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Business and political leaders are gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, but they’re also talking about technology. Telemedicine started as a way of reaching those stuck at home. But in the smartphone age it’s taken off, and is saving lives of pregnant women in rural Nicaragua. A new ranking of broadband shows that the U.S. is slow. What’s the city that’s in first place?

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Technology at Davos; Telemedicine in the smartphone age

Jan 23, 2013
At the 43rd annual World Economic Forum in Davos, global leaders are meeting to discuss more than just business and politics. Technology is also on the agenda this year. And telemedicine -- providing medical care over the internet -- takes off in the smartphone age.

Business and political leaders are gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, but they’re also talking about technology. Telemedicine started as a way of reaching those stuck at home. But in the smartphone age it’s taken off, and is saving lives of pregnant women in rural Nicaragua. A new ranking of broadband shows that the U.S. is slow. What’s the city that’s in first place?

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