The Reading Room – Updated Daily


by Philip Spagnoli Stoten

For two weeks, I’m guest editor on EMSNOW, while Jennifer takes a well-earned break! For that period, I’m taking the liberty of posting some daily musings. My day generally starts with my own “reading room”, a quick review of my favorite news sources, usually including this publication. Here’s what caught my eye with this morning’s coffee.

  • 5G seems set to have a major impact in 2019 and beyond, but what does it mean elsewhere in the supply chain. According to Gary Hilson in EE Time, 5G Needs More Memory to Compute.
  • AI has much to offer in many sectors. Read how Google is using it to assess usability of new apps. Google’s AI-powered app usability testing promises human-level accuracy.
  • According to CTA’s blog, How the Consumer Technology Industry Was Almost Never Born, what we now call the consumer technology industry was born November 30, 1920, when the first consumer electronics product, the two-piece RA-DA, the first commercially produced radio designed for the mass market, rolled off the Westinghouse assembly line in East Pittsburgh.
  • Digital disruption and change are everywhere. More than 90% of CEOs believe their companies will change more in the next five years than they did in the last five. Of course they will! Here are Five Ways to Help Your Team Be Open to Change from HBR.Read more, watch more, know more – that’s the SCOOP!