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Marketplace Tech for Friday, August 30, 2013
Aug 30, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Friday, August 30, 2013

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A famous peace-keeping technology turns 50-years-old today -- the so-called "red phone" that connected Moscow and Washington. The phone apparently wasn’t actually red, but it did change the Cold War. And, it’s time again to play our tech news numbers game, Silicon Tally. Today's contestant is behind some mobile video games you've probably seen before: Farmville and Pac-Man for iPhone, the insanely popular Mafia Wars, and more.

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Answer the red phone!

Aug 30, 2013
In the height of the Cold War, the U.S. and Soviet governments instituted a secure line of communication.

Fifteen percent of American adults are offline

Aug 30, 2013
Data released this week by the Pew Center shows that 98 percent of Americans now live in an area with access to broadband internet. Despite that, 15 percent still don't use the internet at all.
Fifteen percent of Americans don't use the internet at all.
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How well do you know the internet? This week's Silicon Tally

Aug 30, 2013
306,000 tweets per minute, 2 (think gaming), 11,000 requests, and 74 percent: Can you guess what these numbers mean?

A famous peace-keeping technology turns 50-years-old today — the so-called “red phone” that connected Moscow and Washington. The phone apparently wasn’t actually red, but it did change the Cold War. And, it’s time again to play our tech news numbers game, Silicon Tally. Today’s contestant is behind some mobile video games you’ve probably seen before: Farmville and Pac-Man for iPhone, the insanely popular Mafia Wars, and more.

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