#ETNODigital: First #5G network in Switzerland, future of work and learning, digital licensing around the ? & much more!
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18 April 2019 - Edition n.148
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POLICY - FOCUS ON - VIDEO - REPORTS - FACTS & FIGURES - TWITTERATI - TECH - EVENTS
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POLICY
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EU lawmakers back wifi-based car standard in win for Volkswagen
Reuters – 17 April 2019
‘We are talking about breaking monopolies like Facebook,’ says Barley, who tops SPD’s EU election list
Euractiv - 18 April 2019
EU parliament votes to fine internet firms for not removing extremist content quickly
Reuters - 17 April 2019
Brussels links US trade talks to demands on steel, car tariffs
POLITICO - 16 April 2019
Police detectors to warn mobile phone-using drivers
BBC – 12 April 2019
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FOCUS ON
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Swisscom flips the switch:
Switzerland’s first 5G network is live

At midnight last night, Swisscom activated the very first 5G network in Switzerland. By the end of the year, Swisscom's 5G network will cover the whole of Switzerland. On 10 April, Swisscom presented the first 5G-enabled devices that will come onto the market over the coming months.
 
“The Swisscom 5G network will be ready for everyone across Switzerland by the end of the year as the new 5G devices from the major manufacturers wait under the Christmas trees,” says Urs Schaeppi, CEO Swisscom. 

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VIDEO
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Consumer protection: sales of goods and digital content
New rules will make the purchase of goods and digital content easier and fairer within the EU. These changes include protection for shoppers who buy a faulty product and specific rules for digital content like apps, movies and music.
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REPORTS
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Using digital technology to improve learning
Education Endowment Foundation – March 2019
The Four Futures of work coping with uncertainty in an age of radical technologies
RSA – March 2019
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FACTS & FIGURES
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Digital licences around the world

By GovInsider
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@ETNOAssociation
#Europe cannot mandate only one technology for #ConnectedDriving. Member States can now correct this by bringing #4G and #5G back into the picture: safety and global competitiveness are at stake #CITS #RoadSafety #WiFi #CAD Link to tweet

 

@ETNOAssociation
Today, European telcos launched “A Vision For Co-Creating Europe’s Tech Leadership”. Come join the conversation on how to support European values globally #Dialogue4Tech #TechLeadership #Telecoms #EU. Link to the vision https://bit.ly/2P0q2lZ  cc @LiseFuhr @philinsthlm Link to tweet

 

@ViolaRoberto
Today @Europarl_EN has also voted for our #DigitalEurope programme: looking forward to supporting #AI, #HPC, #cybersecurity, #digitalskills & more at #EU level in 2021-27. We plan to make Europe safer, more competitive & better connected http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-4043_en.htm Link to tweet

 

@Ansip_EU
I’ll be starting a blog series from next week about the #DigitalSingleMarket, how the project began and what we’ve achieved over the last 4+ years. And it’s a lot, so much has changed for the better already. You can read more here http://bit.ly/2Ugovcg  #Ansipblogs Link to tweet

 

@DSMeu
12 inspirational women were selected for the #WIPrizeEU finale. Among them 1 entrepreneur who develops intelligent #IoT sensors for #smartcities. Her name is @aliciaasin and here's her story http://bit.ly/WIPrize2018  #DigitalYou #WomenInTech #WomenWednesday  Link to tweet
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TECH
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Exclusive: Apple in talks with potential suppliers of sensors for self-driving cars - sources
Reuters - 17 April 2019
The artificial intelligence field is too white and too male, researchers say
The Verge - 16 April 2019
EU on Facebook ad rules
POLITICO – 16 April 2019
Unicorns: A tale of two continents
Tech Crunch - 16 April 2019
Volvo cars in Europe will be able to warn each other about hazardous road conditions
Tech Crunch – 16 April 2019
TIM and Ericsson launch Italy's first 5G connected airport
Total Telecom – 14 April 2019
Uber spent $457 million on self-driving and flying car R&D last year
Tech Crunch – 11 April 2019
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EVENTS
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Digital Social Innovation, 26 April 2019, Brussels
The road ahead for digital social innovation: how can the EU support tech as a force for empowerment and social impact?
Electric Vehicles Battery Tech 2019, 02 – 03 May 2019, Frankfurt
BATTERY TECH 2019 Exhibition and Conference
Webit, 13 – 15 May 2019, Sofia
Web.it Festival
MedTech Europe, 14 – 16 May 2019, Paris
MedTech Forum
EESC, 29 May 2019, Brussels
Blockchain: technology for the social economy 4.0
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