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Facebook, Microsoft Philanthropies, Google and Qualcomm Wireless Reach Featured at Annual Global Digital Health Forum Closing Plenary

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ARLINGTON, Va., December 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Thought leaders from Facebook, Google, Microsoft Philanthropies and Qualcomm Wireless Reach will be featured at the closing plenary of the 3rd annual Global Digital Health Forum (formerly the Global mHealth Forum), on December 14. These highly-recognized corporate partners will discuss how they are providing far-reaching technical capability for last-mile connectivity in support of health in low- and middle-income countries.

Breakthrough Prize Awards $25 Million to Leading Scientists in Live Special on National Geographic, Re-airing Dec. 18 on FOX

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For the second year in a row, National Geographic aired a global live broadcast of the Breakthrough Prize ceremony, an annual awards show that aims to give scientists and mathematicians the same celebrity treatment as actors and musicians. Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman hosted the December 4 ceremony, which also included appearances by Jeremy Irons, astronaut Scott Kelly, Sienna Miller, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vin Diesel, Kevin Durant, Dev Patel, Alex Rodriguez, and Will.i.am, as well as a musical performance by Alicia Keys.

FOX and National Geographic to air Breakthrough Prize Ceremony this December, Celebrating Top Scientists and Students

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National Geographic will once again air a live broadcast of the Breakthrough Prize ceremony, an annual awards show honoring the year's leading scientists and researchers for their contributions to the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics. The December 4 ceremony will be hosted by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and feature a performance by 15-time Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys, among other celebrity appearances. Following the live presentation, an edited one-hour version will air on Sunday, Dec.

'Xploration Outer Space,' Fox's STEM Series for Teens, Wins Big at Cynopsis Kids Awards

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Xploration Outer Space, the space-themed educational series for kids and teens airing on Fox TV Stations nationwide, scored two major wins at the Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards on September 27.

California Diversity Council Honors the 2016 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The California Diversity Council is pleased to recognize the 2016 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology on October 13th at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. This award is presented to honor women who are breaking barriers in the technology field and setting high standards for themselves and others. The theme of this year’s dinner is “Women in Tech: Inventors, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs.”

At Industry Conference, Publishers Vent About Power of Social Media Companies

This is about the survival of quality journalism in the future
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Originally posted on Ad Age.

"The damage that the platforms ... can do to journalism and to news is pretty profound," said M. Scott Havens, Bloomberg Media's global head of digital, who spoke Wednesday.

He attributed altruistic motives to companies like Facebook and Snapchat, which have linked up with media companies to host their content and share some of the advertising revenue from it. "I think the platforms are trying to help us," he said. "I really do."

Techstars Atlanta: Get to Know Preesale

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Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, selected 10 companies to participate in the program's 2016 class. Applications for the 10 coveted spots came from around the globe, including 69 countries and six continents.

Preesale is one of the 10 participants. Multiply your sales channels by increasing your tickets sales on Facebook. Easily connect your Facebook app to your Facebook page, create your tickets in less than 5 minutes and sell to targeted customers, and promote your events on Facebook – the best platform to target your attendees.

Lucy and the #CyberSenior Revolution

By Lauren Crooks, Senior at Arab High School in Arab, AL.
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Since last year, students like me who are part of the Alabama Association of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America have been working with AT&T, the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Alabama Department of Education to bring smartphone and tablet trainings to seniors across the state and to develop a curriculum for those trainings.

3 Rules I Needed to Know About the Internet as a Dad, According to my Children

By Brent Olson, Vice President of Public Policy, AT&T
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Being a father of two girls, ages 18 and 16, is one of the greatest joys of my life. Because of them, over the years, I have perfected bedtime stories, how to play imaginary characters, bad dad jokes and my ability to embarrass each of them in just seconds. Just like we always resist driving directions, I know many dads like myself claim that we don’t need help navigating the internet, but truth be told much of it is still mystery, especially when it comes to simply knowing this month’s favorite social media app, let alone how to actually use it.

National Geographic Recognizes Young Scientists, Engineers and Educators as 2016 Emerging Explorers

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The National Geographic Society has announced this year's class of Emerging Explorers, a group of scientists, conservationists and educators still early in their careers whose work is already pushing the boundaries of their chosen fields. The class consists of 13 young scientists, each of whom will receive a grant of $10,000 to support continued research and exploration.

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