The Glue of This Hyper-Connected World

Next time you sign into your Apple (AAPL) iPad to watch the HBO shows Girls or Game of Thrones, think for a second about what is going on under the surface. The software asks you to first select your cable company, and then you have to type in your user name and password for authentication -- and only then can you watch the show.

It's just an everyday part of life in our hyper-connected world, but that task entails a lot of action behind the scenes. Your information is passing through a number of different channels that each perform a different role in letting the Internet service provider and the iPad know, in an instant, that you are entitled to see the show on command....572 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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