Apple M1 is the boost the Windows ecosystem needed: Qualcomm

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With recent tests showing that putting Windows onto Apple Silicon absolutely spanks the performance currently available on Qualcomm-made processors, one could be forgiven for thinking Qualcomm was apprehensive about its future desktop prospects.

However, Qualcomm SVP and general manager for mobile, compute, and infrastructure Alex Katouzian told journalists on Wednesday that the new chip was a validation for putting mobile chips into laptops.

“As we’ve seen during the pandemic age and I think this is going to continue for many years to come, video conferencing and remote working locations are going to become more and more important which means you have to have the capability of great video conferencing, you have to have the camera capability, you have to have the longevity of the battery, you should be able to work from any place that you are, inside your house or outside your house, and

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New Survey Shows How Bitcoin Is Giving PayPal a Boost

Just three weeks after PayPal  (PYPL) – Get Report began allowing all of its U.S. users to trade Bitcoin, it looks like a substantial fraction of its user base has already taken the company up on its offer.

Mizuho Securities recently surveyed 380 U.S. PayPal users, and found that 17% of them have already traded Bitcoin via their PayPal accounts. In addition, 65% of those who had traded Bitcoin via PayPal said that they’re willing to use the cryptocurrency to buy goods and services.

What’s more — though this number is influenced by the fact that Bitcoin traders appear to be more active PayPal users to begin with — those trading Bitcoin via PayPal were said to be using the PayPal app more than three times as much as non Bitcoin-traders. And about half of the Bitcoin traders reported using other PayPal functions more after they started trading

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How Meghan Markle used ‘bold’ networking strategy to boost herself

Prior to Meghan Markle’s meeting Prince Harry, she was already a big name in Hollywood as she starred in hit legal drama Suits, had contracts with major fashion designers and even owned her own website called The Tig.

With regards to her success, celebrity biographer Sean Smith, in his new book Meghan Misunderstood, revealed how the Duchess of Sussex was able to establish major connections.

According to Smith, Meghan used a networking technique when she visited London in the summer of 2016. 

“One of the strategies Meghan used to boost her profile was putting herself next to a famous person; they could both benefit from the resulting publicity. This approach had worked well, for instance, when she was photographed with the champion Irish golfer, Rory McIlroy,” he wrote. 

“He poured cold water over her as part of the ALS ice bucket challenge that was very fashionable for a

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Electronic design automation market forecast by 2024 | top 3 trends that may boost the industry expansion

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Nov 27, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The electronic design automation market is poised to record substantial gains owing to increasing demand for EDA tools in the manufacturing and design of electronic products and systems such as virtual reality, Internet of Things, deep learning, autonomous vehicle systems and augmented reality. Robust research and development (R&D) activities initiated by technology firms have supported new advancements in the industrial sector.

In a bid to support the development of new industrial-grade products, electronic design automation firms are launching novel solutions. In 2020, U.S. software company, Synopsys, Inc. announced the launch of RTL Architect, its innovative product that comes up as the industry’s first-ever physically aware RTL analysis, signoff and optimization system that gives superior QoR (quality-of-results) and reduces the SoC implementation cycle in half.

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Automated Guided Vehicle Software Market|Growing E-commerce Industry to Boost Growth|Market Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 25, 2020–

Technavio has been monitoring the automated guided vehicle (AGV) software market and it is poised to grow by USD 441.46 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over over 11% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Daifuku Co. Ltd., Honeywell International Inc., John Bean Technologies Corp., KION GROUP AG, Kollmorgen Corp., KUKA AG, Murata Machinery Ltd., SSI SCHAEFER

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Co-Founders Of The Newly Launched Plus Venture Capital (+VC), Sharif El-Badawi And Hasan Haider, On How They Expect Their US$60 Million Fund To Boost And Bolster The Region’s Startup Ecosystem


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Plus Venture Capital (+VC) is a newly launched early-stage tech startup fund for the MENA and its diaspora, and it’s being led by two familiar names in the region’s startup ecosystem. Sharif El-Badawi and Hasan Haider, the former Managing Partners of 500 Startups’ MENA fund (500 Falcons) are behind the new US$60 million fund that aims to target 120 investments over the next three years.

At this point, it’s fair to wonder whether now is the right time to start up a new investment venture given the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the region’s economies, but the co-founders’ confidence in their enterprise stems from their thorough knowledge of the ecosystem in which they plan to operate. For instance, according to Haider, the sustainability

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High school football highlights get boost from social media

“To be the one to make that play or to be a part of that play is just super cool to see and just something that you know, in the social media era, you’ll have to show your kids and people you interact with for the rest of your life,” said Marshall, who also remembers hanging out with friends afterward and not sleeping a wink that night.

The annals of prep football history are incomplete — often recounted years later through folk tales and stretches of truth. Generations of proud former athletes retell stories about their varsity days with a sort of blissful nostalgia, reliving nights only they were there to experience. This generation won’t have to do that. With the growth of technology and the increased exposure of high school sports, particularly for elite leagues such as the WCAC, there are digital receipts.

“I take pride in re-watching it

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Open Systems selects 6WIND to boost performance & security of their Networking Security Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and PARIS, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company, today announced that Open Systems, a preeminent cybersecurity and connectivity provider for the enterprise cloud have selected 6WINDGate™ to drastically improve the performance and the quality of the security services delivered to its Enterprise customer on their SASE platform.

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Open Systems has selected 6WINDGate to help them drastically improve the performance and quality of their security services that they deliver to their Enterprise customers on their SASE platform.

Open Systems, co-headquartered in Zurich and Silicon Valley, is the preeminent cybersecurity and connectivity provider for the enterprise cloud. Open Systems relieves enterprises of the operational headaches as they securely scale in the cloud. Their services combine 24×7 expertise with an intelligent platform to predict, prevent, detect and respond to cyber threats so enterprises

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Computer games and fashion prices boost inflation in bounceback after Covid 19 disruption

Inflation posted a surprise increase to 0.7% in October from the previous month’s 0.5%, official figures showed today.

The Consumer Prices Index showed a rise as clothing prices increased, returning to normal seasonal patterns after the disruption wrought on the industry by Covid-19 .

Food prices also “nudged up”, as did second hand cars and computer games.

“These were partially offset by falls in the cost of energy and holidays,” the Office for National Statistics said.

The price of goods as they leave the factory gate, known as producer prices, fell 1.4% against 1.7% in September, perhaps signalling the crisis hitting manufacturers could be easing.

Similiarly, the deflation in raw materials eased somewhat, coming in at  1.3% in the year to October against 2.2% in September.

Including people’s housing costs, the consumer prices index inflation rate was 0.9% October, up from 0.7% in September.

Recreation and culture were the biggest

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Autodesk acquires Spacemaker for $240 million to boost AI development for designers

Today, Autodesk announced that it had acquired Oslo-based Spacemaker for $240 million. While Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost said he’s excited about the potential for Spacemaker to help urban planning, he also believes the startup’s underlying technology will help catalyze AI development across his company.

Autodesk has been pioneering next-generation technology for designers for almost four decades, using computer-assisted design software. But as technology keeps leaping ahead, the company has become a big believer in the power of data, cloud, cheap computing, and AI to create even more powerful design tools.

“This has been a five-year plus journey for us,” Anagnost said. “We’ve been pretty active in promoting the convergence of these technologies. At a high level, we believe that these technologies are going to be fairly transformative in helping our customers make better decisions.”

The key is moving from technologies that simply digitize planning tools for designers to those that

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