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London 2012: Olympics to create 'record' wireless spectrum demand
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Written by Danrok   
Monday, 23 January 2012 18:56

From the BBC:

The London Olympic and Paralympic Games are likely to require up to 20,000 separate wireless frequency assignments, according to the communications regulator Ofcom.

The organisation says that is nearly double the amount of licences that it granted for the city over the course of last year.

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Wikipedia joins web blackout in Sopa protest
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Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 19:45

From the BBC:

Wikipedia plans to take its English-language site offline on Wednesday as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US.

The user-generated news site Reddit and the blog Boing Boing have also said they will take part in the "blackout".

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Sony's bio battery turns waste paper into electricity
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Written by Danrok   
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:01

From the BBC:

Sony has unveiled a paper-powered battery prototype in Japan.

The technology generates electricity by turning shredded paper into sugar which in turn is used as fuel.

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Amazon bests Microsoft, all other contenders in cloud storage test
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Written by Danrok   
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 17:49

From ArsTechnica:

Amazon's S3 Simple Storage Service has outperformed Microsoft's Windows Azure Storage and all other major providers in an extensive study testing the feasibility of businesses using cloud services for primary storage, data protection, and disaster recovery.

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We're watching: malls track shopper's cell phone signals to gather marketing data
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Written by Danrok   
Saturday, 26 November 2011 15:08

From ArsTechnica:

Online retailers have long gathered behavioral metrics about how customers shop, tracking their movements through e-shopping pages and using data to make targeted offers based on user profiles. Retailers in meat-space have had tried to replicate that with frequent shopper offers, store credit cards, and other ways to get shoppers to voluntarily give up data on their behavior, but these efforts have lacked the sort of data capacity provided by anonymous store browsers—at least until now. This holiday season, shopping malls in the US have started collecting data about shoppers by tracking the closest thing to "cookies" human beings carry—their cell phones.

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Rise in UK requests for Google content removal
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Written by Danrok   
Friday, 28 October 2011 17:49

From the BBC:

Google said it experienced a 71% jump in UK government and court requests to remove content from its web search, YouTube and other services.

The figure relates to the period between January and June this year compared to the previous six months.

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