(Powerful Answers)

Musings on innovation, technology, and the people that push us, because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions.

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How can oysters impact the health of New Yorkers? In more ways than you might think. From growing fragile ecosystems to fostering cleaner water, oyster reefs help improve environmental conditions across the region. See how the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School and the New York Harbor Foundation leverage Verizon technology to make it happen. Learn more on our site.

How can oysters impact the health of New Yorkers? In more ways than you might think. From growing fragile ecosystems to fostering cleaner water, oyster reefs help improve environmental conditions across the region. See how the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School and the New York Harbor Foundation leverage Verizon technology to make it happen. Learn more on our site.

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Digital recognition and voice access technology can recognize people, facial expressions, text, colors as well as denominations of money, while empowering independence for the visually impaired.

Digital recognition and voice access technology can recognize people, facial expressions, text, colors as well as denominations of money, while empowering independence for the visually impaired.

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Verizon and VelaSense are committed to developing visionary technologies to empower the visually impaired.

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Verizon pioneers are integrating recognition and voice access technology - helping the visually impaired “see” the world in a whole new way.

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Verizon and VelaSense solution gives the visually impaired the access, service and opportunity to navigate the world on their own terms.

Verizon and VelaSense solution gives the visually impaired the access, service and opportunity to navigate the world on their own terms.

From solving challenges in agriculture to increasing efficiency in green practices, Verizon works closely with entrepreneurs and non-profit groups across the country to minimize the human impact on the planet. See how the right ideas paired with the latest technology make a big difference. It’s all on our site.

From solving challenges in agriculture to increasing efficiency in green practices, Verizon works closely with entrepreneurs and non-profit groups across the country to minimize the human impact on the planet. See how the right ideas paired with the latest technology make a big difference. It’s all on our site.

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In an increasingly challenging environment where schools contend with shrinking resources  Yogev Shelly has created a way for anyone to use personal content as educational tools for children worldwide. A 2013 Powerful Answers Award winner, his company Tiny Tap enables the community to take an active role in mixing curriculum and fun. See more on our site.

In an increasingly challenging environment where schools contend with shrinking resources  Yogev Shelly has created a way for anyone to use personal content as educational tools for children worldwide. A 2013 Powerful Answers Award winner, his company Tiny Tap enables the community to take an active role in mixing curriculum and fun. See more on our site.

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What if patients in remote parts of the world had access to the best doctors? It’s a reality Verizon has been working on with the University of Virginia Health Systems and the Swinfen Charitable Trust. Using cloud technology to enhance the delivery of telemedicine, even those in rural Thailand can consult with specialists half a world away. See more on our site.

What if patients in remote parts of the world had access to the best doctors? It’s a reality Verizon has been working on with the University of Virginia Health Systems and the Swinfen Charitable Trust. Using cloud technology to enhance the delivery of telemedicine, even those in rural Thailand can consult with specialists half a world away. See more on our site.

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Announcing the Powerful Answers Award for 2014: A multi-million dollar global challenge for the most innovative solutions in Education, Healthcare, Sustainability, and Transportation.  Leading technology combined with powerful ideas can help solve the world’s biggest problems. Are you an innovator? Submit your Powerful Answer today at  www.powerfulanswersaward.com

Announcing the Powerful Answers Award for 2014: A multi-million dollar global challenge for the most innovative solutions in Education, Healthcare, Sustainability, and Transportation.  Leading technology combined with powerful ideas can help solve the world’s biggest problems. Are you an innovator? Submit your Powerful Answer today at  www.powerfulanswersaward.com

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Using a multi-sensory approach lets nontraditional learners advance more easily than with traditional approaches. That means innovative new apps, like TinyTap (a Verizon Powerful Answers Award Winner) have enormous potential for helping all students learn the way that’s best for them.

Using a multi-sensory approach lets nontraditional learners advance more easily than with traditional approaches. That means innovative new apps, like TinyTap (a Verizon Powerful Answers Award Winner) have enormous potential for helping all students learn the way that’s best for them.

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Cloud technology and telemedical solutions from Verizon allow doctors to treat patients remotely, improving outcomes and recovery.    

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Planting trees remain one of the least expensive and most effective means of reducing carbon pollution from the atmosphere. For instance, one acre of trees has been shown to be enough to neutralize the amount of CO2 produced by driving 26,000 miles in a car.

Planting trees remain one of the least expensive and most effective means of reducing carbon pollution from the atmosphere. For instance, one acre of trees has been shown to be enough to neutralize the amount of CO2 produced by driving 26,000 miles in a car.

In a crisis situation up to 13 different federal and local agencies may respond, creating chaos when it comes to information. Thanks to a partnership between Blue Force Tactical and Verizon, many security forces and first responders can now use a state-of-the-art network to gather and share information quickly in the most critical situations.

In a crisis situation up to 13 different federal and local agencies may respond, creating chaos when it comes to information. Thanks to a partnership between Blue Force Tactical and Verizon, many security forces and first responders can now use a state-of-the-art network to gather and share information quickly in the most critical situations.

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A unique worldview is a great tool for innovation. In 2013, the Powerful Answers Awards Finalists began with the desire to tackle problems affecting people in their own communities - and ended up creating amazing solutions that can reach the whole world.

A unique worldview is a great tool for innovation. In 2013, the Powerful Answers Awards Finalists began with the desire to tackle problems affecting people in their own communities - and ended up creating amazing solutions that can reach the whole world.

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Waiting for the world to change? The wait’s over. Meet one our 3 winners: