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How Business Can Help Close the Digital Divide for Millions of Students

Words by Kate Zerrenner
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The 2021-2022 school year is the third affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers, students and families continue to struggle with the fallout from digital inequity, as learners without devices or internet access at home fall increasingly behind on their schoolwork. Fortunately, as the digital divide has widened, so has attention to the issue and with it new solutions to ensure equal opportunity for all students. 

What is the digital divide?

Tork: On a Mission to Take Back Paper Hand Towels

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Paper hand towels remain the most hygienic method of drying hands. Yet, they remain an untapped resource when it comes to recycling and recovering paper.

In fact, less than 1% of paper hand towels are recovered for recycling currently. The wet-strength composition required for paper hand towels to do their job necessitates a separate dissolving process to remove the wet-strong agent before the paper fibers can be recycled. This extra and separate step apart from other paper types makes recycling paper hand towels a difficult  proposition.

Letter to the G20: Why Digital Holds the Key to Meeting Global Challenges

by Börje Ekholm, President & CEO of Ericsson
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People, planet, prosperity. We must act now to unlock digitalization’s potential to meet global challenges and the G20’s priorities.

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People, planet, prosperity. We must act now to unlock digitalization’s potential to meet global challenges and the G20’s priorities.

This Tool Teaches Children and Families to #BeCyberSmart

By Kim Allman
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This October we celebrate both National Cyber Security Awareness Month and National Bullying Prevention Month. Through the PTA Connected initiative and with The Smart Talk tool, families have the resources to make Cyber Safety easy and to end cyberbullying for good.

Qualcomm Provides Emergency Call Device To Promote Public Safety to the Gangnam Support Center for Family With Disability

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SEOUL, South Korea, October 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Qualcomm Incorporated through its Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ initiative, together with the Smart City Association and LUCIS Co., delivered 400 emergency call devices for vulnerable populations to the Gangnam Support Center for Family with Disability. Gangnam Support Center for Family with Disability is distributing an emergency device embedded with a Qualcomm Technologies, Inc’s solution for the safety of the disabled in the local community.

The Tools to End Technology Abuse

NortonLifeLock provides privacy and security tools and training to avoid stalkerware apps and help keep domestic violence survivors safe
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By Paige Hanson, Chief of Cyber Safety Education

FDA Authorizes Quest Diagnostics' COVID-19 Collection Materials for Emergency Use

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SECAUCUS, N.J., October 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, has received FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Quest Diagnostics Collection kit for COVID-19 (COVID-19 Collection kits), which are intended to be used as part of a program to collect anterior nares (nasal) swab specimens for molecular testing at the laboratory.**

Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab Collaboration Model

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Qualcomm is committed to a future where students from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and geographic locations have the opportunity to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and be captivated by the boundless possibilities it offers, both as a passion and as a career path.

Through collaborations with educational institutions, nonprofits, and beyond, Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ provides students who live in various types of communities with highly engaging, handson learning experiences to inspire the next generation of inventors.

Cummins Announces New Engine for Customers on Path to Zero Emissions

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Global power leader Cummins Inc. will bring to market a new 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks for customers looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.

The engine is part of the company’s expanding product line to achieve Cummins’ PLANET 2050 environmental strategy, which includes lowering emissions from the company’s newly sold products by 30% by 2030 and reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. The strategy aligns with the targets in the Paris Climate Accords.

MTM Tecnologia Expands Free Mobile App To Facilitate Safe Blood Donations Across Brazil

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October 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ - MTM Tecnologia has expanded access to its free mobile app, now named One Blood, for Android and iOS devices to facilitate safe blood donations throughout Brazil. Started as a temporary measure for safe blood donation sites during the COVID-19 pandemic, MTM Tecnologia’s application is now available across the country for all interested blood donation centers.

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