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Shopping online now more popular among Germans than in-store – study

Shopping online is more popular among Germans than in-store shopping, with 33 percent saying they prefer to shop online compared to 21 percent who prefer in-store shopping, according to a representative survey from German digital association Bitkom. Around 46 percent of respondents said they had no preference. The survey measured attitudes to e-commerce in Germany among 1,152 internet users over…

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Sixty percent of EU public services available online

The European Commission published the report of the 14th Benchmark Measurement of European eGovernment Service, carried out by Capgemini and partners. The pan-European study on the development of eGovernment services in the EU countries plus Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Serbia, Montenegro and Turkey reveals that three in five European public services are already online, more than half (54 percent) of which…

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Lancom launches new mobile business router

Lancom Systems launched 1780EW-4G+, its first Lancom VPN router to support LTE Advanced (CAT6) and 802.11ac Wi-Fi, a technology upgrade the company is bringing to its line of mobile routers. The router reaches up to 300 Mbps downstream and 50 Mbps upstream in mobile mode and up to 867 Mbps in Wi-Fi mode. Like all current Lancom devices, the 1780EW-4G+ operates optionally as…

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Smartphones are preferred method to access the internet for UK users

In 2017, for the first time, smartphones will be the preferred method to access the Internet among adults in the UK, according to research firm eMarketer’s latest time spent forecast. Adults in the UK will spend 1 hour 59 minutes a day on their smartphone, eclipsing their daily time spent on desktops and laptops by 1 minute. And eMarketer expects…

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France, Germany to propose new tax on internet giants

France and Germany plan to issue a new proposal to tax internet giants so that they pay a “fair contribution” in every country where they earn money, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire France and Germany plan to issue a new proposal to tax internet giants so that they pay a “fair contribution” in every country where they earn money, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire…

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Vroom software could double your mobile browsing speed

Despite that most web traffic today comes from smartphones and tablets, the mobile web remains inconveniently slow. Even on fast 4G networks, a page takes 14 seconds to load on average–an eternity in today’s connected world. A team of computer science researchers at the University of Michigan and MIT has found a way to dramatically speed up the mobile web….

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Juniper Research: Wireless VR set to Strain Data Networks

A new report from Juniper Research on Virtual Reality forecasts that wireless VR headsets (smartphone-based and standalone) data consumption will grow by over 650% over the next 4 years, from nearly 2,800PB (Petabytes) in 2017 to over 21,000PB in 2021. The new research, Virtual Reality Markets: Hardware, Content & Accessories 2017-2022, found that data consumption will reach over 28,000PB when combined with traffic generated…

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Teenagers and Higher-Income Households Most Likely to Struggle with Technology Addiction, Shows GfK Survey

One in three people find it difficult to take a break from technology, even when they know they should China, Brazil and Argentina have highest levels who struggle to take atechbreak People in Germany, The Netherlands and Belgiumlead for finding it easy to‘unplug‘  A third of people (34 percent) in an online survey of 17 countries firmly agree that they “find it difficult to take a break from technology (my mobile device, computer,…

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Internet of Humans – How we would like the internet of the future to be

Bruno Kessler Lecture by Roberto Viola, Director-General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology at the European Commission. Check against delivery I am very honoured to be the 2017 Bruno Kessler lecturer and I am also humbled to be following previous talks held in former years by world famous international scholars like Jared Diamond, Marcus du Sautoy, and Heiner Bielefeldt. I…

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World average fixed internet speed up 2.3% in Q4 to 7.2 Mbps, which is 15 Percent increase Year Over Year

The average speed of fixed internet services in the world increased to 7.2 Mbps in the first quarter, up 2.3 percent from the previous quarter and 15 percent higher than a year earlier, according to Akamai’s latest ‘State of the Internet report. Akamai said 96 of the 149 countries measured saw an increase in average speed compared to Q4. Among…

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