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Weber Shandwick Seattle - The Next 15 - Mobile

The Next 15 – Predicting the Future of Mobile Communications

September 22, 2011

In 1996, your cell phone was more of a status symbol than a tool of everyday life. If you were like many people, you had a device tucked away in your car for emergencies, as voice plans were expensive. Unfortunately, if you were like me, when you were in an emergency situation where a pay phone wasn’t close by, you were probably also in a place where wireless signals were limited.

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Weber Shandwick Seattle - The Next 15 - CleanTech

The Next 15 – Predicting the Future of CleanTech Communications

September 21, 2011

Fifteen years ago the cleantech sector as we know it today did not exist. Green and “clean” were relegated to the tree huggers and granola hippies of Big Sur. But as more scientific research pointed to climate change, and people realized that our oil reserves will one day dry up, a plethora of politicians, celebrities and even businesses took up the cause and began to shift the public’s view. People are starting to think differently – companies are starting to think about “greening operations,” people are exploring new technologies such as the electric car or solar panels and society is embracing new practices such as recycling – and in some cities like Seattle – even composting.

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