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What is Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)?

Doctor Chaos

The Information Technology (IT) industry is growing, and the technologies that are made available tend to grow in number and complexity as well. With more and more people working from home or any remote location, it’s no surprise that cybersecurity threats are becoming more prevalent.

The new space race: Big takeaways for software and product innovators

Venture Beast

Exploding interest in space exploration has brought a fast-moving, Silicon Valley-led paradigm to a sector previously run by the government. Read More. Enterprise Entrepreneur Transportation category-/Business & Industrial/Business Finance


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Upcoming AMD CPU with RDNA1 graphics may be coming, spotted in Linux code


The graphics driver patches as reported by Phoronix on Friday appear to be referring to a processor with graphics codenamed "Cyan Sailfish."

4 conversations every company needs to be having about AI

Venture Beast

Riding the AI wave doesn’t have to be that hard. And getting started is lot easier if companies can ask and answer 4 key questions. Read More. AI VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial

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.

Google soon won’t let you sign in on very old Android devices

The Verge

Illustration by William Joel / The Verge. If you still have a device running Android 2.3.7 (the the final version of Gingerbread) or older, Google won’t let you sign in to your Google account on that device starting September 27th, according to a support document ( via Liliputing ). “As

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AI leaders talk intersectionality, microaggressions, and more at Transform Women in AI Breakfast

Venture Beast

Leaders in AI came together to discuss what responsible AI means, getting more diverse voices into the tech sector, and more. Read More. AI Big Data Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur VB Home Page Capital One category-/People & Society Transform 2021 women in AI women in tech

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Nintendo and Sony are playing different games when it comes to TV advertising

Venture Beast

Nintendo flat-out dominated video game national TV advertising for the first half of 2021, but you may not have noticed. Read More.

Square to buy Afterpay, which offers a ‘buy now, pay later’ service, for $29 billion in stock

The Verge

Somebody using a Square product on their phone. Image: Square. Square plans to acquire Australian company Afterpay , which offers a “buy now, pay later” service that lets you pay for purchases in installments interest-free, for $29 billion in stock, the two companies announced Sunday.

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#1ReasonToBe: Tales of women game developers in emerging regions

Venture Beast

The recent Game Developers Conference featured another #1ReasonToBe session about being a woman game dev in emergent gaming regions. Read More.

Intel's Itanium is finally dead


Itanium was the offspring of a 1990's partnership between HP and Intel, back when the range of ISAs in use was far more diverse than the x86 and Arm titans of today. The IA-64 architecture was designed to push forward into the realms of then-exotic 64-bit computing, as well as

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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.

5 ways to build the mobile gaming metaverse

Venture Beast

Mobile is likely to be the primary platform for the metaverse if we're going to give people the freedom to experience its immersive wonders. Read More.

Super Nintendo World’s Donkey Kong zone may already be under construction

The Verge

The door that may lead to Super Nintendo World’s Donkey Kong-themed area. Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge.

Couchbase: 61% of digital architects report past tech decisions made project completion difficult

Venture Beast

A Couchbase report found that the sudden acceleration of digital transformation initiatives has put architects under a lot of pressure. Read More. Big Data Data Enterprise technology VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial Couchbase digital architects digital transformation reports

Canada Fines 2 Idiots Traveling From the U.S. $20,000 for Faking Their Vaccine Status and Covid-19 Tests

GizModo VR

It’s one thing to refuse to get vaccinated against covid-19 or tested for the virus—precautions that are, unfortunately, not mandatory in many parts of the world—but it’s another thing to blatantly lie to authorities about it, especially when you’re visiting another country. 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.

How Dance Church made a pandemic pivot and created a new online fitness subscription business


Dance Church partnered with Pioneer Square Labs to launch an online streaming product called Dance Church Go. Dance Church Go Photo). On a foggy Saturday morning earlier this month, I was among hundreds of people gathered at the Seattle Center lawn, dancing like no one was watching.

Suicide Squad Director David Ayer Has Every Right to be Upset

GizModo VR

David Ayer, director of the 2016 Suicide Squad , has taken to Twitter to discuss his experience shooting the film. Read more.

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Ariana Grande is headlining Fortnite’s next concert series

The Verge

Image: Epic Games. Last week, Epic Games teased that a “record-breaking superstar” would be performing in Fortnite’s upcoming Rift Tour concert series , and now we know that the mystery performer is none other than Ariana Grande.

Genshin Impact is the closest you can get to playing Breath of the Wild on PC


Genshin Impact is a free-to-play game that resembles Zelda BOTW's action but has developed further to become much more than a simple copycat. Climb any mountain, swim across any river, and glide over the world below, taking in the jaw-dropping scenery

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.

Square will acquire buy-now, pay-later company Afterpay in $29 billion deal

Mashable VR

Square has agreed to acquire Australian buy-now, pay-later service Afterpay in an all-stock deal worth around $29 billion, making it one of the biggest acquisitions in Australian history. People are already wondering whether Square will pay in four installments of $7.25 billion in shares.

Jungle Cruise earned a third of its opening revenues from Disney Plus

The Verge

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s Jungle Cruise. Image: Disney.

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Watch two Olympians agree to share the gold in rare and heartwarming tie

Mashable VR

Many people consider the Olympics to be the ultimate platform for competition, and though that may be true, some of the best Olympic moments happen when athletes work together.


Will Black Adam Shift the Balance of Power in the DCEU?

GizModo VR

Production has wrapped on DC’s Black Adam movie, and it’s about damn time we get to see Dwayne Johnson as the titular anti-hero.

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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.

Lil Nas X celebrates his first YouTube video with 1 million dislikes

Mashable VR

Lil Nas X hit yet another monumental milestone, and though this one's not as, uh, positive as past milestones, he's still celebrating with a tweet.

Square Will Eat ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Platform Afterpay for $29 Billion

GizModo VR

Fintech company Square, led by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, announced on Sunday that it plans to acquire the “buy now, pay later” platform Afterpay for $29 billion. If the purchase is approved, it would turn Square into a power player in the online payments space. Read more.

Ariana Grande is the latest pop superstar to step into 'Fortnite'

Mashable VR

Call it a game, call it a platform, call it a metaverse, call it whatever you want, really. Fortnite is a huge stage for all sorts of shenanigans, and that stage will soon host Ariana Grande. She's kicking off the Rift Tour on Aug.

Borderlands Actor Edgar Ramirez Provides Insight on What to Expect From the Film

GizModo VR

Eli Roth ( Hostel ) directs the Craig Mazin ( Chernobyl ) Borderlands script with a stacked cast of actors including Jamie Lee Curtis, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Cate Blanchett, Gina Gershon, and Edgar Ramirez. Read more.

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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!

How to reset your iPhone back to factory settings

Mashable VR

So, you want a fresh start. Maybe you're sick of the way your iPhone is set up, or you're sick of being confronted with the realities of the past four years every time you unlock your home screen. Perhaps you just want a change of pace.

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of July 25, 2021


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 July 25, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter.

Snoop Dogg's hilarious reaction to fancy horse walking at the Olympics is everything

Mashable VR

The Olympic games last more than two weeks, which means even the most dedicated fans are bound to miss something. Thanks to Peacock, however, Olympics FOMO is a thing of the past.

Elite students are debating hot-button issues on an invite-only TikTok clone

The Verge

Illustration by Ari Liloan for The Verge. To combat online polarization, Polemix aims to make young people ‘listen to the outside’. At a glance, the video looks like a TikTok. But toward the bottom, where a TikTok’s caption would be, are two large buttons. One reads “Respect But Disagree.”

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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.