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Date: 11.17.2015
In the wake of terrorist attacks in France last week, a frenzy of Internet-driven communications ensued, providing quick connection and response that helped allay fears, provide support, and aid law enforcement. Social media tools were put into practice in new and innovative ways. Facebook launched its Safety Check service, enabling people on...
Date: 11.05.2015
Look around your community, and technology is seemingly everywhere – from people toting laptops and tuning into tablets to those tethered to smartphones. According to the Pew Research Center report, “Technology Device Ownership: 2015,” while some devices are gaining significantly in adoption, others are declining or leveling off...
Date: 04.08.2015
As the 2016 presidential race gains momentum, online engagement is expected to play a key role on the campaign trail. In announcing their candidacy, Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) relied on digital platforms to spread the news, utilizing both Twitter and Facebook to garner advance support according to CBS News. And, with the increase in...
Date: 04.07.2015
The proliferation of apps and on-the-go online connectivity continues to drive smartphone adoption and engagement. According to a new Pew Research Center report, 64 percent of American adults now own smartphones — up from 35 percent in 2011. Key findings from this study show that a wide range of owners from diverse demographic backgrounds...
Date: 04.03.2015
With more than 1.4 billion monthly active users, Facebook has established itself as a dominant social media player. However, as founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged in his remarks during Facebook’s recent developer conference, the key to a company’s continued success is to seize ongoing innovation opportunities. Zuckerberg also...
Date: 04.02.2015
In the ongoing war on terror, Iraqi forces were recently able to recapture Tikrit from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). But ISIL is also fighting on another front — taking the war online by propagating violent extremist messaging through social media channels. To combat this onslaught, POLITICO reports that the White House...
Date: 04.01.2015
With the launch of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative, a new era in health care has arrived. Rather than applying uniform treatment to patients with the same conditions, the initiative seeks to mine data to customize medical care based on individual characteristics. But, as this Brookings blog notes, while this approach holds a...
Date: 03.27.2015
As analysis of March Madness viewing and other industry trends illustrate, the TV everywhere trend is gaining in popularity. According to MultiChannel News,  the app and streaming platform March Madness Live garnered nearly 70 million live video steams alone and totaled more than 15 million hours of video viewing in 2014. And, AdWeek notes...
Date: 03.26.2015
Technology trends in business phone systems have become increasingly sophisticated in recent years as VoIP capabilities have evolved. Yet, despite this growth, a survey commissioned by Windstream’s Allworx Corp. reveals that most small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are not utilizing the advanced phone features readily available today...
Date: 03.23.2015
As tax time approaches, an increasing number of Americans are seizing the advantages of electronic filing and related apps. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, 64 percent of Americans plan to file their taxes online, while 37 percent will use computer software for tax preparation. Not only is e-filing...

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