My WiFi as a Service

Do you have an operator provided WiFi router at home for your internet connection? if so you may have become part of their WiFi Hotspot network, and provide offloading for cellular networks.

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IBM Patents Geographic Storage In The Cloud

A new patent allows IT to tag specific files and specify exactly where in the cloud that data will be stored.

The invention, Geographic Governance of Data Over Clouds, patent No. 8,676,593, allows data administrators to tag specific files and records and define geographic criteria for where those files should be stored.

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Random Linear Network Coding Promises Faster Internet

The technology is based on Random Linear Network Coding, and its main advantage is the ability to send information compressed into the data stream with the ability to reconstruct itself if parts are missing, using network coding to store and send the signal in a different way. The technique processes data packets in chunks and, unlike traditional packet switching, allows users to receive them in any order.

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