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Facebook Launches Free Internet Access in Zambia

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2014

Facebook is moving along with its goal to bring Web access to everyone in the world with the launch of a new app that provides people in Zambia with free basic Internet services. The new Internet.org app lets mobile users in the African country access a set of health, employment, and local information services without […]

Ubiquiti Announces VoIP Android Phones for Enterprises

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2014

Ubiquiti Networks, today announced that it has launched UniFi VoIP, a new line of Enterprise smart phone technology using Android phones. The system will be managed by a PBX integrated within the UniFi Software Defined Networking (SDN) Control Plane to provide seamless, scalable telephony. UniFi VoIP, according to Ubiquiti, will offer a superior user-experience at […]

App Development: Doubtful Return on Investment

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 29th, 2014

The App businesses is not making enough to survive, according to VisionMobile’s latest Developer Economics report. The report says that half of iOS developers, and 64% of Android developers are operating below the app poverty line (identified as making $500 per app per month). While it may seem like a reasonable profit for work that […]

Tour de France 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 24th, 2014

The 101st Tour de France (NY Times, Wikipedia and Twitter), began on Saturday July 5, 2014 and continues until July 27, 2014. The 21-stage race began in Yorkshire, U.K., and stretches across Europe including Spain and Belgium. The race spans a total of 3,664 kilometers (or approximately 2277 miles). Some 3.5 billion people watch some […]

GoAntenna: 10 Mile Cell Communications – Without Towers

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

GoTenna has developed a 6-inch-long antenna that connects to iPhones and Android phones via Bluetooth low energy. The antenna then transmits the data to other GoTennas through proprietary protocols, at 151-154 MHz. You can send text messages up to 160 characters as well as share your location on offline maps. The gadget is available for […]

Orbcomm Launches Space-based Vessel Tracking Satellites

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched six LEO comsats to modernize Orbcomm’s orbital fleet of messaging satellites. ORBCOMM says the six satellites’ solar panels and antennas deployed properly, and are connecting to their Gateway Earth Stations around the world. The flight was supposed to take off in early May, but persistent technical issues with the […]