This Week in Tech News: 11 Stories You Need to See
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A roundup of the week's most newsworthy technology industry press releases from PR Newswire, including plans for Starlab and an AI webinar for small businesses.
NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 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.
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1. Voyager Space and Airbus Announce Joint Venture to Build and Operate
Starlab"This transatlantic venture with footprints on both sides of the
ocean aligns the interests of both ourselves and Voyager and our
respective space agencies. This pioneers continued European and American
leadership in space that takes humanity forward," said Jean-Marc Nasr,
Head of Space Systems at Airbus.
2. IBM and NASA Open Source Largest Geospatial AI Foundation Model on
Hugging FaceThe effort aims to widen access to NASA earth science data
for geospatial intelligence and accelerate climate-related discoveries.
It will be the largest geospatial foundation model on Hugging Face and
the first-ever open-source AI foundation model built in collaboration
3. Dell Technologies Expands AI Offerings to Accelerate Secure Generative AI
InitiativesNew Dell Generative AI Solutions span IT infrastructure, PCs
and professional services to simplify the adoption of full-stack GenAI
with large language models (LLM), meeting organizations wherever they are
in their GenAI journey.
4. From Likes to Love: Dating in the Era of Social MediaAccording to the
findings, it's going down in the DMs, with 47% of respondents admitting
that their relationship began because their partner decided to shoot
their shot in a private social media message. Additionally, 55% of men
reported that they believe "sending likes" is an effective tactic to make
a connection online that can move into real life.
5. Lumen shakes up telecom industry with Network-as-a-Service
offering"Lumen's Network-as-a-Service offering takes the next step to
deliver on our customers' networking dreams: the ability to fire up any
port, with any service, at any time. It's your network, your way," said
Kate Johnson, Lumen CEO.
6. Hughes JUPITER 3 Satellite Successfully Launches, Heralds the Start of a
New Era of ConnectivityAlso known as EchoStar XXIV, JUPITER 3 was built
by Maxar Technologies in Palo Alto, CA, and is engineered to deliver
gigabytes of connectivity to customers across North and South America.
"This purpose-built satellite is engineered uniquely to meet our
customers' needs and target capacity where it's needed most, such as the
most rural regions of the Americas, so they can stay connected to the
applications and services they depend on every day," said Hamid Akhavan,
7. BMW Group, Airbus and Quantinuum Collaborate to Fast-Track Sustainable
Mobility Research Using Cutting-Edge Quantum ComputersDr. Peter Lehnert,
Vice-President, Research Technologies at BMW Group stated: "Circularity
and sustainable mobility are putting us on a quest for new materials, to
create more efficient products and shape the future premium user
experience. Being able to simulate material properties to relevant
chemical accuracy with the benefits from the accelerating quantum
computing hardware is giving us just the right tools for more speed in
innovation for this decisive domain."
8. Built In Releases Insights on What Tech Candidates Look For in
EmployersWhile the perks and benefits expectations of employers don't
change drastically by generation, the order in which they are prioritized
do. While baby boomers are looking for more support in flexible work and
retirement contributions, the next generation of tech desires a bigger
focus on wellness and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
9. GoDaddy Hosting Free 'Beginner's Guide to AI for Small Business'
WebinarAttendees will leave the webinar with a better understanding of AI
and how to utilize this rapidly evolving technology to help develop
social media content, automate administrative tasks, speed up
correspondence with customers, develop business growth plans, and much
10. Flapmax Partners with Intel to Accelerate AI Innovation in AfricaThe
collaboration will provide technology access, training, mentorship, and
funding opportunities to entrepreneurs in emerging markets, starting
with Africa, through the FAST Accelerator program. FAST is designed to
help startups that are building cloud-based and AI-enabled products and
services supporting communities, companies, and governments.
11. Introducing Wix Studio, the Ultimate Web Creation Platform for Agencies
and FreelancersWix Studio marks a significant evolution in web creation
for agencies, delivering a revolutionary platform that combines
AI-powered features, the latest design and development capabilities and
seamless workflows for multi-site management to help agencies create
projects with greater quality and velocity.
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In addition to these popular releases, several must-read earnings reports crossed the wire this week, including the quarterly results for Match Group, Cognizant, and Silicom.
Catch up on all the latest earnings reports here.
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