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Restoring Net Neutrality

By Hazel Henderson

Who owns the internet?  The answer in the USA is “We all do”!  The internet research and invention was paid for by US taxpayers and then turned over to the private sector, becoming the basic platform today for our entire economy and society!  The same pattern of public and private ownership are intrinsic in our   mixed economy, and such issues recur, as with radio and television as I describe in “MEDIOCRACY 2.0: CORPORATE OWNERSHIP CHALLENGING FREE SPEECH”.

Arrow Electronics Applauds Collegiate Inventors Competition Winners


Arrow Electronics congratulated Matthew Rooda and Abraham Espinoza with the University of Iowa spin-out company SwineTech for winning the top undergraduate award last month at the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition. The SwineTech team also walked away with the first-ever Arrow Innovation Prize at the annual competition, which advanced the pair of young innovators to the final round of judging with all expenses paid.

Avnet Sponsors The Not Impossible Awards Recognizing Emerging Technologies That Improve Lives

Press Release

PHOENIX, December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced its title sponsorship of The Not Impossible Awards, which recognizes the breakthrough achievements of innovators who share the Not Impossible Labs mission to create inventive technology that improves the well-being of others.

Balancing Modern Power: The Convergence of Natural Gas and the Electric Market


One might think the proliferation of renewables would spell the demise of natural gas, but market leaders know that gas-fired generation will continue to play an important role even as an influx of renewable energy reshapes the American power landscape.

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VIDEO | eBay Everyday Heroes: Closing the Technology Gap

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According to Pew Research, 44% of Americans making less than $30,000 a year do not own a desktop or laptop computer. To bridge the digital divide, eBay seller ReviveIT refurbishes computers and provides this commercial-grade technology to small businesses and schools at a lower cost than new—making technology more accessible to these organizations. ReviveIT also donates technology to programs that aide low income families.

Intelligent Traffic and High-Speed Systems: The Next Generation of Transportation

by Emma Kantrowitz

Thanks to a host of recent technological developments, the transportation industry is once again on the edge of a major transformation. Of course, the industry is no stranger to change. It hasn’t even been two centuries since the automobile was created and yet we’re already seeing bounding leaps in technology, creating advances like electric vehicles, ride-sharing services, self-driving cars and more. Today, the advances only continue to evolve—with a few precautions.

TCS VIDEO | How Middle School Teachers in Texas Are Preparing Thousands of Students for the Future Through a Revolutionary Computational Thinking Approach

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Ann Richards Middle School in Dallas, TX was the inaugural site for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Discovery Education’s computational thinking model, Ignite My Future in School. More than 150 teachers from across the district launched training on the new interactive STEM curriculum to enhance their classroom experience. The event connected Dallas teachers with Discovery Education and TCS experts to learn about the program and understand its purpose.

Natural Gas Poised to Unlock Latin America Power Prospects


Latin America’s rising demand for natural gas presents broad opportunities across the industry. While these opportunities may be most acutely present in Mexico — where a steadily growing economy is catalyzing soaring natural gas imports from the United States — conditions across the region reflect positive trends for U.S. producers and midstream players. Emerging markets are eager to tap U.S. supplies and seize on natural gas’s potential as a low cost, reliable and cleaner power generation source.

An Old Industry Reinvented by Technological Upheaval


Until relatively recently, the mining industry has been slow to innovate. Now, virtually every area of mining is undergoing a technological upheaval. At the forefront of this transformation in mining are disruptive technologies – ground-breaking concepts that challenge traditional and accepted practices and are shaking up the industry.

UPS Launches eBike in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for Dec. 2 at Laura Ward Riverwalk Plaza
Press Release

ATLANTA, November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages along Las Olas Boulevard and in surrounding neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The electrically-assisted tricycle supports Fort Lauderdale’s Green Your Routine program, geared toward  achieving the city’s sustainability goals, and, Vision Zero Fort Lauderdale, a citywide initiative to create safer streets for everyone.


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