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Submission + - Air Quality Apps Thrive On Beijing's Pollution (

itwbennett writes: "Here's a bright spot in Beijing's off-the-chart bad air pollution: The market for mobile apps that monitor air quality is thriving. 'When the pollution went beyond the air quality index, all the social networks in China and media began paying attention to the problem,' said Wang Jun, one of the developers of the China Air Pollution Index app. 'This caused the downloads to increase 30 times.'"
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Air Quality Apps Thrive On Beijing's Pollution

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