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Google Faculty Research Award Focuses on Accessibility

July 2014 – Google Vice President, Vint Cerf, encourages academic faculty focus on accessibility when proposing research for Google’s Faculty Research Award. The award program encourages faculty members at academic institutions to pursue research in various areas of mutual interest. Regarding Internet policy, Google is accepting applications that address the following categories:

Pew Research Center Releases: The Web at 25 in the U.S.

February 2014 — The Pew Research Center released a report marking the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. The Report highlights that since 1995, internet use has risen from 14% to 87% in 2014.  Today, many devices are considered essential, with 46% and 44% of individuals noting that it would be difficult to give up the internet or their cell phones respectively. Also noted were many positive outcomes of the internet, including the impact of online communication, which was said to generally strengthen relationships.

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