THE ROLE OF TRADITIONAL AND NEW MEDIA IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Gunther Oettinger

The Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger delivered a speech about the imposing role of new media in the latest decade in front of the audience of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

He explained that the rise of digital has completely remodelled the media sector and that the boundaries between traditional media and digital media are ever more blurred.

For example, social media is hosting more and more professionally-made content and is an increasingly important route to news.

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MEET THE BABY EU-NICORNS

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Meet 50 European high-growth tech companies, as selected by Tech Tour and partners, and presented last week at the Tech Tour Growth Forum.

For the second year running, Tech Tour has presented its ‘Growth 50’ list at the Growth Forum (the organisation’s flagship event) in Switzerland.

The list represents 50 of Europe’s fastest-growing tech businesses, which regular Tech.eu readers will no doubt be able to identify as baby EUnicorns, albeit with a light chuckle.

Tech Tour, together with Silverpeak Investment Bank and in conjunction with a selection committee of international investors from firms like Accel Partners, DN Capital, Earlybird and Highland Europe, have researched and evaluated over 175 European private tech companies valued under $1 billion.

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BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACES: SCI-FI TODAY, BETTER LIVES TOMORROW

New technologies have a huge positive impact on human lives. Already today, mechanical limbs connected to the nervous system and exoskeletons – innovative devices that impaired people wear in order to support their mobility and dexterity – can enhance physical performance and help by-pass disability. BNCIs (brain-neural computer interfaces) help people with severe disabilities regain control over everyday life; participate in society, and work. This is why we support new technologies. And we will keep on doing it.

Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) or brain-neural computer interfaces (BNCI) are technologies used in successful science-fiction movies in the past. Today, they are helping people with disabilities in hospitals or at home perform every-day tasks.

Here are some concrete examples of what BNCIs can do for people.

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PLAY YOUR PART AND ENJOY SAFER INTERNET DAY 2016

 

Safer Internet Day (SID) is the flagship event under the Better Internet for Kids strategy. What started as a European event under the EC Safer Internet Programme has turned to a huge International event that in 2015 reached more than 28 million people in Europe and 60 million worldwide. One out of three internet users are children!

 

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