Sat.Jul 31, 2021

PledgeLA: Los Angeles tops U.S. funding for startups led by women and people of color

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survey results revealed that investments from L.A.-based based VCs for Black, Latinx, and women founders outpace the national average. Read More. Enterprise Entrepreneur VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial diversity & inclusion los angeles PledgeLA reports Venture Capital

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Apple Yanks Anti-Vax Version of Tinder From the App Store

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Apple has yanked Unjected, an app that bills itself as “a safe space for the unvaccinated to come together uncensored through business, friendship, or love,” from the App Store.

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AI vendors must offer more solutions for niche use cases

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Generic AI models can't deliver the kind of accuracy we need for widespread adoption. We need more tailored solutions. Read More. AI VB Home Page ai models category-/Computers & Electronics


Next-gen GPUs look big and hungry, and that's bad news


Both kopite7kimi and Greymon55, established leakers in their own rights, seem to be in agreement that some of Nvidia's upcoming Lovelace GPUs will land somewhere north of the 400W range.


Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

Aqua Security: 97% unaware of crucial cloud native security principles

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This finding indicates the difficulty and complexity of understanding key cloud native security risks, along with how to counteract them. Read More. Cloud Enterprise Security VB Home Page Aqua Security category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Security cloud native security cloud-native report

Thanks to the Rickroll, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ hits 1 billion YouTube plays

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Photo by Bernd Muller/Redferns. The official video for Rick Astley’s 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” has surpassed 1 billion plays on YouTube. The song became a lasting part of internet culture thanks to the Rickroll meme and reached the impressive milestone a couple days ago.

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Junior Geek of the Month: Luna Abadia turned her climate change fears into action and solutions


As a child growing up in Portland, Ore., Luna Abadia was always curious about the nature around her. She carried a journal with her that she called her “book of questions” and filled it with observations of her world. What happens when we sneeze? She wrote. Why is my dog’s nose wet?

What gaming can teach the movie industry about fan engagement

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Gamification will prove to be the lever for the movie industry’s adoption of blockchain, further cementing the bond between film and gaming. Read More. GamesBeat Media Mobile PC Gaming blockchain category-/Finance/Investing De-Fi Mogul movie games movies movies and games nonfungible

Satya Nadella’s biggest success as Microsoft CEO; Inside GeekWire’s Great Race; Number of the Week


Satya Nadella at Microsoft Ignite 2016, two years into his tenure as Microsoft CEO and a few months after announcing the company’s acquisition of LinkedIn. GeekWire File Photo / Kevin Lisota).

Google pairs Stadia Controller and Chromecast as $100 ‘play and watch’ bundle

The Verge

Image: Google. Google has recently been selling a combo-package of the Stadia Controller and 2020 Chromecast as a limited-time promotion. But as spotted by 9to5Google , the company has now made the pair a permanent bundle that it’s calling the “play and watch” package.

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.

There’s Another ‘+’ on the Market: Pearson+, the Wannabe Netflix for College Textbooks

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As if there weren’t enough services with a “+” in their name, here’s another for your list: Pearson+, the wannabe Netflix for college textbooks. Read more. pearson netflix textbooks books digital textbook eddie watson technology internet education andy bird publishing pearson education

Latest IDC numbers reiterate Apple’s dominance of tablet market

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Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge. Earlier this week during Apple’s earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said that the iPad had experienced its most successful June quarter in nearly a decade.

Knights of Sidonia Animated Feature Film Headed to Theaters

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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie was a huge box office hit for the entertainment company and streaming service Funimation. Riding high on the success of that, the company is set to release another animated film, Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars , based on the manga from Tsutomu Nihei.

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Telegram’s group video calls can now have up to 1,000 viewers

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Image: Telegram. Telegram has announced the latest new features and improvements making their way to the popular messaging app. Video is the focus this time around. After launching group video calls last month , those sessions are now able to tally up to 1,000 viewers.

Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

Jaws Musical Bruce Set to Hit the Seattle Stage Next Year

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Bruce is the new musical from the Seattle Repertory Theater based on Jaws ’ screenwriter Carl Gottlieb’s memoir The Jaws Log. Read more.

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Samsung is raising chip fabrication prices to finance new foundries


Last quarter, Samsung invested KRW 12.5 trillion ($10.9 billion USD) in their foundry division. Ben Suh, a representative of the company, told investors that "foundry investments focused on capacity expansions for advanced processes such as 5-nanometer EUV to respond to customer demand

Tomb Raider's Alicia Vikander Has an Update About the Movie Sequel

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Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander opens up about the status of Tomb Raider 2. Read more.

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K-pop’s fandom platforms are changing what it means to be an idol

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Illustration by Ari Liloan for The Verge. Digital fan clubs are turning into single-purpose social networks. Fandom has changed a lot since I was a kid. As a tween, I had no hope of getting in touch with celebrities I adored like Britney Spears and Whitney Houston.

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.

Official Trailer for Brand New Cherry Flavor Series Hits the Internet

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Netflix dropped the official trailer for the supernatural horror limited series Brand New Cherry Flavor which premieres on the streamer August 13.

A starter pack of Nanoleaf’s stunning canvas panels is $50 off at Costco today

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Nanoleaf’s canvas light panels are easy to set up and can display more than 16 million colors. Image: Nanoleaf. If you like your lighting to be on the adventurous side, rest assured that Nanoleaf’s canvas light panels aren’t made to be subtle.

Linen Is the Hot New Fabric of the Summer/Eternity

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Designer Jemma Swatek, who created the brand Lykke Wullf, went to college for environmental studies but later pivoted to fashion design. Now, though, she finds herself considering her environment constantly while making clothes. Read more.

Stop messing with bears in national parks

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In my past life as a park ranger, I've seen people repeatedly approach big animals, the likes of elephant seals and Alaskan brown bears.

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.

'Clifford' delayed as COVID variant cases threaten Hollywood's comeback

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Paramount had planned to release Clifford the Big Red Dog on Sept. Unfortunately, COVID doesn't give a crap about anyone's plans. The fantasy comedy based on Norman Bridwell's classic children's books has been delayed to a to-be-decided date.

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Space photos show intense drying of California mountains

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The drys are getting drier. NASA satellite photos underscore how snow trends are significantly changing in the Sierra Nevada — the mighty mountain range California heavily relies on for water, which irrigates the Golden State's prosperous growth of fruits and vegetables.

Fat bear cam gets intense with bear-on-bear mauling

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The livestreamed fat bear cams are delightful. But they also reveal a harsh, competitive bear world.

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Gravity bends and tugs at dueling galaxies in NASA's vivid new Hubble pic

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In the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies (a collection of wild, wondrous galaxies) is a stretched, distorted cosmic object, known as "Arp 195."


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.

Why our hotter climate creates disturbing, extreme torrents of rain

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Climate 101 is a Mashable series that answers provoking and salient questions about Earth’s warming climate. A deadly deluge in China recently trapped passengers on a subway train with water creeping up to their necks.

Best VoIP for small business owners — whether you're WFH or not

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Small businesses have to find ways to compete with the big box stores and companies with more resources and recognition. The best way is to stand out by developing a reputation for reliability and top-notch service.

Secure your online world for under £2 a month with Private Internet Access

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SAVE 83%: A three-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £1.71 per month as of Aug. 1, and includes an extra two months for free. Cybersecurity is no joke, and that's why you need a VPN that doesn't mess around.

Build the video game of your dreams with this online training bundle

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TL;DR: The 2021 Premium Unity Game Developer Certification Bundle is on sale for £14.41 as of Aug. 1, saving you 99% on list price. Last year might’ve sucked big time, but it was actually a great year for gaming.

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.