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Date: 03.11.2015
In an effort to increase wages in an otherwise recovering economy, the President announced a renewed focus on high tech jobs training and hiring. The President’s TechHire initiative calls on more than 300 employers, educational institutions, and local governments to help train and hire low-skilled workers in tech fields such as software...
Date: 03.10.2015
As scientists work to glean new insights and make discoveries about complex health conditions, challenges in executing studies remain. According to Wired, medical research is often held back by small sample sizes, lack of subject diversity, or inconsistent data collection. The rise of wearable tracking technologies has been making strides on this...
Date: 03.04.2015
Video games are often viewed as entertainment, but several initiatives underway aspire to make them something more: an education tool capable of changing behaviors for the better. According to The Washington Post, gamification is being used to encourage consumers to moderate their energy consumption habits. In a recent study of 22 separate...
Date: 03.03.2015
As the world of connected devices rapidly expands, cyberthreats continue to be a significant concern. The latest tool in the multi-pronged approach to address this issue is big data technology, which is helping to identify and prevent cyberattacks. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, which...
Date: 02.27.2015
Several recent reports forecast the substantial growth of the Internet-connected car market, highlighting the benefits of these in-vehicle technologies while also flagging potential security concerns. According to Transparency Market Research’s analysis profiled in Telecompetitor, the global connected car market is projected to reach $131...
Date: 02.26.2015
This February, American Heart Month and related CDC’s efforts are helping to raise awareness about cardiovascular health. In addition to apps that drive healthier habits, technologies, including remote monitoring, are making a difference, especially among seniors who are embracing these advances, according to a new survey. Conducted by iTOK...
Date: 02.24.2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming business results across many industries, yielding measurable opportunities and greater connectivity according to a recent report released by Verizon Enterprise in collaboration with ABI. And, with robust growth in IoT adoption expected in the years ahead, quadrupling by 2020, the report identifies three...
Date: 02.18.2015
As USTelecom has previously discussed, the technology sector is driving investment and growth, and yielding substantive gains for the U.S. economy. A recent Brookings Institution report provides additional insights on this topic, highlighting 50 “advanced American industries” — all of which are closely connected with technology...
Date: 02.17.2015
Across the Internet ecosystem, broadband providers and tech innovators are forging partnerships and launching Internet of Things (IoT) applications — all the while working to ensure security. LightReading reports that AT&T is reaching out to small and midsized utility companies in partnership with General Electric (GE) to deploy smart...
Date: 02.11.2015
When winter weather strikes, technological tools — from apps and GPS to crowdsourcing and other Internet-driven devices — are helping communities track and react to natural events. Through these resources, cities can respond more efficiently and residents are better able to access real-time alerts and updates to ensure safe travel....

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