Oct 2, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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What if the data used by your Smartphone to browse the web, check email and Facebook and look for nearby restaurants were free? A new service called FreedomPop hopes to go up against AT&T and Verizon's paid data plans by offering customers 500 megabytes per month for free. And, how about electronics that get implanted in the body during an operation and dissolve when no longer needed? This is still early-stage according to an article in the latest edition of the journal "Science," but it could change medical practice and the term 'biodegradable' as we know it. 

 

 

 

 

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FreedomPop launches free WiFi beta, and "transient electronics"

Oct 1, 2012
A new service called FreedomPop hopes to go up against AT&T and Verizon, and a new kind of dissolve-able circuit that could change the field of medicine.

What if the data used by your Smartphone to browse the web, check email and Facebook and look for nearby restaurants were free? A new service called FreedomPop hopes to go up against AT&T and Verizon’s paid data plans by offering customers 500 megabytes per month for free. And, how about electronics that get implanted in the body during an operation and dissolve when no longer needed? This is still early-stage according to an article in the latest edition of the journal “Science,” but it could change medical practice and the term ‘biodegradable’ as we know it. 

 

 

 

 

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