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As an international aid worker, Jacob Korenblum couldn’t help but see what was driving the cycle of poverty in the Middle East. Unemployment was rampant — particularly among young people. The problem wasn’t always a lack of jobs. Often they were available. But with limited Internet access, no reliable communication link existed between the labor supply and […]

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Miguel Gamiño last month moved from being San Francisco‘s Chief Information Officer to New York City’s Chief Technology Officer. Jonathan Andrews of Cities Today spoke to him as he settled into his new role and city Were you headhunted from San Francisco to become New York City’s Chief Technology Officer? How did it occur?  New York City initially […]

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Consultation on physical infrastructure access (PIA) in the UK market Simpler and cheaper access to BT’s network for competitors to lay ultrafast broadband Full-fibre broadband coverage just 2 per cent in the UK It wants “full-fibre, ultrafast broadband to be widely available in the UK” UK regulator Ofcom has commenced its consultation phase as part […]

Randall Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T Inc., left, speaks while Jeffrey "Jeff" Bewkes, chairman and chief executive officer of Time Warner Inc., listens during the WSJDLive Global Technology Conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The conference brings together an unmatched group of top CEOs, founders, pioneers, investors and luminaries to explore tech opportunities emerging around the world. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

CEOs from AT&T and Time Warner are aiming today to convince a United States Senate anti-trust panel that their USD 85.4 billion proposed merger will lead to increased competition and better customer experiences. “It would be a gross mistake to view this transaction as anything but pro-competitive,” AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said in his prepared remarks, […]

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Consumers who stand to benefit the most from innovative digital financial services (DFS) are the 2 billion adults globally who have never had access to formal financial services. The world’s poorest people perceive cash to be more reliable and cost-effective than money stored electronically – their perceptions of the risks attached to digital finance differ […]

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A workshop on Twitter diplomacy took place recently at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations Office in Geneva and Oxford University’s Digital Diplomacy Research Group. Ambassadors and permanent representatives, interested diplomats, international civil servants and scholars working in communications, as well as the NGO community, […]

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Greengrass allows devices to perform tasks locally and keep data in sync Snowball data transfer appliance creates purpose-built hybrid edge devices Amazon describes it as “the next generation of hybrid IT” Qualcomm to support Greengrass across its portfolio solutions Amazon has taken steps last week to shore up its cloud business in the face of […]