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What they do:
Let’s face it: today’s smart phone is about as similar to Alexander Bell’s telephone as a rocket ship is to a horse and buggy. Today, the “phone” part of “smart phone” is merely one small aspect of the technology. As mobile phones have morphed into pocket-sized computers, their usefulness has increased–but so have their risks. NetQin Mobile provides mobile security services such as anti-virus, anti-spam, and privacy protection to 51.5 million users. It is the only provider of anti-spamming services for China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, and has many other customers in China and throughout the world.
Why it’s cool:
No one likes spam, and unfortunately, just ignoring those pesky (and disturbing) SMS messages in your inbox won’t make them go away. NetQin uses a cloud security platform to protect your privacy on the go. Because it’s specially made for mobile phones, it won’t slow down your operating system. Plus, NetQin uses smart technology to learn from user input–meaning that the more people use the system, the better it will get.