Trade & Travel Announces Six Technology Companies to Enhance Passenger Screening & Safety

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Trade & Travel today announced the six companies participating in its inaugural acceleration program focused on passenger screening and safety. The eight-week program will help emerging tech companies break into and scale in the trade and travel markets.

Trade & Travel is a commercial partnership combining Dcode’s proven go-to-market acceleration strategy with Pangiam’s decades of experience in security and innovation in the U.S. government and trade and travel industries.

“The post-pandemic world is an opportunity to challenge ‘the way it’s always been done’ and work with emerging technologies to meet today’s challenges and secure a stronger future,” said Meagan Metzger, CEO of Dcode. “This is why Dcode and Pangiam launched our Trade & Travel partnership and why we’re hopeful for this group of emerging tech companies that can support the response of these highly regulated industries as quickly as possible.”

“Aside from

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Worldwide Online Entertainment Industry to 2027

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DUBLIN, Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Online Entertainment Market by Form, Revenue Model, Devices: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast 2021-2027” report has been added to’s offering.

The online entertainment market size was valued at $183,067.0 million in 2019, and is estimated to reach $652,455.0 million by 2027, registering a CAGR of 20.82% from 2021 to 2027. Online entertainment involves accessing entertainment material, including music, videos, books, and games over internet. Surge in internet penetration and increase in adoption of smart devices such as smartphones, smart TVs, and laptops have boosted the number of netizens who have shifted their preference toward online entertainment.

Presently, online social media entertainment has gained major popularity, as people are getting increasingly involved in producing videos, music, and images on various social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and WhatsApp. Thus, an increase in popularity of social media platforms is

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Has Texas Instruments (TXN) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

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Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of Texas Instruments (TXN), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question.

Texas Instruments is one of 605 companies in the Computer and Technology group. The Computer and Technology group currently sits at #5 within the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank includes 16 different groups and is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors.

The Zacks Rank is a proven model that highlights a variety of stocks with the right characteristics to outperform the market over the next one to three months. The system emphasizes earnings estimate revisions and

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Tech war escalates as Washington unveils ‘Clean Network’ program (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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Expanding Washington’s “5G Clean Path” program, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has detailed a new five-pronged “Clean Network” effort aimed at curbing potential national security risks.

Clean Carrier: To ensure untrusted People’s Republic of China (CCP) carriers are not connected with U.S. telecommunications networks. Such companies pose a danger to U.S. national security and should not provide international telecommunications services to and from the United States. Related: China Telecom (NYSE:CHA) and China Unicom (NYSE:CHU).

Clean Store: To remove untrusted applications from U.S. mobile app stores. PRC apps threaten our privacy, proliferate viruses, and spread propaganda and disinformation. American’s most sensitive personal and business information must be protected on their mobile phones from exploitation and theft for the CCP’s benefit. Related: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google (GOOG, GOOGL) app stores.

Clean Apps: To prevent untrusted PRC smartphone manufacturers from pre-installing –or otherwise making available for download – trusted apps on their

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Army extends software contracts under ITES — FCW

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Army extends software contracts under ITES


The Army extended contracts of three commercial software providers on its Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software (ITES-SW) multiple award acquisition vehicle as it considers bidders for a follow-on.

ITES-SW prime contractors Four Inc., Immix Technology, and Carahsoft Technology Corp. have been given two more months on the existing contract by the Army’s Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) office at Ft. Belvoir, Va.

CHESS announced the extension in an Aug. 7 statement in coordination with the Army Contracting Command – Rock Island.

ITES-SW is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle that facilitates vetted software for the Army’s enterprise operations. Through the IDIQ, Four, Immix and Carahsoft provide commercial off-the-shelf software and services for a variety of applications, including IT security, modeling and simulation, multimedia and design, as well as program and development, according

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Talent Transformation In A Post-Pandemic World

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Srikanth is the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at Mphasis.

The pandemic is transforming workforces into a new order as it sweeps through continents. Remote working, social distancing and lockdowns are melting old habits and shaping new behavior patterns worldwide. Enterprise leaders, unclear of the pandemic’s trajectory, are seeing the deep carves of digitalization etched onto an enterprise’s core and how that is catalyzing tectonic shifts at work.

The call for change is rising through the ranks of enterprises as new opportunities in software, data and solutioning emerge. Skilling the workforce is now vital for a smooth transition of the enterprise into the post-pandemic ecosystem.

A few pioneers have taken the lead. In March 2020, when Sweden faced an alarming decrease in airline travel and a growing surge of Covid-19 cases that put a strain on the healthcare sector, it did the unthinkable: reskilled the laid-off cabin staff of

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5 Internet and Digital Media Stocks That May Be Ready to Explode

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One of the biggest stories for the past few years has been the incredible market leadership of the mega-cap technology stocks. Last week some of the biggest players posted massive earnings, and as usual shares exploded higher. The conundrum for investors is this: with many of these top companies trading at bloated multiples, is there enough upside remaining from current levels?

One outstanding place to look now may be at the small and mid-cap leaders in the internet and digital media arena. While they too have performed nicely, they are offering growth investors with more risk tolerance some outstanding upside potential for the rest of 2020 and beyond.

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The analysts at Truist Securities, which was formed by the merger of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and BB&T Capital Markets, are out with an update on the arena and the firm’s top stock picks there. We selected

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Oregon leaders squandered years on jobless benefits computer upgrade. Now the project’s future is again in doubt

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The meltdown at Oregon’s Employment Department that left tens of thousands of jobless Oregonians stranded for weeks or even months during the pandemic was, at its heart, a failure by state leaders and a dysfunctional agency to correct a computer problem they knew of for a decade, an analysis by The Oregonian/OregonLive shows.

They had federal funding and the time to fix their antiquated system but failed to heed repeated warnings to act. The consequences for many Oregonians have been wrenching.

Megan Wilber-Fuchs has been out of work since April, when her old employer laid her off and a new job she had lined up evaporated as businesses pared back in the early days of the pandemic.

The 38-year-old account manager promptly filed for jobless benefits and found herself in the same predicament as tens of thousands of newly out-of-work Oregonians. Wilber-Fuchs’ checks didn’t show up, the employment department’s phone

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Smartphones Prove to Be Time-Saving Tools for Soil Analysis

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Experimental set up showing soil sample on a 3D-printed turntable with cell phone. A light provides consistent illumination while a white background and white turntable top reduce background influence. The soil sample is rotated on the turn table while taking an image every one fourth rotation.

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Seemingly everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, and we find new uses for them every day. They can help us avoid traffic jams or connect us to family from afar. They can even translate languages on the fly.

Now, scientists have figured out a new trick. Using a regular smartphone camera and some 3D-printed tools, they’ve developed an easier way to measure soil density. With the volume and weight of soil samples, scientists can compare the nutrient or carbon stocks in soils so we better manage them. With their new system, they cheaply reproduced expensive, time-consuming methods that require lasers or

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Upland Software Inc (UPLD) Q2 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

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Upland Software Inc (NASDAQ: UPLD)
Q2 2020 Earnings Call
Aug 6, 2020, 7:00 p.m. ET


  • Prepared Remarks
  • Questions and Answers
  • Call Participants

Prepared Remarks:


Thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Upland Software Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. [Operator Instructions] simultaneously, and simultaneously webcast on Upland’s Investor Relations website at, and a replay will be available there for 12 months.

By now, everyone should have access to the second quarter 2020 earnings release, which was distributed today at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. If you have not received the release, it is available on Upland’s website.

I would now like to turn the call over to Jack McDonald, Chairman and CEO of Upland Software. Please go ahead, sir.

Jack McDonaldChairman And Chief Executive Officer

Thank you, and welcome to our Q2 2020 earnings call. I’m joined by Tim

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