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Qualcomm Gives Custom-Built, Cellular-Connected Laptops to San Diego United for Distance Learning

The donation comes with three-months of cellular data to support continued online learning for students this coming school year
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By Mike Freeman

In a bid to help close the digital divide, Qualcomm donated 900 custom-built, cellular-connected laptops to the San Diego Unified School District on Thursday to support continuing distance learning programs.

The computers run on the company’s Snapdragon processors and include built-in cellular connectivity, giving students with limited access to Wi-Fi another avenue to learn remotely.

Qualcomm Technologies Donates Hundreds of Always-Connected Personal Computers to San Diego Unified School District for Distance Learning Support

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SAN DIEGO, July 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As the COVID-19 crisis struck and forced the closure of school facilities, an unprecedented move to distance learning placed an emphasis on digital equity. Maintaining its commitment to equitable access, the district’s Integrated Technology (IT) Division distributed more than 50,000 district-funded devices to students throughout the district.

Why the World's Largest Beer Company Is Investing in AgTech

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“We’re the largest beer company in the world and the largest user of malting barley, so when you think about where investment into breeding research or the supporting tech comes from, if we’re not going to do it, who will?” 

Katie Hoard, global director of Agricultural Innovation & Sustainability at Anheuser-Busch InBev is speaking to AgFunder about the company’s recent partnership with Sentera, a drone imagery analytics company.

Adobe Sign Enhances E-Signatures for Healthcare and Life Sciences

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Now more than ever, we recognize that your company needs to minimize business interruption, maintain business continuity, and build resilience for the future. This is especially critical for highly regulated industries like financial services, government, as well as healthcare and life sciences. Security and compliance have never been more important, especially as employees rapidly move to working remotely.

2020 Comcast NBCUniversal Values Report: Together We Build

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June 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As a global media and technology company, Comcast NBCUniversal is committed to keeping our customers, employees and communities connected to what matters most – now more than ever. We are focused on seeking new and better ways to make a positive difference through our products, technology, and entertainment experiences, and especially through our employees.

Qualcomm Announces Small Business Accelerator Program to Help Small Businesses Transition to a Mobile-First Work Environment Using Its Connected Technologies

Qualcomm’s program supported by ecosystem partners including Best Buy Business, Microsoft, Verizon, and others
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SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today unveiled the Qualcomm® Small Business Accelerator Program, designed to help small businesses convert to a mobile-first work environment necessary to thrive in today’s business climate. The comprehensive program will provide small businesses with products powered by Qualcomm Technologies solutions, along with collaboration tools and technical and integration support, so they can continue to maintain operations throughout the current global pandemic and beyond.

Comcast Announces $100 Million Multiyear Plan to Advance Social Justice and Equality

By Brian L. Roberts
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Last Sunday, I wrote to you to express my outrage over the far too familiar and frequent acts of violence against the Black community, and to acknowledge the structural racism that fuels these injustices. I’ve spoken with many employees – as have our leaders across Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Sky – and we have begun to mobilize as a company. While we recognize we don’t have all the answers, we agree it’s time that we start putting our words into real, sustainable action. 

Tetra Tech Develops Microseismic Technology to Mitigate Tailings Dam Breaches

Providing innovative technology solutions for tailings dams
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Tetra Tech is a leader in developing solutions to support the operational safety of geotechnical and natural structures. On a global scale, tailings dam breaches are increasing in frequency, causing significant damage to the environment and even loss of life. To mitigate these catastrophic events in the future, Tetra Tech developed microseismic technology that can monitor the structural stability of tailings dams and identify parameters that may cause a failure.

Black & Veatch Supporting Western Power Agency on First Hydrogen-Capable Combined Cycle Units, Helping to Curb Carbon Emissions

Leading engineering firm selected to help Intermountain Power Agency transition to green hydrogen technology, ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable future
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June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As the global pursuit of decarbonization continues to transform the energy mix, Black & Veatch is helping Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) transition to green hydrogen as it works to substantially decrease and ultimately minimize its carbon footprint across Utah, Nevada and California.

The Dawn of the Digital Learner

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This week, join us in #EducationNow with this first blog in a three-part miniseries on the transition to hybrid learning.

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