Sun.May 17, 2020

How Technology Can Curb the Spread of COVID-19

CEB IT

As governments explore different options for reducing the spread of COVID-19 after lifting some shelter-in-place and essential-only orders, gamification may be an answer.

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How universities can help save the startup model

Venture Beast

Entrepreneurship doesn't have to go on hold during the current pandemic. Universities can offer funding, safety, and flexibility to young innovators. Read More.

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eBook Features: 7 Must-Have eBook Features for Every Publisher

Kitaboo

A recent study reports that the eBook market amounts to $15,740 million and is expected to show an annual growth rate of 4.2% (CAGR 2020-2024), resulting in a market volume of $18,533 million by 2024.

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Microsoft chief scientist: Humans and AI work better together than alone

Venture Beast

Humans and AI work better together than alone in tasks like finding galaxies or breast cancer metastasis, according to work from Microsoft Research. Read More.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Apple and Google are being sued over Rainbow Six: Siege clone

TechSpot

“R6S is among the most popular competitive multiplayer games in the world, and is among Ubisoft’s most valuable intellectual properties,” Ubisoft said. Virtually every aspect of AF2 is copied from R6S, from the operator selection screen to the final scoring screen, and everything in between

4 things this CEO didn’t expect about remote work life

Venture Beast

Remote working has surprised me in positive ways, but I'm still dubious that an all- or largely-remote workforce is as simple as some would like to think. Read More. Business Cloud category-/Business & Industrial remote work

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Edward Saatchi on virtual beings: AI is the next great art form

Venture Beast

Edward Saatchi believes AI is the next great art form. It is fighting for its legitimacy now, just as virtual reality, video games, and films did before. Read More.

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The hero of the new Star Trek series is the only captain that predates Kirk

Mashable Tech

Longtime Star Trek fans undoubtedly know this bit of trivia, but William Shatner's famed Enterprise captain, James T. Kirk, wasn't actually the first Star Trek captain. It's a useful detail to keep in mind in light of the latest bit of news from the Star Trek franchise.

Why Phantom: Covert Ops is one of the most immersive VR games of 2020

Venture Beast

nDreams has long sought to establish itself as one of the leading developers of VR games. It may finally achieve that ambition with Phantom: Covert Ops. Read More.

Martin Shkreli tried and failed to get out of prison early for coronavirus research

Mashable Tech

A federal judge denied Martin Shkreli's request to be released from prison to do coronavirus research, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

The Leisure Economy: How to make money playing games in 2020

Venture Beast

John Linden, CEO of Mythical Games, told Harold Goldberg at our GamesBeat Summit 2020 event that the Leisure Economy is coming so players can make money. Read More.

Bob Odenkirk, Jack Black, Patton Oswalt, and loads more comedians deliver heartfelt cover of Weird Al's 'Eat It'

Mashable Tech

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Boeing-built X-37B space plane goes into orbit for shadowy Space Force test mission

GeekWire

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket launched a Boeing-built X-37B space plane today on a semi-secret orbital mission under the management of the recently created Space Force. Today’s USSF-7 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida came at 9:14 a.m. ET (6:14 a.m.

John Krasinski gets emotional sharing 'Some Good News' highlights, celeb bloopers, and adorable guest anchors

Mashable Tech

John Krasinski's YouTube show Some Good News has served up sweetness and light in the midst of All This, and racked up over two and a half million YouTube subscribers looking for something to smile about.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Old Nukes, Hot Dog Toasters, and Dr. Phil: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Gizmodo

As we all try to adjust to our current new reality, I have some thoughts to share with you all. I have come to realize that it is likely that for the next few months, or year, we will have to learn to live with dry, papery hands.

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Need a book recommendation? Here are 9 recent releases we loved.

Mashable Tech

You can’t go wrong with a Netflix binge these days. But for those looking to add some books to their self-isolating downtime, we rounded up some of our recent favorite reads, along with a little guide about which one may be right for you.

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Sunday's Best Deals: Blue Yeti Microphones, Skillets, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides, and More

Gizmodo

A streaming microphone bundle , a sale on Kindle eBooks , a useful pole saw for $50 , cast iron skillets , and more headline Sunday’s best deals. Read more. kinja deals deals

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The 12 best British TV shows to stream on Netflix

Mashable Tech

Now that people are streaming more and more hours of TV , it's crucial we have as many recommendations as possible at our fingertips.

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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 10, 2020

GeekWire

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 10, 2020. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire.

NASA shows how it will launch its giant space telescope in a short video

Mashable Tech

With a shield about the length of a tennis court, the colossal James Webb Space Telescope — the next generation of space telescope due to launch in 2021 — wouldn't fit on any rocket. So NASA designed the space telescope to fold up.

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FDA Issues Emergency Authorization for Coronavirus At-Home Sample Collection Kit

Gizmodo

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday announced that it had issued an emergency use authorization for an at-home coronavirus sample collection kit.

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These Social Distancing Posters Are the Best Thing the Trump Administration Has Done for Parks

Gizmodo

As we all know, the Trump administration isn’t the best thing that’s happened to parks in this country. Some might say even that’s an understatement. Nonetheless, even it can manage to do some good things for parks every now and then.

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.