New Huawei phone comes at crucial time for Chinese company

Huawei’s new smartphone has an upgraded camera, its latest advanced chipset and a better battery

LONDON — Huawei’s new smartphone has an upgraded camera, its latest advanced chipset and a better battery. What it may not have outside the Chinese tech giant’s home market is very many buyers.

Huawei, which recently became the world’s No. 1 smartphone maker, on Thursday unveiled its Mate 40 line of premium phones, a product release that comes at a crucial moment for the company as it runs out of room to maneuver around U.S. sanctions squeezing its ability to source components and software.

The Mate 40 could be the last one powered by the company’s homegrown Kirin chipsets because of U.S. restrictions in May barring non-American companies from using U.S.

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Uber Freight joins XPO on list of best logistics firms for first time

  • Uber Freight made FourKites’ list of the top logistics companies for the first time during the third quarter.
  • To make the list, firms need to carry at least 300 loads for FourKites customers and earn high marks on how often and how well they keep shippers updated on the whereabouts of their cargo.
  • FourKites has published the quarterly list since January 2019.
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Uber Freight made FourKites’ list of the best freight carriers, brokers, and third-party logistics firms during the third quarter, the first time the ride-hailing company’s logistics division has earned that designation.

To make the list, companies need to carry at least 300 loads for FourKites

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Netflix StreamFest To Test Free Access For Limited Time, Trial Starting In December

KEY POINTS

  • Netflix will soon let viewers use the service for free for 48 hours
  • The “StreamFest” promotion will be kicking off in India on Dec. 4
  • Netflix hopes to entice new subscribers after falling short on third quarter expectations

Netflix will be letting viewers use the service for free for a limited time after a report recently revealed that the platform fell short of expectations in the third quarter of 2020. 

The streaming giant is going to start an initiative called “StreamFest” on Dec. 4 that will allow viewers to use the platform for 48 hours and see the content they want to without any charge, Variety first reported. According to the COO and chief product officer Greg Peters, India will be the first country to get the 48-hours-for-free test service.  

Speaking about the newest way of promoting the platform, Peters said that he is really “excited” about the 

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Worldwide Time and Attendance Software Industry to 2027 – Strategic Recommendations for New Entrants

DUBLIN, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Time and Attendance Software – Global Market Outlook (2019-2027)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

According to the report, the Global Time and Attendance Software Market accounted for $1,317.38 million in 2019 and is expected to reach $2,493.09 million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period.

Customization of the software (cater to the needs of different groups of employees) and growing integration with financial analytics are the major factors propelling the market growth. However, cost of installation of this software is hampering the market growth.

Time and attendance software is a business application developed to optimize and track the number of work hours of an employee, which helps keep record of wages and salaries paid. It provides management personnel with diverse tools to help maximize cash flow and minimize waste.

Based on the type, the biometric

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PlayZoom Tech Gadgets for Kids will be launching just in time for Black Friday.

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NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PlayZoom will be launching a state-of-the-art line of Kids Tech Gadgets in mid-November of 2020, just in time for Black Friday. This latest release will include a smartwatch & headphone bundle, digital camera, waterproof action camera, and walkie talkies, bridging the gap between wearable tech and educational learning.

PlayZoom’s new Tech Gadgets bring S.T.E.M. learning and play together seamlessly. Each product is oriented around a particular skill, equipping kids with essential tools to grow and learn through play. Interactive audiobooks, coding games, photo-editing software and dozens of learning games help PlayZoom’s Tech Gadgets empower design thinking early in childhood. Learning with popular characters kids love — including L.O.L. Surprise!, Hello Kitty, Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman — helps foster a

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Payroll Software – Top Five Time Savers

Are you feeling stressed when it’s time to complete your payroll? Take advantage of the tools available within payroll software to eliminate your stress and shorten your payroll processing time. Here are some time-savers that can make a drastic impact on your payroll processing.

1. Ditch the Spreadsheets.

Most businesses do keep track of pay codes within their payroll software system. Pay earning codes store the formula used to calculate each employee’s pay. On the other hand, pay deduction codes are used to calculate things like vacation, paid time off, wage garnishment and a whole host of other functions. Many employers opt to keep track of deduction codes in separate spreadsheet. The general belief is that the payroll system cannot calculate their specific deduction needs because they are too complex. The truth is, there are payroll software systems that can handle a wide variety of deduction codes, including the complex. … Read More

Microsoft Access – Save Programming Time and Cost With A Technique For Writing Less Programming Code

You are probably writing more Microsoft Access programming code then you need to. This means wasted coding time, more code maintenance and possible debugging. This article applies to all versions of Microsoft Access, not just Access 2007, but many new features of Access 2007 allow you to do zero coding to do tasks such as bulk emails, form control resizing, scheduling tasks, date picking, formatting, etc.

I have reviewed tens of thousands of lines of programmers’ code, not just in Access 2007, and have found that many lines of code are being written in areas where much less code was needed to do the same job. Here’s the technique that will save much time.

Did you know that your data tables in Microsoft Access 2007 can be used to control your Access 2007 program and write code for you, if they contain metadata.

Metadata is data about data. You have … Read More

How to Find the Best Time Clock Software for Your Business

Because your company is unique, you’ll want to find software that is compatible with your unique needs. The features that sell another company on a time clock software package may not be the features that are right for your company, and it may take some work to find which has the best features for the needs of your business. In addition to features, there are four important considerations in selecting a time clock software:

1. What kind of trial is offered?

2. What kind of technical support is available?

3. Is the provider reputable?

4. What are the costs of the software and support?

Let’s consider each:

1. Time Clock Software Trials

Free trials are a great way to get acquainted with new software. They give you an opportunity to explore the features and get a feel for the utility and ease of use of the software. This can be … Read More

How to Deliver On Time at Lower Technology Nodes?

Over the years, we have seen a wide range of advancements in semiconductor design services. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that the global semiconductor industry posted sales of $468.8 billion in 2018 – the industry’s highest-ever annual total and an increase of 13.7 percent over the 2017 sales.

As the demand for semiconductor services continues to increase and the industry witnesses a broader range of new technology innovations, we can clearly see a move toward lower geometries (7nm, 12nm, 16nm, etc.). The key drivers behind this trend are benefits in terms of the power, area, plus various other features that become possible with lower geometries.

The proliferation of lower geometries has fuelled business in a number of areas, especially in the sectors of mobility, communication, IoT, cloud, AI for hardware platforms (ASIC, FPGA, boards).

Delivering a lower technology design project on time is important in today’s dynamic and competitive … Read More

Is It Time to Redesign Your Website?

Might you be disappointed with your website, or are you merely bored? Maybe you’ve visited the websites of colleagues and competitors and become ambitious to do a website makeover for your business venture? Before making any changes, first think carefully about your business goals and how your website can encourage and support their realization.

A website provides information about your company’s products and services and communicates to prospects the benefits of doing business with your organization. Older websites are likely to be static, rather than interactive. To update an older site, unfortunately it’s necessary to pay a web developer to make the changes. As a result, static websites often do not reflect much of what’s happening now.

Your job is to develop a website that gives prospects the confidence to work with or buy from you. Everything on your site—text, audio, or visual—must support that purpose.

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