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Fiber optic discovery could boost Internet bandwidth

A new fiber optic technology could increase Internet bandwidth capacity by sending data along light beams that twist like a tornado rather than move in a straight line, scientists said Thursday. The discovery comes as Internet data traffic is reaching its limit amid mounting demand for bandwidth by users of…

Google buys up more than 1000 IBM patents

NEW YORK — Google has bought more than 1,000 technology patents from IBM as the Internet giant seeks to build up its portfolio and head off potential intellectual property suits. “Like many tech companies, at times we’ll acquire patents that are relevant to our business needs,” a Google spokesman said…