Facebook’s New App E.gg Is Nostalgic for the Old Web

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In that context, E.gg is fun to look at, but it also scans as a rhetorical exercise to prove a point. When I reached out to Facebook to hear more about why E.gg was created, I was directed to a recent report—commissioned by Facebook—showing that “about one-third of [the] top 100 most downloaded apps are new entrants each year.” In other words, that there is no monopoly on human attention, and there is plenty of room for creative upstarts. Ime Archibong, the head of the New Product Experimentation team, reiterated this point in an emailed statement, saying, “Last year, the average person had 93 apps installed on their phone and used 41 per month … All of this choice and competition fuels innovation.”

At the hearing, Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado hounded Zuckerberg over the consolidation of the social-media market, listing Myspace, Friendster, Orkut,

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IEEE Computer Society Publications Achieve Significant Increases in Impact Factors

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LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS)—the leading publisher of peer-reviewed magazines and journals covering all aspects of computer science, engineering, and technology—announced that its publications earned high 2019 impact factors, as reported by Clarivate Analytics Journal Citation Reports (JCR). Many of the impact factors increased compared to 2018.


IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) earned a high impact factor of 17.861—the second-highest impact factor of all IEEE publications.

“Our publications’ impact factors, on average, have been increasing steadily since 2017,” said Leila De Floriani, 2020 IEEE CS President. “This is a testament to not only the authors’ quality of work, but also the many volunteers who make our journals and magazines stand out in the highly competitive field of computing within the scholarly publishing world—from reviewers to associate editors to editors in chief.”

Impact factor is a measurement of how often a scholarly publication’s articles are cited and therefore is an indicator of that publication’s importance and influence within a

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How the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook plan to defend Big Tech today

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Ahead of the antitrust hearing that’s due to take place later today, the opening statements from the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have been published on the House Judiciary Committee’s website. Ranging in length from four to eight pages, the statements give us our best look yet at how Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg plan to defend their companies from this latest wave of antitrust scrutiny, and accusations that some of their actions harm consumers and stifle competition.

There are a lot of similarities between the four statements which you can read in their entirety here:

For example, they all make appeals to American patriotism (“The rest of the world would love even the tiniest sip of the elixir we have here in the U.S,” Bezos claims), and talk about the benefits their products offer to consumers, as well as small businesses. All four

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D.A. Davidson & Co. Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Cforia Software, Inc. in its Acquisition by Gemspring Capital

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COSTA MESA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 29, 2020–

D . A. Davidson & Co. announced today that it has served as exclusive financial advisor to Cforia Software, Inc., a company that delivers industry-leading order-to-cash (“OTC”) automation software, in its acquisition by Gemspring Capital, a Connecticut-based private equity firm focused on providing flexible capital solutions to lower middle market companies headquartered in the United States and Canada.

Founded in 2001 by CEO Chris Caparon and CTO Dave McIntyre, Cforia Software, Inc. has quickly evolved into a global enterprise solutions provider, delivering industry leading working capital and accounts receivable (A/R) automation software to highly-discerning customers including many companies across the Fortune 2000. Over 250 enterprises in 115+ countries are managing $425 billion in A/R turnover with Cforia’s software. Cforia’s heritage of success has been driven by superior technology integrated with proprietary real-time data integration tools across complex and disparate ERP systems. Cforia’s sophisticated solutions

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Micron Technology Is Still Undervalued (NASDAQ:MU)

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Lately, Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) has been in the headlines quite a lot and for very good reason. The company’s third-quarter results surpassed consensus estimates across the board by a solid margin. And now, chances of stellar performance in the fourth quarter remain strong, all thanks to increasing demand from data centers and gaming consoles, improving smartphone demand, favorable product mix, a well-diversified customer base, and a healthy balance sheet.

Despite a solid financial performance and broad product portfolio, I believe that the stock is significantly undervalued. Although the company has managed to rise 60.91% from its low of $31.13 in March 2020, it nevertheless remains down by 6.30% YTD. The market seems to not have adequately priced several secular tailwinds that can benefit the company in the next few years.

The current tech-enabled world requires a ton of memory and storage solutions

According to industry association, SEMI, there will be

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New world disorder: digital attacks on freedom of assembly

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The rising tide of protests in 2020 is reigniting discussions on peaceful assembly and association worldwide. With social distancing measures in place, the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified challenges to the exercise of these rights in the digital age. Access Now is proud to launch Defending peaceful assembly and association in the digital age: takedowns, shutdowns, and surveillance — our pioneering report on the impacts of technology on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association worldwide. See our report snapshot for a summary.

“It is in an unprecedented  global context the rise of internet shutdowns worldwide, the prevalence of unlawful surveillance, increases in privatization, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that we chose to examine the state of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association from a digital rights perspective,” said Laura O’Brien, U.N. Advocacy Officer at Access Now. “Flourishing facial recognition

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Justin Trudeau: Contact tracing smartphone app available

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a contact tracing smartphone app that will notify Canadians of exposure to the new coronavirus is now available.

Trudeau previously announced the creation of the app. It will be voluntary and if someone tests positive, other users who have the app and have been in proximity will then be alerted they’ve been exposed to someone who has tested positive.

Trudeau says privacy will be respected.  Governments around the world have been turning to smartphone technology to help battle fresh virus flare-ups as they ease lockdown restrictions.

But technical problems and privacy concerns have dogged the development of virus tracing apps. The app which has been developed with the help of Canadian technology companies Shopify and BlackBerry.

During a press briefing Trudeau also announced Canada will begin to transition people off the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), its main emergency income support program and onto

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Global Output Management Software Market 2020-2024 | Increased Use in Healthcare Industry to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global output management software market is expected to grow by USD 7.10 billion during 2020-2024. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect the impact to be significant in the first quarter but gradually lessen in subsequent quarters – with a limited impact on the full-year economic growth.

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The healthcare industry is one of the major end-users of output management software. Modern-day EMR systems consist of a high amount of medical data. Output management software helps to reduce the cost of delivering clinical and back-office records and helps in streamlining and automating downtime reporting. Output management software could also be used for improved security and compliance in the data delivery sections. Moreover, output management software companies are establishing partnerships with EMR software

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What’s Next For Technology-Driven Ventures In Turbulent Times

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Back in 1995, I had the opportunity to sit in on the first internet-based video telecast, put on by IBM between its New York and San Diego offices. The images were herky-jerky and the sound quality was so-so, but from that moment on, the world began to change in interesting ways, and thousands of new business ideas were sprung. Nowadays, the entire world is being run via video teleconferencing.

The experiences we are collectively having via videoconferencing may be paving the way for the next generation of business models as well. Tomorrow’s ventures may be built upon the “zoomification” of work, education and training, as explained by Lars Sudmann, former CFO of Procter & Gamble Belgium and now innovation leadership and board advisor to organizations such as The Conference Board. Expect to see, for example, “a ‘Zoom’ for university degrees, corporate training and next-level

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Red Magic 5S goes official with a starting price of $542, improved cooling and SD 865 SoC in tow

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As scheduled, Nubia launched its much-awaited flagship gaming smartphone dubbed Red Magic 5S. This new smartphone succeeds in the previously launched Red Magic 5G which was launch back in March. It’s safe to assume that the new Red Magic 5S is an improved version of the Magic 5G that brings features such as improved cooling system, powerful chipset along with high refresh-rate display panels. Here is everything you need to know about the device from internals, pricing to availability.

Nubia Red Magic 5S: Pricing, Availability

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The Red Magic 5S comes in three storage configurations – 8GB+128GB, 12GB+256GB and 16GB+256GB options. The base variant of the smartphone comes with a price tag of CNY 3,799 (i.e. $542) while the top-end will set you back CNY 4,999 (i.e. $715). The 12GB memory variant, on the other hand, sits in the middle sweet spot costing you CNY 4,399 (i.e. $628).

In terms of

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