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Google and Apple Family Friendly?

The pursuit of kids as customers appears daunting, and there are concerns when it comes to data collection. On the other hand, the desire for a family friendly experience on devices runs strong. This concern over and benefit from technology reflect the ongoing conflict of progress.
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Google I/O, Tango, and Android Gear

I was fortunate enough to attend Google I/O 2014. There are two things which captured my attention. The first was Project Tango, which was on my radar prior to Google I/O. Project Tango is the work of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) and is lead by Johnny Lee. The work they are doing with new high powered tablets holds great promise for those with special needs.
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Disruption, DynaVox, and the iPad

Mobile technology and the in-the-garage development of apps for those with disabilities has brought Apple, Google, and Samsung into competition with DynaVox and Tobii. Individuals with disabilities limited to a few companies willing to meet their needs suddenly have significant choice. For the first time, those with disabilities are purchasing the same cutting edge technologies coveted by the general public. They are benefiting from the purchasing power of the majority, which creates ever decreasing prices combined with constantly improving features.
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What can we learn from Facebook?

The New York Times published an article entitled “The Education of Mark Zuckerberg” on May 12, 2012.   This seems appropriate since Facebook will become a public company on May 18, 2012.  The initial stock price will likely range between 28 to 35 dollars a share.   At the end of trading, most expect Facebook…
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Could Apple Revolutionize Special Education?

Let’s take just one stakeholder example: students with disabilities, as well as their teachers and parents. Autism advocate and software developer Russ Ewell from the Hope Technology Group is excited. “Apple could unlock another door for autism with this breakthrough,” Ewell said. “Parents could create social story books.” So could special education teachers or therapists,…