Quartz nearly doubles paid subscribers in one year

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Business digital publisher Quartz surpassed 21,000 subscribers this summer, nearly doubling its subscriber base in less than a year, reports Sara Guaglione of Publishers Daily.Guaglione reports, “Quartz had 11,000 subscribers last November.“In March and April, subscription growth rate at Quartz was up by nearly a quarter year-on-year, according to The Drum, which first reported the news.“Katie Weber, president of Quartz, told the publication that focusing on its ‘Need to Know’ COVID-19 email newsletter helped attract subscribers, as well as reporting on topics such as the office, mental health and commuting.“Quartz also expanded its membership offering, with access to all digital content, member-only newsletters, deep dives, digital…

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IoT News – The New-Generation 5G CPE Brings a New Internet Experience

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As everyone knows, when we use Wi-Fi, if there is a long distance or many walls between the user and the wireless router, the signal will be weak or lost. At such blind spots, your phone or iPad won’t receive the Wi-Fi signal. The traditional approach is to add a router to relay and enhance the signal, but there are still big limitations. However, CPE can solve the problem of signal relay well and expands the coverage of signal effectively.As a wireless terminal access equipment, CPE can receive wireless signals from wireless routers, wireless APs, wireless base stations, etc. Moreover,…

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Ann Summers threatens landlords with CVA process over shop rents

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Retailer Ann Summers has warned its stores’ landlords they must take “a more pragmatic approach” to negotiations over rents. The lingerie and sex toy chain said if this did not happen, it would ask to formally restructure its debts through a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA). Chief executive Jacqueline Gold said landlords needed to recognise the retail landscape had changed. Writing in Retail Week, Ms Gold said the ultimatum was “no idle threat”. She said many landlords had been open to renegotiating rental costs but that others continued “to bury their heads in the sand”. “I’m grateful to those landlords who…

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Forbes Advisor hires Bailie as consumer finance editor

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Korrena BailieKorrena Bailie has joined Forbes Advisor as a consumer finance editor.Previously, she was senior editor at Wirecutter and before that, she was at Credit Karma where she first held the post of managing editor and then that of senior manager, editorial.Bailie has also served as a managing editor at Bankrate Insurance and was creative media manager at Wcities.Bailie earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature and her master’s degree in creative writing from Queen’s University Belfast.

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IoT News – How to recognize the IoT as it rolls into 2021

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By Marc Kavinsky, Editor at IoT Business News.Rather than blockchain usurping the world, it seems that the IoT is going to give blockchain its consolation prize. Along with distributed ledger technology in play at various levels and in various applications, the unfolding IoT has other regular friends and emerging stars. Edge computing and 5G tech are two important development areas right now – significant components of the IoT that they are – but a host of realities beyond them are also going to find development and prominence as the IoT continues apace.It’s perhaps fitting that the IoT is primarily manifesting…

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Kwong hired as producer for Kara Swisher’s new podcast

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Matt KwongMatt Kwong has been hired by New York Times Opinion as a producer for technology journalist Kara Swisher’s upcoming podcast.He previously worked at NPR, where he was an editor and producer for “Morning Edition” and the daily news podcast “Up First.” Recently, he produced this piece for NPR on the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, and this discussion with the astronaut Jessica Meir as she orbited the Earth in the International Space Station.He also edited “Morning Edition’s” Minnesota coverage after the death of George Floyd while in police custody, including this interview with State Rep. Ruth Richardson…

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IoT News – CEVA NB-IoT IP Achieves Monumental Milestone: Awarded Full Certification from Deutsche Telekom

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CEVA-Dragonfly NB2 turnkey solution is industry’s first and only licensable NB-IoT IP to receive full certification from one of the world’s largest mobile network operators.CEVA, Inc., the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, announced today that its Dragonfly NB2 turnkey NB-IoT solution has achieved full certification from Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies.The monumental milestone ensures that Dragonfly NB2 IP licensees can significantly simplify and accelerate their NB-IoT chipset certification for use on Deutsche Telekom’s networks around the world.Ange Aznar, Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless IoT Business Unit at CEVA,…

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How the WSJ is using a course-style newsletter to provide personal finance

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Kayleigh Barber of Digiday writes about how The Wall Street Journal is using the Six-Week Money Challenge to provide personal finance coverage.Barber writes, “The Wall Street Journal launched its first free, course-style newsletter, the Six-Week Money Challenge, this month, which provides instructional steps each week that readers can follow to increase their knowledge about personal finance.“The format of the weekly newsletter, according to WSJ personal finance reporter and newsletter author Julia Carpenter, allows even the most novice person to follow along to step by step activities that are meant to teach the basics of finance as well as help readers make…

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IoT News – IoT – an ROI driver for small and midsize businesses

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By Andrew LeCates, Director of Product Marketing and Evangelism at Claris.A foundational pillar of technology’s next wave is IoT. Businesses can use it to gain precise intelligence about how to improve or even automate many processes, and in IoT-relevant industries such as manufacturing, retail, automotive and logistics, small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) using IoT can reap efficiency benefits, strong return on investment (ROI), and competitive advantage.By collecting and analyzing detailed data from sensors monitoring mechanical, logistical, and human real-world behavior, IoT helps small businesses gain precise intelligence about how to improve or automate the way they do business. While many large enterprises…

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Virgin Atlantic gets creditor approval for £1.2bn ‘milestone’ rescue package

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Creditors are on board with Virgin Atlantic’s plans to emerge into clear skies from a period of brinkmanship that had left the long-haul airline staring at bankruptcy. The business founded by Sir Richard Branson, 69, has won overwhelming support from its creditors for what it calls a £1.2 billion solvent recapitalisation. Virgin Atlantic said that it would go to the High Court next Wednesday to get final legal clearance for its financial rescue. The creditor support was “a significant milestone in safeguarding our future”, it said in a statement, hailing the scheme as a successful “private-only scheme” after an embarrassing…

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Snyder promoted to editor in chief of Nashville Biz Journal

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Eric SnyderManaging editor Eric Snyder has been promoted to editor in chief of the Nashville Business Journal.He replaces Lori Becker, who became publisher of the paper.Snyder has been managing editor since 2013. He previously was assistant managing editor. He joined the NBJ’s newsroom in 2009, writing about commercial real estate, retail and manufacturing for the paper’s print edition and the website. Before joining the Business Journal, Snyder was a reporter with the Leaf-Chronicle in Clarksville.Snyder has covered real estate, retail, restaurants, manufacturing and transportation.He is a 2005 graduate from the University of Memphis.

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IoT News – Semtech Deploys LoRa®-based Network for South Korean Expressways

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Korea Expressway Corporation’s network covers over 306 km of expressway, providing the connectivity backbone for flexible, innovative IoT applications.Semtech Corporation announced that Korea Expressway Corporation (KEC), a government affiliated company building and managing expressways in South Korea, has built a network based on Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol for its expressways as the first stage in its ongoing four-year Internet of Things (IoT) deployment plan in the country.“Semtech’s LoRa devices and LoRaWAN networks represent the ideal infrastructure on which to build Korea’s next-generation IoT solutions,” said Hyo-Hoon Kim, Manager at SK Telesys. “We want to continue to uphold…

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KFC suspends ‘finger lickin’ slogan in response to coronavirus pandemic

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KFC is temporarily dropping the ‘It’s finger lickin’ good’ slogan it has used in its advertising for 64 years and launching its first global campaign in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The campaign launching today shows various images of KFC– including an outdoor ad and a number of shots of its infamous bucket of chicken – with the ‘finger lickin’’ part of its slogan pixelated out. It ends with the line: “That thing we always say? Ignore it. For now.” The campaign will run across TV, press, social media and digital. Outdoor ads will feature KFC buckets with disclaimers, saying…

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Detroit Free Press hires Stitt as a business reporter

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Chanel StittThe Detroit Free Press has hired Chanel Stitt as a business reporter.She will be covering minority businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofits.Stitt has been reporting trending and breaking news for the Free Press as an intern this summer. She previously was interning for MLive.She is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where she was managing editor and then editor in chief of The Michigan Journal.

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IoT News – Asset Tracking Device Shipments Drive IoT Expansion and Grow 51% Year-on-Year Through 2024

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Growing technological and network maturity opens the door to new addressable markets.Asset tracking is one of the highest growth application segments for the Internet of Things (IoT).According to a new report by global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research, asset tracking device shipments will see a 51% year-on-year device shipment growth rate through 2024.Expanding LPWAN coverage, technological maturity, and the associated miniaturization of sophisticated devices are key to moving asset tracking from traditionally high-value markets to low-value high-volume markets, which will account for most of the tracker connection and shipment numbers.“Hardware devices for the asset tracking market are primarily dominated…

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