Lessin: Deals between tech companies, media will impact coverage

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Jessica Lessin, the founder and editor in chief of tech news site The Information, writes about the editorial impact of deals between technology companies and publishers.Lessin writes, “I have said it before, and I will probably be saying it again and again and again: Tech companies and news organizations have very different priorities, values and opinions about the purposes of news business. You don’t need to look far to find examples of these same tech companies refusing to pay publishers around the world for their articles, even while they are striking these one-off deals with the largest publications.“And while I…

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IoT News – Ericsson accelerates 5G for Enterprise with acquisition of Cradlepoint

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Ericsson acquires the market-leader for Wireless Edge WAN solutions for an enterprise value of USD 1.1 b. Acquisition complements Ericsson’s enterprise offerings and creates valuable new revenue streams for customers Transaction expected to close during Q4 2020, subject to merger clearance and other closing conditions Ericsson has agreed to acquire Cradlepoint, the US-based market leader in Wireless Edge WAN 4G and 5G Enterprise solutions. The investment is key to Ericsson’s ongoing strategy of capturing market share in the rapidly expanding 5G Enterprise space. Cradlepoint complements Ericsson’s existing 5G Enterprise portfolio which includes Dedicated Networks and a global IoT platform. The…

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Delta Digital News receives grant to produce more regional content

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Delta Digital News Service at Arkansas State University has received a $20,000 grant from the Fred Darragh Foundation in a bid to expand DDNS’s capacity to produce more news content regionally, help hire high school students to careers in journalism, and provide professional-level experience for ASU journalism students.Delta Digital News Service was founded in 2016 as a working lab for undergraduate students to feed content to news organizations. This is the second gift that the service has received from the Darragh Foundation that provided a grant of $10,000 to help get the program started.The lab is also an anchor project…

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IoT News – Sigfox and Cube Infrastructure Managers announce major partnership in IoT infrastructure

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Sigfox, the global 0G network and cloud provider for industrial data, announces a new strategic alliance with Cube Infrastructure Managers. Cube Infrastructure Managers brings together the Sigfox 0G network operators in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, through the acquisition of a majority stake in Heliot Europe and the acquisition of Sigfox Germany. This transaction will accelerate the deployment of IoT infrastructure, which is essential to the competitiveness and sustainable development of the European economy. Sigfox, the global 0G network[1] and cloud provider for industrial data, is proud to announce a new strategic alliance with Cube Infrastructure Managers (Cube), through the…

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Phoenix Biz Journal names Edgemon its managing editor

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Erin EdgemonThe Phoenix Business Journal has named Erin Edgemon its managing editor.A story on its website states, “Edgemon, who joined the publication on Sept. 14 after relocating to the Phoenix area, is a veteran journalist who was most recently the real estate reporter with the Austin Business Journal, covering commercial and residential development.Read more here.

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Hackers target business owners with Covid-19 VAT deferral scam

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Business owners have been the target of a new email phishing scam purporting to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The scam, which was uncovered by accountancy outsourcing specialists Lanop Outsourcing, uses official HMRC branding and graphics to convince victims that their VAT deferral application has been rejected. At least 100 company owners have reported receiving the realistic scam email through Lanop Outsourcing clients. To aid struggling businesses during Covid-19, HMRC allowed payments of VAT between March 2020 and June 2020 to be deferred until 31st March 2021. Cyber criminals have used the scheme to trick business owners into…

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IoT News – IoT managed service providers connect more than 50 million cellular devices

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A new report from the IoT market research firm Berg Insight says that IoT managed service providers have more than 50 million IoT subscribers worldwide. In Europe and North America, these players hold a combined market share of 15–20 percent. Most IoT managed service providers operate as full MVNOs using their own core networks and platforms featuring connectivity management controls and other value-added services. A key differentiator for IoT managed service providers is the ability to aggregate multiple wireless wide area networks and thus provide superior area coverage, multi-domestic footprints and multi-technology connectivity on a single platform. Aeris and KORE…

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Victoria’s Secret secures Next chapter in deal saving 500 hundred jobs

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Next has agreed a deal that will resurrect Victoria’s Secret UK and save 500 jobs. The fashion-to-homeware retailer is to take a majority 51% stake in a joint venture with US-owned Victoria’s Secret after the lingerie firm’s UK arm was placed in administration in June following weak coronavirus lockdown trading that forced all non-essential stores to shut. L Brands, the company behind Victoria’s Secret, agreed the deal following a bid process led by administrators which attracted interest from dozens of parties including M&S. It was revealed back in July that Next had been granted a period of exclusivity to secure…

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Efrati named executive editor at The Information

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Amir EfratiThe Information senior reporter Amir Efrati has been named the tech publication’s executive editor.He will work with editor in chief Jessica Lessin and managing editor Martin Peers on helping the staff produce scoops and in-depth features.Efrati has been with The Information since it started in late 2013. He previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, where he covered Google.Before that, he wrote for The Journal about the Justice Department, federal courts and white-collar crime for the Journal, where he broke news of numerous financial fraud probes, led the paper’s coverage of the Bernard Madoff fraud, and saw his work cited by federal judges.His 2007 front-page…

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IoT News – 5G +Wi-Fi 6 Accelerates the Internet of Everything

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According a forecast by CAICT, 5G will drive more than ¥8 trillion of emerging spending until 2025. 5G-based new capital construction is in full swing. The ecosystem and industrial chain are speeding up across the board. SIMCom Product Department’s general manager Deng Qianhuai expressed his views on this. IoT Builds a Bridge between the Digital World and the Real World According to Mr. Deng, while 4G has changed the way people connect to each other, 5G will change the way people connect to things. The number of IoT connections will grow dramatically in the future. In particular, cellular IoT will…

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Union-Tribune puts “Career Advice” column in hiatus

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Phil Blair’s “Career Advice” column will not run in the San Diego Union-Tribune business section on Mondays for at least a couple of months, reports readers representative Adrian Vore.Vore reports, “That’s because he is running for one of three open seats on the Del Mar City Council. His column last appeared Aug. 24.“‘We don’t want to give someone a platform,’ said business editor Diana McCabe.“He also participates in Sunday’s U-T Econometer feature. He’ll be on hiatus for that, as well.“Business columnist Neil Senturia has a connection to a political campaign. He is married to San Diego City Councilwoman Barbara Bry,…

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IoT News – IOWA Evaluation SDK General Availability on GitHub

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IoTerop announces the general availability of the IOWA Evaluation SDK and code samples on GitHub. These assets empower developers, accelerating time-to-market, and allowing organizations to see firsthand the benefits of standardized device management. “IOWA’s lightweight M2M device management services have already proved their ability to support IoT solutions and add value in smart metering, lighting control systems, smart payment terminals, smart grid, process industry, healthcare, asset management, logistics, and most recently automotive with Groupe PSA. Developers see examples of services that address both IT and operational challenges from cloud to remote devices,” says David Navarro, IoTerop, Chief Product Officer, and…

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Wall Street Journal names Cherney its coverage editor

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Elena CherneyWall Street Journal editor in chief Matt Murray sent out the following announcement on Thursday:Dear All:I’m pleased to announce some important changes in duties on the leadership team as we continue the push to focus our coverage and further digitize amid the challenges of managing during Covid-19.Effective immediately, Elena Cherney becomes Editor, Coverage, and our formidable news coverage chiefs—Jamie Heller, Charles Forelle, Gordon Fairclough, Emily Nelson, Stefanie Ilgenfritz and Paul Beckett— report to her, along with Mike Siconolfi and Larry Rout.As you all know, Elena brings sharp news judgment, substantial business and reporting chops and empathetic leadership to the task of…

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IoT News – Sewio Evangelizes UWB Technology with Free Digital Hero Enablement Kits

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Sewio, a UWB-based real-time location system (RTLS) vendor, gives away three Digital Hero Enablement Kits for free to evangelize ultrawideband (UWB) technology and its advantages to the wider market. Sewio offers a chance to win one of the three Digital Hero Enablement Kits (each worth $4,532) to anyone answering two short questions. This kit not only includes the UWB RTLS Kit, whose hardware and software can later be used in a full-scale digitalization project, but also three hours of consulting with Sewio’s customer experience team to discuss contestants’ needs and ideas and their technological deployment. These Digital Hero Enablement Kits…

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Veuve Clicquot Bold Women Award winners 2020 announced

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Anne Pitcher, Group MD, Selfridges has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Bold Woman Award by Veuve Clicquot. The 48th woman to be honoured with the award, Anne is recognised for her work in promoting leadership roles for women in fashion, anchoring the business growth strategy in sustainability and driving retail innovation with great care and consideration for its people. Pitcher follows in the footsteps of an impressive roster of extraordinary business women, including past winners Jo Whitfield, CEO of Co-op Food, Liv Garfield, CEO of Severn Trent and renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid. The Bold Woman Award…

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