Washington state ranks No. 2 nationwide for annual video game industry economic output at $11.6B

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Washington state’s video games industry overtook Texas last year and claimed the No. 2 spot for total economic output as the U.S. video game industry grew to new heights yet again.

Those are two takeaways from a new report published by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the games industry’s trade organization in the U.S.

In Washington state, the local games industry represents 48,808 jobs, with an economic output of $11.6 billion. This puts it ahead of all other states besides California, which has an effectively insurmountable lead. A little over half of all game development nationwide is done in California, which accounts for $51 billion of the more than $90 billion in economic output generated nationwide in 2019.

The ESA defines economic output as “the total value of the goods and services produced in the economy.”

Washington has been an important overall part of the U.S. games

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Yale ranks #124 for best global universities in computer science, faculty comment on lack of institutional support

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Just over four years since Yale University President Peter Salovey first said that the University would make up ground in the sciences, 2021 U.S. News rankings have placed the computer science department at Yale as 124th in the world.

The University is currently ranked #11 in overall best global universities according to U.S. News, but its standing in computer science is far lower. The ranking is based on the department’s research performance. 

Within the past 10 years, the number of CS majors at Yale has grown ten-fold, and the program is now the third most popular undergraduate major. But for more than 20 years, the number of faculty in the department did not increase significantly, even as the field has gained popularity. The hiring process is also crippled by subpar facilities, seven faculty who spoke to the News said, and Yale’s science priorities initially placed computer

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Australian government develops its own metrics and ranks NBN highly

A year after NBN decided it didn’t like the idea of speed tests as a broadband measurement, the viewpoint has spilled over to the Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research (BCARR).

In the case of the BCARR, it has paid PricewaterhouseCoopers to develop metrics that are more suitable to it. On the hit list was tossing out perennial chart-toppers like South Korea and Singapore.

“No country is easily comparable to another. For example, by global standards, Australia is wealthy and highly urbanised, but our population is also spread across a vast landmass,” the BCARR said.

“Our income and geography mean that Australia is more readily comparable with Canada than with city states like Singapore, or densely-populated countries such as the United Kingdom.”

With Singapore on the outer, the list of comparable countries included a country only 17 places higher in a ranking of places by geographic size, Qatar. The

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Colorado Springs ranks 15th best city for technology workers | Business

Colorado Springs ranks 15th among the best places for technology workers, offering the best combination of quality of life and job prospects, according to a study by the Computing Industry Technology Association (CompTIA).

Colorado Springs moved up one spot from last year in the annual ranking, which is based on CompTIA’s evaluation of U.S. metro areas with populations of more than 250,000, where demand for technology professionals is high. Denver and Boulder also ranked in the top 15, with Denver falling one spot to 10th and Boulder moving up two spots to 12th. Colorado and North Carolina were the only states with three cities in the top 15.

Four Colorado cities among top 5 best places to live

The top rankings by the three Front Range cities was reinforced by the 2020 Milken Institute State Technology and Science Index, which ranked Colorado second to Massachusetts, the same rank both states

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Star Trek’s 1st female captain rises through Starfleet ranks in ‘The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway’

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the initial broadcast launch of “Star Trek: Voyager,” and the series continues to attract followers young and old to its intrepid outer space adventures and compelling cast of human and alien characters.

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“The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway” by Uma McCormack

One of the key figures in the sci-fi series’ success was actor Kate Mulgrew and her iconic portrayal of Captain Kathryn Janeway, whose struggles to achieve the respect and admiration of her crew and Starfleet resonated with audiences worldwide. Last month Nickelodeon and CBS Studios announced that Mulgrew will reprise her “Star Trek: Voyager” for Nickelodeon’s upcoming kids animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy” in 2021.

To delve further into her origin story, “The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway” (Titan Books) was recently published to chronicle her impressive career in Starfleet, from her first command to her perilous journey into the

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Zoom and Tesla enter ranks of ‘best’ global brands

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Media companies have also seen success among the turmoil during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Getty

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on business, as well as the value of brands, with some companies coming out of the year looking better than others.

Communication brands have weathered the coronavirus storm better than other sectors, according to Interbrand’s Best Global Brands report. Instagram (#19), YouTube (#30) and Zoom (#100) all entered its rankings for the first time.

Media companies have also seen success among the turmoil.

Spotify (SPOT) (#70), saw brand value increase by 52% to $8.4bn (£6.5bn) – jumping 22 places in the ranking, while Netflix (NFLX) rose to #41 with a 41% increase to $12.7bn, according to the report.

Business models have played a role in this success, with 62% of double-digit risers relying on significant subscription model businesses.

Tesla (TSLA) has re-entered the rankings at #40 having

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