The Technology 202: Snap’s response to TikTok could create familiar political headaches

“Snapchatters are some of the most expressive and creative mobile storytellers in the world and Spotlight gives them an opportunity to share their creations broadly,” the company said in a news release yesterday. “With over 4 billion Snaps created each day, Spotlight empowers the Snapchat community to express themselves and reach a large audience in a new way.”

Snap intends to seed its new feature by essentially launching a virtual talent search; it will offer a daily pool of more than $1 million to be paid out to makers of the most popular submissions until at least the end of the year. That could give it a competitive edge over TikTok, which has surged in popularity during the pandemic, and Instagram, which also recently launched a similar in-app feature called Reels. 

Yet expanding the ability of user-generated content to go viral could open up Snap to familiar political headaches. 


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Miles College Gets $2 Million In Technology Resources From IBM

FAIRFIELD, AL — Miles College has announced a multi-million dollar collaboration with IBM on a comprehensive program designed to develop diverse and high demand skill sets that align with industry needs and trends for both students and faculty.

IBM and Miles College are building on the need to advance digital skills in education and are dedicated to providing future focused curriculum and educational tools to help train the diverse workforce of tomorrow in fast-growing technologies such as AI, blockchain, data science, cybersecurity, cloud and quantum.

“Miles College celebrates IBM’s leadership in recognizing the value of investing in HBCU students as current and future leaders and innovators in the technology workforce,” said Bobbie Knight, Miles College President. “While the digital divide has historically placed many students at a technological disadvantage, this initiative will absolutely help narrow that gap.”

The collaboration extends IBM’s recent investment in technology, assets, resources and skills development

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Invest in These 3 Technology Funds for Splendid Returns

Risk lovers seeking healthy returns over a fairly long investment horizon may opt for technology mutual funds. It is believed that the technology sector is poised for a brighter earnings performance than others owing to greater demand for technology and innovation. Improving industry fundamentals and emerging technologies — such as wearables, VR headsets, drones, virtual reality devices and AI — are the key catalysts for the sector.

Meanwhile, most mutual funds investing in securities from these sectors prefer a growth-oriented approach that includes focusing on companies with strong fundamentals and a relatively higher investment prospect. Moreover, technology now has a broader coverage than just hardware and software companies. Social media and Internet companies are also part of the technology landscape today.

Below we share with you three top-ranked technology mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks Mutual Fund Rank #1 (Strong Buy) and is expected to outperform peers in the

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MIT Research Examines New Technology Adoption in Manufacturing and its Implications for Work and Workers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future, a multi-disciplinary initiative examining how emerging technologies are changing the nature of work, is releasing three research briefs today focused on manufacturing. The briefs examine the adoption of new technologies by U.S. manufacturers as well as the development of new transformative manufacturing technologies: additive manufacturing (AM) and industrial robotics. The authors explore several key questions including: What are the current motivations and barriers to adoption of new technologies by manufacturers, particularly small and medium-size firms, and how are skill requirements changing if at all for workers? What are the challenges and opportunities for the role of industrial robots in manufacturing? What is the value of AM and how do we build AM skills and capabilities within and across organizations? These briefs provide an in-depth perspective on some of the themes covered in the Task Force’s recently

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Continental, IITs, IIITs in India collaborate on autonomous driving technology research

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Continental India has announced its partnership with several academic institutions in India. Continental will collaborate with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, IIT Madras, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore and Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi. Through the partnership, Continental and the academic institutions aim to build competencies on niche ADAS functionalities that would help toward autonomous driving technologies. Continental is one of the leading automotive tech companies working towards the development of autonomous driving technologies. Continental is particularly working on research in scenario perception. It would help in the safety towards pedestrians, bicycles, and animals with onroad protection from pothole and speed bumps. Through the partnership with the academic institutions, Continental India’s aim is to support three key strategic pillars – technological advancement, creating an industry-ready talent pool, and enabling open innovation in the ecosystem.

Praveen Kumar, Head of Engineering, Sensorics – ADAS

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Sharp Canada donates $50,000 worth of technology for education to five Ontario schools to help improve student learning

MISSISSAUGA, Ont., Nov. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MISSISSAUGA, Ont., November 24, 2020 – Five Ontario schools in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have received $50,000 worth of technology from Sharp Electronics of Canada as part of its [email protected] pilot program. The company is providing calculators, collaboration and professional displays and air purifiers to ensure students at elementary and high schools have equitable access to tools for learning and to help with student success.

The participating schools include Monarch Park Collegiate Institute, Lakeshore Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke School of the Arts and James S. Bell Junior Middle Sports and Wellness Academy in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB); and Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Elementary School in the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB).

In many cases, access to technology depends on students’ ability to bring their own devices to school. Providing calculators to students in need will help them

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At 18.9% CAGR, Emerging Display Technology Market Size is Expected to Exhibit US$ 36690 million by 2025

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Nov 23, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware, Growth forecast report ” Emerging Display Technology Market size by Product Type (OLED, Digital Holography, VRD and True 3D), By Application (Mobile Devices, TVs and PCs), By Region Outlook (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America & Middle East and Africa), Top Manufacturer, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast 2020-2025 added by Market Study Report LLC.

The global Emerging Display Technology market size is expected to gain market growth in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025, with a CAGR of 18.9% in the forecast period of 2020 to 2025 and will expected to reach USD 36690 million by 2025, from USD 18360 million in 2019.

The Emerging Display Technology market report provides a detailed analysis of global market size, regional and country-level market size, segmentation

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Global Blockchain Technology in Energy Market 2020 Report Presents Complete Summary, Marketplace Shares and Growth Opportunities by 2026

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Nov 23, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The latest report entitled Global Blockchain Technology in Energy Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 firstly focuses on some important aspects of the market such as revenue rate, market share, key regions, and production as well as key players. The report attempts to provide significant and detailed insights into the current market scenario and the emerging growth prospects. The report analyzes the market impact and new opportunities available in the market. The research helps the user understand the market in terms of its definition, segmentation, market potential, influential trends, and challenges. The global Blockchain Technology in Energy market has been segmented based on different types, applications, and regions. Important market analysis aspects covered in this report are market trends, revenue growth patterns market shares,

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UP, Ateneo, PRRI scientists honored in 1st virtual Science & Technology Awards

a group of people posing for the camera: The University of the Philippines’ Dr. Cynthia Saloma (Philippine Genome Center) and Dr. Rachel June Gotanco (Marine Science Institute), Dr. Erwin Enriquez of the Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University, and Dr. Roel Suralta of the Philippine Rice Research Institute were awarded cash prizes in the virtual awards led by DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña.

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The University of the Philippines’ Dr. Cynthia Saloma (Philippine Genome Center) and Dr. Rachel June Gotanco (Marine Science Institute), Dr. Erwin Enriquez of the Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering at the Ateneo de Manila University, and Dr. Roel Suralta of the Philippine Rice Research Institute were awarded cash prizes in the virtual awards led by DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña.

JUST IN: Filipino scientists from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and the Philippine Rice Research Institute have been honored in the first virtual National Science and Technology Week Science & Technology Awards.

The annual awards given by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST Philippines) gave recognition to four scientists and their teams for exemplifying outstanding achievements in science and technology, namely: University of the Philippines’ Dr. Cynthia Saloma

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Global Shoe Dryers Market 2020 Manufacturer Analysis, Technology Advancements, Industry Scope and Forecast to 2026

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Nov 23, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Shoe Dryers Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 announced by provides an expert and in-depth analysis of key business trends and future market development prospects, key drivers and restraints, profiles of major market players, segmentation, and forecasting. The analytical review on the market presented in the report is a highly dependable ready-to-refer synopsis to produce novel perspectives about various concurrent and past events prevalent in the market. The report study shows the information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and the changing investment structure of the global Shoe Dryers market. It examines both historical as well as current market conditions eying for forecast accuracy. Both new entrants as well as established market players willing to establish a strong footing amidst

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