StereoVision Imaging, Industry Leader in 4D FMCW LiDAR Technology, Adds Five New Continuation Patents to Extensive IP Portfolio

(MENAFN – GlobeNewsWire – Nasdaq) CALABASAS, Calif., Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — [To enable links contact MENAFN] StereoVision[To enable links contact MENAFN] Imaging, Inc. (SVI) has been granted four new continuation patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and one new continuation patent issued by the European Patent Office. The patents build and expand upon the company’s extensive patent portfolio focused on biometric/object recognition and remote sensing technology.

The result of more than $100 million invested in R & D over the last 10 years, the new issuances bring SVI’s patent portfolio to 61 patents issued worldwide, with 46 patents pending across 24 patent families. They provide further protection for SVI’s Mil-Spec, field-proven and uniquely capable technology as it launches a new commercialization campaign.

‘These new patents both continue and broaden the protection of our technology portfolio focused on detecting and measuring moving objects in

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Trump administration adds China’s SMIC and CNOOC to Defense blacklist

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Thursday added China’s top chipmaker, SMIC, and oil giant CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies, a move likely to escalate tensions with Beijing before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

The Department of Defense designated a total of four additional companies as owned or controlled by the Chinese military, also including China Construction Technology Co Ltd and China International Engineering Consulting Corp.

The move, first reported by Reuters on Sunday, brings the total number of companies blacklisted to 35. While the list did not initially trigger any penalties, a recent executive order issued by Republican President Donald Trump will prevent U.S. investors from buying securities of the blacklisted firms starting late next year.

The Chinese Embassy in Washington referred Reuters to prior remarks made by its Foreign Ministry spokesperson that “China firmly opposes the politicization of

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NBA 2K21’s Latest Update Adds Seasonal Decorations

2K has released a new update for the current-gen version of NBA 2K21. It’s light on content and fixes, but adds a seasonal flavour to the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

New seasonal decorations and themed courts are now available as the winter holiday arrives at 2K Beach. In terms of fixes, MyCourt’s Limitless free throw drill is now set to use the 2K camera setting in MyCareer. Online VS–the difficulty used in MyTeam Unlimited and Limited–has also been added to Play With Friends Games in MyTeam.

Here are the full patch notes:


  • Winter holiday has arrived at 2K Beach with new seasonal decorations and themed courts now available.


  • MyCourt’s Limitless free throw drill is now set to use the 2K camera setting.


  • Added Online VS, the difficulty used in MyTeam Unlimited & Limited, to Play With Friends games.

The basketball sim earned a

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SLING TV Adds Future Today’s Fawesome Channel to Expand Its Free to Anyone Offerings

SLING TV is Future Today’s First vMVPD Deployment

Leading, Emmy® Award-winning live TV streaming service, SLING TV, selected Future Today’s Fawesome channel to expand its growing line up of free streaming channels.

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Sling TV Adds Future Today's Fawesome Channel

Sling TV Adds Future Today’s Fawesome Channel

Fawesome is Future Today’s premier, free ad-supported linear channel for popular movies and TV series from major studios as well as independents, spanning more than 25 genres, such as action, thrillers, true crime, comedy, family, sports, horror and more. SLING TV customers and free users alike now have 24/7 access to exciting content – including its library of thousands of hit movies and TV shows – at no cost, in an easy to navigate program guide.

“This is a turning point in the TV industry, where skinny bundles are expanding, and free ad supported channels will quickly become part of

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Qumulo hires cloud CTO; ex-Tableau CMO joins Conversica board; 98point6 adds COO

— Seattle startup Qumulo named Janine Corey as its cloud chief technology officer. Corey spent the past five years at Amazon Web Services, most recently leading the transformation team for enterprise customers. She previously held IT roles at Tyler Technologies, Novartis-Alcon Labs and Southwest Airlines.

a person posing for the camera: Janine Corey. (Qumulo Photo)

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Qumulo does not have an overall CTO. The 8-year-old company reached a $1.2 billion valuation earlier this year after raising $125 million. It helps customers such as Hyundai, Cinesite Studios, Telus, and others store and manage large amounts of file data.

a person wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Elissa Fink. (Qumulo Photo)

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Elissa Fink. (Qumulo Photo)

— Former Tableau CMO Elissa Fink joined the board of AI assistant startup Conversica. Headquartered in Foster City, Calif., Conversica originally launched in Bellingham, Wash., and opened a Seattle office in 2017.

The startup develops virtual assistants for sales, marketing and customer service teams. Conversica raised a $20

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The Washington Post’s brand studio adds immersive audio to its suite of innovative storytelling capabilities

WP BrandStudio has launched a new immersive audio experience, expanding its storytelling capabilities for brands. With this approach to audio, the studio is focused on building memorable and distinguishing campaigns for the travel and hospitality industry that go beyond establishing visual identities to add emotional value and connection. Working with VISIT FLORIDA, the state’s official tourism marketing corporation, the studio has created an interactive audio experience called “The Sounds of Florida.”


“Americans are investing more of their time with audio, listening an average of nearly four hours each day. We continue to explore immersive storytelling formats, just like The Post newsroom, to help elevate a brand’s message and drive engagement with that growing population,” said Denise Burrell-Stinson, Head of WP BrandStudio. “For those craving a getaway or planning a visit to Florida, the program for VISIT FLORIDA showcases the state’s rich culture and views and puts the power in readers’

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The Latest: Villanova adds game at Connecticut tournament

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:


No. 3 Villanova has added a third game at Bubbleville, the 11-day gathering of college basketball teams in Connecticut for early season nonconference play.

The Wildcats are now scheduled to play Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun arena against Virginia Tech.

Temple had been scheduled to be the Hokies’ opponent for that game, but the Owls said Thursday they were was pausing team activities for 14 days following a positive coronavirus test in the program.

Villanova has already won two games this week at Mohegan Sun, beating Boston College, 76-67 on Wednesday and No. 18 Arizona State 83-74, on Thursday night to win the Empire Classic.

There are several tournaments and stand-alone games being played in the modified bubble at the Connecticut resort casino through Dec. 5.


The Denver Broncos canceled practice Friday after

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Nintendo Adds Sharp as Assembler of Popular Switch Console

(Bloomberg) — Nintendo Co. has added Sharp Corp. as an assembler of its Switch console, according to people directly involved in the matter, as it works to stabilize production and hedge against U.S.-China trade tensions.


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The video game giant has struggled to produce enough units for most of this year as the hit game Animal Crossing: New Horizons and stuck-at-home consumers fueled demand. While the coronavirus outbreak hurt production early on, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said this month that output has returned to normal and the Switch is now made in Malaysia, in addition to existing China and Vietnam locations.

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That Malaysia factory is owned by Sharp, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. Nintendo’s main assembly partner Foxconn Technology Co., a key unit of Foxconn Technology Group, owns

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IAS Expands ‘Context Control’ Solution in APAC, Adds Bahasa Indonesia and Thai Language Capabilities

BANGKOK, Nov. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, today announced the launch of Bahasa Indonesia and Thai language capabilities for its Context Control solution. IAS’s contextual solution is now available worldwide in languages including Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Context Control incorporates the premiere semantic technology in the verification space to deliver unmatched accuracy and granularity in online content classification for IAS customers. Superior content classification enables a new level of precision and scale for marketers seeking to better navigate the content adjacencies associated with their online campaigns. With advertisers running campaigns in an always-on global news cycle, IAS provides critical brand safety and brand suitability solutions to accurately assess the full content and context of a page, regardless of language.

IAS’s patented semantic technology provides human-like machine comprehension of the vernacular Bahasa and Thai languages, taking

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The Latest: SailGP global sailing league adds 2 regattas

By The Associated Press

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:


The SailGP global league has added two new regattas to open its pandemic-delayed second season and moved the previously announced season opener in San Francisco to April 2022, making it the $1 million, winner-take-all finale.

Season 2 will now begin April 24-25 in Bermuda, which hosted the 2017 America’s Cup. The tour will then move to Taranto, Italy, June 5-6.

A full schedule of nine regattas is still being firmed up.

The second season of racing in foiling 50-foot catamarans had been set to begin with races in San Francisco and New York. The schedule was shifted to ensure greater certainty and reduce travel early in 2021. New York will not host a regatta in the second season but likely will early in the third season.

Bermuda has been largely shielded

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