Marketplace for Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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There are perils for too-low inflation for too long, because inflation can help wages and companies grow. Plus, in rural areas, one out of every 5 landline long-distance calls doesn't go through. How far behind have rural areas been left? Finally, as smart phones gained popularity, people quit looking at their wrists to tell the time. But now the wrist is back. Samsung and Google could be about to spar over that piece of real estate.
Posted In: syria, refugees, Austria, Civil War
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Posted In: Environment, fire, Science, firefighting
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Posted In: watch, smartwatch, iPhone, Google Glass
As smart phones gained popularity, people quit looking at their wrists to tell the time. But now, Samsung and Google could be about to spar over that piece of real estate.