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OEB Newsportal: From telelearning, to analytics, social and wearables: 20 years of tech trends

Ben Hull

Ben Hull 30 Oct

The once-familiar sound of a chirruping dial-up connection is now a distant memory for most, or totally unknown to those who have grown up in the years since broadband became the norm (in the UK, broadband subscriptions out-stripped dial up in 2004). The International Telecoms Union estimates that, in 2000, just seven per cent of people around the world were using the Internet. In 2014, this number is expected to hit almost 40 per cent, whilst smartphones will be carried in the pockets of over 1.75 billion users. The rate of change seems to be increasing as the extraordinary becomes the everyday.

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