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Shift for a Digital Humanities Leader – Inside Higher Ed

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In 2011, the Modern Language Association created a new office, focused on scholarly communication in the digital age. Kathleen Fitzpatrick is now ending her time leading that office to move to Michigan State University as director of digital humanities and a professor of English. In her role at the MLA and as an author, Fitzpatrick has been a leading voice on digital humanities issues. She answered some questions from Inside…

Western Digital resubmits bid for Toshiba’s memory chip unit – Financial Times

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Western Digital resubmits bid for Toshiba’s memory chip unit

Kallas: We’re ‘a very small bit closer’ to a digital single market – EURACTIV

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This article is part of our special report Cross-border business in the digital era. MEP Kaja Kallas told EURACTIV.com in an interview that Europe needs a law guaranteeing data flows across the bloc and shared her concerns about Digital Commissioner-designate Mariya Gabriel. Kallas is an Estonian MEP (ALDE) in the European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE). She drafted the committee’s opinion on the ePrivacy regulation this year and was rapporteur on…

This Alternative to the Laptop Ban Would Tighten Airport Security at … – Daily Signal

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

U.S. officials say they have uncovered evidence that the Islamic State was using Mosul University laboratories to develop bombs that could pass through airport screeners undetected. When the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, captured Mosul, it also took possession of the modern screening equipment at Mosul’s airport that would allow it to test its new bomb designs. This previously classified information is thought to be the reason that the Department of…

Capnamic closes €115M fund for ‘digital transformation’ of Germany, counts Cisco and Axa as LPs – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Capnamic Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Berlin and Cologne, is announcing the final closing of a new €115 million tech fund. The VC says it will invest in tech companies predominantly in the German-speaking region of Europe, with a focus on “B2B solutions, digital infrastructure, and digital transformation”. Specifically, Capnamic plans to invest initially between €500,000 and €3 million in early-stage tech startups with the intention of…

OMG Digital, the “BuzzFeed of Africa,” raises a seed round of $1.1M – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Dominic Mensah, Prince Boakye Boampong, and Jesse Arhin Ghansah, the founders of OMG Digital OMG Digital, the Ghana-based media startup dubbed the “BuzzFeed of Africa,” announced today that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding. Its main site, OMG Voice, already has versions for Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya, and the new capital will be used to expand into more countries. OMG Digital’s new investors are Kima Ventures, Soma Capital,…

How Digital Transformation Skyrockets Lean Six Sigma In Impact – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Shutterstock The promise of Lean Six Sigma is continuous improvement and that it will deliver business performance improvement by 3% every year. That was great in a business world where 3% was enough. But not today, when organizations can gain performance breakthroughs of 40-60% or more. Plus, Lean Six programs didn’t enable organizations to change their competitive position. Those two facts are why digital transformation is overwhelming Lean Six Sigma….

ScreenDrive: Mini Cooper S Countryman is the ultimate ’90s gadget – The Verge

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Cars have become expensive, rolling gadgets that are full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. Oh wow, I thought, feeling the keyless entry engage just as soon as I gripped the handle of the Mini Countryman. Then, with a tug of…

Digital Currency Indexes Are Coming – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Shutterstock Digital currencies are getting a lot of attention as a new asset class. Bitcoin, for example, recently reached an all-time high of $2,900 on June 7, 2017, representing a year-to-date (YTD) return of 200%. With these wild price increases, digital currencies are gaining more attention and demand from traditional investors. Many people don’t know that there are many different digital currencies. According to CoinMarketCap.com, there are currently well over 800. As…

Wefox acquires digital insurance carrier One | TechCrunch – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Wefox, the German insurance platform that enables customers, insurance brokers and insurance providers to transact and manage insurance products digitally, has acquired One, a fully digital and newly launched insurance provider. Although terms of the deal remain undisclosed, I understand the two companies already shared a number of investors, including Wefox investing in One itself, and that Wefox Group CEO and founder Julian Teicke had been advising One prior to…

Wefox acquires digital insurance carrier One – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

Wefox, the insurance platform that enables customers, insurance brokers and insurance providers to transact and manage insurance products digitally, has acquired One, a fully digital and newly launched insurance provider. Although terms of the deal remain undisclosed, I understand the two companies already shared a number of investors, including Wefox investing in One itself, and that Wefox Group CEO and founder Julian Teicke had been advising One prior to launch….

Textbooks in the digital world – The Conversation US

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

For decades, textbooks were seen as the foundation for instruction in American schools. These discipline-specific tomes were a fundamental part of the educational infrastructure, assigned to students for each subject and carried in heavy backpacks every day – from home to school and back again. The experience of students is much different today. As a scholar of learning technologies and a director for outreach and engagement at Ohio State’s College…

Former Apple Executives Recall Designing Touchscreen Interface of Original iPhone – Mac Rumors

Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017

As we near the ten-year anniversary of the iPhone later this week, a few stories posted online have delved into the rich history of where the device started, how the original team came up with the idea for the touchscreen smartphone, and what it was like reviewing the device back in 2007. In a new video shared by The Wall Street Journal today, three former Apple executives — Scott Forstall,…

Amtrak train strikes man distracted by cell phone – 10News

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)–A man too distracted by his cell phone to hear an oncoming Amtrak train was hospitalized Saturday after being struck by it, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. Witnesses told sheriff’s officials that a pedestrian was looking down at his phone and apparently did not notice how close he was to the oncoming train or railroad tracks on West Hawthorne Street and California Street around 11:35 p.m. …

While Modi promises a ‘Digital India,’ local authorities shut down the Internet – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

DA goes digital in tracking performance – News24

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Durban – The Democratic Alliance will be holding its public representatives accountable using an online digital application, its leader Mmusi Maimane said on Sunday. “We have worked on streamlining our performance evaluation system, and have now launched our new political performance assessment system,” said Maimane in a statement following a sitting of the party’s federal council in Durban this weekend. “The new system is entirely digitised and optimised for mobile…

Help Me Laptop! Find a Nvidia 1070 GPU Gaming Notebook for Under $1500 – Laptop Mag

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

For better or worse, gaming laptops can put a hurt on your wallet. Often, that means those of us constrained to a budget have to make some trade-offs to get a system that satisfies both our budgets and our games. Forum member, Oliver_66 is in just such a predicament. They’re currently on the hunt for a 15- or 17-inch gaming laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU for…

While Modi promises a ‘Digital India,’ local authorities shut down the Internet – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Post Contributor Badge This commenter is a Washington Post contributor. Post contributors aren’t staff, but may write articles or columns. In some cases, contributors are sources or experts quoted in a story. More about badges | Request a badge

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

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