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4G Data Use to Overtake 3G Worldwide by 2016 4G Data Use to Overtake 3G Worldwide by 2016

Mobile providers in the U.S. are constantly waging marketing battles touting their 4G networks and speeds. High-end smartphone manufacturers have all moved past 4G as a differentiating feature for their handsets. Despite this situation, market research firm ABI Research estimates …

Big Data Spending to Surge This Year Big Data Spending to Surge This Year

As technology manufacturers deal with falling PC sales, many companies are turning to their enterprise solutions and services businesses to shore up revenues. One of the solutions that shows the most promise is the burgeoning big data industry. As the …

Data Use Now Beating Talk Time on Smartphones Data Use Now Beating Talk Time on Smartphones

Apple’s original iPhone was transformational in the sense that it brought handheld computing to the masses. However, the promise of on-the-go pocket computers is still slightly hampered (especially in the U.S.) by the need for a phone subscription. Now new …

Big Data Industry to Hit $114 Billion by 2018 Big Data Industry to Hit $114 Billion by 2018

As billions of people around the world pump massive amounts of information through the internet every day, business (and the NSA) are going to need solutions to parse their data. Some of the smartest people in the world are now …

Facebook Assuages Photo-Posting Privacy Concerns, Talks EXIF Data Facebook Assuages Photo-Posting Privacy Concerns, Talks EXIF Data
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You may have seen a viral message sweeping around Facebook lately – one that claims that simply posting a photo on the network could open you up to info-snooping. Basically, the warning suggests that stored EXIF metadata in photos are …

When And Where You Watch Something On Netflix May Soon Play A Role In What You Watch When And Where You Watch Something On Netflix May Soon Play A Role In What You Watch

If you use Netflix regularly to stream movies and shows, then there’s a really good chance that its recommendations play a pretty big part in your viewing habits. This will likely be even more the case from now on, now …

Fittest Cities in the U.S., According to Facebook
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Do you live in one of the fittest cities in the United States? Facebook thinks that they can tell you which cities are up early running, pumping iron, and eating right – based on data collected over the last few …

Twitter Turns Tweets into Crazy Elevation Maps Twitter Turns Tweets into Crazy Elevation Maps
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Twitter has just unveiled an awesome new data visualization. The premise is simple – they took billions of geotagged tweets and turned them into an elevation map. But the execution is beautiful. Right now, there are three cities available to …

See How Ubisoft Made That Creepy WeareData Website

Yesterday Ubisoft, the publisher of the upcoming Watch Dogs, introduced a new website named “WeareData.” The website shows all of the public data available in the cities of Paris, Berlin, and London in an interactive map. The data used for …

Ubisoft Launches Watch Dogs “WeareData” Website

The concept for Ubisoft‘s upcoming Watch Dogs is relatively simple. It’s a Grand Theft Auto-style open world game with the added benefit that the player can find and hack various electronic systems around a futuristic Chicago. The ability to hack …

Facebook: We’re Not Giving User Data to the Turkish Government Facebook: We’re Not Giving User Data to the Turkish Government

Facebook wants to make it clear that they are not handing over user data to the Turkish government, even if some reports may suggests otherwise. Not only that but Facebook says that they intend to “communicate strong concerns” to Turkish …

Yahoo Joins Others, Reports Data Request Numbers Yahoo Joins Others, Reports Data Request Numbers
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Like Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and more, Yahoo is the latest tech company to release a transparency report in light of the recent allegations that they were involved in the NSA’s secret surveillance & data-mining initiative, PRISM. Yahoo reports between 12,000 …

Apple Also Reveals How Often the Government Asks for User Data Apple Also Reveals How Often the Government Asks for User Data

Apple has joined Facebook and Microsoft in revealing non-specific figures on governmental requests for user data following the PRISM leaks that have forced many tech companies to defend themselves against claims of playing fast and loose with user data. Apple’s …

Facebook Get Its Transparency Wish, Reports on National Security-Related Data Requests Facebook Get Its Transparency Wish, Reports on National Security-Related Data Requests

On the heels of the leaked documents detailing the National Security Agency’s secret internet surveillance initiative, PRISM, companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were quick to deny any voluntary involvement in providing troves of user data to the U.S. …

Facebook’s Luleå, Sweden Data Center Goes Live Facebook’s Luleå, Sweden Data Center Goes Live

Facebook’s newest and most efficient and sustainable data center is now live. The data center in Luleå, Sweden has just begun to handle live traffic from around the world, according to Facebook. The Luleå data center is Facebook’s first center …

Smartphone Shipments Will Finally Pass Feature Phones This Year Smartphone Shipments Will Finally Pass Feature Phones This Year

2013 will be the year that global smartphone shipments finally top feature phones, according to new figured from NPD. According to the research firm, global smartphone shipments will hit 937 million units this year. That will just outpace global feature …

Twitter Acquires Data Visualization Company Lucky Sort Twitter Acquires Data Visualization Company Lucky Sort

Twitter has just announced that data visualization company Lucky Sort has just joined the flocked. Terms of the deal have not be released. Lucky sort is a two-year-old data analytics service that “makes huge document sets easier to analyze, summarize …

Facebook’s New Iowa Data Center To Be “Among the Most Advanced of Its Kind” Facebook’s New Iowa Data Center To Be “Among the Most Advanced of Its Kind”
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Facebook has officially announced a brand new data center in Altoona, Iowa, which they say will be among the “most advanced and energy efficient facilities of its kind” when it’s completed. The data center will be built with the same …

Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization of Your Year of Check-ins Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization of Your Year of Check-ins

Well guys, it’s 4/16, April 16th, which means its officially Foursquare Day (four, squared). It’s the fourth annual celebration of Foursquare, an event that was first begun as a grassroots effort and has morphed into a much larger-scale app-holiday that …

Facebook Rolling Out Action-Based Status Option That Links to Pages Facebook Rolling Out Action-Based Status Option That Links to Pages
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After testing the new feature back in January, Facebook has officially launched their new action-based statuses that let you share how you’re feeling or what you’re doing with a fun little emoticon. And and automatic link to the relevant Facebook …

Teens Have Lost Interest in Facebook Over the Past 6 Months Teens Have Lost Interest in Facebook Over the Past 6 Months
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Is Facebook losing its stranglehold over young social media users? According to some data from an bi-annual survey, the answer is yes. And it’s not that social media in general is losing its cool factor, it’s that other networks like …