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broadband

Big broadband adoption found likelier with a national strategy

Countries with a coordinated national strategy for rolling out broadband are making significantly faster progress than those taking a more laissez-faire approach to broadband development, according to a new report.

security

Businesses, UK government team against cyber attacks

Several major British companies and the U.K. government are creating the Defense Cyber Protection Partnership to bolster the country's security against sophisticated cyber attacks.

Yandex gains ground with interactive snippets in search results

Yandex wants to use Open Graph and Schema.org to introduce something similar to Twitter deep linking, which allows users to access mobile apps from inside a tweet.

Citrix CEO questions efficacy of Yahoo's remote working ban

Citrix CEO Mark Templeton has said that banning employees from working from home is an ineffective way of preventing slacking on the job.

MAKKIS telepresence

UK student builds his own telepresence 'Sheldonbot'

A British student has created a telepresence robot that recognizes when a human is addressing it and mimics human behavior.

collaboration

Most innovations fail in the 'Valley of Death,' analysts say

More than four out of five technologies developed globally never make it to the commercial world, due to their inability to cross the “Valley of Death”—the virtual chasm that separates applied research from technology demonstration—according to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.

Dropbox CEO criticizes Apple cloud lock-in

Houston, at Mobile World Congress, said there is a common pattern of thinking, whereby companies that build phones or networks believe that they can also build a cloud service and bolt it on to their existing offerings.

cloud

Ubuntu chief says converged platforms are the future

The convergence of devices and software platforms is being driven by the shift towards cloud computing, which will ultimately become the engine room of all modern applications, according to Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth.