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Building A Nearshore Tech Team Through The BOT Model

Co-founder and CMO at CodersLink, a technology solutions agency helping companies find and build elite IT nearshore teams in LATAM.

Nearshore tech teams are often regarded as one of the ways large companies bolster their IT department productivity. In reality, companies from all sizes are able to tap into the advantages of this type of outsourcing. If you’re unclear about the different types of outsourcing, you can familiarize yourself with its most common variations. 

The implications of building a nearshore team stop a lot of C-levels, managers or founders in their tracks as they explore this option to expand their access to specialized talent, reduce labor and hiring costs and manage their growth demands. A key to successful and scalable nearshoring is using the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model to establish and bring a team up to operating capacity. 

Through my experience in building multiple tech teams through the BOT

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2021 Honda Accord reveal: Fresh style, more tech but no manual gearbox

Bigger grilles are all the rage.


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One of Roadshow’s favorite family sedans is getting a freshened look and a brace of new equipment. The 2021 Honda Accord bowed on Monday with slightly tweaked styling, more tech and a new trim level that will surely appeal to those shopping the popular Accord Sport variant. All in all, the updates should be much appreciated by those still interested in a vehicle with four doors and a trunk.

Every Accord trim gets a redesigned, wider grille that incorporates some new horizontal pieces to emphasize width. It’s definitely not a huge change, but it helps the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist tech work even better, according to the automaker. LED headlights are also standard on Accord Sport and above, though those shopping the Accord Hybrid will need to splurge for at least the EX trim for the same lighting tech. Every Accord except

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5 must-know leaders in medicine, science and tech

Now more than ever, it is undeniable how integral science and research have become to public health. Nationwide, doctors, scientists and experts are working around the clock to find the most up-to-date and reliable information to prevent and stop the spread of Covid-19.

Here are five must-know women who are shattering ceilings, making groundbreaking discoveries, and spreading public awareness during the global pandemic.

Joy Buolamwini

Joy Buolamwini, founder of Algorithmic Justice League, speaks in New York on March 27, 2019.Bess Adler / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Joy Buolamwini is the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League (AJL), a computer scientist and an expert in artificial intelligence bias. Four years ago, when Buolamwini was a graduate student at MIT’s Media Lab, she began looking into the racial and gender disparities in commercially-available facial recognition technologies. Her research culminated in two groundbreaking, peer-reviewed studies, published in 2018 and 2019, that revealed

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2021 Honda Accord revealed: New style, new tech but no manual transmission

Wider grilles are all the rage.


Honda

One of our favorite midsize sedans here at Roadshow is in for some updates. The 2021 Honda Accord bowed on Monday with slightly tweaked styling, more tech and a new trim level that will surely appeal to those shopping the popular Accord Sport variant. All in all, the updates should be much appreciated by those still interested in a vehicle with four doors and a trunk.

Every Accord trim gets a new, wider grille that incorporates some horizontal pieces to emphasize width. It’s definitely not a huge change, but it helps the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist tech work even better, according to the automaker. LED headlights are also standard on Accord Sport and above, though those shopping the Accord Hybrid will need to splurge for at least the EX trim for the same lighting tech. Every Accord except the Sport trim gets

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UTEP vs. Louisiana Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 6 predictions from advanced model

A Conference USA battle is on tap between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and the UTEP Miners at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium. Louisiana Tech is 2-1 overall and 1-0 at home, while UTEP is 3-1 overall and 1-1 on the road. Louisiana Tech enters Saturday’s showdown with a 12-3 record in its last 15 games. UTEP, meanwhile, is just 2-18 in its last 20 games on the road.

The Bulldogs are favored by 14-points in the latest Louisiana Tech vs. UTEP odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 53.5. Before entering any UTEP vs. Louisiana Tech picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100

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Louisville vs. Georgia Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from proven model on 20-3 run

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets aim to snap a two-game losing skid when they host the Louisville Cardinals on Friday evening. Georgia Tech opened the season with a strong win over Florida State, but the Yellow Jackets suffered back-to-back losses before an open date last week. Louisville’s journey has been similar, with a season-opening win over Western Kentucky before losses to Miami (FL) and Pittsburgh in ACC play. 

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. William Hill lists the Cardinals as five-point road favorites in Atlanta, down half a point from the opener, in the latest Louisville vs. Georgia Tech odds. The over-under is set at 65. Before making any Georgia Tech vs. Louisville picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a

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North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from model on 20-3 run

The No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels will host the No. 19 Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday at noon ET in an ACC battle at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Both programs are off to 2-0 starts on the season by are 1-1 against the spread in those two games. This is the 42nd all-time meeting between the two teams and Virginia Tech has a comfortable 24-11-6 edge in the series.

However, the Tar Heels appear to be turning the corner in their second season under Mack Brown and these teams put on a show in 2019 with Virginia Tech winning a 43-41 shootout. This time around, the Tar Heels are four-point favorites with the over-under for total points at 58.5 in the latest North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech odds from William Hill. Before making any Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection

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How Capital One is using tech to improve the online shopping experience

Presented by Capital One


Over the last six months, the way in which consumers have purchased goods has changed tremendously. Many traditional retail establishments have closed their doors, encouraging shoppers to take their business online.

Just how much has online shopping increased in recent months? In the COVID-19 era, ecommerce levels are tracking above average holiday spending with $93.9 billion extra spent online since March, compared to projections from the beginning of the year. In conjunction with this significant increase, online shopping fraud has also spiked, resulting in a staggering $12.67M in losses since January, according to the FTC. These findings beg the question: How can consumers protect themselves against scams in an increasingly ecommerce world?

By building and investing in digital tools like Eno and Capital One Shopping, Capital One is creating a digital banking experience that provides customers with the tools and resources they need to have confidence

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Jaguar Land Rover Reveals Headphone-Style Noise Cancelling Tech To Cut Driver Fatigue

Driver fatigue brought on by the monotonous drone of road roar and wind noise could soon be a thing of the past, as Jaguar Land Rover reveals new noise-cancelling technology.

Similar to how headphones with ANC (active noise cancelling) work, the new system uses sensors on each wheel to monitor vibrations. These are then used to produce a sound wave through the car’s audio system that cancels out the unwanted noise, particularly low-frequency sounds up to 300Hz.

The system debuts on the new Jaguar F-Pace, new Jaguar XE, and Range Rover Velar, but is likely to soon roll-out across the rest of the JLR range.

JLR explains how the system “calculates the opposite phase sound wave needed to remove the noise heard by the

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A researcher debunks Stock-to-Flow model, likens Bitcoin to a ‘tech stock’

A report authored by the research team of ByteTree purports to debunk one of the most popular Bitcoin (BTC) valuation models — Stock-to-Flow. The model provides a very optimistic forecast for Bitcoin, claiming that a year from now we should see price levels above $100,000.

Source: Glassnode.

BytTree’s co-founder and chief investment officer, Charlie Morris, dedicates the entire fourth chapter of the report to “debunking” it. The stock-to-flow models have been applied for decades to forecast the price of commodities like gold and silver. Stock is the existing supply of the asset and flow is the additional new supply that is being generated. Applied to Bitcoin, it hinges on the fact that its inflation or flow will be getting progressively smaller, while the stock-to-flow ratio will be getting progressively higher. Thus, producing “sky is the limit” forecasts for the price.

Morris contends that the Bitcoin price is not dictated

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