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Google launches Meet breakout rooms for small group discussions

Huge online classes can be overwhelming, not just for teachers but also for students who learn better when interacting with others. To help solve that problem, Google has launched a new Meet feature called “breakout rooms,” which would give educators a way to divide participants into smaller groups during video calls. At the moment, the feature is exclusively available to Enterprise for Education customers, but the tech giant says it will be available to more users (including Education and standard Enterprise customers) later this year.

Google said the ability to group people and put them smaller rooms was highly requested, since it has the potential to increase engagement by allowing simultaneous small group discussions. The call’s creator can make up to 100 breakout rooms in a call. Participants will be randomly and evenly distributed across the rooms, but the organizer can manually move them into different rooms if needed. Moderators

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Where to Look for the Next Tech Breakout

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News of technology company mergers and partnerships have continued to light up the market this week, and for good reason.

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The tech sector has been a top performer in 2020, with biotechnology accounting for over a third of the 60 stocks that jumped at least 400% at some time during 2020’s first three quarters.

Investors have focused on biotech plays as the pandemic unfolds, while technology companies that can provide faster wireless service through 5G, video conferencing, gaming and home computing have benefited tremendously.

I’m anticipating tech stocks — particularly the ones I select that have superior fundamentals — will continue to outperform as the third quarter earnings season arrives and companies begin reporting their latest numbers starting in about a week.

A weak dollar like we’ve seen is a windfall for multinational companies like the big tech

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FTSE 100 Brewing Up for a Breakout as Technical Indicators Come Together

FTSE 100 Price, Chart and Analysis:

  • FTSE stuck in a rut for now.
  • Technical and fundamental drivers converge.

The FTSE 100 has been stuck in a sideways channel for the last few months as the twin themes of Brexit and COVID-19 remain in charge of price action. The UK big board has reclaimed around 40% of the COVID sell-off – a much smaller percentage than other peers – and will remain rangebound until one of the two fundamental themes changes.

The technical view of the FTSE 100, however, is starting to look more interesting as the recent sideways move has forced all three moving averages to converge near current price action and the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement. This cluster of technical indicators is likely to force a move in the short-term, as low volatility market conditions when faced by a potentially high vol fundamental outlook will shake out loose longs/shorts and

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Microsoft Teams getting breakout rooms, virtual commute, and new ‘Together Mode’ backgrounds

Microsoft Teams is getting several updates as part of the company’s virtual Ignite tech conference this morning, looking to keep pace with its rivals and keep up with the demands of users  increasingly relying on the collaboration technology as critical infrastructure for remote work and learning.

The ability to create ad hoc breakout rooms will be available starting next month. Microsoft says this is one of the most requested Teams features. “Meeting organizers will be able to split up participants into smaller groups to facilitate brainstorming sessions or workgroup discussions. Presenters can then hop between breakout rooms, make announcements to all breakout rooms, and close the rooms to return everyone to the main meeting,” the company says in a blog post.

Microsoft is partnering with meditation app Headspace on a customizable “virtual commute” feature. It uses automation technology to help users close out tasks and designate work for the following

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KIOXIA’s Software-Enabled Flash Technology Takes Center Stage in Keynote, Breakout Session at SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 22, 2020–

This week at SNIA’s virtual Storage Developer Conference (SDC) 2020, KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), will showcase its barrier-breaking Software-Enabled Flash™, technology, providing real-world examples of how it makes flash easier to manage, more timely to deploy and more predictable in nature.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200922005288/en/

An SDC Platinum Sponsor, KIOXIA America will give a keynote presentation and breakout session at the conference. (Graphic: Business Wire)

At the virtual event, KIOXIA will introduce the open source Software-Enabled Flash development environment and highlight key features. The company will provide an in-depth look at new flash native management concepts made possible by Software-Enabled Flash technology including virtual devices, Quality of Service (QoS) domains, weighted fair queueing, nameless writes, nameless copies, and host CPU offload mechanisms.

KIOXIA’s Software-Enabled Flash technology removes the roadblocks associated with legacy drive-based

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Microsoft Teams is getting fake coffee shops, breakout rooms, and custom layouts

Microsoft is expanding its new Together Mode for Microsoft Teams soon, allowing co-workers to pretend they’re holding meetings in coffee shops, break out into smaller meeting rooms, or use custom layouts to overlay presenters directly onto slide decks.

Together Mode, created for pandemic-era virtual meetings, has been part of Teams for a few months now, but Microsoft is adding a few more features that better emulate the way many of us used to work. New scenes include a number of auditoriums, conference rooms, and even a coffee shop. This mode is also getting updated with a new feature that uses machine learning to automatically scale and center people in their virtual seats no matter how far they’re sitting from a webcam.

The NBA has been using Microsoft Teams’ Together Mode for its virtual crowd feature, allowing fans to dial in and sit together side by side to cheer teams on.

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TRX/USD challenges 200-HMA after falling wedge breakout

  • TRX/USD extends Friday’s advance amid quiet trading.  
  • A falling wedge breakout spotted on the hourly chart.
  • 200-HMA offers immediate resistance after the sharp pullback.

Tron (TRX/USD) is breaking higher from its three-day range trade on Saturday, building on Friday’s rebound amid a falling wedge breakout charted on the hourly sticks earlier on in the day.

The bullish momentum in the No. 15 coin gathered steam after the falling trendline resistance at 0.0241, validating the bullish formation.

Adding credence to the upside break, the 21-hourly Simple Moving Averages (HMA) pierced above the 50 and 100-HMAs in the overnight trades.

The price is now seen challenging the downward-sloping 200-HMA at 0.0244 to accelerate the advance towards the psychological barrier at 0.0250.

Tuesday’s high at 0.0253 will be next on the buyers’ radar. The hourly Relative Strength Index (RSI) stays bullish, pointing towards the overbought territory at 61.85 levels.

On a failure to

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