You know those Wi-Fi networks called "Free Public WiFi"? Clearly that question has been bugging our readers, too, because they made our answer the top story of this week. In mobile news, TweetDeck arrived on Android. And as part of our continuing series on product innovation, we looked at how Instapaper was created and its plan to add social features.

This week we also launched our newest report, The Age of Exabytes: Tools & Approaches for Managing Big Data, which explores everything from innovations in storage, to analytical tools that can glean insights from big data in near real-time. Download it for free here.

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We are experiencing a big data explosion, a result not only of increasing Internet usage by people around the world, but also the connection of billions of devices to the Internet. Eight years ago, for example, there were only around 5 exabytes of data online. Just two years ago, that amount of data passed over the Internet over the course of a single month. And recent estimates put monthly Internet data flow at around 21 exabytes of data.

Our latest report, The Age of Exabytes, explores how technologies are evolving to address the needs of managing big data, from innovations in storage at the chip and data center level, to the development of frameworks used for distributed computing, to the increasing demand for analytical tools that can glean insights from big data in near real-time. Download it for free now.


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