For the most part people are now connected, with 5.3 billion people having a mobile phone as of the end of 2010. That number should continue to rise, but most operators are focusing on the next lofty goal — connecting machines. Call it machine to machine, the Internet of Things, or a web that talks back, but once we start connecting devices and sensors, we’re adding complexity to a system that’s already highly complex.

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Sat, 11/26/2011
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