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[January 20, 2023]

This Week in Tech News: 13 Stories You Need to See

A roundup of the week's most newsworthy technology industry press releases from PR Newswire, including zero-gravity radiographs, updates from the World Economic Forum, and more.

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the business technology industry stay on top of the week's most newsworthy and popular releases, here's a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn't be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

  1. Deloitte Sponsors World Economic Forum Centre for Trustworthy Technology
    The Centre's mission is focused on the responsible production and use of emerging technologies, such as, the metaverse, blockchain, digital reality, quantum computing, and artificial intelligence.
  2. MinXray and DUXS Program Take First-Ever Diagnostic Radiographs in Zero-Gravity
    The purpose of this study was to prove successful X-ray imaging is possible in a zero-gravity environment and show that existing equipment is capable of producing diagnostic images in both zero-gravity and Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
  3. Emerson Announces Premium, All-Cash Proposal to Acquire National Instruments for $53 per Share
    "Although Emerson would have preferred to reach an agreement privately, given NI's announcement that it is undertaking a strategic review, and after refusing to work with us toward a premium cash transaction over the past eight months, we are making our interest public for the benefit of all NI shareholders," said Lal Karsanbhai, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emerson.
  4. S&P Global Announces Agreement to Sell Engineering Solutions Business to KKR "Today's announcement marks the next exciting step towards executing our strategy of powering global markets," said Douglas L. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer of S&P Global.
  5. Netflix Taps Nielsen for Global Audience Insights Kim Gilberti, SVP, Product Management at Nielsen, said, "As we move closer to providing comparable and deduplicated metrics across screens and platforms with Nielsen ONE, this agreement with Netflix is another great example of why Nielsen is well positioned to lead the audience measurement movement now and in the future."
  6. TaxBit Announces Acquisition of Digital Asset Accounting Startup Tactic
    The combination of TaxBit's enterprise-grade digital asset tax and accounting solutions with Tactic's automated accounting software enables best-in-class crypto financial visibility and compliance for businesses.
  7. Sound pioneer Ray Dolby's personal papers are donated to Stanford Libraries' Silicon Valley Archives
    Dolby, known for taking the hiss out of tape recordings and developing sound technologies that revolutionized the entertainment industry, meticulously documented his curiosity and passion for sound, which started at an early age as revealed by high school papers.
  8. Lennox Industries Introduces Groundbreaking Smart Home Innovation
    The Lennox S40 Smart Thermostat and accessories go beyond "smart" to ensure the most perfect air and peace of mind for homeowners by detecting air pollutants, customizing comfort by room, providing maintenance reminders and service alerts, and more.
  9. SAS and project44 Team Up to Power Real-Time Visibility and Planning
    Bart De Muynck, project44's Chief Industry Officer, said, "Retailers know how a purchase goes from raw material to a store shelf or consumer's door, but supply chain visibility technology enables them to track, manage, measure and optimize every step of that journey in real-time. Our work with SAS is key to unlocking the most resilient and efficient logistics operations possible."
  10. Movano Health's Evie Ring Wins 10 "Best of CES 2023" Awards
    As the first medical grade smart ring designed for women, the product was extremely well received and garnered 10 "Best of CES" awards from major media publications, including USA Today, CNN, Wired, Digital Trends, Tom's Guide and more.
  11. Lower Unveils Mortgage as a Service Platform, Announces Opendoor as First Customer Through the MaaS platform, Lower provides a solution for consumer finance, banking and real-estate brands to offer a digital-first home financing experience quickly and easily, with white-label options available. It can be embedded into the partner's customer journey through API and no-code solutions.
  12. Multilateral Collaboration Essential to Bridging the Digital Economic Divide, says DCO Report The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) launched the Bridging the Gap Report at the World Economic Forum in Davos, highlighting the critical need for greater international, multilateral cooperation to close the digital divide and ensure all nations can benefit from digital economies.
  13. Grubhub Partners with RapidSOS to Enhance Driver Safety through Faster & Smarter 911 Response
    The partnership will provide Grubhub delivery partners the ability to share dynamic location data as well as caller ID (name, phone number) directly to 911 responders when an emergency call is placed via the Grubhub for Drivers App.

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