Day: September 2, 2020

Intel releases new laptop chips to confront Apple, rising rivals

a close up of a sign: U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp's logo is seen on their

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U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp’s logo is seen on their “smart building” in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv

By Stephen Nellis

(Reuters) – Intel Corp on Wednesday unveiled “Tiger Lake,” the 11th generation version of its flagship chip for laptops that it hopes will help it regain lost market share and counter forthcoming Apple Inc machines with Apple-designed chips.

Intel said the chips use a new manufacturing technique and other tweaks that make them more powerful at tasks such as using artificial intelligence to reduce background noise during video calls.

The company said it worked with laptop makers including Dell Technologies Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and that 50 machines from different makers will be available for the holiday shopping season. The Tiger Lake processors come as Intel, one of the few chip companies that both designs and makes its own chips, has struggled with manufacturing delays.

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3 Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks to Buy Right Now

Many companies reduced or suspended their dividends as they faced intense challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet many companies in the tech sector, which was better-insulated from the outbreak than other industries, sustained their payouts without issue.

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1. Texas Instruments

(NASDAQ: TXN) sells analog and embedded chips to a wide range of industries. Over the past few years, it cut its production costs up to 40% by shifting from 200mm to 300mm wafers, which significantly boosted its gross margin and free

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2 Dallas-Fort Worth tech companies win military contracts worth up to $90 million

North Texas companies Elbit Systems of America and Peak Nanosystems were awarded military contracts this week worth a combined $90 million to provide technology for weapons and armor.

Fort Worth-based Elbit was awarded a contract totaling up to $79 million to supply the U.S. Army with parts for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, an armored infantry support vehicle. The Red River Armor Depot, roughly 200 miles northeast of Dallas in Texarkana, provides maintenance for the Bradley system.

Elbit’s five-year contract is to provide parts for the vehicle’s gunner turrets and accompanying circuitry. The Army’s initial $26 million purchase is followed by a second $12 million order to be completed over a three-year period.

“Our team is proud to offer critical ground vehicle modernization solutions for the U.S. Army to ensure accuracy and lethality for soldiers,” Elbit Systems of America president and CEO Raanan Horowitz said in a statement. “Receiving this task

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Facebook to block news on Australian sites after new law, riling lawmakers

By Byron Kaye and Jonathan Barrett

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Tuesday said it would stop Australians sharing news content on its platforms if a proposal to make it pay local media outlets for their content becomes law, escalating tension with the Australian government.

The world’s largest social network also updated its “terms of use” on Tuesday to say that it can block content anywhere globally or restrict users from accessing the services if such a move is warranted to avoid regulatory risks.

“This global update provides more flexibility for us to change our services, including in Australia, to continue to operate and support our users in response to potential regulation or legal action,” a company spokesperson said.

Under Australia’s closely watched internet reform, the country will become the first to make the social media behemoth and Alphabet Inc’s Google pay for news sourced from local providers under a

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Amazon is reportedly surveilling its Flex delivery drivers in private Facebook groups

Amazon is covertly monitoring private social media groups used by Amazon Flex workers to discuss their working conditions. According to official company documents discovered online by Vice, the retailing giant employs staff to track and categorize discussions in closed Facebook groups, public subreddits, and on Twitter. Some posts are then “escalated” to internal Amazon teams and company leadership.

As Vice notes, these reports are seemingly compiled primarily to identify and respond to complaints from Flex delivery drivers about things like bugs in the company’s app. But Amazon also appears to be keeping tabs on more sensitive discussions. Those compiling the reports are instructed to note the apparent sentiment of posts and to look for Flex workers sharing news stories where “Warehouse employees [are] complaining about the poor working condition” or that discuss “planning for any strike or protest against Amazon.”


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Web Content Management Market to Hit $36,422.8 million Revenue by 2030: P&S Intelligence

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  The key reason behind the swift growth of the global web content management market is the rapid shift of companies to digital marketing. As a result, the revenue generated from the sale of such software is expected to increase from $5,894.8 million in 2019 to $36,422.8 million by 2030, at a monumental 18.4% CAGR between 2020 and 2030. With digitalization, the trend of promoting products and services via social media, search engines, emails, websites, and mobile apps is growing, according to the market research study published by P&S Intelligence.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is influencing the web content management market is a positive way, as, with people not purchasing non-essential goods, companies have had to rethink their marketing strategies. Moreover, to cope with the frozen hiring of employees, businesses are adopting WCM

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Best free blogging sites of 2020

Free blogging sites have come a long way in recent years, and it’s now easier than ever to create a professional-looking blog to share a hobby with likeminded people, express your opinions, and establish an online presence.

These free blogging sites are aimed at hobbyist bloggers – blogs are created and managed online, and hosted on the blogging platform’s own servers. If you want to create a self-hosted blog, the downloadable version of WordPress is an excellent option, with total flexibility, support for third-party plugins, and as much storage as your hosting plan allows.

If you’re interested in making a static website rather than an online journal, take a look at our guide to the best free website builders.

Wix makes it dead easy to design and realize your blog, and you can do a lot more besides (Image credit: Wix)

1. Wix

Get powerful blog building functionality, and much

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Apple, Google, and Amazon respond to European tech taxes by passing on costs

For many years, Europe has been unhappy with the tax habits of US tech giants. As regulators and politicians have often noted, these firms make vast amounts of money from European citizens but pay a pittance in tax. In the absence of an overhaul of the global tax system, a number of European nations have introduced new taxes aimed specifically at these companies. And the tech giants are responding by passing on the costs.

Over the last month, for example, Apple, Google, and Amazon have all announced price changes for UK enterprise customers specifically designed to offset a new “digital services tax” introduced by UK government. This increases tax on any revenue produced by “search engines, social media services and online marketplaces” by 2 percent.

In response, Apple is changing how it pays developer fees on the App Store in the

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It’s (still) time to end ‘Trending’ on Twitter

In August 2019, after the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his jail cell, conspiracy theories about what had happened ran rampant on social networks. The theories did not necessarily originate there, but the networks did their part to amplify them, and the confusion that followed was dubbed “the disinformation World Cup.”

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At the center of the maelstrom was Twitter, where various baseless theories about Epstein’s death dominated the discussion. One reason why is that enough people tweet the same hashtag on Twitter, it almost always shows up on the app’s tab of “trending topics,” no matter how deranged. During the Epstein mania, for example, #ClintonBodyCount trended, and President Trump — who is known to trawl Twitter trends for material — retweeted an account that sought to link Epstein’s death to the former president.


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