• Mary G. Stokes

LinkedIn News Digest: August 2021

Updated: Dec 22, 2021

We have collected the most interesting news from the tech world JEVERA has been posting on its official LinkedIn page during August 2021. Let's make a quick summary of the month!


Facebook supports work from home

08/30/2021


3D-animated VR-meeting rooms from facebook

The company has announced the release of Horizon Workrooms for remote coworking in VR. Users can create cartoonish 3D avatars and recreate the working atmosphere in online mode. “We have been looking toward our ambitions of this as a metaverse and the future of computing platforms. We think this is an inflection point for VR," - admits Mike LeBeau, the director of FRL Work Experiences at Facebook.


For more details on how the app works, follow the link: https://lnkd.in/e7PeFbV7


Amazon amazes customers again

8/20/2021


3,000 more cashierless Amazon Go stores

The corporation intends to open 3,000 Amazon Go stores over the next few years. Recall that in several existing Amazon Go, customers can log into using a smartphone. The system issues online invoices to buyers after the visit.

More details here


Robotic parkour by Boston Dynamics

08/18/2021


Boston Dynamics teaches Atlas new moves

Parkour is the perfect sandbox for the Atlas team to experiment with new behaviors. Through jumps, balance beams, and vaults, we push Atlas to its limits to discover the next generation of mobility, perception, and athletic intelligence.


Credit to: Boston Dynamics


Kroger improves its warehouse system

08/16/2021


First robotic warehouse by Kroger and Ocado

The company spent $ 55 mln to build a smart warehouse facility in Ohio. The retailer has relied on robots that can collect complex orders in minutes.This way Kroger is trying to cut labor costs and compete with Amazon in the e-commerce market.

More details here.


IT tech fellowship as a new path to the top

08/11/2021


IT fellowship as a new way to the top

As the demand for IT pros increases, you might want to consider new ways to motivate and retain key technologists throughout their careers. One idea: establishing an IT Technical Fellow career track.

Credit to: CIO.com



Why Walmart implemented a cloud checkout system?

08/09/2021


Walmart is transforming its point of Sale

Recently Walmart had transformed its Point of Sale, using microservice-based Cloud-Powered Checkout (CPC). As of today, the new system processes thousands of transactions simultaneously from different locations worldwide. Among core reasons for transition were outdated tech stack, complex new features deployment, and limited product functionality.

Click here to discover how CPC help Walmart to fix operational issues.



"Buy Now Pay Later" in the Apple's Way

08/04/2021


Buy now, pay later by Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are creating a service that will allow paying for the purchases in installments. The service should expand the Apple Pay audience and encourage iOS fans to use their gadgets for payment performance.

Credit to: The Strawhecker Group

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