Fast Company: These Are The Five Key Battlegrounds For The Big Tech Platforms In 2017

These Are The Five Key Battlegrounds For The Big Tech Platforms In 2017
Fast Company

Technology companies will increasingly invest in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other emerging tech next year. Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish their foothold in the emerging technologies we will likely come to rely on in the future. Read the full story

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MIT Technology Review: Closing the Digital Divide Isn’t Easy—But We Have to Try

Closing the Digital Divide Isn’t Easy—But We Have to Try
MIT Technology Review

Almost as soon as there was a World Wide Web, people worried about the “digital divide.” In the summer of 1995, the new National Telecommunications and Information Administration published a report, “Falling through the Net: A Survey of the ‘Have Nots’ in Rural and Urban America.” NTIA administrator Larry Irving and a White House aide named Albert Hammond began using the phrase to refer to inequality of access to information services. Vice President Al Gore spoke of it in his speeches. More than Read the full story

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