Sat.Jul 24, 2021

Low code: A promising trend or a Pandora’s Box?

Venture Beast

The analyst community is having a field day hyping “low code," but several low-code downsides will become clear with time. Read More. VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial/Business Operations Cognitive World Think Tank low code

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Kaseya Is Making Its Customers Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to Obtain Ransomware Decryption Key

GizModo VR

Kaseya is requiring customers affected by the massive REvil ransomware attack to sign non-disclosure agreements in order to obtain the decryption key, a move that could shroud the incident in further mystery.

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How NASA is using knowledge graphs to find talent

Venture Beast

David Meza, senior data scientist at NASA, and his team are building a talent mapping database to better identify talent for jobs. Read More.

WhatsApp Head Says New Pegasus Spyware Investigation Coincides With Its Findings From 2019 Attack

GizModo VR

WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart has said that findings from the new investigation into NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware coincide with what the app learned about an attack on its users in 2019.

How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

Deadline 2024: Why you only have 3 years left to adopt AI

Venture Beast

If your company has yet to embrace AI, you’re in a race against the clock. And by my calculations, you have just three years left. Read More. AI VB Home Page AI adoption category-/Business & Industrial

More and more malware is using Discord's CDN for abuse


A report by Sophos has exposed the scale and variety of malware using the Discord's CDN: "Sophos products detected and blocked, just in the past two months, nearly 140 times the number of detections over the same period in 2020," said authors Sean Gallagher and Andrew Brandt, with 17,000 unique

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China's new Loongson CPU is almost as fast as the first Ryzen


Chinese chipmaker Loongson announced a new processor on Friday. In terms of features, the Loongson 3A5000 comes equipped with two DDR4-3200 memory controllers and a dedicated encryption module. It also has four HyperTransport 3.0

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Aurora’s SPAC merger comes amid self-driving car delays

Venture Beast

Self-driving car startup Aurora is ready to go public in a reverse merger with SPAC Reinvent Technology Partners Y. Read More.

At SDCC 2021, Creepshow Teases What to Expect From Season 3 of the Shudder Hit

GizModo VR

Creepshow ’s excellent second season arrived earlier this year, offering proof positive that the well-received first season of the horror anthology—based on the George A. Romero - Stephen King cult movie collaborations—was no fluke.

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Speechmatics: Voice Technology Is Becoming a Critical Part of the Enterprise’s Toolkit

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68% of companies report they have a voice technology strategy, an 18% increase from 2019. 60% of those who don't plan to in the next 5 years. Read More.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

How Facebook works: Comparing its engineering process to Google, Microsoft, and Amazon


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a Facebook developer conference. Facebook Photo).

Ex-Blizzard chief Mike Morhaime: To the Blizzard women …, I am extremely sorry that I failed you

Venture Beast

Ex-Blizzard president Mike Morhaime issued an apology to the women of Blizzard who have suffered alleged sexual discrimination Read More. GamesBeat PC Gaming activision Activision Blizzard Blizzard Entertainment Bobby Kotick category-/News Cher Scarlett DeanBeat News Mike Morhaime Rob Kostich


Robinhood’s IPO roadshow answered questions I wasn’t asking

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. What’s your favorite planet?” is a real question that Robinhood execs really picked to answer during the Q&A section of its retail investor roadshow. Definitely Pluto,” says long-haired CEO Vlad Tenev. He is having a good time.

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How the Pandemic Changed The Way We Develop Products For the Better 

Venture Beast

The pandemic strained on Formlabs’ product team, but Ian Ferguson saw the shift as an opportunity to improve processes and foster innovation Read More.

How to Operationalize Data From Multiple Sources to Deliver Actionable Insights

Speaker: Speakers from SafeGraph, Facteus, AWS Data Exchange, SimilarWeb, and AtScale

Learn how to blend various datasets together from top data providers in AWS Data Exchange like Safegraph, Facteus, and SimilarWeb with internal data to innovate and make smarter decisions at scale.

New job posting shows Amazon seeking a digital currency and blockchain expert

The Verge

Amazon may be testing the cryptocurrency waters | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Amazon is hiring a digital currency and blockchain product lead for its payments team, according to a new job listing.

SDCC 2021: Lucifer's Devilish Star on the Netflix Series' Final Season, Including Its Release Date

GizModo VR

The long-awaited second half of Lucifer season five arrived on Netflix in late May, so there’s not much for the DC Comics show’s faithful to do except wonder endlessly about season six, the series’ final installment.

The Senate’s E-BIKE Act could make electric bikes a lot cheaper

The Verge

A bill that would offer Americans a refundable tax credit on the purchase of a new electric bicycle was just introduced in the Senate by Ed Markey (D-MA) and Brian Schatz (D-HI).

Oculus' New Experimental API Blends Virtual Reality With Your Real-World Surroundings

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An update for Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality system will let developers incorporate real-life video from the VR headset’s sensors into their games to create “mixed reality experiences.” Read more.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Super Mario 64 probably won’t be the last million-dollar video game

The Verge

A screenshot from Super Mario 64. Image: Nintendo. Earlier this month, a sealed copy of Super Mario 64 sold for $1,560,000 at auction, a staggering price that nearly doubled a record set just two days before by a similarly pristine copy of The Legend of Zelda.

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How Do We Know What Neanderthals Looked Like?

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When quarry workers dislodged a skullcap and a bunch of bones from a cave near Düsseldorf in 1856, little did anyone realize the remains would reveal an entirely new branch on the tree of life, that of the genus Homo and its many constituents, including Homo neanderthalensis , to which those bones belonged. The name… Read more.


The Apple Watch Series 6 is $279 at Best Buy and Amazon

The Verge

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge. The best deal available today is on the 40mm Apple Watch Series 6 with Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity. Usually $399, it’s just $279 at Best Buy through Saturday, July 24th.

Netflix's Bone Has a 'Dream Team' Adapting the Classic Comic

GizModo VR

That life seemingly skipped from 2019 to 2021 in a blink of an eye has been both good and bad for Netflix’s animated adaptation of the classic comic series Bone. On one hand, there’s a very good chance in the past year you may have forgotten this was even a thing.


How to Use a Semantic Layer to Scale Data & Analytics Across Your Organization

Download this guide for practical advice on using a semantic layer to improve data literacy and scale self-service analytics. The guide includes a checklist, an assessment, industry-specific use cases, and a data & analytics maturity model and roadmap.

Intel's 10nm production now surpassing 14nm, 7nm remains a work in progress


Intel is optimistic about its 2021 outlook. The company reported second quarter net income of $5.1 billion on revenue of $19.6 billion. This is higher than Wall Street's expectations of $18.5 billion in earnings, and the company is now projecting a stronger non-GAAP revenue of $73.5 billion for 202

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The Simpsons Brought an Early Taste of Halloween to SDCC 2021

GizModo VR

A new season of The Simpsons arrives with an unerring sense of inevitability at this point, no matter where you sit on the longest-running animated series in the U.S.


Blizzard exec calls sexual harassment allegations ‘extremely troubling’

The Verge

A new lawsuit alleges widespread sexual harassment at Activision Blizzard | Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images. The president of Blizzard Entertainment sent an email to staff calling allegations of sexual harassment at the company “extremely troubling.”

More Than 130 People Dead in India After Monsoon Rains Lead to Flooding and Landslides

GizModo VR

At least 136 people have died and more than 90,000 have been evacuated in the Indian state of Maharashtra after monsoon rains buffeted the area this week, resulting in devastating landslides and flooding, authorities told CNN on Saturday. Read more.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Genki ShadowCast review: a clever but limited capture card

The Verge

A viable option for streamers and gamers on the go The ShadowCast from Genki is a dongle-size video capture card that might provide all that some gamers and streamers need. It’s $45, a relatively low price for a no-frills device that can get your console games onto your PC.

Craig of the Creek Season 4 Is Getting Bigger and Upgrading the Team

GizModo VR

Craig of the Creek ’ s exploration and expansion of its larger world allowed the series to shift gears a bit with its Capture the Flag war that recently ended with the balance of power in the Creek fundamentally changed.

I cut the cord, but it's so difficult to watch the Tokyo Olympics without cable

Mashable VR

On Friday I watched my first Olympic opening ceremony while streaming from an app on my smartphone. Just before the pandemic, I cut the cord after 10 years as a loyal cable subscriber.

Pet Sematary Prequel Adds Actress Pam Grier to the Cast

GizModo VR

Pam Grier is coming back to the horror genre in a major way. Read more.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.