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Edtech Giant Byju’s Acquires Virtual Lab Simulation Platform LabInApp

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Edtech unicorn Byju’s acquired a lab-like virtual simulation platform LabInApp on Thursday. According to media reports, the deal amount has not been disclosed.

Founded in 2015, by Pavan Shinde, Girish Shirigannavar, Pramod Ramdurg and Vinayak Hulabatti, the startup offers science-lab simulation on smartphones and desktops. More than 5,000 schools across India leverage the startup’s solution. The app offers a 3D interactive platform which encompasses computer graphics and artificial intelligence for better learning and understanding. The app currently follows NCERT syllabus from Class 6 to 12.

The latest acquisition will provide a complete exit to Unitus Ventures. The venture capital has invested in the firm in 2015-16 along with Sylvant and Sandeep Maheshwari as angel investors.

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Virtual reality immersion best for soft skills training

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By Louis Fourie

JOHANNEBSURG – The impact of Covid-19 on business is much greater than we imagine. Many employers are currently facing a real dilemma.

Due to the changed environment of business or the so-called “new normal”, employees need to learn new skills, upgrade existing capabilities and competencies, or undertake compliance training. Unfortunately, due to the current situation caused by Covid-19, many employees are still working from home.

However, training is more important now, with many employees keen to acquire new skills. This need will become more crucial when workers start returning to a changed workplace after isolation. Digital upskilling is an integral part of the digital journey of the future to improve the way in which we work.

One solution to this challenge comes from a technology that is already well established in the world

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AISD First-Day Jitters: School opens with technical glitches; teachers’ union demands waiver to extend virtual learning – News

One of AISD’s wi-fi equipped school buses earlier this summer (Photo by Jana Birchum)

The first day of virtual school for Austin ISD began with a tragically apt turn of technical difficulties. As Superintendent Stephanie Elizalde made her remote rounds through the Zoom schools, the AISD Google Drive server crashed for several hours.

Elizalde stated during a Sept. 14 school board meeting that she intends to bring students back to campus starting on Oct. 5, with buildings at 25% capacity – and not to apply for a waiver to extend online education for another four weeks. Education Austin, however, has asked for Elizalde to request the waiver, which would give the option of keeping students off campus through November. The waiver deadline is this Friday.

In a Wednesday press conference, Ken Zarifis, president of Education Austin, called on Elizalde to apply for the waiver and release specific safety protocols

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Quotient Technology’s CEO, Steven Boal, to Speak on Growing Industry Trends in Retail Media at BMO’s Virtual Summit

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quotient Technology Inc. (NYSE: QUOT), the leading digital promotions, media and analytics company for CPG and retail marketing, announced today that its CEO, Steven Boal, will speak at the BMO Retail Media Summit on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET in a fireside chat co-hosted by BMO Analysts, Kelly Bania and Dan Salmon.

A webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company website at http://investors.quotient.com under Events and Presentations.

About Quotient Technology Inc.

Quotient Technology is a leading digital promotions, media and analytics company that delivers personalized digital coupons and ads – informed by proprietary shopper and online engagement data – to millions of shoppers daily. We use our proprietary Promotions, Media, Audience and Analytics Cloud Platforms and services to seamlessly target audiences, optimize performance, and deliver measurable, incremental sales for CPG and retail marketers. We

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West New York’s virtual schooling lacks parent tech training, qualified teachers, parents say

WEST NEW YORK – The fully-remote start to the school year was flush with organizational challenges as parents struggled with unfamiliar technology and substitutes filled in for teachers on leave, parents and teachers said at a Board of Education meeting Wednesday night.

Speaker after speaker at Wednesday’s virtual BOE meeting questioned why the district hadn’t done more to prepare its community for remote learning and why it is still requiring all teachers to report to school buildings to teach virtual classes.

That requirement has caused at least a dozen teachers to opt to go on leave, since they would be unable to tend to new needs at home if they had to physically report to work, West New York Education Association President Anita Kober has said.

Parents shared stories Wednesday ranging from a second grade substitute teacher working without a curriculum to a parent jumping in to help other parents

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As problems persist, Chesterfield fields 1,500 technology support calls during a week of virtual learning | Education

“Today my kid was taking a test and started panicking. I looked over and everything was frozen and nothing worked. We ended up restarting the computer and he was able to get back in. I’m hearing this is happening a lot; families are reaching out to me and teachers are reaching out to me,” School Board member Kathryn Haines said during Monday’s work session.

School Board Chairwoman Debbie Bailey and fellow member Ryan Harter made comments Monday about hearing from families about interruptions during class, primarily through Google Meet, a video communication service.

“No one has gotten into a Google Meet that wasn’t supposed to be there, that wasn’t a CCPS student. Is that correct?” Bailey asked during Monday’s work session.

Brian Jones, executive director of technology, replied, “No, that wouldn’t be correct. There have been instances especially in the beginning, first day or two, where someone would call in

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JAWS architect Glen Gordon is joining Sight Tech Global, a virtual event Dec. 2-3

For people who are blind or visually impaired, JAWS is synonymous with freedom to operate Windows PCs with a remarkable degree of control and precision with output in speech and Braille. The keyboard-driven application makes it possible to navigate GUI-based interfaces of web sites and Windows programs. Anyone who has ever listened to someone proficient in JAWS (the acronym for “Job Access With Speech”) navigate a PC can’t help but marvel at the speed of the operator and the rapid fire machine-voice responses from JAWS itself.

For nearly 25 years, JAWS has dominated the field of screen readers, and is in use by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. It is inarguably one of the greatest achievements in modern assistive technology. We are delighted to announce that Glen Gordon, the architect of JAWS for over 25 years, is joining the agenda at Sight Tech Global, which is a virtual event

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Verizon Media Hosted Hong Kong’s city-first 5G Immersive Cross-Realm Virtual Event

HONG KONG, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The tumultuous year of 2020 also marks Yahoo’s 25th anniversary globally. Seizing this momentous moment to drive timeless passion, Verizon Media today hosted a city-first 5G immersive cross-realm virtual event, the “Yahoo25 Hong Kong Passion Moments in 5G”. With CSL Mobile as its 5G strategic partner, Yahoo Hong Kong is the first in the city to offer consumers a never-before-seen immersive experience with 5G technology.” data-reactid=”19″HONG KONG, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The tumultuous year of 2020 also marks Yahoo’s 25th anniversary globally.

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Introducing AVWorks – AV Magazine’s free virtual workspace conference

The way everyone works has changed forever and AV technology is helping enable this new world of work. Business success in the post-Covid world will rely on AV technology to power collaborative, connected workspaces; technology that will unite dispersed workers, ignite creativity and power productivity.

AV Magazine’s new virtual conference, AVWorks will bring together everyone involved in today’s fast-paced AV revolution – AV innovators and cross-sector decision makers focused on the office space: occupiers, landlords, developers, architects, consultants, integrators, and facilities management firms.

Powered by technology and driven by workforce demands for flexibility, connectivity and style, the office space sector has long been an incubator for AV innovation. Now, thrust to the forefront by the global crisis, AV technologies are coming into their own as vital business tools and the source of strategic advantage.

Be part of the AV-powered workspace revolution, head over to the AVWorks website and register to

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Technical Cooperation Achievements to be Showcased at Virtual Events during IAEA General Conference Next Week

The IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) will host two side events at the 64th IAEA General Conference next week and will organize meetings for four regional cooperation agreements. Some of these are being scheduled outside the week of the main conference to limit physical interaction.  

One year after the IAEA and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) launched their Women’s Cancers Partnership Initiative at the 63rd IAEA General Conference, a side event on September 22 will review the achievements realized through the ongoing Initiative. In the presence of IsDB President Bandar Hajjar, IAEA experts and guest speakers will discuss how the Initiative has moved ahead despite the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, and how new partnerships will be forged with non-traditional donors to increase global access to comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment for women. The winners of the IsDB Call for Innovation competition, which sought proposals from scientists and academic researchers

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