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Patrick Nelson was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication Producer Report and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson wrote the cult-classic novel Sprawlism.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Patrick Nelson and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

New fiber light patterns will shatter a ‘bandwidth ceiling’

Ad blocking rapidly escalating, says researcher

Ad blocking rapidly escalating, says researcher

Online revenue is under threat as ad blocking balloons. A quarter of all U.S. internet users will block ads this year.

Mobile network operators must offer unlimited data, says vendor

Mobile network operators must offer unlimited data, says vendor

Mobile network operators should use optimization technology to provide unlimited data to subscribers—including video, says Openwave Mobility.

Mobile broadband satellite breakthrough: Vehicles stay connected while on the move

Mobile broadband satellite breakthrough: Vehicles stay connected while on the move

A new kind of antenna could bring broadband to remote or infrastructure-damaged parts of the world—and do it while the user is moving.

How behavior online will identify you

How behavior online will identify you

Machine learning mechanisms can uncover a person's personality based on his online behavior and web browsing habits, scientists say.

Smartphones not productive, managers say

Smartphones not productive, managers say

Most workers don’t have corporate email set up on their mobile devices. The bosses are peeved by that and other perceived, at-work smartphone transgressions.

Spy boss warns of IoT hacks crippling whole cities

Spy boss warns of IoT hacks crippling whole cities

Major cities could come to a standstill through IoT hacks, according to a British senior government official.

Gartner tips virtual data centers as future

Gartner tips virtual data centers as future

New analyst projections put the software-driven, commoditized data center widely ahead of traditional data center components. And ultimately, data centers become fully elastic and virtual.

Ecommerce needs to up its game, says UPS

Ecommerce needs to up its game, says UPS

Retailers are ‘facing unprecedented challenges, and their very survival is in question,’ says UPS in a new survey. Shoppers want e-commerce, and not just any e-commerce. More technology should be incorporated, UPS thinks.

Digital mesh: Continuous, hyper-connectivity for everyone

Digital mesh: Continuous, hyper-connectivity for everyone

An ‘electronic halo’ around individuals is part of the post-smartphone world. IT service firms need to be aware of that and adapt.

Copenhagen to sell public and private city data via exchange marketplace

Copenhagen to sell public and private city data via exchange marketplace

Traffic snarl-ups, home break-ins, weather stats, and how much electricity the city dwellers use is among the data Copenhagen will trade for cash.

IoT will overtake smartphones in 2018

IoT will overtake smartphones in 2018

Connected devices are changing rapidly and IoT, as a category, is about to get bigger than smartphones, says a report.

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