Move over, smartphones: IFA 2020 this year was all about cheap Android tablets

Annual tech event IFA 2020 has finished, and one strange trend has emerged – only one single smartphone was unveiled, and it’s a cheap Samsung Galaxy A phone. IFA doesn’t always have loads of phones, but a measly single device is still a shocking turnout – or it would be, if another gadget hadn’t taken phones’ place.

It seems 2020 is the year of the cheap Android tablet, as five different slates were announced – that’s not a huge number, but given it’s a narrow market segment dominated by Amazon with its Fire devices, normally few companies bring out cheap Android tablets.

The new tablets launched at IFA are the TCL 10 Tab Max and TCL 10 Tab Mid, the Honor Tab 6 and Honor Tab X6, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. That’s a high tablet-to-smartphone ratio compared to most years when tablets are rare.

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Grainger Donates 1.7 Million Face Coverings to Children First Fund in Support of Chicago Public Schools in the 2020/2021 School Year

CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, has donated 1.7 million face coverings to Children First Fund (CFF) to help ensure teachers, students and staff in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have the face coverings they need for a safe school year. The donation includes 1.2 million cloth reusable face coverings and 500,000 disposable face coverings, which are critical resources that will supplement CPS’ existing inventory.

Grainger donated 1.7 million face coverings to Children First Fund to help ensure teachers, students and staff in Chicago Public Schools have the face coverings they need for a safe school year. The donation will support teachers, staff and students for supplemental programming, Fall Return to Play sports, and more, as well as to support families and staff at Child Learning Hubs.
Grainger donated 1.7 million face coverings to Children First Fund to help ensure teachers, students and staff in Chicago Public Schools have the face coverings they need for a safe school year. The donation will support teachers, staff and students for supplemental programming, Fall Return to Play sports, and more, as well as to support families and staff at Child Learning Hubs.

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MCP Second Year Option Exercised as the Single Awardee Vendor for the Dell Best-in-Class BPA on GSA AdvantageSelect for Desktops, Laptops and Tablets

WASHINGTON and SAN MARCOS, Calif. – September 16, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

The GSA/GSS BPA allows all government agencies to buy any amount (no MOL) of pre-configured Dell laptops, desktop, tablets and monitors, optional upgrades and services for a faster, more efficient business model. The BPA solution provides cost savings to the government with next-generation technology customer service capabilities while streamlining procurement requirements. For contracting officers, there is a non-manufacturer waiver already on file.

Of the company’s recent milestone, MCP President Raj Ghai had this to say: “We’re proud that this is our fifth year of supporting the Government’s consolidation efforts, which has saved them millions of dollars. MCP has invested a significant amount to make complicated acquisitions quicker, easier, and shorter. We’ve reduced delivery times from months to weeks. Customers also receive real-time updates throughout the procurement process.”

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SA Prestige Awards names Brandfundi Content Creation Service of the Year



SA Prestige Awards names Brandfundi Content Creation Service of the Year


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SA Prestige Awards names Brandfundi Content Creation Service of the Year

Brandfundi has been awarded The Corporate Livewire South Africa Prestige Content Creation Service of the Year – Gauteng – South Africa…

Over the last 16 years, the Prestige Awards have focused on national and international candidates. This year, a regional award was introduced to recognise smaller, independent businesses that are extremely successful on a local level.

The judging panel reviews the nominations for service excellence, quality of the product/service provided, innovative practices, value, ethical or sustainable methods of working, as well as consistency in performance. The shortlisted companies must, therefore, present supporting evidence of their work, share positive feedback from their clients, supply information on previous accreditation and recognition, as well as highlight the most outstanding parts of their businesses. Those who best demonstrate their strengths across these

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10 health systems cut IT jobs in the past year

Some hospitals and health systems have downsized their information technology departments during the past year due to restructuring, lost revenue during the pandemic and outsourcing.

Here are 10 health systems that reduced their IT workforce over the past 12 months.

1. St. Louis-based Ascension announced plans to shift some of its IT functions to third-party partners in August, which is expected to result in “a few hundred” job losses.

2. In July, Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., transitioned to Epic EHR and announced potentially 15 IT job cuts as a result of the change.

3. UW Medicine in Seattle consolidated programs in several areas in July, including IT and population health, and laid off around 100 staff members due to the financial challenges from the pandemic, according to a report from the local KIRO 7 News, which is affiliated with Cox Media Group.

4. In June, Cincinnati-based TriHealth

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Blockchain in Manufacturing Market, Trend, Technology, Future Outlook, Growth, Global Industry Analysis, Forecast Year 2019 to 2025

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Sep 16, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
Meticulous Research(R) – leading global market research company published a research report titled “Blockchain in Manufacturing Market by Providers (Middleware Providers, Infrastructure and Protocols Providers, Application & Solution Providers), by Application (Predictive Maintenance, Business Process Optimization, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Counterfeit Management), End-User (Automotive, Healthcare, Energy & Power, Industrial, Pharmaceuticals), and Region – Global Forecast to 2025”.

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Blockchain is a distributed chain of blocks that traces transaction and assets. It is an information which is encrypted, time-stamped, and not removable which is openly shared on a ledger by many thousands of computers at the same time. Incorporation of blockchain technology in manufacturing sector can assist in installing trust in global supply chains, reducing production expenses, and improving efficiency. Manufacturing companies are

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Telfar Clemens Wins the 2020 CFDA Accessories Designer of the Year Award

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This year has been all about the “Bushwick Birkin” — and the It bag just made Telfar Clemens a CFDA winner.

The Brooklyn-based designer won the CFDA’s 2020 Accessories Designer of the Year award, an honor that in recent years has gone to names like Coach’s Stuart Vevers, Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen of The Row.

The designer’s Telfar bag has been such a hit over the past few months that a summer drop even crashed his site. But the designer has more than just a hit handbag going for him:  After a collaboration with Converse last year, Telfar launched his own footwear line at Pitti Uomo in January, with a loafer style and Western-style boots forthcoming this fall.


Announced Monday at noon via a virtual featuring CFDA

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Is CyberOptics (CYBE) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year?

Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of CyberOptics (CYBE), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? A quick glance at the company’s year-to-date performance in comparison to the rest of the Computer and Technology sector should help us answer this question.

CyberOptics is one of 602 companies in the Computer and Technology group. The Computer and Technology group currently sits at #7 within the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.

The Zacks Rank is a successful stock-picking model that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions. The system highlights a number of different stocks that could be poised to outperform the broader market over the next one to three months. CYBE is currently sporting a

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Apple Care Plus users now eligible for 2 device repairs a year

  • Apple is expanding its Apple Care Plus warranty coverage to include two repairs per year for accidental damage instead of one.
  • The changes apply to iPhones, Macs, iPads, and the company’s newly unveiled Apple Watches.
  • The move comes months after Apple CFO Luca Maestri said Apple Care would take a hit during Q3 due to closed retail stores and overall “economic weakness.”
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Apple is expanding its coverage offered through its Apple Care Plus warranty program, making it easier for you to get your device fixed if it’s damaged.

iPhones are now covered for two fixes a year instead of one, regardless of which of the two warranty packages you choose. The changes also apply to the company’s new Apple Watches that were unveiled during Tuesday’s product launch, according to MacRumors, who was the first to find the upgrades, as well as to Macs

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Kia ‘CV’ electric crossover to launch next year: 7 new EVs under Kia’s global strategy by 2027

Kia Motors Corporation has shared a glimpse of its global electric vehicle (EV) business strategy today, revealing an early sketch of several of the brand’s future dedicated Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).

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Kia Motors today announced its global EV strategy under which the brand will launch seven new BEVs (battery electric vehicle) by 2027 and the first of these, codenamed ‘CV’, will be launched many of its markets across the world next year. Announcing Kia’s EV plans at the brand’s Hwasung plant in South Korea, President and CEO, Kia Motors, Ho Sung Song stated that the company aims for electric vehicles to account for 25 percent of its total sales worldwide by 2029. Kia Motors will hence launch a range of electric vehicles and partner with companies that work in EV charging infrastructure across the world.

Kia Motors Plan S strategy

Announced earlier this year, Kia’s Plan S

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