Adler of Reuters talks about what sets the news organization apart

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Stephen AdlerStephen Adler, the editor in chief of Reuters, spoke with Dean Rotbart for the 2020 Visionary series about what sets the news organization about from Dow Jones or Bloomberg News.Adler noted that Reuters has been covering general news for more than 160 years while its competitors started as a financial data company and a financial news organization.“It makes our culture more different. You hear a huge number of accents, and when they are telling war stories, they are really telling war stories because they have covered things all over the place,” said Adler.“Culture, as everybody says is the most powerful thing…

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IoT News – Video camera cellular connections in Europe and North America to reach 20.4 million by 2024

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Berg Insight, the leading IoT market research provider, today released a new market report covering the connected video camera market.The report focuses on the following five application areas: city surveillance; commercial buildings and industrial site surveillance; smart home security cameras; body-worn cameras; and video telematics for commercial vehicles.The installed base of video cameras in Europe and North America will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.1 percent from 183.0 million units in 2019 to 420.3 million units in 2024. North America is the most successful region of the two and accounted for close to 70 percent of…

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Bloomberg names Ibukun its West Africa bureau chief

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Yinka IbukunYinka Ibukun has been named West Africa bureau chief of Bloomberg News.She is based in Accra, Ghana and oversees coverage in 21 countries.Ibukun has been at Bloomberg since July 2013. Before moving to the Ghanaian capital and taking up this expanded role, she worked more than 10 years as a journalist in her adopted hometown of Lagos, Nigeria.She also worked as a stringer for the Associated Press in Nigeria.Ibukun is a graduate of Concordia University.

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IoT News – Telit Provides 5G Data Card for IDY’s First 5G/ Gigabit LTE Enterprise-Grade Gateway

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Telit’s FN980m 5G data card is ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications such as enterprise office connectivity, surveillance cameras and 4K/8K videoIDY customers across Japan can leverage 3GPP Release 15’s next-generation features in all major sub-6 GHz bandsTelit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that IDY has selected the FN980m 5G data card module for the new IDY 5G iR730B enterprise edge gateway solution.Featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System, the Telit FN980m is ideal for devices that support branch office connectivity, professional video broadcasting, digital signage and other high-performance enterprise and industrial applications.IDY is meeting…

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Bloomberg hires Cai for transportation team

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Sophia CaiSophia Cai has been hired by Bloomberg News to join the transportation team.She will start June 15.Cai is a Princeton University graduate who majored in politics with certificates in journalism, gender studies, and values & public life.She has written for the Wall Street Journal, Trenton Times, and Princeton Alumni Weekly,  covering everything from immigration and sports to student life and Title IX.She covered renewable energy and climate for Barron’s and then went down to Miami to cover city government and state politics for NPR’s South Florida affiliate, WLRN. She has also interned for the Business TOPICS Magazine in Taiwan.

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IoT News – Kerlink Launches Cost-Efficient LoRaWAN® Multi-Technology Tracking Anchor for Smart-Retail and Smart-Facility Applications

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Wanesy Wave Is Part of End-to-End Solutions That Strongly Position Kerlink in Additional Major IoT Markets.Extending its expertise to major markets such as smart retailing and smart facilities, Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), today is launching a real-time, indoor asset-tracking-and-counting system that uses Wi-Fi or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).Wanesy™ Wave is an indoor anchor that includes both Wi-Fi and BLE tracking technologies. It can detect and locate Wi-Fi devices (like smartphones), using their probe request (when the smartphone automatically requests a new Wi-Fi service to connect), and can also track Bluetooth-enabled devices or…

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Sportico hires Forbes contributor Bloom

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Barry BloomBarry Bloom, a sports business contributor for Forbes for the past two years, has been hired by the new sports business publication Sportico.He started on Monday.Bloom has written about professional sports since 1976. He joined Sportico after covering baseball on and off the field for MLB.com from 2002 to 2018.Previously to that, he worked for Bloomberg News and the San Diego Union-Tribune.Bloom has been a voter for the National Baseball Hall of Fame since 1992 and in recent years has won five awards from the San Diego Press Club for best columns, news stories and features. His books include…

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Pizza Express becomes latest restaurant chain to reopen its doors

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Pizza Express has become the latest restaurant chain to cautiously reopen its doors with plans for delivery food from 13 sites across London. The decision to reopen the sites over the next ten days comes as Wagamama, KFC, McDonald’s, Greggs and Subway are all making similar plans or have started trading again after shutting due to the coronavirus lockdown. Pizza Express will deliver an edited menu from restaurants in ‘London Villages’, including Notting Hill, Balham and Fulham, where demand is highest. Wagamama today announced a rapid and widespread reopening of 67 of its restaurants after ‘successful’ trials in London and…

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New look for urban density, design

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New design guidelines and refined zoning could improve the rollout of medium density housing in established urban areas. Western Australian Planning Commission chairman David Caddy believes applying the term ‘the missing middle’ to Perth is a misnomer. “The missing middle is not actually missing,” Mr Caddy said. “We have a ring of suburbs with medium density developments.” In suburbs like Doubleview, Tuart Hill, Belmont and Palmyra, quarter acre blocks have been chopped up to make way for triplexes and quadruplexes over the past 30 years. This type of development has made a big contribution to urban infill in Perth but…

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Vanac hired by Cleveland Biz Journal as a reporter

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Mary VanacMary Vanac has been hired by the Cleveland Business Journal as a reporter.Ed Stych writes, “Vanac will focus on covering economic development and commercial real estate in Cleveland.“She brings a wide range of experience to the job, previously holding reporting positions at the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Columbus Dispatch as well as researching and editing books for Braun Ink, which produces executive biographies.“She also co-founded MedCity Media, a company that produces content and events for the health care and medical innovation industries.”Read more here.

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IoT News – Internet of Things Goes Underwater: Will It Survive or Drown?

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By Ludovic F. Rembert, Head of Research at Privacy Canada.The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a network of Internet-connected objects capable of collecting and sharing information.In today’s digital-driven environment, IoT connects nearly everything including homes, offices, and cars, enabling users to remotely operate a myriad of objects and equipments, along with a number of well-known security threats. The benefits of the IoT to a wide range of industries are evident, including the potential to remotely monitor devices in real-time while ensuring safety and predicting disruptions.However, some technical challenges remain to deploy IoT everywhere, like in underwater environments. And as…

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Hearn set to organise professional boxing bouts in his own back garden

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Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is planning to organise fights in his own back garden when professional boxing returns in July from the COVID-19 lockdown. Hearn’s mansion home and headquarters in Brentwood, Essex, has extensive grounds and he told Saturday’s Daily Mail he envisaged fight nights on four consecutive weekends behind closed doors. “It is a huge mission. We are going to turn our headquarters here into an outdoor venue for live boxing, with a full canopy in the middle of the garden and the ring overlooking London,” said the Matchroom boss. Anthony Joshua“Just imagine it. It…

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WSJ hires The Drum’s Deighton

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Katie DeightonThe Drum senior reporter Katie Deighton has been hired by The Wall Street Journal.She will start on Monday and work with Nat Ives and Ann-Marie Alcantara on the Experience Report, which explores how companies interact with consumers.Deighton has been based in New York City. Formerly based out of London, she reports on brand and business strategy out of the U.S., and produces, films, presents and edits the title’s editorial video output, including series such as Anatomy of an Ad, Creative Pursuits and Why I Left Advertising.She also reports on the intersection between politics and marketing.Deighton previously worked for Retail Week and…

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London’s Canary Wharf prepares for return of workers

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Canary Wharf has drawn up detailed plans to bring bankers, accountants and lawyers back to the financial district as the coronavirus pandemic eases, from introducing one-way routes to daily deep cleaning, limiting lift capacity and removing soft furnishings. The London estate, home to the European headquarters of Barclays, Citigroup and HSBC and many other businesses, is issuing new guidance to tenants this week after the government unveiled its back-to-work rules. Many companies are preparing to bring more staff back to its office towers after weeks working from home. Signs will tell workers they should not pass on escalators, while heavy…

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Investigations editor among those laid off at Quartz

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John KeefeJohn Keefe, the investigations editor at Quartz, was among the editorial staffers laid off by the financial news site on Thursday.On Twitter, Keefe wrote: “I’m looking for a new adventure — in journalism, news products, machine learning, truth seeking, team building, data for good, editing, or coding.” Keefe previously led the Quartz Artificial Intelligence Studio.Keefe came to Quartz from public radio station WNYC, where he was news director and the senior editor for data news. He’s the author of “Family Projects for Smart Objects” and teaches about prototyping, machine learning, and bots at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of…

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