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Accelerating the mobile web: 'Vroom' software could double its speed


August 24, 2017

Despite that most web traffic today comes from smartphones and tablets, the mobile web remains inconveniently slow. Even on fast 4G networks, a page takes 14 seconds to load on average--an eternity in today's connected world. Full Story

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