Cereal, olive and vine pollen reveal market integration in Ancient Greece — ScienceDaily

In the field of economics, the concept of a market economy is largely considered a modern phenomenon. Influential economists such as Karl Marx and Max Weber, for example, argued that although markets existed in antiquity, economies in which structures of production and distribution responded to the laws of supply and demand developed only as recently as the 19th century. A recent study by an international team of researchers, including Adam Izdebski of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, uses palynology — the study of pollen remains extracted from cored sediments — to challenge this belief and provide evidence for an integrated market economy existing in ancient Greece.

Market integration began earlier than assumed

Using publicly available data from the European Pollen Database, as well as data from other investigators, researchers analyzed pollen assemblages from 115 samples taken from six sites in southern Greece to measure landscape

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L&T Technology Services selected as a Consulting and Professional Services provider for Amazon to support Alexa integration in devices

BANGALORE, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company, today announced that it has been selected as a Consulting and Professional Services (CPS) provider to support Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) integration in various connected devices spanning multiple domains and industries.

Alexa, the Amazon cloud-based voice service, is available on devices from both Amazon and third-party manufacturers and powers connected devices. AVS also manages the services and infrastructure required for Alexa experiences on Alexa built-in devices, and provides a suite of device APIs, SDKs, hardware kits, and documentation to enterprises across the world.

As technology revolutionizes every aspect of human life, products too have become more complex and smart with a combination of hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors, software, and connectivity. To ideate new voice activated products and expand the availability of voice recognition service across consumer and industrial digital

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EY joins forces with Zilker Technology to enhance eCommerce, enterprise integration and cloud engineering services

More than 360 new team members across four countries join EY

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – EY is excited to welcome team members from Zilker Technology to our Digital and Emerging Technologies group in the US, Canada, Serbia and India to elevate the firm’s global eCommerce, enterprise integration and cloud engineering capabilities. 

“Companies are under immense pressure to embrace new operating models and ways of working to transform for the future,” says Linda Williams, EY Canada Managing Partner, Consulting. “Zilker’s design, strategy and engineering experience will enhance how we deliver end-to-end digital transformations to help our clients unlock long-term value and thrive in the Transformative Age.”

Zilker offers the unique ability to integrate enterprise technology with customer-centric experiences, aligning the user experience at every customer touchpoint to improve targeting and brand identity — critical components to success in an increasingly competitive virtual environment according to 32%

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ARRA Summit Highlights Emerging Technology Integration and CoCreation Nov 20-23

Gause, Texas, Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via Blockchain Wire) – The ARRA Summit (www.arra.global), a global innovations conference and networking event, has announced its in-person conference taking place at the Moon Ridge Ranch in Central Texas on November 20-23, 2020. The ARRA Summit will feature four days of conference content including keynote addresses by the world’s leading professionals in Blockchain, Space, AI and VR. Attendees will also experience mission oriented meetings, artist performances, a costume dance party, a burn ceremony, a harvest dinner, and other recreational events.

Innovators and trailblazers in Space Tech, Blockchain, AI, FinTech and Wellness Tech will convene in Central Texas for 4 days, on a mission to forge connections, meet global challenges, and pitch new technology for the future. The growing list of speakers includes SpaceFund’s Rick Tumlinson, Crypto visionary Jeremy Gardner, Capital Markets Veteran John Pigot, Andromeda’s Robin Arnott, BitAngels Texas city leaders

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Philips Hue smart bulbs to lose Works with Nest integration on November 17th

Philips Hue is dropping its Works with Nest functionality next week on November 17th, The Ambient reports. In a notice shown in the Philips Hue app, the company warns that “integration with Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam and Nest Protect will be discontinued” from this date. However, the notice adds that “this will only be temporary” since much of the functionality is expected to be replaced in the Google Home App as Google transitions to the Works with Hey Google platform.

As well as the notice in its app, Philips Hue also announced the changes in a blog post published to its website.

The change comes over a year after Google announced it was winding down the Works with Nest smart home program. At the time, it said it would not allow any new Works with Nest integrations after August 31st 2019, but that existing ones would be allowed to continue.

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AU Optronics supports healthcare in smart transformation through integration of AIoT and displays

AU Optronics supports healthcare in smart transformation through integration of AIoT and displays

Demand for digital transformations has risen sharply in the post-pandemic era. At the “smart healthcare” sub forum during “AUO Tech Forum 2020,” the company and its partners displayed innovative integration of AIoT and display technologies to assist healthcare industries in finding key opportunities for smart upgrades.

Displays are key devices in smart hospitals, with 4K and 3D soon to become main stream

Chang Tsz-yin, leader of the ITRI Biomedical Technology and Device Research Lab was the first to take the stage with an analysis of the current conditions and future outlook of smart healthcare. She pointed out that any ICT technology solutions relating to medical decision-making, enhancing doctor-patient relations, improving operational efficiency, simplifying administrative processes, or optimizing service processes could be selected as long as they solve the problems and pain points in the field of medicine.

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ToolWatch Launches New Integration With Procore

DENVER, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ToolWatch, a powerful, cloud-based software that serves as a cornerstone for construction companies’ operations management, announces a new technology integration with Procore, a leading provider of construction management software. The productivity-enhancing integration will be unveiled at Groundbreak, the annual construction technology conference hosted by Procore on October 27 and October 28, 2020.

In an effort to improve internal operations in order to drive productivity throughout construction companies, the partnership allows organizations to automate and merge enterprise data collected through ToolWatch and Procore in both systems.

“This is a natural partnership for ToolWatch,” said Don Kafka, CEO of ToolWatch. “Procore’s unmatched ability to provide construction companies visibility into projects combined with ToolWatch’s operations management capabilities further advance an organization’s efficiency, productivity, and in turn, profitability.”

ToolWatch’s Daily Log entries now synchronize with the Procore platform, allowing the automation of

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New 5G Smartphone Teardowns Confirm Benefits of Radio System Integration and Affirm mmWave Module Use in Ultra-Thin Foldable Designs

“Of particular interest in these teardowns is the use of mmWave modules, which are showing signs of increasing adoption as they aim to reach markets beyond North America. The use of these modules will be even more crucial for enabling new and complex form factor designs, such as foldable phones, to support mmWave access,” states David McQueen, Research Director at ABI Research.

With 5G smartphone sales expanding rapidly, the RFFE has now replaced the modem/chipset as the largest revenue growth opportunity in the industry. “High design and RF components sourcing complexity are evident in 5G, so smartphone OEMs are seeking to favor integrated system solutions to accelerate time to market while differentiating in terms of performance and overall power consumption,” McQueen explains. “Optimizing integration between 3G/4G and 5G using a single supplier could not only provide a superior system design, enabling the production of cost-effective, smaller form factors,

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Tibco to buy Information Builders’ tech for analytics, integration. But will it blend?

Tibco Software, an enterprise integration and data analytics player, announced yesterday an agreement to acquire Information Builders (IBI), a pioneer in business intelligence (BI) and enterprise reporting. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Reuters has reported that the deal may be valued as high as $1B. 

Also read: Tibco buys Information Builders to combine data, analytics product portfolios

Executive summary

ZDNet spoke to the CEOs of both companies, who explained the synergies they see arising from the acquisition. In describing the two companies’ courtship, IBI CEO Frank J. Vella thought compatibility was very high: “…you’re not often in a luxurious position to pick your buyer; it has to be mutual,” Vella said. He added “…there was a lot of interest. We were pleasantly surprised and flattered at the interest.” Vella also remarked that people, product and customers were IBI’s biggest priorities in assessing the right buyer, and that

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