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cnn.com - By Kaya Yurieff and Rishi Iyengar, CNN Business  - The hot new thing in tech: speaking into your phone
The hot new thing in tech: speaking into your phone
CNN

(CNN Business) Before last year, 28-year-old Meredith Giuliani thought voice notes were 'kind of weird,' and she mostly stuck to texting. But after the pandemic hit, audio messages became a daily routine for her and many of her friends. 'This is my…

technologyreview.com - the Editors - 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2021
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2021
MIT Technology Review

This list marks 20 years since we began compiling an annual selection of the year's most important technologies. Some, such as mRNA vaccines, are already changing our lives, while others are still a few years off. Below, you'll find a brief…

cnbc.com - Sam Shead - Facebook CTO says tech pessimism is 'founded on real concerns of the negative impacts of technology'
Facebook CTO says tech pessimism is 'founded on real concerns of the negative impacts of technology'
CNBC

Published Wed, Feb 24 2021 9:03 AM EST Updated Wed, Feb 24 2021 9:09 AM EST Mike Schroepfer said that in some cases 'we haven't really always done the homework upfront' and thought about what a 'bad actor' might do with a particular product before…

reuters.com - Devik Jain - Nasdaq futures subdued as tech sell-off deepens
Nasdaq futures subdued as tech sell-off deepens
Reuters

(Reuters) - Futures tracking the tech-heavy Nasdaq were muted on Wednesday after sliding for six straight sessions as investors swapped growth-oriented technology shares with stocks that stand to gain the most from an economic rebound. Shares of…

computerworld.com - Galen Gruman - How to hire and retain Black tech pros - for real
How to hire and retain Black tech pros - for real
Computerworld

American companies are once again promising to increase minority hiring and retention in the aftermath of the 2020 police killings of George Floyd and other Black people and subsequent Black Lives Matter demonstrations. But Black people have heard…

forbes.com - Kristin Stoller - California Tech Hub Bitwise Industries Raises $50 Million In Quest To Diversify The Workforce
California Tech Hub Bitwise Industries Raises $50 Million In Quest To Diversify The Workforce
Forbes

When Jake Soberal founded tech hub Bitwise Industries alongside Irma Olguin Jr. in 2013, the “volume of injustice” for impoverished communities of systemic poverty rang at a medium decibel. Since then, the noise has noticeably…

reuters.com - Reuters Editorial - Nasdaq futures fall 1% as tech sell-off set to deepen
Nasdaq futures fall 1% as tech sell-off set to deepen
Reuters

(Reuters) - Futures tracking the Nasdaq 100 index fell 1% on Wednesday, sliding for a seventh straight session as investors swapped growth-oriented technology shares with stocks that stand to gain the most from an economic rebound. Up to Tuesday's…

nytimes.com - Gregory Schmidt - Fry's Electronics, a favorite of tech enthusiasts, will cease operations.
Fry's Electronics, a favorite of tech enthusiasts, will cease operations.
The New York Times

|Fry's Electronics, a favorite of tech enthusiasts, will cease operations. Continue reading the main story Fry's Electronics Shuts Down, Blaming the Pandemic: Live Updates Feb. 24, 2021, 9:10 a.m. ET Gregory Schmidt and Fry's Electronics, a big-box…

reuters.com - Caroline Spiezio - Law firm leaders predict future with more tech and fewer staff
Law firm leaders predict future with more tech and fewer staff
Reuters

Almost a year after the coronavirus pandemic first shuttered U.S. offices, lawyers, still largely working from home, have questions about vaccines, remote work, office space and staffing. With the pandemic far from tamed, law firm leaders are still…

wired.com - Justin Sherman - Biden Faces a Steep Challenge to Unite Democracies on Tech
Biden Faces a Steep Challenge to Unite Democracies on Tech
WIRED

In a February 19 speech at the Munich Security Conference, delivered virtually from the White House, President Joe Biden declared, “We must shape the rules that will govern the advance of technologies and the norms of behavior in cyberspace…

medium.com - David Liu - The Future of Communication Technology: Chris Marsh of VyprVPN On How Their Technological…
The Future of Communication Technology: Chris Marsh of VyprVPN On How Their Technological…
Medium

VyprVPN is a personal VPN product that encrypts internet connections to secure them. It allows users to mask their true IP address and geolocation, and to access a free and open internet from anywhere in the world. When it comes to communications…

slate.com - Isabel Linzer - Digital Technology Helps Governments Target Critics Across Borders
Digital Technology Helps Governments Target Critics Across Borders
Slate

Last week, the trial of Paul Rusesabagina, the real-life hero of Hotel Rwanda and critic of the Rwandan government, began in Kigali, Rwanda. As the international community raises concerns about due process violations and debates the merit of the…

ft.com - Gillian Tett - After Google drama, Big Tech must fight against bias
After Google drama, Big Tech must fight against bias
Financial Times

In the 2010s, the American political scientist Virginia Eubanks set out to investigate whether computer programs equipped with artificial intelligence were hurting poor communities in places such as Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. Her resulting book…

medium.com - David Liu - The Future of Communication Technology: Joy Tan of Huawei Technologies USA On How Their…
The Future of Communication Technology: Joy Tan of Huawei Technologies USA On How Their…
Medium

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory' and how you got started? I first studied…

wsj.com - Katie Deighton - Tech Firms Train Voice Assistants to Understand Atypical Speech
Tech Firms Train Voice Assistants to Understand Atypical Speech
Wall Street Journal

Dagmar Munn and her husband purchased a smart speaker from Amazon.com Inc. for their home in Green Valley, Ariz. in 2017, seven years after Ms. Munn was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the motor neuron disease more commonly referred…

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