UNITED NATIONS — An independent UN panel called Monday for much greater cooperation to bring digital technology to roughly half the world’s people and a senior Google executive said mobile phones with internet access are being created to sell for about $20 that can help make this possible. Google Vice President Vinton Cerf said at a news conference after the panel’s report was officially launched that “it’s going to cost a lot of money” to end the digital divide. But without driving down costs of phones and communications, he said, “we won’t succeed in getting the other 4.5 billion, or 3.5 billion, people online.” Nonetheless, Cerf was optimistic. “I think that we’re going to see the investment made primarily out of pure, simple incentive on the business side and demand on the consumer side,” he said. He said the new cheaper cellphones won’t have all the features of a $1,000 smartphone, “but they have … [Read more...] about The UN wants to get everyone in the world connected
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Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press Updated 8:35 pm PDT, Monday, June 10, 2019 Vinton Cerf, vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, answers a question during a news conference at United Nations headquarters, Monday, June 10, 2019. Vinton Cerf, vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, answers a question during a news conference at United Nations headquarters, Monday, June 10, 2019. Photo: Richard Drew, AP Photo: Richard Drew, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Vinton Cerf, vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, answers a question during a news conference at United Nations headquarters, Monday, June 10, 2019. Vinton Cerf, vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, answers a question during a news conference … [Read more...] about UN panel: Connect half the world, and $20 phones can help
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: What Could Go Wrong in 2019? Plenty DealBook Supported by Jan. 2, 2019 Good Wednesday morning. Welcome to the first working day of the new year. Want this by email? Sign up here . Hope springs eternal on Wall Street. But should it? Last year was an unexpectedly bad year for the stock market. But Wall Street’s top stock pickers are expecting gains in 2019. Still, there is plenty that could go wrong and upend those forecasts, the NYT’s Peter Eavis and Guilbert Gates write. Here’s a look: Borrowing costs: The Fed increased its target rate four times in 2018, and fears that the central bank would raise interest rates too much and send a chill through the American economy weighed heavily on stocks in 2018. If investors don’t see signs that the economy is growing steadily, … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: What Could Go Wrong in 2019? Plenty
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: October 24, 2018 at 5:40 am | UPDATED: October 24, 2018 at 6:04 am By April Witt | The Washington Post Whoever won the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot will have some decisions to make. What should they do with the money? Who will they tell? Jack Whittaker faced similar decisions in 2002 when he won Powerball’s $314 million jackpot ($113 million after taxes). At the time, it was the largest jackpot ever won by a single ticket. But the lottery changed Whittaker’s life and within a few years, the West Virginia construction contractor faced personal loss and tragedy. This article originally appeared in The Washington Post Magazine on Jan. 30, 2005. __________ It was coming up on Christmas, and Brenda-the-biscuit-lady was inexplicably happy as she walked to work in the predawn darkness. Brenda didn’t just make biscuits over at the C&L Super Serve for $6 an hour. She served up good cheer. “How you doin’, … [Read more...] about He won Powerball’s $314 million jackpot. It ruined his life.
AMHERST Second Hand Clothing Shop: The Amherst Senior Center announces the opening of a shop offering used clothing for sale. The shop will be open each Friday from 9 a.m.-noon in the Large Activity Room of the Bangs Community Center. Donations of clean, gently used clothing will be accepted during shop hours. Proceeds will help support the programs and services of the Amherst Senior Center. Senior Center Offers 2018 Parking Stickers: This parking program is designed to make parking near the center more convenient for older people. The parking sticker is valid for parking in the Boltwood Garage parking lot, both surface, underground and in the 12 spaces against the fence east of the Ann Whalen Apartments for four hour periods on weekdays between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The sticker will cost $25 for the full year. Tax Work Off Plan: The town of Amherst participates in the the Tax Work Off Plan which allows qualified Amherst seniors to perform community service in participating town … [Read more...] about Senior notes for Hampshire and Franklin Counties and Metro East Plus, Oct. 17, 2018.