Verizon Introduces Capped Data Plan
Following AT&T’s move earlier this year, Verizon Wireless will begin offering a capped data plan. The $15 monthly plan allows users 150 megabytes of data usage, which is approximately 900 web page views per month, and will charge for any additional data used. Unlike AT&T, Verizon will still offer it’s unlimited data plan for $29.99 per month.
Intel Investing $8 Billion in U.S. Factories
Intel Corp. announced it would invest $8 billion to build a new factory in Oregon and upgrade four other plants in the U.S. In order to keep up with rapid technological advances and maintain its position as the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturer, Intel is required to make both large and frequent investments into its factories. The project will create approximately 8,000 temporary construction jobs and 1,000 permanent positions.
2 Billion Internet Users By End of Year
According to the International Telecommunication Union, there will be over 2 billion Internet users by the end of this year, which accounts for one-third of the world’s population. Citizens of third world countries are still far behind in Internet usage, accounting for less than 21 percent of all users.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Get Digital
The Dead Sea Scrolls will soon be available online. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is working with Google to digitize the scrolls to make them searchable in their entirety online. Written from the third century BC to the first century AD, the scrolls are the oldest copies of the Hebrew Bible.
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