Amazon is bringing macOS to its AWS cloud

Amazon is bringing macOS to its AWS cloud for the first time ever. New Mac mini instances will be available on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), allowing developers to create apps for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and more all on AWS.

Amazon’s introduction of macOS instances is significant for developers. They now have a big cloud provider that will let them run Xcode and Swift development tools in the cloud, moving away from having to maintain and patch dedicated Mac machines. Amazon hasn’t announced pricing just yet, but the company is expected to reveal more information at its re:Invent event today.

Amazon is using Apple’s Intel-powered Mac mini computers for its cloud version of macOS. Each Mac mini comes with Intel’s 8th Gen Core i7 processor and 32GB of RAM, and developers will be able to pick between macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina —

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Council Post: Business Platforms: Bringing Customers Together

CTO of Wunderman Thompson NA, applying technology to drive client growth across the Americas and beyond.

The past decade has seen the rise of a new type of business model: the platform business. While more traditional business models set the stage for companies to supply services to meet consumer demand — packaging cost-effective services or marketing them to consumers for profit — a platform business disrupts traditional business models by facilitating direct interaction between value creators. Instead of the companies pushing services out in the world, platform businesses seek to enable exchanges between producers and consumers.

Spotify, AirBnB, Uber, Netflix and Amazon (SAUNA) have all adopted this model, facilitating interactions between artists and listeners, hosts and guests, drivers and riders, buyers and sellers. The platform opportunity is poised to grow — in 2016, an Accenture survey found that 81% of executives believed platform-based business models would be core to

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Twitter Is Bringing Back Public Verification

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If you’re one of the troves of people who—for some bizarre reason—wants to be among the blue-checked elite on Twitter, then good news: everyone’s favorite app for posting bad takes will be bringing back its verification process early next year.

Twitter announced on Tuesday that it has formal plans to relaunch account verification—complete with a new, public application process—in “early 2021.” The company paused public verifications three years ago, though thousands of accounts (including my own) have still quietly achieved checkmark status in the interim. After all that time and more than a few screw-ups, Twitter has decided the relaunched should also be a bit more of a revamped: better defining who gets verified and why, and what it takes for an account to have their blue checkmark snatched away.

According to the current draft of the verifications policy, accounts that meet

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IT Science Case Study: Bringing Connectivity Without Fiber to Old San Juan

Here is the latest article in an eWEEK feature series called IT Science, in which we look at what actually happens at the intersection of new-gen IT and legacy systems.

Unless it’s brand new and right off various assembly lines, servers, storage and networking inside every IT system can be considered “legacy.” This is because the iteration of both hardware and software products is speeding up all the time. It’s not unusual for an app-maker, for example, to update and/or patch for security purposes an application a few times a month, or even a week. Some apps are updated daily! Hardware moves a little slower, but manufacturing cycles are also speeding up.

These articles describe new-gen industry solutions. The idea is to look at real-world examples of how new-gen IT products and services are making a difference in production each day. Most of them are success stories, but there will

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Two meteor showers are bringing shooting stars and fireballs to the night sky this week

Between coronavirus, wildfires and the presidential election, 2020 has been an overwhelming year. But it has also brought breathtaking celestial activity, including a once-in-a-lifetime comet, a close approach with Mars and countless meteor showers. 

November is no exception, as the Leonid and Taurid meteor showers promise to light up the night sky with shooting stars and bright fireballs. In addition, November also brings a supermoon, as well as the infamous cluster of stars known as the Pleiades. 

What are the Leonids and the Taurids? 

The Leonids is a major meteor shower that lights up the sky every year from November 6 to November 30. The shower brings bright, colorful meteors that travel at speeds of 44 miles per second — some of the fastest all year, according to NASA.

Leonids are famous for their fireballs and Earthgrazer meteors. Fireballs are massive explosions of light and color, longer than an

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Modi government outlines new science technology, innovation policy, focuses on bringing back diaspora

Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that STIP 2020 is aiming to create a long-term pathway for scientists and students.

India has begun preparations to bring in Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020. Along with the “landmark policy initiative”, the Central government has emphasized building “policy level mechanisms” and creating opportunities to attract bright talents among Indian diaspora back home, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said. Dr. Vradhan has disclosed that the prime objective of STIP 2020 is to decentralize the policy designing and transform it into an inclusive process.

STIP 2020 focuses on the development of technology and research methods. Apart from making socio-economic progress, the STIP 2020 aims at fulfilling the aspirations of lakhs of budding scientists and young students, Dr. Vardhan said while chairing policy consultation with the Indian diaspora and seeking their contributions to the upcoming policy on Science and Technology.

Dr. Vardhan has also outlined that the

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How State Street is bringing 8,000 workers back to the office

  • In recent weeks, the global custodian bank State Street has begun a phased return to work for an additional 20% of its staff, or about 8,000 workers.
  • The firm has extended invitations to specific groups of employees in about 30 companies to return if they please, Lou Maiuri, State Street’s COO, told Business Insider.
  • Maiuri walked Business Insider through how his global firm is doing it, and shared advice for other corporate leaders about how they can maintain safety in the office.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Wall Street has been largely bullish about the prospects of getting people back to work. The coronavirus pandemic, for its part, has been generally unwilling to play ball.

Since March, State Street has kept the vast majority — about 90% — of its 40,000-person global workforce home. That’s about 36,000 people.

In recent weeks, however, the firm has extended invitations to

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Bringing In a Seamless Technology-Based Hiring Programme for Gig Workers

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With the pandemic around the world restricting our movement and physical behavior, how do you ensure large-scale hiring of gig workers? Gig economy is one of the few sectors gaining demand and to match the supply it must have a quick and efficient on-boarding process.

The traditional hiring methodologies are passé, to speak the least as they don’t support the scale of hiring gig workers. The unstructured and manual verification processes cannot provide quality assessment of the on-boarded workers. This is true across the industry—cab aggregation, food delivery, logistics or professional service marketplace.

The challenge

Gig economy companies need to hire verified workers with clean background to mitigate risks of employee fraud or customer harassment. The challenge is that delay in on-boarding means potential business loss.

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LG is bringing its swivelling dual-screen smartphone “Wing” to India on October 28

a screen shot of a computer: This is probably the first time in a long time, LG seems pumped up about its phones.

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This is probably the first time in a long time, LG seems pumped up about its phones.

LG is bringing the Wing, its new swivelling dual-screen smartphone to India on October 28. Block your date invites that the company is now sharing with media carries a silhouette of the Wing and its one-of-its-kind form factor accompanied by the hashtag #ExploretheNew. Now LG isn’t giving out the name, but those two hints are enough to cement what’s coming on October 28.

For some context, the Wing is the first smartphone under LG’s new Explorer Project that’s seemingly designed to “breathe new life into what makes a smartphone.” Simply put, it’s all about going above and beyond the conventions. The Wing does just that offering a new twist on LG’s existing dual-screen concept. While in the past, LG has tried this through bundled screen accessories with

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Forget iPhone 12: Vivo is bringing this killer camera phone to UK

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Vivo. The Chinese phone maker has been in the business for over a decade now, and has become known for developing headline-grabbing concept devices, as well as more upscale features you don’t find in many other devices.

But buying Vivo phones hasn’t been easy here, forcing fans to rely on after market imports to get hold of one. That’s about to change, though, because Vivo is expanding into Europe — and that includes the UK.

Vivo made the announcement in Dusseldorf yesterday (Oct. 21), revealing its European product lineup via an online media briefing. The idea, of course, is to win over new fans in the European market, and the Vivo X51 5G is where a lot of the focus seems to lie as a viable alternative to the iPhone 12.

The X51 is physically identical to the X50, and the only

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