5G Propels the Future of An Ancient Chinese Town

In many ways, a walk around the Old Town of Lijiang, China, takes visitors back to the experience of what life was like here at its founding more than 1,000 years ago. Renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dayan Old Town’s orderly system of waterways and bridges established this trading town and still serves as an artery to keep progress flowing today.

But a powerful modern technology recently joined the ancient roots still growing in this city of more than 1 million people: 5G. These days you can spot cutting-edge operator-less sweepers and patrol vehicles in Lijiang. The technology powering these vehicles illustrates the partnership between Lenovo and Lijiang on 5G, part of the Lijiang Ancient Town 5G Application Demonstration Project.

As you can imagine, the intense flow of people puts a lot of pressure on managing this ancient town. Cleaning, patrolling, and providing dining services to the

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United States Department of Defense Information Technology Report 2020-2025: Industry Convergence Propels the Industry – Press Release

Dublin, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Industry Convergence Propels US Department of Defense Information Technology, 2020-2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This research service focuses on the US Department of Defense (DoD) information technology (IT) budget requests and representative contracts. Analyses of research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E); procurement; operations and maintenance (O&M); and a variety of other services are also presented in this study. Contract activity for the 2019 calendar year is also included.

The DoD IT 2021 budget request consists of the Army, Navy/Marine Corps, Air Force, and joint service spending plans (all of which are included). The base year for financial spending is 2019, and the market forecast is from 2020 to 2025.

IT spending for the fiscal year 2021 DoD budget request is the foundation of this research. The 2021 DoD request may encounter opposition from both sides of the political aisle.

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Robinhood Army Propels Thematic ETFs to a Record-Setting Year

(Bloomberg) — The Robinhood generation of day traders has famously driven scores of sharp stock moves this year, from high-flyers like Tesla Inc. to beaten-down companies such as Hertz Global Holdings Inc. Now, retail investors are propelling growth in a hot corner of the exchange-traded fund universe: Thematics.


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ETFs built around a theme — think telemedicine, gaming, even pet care — are on pace for their best year of inflows ever, attracting more than $20 billion to date, including $2.5 billion in November alone, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Trading platforms say that individual investors are starting to snap up these funds, which often reflect interests and everyday lives of young adults. At the same time, professional money managers appear to be mostly steering clear.

“They’re too new for institutional investors to have likely even done the due diligence on them,” said Todd Rosenbluth, director of ETF

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