do "philanthropy" if they stop charging for mobile internet. Facebook has launched an "internet.org" initiative under which users can access internet free of charge for select websites if they come through a partner telecom operator.
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Google to start testing solar-powered Internet drones
Global News
Google is gearing up to test its solar-powered drone project — dubbed "Project Titan" — sometime this year as part of its continued efforts to bring service to some of the four billion people without Internet access. Sundar Pichai, a senior VP at Google who oversees Android, Chrome and Google apps, made the announcement during a keynote speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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Why Facebook is really excited about slow internet
Time Magazine
While Facebook's Internet.org is busy finding ways to beam high-speed satellite Internet to disconnected parts of the world, other Facebook initiatives are trying to capitalize on the site's existing users in developing countries where mobile networks are already available, if slow.
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