Two key UK military non-profits join forces to boost veteran training in cyber and tech

Advancements in the tech and the cyber threat landscape are creating vast job opportunities. The global cyber security market is projected to reach £210 billion by 2026. But in the UK, out of 952,000 working aged (16-64) UK military veterans and 15,000 service leavers a year, only 4% of them are working in tech and cyber. This is 20% lower than the non-veteran population. The cost to the UK economy of underemployed or unemployed veterans has been estimated at £1.5 billion over 5 years. This means all this talent – talent which has literally been trained to adapt to fast-moving situations like the one the world finds itself in now – is going to waste, just when the era of massive digitization of business and society is upon us.


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So it’s significant that the UK’s RFEA, the Forces Employment charity, is launching a new partnership with TechVets, the

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Cheap Shares: 1 tech stock I think can double my money!

Cheap shares are hard to come by, but this tech stock is looking like a bargain to me. Why is that? Well, it’s all about the changing world we live in.

The pandemic has created a semi-permanent shift in the average working lifestyle. Due to safety concerns, many employees are now working from home. Yes, the announcement of multiple vaccines means the pandemic may be over soon. However, an estimated 25%-30% of people will continue working from home even after Covid-19 becomes a chapter in the history books.

That actually makes a lot of sense from a business point of view. Many employees can do their job as effectively from home. In that case, there’s no need to spend money renting costly offices.

Video conferencing tech stocks in the pandemic

Tech stocks like Zoom Video Communications have flourished under current market conditions. The sudden need for remote working solutions resulted

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Journalist Paul Carr is launching a new tech publication on CEOs

  • The former TechCrunch and Pando journalist Paul Carr says Silicon Valley’s top execs are misbehaving and need to be held accountable by their employees.
  • So he’s starting the online publication Tech Worker, which is dedicated exclusively to telling the stories of tech workers.
  • The publication includes the Google walkout organizer Claire Stapleton and the Pando founder and Uber critic Sarah Lacy as contributors.
  • Carr says he hopes Tech Worker will keep misbehaving tech CEOs “awake at night.”
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

When the tech blog Pando announced it was being sold last year, Paul Carr vowed to step away from tech journalism for good.

The decision came after he spent years covering Silicon Valley, where he published scathing critiques of prominent tech executives and elite tech culture.

The whole experience was exhausting, Carr told Business Insider. And so the 40-year-old author and former TechCrunch columnist decided to

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Buy Cheap Tech Stock Yext as a Bet on Information Overload?

Yext YEXT provides a relatively simple, yet vital service at a time when nearly all information is available digitally. The tech company helps its clients ensure that their digital footprints provide accurate factual information about their businesses or organization.

Yext stock has climbed roughly 100% since early April and even though it trades for under $20 a share, it still rests well below its 2018 highs. Yext shares have also jumped during the last several sessions heading into its third quarter earnings release that’s due out after the market closes on Thursday, December 3.

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Yext aims to help businesses provide people with “dynamic answers and clear calls-to-action wherever they search.” The firm, which went public in 2017, also aims to reduce “data discrepancies, manual work, and support costs across your teams and internal systems.”

The ability to consistently provide the most up-to-date and accurate information

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LBA Ware’s Lori Brewer Named HousingWire Tech Trendsetter for Innovations in Compensation Management, Business Intelligence for Mortgage Lenders – Press Release

MACON, Ga., Dec 01, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LBA Ware(TM), a leading provider of incentive compensation management (ICM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the mortgage industry, announced today that company Founder and CEO Lori Brewer has been named a 2020 HousingWire (HW) Tech Trendsetter. Each year, the highly anticipated HW Tech Trendsetters list honors 50 housing technology leaders whose products are driving innovation in mortgage and real estate.

An accomplished entrepreneur and technology leader, Brewer earned recognition for conceptualizing and building CompenSafe(TM), the first and only mortgage-specific ICM platform, and for the release of LimeGear(TM), a turnkey BI platform for mortgage lenders that provides visibility into multiple levels of data. Both solutions have fulfilled mortgage lenders’ need for custom technology solutions that automate traditionally manual business processes. Brewer was also credited with the January 2020 launch of LBA Ware’s Loan Originator Compensation Report, which provides compelling insights into

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Three Cheap Tech Stocks: Like, Really Cheap

Here’s a question: Can a tech stock be undervalued?

Of course, the answer is yes. Yet, based on all the money that continues to flow into a tiny coterie of high-momentum, over-hyped techy names, you’d think the only tech stocks worthy of investment are those trading at astronomical multiples. 

Alas, not all tech companies are named Amazon
or Facebook, or Tesla
or Apple
. Some are named Veeco or Amkor … or IBM.

And therein lies an opportunity to both pursue respectable gains while adding a defensive buffer to a portfolio at a time when Wall Street seems to have forgotten that trees don’t grow to the sky.

Let’s start with Veeco Instruments Inc (VECO), a maker of semiconductor process equipment. A charitable description of Veeco’s operations is that it’s a mishmash of this, that,

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Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt Talks Talks Tech, Young Leaders

(Miss this week’s The Leadership Brief? This interview below was delivered to the inbox of Leadership Brief subscribers on Sunday morning, Nov. 29. To receive weekly emails of conversations with the world’s top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.)

Eric Schmidt wants to see new leaders running the world, fast. “The sooner we can get the next generation in charge, given all the errors we have made, the better,” says Schmidt, the former CEO of Google. “They are generally smarter, more optimistic, they have more energy. There’s a lot of reasons to turn this thing over to them.”

But just not any kids. Schmidt is a firm believer in the power of exceptionalism. On Nov. 16 Schmidt Futures, the organization that he founded in 2017 with his wife Wendy to empower “talent who want to work on the hardest problems,” unveiled Rise, a new partnership with the Rhodes Trust to

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The Tech Week that was.. Nov 22 ~ 26

Happy Thanks Giving holidays to all my American readers.

Welcome to my weekly newsletter with all the key semiconductor and technology news from around the world where you can catch up on all the key news in one easy read.

Whilst many economic sectors have struggled due the pandemic, the semiconductor sector has had a good year overall driven by the work and schooling from home trend and healthcare. According to SIA/WSTS, semiconductor sales increased 12% in September to mark a second consecutive month of double-digit growth, and year-to-date semiconductor receipts as of September jumped 5.5% compared to the same period in 2019. On the back of this, the semiconductor equipment billings have logged a 23.6% growth in the first 9 months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, with billings surpassing US$51billion.

According to IC Insights, Intel is expected to retain the top IC supplier company position

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France orders big tech firms to start paying digital tax

France is moving ahead with its plan to implement a controversial digital tax on big tech companies, sending out notices to various companies today informing them they’ll be required to pay up if they want to continue doing business there.

The tax is being championed by the French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire, who argues that big tech companies aren’t being taxed properly by European nations.

The problem is that big tech firms, which include Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., Google LLC and Microsoft Corp., take advantage of a loophole in European Union law. The loophole means they can generate lots of revenue in various European countries and report that to tax authorities in just one country, such as Ireland, which has a lower corporate tax policy. That means they end up paying far fewer in taxes than they would if they were to report in the country where

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TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp. Announces the Separate Trading of its Class A Ordinary Shares and Warrants Commencing November 27, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO & FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TPG Pace Tech Opportunities Corp. (the “Company”) announced that, commencing November 27, 2020, holders of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering of 45,000,000 units completed on October 9, 2020 may elect to separately trade the Class A ordinary shares and warrants included in the units. Class A ordinary shares and warrants that are separated will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “PACE” and “PACE WS,” respectively. Those units not separated will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PACE.U.” No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units, and only whole warrants will trade.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of the Company, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any

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