The BOSS Network Hosts Free Event For Black Female Founders

The BOSS Network, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase and Advancing Black Pathways, will host a two-day virtual event to educate, empower and promote Black female founders on Dec. 4-5.

Black founders receive less than 1% of venture capital funds annually, and Black women founders account for less than that, according to the Harvard Business Review. Through the Minority Merchant Event series, The BOSS Network will provide a platform for Black women to discuss their experiences in launching successful businesses, provide a blueprint on how to build a successful business and share strategies that Black female founders can leverage to gain access to capital.

“The time is now to support these extraordinary women, who are breaking down barriers in technology and their respective industries, even in the midst of a global pandemic and a social unrest that has ignited a national dialogue on systemic racism,” states a press release for

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Corrections Departments Manage Pandemic in Prisons With Free COVID Tool From Vant4ge, a Leader in Criminal Justice Technology

SALT LAKE CITY – December 3, 2020 – ( )

​​​​​The coronavirus pandemic continues to have a disproportionately adverse effect on the United States’ prison population. According to The Marshall Project, there have been nearly 200,000 cases among inmates and more than 1,400 deaths, resulting in corrections agencies being overwhelmed. A 20-year leader in criminal justice technology, Vant4ge is contributing to the mitigation effort by offering a free COVID-19 tool to help corrections departments manage the crisis and determine which inmates are the safest to release early. The comprehensive Vant4gePoint software platform that allows agencies to efficiently coordinate care and rehabilitation for inmates and parolees also consists of the most predictive assessments ever developed. In response to the pandemic, Vant4ge is making the risk assessment tool that features evidence-based, data-driven assessment instruments with automated scoring and reporting available to corrections administrators and case managers.  

“As a tech company

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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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Walmart Plus drops $35 free shipping minimum to better compete with Amazon Prime

Walmart is removing the $35 free shipping minimum on its annual subscription service, Walmart Plus, the company announced on Wednesday. The new policy will take effect on Friday, December 4th, and it means all Walmart Plus members will receive free next-day and two-day shipping on items ordered from Walmart’s website, regardless of the size of their order.

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The change is a clear attempt to better compete with Amazon Prime, the subscription service on which Walmart Plus is based. One of the biggest benefits of Prime since its introduction more than 15 years ago has been free (and often two-day and now one-day) shipping on all eligible orders.


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Amazon and Walmart are competing to offer the most convenient delivery service

That made Walmart’s $35 order minimum for its Prime competitor a significant setback for the big-box retailer when it launched its

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Battlefield 3 Is Free For Amazon Prime Members, Plus 37 Other PC Games

This December, Amazon Prime subscribers can download EA’s Battlefield 3 at no additional cost, joining a library of 38 free PC games. Players can also redeem free, exclusive content for Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion as well as its upcoming new release Immortals: Fenyx Rising.

Battlefield 3 has been added to Prime’s library of free games, though the freebie is only redeemable on Origin. Redeem the free download by December 31 to keep the game in your library forever. Other new free games include historical sim Turmoil, strategy title Sigma Theory: Global Cold War, and minimalist action arcade game HyperDot.

Ubisoft players are in for a treat this December–Watch Dogs: Legion players with Prime will be able to redeem the Nerdcore and Futurist outfits for free, while those looking to get their hands on the Breath Of The Wild-esque Immortals: Fenyx Rising will also get access to the Frozen Pack, which

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Enterprise tips for managing the multicloud (free PDF)

More companies than ever are using multiple cloud providers to deploy their applications. 

A recent TechRepublic Premium poll shows that 81% of respondents use or plan to use services from multiple cloud vendors in the next 12 months. In F5’s 2020 State of Application Services Report, nearly a third of respondents reported that more half of their applications will be in the cloud by the end of 2020.

While taking a multicloud approach offers plenty of advantages, if organizations lack a management strategy those perceived advantages could evolve into challenging obstacles.

In this special report, TechRepublic and ZDNet journalists investigate how multiple cloud providers can be managed to an organisation’s best advantage. 

You can download all the articles as a free PDF ebook (free registration required)  

Here’s a look at what’s in this free PDF ebook. 

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Special Report: Managing the Multicloud (free PDF)

More companies than ever are

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Zoom’s surging free user base dents margins as cloud costs rise

(Reuters) — Zoom warned on Monday that its gross margins would remain under pressure going into 2021 as the surging number of free users of its video conferencing service makes it hard to offset a spike in costs to maintain its growth.

Shares of the company, which have risen about sevenfold this year, fueled by the meteoric rise in demand for video conferencing for work, school, and socializing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fell 5% after the bell, despite upbeat fourth-quarter forecasts.

Zoom operates some of its own datacenters, but it also relies on cloud computing services from outside vendors such as Amazon and Oracle, meaning it must bear costs for free users.

Those bills, driven in part by a jump in free users in the third quarter as millions of students and teachers started new school semesters, pushed Zoom’s gross profit margins down to 66.7%, below analysts’

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Watch Ncaaf College Football Stream Week 13 Online Free

Hi Wellcome Ncaaf Fans! College football games are finally back, Texas Tech vs Oklahoma State Live Ncaaf College Football Stream Week 13 Online and fans are doing all they can to see every single game. While other sports may be the national pastime, college football is a truly American passion. You Can Watch  Texas Tech vs Oklahoma State Live Online Access Now Free. Millions of fans gather in campus stadiums on Saturdays each fall to root on their school and their team.

It may seem a bit strange, but rivalry weekend is upon us despite the fact that there’s a good chunk of the season left. The weekend is headlined by the SEC on CBS Game of the Week between No. 1 Alabama and No. 22 Auburn in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Even though the Tigers have disappointed the pundits this year, they have the chance to top the Tide for the … Read More

Shazam Promotion Offers Users Up to Five Free Months of Apple Music

Apple is offering up to a five-month free trial of Apple Music to new users of the streaming service, with the promotion appearing in the company’s Shazam music identification app.


Apple usually offers up to a three-month free trial of Apple Music to users who haven’t subscribed to the service before, so this latest promotion represents one of its best deals yet.

To access the promotion, download the Shazam app on your iPhone or iPad, then identify a song that’s playing in your environment by tapping the big Shazam icon in the app. After recognizing the song, you should see the option to play the track in Apple Music.

Tap the option and you should see the five-month free trial offer of Apple Music appear. Some users have also had success activating the promotion by opening Shazam’s options screen and tapping the Apple Music banner.

According to Shazam’s App Store

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COVID-19: Vitamin D to be delivered free to care homes and vulnerable groups | Science & Tech News, Reports

Free vitamin D deliveries will be offered to around 2.7 million vulnerable people by the government, officials have said.

Vitamin D is necessary for immune system health, leading experts to question whether it may help reduce the risk or severity of the coronavirus.

Care homes across England will be sent the supplement automatically for their residents, in plans revealed on Saturday.

People who are classed as extremely clinically vulnerable will be given the chance to opt into the scheme in order get a supply for their own homes.

The deliveries of a four-month supply of vitamin D will begin in January.

Everyone should take 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day between October and March, according to Public Health England, which stresses the importance of the elderly, those who do not go outdoors, or people with dark skin taking it.

Most people should be able to get regular vitamin D

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