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Major Technology Companies Join List of Biden Inaugural Donors

Major technology companies like Google and Microsoft, as well as telecommunications giants like Comcast and Verizon, are among the nearly 1,000 people and groups that have donated at least $200 to the committee organizing President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s scaled-back inauguration celebration this month.

The donor list, released Saturday evening by the committee, was filled mostly with individual donors, including major givers to Democrats such as Arthur Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons; Richard C. Blum, the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein of California; and Donald Sussman, a hedge fund mogul.

The inaugural committee did not list any of

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Oil major ConocoPhillips deploys low-code tech to boost bottom line

By Julia Payne

LONDON (Reuters) – ConocoPhillips has deployed a low-code platform called Mendix to cut costs and increase efficiency, making it the first major oil and gas producer to use such technology across the company, Mendix said in a statement on Tuesday.

Mendix, owned by German technology firm Siemens, allows companies to create in-house systems without hiring outside developers as minimal or no coding knowledge is required.

“It can be used by a rig manager in the middle of the ocean to someone in HR,” Jon Scolamiero, Mendix’s manager of architecture and governance of product marketing, said.

Low-code platforms

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Sabre’s Major Restructuring Includes Cutting 800 More Jobs

Sabre announced a restructuring of its airline and agency-focused businesses on Thursday in a move that includes about 800 layoffs. The move follows the approximately 400 workers that the travel technology company laid off in April. Recent stay-at-home orders have gutted the travel industry, which drives revenue for the Southlake, Texas-based company.

“While we had to put certain initiatives and technology investments on hold in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we remain steadfast in our commitment to helping our customers operate more efficiently, drive revenue, and offer personalized travel experiences that benefit travelers, travel suppliers, and agencies,” said president and

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Robo-Umpires Are Coming to Major League Baseball

The Houston Astros’ use of cameras to steal signs and conceivably cheat to win the World Series has driven many recent conversations about the place and meaning of technology in sports. The Major League Baseball season is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this has only delayed the league addressing the controversy of using technology within the game.

New MLB-sponsored technologies, specifically those used to call balls and strikes, will spawn an entirely new set of questions about tech in baseball. These will only heighten the sport’s identity crisis.

Baseball is a game heavily rooted in its history,

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