Month: August 2020

SKIDATA’s Ski Access Technology Can Help Mountains Overcome the Public Health and Staffing Challenges Posed by the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus crisis will have a major impact on ski resorts this winter. The pandemic will force ski resorts to find ways to reduce face-to-face interactions between guests and staff, and the cancellation of J1 visas will make it difficult for ski resorts to find sufficient staff to handle day-to-day operations. For most ski resorts, automated ski access technology can help alleviate these challenges.

“Automated ski access technology has long been an important management tool and guest amenity that improves the skiing experience,” said John Keefe, SKIDATA Vice President. “No one foresaw that it could also promote public health or help resorts overcome staffing challenges, but in today’s world those added benefits will be essential to mountain operations.”

SKIDATA introduced RFID access control to the ski industry as a revenue management tool that provides data about lift and resort utilization. It also offers operational efficiencies and reduces the risk of

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Here’s Why PAR Technology (PAR) is a Great Momentum Stock to Buy

Momentum investing revolves around the idea of following a stock’s recent trend in either direction. In the ‘long’ context, investors will be essentially be “buying high, but hoping to sell even higher.” With this methodology, taking advantage of trends in a stock’s price is key; once a stock establishes a course, it is more than likely to continue moving that way. The goal is that once a stock heads down a fixed path, it will lead to timely and profitable trades.

While many investors like to look for momentum in stocks, this can be very tough to define. There is a lot of debate surrounding which metrics are the best to focus on and which are poor quality indicators of future performance. The Zacks Momentum Style Score, part of the Zacks Style Scores, helps address this issue for us.

Below, we take a look at PAR Technology (PAR), a company

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The Best Tech for Remote Learning

Illustration for article titled The Best Laptops, Headphones and Webcams For Your Home Setup

Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo

A lot of people thought we would be past this by now, but unfortunately, we aren’t, which means millions of students nationwide are now being forced to switch to remote learning for the upcoming academic year. To compound the situation, because many schools’ plans weren’t decided until the last minute, students and parents haven’t had much time to prepare, which has resulted in a serious shortage of essential education tech, especially for items like laptops and webcams.

However, in an effort to remove some of the confusion out of choosing the right tech for your child, we’ve put together a short list of the best remote learning gadgets you can buy that are actually in stock and available for purchase, grouped into three different price ranges (budget, affordable and premium) to best suit your budget. So while we can’t help kids with their homework, here’s hoping

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Apple Watch watchOS 7 update: Best new features coming to Apple Watch

  • Apple’s new watchOS 7 software will be coming to Apple Watch models in the fall, but watch owners can try an early version for the first time.
  • Among the most notable additions are the introduction of sleep tracking and new workout types as well has automatic handwashing detection.
  • The update is a sign that Apple is pushing even more deeply into health as it fends off competition from Fitbit, Samsung, and newcomers like Amazon. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

You don’t necessarily need to upgrade your Apple Watch to get some of Apple’s newest features. This fall, Apple Watch owners will find a slew of new capabilities on their watches, from handwashing detection to new workout modes.

Apple introduced its latest update, watchOS 7, during its Worldwide Developers Conference at the end of June. A beta version of the software is available now — marking the first time

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Hawkins Point Welcomes Our New Information Management and Analytics Leader

Hawkins Point, a leading business and technology consultancy serving organizations and the people of Life Sciences, is delighted to announce that Rene Marcotte has joined our leadership team as Vice President. Rene will be leading and growing our Information Management and Analytics capabilities.

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Rene Marcotte (Photo: Business Wire)

With more than three decades of experience in information management, Rene brings business and technology expertise, and advanced information engineering techniques to deliver outstanding value for Hawkins Point’s clients. He also brings deep expertise across a broad range of industries, including Life Sciences.

Before joining Hawkins Point, Rene was Vice President of Emerging Technology at CGI where he successfully led over 20 data warehouse and BI strategies and many implementations for leading corporations in Life Sciences and other industries. Before that, he was Vice President of Client Delivery

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Amazon Expands while Congress Makes Postal Service Fund Retiree Health Benefits 75 Years in Advance

By Caitlin Yilek

The U.S. Postal Service is facing a new threat in Amazon’s rapid expansion, but financial baggage heaped on it by Congress makes it even harder to compete.

USPS is subject to a 2006 law that requires it to prepay workers’ retirement health care benefits 75 years into the future. It’s owned by the federal government, which simultaneously insists that it must be financially independent.

The postal service is one of few commercial icons to see an income bump as Covid-19 spread, in part because Americans are shipping more packages than usual. But on paper, it’s still struggling.

President Donald Trump has demanded the postal service charge Amazon and other e-tial giants more for delivering packages. At the same time,

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What’s Working In Virtual Events:B2B Orgs Enhance Digital Experiences With Videos, Interactive Networking & Tech To Mimic In-Person Engagement

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed demand generation. The B2B sector has had to move quickly to make up for the sudden lack of in-person engagement, but all is not lost. B2B organizations are more than open to opportunities that virtual events present. The demand for content is there — B2B organizations just have to tap into it.

According to a survey conducted by Demand Gen Report, 61% of respondents felt positively about hearing keynote speakers from top influencers and thought leaders during a virtual event, 55% wanted to hear from topical experts on problems they were having and 55% wanted to learnabout technology solutions for business solutions.

Download this special report to learn how marketers can take advantage of the current moment and develop virtual events that are immersive digital experiences, including how to:

  • Create lasting connections through virtual networking opportunities combined with directmail;
  • Build hype around
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12-Inch MacBook With Apple Silicon May Launch This Year

Just imagine this is Tim Cook conjuring a new ARM-based MacBook.

Just imagine this is Tim Cook conjuring a new ARM-based MacBook.
Photo: Stephen Lam (Getty Images)

We know Apple’s going to launch products powered by its custom silicon soon. How soon and which products, however, are currently up for debate. However, a report from the China Times hints that the first Apple Silicon computer might arrive later this year—and it’d be an extremely lightweight 12-inch MacBook that supposedly has 15-20 hours of battery life. Also on deck for late 2021 is an Apple Silicon iMac with a custom, Apple-developed GPU.

The China Times report says the 12-inch MacBook would be powered by the A14X processor, citing industry sources as saying the chip has been finalized and that mass production would begin before the end of the year using Taiwan-based supplier TSMC’s 5nm process. The 12-inch MacBook, supposedly nicknamed “Tonga” will have USB-C, weigh less than 1 kilogram

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SpaceX delays launch of next 60 Starlink internet satellites to Thursday

SpaceX has pushed the launch of its next big batch of Starlink internet satellites back two days, to Thursday (Sept. 3).

A Falcon 9 rocket had been scheduled to loft the 60 Starlink satellites on Tuesday morning (Sept. 1) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. But those plans have changed, SpaceX representatives announced today (Aug. 31).

“Now targeting Thursday, September 3 at 8:46 a.m. EDT for launch of Starlink from Launch Complex 39A, pending Range acceptance — team is using additional time for data review,” SpaceX said via Twitter this afternoon. (“Range” refers to the Eastern Range, the U.S. Space Force entity that oversees launches from the East Coast.)

SpaceX will attempt to land the Falcon

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Netflix Makes ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Bird Box’ Free for Non-Subscribers

Netflix  (NFLX) – Get Report is opening up access to a limited selection of original shows and films for non-subscribers. 

The streaming giant revealed the move on Monday, launching a webpage showcasing the free content. The newly free-to-watch content includes “Stranger Things,” “Bird Box,” “Love is Blind,” “The Two Popes” and other shows and films.

Netflix shares rose 1.2% to $530.11 on Monday.  

“We’re looking at different marketing promotions to attract new members and give them a great Netflix experience,” Netflix told press outlets on Monday. 

The content is viewable on desktop browsers and Android devices, but not iOS devices, according to the webpage. A 30-second ad for Netflix plays before the free content. 

As streaming competition grows, investors are focused on Netflix’s subscriber growth.

Netflix added 10.1 million paying subscribers in the second quarter — the first that crossed over entirely with COVID-19 — but issued weaker-than-expected

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