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Data Crush by Christopher Surdak

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mobility

smartphones, tablets, andthe “internet of things”

AS OF 2013, if you’re a typical American, there’s about a 60 percent chance that you’ve got a smartphone in your purse or pocket.1 You use it to tweet with colleagues, shop for goods, take photos, and make videos to share with friends. Perhaps you use this same device to play games while you’re waiting in line to buy a coffee at a store that you found on Google maps. You may be using an electronic coupon sent to you by an “app” that you recently downloaded, based upon recommendations from some of your “friends” on Facebook. And, you may synchronize this smartphone with your home computer, work laptop, and spouse’s smartphone using a cloud computing service.

It’s a pretty remarkable ...

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