Category: TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Snap Taps Facebook, Google Alum Alexa Levine as U.S. Head of Entertainment Sales

Snap, parent company of Snapchat, has hired Alexa Levine as U.S. head of entertainment.

Levine comes to Snap from Facebook, where she worked for three years oversaw the company’s film, TV, streaming and live event ad clients as industry manager for entertainment. Prior to joining Facebook in 2017, she had a variety of roles at Google — including, most recently, senior account executive, media and entertainment — as well as Microsoft and ad agency Omnicom.

At Snap, Levine is responsible for leading the company’s entertainment sales team and working with U.S. entertainment clients advertising on the platform. Based in Los Angeles. Levine reports to Clayton Peters, U.S. head of verticals, who oversees Snap’s enterprise verticals.

Levine holds a bachelor’s degree in business and hotel management from Cornell University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Snap continues to bulk up its originals slate

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Can You Preorder the PS5 During Amazon Prime Day? No, But Antoline Has Some

The search for PlayStation 5 pre-orders continues as gamers try and get their hands on the next-gen console before its November release, and now they’ll have another chance at it but it’s in an unlikely place.

October 13 marks the start of this year’s Amazon Prime Day and gamers are searching for their own PS5 consoles. However, if you go to the official PS5 page on Amazon there are no consoles to purchase or pre-order as of this writing.

In fact, there are plenty of other games and accessories that PlayStation fans can pick up on the first day of Amazon Prime Day including headsets, storage devices and memberships to the PlayStation Plus online subscription.

They are also selling PS4 games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and much more that will be compatible with the PS5–thanks to backwards compatibility–on the cheap so if you’re starving for some games you can definitely

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Companies are just now starting to figure out remote work

As we move deeper into the pandemic, companies are realizing that the remote work habits that are de facto today will likely persist to become a major part of the way they work in the post-COVID world. Technology will play a big role in this new environment, but the way companies rebuild themselves around the technology may be even more important.

That was the topic of discussion at one round table during Fast Company‘s Impact Council annual meeting on June 30. The panel, moderated by Fast Company technology editor Harry McCracken, included Box CEO Aaron Levie, Visible CEO Miguel Quiroga, Threshold Ventures partner Heidi Roizen, Infoblox CEO Jesper Andersen, Pfizer chief digital and technology officer Lidia Fonseca, Emerald One CEO Laverne Council, and Vince Campisi of Raytheon Technologies.

When the pandemic began, much of the focus was on the technologies that we suddenly needed to enable working from home.

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Four Tips For Leveraging EBay To Build Your Brand

Sagar Shah is the Founder & CEO of Nature’s Guru, a global tea company focused on innovative gourmet foods using superfood ingredients.

Whether you’re a new direct-to-consumer brand looking to make your mark or an established e-commerce business with robust sales, today’s competitive climate requires companies to look outside the box to new channels to drive revenue and attract new customers. With the current pandemic taking hold and effectively crippling retail brick-and-mortar distribution, the need to develop an online, multichannel strategy has never been more important.

One channel that some companies might start to include in their go-to-market plan is eBay. Personally, I have sold on eBay in the past and have instructed other sellers to supply as well. Through this experience, I’ve seen that while not as popular as Amazon, there can be a variety of advantages of selling on eBay, including a large international customer base

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Apple Store down ahead of iPhone 12 launch event

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Apple’s iPhone event has been moved to October for 2020.


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The Apple Store went offline on Tuesday, just hours before the company’s iPhone 12 launch event was set to kick off. Usually held in September, the event has moved to October this year in order to accommodate delays to the new phone rollout caused by COVID-19. But the event should be worth the wait. We’re expecting to see Apple launch its first ever 5G iPhone, as well as a new HomePod and more.

The disappearance of the Apple Store is nothing out of the ordinary. Apple usually pulls its online store down ahead of major events, especially if new products are set to be announced. After the event, the store will likely pop back up again, hopefully offering the option

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NASA efforts had a $65 billion economic impact last year, agency report shows

NASA’s first economic impact report suggests that the agency generated nearly $65 billion in economic impact during fiscal year 2019, with much of that activity coming from the Artemis program to return astronauts to the moon by 2024.



NASA's Space Launch System rocket, or SLS, is just one piece of the agency's "moon to Mars" initiative.


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NASA’s Space Launch System rocket, or SLS, is just one piece of the agency’s “moon to Mars” initiative.

The agency released the report (which covers the period between Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019) as it continues negotiations for its fiscal 2021 budget. That 2021 budget request by the Trump administration calls for a 12% increase for the agency to $25 billion, including a substantial contribution to Artemis for a planned 2024 astronaut landing on the moon. That budget has not been approved yet, as both the House and Senate continue markups of their versions of the bill. On Sept. 30, the Senate averted a government shutdown

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Telecommunications Battery Market | Rising Power Consumption in the Telecommunications Sector to Boost Market Growth

The global telecommunications battery market size is poised to grow by USD 217.85 mn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 9% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Telecommunications Battery Market in Latin America 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Population growth and urbanization are the key drivers for the rising power consumption in the telecommunications sector in Latin America. Rising power consumption in Latin America is significantly driving the demand for off-grid energy storage systems, as off-grid energy

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Soundtrack Unlimited B2B On-Demand Music Streaming Helps Artists Get Paid

Soundtrack Your Brand business-to-business (B2B) music streaming company, formerly Spotify Business, today introduced Soundtrack Unlimited, the world’s first on-demand B2B music streaming product offering businesses audio services comparable to Spotify and Apple
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Music. The Stockholm-based company, with clients including Lululemon and W Hotels, also renewed its global licensing agreement with Warner Music Group’s Recorded Music division, which has played an instrumental role in the development of the new release. 

Perhaps the most notable thing about the new B2B streaming product is that it enables a

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Australia investigating reports that China has halted coal imports

A general view of a Australian flag is seen during a welcome ceremony for Australia’s then Prime Minister Julia Gillard outside the Great Hall of the People on April 9, 2013 in Beijing, China.

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Australia is investigating media reports that China has stopped taking its coal shipments, Australia’s trade minister said on Tuesday, playing down a potential sign of escalating trade tensions between the two countries.

Speaking on breakfast television, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said the government was seeking a response from China while noting that coal flows to the country had been disrupted in recent years partly due to Chinese “domestic factors.”

Diplomatic relations soured in 2018 when Australia banned China’s Huawei Technologies from participating in its nascent fifth-generation (5G) broadband network. Australia’s call for an independent inquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus – which first emerged in China – further angered

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Washington state again fails to live-track murder hornet

SEATTLE — Washington state officials said Monday they were again unsuccessful at live-tracking a “murder” hornet while trying to find and destroy a nest of the giant insects.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture said an entomologist used dental floss to tie a tracking device on a female hornet, only to lose signs of her when she went into a forest.

The hornet was captured Oct. 5 and kept alive with strawberry jam, which she seemed to enjoy, said Sven Spichiger, a department entomologist.

Scientists then tied a tracking device onto her body and released her two days later onto an apple tree. They lost track of her after she went through some blackberry bushes, though officials believe the tracker was still attached at the time of its last signal.

“This one was a lot feistier,” Spichiger said.

A total of 18 hornets have been found in the state since

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