Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Friday, 9 October 2020.
1. New Google Nest Thermostat with Soli
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is usually hot on the heels of Apple news. Or, is busy talking about the Los Angles Lakers. But he had a Google scoop late yesterday: the company looks close to releasing a new, cheaper Nest Thermostat.
Now this isn’t A1 news because, you know, thermostats.
The original Nest Thermostats are a little bit special to me. I recommended them early on to some friends and colleagues, and each one raved about it more and more.
It became a challenge to find someone who didn’t absolutely love the improvement over old-style thermostats.
Being in Germany and stuck with incredibly terrible thermostats again, you come to appreciate what Nest created. Before Google stepped in and snapped them up, of course.
On any given day over the past two years, visitors to the home page of RealClearPolitics were likely to see its famous average of political polls, a roundup of news and center-right commentary—and, near the bottom, a link or two to stories from RT.com.
The provenance of the RT headlines was obscured. Readers didn’t immediately know they were clicking on headlines from a Russian state-backed publication that American intelligence officials considered the Kremlin’s “principal international propaganda outlet.” The news organization, once known as Russia Today, was a central player in Russia’s efforts to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The U.S. intelligence community’s assessment of the Russian efforts created a backlash against social-media companies, which were accused of providing platforms for a misinformation campaign aimed at influencing voters.
and others have since implemented changes to limit the reach of state-run media.
Mobility enthusiasts from around the world, welcome to Day One of TC Sessions: Mobility 2020! Get ready for two days of programming dedicated to the people and technology behind the transformation of transportation.
Mobility’s a rapidly evolving revolution, and we’re thrilled to have the community’s best founders, investors and technologists standing by ready to help you build your startup, expand your portfolio or take your career to the next level.
Ready to get your mobility mojo moving? Here’s a brief taste of today’s events — speakers, interviews and breakout sessions. Visit the TC Sessions: Mobility agenda, plan your day and don’t forget about the world-class networking — we built time for it into the schedule. Opportunity’s pounding on the door…fling it open, people!
Timing is everything: Check the agenda for exact times. It will automatically reflect the time zone in which you’re currently located. Okay, let’s get to the good
Poco, the former sub-brand of Xiaomi will officially launch the Poco C3 smartphone today in India. The company has been teasing the handset revealing its key features on its official Twitter handle. The online event will commence at 12 noon via Loco game streaming app, Rheo TV, Gaming Monk, Poco India’s official YouTube & other social media channels. Interested users can also watch the online telecast of the event by clicking on the below-embedded video. The smartphone is teased to go on sale on Flipkart. Poco C3 to Be Launched in India on October 6, 2020; Teased on Flipkart Ahead of Launch.
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In terms of specifications, the Poco C3 handset is expected to feature a 6.53-inch HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 1600×720 pixels.
This year hasn’t gone as anyone expected (biggest understatement right there). COVID-19 threw a wrench in the year 2020, and every industry has felt its effects. Customer Experience is no exception. In fact, the CX industry has changed rapidly this year. Digital consumerism went through the roof and remote work became the norm.
The companies that have slid through 2020 with the fewest bruises are the ones that already had strong omnichannel systems in place. They built goals with the future of omnichannel in mind, and now they’re ahead of the curve. Consumers have gone completely digital-first–buying everything from groceries to furniture online–and a lot of companies are swimming hard to keep up. Though we don’t know what next year holds, it’s clear that omnichannel solutions are here to stay.
Here are four strategies to follow to keep up with the future of omnichannel.
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Google last week announced a suite of new smart home products and, notably, a new content streaming service through which to navigate many options you have to choose from: Google TV. The new Chromecast was first to become available last week and, as of today, you can order the reimagined Google Home, now called the Nest Audio — everything else will be released in the U.S. and in about a dozen other countries throughout October and into November, a Google spokesperson told us. Here’s a brief overview of the new devices, including a new flagship phone, the Pixel 5, and a 5G-enabled
IT stocks were in focus today as TCS, Wipro, Infosys and Mindtree shares hit fresh 52-week highs on Monday. BSE Information Technology index rose 3.32 per cent to climb up to a new record high. During the second quarter of FY21, BSE IT index surged 31.7 per cent, significantly outperforming BSE Sensex, which managed to gain 9.2 per cent. Corporate earnings for the July-September quarter will kick start from Wednesday as TCS is scheduled to announce its second-quarter results. Analysts expect Q2 to be a strong quarter for Indian IT companies as all the companies successfully transitioned to ‘work from home’ (WFH) model leading to business continuity and significant cost savings.
From March lows of 10,937.37, BSE IT index has rallied over 90 per cent. In today’s session, TCS shares
Devin Leary was penciled in last spring as N.C. State’s starting quarterback, but he missed 20 days of practice during COVID quarantine protocols and Pack coach Dave Doeren decided to go with Bailey Hockman, who got a lot more spring snaps.
Hockman led N.C. State to a 45-42 win over Wake Forest to start the season but struggled last week against Virginia Tech, when he threw two interceptions. Leary came in and completed 12-of-16 passes for 165 yards and a score in 32 plays against the Hokies.
Saturday, in Pittsburgh, Leary continued to play well in the first half against the No. 24-ranked team in the country.
Leary completed 13-of-21 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns. His play helped N.C. State get a 17-13 lead at halftime. N.C. State trailed 7-0 early and scored 17 straight points to gain the lead after two quarters.
Despite an ongoing pandemic and the U.S. economy barely limping along, the Nasdaq is still trading more than 50% above its March lows. The surge in tech stocks in 2020 has understandably led investors to draw comparisons to the dot-com bubble in 2000.
The Nasdaq ultimately peaked at 5,048.62 on March 10, 2000. Of course, some dot-com bubble stocks have performed much better than others in the 20 years since the bubble burst.
FANG Stocks Of Dot Com Bubble: Today’s investors are very familiar with the FANG stocks, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Alphabet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOGL). These four stocks both led the bull market since the 2008 financial crisis and dominate today’s market with their massive market caps.
The dot-com had its own growth of FANG-esque stocks that dominated the tech sector back in 2000:
LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 28, 2020 / Clickstream Corp (OTC PINK:CLIS) announced today that its’ original programing game host Jordan Andino will appear on Rich TV Live, a financial focused digital network. The interview will air this afternoon at 1PM ET on https://www.youtube.com/c/RICHTVLIVE and will be available on ClickStream’s social media platforms shortly thereafter.
Andino will discuss his role in the development of ClickStream’s WinQuik™ App, as well as the multiple shows he’s set to host when the app launches this week. The mobile and digital gaming platform is designed for users seeking the thrill of live competition. WinQuik™ will debut with seven initial game hosts featuring 26 different trivia genres. Winners of each live daily show will be eligible to win real cash and prizes by competing against other users in rapid-format trivia.
WinQuik™’s lineup will feature celebrity hosts such as Actor Pooch Hall, NFL