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10X: CEO’s Update: Spring 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

How can we use technology in a new way to improve people’s lives that is an order of magnitude better? Can we help stimulate the creation of far more technology-for-good ventures? While it’s not a panacea, technology has been the engine of so many improvements in society.

Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Bookshare’s role was mixed: we didn’t end up attending many of these meetings and critiqued early efforts that were crippled by heavy-handed publisher influence, although we did propose at one point to supply technology to TIGAR based on Bookshare.

Fascinating Meeting at the Copyright Office

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Author’s Guild asserts that they control the audio rights and that delivering a text ebook to a device which could speak it aloud with synthetic text-to-speech and that their commercial market for audio books will someday be significantly affected by TTS. I actually think they’re getting less by stopping people from buying ebooks who are unlikely to buy audio books at higher prices.

App Recommendations from TechSoup Staff: Part Two

Tech Soup Blog

Frank Babbitt, Director of Integrated Operations. Chris Wagner, Senior Director of Global Marketing. Their team of journalists pull together a politics and technology news feed that condenses the essential information of the day and makes easy to look at on the small screen. Trigby Perea, Senior Director of Tech Ops Engineering.

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