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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Genshin Impact Is Apple And Google Play’s Game Of The Year

As 2020 comes to an end, stores and outlets are starting to release their game of the year lists. Both Google Play and the Apple App Store have weighed in and announced the game of the year on their platforms, and the same game has taken top honors for both storefronts–Genshin Impact.

Google Play has given the game top honors, citing the game’s size and enjoyable combat as factors “Genshin Impact blew us away with its sheer scale and ambition,” the description reads. “Combat is fast and fluid, with each fight a spectacle to behold. Quite simply, this is the best game we’ve played this year.”

Apple did not delve into their reasoning, but also selected the game as the year’s best. Several other games were honored in their app awards, too. Legends of Runeterra was declared the year’s best iPad game, Disco Elysium took the Mac award, Dandara Trials

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Will there be another PlayStation 5 and Xbox restock at retailers this year?

Two of the holiday season’s most coveted gifts went on sale last month, with Microsoft rolling out its Xbox Series X|S video game consoles and Sony debuting the rival PlayStation 5. The only problem: actually finding one of the $499 devices in stock. 

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday came and went, the consoles remained hard to find. But there could be some hope for holiday shoppers: Sony vowed in a tweet that more inventory would arrive at retailers before year-end. 

Still, expect the consoles to remain a hot item. Demand was so high

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Salesforce-Slack would be first big deal in boom year for software

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The tech industry has seen some hefty deals announced during the 2020 pandemic, including several in the tens of billions of dollars. But not in software.

That could change soon. Salesforce, which has been one of tech’s biggest acquirers in recent years, has been in talks to buy Slack, CNBC and other media outlets reported on Wednesday. Slack shares surged almost 38% after the initial report, lifting its market cap to $23 billion.

It would be one of the biggest software acquisitions ever, and potentially the largest since IBM bought Red Hat for $34 billion, a purchase announced in 2018.

The dearth of big software deals this year reflects the outsized growth much of the industry has experienced during the past eight months

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Is Dell Technologies (DELL) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?

Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of Dell Technologies (DELL), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of DELL and the rest of the Computer and Technology group’s stocks.

Dell Technologies is a member of the Computer and Technology sector. This group includes 615 individual stocks and currently holds a Zacks Sector Rank of #8. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different sector groups. The average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups is measured, and the sectors are listed from best to worst.

The Zacks Rank is a proven system that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions, highlighting a variety of stocks that are displaying the right characteristics to beat the market over the next one to

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Amazon will give front-line workers an extra $500 million in bonuses by the end of the year



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  • Amazon said it will give out $500 million in bonuses.
  • In December, full-time employees will get $300 bonuses and part-time employees will get $150 bonuses.
  • Other retailers like Walmart and Home Deport have made similar moves.
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Amazon will pay out $500 million in holiday bonuses to front-line workers, the company said in a blog post Thursday.

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The money will be payed out in $300 bonuses for full-time employees, and $150 bonuses for part-time employees. Including this money, Amazon says it has paid more than $2.5 billion in bonuses to front-line workers this year. It paid another $500 million in bonuses in June.

The coronavirus had led to a surge in e-commerce spending, and Amazon has reported huge earnings this year. The online retailers warehouses around the country remained open, potentially putting

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Comcast to raise internet and TV prices nationwide next year

If you’re a Comcast TV and internet user, prepare for price hikes. The company is planning to increase the prices of a variety of services starting January 1st, 2021, according to Ars Technica and a document detailing the various price increases being shared on Reddit.



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The increases include as much as $4.50 per month added to the “Broadcast TV” fee and up to $2 per month added to the Regional Sports Network (RSN) fee, which collectively would add as much as $78 per year.

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In a statement to Ars Technica, a Comcast spokesperson confirmed the above fees, as well as a $3 per month increase for internet-only service and up to a $2.50 per month increase for TV boxes on the primary outlet, with a decrease of up to $2.45 per month for TV boxes on additional outlets. (This

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Global Digital Marketing Software Market to Reach US$146,8 Billion by the Year 2027

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Digital Marketing Software estimated at US$55 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$146.8 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 15.1% over the period 2020-2027.Software, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 14.4% CAGR to reach US$103.7 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Services segment is readjusted to a revised 16.8% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 26.4% share of the global Digital Marketing Software market.

Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05798364/?utm_source=PRN

The U.S. Accounts for Over 31.5% of Global Market Size in 2020, While China is Forecast to Grow at a 18.5%

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Global Event Management Software Market to Reach US$10,3 Billion by the Year 2027

New York, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Event Management Software Industry” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05798543/?utm_source=GNW
3 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 12.1% over the period 2020-2027.Software, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 10.8% CAGR to reach US$5.1 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Services segment is readjusted to a revised 13.6% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 45.8% share of the global Event Management Software market.

The U.S. Accounts for Over 34.2% of Global Market Size in 2020, While China is Forecast to Grow at a 11.6% CAGR for the Period of 2020-2027

The Event Management Software market in the U.S. is estimated at US$1.6

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Nuxeo Recognized as a Visionary for Fourth Straight Year in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms Report

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nuxeo, developer of a leading cloud-native Content Services Platform, today announced it has been named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms (CSP)1 for the fourth year in a row.

Gartner analysts evaluated multiple vendors based upon their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Nuxeo believes it was positioned as a Visionary in the 2020 report because of its modern and flexible architecture, advanced AI-capabilities and powerful low-code functionality to support complex application development.

“We believe our repeated recognition in the Magic Quadrant is a testament to the tremendous value Nuxeo’s AI-powered platform delivers,” said Nuxeo CEO, Eric Barroca. “We’re all about flexibility, scalability and adaptable architecture. To us, it appears our approach is resonating with both analysts and the wider market. The level of success our customers have experienced on their digital transformation

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