Generation Z; Twitter Bias; Apple’s Event

Posted September 8th, 2015 at 4:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

Survey Suggests Generation Z Will Cause Trouble in the Workplace

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.

Twitter Bias: We Listen When Men Talk Tech, Women Talk Diversity

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.

Verizon Leads Field-Tests for Crazy-Fast 5G Wireless

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.

Rocket Internet Plans to Incubate Four New Startups in Asia Annually

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.

What to Expect From Apple’s Big Event This Week

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 Announces Sweeping Updates to Its Video Apps

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.

Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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