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Four horses of the Internet infographic

Fast company looks at the business operations of the Internet’s big four companies; Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. who packs the most disruption? You decide.

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Broadcom 40NM NFC CMOS chip: for payments and beyond

Broadcom is gearing up for the P&T/Expo Comm in China this week with the announcement of its new 40NM NFC chip. Broadcom will be demoing the new chip set at the conference and has high hopes that it will provide a solid product to capture the rapidly growing demand for mobile communications options.

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Facebook f8 and NFC

GigaOm is reporting that NFC integration will be announced at F8 today. Watching now… False Alarm.

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Google Wallet and the future of money

Its been a big couple of weeks for the future of money game. Both Paypal and Mastercard announced their new initiatives and now Google rolls out the Wallet. Clearly 2011 is not the year of the mobile wallet!

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FCC greenlights public White Space test

Yesterday the FCC gave the go ahead for the first public test of the White Space spectrum. Annoying referred to now as the Super Wifi, the test will be conducted by Spectrum Bridge, one of the nine plus one White Space database administrators.

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Moving from connected devices to connected systems

GigaOmPro looks beyond the smartphone in the growing world of connected devices. From the decidedly geeky topic of the Internet of Things to the more pedestrian e-book readers, everything is going to be connected at some point. As the connections get more sophisticated the ramifications for both economies and individual lifestyles increase dramatically.

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lightRadio: the future of mobile base stations

LightReading reports that the all in one micro base station from Alcatel-Lucent called lightRadio could be available as soon as the first quarter of 2012. The new device will dramatically reduce the onsite need for infrastructure and power.

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Ford, Bug Labs & OpenXC

At Techcrunch today, aside from the metadrama, Ford announced a partnership with Bug Labs to create an open source platform called OpenXC for in-car applications innovation. The two companies will work together to provide engineers, geeks and forward thinking companies a tool kit to use for hardware and software applications for the automobile.

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Ninja Fruit encorporates NFC

Following the launch of Angry Birds with Nokia of a NFC-based version with special unlockable content, Ninja Fruit announcements its version of an NFC enabled game. This continue the trend of looking beyond pure mobile transactions as the primary use of NFC technology.

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White Space: the thrill is gone

Stacey Higginbotham reported recently on the progress being made in the UK on getting the White Space up and running for use by mobile operators looking to spread out the impact of so many devices.

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