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Marketplace Tech for Friday, February 8, 2013

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Europe has a plan for its own version of the Global Positioning System (GPS), but the over-budget, overdue Galileo system may never actually come into being. Twitter's purchase of Bluefin Labs might just be all about selling TV ads on your second screen. And the Internet of things is also going to have significant impact on the health care industry. 

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Why GPS could keep its American accent

Feb 8, 2013
The European Union is taking a hard look this week at its Galileo navigation system -- an alternative to American GPS. Galileo is so far costing three times what was projected.

Twitter buys Bluefin, gets into ad tracking

Feb 8, 2013
Twitter's purchase of the research company Bluefin is about gathering the sort of social media info that can be used to extract more money from advertisers.

The medical Internet of things and the future of health care

Feb 8, 2013
How will health care be transformed by smart devices, continuous patient monitoring, and tele-medicine?

Europe has a plan for its own version of the Global Positioning System (GPS), but the over-budget, overdue Galileo system may never actually come into being. Twitter’s purchase of Bluefin Labs might just be all about selling TV ads on your second screen. And the Internet of things is also going to have significant impact on the health care industry. 

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