This Week in Tech News: 10 Stories You Need to See
Sunday, December 3, 2023
A roundup of the week's most newsworthy technology industry press releases from PR Newswire, including AI's threat to certain jobs and Opera's campaign against boring browsers.
NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the business technology industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.
The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.
1. How Gen AI Proof is Your Job?New workplace research from Pearson, the
world's leading learning company, finds that white collar roles are under
greater threat from generative AI than blue collar roles, as the
technology takes a greater foothold in the global economy.
2. IBM Advances Geospatial AI to Address Climate ChallengesIBM announced new
efforts that apply its geospatial AI technologies, including IBM's
geospatial foundation model developed in collaboration with NASA, to
climate efforts including analysis of urban heat islands in the United
Arab Emirates (UAE); reforestation across Kenya; and climate resiliency
in the United Kingdom (UK).
3. Eric André and Opera GX bury boring browsers in chaotic rampage"This
campaign, by way of Eric André, inspires you to question whether the
browser you're using is actually good or just some BS your system tray
inherited. Our money is on the latter," said Auryn Hiscock, Creative
Lead, Opera GX.
4. OpenText to Divest Application Modernization and Connectivity (AMC)
Business to Rocket Software for $2.275BOpenText's AMC business provides
market leading mainframe modernization and connectivity software to more
than 10,000 customers enabling them to run mission-critical business
applications in hybrid cloud environments.
5. Honeywell's Augmented Reality Solution Helps Set the Stage for Effortless
Holiday Shopping ExperiencesUsed by companies worldwide to scan millions
of barcodes each day, SwiftDecoder transforms camera-enabled devices into
efficient barcode scanners, offering fast and accurate data capture. For
retailers, it seamlessly integrates the software's augmented reality
plug-ins into both store associate- and customer-facing applications.
6. Connect K-12's 2023 report celebrates 74% of U.S. school districts now
meeting FCC internet connectivity goal"This demonstrates that the FCC's
goal is not just attainable, it actually benefits school districts in
several ways," said Emily Jordan, Vice President of Education
Initiatives, CN. "Students and teachers are getting the connectivity they
need in every classroom, every day, and the districts are potentially
7. Curriculum Associates Expands Student-Focused AI Capabilities with
Purchase of Speech Recognition Leader SoapBox LabsSoapBox's
first-of-its-kind, equity-based voice engine caters to the unique speech
patterns of children, powering Grades K-12 tools--including
classroom-focused learning and assessment products, apps, and
platforms--to support early literacy, reading fluency, language learning,
8. BlackBerry Quarterly Global Threat Intelligence Report Shows 70 Percent
Increase in Novel Malware Attacks"Malicious actors are working harder
than ever to expand their range and volume of cyberattacks," said Ismael
Valenzuela, Vice President of Threat Research and Intelligence,
BlackBerry. "The intensifying number of novel attacks targeting nations
and industries demonstrates the impact of the macroeconomic climate on
9. Kajeet Unveils Private 5G Neutral Host Network PlatformThe Smart Private
5G Neutral Host Network Platform is set to transform the landscape of
in-building cellular coverage. This innovative solution is designed to
bridge cellular coverage and capacity gaps, delivering exceptional
connectivity for property owners, mobile network operators (MNOs), and
10. XTX Markets launching $10 million 'Artificial Intelligence Mathematical
Olympiad Prize'A grand prize of $5mn will be awarded to the first
publicly-shared AI model to enter an AI-MO (Mathematical Olympiad)
approved competition and perform at a standard equivalent to a gold
medal in the IMO. There will also be a series of progress prizes,
totalling up to $5mn, for publicly-shared AI models that achieve key
milestones towards the grand prize.
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