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+ - Smartphone users are taking over the world (study)->

Submitted by tekgoblin
tekgoblin writes: A study has been released today by comScore that counted how many users had downloaded applications with their phones. The data covered smartphone users vs non-smartphone users. It showed that approximately 60% of smartphone users had downloaded applications with their phones while 39% with regular phones with data connections. The data covers 75.6 million subscribers over the age of 13.
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+ - Lost online games from the pre-Web era->

Submitted by harrymcc
harrymcc writes: Long before the Web came along, people were playing online games--on BBSes, on services such as Prodigy and CompuServe, and elsewhere. Gaming historian Benj Edwards has rounded up a dozen RPGs, MUDs, and other fascinating curiosities from the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s--and the cool part is, they're all playable on the Web today.
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