Charleston paper cuts standalone Monday biz section for Sunday section.

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The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, is expanding its Sunday business section but cutting its standalone Monday section.A story on its website states, “Today’s Inside Business is the last edition of a standalone Monday business product. Instead, The Post and Courier will publish an enhanced Sunday business section.Beginning Sunday, most of the content that currently exists in Inside Business will move to a larger and more complete Sunday business section. On Sunday, you will find news columns from our business staff, as well new hires, promotions and other local business announcements.“The popular Grapevine column will continue to be…

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IoT News – 4 ways blockchain is supporting the IoT

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By Lars Rensing, CEO of Protokol. IoT devices are on the rise, with the number of businesses that use IoT technology having increased from 13 percent in 2014 to about 25 percent in 2019. Clearly IoT technology is becoming a key tool for businesses, however there are a few challenges that it needs to overcome in order to ensure large scale adoption of IoT devices. Currently, IoT devices still face issues such as vulnerability to hacking, reliability problems, latencies and bottlenecks, and a limited ability to ensure transparency in supply chains. Fortunately, new technological developments mean that the industry is…

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Penske will have 80% stake in joint venture

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Variety owner Penske Media Corp. paid about $225 million to control 80 percent of the new ­entity that will also publish Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, to be known as PMRC, reports Keith Kelly of the New York Post.Kelly reports, “MRC, publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, will retain a roughly 20 percent stake, sources said.“The deal will now result in hefty layoffs among MRC’s non-editorial staffers. About 50 back-office workers, or 15 percent of the roughly 325 people who do accounting, human resources and other administrative work, are expected to be cut in the merger. At least one top executive is also…

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IoT News – Sagemcom AMI Solution, a Key Driver in the Swedish Energy Transition to a Sustainable Future

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In September, ELLEVIO will continue to improve the Swedish electricity system by being one the first Nordic DSO to start its 2nd generation smart meters large scale rollout. This massive rollout is the result of joint achievements between ELLEVIO, Sagemcom and its local Partner, ONE Nordic. Since the award in March 2019, Sagemcom has developed and delivered a new generation of S211 single phase meters and T211 polyphase meters which allow ELLEVIO to take up the new energy landscape and customer care. The advanced deep indoor dual cellular technology LTE NB IoT + LTE Cat-M is used to secure the…

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Law360 hires Jay on the graphics desk

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Ben JayBen Jay will be joining Law360’s graphics desk.Jay has been a freelance journalist covering local news, politics, arts, food, and more through photography, written reporting, and videography. He has contributed to publications, including The New York Times, Edible, Deadspin, Village Voice, Serious Eats, DNAInfo, Gothamist, and others.Jay has also worked as a data journalist at CNBC reporting data-driven stories for Grow, a personal finance blog. He was also producer, The Leonard Lopate Show at WNYC Radio. He was also an editorial intern at Vox Media, Inc.Jay also served as national desk broadcast associate at CBS News and assisted technical…

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IoT News – SIMCom SIM7600CE Enables Battery Management System for Safer Electric Vehicle Charging

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As an important means of transportation, electric vehicles are widely used by consumers for daily commuting and recreation. With the rapid improvement of people’s living standard, electric cars are very popular for their low-carbon, economic, energy-saving and convenience features. As of 2019, the number of electric two-wheelers in China exceeded 300 million. As of 2019, the penetration of electric two-wheelers in China has exceeded 300 million. With the rapid growth of the takeout and delivery industries in recent years, the sales of electric two-wheelers have boomed. According to statistics, as of 2019, China’s takeout users exceeded 400 million, reaching 416…

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CNN, FX Networks win business Emmys

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The winners for the 41st annual Nc including the following in the business categories:For Outstanding Business, Consumer of Economic Report, the winner is “Maduro’s Blood Gold” by CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”For Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary, the winner is “The Myth of the Medallion” by FX Networks.A list of all of the winners can be found here.

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Work-at-home change ‘will have devastating impact’ on UK economy

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Business groups have reacted with dismay to the prime minister’s call for people to work at home where they can. The CBI said that it was a “crushing” blow that would have a “devastating impact”. It marks a change in policy following a government advertising campaign to get people back to work where safe. Campaign group London First said it would discourage people from returning to workplaces and risk “derailing an already fragile recovery”. ‘Crushing blows’ CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn told the BBC: “We know we need to avoid a second national lockdown at all if we possibly can, but…

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IoT News – Semtech and Amazon Collaborate to Provide Low Power Connectivity for Consumer Applications on Amazon Sidewalk

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Semtech’s LoRa® devices provide long range, low-bandwidth connectivity for Amazon Sidewalk LoRa devices key features – long range, low power – makes it an ideal solution for low-bandwidth outdoor and indoor smart home and smart community products Semtech Corporation announced it has teamed up with Amazon to collaborate on its network, Amazon Sidewalk. Operated at no charge to customers, Amazon Sidewalk is a crowd-sourced wireless network that can simplify device setup, extend the range for low bandwidth applications and provide limited functionality even when devices fall offline. Semtech’s long range, low power LoRa platform in the Amazon Sidewalk network extends…

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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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