Today’s Tech Sightings:
What is Generation Z, you ask? According to a study commissioned by Ricoh UK, this is the generation of tech-savvy people aged 19 or younger who are entering the workplace. Up to 63 percent of older workers expect this influx to cause workplace tensions. Generation Z also is referred to as Generation Tech.
Kieran Snyder, CEO of enterprise startup Textio, noticed recently that tweets about women in tech seemed to get more engagement than tweets on other topics. She went back and poked around. One of the interesting finds was that users of Twitter are more likely to listen to women talk about diversity than about technology, while men’s tech tweets are far more popular than women’s.
The United States’ largest wireless carrier, Verizon, will begin testing fifth-generation wireless technology – or 5G – next year. The plan is to begin some level of commercial deployment by 2017. It is expected that the new technology will trigger a tech revolution similar to the explosive growth in smartphone and mobile adoption in the wake of 4G implementation.
German Internet platform Rocket Internet will launch its first venture in Australia as part of a plan to start one new venture every three months in the Asia Pacific region. The move is part of the company’s strategy to create one of the largest internet platforms in the region.
Apple is getting ready to hold its special event on September 9. Apart from the customary keynote speeches, expect news about iPhones, Apple TV, and odds and ends.
Adobe’s new focus will be on adding UltraHD and touch integration into its various suites, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Character Animator and Media Encoder, as well as greater integration with CreativeSync technology and some of the company’s new cloud-based services.