Tag: Innovation

AT&T teams with Microsoft on 5G, AI, cloud, and edge innovations

AT&T’s mobile 5G network isn’t actually attracting consumers yet, but businesses are interested in the transformational improvements 5G can bring — and Microsoft is getting out in front of the impending wave of change. The carrier and enterprise-focused software maker announced today that they’re “joining forces to innovate around 5G, AI, cloud, and edge computing,” a […]

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Google Glass May Have an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children

SAN FRANCISCO — When Esaïe Prickett sat down in the living room with his mother, father and four older brothers, he was the only one wearing Google Glass. As Esaïe, who was 10 at the time and is 12 now, gazed through the computerized glasses, his family made faces — happy, sad, surprised, angry, bored […]

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‘I Don’t Trust You Guys’: Lawmakers Unite to Take Aim at Big Tech

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers leveled stinging criticism and sharp questions at Big Tech executives on Tuesday, attacking Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google for their market power, their perceived bias as gatekeepers of communication and Facebook’s ambitions to reshape the financial industry. The criticisms came at three hearings on Capitol Hill that showcased Washington’s widening range of […]

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If iGlasses are truly on ice, Apple’s 2020 will be dull but lucrative

One of the most difficult things for persistent Apple critics to grasp is that the company’s success — at least, as measured by Wall Street — isn’t as dependent on innovation as might be assumed from the company’s most common (and stinging) criticism. Besides the Apple Watch, Apple hasn’t launched a category-defining product in years, but […]

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What Trump’s Huawei Reversal Means for the Future of 5G

In an impromptu question-and-answer session late last month at the White House, President Trump was asked about the nation’s efforts to block Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company, from doing business in the United States and with our allies around the globe. “Huawei is something that is very dangerous,” Mr. Trump said. Then, almost in the […]

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What if We Paid Farmers to Fight Global Warming?

How we address an expanding list of crises related to global warming is the most demanding question of our day. So far, our approaches have been piecemeal, enormously costly and largely unsuccessful. A common denominator for many of these crises is in how we use the land, and that is where we will find the […]

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T-Mobile blasts AT&T and Verizon for ‘outright lies about 5G’

AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all launched early 5G networks and devices in the United States, leaving T-Mobile as the only major U.S. carrier without a presence in the growing market — but T-Mobile CEO John Legere doesn’t see it that way. His two bigger rivals have launched millimeter wave 5G networks that are limited […]

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How Libra Would Work for You

Facebook and a consortium of 27 partners on Tuesday unveiled Libra, a new cryptocurrency. Their goal? To create a new global money and the foundation for a fresh universe of financial services. That’s a grandiose vision, but what exactly will happen and what will you be able to do with Libra? Here are the basics. […]

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Finland leads list of Europe’s most digitally advanced nations

The European Union’s annual report on digital societies has placed Finland in the pole position among member nations thanks to its high rates of mobile broadband connectivity, digital skills and e-government initiatives. In general, Northern European countries dominate the top spots on the EU’s annual Digital Economy and Society Index that was released today. After […]

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Where AI Creates Winners – and Losers

(Illustration by Melinda Beck) This story originally appeared in Techonomy’s Spring 2019 magazine. As software-based efficiency cascades across the economy, every industry is disrupted, but the impact varies tremendously. The accelerating drumbeat of AI, 5G and the Internet of Things alters the supply of goods and services. It drives down manufacturing costs and optimizes existing […]

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Why Wall Street Undervalues Tesla

This story was originally published in Worth. I’ve written recently about how our brains are by nature set up for linear thinking, and how that is something that takes work and persistence to overcome. Meanwhile, though, this property of human cognition creates market inefficiencies that can be exploited, and Tesla provides the ideal case study. […]

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This Innovation Turns Air into Water—and May Help Solve a Crisis

(Photo: Unsplash) This story is part of Techonomy’s original series about technology’s potential to help us achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It’s from the most recent issue of Techonomy’s magazine. It’s an urgent Sustainable Development Goal priority—Clean Water and Sanitation is the sixth goal. Now, nearly one-quarter of the world’s population lacks access […]

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