Tag Archives: innovation

Radio Sawa Mobile App Launches to Engage Arab Youth

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(Springfield, Va.) — Radio Sawa is giving fans access, anywhere and at any time, to the most popular radio network in the Middle East through the launch of the new Radio Sawa app. Owners of iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets will have instant Read more »

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BBG’s Will Sullivan Speaks at SXSW Interactive

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BBG’s Director of Mobile, Will Sullivan, spoke at South By Southwest Interactive last week in a session entitled, “43 Tongues” about the launching the Voice of America mobile apps in 43 languages. Sullivan’s session was part of SXSWi’s “Future 15″ emerging and new technology track, focused Read more »

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BBG Nominated for Prestigious International Global Mobile Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The mobile news platform developed across components of the BBG – and used around the world – has been named a finalist for the “Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service” in the GSM Association (GSMA) 2014 Global Mobile Awards. The BBG’s Office of Digital Read more »

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Industry Leaders Discuss Driving Media Innovation

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WASHINGTON, DC – Measuring impact, supporting experimentation, defining a clear vision and motivating staff to drive change were topics highlighted in a technology panel hosted by the Broadcasting Board of Governors and featuring Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. “The story of Netflix has many parallels to Read more »

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BBG Debuts New Open Source Digital Storytelling Tool

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors launched KettleCorn today, a new digital tool that will allow journalists to enhance, remix and share interactive web videos by combining audio and video with live web content. KettleCorn is built on the open source popcorn.js framework, adapting the previously Read more »

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Event: Innovating at the Speed of News

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[To see the highlights from this event, click here. Read more about the event here.] The Broadcasting Board of Governors is pleased to invite you to our digital innovation expo: Innovating at the Speed of News Come learn how this U.S. government-funded international news and Read more »

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VOA Pronunciation Guide Gets Innovative Makeover

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mastering hard-to-say names from around the world is now easier and faster than ever with Voice of America’s newly updated online pronunciation guide. VOA Pronounce gives you access to nearly 7,000 hard-to-say newsmaker names and locations, and it puts them at your Read more »

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New Contest Results in Dozens of Innovative Ideas

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The Broadcasting Board of Governors sponsored its first-ever Pitch Fest to help drive and cultivate innovation through an internal competition of programming and technical ideas.   A panel of judges and broadcast executives selected four winners from more than 80 submissions designed to contribute to the Read more »

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BBG’s InnovationSeries Blog Recaps SXSW

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If you weren’t able to get to Austin for South by Southwest this year, check out this roundup from the notebook of VOA’s Elizabeth Pfotzer. From the latest on iPhone democracy, to the use of photography and video in news, to the question of trust Read more »

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