Emirates Sees 2022 Return of Jumbo A380s as Travel Recovers

(Bloomberg) — Emirates sees a sharp recovery in demand for air travel next year as coronavirus vaccines are distributed around the world, meaning the carrier’s full fleet of jumbo Airbus SE A380 jets could return to the skies by early 2022.



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An Emirates airplane, the double-decker Airbus A380 at Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport.

Progress on the production and transportation of inoculations should be evident by the second quarter of next year, President Tim Clark said in an interview with Bloomberg TV on Wednesday. That will lead to a release in pent-up demand “across all segments” led by those who have had to shelve travel plans during the pandemic, he said.

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“I can see demand for travel moving at pace,” Clark said. “My own view, and it’s always an optimistic view, is by end of next calendar year or the first quarter of 2022 we’ll have

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Dell sees sales above estimates on booming demand for remote-work tools

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(Reuters) – Dell Technologies Inc forecast current-quarter sales above market expectations as a pandemic-driven shift to remote work and learning powered demand for its desktops and notebooks, helping it post a surprise rise in third-quarter revenue.

The company said, on an earnings call with analysts on Tuesday, that it expects fourth-quarter revenue to rise 3% to 4% sequentially, implying a range between $24.18 billion and $24.42 billion, compared with analysts’ average expectation of $23.09 billion.

The PC maker’s shares were last up marginally in volatile after-market trading, as adjusted earnings matched Wall Street expectations of $2.03 per share.

Consumers and businesses are spending on notebooks at a rate Dell has not seen in over a decade, according to

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Sportsdigita’s software, used by major sports teams, sees growth during pandemic

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Sportsdigita, an all-in-one cloud-based presentation software company owned by former National Hockey League executive Angelina Lawton, sees opportunity amid the pandemic as sports teams conduct business online instead of in person.

The company, which counts the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees among its clients, is raising $10 million to $25 million in Series A funding. It may use some of the money it rasies to acquire smaller firms that have been hurt financially by Covid-19.

Sportsdigita is a subscription-based software company that’s seen growth since Covid-19 halted in-person meetings. It offers customized presentations and integrates video conferencing and presentation software. It competes with other services, like Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams, both of which are included in an Office subscription.

But Sportsdigita considers itself “PowerPoint on steroids” because its Digideck software offers customized presentations for sports

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When AI sees a man, it thinks “official.” A woman? “Smile”

When AI sees a man, it thinks “official.” A woman? “Smile”

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Men often judge women by their appearance. Turns out, computers do too.

When US and European researchers fed pictures of members of Congress to Google’s cloud image recognition service, the service applied three times as many annotations related to physical appearance to photos of women as it did to men. The top labels applied to men were “official” and “businessperson”; for women they were “smile” and “chin.”

“It results in women receiving a lower status stereotype: that women are there to look pretty and men are business leaders,” says Carsten Schwemmer, a postdoctoral researcher at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Köln, Germany. He worked on the study, published last week, with researchers from New York University, American University, University College Dublin, University of Michigan, and nonprofit California YIMBY.

The researchers administered their machine vision test to Google’s artificial intelligenceimage service and those

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Iowa governor sees ‘science on both sides’ on use of masks | Omaha State and Regional News

At the same event, however, she seemed to allow for doubts about their effectiveness. She noted that neighboring states with mask mandates, such as Illinois and Minnesota, have seen rising numbers of cases, although not as dramatic as Iowa’s.

A reporter asked Reynolds how she would convince mask skeptics, who include many of her political supporters, that they work.

“Oh there’s science on both sides, and you know that,” she said. “If you look you can find whatever you want to support wherever you are at.”

Another reporter asked later what she meant by that remark, given the scientific consensus that masks provide protection for others as well as those wearing them.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends widespread use of cloth masks to reduce the emission of droplets that spread when people cough, sneeze, sing, talk or breathe. The agency says masks are particularly important in

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This traffic camera sees all (and that’s a good thing)

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Lidar, visual, acoustic, thermal: The battle of the sensors continues to rage among autonomous vehicle developers, and sensor development is pushing the technology forward while lowering prices and footprint. While the AV space is being watched closely, all that activity in the sensor market is opening new opportunities in adjacent spaces.

A good illustration comes in the form of two new traffic management system cameras built on sensing architecture developed for the autonomous vehicle space. FLIR Systems, which makes thermal sensors for a variety of applications, including automotive, recently announced a smart thermal imaging traffic camera, along with a visible spectrum camera, both with artificial intelligence to optimize traffic flow on roadways and at intersections. 

FLIR has been aggressive diversifying beyond the consumer automotive space. Last year, I wrote about FLIR’s acquisition of Endeavor Robotic Holdings, a military defense company specializing in ground robots, for a whopping $385 million. That

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China’s semiconductor industry sees 5G, AI applications driving opportunities for domestic substitutes amid US tech restrictions, says KPMG



a group of people walking down a street next to tall buildings: People walk past the front entrance of the SMIC chip factory in Shanghai, September 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE


People walk past the front entrance of the SMIC chip factory in Shanghai, September 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s semiconductor industry sees opportunities for domestic substitutes to reduce its overwhelming reliance on imports thanks to growing demand for chips in applications such as 5G, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence, according to KPMG, one of the big four accounting firms.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred market demand for 5G chips, memory chips and logic semiconductor products,” said Jamie Li, partner in KPMG’s IC intelligence industry group in Shanghai.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 3rd China International Import Exposition in Shanghai on Friday, Li said that despite US tech sanctions the Chinese semiconductor industry will maintain “sound and continuous” growth and achieve partial self-reliance over time, adding that achieving total self-reliance was unrealistic for any country or company.

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Netflix bets big on Asia as it sees ‘significant potential’ in these markets

  • Netflix is betting big on Asia-Pacific, investing millions of dollars into original and licensed content in major markets like India, Tony Zameczkowski, vice president for business development in APAC said.
  • The company spent $400 million in developing original content as well as licensing other content for the Indian market between 2019 and 2020.
  • When reporting third-quarter earnings last month, Netflix said nearly half of its paid membership growth came from APAC — the greatest share of any region.



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SINGAPORE — Netflix is betting big on Asia-Pacific by investing millions of dollars into original and licensed content in major markets like India, a senior executive at the company told CNBC.

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When the tech company reported third-quarter earnings last month, it said nearly half of its paid membership growth came from APAC —

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Capcom Suffers Ransomware Attack, Sees 1TB of Data Stolen

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Japanese game developer Capcom—creator of classic worldwide hits like Street Fighter, and Resident Evil—has been hit with a ransomware attack to its internal networks, compromising a mass of corporate intel on the company’s internal operations.

Per a notice put out on the company’s investor-facing site, Capcom first noticed the attack early Monday morning when access to certain internal networks were suddenly disrupted. Capcom confirmed that the source of the issue was due to some unauthorized prodding carried out by an external bad actor, and it halted “some operations” of these corporate networks immediately after.

The memo’s objectively light on the details of the attack, but according to a sample of the hacking software unearthed by BleepingComputer, the attack was launched by a group using Ragnar Locker ransomware, a tactic we’ve seen used against at least one major energy company

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Lumen Technologies, Ne CenturyLink, Sees Enterprise Gains But Sliding SMB Sales During ‘New Era’

CenturyLink, which changed its name to Lumen Technologies in September, is coming to the aid of business customers who are aggressively pursuing digital transformation, according to Jeff Storey, Lumen‘s president and CEO.

CenturyLink‘s rebrand to Lumen Technologies was meant to highlights the company’s focus on next-generation network services to help businesses transform, including smart cities, virtual collaboration, and high-performance networking and security, the telecom giant said in September. In its first earnings call since becoming Lumen, the company said on Wednesday evening that it is “firmly in a position” to help customers acquire, analyze and act on their data via applications securely delivered across a hybrid cloud environment, all the way from large data centers, to the edge.

“It‘s more than just a new name and logo. In a world that is rapidly changing, this signals a new era for our company where we combine an all-digital delivery model, software-defined

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