Thousands apply for energy assistance in Nashville, numbers could top yearly averages

Thousands apply for energy assistance in Nashville, numbers could top yearly averages

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — As colder weather creeps into Nashville, the Metro Action Commission is beginning to see an early peak of residents applying for help with their energy bills. Typically, the commission said they receive about 4,000-5,000 applications a year for the low-income home energy assistance program (LIHEAP). In just under two months, they’ve …

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Mission Daybreak: Showing Veteran suicide prevention solutions

Man wearing virtual reality headset: Mission Daybreak

Preventing Veteran suicide is VA’s top clinical priority. Mission Daybreak is a $20 million grand challenge to reduce Veteran suicides. It’s part of VA’s 10-year strategy to end Veteran suicide through a comprehensive, public health approach. Thirty finalists in VA’s Mission Daybreak presented their suicide prevention solutions at Demo Day, an in-person showcase event Nov. …

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Sonos eyes hardware subscriptions to broaden customer base – Stacey on IoT

Sonos eyes hardware subscriptions to broaden customer base - Stacey on IoT

By Janko Roettgers Sonos is giving hardware subscriptions another look, at least if a new job listing is any indication. Based on the details of that listing, the company appears to be on the cusp of expanding its Flex subscription program, which lets people rent Sonos speakers for a fixed monthly fee. Expanding the program …

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Singapore, South Korea formalizes digital economy deal to drive interoperability

Singapore, South Korea formalizes digital economy deal to drive interoperability

South Korea has become the first Asian nation to sign a digital economy agreement with Singapore. The partnership will look to drive interoperability and cross-border data flow between the two markets, including in the areas of e-payments and digital identities. The global trade pact is the fourth Singapore has established, following similar agreements with Chile …

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BluWave-ai Debuts EV Fleet Orchestrator SaaS Product for Fleet Operations

BluWave-ai Debuts EV Fleet Orchestrator SaaS Product for Fleet Operations

Version 2.0 of BluWave-ai’s BluWave-ai EV Fleet Orchestrator has launched with the support of $1.7 million co-funding from FedDev Ontario. Available now, this software-as-a-service (SaaS) product supports vehicle fleet operators as they electrify their operations. These operators include municipal mass transit, last-mile delivery, airport ground support, corporate vehicle fleets and for revenue electric vehicle (EV) …

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NAACP head calls for advertisers to break with Twitter after Trump decision

NAACP head calls for advertisers to break with Twitter after Trump decision

NAACP President Derrick Johnson over the weekend called on advertisers to suspend their business deals with Twitter after the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, announced that former President Donald Trump can return to the platform. Musk, who bought Twitter last month, reversed a decision made by the company days after the Capitol attack last year to …

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[event recap] Multilingual AI in the Era of Mobile Internet Indonesia (Jakarta Station)

[event recap] Multilingual AI in the Era of Mobile Internet Indonesia (Jakarta Station)

As part of the 2022 iFLYTEK 1024 Developer Festival, TechNode Global has hosted the “Multilingual AI in the Era of Mobile Internet Indonesia (Jakarta Station)” in Jakarta on Friday (Nov 11). During the panel discussion themed “Multi-language AI Technologies for Mobile Internet”, speakers from various companies and startups have shared their views on the development …

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Spot virtual workplace creators on the future of work

Spot, VR, AR, collaboration, Apple, new workplace, remote work, future of work

Emerging technologies including Microsoft’s Mesh and Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms hint at how augmented reality may become part of the future hybrid workplace. I caught up with Gordon Hempton and Wes Hather, co-founders of the augmented reality/metaverse communication platform Spot to see how they visualize the future of work. Most people won’t be at the cutting …

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Top of the data heap: First-hand advice on becoming a chief data officer

Top of the data heap: First-hand advice on becoming a chief data officer

Half of chief data officers surveyed by Exasol felt organizations’ expectations of the CDO role were misinformed. SolStock/Getty So, who wants to make a career of amplifying the power of data? In an era when data is as valuable as gold, data professionals are in demand, and the career path now leads upward to chief …

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