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Date: 02.04.2016
Some Americans are willing to part with personal information or permit security camera surveillance if there is a perceived benefit, according to a new Pew Research Center report. But often people are unhappy about what happens to information once companies collect it, the report said. Pew’s study looked at six information sharing scenarios...
Date: 01.29.2016
As 2015 online holiday sales made clear, U.S. consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet to shop, as evidenced by the 20 percent jump in 2015 holiday revenue compared with 2014. Online shopping is not relegated to the holidays, however. Around the world, people are increasingly migrating to e-commerce, and participating in a new “...
Date: 01.27.2016
Across the nation, leading telecommunications companies and technology innovators are teaming up to design the cities of the future. As Fortune reports, AT&T is undertaking substantial smart city initiatives, rolling out big data-backed innovations in Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago in partnership with Cisco, Ericsson, GE, IBM, and Qualcomm....
Date: 12.18.2015
The countdown to the holidays is growing closer, but digital gifts enable even last-minute shoppers to find something sure to please friends and family with a few quick clicks. Here’s our shortlist of gift options for the tech savvy and gamers in your life, all easily accessible online: Tech & Media Upgrade. Check out Verizon...
Posted In: social media, technology
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...

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