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VOIP via Facebook in Canada Market

In 2011, Facebook launched its video calling services using Skype as its technology partner which allows one to one calling using a Skype Rest API. Now Facebook has chosen Canadian users to beta test a new mobile feature with VOIP (voice over internet protocol) that enables free calls over a wireless network rather than the  costly mobile data plans. Facebook’s
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A close up of Halifax and Dartmouth NS in the Census Dotmap.

One Dot for You, One Dot for Me.

Continuing our map theme. Brandon Martin-Anderson (who works with cartography, multimodal trip planning, and computational urban planning at the MIT Media Lab) developed what he calls the Census Dotmap which is a map of every person counted by the 2010 US and 2011 Canadian censuses. The map has 341,817,095 dots – one for each person. Wow. What a lot of
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