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Debunking Old Multicloud Deployment Myths – TechCrunch


Opponents say running workloads on multiple clouds is expensive, complicated, and slow. They are wrong.

By Leo Leung, Vice President, Product Management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Now that we’re well into the second decade of cloud computing, it’s time to re-examine the misconceptions surrounding this model of IT deployment. In the beginning, when there was practically only one public cloud, it made sense to focus your efforts on one cloud. But now that there are several good cloud options out there, it’s time to discard the old tropes and accept that multicloud adoption makes sense both technologically and economically.

Let’s examine the facts against the fiction.

Fake. Virtually every IT research company says multicloud is a strategic business imperative. In a survey, Gartner found that 81% of enterprises have a multicloud strategy in place and IDC dubbed 2021 “the year of multicloud.

If you need details, check out companies like Mynet, which host popular online games. It uses seven clouds, of which Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), to ensure high availability of its many titles.

Where to consult Go tothe pioneer of remote work, which uses Kubernetes container management to run workloads on OCI and Amazon Web Services.

In the case of GoTo and Mynet, the use of multiple clouds improves resiliency and availability. If one provider encounters a problem, operations can be routed to another to keep customers online. This is the very definition of intelligent IT deployment.

No. Different public clouds offer a range of computing, networking, and storage services, and prices for each can vary widely from provider to provider. One of the benefits of increased competition in the cloud is that some providers offer extremely competitive prices for certain service categories. Remember: Just because a company claims to be the low-cost leader in all areas doesn’t mean it is.

If your business needs to ship a lot of data to end users, you should definitely pay attention to the “data egress” or “network egress” charges charged by different providers. They add up dramatically (sometimes catastrophically) if demand increases unexpectedly. An interactive video service saves 80% on its data egress charges using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) instead of AWS, for example.

Before launching OCI in 2016, Oracle did the math and realized it could offer an outbound network at very competitive prices and still make money. Last November, Oracle took another step by joining the Bandwidth Alliancelaunched by Cloudflare, to combat these unfair networking fees.

Reducing the cost of data transit between clouds will remove a huge barrier to multicloud adoption.

False too. While latency – or delay – can be an issue in data transfer, especially over long distances, this is less relevant now because all cloud providers localize (or “co-localize” in technical terms) their physical infrastructure close to each other. This proximity – in some cases, different rooms within a single colocation facility – means one millisecond latency between clouds. This, along with the addition of more cloud data center regions around the world, means that distances between cloud regions are shrinking.

Additionally, some major cloud providers have directly connected their respective clouds. Oracle and Microsoft, for example, have teamed up to Oracle Azure Interconnect to provide fast private data flow between OCI and Microsoft Azure. This enables the many enterprises running databases and applications on OCI and other applications and analytics on Azure with 1.2ms to 2.1ms round-trip latency. That’s fast enough for most business requirements.

Using Oracle Azure Interconnect, Integra LifeSciencesa leading medical device company, migrated its ERP and supply chain software to OCI and connected it to analytics on Azure, accelerating operations by up to 90% and increasing process efficiency .

Uh uh. This argument has been recycled throughout the history of information technology. Businesses are told they need to consolidate vendors to simplify operations and support. The problem is that different suppliers excel in different areas, and relying too much on one means the customer loses leverage when it comes to buying power.

Oracle and Microsoft, meanwhile, believe that their customers are smart enough to handle “complexity,” as they have for decades on-premises, and work to ensure that their joint customers can use the applications of their choice on the cloud of their choice. A key aspect of Oracle Azure Interconnect solves this complexity by allowing enterprises to use OCI Identity and Access Management or Azure Active Directory for single sign-on access to resources running on either cloud.

Smart providers can read what’s written on the wall and will deploy more services to facilitate interoperability across clouds. It helps that many popular open source software packages – for example MySQL and Kubernetes – already work on all major clouds.

Multicloud management and monitoring tools will only improve and expand as more customers and providers adopt multicloud strategies. Oracle will soon have more to say about running open source databases in clouds as well as the multicloud observability and management fronts.

The thing is, as more and more enterprise data and workloads move to the cloud (I should say clouds), business customers will use the services that best meet their needs, regardless of or the supplier who manages them.

At the same time, enterprises will weigh the price differentials between clouds on core compute, storage and networking services. In particular, they will insist that charges for data flow between clouds, or from their clouds to their own customers, be affordable and free of additional charges.

In the relatively short history of cloud computing, we were first told that no one would ever move anything to the cloud. Then it was said that no one would move “production” or mission-critical data into the cloud. Later, we were warned of the dangers of multicloud. These much conveyed certainties have proven to be fleeting because technology abhors a vacuum and business leaders like to have options.

Today’s reality is as different from the past as the future will be from today. The only happy constant, it seems, is that customers will always have more choice and better quality. Suppliers who wish to retain customers should take note of this.

The best alternatives to Twitter


If you’re considering quitting Twitter, you may still want another social media platform to meet your microblogging and meme needs. And you might be hard-pressed to find another app or site (of the many out there) that will fill the bird app’s big shoes.

There are obvious options like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, but there are alternatives beyond those you may not have considered – some that could help you cultivate community, give you a platform to your hot shots and photos, and make sure you stay in touch more easily with the people you care about.



Mastodon It may not have as many users as Twitter, but it seems to have a lot of features we wish Twitter didn’t have: It’s ad-free. You have a higher maximum character limit for your messages (500!). It also has robust moderation, security, and privacy features.

Mastodon also claims to have a chronological and algorithm-free feed, giving you more control over the content you consume. This app also includes many of the features you loved on Twitter, including polls; trending hashtags and topics; support for audio, video, photo and GIF messages; answers; and even reblogging (retweets).

However, this social networking service is probably different from other social media apps you have used before. It is free to use, but it is also decentralized and open source. It is not a single website, but rather a group of connected communities each run by people or organizations. In fact, you have to join one of these communities to join Mastodon. You can still interact with other users from different communities, and you can switch communities later if you wish.

The mastodon is available on Android and iOS, as well as a web application. It can also be accessed through a wide variety of third-party apps.

social hive

The Hive Social app on a phone against a white background.
HiveSocial Inc.

We’ll just say it: it’s a wonderful application. If you prefer to post photos, social hive is an excellent option to highlight them. But you’re not limited to photos either: you can create text and video messages, use GIFs, and use polls as well. You can also reply to and repost other people’s posts. It also offers messaging and a timeline feed to make it easy to keep up with friends and family.

Hive Social also has a “profile music” feature that takes us back to the days of Myspace and those auto-playing songs on everyone’s profiles. You can add music to your profile, but you can also turn autoplay on or off.

The main drawback? Hive Social is only available on iOS for the moment. They are still working on an app for Android.


A selection of four celebrities and their TikTok accounts featured on the main page of the TikTok desktop website.

TIC Tac, really ? Yes, it’s true. It might not be your first thought as a Twitter replacement since it’s more of a lightweight video platform, but the app has certainly built a massive user base and is great at fostering community. You might as well join it at this point, anyway, because those bite-sized little viral videos the app is known for are still being shared on Twitter and Instagram.

TikTok is free and available on Android, iOS and Windows 10.


A user's main server dashboard on the Discord web app.

Discord is different from other apps on this list because it is primarily a chat app. But it’s a chat app where you can join or create servers (which act like communities). Discord may have started out as a chat app for gamers, but now you can find communities on all sorts of topics and discuss them or share posts. You also don’t need to join a public server. If all you want is a private meeting with just a few friends, you can do that too.

Discord has plenty of features to help you meet people or stay in touch: host events (like voice calls, stream movies and games), voice and video chats, and even listen to music with Spotify . There is also support for sending GIFs, stickers, and emojis.

You can access Discord through its web app and it is available as an app for Windows, iOS, Android, Linux and MacOS.


The main page of the Ask Me Anything subreddit on Reddit.

Reddit has been around for a long time (since 2005, in fact) and was known as the “front page of the Internet” for a reason. Because, like Twitter, you can use it to keep up to date with the latest news, as well as join communities (subreddits) to talk about your favorite hobbies, shows, sports, or any other of your interests.

More than any other on this list, it’s probably the best platform to recreate the feeling of falling down a Twitter rabbit hole.

Subreddit communities are like basic forums, and they are sort of: you can post text, photos, links, and videos to a subreddit. These posts will typically receive comments and upvotes or downvotes that will determine how high in the feed your post is featured. If you’re looking for richer discussions or deeper explanations for your pressing questions, Reddit might be the way to go.

Reddit is free and accessible through its website and on Android or iOS.

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Microsoft, Visa, Enphase Energy, Boeing and more


Headquarters of Microsoft Corporation in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, France, on April 18, 2016.

Charles Platiau | Reuters

Find out which companies are making headlines in the midday business.

Enphase Energy – Shares jumped more than 8% after Enphase beat earnings expectations on both a high and a low. The energy company posted record revenues and said it was targeting Europe as a growth area during the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Visa – Shares of the credit card company jumped more than 7% following a stronger than expected quarterly report. Visa reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.79 on revenue of $7.19 billion. Analysts had expected adjusted earnings per share of $1.65 and revenue of $6.83 billion, according to Refinitiv. The company welcomed the continued recovery in travel spending and said inflation and supply chain disruptions had no obvious impact on its global payments volumes.

Mastercard – Shares of Mastercard jumped nearly 6% on the strength of competitor Visa’s earnings report. The payments company is expected to release its own quarterly results on Thursday.

Microsoft — Microsoft’s share price jumped 6.5% after the company reported lower earnings in its latest quarter. The company’s revenue forecast for each of Microsoft’s three business segments also exceeded analysts’ expectations polled by FactSet’s StreetAccount.

CME Group – Shares jumped more than 6% after CME Group beat expectations for revenue and earnings in its latest quarter. The company also reaffirmed its guidance for fiscal year 2022.

F5 Inc – The application security company’s share price fell more than 12% despite the company’s reported results beating analysts’ expectations. The company has cut its revenue forecast for its 2022 fiscal year.

Boeing – The aircraft maker’s shares fell more than 8% after the company reported first-quarter sales and revenue that missed analysts’ estimates. Boeing also said it was suspending production of its 777X aircraft and deliveries may not begin until 2025.

Capital One Financial – Capital One’s share price jumped about 6% after the company beat Wall Street’s high and low expectations. The company reported a $192 million pretax impact from gains on partnership card wallets, as well as lower-than-expected net interest margins.

Robinhood – Shares in the brokerage fell 5% a day after the company announced it was cutting its full-time staff by about 9%. The announcement comes shortly before Robinhood’s first-quarter earnings report, due out Thursday afternoon.

Juniper Networks – Shares fell more than 4% after Juniper Networks reported earnings slightly below estimates. The maker of market networking products, such as routers and switches, cited ongoing supply chain challenges.

Edwards Lifesciences — Edwards Lifesciences’ stock price fell more than 4% at midday. The medical equipment maker beat revenue expectations for its latest quarter, but the company issued a weak revenue forecast.

– CNBC’s Yun Li, Tanaya Macheel and Jesse Pound contributed reporting.

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Velocity MSC Announces Expansion of Theater Lobby Advertising Network and Unveils New Digital Signage Solution at CinemaCon


Velocity Expands Exhibitor Network in the Cinema Lobby with 12 New Cinema Deals

Velocity will introduce its newest proprietary digital signage solution to the market at CinemaCon: the Sleek 4K digital standee

Holland, Ohio, April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Velocity, a managed services company which provides managed IT services through network management, voice and data connectivity, as well as digital media displays and advertising networks, today announced the expansion of its exhibitor network as part of the agreement with Screenvision Media deploy up to 1,000 individual rooms and up to 4,000 digital screens. The screens will promote exhibitor offerings and upcoming films, national, local and regional advertising, and be connected to major programmatic advertising exchanges.

Velocity will be present CinemaConthe largest cinema fair in the world, Vegas on from April 25 to 28, where it will showcase its expanded network of exhibitors and introduce its newest exclusive digital signage solution to the market: a 7-foot-tall digital standee. With its sleek design, 4K resolution and 1 or 3 independent messages with audio, this large digital standee provides an engaging experience for consumers and additional advertising touchpoints for studio clients looking to amplify their message via both on-screen and in Velocity theater halls.

Velocity’s digital standee and digital poster are among new deployments among the 4,000 innovative digital screens that will be deployed in theaters nationwide, including within the 12 theater groups signed with Velocity’s Cinema Lobby Network during of the last six months. Signed theaters include:

  • 1 Better
  • Allen Theaters
  • Ashbrie Cinemas
  • CineLux Cinemas
  • Classic cinemas
  • Fridley Theaters
  • Malco Theaters
  • Marcus Theaters
  • Parrot Film Company
  • Patriot Cinemas
  • Premiere Cinemas
  • Your neighborhood theater

As part of Velocity’s Cinema Lobby Network, exhibitors benefit from comprehensive management of physical and digital marketing campaigns, gain access to significant advertising revenue, and keep customers informed of upcoming studio releases.

“We are delighted to work with Velocity as their cinema lobby solutions enhance the lobby experience. Additionally, it will allow us to communicate our offerings while providing a huge opportunity for advertisers to connect with the valuable moviegoer audience,” said Joel DavisCOO of Premiere Cinemas.

Reserved theater seating has allowed consumers to spend more time in the lobby and concession areas because they are not in a rush to find a good seat. This has led to digital standeers bringing in more impressions, better brand recall, and generating additional revenue for studios and exhibitors.

“This unwavering expansion of the cinema lobby, along with the announcement of the digital standee, is a true testament to Velocity’s longstanding reputation for digital innovation and advertising accessibility for studios and exhibitors,” said declared Joe Rosscommercial director of Velocity MSC.

As viewing habits have changed post-pandemic, Velocity has continually adapted to get the studios’ messages in front of its target audiences. Through its partnerships, PaperAirplane and Screenvision Media, and the recent acquisition of Vision Media’s digital signage business, Velocity’s comprehensive digital outdoor advertising (DOOH) networks extend beyond theater and into lifestyle environments where consumers dine, shop and play.

Tuesday night at CinemaCon, MetaMedia, Velocity and Pixelogic (on Alliance MVP) will be sponsoring a studio-themed dinner in the Octavius ​​Ballroom at Caesar’s Palace for registered delegates.

Velocity provides customized managed services such as IT support, network management, voice and data connectivity, multinational data networking, onsite repairs and services, deployment and implementation of projects on the field, free TV and Wi-Fi solutions, digital signage and DOOH multimedia solutions, and more in the retail, hospitality, healthcare and entertainment industries. Velocity is a private company headquartered in Holland, Ohio, with approximately 500 employees, 13 redundant data centers, more than 5,500 certified technicians in the United States and 450 carrier agreements, and is a CLEC in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.velocitymsc.com.

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Public service media see an increase in journalists’ safety violations


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Newsrooms across Europe are reporting an increase in journalists’ safety breaches, with incidents including physical, verbal, online and legal attacks undermining public service media’s ability to cover major events topical – with implications for European democracy.

A new EBU campaign launched today – #OurJournalistsOurFreedom – aims to raise awareness of the magnitude of the problem and to call for change.

In his ‘press freedom barometer‘, Reporters Without Borders calculates that 24 journalists were killed in 2022 alone – six of them in Ukraine – and two press assistants. We asked our member public broadcasters about their experiences. These are just a few examples that launched the campaign:

Eimear Lowe, Foreign Affairs Editor at RTE and Deputy Chairman of the EBU News Committee, said: “We have seen many more cases of verbal and physical intimidation. We have had to tighten security around our campus, erect fencing to keep the public out, and notify the police if protests are planned. Now, we wouldn’t allow a single staff member to cover a potentially difficult story. We always have at least one cameraman and one reporter.

Anita Fichtinger-Eder, Foreign News Desk, ORF, similarly reports threats against journalists during Covid protests: “We saw physical attacks, including people spitting at journalists.

Petra Zilken-Leitgeb, international program coordinator for ZDF agrees: “We have seen an increase in attacks, many of them during protests against Corona restrictions. In addition to verbal assaults, including foul language, we are also witnessing the harassment of journalists in the digital sphere. We report every case, but legal action is often not effective because the sources of the harassment cannot be identified. »

NOS in the Netherlands was forced to remove logos and branding from its outdoor broadcast trucks, due to targeted assaults including highway brake tests and vandalism. Marcel Gelauff, Editor-in-Chief of NOS News, says: “Our journalists frequently face insults and threats, especially on social media, and accusations of spreading fake news. It became a big problem to cover protests related to our government’s Corona policy, so much so that we had to keep our distance.

A public broadcaster, who wishes to remain anonymous in the event of retaliation, said: “During the pro-Navalny protests a year ago, the police started beating people with batons. Our correspondent was hit and injured.

These threats to the safety of journalists have given rise to initiatives aimed at creating safe working conditions for journalists. Asun Gomez Bueno, director of international relations at RTVE and vice-president of the EBU news committee, is responsible for setting up an EBU working group, which aims to improve security on the ground , online and in newsrooms. It recommends a range of support, including a series of ‘how to’ videos in the event of harassment, expert guides on how to report incidents, and help and support through access to professionals, including lawyers, consultants and IT experts.

The work complements the specialized training offered by the EBU Academyincluding the Hostile Environment Safety Training (HEST), which particularly focus on equipping media professionals physically and mentally to work in dangerous and unpredictable situations.

ZDF has increased collaboration with security teams on designated risk assessments, training, the use of protective equipment and, in some cases, the hiring of security services. The broadcaster also quotes: “Networking and liaising with other public broadcasters before and during such events is both encouraging and helpful.”

NOS launched a Press Security initiative that involves the Dutch Association of Journalists and the Society of Editors and works closely with the police and justice department.

ORF, which had encountered similar problems to NOS with visible branding and logos, had to take corresponding measures: “A workshop was organized to learn more about de-escalation strategies and the teams of journalists and cameramen reporting on COVID protests would only do so voluntarily; no branding has been used on microphones, cameras or jackets; and journalists could ask security teams to accompany them.

Commenting on when its campus was overrun by protesters, RTE said: “It was unpleasant – and unprecedented – for the staff. We had to install visible security measures. It’s a shame because we see ourselves as a public resource, but we must take steps to protect our staff.

Liz Corbin is Deputy Media Director and Chief Information Officer at the EBU. “Reporting accurate, factual and reliable information depends on the ability of our journalists to report stories safely and without hindrance. Unfortunately, we observe trends that show that journalists are not seen as neutral observers, but as enemies. Not only is this extremely taxing for our staff, but it has serious implications for how we report a story. Or in some cases, if we report a story. It has to stop. The freedom of the media – and the provision of reliable and accurate information to our audiences – depends on it.

The EBU has dedicated the week leading up to World Press Freedom Day on 3 May to highlighting these heightened threats to the safety of journalists and, by extension, media freedom, under the hashtag #OurJournalistsOurFreedom.

Follow the hashtag #OurJournalistsOurFreedom on the EBU’s social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and instagram). See our Public Service Journalism Initiative page for more details.

MEDIA ALERT: Prosimo goes beyond networking with an innovative, cloud-native approach to multi-cloud; UNOG Spring 2022




Following the announcement of the industry’s first comprehensive cloud transit solution for enterprise multi-cloud, Prosimo, the Application Experience Infrastructure company, will host two sessions at the UNUG Spring 2022 conference.

The UNOG sessions will examine the current state of multi-cloud deployments, both what works and what doesn’t, and provide proof of concept for deploying network transit to expand into a region, then in another cloud.

  • Prosimo Proof of Concept: Architecting an Autonomous Cloud Network Transit with Consistent Network Policy Controls for Multi-Cloud Simplicity

    Customers are at different stages of multicloud adoption. With more applications and services migrating to the cloud, network teams face increased MTTR with rising cloud cost, reducing the speed at which they can deploy and manage their network infrastructure across multiple service providers. cloud. In this session, Prosimo will present a PoC that simplifies the deployment of a transit network to expand into a region and then into another cloud. The PoC will show how quickly applications are integrated with Prosimo Full-Stack Cloud Transit to provide consistent connectivity. April 27, 2022 at 10:55 a.m. ET
  • A Full-Stack Transit Case Study That Simplifies Network Operations: How Enterprises Are Creating a Multi-Cloud, Multi-Region Global Mesh to Interconnect Networks and Applications

    IaaS, PaaS, and application endpoints connect using different networking technologies in today’s multi-cloud world. Legacy networking approaches cannot scale to meet cross-cloud needs. The growing cloud-native capabilities of CSPs make it difficult to adopt cloud-native services; thus, enterprises cannot create an “InterConnect Cloud” that includes service + connectivity mapping across clouds. In this session, we explain why consistent cloud connectivity is a growing concern and how to simplify multi-cloud deployments using full-stack Cloud Transit that delivers beyond connectivity. April 28, 2022 at 1:45 p.m. ET

Register for UNOG Spring 2022 here.


Ramesh Prabagaran, CEO and Co-Founder, Prosimo

Faraz Siddiqui, Head of Solution Architecture, Prosimo


Meadowlands Expo Center, New Jersey

Prosimo Booth #14

When: Wednesday, April 27, 10:55 a.m. ET / Thursday, April 28, 1:45 p.m. ET


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Prosimo provides a simplified multi-cloud infrastructure for distributed enterprise cloud journeys. Businesses innovate faster and stay in control with the Prosimo Integrated Stack. This stack combines cloud networking, performance, security, observability and cost management, all powered by data insights and machine learning models with autonomous cloud networking to reduce the complexity and risk. Cloud-oriented enterprises, including F100, have adopted Prosimo to successfully deploy revenue-generating applications, improve operational efficiency and accelerate positive business results. Prosimo is backed by renowned investors such as General Catalyst and WRVI Capital. For more information, visit https://www.prosimo.io.

V cube: Telecube Services and Brandear join forces to offer an online shopping service


V-cube, Inc.

Tokyo Stock Exchange, first market

(stock code: 3681)

Telecube Services and Brandear Partner to Offer Online Shopping Service

Our affiliate company, Telecube Services Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Chairman: Yoshihiro Oyamada) launched an online shopping service alliance with Brandear”one of the largest door-to-door delivery services in Japan, operated by Defactostandard, Ltd. (Headquarters: Ota-ku, Tokyo; Chairman: Kenichi Sento), a consolidated subsidiary of BEENOS Inc. (TSE Prime 3328).

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(Attached material: material disclosed by Telecube Services Co., Ltd.)

Press release

To the press

April 25, 2022

Telecube Services Co., Ltd.

Defactostandard, Ltd.

Brandear collaborates with “Telecube”, a private work cabin, to

Provide secure online shopping in a privacy space

Enables efficient use of travel time

Telecube Services Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Yoshihiro Oyamada), which operates the private work booth “Telecube”, has launched an online shopping service alliance with “Brandear”, one of the largest home delivery services. services in Japan operated by Defactostandard, Ltd. (Headquarters: Ota-ku, Tokyo; Chairman: Kenichi Sento), a consolidated subsidiary of BEENOS Inc. (TSE Prime: 3328). This will allow free use of Brandear Bell’s online purchase within Telecube located in over 120 locations nationwide.

Background to the alliance between Brandear Bell and Telecube

Brandear Bell is an online shopping service that combines the convenience of an online shopping service that can be used anytime and anywhere with the security and satisfaction of receiving reviews through face-to-face communication. The average usage time is about 35 minutes, and the service can be used in your spare time during lunch time or after work, because it is convenient to transfer the money immediately after the conclusion of the contract, before even send the items to Brandear.

Telecube is equipped with power supply and Wi-Fi connection, and more than 200 units have been installed in stations, commercial facilities and office buildings in Kanto, Kansai and Tokai regions. It is also actively expanding to new facilities such as convenience stores and banks. The collaboration with Telecube will make it possible to use Brandear Bell not only when you are at home, but also on the go, on your way home. For Brandear Bell, it also provides a sense of security and convenience for customers who may not feel comfortable using the service at home from a privacy perspective. This is the reason for this alliance.

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Press release

Telecube in an office building or commercial facility

How to use Brandear Bell Telecube https://brandear.jp/bell

  • (1) Please contact us through the official Brandear Bell LINE with the date, time and location where you would like to use the Telecube.

  • (2) Brandear Bell staff will make a reservation for the Telecube and contact the customer via LINE.

  • (3) The customer makes a reservation for Brandear Bell as usual.

  • (4) When the reservation date and time arrives, the customer uses the Brandear Bell in the Telecube. *There is no charge for using Telecube when purchasing online from Brandear Bell.

Usage Picture

  • 1 Online purchase is available in a completely private and individual room space.

  • 2 The private room is also equipped with a power supply, so you can use the room from your PC or smartphone without worry.

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* Since this is a joint publication, it may be distributed in duplicate. Please be aware of this in advance.

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Press release

About “Telecube”, a private work stand

“Telecube” is a working cabin with excellent soundproofing and sound insulation that allows work such as the preparation of documents and e-mail, as well as telephone communication and web conferencing, in a quiet and secure environment.

Please refer to the following URL for the locations where Telecube is installed.

Telecube Research Plus


Overview of Telecube Services Co., Ltd.

  • (1) Company name: Telecube Services Co., Ltd.

  • (2) Chairman: Yoshihiro Oyamada,

  • (3) Headquarters: 7F Yurakucho Building, 1-10-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

  • (4) Creation date: August 2019

  • (5) Company: Installation and provision of services for “Télécube”, private work cabins

  • (6) URL: https://telecube-svc.co.jp/

Characteristics of Defactostandard, Ltd.

Brandear (https://brandear.jp/) is a door-to-door delivery service that assesses and purchases unwanted branded products simply by shipping them in a cardboard box. All you have to do is apply online and send your items in the delivered delivery kit. The range of brands available for purchase is around 7,000 brands. Peace of mind that your items will be returned free of charge if you are unhappy with the assessment results. Thanks to these features, we have been able to expand the online re-commerce marketplace with over 3 million users to date.

In addition, we are expanding the purchasing frontiers, such as the specialty store “Brandear (https://brandear.jp/shop)” for in-store purchases and online purchase ” Brandear Bell (https://brandear.jp/bell)“, and constantly strive to improve customer safety and convenience by leveraging the advantages of online and offline shopping. In addition, we are actively cultivating markets not only in Japan, but also in re-commerce globally, by selling sought-after items both domestically and internationally directly to overseas customers at reasonable prices.Brandear aims to realize a “value cycle” society in which valuables are passed on to the next generation.

Overview of Defactostandard, Ltd

  • (1) Company name: Defactostandard, Ltd Co.

  • (2) Chairman: Kenichi Sento,

  • (3) Headquarters: 5F Yamakyu Heiwajima Logistics Center, 3-3-8 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo

  • (4) Date of creation: April 27, 2004

  • (5) Capital: 100 million yen *Consolidated subsidiary of BEENOS Inc. (TSE Prime 3328)

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Microsoft, SES and Nokia demonstrate Azure cloud platform over satellite networks to help defense organizations respond to threats


Microsoft, SES and Nokia demonstrate secure access to Azure cloud platform over private 5G and satellite communications networks to enable use of cloud services in remote and austere environments to help defense organizations in Australia to respond to new threats.

Remote access
nokia established a private 5G network using the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud solution. This connectivity provides access to networking.

During the demonstration, users accessed an SAP maintenance environment hosted in Microsoft Azure, using laptops connected to the private 5G network. This gives defense personnel in the field the ability to access and update an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution without waiting to return to a facility or main base.

Vehicle data can also be viewed and analyzed in the field, with results synchronized with the ERP platform.

With real-time updates from ERP in the field, logisticians and commanders at headquarters sites can make decisions based on tactical data from vehicle fleets.

Transfer of vehicle data
Raw and processed data can be sent from vehicles in the field to enterprise systems via Satcom when the operational situation allows for increased commanders’ awareness of deployed assets.

Improved access to data also opens up opportunities to automate and optimize back-end processes, such as predictive maintenance, inventory management, fleet management, and operational budget forecasting.

For demonstration, HSE – an Azure orbital ground station as a service partner – presented the potential data transfers by accessing its constellation of O3b satellites via transportable terminal antennas.

Orbiting approximately 8,000 km above the Earth’s surface in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), the O3b system provides connectivity.

The system can provide speeds of up to several gigabits per second per service. In this demonstration, download and upload speeds reached 348 Mbps and 67 Mbps respectively. With O3b mPOWER, bandwidth can be scaled from 100 Mbps to one Gigabit depending on mission requirements.

Vehicle data analysis
Azure services can be used to display live location and analytics data on a dashboard in the field. During the demonstration, the Microsoft Azure Stack Edge Mini R – a computing device – was used for on-site computing and analysis.

Thanks to 5G and Satcom connectivity, data analysis can also take place in the Azure cloud computing platform. For example, predictive maintenance analytics could be used to automatically send alerts and notifications and provide relevant data to ERP maintenance modules, which would allow maintenance orders to be scheduled, stock inventory checked and automate staffing needs.

Stay smart and connected
According to Microsoft, by unleashing the power of Satcom, 5G and cloud computing, defense organizations can stay connected in remote locations, share data to build strategic awareness and improve decision-making.

Microsoft says this demonstration of defense can easily be applied to other industries where remote connectivity and data analytics are needed, including agriculture, healthcare, mining and resources, transportation, and manufacturing. logistics.

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‘Liberty Times’ Most Popular Local News Source: Poll

  • By Cheng Wei-chi and William Hetherington/staff reporter, with a staff writer

The Chinese-language Liberty Times (sister newspaper of the Taipei Times) print newspaper and mobile app are the most popular news sources in Taiwan, according to a survey released Saturday by Shih Hsin University.

The survey, conducted by the university’s College of Journalism and Communication, found that the Liberty Times is the most widely read print newspaper and mobile news app among Taiwanese residents, ahead of apps produced by the Central News Agency (CNA) and SETN.

Those who follow the news avidly tend to watch television news most often (56.8%), followed by social media news sources (18%), news websites (13.9 %), mobile applications (4.1%) and printed newspapers (2.6%). ), the results showed.

Photo: Taipei Times

Respondents viewed social media as the most common source of fake news.

Of the students at Shih Hsin University – which is best known for its journalism and communications programs – who responded, 29.7% used social media platforms to access news, 21.4% used news websites, while 15.4% got their news from TV, 9.7% from apps and 0.7% from print newspapers.

Most members of the public who responded got their news from television, with 28% watching TVBS, 15.6% watching Formosa Television, 13.4% watching EBC News, 11.5% watching SETN and 7.2% watching CTV.

Of the students surveyed, 33% watched TVBS, 15% watched EBC News, 13.7% watched SETN, 11.1% watched TTV and 5.7% watched CTV.

Most respondents who read print newspapers read the Liberty Times (41.9%), followed by the United Daily News in Chinese at 25.9% and the China Times in Chinese at 11.9%.

The Liberty Times was also the most read newspaper among students (40.9%), followed by the United Daily News at 22.7%.

The Liberty Times app was the most popular news app among audience members at 42%, followed by the CNA app at 26% and the SET app at 18%.

The results showed that among students, 35.9% used the ETtoday Starlight Cloud app most often, followed by the CNA app and Apple Daily app at 10% each, and the Liberty Times app at 4. 1%.

Of those who read news online, 23.4% used the CNA website, 23.1% used the EBC site, 19.9% ​​used the United Daily News site, and 15.3% used the Liberty Times.

Students who read news online mainly read EBC News (43.7%), while 20.3% use United Daily News, 11.7% use CNA and 8.1% use Liberty Times.

Most people who read their news on social media used Facebook (66.1%), followed by YouTube (30.2%) and the online bulletin board Professional Technology Temple (2.6%).

Among students, the top three sources of information on social media were Instagram, YouTube and Dcard.

Overall, the results showed that news apps and websites are the most trusted sources of information among students and the public.

Asked which news source they think is most influential, members of the public said they broadcast TV news for themselves and advertising for others, while most students said they were most influenced by print publications, but the rest were most influenced by advertising.

The results showed that most members of the public (77.3%) regularly follow the news and 67% are most concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic, said Kang Li-ping (康力平), assistant professor at Shih Hsin University, which commissioned the survey. .

Kang said he and his research team will examine the influences behind young people’s media content choices and their opinions on print media.

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Contrasting GBT (OTCMKTS:GTCH) and TSS (OTCMKTS:TSSI) technologies


GBT Technologies (OTCMKTS:GTCH – Get Rating) and TSS (OTCMKTS:TSSI – Get Rating) are both small cap business services companies, but which is the best investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommendations for GBT Technologies and TSS, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
GBT Technologies 0 0 0 0 N / A
MY 0 0 0 0 N / A

Volatility and risk

GBT Technologies has a beta of 2.42, which suggests its stock price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TSS has a beta of 0.96, which suggests its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and insider ownership

4.1% of GBT Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 35.9% of TSS shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large money managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of GBT Technologies and TSS.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
GBT Technologies -18,850.00% N / A -544.27%
MY -4.73% -55.69% -7.92%

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares revenue, earnings per share and valuation of GBT Technologies and TSS.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
GBT Technologies $180,000.00 8.32 -$33.93 million N / A N / A
MY $27.41 million 0.29 -$1.30 million ($0.07) -5.73

TSS has higher revenues and profits than GBT Technologies.


TSS beats GBT Technologies on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GBT Technologies (Get a rating)

GBT Technologies Inc. develops networking and tracking technologies based on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Company‘s technologies include wireless mesh networking technology platform and fixed solutions. It also develops smart life-saving devices for the human body, asset tracking IoT and wireless mesh networks. The company was formerly known as Gopher Protocol Inc. and changed its name to GBT Technologies Inc. in August 2019. GBT Technologies Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

About ESS (Get a rating)

OHS LogoTSS, Inc. provides services for the planning, design, deployment, maintenance, and refurbishment of end-user and enterprise systems, including critical installations in the United States. The Company operates through two segments, Installations and Systems Integration. It offers a single-source solution to enable technologies in data centers, operations centers, network facilities, server rooms, security operations centers, communication facilities and infrastructure systems . The company also provides technology consulting, design and engineering, project management, system integration, system installation, facility management and IT reseller services. It serves OEM computer equipment, technology and services companies; private sector companies; and government or commercial end users. The company was formerly known as Fortress International Group, Inc. and changed its name to TSS, Inc. in June 2013. TSS, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.

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Card castle ? Why the world is falling in love with Netflix | netflix


Ahe era is defined by its major innovations and sometimes a simple company name does the trick: the Ford Motor Company more than a century ago, or Virgin in the 1980s. These are the business ideas which sum up a moment of progress. Of course, a little less prophetically, there were also the ephemeral promises offered by DeLorean or Myspace.

Until last week, we were all enjoying the “Netflix boom,” mostly because of what the streaming giant stood for, rather than what it actually was. Netflix was synonymous with easy access to culture, family sharing and turning its back on the superficial commerce of commercial breaks. And it quickly became a rather emotional consumer relationship, especially during the dark lockdowns imposed during the pandemic. Isolated, those confined to the house found comfort in The crown, stranger things, Bridgerton, Money theft, Lupine, Call my agent! or squid game. In fact, for 10 years now in the UK, these boxed shows have fueled a national conversation that has occasionally crossed over with chatter from the rest of the world.

So when Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings admitted last week that 200,000 subscribers had opted out in the first quarter of the year, with more likely to follow, fans of the service were forced to reassess. Following the losses, the company‘s share price fell more than 35% last Wednesday, slipping another nearly 8% the following day. Then billionaire investor Bill Ackman decided to sell his Netflix shares, despite a huge loss, because things suddenly looked so scary.

For many in the industry, Netflix’s cry of alarm was a sign that they were waiting until, after a dizzying rise, “peak subscription” had finally been reached. After all, hadn’t music lovers already noticed how complicated their love affair with Spotify had become? It turned out that the freedom to enjoy their favorite tracks was actually a threat to the livelihoods of the musicians who made them.

With the expansion into producing feature films, such as The Power of the Dog, the service has garnered Oscar nominations and reviews from moviegoers. Photograph: Kirsty Griffin/AP

Among those who claim to have seen the writing on the wall long before Netflix’s announcement are two Swedish entrepreneurs who are betting on a return to a simpler deal. Måns Ulvestam and Karl Rosander, the founders of Acast, the podcast platform, have now created a new e-book and audiobook platform called Sesamy – for which customers will only pay for what they want, whenever they want, on any device. The Swedes believe that the public has understood the premise of a subscription. In their view, it wasn’t just belt-tightening that caused Netflix members to leave the fold.

“We are now seeing the end of something that started with the paywall,” Ulvestam said. “It’s not sustainable because it’s no longer working for clients or for creatives.”

Like gyms that rely on users to forget their monthly membership payments, the membership model, according to the creators of Sesamy, borders on deception. “We think all of these content subscriptions, with their ‘easy onboarding’ and very tricky cancellation, are almost a fraud,” Rosander said.

But surely Netflix, a place where so many UK viewers still go to enjoy their evenings, can’t face disaster? After all, even a show with bad reviews like Anatomy of a Scandal attracts a lot of viewers, while this weekend the new teen drama Heart stroke was met with critical acclaim and hailed by some as the most significant British TV show since It’s a sin.

The new teen drama Heartstopper has received critical acclaim.
The new teen drama Heartstopper has received critical acclaim. Photography: Rob Youngson/Netflix

Much of the rush to mourn over Netflix’s imaginary open grave was in part driven by how the company’s success, which had consistently brought in new subscribers for more than a decade, was held up as an example. for public service broadcasters such as Channel 4 and the BBC. When Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said earlier this month that she wanted Channel 4 to be free to compete with Netflix, many program executives were quick to point out that the global streamer she admired so much had struggled to establish a viable business model. .

And Netflix itself never liked this rivalry. The company’s position is that UK public service broadcasters are its ‘creative partners’. To back this up, he points to the investment in hundreds of hours of content, including popular shows such as The snake, Giri/Hajiand Dracula. A show like The end of the fucking worldfirst seen exclusively on Channel 4 then broadcast by Netflix, enjoyed a resurgence in popularity when it returned to C4 for a second series.

For those other Netflix skeptics, moviegoers, the news of declining subscriptions carried the sweet scent of revenge. Moviegoers are still sensitive to how the streamer has challenged the financial balance of the cinema’s theatrical distribution model. Once Netflix started producing its own feature films, the Cannes festival tried to take a stand against it by banning films that hadn’t been shown in French theaters. Organizers have warned of an existential threat to the big-screen experience.

But now Netflix has become an important part of the film ecology, with The Irishman seducing director Martin Scorsese into the world of streaming and both The power of the dog and Don’t look up earning Oscar nominations last month.

Like many good movie heroes, Netflix had more humble origins. Long before dominating the entertainment scene, it was an unassuming DVD delivery service, much like Virgin started out as a record company and Amazon once only wanted to sell books. But in 2012, the same year it launched in Britain, Netflix began churning out its own content, including the gripping Washington political drama Card castle. Ten years later, the company has 221.64 million subscribers in more than 190 countries.

However, any documentary about Netflix’s fortunes could not yet chart a dramatic downward path. For starters, some of its financial instability can be attributed to the shutdown of its Russian service following the invasion of Ukraine, and the fact that most of those in the West who want to join Netflix have already done so. .

UK Netflix subscription levels are holding up relatively well, but every form of media service needs to think quickly about what a subscription surcharge will mean. And that thinking has become more urgent with the news that the Competition and Markets Authority in Britain is now set to make ‘subscription traps’ illegal.

Robin Wright in House of Cards, one of the firm's first original series.
Robin Wright in House of Cards, one of the firm’s first original series. Photograph: David Giesbrecht/AP

So maybe this is all a category mistake? In any case, this is what some analysts argue. We have mistakenly assumed that Netflix is ​​a technological innovator simply because its extraordinary expansion has prompted many media empires to copy it, including Disney, Warner Brothers, NBC and Paramount, not to mention Amazon and Apple. But Netflix isn’t really tech-based: it’s just an entertainment provider that’s become a production studio – and it’s still a very precarious business. As screenwriter William Goldman said so well, in showbiz “no one knows anything”. It’s just not possible for a hit to follow a hit, even if you spend $55 billion on TV shows and movies, like Netflix did between 2018 and 2021.

In reaction to plummeting subscriptions, Hastings and his team suggested they would hold back spending, open their minds to ad serving “in a year or two,” and push quality harder by “stepping it up a notch.” “. . (These three key strategies, of course, are also shared by many old-school content providers.)

A Twitter wit, Jake Menez (@Jake Menez), learned that Netflix is ​​now considering launching a cheaper ad-supported service with the line: “That’s pretty neat. I’d probably give it a catchy name like ‘television’. ” or maybe “cable”.

For the average household, the company’s change in attitude toward password-friendly sharing will be a bigger shock. Six years ago, Hastings said “we love people who share Netflix”. Now, with around 100 million people using other people’s accounts, the chief executive isn’t so relaxed.

The truth is that neither consumer markets nor quality entertainment are infinitely expandable. If we all want to have a supply of great movies and TV shows, we need to make sure the price is right and the performers are paid well. Otherwise, as Rosander dryly points out, TV culture risks reverting to a Renaissance situation, where only the wealthy can afford the good things: “That’s why all the paintings at the time were by the Duke’s wife .”

CloudChat Wallet has entered into a strategic partnership with HOO


New York, NY, April 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CloudChat recently announced a strategic partnership with HOO. HOO users can participate in the launch of CloudChat Token’s first IEO through the HOO trading platform. CloudChat is a company focused on building the blockchain social ecology with 30 million registered users and 40,000 daily active users. It provides users with social network, DEFI wallet, NFT transactions and other services. CloudChat users can transact, send red envelopes, and other services using the CC Wallet.

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Initially, Crypto wallets limit users to storing and managing tokens. However, with the rapid growth of decentralized finance (DeFI) and non-fungible tokens (NFT) recently, most wallets have introduced new features to support user interaction with these protocols. At the same time, Hardware Wallet and Wallet App could work together to provide seamless interaction.

Cloudchat is a crypto social platform and digital token circulation ecosystem developed based on blockchain technology. CC’s goal is to provide underlying protocol support for anonymous mapping communication networks and cross-region anonymous chat through the app by implementing blockchain technology and introducing Web3.0 protocol. In the future, Cloudchat will usher in a new era of anonymous networks where user assets are secure and full of freedom.

With the NFT trend sweeping the world, most NFT holders are posting their NFT on social media and using it as their profile pictures. Currently, there are no crypto wallets that allow users to use their NFT as personal data. CloudChat Wallet is actively exploring this feature and will be introduced to users once launched.

In order to allow funds to flow across different public chains, users must use cross-chain bridges to transfer funds from one chain to another. The launch of the Cloudchat wallet integrates the THORCHAIN ​​protocol into the wallet. Users will be able to exchange their assets from one ecosystem to another without interaction of any cross-chain bridge.

The Cloudchat wallet serves as a one-stop-shop asset management hub. With support for digital identity, multi-channel, social media, cross-channel bridge, multi-signature and other functions, Cloudchat Wallet is born for all the security of CloudChat funding and user convenience, while providing users with services to keep in touch with a variety of investment products.

As the Internet moves towards Web3.0, the image of digital payment is reshaped. A multi-functional and well-secured wallet application is crucial. CloudChat Wallet will continue to provide crypto asset services within the framework of providing an easy-to-use, multi-chain crypto wallet application, to provide users with more secure products, connecting the real and virtual world via the digital economy, to build secure Web3 wallet ecology and thus become the digital wallet benchmark in the Web3 era.

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Asperitas and Villa-Tech team up for a network digital twin


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Cloud consultancy Asperitas and SDN provider Villa-Tech have teamed up to create a network digital twin for large and midsize businesses. The fully managed service, which is available now, reduces a company‘s risk and accelerates its pace of change by creating a virtualized clone of an on-premises network and providing a platform to simulate and implement changes. .

The companies have partnered since 2017 and have set up, deployed and managed networks for many Fortune 1000 companies. The new service will provide companies with a holistic view of their existing infrastructure with guidance on the impact of different choices and strategies.

This is part of a larger trend around the use of digital twins to simulate different aspects of networks, such as Nvidia’s efforts to simulate data centers; efforts by Digital Twin Sim and Ericsson to simulate different aspects of 5G networks; and Scalable Networks Technologies are working to model electrical networks.

A new look at the network

Scott Wheeler, managing partner and practice lead at Asperitas, told VentureBeat, “A network digital twin is a fully managed mirrored replica of an organization’s on-premises network,” said Scott Wheeler, managing partner and lead of practice at Asperitas, at VentureBeat.

Since it is a live mirror copy of the production environment, changes to the environment can be implemented and tested without impacting the existing production environment. It includes replicas of all production network hardware and software with simulation that allows the digital twin to adapt to virtually any use case or test requirement.

Under the new offering, Asperitas and Villa-Tech will build a replica of an organization’s on-premises network infrastructure and virtualize each component, allowing organizations to test their network in a live environment. Enterprises can create multiple twins to explore different use cases or support use cases such as testing different networking scenarios, testing performance impacts, and identifying security vulnerabilities. Companies will also be able to use the network’s digital twin to assess the performance of their own private infrastructure, gateways to the cloud, and connectivity to third-party services and SaaS applications.

“The value is in the ability for customers to develop, change and update at a much faster rate while knowing exactly how their production network will perform during implementation,” Wheeler said. “As a result, risks are removed before the network is deployed, greatly reducing or even eliminating post-implementation issues.”

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City workers in the Tesla tunnels of Vegas: still not clear why! Neither Project Connect nor AUS require the services of Boring Co. yet – News


City of Austin employees toured a Tesla tunnel in Vegas last week, though it’s not similar to what the city of Austin is planning (Photo via Getty Images)

Director of Austin Developmental Services Denise Lucas authorized 10 of its employees to travel to Las Vegas last week to visit two tunnels built by the Boring Co.the Elon Musk-founded an infrastructure company headquartered in Pflugerville that currently moves people in Teslas under the Las Vegas Convention Center. The stated goal was to learn how to review and license such infrastructure, which DSD may need to do for large-scale Austin projects such as the Project Connect transit system and a new midfield concourse. to Austin-Bergström International Airport.

The site visit included reviewers from all Development Services programs (environment, site plan, drainage, etc.). The tour, as guests of Boring Co. and DSD team counterparts in Las Vegas, was the first such visit, according to a DSD spokesperson. Why send 10 people to see a project that doesn’t compare to anything in Austin’s future (Boring Co. has no experience with transit systems or airports)? The spokesperson said the site visit was routine: “The City of Austin meets with a wide variety of industry experts to compare best practices and lessons learned to benefit the Austin community. “

Staff of Capital Metro and the Austin Transit Partnership, the entity that will actually build Project Connect, first met with Boring Co. officials last year — at the company‘s request — to “provide relevant public information about future construction opportunities,” a spokesperson told us. Since then, “multiple meetings” between Boring Co., ATP, and Cap Metro have involved “high-level conversations” about Project Connect, potential procurement delays, and federal requirements for massive expansion of the transit system in common of Austin.

“Austin is in a unique position, as a metro-less community, to learn from the many transit agencies that have already built and operated these systems, and to ensure that we bring the best practices, knowledge and approach to the program. Project Connect,” the spokesperson said. Again, this would not include the Boring Co. Since 2018, staff members have visited cities that have similar transit infrastructure to what might be built in Austin, such as Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, DC.

Agency staff also met with other engineering and construction companies, at their request, to share publicly available information on Project Connect. Procurement for the construction of the underground parts of the Connect project is not expected to begin for several years. The spokesperson said Cap Metro and ATP “were not aware [of] or involved” in the trip to Vegas, nor in the “more recent conversations” the city has had with the Boring Co. regarding permitting underground infrastructure projects.

As for AUS, prime contractor for the current Airport expansion and development program (see “Can the airport keep up with Austin’s boom?”) is NHT, which has been designing and building infrastructure since 1914, including numerous projects in central Texas; it has several contractors and AUS also seeks specialist support from professional services firms. Because its procurement is ongoing, the city’s aviation department cannot discuss opportunities with other companies who have not responded to solicitations; a spokesman said they “were not aware of any airport meetings with Boring Company officials.”

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‘Edge as a service’ will play a vital role in automotive


Where does connected vehicle data go and how do you manage its lifecycle? Freddie Holmes speaks with Dell to find out

A single connected vehicle will produce and share a fair amount of data as it moves through a smart city. As vehicles add more functionality and become more autonomous, the amount of data created by each vehicle will increase dramatically. Where this data goes, how it is used and how long it is kept varies by application, but one thing is clear: data lifecycle management is becoming increasingly important to the automotive industry, and how this service is consumed will be vital.

New vehicles are already highly connected today, but are expected to become even smarter in the years to come, increasing the amount of data created and consumed. At the same time, cities are equipped with 5G cell towers, sensors inside multiple access edge computing units (MECs), roadside units (RSUs), and computing and data servers. storage to enable communication between a large number of disparate devices and workloads. For cars to talk with the city and vice versa, data must be shared quickly, reliably and often in large volumes. As such, edge computing has become a hot topic for the automotive industry and those working on smart cities.

Infrastructure scaling

Edge servers allow data collected from different connected devices in the city to be processed more closely than if the server was in the cloud, for example. Upload and download speeds and latencies are greatly improved with a local edge server, and this will become invaluable in the years to come as more smart vehicles hit the road. Autonomous vehicles (AV) will push data demands even higher.

A connected and autonomous vehicle will collect, process and share data as it moves through a smart city

In today’s automotive industry, edge computing is primarily used in a controlled test and development environment outside of a main data center. As more and more connected vehicles arrive on public roads, the role of edge computing will skyrocket.

“When we start talking about putting these vehicles into production, that’s when the advantage becomes very important, very quickly,” explained James Singer, a technologist in the infrastructure solutions group at Dell Technologies. “Edge Infrastructure is needed to send data where it needs to go; today, much of it is destined for the cloud or on-premises data centers. Due to the expected data volumes, many use cases will need to be addressed at the edge.

For example, there may not be enough time or bandwidth to send chunks of data to a data center or the cloud to be cleaned, tagged, shaped, and returned to the car as a an over the air (OTA) update. “There will need to be some kind of edge computing where data can be sent to servers close to where the vehicle resides,” says Singer. “This type of infrastructure does not yet exist on a large scale, but it will as the industry continues to improve vehicle functionality.”

According to Singer, an important question that the automotive industry may or already is asking is how data moves from the vehicle to the cloud or a hosted data center. The industry is also trying to clarify who will ensure the data reaches its final destination safely, as well as who can see the data once it leaves the car. Then there is the question of whether the data persists on an edge server or whether all the data should be sent to a single location. “Since data is mobile and disaggregated, how will the data be collected and find its way?” asks Singer. “Will automakers or Tier 1/2 vendors need to build their own edge computing, networking and storage? These are all valid questions.

One thing is certain, the automotive industry will consume compute and storage functionality as a service

Edge as a service

Questions such as these revolve around a key consideration: how will the automotive industry consume edge computing? Dell believes Edge as a Service (EaaS) is the answer and is currently investigating what is needed to make this vision a reality.

The idea is that EaaS will allow automakers to leverage the skills and resources of leading end-to-end infrastructure providers. Indeed, it will provide a turnkey state-of-the-art solution to automakers looking to bring new connected and autonomous features to the mass market. It follows similar trends around software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), both of which have accelerated the industry’s transition to digitalization.

Dell technologists and engineers study many variables that will influence how EaaS is delivered. These include everything from environmental factors such as power and cooling requirements to physical and data security, how compute and storage will be maintained, and whether certain data will persist in a particular location or end up back to the cloud. “There are many unknowns about how data will flow through the automotive pipeline,” Singer points out. “But one thing is certain, the automotive industry will consume compute and storage functionality as a service.”

car, board, cloud

In theory, that mobility sensor data will be put to good use, but as Singer explains, it’s about prioritizing what data leaves the car, what data gets stored, and maybe even what data is no longer needed. “In a full-fledged production environment, we’ll need to be smarter about what data leaves the car, what gets deleted, what gets stored, and what can be processed locally in the vehicle,” he says.

Recent advances around the Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) will make things a bit more complex on the data management front. “With C-V2X, there will be a huge amount of discussion between RSUs, cell towers, local and cloud infrastructure and other vehicles. This is where the volume of data starts to become a real challenge, and the surrounding resources that are ‘aware’ will not only be the creators but also the consumers of data,” he adds.

High resolution camera data will be difficult to manage, but Edge will prove a useful outlet

A vehicle’s on-board sensors continuously collect information. A vehicle may notice that an accident has caused a roadblock, for example, or that a nearby group of schoolchildren might be in danger when approaching a pedestrian crossing. A section of road may be icy or damaged, and the driver or safety passengers (if fully self-sufficient) may send a distress signal to emergency services. When video data begins to be shared in large volumes and in better quality, that’s when the edge becomes invaluable.

“The basic data transferred from vehicle to vehicle and from vehicle to infrastructure can be on the order of kilobytes,” Singer explains. “But when we’re talking about data streams from the video cameras on those AV fleets, it’s going to accumulate a huge amount of data. Even if it is only 10% of what is created by the various sensors in the AV, this is then multiplied by thousands of cars. The scale becomes enormous. Although LiDAR generates more data than RADAR, GPS, Ultrasonic and IMU, he explains, it doesn’t come close to the amount of data from a video camera. Many vehicles already use 1K cameras, but that will go up to 4K and in the future maybe even 8K, observes Singer.

Pushing data back to a central data center would be “a long journey,” Singer points out, and so the general trend over the next few years will be to locate computing power and storage closer to where the data is created. As the edge servers will be in a different environment than a secure central data center, the next challenge will be to ensure that this infrastructure does not fall prey to cyberattacks. “There are many potential attack vectors, and in this environment, the idea of ​​a firewall will no longer suffice,” Singer warns.

It will take a strong partnership between many different companies to make this happen.

EaaS will manage the avalanche of data

As the megatrends of 5G, autonomous driving, and smart cities converge, an end-to-end edge infrastructure, delivered to automakers via EaaS, will prove invaluable. This ecosystem will span from the edge to central data centers and the cloud, helping to manage the increasingly complex data lifecycle of next-generation mobility.

The benefits of edge computing for the automotive industry and smart city developers are clear, but individual players cannot tackle all of this alone. Singer urges ecosystem stakeholders to work together if this edge app is to become a reality. “Dell won’t be able to build all of this edge infrastructure on its own,” he concludes. “It will take a strong partnership between many different companies for this to happen.”

Social networking cocktail mixer in the vineyards



Friday, April 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Vineyard Country Club9 Tyler Drive, Riverhead, NY 11901

The tip is a national organization with hyper-local chapters of professionals and small business owners who connect with an interest in raising awareness of their own business and building new relationships. The organization is similar to that of a chamber of commerce and a Rotary with in mind the community aspect but also strongly oriented towards business growth.

Tip Of Hampton Bays is one of the largest chapters in Suffolk County offering our members a social media spotlight, a contact directory from our website, social mixers, resources to facilitate your business and ultimately… NEW BUSINESS PROSPECTS!

There are 20 chapters in Suffolk County including three in the East End (Hampton Bays – Riverhead – Northfork). With over 500 members in Suffolk County alone, with about 70 between East End chapters, Long Island has become one of the most concentrated areas of business professionals in The Tip.

The East End chapters have grown rapidly and we would love for you to join us for the ride.

If you are in a local organization such as Chambers of Commerce, Rotary or any other community organization for that matter… You see the benefit of collaborating with other local small business owners.

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Ribbon partners with Microsoft to enable service providers to automate and accelerate deployments of Microsoft Operator Connect


CORPORATE NEWS: Ribbon, a global provider of real-time communications software and optical IP networking solutions for service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced that Ribbon is a ecosystem partner supporting Microsoft’s new Operator Login Accelerator for Microsoft Teams. Ribbon extends its multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, Ribbon Connect for Operator Connect, to support Operator Connect deployments by service providers.

Ribbon Connect enables service providers to accelerate the delivery of Operator Connect services using pre-built API integration, sales enablement, and portal-based administration tools. It also simplifies the sale, provisioning and billing of Operator Connect related services. A key differentiator of Ribbon Connect that makes it an essential part of Operator Connect connectivity is its ability to leverage the same proven carrier-grade security products and services that are already approved and deployed in the world’s largest telecommunications networks.

Operator Connect is Microsoft’s operator-managed service for interconnecting Teams and telecommunications services. With more than 270 million monthly active users, simplifying access to telecommunications services for Teams users better positions its Phone System services as a replacement for traditional phone services and other unified communications offerings in the cloud. Operator Connect Accelerator offers service providers the opportunity to engage with a Microsoft Certified Ecosystem Partner to provide integration tools, service offerings and professional services to kick-start their Operator Connect deployments, providing providers with a better access to this new group of Teams customers.

“Since the launch of Microsoft Operator Connect, we have worked closely with Microsoft to build our expertise and infrastructure to support the service,” said Tony Scarfo, executive vice president and general manager of the business unit. Cloud and Edge from Ribbon. “Furthermore, we have been deeply engaged globally with our service provider customers, including Switch Connect and others, helping them onboard and integrate with the service, and now many are looking forward to speed up this process using the new Operator Connect accelerator.”

Ribbon Connect enables service providers such as Switch Connect, which is among Ribbon’s first customers to offer the service, to dramatically accelerate the time to market of their Microsoft Teams connectivity offerings by leveraging technology proven turnkey solutions and eliminating the need to build and maintain their own solutions. Ribbon Connect is supported by Ribbon’s global professional service team, which has extensive expertise in building and maintaining carrier-grade communication networks.

Scarfo added, “Our Ribbon Connect offering removes many common IT and billing integration issues and eases the process of onboarding to Operator Connect, allowing our service provider customers to realize a return on faster investment of their Teams investments. By offering API integration and automation tools, as well as enhanced sales enablement mechanisms, Ribbon Connect enables service providers to reach their customers faster and more efficiently.

“Operator Connect Accelerator is designed to help service providers dramatically improve the time it takes to deploy their telecommunications services for Teams, reducing time to market and making it easier for enterprises to adopt Teams as a system. office phone, replacing expensive legacy equipment,” said Taimoor Husain, Microsoft Telcos Modern Workplace Strategy Manager and GTM Manager.

“Partners like Ribbon are critical to enabling the program because they offer several advantages, including strong existing relationships with service providers, a deep understanding of Microsoft’s rigorous architecture and quality assurance requirements, and have invested in the integration and automation toolsets that make Operator Connect Accelerator irresistible.”

The Ribbon Connect architecture perfectly complements Ribbon’s extensive portfolio of Microsoft-certified SBCs, analytics for teams, and voice threat prevention capabilities.

Ribbon and Cavell Group will host a webinar, Microsoft Operator Connect – Opportunities and Challenges for Service Providers, May 5. Click here to register for the event.

Key points to remember:

  • Ribbon supports Microsoft’s new Operator Connect Accelerator for Microsoft Teams. Operator Connect is Microsoft’s operator-managed service for interconnecting Teams and traditional telephony services.
  • Operator Connect Accelerator offers service providers the ability to engage with an authorized Microsoft ecosystem partner to provide integration tools, service offerings and professional services to assist with Operator Connect deployments.
  • Ribbon Connect for Operator Connect enables service providers to dramatically accelerate the time to market of their Microsoft Teams connectivity offerings by utilizing advanced pre-built API integration, sales enablement and management tools. portal-based administration to simplify Operator selling, provisioning and billing. Connect related services.
  • Ribbon Connect eliminates the need for Microsoft Operator Connect customers like Switch Connect to develop costly in-house solutions, allowing them to quickly reduce the time it takes to connect Teams to the PSTN.
  • What sets Ribbon Connect apart from other offerings on the market is that it’s built from the same proven carrier-grade solutions that power and protect many of the world’s largest telecommunications networks and is backed by a world-class professional services organization.

About the Ribbon
Ribbon Communications provides communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors worldwide. We are deeply committed to our customers, helping them modernize their networks to improve their competitive positioning and business results in today’s intelligent, always-on, data-hungry world. Our portfolio of innovative, end-to-end solutions deliver unparalleled scalability, performance, and agility, including core-to-edge software solutions, cloud-native offerings, industry-leading security and analytics tools, and IP and optical network solutions for 5G. . To learn more, visit Ribbon.

Open Stack Services Market Sees Huge Growth For The New Normal


Open Stack Services Market 2022-2027: Overview

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Wireless Network Testing Software Market Report 2022-2028 with CAGR | Key players


Global “Wireless Network Testing Software MarketThe report (2022-2028) provides a detailed analysis of global demand size, native and domestic position demand size, segmentation demand growth, demand share, competitive landscape, from deal analysis, domestic and global demand impact Key Players, Value Chain Optimization, Trade Regulations, Recent Developments, Openings Analysis, Strategic Demand Growth Analysis, Product Launches, Expansion commercial activities and technological inventions.

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Global Wireless Network Testing Software Market Revenue, 2017-2022, 2023-2028, (Million USD).
The top five global companies in 2021 (%).
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  • NetAlly
  • River
  • MetaGeek
  • Microsoft
  • Rad
  • NetSpot
  • Lizard systems

Global Wireless Network Testing Software Market, by Type, 2017-2022, 2023-2028 (USD Million)

Global Wireless Network Testing Software Market Segment Percentages, by type2022 (%)

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BlueCity Announces Receipt of Updated Preliminaries


BEIJING, April 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BlueCity Holdings Limited (“BlueCity” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BLCT), a leading online LGBTQ platform, today announced that its Board of directors (the “Board”) received a preliminary non-binding proposal letter dated April 18, 2022 (the “Proposal Letter”) from Mr. Baoli Ma (the “Founder”) and Metaclass Management ELP, a subsidiary of Spriver Tech Limited (“sponsor”, and together with the Founder, the “Buyers Group”), in connection with the proposed “stock transfer” transaction (the “Proposed Transaction”) in which the Buyers Group is offering to to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the Company (the “Common Shares”), including the Class A Common Shares represented by the Company’s American Depository Shares (the “ADS”, each representing one Class A) that are not already beneficially owned by the buying group as part of a going private transaction. A copy of the proposal letter is attached hereto as Exhibit A.

The group of buyers was formed in connection with the proposed transaction originally set forth in the preliminary non-binding proposal letter submitted by the Founder and Spriver Tech Limited to the Company on January 2, 2022 (the “Initial Proposal”) and the letter update the original proposal to (i) inform the Board that Metaclass Management ELP, an affiliate of Spriver Tech Limited, is replacing Spriver Tech Limited as sponsor and (ii) reduce the proposed purchase price by 3, $70 per ordinary share or $1.85 per ADS in cash to $3.20 per Ordinary Share or $1.60 per ADS in cash.

As previously announced, the Board has formed a committee of three independent directors (the “Special Committee”) to assess the proposed transaction or any alternative strategic options that the Company may pursue. The Special Committee will continue to assess the proposed transaction in light of the latest developments.

The board advises shareholders of the company and others considering trading in the securities of the company that no decision has been made regarding the proposal letter and the proposed transaction. There can be no assurance that the buying group will make a final offer to the company, that a definitive offer letter agreement will be entered into between the company and the buying group, or that the proposed transaction or any other similar transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company undertakes no obligation to provide updates regarding this transaction or any other transaction, except as required by applicable law.

About BlueCity Holdings Limited

BlueCity (NASDAQ: BLCT) is a leading online LGBTQ community that provides a comprehensive suite of services to foster connections and improve the well-being of the LGBTQ community. The society meets the daily and lifelong needs of its members through a wide range of targeted and personalized services, including social media, live streaming and health-related services. By committing to providing a high-quality user experience, ensuring privacy, and promoting community health and well-being, BlueCity has won the hearts and minds of LGBTQ people across the world. Available in 13 languages, BlueCity’s Blued mobile app has connected more than 60 million registered users in approximately 170 countries and regions.

Forward-looking statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, ” anticipates”, “aims”, “estimates”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, “is/are likely to”, “potential”, “continues” and similar statements. Among other things, the business outlook and management quotes in this announcement, as well as BlueCity’s strategic and operating plans, contain forward-looking statements. BlueCity may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials, and in oral statements made by its officers. , directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including but not limited to statements about BlueCity’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including, but not limited to, the following: the Company’s objectives and strategies; the Company’s ability to retain and grow the number of users, paying members and advertisers, and expand its product and service offerings; the future business development, financial condition and results of operations of the Company; anticipated changes in the Company’s revenues, costs or expenses; the Company’s expectations regarding the use of proceeds from its IPO; competition in the Company’s industry and its popularity among the LGBTQ population; and relevant government policies and regulations relating to the Company’s industry; and the development and impacts of COVID-19. Further information regarding these and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release and in the attachment is current as of the date of the press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update such information except as required by applicable law.

For more information please contact:

In China:

BlueCity Holdings Limited
Investor Relations
Phone: +86 10-5876-9662
Email: [email protected]

The Blueshirt Group
Ms Ally Wang
Phone: +86 139-0106-6802
Email: [email protected]

In the USA:

The Blueshirt Group
Ms Julia Qian
Phone: +1 973-619-3227
Email: [email protected]

Exhibit A

April 18, 2022

Board of Directors (the “Plank”)
BlueCity Holdings Limited (the “Company”)
Room 028, Tower B, Block 2
No. 22 Pingguo Shequ, Bai Zi Wan Road
Beijing 100022
people of the republic of china

Dear Board Members:

Reference is made to the non-binding preliminary proposal letter, dated January 2, 2022 (the “Original proposal“, and as amended and updated by this letter and as may be amended and updated from time to time, the”Proposal“), of Mr. Baoli Ma (the “Founder“) and Spriver Tech Limited to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of the Company (the “Ordinary actions”), including the Class A ordinary shares represented by the American Depositary Shares of the Company (the “ads“, each representing one share of Class A common stock) that are not already beneficially owned by the Buyer Group (as defined in the Initial Proposal) (the “Acquisition”) in the context of a private transaction.

The Founder and Metaclass Management ELP (“Sponsor», and with the Founder, the «group of buyers”, “we” or “we“”) submit this letter updating the original proposal to (i) inform you that Metaclass Management ELP, a subsidiary of Spriver Tech Limited, is replacing Spriver Tech Limited as sponsor and (ii) reduce the proposed purchase price for vesting from $3.70 per common share or $1.85 per ADS in cash to $3.20 per common share or $1.60 per ADS in cash.

Among other things, we considered the following factors when establishing the proposed purchase price:
(I) deterioration in macroeconomic and general market conditions and decline in share prices of major Chinese technology companies listed outside the PRC;
(ii) the tightening of regulatory policies in all sectors of the PRC, which is expected to have a significant impact on recruitment demand and the general market environment; and
(iii) continuing challenges to the PRC economy and businesses due to the continued impact of COVID-19.

You will find below the main terms of our proposal:

  1. Purchase price. We propose to acquire all of the Company’s outstanding common shares and ADSs not already beneficially owned by members of the buying group at a purchase price equal to US$3.20 per common share and 1 .60 USD per ADS. Our proposed purchase price represents a premium of approximately 19.21% to the volume-weighted average price of the ADSs over the last 20 trading days.
  2. About the sponsor. Metaclass Management ELP is an exempt limited partnership established under the laws of the Cayman Islands with a fund size of up to USD 100,000,000. Its general partner is Chizicheng Strategy Investment Limited and its limited partners are Spriver Tech Limited and Newborn Town Inc., which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under stock code 09911.
  3. Other terms. Except as expressly stated above, the other key terms of our proposal as set out in the original proposal remain unchanged.

In closing, we would like to express our commitment to working together to complete this acquisition in a timely manner. We look forward to hearing from you.

* * * *

Baoli Ma
/s/Baoli Ma_________________________
Metaclass Management ELP
By: Chizicheng Strategy Investment Limited, its general partner
/s/ LIU CHUNHE ________________
Title: Director

How older workers can improve their job search success – Daily News


Last week, we answered HN’s question about wanting to get in touch with a person or agency to help find a job in Orange County. At 63, she was fired from her job because of Covid-19. With two degrees in theology and years of volunteer work, she is looking for a part-time position. Resume writing and networking tips were covered in last week’s column. This week, we’ll focus on resources in the broadest sense.

While there’s no one best way to approach job hunting, some tend to produce more results than others. Going to an agency might seem like the most direct way to get that part-time job. Although useful, most jobs are not obtained through an agency. For adults 50 and older, 70-80% are found through networking; 40% through referrals and the least through job sites.

“Job sites, where older job seekers tend to spend most of their time, are the least productive avenues for a successful job search. The greatest success comes from networking and referrals, where applicants should focus the majority of their time and energy,” according to Doug Dickson, president of the Encore Boston Network, a nonprofit organization that focuses on opportunities for people aged 50 and over.

Networking has its benefits. It opens the door to the hidden labor market, those jobs not advertised elsewhere. It reduces the risks of hiring for the job seeker and the employer by avoiding a mismatch. Hiring managers may have to select one person out of 100 candidates they have never met and only have a digital relationship. These in-person referrals are more personal; they imply trust and can serve as a first selection for both the older job seeker and the potential employer.

Some seniors may feel anxious about having in-person networking conversations, especially if they have been out of the workforce for many years. Here are some comments mentioned by Encore Boston Network. “Networking makes me feel vulnerable.” “It makes me feel selfish and like I’m begging. “I feel like I can’t repay the person or I don’t know what to ask for.” Yet we network all the time, asking for a good plumber or painter or advice on buying a car. Networking is part of our daily life.

Resources are important. The largest and best known is AARP. Check out their website specifically focused on job opportunities. Another rich source of information is the Encore Boston Network which provides copies of PowerPoint presentations and audio recordings of workshops for older job seekers. The tips for a successful job search are particularly useful.

Look for Age-Friendly Employers, a concept developed by AARP. To qualify for this title, a company is asked to sign a pledge affirming the value of experienced workers and their company’s commitment to equal opportunity regardless of their age. More than 1,000 employers have signed the pledge. You can search the site by location and company.

How do you know if an employer is age-friendly? Here are some clues from Encore Boston Network:

  • Employers don’t ask for your graduation dates or anything else that might reveal your age.
  • They don’t use ageist words like “have a lot of energy” or look for a “digital native.”
  • Their diversity, equity and inclusion policies include age.
  • All generations are included in team project charts.
  • Their ads include images that include middle-aged and older adults.
  • The company offers flexible working hours.

Rosemary Nixon, Certified Retirement Coach and Founder and Chair of the Board of Encore Palm Beach County, shared some insights from her work with older job seekers over the past 10 years. She gave several tips: have realistic expectations, be eager to learn new skills, don’t be passive, and be present online. She added the importance of believing that you can make a difference, help solve a problem, prevent one or simply improve some aspect of the employer’s world. “Think about the possibilities,” she adds.

When it comes to working in Orange County, there are several part-time job sites that focus on opportunities for people at end of life. Examples are SimplyHired and JobHat.

And now to your background – with your background in the nonprofit world, check out a site that posts nonprofit jobs in your area. There are many more on the internet. Also consider exploring faith-based organizations given your theology degrees.

Thank you HN for your question. Hopefully these tips will help you find the right job for you and a potential employer. Stay well, safe and be kind to yourself and others.

Helen Dennis is a nationally recognized leader on aging and new retirement issues with academic, corporate, and nonprofit experience. Contact Helen with your questions and comments at [email protected]. Visit Helen at HelenMdennis.com and follow her at facebook.com/SuccessfulAgingCommunity.

Oxford Bus Company and park and ride pricing advice


ALMOST 60% of Oxford Mail readers think more people would use the bus if car parks and rides were free.

In an online poll, 59% of 1,441 readers think if the service were free more people would use it, while 40% said it wouldn’t.

The remaining 1% voted “I don’t know”.

Combined parking and bus tickets for the service cost no more than £6.80.

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Phil Southall, chief executive of Oxford Bus Company, said he hoped new incentives to encourage use of the park and rides would soon be introduced.

He said: “Our park-and-ride services are the most sustainable and cost-effective way for people to visit Oxford.

“We have ensured that bus fares remain excellent value for money and work closely with Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council who operate the parking and walking car parks .

“The partnership has enabled the introduction of joint ticketing offers and discounted season tickets, and we hope to be able to introduce further incentives in the near future to support the resumption of park-and-ride and encourage more people to travel to Oxford in a sustainable way. ”

Phil Southall, Managing Director of Oxford Bus Company. Photo: Richard Cave

A City Council spokesperson added: ‘Oxford’s five parks and rides, run by City and County Councils, in partnership with ODS [Oxford Direct Services]offer a practical and economical alternative to city driving.

“Users can take advantage of combined parking and bus tickets for families, and those who visit regularly can purchase discounted passes.

“We believe the fee at Park & ​​Ride locations provides competitive parking rates and takes the misery out of queuing for downtown parking spots.”

A county council spokesperson said parking fees and ticketing at park ride sites were something being monitored.

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At the county council meeting on April 5, Councilor Liam Walker introduced a motion calling for free parking on park-and-ride lots.

The motion read: “This council recognizes the need to improve public transport in Oxfordshire to reduce emissions, tackle congestion and ensure that our bus services are more sustainable.

“The park and ride sites are important transport hubs in Oxfordshire, reducing the need to drive into the city of Oxford. »

The motion then called for the creation of a cross-party task force to “explore the viability” of marking free parking at parks and rides.

The motion also called for writing to the leader of the city council, Susan Brown, asking the local authority to join the multi-stakeholder working group.

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Kyndryl Announces Distinguished Engineers Winners


Kyndryl, the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider, announced 14 honorees representing its first class of distinguished engineers.
by Kyndryl Distinguished Technical Program recognizes technical professionals and their groundbreaking contributions to serving customers in the areas of engineering, programming, infrastructure services, cyber resilience, and technical design.

These honorees join a distinctive and exceptional group of talented leaders already in the company, with Kyndryl’s Distinguished Technical Program now comprising more than 80 Kyndryl employees worldwide.

“Each exemplifies the values ​​we hold most dear – driving technical advancements that put Kyndryl at the heart of progress for our customers and the essential work we do to run their operations in the most modern and secure way,” said Antoine Shagoury, CTO of Kyndryl.

All members of the Class of 2022 will contribute time and ideas as part of a collaboration with the international non-profit organization TEACH, to provide hands-on science activities and STEM education for children facing medical conditions and disabilities.

Kyndryl’s Class of 2022 includes the following technical leaders from seven countries:

Ana Maria Bezerra (Brazil) for advancements in hybrid cloud technology and cross-architecture solutions, and as a mentoring lead for the managed services technical community in Latin America.

Kayla Broussard (USA) for her technical leadership and expertise in hybrid multi-cloud solutions, cyber resilience and data storage in the travel and consumer industry.

Karen Cheng (Canada) for her significant technical expertise and innovation for advanced global delivery and automation.

Nick Drouet (UK) for inventing innovative discovery tools and processes, and his continued leadership on critical infrastructure migrations to the cloud for leading global banking and public sector clients.

Hervé Durand (France) for his strategic leadership and technical capabilities in hybrid multi-cloud environments and his in-depth expertise in building and developing infrastructure skills.

Jason Jackson (USA) for creating industry-critical solutions and delivering a cross-industry customer solution for 5G private cellular services, edge computing and security.

Mike Lyons (Australia) for his technical leadership and innovation in critical enterprise network architecture and transformations.

Keisuke Maeda (Japan) for his continued leadership and innovation in sustainable building practices that analyze physical and digital data about individual buildings to reduce their carbon footprint.

Sam McConnell (USA) for his leadership in secure cloud migration, leading full integration lifecycles from discovery to final application analysis.

John Shuman (USA) for his technical leadership in the areas of storage, capacity planning, and hardware architecture of mainframe systems and for creating a growing community program of mainframe architects.

Kitty Smith (USA) for technical innovation in the retail and transportation sectors and the establishment of a new professional development program in site reliability engineering.

Vugranam Sreedhar (USA) for his contributions in software engineering for security and compliance, cloud, data science, artificial intelligence, blockchain and distributed systems.

Mike Treadway (USA) for his contributions to embedded application engineering, architecture, and new implementations of data analytics technologies.

Sarah B. Nelson (USA), Kyndryl’s first Distinguished Designer (DD), recognized for her exceptional leadership and expertise in the strategy and implementation of human-centered design, including research and design strategy, user experience (UX) and service design.

The title of Distinguished Engineer is awarded to those who are recognized experts and thought leaders in their fields of specialty and who have made outstanding technical achievements.

The Untold Truth of Friendster


If Myspace had been the only other player in the social media space in the early 2000s, Friendster might have found a way to manage, but there was another company waiting in the wings. In 2004, only about a year after Friendster launched, and only months after Myspace joined the fray, Facebook was launched.

Today, Facebook is one of the biggest companies on the planet and a recognizable name wherever you are in the world. But in 2004 it was a small operation run by four students at Harvard, one of whom was Mark Zuckerberg, you may have heard of him.

Facebook’s growth has been slower and more staggered than Friendster, but that’s largely because it was intentionally throttled, by design. Facebook – known at the time as Facebook – was initially only offered to Harvard students. Later, it was opened to other universities and high school students. In 2006, it opened up to anyone, anywhere in the world, over the age of 13 (for British).

Today, Facebook has spread all over the world, absolutely dominating the social media sphere, but in 2004, Friendster had nothing to worry about. It has retained a strong market share and little reason to worry about outside threats. Abrams and his team didn’t know there was a danger to the business and the call was coming from inside the house.

Chris Sacca’s investment firm raises $350 million for carbon elimination


Chris Sacca, Founder of Lowercase Capital LLC, speaks during the 2017 South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, USA on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The SXSW Interactive Festival features a variety of tracks that allow participants to explore the next steps in the worlds of entertainment, culture and technology. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Chris Sacca’s climate investment firm, Lowercarbon Capital, announced Thursday that it has raised a $350 million fund specifically to invest in carbon removal startups.

“There has never been a better time to start a carbon removal business,” Sacca wrote in its fund announcement.

Sacca said he wants to invest in start-up entrepreneurs looking to scale their carbon removal technology, and he’s open to a number of solutions ranging from biological enhancements and manipulations to electrochemical solutions to bury carbon deep beneath. earth.

“So come to us with your craziest ideas. They don’t need to be completely baked in, and we have no preconceived notions of what might work,” Sacca wrote. “There are whole categories of carbon removal approaches with enormous potential that haven’t even been discovered yet.”

On Tuesday, online payment technology provider Stripe announced that it had teamed up with Google parent company Alphabet, Facebook parent company Meta, e-commerce platform Shopify and consulting giant McKinsey to commit to buying $925 million worth of permanent carbon removal from companies developing the technology over the next nine years. The companies jointly announced the investment with the creation of Frontier, an advanced market engagement funding model that was originally developed to drive demand for pneumococcal vaccine development for low-income countries in 2009.

Stripe is also an investor in Lowercarbon’s $350 million fund and proceeds from their investments will be reinvested in purchasing more carbon disposal, Sacca said.

Overall, the nearly $1 billion commitment is a way to lock in demand for the still-nascent industry.

Lack of demand for carbon removal means science has been mostly relegated to lab projects.

“In terms of the demand for carbon removal, consider that two years ago the amount of money trying to buy it was rounded to $0. The few companies that were trying to remove were basically small demonstrations without a clear path to full-scale commercialization,” Sacca wrote. “Fast forward to today, and we’re seeing major buyers across the spectrum simply getting it. It’s not just lip service. We’re talking about calling your bluff, show me the ‘money, money on the barrel lined up to buy carbon disposal.’

There are other recent signs of market demand coming from governments.

In the United States, a bipartisan infrastructure bill included $3.5 billion in direct federal government investment in carbon capture technologies, while the United Kingdom and the European Union pledged to capture 5 million tons of carbon dioxide per year.

Swiss carbon sequestration company Climeworks, a frontrunner in commercializing the technology, raised $650 million in funding on April 5.

Investing in carbon removal technologies goes hand in hand with decarbonization efforts.

“We can, and will, eliminate new emissions, even in industries like steel and fertilizers that are notoriously difficult to decarbonize. Our current carbon reduction portfolio leaves us confident,” Sacca said. “Carbon is expensive and taking it out of energy, services, goods, etc. ultimately translates into profits. Companies love profits. So it all works. It’s just going to take time. Sadly, we’ve spent the better part of the past 50 years chasing the time it takes to gorge on an all-you-can-eat petrochemical buffet.”

And that’s why, Sacca said, removing carbon from the atmosphere must also be part of the development of climate technologies.

“Removing means removing. It means mopping up the 170 years of mining sludge milk that we have already spilled,” Sacca wrote. “Elimination means that we are already capturing carbon dioxide pollution and removing it permanently. As others have described quite eloquently: when you only have one swimming pool, you have to fish out the droppings that are already floating around while convincing people to stop dropping new turds.”

5G Rollout: Building a Digital India, Block by Block


In the 2022 Union Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the deployment of 5G services by private telecom operators in the financial year 2022-23. Although it is the sum of various building blocks of radio access, transport and core networks, a successful deployment of 5G is directly related to levels of automation, orchestration, security and reliability. service assurance. Financial Express spoke with Sajan Paul, MD and Country Director, India and Saarc, Juniper Networks, to understand how enterprises can harness the full potential of 5G and deliver differentiated customer experiences across their networks.

A significant challenge that service providers face in hosting resource-intensive applications such as 5G and secure SD-WAN-based managed services on a network is the high operational cost and footprint required for planning. radio access in dense urban areas. “It’s important to manage front-end and backhaul links, structural separations, telecommunications edge platforms, and higher-capacity networks,” Paul said.

Juniper has been a leading player in building telecommunications infrastructure globally and has a rich history of building national network infrastructure alongside some of India’s largest service providers including Bharti Airtel . “Using our solutions and industry expertise, Juniper will be able to help service providers in India transform their businesses, improve customer experience and unlock new revenue streams,” said he declares.

Juniper, he added, is the market leader in the five key solution pillars required for an effective 5G infrastructure: Cloud-First Platforms, Distributed Cloud Edge, Massively Scalable IP Fabric, Driven Operations by AI and connected security. Juniper Paragon Automation can help service providers deliver closed-loop automation in the most demanding 5G and multicloud environments, eliminating manual processes and improving efficiency.

“Indian service providers are also embracing telecom and edge cloud to deliver 5G services and create new revenue streams,” he said. “We’ve built a universal cloud framework to help them simplify their operations across data centers and cloud locations.”

Over the years, leading Indian service providers have invested in automation and orchestration to deliver better experiences to end users. A recent report by Meticulous Research indicates that the network automation market is expected to reach $32.4 billion by 2028, with the APAC region registering rapid growth. “Enterprises benefit from automating networks and services by increasing network resiliency and gaining better understanding and control of the network while reducing network costs and downtime,” Paul explained.

However, such automation requires constant interoperability and standardization of RAN elements across the entire network. This is where the Open Radio Access Network, or O-RAN, comes in. O-RAN enables vendors, service providers and developers to deploy innovative services as RAN applications powered by AI and ML on a 5G network. Last year, the company announced a partnership with Netsia, a subsidiary of Türk Telekom Group, to accelerate innovation in the O-RAN 5G ecosystem.

Paul highlighted Juniper’s track record in transitioning to cloud and networking while accelerating the development of O-RAN in India. In February, it announced a combination with Vodafone and Parallel Wireless to conduct a multi-vendor RIC usability trial that can deliver value and better user experiences with improved economics for service providers.

Juniper is also actively engaged in the government’s National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) initiative – renamed BharatNet – the largest fiber-based rural broadband connectivity project in the world. Also, it provides network upgrades to extend Bharti Airtel’s broadband coverage across India. “Our global experience and in-depth understanding of service providers and massively scalable networks in India will be essential to flagship programs such as BharatNet. We look forward to being a trusted partner of the government in realizing the vision of a digital India,” said Paul.

Convicted sex offender banned from social media poses as ’56-year-old lesbian named Carol’


A convicted sex offender posed online as a ’56-year-old lesbian’ to prevent police from discovering social media accounts he was not supposed to have. Geraint ap Dewi Rowlands continued to search for “disturbing” content centered on young girls in violation of a previous court order.

Rowlands, 64, of Cleveland Avenue in Tywyn, Gwynedd appeared before a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court today. He was charged with six violations of a sexual abuse prevention order.

He had been ordered after being convicted in December 2017 of possession of extreme and prohibited pornographic images. As part of the 10-year order, Rowlands was banned from using any social media websites or apps without telling the police.

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He completed the terms of his two-year suspended sentence – including unpaid work – without issue, the court heard. However, that quickly changed as the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020.

Prosecutor Mr Dafydd Roberts told the court how Rowlands resumed accessing websites he had been banned from as early as March 2020. His online records show he continued to access apps and sites Web until June 2021.

Last summer, a North Wales police officer seized a mobile phone and laptop from Rowlands’ home address in Gwynedd. The review revealed that he accessed various apps, using a fake identity of “Carol Jones” on one.

The court heard how the ‘Carol’ character created an account on Flickr – an image-sharing website. She was portrayed as a “56-year-old lesbian,” Mr Roberts said.

Conversations on some of the other apps show that Rowlands had spoken with what were believed to be other sex offenders with similar interests to him. A message mentioned that “young girls and dogs” were “top of his list of pleasures”.

The father-of-two’s internet history was scanned with various ‘disturbing’ search terms. One included a website that shared “erotic stories” where he looked for material on young girls.

Mr Roberts said when arrested Rowlands admitted to creating the accounts and using them, but stood firm in denying any sexual interest in the children. He also let slip that he had “six or seven” email addresses that the police were unaware of.

In defence, Mr Simon Rodgers, said he accepted that the content his client was looking for online was “deeply concerning”. He added that Rowlands had made no attempt to contact children or upload content.

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Mr Rodgers said it was not uncommon in cases like these for defendants to try to “hide” these “warped” desires from the authorities. A “limited” prison sentence may not have as many benefits as a longer, community-based sentence, where these can be dealt with by the probation service, he added,

Judge Timothy Petts agreed that the defense should make these arguments, but disagreed strongly. He said there was “no realistic prospect of rehabilitation” for these “disturbing” habits.

Jailing Rowlands for 14 months, he said: “Your warped mindset persists and you see yourself as a passive bystander when others discuss child sexual abuse. You are clearly there for perverse sexual gratification.” There’s remorse here, but the probation service seems to be of the opinion that it’s just to avoid prison. It won’t work, I’m afraid.”

An order was also issued by the judge for the devices recovered by the police to be destroyed. The order for the prevention of sexual abuse continues under the same conditions as before.

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Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun steps down as shareholder of Huaduo Network Technology


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China’s business data platform Tianyancha reported on Tuesday that Guangzhou Huaduo Network Technology Co., Ltd., an affiliate of JOYY, has released an amendment to its official registration.

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of technology company Xiaomi, withdrew from the list of shareholders of Huaduo Network Technology, but still serves as a supervisor. In addition, Zhao Bin, former CTO of YY, and Cao Jin, co-founder of Joyy, also withdrew as shareholders.

In recent months, Lei Jun has successively resigned from several Xiaomi affiliates, including Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd. and Beijing Xiaomi Xiaomi Electronics Co.,Ltd Youpin’s affiliate also previously changed its registration information, and Lei Jun stepped down as director.

On the other hand, according to Tianyancha, Lei Jun took the post of director and executive director of Xiaomi Automotive Technology Co., Ltd. on November 19, 2021. Later, Lei Jun started to serve as the director and executive director of Xiaomi Auto Co., Ltd. September 2, 2021.

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According to its official website, Joyy was established in April 2005, as a global social media platform. It was listed on Nasdaq in November 2012. Its main products include live streaming platforms YY and Bigo Live, with a registered capital of 100 million yuan ($15.7 million). Li Ting is executive director, general manager and legal representative.

When Joyy went public, her activities covered live streaming, short video sharing, social media, e-commerce, education, finance, and other fields. It operates a number of products, including YY.com and YY Education.

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Proton AG acquires SimpleLogin, an email alias service


1. Protonmail acts like a CIA/NSA “honeypot”

Protonmail has an Onion domain that allows users to visit their site using the TOR browser. Protonmail even has an SSL certificate for that onion address even though it’s completely unnecessary. When a user creates a new account with Protonmail on TOR, they are redirected from Protonmail’s “.onion” address to “.com”. This breaks your secure encrypted connection to their onion address, allowing your identification. There is absolutely no technical reason for this feature. In fact, the only other websites that operate like this are alleged NSA/CIA Honeypots.

This is a huge security issue that was either created because Protonmail is run by particle physicists who don’t understand computer security OR they were forced to operate their website the same way as the CIA/NSA honeypots. Both possibilities are serious concerns.

2. Protonmail does not provide “end-to-end encryption”

Professor Nadim Kobeissi has mathematically proven that Protonmail does not provide end-to-end encryption. This means that Protonmail has the ability to decrypt its own user’s data. When this turned out to be true, Protonmail users were outraged that they had been lied to. Protonmail was forced to release a public statement. Their statement begins predictably…by shitting on the security researcher who exposed their dishonesty. Then they kept saying, “We lied to our users because other email companies did.” No excuses. They can decrypt all their users’ data by sending them scripts that allow them to do so. However, they announce that they cannot. Admission of Protonmail proves that they offer the same security as Gmail. Gmail and Protonmail both offer encryption that they can decrypt whenever they want.

3. Protonmail was created under the supervision of the CIA/NSA

Gmail and Protonmail were both created in CIA/NSA funded departments under their supervision. Protonmail attempted to hide this part of their story. We wrote an entire article about it here.

4. Protonmail is partly owned by CRV and the Swiss government

After a successful crowdfunding campaign with promises to “stay independent”, Protonmail sold the stake to CRV and FONGIT. At the time of the stock sale, a founder of CRV, Mr. Ted Ditersmith, was working for the US State Department working closely with President Obama. His position as delegate required close contact with the administration of the CIA and NSA. Mr Ted Ditersmith had also witnessed the Edward Snowden revelations and said he planned to use his business knowledge to ‘combat terrorism’. FONGIT is a non-profit organization funded by the Swiss government. Antonio Gambardella, a staff member at Protonmail, also works for the Swiss government.

5. CRV, In-Q-Tel and the CIA

The CIA openly operates a front company, In-Q-Tel, whose stated purpose is to invest in technology companies on behalf of the CIA. In-Q-Tel said it has a particular interest in information contained in emails and encrypted communications. In-Q-Tel turned out to be the bridge between the CIA and Gmail. A scan of staff members reveals CRV & In-Q-Tel connections. US media confirms these connections when interviewing CRV so they can understand In-Q-Tel. Additionally, the mastermind, cryptographer, and back-end developer who created Protonmail, Wei Sun, now works for Google.

6. Protonmail follows CIA email format and metadata requirements

Documents leaked to Wikileaks show that the CIA requires emails to be stored as an EML file type. There are several ways to store emails, and Protonmail has selected the format required by the CIA. Protonmail does not offer any protection for user metadata and has officially stated that they hand over metadata to law enforcement. Edward Snowden revealed that the US government cared the least about the content of emails. Mr Snowden revealed that US law enforcement cares most about who a person is talking to, the dates and times of emails and the subject of the email. Subject and metadata encryption is not difficult to provide. However, Protonmail refuses to offer any protection on the most valuable data for the CIA and FBI and they store it in plain text (no encryption). Edward Snowden stated that the NSA “is unable to compromise the encryption algorithms underlying these technologies. Instead, it circumvents or undermines them by forcing companies to cooperate in other ways. Protonmail has refused to protect the information the NSA wants is a concern.

7. Swiss MLAT could give the NSA full access

Protonmail’s servers reside in Switzerland, a country with an MLAT treaty that could allow the NSA to continue its mission to log “almost everything” about a person’s Internet communication. Any doubts about the application of the MLAT treaty are removed if you take into account that Protonmail is partly owned by FONGIT, a company funded by the Swiss government. Protonmail has also recently revised its privacy policy to include MLAT wording and requirements. Their actions show they are capitulating to the MLAT treaty. The revisions include a change to their privacy policy allowing them to track your location while you use their service in certain situations.

8. Protonmail uses Radware for DNS/DDOS protection

Privacy companies like Protonmail are required to use a DNS/DDOS service due to frequent attacks on their service. Protonmail uses a company called Radware for this purpose. Radware is a shoddy service that has failed to provide adequate protection. Protonmail has been taken offline sometimes by teenagers because they insist on using substandard service. It should be noted that the international office of Radware is located a few kilometers from the headquarters of the most powerful intelligence agency in the world, the Isreali Mossad. Radware can gain full access to all Protonmail user accounts in two ways. They could inject a few lines of code that would reveal all users’ usernames and passwords, allowing them to log in as if they were that user. They might also receive usernames and passwords by Protonmail. Remember that Protonmail has admitted that it can access all users’ accounts and decrypt their data. Additionally, Radware has been reported to have direct ties to the Israel Defense Forces.

9. Protonmail engages in illegal cyber warfare

In 2017, Protonmail appears to have used illegal cyber warfare capabilities to illegally break into a suspicious server. You can see the tweet they posted and read about it here. They quickly deleted the tweet and said, “We can’t confirm or deny if anything happened.” In 2013, the European Union parliament voted to make hacking a crime punishable by up to 2 years in prison. Hacking back is also illegal under Swiss law. Based on Protonmail’s confession alone, they carried out an illegal hack.

10. Protonmail has a history of dishonesty

Since the creation of Protonmail, they have lied to their users. From the moment they funded $550,000 to “stay independent,” a promise they broke almost immediately by selling a stake in an American company with ties to President Obama and John Podesta.

11. Protonmail does not protect users, if it may cause legal risk

Protonmail is collaborating with EUROPOL in a clear case of political repression against anti-gentrification activists in Paris, and setting up IP logging specifically for this user… So even in the clearest violations, they are not defending users if it means taking legal risks for them.

12. Protonmail censors “false” information about itself, even if you’re a small blogger

Prontonmail joins the long list of censor trolls asking registrars who owns the domain? ! (see aforementioned abuse complaint from Proton AG). They broke with a tradition of free speech (publicly debunking claims) and with a traditional form of law enforcement. It’s highly unusual for corporate trolls with armies of lawyers to contact anyone to censor such vague claims on a random blog in some dark corner of the internet. It’s not exactly like the website named protonmailtruth.ch or whatever.

In our opinion, Protonmail is not an email solution you would use if you want privacy or security. Your emails will probably end up in a US data center right next to your Gmail emails.

Reactify’s The Block LA Closes Out NFT LA Week With Vortex

Los Angeles, California, April 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The LA Block became the premier springboard for cutting-edge Web3 technology and art, as it hosted the perfect closing event for NFT LA week at the legendary James Goldstein Mansion. The event was created and produced by Reactivitythe visionary collective enterprise specializing in launches and premium experiences that transformed the night into a vortex of Web3 experts, investors, celebrities and artists making multi-million dollar connections.

The evening included panels of speakers, the culinary creations of Chef Jorge’s JB Experiences (a visual exhibition of art and food) and a first-hand experience with state-of-the-art technology and digital art installations by Outland Art and an NFT gallery built by Reactify partners, World of Light. Three times at the Grammy Awards and twice nominated at the World Music Awards DJ Paul Oakenfold closed the evening with a set of classic house music brought by Animal Concerts. Dan Fleyshman, the youngest founder of a publicly traded company and thought leader in the NFT community, was the host and moderator. The drops included a collaboration between the artist Transparent and Steve Aoki.

Baron Davis, Jalen James, Michael Terpin, Jeremy Gardner, Eric Schwertzel and James Goldstein himself was present with hip hop stars turned Metaverse players, Tory Lanez, mario, J.Cole and Tyga.

“We were confident in the success The Block event was going to have, but we were blown away by the positive reception from industry leaders and the networking that took place. This really is the start of a breakthrough. in the NFT and Web3 space,” says Samah Addin, CEO of Reactify.

One of the key innovations of the evening, Proto, continued its rise as the most powerful tool for showcasing Web3 art and experiences. The Los Angeles startup, which is fresh off major wins at SXSW and CES, brought its Proto Epic hologram device to the event, sponsored by Beleve Vision. The unit featured significant NFT work by Ali Sabet and A little Hibrawi.

“The Proto is truly a visionary display,” said Sabet, the Iranian-American artist and renowned creator of Tokyo Punks, Pixopop, Uglie Kitties and Healing Codes. “It’s really exciting to see my work in the Proto.”

Hibrawi, one of the leading new women in the NFT space whose important work with refugees and the preservation of Syrian culture has been recognized by the United Nations, NBC Nightly News and more, said, “The best presentation of digital art that I’ve seen all week was in the Proto. I’m so proud.

Proto, formerly known as Portl, which is also known for streaming executives, athletes, and artists around the world for live interactive experiences, is capable of displaying NFTs as volumetric holograms and the Third-party application Hideaway has been installed to turn the Proto device into an interactive device. NFT touch gallery. Proto was used by Christies at its Art + Tech Summit and its recent Friendsies by FriendsWithYou auction in conjunction with OpenSea. The Proto Epic has also been used to display holograms in partnership with BitBasel, DeadMau5, SuperRare, ArtRepublic, amfAR, the Haas Brothers, Nicole Buffett, NFT NYC, NBA Champion Danny Green, and more.

“What’s better than showing off your hologram tech on the home tennis court where The great Lebowski was filmed? We were thrilled to be able to showcase some of the most exciting NFT work at Reactify’s “The Block LA” to cap off an incredible week at the NFTLA,” said Proto inventor and CEO David Nussbaum. “Thank you to Reactify and Beleve Vision for making this possible. And to the amazing NFT artists, Ali Sabet and Kinda Hibrawi and other NFT artists for trusting us to take your work to a new level of impact.”

Other highlights include: THE 1st DEFI One Stop Shop Wallet, known as “The Unhackable Wallet”; Advanced Clothing Inc. introduced the first-ever Wear-to-Earn platform with its AWI wireless suit using electrical muscle stimulation technology and a fitness tracker designed to help people take control of their health; and Doc.com, whose CEO Charles Nader has been dubbed a “Latin American unicorn” by Forbes, showcased its new epidemiological analysis-based telemedicine service optimized for blockchain and crypto. The full list of sponsors who participated in this flagship NFT event includes Animal Concerts, Beleve VisionProto, Doc.com, Outland Art, Hot Drops, Bitcoin Latinum, Metacrest, Market Exchange ChallengeTMON and bumpy sensations.

Getty photos of the event available here.

Following photos of the event.

For more information contact Reactify and the event: [email protected]

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About Proto

Proto Inc., founded as PORTL in 2018, is the manufacturer of hologram devices and software and cloud services to support holoportation. Founded by inventor and CEO David Nussbaum, its award-winning products are now used around the world, enabling executives, technology and science experts, as well as sports and music celebrities to attend events , display NFTs and other objects, and become a vital new tool for education, retail, marketing and hospitality industry. The Tim Draper-backed startup was recently honored at the CES Innovation Awards in three categories, won the top SXSW Innovation Award for “Connecting People” and was named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list. Proto is headquartered in Los Angeles and has satellite showrooms and distribution in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Columbus, Ohio. Proto seeks to bring people together across all types of divides. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. For more information, visit PROTOhologram.com.

  • Molly Lavik and Ali Sabet with the Proto at Reactify’s The Block LA event

  • Proto Hologram with Kinda Hibrawi and his artwork NFT.


Prime Minister co-hosts Stand Up for Ukraine pledge event

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau co-hosted the Stand Up for Ukraine Pledge Event with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, with the President of Poland Andrzej Duda in attendance. a global demonstration of solidarity with Ukraine, and in partnership with an international advocacy organization global citizen.

Today’s event was the culmination of a global social media rally supported by Global Citizen and in response to an urgent call from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for the international community to mobilize additional support for people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The campaign has raised over $12.4 billion in pledges to support Ukrainian refugees and address the humanitarian crisis.

The Prime Minister today announced $100 million in additional humanitarian assistance to respond to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and neighboring countries, helping to provide additional emergency health services, including medical in case of trauma, protection and basic necessities such as shelter, water and food. These funds will be allocated to experienced humanitarian partners who are best placed to reach those most in need, quickly and effectively. With today’s announcement, Canada has provided $245 million since January 2022 in humanitarian assistance to respond to the fallout from the conflict in Ukraine.

The Prime Minister also announced today a series of measures to facilitate the arrival in Canada of Ukrainians fleeing Putin’s illegal war, including:

  • Targeted charter flights to Canada for Ukrainians;
  • Short-term income support to ensure basic needs are met; and
  • Temporary hotel accommodation for up to two weeks.

These new measures will help more Ukrainians take advantage of the Canada-Ukraine Emergency Travel Authorization (CUAET) program, while providing relief to European partners currently supporting displaced Ukrainians.

In March, Canada launched CUAET, a special fast-track temporary residency pathway for Ukrainians seeking safe refuge in Canada while the war in their home country continues. CUAET is the fastest and most efficient way for Ukrainians and their families to come to Canada, as this new measure streamlines current visa and travel requirements, eliminates most application and processing fees and offers expedited and priority processing. Since its launch last month, Canada has already approved more than 30,000 applications from people wishing to come to Canada under CUAET.

A number of other measures have also been implemented to help those involved in the war, including priority processing of Canadian passports and travel documents, proof of citizenship and applications for permanent residence, resident visa temporary, student and work permit of Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine. We have also waived visa and work and study permit application fees for all Ukrainian nationals and their family members.

In Budget 2022, Canada announced more than $1.2 billion in direct contributions to support Ukraine and its people, in addition to an offer of up to $1.6 billion in loans for the Ukrainian government .

The Government of Canada continues to work tirelessly to help Ukrainians and their families.


“Today, we have raised over $12.4 billion in pledges to continue supporting the people of Ukraine who have been displaced by Putin’s ongoing and unjustifiable war. water, shelter or medical aid, we will continue to support you and provide you with the assistance you need at this time. We are also helping Ukrainians fleeing the war coming to Canada. We defend Ukraine .

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Fast facts

  • Canada is also providing over 345,000 essential relief items such as blankets, mattresses, etc. from Canada’s National Emergency Strategic Stockpile to help meet humanitarian needs in Ukraine and the region. These items have been specifically requested by our partners and are shipped to Ukraine and neighboring countries.
  • With today’s announcement, Canada has provided $245 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Of this amount, $145 million has been allocated to United Nations agencies, the Red Cross Movement and non-governmental organizations.
  • Canada has invested an additional $117 million to implement new immigration measures to welcome those fleeing war in Ukraine.
  • Canada is also providing temporary federal support to help Ukrainians settle in their new communities, including:
    • language training;
    • information and orientation on life in Canada, such as help registering children for school;
    • information and services to facilitate access to the labor market, including mentoring, networking, counselling, skills development and training;
    • activities that foster community ties;
    • assessments of other needs Ukrainians may have and referrals to appropriate agencies;
    • services targeted to the needs of women, seniors, youth and LGBTQ2+ people; and
    • other settlement supports available through the settlement program.
  • The federal government will continue to work closely with our provincial and territorial partners, who welcome and support Ukrainians arriving in their territory.

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Networks for Peace – Myanmar

Identity violence and hate speech are on the rise in South and Southeast Asia. Yet actors working to address these issues often do so in isolation and/or lack support to amplify their impact. Networks for Peace uses its regional convening power to collectively engage and support civil society organizations and key influencers in promoting tolerance and peaceful coexistence, mitigating the growing polarization of ethnic and religious identities in the region.

Working with partners in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and with the Central Tibetan Administration, Networks for Peace promotes intra- and interfaith harmony and social cohesion through grants, building capacity building, research and regional knowledge sharing.


Networks for Peace’s regional approach focuses on building organizational capacity while providing networking opportunities to a wide range of civil society organizations and key influencers, including women, youth, religious actors, faith-based organizations and the private sector. Networks for Peace activities focus on: (i) promoting intra- and inter-faith harmony; (2) countering dangerous narratives and amplifying positive narratives of peace and inclusiveness; and (3) the promotion of young regional champions to foster greater understanding and tolerance between different ethnic and religious communities. Additionally, Networks for Peace programming incorporates key elements of USAID’s Women, Peace, and Security strategy that empowers women and marginalized groups through inclusion and meaningful participation in activities.


Networks for Peace expands civil society organizations’ access to evidence-based research, knowledge, tools, and resources to better understand religious nationalism and promote religious tolerance in South and Southeast Asia. By improving partner access to learning resources, Networks for Peace enables regional partners and stakeholders to design and implement more strategic interventions that improve the effectiveness of their advocacy and peacebuilding efforts. .


  • Networks for Peace held consultations with over 200 key organizations and influencers across Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Central Tibetan Administration and Tibetans in exile in India to better understand the context related to ethnic and religious conflicts in each country and explore avenues to effectively promote peace and inclusiveness.

  • Networks for Peace regional exchanges provided essential forums for 208 civil society representatives and key influencers (60% women) to share their experiences and best practices across multiple countries on issues such as interfaith and intrafaith dialogue, the role of women and youth in peacebuilding and problem solving. online misinformation and dangerous speech.

  • Since 2020, Networks for Peace has trained 146 people (64% women) to advance gender equality or women’s empowerment through their roles in public or private sector institutions or organizations. Since then, 211 local women have participated substantively in regional and national Networks for Peace activities.

  • Networks for Peace uses a gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) lens to ensure that women and marginalized groups are empowered and meaningfully included in all aspects of its partner networks’ operations. With advice from Networks for Peace, a regional network was able to incorporate the GESI principles into the selection of participants for its project. This has led to a more inclusive and diverse group of regional peacebuilding participants, made up of Buddhist monks, female clergy and representatives of marginalized groups.

  • Networks for Peace regional events, workshops and grants have supported national and cross-border collaboration among organizations working to promote intra- and interfaith harmony and counter dangerous speech. For example, following their participation in a Networks for Peace activity, a technology company in Burma and a civil society organization in Sri Lanka have explored areas of collaboration and are now jointly implementing a project to adapt a existing dangerous speech monitoring platform. In Thailand, through their participation in Networks for Peace’s Partnership Building Exchanges, three Thai private technology companies and a local civil society organization are establishing a Dangerous Speech Mitigation and Monitoring Network to coordinate their respective activities.

Dysfunctional Rehabilitation Services Inc. was


HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., April 8, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — One World Universe Inc. (OTC: OWUV), a publicly traded company that invests in sports-related businesses, distressed assets, business opportunities within emerging industries such as the metaverse, and provides humanitarian efforts in more than 185 countries, was hired by six missing experts. market companies requesting the services of Dysfunctional Rehabilitation Inc. to regain SEC compliance and become a tradable Pink Current Stock.

One World Universe Inc. is gaining momentum with its subsidiary, Dysfunctional Rehabilitation Inc. This week, six market-savvy companies contacted One World Universe Inc. to request the services of Dysfunctional Rehabilitation Inc. and the expertise of Chief Financial Officer, Caren Currier, to regain SEC compliance and become a Pink Current company, tradeable on the U.S. OTC market. This is a big step in the right direction to help other companies succeed and create shareholder value through increased revenue generation. The six companies that will be assisted by Dysfunctional Rehabilitation Inc. will remain anonymous at this time as they work towards regulatory compliance, but will be announced after Expert Market’s move to Pink Current.

Adding six more companies to the rehab list will keep One World Universe Inc. busy for the next few months. The work that is being done to help these six companies will be a revenue generator unlike any agreements we have signed in the past. We are excited to help more businesses and will appreciate the business relationships that develop along the way. Additionally, these business relationships could potentially turn into a full cycle of revenue generation and service delivery as we roll out the Friends with Business Inc. website this month.

“When I started this business, I had one thing in mind through every trial, tribulation and success, and that was to make sure our business transactions helped others in their professional journey or in life in general. “We are excited to work with these six new companies and help them regain SEC compliance to extend their business aspirations. I look forward to working personally with each of the CEOs and collaborating on how our companies can help each other.” in the future.” – Jerry C. Craig, CEO of One World Universe Inc.

One World Universe Inc. and Caren Currier will be the backbone of these six companies. Ms. Currier is one of the most renowned CFOs in the OTC markets. The standards that must be met for a company to be part of Dysfunctional Rehabilitation are very strict, but the ones it accepts, like these six companies, are companies that have enormous potential to be key players in their respective markets. .

“I look forward to working with the six new companies that have come to One World Universe for help. The six companies present the key factors I seek to succeed. The management of each company has the best intention for the company and its shareholders. And the overall product or service they provide has a higher purpose than making money. All of these, combined with the financials and share structure that I’m looking for, correspond to companies which I believe will make a difference in the world. I am excited to complete the necessary regulatory compliances to get them back on the OTC markets and have already started the process to make that happen. – Caren Currier, Director financial institution of One World Universe Inc.

We look forward to posting more updates as the Pink Current process moves forward, but for daily updates follow our social media accounts on Twitter at www.twitter.com/JCHC_UPWT and www.twitter.com/OneWorldU or visit our websites at www.oneworlduniverseinc.com and www.JCHoldingCorp.com.

About One World Universe, Inc..

One Global Universe (OTC: OWUV) is a California-based company whose mission-driven business implements global humanitarian efforts through the profits generated from the sale of products and services to improve the lives of people living in the most challenging environments and their communities. Our company has provided valuable resources such as access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), medications, vaccines and educational support programs where play and basic necessities are essential.

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Deployment of 5G private networks is slow

Private 5G networks are already one of the hottest technologies of 2022. But how many production 5G private networks actually exist?

EE time reviewed the progress of 5G private networks in January 2021 and found that the vast majority of deployments were in the trial phase. This is still largely the case in 2022, according to analyst Dean Bubley, founder of Disruptive Analysis.

“[It’s] difficult to judge how many “appropriate” 5G networks have been deployed, and it also depends on your definition,” Bubley said. EE time. Many private 5G deployments already available include university networks and testbeds, he said. The analyst also questions whether the private networks being deployed include non-standalone versions “with a central 4G anchor, or…the ‘clean’ 5G with a [standalone] heart.”

“Overall, I would say that ‘production’ enterprise 5G is just in its infancy,” Bubley said, adding, “I would be surprised if there were more than 50 networks actually in use. (including probably some of the factory suppliers) But there are probably a few hundred trials and semi-commercial projects of various sizes.

Bubley acknowledged that “there can also be a lot more [deployments] in China”, a market in which it has less visibility.

As for the rest of the world, it’s a mix of Germany, UK, Japan, Finland, Taiwan and a few others for 5G, Bubley says. Private 4G LTE and Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS) networks are being rolled out in the US, with some 5G being tested and likely to become more prominent this year, the analyst said.

4G still on top for private networks

In comparison, there are many other private 4G LTE networks in use around the world, deployed for indoor phone connectivity, IoT tasks, mission-critical communications, and other functions. This is not surprising, as the roots of modern 4G private networks date back to 2013.

“There are 1,000-2,000 ‘suitable’ private 4G networks for business, government/military, navy, [and] temporary use,” the analyst said. “It’s very difficult to assess precise numbers, as many users don’t speak much in public.”

Industrial sectors such as oil and mining have quickly adopted private networks as a means of providing cellular access, facilitating emergency connections and simplifying day-to-day operations. Bubley noted that these economic spheres are “special” and will frequently enter into radio spectrum license agreements with local operators to get the bandwidth they need.

Access is key

Unfettered access to spectrum is crucial for a business, or any other organization, that wishes to institute its own cellular space. In the United States, the recent release of CBRS spectrum (3550–3700 MHz) has made bandwidth access easier for individual businesses, as well as service providers that cater specifically to businesses, by allowing rapid deployment of private networks with optimized architectures.

Amazon began offering enterprise customers a “turnkey” method of deploying a private network late last year. The provider says it will enable private networking on 4G LTE, CBRS, and 5G through its AWS arm. In its FAQ, Amazon states that AWS Private 5G uses CBRS for service in the United States

Comcast recently revealed plans to enter the private networking business to deploy a private CBRS system at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia during the first quarter. Comcast spent $495 million to acquire 830 Priority Access Licenses (PALs) across the country.

Dish, another big PAL CBRS auction winner, plans to launch a private network for businesses when it rolls out its 5G network in the United States. The operator differs from most entrants in the private 5G network market in that it is rolling out a new field, standalone 5G network across states. Dish launches its first 5G market in Las Vegas in the first quarter. Obviously, it will need to roll out more major metropolitan markets before it can attract other enterprise customers, but Dish says it already has traction with business customers.

All major mobile carriers in the United States are actively promoting their private 5G networking efforts in 2022.

A global company

Europe, rather than America, could be the main target for private 5G networks in 2022. For example, France and Germany have just announced that they are pledging 17.7 million euros (20 million euros). dollars) for four collaborative projects using 5G.

Mine of Rio Tinto 4G networks.
Rio Tinto is implementing 4G networks in several of its mines. (Source: Rio Tinto)

Volkswagen is working with Nokia to roll out a standalone 5G network at its huge headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. Vodafone is rolling out a similar private 5G network for Porsche at its Weissach development center in Germany.

Japanese operator NTT released a survey that asked 216 technology managers about their plans for private 5G networks. He revealed that half plan to implement a private 5G network within six to 24 months.

Could this be the year?

Obviously, with the widespread arrival of standalone 5G as well as CBRS, private 5G networks are accelerating around the world. This seems to be the year that several large companies are rolling out the technology and many more are testing it.

Amazon, Comcast and Dish will be interesting new entrants in what is still, despite all the hype, a brand new market.

Analyst Bubley, meanwhile, predicts that the market will continue to evolve over the next few years. He predicts that private networks will represent at least three distinct sectors with diverging needs: indoor mobile phone installations, mission-critical communications and cloud/IT/IoT networks.

He expects the sectors to start overlapping more over the next 18 months or so. With mission-critical communications supporting more computing-like applications, “some enterprise private cellular networks will consider adding a neutral host and inbound roaming or interconnect from public ORMs.” [mobile network operators’] subscribers,” writes Bubley.

Other semi-private models, such as neutral outdoor host networks that wholesale capacity to MNOs, are likely to emerge. The sky is the limit when it comes to private network hybrids and spinoffs.

This article was originally published on EE time.

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Meet the Georgia nomad who launched a social networking app for black women outdoors

Toyin Ajayi left apartment life for good on January 22, 2021.

Since that day, Ajayi has been living in his RV at a black-owned campground in southeast Georgia as a nomad. Unlike traditional nomads, who migrate together as a tribe in search of food or pasture for livestock, modern nomads trade the 9 to 5 lifestyle for the flexibility to explore their goal on the road.

Ajayi’s journey to nomadic life began in 2018, when she bought her first rig – a 1984 Chevy Horizon. But she had to let the #vanlife go after the vehicle broke down less than ‘one year later. She kept dreaming of being a nomad, not knowing what her nomadic journey would be like. There are many types of housing for mobile living. A tent, motorhome, van, jeep or houseboat will do.

Then, as COVID-19 ravaged the world in 2020, Ajayi had an epiphany that led to the purchase of her first motorhome.

“I just remember the end of 2019 and being really green about everything. We all had so many plans of what we were going to do in 2020,” Ajayi said. “Once the pandemic hit, I was like, ‘Wow, you can’t keep making these plans and not live them. We don’t know what tomorrow has in store for us.'”

Living in nature is part of Ajayi’s larger mission in life. Just four months after leaving her apartment, Ajayi launched an app for her brand Outdoorsy Black Womena social network where black women can safely connect and celebrate while experiencing nature’s playground. The app allows users to create a profile and includes forums, quizzes and a book club focused on black women authors. It also has groups, like Owtdoorsy for LGBTQ+ people who love the outdoors.

Nearly 1,200 stargazers, waterfall hunters, campers, hikers, cyclists, gardeners, surfers and other outdoor enthusiasts use the app so far.

“Black women are amazing and they do so much dope stuff outside,” Ajayi said. “We’re so happy to have black brotherhood and a space to have fun and encourage each other to be even more amazing.”

Snow Black and his outdoor adventures

Toyin Ajayi, founder of social networking app Outdoorsy Black Women, tries skydiving for the first time in Warthen, Georgia (Courtesy Toyin Ajayi)

Born in England, Ajayi remembers frolicking in her aunt’s London garden, where she learned to garden and care for nature’s creatures. Her family gave her the nickname Snow Black, based on Disney’s Snow White, for the way she nursed sick animals until she could get them to the vet.

This love of adventure continued when Ajayi’s family moved to Atlanta when she was five years old. She played with the neighborhood children in a creek behind their apartment complex, picking up snakes and fearing she would be scolded by her parents every time she wet her leopard-print jeans.

Nature remained Ajayi’s space for fun and comfort until adulthood. His favorite activities include hiking, especially near waterfalls. The sound and feel of water brings him peace. She made her first parachute jump last year. After leaving the plane at 15,000 feet, Ajayi now wants to skydive in every state she visits. And that’s after she took up hang gliding.

Her nomadic life and outdoor adventures taught her to be more flexible.

“Don’t be afraid to live your best life,” Ajayi said. “You don’t have to compromise and fit into a mold that society has created. Do what works best for you.

“Black people love the outdoors”

Toyin Ajayi is the founder of the social networking app Outdoorsy Black Women, which connects and celebrates black women as they discover the wonders of the outdoors. (Courtesy of Toyin Ajayi)

Ajayi wants to make sure everyone enjoys the freedom she has discovered. Outdoorsy Black Women is Ajayi’s solution to the many problems she has noticed in recreation spaces.

Problem 1: Lack of outdoor representation, which causes people to associate outdoor activities with whiteness. Not only is there an absence of black people in outdoor advertisements, Ajayi said, but also a lack of black people enjoying the outdoors. A study by the US Forest Service points out that black Americans make up 13% of the populationbut accounted for 1% of visits to national forests. White Americans were overrepresented, accounting for 63% of the nation’s population but more than 90% of visits.

There are historical roots to this problem. The legacy of black trauma exists in nature. When blacks gained political power and citizenship during Reconstruction, white mobs retaliated with acts of racial terrorism in the woods. Black bodies murdered by white supremacists have been pulled from swollen and disfigured rivers. Black people were slaves to the crops and the cotton fields. This trauma extends to the present day. Black nature lovers have voiced their fears go alone in the woods and not come back. Then there is the murder case of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man who white men murdered while jogging in a Georgia suburb in 2020. His murder was ruled a hate crime.

Ajayi helps black people repair their relationship with nature through the healing power of community. For Ajayi, the question is not whether black people want to be outside. Do they feel safe?

“Black people are absolutely on the outside,” Ajayi said. “Black people love a pavilion. Even in black-owned campgrounds, they’ll have barbecues and people will come and play cornhole or whatever. So we spend time outdoors, but we do it in our own way.

Problem two: Blacks are at risk of microaggressions when entering predominantly white spaces. Prior to the existence of Outdoorsy Black Women, Ajayi sought community in nature-focused mixed-race social media groups. She noticed the lack of empathy and understanding towards black female members. Ajayi said this was especially true under Donald Trump’s former presidency when black women asked the group questions about where they could safely camp and if those campgrounds were free of Make America Great Again flags. and not located in cities at sunset. Their concerns were downplayed and invalidated, Ajayi said.

“People would comment, ‘Why do you have to ask that? It’s no different being a woman,’ Ajayi said. We have our own struggles that we have to deal with.

Ajayi therefore created a Facebook group in August 2020 called “Black Women Camp”, attracting more than 1,000 members in three months.

“We were already looking for each other. We really needed some space and to say, ‘Oh, I’m not alone in this,’” Ajayi said.

That Facebook group became Outdoorsy Black Women, which includes not only black-owned campgrounds and farms, but also black-owned wineries, bed and breakfasts, spas, manicures and hair salons. Black.

“As a nomad and as nomadic black women, we needed to know where we could go for certain things like where to go to get my hair done when I’m in another state,” Ajayi said. “So it was really about creating a reliable resource.”

Dope Blackness online and outdoors

Toyin Ajayi, founder of the social networking app Outdoorsy Black Women, relaxes in front of her RV at a black-owned campground in southeast Georgia.

Outdoorsy Black Women is evolving into more than a virtual space. Tickets sold out quickly for Outdoorsy Black Women’s inaugural Wine and Waterfalls event taking place over Mother’s Day weekend in Helen, Georgia. The all-inclusive retreat offers accommodations tailored to the attendants’ level of comfort with nature. Veterans can pitch a tent or plug in their RV/RV, while less experienced nature lovers can book one of the cabins or glamping options.

Participants will enjoy a guided waterfall hike and morning yoga. The event is sponsored by outdoor retail giant REI as well as several black-owned businesses, such as sunscreen for black girls. Ebony wines and spirits, a black-owned winery in Charlotte, NC, sponsors paint and sip. Pop the Cork, a black-owned wine tour company, is planning a winery tour.

“Even though Outdoorsy Black Women is a social network, I want to use the platform to ensure that we promote and work with as many black-owned brands, especially black-owned brands, as much as possible. possible,” Ajayi said.

Other events are planned, such as a twerk-and-hike and a horseback riding event at a black-owned ranch in Georgia.

As for the brand’s future, Ajayi thinks it can help those beyond the outer space. black contractors spoke about dealing with the lack of black representation and racism in California’s Silicon Valley. Ajayi thinks she can provide a space for them to test their skills.

“I would like to be an alternative for them to go and say, ‘Hey, I can build this black social network that’s for us,'” Ajayi said.

No matter how big the brand, Ajayi said she would never sell Outdoorsy Black Women to a white-owned business. The brand is made by blacks, for blacks. And she wants it to continue that way as she finds more ways to give her people access to nature.

“Outdoorsy Black Women is a fun space, but I really want it to be a space that makes a difference,” she said.

Are you in on the secret? Why workplace alumni networks are flourishing

It was like getting an invitation to a secret after-party.

When I quit my last job, I got an invite to a Slack channel for former employees. It was as if I had gotten up from my desk, crossed the desk and opened a back door where – surprise! — all my old work friends who had moved before me had gotten together.

It wasn’t the first such group I’d joined, but that didn’t diminish the joy I felt when I logged on.

It can be disorienting, even painful, to be cut off from colleagues you’ve bonded with 40 hours a week for several years.

To ease this transition and ensure they have a place to stay in touch with their work friends, co-workers join alumni groups.

This was the third such group I had joined, open to alumni from all departments of the company. I also belong to a Slack channel specifically for former editorials from this company, as well as a Facebook group for alumni of my first job.

Many companies sponsor formal alumni groups (the Citi Alumni and General Electric Alumni groups on LinkedIn have over 50,000 and 40,000 members, respectively), but many more operate underground and are not necessarily recognized locally. work or publicly announced online.

Workers aren’t always added one at a time either.

In the event of layoffs, acquisitions, separation programs, or company closures, a large influx of new members may be added immediately, or a new group is created entirely anew.

Whether an alumni network exists in the form of a Facebook or LinkedIn group, a Slack channel, a Discord server, or a more informal group chat, one of their most popular uses is job search and posting vacancies.

There are clear benefits to posting jobs at your current company to people you’ve worked with and trust.

Alumni groups help facilitate what sometimes amounts to small cohorts of former colleagues reuniting at new employers.

Beyond specific job postings, these groups provide an outlet to connect more broadly about industry trends, share resources, and maintain the positive aspects of workplace culture you’ve shared.

Groups of journalists discuss which publications follow which subscription models; engineers exchange resources to create frameworks or put something on the blockchain.

For Amanda McQuade, a textile designer, it gave her a chance to reminisce about the best times of her former job in retail.

She began her fashion career as a store manager for the now-defunct American clothing chain Metropark.

Even though it closed more than a decade ago, hundreds of former employees still post in a Facebook group, often sharing Spotify playlists. “A lot of the posts are music related because the company was very big on having cool playlists in the store. I actually discovered a lot of music while working there,” says Ms. McQuade.

Airbnb’s Slack alumni group, which has more than 3,000 members, proved to be an especially valuable resource for former employees when the company launched its IPO in late 2020.

Ms Fiona Tay, a former engineer, wrote a stock option resource guide for former employees before the company went public. “Equity is an important part of compensation in the tech industry, but often it comes down to individuals navigating this complicated system themselves, and as an alumnus, you’re kind of out. of the loop,” says Tay.

Although the group is not officially linked to the company, Airbnb Alumni Slack has strict posting guidelines, with rules prohibiting “derogatory or slanderous” comments against the company.

Fatima Husain, one of three administrators who manage the group, says it is “very rare” that they need to step in to mediate violations.

However, not all networks support or are nostalgic for their alma mater.

Ex-employees often use their networks to gossip about their former company, air grievances, and provide feedback on how the company is changing, especially in the case of acquisitions, layoffs, or other less-than-ideal exits. happy.

Ms. Sara Gunderson, who worked as a designer at Sears before her design office in New York closed, wonders if there’s something about a negative experience or layoff that inspires employees to start their own group, their own support network outside of those sponsored by the company.

Another professional, who works in research and development and asked to remain anonymous, noted how important her alumni network was in helping her emotionally deal with layoffs and the whiplash of rash business decisions. in his old company.

“When you leave, there is job-specific grief that needs to happen. You need a way to talk about this grief and confusion. It’s helpful,” she says.

“But workplaces don’t always offer this level of catharsis. It’s something that I liked [the company I worked for]; the people were the best part.

Really, people are usually the best part of the job.

Companies claiming to be “like family” have become something of a red flag when the message comes from above, but these worker-run underground alumni networks feel more genuinely family-like than any corporate memo. business.

They’re full of people who nurture the bonds they’ve forged with former colleagues and who take the initiative to continue to grow those relationships organically.

Many people use alumni groups to host happy hours and in-person meetups.

Some people form such close friendships with former colleagues that they split up into smaller group chats.

An engineer, who has worked at several media companies and asked not to be named, is part of a Telegram chat group that has been active almost daily since 2017.

Five years after their professional separation, the friends no longer talk much about their former joint employer.

Instead, the chat is mostly about politics, parenting, and plenty of meme sharing.

While Chris, a veteran product designer working in tech, even formed a band with three other alumni.

Together they found a way to keep playing. FINANCIAL TIME


Sophia Smith is editor of the Financial Times’ new weekly newsletter Working It, which covers workplace trends, management and the future of work.

US claims it secretly removed malware worldwide, anticipating Russian cyberattacks


Another attack took place on February 24, the day Russia invaded Ukraine, when hackers took Viasat offline. The attack flooded modems with malicious traffic and disrupted internet services for several thousand people in Ukraine and tens of thousands of other customers across Europe, Viasat said in a statement. The attack also spread to Germany, disrupting the operation of wind turbines there.

Viasat said the hack was still under investigation by law enforcement, U.S. and international government officials and Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm it hired to investigate the matter, and that he did not attribute the attack to Russia or any other state-backed group.

But senior US officials said all the evidence suggested Russia was responsible, and SentinelOne security researchers said the malware used in the Viasat attack was similar to code linked to the GRU. The United States has not officially named Russia as the source of the attack. but should do so as soon as several allies join the analysis.

At the end of March, a cyberattack again disrupted communication services in Ukraine. This time the attack focused on Ukrtelecom, a telephone and internet service provider, knocking the company’s services offline for several hours. The attack was “a continuing and escalating nationwide disruption of service, which is the most severe on record since the Russian invasion.” according to NetBlocksa group that tracks internet outages.

Ukrainian officials believe Russia is most likely responsible for the attack, which has not yet been attributed to any particular hacking group.

“Russia was interested in cutting off communication between the armed forces, between our troops, and this was partially successful at the very beginning of the war,” said Victor Zhora, a senior official with Ukraine’s cybersecurity agency, the Security Service. ‘State of Special Communications and Information. Protection. Ukrainian officials said Russia had also been behind attempted disinformation about a surrender.

In the United States, officials fear that similar cyberattacks could hit critical infrastructure companies. Some leaders said they hoped the federal government would provide funding for cybersecurity.

Prosper Show 2022 Heralds Record Success for Amazon Sellers and Service Providers

Largest Prosper Show to Date Records Significant Increases in Customer Satisfaction and Attendance and Reinforces the Value of Live Events

ALPHARETTA, Georgia, April 06, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prosperous show, which is owned by Emerald Holding Inc. (NYSE: EEX), today announced record success following the conclusion of its March 13-16 event at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prosper Show 2022, the largest premier trade event and go-to resource for Amazon sellers, service providers, aggregators, investors and brokers in the United States, exceeded exhibitor attendance by 32% compared to its pre-pandemic event. -COVID (2019).

“The continued growth of the e-commerce market, coupled with Prosper Show’s reputation as the premier event for the e-commerce ecosystem, are key drivers for the industry’s steady increase in attendance and NPS scores. ‘event,” said Katherine Childress, vice president of technology group for Emerald.

The increase in NPS scores from previous Prosper Shows echoes this sentiment, showing an upward trend in customer satisfaction, with NPS increasing by 1,215% over 2019 for attendees.

“Our goal is to provide a leading platform for our community to build relationships, optimize business opportunities, learn and discover. We are extremely focused on delivering customer-centric experiences that support increased success of vendors and service providers,” continued Childress. .

Established online vendors and service providers gathered for Prosper’s four-day conference and expo with over 50 actionable conference sessions, including interactive think tanks. In addition, the program has introduced new networking and learning opportunities among peers as well as with major service providers.

A speaker lineup of more than 80 industry experts included current and former Amazon premium sellers, leading companies like Walmart, and other experienced and emerging vendors in the e-commerce space. Additionally, Prosper Show 2022’s amplified educational offerings included sessions on selling in alternative marketplaces, such as Walmart, and expanding into new geographies. Presenters shared ideas and best practices in sessions that included:

All of the above sessions and more will be available on April 27-28, 2022, during Prosper Remix, the digital extension of the Prosper Show. Registration details are listed below.

Recognized as the premier destination for new and emerging segments in the e-commerce space, Prosper Show was one of the first events to support the growing aggregator and capital investment sectors. Among vendors offering financial services to help sellers grow and scale their business, Prosper Show 2022 has seen exponential growth, including:

  • 1,400% increase in aggregators

  • 200% increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firms

  • 200% increase in e-commerce brokers

Prosper Show 2022 also featured a wide array of vendors focused on services such as supply chain logistics, marketing, advertising, inventory forecasting, and listing optimization, among others.

“The growing interest in exhibitor participation in these particular categories signals a growing interest from vendors in entering into agreements with these companies, whether to benefit financially or due to a need for infrastructure and capital to support a next-level growth,” Childress said.


April 27-28, 2022: Prosper Remix
Registration is now open. For sponsorship requests, please email [email protected]

March 21-23, 2023: Prosper Show 2023, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

ABOUT THE PROSPER SHOW: Prosper Show is the premier trade event and go-to resource for established Amazon sellers looking for strategies, solutions, and help from service providers to increase profitability and scale their businesses more efficiently. The Prosper Show features industry-leading education, networking opportunities, and over 145 leading service and solution providers in the e-commerce ecosystem. Prosper also offers year-round opportunities that support business success among its network of online sellers and service providers. Prosper is owned and operated by Emerald.

ABOUT EMERAUDE HOLDING (NYSE: EEX): Emerald’s talented and experienced team grows our clients’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content and commerce. We expand connections that generate new business opportunities, product discovery and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking and lead generation services. We create content to ensure our clients are at the forefront of their industry and continually develop their skills. And we propel commerce through efficient buying and selling throughout the year. We do all of this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and is committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, surprise and deliver breakthrough results. For more information, please visit http://www.emeraldx.com/.

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Prosperous show: Katherine Childress, Vice President, Technology Group, Emerald
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Emerald: Beth Cowperthwaite, Senior Vice President, Communications, Emerald
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fusion of high-level networking traditions and vital discussions

Spring has officially become the flagship event of the fintech industry Forex Expo brought the high profile Forex community together at the Parklane Hotel to network, learn and have fun. The show took place on March 31 inviting everyone to kick off the new season with new goals and new connections. Panel discussions, keynote speeches, workshop presentations, networking in an exhibition area, and a fun gala evening – these were the activities attendees and attendees enjoyed throughout the day.

The Finexpo organizing team always tries to keep up with global trends so for those unable to travel there was an online stream again as the event was shaped into a hybrid format to deliver to over 10,000 viewers an unforgettable experience so as not to feel left out.

Around 1,100 top professionals frequented the exhibition area and conference rooms throughout the day. Company representatives from MetaQuotes, Adroll, NAGA, Spotware, eBOS, Exclusive Capital Prime, KKHolding and Ecommbx shared their expertise and built new relationships using the full force of the show. Attendees from around 500 companies such as Vantage FX, PWC, Pepperstone and JPMorgan and from different regions of Europe (e.g. UK, Israel) and even Asia also made an impact through the extensive networking that took place. was the literal key to the event. As a result, many contracts were planned or even signed and excellent networking deals were made in comfortable spaces over a cup of coffee and a snack or in carefully constructed and designed prime booth locations. especially for this exhibition.

The conference program has also become a great success, providing an opportunity to learn and grow. A panel discussion on HR in Forex with professionals as diverse as Ross Pitman, Senior Business Manager at GRS Recruitment, Donna Stephenson, Founder of Emerald Zebra, Natale Mastoroudes, Head of Human Resources at BDSwiss and Eleni Aslani, HR Manager at Equiti CY has been a definite success.

The same goes for a super exciting Crypto integration in the Forex and Financial Markets panel moderated by Xenia Neophytou, Managing Director of CXFinancia LTD, with speakers such as Andreas Mathikolonis, Principal Investment Analyst at Quonota Investments Ltd, Jan Robert Schutte , CEO and co-founder of CryptoAcademy .nl, Andreas Livadiotis, CEO of XValley Technologies Ltd and Aris Ioannou, founder of Coinavalon.io. Many new tools have been brought to light here, which has made the Crypto Panel one of the most educational.

NAGA CEO Benjamin Bilski with his topic “How Social Media Has Impacted the Investment World and How You Can Benefit From It” gave a memorable presentation. Other sponsors were no less engaging in addressing the most vital topics, for example, Tony Spyrou of MetaQuotes covered “Integrated Clients Faster – Automated” while Bram de Jonge of AdRoll presented “How to WIN BIG with omnichannel marketing: why clicks are like gold, attribution like blockchain and marketing drives value.” By the way, the marketing panel was great too!

The usual gala evening greeted guests after a busy day to help them relax and find an informal flow of communication. All attendees have graduated signifying to be part of the Forex Expo family. Overall, the event became a huge success, taking over the entire Parklane Hotel space and making it a great networking space, and an unforgettable opportunity for professional growth and expansion. Follow Forex Expo for details on future events.

About the organizer
Finexpo aims higher with its events creating phenomenal shows and substantial series all over the world including Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, South Africa, Egypt, Ukraine , Russia and Cyprus. Networking and learning are key everywhere you go with Finexpo. Each event produced by Finexpo has its unique touch of perfection but common sense for each person in the industry.

What’s new with… Verizon, Mavenir, Twitter, digital platforms and services

5G and what it takes to make it a big hit leads our news today, while Elon Musk seems to have gotten his hang of Twitter – a story that’s sure to run and run

Verizon is scanning the 5G horizon & talks about virtualization. Top brass at US telco Verizon say that if 5G is to be a success, it must be programmable and that is why it invests so much in virtualization. According to Bill Stone, Vice President of Technology Planning and Development at the operator, Verizon will start by modernizing and virtualizing its core network and then move on to the access network. He was talking last week Telecom Cloud Forum event, a virtual gathering discussing the question “Can the cloud economy make 5G the engine of digital transformation?” “. Mr. Stone said, “The importance of virtualization in the modern network cannot be overstated, adding that all “high value-added 5G applications are highly dependent on the programmability of virtualized networks” and that “virtualization is essential for advanced operations and services such as the network”. slicing and edge computing that require a programmable network with the ability to move functions and operations across the distributed network. He also spoke about the benefits of Open RAN, stating that “An Open RAN architecture offers the great advantage of additional competition, innovation and cost-efficiency in the radio access network, but these advantages provide a strong incentive operators to move forward with Open. RAN. At Verizon, we rely on our vendor partners to help solve the technical challenges associated with this evolution. Originally, leaning inward was intended to encourage women to take on challenges and accept risks in the workplace. The concept rose to prominence in 2013 after Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg published a book called “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.” However, the Macmillan Dictionary states that the “phrasal verb” now means “accept challenges and seek responsibility” when used in corporate gibberish. Gobbledygook is defined as “language that is meaningless or unintelligible” and an immense amount of such profanity is spouted in the global telecommunications industry. I think I’ll lean now.

And more on 5G… Mavenir announced that Vodafone Portugal will use its 5G MAVcore and Policy Control solution for its Converged Packet Core containerized network. The MAVcore family, the company claims, provides a modernized next-generation data network and runs on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, supporting 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G so CSPs like Vodafone can plan for future growth and a greater attention to safety and reliability. It simplifies network transformation and enables operational efficiencies with full automation, it is claimed. You can read more in Mavinir’s press release here.

Regrets? he has a few…. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey regrets letting the social media genius out of the bottle. Meanwhile, Elon Musk just spent US$2.89 billion to buy 73,486,938 shares of Twitter. He now owns 9.2% of the US microblogging and social networking service and is the platform’s largest shareholder. His stake is four times larger than that held by Twitter founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey. Mr Musk has for some time complained that Twitter is muzzling the debate and hinted that he would launch a new platform because “free speech is essential to the functioning of a democracy”. Perhaps he now thinks that one way to ensure this is to take control of Twitter. Meanwhile, Jack Dorsey released a statement registering his “regret” for the role he played in centralizing the internet. He said: “The centralization of discovery and identity in enterprises has really damaged the internet, I realize that I am partly responsible and I regret it.” He added that “a greater focus on protocol first, then interface would have helped.” He now looks back with nostalgia to the early days of the Web when applications and services such as Internet Relay Chat (IRC), the text-based instant messaging system used since 1988 and designed for group communication in discussion forums, but also enabled one-to-one communication via private messages. IRC still exists but is only used by a few thousand social network aficionados and non-users. He also laments the decline of the global peer-to-peer publishing service Usenet, which has been available on computers since 1980. Usenet is a kind of bulletin board system that in some cases has evolved into Internet forums such as Facebook. , Google and, irony of ironies, Twitter. Dorsey now admits that “there were fewer tech options for making money. This led to the dominance of advertising. Yes, well… it would be, wouldn’t it? And it happened, didn’t it?

Supply chain issue: With regard to the telecommunications industry, the supply chain shortages caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, the strained political and commercial relations between the West and China, the ramifications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the UK (and to some extent the EU), the effects of Brexit, are getting worse as the shortage of silicon chips continues. Demand for microprocessors is increasing even as supply decreases, with some parts of the world beginning to transition from 3G to 4G/LTE services as others gravitate from 4G to 5G and even as demand for new smartphones and other mobile devices increases. With the shortage of chips themselves comes challenges with sourcing and managing inventory, streamlining logistics, and ensuring data integrity. A new report from the Research and Professional Services team Deloitte says 40% of US consumers will buy a 5G smartphone when the services become available and have proven to be quantifiably better than cheaper 4G devices. The question of the moment is how do you solve supply chain shortages? iQmetrixbased in Vancouver, Canada, a provider of intelligent business management software for the telecom industry, says he has an answer. The company’s software is designed to enable telecommunications retailers to adopt a “buy anywhere” strategy through multi-channel inventory management and digital retail solutions to enable data-based decision making. data. iQmetrix says new inventory management solutions can go some way to addressing microprocessor shortages while enabling telecom retailers to deliver a unified customer experience. New features in the iQmetrix suite include smart data, standardization of product identification data within the parameters of a broad technology ecosystem, including carrier-mandated device inventory, vendor-managed accessories, sales data and analytics. The system can also help reduce the incidence of fraud and theft.

equinixthe Global colocation data center provider, Announces Agreement to Acquire Data Center and Connectivity Solutions Provider in West Africa MainOne for an enterprise value of US$320 million. He says the move marks the start of Equinix’s expansion into Africa and is a major step forward for its long-term strategy to become an African carrier-neutral digital infrastructure company providing connectivity to Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast. MainOne’s assets include four data centers; a 7,000 km submarine network and a terrestrial network of more than 1,200 km of fiber in the States of Lagos, Edo and Ogun. Nigeria has both the largest population and largest economy in Africa, with around 142 million active internet subscribers.

Ukraine War: How Its Operators Keep Lines Open. When the history of Ukraine’s 2022 war is written, there’s bound to be a big section devoted to how the country’s networks were kept in working order (roughly) and how the operators nation’s telecoms have put aside their usual competitive rivalries to work together. to maintain the flow of communications. Telegeography research analyst Pete Bell has stayed in touch with Ukrainian telecom operators and – through the efforts of the telecom operators – has been able to keep up to date and assess how well the network and those maintaining it faced the most difficult of circumstances. Bad weather and occasional earthquakes can be commonplace in some countries, but very few telecommunications engineers also have to endure bombings and air attacks. In the Telegeography blog, Bell reports that former monopoly landline operator Ukrtelecom has worked hard to maintain its network with chief executive Yuri Kurmaz saying that even in areas under Russian control the telecom operator is managing to maintain services almost entirely. “As soon as the opportunity arises, we reconnect,” he said. Just days after the invasion began, the mobile carriers all lined up and enabled free roaming between their networks so that when the signal on your home network becomes unavailable, you can try one of two others for voice, SMS or data. All users have been asked not to send large files. Broadband ISPs in cities across Ukraine have connected hundreds of bomb shelters to fixed Internet/Wi-Fi installations and continue to expand their networks daily. Check Telegeography site, well worth a visit.

Global Process Analytics Services Market: Most Detailed Company Profiles and Competitive Analysis


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Owens gets prestigious table court MDRT

PARK RIDGE, Ill., April 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chris Owens, Chairman of Owens Financial Group, has qualified for Court of the Table, a coveted milestone for his membership in the MDRT organization. This membership gives Owens tools and resources to better serve its local communities.

Court of the Table is an internationally recognized mark of excellence reserved for the top performers in the financial services industry. This places Owens among the top professionals in the fiercely competitive global life insurance and financial services industries.

“Qualifying for Table Court is a rare and impressive achievement,” said Randy Scritchfield, CFP®, LUTCF, MDRT President. “MDRT hopes to continue to foster a culture of excellence and encourage members to grow both personally and professionally.”

Since 1927, MDRT has been committed to providing its members with a unique combination of networks and resources to help them acquire new and unique knowledge to better meet the individual needs of their clients. Working with an MDRT Member connects clients not only to a highly credible and leading financial professional, but also to an unparalleled global network spanning 70 nations and territories around the world.

About MDRT

Founded in 1927, MDRT, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is an independent, global association of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in more than 70 countries and territories. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and exceptional customer service. Membership in MDRT is internationally recognized as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services industry. For more information, please visit www.mdrt.org and follow them on Twitter @MDRtweet.

About Owens Financial Group

Owens Financial Group is dedicated to helping residents of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Wisconsin learn more about the different ways to use insurance products to bolster their retirement strategy. For more information, visit www.owens-financialgroup.com or contact them at 1-800-658-8156.

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President, Owens Financial Group
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Global Crowdfunding Industry to 2027 – With CircleUp Network, Fundable and GoFundMe, among others – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Crowdfunding Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The global crowdfunding market reached a value of US$13.35 billion in 2021. Looking ahead, the publisher expects the market to reach US$25.93 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of 11.7% in 2022-2027.

Companies cited

  • CircleUp Network Inc.

  • Crowdfunder Inc.

  • Fundable LLC

  • Fundrise LLC

  • GoFundMe Inc.

  • Indiegogo Inc.

  • Patreon Inc.

Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we continuously monitor and assess the direct and indirect influence of the pandemic on the various end-use industries. This information is included in the report as a major market contributor.

Crowdfunding is the process of raising capital for a project, business, or charitable cause with relatively small contributions from a large group of individuals. It uses a variety of approaches to offer financial support, including equity investing, P2P lending, rewards-based, donation-based, and hybrid crowdfunding models. It is usually conducted online through websites and social media platforms. Crowdfunding provides direct market access and eliminates the need for banks or venture capitalists. It is considered a scalable, flexible and effective fundraising solution compared to conventional methods.

With the sudden onset of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), several non-profit organizations are providing financial support through crowdfunding campaigns. These campaigns provide easy access to large networks of people and help an entity raise funds in a shorter time frame. Apart from this, the growing influence of social media is enhancing the growth of the crowdfunding market. Crowdfunding through these platforms provides a way for the masses to provide valuable feedback and information on the development and demand of the new product.

Therefore, it gains traction in various businesses to promote an idea, gauge audience interest, and pre-sell a product. Additionally, as YouTube recently launched its crowdfunding feature, known as referrals, it is currently being used by creators on the platform to monetize their content and increase engagement with their audience. Moreover, the growing trend of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is expected to provide a positive outlook for the market in the coming years.

Answers to key questions in this report:

  • How has the global crowdfunding market behaved so far and how will it behave in the years to come?

  • What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global crowdfunding market?

  • What are the main regional markets?

  • What is the market breakdown by type?

  • What is the market breakdown by end use?

  • What are the different stages of the industry value chain?

  • What are the key drivers and challenges in the industry?

  • What is the structure of the global crowdfunding market and who are the main players?

  • How competitive is the industry?

Main topics covered:

1 Preface

2 Scope and methodology

3 Executive summary

4 Presentation

4.1 Overview

4.2 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Crowdfunding Market

5.1 Market Overview

5.2 Market Performance

5.3 Impact of COVID-19

5.4 Market Forecast

6 Market Breakdown by Type

7 Market Breakdown by End Use

8 Market Breakdown by Region

9 SWOT Analysis

10 Value chain analysis

11 Analysis of the five forces of carriers

12 Price Analysis

13 Competitive landscape

13.1 Market structure

13.2 Key Players

13.3 Profiles of Key Players

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Industry Development Scenario and Forecast to 2028

the Global Zero Trust Network Software Market The report offers key industry insights, useful and important facts and figures, expert opinions and the latest developments across the globe. The research report represents a comprehensive presumption of the market and contains compelling future estimates, industry authenticated figures, and facts of the global market. It predicts trends and increase statistics with focus on capabilities and technologies, markets and industries along with varying market trends. The Zero Trust Network Software market report analyzes and notifies the industry statistics at the global as well as regional and country levels to acquire a thorough perspective of the entire Zero Trust Network Software market.

The Zero Trust Networking Software Market report aims to offer significant insights into this business space while elaborating on key global trends. The document emphasizes the growth opportunities as well as the drivers that will influence the profitability graph of this vertical business over the estimated period. It also measures the challenges and restraints that may hamper the expansion of the market.

The research report provides a comparative statement regarding the existing and forecasted market scenario to derive the growth rate of this industry vertical over the study duration. Also, it measures the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the regional and global market to designate the methodologies that can aid in decision-making.

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Main details of the table of contents:

Product Landscape

  • Product range:
    • Cloud-based and web-based

  • Market share captured and revenue generated by all listed products.
  • Expected growth rate of each product type over the study period.


  • Application spectrum:
    • Large companies
    • SME
    • By company
    • Okta
    • SecureAuth
    • BestCloud
    • Centrify
    • LoginCat
    • Perimeter 81
    • Adaptive
    • Panorama
    • Zscaler Private Access
    • Trend Micro
    • Symantec
    • Akamai
    • AppGate SDP
    • Beyond Corp
    • Cisco
    • DxOdyssey
    • By region
    • North America
    • United States and C

  • Information regarding the market share as well as the demand of each application fragment.
  • Estimates of the growth rate of all app types over the projected period.

Regional analysis

  • Regional segmentation: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Middle East & Africa
  • Total sales and revenue generated by each topography.
  • Estimated year-over-year growth rate of all regions over the forecast years.

Competitive arena

  • Industry vendors:
    • Okta SecureAuth BetterCloud Centrify LoginCat Perimeter 81 Idaptive Panorama Zscaler Private Access Trend Micro Symantec Akamai AppGate SDP BeyondCorp Cisco DxOdyssey By Region North America US Canada Europe Germany France UK Italy Russia Nordics Rest of Europe Asia Pacific China Japan South Korea Southeast Asia India Australia Rest of Asia Latin America Mexico Brazil Rest of Latin America Middle East and Africa Turkey Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Rest of MEA

  • Market concentration rate analysis.
  • An overview of the company along with the product portfolio, specifications and major applications of the listed products are listed in the report.
  • Manufacturing facilities of leading companies in the respective operating regions.
  • Crucial information such as pricing model, sales graph, returns and market share of each company.
  • Expansion strategies, mergers and acquisitions and the latest developments are highlighted

In brief, the Zero Trust Networking Software Market provides granular assessment across numerous segmentations, while evaluating the other aspects including sales channel and supply chain processes that consist of buyers in downstream, upstream suppliers and distributors of this commercial space.

The key answers captured in the study objectives are

  • Countries that can see the big increase in CAGR and year-on-year (YOY) growth?
  • Which geography would have a better demand for products/services?
  • What strategies of the major players are helping them to gain regional market share?
  • What opportunity would the country provide for existing and new players in the Zero Trust Networking Software market?
  • What are the influencing factors driving the demand for Zero Trust Networking Software Market in the near future?
  • What is the impact analysis of various factors on the growth of the Global Zero Trust Networking Software Market?
  • What are the recent regional market trends and how successful are they?

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Microsoft’s cloud unit targeted by EU


EU antitrust regulators are questioning Microsoft Corp’s rivals and customers about its cloud business and licensing deals, according to a questionnaire, in a move that could lead to a formal investigation and re-examination of the company American software.

The European Commission has fined Microsoft 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) over the past decade for breaching EU antitrust rules and failing to comply with a order to end anti-competitive practices.

The company found itself on the radar of EU competition authorities again after German software provider NextCloud, France’s OVHcloud and two other companies filed complaints about Microsoft’s cloud practices.

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“The commission has information that Microsoft may use its potentially dominant position in certain software markets to prohibit competition in certain cloud computing services,” the questionnaire said.

Regulators have questioned whether the terms of Microsoft’s licensing agreements with cloud service providers allow rivals to compete effectively.

They also wanted to know if companies needed Microsoft’s operating systems and productivity apps to complement their own cloud infrastructure offerings in order to compete effectively.

Companies were also asked about differences in license fees and commercial terms between license agreements with cloud service providers and agreements with a program in which they bundle and indirectly resell Microsoft’s cloud services with their own.

Another focus was the potential technical limitations of cloud storage services available on enterprise cloud infrastructure.

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said last week that she had no concerns about cloud computing yet, citing competition from Europe’s Gaia-X initiative.

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Tejas Networks, backed by Vijay Kedia, reaches the top circuit for 3 consecutive sessions

New Delhi, Apr 3 (IANS): Shares of Tejas Networks, backed by ace investor Vijay Kedia, surged as they hit the top five circuits for three straight sessions in the week ending Friday.

Founded in 2000, Tejas Networks, headquartered in Bengaluru, is a provider of optical, broadband and data networking services.

The continued rise in share prices came at a time when Tata Group company Tejas Networks announced that it would acquire a 64.40% stake in Saankhya Labs for Rs 283.94 crore as part of a an all-cash deal.

Saankhya was founded in 2007 by technology entrepreneurs with global experience and has developed a wide range of systems and semiconductor products for cellular radios, broadcast radios and satellite communication ground terminals, which are deployed by customers in India and in international markets.

Pursuant to said share acquisition, Saankhya will become a majority-owned subsidiary of Tejas Networks.

On Friday, Tejas Networks shares were stuck in the 5% upper circuit at Rs 448.

Since the beginning of 2022, however, it has only increased by 4.9% on a cumulative basis.

In the chair with Jaime Wager | In the chair

NAME: Jaime Wager.

AGE: 41.

OCCUPATION: I work at Johnson & Wales University with service members and students who are veterans and their families.


BORN, RAISED AND GROWN IN: I was born in Westerly and grew up in Ashaway. My husband, Tristan, my daughter Sadie and I live in my childhood home.

RIGHT NOW, I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF: Last year I started a health and fitness journey that completely transformed my life. I lost about 100 pounds! It’s a constant learning curve, and I’m looking for how to keep growing on that path, because it’s been amazing so far.

MY PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT: Being the mother of my daughter Sadie.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Make the color announcement on a New York Yankees radio show.

I WEAR/ALWAYS WEAR: Lip gloss. You can never get enough of it, and it can never be too bright – even if you see me wearing a mask, just know it’s under there and it’s shining.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GROW UP: A soap opera star. I have a rocket for drama!

MY HEROES ARE: My mother and my father, Nadine and Tom DiPaola.

FAVORITE AUTHORS: Lucy Maud Montgomery, Glennon Doyle, Mark Twain, Jane Austen.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHT TABLE: “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle, “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.

THE THREE BEST SONGS ON MY PLAYLIST: “Little Wing” by The Corrs, “Tear in Your Hand” by Tori Amos”, “He is They Are” by Harry Connick Jr.

THE LAST THREE SONGS I ASKED ALEXA/PANDORA/SPOTIFY TO PLAY: “Monkey Man” by the Rolling Stones, “Excuse Me Miss” by Jay-Z, “Joy Of My Life” by Chris Stapleton.

THREE ALL-TIME FAVORITE FILMS: “The Godfather”, “Insomnia in Seattle”, “Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”.

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: “Seinfeld”, “The Ghost Whisperer”, “Yellowstone”, “Supernatural” and… my husband, Tristan, and I also like to watch “The Office” together.

FAVORITE RADIO STATION/SHOWS/PODCAST: As Chris DiPaola’s sister, WBLQ! I love local programming and every time I listen I’m so proud of everything Chris has built. I also really like the “Two Girls One Ghost” podcast, because I love anything scary.

TOP COMFORT FOOD: All Thai and chicken tikka masala.

SOCIAL MEDIA SITES I MAINLY USE: Facebook, Instagram and TikTok – I find social media to be so fun and creative, and I try to focus on the positives it brings to our lives.

FEATURES I ADMIRE THE MOST: Loyalty, honesty, non-judgment and a hard work ethic. I come from a long line of people who live their lives this way, including my husband Tristan, who is one of the most genuine people I know. I see how important these traits are to those around us because they make people feel valued, safe, and cared for. We also strive to instill these traits in our daughter.

CRAZY ANIMAL: Loud chewing! I think I have undiagnosed misophonia, where you can’t stand the sound of chewing or eating.

FAVORITE QUOTE: When I was a child, I had friends who were going through something very difficult and it weighed on me a lot. My dad was still playing the Bob Marley song “Three Little Birds” at that time. It was his very intelligent and sensitive way of teaching me the importance of words; “Don’t worry about anything, because every little thing will be fine.” I still think of them now as an adult, and I’m in awe of how my dad knew those were just the words I needed to hear.

MY FAVORITE ON OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: So many things! The beach being the obvious answer, but damn it, I love Ashaway. It’s an amazing historic village with nice people and charming houses. Ashaway’s free library here is top notch – it always has fun and innovative programs to help kids get excited about reading. Ashaway’s story is super cool too. Our house was built by an artist, who moved to California to pursue his art, which I think of often, because he put so many amazing details into our house. My aunt, Roxanne Ferraro, and I decorate my yard each season for the community to enjoy with us. I feel like we are sharing our home builder’s dreams by living and honoring one of his creations.

IMPOSSIBLE TO LIVE WITHOUT: My family and friends. I have the best of the best around me and supporting me.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I can wiggle my ears and raise an eyebrow (DiPaola trait!).

THE BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: My mother, Nadine, taught me that this world and this life is hardship, and once we have everything right here, that’s when we move on to heaven. Sometimes you may need to come back here to accomplish everything you need – and while that may be the hardest part – waiting for us afterwards is heaven with everyone we’ve loved. That’s why it’s so important to treat others well and do everything with all your heart. My mother lives like this and always helps people behind the scenes without anyone knowing. I admire him so much.

THE ADVICE I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE: The only person you can control is yourself. To improve any difficult situation, work on your reactions and actions.

IF I RULE THE WORLD I WOULD BE: Not to sound cliché, but I would let everyone see things through other people’s eyes so that we stop being judgmental and being so hard on people who are different from us. I think if we understood each other and felt understood better, there would be less conflict and turmoil.

IF I WIN THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I DO IS: Retire my family and friends and donate money for schools and education. I think a lot of the solutions in our world lie in our children, and the place where they spend the most time outside of the home is in school. Paying more attention to our schools and our education is the ultimate investment in our society and in the world.

I DRIVE TO: New York Yankees blue 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe.

I WANT TO DRIVE A: I love my car and I wouldn’t trade it!

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Cheese! We are a cheese-loving family here. And Soupy! I know where my loyalty lies.

IF I COULD INVITE SOMEONE SPECIAL TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: Jesus. He led his life as the ultimate example of loving EVERYONE, regardless of race, relationship status, profession or position. He taught us that if we all treat each other equally with kindness and forgiveness, we can experience heaven on earth.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

Mortgage tech provider Blend is withdrawing hires, considering Title365 layoffs


The sharp decline in mortgage refinancing driven by rising mortgage rates prompted cloud banking software provider Blend Labs Inc. to pull hirings ‘very hard’, and company executives say they are also considering layoffs at Title365, the title insurance and settlement services provider Blend acquired last year.

Shares of Blend hit a new all-time low of $4.46 on Friday, a day after the company released a 2022 revenue forecast that co-founder and CEO Nima Ghamsari acknowledged was “well below estimates.” consensual”. Blend said it expects to generate $230 million to $250 million in revenue this year, compared to expectations that the company would generate $343.6 million in revenue, according to an average of estimates from eight tracked analysts. by Yahoo Finance.

Announcing fourth quarter and full year 2021 results, Blend executives said they plan to continue to recruit new customers and grow market share this year. But they also said they were looking for ways to cut costs after posting a net loss of $169.1 million in 2021, up 126% from $74.6 million in 2020.

Blend, which provides a software platform and marketplace that enables banks and mortgage lenders to serve customers from demand to close, went public last July, shortly after paying $422 million to acquire a national provider of title insurance and settlement services, Title365, from Mr. Cooper Grouper.

The Title365 deal, which closed in June, helped Blend boost 2021 revenue by 144% to $234.5 million. But it also contributed to a 129% increase in operating expenses, to $313.2 million, which the company is now looking to reduce.

At the start of last year, Blend employed a total of 577 workers, according to a prospectus filed by the company as part of its IPO. A year later, Blend’s workforce had grown to 2,276, including 587 employees in Chennai, India, brought on board as part of the acquisition of Title365, the company disclosed in its latest annual investor report. In addition to its headquarters in San Francisco, Blend also has offices in Thousand Oaks, California; Coraopolis, Pennsylvania; Omaha, Nebraska; and Maitland, Florida.

Rapid changes in interest rates and rising inflation have led forecasters to predict mortgage lending will fall 35% this year, Ghansari said in a call with investment analysts. Mortgage refinances are expected to drop 70% this year, he said, “particularly affecting refinance-intensive businesses” like Title365 and Blend Title.

“The outlook for the mortgage industry has changed dramatically and rapidly. Arguably, the biggest change in over a decade,” Ghansari said. As Blend customers face “acute” challenges, he said Blend is “well positioned despite these headwinds in the market.”

“Technology is a scalable way to deliver great experiences at a lower cost, and our platform will enable them to significantly improve their profitability and advance their competitive position in the industry throughout this volume decline,” predicted Ghansari.

However, “we are well aware of our need to focus on our costs and ultimately our path to profitability,” Ghansari said, and Blend “is taking steps to align our spending with market realities. “. This is especially important for the more operational parts of our business, such as our former Title365 business. »

Marc Greenberg, Blend’s head of finance and facilities, hinted at the prospect of layoffs in title insurance as the company integrates the “legacy” business it acquired as part of the Title365 deal. in his platform.

According to Blend, the acquisition of Title365 allows the company to further integrate the title, settlement and escrow process into its software platform, in order to develop a market where consumers and financial services companies can choose title insurance partners who provide services at competitive rates. As this happens, the company expects there will be a migration of legacy business from Title365 to Blend’s software platform.

“In our legacy securities business, the volume of transactions was strongly boosted by the refinancing and obviously that was negatively affected significantly,” Greenberg said. “Like our customers, we are looking to dedicate the right level of resources, including the right number of people, to this business.”

A number of mortgage lenders have laid off workers in recent months, including Better, Pennymac, Guaranteed Rate and Keller Mortgage.

“On the software platform, we’re obviously looking very closely at the cost structure, but we don’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater,” Greenberg said. “We have greatly reduced our hiring, we have reduced our expenses and our staff increases. We are looking for savings on our technology stack and how we can achieve economies of scale even faster. »

The double-digit percentage decline in Blend’s share price on Friday showed investors were disappointed with the company’s more conservative outlook for 2022 growth. But on their call with investment analysts Ghansari and d Other executives highlighted 2021 achievements that they believe have positioned the company for long-term growth.

“We took the company public and made a major acquisition,” Ghansari said. “We increased our estimated mortgage banking market share by approximately 5 percentage points. We delivered and developed flagship products such as Blend Close and Blend Income, and expanded our presence in the consumer banking space with over 70 new customers. As a result, our revenue grew 41% in our Blend platform segment on a full year basis, growing on what turned out to be lower volumes in 2021 than in 2020.”

“We have established ourselves as one of the leading vertical software platform partners in mortgage lending,” said Tim Mayopoulos, the former CEO of Fannie Mae who joined Blend as Chairman in 2019. third of the nation’s largest banks use Blend, as do a quarter of the largest independent mortgage originators.

Growth in transactions processed by Blend, 2019-2021

Mortgage and consumer banking transactions processed on the Blend platform, 2019-2021. Source: Blend Annual Report 2021.

Blend processed over 1.8 million transactions for mortgage lenders last year, representing 38% growth over 2020. While still a fraction of the platform’s business, consumer banking transactions grew by 245% in 2021, to 300,000.

“We introduced a number of big name names in 2021 to the Blend platform, and not just for mortgages, and we look to build on that base for years to come,” Ghansari said.

The new clients included a top 10 bank, a top 25 bank and “some of the biggest mortgage originators who we believe will become long-term winners in the market, including Mr Cooper and Pennymac”, helping Blend to increase its mortgage market share to 15%, Ghansari said.

This market share estimate doesn’t include “many customers who are still in the process of deploying Blend,” Ghansari said. Plus, he said, “we have some bigger ones that we haven’t announced yet just because we have to work with our customers on the timing of those announcements.”

Mixed Revenue Sources, Q4 2021

Q4 2021 mixed revenue streams, in millions. Source: Blend regulatory filing.

With the acquisition of Title365, title insurance is now Blend’s primary source of revenue, generating 55% of the $81 million in revenue the company reported in the fourth quarter.

But long term, Blend executives see title insurance as part of a platform that provides end-to-end service to lenders and consumers.

“What I’ve experienced in this business, since my days running Fannie Mae, is that companies that are clearly market leaders that enter the down phase of the cycle come out even stronger on the other. side,” Mayopolous said. Lenders “know that 2022 will be a year of consolidation in the mortgage industry. If they want to be among the winners, they need to take steps to digitize and streamline the mortgage origination process. »

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The pros and cons of Netskope SASE

The Secure Access Service Edge market is full of vendors claiming to be ahead of the pack, Netskope being one of them.

A quick visit to Netskope’s website shows that the company considers itself “the SASE leader,” citing Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Firewall, Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB). Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) integrated into a single platform. However, Netskope fails to deliver on SASE’s promise, instead offering a full CASB product with additional features that loosely align with the SASE narrative.

What is SASE?

SASE represents the convergence of networking and security capabilities, ideally delivered as a cloud-native service instead of edge appliances that were common in IT. Although SASE encompasses a dozen security features, the focus is less on a feature-by-feature comparison and more on reducing complexity to deliver consistent, high-performance security and connectivity to users around the world.

While the capabilities provided by SASE vendors are not new, the convergence of technologies, coupled with the shift to a global, cloud-delivered services architecture, is revolutionary.

Netskope SASE

Netskope started with its CASB feature, which provides protection and visibility for data at rest (Netskope API protection) and data in motion (CASB online). It also added features, including an integrated next-generation firewall (NGFW), cloud SWG, and Netskope Private Access, to position itself as a competitor to SASE. Netskope delivers these capabilities from a single platform with a single management console, which is essential to the SASE vision.

Netskope delivers its service from data centers in more than 50 regions through its NewEdge private cloud, with each data center providing full service functionality. (Some SASE players, such as Zscaler, only provide certain functionality from certain data centers.) Netskope manages these data centers itself rather than using public cloud providers. This management approach is superior because it not only indicates true multi-tenant service, but allows complete control over data center expansion, bringing service closer to users in the regions that matter to customers and prospects.

While Netskope offers its capabilities from a single platform, the connectivity model is similar to Zscaler. For online CASB, SWG, and NGFW capabilities, customers establish Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) or IPsec tunnels from their locations to the appropriate Netskope data center, while mobile users connect with Netskope Client. For private access, users connect using Netskope Client through a Netskope Private Access Publisher virtual machine that is deployed with the destination resource.

Netskope strengths

Netskope offers industry-leading CASB and data loss prevention capabilities, providing analytics, visibility, and enforcement through inline and out-of-band CASB engines. Current customers can easily expand their deployments to include sandboxing, SWG, and NGFW, as Netskope’s online CASB service already requires customers to send traffic to a Netskope data center. Deploying Netskope Private Access takes extra effort, but is quite simple with the single management console.

Netskope has a strong CASB history, providing visibility and enforcement for cloud applications. But CASB alone is not a complete SASE platform.

Netskope Weaknesses

Netskope provides some solid functionality to augment its CASB offerings, but let’s explore the details in the context of SASE as a whole.

Third-party products are required

Although Netskope has done a fantastic job of creating a single management console, it does not offer software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) devices. Instead, Netskope relies on IPsec and GRE tunnels for connectivity from third-party devices from customers. While this is by no means a breach of contract, it increases deployment complexity, adds management consoles, and leaves it up to customers to create tunnels and find a high availability mechanism. Currently, Netskope does not offer zero-touch deployment integrations with other vendors.

Limited service flow

Netskope documentation states that GRE tunnels support 1Gbps throughput and IPsec tunnels only support 250Mbps throughput. These limits are quite low and cannot support the data center use case. Some offices may also struggle with these throughput levels, especially as commodity connectivity becomes cheaper, faster, and more available. While customers with higher throughput requirements can set up more tunnels, this process creates complexity and increases administrative overhead.

Shared output IPs

While Netskope should be applauded for its multi-tenant architecture, the company should have considered providing private egress IP addresses to customers. Shared egress IP addresses prevent organizations from implementing adaptive multi-factor authentication or source IP anchoring policies, increasing their attack surface.

Additionally, in a less likely but entirely possible scenario, the actions of a single customer could cause a SaaS application to blacklist egress IP addresses, creating a disruption for all users egressing from that address. IP. Netskope’s answer is to redirect traffic through Netskope Private Access to customers’ data centers to exit their IP address – an approach completely at odds with SASE.

No private backbone

Gartner does not explicitly state that a private backbone is essential for SASE. But organizations with high performance requirements, a large geographic presence, and a desire to replace MPLS will find a private backbone indispensable and an important factor in their vendor selection process. The unpredictability of the public internet is a threat to SASE deployments everywhere, especially when it hurts productivity and users search for workarounds when performing their daily tasks.

ZTNA for users only

Netskope Private Access provides ZTNA connectivity for users – via Netskope Client or a clientless portal – to applications positioned near a Netskope Publisher virtual machine. This approach creates complexity, as a VM must be sized and deployed, but also ignores the need for site-to-site capabilities. Chances are customers will have the hardware and can deploy site-to-site connectivity themselves, but will need to manage and secure those connections, again adding complexity to the deployment.

Limited security capabilities

While Netskope provides a full suite of security features, its ability to prevent malware is limited. Netskope’s inspection engine is proxy-based, which only allows it to inspect the following traffic:

For zero-day and polymorphic threats, Netskope offers cloud sandboxing. Sandboxing is better than no protection but has limited coverage and adds latency, disrupting UX. Finally, Netskope Private Access prevents lateral movement, as users can only access applications for which they are authorized, without security checks or traffic inspection.

Netskope: CASB with some SASE

Netskope has a strong CASB history, providing visibility and enforcement for cloud applications. But CASB alone is not a complete SASE platform. The lack of networking is Netskope’s most glaring weakness, as it connects users to private applications but ignores the need for site-to-site connectivity and east-west traffic inspection. While Netskope does a decent job with SaaS apps when it comes to security, it misses threats in non-web protocols and focuses narrowly on malware prevention.

Netskope needs point products to fill SASE gaps, such as SD-WAN devices to connect locations and security controls and WAN traffic inspection. The result is a complex deployment of networking and security products, which SASE is meant to eliminate.

Netskope will need to increase its networking and security capabilities or provide strong integrations with SD-WAN and security vendors to support its claim to be “the SASE leader”.

Which Season 13 guest shark has the highest net worth?

Season 13 of shark tank continues to draw massive ratings on ABC. Original panelists Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin “Mr. Wonderful” O’Leary, welcomed new Sharks guests this season and brought back KIND founder Daniel Lubetzky. With each business titan having a portfolio of lucrative assets, viewers may wonder which one has the biggest bank account.

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Emma Grede – CEO, Good American

Emma Grede debuted on shark tank in the Season 13 premiere. Grede has a full list of credits to his name, including CEO of Good American and founding partner of SKIMS. Teaming up with Khloe and Kim Kardashian on some of their successful brands, Grede is also a board member and ambassador for feminist nonprofit Women for Women International.

Report value: $5 million

Kevin Hart – A-lister

Movie star and comedian Kevin Hart joined the Sharks on January 7 and clearly knew how to make a trade deal. The box office magnet has plenty of experience in the entrepreneurial space as the head of his production companies, Hartbeat Productions and Laugh Out Loud. Besides appearing in many hit comedies, Hart also invests in a wide range of business ventures and always has his eyes open for new opportunities.

“I watch the way the world moves and watch what people react to,” Hart said. CNBC in March 2021. “I do my best to stay on trend. And also, you take risks. It’s about seeing and believing in innovative, creative and ambitious people.

Report Value: 200 million dollars

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Peter Jones – ‘Dragon’s Den’ Panelist

British businessman Peter Jones had no problem swimming through the choppy waters of the Tank thanks to his years The dragon’s lair. Head of a host of businesses ranging from toys to telecommunications, Jones is drawn to British entrepreneurs hoping to fulfill their dreams. He looks for certain details during a pitch to help him determine if he wants to invest.

“What you’re doing is trying to create empathy and excitement, but it’s also a lot about you,” he said. BBC. “We question the company, the business model and the experience, but at the same time we look to the person pitching.”

Report Value: 400 million dollars

Daniel Lubetzky – founder of KIND

Billionaire Daniel Lubetzky made his first shark tank appearance in season 11. After investing in several companies from the reality show, including Yellow Leaf Hammocks, egg white chips Quevos and home fitness tool FitFighter, the KIND founder considers his headquarters a invited into the Tank as an opportunity to mentor aspiring business owners. .

“Fostering entrepreneurship in this country is something I’m passionate about,” Lubetzky told Showbiz Cheat Sheet in an email. “I’ve benefited immensely from amazing mentors over the years and it gives me a ton of meaning to be able to help other entrepreneurs as they embark on their own journey.”

Report Value: $2.2 billion

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Nirav Tolia – founder of Nextdoor

Tech guru Niral Tolia came to the Tank with an impressive resume. Helping companies like Yahoo, Shopping.com and Benchmark become the mega giants they are today, Tolia created the social networking service Nextdoor. Although he stepped down as CEO in 2018, Tolia remains a member of the board and actively invests in promising business opportunities where his internet expertise could be beneficial.

Report Value: $60 million

Highest net worth: Daniel Lubetzky, $2.2 billion

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CMA presents international awards in Sydney and London

Michael Chugg receives the first Rob Potts International Live Music Advancement Award,
Baylen Leonard receives the International Country Broadcaster Award,
Ricky Marshall receives the Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award
and The Shires receive the Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award

CMA presented four of its 2021 CMA International Awards this month in Sydney and London. Australian promoter Michael Chugg received the Rob Potts International Live Music Advancement Award thanks to a video message from the country artist Morgan Evans (whose longtime manager was Rob Potts); Sarah TrahernCMA President and CEO; John Esposito, chairman and CEO of Warner Music Nashville; and Australian country artist Casey Barnes. Chugg was surprised by the video message and presented the award during a lunch with Potts’ son Jeremy Dylan and Nathalie Wallerhead of ABC Music and Events and board member of CMA.

While in London, broadcaster Absolute Radio Country UK Baylen Leonard received the International National Broadcaster Award, Ricky MarshallProgram Manager at Absolute Radio Country, received the Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award, and UK Country duo, The counties, received the Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award during the C2C weekend in London. Trahern presented their awards to Leonard and Marshall onstage at the sold-out CMA Songwriter Series event on Thursday, March 10, and the Shires received their awards at a reception hosted by CMA on Friday, March 11. March. In the UK, CMA also hosted a series of valuable networking events that renewed important relationships and forged new ones to further the development and profile of country music internationally.

Previously announced 2021 CMA International Award winners include Luc Combeswho received the International Artist Achievement Award in November 2021 during rehearsals for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards”, and Chris Yorkdirector of SJM Concerts and one of the founding co-promoters of Country to Country (C2C), who received the Jo Walker Meador International Award via a surprise video message in September 2021.

“The CMA International Awards honor some of the many people we are proud to know and work with within our international country community,” says Milly Olykan, CMA Vice-President, International Relations and Development. “As Country Music continues to grow and expand its audience around the world, we couldn’t do what we do without the work and resources these people have invested in building and promoting Country Music in their market. We are grateful for their continued support and delighted to honor them with these awards.

Michael Chugg – Rob Potts International Live Music Advancement Award
The first Rob Potts International Live Music Advancement Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual who has made significant contributions to the live music industry by expanding performance opportunities and building a live audience for country music by outside the United States. Chugg is responsible for co-creating the major country music festival, CMC Rocks. After co-founding the Frontier Touring Company, he then launched Chugg Entertainment. Over the past 20 years, Chugg Entertainment has toured over 800 Australian and international artists, including country artists Dolly Parton, Luke Combs, Kacey Musgraves, Florida Georgia Line, The Chicks and CMA’s international touring series, Nashville Overview, to name a few. Chugg also launched Chugg Music, a record label and management company providing artist services to Australian bands, including country-rock singer Casey Barnes. Chugg is part of CMA’s Australian Task Force and was awarded the Jo Walker Meador International Award in 2009 as well as the CMA International Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year Award in 2006.

Baylen Leonard – International Broadcaster Award
The International Broadcaster Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a broadcaster outside the United States who have made significant contributions to the development of country music in their country. Leonard currently presents six shows a week on Absolute Radio Country, the UK’s premier national radio station. He previously hosted country music shows, specials and commentary for BBC Radio 2, BBC London, BBC Radio 4, BBC Scotland and Chris Country. In addition to broadcasting, Leonard is the artistic director and talent scout for The Long Road, the UK’s largest outdoor country music festival and is head of music for Holler, a country media website. , Americana and Roots based in the UK. He was last awarded the CMA International Broadcaster in 2019. He is also a member of the CMA UK Working Group.

Ricky Marshall – Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award
The Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the media that contributes to the development of country music outside the United States, was presented to Marshall the week before C2C. Marshall is currently program director for Absolute Radio Country, but he receives this award for his work with the BBC. In his previous role as producer of the “Zoe Ball Breakfast Show” on BBC Radio 2, the UK’s most listened to radio station with over 14 million listeners, and as producer of Ken Bruce’s shows and Jo Whiley as well as much of Radio 2’s daytime Country Radio Music Content. He was instrumental in bringing BBC Radio 2 physical to Nashville for coverage of the CMA Awards as well as the driving force to add more countries to the “Zoe Ball Breakfast Show”. Marshall currently sits on the UK CMA task force

The Shires – Jeff Walker Country Artist World Award
For the second time since 2017, the Shires received the Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a signed country music artist outside the United States. The Shires have released their first album Brave in 2015 and became the first UK country band to break into the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart. Their second album, My world, became the best-selling UK country album in history when released in 2016. They have released a playlist on BBC Radio 2 since their debut. The band host their own radio show on Apple Music Country and have supported Little Big Town, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt on tour. Their UK tours always sell out, with their latest tour ending with a sold-out show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

The CMA International Awards recognize industry leaders and artists who have supported and made a difference in the growth and promotion of country music in the international marketplace. Nominees are recognized in six categories recognizing their dedication and efforts in growing opportunities for country music in their local territories.

Michael Chugg, recipient of the Rob Potts International Live Music Advancement Award.
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Natalie Waller, Head of ABC Music and Events (L), Susan Heymann, COO of Frontier Touring (RC) and Jeremy Dylan, CEO of Rob Potts Entertainment (R) present Michael Chugg (LC) with the Rob Potts International Live Music Advancement Award.
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Baylen Leonard, recipient of the International Country Broadcaster award.
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Ricky Marshall, recipient of the Wesley Rose International Media Achievement Award.
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Milly Olykan, CMA Vice President, International Relations and Development (L) and Sarah Trahern, CMA Managing Director (R) presented international awards to Ricky Marshall (LC) and Baylen Leonard (RC) during C2C in London.
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Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle of The Shires, winners of the Jeff Walker Global Country Artist Award.
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(L-R) Helen Thomas, station manager at BBC Radio 2; Bob Harris, OBE, presenter at BBC Radio 2; Sarah Trahern, CMA President and CEO; Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle of the Shires; and Milly Olykan, CMA Vice President, International Relations and Development during C2C in London.
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A10 Networks (NYSE:ATEN) Coverage initiated by StockNews.com analysts


StockNews.com took over stock coverage of A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN – Get Assessed) in a research note released Thursday to investors. The brokerage has set a “buy” rating on the shares of the communications equipment supplier.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded A10 Networks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a price target of $15.00 on the stock in a Thursday, February 10 research report. . Four equity research analysts rated the stock with a buy rating. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, A10 Networks currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.00.

NYSE ATEN shares opened at $13.98 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.07 billion, a price-earnings ratio of 11.85 and a beta of 1.05. A10 Networks has a 1 year minimum of $8.42 and a 1 year maximum of $19.05. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $13.81 and its 200-day moving average is $14.60.

A10 Networks (NYSE:ATEN – Get Rating) last reported quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 1. The communications equipment provider reported earnings per share of $0.20 for the quarter, beating the Zacks consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.10. The company posted revenue of $70.67 million for the quarter, compared to $68.90 million expected by analysts. A10 Networks had a return on equity of 21.44% and a net margin of 37.95%. During the same period last year, the company posted EPS of $0.14. As a group, sell-side analysts expect A10 Networks to post earnings per share of 0.45 for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, Chief Financial Officer Brian Becker sold 4,178 shares of A10 Networks in a trade that took place on Thursday, January 6. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.02, for a total value of $62,753.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available via this link. Additionally, Executive Vice President Robert D. Cochran sold 2,453 shares of A10 Networks in a trade that took place on Monday, March 14. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.52, for a total value of $30,711.56. The disclosure of this sale can be found here. In the past 90 days, insiders have sold 61,378 shares of the company worth $838,558. 23.73% of the shares are held by company insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently changed their holdings in the company. Alliancebernstein LP increased its position in A10 Networks shares by 15.0% in the third quarter. Alliancebernstein LP now owns 3,769,272 shares of the communications equipment provider worth $50,810,000 after buying an additional 491,161 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in A10 Networks shares by 62.3% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 3,707,414 shares of the communications equipment provider worth $61,469,000 after buying an additional 1,423,153 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in A10 Networks shares by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,954,833 shares of the communications equipment provider worth $48,991,000 after purchasing an additional 23,497 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in A10 Networks shares by 328.6% in the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 1,751,334 shares of the communications equipment provider worth $29,037,000 after purchasing an additional 1,342,704 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in A10 Networks shares by 0.9% during the third quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,114,333 shares of the communications equipment provider valued at $15,021,000 after purchasing an additional 10,202 shares last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors hold 87.94% of the company’s shares.

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Federal watchdog fines student loan company $1 million for misleading borrowers about loan forgiveness


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a federal watchdog agency that oversees the financial services industry, has fined a major student loan servicer $1 million for allegedly misleading borrowers about the cancellation of student loans. Here is an overview.

Student loan officer fined for allegedly misrepresenting student loan forgiveness program

The CFPB imposed the fine on EdFinancial Services, one of the main loan service companies contracted by the Ministry of Education. EdFinancial is playing an increasingly important role in the federal student loan servicing system by taking over hundreds of thousands of borrower accounts from FedLoan Servicing, another contracted loan servicer that is in the process of withdrawing from the system. federal student aid.

The CFPB accused EdFinancial of misleading borrowers about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), a federal loan forgiveness program for borrowers who have dedicated their careers to nonprofit organizations or public. The Biden administration recently expanded PSLF eligibility through the “Limited PSLF Waiver” program, which will temporarily allow prior repayment periods that have been waived (for example, due to payments made on the “wrong” type). federal loan or the “wrong” type of federal loan). type of repayment plan), to potentially qualify for loan forgiveness.

According to the CFPB, EdFinancial misled borrowers about their PSLF eligibility, including under the limited PSLF Waiver program. “When borrowers with FFELP loans inquired about the PSLF, Edfinancial in many cases told them they were not eligible, and the company did not tell them they could become eligible by consolidating their loans into direct loans and fulfilling other eligibility requirements,” the CFPB said. in a statement Wednesday summarizing its decision to sanction the company.

“Edfinancial’s failure to tell borrowers the full truth, so it can inflate its results, highlights a systemic problem with loan servicing,” CFPB Director Rohit Chopra said in a statement. . “When student loan companies lie about forgiveness and repayment programs for borrowers, they are breaking the law.”

EdFinancial has not published a public response to the CFPB action on its website or on social media. However, the main borrower portal on its website includes an “Important Public Service Loan Forgiveness Update” tab, which reads: “The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced a temporary change to the rules of the Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) under the limited PSLF exemption! Now, for a limited time, borrowers can get credit for past repayment periods that would not normally qualify for the PSLF. The bulletin directs borrowers to access the Ministry of Education website on the program. It is unclear when EdFinancial’s website was updated to include this message.

CFPB crackdown follows earlier warnings about student loan servicers misleading borrowers

The CFPB last month warned student loan servicers not to mislead borrowers about loan forgiveness or risk penalties.

“Through its oversight of student loan servicers, the CFPB found that servicers were making misleading representations to borrowers about their ability to become PSLF-eligible,” the agency said in a February bulletin. “When managers fail to provide accurate and complete information, they mislead borrowers about their ability to qualify for PSLF, which can lead to tens of thousands of dollars in loan repayments that should have been cancelled.”

“Illegal conduct by a student loan officer can be ruinous for borrowers who miss the opportunity to cancel their debt,” CFPB Director Rohit Chopra said in a statement accompanying this bulletin. “We will work closely with the U.S. Department of Education to ensure that public service loan forgiveness pledges are honored.”

The CFPB crackdown on EdFinancial follows an independent settlement agreement between multiple state attorneys general and Navient — another major student loan servicer — to address allegations of unfair and deceptive practices and predatory lending. This settlement agreement includes cancellation and restitution of student loan debt for thousands of borrowers. Navient has admitted no wrongdoing in connection with this settlement agreement.

Learn more about recent changes to the Civil Service Loan Relief

Borrowers interested in the PSLF program, including the new limited PSLF waiver, should be proactive in learning about the program requirements to reduce the risk of being misled by their loan servicers. And borrowers who believe they have been misled or wrongly denied assistance may have some options:

  • The Department of Education has created a detailed program requirements website for the PSLF Limited Exemption Program.
  • Borrowers can also use the ministry’s PSLF help tool to check if their job may qualify for the program.
  • Borrowers who believe they have been misled by their loan servicer about PSLF or any other student loan program can file a complaint with the CFPB, which may trigger an investigation.
  • Borrowers who have received an erroneous PSLF determination (such as a denial of forgiveness or an incorrect payment statement) may file a formal complaint and request a review with the Department of Education’s Feedback Division or Ombudsman Panel. The ministry also said it will put in place a review and appeal process for the PSLF next month.

Further Reading on Student Loans

Navient Student Loan Settlement: Who Qualifies for Relief and What to Do

Extend the pause on student loans until 2023? Biden can do it.

Biden could extend student loan suspension and plans to forgo loans, White House official says

Thousands of Jobs Qualify for Expanded Student Loan Forgiveness Program

NETGEAR gives gamers a winning edge with new game booster service


NETGEAR’s Game Booster is a feature-rich service that provides Orbi customers with the tools found on Nighthawk Pro Gaming routers to improve network performance and minimize lag for the ultimate gaming experience.

There are many regular video game users, and the pandemic and related lockdowns have pushed those numbers to even higher heights, as seen in the associated growth of game streaming platforms such as Twitch.

“NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming routers, which are purpose-built with game-enhancing software, have long been a mainstay of the professional or hardcore gamer, but recent research among Orbi users has shown that over 60% of households surveyed have at least one gamer, with a significant number of those gamers playing on a console or PC. For these gamers, NETGEAR’s Game Booster service can help provide a winning edge,” said Tobie van Schalkwyk, Product Manager for NETGEAR at Duxbury Networking.

Gamers know that timing is everything, and now, with a powerful PC or high-end gaming console, quality WiFi is an equally important part of the experience and can be the difference between winning and losing, even of a fraction of a second. That’s why NETGEAR Game Booster, powered by DumaOS, includes three main components, all easily controllable from the Orbi app, which directly influence gamers’ number one problem: lag.

“With a ping heatmap and geo-filter, the service gives gamers the power to identify and choose the fastest game servers for their favorite games, reducing ping by up to 93%. It also helps prioritize network bandwidth for gaming devices and apps with a network priority feature,” says Van Schalkwyk.

Game Booster also includes Adblocker, a new feature on the router, which benefits any device on the network, not just the game console or PC. Not only does Adblocker block unwanted ads, but it also restricts tracking from various websites. The blocklist is updated regularly, and users can customize both the domains to block and the devices they’re active on through the Orbi app.

Key benefits of NETGEAR Game Booster include:

  • Ping heatmap: View server ping rates for your favorite games, create a ping schedule for them, and view historical server data to better define your game server choice.
  • Geo-filter: Significantly reduce lag by controlling the server you connect to. Choose servers based on distance and ping rate in geo-filter or geo-fence mode. Draw boundaries on a map to record the best performing servers and block unwanted ones.
  • Network Priority: With multiple devices requiring bandwidth, congestion slows you down. Now you can eliminate lag by allocating and prioritizing bandwidth usage in your home, and move your gaming apps to the forefront.
  • Bandwidth Allocation: Control bandwidth across all apps and connected devices. Control how much bandwidth each receives, as well as upload and download speed.
  • Traffic prioritization: Game traffic is automatically detected and prioritized. Apply rules to services and ports based on data usage.

“NETGEAR Game Booster will initially be available for Orbi Tri-band WiFi 6 mesh systems (750 and 850 series). The service will be launched in the first quarter of 2022 and a 30-day free trial will be offered,” says Van Schalkwyk.

For more information, contact Duxbury Networking, (+27) 011 351 9800, [email protected], www.duxbury.co.za.

Elon Musk’s social media comments grab everyone’s attention


Aside from Musk’s bittersweet relationship with Twitter and his failed attempts to create a credible website or satirical content company, building a social media company is no small feat. Musk certainly has fairly deep pockets to fund one, but a social media platform is a long-term investment game that needs a sustainable business model to anchor it. It would also need a team of experienced product managers and engineers to create something different, but compelling enough to get people to ditch Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. In addition to these challenges, Musk would need a group of influencers to sign up, so their fans and followers would be inspired to join with their own accounts.

Many alternative social media platforms have popped up over the years, but none have managed to make a lasting impact. Yik Yak, Friendster, Meerkat, Rumble and Gettr are just a few of the names that have tried their luck on social media and failed. Even giants like Google and Apple have struggled to make a lasting impression with products like Google+ and iTunes Ping, respectively. Speak has been making waves recently, but instead managed to get kicked out of the App Store before returning with a few changes in tow. Truth Social, the brainchild of former President Donald Trump who promised a censorship-free online space for debates, is also hurt, struggling to persuade even its most enthusiastic fans to join and use the service regularly. Musk’s talk of creating his own social media platform sounds ambitious at best, and trying to eclipse Twitter may prove to be even more of a lunar challenge than launching actual rockets.

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Europcar Mobility Group becomes the first mobility services company to have its ambitious carbon reduction targets approved by the SBTi


PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory news:

In line with its industry leadership in terms of ESG* ratings, Europcar Mobility Group (Paris:EUCAR) today announces that The Science Based Targets initiative** validated the company’s greenhouse gas emission reduction objectives submitted by the company, deemed to be in line with the SBTi Criteria and Recommendations.

The SBTi Target Validation Team has classified the company’s Scope 1 and 2 target ambition and determined that it is consistent with a 1.5°C trajectory. In this context, Europcar Mobility Group undertakes to:

  • reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions (direct emissions) 46.2% by 2030 from a reference year of 2019,

  • reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions (indirect emissions) 27.5% over the same period.

The approval of these carbon reduction targets reinforces the Group’s strategy, which aims to actively contribute to the low-carbon transition, by encourage the transition from vehicle ownership to use, while allowing its customers to increasingly use green mobility solutions.

In 2005, the Group was the first player in the vehicle rental sector to join the United Nations Global Compact in favor of sustainable development. In 2019, Europcar Mobility Group reinforced this ambition by joining the Science Based Targets initiative, to carry out actions in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement, and by launching its “One Sustainable Fleet” program.

Since 2021, this ambition has been part of a global carbon reduction plan, allowing the Group to have a systemic approach, encapsulating and managing all the key processes having an impact in terms of carbon reduction: purchases and financing of the fleet, purchases excluding fleet, policy and business travel, station network, product and service offering.

As part of this plan, the Group will increase the share of green vehicles (EV, PHEV) in its fleet over the years. With this in mind, the Group announced in September 2021 robust objectives for the “greening” of its fleet, as part of a program to refinance its fleet:

  • reduce the carbon emissions of its fleet of cars and vans to an average of 93 g CO2/km for passenger cars and 144 g CO2/km for vans respectively, by the end of 2024,

  • aim for green vehicles (less than 50 g CO2/km) to represent 20% of its fleet of cars and vans by the end of 2024.

Mobility, which accounts for nearly 30% of carbon emissions in Europe, is at the heart of the transition challenges our world is currently facing. As a leading mobility services company, we are committed to doing our part in the necessary reshaping of mobility ecosystems, by providing large-scale green mobility solutions to our customers, being faithful to our goal: “to offer attractive alternatives to owning a vehicle, in a responsible and sustainable way”.

In this context, I welcome the endorsement of our targets by the SBTi, giving weight to our systemic approach to carbon reduction. We plan to take advantage of this approval, by pushing our “low carbon initiatives” further in all the Group’s key functions, and by gradually involving our customers”.

Caroline Parot, CEO, Europcar Mobility Group

* Main ESG ratings of Europcar Mobility Group:

– Rated AA by MSCI ESG Ratings in 2020 and 2021;

– Sustainalytics rating (reverse rating scale, from 40+ to 0): increase from 17.4 in 2019 to 12.1 in 2020, stable in 2021. 1st out of 339 companies in the Transport sector;

– Ecovadis gold medal: 70/100 in 2020 and 72/100 in 2021, including 90/100 for its environmental performance, top 1% of its sector;

– Score B in the CDP Climate Change 2020 and 2021 questionnaire.

About Europcar Mobility Group

Europcar Mobility Group is a major player in the mobility markets and listed on Euronext Paris. The vocation of Europcar Mobility Group is to offer attractive alternatives to owning a vehicle, in a responsible and sustainable manner. With this in mind, the Group offers a wide range of car and van rental services – whether for a few hours, a few days, a week, a month or more – with a fleet that is already “light CO2” and equipped with engines the most recent, and which will be more and more “green” in the years to come. Customer satisfaction is at the heart of the Group’s ambition and that of its employees. It also fuels the continuous development of new offers in the Group’s three service lines – Professional, Leisure and Proximity – which meet the specific needs and use cases of businesses and individuals alike. The Group’s 4 major brands are: Europcar® – European leader in car and light commercial vehicle rental, Goldcar® – European leader in low-cost car rental, InterRent® – “mid-range” car rental and Ubeeqo® – one of the European leaders in round-trip car-sharing (BtoB, BtoC). Europcar Mobility Group offers its mobility solutions worldwide through an extensive network in more than 140 countries (including wholly-owned subsidiaries – 18 in Europe, 1 in the United States, 2 in Australia and New Zealand – supplemented by franchises and partners).

More details on our website: www.europcar-mobility-group.com

** About the Science Based Targets Initiative

The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is a collaboration between CDP, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBTi defines and promotes best practices in science-based target setting and independently assesses corporate targets.

More information: https://sciencebasedtargets.org/

Everyday Cheapskate: Discover the Secrets to a Successful Garage Sale | Advice


Whether your goal is to purge your home of things you no longer need or to raise funds – or both – the choice is yours.

You can sell your items on an auction website like eBay, list them in classified ads on Craigslist, or give them away. Or, you can create a garage sale that turns your junk into cash and ringing bells.

PLAN AHEAD. Give yourself more than a few weeks to prepare. Make sure the date you select does not conflict with a holiday or community event.

Check local laws regarding signage, restrictions, and permit requirements, if any.

Mary Hunt

GET ORGANIZED. It pays to get your affairs in order. Designate your sales area. If there are items nearby that aren’t for sale, cover them up or clearly mark “Not For Sale.” Take the time to repair and clean up your sale items and your sales floor. Dirt, grime, chaos and clutter will repel shoppers. A well-ordered space will attract people who are ready, willing and able to buy.

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PRICE. The majority of people who come through your sale are simply looking for something they can use without having to pay full price. Your goal is to get rid of your stuff while getting back some of the money you spent buying it in the first place.

Look up the price of similar items on eBay or Craigslist. For big ticket items priced over $100, be sure to include manuals, warranties, or other information that would benefit the buyer.

TO DISPLAY. At the very least, put a sign at the end of your street. If you really want to attract motivated buyers, get serious with advertising.

Consider an ad in a local newspaper. Join NextDoor, a private social networking service for neighborhoods where you can interact with neighbors and publicize your sale. Post on local bulletin boards and circulate flyers.

Put time and effort into this, because you want your ad to stand out.

ESTABLISHMENT. Make your layout deliberate. Group things into sections. For example, gather all kitchen items in one area and toys and games in another. Make sure all your clothes are hanging. Install a makeshift hanging coat rack with two ladders or hooks from the ceiling. Do not pile clothes a table or in boxes.

POINT OF SALE. This is the payment area, where you will collect money. It’s a great place to sell cookies, coffee, sticky buns and bottled water.

If you have a lot of small random items like small toys, jewelry, and other items that don’t go with anything else, distribute them in small lunch bags. close them with adhesive tape; and mark them “Grab Bags!” Add a reasonable price and place them right next to the checkout. Sit back and watch them fly off the table.

PREPARE FOR THE WORST. Bad weather is always possible, so make sure you have some tarps available. If rain is a possibility, move electronics, books, and paper items just inside the garage or under a blanket.

ACQUIRE HELP. If you want to knock your sale out of the park, get expert help. I recommend “The Garage Sale How-to Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Host a Successful Garage Sale” by Cindy Sabulis, available on Amazon. This guide is worth its weight in gold and could be the difference between a total waste of time and a big lucrative success!

Mary Hunt, founder of www.EverydayCheapskate.com, writes this column for Creators Syndicate. Submit comments, advice or questions on its website. She will respond to topics of general interest through this column, but letters cannot be answered individually.

UAE public warned against WhatsApp messages promoting drugs


According to the RAK police, the police are tracking these numbers, websites and social media sites and have already blocked many of them and made arrests.

The traffickers send messages from unknown numbers to residents across the country, offering them different types of drugs like hashish, crystal meth and illegal painkillers.

RAK Police have called on members of the community to cooperate with security forces to combat drug promotion and report any suspicious activity to 0564271119. RAK Police said in a message: “If you receive an SMS promoting drugs from outside the country, please send the sender’s number. and a copy of the conversation to mobile number 0564271119.

Drugs are “public enemy number one”, police said, adding that police were working around the clock to protect young people from traffickers. “Parents should watch their children closely as ignoring or neglecting them could lead to drug addiction,” police warned.

“We confiscated a lot of goods containing drugs. Many drug dealers buy drugs through the Internet and send money online, while many websites promote different types of narcotics or controlled drugs,” police said.

Some people also deposit money in bank accounts and are then notified of the location of the drugs via WhatsApp, police added.

How Firewalls Are Used by Deakin University, Black Box, Palo Alto Networks, Modis, and Keysight: Case Studies


Firewall case studies can provide critical insight into how companies implement these security systems to keep their networks secure.

Emerging threats like malware and ransomware have made firewalls more important than ever, but implementing, maintaining, and upgrading them isn’t always straightforward.

These five case studies show how enterprises and leading firewall solution providers are using firewalls to improve network security:

1. Deakin University

Many companies and organizations are currently reassessing their security practices. They find that if they want to keep their networks secure, they will have to almost completely reinvent their approach to network security.

Deakin University is a public university based in Victoria, Australia with over 50,000 students. It recently decided to reinvent its security program, moving from an ad hoc system to one that can plan and actively identify potential threats.

Deakin University worked with leading network technology provider Cisco to build a mature school safety program from the ground up. The ultimate goal of the partnership was to improve its outdated security posture.

To help the Deakin University IT team update their approach, Cisco used a few of the company‘s technologies, including Cisco SecureX, a unified security platform; Cisco Secure Email; and Cisco Secure Firewall.

The security platform allowed the company to implement the firewall in a way that didn’t require manual integration with other tools provided by Cisco, such as the company’s anti-malware solution. .

According to Fadi Aljafari, head of information security and risk at Deakin University, the school relied on a small security team and “did not have a reliable security capability of any kind. of architecture for our security offer”.

After implementing Cisco’s consulting services and technology, Aljafari said the company enabled the university’s IT team to “significantly elevate our maturity and improve our security posture.”

The university has also increased its security rating through several measures. It went from “20% NIST compliance to 68%, with a target of 85% by 2022.” It also raised the “ACSC model’s maturity level for most cybersecurity incident mitigation strategies.”

Industry: Higher Education

Firewall software: Cisco Secure Firewall

Results: Significantly increased maturity and functionality of the resulting security program

2. Black box

Remote work is on the rise, making it difficult to manage onsite security and networking hardware. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) sometimes need to visit customer sites. However, this can significantly increase operational costs and make MSP services less efficient.

A recent case study showed how an MSP reconfigured its approach to using firewalls and enabled remote firewall management. He was working with a client who “needed to enable secure access to firewalls at multiple remote sites.”

MSP’s original approach required technicians to occasionally travel to customer sites in person to reconfigure or maintain their IT systems. This made the MSP’s IT services much less efficient and increased downtime in the event of a problem.

The MSP and its client worked with Black Box, an IT service provider and network hardware manufacturer, to determine the type of technology needed to ensure remote access.

The team eventually adopted a Black Box product called Remote Console Manager, combined with a US Robotics fax-modem for local administration. The Console Manager would allow MSP technicians to remotely administer customer firewalls. The local fax and modem system provided a layer of redundancy.

According to the case study, the MSP can now “keep a constant eye on the state of the network.” Ideally, this will “reduce network downtime and enable more reliable firewall service for the end user.”

MSP’s IT team will no longer need to travel to job sites to fix issues at remote sites, likely reducing operating and travel costs.

Case studies like these will likely become more common as remote security management becomes more important. This particular study demonstrates how implementing remote firewall management can improve the efficiency of MSPs and IT teams.

Industry: Computer science

Firewall software: Black Box Remote Console Manager

Results: Increased efficiency and performance for MSP customers

3. Palo Alto Networks

Cyberattacks are on the rise and experts predict they will only become more frequent in the future.

Many hackers use malware to infect and scope out a network before an attack, allowing them to identify potential vulnerabilities, high-value targets, and points of interest.

Palo Alto Networks is an American cybersecurity company. Its core offerings include cloud-delivered security solutions and a next-generation firewall designed to help businesses respond more effectively to attacks when they occur.

The company recently published a case study on the spread of BazarLoader, a Windows-based malware that hackers used in combination with Cobalt Strike, malware used to “perform reconnaissance to map the network.”

In addition to mapping how the attack works and may lead to future hacks, the case study identifies how security technology can be used to avoid BazarLoader and Cobalt Strike. Firewalls can detect the BazarLoader malware, allowing security teams to take action.

However, relying on the same firewall can create problems if not properly updated and maintained.

Palo Alto’s unique firewall hardware is built to last, unlike many other firewalls available. Many industry standard firewalls need to be replaced every four to five years because the chipset used in the hardware will no longer support the most modern version of the operating system.

End users can upgrade or risk using an outdated and potentially vulnerable version of their firewall.

Investing in firewalls that can be easily maintained and updated may become a better strategy as malware becomes a bigger threat to businesses.

Industry: cyber security

Firewall software: PAN Next-Generation Firewall

Results: Increased longevity and security in firewall implementations

4. Mods

Cloud adoption is on the rise, but not every organization has the tools to secure a network. The public sector can be faced with a combination of outdated systems, tight budgets and limited resources that can make effective security much more difficult to achieve.

A recent case study on a large public sector energy organization showed how firewalls can play a key role in cloud security. The organization was undergoing a major migration and needed a cloud-ready security system, but its budget was tight. Operating costs had to be kept to a minimum.

The case study details how the organization worked with Modis, a smart technology and talent services company, to implement a “fully managed cloud firewall to restrict or inspect and allow data to egress from the network. customer’s cloud as a central point of control”.

According to the case study, the new firewall significantly improved the customer’s security profile. The organization, working with Modis, chose to replace its existing third-party firewall service system with a managed AWS network firewall. Two CloudFormation templates defined the network inspection VPC and the firewall itself.

According to the case study, the new firewall solution was approximately one-third the cost of the previous third-party firewall solution the organization was using, and should be easier to scale and manage.

Industry: Energy

Firewall software: Amazon Web Services Web Application Firewall

Results: Save money and improve usability and manageability over a previous vendor’s solution


Next-generation firewalls are a powerful tool for organizations that want to prevent a data breach. However, upgrading a corporate firewall can be difficult and potentially disrupt core IT services.

Keysight, a test and measurement equipment provider, recently published a case study on how the corporate IT team, when upgrading the corporate firewall, used test and automation software to streamline the process.

The company used Ixia’s BreakingPoint to test firewalls on the IT team’s shortlist of security solutions without putting the firewalls into production.

As described by KeySight, BreakingPoint is “an application and security testing solution that can perform proof-of-concept (PoC) testing by sending application traffic and real-world security attacks to every device to see how network performance and protection are affected”.

In practice, the tool can allow companies to estimate the performance of a potential security solution against real threats.

Because the firewalls didn’t need to be put into production, the company’s IT team was able to compare the effectiveness of multiple candidate firewalls without committing the resources typically required for security testing.

According to Chad Lorenc, senior infrastructure security engineer at Keysight, “For the first time, we were able to not only see the boundaries of specific firewalls, but also understand why and how to design around them to best protect the Keysight network”.

Industry: Equipment measurement

Firewall software: BreakingPoint by Ixia

Results: Optimized the firewall testing process without disrupting existing processes

Kenyan firm receives funding to expand safety-critical ferry services


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Kenyan company Globology Ltd intends to scale up the provision of water bus passenger transport services on Lake Victoria to help reduce the deaths that occur each year due to reliance on old ferries, boats and canoes.

Globology has received $3.8 million in equity funding from impact investor InfraCo Africa to fund the construction of five new passenger and freight ferries across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, the three East African countries that share the waters of Lake Victoria. The ferries will be delivered over the next 24 to 36 months.

The funding will also allow the company to pay for upgrades to its existing shipyard, located in Kisumu, Kenya.

InfraCo Africa provides equity to finance the development and construction of pioneering projects. It is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, a multi-donor organization established in 2002. The Shell Foundation also provided Globology with an $800,000 grant to pilot the retrofit of a solar booster system on two of its vessels, which is expected to reduce fuel consumption. by about 15 percent.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand the reach of the waterbus service and expand our journey to save lives and facilitate development for transport-challenged communities in Africa,” said Malcolm Ormiston, Founder from Globelogy.

Globology, commonly known as Waterbus, is the first passenger-focused service to offer regular ferry routes on Lake Victoria. It currently operates two modern 132-seater catamarans and one modern 80-seater catamaran for passengers and light cargo.

Lake Victoria is the second largest body of fresh water in the world and the largest in Africa. It is also the largest inland fishery in the world, supporting more than 40 million people according to the World Bank. It is a source of income for millions of people and generates over $500 million in revenue per year.

However, the lake is considered one of the most dangerous bodies of water due to the number of deaths recorded each year. It is estimated that approximately 5,000 people die each year on the lake as a result of ferry, boat and canoe accidents. In September 2018, for example, a total of 136 people died in one of the worst ferry disasters on the Tanzanian side of the lake.

The lack of proper transport services means that access to transport between the mainland and island communities of Lake Victoria is limited, with passengers relying largely on open wooden canoes fitted with polluting two-stroke petrol outboard engines. Lake Victoria is home to more than 80 islands, and their inhabitants need transport to access key services and bring their produce to markets.

According to InfraCo, unscheduled canoes are inherently dangerous, slow and lack shelter, so passengers are exposed to the elements and fresh goods and produce are vulnerable to spoilage. Severe, fast-moving storms can capsize open canoes, which have little or no safety measures in place for their passengers.

New York Cannabis Business Leaders to Speak and Network at Major Event: Panels, Topics, Ticket Info


The New York Commission that governs cannabis recently released draft rules for the first round of conditional licensing in the state. This decision ushers in the first step toward a broader statewide license.

To help the business community answer lingering questions while harnessing the excitement, NY Cannabis Insiderthe state’s only cannabis business newspaper and event group, hosts one of the biggest conference and must-attend networking event of the year.

New York Cannabis Insider Live! presented by Longview Strategic is Thursday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The half-day virtual conference will be held on the Remo interactive event platform. Buy your tickets here.

The event not only brings together some of the biggest players in the cannabis space, but it also attracts many of the industry’s leading professional services firms that facilitate virtual network discussion tables.

The complete range of loudspeakers and panels:

Banking Solutions for Cannabis Businesses

Louis Beierlefinance manager at LeafLinka wholesale cannabis marketplace that helps players in the cannabis industry manage and grow their business.

Emilie LeandreFounding Partner and Director of Sales at Greenwrap Insurance Serviceswho believes that bringing the cannabis community together provides a new opportunity for better coverage and pricing opportunities by building strong relationships with carriers.

Peter SuSVP National Relationship Manager at Green tick checkedwho developed a de novo cannabis banking program from the ground up.

Identifying and securing capital for your cannabis business

Christine De La Rosemanaging partner at The popular groupthat helps underrepresented founders in the cannabis industry get the capital they need to launch new businesses, as well as the mentorship they need to see them succeed.

Charles Johnsonco-founder and CEO of LeafSpotzan African-American B2B cannabis transportation and logistics software company in New York City.

Lauren RudickPartner at Hiller PC and co-founder of the firm’s cannabis law practice. Lauren has become one of the nation’s most prominent attorneys providing legal services to cannabis industry players as part of the ‘green rush’.

Your community has unsubscribed – what can you do to change it?

Ellie SiegalCEO of Longview Strategicwhich offers strategic consulting, project management, technical writing, and resource acquisition services to entities engaged in the turbulent cannabis space.

Mark Byasseeco-founder of FingerLakes Cannabis Company who has experience in shifting public opinion around cannabis at the local level and successfully shifting his community’s vote from opt-out to opt-in.

Understanding Native American Cannabis Operations

Chenae Bullock, general manager of Small Beach Harvest, a cannabis company 100% owned by the Shinnecock Nation. She is the founder and owner of Moskehtu Councilwhich is an Indigenous owned and operated cultural and heritage preservation business.

Matt Leonarddirector at Hinman Straubwhich represents a wide range of cannabis consumers, from microlicensees to retailers, labs and Indigenous nations, including the Seneca Nation.

Mary Jane OatmanFounder of the Indigenous Cannabis Coalitionwhich provides education and awareness to tribal communities and supports the preservation and protection of medicinal plants, native lands and indigenous stories.

Click here for more details and to buy tickets.

NY Cannabis Insider Event Sponsors

NY Cannabis Insider Live Sponsors and Partners! events are the businesses that shape the industry locally and regionally. Look for them on the virtual network for advice and help with your cannabis business.

· Longview Strategic, the conference’s presenting sponsor, provides consulting services and industry information to public, private and non-profit entities nationwide. With years of active experience, they have been able to provide top-notch advice, secure resources and brand connections, and assist with writing services for client projects and developments.

· Bowers & Company CPA can help new and existing businesses understand the complex and growing cannabis and hemp industry. Their team also worked with existing medical licensees in New York State.

· Cannabis Facility Constructiona division of Mosaic Construction, is a national industry leader in the design-build of full-service cannabis facilities.

· Greenwrap Insurance Services (#BR-1658463) relies on hemp and marijuana companies to protect against their biggest threats. Serving North America, the Caribbean, Europe and parts of Latin America, their startup-to-sale insurance capabilities offer a wide range of customizable coverage options.

· PersonalBuffalo is proud to offer staffing solutions to the cannabis industry for CBD, medical marijuana and hemp employers. From general labor, CBD specialists, lab, operations, accounting, finance, HR and support roles, StaffBuffalo can do it all.

· Local 338 represents workers from many different workforces and industries. Their members have a variety of different roles and responsibilities and therefore bring their own unique set of skills to each job.

Although sponsorships for this event are sold out, we are now soliciting sponsors for our in-person conference May 20 in the Capital Region. Contact Lindsay Marlenga, Senior Director of Marketing, for more information.

How Steve Wilhite created the GIF in 1987 at CompuServe


Even if you’ve never heard of Steve Wilhite, the time you’ve spent staring at the tech-powered infographic he created can be incalculable.

Wilhite, who died of complications from COVID-19 at age 74 on March 14, is the man who gave us a type of graphics file called Graphics Interchange Format, better known as GIF. Used today primarily to display brief silent animation loops or videos far from HD, GIFs are the visual of the internet. lingua franca-and such a familiar medium much of the conversation on Twitter consists of GIFs rather than words.

Wilhite didn’t invent the GIF format to launch a billion memes. It was 1987, and he was a software engineer at CompuServthe most important online service until an upstart called America Online took off in the 1990s. And he developed the format in response to a request from CompuServe director Alexander “Sandy” Trevor.

(Trevor’s most legendary contribution to CompuServe was not the instigation of the GIF: he also invented the service. CB simulator service-the first mainstream chat rooms and one of the first manifestations of social networking, period. This one coded itself as a weekend project in 1980.)

GIF originated because online services such as CompuServe were becoming more graphic, but computer manufacturers of the day, such as Apple, Commodore, and IBM, all had their own proprietary image types. “We didn’t want to have to display images in 79 different formats,” says Trevor. CompuServe needed a universal graphics format.

Even though the World Wide Web and digital cameras were still in the future, work was already underway on the image format known as JPEG. But it wasn’t optimized for CompuServe’s needs: for example, stock charts and weather charts weren’t displayed cleanly. So Trevor asked Wilhite to create an image file type that looked good and downloaded quickly at a time when a 2400-bit-per-second dial-up modem was considered scorching.

While reading a technical journal, Wilhite came across a discussion of an efficient compression technique known as LZW to its creators – Abraham Limpel, Jacob Ziv and Terry Welch. It turned out to be an ideal base for what CompuServe was trying to build, and allowed the GIF to pack a lot of image information into as few bytes as possible. (Much later, computer giant Unisys, which took out a patent for LZW, threatened companies using it with a lawsuit, leading to a license agreement with CompuServe and the creation of the patent-free PNG image format.)

CompuServe’s CIM software has benefited greatly from the utility of GIF. [Screen via Wikipedia]

GIF officially launched on June 15, 1987. “It met my requirements and proved extremely useful for CompuServe,” says Trevor. The technology was essential for CompuServe Information Manager (CIM), the more visual version of the software that replaced the service’s original text-based interface. GIF was also versatile, providing the ability to store multiple images which made it handy for creating mini-movies as well as static images. And it spread beyond CompuServe, appearing in Mosaic, the first graphical web browser, and later in Netscape Navigator. This latest browser gave GIFs the ability to run in an infinite loop, a crucial feature that only added to their hypnotic quality. Seeing cartoon hamsters dancing for a split second isn’t a great cry, but watch them shake their boots non-stop was just one of the many cultural moments GIFs gave us.

As the web got more sophisticated, GIFs felt like an anachronism for a while. But as Aja Romano documented in a great year 2017 Voice characteristic, the combination of the patents that caused the expiration of the GIF and the arrival of services such as Reddit, Twitter and Tumblr gave the format a second wind. The technical limitations imposed on the GIF by its 1980s origins – such as its 256-color palette – have become part of its enduring charm.

Almost a quarter of the way into the 21st century, broadband connections allow us to feast on all the images our eyeballs can handle without obsessing over file size, but GIFs have never gone away. Fortunes were created thanks to the brainchild of Wilhite – or at least Giphy, a huge repository of GIFs, cost $400 million when Facebook bought it in 2020. GIF support is still something a lot of people want, and the world’s biggest online services find it worth adding.

In 2013, the Webby Awards honored Wilhite with his lifetime achievement award, introduced to him, appropriately enough, by Tumblr founder David Karp. But Trevor is quick to point out that Wilhite was far from a one-shot wonder. “Steve was a software genius,” he says. “He’s best known for his role in creating GIFs, but that was actually one of his lesser accomplishments.” By the time Wilhite came up with GIF, he had already single-handedly written versions of the Fortran and BASIC programming languages ​​for CompuServe, as well as a database management system. He then developed the service’s “Host Micro Interface” protocol, which allows CIM software to communicate with CompuServe’s mainframe computers regardless of the computing platform a customer is using, enabling “essentially a graphical browser,” says Trevor.

“Steve accomplished all of this despite a speech impediment, which bothered him more than it held him back,” adds Trevor.

Oh, and one more thing about GIF: how do you pronounce it? Does it start with a soft g or a hard g? This question inspired heated debate for decades, and probably always will be. But let the record show that Wilhite and Trevor – the two guys who would know best – always pronounced it with a soft g, like peanut butter Jif. In fact, Wilhite said the hint was intentional, leading to a saying at CompuServe referencing Jif’s TV commercials: “Demanding developers choose GIF.” To an extent that no one could have predicted in 1987, they still do.

Belden Team Members Receive Prestigious Telecommunications Industry Association Awards


ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For 120 years, Belden engineers and specialists have been responsible for many great innovations in specialty cabling, connectivity and networking solutions. Today, Belden is pleased to recognize two associates who go above and beyond for their impact on the telecommunications industry. Henry Franc, Technology Solutions Architect, and Ron Tellas, Technology and Applications Manager, LAN, were both recipients of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) 2021 Star Awards for dedication to advancing the industry.

According to the TIA, the Star Awards are given to individuals and companies that demonstrate the highest level of commitment to TIA initiatives. This includes standards development, technology programs and advocacy with governments. Henry and Ron were named among the top 5% of individual members most committed to impacting the industry in these areas, placing them among a small, elite group of members who share this commitment.

Franc has been involved with TIA for nearly 20 years, serving in leadership positions for a number of committees, including the Engineering Subcommittee for Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling and Commercial Building Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces. Most recently, he was appointed Chairman of the Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee, which develops and maintains standards for cabling infrastructure in user-owned buildings. Tellas also played an active role in TIA for many years, working closely with internal Belden teams to write standards and support the various focus areas of the organization.

“Executing this job is very much a team effort at Belden,” Franc said. “I am part of a dedicated group of network solutions specialists who work together to ensure that standards are written and maintained in a way that meets customer needs. We all share a passion for writing standards and embrace our role in building a strong foundation for technology.

Belden associates volunteer to serve the TIA in this capacity and obtain Belden’s approval to continue this work. The team believes that the goal of standards development and maintenance is to ensure proper functioning and interoperability for customers. This results in a very customer-centric rather than product-centric approach, focusing on what customers need in today’s network landscape, while anticipating future needs that may arise as they expand their networks.

“We are passionate about serving the telecommunications industry,” said Julie Furber, executive vice president, Smart Buildings. “Henry and Ron demonstrate this passion in their leadership of TIA initiatives that help end users run well today while enabling adaptability and network advancement as technology evolves. Their teams are all aligned to work to standards that serve the customer first. This is why customers regard Belden as a trusted partner. I am so proud to congratulate Henry, Ron and their entire team on this honor.

In addition to individual awards from Henry and Ron, Belden also received a Top 5% Star Award in the business category, further demonstrating the organization’s teamwork and commitment to advancing telecommunications and paving the way for a future of continuous network interoperability, functionality and connectivity.

About Belden

Belden Inc. offers a complete line of products designed to meet the critical network infrastructure needs of industrial and enterprise markets. With innovative solutions focused on the reliable and secure transmission of the growing amounts of data, audio and video required by today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Belden and the Belden logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belden Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and other jurisdictions. Belden and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.

Techtron, SURICATE SA, SolvChem, SEATEX LLC, Safapac, Royal Chemical Company, ReAgent, Nyco, Kem Krest, HOCKING INTERNATIONAL LABORATORIES, Grotech Production, Forbeats, CJB Industries, Alpha Chemical – ChattTenn Sports


New Jersey, USA, – Mr Accuracy Reports, Chemical Contract Packaging Services Market The report contains detailed information on the factors influencing demand, growth, opportunities, challenges and restraints. It provides detailed information on the structure and outlook of global and regional industries. Additionally, the report includes data on research and development, new product launches, product responses from global and local markets by key players. Structured analysis offers a graphical representation and schematic breakdown of chemical contract packaging service Marlet by region.

The global Chemical Outsourced Contract Packaging Service market size will reach (2028 Market size $$) million USD in 2027 with a CAGR of % from 2022 to 2027.

Some of the Major Key Players profiled in the study are Techtron, SURICATE SA, SolvChem, SEATEX LLC, Safapac, Royal Chemical Company, ReAgent, Nyco, Kem Krest, HOCKING INTERNATIONAL LABORATORIES, Grotech Production, Forbeats, CJB Industries, Alpha Chemical

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Over the past few years, the Chemical Contract Packaging Service market has witnessed a huge change under the influence of COVID-19, the global Chemical Contract Packaging Service market size has reached ( 2021 Market Size $$) Million USD in 2021 from (2016 Market Size $$) in 2016 with a CAGR of 7% from 2016 to 2021 est. At present, the global coronavirus COVID-19 cases have exceeded 200 million, and the global epidemic has been basically under control. Therefore, the World Bank has estimated the global economic growth in 2021 and 2022. The World Bank forecasts that the global economy will grow by 4% in 2021 and 3.8% in 2022. According to our market research of chemical contract packaging services and the global economic environment, we forecast the global chemical contract packaging service market size to reach (Market Size 2026 $$) million $ by 2026 with a CAGR of % from 2021 to 2026.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to World Bank statistics, global GDP shrank by around 3.5% in 2020. As 2021 dawns, economic activity in many countries has started to recover and has partially adapted to pandemic restrictions. Vaccine research and development has made breakthrough progress, and many governments have also issued various policies to stimulate economic recovery, especially in the United States, are likely to give a strong boost to economic activity, but the Prospects for sustainable growth vary considerably from country to country. sectors. Although the global economy is recovering from the Great Depression caused by COVID-19, it will remain below pre-pandemic trends for an extended period. The pandemic has exacerbated the risks associated with the decade-long wave of global debt accumulation. It is also likely to accentuate the long-awaited slowdown in potential growth over the next decade.

The world has entered the recovery period from the COVID-19 epidemic. In this complex economic environment, we have published the Market Status, Trends and Impact of COVID-19 Report 2021 on the Global Chemical Contract Packaging Services Market, which provides a comprehensive analysis of the global chemical contract packaging services market. This report covers manufacturer’s data, including: sales volume, price, revenue, gross margin, business breakdown, etc., these data help the consumer to know the competitors better. This report also covers all regions and countries in the world, which shows the status of regional development, including market size, volume and value, as well as price data. Additionally, the report also covers segment data including: type, industry, channel, etc. all data period is 2015-2021E, this report also provides forecast data from 2021-2026.

Regional segmentation
North America (United States, Canada, Mexico)
South America (Brazil, Argentina, Other)
Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Korea, Southeast Asia)
Europe (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy)
Middle East and Africa (Middle East, Africa)

Chemical Contract Packaging Service Segmentation by Type:

Bags, Bottles, Bags, Boxes, Buckets, Jars, Others.

Chemical Contract Packaging Service Segmentation by Application:

Liquid packaging, Powder packaging

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The market report presents the estimated size of the ICT market at the end of the forecast period. The report also examines historical and current market sizes. During the forecast period, the report analyzes the growth rate, market size and market valuation. The report outlines current industry trends and future potential for North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa markets. The report provides a comprehensive view of the market based on geographic scope, market segmentation, and financial performance of key players.

Sports Thread adds age verification to its virtual networking app to empower young athletes


Built by Saritasa, Sports Thread is a platform with an audience of 2 million people who use it to help up-and-coming athletes all over the world, and is ranked in the top 50 sports apps list in the Apple App Store ranking.

DENVER, March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Saritasa has announced its latest age verification update for Sports Thread, an app for young athletes to help them share virtual resumes with college and high school coaches. The new “Sports Thread Play Safe” update adds safety measures to the app to protect young people and requires an age verification step to attend youth events.

Sports Thread offers student-athletes nationwide a networking tool to build a sports profile. As a first step towards building their professional career, young athletes can mine, track and view their stats while connecting with scouts in real time. Users can also access a resource center with more information on colleges of their choice. Athletes can upload videos of their training sessions, matches and personal soundtracks and showcase their personalities and strengths to help coaches identify players who meet their specific needs.

“Sports Thread Play Safe” is a new service offered by Sports Thread to companies that use Sports Thread’s recording and data capture product to collect age verification data on participants in sporting events for youth. Athletes, parents, fans and coaches who register through Play Safe receive a badge on their profile on Sports Thread. The preliminary price of this product is $10 per player among attendees at Sports Thread software as a service customer events.

One of the challenges Sports Thread faced was young athletes ‘underplaying’ or playing in age decisions below their actual age to gain an unfair advantage by signing up to play against younger, less developed athletes. physically. Companies that organize youth sporting events are often unaware of this issue and frequently encounter complaints from coaches and parents attending the event who believe there is unfair competition without age verification. Some youth sporting event companies follow a manual process where they ask players and their parents to present them with birth certificates, and event staff individually review each birth certificate to ensure that the age is eligible for their event, creating unnecessary work hours.

With design input from Sports Thread, Saritasa designed an automated solution that would reduce staff overhead. Saritasa has developed a new registration system allowing parents or athletes to capture a photo of their birth certificate, driver’s license, ID card or passport which is instantly scanned and verified as part of the registration process at the event. This process makes Sports Thread the only company on the market that can instantly verify an athlete’s age through an automated event eligibility process.

“Sports Thread, with its cutting-edge technology, has been instrumental in taking our youth football division to the next level of player certification,” As Carneyexecutive director, Prospects by Sports Illustrated.

“I use Sports Thread and it’s a wonderful, easy process to track kids and see where they’re going. [The app] makes it very easy to send one and only one good link without anything crossing,” said an academy trainer.

For more information on Saritasa’s development services, please visit www.saritasa.com.

About Saritasa

Based at Newport Beach, California, Saritasa aims to give global brands innovative and personalized solutions that meet their needs and support an ever-changing technology ecosystem. Saritasa specializes in custom software development, mobile development, augmented reality and virtual reality development, IoT solutions, web, database development and DevOps. Founded in 2005, the Saritasa team employs over 140 employees and has delivered thousands of successful software, hardware and mobile application projects to a range of clients across multiple industries.

About Sports Wire

Sports Thread, based in Denver, Colorado, offers a free software platform based on social media, self-promotion and communication for the 125 million student-athletes, coaches, parents and fans in the youth sports market. The company was founded by a 29-year-old man Sean Leary, a former Division 1 college pitcher who was featured in USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Entrepreneurs of 2021.” The Sports Thread app is consistently ranked in the top 100 sports apps in the Apple App Store out of over 40,000 sports apps. The Sports Thread network, including its mobile app, Software-as-a-Service platform and social media sites, is used by more than one million people in the youth sports community each year.

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BridgeBank, CCIG, Cherry Bekaert and Early Growth Hold


AUSTIN, Texas, March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — More than 400 investors, founders, CEOs, CFOs and strategic partners attended the Austin Tech Mixer on the evening of March 14 to enjoy networking, discussion and entertainment. Sponsors of the event, which coincided with SXSW, were BridgeBank, CCIG, Cherry Bekaert and Early Growth, companies focused on collaborating and helping entrepreneurs and innovative companies succeed.

“We were very pleased with the turnout for this unique event,” said Anurag Pal, Chairman of Escalon, parent company of Early Growth. “We wanted to organize an event to allow leaders of technology companies, large and small, from start-ups to mature companies, to network and exchange ideas with their peers, strategic partners and investors. The feedback has been incredibly positive. .”

Part of the entertainment was PR Newman who performed for the attendees. Spencer Garland shared his keyboard skills with many Austin bands and was dubbed the “Punk Rock Randy Newman” in Nashville while touring with the Berkshire Hounds. The name morphed into PR Newman for his new solo project, which he pitched to the Austin Tech Mixer.

“With all the activity around innovation happening in Austin during the week of March 14, it was a natural place to hold our event,” Pal said. “The 10-day event is underpinned by a theme of innovation and discovery and we wanted to facilitate discussion around this during our Mixer. It was an outstanding success and everyone had a great time while by networking and building stronger relationships within the tech community.”

About early growth
Early Growth is the one-stop solution for performing all essential business services (EBS), including transactional accounting, CFO services, benefits, recruiting, HR and insurance. Since its inception over a decade ago, Early Growth has helped more than 4,000 venture capital-backed companies and startups, including many from the first round to exit and beyond. Early Growth works with clients around the world through their operations with 1,000 employees, headquartered in Silicon Valley and distributed around the world – in every major US city and beyond.

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More than 400 investors, founders, CEOs, CFOs and strategic partners attended the Austin Tech Mixer on the evening of March 14. BridgeBank, CCIG, Cherry Bekaert and Early Growth sponsored the event, which coincided with SXSW.

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AI-powered service Giftpack raises funds to transform corporate and personal gifts


NEW YORK, March 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Giftpack, a pioneering AI-powered donation service, has raised an additional round, bringing the company’s total funding to $1 million since its launch in 2020. The new Yorkstartup based in Taiwan runs a global operation and now helps over a thousand companies reshape their giving process around the world.

Investors in the company include syndicate AngelList Accelerating Asia; Draper Startup House global business center; that of Singapore the biggest player in corporate gifts, Axxel Marketing; from Japan first acceleration program, Open Network Lab, created in 2010 by Tokyotech conglomerate Digital Garage; and a group of angels from the United States and Asia.

Funds raised will be dedicated to improving AI accuracy, as well as expanding sales. Giftpack currently serves 1,142 corporate accounts in addition to thousands of individual customers. the new York– the company whose registered office also has offices in Tokyo, Seoul, San Franciscoand taipei.

The Giftpack AI solution sources gifts from a catalog of 3.2 million products available online worldwide. By analyzing the gift recipient’s personal keywords, social media, and digital footprint, the service can get a sense of their tastes, interests, and preferences in order to suggest personalized options for each individual. The service also takes care of delivery logistics, so customers don’t have to worry about international shipping, packaging and other operations.

“According to our data, we have helped our corporate clients save over 50,000 hours – HR, office managers, customer success managers, marketers and sales professionals,” said Archer Chiang, Founder and CEO of Giftpack. “We live in a rapidly changing environment, and the pandemic years have only increased the workload. Using AI, we can reduce the stress of choosing the perfect personalized gift. also to retain employees and customers, as well as to maintain better relationships with people.”

The company also takes into account cultural differences, down to details like the color of the packaging: for example, red is lucky and festive in some cultures, but it may not “translate” not that way in others. Giftpack achieved a 99.2% satisfaction rate by challenging the “one size fits all” approach to corporate gifts. The company has grown exponentially during the pandemic.

According to Coresight Research, the US corporate gifts market is expected to reach $306 billion by 2024, at a rate of more than 8% per year.

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Everyday Cheapskate: 8 Secrets to a Successful Garage Sale | Hobbies


Whether your goal is to purge your home of things you no longer need or to raise funds – or both – the choice is yours.

You can sell your items on an auction website like eBay, list them in classified ads on Craigslist, or give them away. Or, you can create a garage sale that turns your junk into cash and ringing bells.

PLAN AHEAD: Give yourself more than a few weeks to prepare. Make sure the date you select does not conflict with a holiday or community event. Check local laws regarding signage, restrictions, and permit requirements, if any.

GET ORGANIZED: It pays to get your affairs in order. Designate your sales area. If there are items nearby that aren’t for sale, cover them up or clearly mark them “Not for Sale.” Take the time to repair and clean up your sale items and your sales floor. Dirt, grime, chaos and clutter will repel shoppers. A well-ordered space will attract people who are ready, willing and able to buy.

PRICING: The majority of people who come through your sale are simply looking for something they can use without having to pay full price. Your goal is to get rid of your stuff while getting back some of the money you spent buying it in the first place. Look up the price of similar items on eBay or Craigslist. For big ticket items priced over $100, be sure to include manuals, warranties, or other information that would benefit the buyer.

TO DISPLAY: At the very least, put a sign at the end of your street. If you really want to attract motivated buyers, get serious with advertising. Consider an ad in a local newspaper. Join NextDoor, a private social networking service for neighborhoods where you can interact with neighbors and publicize your sale. Post on local bulletin boards and circulate flyers.

Put time and effort into this, because you want your ad to stand out.

ESTABLISHMENT : Make your layout deliberate. Group things into sections. For example, gather all kitchen items in one area and toys and games in another. Make sure all your clothes are hanging. Install a makeshift hanging coat rack with two ladders or hooks from the ceiling. Do not pile clothes on a table or in boxes.

POINT OF SALE: This is the payment area, where you will collect money. It’s a great place to sell cookies, coffee, sticky buns and bottled water. If you have a lot of small random items like small toys, jewelry, and other items that don’t go with anything else, distribute them in small lunch bags. close them with adhesive tape; and mark them “Grab Bags!” Add a reasonable price and place them right next to the checkout. Sit back and watch them fly off the table.

PREPARE FOR THE WORST: Bad weather is always possible, so make sure you have some tarps available. If rain is a possibility, move electronics, books, and paper items just inside the garage or under a blanket.

ACQUIRE HELP: If you want to knock your sale out of the park, get expert help. I recommend “The Garage Sale How-to Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Host a Successful Garage Sale” by Cindy Sabulis, available on Amazon. This guide is worth its weight in gold and could be the difference between a total waste of time and a big lucrative success!

Marie invites you to visit her at EverydayCheapskate.com, where this column is archived with links and resources for all recommended products and services. Mary invites questions and comments to https://www.everyday cheapskate.com/contact/, “Ask Mary.” This column will answer questions of general interest, but letters cannot be answered individually. Mary Hunt is the founder of EverydayCheap skate.coma frugal living blog and the author of the book “Debt-Proof Living”.

Global 4G Infrastructure Equipment Market Report 2022


New York, March 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the “4G Infrastructure Equipment Global Market Report 2022” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p06246535/?utm_source=GNW
,, Altran Technologies, SA,, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.,, Ciena Corporation,, Lumentum, Acacia Comms, Ciena, Ericsson, Finisar, Juniper Networks and Infinera.

The global 4G infrastructure equipment market is expected to grow from $54.33 billion in 2021 to $58.21 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.1%. The growth is primarily due to businesses resuming operations and adjusting to the new normal while recovering from the impact of COVID-19, which previously led to restrictive lockdown measures involving social distancing, remote work and the closure of business activities that have resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $76.73 billion in 2026 with a CAGR of 7.1%.

The 4G infrastructure equipment market consists of the sale of 4G infrastructure equipment that produces technologies and services used to facilitate people’s communication by increasing network capacity and accelerating data transmission rates. Sales consist of revenue generated by establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing 4G infrastructure equipment such as macrocells, small cells, and distributed antenna systems (DAS) and others.

The main types of 4G infrastructure equipment are small cells; macrocell; Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and others. A Distributed Antenna System (DAS) uses multiple antennas rather than a single antenna to provide wireless coverage to the same area while using less total power and increasing reliability.

The different products available are Time Division (TD) LTE; LTE frequency division duplexing; LTE A which are used for logistics, e-commerce, virtual presence, crisis management, telemedicine and geographic processing and other applications.

Asia Pacific was the largest region in the 4G infrastructure equipment market in 2021. Western Europe was the second largest region in the 4G infrastructure equipment market.

Regions covered in this report are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.

The significant growth in network traffic is one of the major drivers for the growth of the 4G infrastructure equipment market. Network traffic is the amount of data moving across the internet at any given time.

The exponential increase in the number of Internet users, which represents nearly 57% of the world’s population, coupled with the increase in smartphones and mobile devices (4.68 billion users) are leading to a growth in network traffic. The global number of internet users is expected to reach 4.8 billion people by 2022, which will in turn lead to an increase in network traffic. According to statistics provided by Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), global IP traffic will reach an annual run rate of 2.3 zettabytes in 2020. The emergence of new social media platforms and applications such as augmented reality (RA) and Virtual Reality (VR) is also expected to drive the increase in network traffic during the forecast period. To accommodate such large network traffic and provide strong network bandwidth, telecom operators are expanding their 4G infrastructure equipment which is expected to drive the 4G infrastructure equipment market over the forecast period.

The high cost involved in the deployment of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) is expected to hamper the growth of the 4G infrastructure equipment market. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the statistical arm of the CDC, the number of Americans replacing landlines with phones is growing.

In 2019, only 42% of Americans had landlines, as most people have switched from landlines to cellular mobiles. This shows the growing reliance on cellular connectivity and the demand for DAS as a solution for infrastructure-intensive cellular connectivity.

However, the DAS installation process is complex and expensive. The DAS system requires investment in time, infrastructure and capital.

The cost ranges from $2 to $10 per square foot of coverage. For example, if the size of a building is 100,000 square feet, installing an active DAS will cost between $500,000 and $1 million. This includes the cost of specialized equipment, installation and wiring, and installation can take several months to a year. Deploying DAS in large projects also involves intensive radio frequency (RF) engineering and radio frequency (RF) testing, which incurs additional costs. The cost varies depending on the frequency range, whether it is very high frequency (VHF), ultra high frequency (UHF) or 700-800 MHz for public safety. Hence, the high cost involved in deploying DAS is hampering the growth of the 4G infrastructure equipment market.

A digital distributed antenna system (DAS) is an array of antennas connected to a common source. DAS uses advanced digital signal processing to improve voice and data connectivity for end users.

It can be used indoors or outdoors, and can be used to provide wireless coverage in hotels, subways, airports, hospitals, businesses, road tunnels, etc. Wireless and advanced signal processing capabilities have enabled DAS to be used as a reliable public safety radio. communication services operating system.

However, improving public safety coverage indoors is a long-standing challenge. Therefore, specialized building infrastructure is required to enable two-way or trunked radio systems.

Thus, Digital DAS is expected to enhance the growth of the 4G infrastructure equipment market.

In April 2019, Smartfren Telecom, one of the leading telecom service providers in Indonesia, partnered with ZTE Corporation for 4G network expansion. This partnership has helped the company deliver an improved telecommunications network infrastructure in Indonesia.

Improved 4G LTE network coverage plays a key role in the market.

The countries covered in the 4G Infrastructure Equipment market report are Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, South Korea South, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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Direct Attach Cable Market Size, Scope, Growth, Competitive Analysis – Arista Networks, Cisco Systems, Cleveland Cable Company, Hitachi


New Jersey, United States,- the Direct Attach Cable Market is carefully analyzed in the report with a focus on market dynamics including key issues and challenges, drivers, trends, and opportunities. The report includes an in-depth analysis of key market players to understand the utilization of the key strategies adopted in the Direct Attach Cable market. It also sheds light on the industrial value chain and its expected changes over the forecast period. Analysts have offered complete and accurate research on price, sales, and cost in the Direct Connect Cable market and its development in the coming years. The research study has been prepared using the latest primary and secondary research methods.

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The report includes comprehensive company profiles of some of the largest and most popular names in the direct attach cable market. Each player analyzed by the Direct Attach Cable report authors is thoroughly researched on the basis of markets served, gross margin, production rate, product portfolio, market share, applications, and other factors. . The competitive landscape of the Direct Attach Cables market is thoroughly analyzed with emphasis on the nature of market competition and future changes related to market competition. The effects of economic conditions, regulatory changes, changes in customer behavior and purchasing habits on the competitive landscape are also analyzed in detail.

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The Direct Connect Cable report provides information on the market area, which is further sub-divided into sub-regions and countries/regions. In addition to the market share in each country and sub-region, this chapter of this report also contains information on profit opportunities. This chapter of the report mentions the market share and growth rate of each region, country and sub-region over the estimated period.

• North America (USA and Canada)
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It’s Your Business includes Bartlett & West, KDOT, Brewster Health



Emily Hernandez joined the team of his living room, also known as Indian Hills Styling Salon, 5642 SW 29th St. in the Barrington Village Mall, as a full-time nail stylist and technician. She is a graduate of the Washburn Tech Academy of Cosmetology, where she ranked in the Skills USA competition thanks to her makeup skills. She specializes in balayage, foil placement, high and low lighting, pedicures and shellac manicures, including detailed and elaborate nail art. She also has a background in arts education from Wichita State University.


Keith Wartageneral manager of Bartlett & West, announced his intention to retire. He will step down as CEO in June 2022 but will remain Chairman of the Board of Bartlett & West. Warta began his career with Bartlett & West in 1984 at the company‘s Topeka office as a project engineer. Over the decades, he helped grow the company from approximately 35 employees to an employee-owned company of more than 350 with offices spread throughout the Midwest. As a person who values ​​service to others, Warta is chair-elect of the Topeka Community Foundation board of directors, co-chair of Momentum 2022 Community Strategy, 2009 graduate of Leadership Kansas, past chair of the Board of chairman for the Greater Topeka Partnership and is a strong supporter of Kansas State University.


Joe Caldwell will succeed Keith Warta as CEO of Bartlett & West’s CEO. Caldwell’s 29-year career with the company began as a project engineer and most recently held the positions of market leader and marketing director. “This transition for Bartlett & West is much easier thanks to Keith’s many years of visionary leadership,” Caldwell said.

the Kansas Society of Accountants announcement Danielle Hologram will be its ninth Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Hologram started her career with KSCPA in 2011 as Membership and Marketing Coordinator. She was promoted to Director of Memberships and then Senior Director of Memberships and Career Development. In addition to her experience with KSCPA, Danielle earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas in 2011 and the Certified Association Executive designation in 2019. She is also a board member of the Kansas Society of Association Executives. “I am honored to serve the Company in this new position of President and CEO,” said Hologram. “I look forward to continuing our mission to support the essential work done every day by Kansas CPAs and to work with the Board and members to chart the course for the future of the profession. I’m excited to see what we can accomplish together.


chuck espinozaspecialist engineering technician in the Office of Research, celebrates 50 years of service to the Kansas Department of Transportation. He graduated from Topeka High School and soon after started as a laborer in the KDOT District One office. He was then a storekeeper for five years, then promoted to engineering technician in the office of Gage Construction. Two years later, he joined the Research and Materials Center and obtained several promotions. Espinoza has held his current position as an Engineering Technician since 2001, heading the Research Unit/Asphalt Section. “I like variety, it’s something new every day,” he said. “I always try to do a good job and make a good product for the state.” He plans to retire next year and spend more time with his wife, Tammie, five children and six grandchildren.


Brewster Health Center was recognized by US News & World Report as the Best Nursing Home for 2021-2022, receiving its “High Performance” rating in short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. The Brewster Health Center is among the elite 13% of skilled nursing facilities receiving this coveted designation. Meeting or exceeding assessment criteria for long-term and acute care, Brewster Health Center has been recognized for its rich history of resident safety and quality post-acute care. Brewster CEO Joe Ewert said: “Receiving this recognition during a pandemic when coronavirus has unfortunately been a significant risk factor for older adults is of unprecedented significance.”

Intermediate States Materialsa division of Betti Cos. based in Topeka, received the prestigious Governor’s Award for Mined Land Reclamation for his work in transforming a 100-acre piece of the Plummer Creek Quarry into a productive agricultural asset. This is the fourth time Mid-States has won this award. “Our goal is to return the land that provided the resources for our infrastructure to a better condition than when we arrived,” said Nick Jackson, environmental specialist at Mid-States.

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Fortinet Expands Global Presence in Secure SD-WAN with New Service Provider Partnerships


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Fortinet (NASDAQ, FTNT), a global leader in extensive, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced five new service providers – Etihad Atheeb Telecom Company”GOES”, Microland, Radius Telecoms, Inc., Spectrotel and TIMEdotCom added Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to their managed services portfolios. Fortinet’s industry-leading Secure SD-WAN solution and its integration with Fortinet Security Fabric helps MSSPs deliver a simplified network architecture with accelerated security, all powered by an OS to achieve operational efficiencies anywhere, from the center from data to multi-cloud environments via SaaS sites. .

John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet, said, “Fortinet has been a leader in SD-WAN since becoming the first vendor to combine advanced security and connectivity in a unified solution. Our security-based network approach to SD-WAN securely interconnects every office to every data center, multi-cloud, and SaaS environment and serves as the foundation for a Zero Trust Edge architecture. We’re excited to help our global MSSP partners address their customers’ most pressing needs, including enabling work from anywhere and accelerating digital innovation..”

MSSP enforcing security-based networking at every edge

Digital acceleration has driven organizations to adopt and implement a wide range of new technologies and practices to improve business agility and employee productivity. Coupled with today’s work-from-anywhere world, where users move between on-premises locations, interconnected branch offices, home offices, and temporary locations while on the move, the enterprise attack surface is growing at an exponential rate and exposure to threats is at an all time high. high time.

MSSPs continue to choose Fortinet Secure SD-WAN and Fortinet Security Fabric to help their customers apply Security-Driven Networking – the convergence of networking and security – at every edge and build highly dynamic networks without compromising protection of critical data. By weaving zero-trust principles into all edges – a strategy known as “Zero trust edge” – Fortinet helps ensure that network-based security is enforced wherever a user is.

Third-party recognition of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN

Fortinet Secure SD-WAN is the only solution that integrates SD-WAN, Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), advanced routing, and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) proxy functions. She recently received a number of accolades from industry analysts.

  • Named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for WAN Edge Infrastructure.
  • Ranked #1 for three out of five critical capacity use cases in the 2021 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure report.
  • Recognized in Forrester Now Tech Report, All-In-One Zero Trust Edge Solutions, Q4 2021 published December 2021.
  • Recognized as a Leader in IDC MarketScape, Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2021 Vendor Assessment, November 2021. (Doc #US47279821)
  • Named one of the top SD-WAN vendors in Frost Radar 2021.
  • Received the 2021 Global SD-WAN Vendor Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan.

In addition to these recognitions from the analyst community, five new service providers have recently launched managed SD-WAN services powered by Fortinet, here is what these new MSSP partners are saying about Fortinet Secure SD-WAN,

Yahya Saleh Al Mansour, CEO of Etihad Atheeb Telecom Company “GO” noted, “Expanding our portfolio with Fortinet Secure SD-WAN will allow our customers to benefit from a flexible and scalable solution that delivers improved security posture and network performance..”

Robert Wysocki, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Client Solutions – Networks and Cybersecurity at Microlandnoted, “As a global MSSP and professional services partner of Fortinet, Microland offers a suite of highly differentiated service offerings for SD-WAN, SD-Branch, and full SASE to enterprise customers that leverage integrated, network-centric networking technology. Fortinet’s award-winning security, powered by our accredited network assurance platform. This results in a unique and powerful combination that has the potential to accelerate the customer’s transformation program by more than 30%, deliver 25% higher operational efficiencies, and dramatically improve user experience. Together, we’ve helped customers in various industries such as environmental services, transportation, and retail deploy to more than 4,000 cumulative global locations, reducing overall total cost of ownership by up to 65% and driving significant improvements in customer experience and business productivity.

Quiel Delgado, CEO and President of Radius Telecoms, Inc. noted, “Radius has been providing ICT solutions to the largest companies in the Philippines for over two decades. As we support and accelerate the business growth of our clients in key industry segments such as BPO, banking and retail, it is imperative for us to partner with leading, world-class solution providers. . Fortinet Secure SD-WAN complements our suite of security solutions and works seamlessly with our data and Internet connectivity services. And in light of the growing challenges of online security and digitalization, our partnership with Fortinet helps us address and deliver the best security solutions for our business customers..”

Ross Artale, President and COO of Spectrotel noted, “Spectrotel has defined the class of next-generation aggregators by leveraging our partnerships with industry leaders to seamlessly integrate the most effective cutting-edge technologies into every solution we design. Fortinet’s security-focused networking approach to SD-WAN is the killer app for customers looking for best-in-class security and SD-WAN in one solution. With the addition of our Fortinet-powered SD-WAN Gateway, Spectrotel’s secure SD-WAN solution has quickly become the platform of choice for enterprise customers requiring nationwide quality connectivity with comprehensive application-layer security to web and cloud platforms..”

Kit Au, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at TIME dotCom noted, “Businesses want secure solutions built from the ground up. Our customers rest easy knowing that TIME has partnered with Fortinet, a leader in security and networking solutions. In addition to Fortinet’s security-focused networking technology, our MEF triple-certified network is also the first to pass the rigorous management-based Malaysian Banking and Finance Network Resilience and Risk Assessment Audit. of Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) in Technology Policy (RMiT). In short, we’ve integrated TIME’s high-quality service with Fortinet’s cutting-edge technology, delivering the most robust and secure SD-WAN solution on the Malaysian market..”


Russia tells Google to stop sharing anti-Russian ads against its people on YouTube


After its ban on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Russia has now taken a swipe at US tech giants Google and its YouTube video platform. Russian regulators on Friday accused Google and YouTube of “terrorist” activities, in a possible first step towards a ban on access. The authority claimed the video platform was showing “anti-Russian videos” amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

Russia previously announced a ban on global media technology giants like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The restriction was accompanied by a ban on access to all independent media. Following this, Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor has now accused YouTube of letting users share ads against the Russian administration. He claimed that videos on the platform called for the suspension of communication systems of Russian and Belarusian railway networks and that they were disseminated as part of anti-Russian propaganda.

“The activities of the YouTube administration are terrorist in nature and threaten the life and health of Russian citizens,” Roskomnadzor was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. “Roskomnadzor categorically opposes such advertising campaigns and asks Google to stop broadcasting anti-Russian videos as soon as possible,” he said while denouncing Google’s “anti-Russian position”. Russia had imposed heavy restrictions on the media after Putin’s announcement of the invasion of Ukraine. Moscow now appears to be considering a possible YouTube ban from Google.

Instagram and Facebook banned in Russia

Notably, Instagram, which is Russia’s most popular social media website, was spared the first round of sanctions, but later Meta was accused of allowing anti-Putin sentiment on Facebook. Consequently, it may have been labeled as an “extremist organization” by Roskomnadzor, which led to its Instagram affiliate being banned. Facebook and Instagram’s parent company Meta said the temporary changes to the Russian hate speech policy only apply to Ukrainian users because, after Russia’s war on kyiv, it is incorrect to prevent Ukrainians “from expressing their resistance and fury against the invading military forces.

Russia, despite having banned Facebook, has opened a criminal investigation into Meta’s hate speech policy in which Russian prosecutors demanded that the court consider the US social media giant an “extremist organization”. Interestingly, as the Kremlin continued to shrink its online space and even restrict access to social networking app Instagram, Russia-based tech entrepreneurs are set to launch a photo-sharing app called Rossgram. , to replace the Meta-owned app in the domestic market. . The new app is set to launch on March 28.


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US Government Customers Unaffected by Viasat Cyber ​​Attack


WASHINGTON — A cyberattack that disrupted Viasat internet services in Ukraine and other parts of Europe did not affect U.S. government customers, the company said March 16.

The California-based satellite giant and defense contractor further said the attack did not compromise customer data or damage its core network infrastructure and gateways. As of March 11, its KA-SAT network had been stabilized and the company was working to restore services.

“We continue to make meaningful progress and multiple resolution efforts have been completed while others are ongoing,” the company said in a statement. “Some client modems are receiving over-the-air updates while other client modems will be replaced.”

The February cyberattack – described as “deliberate, isolated and external” by a Viasat spokesperson – roughly coincided with Russia’s bloody invasion of Ukraine. On March 15, NetBlocks said the Viasat attack was “one of many incidents seen” as Russia arrived.

As of March 16, the Ukrainian government had recorded more than 3,000 distributed denial of service attacks on its systems, including a record 275 in one day. The tactic, often referred to as DDoS, floods a website or network with traffic, rendering it useless.

“Russia’s aggression, the intensity of cyber-attacks against Ukraine’s vital information infrastructure has not diminished,” the State Service for Special Communications and Security Protection said. Ukraine information in a newsletter. “While Russian missiles target physical communication and broadcast infrastructure, Russian hackers target our information infrastructure.”

Moscow has always denied such operations.

On March 11, Reuters reported that Western intelligence teams, including the US National Security Agency, are investigating the attack, which has not been attributed to any specific player. Reuters described the blitz as perhaps “one of the most significant publicly disclosed wartime cyberattacks to date”.

Viasat told C4ISRNET on March 16 that it was working with “law enforcement, government partners” and its “third-party cybersecurity company.”

Viasat provides satellite and networking capabilities, among other assets, to the US military. In January 2020, for example, the company announced that it had won a $90 million contract with the Air Force to supply specialized Link 16 radios.

Colin Demarest is a reporter at C4ISRNET, where he covers networking and computing. Colin previously covered the Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration — namely nuclear weapons development and Cold War cleanup — for a South Carolina daily.

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PARTS iD “Shop by type of service” boosts sales


A new online specialty store for an emerging market, expanded “Shop by Service Type” functionality and cost-effective product alternatives are among the strategic initiatives deployed by the technology platform PARTS ID during the fourth trimester.

The technology platform serves the automotive aftermarket through the CARiD e-commerce site and covers adjacent complex parts markets through seven other verticals. In the automotive sector, 70% of the company’s sales are made up of interior accessories, wheels and performance parts.

Capturing an emerging category

In November, PARTS iD launched an electric vehicle (EV) store on CARiD. This includes charging equipment, mechanical repair and maintenance parts, and accessories. It covers many popular electric vehicle models on the road today.

“The adoption of electric vehicles is accelerating and we believe we are well positioned to capture this emerging category with our platform business model,” said PARTS iD CEO. Nino Ciappina said Monday (March 14) during the company‘s quarterly earnings call.

In a presentation released with the earnings call, the company said U.S. electric vehicle sales jumped 83% in 2021 and electric vehicles are expected to make up 26% of new cars sold in the U.S. 2035.

“Our platform model allows us to capture changes in consumer demand and enter emerging and new product categories such as electric vehicle parts and accessories in a capital-efficient way to create a complete assortment with minimal investment in physical inventory,” Ciappina said on the call. .

Show additional or optional elements

During the fourth quarter, PARTS iD also expanded its “Shop by Service Type” feature which allows customers to specify the job they want done and then get a bundle of parts they need to do that job. .

“Using Shop by Service Type, the customer chooses the primary replacement item – for example, brake pads – and the platform offers a wide selection of results while displaying frequently needed add-on or optional items,” said said Ciappina.

If a customer buys brake pads, for example, Shop by Service Type will also show brake rotors, brake fluid, and specialty brake tools. All products found by the feature are guaranteed to fit the vehicle based on the year, make and model entered by the customer.

Following recent expansion, the Shop by Service Type feature now includes vehicle-specific product groups for over 500 repair jobs.

“The benefit of this feature is that the customer can order all additional products at once rather than finding out later that a necessary component is missing,” Ciappina said.

Offer cost-effective product alternatives

In response to the challenge of inflation, PARTS iD is working with suppliers to contain cost increases where possible, and partially pass the costs on to consumers through dynamic pricing where necessary. The company also offers cost-effective product alternatives to its customers.

“A notable and clear advantage of our platform business model is the breadth of similar products available for a consumer to trade across the value spectrum of products as prices rise,” Ciappina said. “By offering customers options across the value spectrum during times like this, we can capture sales that competitors with a stock-and-ship model may lose due to their assortment of products and options. limits.”



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NEC’s NETWORK CONNECT Direct Routing integration for Microsoft Teams is now available on Azure Marketplace


IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NEC Corporation of America (NEC)a leading provider and integrator of advanced computing, communications, networking and biometrics solutions, today announced the expanded availability of its NETWORK CONNECT Direct Routing solution, now available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Launched in early 2020, NEC NETWORK CONNECT has quickly become a trusted technology for enterprise customers who demand a robust and reliable transport solution for their most critical business communications. Microsoft’s certification and inclusion in its marketplace is further proof of the platform’s capabilities and reliability.

“We are excited to strengthen our 40+ year strategic partnership with Microsoft by delivering Teams connectivity in over 140 countries. NETWORK CONNECT is ideal for organizations that want a turnkey solution to access hundreds of carrier networks, reduce costs, and bring more control and transparency to their Teams environment,” said Joe Salisbury, vice president of sales, service and business support, NEC. America Company. “Our use of M2M and AI algorithms provides built-in automatic failover for optimal accessibility and performance for uninterrupted collaboration and business continuity. This capability is essential for companies looking to fully utilize Teams. »

The NETWORK CONNECT platform leverages over 375 global carriers to place every Teams call on the network that provides the highest quality of service, eliminating the risk of disruptions associated with reliance on a single carrier or the complexity of multiple service providers. NEC’s solution is available in 140 countries worldwide and includes a portal that enables enterprise-wide visibility and management of call traffic through a single-panel management interface. In addition to delivering superior performance, NEC NETWORK CONNECT enables midsize and enterprise customers to realize significant cost savings without the need to change day-to-day operations.

To learn more about NEC NETWORK CONNECT, visit: www.necam.com/NETWORKCONNECT

About NEC Corporation of America

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC provides integrated solutions for society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a particular focus on safety, security and efficiency. We offer one of the industry’s strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unlock customers’ productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best solutions and technologies and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today’s most complex business problems. NEC Corporation of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 140 countries and $29.5 billion in revenue. For more information, please visit www.necam.com.

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Social Networking Site Market to See Huge Growth by 2027 – Facebook, Tumblr, Sina, Google, InterActiveCorp, Tencent, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter, Yahoo, Dor


New Jersey, USA, – Mr Accuracy Reports published new research on Global social sites covering the micro level of analysis by competitors and key business segments (2022-2029). Global social networking sites explore in-depth study on various segments such as opportunities, size, development, innovation, sales and overall growth of key players. The research is carried out on primary and secondary statistical sources and consists of qualitative and quantitative details.

Some of the Major Key Players profiled in the study are Facebook, Tumblr, Sina, Google, InterActiveCorp, Tencent, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter, Yahoo, Doraview Limited, Mail.ru

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Various factors are responsible for the growth trajectory of the market, which are studied extensively in the report. Additionally, the report lists down the restraints that threaten the global Social Networking Sites market. This report is a consolidation of primary and secondary research, which provides market size, share, dynamics and forecasts for various segments and sub-segments considering macro and micro environmental factors. It also assesses the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, the threat of new entrants and product substitutes, and the degree of competition prevailing in the market.

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POET Technologies responds to Shenzhen lockdown


TORONTO, March 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — POET Technologies Inc. (“POET” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: PTK; Nasdaq: POET), the designer and developer of POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits ( PIC) for the data center and telecommunications markets, today announced that in response to the temporary lockdown resulting from an outbreak of COVID-19 in Shenzhen, critical development activities have been absorbed by Singapore and other sites.

“Over the past two years, we have implemented redundancy for critical operations in Singapore, Shenzhen and Allentown, Pennsylvania, both to accelerate development and to address COVID-19 lockdowns,” said Dr. Suresh Venkatesan, CEO of POET Technologies. “On Sunday March 13, 2022, our operation in Shenzhen, China was informed that it would be closed until at least March 20, 2022, due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in that city. We quickly commissioned Singapore and our joint venture, Super Photonics Xiamen, to continue manufacturing samples for customers. Because we have been well prepared for such an eventuality, we do not believe that this temporary lockdown will have an effect on our expected delivery schedule for customers, potential customers or business partners. »

About POET Technologies Inc.
POET Technologies is a design and development company offering integration solutions based on the POET Optical Interposer™, a novel platform that enables the seamless integration of electronic and photonic devices into a single multi-chip module using advanced techniques wafer-level semiconductor fabrication and packaging methods. . POET’s optical interposer eliminates costly components and the labor-intensive assembly, alignment, run-in, and test methods used in conventional photonics. The cost-effective integration scheme and scalability of the POET Optical Interposer brings value to any device or system that integrates electronics and photonics, including some of the fastest growing areas of computing, such as intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles and high-speed networking for cloud service providers and data centers. POET is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Shenzhen, China and Singapore. More information can be obtained at www.poet-technologies.com.

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Such forward-looking information or statements are based on a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions which may cause actual results or other expectations to differ materially from those anticipated and which may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, management’s expectations regarding the success and timing of completion of its development efforts, its ability to successfully demonstrate its products on time, financing activities, future growth, the recruitment of personnel, the opening of offices, the form and potential of its joint venture, the plans and completion of projects by the Company’s consultants, contractors and third-party partners, the availability of capital, the need to engage capital and other expenditures and the effects of COVID-19 related lockdowns. Actual results could differ materially due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, failure of its products to meet performance requirements, lack of product demonstrations, operational risks related upon the completion of the Company’s planned projects, a delay or abandonment of its planned joint venture, delays resulting from COVID-19 closures, delays in recruiting for its newly opened operations or changes in plans regarding the development of Company’s planned projects by third parties, risks affecting the Company’s ability to execute projects, the Company’s ability to generate sales for its products, the ability to attract key personnel and the ability to raise capital additional. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking information or statements are reasonable, prospective investors in the Company’s securities should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking information or statements, as the Company cannot guarantee that such expectations will prove to be true. be correct. The forward-looking information and statements contained in this press release speak as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise such forward-looking information and statements, except as required by law. For more information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties, please see the Company’s filings at www.SEDAR.com.

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More Japanese companies are relying on the services to support the mental health of remote workers


As prolonged telecommuting due to the coronavirus pandemic leaves remote workers feeling isolated, a growing number of Japanese companies are using online services such as personal counseling software to look after the mental well-being of their employees.

Network technology company NTT Communications Corp., which currently has around 80% of its employees working remotely, has adopted specialized software to organize online consultations between workers and their superiors.

Using software provided by Kakeai Inc., a 20-something worker at NTT Communications, for example, has a 30-minute chat with her boss every two weeks.

“It helps to deal with the little day-to-day work issues,” she said.

Software users register in advance the topics they want to discuss with their superiors, make appointments and send memos or other files if they wish.

As for those who provide consultancy, the software provides suggestions on advice likely to be sought and allows them to enter memos and shared documents on screen.

Kakeai has around 100 customers, including Itochu Corp., Asahi Group Holdings Ltd., NTT Docomo Inc. and Astellas Pharma Inc.

“It can bridge communication gaps better than general-purpose online meeting systems,” said Hidetaka Honda, president of Kakeai.

A service offered by Lafool ​​Inc. uses smart phones to measure the stress level of employees by having them periodically answer questionnaires on a website created for this purpose and provides access to video content offering advice from health professionals.

About 850 businesses have adopted Lafool’s online service, more than double from the pre-pandemic period, according to the company.

In a September survey of 120 personnel affairs managers by business management journal Gekkan Soumu Inc., about 43% said the number of workers complaining of deteriorating health physical or mental had increased during the pandemic, up 8 percentage points from the previous year. .

Feelings of isolation and lack of communication were the most cited reasons for their deteriorated health, according to the survey.

Some companies rely on technologies to analyze how employees use their PCs or monitor their physical responses such as pulse rate and blink rate via a camera.

But Fumiko Kudo, a visiting academic staff member at Osaka University’s Research Center for Ethical, Legal and Social Issues, warns that such surveillance methods could raise a privacy breach issue.

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Google Cloud will raise prices for storage and data services


Google Cloud warned customers on Monday that a series of price increases for its infrastructure services will take effect on October 1.

The cloud provider adds new data replication and network egress fees and, in some cases, for cold row storage operations, for example, doubles its prices.

Sachin Gupta, vice president and general manager of Google Cloud Infrastructure, linked the changes to the cloud provider’s infrastructure investments over the past few years. Google Cloud has struggled to break even over the past few years as it tries to catch AWS and Microsoft.

“They’re also designed to better align with how other major cloud providers charge for similar products, so customers can more easily compare services between major cloud providers,” Gupta written in a blog post today. Google Cloud declined further comment.

The new default data replication charges are part of the new storage charges for Google Cloud services that were previously free. Google Cloud will also begin charging network egress charges for reading data to a cloud storage bucket in a multi-region from a Google Cloud service in a region on the same continent.

New options and capabilities for a wider variety of workloads, meanwhile, will give customers more choice in how they pay for storage, compute and networking services, according to Gupta.

As Google Cloud raises prices for its standard persistent disk (PD) snapshot storage, it plans to roll out a new lower cost archive snapshot option for PD in the second half of this year which will have the same functionality, including incremental chains, compression and encryption. This would allow compliance/archiving use cases to be charged less than compute-intensive DevOps workloads, Google Cloud said.

Here’s a look at some of the other notable price changes. Clients who sign or renew a contract of engagement with a fixed or floating discount before October 1st. won’t be impacted by price changes until they renew, according to Google Cloud.

Google Cloud Storage Price Changes

  • Google Cloud will increase the amount of its Always Free Internet egress from 1 GB per month to 100 GB per month to each eligible egress destination
  • Convenience Storage and Archive Storage Prices Will Rise Across US, EU, and Asia Multi-Regions
  • Coldline Storage Prices Will Rise in the Asia Multi-Region
  • Prices for standard storage and proximity storage will increase in both regions NAM4, EUR4 and ASIA1
  • Coldline storage pricing will decrease in NAM4 and EUR4 dual regions and increase in ASIA1 dual region
  • Archive storage will decrease in NAM4, EUR4 and ASIA1 dual regions
  • Class B Coldline storage operations and Class A operations in regions will double

PD snapshot pricing

  • Pricing for regional snapshots and multi-regional storage will drop from $0.026 per GB per month to $0.05 per GB per month
  • Multi-regional snapshot storage price will increase from $0.026 per month to $0.065 per month
  • Snapshots will have a minimum billing period of one hour

Cloud Load Balancing

  • Google Cloud will begin charging outbound data processing fees of $0.008 to $0.012 per GB, depending on a specific region, for all cloud load balancing products to “maintain consistency and alignment with the variable costs of services in our cloud load balancing portfolio”.

Network topology

  • Google Cloud will introduce a new payload for its Network Topology visualization tool that originally launched as a free service. The price – $0.0011 per resource hour – will include the Network Intelligence Center performance dashboard at no additional cost.

In 2022, here’s how to use a prepaid card online.

In 2022, here’s how to use a prepaid card online.

Prepaid cards are one of the safest and most practical payment methods available. Some of the country’s largest banks and corporations and numerous smaller issuers offer these products. Prepaid cards may be used to make purchases in physical shops and make online purchases using account numbers.

Because a rising number of transactions are performed online, this is essential. According to Statista.com, e-commerce sales in the United States will top $460 billion in 2021.

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It’s essential to know how to utilize prepaid cards for online shopping to keep your prices low and the cash on your card safe. Here’s all you need to know about it.

Select the Appropriate Prepaid Card

Prepaid cards are similar to credit cards in that they do not need borrowing or repayment. You just buy the card in a shop or get one for free online, fill the account with cash (either at the register or online), and use it much like a debit card linked to a bank account. With each transaction, your available balance decreases.

There are a lot of wonderful prepaid cards to pick from. Most of them are reloadable, which means you may top up your account at any moment. If you always want a card on hand but don’t have a credit card or a bank account, reloadable prepaid cards are the way to go.

Here are some of our favorite reloadable prepaid cards for online shopping:

1. Prepaid Mastercard from Brinks

  • Brink’s provides you with the security you deserve. Since 1859, we’ve been keeping cash and valuables safe.
  • You may get paid faster* with Brink’s Direct Deposit than with a paper check.
  • Because this is not a credit card, there are no late penalties or interest costs.
  • Use the Brink’s Money Prepaid Mobile App to manage your account and get text or email notifications while on the move (Message & data rates may apply.)

2. Prepaid Mastercard® via PayPal

  • To fund your prepaid card account, transfer money from your PayPal account.
  • By using your card, you may get cashback and tailored incentives.
  • You may be paid quicker with Direct Deposit than with a paper check.
  • The Bancorp Bank, a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is the issuer of this card. The card may be used anywhere that accepts Debit Mastercard.

3. Prepaid NetSpend® Visa® Card

  • You may be paid quicker with Netspend Direct Deposit than with a paper check.
  • Because this is not a credit card, there are no late penalties or interest costs.
  • On purchases made with your card, there are no overdraft fees.

However, certain prepaid cards, such as gift cards, are not reloadable and are best used if you just require the card for a short period, for a particular reason, or to use in a specific location.

The card may be open- or closed-loop, in addition to being reloadable:

Open-loop: Prepaid cards linked to a universal payment network, such as Visa, Mastercard, or American Express, are the most versatile. If the payment network’s logo appears on the card, it’s an open-loop card. With an open-loop card, you may spend anyplace you’re accepted, from physical stores to e-commerce websites.

Gift cards are often closed-loop and come under the prepaid category. They are tied to a merchant, Macy’s or Starbucks, rather than a payment network. You can only conduct transactions with a closed-loop card at Macy’s or Starbucks. These cards could appeal if you’re confident that’s where you want to purchase.

Examine the Fees

Depending on the prepaid card you use, you may be charged various fees that are not imposed by standard credit and debit cards. Take the time to read the terms printed on the package and the website.

The following are typical prepaid card fees:

  • $4.95 for activation (to get the card started).
  • Maintenance is $10 per month.
  • .50 to $1.00 to $2.00 per transaction/purchase
  • Reloads in cash range from $1.50 to $4.95.
  • 1.95 to $25.00 for a teller-assisted cash withdrawal
  • Cash withdrawals from ATMs range from $1.00 to $3.00.
  • Inquire about your ATM balance for $.33 to $2.50.
  • Insufficient money at ATMs is decreasing – from $1.00 to $20.00.
  • $2.00 to $10.00 for a second card
  • $.99 to $5.95 for a paper statement
  • Inactivity fees range from $1.95 to $8.00 each month.
  • Replacement of a card costs between $2.00 and $10.00.
  • $30 for expedited mailing on a new card
  • 1% to 4.95 percent for foreign transactions
  • Foreign ATMs range from $1.45 to $5.00.

Before choosing a card and making a transaction, be sure to read the conditions. Each card has a varied charge structure, cheaper than others.

The Brinks Prepaid Mastercard has no monthly fees, but the NetSpend® Visa® Prepaid Card has no reload costs.

Make sure you have enough cash on hand for your online shopping needs.

You’ll need to top up your card account so that you have enough money to make online transactions. However, you don’t want your available balance drained by reloading costs.

Track your transactions to see how much money is left on your account before making another purchase to prevent the card from being denied. This will not only cause you to bother when attempting to purchase what you desire, but the declining cost will also reduce the amount on your card.

Check to see whether the e-commerce site is safe.

Almost all e-commerce websites accept prepaid cards, especially if your card is open-loop.

But, before you complete the purchase, double-check that the site is safe. Never shop from a link in an email or text message. Instead, go directly to the company’s official website.

Major department stores, Amazon, Shopify, and other well-known merchants with a significant online presence take precautions to ensure that their sites are protected with the most up-to-date security methods. On the other hand, small, independent e-commerce websites may not be as secure.

In every scenario, search for the lock sign in the browser’s URL box. The address should begin with “HTTPS” rather than “HTTP” (indicating that the transaction will be encrypted).

Secure Padlock by CardRates

To the left of the URL, look for the padlock. You may click on it to learn more about the website’s security.

This may help you avoid falling prey to phishing scams, in which criminals attempt to steal your credit card or personal information.

To make online purchases, you must first register and fund your card.

It’s essential to register your prepaid card with the issuer, especially if you want to keep it for a long time.

Although your card will arrive with its unique set of instructions, the overall procedure for activating it online is entirely consistent: go to the company’s website, log in, and input the card’s account number, expiry date, and personal information. The card will be registered, and you will be connected with it when you click the “submit” button.

You may also activate your card by calling and giving the same information.

Once you’ve signed the back of the card, you’re ready to begin shopping online! To make the transaction, you’ll need your credit card. You’ll input the account number, expiry date, and, if the card has one, the CVV code on the back of the card, just as you would with a credit or debit card.

If you want to make an online purchase but don’t have enough money on your card, you have a few options:

Split the transaction into two halves. If you have a gift card, you may generally apply the amount to the online payment form and then pay the remaining balance with another card.

Deposit the card. With a prepaid card, you may not divide the transaction, but you may fill it with the amount you need. When you reload at a shop, the money is accessible practically instantly, but when you reload online, it might take a few hours, so there will be a slight wait.

The most straightforward approach to purchasing online using a prepaid card is to include the store as one of your payment choices. Instead of entering the numbers each time you want to buy anything, you may just choose that account at checkout.

What to Do If Things Don’t Go As Planned

Problems may arise with any instrument. Here are some of the most typical issues with prepaid cards and online shopping, as well as what you can do about them:

Expired card: Depending on your prepaid card, you may be required to pay a charge to avoid losing cash before it expires. Contact the firm and either seek a new card or terminate the account and request that the amount is mailed to you. Gift cards must be valid for at least five years, either from the date of purchase or from the date of the most recent addition of cash, according to federal law. You may have the money moved to a new card for free if the card has an earlier expiry date.

Card lost: Imagine you’re going to make a transaction, and you’re looking for your card, but it’s nowhere to be found! Log in to your account on the issuer’s website and make a report. After reporting the card as lost or stolen, you will not only be safeguarded from illegal purchases, but most issuers will also instantly issue you a new card with the money transferred to the new card (Check the replacement card fee, so you know the natural balance when you get it). The new card may take a few days to arrive, so you’ll have to put it in your online cart for later.

Unauthorized transactions: Check your account to see if someone has already made purchases using your lost or stolen prepaid card. Federal law would protect you against fraudulent transactions if you registered the card; thus, you should be refunded. However, act fast since you may not get compensated if you wait too long to report it.

The card was turned down: If you entered all of the numbers correctly and have sufficient funds to complete the transaction but are still refused, the retailer has most likely flagged your card. It’s possible that you registered the card with incorrect information, and it’s not matching up. Correct it on the website or by contacting customer care.

Keep in mind that similar issues may occur with any form of a card, not only prepaid cards, including credit and debit cards.

Prepaid cards help you avoid debt, allow you to shop online, and are simple to get.

For various reasons, using prepaid cards for online purchasing makes sense. Because you’re spending your own money, they help you avoid the kinds of debt you may get into with a credit card.

When a credit line is accessible, visiting enticing e-commerce sites where there is so much to buy, and all you have to do is press the purchase button might be too tempting. You also won’t have to worry about making a monthly payment or paying interest.

You don’t need strong credit or even a bank account to be eligible. So, whether the prepaid card is an extra tool in your pocket or your only payment option, with the appropriate technique, you can utilize it to your advantage while shopping from your mobile device or computer.

ringID creates jobs for millions of people


A social commerce company, ringID now has over 20 million users and created millions of new entrepreneurs.

ringID offers its millions of users unlimited earning potential through omnichannel earning opportunities on its social commerce platform. ringID combines the power of social networks with opportunities to earn through its wide functionality which includes live streaming and calls, secret chat and a market.

“ringID enables people to connect in a collective marketplace of services and goods,” said Ayrin Islam, co-founder and CEO of Ring Inc. “We continue to build a decentralized ecosystem, support for new digital economic opportunities in a global community, where everyone can earn based on their contribution by exchanging knowledge and participating in the global narrative.

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Users have created virtual storefronts that showcase their products and services. With the unique social commerce feature, users can interact directly with consumers and customers through live broadcasts, direct voice calls, and video calls. The platform supports affiliate marketing relationships by providing a set of products for users to purchase. Influencers and broadcasters can build and leverage relationships to create a new revenue stream.

ringID also provides an opportunity for professional service providers to share their knowledge and ideas and earn subscription fees for their advice or services. Doctors, lawyers, consultants, teachers, stylists and other professionals provide a range of services using the platform’s Interactive Live feature. The company continues to change the face of social media by providing new potential revenue opportunities.

ringID is a social media and social commerce platform created by Montreal-based Ring Inc. Operating in South Asia since 2015, the platform combines social media, e-commerce and financial services into a dynamic experience that includes online streaming. live, voice and video calls, chat, and social market features.

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Meta Is ‘Not An Innovative Company’ And Its Metaverse Vision Likely Won’t Succeed, Former Nintendo Exec Says


Reggie Fils-Aime, a former senior Nintendo executive, criticized Meta’s vision for the Metaverse.AP Photo/Dima Gavrych

  • A former top Nintendo exec has suggested that Meta’s vision for the Metaverse won’t work.

  • In an interview with Bloomberg, Reggie Fils-Aime also said that Meta was “not an innovative company”.

  • Meta has thrived through acquisitions or being a quick follower, he said.

Meta is “not an innovative company” and its vision for the Metaverse is unlikely to succeed, a former top Nintendo executive has said.

Reggie Fils-Aime, the former COO of Nintendo of America, said Bloomberg’s Emily Chang that Meta had either “acquired some really cool stuff” or “quickly followed other people’s ideas” – and that small, innovative companies were more likely to be the future of the Metaverse.

The word “metaverse” refers to a version of the Internet accessible through immersive technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality headsets. This is the new objective of Mark ZuckerbergWHO renamed Facebook in Meta in October 2021.

Son Loves retirement from Nintendo in 2019 after 15 years with the Japanese video game giant.

In an interview with Bloomberg at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Fils-Aime noted“Facebook itself is not an innovative company. Either they acquired cool things like Oculus and Instagram, or they quickly followed people’s ideas.”

He said of Meta’s vision for the Metaverse: “I don’t think their current definition will succeed.”

Fils-Aime told Bloomberg that he thinks small, innovative companies like Epic Games that do “really compelling” things will drive the metaverse forward.

He said Meta focuses on advertisers, as digital advertising accounts for 98% of its revenue. But “to be innovative, you really have to think about the consumer first,” he added.

Meta did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Meta’s stock has fallen 45% since the start of the year. It came under intense selling pressure last month after the company’s fourth-quarter earnings report showed that Facebook’s daily active user base shrunk for the first time.

Phil Libin, a technology executive, has already compared the situation today infatuation around the metaverse with the Soviet propaganda he experienced as a child. It is also noted that Meta’s vision for the metaverse is an “old idea”.

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Company Seeking Cannabis Facility in Pike County


Photo by Darren Iozia

PITTSFIELD — The Pike County Zoning Appeal Board held a public hearing Wednesday to consider an application seeking a rezoning that would allow a parcel of land to house a marijuana grow operation.

The land, just south of Martinsburg along County Road 11, is zoned for agricultural use, but Ganja Thai LLC has requested that the zoning be changed to industrial use to allow for a grow facility of cannabis for adult use, Pike County Zoning Administrator Greg Wyatt said.

“The Planning Commission has approved and recommended the rezoning petition and recommended the conditional use permit to the zoning board,” Wyatt said. “…The zoning board did not recommend the rezoning application and did not recommend the conditional use permit.”

Pike County’s zoning ordinance in the industrial area for businesses dealing with cannabis would require a conditional use permit, Wyatt said.

In addition to being a cultivation facility, the GanjaThai operation would also be an adult cannabis home cultivation facility, an adult cannabis infusion organization, and an adult cannabis transportation organization, which is different from a marijuana dispensary.

The zoning issue may be on the agenda for the next Pike County Board meeting, scheduled for March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Pike County Courthouse, 100 E. Washington St., Wyatt said. A live stream of the meeting will be available on the Pike County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.

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Global Smart Home Display Market Overview 2022 by Product Portfolio – Facebook Portal, Google Nest, LG, GE, Lenovo – Journal l’Action Régionale


Global smart home display market by MarketQuest.biz provides an overview of the current state of the business and the planned development from the years 2022 to 2028. The market infiltration opportunities for the smart home display market are studied. The determinants of the global and provincial development of the market are also examined. The review took into account an assortment of elements that have had or are affecting the region.

Among these are Provincial Examinations, Past Development Designs, Division Survey, Player Correlation Survey and, in particular, current and future inclinations. The review includes an intensive evaluation of all market experiences. In addition to this, the report gives a development gauge for the coming year as well as a look at the important parts of the business.

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Market share by type, split into:

  • Up to 100USD
  • 100-199USD
  • 200-299USD
  • $300 and above

Market split by application, separated into:

  • The living room
  • Food
  • Bedroom
  • Others

The profiles of the main suppliers attached have been given:

  • Facebook portal
  • Google Nest
  • LG
  • GE
  • Lenovo
  • Amazon Echo
  • JBL

The global market has been segmented based on geography:

  • North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and Australia)
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and rest of South America)
  • Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, South Africa and Rest of Middle East and Africa)

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Murphysboro Walmart fire closes; the business aims to reopen in a few weeks


Walmart officials told city of Murphysboro officials they would like the Walmart store to reopen in just a few weeks.

“It really surprised me,” said Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens on Thursday, who posted on Facebook Wednesday that he expected the store to be closed for a “significant” amount of time after the fire in Wednesday morning.

Stephens said the fire, which started in the store’s roof, burned a hole 40 feet in diameter and filled the store with so much smoke that most of the inventory was unsalvageable.

According to the mayor, the fire broke out between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Wednesday in the roof at the back of the building. It’s unclear how long it burned before anyone noticed – when burning materials fell through the ceiling and into the shoe department.

Walmart employees rushed with fire extinguishers to put out burning equipment at the store level, while Walmart made public announcements, telling shoppers to leave their carts and quickly exit the store through the main entrances.

No one was injured, he added. Murphysboro Fire and Police responded along with the Carbondale Fire Department. As of Thursday, the cause of the fire was undetermined – the initial thought, Stephens said, was that something went wrong with the solar array mounted on the building’s roof.

Stephens said Walmart Corporation responded with impressive speed.

“They had a catering business on site the night of the fire,” he said.

The mayor arrived at Walmart after the fire was extinguished. He saw a thin layer of soot covering the inside of the building.

Meanwhile, people with prescriptions at Walmart will go to Carbondale Walmart to have them filled for at least a little while, Stephens said. The store had hoped to open a curbside pharmacy, but its stock of prescription drugs did not escape the heavy smoke.

Meanwhile, there’s no doubt Walmart intends to reopen the store at its current Murphysboro location, the mayor said. The store opened in 2014.

“Walmart is such a deep-pocketed organization that it doesn’t ask for any municipal assistance of any kind.” Stephens said.

He said they won’t know for three months how much sales tax will be lost when the store is closed for a few weeks.

Police investigate cleaning company after graphic messages


Police have opened an investigation into a trauma cleanup company that for years published graphic images of legendary scenes.

By Sam Olley from rnz.co.nz

RNZ revealed last month that Crime Scene Cleaners had shared photos of the aftermath of suspected and attempted suicides, assaults, sudden deaths and domestic violence, on its Instagram and Facebook pages.

Customers told RNZ they never gave permission for the photos to be released.

Publicly funded agencies including Ports of Auckland, KiwiRail, Auckland Council, Christchurch City Council and the Department of Justice paid the company for the cleanup.

The prime minister called the posts “unacceptable”.

Crime scene cleaners initially told RNZ families they could not tell if their loved ones’ remains were in the photos and the posts raised awareness of issues such as suicide rates in the country.

But the company later apologized.

The Office of the Chief Coroner has now confirmed that staff spent just three days reviewing the posts last month, before escalating the matter.

“Crime scene cleaners are being investigated by police on behalf of the Office of the Chief Coroner to confirm any violations of the Coroners Act.”

The investigation is a relief for victims’ lawyer Ruth Money who called on police to investigate the company immediately.

“Their behavior was absolutely heinous, it certainly caused people trauma.”

She said there was “absolutely no reason” for the messages to be spread on social media, and she hoped the investigation would be “a stark reminder” for any companies entrusted with sensitive information.

One woman – who paid Crime Scene Cleaners for a cleanup and later found pictures of it on social media – told RNZ she hoped the police investigation would force the business to “shut down”.

She was “stunned” by the harm the messages caused her and others.

“I don’t know if I believe in karma, but I really feel like they’re getting what they really deserve.”

She said the company staff were lovely to her but the owners weren’t.

“I ended up needing to go to my doctor for anxiety medication to help me sleep during this time and I’ve dealt with them. It was probably, until now, worst time of my life.”

Where to get help.

The maximum penalty for violating coroner’s publication bans is a $20,000 fine.

In a statement, Crime Scene Cleaners co-owner and general manager Carl Loader reiterated that his company “apologized at the time and is still deeply upset that our social media pages have caused the reaction they have provoked”.

He said he had spoken to the police and would “cooperate fully”.

Meanwhile, Acting Privacy Commissioner Liz MacPherson is calling on people to come forward if they think crime scene cleaners have violated their privacy.

MacPherson told RNZ his office was collecting evidence.

“If we are not satisfied that the company meets its obligations under the Privacy Act, we have the ability to take enforcement action… We also handle a public complaint.”

Enforcement can range from a warning letter to prosecution and a fine of up to $10,000.

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LIVING APARTMENT at Skylight Theater Company & Playwrights’ Arena


If every theater critic compared every show to the latest presentation from the same company, we would be lost beyond the already limited “thumbs up versus thumbs down” or “three and a half star” capabilities.

Thus, I will refrain from extolling the merits of Inda Craig Galván A hit dog will howl while responding to the latest news from Skylight Theater and Playwrights’ Arena, Apartment living by Boni B Alvarez. I will say this: if the two plays come from the same germinated idea, an attempt by a confirmed playwright to respond to the universal realities of the last two years, Apartment living needs serious care, reflection and revision to be worthy of the same consideration as its predecessor.

I can forgive the fact that opening night lasted much longer than expected. I can forgive the labored beats as the actors struggled to unload bricks of unnatural dialogue. I can also forgive how each actor in this play is stylistically in a different world from the others – one screaming like we’re in a Theater Four times bigger, another one straight out of the Disney Channel. I cannot, however, forgive the presentation of a melodrama that repeats the course of the past two years without a single original joke (tiger king? Zoom fatigue? In 2022?!), a single original observation (quarantine was difficult? In 2022?!), or even an interesting “what if” moment (What if someone you love contracts COVID? What if the pandemic revealed people’s true colors? In 2022?!)

I speak only from my own experience in this piece, but I felt trapped in a mundane narrative of the past two years with no new context, no contemporary challenge, and little to praise in the piece. The audience was arguably more fascinating than what was happening on stage. About half an hour into the performance, when it had become abundantly clear to everyone present that we would not be leaving the theater with any pearls of wisdom or new perspectives on universal difficulties, the collective of people sharing the space decided to reframe the unfolding melodrama as a comedy. Although there were no discernible jokes in the script, determined to salvage our shared 90 minutes, the crowd around me decided to laugh.

A character shows up for a self-recorded audition. Generate laughter. An elderly nurse wheezes, urging her son to be strong since having COVID. Forced laughter. The evening became the testimony of the imperceptible unity that an audience can form among themselves. Many in attendance knew the playwright (who was also present), and a collective desire to enjoy the evening spread. That said, our desire to enjoy the play didn’t stop the departing crowd from immediately criticizing what we saw – “Chekhov’s gun. They were having an affair! I was waiting for his wife to find out,” said cried a group once out of earshot into the street.

I’ve long felt like a standing ovation (especially on a premiere or opening night) has become quite the norm. I can’t remember the last opening night I attended where at least a row of enthusiastic attendees stood up to applaud the efforts of the artists involved. Yet as the cast stood before us and received a round of polite applause, not a single person made a move to stand up.

There’s nothing wrong with this script not being perfectly designed. Its structure, its plot, its dialogues, its message (or lack thereof) do not give much to analyze. A handful of scenes towards the end might be deleted entirely to tone down the labored nature of the performance, and at least two of the characters might be removed entirely. But even these shifts feel like drops in an ocean of shifts that perhaps stem from a key question that artists need to address as we move forward: Do we really need to see this shit on stage?

Perhaps 200 years from now, historians will be happy that this script was written because it encapsulates so much of the basic realities of our lives. But I live in 2022. I use the internet. I’ve seen hundreds of jokes on tiger king and WFH Zoom Meetings and Hygiene. I participated in these jokes, sharing them and contributing to them myself. Alvarez’s piece does nothing more than consolidate Facebook’s liberal posts into one physical space. This act of curation may have once been considered an artist’s prerogative, but in 2022 we’re all acting as thought curators, filming Tweets or sending TikToks to group chat. With this reality in mind, theater must go beyond and have something more to say.

Alex Calle’s amorphous set design is really cool. I’m interested to know where the conversations around this room can go. More information here.

Is seaweed the new kale? This Oregon company hopes so


On an unusually sunny January day, Garibaldi Harbor was teeming with catches of Dungeness crab and fish.

But there was another seafood, more unusual in these regions, swirling around in 1,500-gallon tanks near the shore of Tillamook Bay. A few curious fishermen peered over the rows of 20 bubbling open pits.

“What’s in the tanks?” a woman asked.

Each tank held about 500 pounds of dulse, a cold-water red algae native to coastal Oregon. It is a protein-rich, carbon-absorbing vegetable that can be grown without fresh water.

the Oregon Seaweed company hopes you’ll want to eat it.

“It’s a win-win situation,” said Alanna Kieffer, vice president of sales and marketing for Oregon Seaweed. “It’s really good for you and really good for the environment in so many ways.”

This is the second land-based seaweed farm for Oregon Seaweed. The first opened in Bandon in 2018 with 10 tanks. The Garibaldi farm, which has doubled in size, started up last year. The company considers itself the largest producer of land-based algae in the United States, and while superlatives are usually hard to prove, they seem correct.

Almost all of the world’s seaweed harvest comes from Asia, along with China, Indonesia and the Philippines the biggest producers. Seaweed sales are a $15 billion in global business, but it is still a relatively small market in the United States

Oregon Seaweed is one of only two growers in the state currently growing duls for human consumption.

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The company was founded by Chuck Toombs, who spent a career in sales and marketing for manufacturing companies before becoming an instructor at Oregon State University’s College of Business.

“I saw all this research coming out of Oregon State,” he said, “and I thought it wouldn’t be cool to take something that’s actively being worked on at the moment. ‘OSU and apply it as I teach marketing to students.

Six years ago, Toombs visited OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center looking for ideas for potential products for its business courses.

This is where Chris Langdon, fishing teacher, introduced him to dulse.

In the 1990s, Langdon began experimenting with using dulse in a co-culture system with abalone, a type of edible marine snail. When kept together in a tank, the abalones eat the dulse, and the dulse absorbs the ammonia and carbon dioxide excreted by the abalone. The seaweed was also effective in removing ammonia from salmon tanks.

Langdon’s team had patented a particularly fast-growing variety of dulse. Offhand, he mentioned to Toombs that he had seen a similar seaweed selling at a local grocery store for nearly $60 a pound.

“And (Toombs) was very excited about it,” Langdon said. “It’s more expensive than the filet mignon.”

Toombs saw business potential that went beyond just classroom work. In 2015, Toombs licensed the use of the fast-growing strain of dulse that OSU had developed and started his own company dedicated to growing dulse for food.

“Funny enough, it wasn’t until Chuck came and knocked on my door that he kind of woke up that potential in me,” Langdon said. “I had seen dulse at the local health food store in Newport, but I hadn’t really put two and two together. I always look through a biologist lens, but Chuck was looking through a business lens.

Oregon Seaweed pumps water directly from the ocean at high tide into their port side tanks. The water is aerated with a bubbler to swirl the algae around, allowing every plant at the top of the tank to soak up the sun. Algae are free-floating in the tanks, so harvesting is as simple as scooping them out with a net.

“We basically start with a clump of algae that clones itself over time,” Kieffer said. “It gets all of its nutrients from the seawater that we pump in. The clumps get bigger and bigger and will eventually separate, and those two clumps will keep growing.”

With plenty of sun, dulse can grow at a rate of about 200 grams per square meter per day. This makes it a fast-growing, low-cost source of protein.

But the big question is: how does it taste?

“If you eat it fresh it has a crunch, it tastes to me like a salty carrot,” Kieffer said.

Cooking doesn’t just turn the red seaweed green, it releases a smoky, umami flavor.

“It’s quite different from what you would expect,” Langdon said. “It actually has a savory flavor.”

Langdon and Toombs had a viral moment in 2015 after working with OSU’s Food Innovation Center in Portland. The center’s test kitchens tried different ways to cook with dulse in hopes of finding an American market for it. They found that frying produced a crispy, salty treat that tasted like bacon.

The headlines “Bacon-flavored seaweed” makes international news.

Dulse can be eaten like kale or spinach, added to a fresh salad, or cooked in a stir-fry or pasta. Wheeler’s Salmonberry Restaurant used dried, ground dulse to add flavor to noodles and specialty butters. Local grocery stores, including Wild in Manzanita and Astoria Co-op, retail packs of fresh dulse from Oregon Seaweed. The current price is $13 to $15 per pound.

The company also sees the potential of dulse as a source of protein to feed livestock or be used in food processing.

“Seaweed isn’t necessarily something people grew up eating in our culture,” Kieffer said. “Getting people to take it home, try it in their kitchen, put it in different foods, is really key to getting people to enjoy it.”

It also turns out that there are subtle flavor differences between dulse grown in Bandon and dulse grown in Garibaldi, even though they are all clones of the same grape variety. Toombs likens it to wine grapes, which take on different flavor profiles depending on climate and soil.

This too could be a marketing ploy, allowing for various “seaweed mixes” and flavor pairings.

Toombs is only half joking when he says, “We are the pinot noir of seaweed.

For more information on how to order fresh dulse seaweed, visit oregonseaweed.com.

— Samantha Swindler, [email protected], @editorswindler

Where there is smoke… there are Waxies!


Premier Fire Products, t/a Waxies, based in Silvermines, celebrate winning the County Enterprise Award 2022 promoted by Local Enterprise Office Tipperary. From left to right: Mary Ryan (Senior Business Development Officer, LEO Tipperary), Denis McGrath (Premier Fire Products), Rory Kinane (Premier Fire Products), Joe MacGrath (General Manager, Tipperary County Council), Willie Costello (Premier Fire Products), Celine Kinnane (LEO Tipperary).

Silvermines company wins company award for fire starter product