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Read How Tech is Helping Local Communities

Technology is transforming the way we live and work in cities and towns across the country.  Through new investments, initiatives, and innovations, tech is providing opportunities to all Americans.  In this week’s Tech At Work, learn how tech is helping our workforce, improving our communities, and assisting those who need it most.

Apple Commits $430 Billion in U.S. Investments Over Five Years

Apple is investing more than $430 billion and adding 20,000 new jobs in communities across the country over the next five years while working with suppliers and companies in all 50 states.

Amazon, Cisco, and Google All Offer New Job Training Programs

Amazon, Cisco, and Google are among the companies that are investing in upskilling the American workforce by equipping a new generation of workers with the skills, tools, and training necessary to succeed in today’s economy.

Cruise Launches Initiative to Serve Local Communities

Cruise is dedicating one percent of its fleet to serving communities. “Cruise for Good” will help provide mobility, deliver necessary supplies, and partner with local nonprofits to help the most vulnerable.

Uber Passengers Can Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Through the App

Uber announced passengers can now book a vaccine appointment through their app and get a ride to that appointment.  Uber also plans to offer 10 million free or discounted rides to vaccine appointments for people living in an underserved community.

Steve Case: The Endless Frontier Act Will Put All of America in the Innovation Game

Opportunity doesn’t have to be concentrated in a handful of cities.  Steve Case, Chairman of Revolution and a member of TechNet’s Executive Council, recently wrote that the Endless Frontier Act will put much more of America in the innovation game by creating opportunities in communities across the country.

Accenture, AT&T, Cisco, GM, and Verizon Join Coalition to Lower the Employment Barrier for People with Criminal Records

Dell's Commitment to New UT-Austin Sports & Entertainment Venue Will Bring the Community Together

Intuit Offers Five Ways You Can Give Back in a Virtual World

What's New in Tech

Zoom Launches New Immersive Feature — A New Collaborative Way to Meet

The way we work and communicate has changed. As a result, Zoom now offers a new Immersive View feature to help bring workforces and communities together — all on one screen.

Meeting and webinar hosts can select Zoom’s Immersive View the same way they would select the Speaker or Gallery View.  When enabling Immersive View, hosts have the option to automatically or manually place participants into a virtual scene of their choosing.  Hosts can also move participants around and even resize a participant’s image for a more natural experience.  Read more here.

What We're Saying

TechNet Statement on President Biden’s First Address to a Joint Session of Congress

TechNet and NVCA Lead Coalition of More Than 70 Organizations in Support of the Endless Frontier Act

Before You Start Your Weekend

As a CODA, or “child of deaf adults,” Tony has always straddled two worlds. He hasn’t been able to see his parents in over a year and staying close to them is more important, but also more difficult, than ever.  With the help of Google's assistive technologies like Live Captions and Google Meet, Tony and his family are able to share the moments that matter most.

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