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Norton’s New Bill Encourages U.S. Government to Increase Minority and Women-Owned Media in Advertising Contracts

WASHINGTON — On May 8, 2019, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) formally introduced a bill that she and others hope will help to stop federal agencies from overlooking Black-, other … Continue reading Norton’s New Bill Encourages U.S. Government to Increase Minority and Women-Owned Media in Advertising Contracts

Regional STEM Summit attracts PMs and Junior Developers from Industry

WASHINGTON — High school and middle school students from across the National Capital Region attended the 23rd annual Youth Summit on Technology produced by Patriots Technology Training Center (PTTC) at … Continue reading Regional STEM Summit attracts PMs and Junior Developers from Industry

Let’s Talk STEM

TOWSON, MD — The Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, home to a variety of programs especially designed for Towson University students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and STEM education, hosted this semester’s … Continue reading Let’s Talk STEM

Coders discuss models and forecasts with NOAA during annual Earth Day Tech Summit

WASHINGTON—BDPA’s annual Earth Day Tech Summit, #CyberEarth19, was presented in Washington, D.C. to Industry, BDPA Members, Student Members, parents, and regional high school coding competition (HSCC) team leaders (cover photo) … Continue reading Coders discuss models and forecasts with NOAA during annual Earth Day Tech Summit

Qualcomm and Apple agree to drop all litigation

SAN DIEGO and CUPERTINO, CA — Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two companies worldwide. The settlement includes a payment from Apple to Qualcomm. … Continue reading Qualcomm and Apple agree to drop all litigation

Uber Technologies joins list of Silicon Valley firms with an IPO filing

SAN FRANCISCO — In a regulatory filing this week, Uber said it will list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “UBER.” Uber Technologies has decided … Continue reading Uber Technologies joins list of Silicon Valley firms with an IPO filing

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband becomes world’s first commercial 5G network to work with 5G smartphones

NEW YORK – Verizon officially turned on its 5G Ultra Wideband network in select areas of Minneapolis and Chicago a week ahead of schedule. For the first time ever, customers can access a commercial 5G … Continue reading Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband becomes world’s first commercial 5G network to work with 5G smartphones

Experts: Collaboration Needed to Diversify Tech Workforce

by Dr. LaMont Jones WASHINGTON – America’s tech industry needs greater diversity, equity and inclusion, and achieving those goals depends in large part on the ability of educational institutions, governments, … Continue reading Experts: Collaboration Needed to Diversify Tech Workforce

McDonald’s Acquires Dynamic Yield to Optimize CX

  CHICAGO, NEW YORK & TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) and Dynamic Yield Ltd. announced an agreement by which McDonald’s will acquire Dynamic Yield, a leader in personalization and … Continue reading McDonald’s Acquires Dynamic Yield to Optimize CX

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Pinterest files with SEC for proposed IPO

SAN FRANCISCO — Visual search engine Pinterest, Inc. (Pinterest) this week announced it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating … Continue reading Pinterest files with SEC for proposed IPO

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In Atlanta—BlackTech and entrepreneurs across the U.S. lead part of new migration South

ATLANTA—Today, African-Americans are reversing their great migrations, abandoning false promises from U.S. technology hubs in the West, Northwest, and Northeast to reclaim cities in the South. In an article released … Continue reading In Atlanta—BlackTech and entrepreneurs across the U.S. lead part of new migration South

Know how to read a map? Industry prepares for April’s GPS Rollover event

WASHINGTON—The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a global public service provided by the U.S. government. On April 6, 2019, there will be an event affecting the electric transmission and distribution … Continue reading Know how to read a map? Industry prepares for April’s GPS Rollover event