Tablets Becoming Must-Have Device For Kids Of All Ages, Ofcom Research Finds

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Research by U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom has found that tablet usage among children is on the rise, with growing numbers of younger kids, especially, turning to tablets to watch videos, play games and access the Internet. The annual report into children’s media consumption habits also records a drop in the overall number of children between the ages of… Read more »

Internet.org targets efficiency and cost reduction to connect the next 5 billion

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If Internet.org ever hopes to be successful with its goal of bringing affordable internet to the next 5 billion people, the cost of delivery will need to be much cheaper than it is today. Today, members of the coalition — which includes Facebook, Qualcomm, Ericsson and others — released a substantial 70-page white paper that… Read more »

Facebook and others form Internet.org to foster global internet adoption (video)

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Google’s strategy for bringing internet access to underserved areas involves giant balloons, but Facebook’s leans more on collaboration. The social network has founded Internet.org along with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Samsung and Qualcomm, and is setting the partnership’s sights on making sure the two-thirds of the world that doesn’t have internet access gets the proper… Read more »