$14M initiative to fight fake news includes Facebook, Mozilla

The News Integrity Initiative is aimed at ‘helping people make informed judgments about the news they read and share online.’

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IBM plans to build the first commercially available universal quantum computer

IBM has announced IBM Q, a major initiative to develop quantum computing that ranges from improvements to the IBM Experience, to the first commercially available universal quantum computer.

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Amazon is going to train thousands of veterans for jobs in the tech industry

As part of an employment-focused initiative involving more than 200 companies and colleges, Amazon says it’s going to train thousands of veterans and military spouses over the next five years for jobs in the tech industry.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/20/amazon-is-going-to-train-thousands-veterans-for-jobs-in-tech-industry.html

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Sprint wants to bridge the digital divide for 1 million low-income high school students

On Tuesday, the Sprint Foundation announced an initiative that aims to tackle the digital divide by helping 1 million low-income students close the homework gap due to lack of access to technology.

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Sprint wants to bridge the digital divide for 1 million low-income high school students

On Tuesday, the Sprint Foundation announced an initiative that aims to tackle the digital divide by helping 1 million low-income students close the homework gap due to lack of access to technology.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/11/sprint-wants-to-bridge-digital-divide-for-1-million-low-income-high-school-students.html

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Can data end hunger? US and world governments hope so

Governments around the world are pushing an ambitious initiative to share agricultural data in an attempt to eradicate hunger.

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IBM supercomputer Watson will try to help vets beat cancer

In January, President Obama handed the reins to Joe Biden to head a “moonshot” initiative to cure cancer, and a major step toward that end has just been made.

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IT Execs Join Federal Cybersecurity Panel


Key components of the Obama administration’s multipronged cybersecurity initiative keep falling into place. One of the most recent developments was the formation of a federal Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Another was the formal introduction in Congress of the administration’s information technology investment plan, which is heavily tilted toward cybersecurity protection. Both are elements of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, or CNAP, which was launched earlier this year.

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Apple's new 'Trade Up With Installments' program makes it easier to get a new iPhone

Article Image Apple is building on the success of its iPhone upgrade initiative with a new offering that will let anyone trade in an older iPhone, Android device, or Windows Phone handset for a new iPhone and spread the cost over two years.

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FCC to move on set-top box regulations, could open door for expanded Apple TV

Article Image The Federal Communications Commission will reportedly float a new initiative that would force cable and satellite providers to broaden support for third-party set-top boxes, paving the way for companies like Apple to build new experiences on top of traditional cable services.

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New York City gains public gigabit Wi-Fi through first LinkNYC kiosks

Article Image A long-awaited public Wi-Fi initiative, LinkNYC, is now officially live in New York City, providing people within range of the kiosks with free Internet access as well as ports for charging phones and tablets.

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Apple considering person-to-person payments for Apple Pay – report

Article Image The next phase of Apple’s mobile payments initiative could reportedly include a new feature that allows users to send money to one another directly, with negotiations between Apple and major U.S. banks already underway.

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Airbnb Holds its Breath as San Franciscans Vote on Prop F


San Franciscans will vote Tuesday on Proposition F, also known as the “Airbnb Initiative,” which seeks to restrict short-term rentals. Polls will open at 7:00 a.m. At first glance, it appears that the fight is about short-term rental aggregators such as Airbnb. However, the battle lines are muddy. On one side, landlords support Prop F, because tenants sometimes contract with such aggregators without their permission. However, many tenants also support it.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82693.html?rss=1

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NYC Schools to Teach Kids to Code


New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced his computer learning initiative, requiring that every student in the city’s public schools be exposed to computer literacy training at every grade level within 10 years. The program will cost some $81 million over the next decade. The mayor expects to receive at least half of that from private sources, including the initiative’s founding partners, the Solomon Wilson Family Foundation, the Robin Hood Foundation and the AOL Charitable Foundation.

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Microsoft Recruits Dell, HP to Expand Enterprise Surface Area


Microsoft on Tuesday launched the Surface Enterprise Initiative, a partnership program designed to encourage adoption of Windows 10 in the enterprise. This follows a strong first month of general availability, with 75 million devices already running the new operating system. First in line to participate in the Surface Enterprise Initiative were Dell and HP. Both companies have agreed to sell Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 tablet and accessories in their respective online stores.

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Samsung offers iPhone users free 30-day test drive of new Galaxy handsets

Samsung on Thursday announced a new initiative designed to steal away users of Apple’s iPhone, offering current owners of the device a virtually free 30-day “test drive” with one of its latest Galaxy handsets.

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Apple's automotive ambitions takes toll on other departments with staff reassign, report

A report on Tuesday claims Apple’s secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.

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Apple's automotive ambitions takes toll on other departments with staff reassignments

A report on Tuesday claims Apple’s secret automotive initiative is creating tension within the company as resource allotments are now gobbling up personnel from other divisions.

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Cisco Erects 6 Pillars for the IoT


Cisco on Monday launched Cisco IoT System — a new Internet of Things initiative comprised of 15 products geared toward improving device interoperability. As many as 50 billion devices and objects could be connected to the Internet by 2020, the company forecast, yet today more than 99 percent of things in the physical world currently are unconnected. Cisco aims to capitalize on unprecedented opportunities, as companies and communities begin to deploy IoT solutions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82227.html?rss=1

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