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Invoca Study Finds Increased Role of Website Experience and Customer Service in Big-Ticket Purchases During COVID-19

By iwano@_84

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives: it is changing the way we work, how we interact with family and friends, and the way we shop. A new report from Invoca, “High-Stakes Purchases and Consumer Confidence in the COVID Era,” highlights data from a survey of 500 U.S. adults to understand specifically how consumers are approaching expensive and complex purchases in this new environment. The data uncovers important findings for businesses aiming to give consumers confidence in making these complicated purchases online. 

Despite the economic downturn brought on by COVID, Invoca’s report finds people are still making high-stakes purchases, such as cars, insurance policies, wireless plans, and big-ticket home improvement items. However, they’re changing the way they research and buy these items, in many cases moving entirely online. For example, the survey found online purchases

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Industry tackles the role of fish monitors – News – Harwich Oracle

By iwano@_84

By Doreen Leggett

CHATHAM — Commercial fishermen invest a great deal in their businesses, both in terms of money — boats, equipment and crew to name a few expenses – as well as time — marketing, selling and scouting, again to name just a few tasks.

They also invest in the industry’s future, weighing in on myriad edicts that make commercial fishing one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country.

So when Congressman Jared Huffman, D-California, took his Magnuson-Stevens Act listening tour to New England – albeit virtually on account of the pandemic – Captain Eric Hesse was there. Hesse, representing the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, was appreciative of the chance to share thoughts.

“We all have things we think about and we muse about as we spend our time on the water and certainly accountability in New England’s groundfishery is one of those big issues for

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Industry tackles the role of fish monitors – News – Wicked Local Chatham

By iwano@_84

By Doreen Leggett

CHATHAM — Commercial fishermen invest a great deal in their businesses, both in terms of money — boats, equipment and crew to name a few expenses – as well as time — marketing, selling and scouting, again to name just a few tasks.

They also invest in the industry’s future, weighing in on myriad edicts that make commercial fishing one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country.

So when Congressman Jared Huffman, D-California, took his Magnuson-Stevens Act listening tour to New England – albeit virtually on account of the pandemic – Captain Eric Hesse was there. Hesse, representing the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, was appreciative of the chance to share thoughts.

“We all have things we think about and we muse about as we spend our time on the water and certainly accountability in New England’s groundfishery is one of those big issues for

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Industry tackles the role of fish monitors – News – Wicked Local Cape Cod

By iwano@_84

By Doreen Leggett

CHATHAM — Commercial fishermen invest a great deal in their businesses, both in terms of money — boats, equipment and crew to name a few expenses – as well as time — marketing, selling and scouting, again to name just a few tasks.

They also invest in the industry’s future, weighing in on myriad edicts that make commercial fishing one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country.

So when Congressman Jared Huffman, D-California, took his Magnuson-Stevens Act listening tour to New England – albeit virtually on account of the pandemic – Captain Eric Hesse was there. Hesse, representing the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, was appreciative of the chance to share thoughts.

“We all have things we think about and we muse about as we spend our time on the water and certainly accountability in New England’s groundfishery is one of those big issues for

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CDC says airborne transmission plays role in coronavirus spread in long-awaited update

By iwano@_84

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged Monday that people can sometimes be infected with the coronavirus through airborne transmission, especially in enclosed spaces with inadequate ventilation.

The long-awaited update to the agency Web page explaining how the virus spreads represents an official acknowledgment of growing evidence that under certain conditions, people farther than six feet apart can become infected by tiny droplets and particles that float in the air for minutes and hours, and that they play a role in the pandemic.

The update follows an embarrassing incident last month when the agency removed a draft that had not gone through proper review and was posted in error. The draft’s wording included a reference to aerosols – tiny droplets that can stay in the air, potentially traveling a significant distance. Officials said the draft was removed because they feared the language could be misinterpreted as suggesting that airborne

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A Different And Larger Role For The U.S. Government In The Tech Industry

By iwano@_84

If there ever was an instance of the proverbial handwriting on the wall, this week provided it.  From the TikTok and WeChat affairs to IBM’s filing on facial recognition and the semiconductor industry’s call for government support, the signs are unmistakable: the 40-year old U.S. policy of hands-off tech is coming to an end.  These developments also reveal the rough outlines of the new industrial policy for tech that is beginning to take shape.

The Administration’s approach to TikTok and WeChat is to exclude them from the U.S. market, unless their technology can be separated from the control of Chinese companies.  The concern is not over the companies themselves or their commercial data privacy practices, but the possibility that the data could be obtained by the Chinese government and used in some fashion to harm U.S. national security interests.  In addition, the Administration is concerned that hidden algorithms might allow

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Hip-Hop’s Role In Square’s $40 Billion Cash App Business Success

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Cash App, your rapper’s favorite smartphone-based payments and money transfer service owned by Square
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is now worth $40 billion. About 200 hip-hop artists name-check Cash App in their lyrics, according to music database Genius. Being culturally attuned paired with cryptocurrencies and stimulus checks all helped to create the country’s fourth largest consumer application in the U.S. 

The Breakdown You Need To Know:

Rappers have been using the fin-tech platform as a way to engage with fans for a while now. CultureBanx noted it’s easy to see how hip-hop influencers and their loyal followers grew Cash App’s monthly active users from seven million in 2017, to 30 million in 2020. In turn, these users also

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A long-term battle: The tech industry’s role in combatting climate change

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Image: Intel

As the world continues to make attempts at urgently containing the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an even more dire issue that needs to be addressed: Climate change.

New research, published in last month’s edition of the journal Communications Earth and Environment, found that in 2019, Greenland’s ice sheet lost an annual record of 532 billion tonnes of ice. For perspective, between 2003 and 2016, Greenland’s ice sheet lost on average about 255 billion tonnes of ice each year.

Further evidence of climate change worsening was seen last week when a large chunk of Greenland’s ice cap, estimated to be 110 square kilometres in size, broke off in the far north-east Arctic, the Associated Press reported.

But climate change is no longer a conversation only had among environmental activists. Technology companies and their leaders are getting involved too, with many joining the fight.

This year alone there have

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Diesel Technology’s Role in the Future

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Washington, DC, Sept. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The following is a statement from Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, on the occasion of Climate Week NYC.  The Diesel Technology Forum is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding the understanding about the energy efficiency, environmental performance and unique capabilities of diesel engines, fuels and equipment across 15 sectors of the global economy and how it has transformed to play a key role in the low-carbon future. 

“Climate Week NYC brings an important focus on the broad challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  As we are witnessing, transition to new fuels and technologies is likely to take considerable time to reach commercial scale and market acceptance.  Decarbonizing the global economy is a complex and substantial undertaking that by definition will not have simple one-size fits all solutions, nor uniform timetables.  Continuous improvement and investments in the newest generations

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Web Design Plays an Essential Role in Website Development

By iwano@_84

Designing websites is now a major service in the fast moving world of Internet business. The number of websites to be found on the World Wide Web has mushroomed and thus so has the importance of web design to business. All burgeoning and successful companies are eager to run a successful website and every thrusting businessman wants to improve the prospects of their business via the Internet, which is why website designing has become a flourishing business in itself.

As a result, website designing now forms a critical part of the web development process. Building attractive, glamorous and easily navigable websites have far greater appeal to users than ones that are uninteresting. It is in this area that web designing plays a critical role. It is only the websites with the best web design that will win over the best users or subscribers. Therefore, websites are one of the most … Read More