Nvidia announces 10 RTX Studio laptops from Acer, Gigabyte, MSI, Razer

Acer ConceptD 7

Following on Intel’s roll-out of what it’s calling the “world’s fastest” Comet Lake Core H-series mobile processors, Nvidia announced updates to its GeForce RTX Super graphics cards. In addition to equipping the latest gaming laptops, the new one-two power punch will find its way into 10 new RTX Studio notebooks from manufacturers like Acer, Gigabyte, MSI, and Razer.

Many of these new models are refreshes of existing RTX Studio systems, such as the Acer ConceptD 7, Gigabyte AeroMSI Creator and the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition. In the case of the new ConceptD 7 Ezel and Ezel Pro, as you may recall from our CES coverage, they get a hinged design that allows artists to draw in a familiar fashion with a Wacom digital pen. Nvidia also announced that HP will be launching a pair of new RTX Studio laptops in the

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Foursquare and Factual join forces to become a location data giant

Image: Foursquare

Foursquare and Factual have joined forces with the aim to become a location-based data giant.

Foursquare CEO David Shim boasted that by combining the two companies, “Foursquare is now the undisputed independent leader in location technology and data”.

“Individually, we’ve each built strong, successful companies that have made significant impacts on the industry,” he said in a blog post.

“Together, we’ll drive new, market-leading innovation to enable organizations around the world to further tap into the power of location, while continuing to serve as outspoken leaders calling for the responsible collection and use of data.”

As part of the merger, Factual founder Gil Elbaz will join Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley on the executive team and board.

Shim will remain in his position as CEO. Shim was appointed to the CEO role at the end of last year after joining Foursquare in June as president.

This latest merger

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Nordic tech startups face job cuts amid falling sales and a lack of funding

Nordic Tech Startups face cutting staff numbers, with falling sales and a lack of funding amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research from Danske Bank.

These job cuts are inevitable as sales slow amid the pandemic and investment capital dries up. For many entrepreneurs, this will be the first time they have faced such financial challenges, said the research report.

“The survey shows that the biggest and most pressing concern [for startups] is declining sales in general, which trigger a lower revenue,” said Danske Bank. “In addition, business owners are particularly concerned about the current and future funding opportunities and the risk of them as founders having to staff down among their employees.”

A total of 468 startups in Denmark, Norway, Finland and Northern Ireland were questioned. Most startups surveyed (81%) expect income loss during the current crisis. Over a third (37%) questioned by the bank expect to lay

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