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Why is it so hard to find great apps? - Talk Mobile | Android Central

Why is it so hard to find great apps? - Talk Mobile | Android Central | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
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Discarded Android phones protect rainforests from loggers

Discarded Android phones protect rainforests from loggers | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
The usual refrain is that smartphones can do anything, but we doubt too many people can boast that their RAZR MAXX is helping to rescue the rainforests
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Why 3 MIT Grads Want to Send You an Empty Box | Wired Business | Wired.com

Why 3 MIT Grads Want to Send You an Empty Box | Wired Business | Wired.com | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
Internet startups sprout all the time promising to send you just about anything via UPS. But one new company has taken the idea a little meta: They'll ship you an empty box.
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“Buying online is really awesome. People have become very accustomed to one-click buying. The confidence is there, and with mobile that’s only growing,” Blackshaw says. “The inverse isn’t true. Selling online is really awful. It hasn’t progressed to the same frictionless transaction that buying has.”

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Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends: Mobile Makes Up 15% Of All Internet Traffic, With 1.5B Users Worldwide | TechCrunch

Mary Meeker’s 2013 Internet Trends: Mobile Makes Up 15% Of All Internet Traffic, With 1.5B Users Worldwide | TechCrunch | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers partner Mary Meeker unveiled her annual Internet Trends report for 2013 today at the D11 Conference, showing robust growth in the number of broadband and mobile users.
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This Robot Can Read Your Mind

This Robot Can Read Your Mind | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
Have you ever had a thirst for a cold, frosty beverage, wishing it would just magically appear in your hands?
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Sign me up for a robot butler!

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Anyone Can Be a Mechanic With This Brilliant Augmented Reality App

Anyone Can Be a Mechanic With This Brilliant Augmented Reality App | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
Have you ever had a problem with your car, but were left completely and utterly bewildered when you popped the hood in hopes of fixing it yourself?
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Definitely one of the coolest uses of AR i've seen so far. 

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Google I/O 2013: Dynamically Configure Mobile Applications: Google Tag Manager for Mobile Apps

Google I/O 2013: Dynamically Configure Mobile Applications: Google Tag Manager for Mobile Apps | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
Ever want to make a small tweak to your mobile application but your users have already downloaded your app? Ever forget to add analytics on a key event until it's too late?
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The possibilities of this are really interesting. A change to business rules could be made quickly, and without needing to go back to the development phase to release an updated version of the app.

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10 Enterprise Networks to Improve Company Communication

10 Enterprise Networks to Improve Company Communication | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
An ESN, or "Intranets," is an internal workplace that streamlines communication among co-workers. Here are 10 excellent options.
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DARPA’s Crazy Mind-Controlled Prosthetics Have Gotten Even Better

DARPA’s Crazy Mind-Controlled Prosthetics Have Gotten Even Better | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
We’ve known for a few years now that DARPA-funded prosthetics research is yielding some pretty incredible technology. We’re not talking incredible in the robotic cheetah sense. We’re talking incredible in The Incredibles sense of the term.
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How Our Lust for Stuff Is Making the Whole World Your Mall | Wired Business | Wired.com

How Our Lust for Stuff Is Making the Whole World Your Mall | Wired Business | Wired.com | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
Shoppers have a righteous feeling that merchandise should flow as easily around the world as information.
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"“E-commerce is global by default.” But the offline world erects obstacles to the worldwide consumer utopia the internet promises. Political borders, cultural differences and physical distance all stand in the way of the pent-up consumer demand fueled by international online window shopping."

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EE launches 30-day 4G SIM-only plans | Android Central

EE launches 30-day 4G SIM-only plans | Android Central | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
Starting at £23 for 500MB, going up to £63 for 20GB
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The way phone companies offer contacts with data allowances has got to give. The majority of marketing around 4G LTE is that users can stream video on the go, but for £23 a month sim-free for a measly 500MB allowance, this could be used up before you've finished one episode of The Apprentice on iPlayer.

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How your noisy, open-plan office is making you 66% less productive

How your noisy, open-plan office is making you 66% less productive | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
The soundtrack to our environment has a bigger impact on us than we might realise – it seems all those crazy noises in our everyday life could indeed be making us crazy!
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"Wearing headphones is but a sticking plaster over the problem of sound in cities. 'It's frightening just how many people are now wearing headphones, as if they're trying to escape the world we've created'"

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This Bot-Powered Store Could Halt Amazon in Its Tracks | Wired Business | Wired.com

This Bot-Powered Store Could Halt Amazon in Its Tracks | Wired Business | Wired.com | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
Hointer's racks of designer denim distract from Nadia Shouraboura's deeper ambition: To invent the technology that halts Amazon's march toward global dominance.
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A rethink of how we try on and buy clothes, emphasising speed and convenience.

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Larry Page talks about innovations, interoperation, technology in Google I/O ... - Digital Trends

Larry Page talks about innovations, interoperation, technology in Google I/O ... - Digital Trends | Innovation through Technology | Scoop.it
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Larry Page talks about innovations, interoperation, technology in Google I/O ...
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Part of how Google have become what they are today is that they have a true visionary leader in Page. Not interested in the politics of their competition, I really believe he just wants to improve peoples' lives with the projects Google does.

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