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2010-04-13 17:25:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- As the Internet spreads across the globe, countries don't necessarily need democracy to join the online community, a new study from Ohio State University has found. Rather, social factors such as population growth and violent conflict are much more important -- and capitalism trumps them all. In a recent issue of the journal Sociological Inquiry, researchers report their 12-year study of the social and economic barriers that prevent some countries from crossing the "digital...

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2010-04-08 14:20:00

When students enter college, they either have it or they don't. And which side of the digital divide they fall on may well shape their identities and what route they take into careers, suggests a new study. The research looked at the computer technology knowledge of 500 undergraduate students and how skills they brought from high school impacted their early college coursework. The findings, published online in advance of regular publication in the journal New Media and Society, should be on...

2010-04-08 12:00:00

Summit highlights the impact that universal broadband access will have on access to education, jobs and wealth creation opportunities for un-served and underserved communities of color NEWARK, N.J., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) has announced that the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark will host their 2010 Digital Empowerment Summit themed, "Broadband: Closing the Economic Divide" on Friday, April 23, 2010. Following the release of...

2010-03-25 15:35:00

Following the release of the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan, ADE encourages a focus on affordable access and increased broadband adoption to achieve universal broadband ATLANTA, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) leadership including Chairman Julius H. Hollis, Vice Chairman Manuel (Manny) A. Diaz and Senior Advisor Shirley Franklin, traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to advocate for increased minority access to...

2010-03-16 14:00:00

EBENSBURG, Pa., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As the federal government begins a second round of funding for broadband service expansion across the United States, L.R. Kimball and its LinkAMERICA partners are already setting the standard for broadband mapping in four states. The alliance of four communications technology firms has gathered extensive mapping data for Alabama, Idaho, Wisconsin and Wyoming, each of which selected the LinkAMERICA team to lead its mapping efforts. LinkAMERICA is a...

2010-03-10 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced new analog trunked portable and mobile radios and dynamic mixed mode repeater functionality for its MOTOTRBO(TM) Professional Digital Two-way Radio System to help organizations easily migrate from analog to digital technology. The new solutions are being launched at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) (Motorola Booth: #7001). New analog...

2010-03-05 09:00:00

ATLANTA, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julius H. Hollis, Chairman of The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), issued the following statement regarding yesterday's forum on Open Internet, Innovation, and Economic Development, hosted by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies: "I am pleased to see the Joint Center providing a platform for thought leaders to discuss broadband regulation and encouraging thoughtful conversation about its effects on minority communities. As we...

2010-02-26 09:40:00

Proposed E-Rate 2.0 bill aims to increase the range of telecom devices and services accessible to low-income students, such as residential broadband services and e-books for classroom lessons ATLANTA, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julius H. Hollis, Chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), issued the following statement regarding news that Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced H.R. 4619, the E-Rate 2.0 Act, to update the successful E-Rate program. Representatives...

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2010-02-24 08:10:00

According to a survey released on Tuesday, about 93 million Americans do not have high-speed Internet connections at home. The National Broadband Plan Consumer Survey by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) discovered that 78 percent of adult Americans are Internet users, connecting to the Web from home or elsewhere. The survey of over 5,000 adult Americans was conducted in October and November.  It reported that 80 million adults and 13 million children over the age of five do...

2010-02-08 08:00:00

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SPAR 2010 -- Zebra Imaging, Inc., the world's foremost provider of 3D holographic display and visualization technologies, transforms point cloud data, BIM model, LIDAR information and other 3D data into high-resolution, accurately-detailed 3D images displayed over 360-degrees without requiring special eyewear. These images help building construction and facility managers, geologists, preservationists and forensic experts communicate complexity,...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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