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Is 5G going to change our world? Here’s what you need to know
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Is 5G going to change our world? Here’s what you need to know

What is 5G? For most of us, the terms 4G or LTE (short for Long-Term Evolution) just mean faster mobile data. If you have heard about the incoming 5G (the fifth generation cellular network technology), you are probably thinking that it could mean even faster mobile data than 4G.  You wouldn’t be wrong, but 5G can be so much more than just that. On a technical level, yes, 5G is an upgrade to our existing 4G/LTE connections. As shared by Huawei’s Deputy Chairman Ken Hu at MWC19 Shanghai, we can expect to see a jump in data speeds from 4G’s…
Tech Brief: Spotify Floats Into The Cloud, Snapchat Celebrates Birthdays, and Two-Eyed Smartphones
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Tech Brief: Spotify Floats Into The Cloud, Snapchat Celebrates Birthdays, and Two-Eyed Smartphones

Welcome to Tech Brief, your weekly wrap-up on all that’s happened in the tech and startup industries this week!  This week, we’ve got stories of Spotify joining the Google Cloud, Snapchat and Facebook both trying to make your birthday even better, literal cyber-bullying, two-eyed smartphones, and more; all in this week’s Tech Brief right here on DANamic.ORG!   Spotify Goes Up, Up, and into Google Cloud Music streaming giant Spotify has announced that it’s moving all its data centers from across Scandinavia, the US, and the UK right up into the cloud computing services operated by Google. That’s a huge paycheck for…
On Instagram Ads And Why We Should All Suck It Up
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On Instagram Ads And Why We Should All Suck It Up

Co-written with Manfred Tham If Social Media were a class, discussions about ads and its place would be an ongoing assignment. The popular selfie and brunch-photo sharing app, Instagram, recently announced plans to monetise its business through ads – sponsored posts that will appear on timelines masquerading as updates from your friends and stalkees. Naturally, the response online has been… unbridled, to say the least. It all fits into the 3 logic laws of the Internet: 1) Never click on ads that contain the words “FREE” or “Congratulations”, 2) Never read a comment section, and 3) Always complain every time there is a new…
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