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Announcing Our 2019 Values in Action Report

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At Comcast NBCUniversal, we believe we are at our best when we are working to educate, entertain and empower people and communities. This is why we focus year-round on building meaningful connections to the communities we serve across our company.

Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, Queen Latifah and More Lead Panel at BET’s META Conference

Leading thought leaders gathered to explore how media’s digital revolution can create opportunity for the Black community.
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By Kelby Clark

At META Convened by BET, leading Black entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and cultural icons gathered in Los Angeles to discuss how they can work together to use technology to advance the Black community.

Closing the Digital Divide: How Comcast-NBCUniversal Does Community Impact

By Ade Adeniji
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One way to measure inequality in the country is through the digital divide. A Pew Research Center article revealed that even as lower-income Americans make gains in tech adoption, the divide persists.

Comcast Launches Eye-Control For The Television

Xfinity X1 customers with physical disabilities can now use their eyes to change the channel, set a recording or search for a show.
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  1. In the U.S., more than 48 million people live with physical disabilities, making seemingly everyday tasks more difficult.
     
  2. X1 eye control allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show and more, all with a glance.
     
  3. It uses a web page remote control that works seamlessly with existing eye gaze hardware and software, Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies. 
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  1. In the U.S., more than 48 million people live with physical disabilities, making seemingly everyday tasks more difficult.
     
  2. X1 eye control allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show and more, all with a glance.
     
  3. It uses a web page remote control that works seamlessly with existing eye gaze hardware and software, Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies. 

Device for the Visually Impaired Wins 2019 Koch Innovation Challenge

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The votes have been tallied, the judges have spoken, and there’s a new Koch Innovation Challenge Grand Champion for 2019.

In Friday’s final pitch competition (May 10) at Wichita State University, members of Team Water Level Sensor Buddy (Cierra O’Neill, Edie Reese, Jedidiah Borchard and Tyler Thompson) managed to claim the title of Grand Champion over four other finalist teams with their invention – an all-mechanical, magnet-based tool for the visually impaired to help measure fluid levels when filling up water bottles or drinking glasses. 

Supporting Nonprofits in Their Digital Journey

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At VMware, we’re on a journey to put back more than we take, delivering long-term shared value for our stakeholders, and unlocking opportunities for all. As part of that journey, for the past three years, we’ve been working with the pro bono experts at Taproot Foundation, investing in tools and resources to help nonprofits build their technical capacity.

Arrow Electronics Joins Forces with Apps & Girls to Foster Technology Innovation in East Africa

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DENVER, May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics has teamed with Apps & Girls to bridge the tech gender gap in East Africa, by helping girls and young women expand their information technology skills. Apps & Girls provides coding training and entrepreneurship skills to girls in secondary schools in Tanzania.

Announcing the 2019 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge Winners

By Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs
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Today, in our third year of the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge, we are proud to be recognizing a new group of young entrepreneurs who are creating cutting-edge, technology-based solutions capable of solving some of the world’s toughest challenges.

Comcast Partners with Three More State Attorneys General on Internet Safety Through Internet Essentials

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Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama attorneys general join the nationwide effort to address challenges seniors, parents, and students face online. Comcast surprised students and seniors with free laptops and invests in digital skills training across three southeastern states.

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Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama attorneys general join the nationwide effort to address challenges seniors, parents, and students face online. Comcast surprised students and seniors with free laptops and invests in digital skills training across three southeastern states.

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