5 tech trends you’ll be talking about in 2018

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This was a big year for tech. Twitter users finally broke free of their 140-character chains, while Tesla made good on its electric car for the people in the Model 3. The Wannacry ransomware attack became one of the most disruptive cyberattacks in history, and three commissioners on the FCC lead by Chairman Ajit Pai (at least temporarily) repealed Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Good news or not, it was a busy year in tech. 2018 looks no different, and we’re already watching some important tech trends that we expect to make waves in the new year. But first, let’s see how we did in predicting what we would be talking about in 2017.

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10 tech innovations that will revolutionize the digital world

Technology has been shaping the way we work and live for decades. As everything in our world is becoming increasingly digital, new software and applications continue to emerge and arguably make our lives easier.

Whether it’s artificial intelligence, a new web coding format or wearables, unique technology has the power to change the world. To find out what the next big technical innovation is and how it can make an impact, I asked 10 entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council:

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Help your children understand what’s on social media

“Do you know where your children are?” That was the question a public service announcement asked a few decades ago to parents who were watching TV at night.

Well, here’s a new question we should be asking parents, “Do you know what your kids are being exposed to on social media?”

Even if your children are not following politicians or news outlets, they are connected with friends, family, celebrities, and brands who are weighing in on some of the most politically divisive issues of our time.

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Socialglims Meerkat

Meerkat is moving away from livestreams and toward being a video social network

Remember Meerkat? If you were at SXSW last year, you probably do — but otherwise, perhaps not so much. The livestreaming app was something of a one-hit wonder. It catapulted the notion of mobile-based livestreaming to broader audiences, but somehow, somewhere along the way, Meerkat got outplayed.

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Socialglims Uber Taxi

Uber and Ola launch motorbike taxi services in India

Bangalore is the setting for the latest showdown between Uber and its fierce India-based rival Ola after both companies launched motorbike taxi on-demand services in the city.

Four-year-old Ola, which is backed by Tiger Global and has an alliance with Lyft and other Uber rivals worldwide, rolled out its pilot service last night, while Uber announced the arrival of UberMoto, which debuted in Thailand last month, this morning.

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