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Tech Firms Battle Info Overload by ProQuest


Big tech firms, including Microsoft, Intel, Google, and IBM, have formed a nonprofit group -- the Information Overload Research Group -- to study the problem, publicize it, and devise ways to help workers, including their own, deal with the digital onslaught, according to The New York Times. The group plans to find both cultural and technological solutions. Intel began two studies last year with 300 engineers and other employees at a chip design group. In the first experiment, employees were encouraged to limit digital and in-person contact for four hours on Tuesday mornings.

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