Verizon (FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s former employer) stores were the target of pro-net neutrality protests, along with congressional offices:
Protesters demonstrate outside Verizon stores, congressional offices to save net neutrality https://t.co/Kza8kSfuMR pic.twitter.com/3BXKTkyTan
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) December 8, 2017
Qualcomm touted its new Snapdragon 845 at an event this week and was generally well-received:
This is the new @Qualcomm #Snapdragon845 processor. So much crammed into something so teeny. pic.twitter.com/CVzL5wWsRA
— Jonathan Bray (@jon1bray) December 7, 2017
Always impressed when I hear @Qualcomm modem guru Pete Carson describes the nitty-gritty details of #5G modem and RF technology. Incredibly complex stuff. #SnapdragonSummit
— Bob O'Donnell (@bobodtech) December 7, 2017
Google & Microsoft AI engineers on stage for a fireside chat with Gary from Qualcomm
Interesting to see the two giants Microsoft & Google collaborating with Qualcomm to drive AI experiences forward across enterprise & consumers respectively.#SnapdragonSummit pic.twitter.com/qGbQrqoJ4Q
— Neil Shah (@neiltwitz) December 7, 2017
Keith Kressin says top three techs for the future @qualcomm are 5G communications, extended reality and AI #SnapdragonSummit pic.twitter.com/4EBB3JkfEF
— Steve Costello (@SteveKCostello) December 7, 2017
Really impressed by the @Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and its ability to run lower power than 835 under same graphics workload, same frame rate, etc. All architecture advancements here. Avg power from 3.8 watts down to 2.9 watts on new hardware. #SnapdragonSummit pic.twitter.com/J0QF8ByX5L
— Ryan Shrout (@ryanshrout) December 7, 2017
I don't think people have quite internalized how big of a deal, and how much of a technical achievement it is, that Snapdragon 845 supports 10-bit HDR video capture at 60fps. A complete revolution in user generated content. pic.twitter.com/77sCNduxaS
— Sherif Hanna (@sherifhanna) December 7, 2017
Text messaging turned 25 this week:
Looks like yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the text message. Crazy! Texting was a huge part of the wireless revolution! https://t.co/xq6xr5mIgM
— Neville (@NevilleRay) December 5, 2017
Stephen Wilkus, CTO of Spectrum Financial Partners, has been doing regular Twitter updates on operators’ progress in restoring service in Puerto Rico. In addition to an animation of the progress, this week he took a look at the impact of Project Loon.
Here is an updated animation of the restoration of cellular base station sites in #PuertoRico & #USVI in the aftermath of #HurricaneIrma & #HurricaneMaria. Some recent slowing of progress.@PuertoRicoRises @FCC pic.twitter.com/kYxSRP1mAs
— Stephen Wilkus (@sawilkus) December 6, 2017
Project Loon’s balloon-based coverage is often disappointing on a daily basis, Wilkus notes:
Sadly, today there are zero #ProjectLoon balloons anywhere near #PuertoRico.
Thanks to @flightradar24.
Better luck to @ProjectX folks as 3 more balloons are coming from Nevada. pic.twitter.com/xdnfklTifg
— Stephen Wilkus (@sawilkus) December 6, 2017
But a month’s worth of data gives a different view.
The daily map of #ProjectLoon balloon locations is typically disappointing, but overlapping 29 days worth of locations shows a more encouraging picture of their control over their balloons.
My hat's off to the @ProjectX teams for their effort. I would love to hear their take. pic.twitter.com/Q0WUowdi6f
— Stephen Wilkus (@sawilkus) December 5, 2017
Speaking of natural disasters, California is feeling the brunt of another wave of wildfires, this time in the southern part of the state. Test company Keysight Technologies gave the Harvard Business review insights on how it responded when its headquarters in Santa Rosa, Calif. had to be evacuated during fires earlier this fall.
Interesting view of Keysight's crisis management when Santa Rosa was engulfed by wildfires. The company's support of employees who lost homes or were displaced reflects the philosophy established by founders Bill Hewlett and David Packard. https://t.co/n7eg0WtEsb pic.twitter.com/1hcyKIdlgo
— Gary Lerude (@MWJGary) December 6, 2017
These were two of the most striking images from the fires on Twitter this week.
"Not the typical morning commute…"
A new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles Wednesday near the famed Getty Center, prompting the partial closure of the 405 Freeway and threatening multi-million dollar homes in Bel Air. https://t.co/1sB9rQ5eMN pic.twitter.com/eAAoqJaQgg
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 6, 2017
Who is the hero in a hoodie who saved bunny from Thomas fire flames? https://t.co/tHtHZnR6Wy pic.twitter.com/Plq6UBZFpX
— O.C. Register (@ocregister) December 7, 2017
With Christmas just a few weeks away, I’ll leave you with this image of T-Mo CEO John Legere’s spin on holiday spirit:
#JollyJohn was in full force tonight at the Holiday party! Sorry, … But red suits are overrated! pic.twitter.com/WKBCODfyaL
— John Legere (@JohnLegere) December 8, 2017
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