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The ballpark MSRP for GM's forthcoming electric SUV suggests it will be more of a Tesla Model Y competitor than a Model X rival.
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Advance could pave way for industrial-scale inkjet printing of electronic components.
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We've rounded up ten must-have products that will turn your boring, Spartan desk into the perfect home office.
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With the growing anti-China sentiments in India and the sudden concern over data privacy, Samsung decided to launch a new private mode to its Galaxy ... The post Samsung launches AltZLife on Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 – it’s a private mode! appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Blue Origin-built engines will still be in the mix, but SpaceX overcame the odds to win a big launch contract.
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Salesforce has seen significant leadership changes in its international business this year after its former head of international stepped down in February. Gavin Patterson, who took on the role, also became the company's new chief revenue officer in August.  International leaders will continue to report up to Patterson, but as Salesforce's international business has grown, it has appointed new country and regional leaders in Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Here are the 11 power players running Salesforce's international business as it looks to expand its customer base overseas.  Are you a current or former Salesforce employee? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected] or Signal at 925-364-4258.  Salesforce's international business has gone through some significant leadership changes this year. In February, Salesforce's former head of international, Miguel Milano, left to join AI startup Celonis, with executive Gavin Patterson taking his place. Patterson had only recently joined the firm: He was poached from British telecom company BT Group, where he was CEO, to lead Salesforce's Europe, Middle East, and Africa division in August 2019. Patterson just recently got another promotion: He's now the company's chief revenue officer and will lead its sales organization. In that role, Patterson is essentially taking over the responsibilities of former co-CEO Keith Block, who left in February — but with an even more global focus. CEO Marc Benioff has repeatedly highlighted Patterson's experience at BT as invaluable as Salesforce looks to expand its international business, which is a major market opportunity for the company. As Salesforce's international business has grown, it appointed new country and regional leaders: In the past year alone it hired new leaders for its units in Europe, Northern Europe, Asia, and Australia. Meanwhile, its UK and Ireland business is still searching for a leader after its previous CEO — Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia — left in March. All international leaders all report up to Patterson. Having local leaders who know the markets well is the most successful route for software companies to expand globally, according to Valoir analyst Rebecca Wettemann. "What we've seen as Salesforce has grown is them having both the resources and the knowledge to devolve more responsibility to regional or country heads," Wettemann said. "I've seen this with other software companies: The ones that do well globally have feet on the ground that understand intimately those regions. So I think it's a natural evolution." While Salesforce's international business is still in early stages, its already got a strong bench of executives running key markets.  Here are the 11 power players of Salesforce's international business that will help the company expand its overseas presence: Shinichi Koide, chairman and CEO, Japan Shinichi Koide is responsible for Salesforce's business in Japan, where Salesforce opened its first international office (it now has a giant office in Tokyo). When he joined the company in 2014, Koide was tasked with turning Salesforce Japan into a "$1 billion business with more than 2,000 employees."  As of mid-2019, Salesforce had hired over 1,500 workers in Japan and it committed to adding 2,000 new jobs there over the next five years. Prior to Salesforce, Koide was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard's Japan business and worked at Softbank Telecom and IBM in Japan and the US before that.    Ulrik Nehammer, executive VP and CEO Asia Pacific Ulrik Nehammer leads the entire Asia Pacific region for Salesforce. He was promoted to the role in 2019 after joining in 2017 and spending about two years as strategic customer advisor — advising executives on their consulting over digital transformation efforts — and is now responsible for the business, customers, and company culture.  He he has a few regional country leaders in the region who report to him and is based in Singapore, according to his LinkedIn.  Before joining Salesforce, Nehammer was the CEO of Coca-Cola in Germany and had been with the firm in various roles in 1992.  Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson and CEO Salesforce India Arundhati Bhattacharya joined Salesforce in April to run its India business and is tasked with helping it expand its business in one of its fastest growing regions. The company plans to add 3,000 new jobs in India in the next three years, according to TechCrunch. "India is an important growth market for Salesforce and a world-class innovation and talent hub and Arundhati's leadership will guide our next phase of growth, customer success and investment in the region," Gavin Patterson said in a press release announcing Bhattacharya's role.  Bhattacharya was previously the chairperson of the state-run State Bank of India, where she was the first woman to hold the position. She has 40 years of experience working in India's financial sector. She reports to Ulrik Nehammer who oversees all of Salesforce's business in the Asia-Pacific region.  Pip Marlow, CEO, Australia and New Zealand For about a year, Pip Marlow has run Salesforce's Australia and New Zealand business and managed customer and community relations in the region.  Before joining Salesforce, she was a senior exec at Suncorp and spent 21 years at Microsoft, including six years as the managing director of Microsoft Australia. She also reports to Ulrik Nehammer. Denis Terrien, executive VP and CEO of Southern Europe Denis Terrien was hired as part of Salesforce's efforts to grow its European business and joined in June to run its southern Europe division, which includes France, Spain, and Italy.  Patterson wrote in a press at the time that Terrien's "expertise and strategic, customer-centric leadership" made Salesforce "well-placed to deliver our next phase of growth and customer success in these important markets." Previously, Terrien was the chairman of retail group Vivarte and the CEO of e-commerce group 3SI. Early in his career he helped found Amazon's French business. Stefan Hoechbauer, executive VP and CEO of Germany, Austria and Switzerland Stefan Hoechbauer is also part of Salesforce's growth in Europe. He will be joining Salesforce as the head of its Germany, Austria, and Switzerland business in October. He is currently the global president of Digital Core at SAP, where he's worked for nine years, and is based in Germany.   Angelique de Vries, executive VP and CEO of Northern Europe Angelique de Vries joined Salesforce last September to lead its northern Europe business, which includes the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Nordic countries like Denmark and Sweden.  Before joining Salesforce she spent SAP for 24 years, and held various leadership positions, most recently in sales and customer experience, and before that as SAP's managing director for the Netherlands for five years.  She is currently based in Amsterdam. Isabelle Duvernoy, chief strategic customer officer, Southern Europe Isabelle Duvernoy just got a promotion this month and is now the chief strategic customer officer for Southern Europe. In her new role she is responsible for top strategic accounts in the region, and manages the solution engineering team.  She previously oversaw Salesforce's operations across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa as the COO of the region. Duvernoy has risen rapidly through the company since she first joined as a senior vice president of engineering in the area in 2019. Before joining Salesforce, Duvernoy worked for IBM's Europe offices in various marketing and sales roles.    Andres Prieto, executive VP and general manager, Latin America Andres Prieto has lead Salesforce's Latin America business since 2018. He oversees the business, customer relationships, and company culture across the region. At the moment, Salesforce's offices in the region are in Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. Local country managers like Pilar García Pichardo in México, Guido Ipszman in Argentina, and Fabio Costa in Brazil report to Prieto. Prior to Salesforce, Prieto was a senior VP of sales for Oracle in Latin America.  Efi Cohen, head of Salesforce Israel R&D Center Efi Cohen runs Salesforce's research and development hub in Israel. He joined Salesforce in 2018, when it acquired the marketing analytics company he cofounded, Datorama. Post-acquisition, he became the senior VP of product and engineering at Datorama, and was promoted to his current role in March.  Salesforce is looking to double its research and development workforce in Israel over the next two years, according to Israeli news website Calcalist. It already has about 600 employees via acquisitions of Datorama and ClickSoftware.    Petra Jenner, senior VP and general manager, Emerging Markets & Israel Petra Jenner leads emerging markets and Israel for Salesforce. Emerging markets refers to countries in Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Africa, which are all regions where Salesforce doesn't have a large customer base yet.  Jenner joined Salesforce in 2016 and led its commercial business unit and its European innovation and transformation services team before her current role. She helped build out Salesforce's team across Europe, Middle East, and Africa.  Before Salesforce, she was a general manager for Microsoft in in Switzerland and Austria, and helped with its transition to the cloud. 
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Those who won lost; those who lost won Red faces abound within the British Army after an Excel spreadsheet cock-up led to a number of soldiers being wrongly promoted.…
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Early reviews say the best headphones just got better, and more tech news you need to know today.
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You can now browse Netflix in Hindi from anywhere in the world.
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Today we’re taking a peek at what you’re going to need to do to catch Rayquaza in Pokemon GO via Raid Battle! Rayquaza is available in Pokemon GO from July 31, 2020, until August 7, 2020, starting and ending at 13:00 GMT -7. The Pokemon that are best for defeating this Rayquaza are Ice Type, Rock, Dragon, and Fairy. This … Continue reading
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After waiting for so long, Microsoft is finally launching on September 15 in 22 countries, albeit for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. While it’ll be in beta form, it’ll be great to finally see Microsoft’s pet project finally reach gamers. Project xCloud has been in the works for a while as Microsoft’s cloud gaming solution — a “play your games anywhere, anytime” ambition we’ve also seen from the likes of Google’s Stadia. Now it seems to have found a home as the “cloud gaming” portion of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft’s gaming subscription service. Starting on September 15, subscribers will be… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,Xbox
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After seemingly forcing TikTok owner to divest its business in the US, the Trump administration is prepared to address “a broad array of national security risks” presented by Chinese internet and software companies.
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Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge 2020 has seen renewed interest in VR, and it’s not just because of the pandemic. There have been tentpole releases like Half-Life: Alyx, and the Oculus Quest continues to grow in popularity with a rumored new version on the horizon. July in particular had a lot of new games and releases. We can’t cover every new VR game as they comes out, but I thought it might be helpful to take a step back every now and then to give an update on what’s been going on. And please, do let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like us to cover or focus on! FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S: HELP WANTED The VR version of Five Nights at Freddy’s, the hugely popular indie horror series, came to the Oculus Quest in July and immediately became... Continue reading…
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NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Sunday, ending a historic two-month trip to space.
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We've put together a definitive list of the best Ultrabooks, or thin and light Windows laptops.
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Written and directed by Beyoncé, a new visual album is streaming right now.
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Amazon grew revenues by 40% and doubled net profit during the second quarter, while large parts of the world were in lockdown.
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Berlin-based automation startup CANDIS has raised $14 million in Series B funding entirely over Zoom.  CANDIS works to automate payroll functions for SME businesses in Germany and will use the funding to expand into new European markets.  "It was a stressful period because we needed to close the investment to extend our runway and continue our expansion," Christian Ritosek, managing director and cofounder of CANDIS, told Business Insider in an interview.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Berlin-based automation startup CANDIS has raised $14 million in Series B funding entirely over Zoom.  CANDIS, founded in 2015, works to automate payroll functions for SME businesses in Germany and will use the funding to expand into new European markets, particularly Benelux. The funding round was led by Viola Ventures and Rabo Frontier Ventures, the investment arm of Rabobank. Existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Point Nine Capital, Speedinvest, the main incubator of Commerzbank and 42CAP also participated. "It was a stressful period because we needed to close the investment to extend our runway and continue our expansion," Christian Ritosek, managing director and cofounder of CANDIS, told Business Insider in an interview. "It was crazy time doing the fundraise and communicating with the team remotely but we kept up our motivation to close this round." CANDIS started fundraising talks in January before beginning to pitch in March when the pandemic hit. A number of investors, particularly in the US, halted investment plans due to a pandemic-induced delay. The round closed in July.  "We had great support from Lightspeed, they were prepared for a form of economic crash and made sure their portfolio companies were resilient," Ritosek added. "We had to build a lot of trust with investors over Zoom but our relationships from other funds helped us." CANDIS automates manual bookkeeping, accounting processes and B2B payments for mid-market companies with machine learning, focussing on businesses with more than 50 staff. The company wasn't overtly hit by the pandemic, according to Ritosek, because it doesn't focus on sectors like hospitality and construction which were originally decimated by the pandemic.  Check out CANDIS' redacted pitch deck below:SEE ALSO: Here's an exclusive look at the pitch deck fintech ComplyAdvantage used to raise $50 million from a SpaceX backer
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The New Mutants’ San Diego Comic-Con panel just revealed an exclusive look at the film’s opening sequence.
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It would improve the quality of entry-level phones at the expense of software choice.
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While social media platforms might not outwardly condone transphobia, they certainly aren’t afraid to make a quick buck off of it.
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This looks to be the best iPhone SE deal around right now, offering low prices and loads of data.
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Each one unique, and they'll keep coming till there's no paper left... or someone kills the power Who, Me?  Another week means another tale of reader misdeeds in The Register's ongoing Who, Me? series.…
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Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Reporters are starting to piece together the behind-the-scenes events of the unprecedented Twitter attack on Wednesday almost as fast as the official investigators themselves. And the clearest idea of what may have happened two days ago — when roughly 130 accounts were compromised using internal company tools — comes courtesy of The New York Times this afternoon. Reporters Nathaniel Popper and Kate Conger tell the stories of four individuals involved in the hack and how exactly it spiraled out of control and resulted in the takeovers of some of the platforms most high-profile and sensitive accounts. The Times’ report says the central hacker got access to Twitter systems via Slack messages The Times report says the attack can be traced... Continue reading…
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Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft is adding a background blur feature to its Skype for iOS app. The feature is identical to what exists in the company’s Teams app, allowing iPhone and iPad users to blur what’s in the background of a video call. Microsoft also added this automatic background blurring to Skype’s desktop app last year. Microsoft is using artificial intelligence to blur everything in a room around you and keep you as the main focal point. The blur effect, which is effectively bokeh, will detect hair, arms, and hands to avoid blurring out key body language during video calls. It won’t fully obscure everything around you, but it certainly improves video calls where you want to keep the focus on you and not a messy room. Google is also reportedly... Continue reading…
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A timer started the moment he logged in at his desk. He’d scan a post of a product flagged by someone as counterfeit, search for facts, and decide if the item should be pulled from Amazon’s marketplace. He said he gave the entire investigation about three minutes—and then the timer reset. “You can smell it on the floor when you get there—the tension and the stress of everyone on this metric system and on this clock,” said the former Amazon investigator on the company’s marketplace abuse team. He left in 2018 and asked to not be named, fearing speaking publicly… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Amazon
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SiriusXM has announced yet another audio-related acquisition, this one involving popular podcasting app Stitcher. As with PocketCasts, Google Podcasts, and many other apps, Stitcher is a popular platform for finding and downloading podcasts…something SiriusXM has heavily set its focus on. The news of its Stitcher acquisition comes only days after the company revealed that it has acquired podcast analytics company … Continue reading
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Serendipity has helped produce a striking image of the newly-discovered NEOWISE comet, after the fast-moving rock was caught on camera by the Parker Solar Probe. Only discovered in late March, the comet – officially named C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, though referred to by the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer which first spotted it – proved a fascinating subject as it … Continue reading
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Like iPhones and iPads, Apple Silicon Macs will use an Apple-designed GPU – something that makes complete sense when you consider this is how current iOS devices work. But it could be a reason for pause by some high-end users during the transition period from Intel-based hardware.Tile Based Deferred Rendering You see, while Intel Macs contain GPU’s from Intel, Nvidia and AMD, Apple Silicon Macs will use what the company seems fond of calling “Apple family” GPUs. These use a rendering system called Tile Based Deferred Rendering (TBDR), which iOS devices already use.To read this article in full, please click here
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