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The Next Step in IoT User Safety: Connecting Uber Users to 911

Apps and connected devices set the gold standard in collecting accurate data that makes our lives easier – starting with accurate, real-time location. What if the same technology that allows app users to order transportation with the touch of a button could provide life-saving data to first responders?

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Microsoft Ventures Joins $16M Funding Round to Accelerate RapidSOS Clearinghouse

Today, Microsoft Ventures joins a $16 million funding round to accelerate deployment of the RapidSOS Clearinghouse. To date, RapidSOS has raised over $30 million from top Silicon Valley Firms, three former FCC Chairmen, and former leadership from AT&T, Apple, Lucent, Raytheon, Vodafone, and the Virgin Group for research and development of the RapidSOS Clearinghouse. This…

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Microsoft Ventures Joins RapidSOS in $16M Funding Round

I’m excited to announce an important step for the future of public safety as Microsoft Ventures joins RapidSOS in our mission to link life-saving data from any connected device directly to 911 and first responders in an emergency. Microsoft Ventures joins several top venture capital firms, three former FCC Chairmen and former leadership from AT&T, Apple,…

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RapidSOS Partners with Uber on 911 Location-Sharing

“U.S. regulators estimate as many as 10,000 lives could be saved each year if the 911 emergency dispatching system were able to get to callers one minute faster. Better technology would be especially helpful, regulators say, when a caller can’t speak or identify his or her location.”  – Wall Street Journal: Why Uber Can Find You…

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Interview: Ricardo Martinez on the #IAM911 Movement and Public Safety Technology

9-1-1 dispatchers and call-takers didn’t always receive recognition as part of the first responder community. Two years ago, Ricardo Martinez, host of the Within the Trenches podcast and Director of Communications at INdigital, started a movement to draw attention to the vital and difficult work of first responders inside public safety answering points (PSAPs).

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