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BizTech's Top 5 Stories for the Week of January 22, 2012

A roundup of the most popular stories published for the week of the 22nd.

Did you know that in 1982, a cell phone would have cost you nearly $4,000 dollars? We learned this fun fact and more in our post on the history of the cell phone.

Check out this story and more from the week in BizTech below:

1. The History of the Cell Phone

Evolving over 30 years, phones have become the smaller, cheaper, feature-rich creature we all know and love.

2. Absolute Software Celebrates 22,000 Notebooks Recovered

The company’s Computrace persistence technology saves the day, prevents data leaks.

3. Top 5 Gadgets from CES 2012

These are the gadgets that tech dreams are made of.

4. Why Your Business Should Take Social Media as Seriously as Intel

The iconic microchip maker has made a commitment to social media in the enterprise.

5. Why Every Business Is in the Business of IT Security

It’s time for businesses to realize that IT security is not an option, it’s a necessity.

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