The issue of “Net Neutrality” is a huge point of contention between ISP providers, cable firms and the average internet user. At first glance, Net Neutrality may appear inconsequential to most of us, but the argument about bandwidth will ultimately pass added cost on to us all.
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What could you buy with $19 billion? Well, according to CNN, 12.6 billion hot dogs; 4 World Trade Centres; 198 million years’ worth of Netflix; or relief for the Philippines 3 times over. Few companies can afford to splash that amount of cash, however Facebook can count themselves in that small bracket. Instead of keeping Mark Zuckerberg in hot dogs for the next few millennia though, Facebook decided to spend it on WhatsApp. The $19 billion price tag shocked many, however there must be some reason that Facebook valued the app so highly.
Child safety online is becoming a much more complicated issue as the amount and variety of devices that youngsters are being exposed to increases. The contact time a child has with a tablet or online console gaming makes the task of protecting children a difficult one.
This week's tech roundup features Xbox, Instagram Video and a look at provacy.
We have been taking a look at what's coming up in 2013 according to the good, the great and the geek. There is a lot of talk about tablet devices, Apple TV and the ‘mini’ iPhone. In no particular order...here are the highlights.