Technology

August 13, 2020

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Velodyne Lidar Powering Intelligent Traffic Management in Nevada

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced a partnership with University of Nevada, Reno to advance research in transportation infrastructure. The university’s Nevada Center for Applied Research purchased and, in conjunction with the Nevada DOT and Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, is using Velodyne’s lidar sensors in its Intelligent Mobility initiative to collect data aimed at making transportation more efficient, sustainable and safe. The program has integrated Velodyne Ultra Puck lidar sensors with traffic signals to detect, count and track pedestrians, cyclists and traffic to help improve traffic analytics, congestion management and pedestrian safety. These lidar sensors have been placed at crossing signs and intersections in the city of Reno, Nevada, and because lidar used today does not allow for facial recognition, these smart city applications can preserve trust and anonymity among the public. “Lidar-enhanced” roads can also communicate data to connected vehicles to support eco-drive and collision avoidance applications.......

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August 12, 2020

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Facebook unveils business lessons book celebrating top South African women

As part of its celebrations around Women’s Month in South Africa, Facebook has unveiled ‘Inspiring #Changemakers: Lessons from Life and Business’ – a book heroing the careers, lives and life lessons of 13 inspirational South African business women and changemakers.

Celebrating the positive impact these women are having within society and across their respective fields in entertainment, law, retail, beauty and food, they share"...

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August 11, 2020

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Prumo, bp and Siemens Enter Into Partnership With SPIC on Energy Projects in Brazil

  • SPIC to acquire 33% of GNA I and GNA II 3 GW LNG-to-power projects
  • Enter agreement to participate in future expansion projects GNA III and GNA IV as part of overall 6.4 GW power and domestic gas hub strategy at Port of Açu

Prumo, a private Brazilian company controlled by EIG Global Energy Partners, bp and Siemens signed a binding agreement with SPIC Brasil. Under the agreement, SPIC will initially acquire 33% of the GNA I and GNA II LNG-to-power projects, located in Port of Açu,"...

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August 11, 2020

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Taulia: Over 60% of Businesses Are More Interested in Early Payment as a Result of COVID-19

Over 60% of businesses are more interested in requesting early payment (62%) and automating invoice processing (66%) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report conducted by working capital technology solutions leader, Taulia. The global report unlocks key insights into supplier behavior due to the impact of COVID-19, with main themes being: a shift in working practices, a decrease in business demand, and an increase in the automation of financial processes.

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August 11, 2020

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Blackrock Microsystems Licenses Wyss Center’s Real-time Neural Signal Processing Platform

The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering has granted a worldwide license to Blackrock Microsystems to commercialize its neural signal processing and decoding software platform for research and clinical applications. The agreement follows a long-standing collaborative relationship and represents the first of many important neurotechnology developments the Wyss Center and Blackrock Microsystems intend to advance together.

“One limitation"...

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August 11, 2020

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Amazon Project Zero Launches in Seven New Countries

Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the expansion of Project Zero to seven new countries - Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, and the UAE - making it available in 17 countries where Amazon has a store. Project Zero combines Amazon’s advanced technology, machine learning, and innovation with the sophisticated knowledge that brands have of their own intellectual property so we can together drive counterfeits to zero.

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August 10, 2020

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Country of Norway Relies on Everbridge Public Warning to Alert Citizens Traveling Internationally to Mitigate COVID-19 Risks

Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM) and countrywide Public Warning solutions, today announced Norway’s Directorate of Health leverages the Everbridge Public Warning solution to quickly alert tens of thousands of Norwegians traveling outside the country of the changing risk landscape related to COVID-19 as well as the latest procedures and protocols such as recommended quarantine guidelines. Due to mounting coronavirus cases in multiple tourist destinations, Norwegian authorities rely on Everbridge to inform citizens abroad of new guidelines necessary upon re-entering their home country. With the Everbridge Public Warning system, the Directorate of Health in Norway can provide timely, valuable and potentially life-saving information while completely protecting the privacy of the recipient, with no personally identifiable information (PII) collected, to deliver a customized SMS alert to those specific Norwegian travelers, advising them of official information from the Health Ministry. “To those of you who......

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August 10, 2020

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Thales High Tech to Offer Thai Citizens One of the World’s Most Secure E-Passports

  • The DGM Consortium, which comprises Thales, has successfully delivered the next generation of e-passports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Thailand.
  • Launched on the 8th of July and commemorated on the 5th of August through an official inauguration ceremony, the latest e-passport includes enhanced security features such as embedded biometric data and an embossed signature.
  • 15 million technologically-advanced and high-security e-passports will be delivered to Thai citizens over the next seven years.

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August 6, 2020

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Safaricom, Samsung extend communication support to frontline health workers in Kenya

Over 5,500 frontline healthcare workers in Kenya will continue receiving monthly communication bundles following Safaricom’s move to extend the communication support that was provided for three months from April 2020.

The initiative will see an equivalent of 195 Terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs allocated to 5,529 frontline health workers as identified by the Ministry of Health. Each health worker is set"...

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August 6, 2020

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Eyenuk Announces FDA Clearance for EyeArt Autonomous AI System for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Eyenuk, Inc., a global artificial intelligence (AI) medical technology and services company and the leader in real-world applications for AI Eye Screening, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance (K200667) by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market its EyeArt® autonomous AI System for diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness among American adults. EyeArt is indicated for use by healthcare providers to automatically detect more than mild diabetic retinopathy (mtmDR) and vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy (vtDR) in eyes of adults diagnosed with diabetes who have not been previously diagnosed with more than mild diabetic retinopathy. EyeArt is the first FDA cleared autonomous AI technology that can detect both mtmDR and vtDR in one test, in primary care and eye care settings. In addition, EyeArt is also the first FDA cleared autonomous AI technology......

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