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Southampton’s off-field overhaul could include division of Les Reed’s old roles and approach for Paul Mitchell

“Mitchell was hugely successful previously as director of recruitment and scouting before having a similarly positive impact alongside Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham” writes Chief Sports Reporter for telegraph.co.uk. Southampton may decide to split the role of outgoing football director Les Reed and are likely to consider an approach for former recruitment chief Paul Mitchell as part of their overhaul of the club’s off-field operations.Reed’s role stretched to player development and the academy, as well as the recruitment of players and manager, and the club are considering whether it would be…

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Insiders explain why investors and customers are going crazy for startups that help big companies keep up with Silicon Valley disruptors

“With CI and CD, companies can release changes to customers as often as they want, whether it’s once a month or 20 times a day” writes Rosalie Chan for businessinsider.com. In the old days, customers would have to wait all year for a new software release.Continuous delivery builds off of CI, but involves the processes by which those code changes are released to customers. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Montgomery official embezzled $6.7 million from county, federal prosecutors say

“A local Maryland official embezzled $6.7 million in Montgomery County economic development funds to feed a gambling addiction, prosecutors said, and pleaded guilty Friday to wire fraud, theft and other charges in state and federal court” writes Dan Morse for washingtonpost.com. In 2007, according to federal records, Bang filed for bankruptcy and claimed debts of $573,138.75.As part of his plea deal in federal court, Bang agreed to pay full restitution and plead guilty to theft and misconduct in office in Montgomery County Circuit Court.He could request disbursements of county money…

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Microsoft Releases Cloud-Based Azure Blockchain Development Kit

“American software corporation Microsoft has released a serverless blockchain-powered Azure development kit, according to an announcement published Nov. 15” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Microsoft has also introduced a whitepaper dubbed “DevOps for Blockchain Smart Contracts,” explaining how to use the development kit for blockchain-based apps in certain business environments.Microsoft says that the development kit includes SMS and voice interfaces, Internet of Things (IoT) device integration, support for mobile clients, bots, virtual assistants, and other related solutions. Source: cointelegraph.com Share This:

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A look at what’s in Amazon’s new deal with Virginia

“In current dollars, Virginia has paid as much as $80,000 per job for some economic development deals, he said” writes Alan Suderman for seattletimes.com. State officials expect roughly half of Amazon’s new jobs at the Virginia headquarters will be tech jobs.But Amazon’s announcement Tuesday that it plans to put at least 25,000 highly paid new workers in a new Arlington headquarters is no ordinary economic development deal. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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