Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 9, 2015
Feb 9, 2015

Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 9, 2015

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Airing on Monday, February 9, 2015: The FCC is moving on with its plans to reclassify broadband and wireless data as Title II services. Meanwhile, AT&T has said it will sue the federal government, and some Republicans have vowed to fight the new rules. What will happen if this particular battle winds up in court? We'll talk with Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, about the legal backing for the FCC’s plan. Next, we spoke with Eliza Cooper, a social media consultant who’s been blind since childhood, about using the Be My Eyes app. It  matches people who are visually impaired with sighted strangers who help identify things through the smartphone camera.  

 

 

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Lending ones' eyes via smartphone

Feb 9, 2015
A new app helps the blind by connecting them to sighted volunteers.

Airing on Monday, February 9, 2015: The FCC is moving on with its plans to reclassify broadband and wireless data as Title II services. Meanwhile, AT&T has said it will sue the federal government, and some Republicans have vowed to fight the new rules. What will happen if this particular battle winds up in court? We’ll talk with Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, about the legal backing for the FCC’s plan. Next, we spoke with Eliza Cooper, a social media consultant who’s been blind since childhood, about using the Be My Eyes app. It  matches people who are visually impaired with sighted strangers who help identify things through the smartphone camera.  

 

 

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