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Digital technologies have quickly become a driving force of job creation, entrepreneurship, and innovation in the 21st century. Just a decade ago, less than a fifth of the global population had Internet access. Today, 3.2 billion people are online. By 2020, that number will grow to five billion people. That same year, the emerging “Internet of Things” sector will likely comprise a $1.7 trillion global market. By 2025, products and services that rely on cross-border data flows will add $1 trillion annually to the global economy.
President Barack Obama looks at a painting presented to him by artist Lois Curtis, center, during their meeting in the Oval Office, June 20, 2011. Joining them are, from left, Janet Hill and Jessica Long, from the Georgia Department of Labor, and Lee Sanders, of Briggs and Associates. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)Read More
A digital service that links riders to drivers. An application that allows individuals to make financial transactions on their phones. A social platform that houses “How To” videos.
The creative minds behind these ideas will converge on Silicon Valley this Thursday, but they are not who you might expect.
Not the CEO of Uber, but Hira Batool Rizvi, a young woman from Pakistan who created a digital service called She-Kab that connects women to safe drivers who get them to work free of threats and intimidation.
The numbers are compelling.
Depending on which study you read (and there are literally dozens), anywhere from 51 percent to 90 percent of consumers read and trust online reviews.
When it comes to the Zika virus, there are things we know and things we don't know yet.
Here's what we know:
The Zika virus has been spreading through the Americas for some time now. We know that four out of five infected people will have no symptoms. We know the population most at risk is pregnant women and their developing babies, because we know Zika can cause severe birth defects like microcephaly.Read More
Today, the Vice President touched down in Ireland -- the home of his ancestors.
President Obama celebrating 100 years of our National Parks this weekend.Read More
Today, the American Bar Association (ABA) completed its months-long evaluation of Chief Judge Merrick Garland's professional qualifications and assessed him as unanimously "Well Qualified"—its highest possible rating.
The ABA is one of the largest and most respected nonpartisan legal organizations in the country. With today's statement, the ABA joins a multitude of respected public leaders and legal experts from across the political spectrum who agree that Chief Judge Garland has a record of judicial excellence and should serve on the Supreme Court.Read More
Guest blog Micah Escobedo, Communications Specialist, SelectUSA
President Obama meets with John Holdren, Office of Science and Technology Policy, in the Oval Office prior to Stem Cell Executive Order "Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells" and Presidential Memorandum on Scientific Integrity, March 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)Read More