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How This Mobile Tech is Reducing Pregnancy Related Deaths

By Wendy Joan Biddlecombe

Pregnant women throughout the developed world expect multiple ultrasounds during their trimesters to track the progress of their baby’s growth and development.

But for many women in rural areas of countries such as Morocco, their doctor might simply listen to the baby’s heartbeat through a stethoscope and manually feel their abdomen, leaving women in the dark about complications such as pre-eclampsia.

The lack of access to proper ultrasounds can threaten not only the safety of the unborn baby, but the mother’s life as well.

Four Ways to Measure Technology’s Do-Good Impact

The right technology can solve sustainability challenges. Just look beneath the surface.

David Korngold | BSR 

From smart home technology that helps decrease energy use to fitness trackers that encourage healthier lifestyles, most of us sense that technology has the potential to drive significant positive sustainability impacts across sectors.

The challenge, however, is to go beyond a general sense of these positive impacts to more deeply understand, demonstrate and drive sustainability benefits from technology.

Verizon Champions Innovative STEM Programs at 80 U.S. Public Schools

Verizon Innovate Learning Grants to Help Underserved Schools Stimulate Students’ Interest in Tech Fields
Press Release

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., December 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – To help address the significant need for a U.S. workforce equipped with the skills to succeed in an increasingly tech-based economy, Verizon is awarding 80 underserved public schools across the country grants of $20,000 to stimulate student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

The Walt Disney Company Funds Good World Solutions

Leveraging Mobile Technology to Promote Worker Engagement in China
Press Release

OAKLAND, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – With project funding from The Walt Disney Company, Good World Solutions will utilize its cutting-edge Labor Link platform to capture half a million new data points from up to 100,000 workers on job satisfaction, working hours, and worker-management communications in up to 70 factories in China.

Middle Schools' 1-to-1 Tablet Deployment to Be Studied


A new project worth nearly $10 million will fund a 1-to-1 technology effort in eight U.S. middle schools, providing students with 24-7 Internet access via a data plan for their tablets—while also providing research on the effectiveness of the implementation, and the devices used.

Can Mobile Texting Help Turn The Tide Of Poverty?


By Judith Magyar, Director, Strategic Communications, SAP Global Mobility Solutions

Transforming Our Services With Mobile Capabilities


So, have you heard the news?  On April 26th, we launched the new, improved WM Mobile App!  This app will now allow our roll off customers in the United States to order a pickup right from their smart phone.

Columbia University Researchers Seek Partners for Drug-Prevention Program Aimed at Hispanic Youths

Press Release

May 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Researchers at the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York are seeking partners for a study to reduce drug and alcohol abuse among Hispanic youths.

KU Part of New Project Using Mobile Technology in K-12 Science and Math Classrooms


By Ben Unglesbee

December 5, 2013

Kansas University has joined a pilot project that uses mobile technology to help teach math and science in K-12 classrooms.

The UKan Teach program, which trains KU students majoring in math, science and technology-related fields to become math and science teachers, has received more than 35 tablet computers equipped with mobile wireless access through a grant from the Verizon Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the mobile giant Verizon Communications.


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