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Amazon Ends Unlimited Cloud Storage Plan
Amazon has gotten rid of its unlimited cloud storage deal for Amazon Drive. Before, consumers could store as much data as they wanted on Amazon’s servers for $60 a year. But the company now offers just two tiers, TechCrunch reports: the ability to store up to 100GB for $11.99 or up to 1TB for $59.99. Each additional terabyte would cost consumers an extra $59.99.
4G Speeds in India Not Looking Great
Conversation about 4G has dominated in India since Reliance Jio launched as a mobile service provider focusing exclusively on the faster network. But a report from OpenSignal found that average download speeds in the country fell more than 1 megabit per second (Mbps) over the past six months, largely due to an influx of network traffic resulting from new Reliance Jio customers. India’s 4G download speeds ranked 74th in the survey, behind both Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Pokémon Go to Host In-Person Events
To celebrate its first anniversary since launching Pokémon Go, Niantic Labs is planning on hosting several in-game and in-person events. The first event will take place in the game and will happen on June 13, The Verge reports. It will include Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon, XP bonuses and discounted Lucky Eggs.
Skoda Offers Car-Sharing Option for Poland
Volkswagen’s Skoda brand plans to offer a Zipcar-like car-sharing service in Poland called Omni. The service allows consumers to pick up and drop off Skoda vehicles at parking stations throughout the Warsaw metropolitan area via an app-based system, according to the app’s developer, Ridecell.
—Cliff Annicelli, Rahul Chadha and Rimma Kats
Using data collected from sensors, infrastructure and networked devices, smart-city projects are helping municipalities improve efficiency, boost sustainability and encourage economic development. They are also creating more collaborative environments among cities and their businesses and residents.
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