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Google is hiring wearable engineering and design leads, likely for Pixel Watch

“Just last month, Google acquired limited and unspecified smartwatch assets from watch maker Fossil, leading to some speculation that Google was buying an entire watch development team” writes Jeremy Horwitz for venturebeat.com. The company sells one enterprise-class wearable, Google Glass Enterprise Edition, but doesn’t make watch hardware.Speculation that Google was going to release a Pixel Watch reached a fever pitch last year, as the company’s Wear OS platform for wearables was in clear need of a flagship device to rival the popular Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch. Source: venturebeat.com

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Apple Reportedly Shifts to In-House Modem Engineering Led by Johny Srouji

“Apple has assembled an in-house modem engineering team led by its chipmaking chief Johny Srouji, according to Reuters From the report:The report claims Srouji, senior vice president of hardware technologies at Apple, took over the company’s modem design efforts in January.The in-house shift provides further evidence that Apple may be planning to develop its own cellular modem for future iPhones , as previously reported” writes Day Ago On for macrumors.com. If not, a previous report said Intel will supply Apple with 5G chips , but the iPhone maker is said…

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Fed faces challenge of engineering a soft landing

“The Fed faces the tough challenge of engineering a soft landing for the economy” writes Peter Morici for marketwatch.com. The yield curve—the difference between the short- and long-term interest rates on Treasuries— has been flattening.Lacking the Phillips curve and yield curve as tools, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is flying without an altimeter and air-speed indicator.Those unhinge the relationships between business expectations and interest rates.A decade of low interest rates boosted real estate and stock values in the United States and permitted struggling corporations and foreign governments to avoid reforms that…

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Cargill Invests Digital Engineering to Develop Hyperledger Grid

“United States-based agricultural conglomerate Cargill has announced that it is investing digital engineering resources to develop Hyperledger Grid, according to an announcement on Jan. 25” writes Aaron Wood for cointelegraph.com. Hyperledger Grid is a recently announced project from Hyperledger that aims to streamline supply chains by using blockchain technology.The four firms, known as ABCD, plan to integrate blockchain technology on different levels of the supply chain, including shipping, storage, and customer experience.The ag giant has previously explored blockchain technology applications in its business.In October 2018, Cargill partnered with Archer Daniels…

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Andela Announces $100M Series D Funding led by Al Gore’s Investment Firm to Build Distributed Engineering Teams

“Global talent outsourcing company, Andela has announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding” reports pctechmag.com. Andela’s leading technology enables firms to effectively build and manage distributed engineering teams.With this Series D funding, Andela will accelerate the development of its technology platform to identify, develop and match talent at scale. In 2019, Andela is projected to double in size, hiring another one thousand software developers and investing heavily in data, engineering, and product development. Source: pctechmag.com

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How science is engineering solutions to future global challenges

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is ushering in dramatic change and giving rise to a future filled with exciting opportunities and new challenges” reports cnbc.com. Success rests on implementing and delivering practical, realistic, long-term solutions that make the world cleaner, safer and more sustainable.The world is going through a fundamental transformation, which is changing the way we live, work and think. Source: cnbc.com

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Apple to expand Seattle office to more than 1,000 workers

“Apple established an engineering office in Seattle in 2014 when it bought local cloud-networking startup Union Bay Networks” writes Rachel Lerman for seattletimes.com. Apple is planning to employ more than 1,000 workers in Seattle by 2022 as part of a national expansion, the company announced Thursday.Apple has an engineering office in downtown Seattle that focuses on machine learning technology, but Apple spokesman Colin Johnson wouldn’t say how many employees are there now or give details on the expansion plans.The company has taken some space in the Two Union Square skyscraper…

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