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Date: 03.07.2017
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, founder and chairman of e-commerce startup Joyus, has the toughest job in Silicon Valley. It isn’t her day job of marketing fashion, beauty and lifestyle products in a crowded online retail marketplace. Her real challenge is a campaign to convince the predominantly male leadership at tech startups and companies that...
Date: 02.03.2017
The Philips Hue light bulbs in the broadband households of Louisville, Kentucky can change color to display the severity of air quality warnings. Amazon Echo smart speakers deliver flash briefings from the mayor’s office and tell Louisville residents the date of the next junk pickup in their neighborhood. A pioneer in the smart city...
Date: 01.31.2017
“Open sesame!” the magical phrase that reveals a hidden treasure, was once the stuff of legend and fairy tales, but today it’s been replaced by “Hello, Siri,” “Alexa,” or “Ok, Google” as a way to instantly unlock the riches of the internet. Earlier this month on the exhibit floor of CES 2017...
Date: 12.30.2016
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is an annual bellwether for consumer trends and broadband-enabled technology. Each year, the hot trends for gadgets, gizmos and consumer tech are forecasted that will be highlighted at the show. Here’s this year’s list, courtesy of CTA’s chief economist Shawn DuBravac. Voice...
Date: 11.17.2016
TV spots for fitness trackers and smart watches promote hi-tech wearables as the go-to accessory for healthy millennials obsessed with exercise and fitness. It’s easy to miss how hi-tech wearables are also revolutionizing the health of seniors. There are all kinds of internet-connected wearables emerging on the market. For seniors, they...
Date: 11.15.2016
The U.S. tech economy faces a critical shortage of talent and continues to fail to draw women to the ranks. Nearly a half million new computing jobs were created in 2015, but only 40,000 new computer science graduates entered the workforce, according to Accenture, the global professional services company.  Women may account for 47 percent...
Date: 09.26.2016
Smart homes may soon go mainstream. Thanks to companies like Apple and Samsung, home builders are ready to make smart home technologies a built-in feature instead of an aftermarket add-on. For the past several years, the tech industry talked up smart homes, but the first generation of Internet of Things connected homes was little more than a...
Date: 09.23.2016
On September 22, 2016, Diane Holland and Robert Mayer of the USTelecom Association, with David Talbott of AT&T, Jeb Benedict and Michael Bugenhagen (by telephone) of CenturyLink, and Maggie McCready of Verizon, met with Michele Berlove, Megan Capasso, Alex Johns (by telephone), Carol Mattey, and Peter Saharko of the FCC’s Wireline...
Date: 09.09.2016
The average online adult in the U.S. has more than four connected gadgets. And for a third of adults, one of those devices is a smart, internet-connected TV, according to Forrester Research’s State of Consumers and Technology: Benchmark 2016 survey. Connected devices and consumer electronics, such as laptop PCs, smartphones, tablets and...
Date: 09.08.2016
For the past two years, two of the largest licensing clearinghouses, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) have been negotiating with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to gain more control over fees for their artists’ work that is shared with digital services. These organizations,...

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