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INRIX Launches SaaS Application Suite to Uncover Mobility Insights Worldwide

inrix launches saas application suite to uncover mobility insights worldwide

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KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — INRIX, Inc., a leading provider of connected car services and transportation analytics, today announced INRIX IQ, a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) application suite, to help make sense of location-based data for faster, smarter and easier decision making. INRIX IQ is an on-demand, cloud-based suite that makes it easy for anyone to uncover mobility insights – whether it’s understanding how COVID-19 is impacting traffic flow or managing the curb for TNC loading zones.”In today’s fast paced world, organizations need answers in minutes or hours, not days or months,” said Bryan Mistele.Organizations that leverage big data insights are frequently forced to rely on siloed data sets, clunky tools and a data scientist to unearth the findings. As resources and budgets continue to be impacted worldwide, INRIX IQ helps organizations move away from expensive hardware, custom solutions, timely fieldwork and different data sets. cloud-based applications ensure fresh insights, tools and user experience – continually updated with new features.”Connected devices have created an explosion of data that can improve our lives, but the answers are frequently buried in massive amounts of data.” Bryan Mistele. “In today’s fast paced world, organizations need answers in minutes or hours, not days …

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Tanzania’s Magufuli has blocked social media, SMS on the eve of its controversial election

tanzania’s magufuli has blocked social media, sms on the eve of its controversial election

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Tanzania has been blocking social media applications ahead of Wednesday’s (Oct. 28) election, days after the state issued a directive restricting text messaging within the country. This builds on earlier legislation outlawing international press from covering developments in the country without local media partnerships.The presidential and parliamentary election in Tanzania tomorrow is likely to be tense, given the allegations of human rights abuses and killings leveled by opposition politicians against incumbent president John Magufuli’s government. A few hours ahead of the vote, as many as 42 opposition activists had been arrested in the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar. It comes amid claims security forces had killed nine people as protests broke out over voting procedures which opposition parties claim could be used to manipulate results of the poll in incumbent Magufuli’s favor.This added to an already volatile and explosive pre-election environment that the opposition and some human rights watchers are expecting to worsen in the post-election period. These tensions, as well as other rights violations have been on the radar of the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner which on Tuesday noted the “shrinking of democratic space in the country, with worrying reports of intimidation, …

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Local political organizations weigh in on social media influence on elections – KOAM

local political organizations weigh in on social media influence on elections – koam

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Stark says social media is used more for  reminding people, especially the younger generation to vote rather than swaying who they vote for.

October 27, 2020 6:07 PM

Kaitlyn Shive

Posted: October 27, 2020 6:07 PM
Updated: October 27, 2020 7:02 PM

JOPLIN, Mo. – Social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook Instagram and Tik Tok, have allowed those running for office to more conveniently reach a larger audience this year.
President Trump tweets to his more than 87 million followers more than 20 times a day.
And Facebook has released posts reminding people to register to vote.

“Social media does overall influence people a lot because that’s where a lot of people see things for the first time” said Southwest Missouri Republican Field Director, Robert Stokes.
Locally social media has helped the Southwest Missouri Republicans and Democratic organizations with campaigning.
“It’s made things a lot easier for us to be able to reach people sometimes without spending a lot of money” added Stokes.
“We’ve always used social media heavily in campaigns I’d say since 2008 we’ve used it heavily” said Southwest Missouri Democrats, Executive Director, Krista Stark.
Allowing each side to voice their views and opinions to others.

“I would say on that there are a couple of …

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Software as a service: LEO Lane and contractual regulation of 3D designs

software as a service: leo lane and contractual regulation of 3d designs

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LEO Lane, an Israeli firm that offers intellectual property protection to the additive manufacturing industry, uses algorithms to regulate the use of clients’ designs. The company responds to a growing concern about safeguarding intellectual property across the AM sector, which is defined by its decentralization and the consequent transmission of electronic data. Electronic data is inherently difficult to regulate: it does not recognize borders. Enforcing copyright, trademark or patent infringement involves costly legal proceedings; LEO Lane designs its service to prevent litigation.
LEO Lane’s service
The service prevents litigation by controlling an intellectual property holder’s design through LEO’s terms of use. Companies and individuals who wish to have their designs remotely printed or licensed to a foreign printer sign up for LEO’s web service. LEO’s software safeguards the client’s intellectual property by acting as a gatekeeper.
LEO protects its clients’ privacy and rights by only requiring a critical piece of a design, which is encoded into a limited edition object (hence the term ‘LEO’). The client’s product requires that piece to function correctly. LEO communicates the missing design element from its cloud service to a local printer, which completes the design, thus authorizing …

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How SaaS Sprawl, Inaccurate Data Fuel SaaS Management Issues

how saas sprawl, inaccurate data fuel saas management issues

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Many CIOs are making key business decisions in a vacuum; think of it as the software-as-a-service management “black box.” CIOs need accurate application engagement data to understand company SaaS usage, effectively provision, adjust and renew application licenses, as well as forecast future application use patterns. 
According to Productiv’s recent survey of 100 IT executives, The State of SaaS Management in 2020, conducted by Pulse, 78% of IT leaders agree they need more information on key usage metrics to inform their decision-making leading up to SaaS license renewal. Many of today’s IT executives are not getting the SaaS usage data they need to make informed decisions.
The task of cracking open the application engagement black box to gain real-time visibility into how people collaborate is difficult, however. This year, it’s become even more challenging; COVID-19 and the all-virtual office has changed how we collaborate. Zoom usage has skyrocketed as people have adjusted to virtual meetups, video meetings and always-on, real-time chat. Amidst these collaboration-related changes, IT remains focused on matching the right technology with the right employees to maximize remote productivity.
In mid-2019, Jody Shapiro, former head of Google Analytics and current CEO of Productiv, outlined key trends shaping SaaS application management …

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RDK refreshes software platform for video service providers | Light Reading

rdk refreshes software platform for video service providers | light reading

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PHILADELPHIA At the 2020 RDK Virtual Euro Summit, RDK Management today announced the availability of RDK4 the newest generation, open source software platform used to power customer-premise equipment (CPE) for video service providers worldwide. RDK4 provides a carrier-grade software stack optimized for deploying apps and managing core technical functions of set-top boxes.


RDK4 Benefits and Architecture


RDK4 makes it easier for companies to develop and deploy TV applications, independent of their RDK expertise or experience. It provides standardized APIs that enable operators to integrate new user interfaces, apps and app stores, all using the super-efficient Lightning app development language and open source SDK. Lightning is used to create lightweight yet high-performance apps and UIs, optimized for use with Firebolt and RDK’s WPE WebKit browser. Although RDK4 is designed for use with Lightning, it also supports the use of HTML5 Web apps and native streaming video apps integrated through Firebolt.


At the top layer of RDK4 is the Firebolt application platform. Firebolt provides a common way of supporting Lightning, HTML5, and native streaming apps within RDK. For example, Firebolt exposes common interfaces such as video playback, DRM, graphics, and video security enabling each app provider to integrate their app to the RDK …

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TOPdesk’s Service Management Solution Receives An “Honorable Mention” In The 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Service Management Report

topdesk’s service management solution receives an “honorable mention” in the 2020 gartner magic quadrant for it service management report

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As noted in the research, “The Magic Quadrant for ITSM tools assesses the viability of vendors and their competitive strength in the ITSM tool marketplace. The vendors evaluated here produce ITSM tools that are of interest to large infrastructure and operations (I&O) organizations.” This analysis examines 13 capabilities that differentiate products, weighted into three I&O-maturity-related use cases and one use case for supporting heavy agile and DevOps environments.

Gartner points out in its Magic Quadrant IT Service Management Tools (ITSM) 2020 report, “IT service management tools are vital for infrastructure and operations organizations to deliver business value in the services they provide.”
The solutions featured in the 2020 report enable appropriate responses to current and future disruption.”For more than 25 years, TOPdesk has strived to achieve one goal: To help organizations create spectacular user experiences,” said Wolter Smit, president and co-founder of TOPdesk. “We believe our continued inclusion in analyst reports by Gartner, Forrester and Research in Action prove that we are accomplishing this goal. We are thrilled to receive an ‘honorable mention’ in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Service Management Tools report and will continue to serve our clients across the globe passionately — as their guides to service excellence — …

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Social media CEOs to face grilling from Republican senators | WTOP

social media ceos to face grilling from republican senators | wtop

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a week before Election Day, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are set to face a grilling by Republican senators who accuse the tech giants of anti-conservative bias. Democrats are trying to expand the discussion to include other issues such as the companies’ heavy impact on local news.
The Senate Commerce Committee has summoned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai to testify for a hearing Wednesday. The executives have agreed to appear remotely after being threatened with subpoenas.
With the election looming, Republicans led by President Donald Trump have thrown a barrage of grievances at Big Tech’s social media platforms, which they accuse without evidence of deliberately suppressing conservative, religious and anti-abortion views.
The chorus of protest rose this month after Facebook and Twitter acted to limit dissemination of an unverified political story from the conservative-leaning New York Post about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, an unprecedented action against a major media outlet. The story, which was not confirmed by other publications, cited unverified emails from Biden’s son Hunter that were reportedly disclosed by Trump allies.
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It’s been a wild ride of a campaign. Did social media make it crazier?

it’s been a wild ride of a campaign. did social media make it crazier?

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The platforms are doing things differently than in 2016, but there’s a lot of content they can’t control

PORTLAND, Maine — As the 2020 campaigns head toward the finish line—some of them leaking oil and spewing clouds of exhaust, others gliding as smoothly and quietly as a new Tesla–social media platforms are right in the thick of the races, as they have been since the beginning. Facebook and Twitter may be the two best known platforms in the political arena, but they aren’t the only players, and all of them have been the subject of particularly intense scrutiny in 2020.

Why? Rich Brooks of Flyte New Media in Portland says one reason is these platforms played a key role in the 2016 presidential election when Russia and others used them to try to influence the outcome. This year the social media platforms have, with varying degrees of energy and effectiveness, tried to reduce misinformation and encourage voters to be engaged. “Right now Snapchat is claiming that they have helped over a million Americans register to vote,” Brooks says. “Facebook, not to be outdone, is claiming that they’ve helped two and a half million voters register.”

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