Between 1928 and 1932, two Art Deco skyscrapers were built in Lower Manhattan to house the telecommunications infrastructure for Western Union and AT&T. Almost 100 years later, the towers are still fulfilling their original intentions as data centers for Telx, an internet services company.
What would the world be like if fiber optic and mobile phones had been available in the 1930's? Would the decade be known as the start of the Information Revolution rather than the Great Depression?
To the delight of Nigerian spammers everywhere, Western Union and the GSM Assocation are cooking up a global money transfer service that'll let you to send "small money amounts" to your mom or some other soul in need of funds halfway around the world via cellphone. Of the world's 700+ GSM carriers, 35 are expected to…