Luokung won bid for Heilongjiang Institute of Technology Smart Campus Project Expanding the IoT Smart Campus market

BEIJING, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Luokung Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: LKCO) (“Luokung” or the “Company”), one of the global leading spatial-temporal big-data processing technology companies, a leading interactive location-based services company in China, today announced that it won bid for Heilongjiang Institute of Technology (HIT”) Smart Campus first phase procurement project of USD 1.3 million, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year. The second and third phases will be implemented based on the infrastructure built by the first phase. The amount for the second phase is approximately USD 8 million. As the exclusive service provider for the first phase, it is highly probable that the Company will continue to implement the subsequent phases.

The Company will build a comprehensive digital base for campus smart management and smart educational administration management that integrates software and hardware, all generated data is

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Ada Developers Academy going independent in hopes of expanding its tech diversity impact

Ada Developers Academy graduates at a graduation event Jan. 7, 2019. (Jenny Crooks Photo)

Ada Developers Academy, the Seattle-based tuition-free software development boot camp for women and underrepresented sexual, gender and racial minorities, is spinning out from its parent organization and going independent.

Ada announced Monday that it is growing at a scale where it will serve more students, expand its impact and implement new support for programs. The organization has launched a fundraising drive to support that growth, and is looking to raise $25,000 between now and Jan. 2 to build up its cash reserves and a six- to nine-month fiscal runway.

Founded in 2013, Ada’s mission is to diversify the tech industry. Its program provides six months of classroom training followed by a five-month internship at one of its corporate partners. It runs two 48-person cohorts per year and has graduated hundreds of students.

Originally a project of

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Accelerating Mini-Grids In Myanmar And Expanding Energy Access To Villagers

Only 50% of households in Myanmar, one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia, are connected to the public grid. Five years ago, the government set a goal of electrifying 100% of the country by 2030.

With that in mind, in June, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, together with Smart Power Myanmar and supported by Chevron with a $250,000 grant, launched a pilot program to work with early and growth stage mini-grid developers expanding access to energy in rural and off-grid communities. 

Called the Mini-Grid Accelerator, the five-month program recently wrapped up with 13 entrepreneurs.

Mini-grids combine generation assets with distribution grids able to supply off-grid power to villages or townships. Typically mini-grids have generation capacity between 10 kW to a few hundred kW, although some larger mini-grids supply power to entire townships in Myanmar. 

For Miller, the program combines two areas of focus—women’s economic empowerment and

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CALIFORNIA APPROVES BALLOT MEASURE EXPANDING CONSUMER DATA PRIVACY EXPECTED TO ROLLOUT NATIONALLY

Data443 is Well Positioned to Benefit from
Continued Increasing Cybersecurity Burden Imposed on Businesses

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, Nov. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc. (‘Data443’ or the ‘Company’) (OTCPK: ATDS), a leading data security and privacy software company, provided an update on the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (‘CPRA’), approved by California voters on November 3rd, 2020. The CPRA is a new California state law that expands consumer data privacy, obligating businesses to provide consumers with the ability to opt-out of the collection of sensitive personal information collected, and further requires businesses to refrain from sharing the personal information of users, if requested. The CPRA expands, amends, and increases the protections afforded by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which was adopted January 1, 2020, with enforcement actions initiated in July 2020.

Jason Remillard, CEO of Data443, provided the following insights and commentary, “The CPRA

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Coretelligent, LLC. and VSS Announce Acquisition of Soundshore Technology Group, Further Expanding Upon Robust Financial Services Portfolio

Coretelligent, a leading provider of comprehensive managed IT, security and unified cloud management services, and a portfolio company of VSS Capital Partners (“VSS”), a private investment firm, today jointly announced the acquisition of managed services IT firm Soundshore Technology Group. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Soundshore Technology Group (STG) brings over 22 years of experience supporting alternative investment firms in Connecticut, New York City and Los Angeles. STG acts as the managed service provider for over 70 hedge funds, private equity/VCs, RIA firms and Family Offices nationwide.

“We’re delighted to welcome the Soundshore team and their world-class clientele to the Coretelligent family. The shared commitment to delivering a superlative IT experience to our collective clients made bringing the two firms together a natural decision,” said Coretelligent Founder, President, and CEO, Kevin J. Routhier. “The acquisition of STG greatly compliments and further strengthens Coretelligent’s iron-clad platform

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Medicare Proposes Expanding Coverage of CGMs

WASHINGTON — Advocates for patients with diabetes are applauding a proposed rule announced Tuesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that would expand coverage for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).

“We appreciate CMS’ recognition that many of the rules limiting access for patients to CGMs are without clinical merit and limit access for patients who need them, especially lower-income Americans,” Laura Friedman, vice president for payment policy at the American Diabetes Association (ADA), in Arlington, Virginia, said in a statement. “We are eager to continue to work with CMS to bring down barriers to technology access, particularly for people with diabetes who have no other way to get this important diabetes management device if their insurance will not cover it.”

Currently, CMS “only covers therapeutic CGMs or those approved by the FDA for use in making diabetes treatment decisions, such as changing one’s diet or insulin dosage based

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US moves closer to expanding tech export controls list as competition with China for future technology builds

The US has completed a public comment period on finalising a list of technologies critical to American national security that will be subject to stringent export control rules.

The list is part of the Trump administration’s ramped-up efforts to control tech exports as competition with China over next-generation tech heats up.

The initial proposals for emerging tech and foundational tech were announced in 2018, at the time when the US started cracking down on Chinese smartphone and 5G tech giants Huawei Technologies and ZTE.

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But the process to redefine the list has been slow to strike a delicate balance of safeguarding national security while avoiding depressing foreign investment and domestic innovation in the industry.

In another step toward implementing the long delayed provisions, the Commerce Department wrapped up the 57-day comment period

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PAE to Acquire CENTRA Technology, Expanding its Intelligence Community Support Portfolio

Highlights

  • PAE will acquire CENTRA Technology, Inc. in a $208 million transaction, net of tax benefits.

  • The acquisition strengthens PAE’s intelligence, defense, and national and homeland security businesses.

  • The business combination expands and differentiates PAE’s capabilities in intelligence analysis, communication systems integration and research and development services for intelligence and defense customers.  

  • The acquisition is expected to be accretive to key financial metrics including organic revenue growth, adjusted EBITDA margins and free cash flow.

  • CENTRA’s business will broaden PAE’s customer reach and adds attractive contract vehicles to the company’s portfolio.

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PAE (NASDAQ: PAE, PAEWW), a global leader in delivering smart solutions to the U.S. government and its allies, today announced that its subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CENTRA Technology, Inc., a leading independent provider of high-end intelligence support, information analytics, engineering services and other advanced technology solutions,

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A French Tech Entrepreneur Has Seeded a $119 Million Investment Fund for Startups Expanding Access to Culture

This week, French businessman and publisher Frédéric Jousset launched a new €100 million ($119 million) impact investment fund geared specifically toward supporting upstart arts and culture projects.

The fund, ArtNova, will put money toward entrepreneurial efforts that, according to the announcement, “benefit the entire cultural ecosystem and produce a measurable social impact.”  

“My ambition is for ArtNova to accelerate the emerging art tech and culture tech industries, and have an impact on how one gets access to culture,” Jousset, an outspoken advocate of democratizing access to the arts, said in a statement. “Bringing together the cultural industry and investing an ambitious financial amount, we want to support the long-term sustainability of the cultural businesses and the ecosystem they serve.”

With the move, Jousset also announced his plans to abdicate his operational duties at Webhelp, the customer service company he co-founded in 2000 that made him a millionaire. He’ll remain vice

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Apple Expanding ‘Express’ Retail Store Setup That Offers Safer Purchase Options

Apple is planning to expand a new “Express” store format that will make it easier and safer for customers to purchase new Apple devices, including the iPhone 12 lineup, reports Reuters.

Image via PopVox co-founder and CEO Marci Harris on Twitter

The Express store format features a wall built around the front of the main Apple Store with temporary sales counters that are protected by plexiglass, similar to a bank. There are shelves of accessories behind store employees, and customers can pick up items at stores after ordering online, or talk with Apple’s staff for help.

Apple has been using curbside pickup in some areas where there are serious coronavirus outbreaks, but Apple’s retail chief Deirdre O’Brien told Reuters that curbside pickup doesn’t work well in shopping malls and downtown shopping centers where the “curb” is far from the store location.

For these situations, the Express format is preferred.

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