Hologic’s (HOLX) New AI Technology Now Available Post FDA Nod

Hologic, Inc. HOLX recently announced the commercial availability of its Genius AI Detection technology post its FDA approval. Notably, the latest technology is a deep-learning-based software which has been designed to aid radiologists to detect subtle potential cancers in breast tomosynthesis (an imaging or X-ray technique used to screen for early signs of breast cancer in women with no symptoms) images.

For investors’ note, the Genius AI Detection software is the only 3D computer-aided detection (“CAD”) solution that supports Hologic’s other tomosynthesis imaging technology (Clarity HD and 3DQuorum imaging) along with standard-resolution tomosynthesis.

With the latest commercial availability, Hologic aims to strengthen its foothold in the global Mammography Solutions business. Notably, Mammography Solutions is a segment of its broader Breast Health arm.

Significance of the Approval

The latest technology is an important step toward the early detection of breast cancer. Studies have demonstrated that the Genius AI Detection software aids

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How Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post is taking on Google and Facebook with ‘insanely unique’ ad technology for publishers

Jarrod Dicker, VP of commercial technology and GM of Zeus, talked with the Press Gazette about the success of Zeus Performance, which powers more than 100 sites, his team’s plans to roll out Zeus Insights and the Zeus Prime network in 2021, and how this technology suite will help position customers to compete with the big platforms.

“We’re actually building a new ecosystem with all these different publishers,” he says, explaining that the Zeus network of publishers could in the future be serious competition for “Facebook, Google and others” that currently dominate the US digital advertising market. The more publishers using Zeus, the greater the appeal for advertisers.

Zeus customer the Seattle Times also weighed in with their experience:

Kati Erwert, the Seattle Times’ senior vice-president for product, marketing and public service, described her publisher’s experience with Zeus so far as “extremely successful”.

“We launched in January of 2020 with

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Council Post: Back To The Future: Enterprise Edition

CEO of Gigamon, a leader in network visibility and traffic monitoring technology.

Grab your DeLorean and buckle up. Everyone is looking to the future for positive news around a Covid-19 vaccine and a safe return to some sort of normalcy, and business leaders are no exception. As GeekWire noted, even Bill Gates, “who predicted this pandemic five years ago, is now turning his attention to what’s next — and the simplest way to describe it, he says, is [a] ‘semi-normal'” version of the past.

2020 seemed destined to continue the growth pattern we had seen over the last few years with some of the largest tech IPOs and financing rounds to date, along with a booming security industry with consolidation and growth occurring in many segments. With the pandemic, however, it is clear that we will see a major change from this trajectory. As a result, it is

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Mastercard expands digital ID trial with Deakin and Australia Post


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Mastercard announced the quiet expansion of the trial for its digital identification service, following the successful completion of phase one with partners Deakin University and Australia Post.

Announced in December, the three parties kicked off two trials: The first for an identity verification process of student registration and digital exams at Deakin’s Burwood and Geelong campuses in Victoria, and the second integrating Mastercard’s digital ID solution with the one the postal service is working on.

See also: Australia Post a ‘trusted’ service provider for government identification

The pilot saw students create a digital identity in Australia Post’s Digital ID app and use it to gain access to Deakin University’s exam portal. Mastercard said the ID successfully orchestrated the sharing of verified identity data between the two parties, sending only the specific personal information required to permit entry using its network.

The three organisations expanded the trial to verify

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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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VMware Post Third-Quarter Earnings Beat, Raises Guidance

 VMware  (VMW) – Get Report the cloud-computing major controlled by Dell Technologies  (DELL) – Get Report, reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings Tuesday and raised its full year guidance.

VMware reported net income of $704 million, or $1.66 per share, up from $602 million, or $1.42 per share a year ago. FactSet’s consensus called for earnings of $1.44 per share.

Revenue totaled $2.86 billion, up 8% a year ago and surpassing FactSet’s consensus of $2.81 billion.

The combination of subscription and Software as a Service (SaaS) and license revenue came to $1.32 billion, an increase of 10% from a year ago. Subscription and SaaS revenue was $676 million, the company said, an increase of 44% year-over-year, representing 24% of total revenue.

“Subscription and SaaS revenue increased 44% year-over-year in Q3 and surpassed license revenue for the first time,”  Zane Rowe, executive vice president and chief financial officer,

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Council Post: The Future Is Personalized: From B2B To B2Me

Chief Marketing Officer for Aptology. With Aptology, understand success at work and hire or pivot employees to success.

Let’s face it: The old ways of doing business to business (B2B) are going the way of the dodo, an extinction accelerated by the pandemic. In a remote world, businesses can no longer afford the glacial pace of discovery calls, and corporate clients are no longer willing to wait weeks or months for a transactional relationship to happen. They often want their user experience to be as streamlined as a business-to-consumer (B2C) transaction, featuring instant value and equally instant payment and delivery.

B2B: Moving Away From Blindfolding And Handholding

Previously, sales relationships for high-value corporate clients involved a lot of touch points to move leads through the sales funnel. Webinars, white papers, discovery calls, kick-off processes — these were all created with the intention of establishing “know, like, trust” touch points

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Who’s ahead on 5G? – The Washington Post

Early analysis suggests the incoming Biden administration may continue to see Huawei’s growing dominance as a security threat. While offering U.S.-backed loans to compete with Huawei marks a significant change in how Washington aims to push against Huawei’s success, there’s more to the company’s global reach than Chinese state-backed export loans. Beijing’s domestic support and influence in international organizations also help Huawei gain a competitive advantage.

How might this U.S. move affect the global telecom equipment market? Here are three things to know.

1. Loans are key to Huawei’s global presence

The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, recently published a report that analyzes the industrial policy tools Beijing uses to support Huawei.

A key part of Huawei’s global success has been what Beijing refers to as “iron triangle” loans. Here’s how this works: Chinese state policy banks provide loans to mobile network operators across the

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Council Post: Race In Tech, Part One: Inside The Numbers

Speaker, InterVision’s Strategic IT Advisor, and author of “Amplify Your Job Search: Strategies for Finding Your Dream Job.”

There is a great analogy used to describe the logical and emotional sides of our brains. New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt compares our brain to an elephant and a rider. The rider is logic. The elephant is emotion. To affect change, you have to appeal to the rider and the elephant. For change to occur, both must want to go down the path. We in tech love our data. We love our logic. However, 2020 has had many of us looking at a cold hard truth when it comes to racial diversity in tech: Despite years of reporting on diversity and inclusion efforts, we have made little progress.

According to the 2014 Diversity in High Tech Report from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the percentage of Black employees

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Target Stock Gains To Continue Post Q3 Results?

Target (NYSE: TGT) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter results on Wednesday, November 18. We expect Target to likely beat the revenue and earnings expectations, driven by a boost in products related to in-home activities, such as home office and entertainment needs. In 2020, Target has shown that its brick-and-mortar stores have a place in the future of retail, and it’s leveraging that position to add more convenient online alternatives. The retailer invested heavily in same-day fulfillment service, including Order Pickup, Drive Up, and same-day delivery with Shipt, all this while leveraging its brick-and-mortar stores – resulting in a stellar 273% growth in same-day services in Q2. That said, the news of Pfizer’s
vaccine showing positive results should not impact Target’s near term outlook, as it

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