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Data gaps a connectivity issue for indigenous communities

telecom | 10/12/2018 6:05 pm EDT

Organizations working on mapping internet connectivity issues in rural and remote communities are being encouraged to take their work further to bridge a gap that some indigenous community representatives are saying is left by the incompleteness of government data. The issue is that some communities are either being left out of the digital age or the quality of their connectivity is being overstated partly because the data isn’t being pulled directly from the source. It’s the missing link that the not-for-profit First Nations Technology Council, which helps indigenous communities come...

Major tech companies form new-media consortium

Media | 09/01/2015 5:57 pm EDT

Seven technology companies announced on Tuesday a new alliance to develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies to meet demand for better video, audio, imagery and streaming quality across all platforms and devices. Alliance for Open Media, formed by Amazon.com Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Google Inc., Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp., Mozilla Corp., and Netflix Inc., said in a press release that contributions from its members will include the creation of new, open royalty-free video codec and binding specifications for media formats, content encryption and adaptive streaming....

Yahoo becomes default search engine for Firefox

Media | 11/20/2014 7:30 pm EST

Yahoo Inc. and Mozilla Corp. announced Wednesday they have reached an agreement that makes Yahoo the default browser on Mozilla's Firefox Internet browser in the United States for desktops and mobile devices. The agreement...