Tech News Today: Episode 1807 (Video)

Microsoft is looking to improve broadband internet connectivity in rural America with a $10 billion dollar pilot program called the Rural Airband Initiative that should reach 23.4 million Americans who don’t have access to high speed internet. The plan involves identifying unused white space frequencies in rural areas and repurposing for high speed internet.

According to one CNBC analyst, Amazon’s Prime Day could lead to $10 billion in lost productivity. The math works like this. Approximately 85 million Prime members spend about a minute on Amazon every time a new round of deals pop up during the 30-hour event. Hosted by Megan Morrone, Jason Howell. Guests: Doree Shafrir.

Tech News Today explores the most important stories of the day in conversation with the world’s leading journalists.