Seeq Number 76 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500


Seeq Number 76 Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500

Nov. 24, 2020 – Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, announced today it ranked 76 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America now in its 26th year.

Seeq also announced it was chosen as a 2020 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner which recognizes the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.

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New telescope in works at Green Bank to detect, map Fast Radio Bursts | News

A new radio-telescope linked to similar telescopes at two sites in Canada will be built at the Green Bank Observatory, following the National Science Foundation’s award of a $1.7 million grant to a WVU professor studying Fast Radio Bursts.

The horizontal, 60-meter long, 20-meter wide telescope features a cylindrical profile similar to a snowboarding half-pipe. According to iNFOnews.ca, it will operate in concert with similar “Outrigger” telescopes planned for construction at the Algonquin Radio Observatory in Ontario and at a site near Allenby, British Columbia.

The three Outrigger scopes will in turn connect with the similar, but much larger, CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) radio-telescope in operation since 2017 at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory near Kaleden, British Columbia. The Outrigger telescopes will triangulate the positions of targeted objects, allowing the CHIME telescope to pinpoint their locations.

The grant to build the new telescope at Green Bank was awarded

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Software Dominates Deloitte’s 2020 Tech Fast 500 With 71% Of All Companies

  •  353 of the 500 fastest-growing companies in North America are in the software industry according to Deloitte’s 2020 Tech Fast 500, the most ever in the history of their rankings and a 3% increase over last year.
  • Two of the ten fastest-growing companies over the last three years specialize in cybersecurity, OneTrust and Transmit Security.
  • Notable software companies ranked in Deloitte’s 2020 Tech Fast 500 include Bolt, Illumio, LogicMonitor and Seeq.
  • Biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies are the second most prevalent sector, comprising 14% of all companies, followed by digital content/media/entertainment (5%) and medical devices (4%).  

It’s fascinating to look at the emerging trends in Deloitte’s 2020 North America Technology Fast

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Fortress Biotech Ranked in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500(TM) for the Second Year in a Row

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NEW YORK, Nov 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fortress Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBIO) (“Fortress”), an innovative revenue-generating company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing or monetizing promising biopharmaceutical products and product candidates cost-effectively, today announced that it ranked number 135 in Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500(TM), an annual ranking of the fastest-growing North American companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech sectors. Fortress’ 874 percent revenue growth based on the increase in net product sales from 2016 to 2019 secured its spot in the rankings.

“We are thrilled to be recognized among an elite group of 500 companies in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500(TM) for the second year in a row. We are proud of our rapid revenue growth, as generating value for our

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This Fungus Is Fast Becoming Luxury Fashion’s Favorite Material

Where sustainable fashion is concerned, the leather goods industry hasn’t been setting the best example.

Though ethical and environmental concerns have pushed the wider industry to become increasingly eco- and animal-friendly, the leather goods market—which is valued at $414 billion globally—is still dominated by animal offcuts.

While ‘genuine leather’ holds sartorial clout for some, the byproducts emit greenhouse gases, consume finite natural resources (particularly through the rearing of livestock), and pollute the environment through tanning and dying processes.

The most obvious solution would be to opt for vegan leathers, of course, but their credentials aren’t always much better. While a handful of brands have poured money into developing plant-based alternatives, the world’s most prevalent and widely-used ‘vegan leather’, polyurethane (or ‘PU’), is little more than a throwaway pollutant itself.

As it’s derived from fossil fuels, in fact,

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Uber to accept fast payments in Brazil in partnership with Ebanx

FILE PHOTO: An Uber logo is seen during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc started on Monday to take instant payments in Brazil in partnership with payments startup Ebanx, both companies said.

More than 60 million people had already signed up to the newly launched instant payments platform, so-called Pix, before its full operation started this Monday. It allows consumers and companies to make money transfers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without requiring debit or credit cards.

Uber said in an email to Reuters that instant payments are likely to bring new clients to its services, mainly those who do not use cards. Around one-third of Brazilians do not have a bank account, one of the highest ratios in the world.

Instant payments will initially only

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Are Drive-Thru-Only Restaurants the Future of Fast Food?

Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN) couldn’t have picked a worse time to roll out a new breakfast menu than last February: The pandemic closed down businesses and eliminated the need for anyone to stop in on their way to work.

Yet with the economy reopening and people reestablishing their morning routines, the breakfast daypart helped the fast-food chain notch the highest global same-restaurant sales growth in over 15 years.

So successful is the menu that Wendy’s is developing an all-new type of restaurant that will help drive expansion, one that could point to the direction the rest of the industry should take.

McDonald's drive-thru window

Image source: McDonald’s.

Make that to-go

The drive-thru window has been a fixture of the fast-food experience, but it became absolutely essential to the restaurant industry’s survival during the health crisis.

  • McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) said 90% of its second-quarter sales were via the drive-thru window, and it’s sustained the chain since.
  • Restaurant
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San Jose police required to fast track body-camera footage for major incidents

In an effort to be more transparent, the San Jose Police Department will now be required to fast track the public release of officer body-camera footage for incidents deemed of “extraordinary public interest” when requested by city leadership, according to a new policy approved this week.



Sam Liccardo et al. around each other: SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo speaks during a press conference on June 4, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia and city leaders sought to explain the force police used on crowds during the George Floyd protests in San Jose over the past week. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)


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SAN JOSE, CA – JUNE 04: San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo speaks during a press conference on June 4, 2020, in San Jose, Calif. San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia and city leaders sought to explain the force police used on crowds during the George Floyd protests in San Jose over the past week. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group)

Under the new rules, the San Jose City Council has the authority to direct the city manager — to whom the police chief reports — to publicly disclose video footage from high-profile police incidents like the confrontations between officers and

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Astronomers discover clues that unveil the mystery of fast radio bursts — ScienceDaily

Fast radio bursts, or FRBs — powerful, millisecond-duration radio waves coming from deep space outside the Milky Way Galaxy — have been among the most mysterious astronomical phenomena ever observed. Since FRBs were first discovered in 2007, astronomers from around the world have used radio telescopes to trace the bursts and look for clues on where they come from and how they’re produced.

UNLV astrophysicist Bing Zhang and international collaborators recently observed some of these mysterious sources, which led to a series of breakthrough discoveries reported in the journal Nature that may finally shed light into the physical mechanism of FRBs.

The first paper, for which Zhang is a corresponding author and leading theorist, was published in the Oct. 28 issue of Nature.

“There are two main questions regarding the origin of FRBs,” said Zhang, whose team made the observation using the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in Guizhou,

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Astronomers trace mysterious fast radio burst to extreme, rare star

Sifting through a trove of radio telescope data in 2007, Duncan Lorimer, an astrophysicist at West Virginia University, spotted something unusual. Data obtained six years earlier showed a brief, energetic burst, lasting no more than 5 milliseconds. Others had seen the blip and looked past it, but Lorimer and his team calculated that it was an entirely new phenomenon: a signal emanating from somewhere far outside the Milky Way.

The team had no idea what had caused it but they published their results in Science. The mysterious signal became known as a “fast radio burst,” or FRB. In the 13 years since Lorimer’s discovery, dozens of FRBs have been discovered outside of the Milky Way — some repeating and others ephemeral, single chirps. Astrophysicists have been able to pinpoint their home galaxies, but they’ve struggled to identify the cosmic culprit, putting forth all sorts of theories, from exotic physics to

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