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https://plus.google.com/109718930181343793552 CTIA : One smartphone with a laser attachment can drive a car 
One smartphone with a laser attachment can drive a car 
Can your smartphone drive your car? -- GCN
By adding a laser sensor to a smartphone, researchers at MIT created a low-cost device that can deliver the high-resolution distance sensing required for robotic navigation.
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https://plus.google.com/109718930181343793552 CTIA :  #DYK >50% of millennials are interested in loyalty apps via mobile 
 #DYK >50% of millennials are interested in loyalty apps via mobile 
Service Millennials and Hospitality: The Redefinition of Service
The millennial generation is larger than baby boomers or Gen X. 77% visit a restaurant once a week, and they are expected to spend an average of $3,900 on travel this year alone. Millennials represent a significant opportunity to F&B operators globally.
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https://plus.google.com/109718930181343793552 CTIA : 84% of US adults and 94% of millennials want #freedata 
84% of US adults and 94% of millennials want #freedata 
Consumers actually like ISPs to play favorites on mobile data caps
Millennials embrace data cap exemptions, despite net neutrality questions, survey says
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https://plus.google.com/101810027401905473768 WiBOC : Mobile-only home internet users doubled to 20% of all Americans in 2015 #FunFactFriday via CTIA FierceWireless...
Mobile-only home internet users doubled to 20% of all Americans in 2015 #FunFactFriday via CTIA FierceWireless
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https://plus.google.com/113256005381916620357 Corporate Dynamics Inc. : Mobile-only home internet users doubled to 20% of all Americans in 2015 #FunFactFriday via CTIA FierceWireless...
Mobile-only home internet users doubled to 20% of all Americans in 2015 #FunFactFriday via CTIA FierceWireless
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https://plus.google.com/114486553878540734722 Corporate Dynamics Inc. : Mobile-only home internet users doubled to 20% of all Americans in 2015 #FunFactFriday via CTIA FierceWireless...
Mobile-only home internet users doubled to 20% of all Americans in 2015 #FunFactFriday via CTIA FierceWireless
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https://plus.google.com/104849682274159136208 Telit : The Telit IoT Innovation events provide a total immersion opportunity for those currently in today’s...
The Telit IoT Innovation events provide a total immersion opportunity for those currently in today’s connected IoT device ecosystem as well as those looking to get started in IoT.
Join the next Telit IoT event in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 6, 2016.

#Telit #IoT #CTIA #IIoT 
Watch the video: Telit IoT Innovation 2016 Preview
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Experience the energy of the upcoming 6th annual Telit IoT Innovation Conference held at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, the day prior to the CTIA Super Mobility W...
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https://plus.google.com/104313351666293521181 Sunny Chan :  Join us at CTIA 2016 https://lnkd.in/bF4ucnv
 Join us at CTIA 2016 https://lnkd.in/bF4ucnv
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https://plus.google.com/112218264282673698300 Janice S Lintz : Testifying before the FDA on the need for transparency in the hearing aid market. My testimony: Hello...
Testifying before the FDA on the need for transparency in the hearing aid market.

My testimony:

Hello, my name is Janice Schacter Lintz, I am the CEO of Hearing Access & Innovations and a mom of a 21 year old daughter with hearing loss.

The FDA should require generic names for hearing aid features with a rating system.

I. The consumer has no idea what they are purchasing unless there is greater transparency.

It’s easier to compare computer brands than hearing aids. Trademarked proprietary names are used for features which makes it impossible to compare them. Generic names should be required. Hearing aid buyers are dependent on the audiologist/dispenser to provide information, which may present a conflict of interest because the dispenser:

1. Represents a limited number of manufacturers and may not have knowledge of all hearing aids on the market.

Dispensers are presumed to know all the aids on the market, but the reality is that that they only dispense a few brands. The mix they offer is based on such concerns as percentage of earnings, incentive pricing, delivery schedule, quality, and customer support. Some of these concerns, such as percentage of earnings, are not in the best interest of the consumer.

2. May receive bonuses/equipment based on the volume of hearing
aids sold.

Many hearing aid companies provide free equipment or incentives or perks to dispensers based on their sales volume. This marketing program is now frowned on in the pharmaceutical business and should be eliminated in the hearing aid business as well.

3. Has a financial incentive to maximize the likelihood of making a sale.

Dispensers make a substantial profit when they sell hearing aids. Critical information that may obstruct the sale, such as the pros and cons of various features, may not be disclosed. Hearing aid manufacturers also heavily fund, either directly or indirectly through advertising, many of the hearing loss organizations, which can interfere with their advocacy on this issue as well.

Consumers can only educate themselves with information that is easily attainable and understandable, but there is no incentive for manufacturers or vendors to provide it unless they are required to do so. The FDA can bring greater transparency and accountability to the dispensing of hearing aids by developing a rating system for the various hearing aid features based on international ANSI standards and by standardizing the naming of these features. The availability of this information will enable consumers to become better informed and more satisfied with their purchase.

Standardizing terminology for hearing aid features will also help consumers to evaluate personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) which are not hearing aids and thus not regulated by the FDA. PSAPs are flooding the market, and consumers have no idea how effective these devices are for people with hearing loss—they only know that PSAPs are more affordable. If generic names for hearing aid features were used, then consumers could compare PSAPs to hearing aids and see what they are or are not receiving.

As Sy Syms said, “An educated consumer is our best customer.”

It is insincere for HIA to state that an audiologist would know which hearing aid works best since even they are unable to compare one hearing aid to another since the information doesn’t exist.

The CEA is an industry lobby group funded by membership companies. Having sat on the FCC’s Consumer Advisory Committee under Chairman Martin for two terms, the CEA is unlikely to do their part without regulation. The changes made by the CEA primarily occurred in my opinion when mandated by the FCC including adding a captioning chip to televisions. The same was true for adding an easy to find close captioning button on television remote controls. The FCC does not have this oversight on hearing aids. There will be no regulatory authority to ensure CEA acts in the best interest of people with hearing loss.

Another example was with hearing aid compatibility for cell phones required knowing the radio frequency immunity numbers or Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) numbers for cell phones as well as for hearing aids. The FCC required the cell phone manufacturers to provide HAC ratings. Only the FDA could require the hearing aid manufacturers to provide its HAC ratings. While the FCC was willing to require the cell phone companies to provide the ratings, the FDA was unwilling to do so the same for hearing aid companies. Having one rating without the other was meaningless and infuriating.

Some of the cell phone companies grudgingly provided the information in tiny print that was hard to find, failed to properly train their employees and refused to provide a sufficient numbers of attractive and popular models with appropriate ratings. The information was available but good luck finding it.

The FDA meanwhile refused to mandate hearing aid manufacturers to provide HAC ratings. This made it impossible to purchase a cell phone for our daughter. At the time, no one at the FCC would contact the appropriate person at the FDA to set-up a meeting between the FCC and FDA Chairmen to resolve this issue. I was repeatedly told, only a Chairman could contact a Chairman. It became an issue of protocol.

But, as a mother, I could call anyone since government protocol did not apply to me… So, I did. I literally called the FDA Chairman almost every single day until a voluntary rating system was adopted.

The voluntary hearing aid rating availability meant our daughter could finally purchase a cell phone after we purchased new hearing aids. To close the remaining gaps that the cell phone manufacturers refused to provide, CTIA as a voluntary membership organization could not mandate but merrily suggest and the FCC refused to address, I published the article, “How to Buy a Cell Phone when You Have a Hearing Loss.” The article embarrassed the various cell phone companies to disclose the information needed by people with hearing loss.

This information would not have moved forward without this article. It was simply ridiculous. I was literally the only person in the country who could publish this information because of various regulations, protocols, company policies and lack of common sense.

I learned through this process and working with other membership organizations that certain large companies have tremendous clout and place unwieldy pressure on membership organizations. The membership organizations cannot mandate anything but can only recommend action. Placing people with hearing loss, who have no market force, dependent on these organizations is untenable. Success is only accomplished by people like me who have dedicated their life to work for free to achieve success for people with hearing loss. This is inappropriate. I am tired of working for free to do everyone’s job.

People with hearing loss have no market force as evidenced by the lack of significant change with hearing aids. People with hearing loss cannot be dependent on membership organizations or the generosity of people to receive the information that they so sorely need. Another example, is my 2009 petition before the FDA on these issues has gone unanswered. The hearing aid market needs a radical overhaul, clear regulation and oversight. The hearing aid industry and audiologist stranglehold must be broken.

II. HIA’s Report is Self-Serving

HIA’s report is self-serving to protect the organization’s funders which are upon information and belief, hearing aid manufacturers. The report discussed hearing aid alternatives. Other than a cochlear implant which would be prescribed by an otolaryngologist, there aren’t alternatives. The after-market accessories are after market add-ons that audiologists peddle to consumers similar to gum at the supermarket checkout stand. Most do not work and are relinquished to sitting in the drawer. The one product that is routinely not recommended is the telecoil. The feature adds only $50 to the sale of a hearing aid but tends to require a lengthy discussion. So, audiologists omit the discussion even when required by law in four states: Arizona, Florida, New York and Rhode Island.

HIA’s discussion of complex algorithms is insincere. Audiologists are not mathematicians. The hearing aid manufacturers have developed software to calculate the formulas. The audiogram numbers are inputed into the software to determine the hearing aid program. The hearing aids are adjusted based on consumer input after testing the aids. This statement is just utter nonsense.


Summary

Greater transparency of features whether they are hearing aids or PSAPs is needed. Consumers need to understand how the features serve their needs whether they are purchasing an PSAP or a hearing aid.
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https://plus.google.com/109718930181343793552 CTIA : MLB teams can access important data and strategy apps via tablets in the dugout
MLB teams can access important data and strategy apps via tablets in the dugout
Baseball’s Latest Recruit Is an iPad
Apple and Major League Baseball struck a multi-year agreement to equip every team with iPad Pro tablets to help coaching staffs make better use of data.
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https://plus.google.com/100737371860842931555 TheDiginewz : CTIA Weighs In On SS7 #Hack, US Carriers Silent http://ow.ly/4mVzsf #Hack #Infosec
CTIA Weighs In On SS7 #Hack, US Carriers Silent http://ow.ly/4mVzsf #Hack #Infosec
CTIA Weighs In On SS7 Hack, US Carriers Silent | Androidheadlines.com
A report from CBS' 60 Minutes over the weekend highlighted a disturbing vulnerability in modern cellular communications, specifically the SS7 protocol used
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https://plus.google.com/109718930181343793552 CTIA : Smart cities market to double to $1.4 trillion by 2020
Smart cities market to double to $1.4 trillion by 2020 
Smart cities market to double to $1.4 trillion by 2020
According to a report recently published by Grand View Research, expect to see the market for smart cities double, hitting $1.4 trillion by 2020.
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https://plus.google.com/109718930181343793552 CTIA : New smart city tech offers analytics and driving routing for waste management officials, cuts trash ...
New smart city tech offers analytics and driving routing for waste management officials, cuts trash costs by 40 percent
'Smart Garbage' Startup Cuts City Trash Costs by 40 Percent
The Internet of Things cloud solution by Compology uses sensors that detect garbage levels in city trash bins and notifies waste removal trucks when it’s time to collect.
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https://plus.google.com/118159459662541777669 Young Hearts Education, llc. : As of December 2014, 169.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes PR, the Territories, ...
As of December 2014, 169.3 billion text messages were sent in the US (includes PR, the Territories, and Guam) every month. (CTIA)
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https://plus.google.com/107079329227530767444 LaunchpadMD : Over the past few decades, text messaging has evolved from an obscure, cost-prohibitive technology to...
Over the past few decades, text messaging has evolved from an obscure, cost-prohibitive technology to a nearly ubiquitous means of communication, with 98% of all messages read. According to the Cellular Telephone Industries Association (CTIA), with 76% of seniors and 86% of low-income individuals owning a mobile phone, this technology spans socioeconomic divides and generational gaps. Despite widespread adoption, healthcare companies often fail to take advantage of this high-impact, low-cost way of engaging patients.
Five myths about mobile messaging in healthcare
Over the past few decades, text messaging has evolved from an obscure, cost-prohibitive technology to a nearly ubiquitous means of communication, with 98% of all messages read. According to the Cel
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https://plus.google.com/109718930181343793552 CTIA : Take actions now to protect your data in case your phone is lost or stolen
Take actions now to protect your data in case your phone is lost or stolen
How to Deter Smartphone Thefts and Protect Your Data
Before It's Gone. Today's average wireless users spend a lot of time texting, talking and browsing the Internet, which usually means smartphones contain their personal information. But what happens to that data if your smartphone is lost or stolen? CTIA and its member companies, ...
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https://plus.google.com/102538333568207130891 Technologies Management, Inc. : CTIA fights controversial budget cap for Lifeline program #lifeline. http://hubs.ly/H02Hjvp0
CTIA fights controversial budget cap for Lifeline program #lifeline. http://hubs.ly/H02Hjvp0
CTIA fights controversial budget cap for Lifeline program
CTIA is fighting a Republican effort to impose a hard budget cap on Lifeline, a federal subsidy program for fixed-line and mobile phones that was recently expanded to cover broadband service.
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