SponsorsOne Assembles Management “Dream Team” for Craft Alcohol Product Development, Branding, Marketing, Sales and Distribution.

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Former COO of Skyy Vodka to Oversee Product Sales & Distribution; Brand Development And Marketing Team Leader’s Clients Included Iconic National Brands; And Product Design, Development And Production Leader Developed National Private Label Brands For Trader Joes And Safeway, Restaurant Depo.

Waterloo, Ontario – TheNewswire – December 2, 2020, SponsorsOne Inc., (CSE:SPO) (Frankfurt:5SO), (OTC:SPONF) (CNSX:SPO.CN), a company that utilizes its proprietary platform that combines digital marketing, wholesale and retail distribution, branding, and operational & funding capital, giving it a competitive first-mover advantage in rapidly selling proprietary brands focused in the Alcohol, Functional Beverage and Hemp Sectors, announced today the top management team building these breakthrough Brands in house at SponsorsOne.

Mr. Kevin Swadish, the Former COO Of Skyy Vodka, is To Oversee Product Sales & Distribution; Mr. Ricardo Camargo, the Company’s Chief Branding Officer, will oversee Brand

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Cloud-native benefits stifled by critical security and networking issues

While most organizations today are using cloud-native apps, Kubernetes and microservices, they struggle to secure and connect the complex environments resulting from them, a Volterra survey reveals.

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Securing cloud-native apps

Respondents indicated that cloud-native apps and Kubernetes deployments are particularly difficult to secure and connect because of the growing number of APIs and microservices they incorporate, which make them more distributed and harder to protect.

“Cloud-native is no longer just a bold new idea for most organizations, it’s a reality. Enterprises have increasingly adopted cloud-native apps over the past couple years to achieve faster development cycles, greater scalability and less vendor lock-in. But their DevOps and NetOps teams are facing some serious security and networking hurdles they just didn’t anticipate,” said Mark Weiner, CMO, Volterra.

“Cloud-native apps rely heavily on a microservices architecture and use far more APIs than traditional monolithic apps, including deeply embedded and hidden APIs. This increase

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Amazon In Talks To Buy Podcast Publisher Wondery: Report

Internet giant Amazon is in talks to buy podcast publisher Wondery, which serves up hit audio shows “Dr. Death” and “Serial,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

West Hollywood-based Wondery boasts being the world’s largest independent podcast publisher, and has reportedly also explored the potential for acquisition with Apple and Sony Music Entertainment.

Industry tracker Podtrac ranked Wondery as being the fourth most listened to podcast publisher in the US in November, with slightly more than 9 million people tuning in to audio programs it hosts.

Podcasts have boomed in popularity, with people tuning in to hear compelling real or scripted stories as well as interviews.

Launched in 2016, Wondery has won audiences for shows such as Dr. Death, Dirty John, Business Wars, The Shrink Next Door, and Gladiator.

Wondery is seeking $300 million or more from a suitor, according to US media reports.

Amazon is reportedly interested in acquiring the podcasting group Wondery to expand its streaming media portfolio Amazon is reportedly interested in

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Verizon’s Galaxy S20 models are the first to get Android 11 and One UI 3.0

Verizon revealed this morning that Samsung’s Galaxy S20 lineup will be the first Samsung phones to receive Android 11 and Samsung’s One UI 3.0 in the US, and now the software has already started trickling out to customers, according to Droid Life. One UI 3.0 has been in public beta for the last two months, but this marks the official release of the final software.

One UI 3.0 has the messaging, notifications and security features of Android 11, along with some add-ons specific to One UI. Samsung has added easier ways to access widgets, take screenshots, and double-tap the screen to put your phone to sleep, to name a few, but if you want a more exhaustive list of all of the One UI 3.0 changes, you can check out this roundup at Android Police.

An example of the new lock screen and notifications shade in One UI

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Deloitte Fast 500: CEOs of Seattle’s fastest growing companies share their secrets of success

Innovation is more critical now than ever. It is not simply a matter of the latest technology or trend but rather about solving human problems, of which there’s no shortage these days. From income inequality to COVID-19 to social injustice, this is indeed a time of disruption, the perfect theater for innovative ideas and solutions to take center stage. 

Our region has a long history of innovation. The first backpack, online bookstore, kidney dialysis machines, vinyl records, and only one of two states to pass board diversity legislation: these are just a few innovations that the Pacific Northwest region has pioneered over many years. 

It is perhaps due to this rich tradition of combined technological innovation and social progress that makes the future of the Pacific Northwest even more promising. Emerging growth companies, a bright spot in our economy, are popping up by the dozens and remain a driving force

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CIA sets challenge for wannabe internet sleuths



The picture baffled social media users.


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The picture baffled social media users.







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The CIA has set wannabe detectives a challenge, much to the excitement of social media users.

The intelligence agency posted a picture of a winter scene on Twitter on Tuesday and asked the internet to work out what time of day it was taken.

The picture showed a snowy street lined with cars, two school buses and a ski lodge, and participants were asked to “put their analysis skills to the test”.

Many amateur sleuths guessed the correct answer – 7am- by analysing the shadows of trees and the tracks in the snow.

One said: “Easy, look at the light poles turned on which means it’s 7am. Am I hired?”

Another agreed, saying it was clearly 7am. “The lights are on because

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Google To Shut Down 3D Platform Poly Next Year

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Google announced in a Wednesday email that it plans to shut down its 3D-object creation and library platform, Poly, next year, making it the latest of the company’s AR/VR projects to fall into obsolescence.

Initially conceptualized as a 3D creation tool and library optimized for virtual reality, Poly allowed users to create and view low polygon 3D assets, which could then be uploaded for use in scenes and apps.

According to the email, users will still be able to upload assets to the site until April 30, 2021, with any assets remaining available for download until June 30, when poly.google.com and associated APIs will no longer be accessible.

“We appreciate you trusting us to host your assets and provide a space where they can shine,” the email reads in part. “The amazing work that our users have

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Computer Scam, Business Victimized: Hinsdale Cops

HINSDALE, IL — In the last few days, Hinsdale police have handled cases involving a computer scam, check fraud, underage drinking, a DUI and damage. Here is information from the latest Hinsdale police reports:

  • A resident in the 10 block of North Bruner Street told police Nov. 23 that a pop-up window appeared saying the resident’s computer had been compromised. A suspect gained remote access to the resident’s computer and viewed personal and bank information. The suspect instructed the victim to buy $10,000 in gift cards to resolve the issue. The victim recognized the scam and did not buy the cards.
  • A business check from The Hinsdalean, 7 W. First St., was altered, made payable to a suspect and cashed at a bank in Georgia. The incident was reported Wednesday.
  • William M. McTighe, 30, of Chicago, was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 25 in the 200 block of East 55th
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Google violated U.S. labor laws in clampdown on worker organizing, regulator says

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint on Wednesday accusing Alphabet Inc’s Google of unlawfully monitoring and questioning several workers who were then fired for protesting against company policies and trying to organize a union.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. Picture taken January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

The U.S. labor regulator found Google unlawfully placed employees on administrative leave and terminated them for accessing documents related to how the company polices internal forums, according to the complaint. The agency also found unlawful Google policies for accessing documents and meetings rooms as well as its tactics for investigating employees because all of the efforts were aimed at deterring workplace organizing, the complaint said.

Google said it was confident it acted legally.

“Google has always worked to support a culture of internal discussion, and we place immense

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3 Practical Tips for Great UX/UI in Medical Device Design

If user interfaces on a consumer electronic are unclear, it results in frustration and wasted time. In medical device design, if user interfaces are unclear, results could be far more serious. During Virtual Engineering Week, experts from Kablooe Design, a Coon Rapids, MN-based firm, shared key considerations for designing a medical device user interface (UI) and user experience (UX).

Understand what your users need to be successful with the interfaces

“Think about the big picture — what is the team of individuals trying to do? What is the overall process that they’re going through? — And then those little needs within the larger needs come into play,” said Brian Mullins, director of design and development at Kablooe Design. “That’s really where those kernels of discovery can become so important.”

Mullins defined design research as all activities involved in

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