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Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Nov 12, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Relief organizations are searching for survivors in the aftermath of the super typhoon that struck the Philippines on Friday. Survival in natural disasters can often be linked closely with better access to technology. And sometimes the technology is far from fancy. In the Philippines, where 99 percent of the country's residents have access to mobile phones, simple text messaging has saved lives. So what about when cell service is down? One possible solution to keep people communicating is a so-called mesh network.

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Relief organizations are searching for survivors in the aftermath of the super typhoon that struck the Philippines on Friday. Survival in natural disasters can often be linked closely with better access to technology. And sometimes the technology is far from fancy. In the Philippines, where 99 percent of the country’s residents have access to mobile phones, simple text messaging has saved lives. So what about when cell service is down? One possible solution to keep people communicating is a so-called mesh network.

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