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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Adweek’s Rios departs for Polygon

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Josh RiosJosh Rios, a video producer and editor at Adweek, has left the company to become a video producer at Polygon.He had been at Adweek since September 2017 and had created new video franchises involving pop-ups, experiential marketing and brand retrospectives. He also conceptualized, wrote, produced shareable content for digital/ social platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Linkedin.He previously was a post production engineer for Vocativ.Rios earned a B.A. in radio and television production from the University of Central Florida.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber tells ministers UK theatres face ruin

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Andrew Lloyd Webber has warned Britain’s performing arts scene is at the point of no return as he pleaded for a definite reopening date for theatres without social distancing. The theatre impresario told MPs this morning that despite all the mitigations such as compulsory facemasks and increased ventilations theatres were able to deploy, Public Health England was still behaving like a “brick wall”. He said his companies were “bumping up against banking covenants” adding that a full reopening date was needed now to save the sector from devastation. A number of performing arts companies, including the National Theatre, have already…

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IoT News – Keeping Connectivity Within Reach, OPPO Launches Its First Smartwatch With Thales’ eSIM Solutions

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OPPO has selected Thales eSIM solutions for its OPPO Watch, the brand’s first smartwatch series with built-in cellular connectivity.OPPO Watch users can enjoy a digital experience by activating its mobile subscription remotely and staying connected without having to rely on their mobile phone.Thales’ miniaturized eSIM enables the OPPO Watch to achieve a thinner and lighter design, freeing up room for extra features.OPPO, the world’s leading smart device manufacturer, has selected Thales’ set of eSIM products and services for its OPPO Watch, the brand’s first smartwatch series with built-in cellular connectivity.The launch of the OPPO Watch marks a strategic step into…

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Retiring Portland Biz Journal publisher reflects on his career

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Craig WesselCraig Wessel, the retiring publisher of the Portland Business Journal, writes about his career at the paper.Wessel writes, “It’s my great hope that I have lived up to the potential of the role I was given. Much of our focus as an organization has been on illuminating how companies grow and on celebrating all of the great things that come as a result of that growth – family wage jobs, philanthropy, a rich and vibrant community – none of that happens without economic prosperity.Read more here.

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IoT News – Semtech’s LoRa® Devices Boost Crop Yield on Connected Avocado Farms

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ICT International’s LoRa-based precision environmental sensors enable smarter crop monitoring with a data-centric approach.Semtech Corporation announced that ICT International, an Internet of Things (IoT) solution provider for environmental applications, and Definium Technologies (Definium), a developer and manufacturer of IoT gateways and devices, are leveraging an advanced array of products based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol to improve crop yield in Australian avocado plantations with a data-centric approach to farming.“Avocado crops are highly susceptible to stress at key times throughout their growing cycle,” said Dr. Peter Cull, Director of ICT International.“Utilizing plant physiology sensors based on Semtech’s leading…

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Business Insider hires Dorman as senior politics reporter

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John DormanBusiness Insider has hired John Dorman as a senior politics reporter.“This is a dream role for me and I feel so fortunate to have this opportunity,” he wrote on Twitter.Dorman has been a writer for The New York Times for the past nine years, writing for various sections, mostly at the Travel Desk. He also designed graphics for the Business Desk, edited domestic and international newsletters, managed the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts at Travel, and produced digital news and feature special issues.He also interned at Fast Company magazine.Dorman is a graduate of Georgetown University.

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IoT News – SIMCom 5G module SIM8202G-M2 accelerates the Smart Internet of Everything

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The commercial use of 5G accelerates the Internet of Everything, brings about updates of cellular IoT technology, which prompts the industry chain to constantly update and improve technologies and products.Recently, SIMCom launched an ultra-small 5G module SIM8202G-M2, which not only makes SIMCom’s 5G product line more diversified, but also effectively supports 5G application scenarios.1. The Reformation of RoboticsSIMCom 5G modules have been used in 5G Cloud intelligent robots which the best carriers to practice the advanced technical features of 5G networks, such as high bandwidth, massive connectivity and Low latency. Through 5G modules, loads of image, video and sensor data…

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