BrandPost: Business-led technology strategy and selection, Part 2:

Companies are facing more complex challenges than ever, requiring a variety of disciplines to come together to set a future vision and strategy. Historically, says Alec Binder, director, advisory at KPMG, these challenges have been treated as technology problems that can be solved simply by buying a better platform or solution. However, as explained in Part 1 of this series on KPMG’s Technology Strategy and Selection (TSS) framework, that outlook…

September 18, 2018
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A $1, Linux-Capable, Hand-Solderable Processor

An anonymous reader shares a report: Over on the EEVblog, someone noticed an interesting chip that’s been apparently flying under our radar for a while. This is an ARM processor capable of running Linux. It’s hand-solderable in a TQFP package, has a built-in Mali GPU, support for a touch panel, and has support for 512MB of DDR3. If you do it right, this will get you into the territory of…

September 18, 2018
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Agriculture tech startup Indigo raises $250M Series E and launches marketplace to help farmers sell grain online; source: funding values firm at $3.5B (Kate Clark/TechCrunch)

September 18, 2018

Kate Clark / TechCrunch: Agriculture tech startup Indigo raises $250M Series E and launches marketplace to help farmers sell grain online; source: funding values firm at $3.5B  —  Indigo, the startup bringing algorithms and machine learning to the agricultural industry, has raised a $250 million Series E, bringing its total raised to $650 million. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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‘It’s Always DRM’s Fault’

A social media post from Anders G da Silva, who accused Apple of deleting movies he had purchased from iTunes, went viral earlier this month. There is more to that story, of course. In a statement to CNET, Apple explained that da Silva had purchased movies while living in Australia, with his iTunes region set to “Australia.” Then he moved to Canada, and found that the movies were no longer…

September 18, 2018
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Google says it is moving the AMP project to an open governance model, forms steering committee with reps from other companies (Amphtml/Accelerated Mobile Pages Project)

September 18, 2018

Amphtml / Accelerated Mobile Pages Project: Google says it is moving the AMP project to an open governance model, forms steering committee with reps from other companies  —  Over the last 2 years AMP has grown from a tiny open source project with just 2 contributors to a much larger one with over 700 folks contributing over 10,000 commits running on many millions of websites. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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