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Thanks to mobile devices and apps, technology that helps the blind navigate through their communities without assistance from others has blossomed. More from +Fortune Magazine 
Technology is changing the way the blind navigate both indoors and out.
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Americans are rapidly adopting mobile banking...even while on dates! #mBanking
More U.S. consumers are doing their banking on the go-- even on dates. About a third of consumers are more often using digital banking, such as mobile apps or a bank's website, this year compared to last year.
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The #WirelessInnovationAct introduced by Senators +Marco Rubio #RogerWicker #KellyAyotte #CoryGardner   and #RonJohnson make clear their commitment to continued innovation and American leadership in #mobile broadband. By creating a #spectrum pipeline and encouraging more transparency and efficiency among federal spectrum users, this forward-looking legislation sets the stage for bringing additional – and much-needed – spectrum to market and spurring investment and economic growth.       
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Here’s how much mobile Americans used in 2014, according to CTIA-The Wireless Association annual survey. Some of the highlights include: 36 million more devices than people; 243.5 million #smartphones and #tablets accounting for 68% of all devices on mobile networks; and 4.1 trillion MB of data. To meet these demands, wireless carriers invested more than $32 billion in capital expenditures.  

Learn why Americans’ mobile usage requires more #spectrum for the wireless industry at http://ctia.it/1oV0XHF
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+Qualcomm #ThinkabitLabs is a mini-school in the company's headquarters that helps teach middle schoolers about all the careers the industry has to offer and build robots too. It's featured in +WIRED 
Qualcomm has created a mini-school designed to expose more students to real-world tech jobs.
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Doctors created a smartphone-based medical intelligence platform that allows community health workers without medical training to diagnose and treat sick children with remarkable efficacy #Thinkmd  
Start-up THINKmd is on a mission to save the world's children from needless deaths
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#CellScope Loa is a video microscope that attaches to an #iPhone. A custom app screens a patient’s blood to check whether he can safely receive treatment for river blindness, an insect-borne infection that affects millions. #mHealth  
CellScope Loa is a video microscope that attaches to an iPhone
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The U.S. will need more than 350 additional MHz of licensed #spectrum to support projected commercial #mobile wireless demand.
The Brattle Group said its analysis relies on current projections that show a six-fold increase in data demand by 2019 even after offload to unlicensed...
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#IDC says 72.1 million #wearable devices will be shipped in 2015, which would represent a 173.3 percent increase from the 26.4 million units shipped in 2014.
IDC expects smart wearables, which are those capable of running third-party apps, to really start ramping up in 2016. In 2015, IDC thinks that 33.1 million smart wearables will ship worldwide, up from 4.2 million in 2014. IDC expects smart wearables shipments will increase to 89.4 million in 2019.
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Check out this market research on smart wearables and connected consumer wearables https://www.eogogics.com/?s=wearable&post_type=product
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Smart water meters won’t solve the drought crisis, but they can help spot cases of extreme waste. #smartwater More from +WIRED #IoT
Lawn-waterers beware: Cities have a new way to spot your wasteful ways.
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+Wall Street Journal editorial notes: The House of Representatives voted by acclamation Tuesday to permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act. In place since 1998, the law prevents taxes on email and Internet access services, and Web users have never needed it more to prevent a multibillion-dollar avalanche of new fees after its scheduled expiration on Oct. 1. #ITFA  
A bipartisan House votes for a permanent ban on email taxes, the Wall Street Journal writes in an editorial.
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The Federal Communications Commission (#FCC) requires wireless carriers to provide this text-to-911 service. And since the end of last year, #ATT, #Sprint, #TMobile and #VerizonWireless have done that. But that's just the first step.

#Textto911only works when the local emergency dispatch center upgrades its systems to handle text messages - and most have not. But so far, only five percent of the 6,500 call centers in the U.S. are equipped to receive and respond to texts, according to the latest figures from the FCC.
Only five percent of the 6,500 call centers in the U.S. are equipped to receive and respond to texts, according to the latest figures from the FCC.
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CTIA-The Wireless Association® is an international nonprofit membership organization that has represented the wireless communications industry since 1984. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products.

The association advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. CTIA also coordinates the industry's voluntary efforts to provide consumers with a variety of choices and information regarding their wireless products and services. This includes the voluntary industry guidelines; programs that promote mobile device recycling and reusing; and wireless accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

CTIA also supports numerous important industry initiatives, such as GrowingWireless.com to provide parents with tools and information to educate themselves so they may teach their kids how to use wireless technology responsibly; "go wireless, go green" campaign to educate consumers and policymakers about the industry's numerous eco-friendly initiatives and activities; "On the Road, Off the Phone," a teen-focused safe driving public service announcement campaign; and AccessWireless.org, a resource for consumers to research and find information on accessible wireless products and services.

The association also operates the industry's leading trade show, as well as equipment testing and certification programs.

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