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Google Is Ready to Support European Digital Innovation, Says Eric Schmidt – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015

BERLIN—Google chairman Eric Schmidt continued his company’s European charm offensive by telling a gathering in Berlin that the Silicon Valley giant was ready to support the digital innovation coming out of Europe, but that the Continent had to get to a single digital market or fall behind in global competitiveness. Mr. Schmidt called the current fragmentation of laws ranging from privacy, copyright to intellectual property across the…

Republicans Still Playing Catch-Up on the Digital Campaign Trail – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Companies Set Up Advisory Boards to Improve Digital Savvy – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

General Electric Co. is known for making jet engines, medical scanners and machines that generate electricity. It also produces tracks for electronic musicians. The GE Sound Pack, downloaded more than eight million times, contains sounds of the industrial conglomerate’s factories at work, and is one way the company is using the Web to boost awareness of its innovations. The popular app was the brainchild of a then 26-year-old member…

How to Choose Your Next Laptop – Gizmodo

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

So it’s time to choose your next laptop—your trusty companion for the next few years, the hardware that will keep you connected and handle everything from essay writing to Netflix binging. But how do you narrow down the wealth of options out there? With our short and simple guide, that’s how. Choose your OS Pick the OS for your laptop and you can very quickly whittle down the number of…

The Morning Download: Apple Upgrades iPad Multitasking, Narrowing Gap With … – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Leveraging IT for Value-based Care Michael O’Rourke, CIO for Catholic Health Initiatives, and Mitch Morris, a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and leader of its global health care practice, answer questions about the influence of technology in health care transformation and the challenges currently faced by CIOs in the sector.

Barack Obamas digital strategists search for place in Hillary Clintons world – Politico

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

They’re not exactly rattling tin cups on the sidewalk, but the legions of Democratic digital strategists produced by the Obama victories find themselves in a tough spot, career-wise. They haven’t been tapped by the Brooklyn headquarters of Hillary for America, but are holding back from signing up with other candidates or issues campaigns, for fear of getting on the wrong side of Clinton — and nixing their…

Proportion of women in UK digital workforce falls to 27% – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Just 27% of those employed in Britain’s digital industries are women, according to a new report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), a public body which aims to advise the government and others on those issues. The proportion is down from an already low figure of 33% in 2002, and well below the UK average of 47% for female employees. The research highlights the continuing failure of…

State launching digital media program – Newbritainherald

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Digital media training starts in July UConn’s Stamford Campus Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 7:35 am | Updated: 7:36 am, Tue Jun 9, 2015. State launching digital media program Posted on Jun 9, 2015 by Scott Whipple The state’s launching a training program to help grow a skilled workforce for Connecticut’s burgeoning digital media industry. The initiative, developed by the state Office of Film, Television and Digital Media and the…

Digital Paper Will Replace Tablets, Axel Springer CEO Says – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

If you think you’ll read the newspaper on your mobile phone or tablet for much longer, think again: The news of the future will be consumed on electronic paper, according to German media executive Mathias Doepfner. The new devices will be “super-thin, super-flexible,” so readers will be able to roll them up and put them in their jacket pocket, the chief executive officer of Axel Springer SE told the NOAH…

Headteacher sets ‘digital detox’ challenge – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Smart phones and tablets are everywhere these days, including schools. In fact, one in three children between the five and 15 has their own tablet. One primary school headteacher has got so fed up with children being glued to their electronic devices that he has called for his pupils and their families to go on a ‘digital detox’. Graham Satchell visited the Old Hall School in Wellington in Shropshire to…

Those Weird iPad Laptop Replacement People – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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Sharing An Insider’s Perspective On The Digital Health Revolution – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Hi, my name is Unity Stoakes, and I am an entrepreneur and investor on a mission to improve the future of health and wellness globally. As a Forbes contributor, I will be sharing an insider’s perspective on the digital health revolution and insights about the wave of innovation that is transforming one of the largest and most complicated industries in the world: health care. We’re living in a moment in…

Digital Eclipse is back with a new mission: preserve classic games – Gamasutra

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

After being absorbed into Backbone Entertainment in 2003, game remake studio Digital Eclipse has been re-opened with a new focus on accurately preserving classic games in a playable state, starting with its first project: a Capcom-published Mega Man omnibus which includes the first six games in the series. Game preservation has been a topic of concern in the industry for years, and archivists like Stanford’s Henry Lowood and the Internet Archive’s Jason Scott often…

Cell phone industry sues Berkeley over warning-labels law – SFGate

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

gallery_thumbnails_photo|photo-8119174|article-gallery-6314832|1 Caption Close John DeCarli of San Francisco talks on his cell phone as he rests at the Ferry Building, Tuesday Feb. 22, 2011, in San Francisco, Calif. A new study published in JAMA shows that cell phones do in fact have an affect on brain activity, but it’s unclear if it’s a dangerous effect or not. Photo: Lacy Atkins, The Chronicle The cell-phone industry, leery of any attempt to…

MasterCard: Digital Currency’s Risks Outweigh the Benefits – CoinDesk

Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The risks presented by digital currencies far outweigh the benefits, MasterCard has claimed. The global payment processor made these comments in its submission to the UK Treasury’s call for information on digital currencies last November. According to the four-page submission, obtained by CoinDesk via a freedom of information request, MasterCard doesn’t believe digital currency has many, if any, strong benefits. It attacks claims of digital currency’s low transaction costs, low…

MasterCard: Digital Currency’s Risks Outweigh the Benefits – CoinDesk

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015

The risks presented by digital currencies far outweigh the benefits, MasterCard has claimed. The global payment processor made these comments in its submission to the UK Treasury’s call for information on digital currencies last November. According to the four-page submission, obtained by CoinDesk via a freedom of information request, MasterCard doesn’t believe digital currency has many, if any, strong benefits. It attacks claims of digital currency’s low transaction costs, low…

How phone companies redline cell phone customers into digital ghettos – The Hill (blog)

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015

Why can’t most inexpensive cell phones receive life-saving emergency weather alerts? Why, unlike people in the rest of the world, can’t Americans listen to emergency information broadcasts on their cell phones? These are not accidents or unanticipated consequences. These are the results of deliberate decisions that have been made on the design, regulation and operation of the U.S. cell phone system. Nearly a decade ago, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who…

Reporters announce conference in Lousiville to unionize digital media – Capital New York

Posted: Monday, June 08, 2015

A group of reporters associated with the labor movement are organizing a conference in Louisville to discuss how to unionize the digital media industry. The National Convergence to Organize Digital Media will be held in Louisville, Ky. on Oct. 8–11. It’s being held in Louisville in honor of two mid-century Louisville Courier-Journal reporters who supported unionization and were victims of McCarthyism. POLITICO labor reporter Mike Elk, independent investigative reporter Tim…

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