Google Fiber; Facebook and Journalism; and more [Weekly Mobile Newsletter]

July 13, 2015

Weekly Mobile Newsletter



Broadband Speeds Are Improving in Many Places. Too Bad It Took Google to Make It Happen.

America’s communications ­infrastructure is finally getting some crucial upgrades because one company is forcing ­competition when regulators won’t.




Publishers Are Selling Out to Facebook

Publishers like the New York Times should be having an existential crisis over Facebook’s instant articles. Instead they’re embracing them.






Gesture-Recognition Software for Wearables That Learns Fast

Startup Rithmio is making software for wearables that it claims can learn all kinds of movements in just a few seconds, right on your wrist.




Using Context to Make Smartphone App Search More Useful

Startup is building an alternative to Google Now on Tap that can mine tweets for context and bring up relevant data in other apps on your phone.




Recording Nasdaq Trades on Bitcoin Platform: How It Works

In its highest-profile application yet, Bitcoin’s public transaction record will help startups keep track of shares and shareholders.




Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending July 11, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.




Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending July 11, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.


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