Gong Teams with Tech Titans to Power New Era of Remote Selling

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Gong, the leader in revenue intelligence software, announced at its second-annual Celebrate conference today that its integrated with Slack, Microsoft Dynamics, and Zoom to strengthen its virtual selling platform. By collaborating with the top software companies that sales teams already rely on, Gong is strengthening its offerings to create a more seamless, insightful, and intuitive platform for users. Gong is the most frequently used software for salespeople and these strategic collaborations make it the go-to platform to meet the needs of virtual sales.

Gartner’s Future of Sales research shows that by 2025, “80% of B2B sales interactions between suppliers and buyers will occur in digital channels.”* Gong is leading this digital transformation for sales organizations and these partnerships will allow joint customers

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Future Returns: Investing in a New Consumer Behavior Era

Anticipating fiscal reactions to the shifts in consumer behavior caused by the Covid-19 crisis isn’t easy. But careful observers can find plenty of indicators for how people live and spend money in the new normal.

It’s important to keep in mind many changes, despite the circumstances, aren’t from left field. Nathan
Cockrell
, co-director of global research at Lazard Asset Management characterizes what we’re seeing as a fast-forward of shifts that were already underway.

“On the offline-to-online transition, this looks like it has created a step change, but the direction of travel was already established,” he says. “The longer that Covid has gone on, the more likely it is that enforced changes in consumer habits become learned and persistent. I definitely subscribe to the idea that something’s changed that is somewhat irreversible.”

He uses the example of China’s consumption, which has largely recovered back to 2019 levels. There, online channels

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The All-New GA8, a luxury car for the new era, is launching soon in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

As the latest masterpiece from GAC MOTOR, the new car embodies its ingenuity and experience over the last 12 years during its development. The GA8 has demonstrated extraordinary strength in its body frame and design, handling, and overall driving experience. This car is built to impress and will no doubt be a world-class luxury product for Saudi Arabia’s consumers.

For many local drivers, a car is not merely a means of transportation. Instead, their cars reflect the expectations and hopes they have for their lives. They look for a vehicle that highlights their value, identity, style, and capability. Thus, the car they drive is essential as a business card to prove worth in a tangible way.

As a modern masterpiece that incorporates international experience and resources while pushing R&D’s boundaries, the all-new GA8 represents the best of modern car manufacturing. The car’s rigorous design aims to provide the best experience

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Japan smartphone parts makers bet on miniaturization in 5G era

KYOTO — Electronic component makers in Asia and elsewhere are competing fiercely to supply manufacturers of the latest 5G smartphones. Japanese companies have solid market shares in 4G products and hope to maintain their lead over Chinese and South Korean rivals by honing their skills, especially in miniaturization.

“Given current chip-mounting technology, this is as small as it can get,” said Tsuneo Murata, chairman of Murata Manufacturing, showcasing the company’s new multilayer ceramic capacitor, a key smartphone component it has started making in large volumes.

In smartphones, MLCCs are used to store and discharge electricity to maintain a stable current in a circuit. At just 0.25 mm x 0.125 mm, Murata’s new device is the world’s smallest MLCC, with just one-fifth the volume of comparable products but 10 times the electrical storage capacity.

MLCCs are placed throughout circuit boards in smartphones. About 800 MLCCs are used in a high-grade phone;

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Netsmart Announces a New Era of Healthcare Technology That Transcends Care Settings

Netsmart announced a new era of technology adoption, a future where providers will leverage modern, whole-person technology that transcends care settings. Netsmart welcomed more than 3,000 healthcare providers and professionals to the thirteenth annual CONNECTIONS conference from October 5-7. The first ever virtual CONNECTIONS offered a three-day conference bringing together behavioral health, home health, hospice, independent and assisted living, senior living, public health, social services and substance use communities together to listen, learn and engage. This year’s event and virtual platform gave attendees the opportunity to connect from all over the U.S. from their virtual or office workspaces.

The CONNECTIONS2020 keynote address summarized the innovations of the last decade that empowers Netsmart clients to truly deliver whole-person care. The opportunity to achieve more holistic care has now been extended to all providers, regardless of electronic health record (EHR). During the event’s opening keynote, the healthcare IT leader formally announced that

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Regulatory Technology Strives for New Era of Effective Governance

Regtech, short for regulatory technology, is a category of software solutions that helps its business customers to manage and de-risk compliance with the regulatory obligations of their respective industries. By its nature, regtech seeks first to understand and then to simplify and manage the highly complex laws written to regulate industry. While the right seeks to free business to grow and the left seeks to protect citizens and consumers, a good regtech solution supports both sides with technology that ensures compliance with the law while minimizing the resources necessary to do so.

Consider regulatory control over the financial services industry as a prime example from modern history. Speculative investment soared during the roaring twenties while production waned and unemployment rose. Over the decade, the stock market became increasingly over-valued and consumers took on more and more debt as banks turned a blind eye to obvious risk and over-leveraged cash

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First U.S. robotic moon lander since Apollo era planned for mid-2021

Oct. 7 (UPI) — A private company handling NASA’s long-awaited return to the moon’s surface said its robotic Peregrine lander is on track for launch in the spring.

The lander project, which received funding from NASA, would become the first private, commercial mission to the moon, said Sharad Bhaskaran, mission director for Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology.

The Peregrine mission is planned to help prepare for a 2024 crewed landing in NASA’s Artemis program. Astrobotic’s lead role in the lunar return follows its founding in 2007 by robotics research professor Red Whittaker at Carnegie Mellon University.

“We are trying to become the first to land an American spacecraft on the moon since Apollo,” Bhaskaran said Tuesday. “Within a few years, we want to fly Peregrine once every year or 18 months. We believe that is a credible plan.”

Astrobotic has a fixed-price contract from NASA of $79.5 million for the first Peregrine

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Council Post: The Disruption Era: The Future Of Coworking

Yanie Durocher; founder of POMPOM Creative focused on lifestyle brands for China’s marketplace for PR/Social/Content. IG @YanieYanson

The pandemic was a total unforeseen surprise, taking us unprepared to face what was about to come. Here one of the biggest world shifts happened: We started working from home.

The concept of remote working isn’t new. Still, even though some people were already used to a home office, most weren’t. Living rooms became the new workspaces, dining tables became the new desks, pajamas became the new suits while Zoom and Tencent became the new conference rooms.

Companies are slowly beginning to think about how they are going to reopen and while some companies are sticking to the work from home model for the foreseeable future. However, working 100% remotely seems unlikely, since human connection is one of our most important needs, along with safety according to Buffer.

My firm is based

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In an era of team science, are Nobels out of step?

With the 2020 Nobel prizes this week comes a recurrent question: has the world’s most prestigious awards for physics, chemistry and medicine — first conferred in 1901 — lost touch with the way modern science is conducted?

A century ago, landmark discoveries took place mostly in the mind or laboratory of a single individual. 

More recently, big breakthroughs in the hard sciences are generally collaborations involving dozens, sometimes hundreds of researchers working in separate but interlocking fields. 

Two teams totalling 1,500 scientists, for example, were behind the landmark detection earlier this year of a so-called intermediate mass black hole.

Major advances in science have also become hugely reliant on technology, which is sometimes used — especially in physics — to detect phenomena theorised to exist before today’s scientists were even born.  

“The Nobel Committee’s refusal to make an award to more than three people had led to manifest injustices,” Martin

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California Ushers In A Bold New Era Of Board Diversity

Efforts to secure diversity on corporate boards have reached a new level of intensity. Governor Gavin Newsom of California signed a statute into law on Wednesday, September 30, which will require publicly held corporations whose principal executive offices are located in California to satisfy mandated levels of racially, ethnically and other diverse directors beginning in 2021.

By emphasizing the interests of “underrepresented communities,” the new legislation promises to significantly increase the level of boardroom engagement on matters of leadership diversity. In so doing, it serves to broaden existing concepts of diversity to include specific ethnic groups and matters of sexual orientation. It is also a dramatic supplement to 2018 California legislation that required public companies headquartered in the state to assure the appointment of specified numbers of women to the board of directors—a groundbreaking development

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