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An Italian project is allowing wine-growers to keep bills down and get a better crop thanks to some new technology. #IoT #InternetofThings #wine
An Italian project is allowing wine-growers to keep bills down and get a better crop thanks to some new technology.
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Student data is helping educators develop new teaching models that promise to be more effective—such as programs that combine online instruction with one-on-one coaching or support, regular quizzes, and other check-ins on progress. This approach has been shown in some cases to be more successful than traditional classroom instruction. More from +MIT Technology Review  #mLearning  
Technologists and venture capitalists are betting that the data online learning generates will reshape education.
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On average, it takes 13 years for spectrum to reallocate and auction spectrum for wireless services. To put that into perspective, here's what happened 13 years ago #TBT
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Women are coming together with more frequency to use technology in the fight against gender-based violence — often catalyzed by similarly grim acts of violence that reverberate intensely within communities bound together by a strong belief in gender equality. #femalehackers #hackforgood  
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Yesterday, +The White House released its #ConnectHome initiative. From the report:

“Today...the United States leads the world in the availability of advanced wireless broadband Internet services, such as #4G LTE.”
“A final way to measure the digital divide emphasizes disparities in competition...Table 4 shows the average number of wireline and wireless Internet service providers for all U.S. PUMAs by income and population density. There is clearly more competition in wireless than wireline access across all markets.”
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50 percent of +YouTube views are now coming from mobile devices, and that as a result, the company’s top three priorities are “mobile, mobile, mobile.”
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To meet Americans' demand for mobile use, wireless companies need >350 MHz of licensed #spectrum
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This woman wrote a +One Direction  book on her cellphone while standing in line at +Target or the grocery store.
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Rather than pursuing a career in traditional medicine, many of these doctors-in-training are drawn to entrepreneurship and work on #mHealth. More from +KQED 
KQED reports on the growing trend of Bay Area-based doctors making the leap from traditional medicine to digital health. These "dropout doctors" say they can make a bigger impact by transforming health care from the outside in, rather than the inside out.
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51% of 18- to 29-year-olds said they couldn't imagine their lives without smartphones. 46% of Americans said they couldn't imagine life without smartphones. 
College students may be more attached to their smartphones than previously thought.
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With mobile devices, E-commerce, entertainment and rapidly growing retail platforms are being developed to benefit entrepreneurs and citizens in Africa
Much of Africa is plagued by unreliable electricity, limited internet coverage, poverty and weak governance, none of which is promising for the development of the latest technology. But where many see obstacles, the continent has discovered fertile
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Turkish “Easy Rescue” app, which is designed to connect victims of domestic violence to emergency services, including police, ambulance and government hotlines, without alerting their assailant to fact that the user has called for help. To activate the app, women simply have to shake their phone. So far, at least 100,000 women have used Easy Rescue and more than 250,000 have downloaded it.
The Easy Rescue app allows women to call for help without alerting their attacker.
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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 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, 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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