Three Drivers, Or A New View Of Technology After Covid-19

With the news of a possible set of Covid-19 vaccine possibilities, it has to be time to genuinely try and stretch ideas about a post-Covid-19 world and what it might look like. To do this on a colossal scale outside a set of one microscopic view is far past me or the space this column allows for, so I will pick the technology market as an illustrator of the five business models I believe will become dominant components in the post-Covid-19 pandemic world.  

 Think of the three patterns Covid-19 has revealed as being vital compass points for the new post-Covid-19 world:

Virtual moments and physical moments collide forever.

Ideas like telehealth, virtual delivery of products (look at the market

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Big sunspot rotates into view

A group of sunspots has emerged on the Earth-facing side of the sun, just in time for Thanksgiving. 

Researchers identified the sunspots before they were even visible from Earth, via a technique called helioseismology, which uses acoustic waves beneath the sun’s surface to probe for the features.

“We measured a change in acoustic signals on the far side of the sun,” Alexei Pevtsov, associate director for the National Solar Observatory (NSO) program that generates solar predictions, said in a statement. “We can use this technique to identify what is happening on the side of the sun that faces away from Earth, days before we can catch a glimpse from here.”

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured this view of several large sunspots in November 2020.

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft captured this view of several large sunspots in November 2020.

The scientists predicted that the sunspots, the largest of which appears to be several times bigger than Earth, would rotate into

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Our view: Latest tragedy underscores dangerous work | Editorials

It was almost exactly a year ago that a scalloper out of New Bedford sank, taking the lives of three men on board and adding to the long roll call of people who die each year to put flounder, scallops and haddock on the table.

Tragically, that toll continued to go up this week with word the Emmy Rose, a Portland-based fishing boat with ties to Gloucester, sank in high winds and rough seas off the coast of Provincetown. Although the U.S. Coast Guard was continuing to search for the four crew members, the empty life raft and debris found Monday morning near the last known location of the vessel was a grim sign.

Fishing has always been a dangerous industry. Even with improvements in technology, emergency location devices, life rafts and survival suits, the quest for seafood has pushed fishermen and some women farther out to sea in often

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Healthcare Information Technology Market activity 2025 Overall View of Opportunities, Challenges, Key Players, Growth Rate

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Nov 24, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware This Global Healthcare Information Technology report studies the industry based on one or more segments covering key players, types, applications, products, technology, end-users, and regions for historical data as well as provides forecasts for next few years.

Emergence of artificial intelligence in healthcare will serve as a high impact rendering factor for the healthcare IT market. Artificial intelligence helps in providing practitioner assistance and decision support for tasks such as patient diagnosis and symptom analysis, thereby leading to better data management and driving the overall healthcare IT market.

Healthcare Information Technology (IT) Market will exceed USD 441.8 billion by 2025; as per a new research report.

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Increasing funding for healthcare IT through various government initiatives will boost healthcare IT market

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On Parler, MAGA’s post-election world view blossoms with no pushback

Since the election, President Donald Trump and his allies have faced fact-checks, condemnation and restrictions when trying to spread inconclusive evidence of voter fraud and leftist violence on social media.

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Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer as they attend a “Stop The Steal” rally at the Oregon State Capitol on Nov. 14, 2020, in Salem, Ore.

But over on Parler, there’s a new, millions-strong MAGA universe where conservatives are freely spreading these claims and reinforcing their belief that Democrats have stolen the election from Trump.

Hashtags on Parler denoting Trump’s favorite conspiracy theories — #Dominion, #Sharpiegate, #QAnon — trend freely, without the restrictions Twitter and Facebook have instituted to suppress them. Stories from fringe sites pushing baseless allegations of voter fraud are not flagged as disinformation, as they often are elsewhere. Videos from the Million MAGA March depicting heated confrontations between MAGA supporters, counter-protesters and

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Drugstore Stocks View Amazon Pharmacy Launch as Poison Pill

For drugstore stocks,’s  (AMZN) – Get Report announcement on Tuesday that it is launching Amazon Pharmacy is already providing to be a tough pill to swallow.

Shares of pharmacy giants CVS Health (CVS) – Get Report, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) – Get Report and Rite Aid (RAD) – Get Report all traded lower on Tuesday after Amazon announced the official opening of Amazon Pharmacy, its new full-service digital pharmacy for Prime members.

The offering puts Amazon in direct competition with the the pharmacy chains, and also puts it head to head with Walmart (WMT) – Get Report, Target (TGT) – Get Report and other big-box stores that already sell prescription drugs.

Amazon Pharmacy comes more than two years after Seattle-based Amazon’s $753 million acquisition of PillPack, an online pharmacy known for organizing pills into packets that also

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Trump projects a rosy view on vaccines, while Biden blasts the federal coronavirus response.

President Trump made no mention Friday of the record surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as he spoke in the White House Rose Garden, where he offered a rosy assessment of the development of vaccine candidates.

Officials said that two vaccine candidates are under review for emergency use authorizations, from Pfizer and from Moderna, and that 20 million people could be vaccinated in December. The president declared that the vaccine could be available to most Americans by April, a time frame that’s seen as aspirational as opposed to definitive.

The optimistic view of the vaccine development was at odds with a near-complete ignoring of how rapidly the virus is surging. Only Vice President Mike Pence mentioned that cases are increasing. More than 163,000 new cases were announced nationwide on Thursday, yet another record, with more than 30 states reporting seven-day case records. Deaths, too, have been rising, with more than

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YouTube getting new gestures, list view for chapters, and more on mobile

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YouTube, which is one of the most used apps on smartphones, is constantly updated by Google to add new features. The tech giant has now announced a series of new changes that will improve the YouTube mobile experience for its users. New features may, however, take time to reach all users. YouTube is enhancing its chapters feature, improving the player page with some tweaks, adding new gestures to enter or exit the full-screen mode, and more.

New gestures

Typically, you use the full-screen button on your phone or just rotate the phone to landscape mode to enter the full-screen mode in YouTube mobile apps. Now, YouTube has added swipe up and swipe down gesture to enter and exit the full-screen mode, respectively. With this, YouTube is hoping to make it easier to utilise the full-screen view.

More streamlined player

YouTube is also making tweaks to the

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SAP dumps mid-term targets, cuts 2020 view as coronavirus bites

By Douglas Busvine

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of German software group SAP is pictured at its headquarters in Walldorf

BERLIN (Reuters) – SAP on Sunday cut its guidance for the year and abandoned its forecast that profitability would expand steadily over the medium term, saying coronavirus lockdowns would hit demand well into 2021.

The German business software group, a leader in enterprise applications ranging from finance to supply-chain management, said in an ad-hoc release it was shifting strategy to accelerate its push into cloud computing.


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Separately, SAP also released third-quarter results showing a 4% decline in adjusted total revenue. Operating profit was down 12%, based on international financial reporting standards, but after adjustments and at constant currency it rose by 4%.

The change of course follows a year of turmoil unleashed by the exit of long-time CEO Bill McDermott, while the leadership duo of Christian

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Information Technology Laboratory employees win HENAAC awards > U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters > Story Article View

Christine Lozano and Dr. Alicia Ruvinsky, both members of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Information Technology Laboratory team, were named winners of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Association Conference (HENAAC) 2020 Great Minds in STEM award.

HENAAC’s annual awards have recognized America’s top engineers and scientists from the Hispanic community for the past 31 years. Lozano was named a STEM hero, while Ruvinsky was honored for professional achievement.

“When I was younger, I was introduced to a drafting class by a female architect,” said Lozano. “It was through this drafting class that I realized that my appreciation for art and creativity could go hand in hand with my strength in math. As I kept looking around, I had male engineering influences, who I am so thankful for because they nurtured my goals and desires, but I never really had a female STEM influence. One of my dreams

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