Chief product officer at AI firm Sidetrade, overseeing product lifecycle. 22+ years’ experience in the software industry.

It’s the job of all business and technology decision-makers to share the vision and IT strategy that supports their organization’s mission, as well as manage a budget that allows those decisions to be fully actionable.

That’s a challenging task at the best of times, but in an economy where the short and long-term effects of the pandemic remain uncertain, it becomes an order of magnitude more difficult. The risk of making unnecessary mistakes is high. The technology industry has been a critical enabler in keeping the economy moving forward during a time when other aspects of the economy are suffering.

The good news is that, in 2020, some digitally transformed businesses have been able to turn adversity to their advantage, and customers, partners, suppliers and employees have been pushed toward broad-scale

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and rocket company Blue Origin, have been in a space race since Musk established his space exploration company, SpaceX, in 2002.

That race may have become a little tighter this week after Bezos announced he plans to step down from Amazon’s top job and serve as executive chairman in order to spend more time on other “passions,” such as his rocket company.

While it’s not certain that Musk may be looking to shift more of his own time to SpaceX to stay ahead of Blue Origin, pulling back from Tesla could be problematic, considering the numerous challenges and potential setbacks the California-based automaker is currently facing.

For one thing, under pressure from federal safety regulators, Tesla agreed this week to recall almost 135,000 electric sedans and SUVs due to a defective touchscreen that could make it difficult for drivers to

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Social media companies would be subject to daily fines under a new law proposed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.



Ron DeSantis standing in front of a crowd: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis working on legislation that would penalize social media companies for blocking state politicians, even if they incite violence. DeSantis speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump before he arrives to give a campaign speech just four days before Election Day outside of Raymond James Stadium on October 29, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.


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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis working on legislation that would penalize social media companies for blocking state politicians, even if they incite violence. DeSantis speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump before he arrives to give a campaign speech just four days before Election Day outside of Raymond James Stadium on October 29, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.

DeSantis introduced a proposal to punish social media companies that suspend state politicians’ accounts. In a press conference at the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, he referred to Big Tech as a “monopoly” that controls an “unimaginable” flow of information and is inherently “discriminatory” against conservative viewpoints.

“The message is loud and clear,” DeSantis said. “When it comes to elections in Florida, Big Tech should stay out of it.”

The

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Bambuser today launched several enhancements to its Live Video Shopping Platform to help retailers drive awareness and audience growth, enhance engagement, and facilitate social sharing of interactive e-commerce experiences, before, during and after live events.

The feature enhancements include the following:

  • Floating action button (FAB) Previews, small video overlays that unobtrusively alert site visitors to upcoming events;
  • Event spotlight modules, whichenable retailers to promote current, past, and upcoming live video shopping events on curated landing pages and video banners;
  • Audio descriptions, with ;a new audio captioning feature that enables audible descriptions of key visual elements from the video (settings, actions, facial expressions, scene changes, etc.) to be added to events;
  • Social options, including share from pre-screen, which allows viewers to share upcoming Live Video Shopping events with their social connections across all popular platforms, and the ability to share from a specific timestamp in a recorded show, which allows highlighting
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