Google faces major competition probe over its dominance of internet advertising after Britain leaves EU

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Google faces a major competition probe over its dominance of internet advertising after Britain leaves the EU. 

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has revealed it could investigate the tech giant over controversial changes it is making to data rules. It follows a complaint from Marketers for an Open Web, a group of publishers and marketing firms. 

They claim Google’s new so-called privacy sandbox will allow the firm to hoard customer data – giving it an even bigger stranglehold over the digital ads industry and firms that rely on its platform. 

Probe: The CMA said it was looking at whether the concerns could justify a full-blown competition investigation into Google's actions

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Probe: The CMA said it was looking at whether the concerns could justify a full-blown competition investigation into Google’s actions

The CMA yesterday said it was looking at whether the concerns could justify a full-blown competition probe into Google’s actions. 

It would be the first

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MCC Adds Computer Science Track to Honors Program

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Middlesex Community College strives to help students find their paths and reach their goals. In an effort to continue supporting student success, Middlesex is adding a Computer Science track to the college’s Commonwealth Honors Program (CHP). Participating in CHP nurtures students’ integrity, honesty, perseverance, academic achievement, intellectual curiosity and a collaborative spirit, while honing leadership, research and networking skills.

Binnur Ercem, MCC’s Director of the CHP and Professor of Sociology and Cultural Anthropology, worked with faculty from the Computer Science program to offer five seminars that are eligible for honors credit for students who qualify.

“This new and one-of-a-kind track is the first honors track in a STEM field,” Ercem said. “The track provides an opportunity for computer science majors to take honors courses and to graduate as honors scholars.”

Qualifying MCC students

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Influencing Factors in Choosing the Right Cloud Service Provider for Cloud Enabled Solutions

Today, the majority of the companies across industries like IT, healthcare, consumer, retail, manufacturing, etc. are making a move to the cloud. The businesses have realized its potential and the cloud computing service market is growing exponentially that eliminates costly, time consuming, and complex in-house cloud infrastructure management. However, among all the aspects of migrating the entire business process to the cloud, selecting Cloud Service Provider (CSP) is the most crucial and complicated part. Choosing the right cloud provider is not a choice, it is an absolute necessity now.

There are multiple cloud service providers like AWS, Ayla, Clearblade, Azure, Everything, etc. in the market, out of which AWS (Amazon Web Services), GCP (Google Cloud Platform), and Microsoft Azure are major players. AWS has a market share of 33%, Microsoft Azure has 13% and GCP has 6% as a cloud service provider. Such providers offer three kinds of service models:

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The Clockwork DevTerm Has Cyberpunk Vibes

Illustration for article titled This Super-Compact Computer Will Let Me Live at Least One Neuromancer Fantasy


Clockwork, makers of the Gameboy-esque GameShell, are back with a new mobile product aimed even more squarely at lovers of retro tech. Their DevTerm is a self-contained computer powered by a low-energy CPU or Raspberry Pi aimed directly at folks who are looking for a low-profile, extremely portable computer for coding, sysadmin work, or writing.

The whole thing looks like an unholy union between a cyberpunk luggable and an electric typewriter, especially considering the two knobs on the sides. You have a choice of a ClockworkPi mainboard running an ARM64-bit Quad-core chip or a Raspberry Pi CM3+ Lite. You can also add up to 4 GB of memory. The computer runs Linux and includes a number of ports, including two USB-A ports and a UART port for expanding the device’s input and output. You also get a 6.8-inch screen and a mechanical keyboard with arrow keys

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Research: Managing multicloud in the enterprise; benefits, barriers, and most popular cloud platforms

Many organizations are deploying a multicloud strategy, citing reasons such as avoiding vendor lock-in and competitive pricing, among others. However, while cloud platforms are becoming central to many businesses’ broader digital transformation strategies, some companies have no plans to take a multicloud approach.

TechRepublic Premium conducted an online survey to find out why some companies are continuing with mulitcloud migration and expansion plans, and how they are managing it, while others have hit the pause button.

The survey asked the following questions:

  • Does your company use a multicloud deployment?
  • Why hasn’t your company taken a multicloud approach?
  • What does multicloud look like at your company?
  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your overall cloud strategy?
  • Has managing your multicloud costs become a higher priority this year?
  • What public cloud platforms does your organization currently use?
  • What functions do you use cloud providers for?
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Gaming Software Market Research 2020: Competitive Landscape and Development Model in Different Regions of The World

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Nov 23, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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Game software usually refers to a software product that combines various programs and animation effects. At present, large-scale 3D online games and WEBGAME web games

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Travis Kalanick’s NYC penthouse hosted large, mask-less party: report

  • A large indoor party where guests weren’t wearing masks was reportedly held at ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s New York City penthouse in September.
  • In a story featured in New York Magazine’s The Cut, Cat Marnell describes attending the party, saying there were “tons of people there, and of course no one was wearing a mask.”
  • A representative for Kalanick told Business Insider that he had lent his apartment to a friend and was not aware of the party, and that he does not know Marnell. 
  • Vanity Fair reported earlier this year that Kalanick hosted an outdoor party at his Los Angeles home when such gatherings were restricted due to a surge in coronavirus cases in Southern California.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A large indoor party full of maskless guests was reportedly thrown at Travis Kalanick’s New York City penthouse in September.

In a new story from New

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Sportsdigita’s software, used by major sports teams, sees growth during pandemic

Angelina Lawton

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Sportsdigita, an all-in-one cloud-based presentation software company owned by former National Hockey League executive Angelina Lawton, sees opportunity amid the pandemic as sports teams conduct business online instead of in person.

The company, which counts the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees among its clients, is raising $10 million to $25 million in Series A funding. It may use some of the money it rasies to acquire smaller firms that have been hurt financially by Covid-19.

Sportsdigita is a subscription-based software company that’s seen growth since Covid-19 halted in-person meetings. It offers customized presentations and integrates video conferencing and presentation software. It competes with other services, like Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams, both of which are included in an Office subscription.

But Sportsdigita considers itself “PowerPoint on steroids” because its Digideck software offers customized presentations for sports

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Google under review for possible British competition enquiry

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s competition regulator said on Monday it was assessing whether a complaint about Google related to digital advertising warranted a formal competition law investigation.

FILE PHOTO: The Google name is displayed outside the company’s office in London, Britain November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

The complaint from Marketers for an Open Web (MOW), a coalition of technology and publishing companies, said it wanted the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to delay the launch of Google’s Privacy Sandbox technology.

MOW said the technology would remove features such as login and advertising from the open web and put them under Google’s control.

“We take the matters raised in the complaint very seriously, and will assess them carefully with a view to deciding whether to open a formal investigation under the Competition Act,” the CMA said.

“If the urgency of the concerns requires us to intervene swiftly, we will also

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Why It’s Time To Consider Outsourcing For Software Development

CEO at Ascendle — building innovative web and mobile apps for the world’s leading companies. Author of The Epic Guide to Agile.

For close to eight years now, a 100% virtual model has worked for Ascendle better than I could have imagined. Most of our U.S.-based team members live within two hours of one another, which has allowed for regular meetups—before the pandemic, that is—for teambuilding and staying connected. Web conferencing platforms support daily interactions between team members and have kept everyone feeling included and accountable. Recently, everyone received a fleece onesie with the corporate logo, and our virtual office was united over Zoom with each of us in the most comfortable of uniforms.

Since March of 2020, we have watched colleagues and clients learn on the fly how to accommodate a new situation where everyone’s working remotely. We have team members across nine time zones, and they deliver

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