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Away and Master & Dynamic Just Launched a Cool New Collaboration

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Away x Master & Dynamic

Away x Master & Dynamic

If Prime Day makes you want to just get away and block out the world — well, there’s a product for that. Two brands we dig, Away and Master & Dynamic, just unveiled a collaboration featuring a number of bags (The Carry-On, The Bigger Carry-On, The Everywhere Bag and The Daypack) now all designed with a “custom abstract interior lining inspired by sound waves,” along with two custom-made versions of Master & Dynamic’s Over-Ear Headphones and Wireless Earphones.

(Also, Away is donating 100% of net proceeds from the limited-edition collection to the non-profit MusiCare’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.)

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Slack Frontiers: Reassessing collaboration in a virtual world

Communication has long been an area of focus, but for many companies during the pandemic, it has been a game changer, panelists say.

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IMAGE: iStock/fizkes

Adapt and adopt are two of the business mantras the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought. The “unexpected good news” when the pandemic began was that so-called slingshot workers who wouldn’t adapt to new collaboration technologies did, according to Wayne Kurtzman, research director, social and collaboration, at IDC.

Kurtzman was one of the panelists speaking Wednesday at the Slack Frontiers conference session, “Human, inclusive, flexible: Insights on remote collaboration,” where the discussion was framed around reassessing how colleagues collaborate.

“You had connected workers and those who weren’t going to adopt who are now willing to learn, and there are people willing to mentor them so businesses can and have changed fast,” Kurtzman said. That group has “helped power the market by adopting collaboration technologies,” which he said

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Internet2, Cisco Team Up To Deliver Advanced Networking Technology in Support of Research and Academic Collaboration

Internet2, Cisco Team Up To Deliver Advanced Networking Technology in Support of Research and Academic Collaboration

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020

Cisco’s Internet for the Future routers and software will deliver key services for the Internet2 nationwide research and education network

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Internet2 today announced a strategic alliance with Cisco to deliver next-generation capabilities and software solutions across the U.S. research and education (R&E) infrastructure that enables scientific collaboration at a global scale. The new agreement between the two organizations focuses on delivering a national R&E network with increased capacity incrementing at 400 gigabits per second, on-demand cloud-connectivity, and a reduced carbon footprint that will remove 6681 metric tons a year of carbon from the environment. The agreement also includes collaborative opportunities for Internet2 and Cisco to support research activities and multi-domain service orchestration with campus and regional partners.

(PRNewsfoto/Internet2)
(PRNewsfoto/Internet2)

Cisco’s selection

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Internet2, Cisco Team Up To Deliver Advanced Networking Technology in Support of Research and Academic Collaboration | News

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Internet2 today announced a strategic alliance with Cisco to deliver next-generation capabilities and software solutions across the U.S. research and education (R&E) infrastructure that enables scientific collaboration at a global scale. The new agreement between the two organizations focuses on delivering a national R&E network with increased capacity incrementing at 400 gigabits per second, on-demand cloud-connectivity, and a reduced carbon footprint that will remove 6681 metric tons a year of carbon from the environment. The agreement also includes collaborative opportunities for Internet2 and Cisco to support research activities and multi-domain service orchestration with campus and regional partners.

Cisco’s selection was the result of a rigorous proposal process that was reviewed by networking experts from the Internet2 community and organization, and was part of the Internet2 Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) program, which focuses on supporting the data intensive researcher, enabling campuses to connect

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Otter Announces Investment and Collaboration With Brydge

Otter Products, maker of the popular Otterbox mobile accessories, has announced a “strategic investment” in Brydge, in a move that is set to support future collaboration and product development.

The new agreement between the companies will allow Otter and Brydge to leverage each other’s supply and distribution networks. Most interestingly, the companies seem intent on developing new products and “innovations” collaboratively under the OtterBox brand.

“Our company has always been dedicated to innovating in ways that will enable our customers to get more from their mobile technology,” said Otter Products CEO Jim Parke. “Brydge has the same philosophy, and we recognize that we can tap into the strengths of each organization to be even more effective in achieving this goal, especially as all of our relationships between home, school and work are evolving.”

Brydge is known for its MacBook-like iPad keyboard accessories, docks, and hubs, while Otter is known for

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Oblong Announces New Patents for Remote Work to Enhance Current and Planned Multi-share Collaboration Offerings – Press Release

LOS ANGELES–(Business Wire)–Oblong, Inc. (NYSE American: OBLG) (“Oblong” or the “Company”), an award-winning leader in multi-stream collaboration solutions, announced today over the course of 2020 amidst the global pandemic it has been granted seven patents that further define its leadership in multi-share collaboration offerings.

Oblong’s Mezzanine™ technology platform enables team members to work together in-person and remotely in a unique multi-share environment.

“As businesses return to the workplace and develop new modes of hybrid collaboration, we expect the need for multi-share to increase significantly,” says Peter Holst, Oblong’s Chief Executive Officer. “Oblong defines multi-share as a mode of collaboration where distributed users simultaneously share, view, and work with multiple streams of content. Oblong’s Mezzanine™ is the leader in this space, with award-winning, technologically advanced offerings, and these patents further our leadership and define the pathway forward to improve upon and extend beyond the traditional conference room setting.”

Oblong’s updated patent

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This New Collaboration Wants To Engage More Young Girls To Get Into STEM

According to a 2015 survey, Black and Latina women workers represent 4% of the total workforce. Now, numerous organizations are coming together to help influence more women and young girls to get into the STEM field. The Intel Foundation alongside the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to create The Million Girls Moonshot initiative. The collaboration will work with partners to help engage girls from underrepresented communities in STEM.

“Over its 30-year history, the Intel Foundation has a legacy of leveraging the best of Intel – our technology, philanthropy, and employee expertise – to catalyze positive social change. STEM education has been at the core of our areas of impact since we began this critical work,” said Pia Wilson-Body, President of the Intel Foundation, in an interview with BLACK ENTERPRISE via email.

“We joined the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, the

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New Tech Chief of Startup Hypergiant Envisions Closer Human-AI Collaboration

Hypergiant Industries Inc. tapped a former International Business Machines Corp. official as its first chief technology officer, the artificial intelligence startup announced Tuesday.

Mohammed Farooq, who previously served as a general manager within

IBM’s

Global Technology Services unit, officially started Monday as CTO and general manager of products. He was also given a board seat by the Austin, Texas-based company, which offers AI technologies and services primarily to U.S. military branches, aerospace, and industrial companies.

Mr. Farooq said part of his primary vision is to develop a cloud-agnostic platform that helps companies foster greater collaboration between humans and AI systems. He said he believes the future of AI will involve autonomous applications that pair humans with machines, and the key ingredients for getting there, including corporate data troves and cloud computing, exist today.

“Building autonomous teaming apps, with humans and machines, is the future,” he said. “All the building

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ATIF Holdings Limited Signs Strategic Collaboration with Zhuhai Boxin Technology, Targeting Hi-Tech Corporate Clients

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ATIF Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: ATIF, the “Company”), a company providing business consulting and multimedia services in Asia, announced that through its viable interest entity, Qianhai Asia Times (Shenzhen) International Finance Services Co. Ltd., it has reached strategic cooperation with Zhuhai Boxin Technology Limited Co. (“Boxin Tech”), to target explicitly at Zhuhai-based hi-tech enterprises as potential clients for the Company’s online financial consulting services platform IPOEX.com (“IPOEX”). This is the third partnership aiming at in-depth collaborations reached between the Company and its invaluable partners within this month, following Dexin Dahua and Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce in Shenyang City.

Based on the partnership, Boxin Tech will serve as one of IPOEX’s corporate client channels, making fullest use of its rich experience in catering the needs of government-sponsored projects. Boxin Tech, together with IPOEX, will apply to Zhuhai City’s relevant authorities to

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Workforce collaboration platform Zuper raises $1.1M to help companies manage field teams

Zuper CEO Anand Subbaraj. (Zuper Photo)

Seattle startup Zuper raised a $1.1 million seed round and hired a longtime Microsoft manager as its new CEO.

The 4-year-old company sells software to more than 100 clients such as IKEA India that use Zuper to help manage field workforces. It integrates with supply chain and point of sale systems, and facilitates communication between various stakeholders. The software also enables scheduling, routing, identity management, video conferencing, and chatbots. Some companies use Zuper to run COVID-19 screenings for employees.

Customers hail from industries including residential and commercial cleaning, HVAC, electrical, internet service providers, plumbing, and landscaping.

“Zuper reduces/eliminates manual mundane work and improves efficiency and productivity, enabling service businesses to optimize the entire workforce management process and offer the best customer experiences,” said CEO Anand Subbaraj.

Zuper just brought on Subbaraj to lead the company. He previously spent 13 years at Microsoft, most recently

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