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By Thomas Ohr

With global digitalisation having sped up over the last year, it’s no surprise that more companies are going digital – not only in terms of the way they work internally, but also regarding more startups and corporates working on digital products and services. Sectors like edtech, medtech, e-commerce, gaming and others are on an upward trajectory, with more tech-driven positions being created than ever before.

TJF – Tech Jobs Fair, founded by Ashok Dudhat, is a platform to empower brands and companies by matching them with the talents they are looking for. It has a strong emphasis on IT and Digital domains and its mission is to provide companies with an opportunity to enhance their brand equity, recall and recognition by providing cost-effective hiring and branding solutions. TJF held its first edition in 2017 in Berlin, and in 2019 made its mark in three other commercial hubs in Europe: Vienna, Zurich and Lisbon. TJF operates with a core team in Berlin as well as with event-based local professionals in the various cities pertaining to the job fairs.

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Clinical Management of Cannabis Complications

By Psychiatric Times

The first piece highlights the use of cannabinoids among the geriatric population. Cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD) use in older adults has become more prevalent as a result of reduced stigma; leniency in state restrictions on possession and sale; and advertisements touting benefits for chronic pain, peripheral neuropathy, stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, and the adverse effects of chemotherapy. Medical marijuana use by individuals 65 and older has increased more than 8-fold in recent years. The article nicely summarizes how heavy marijuana use can cause mild functional and structural brain impairments, affecting attention, processing speed, motor coordination, verbal memory, and executive function.

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Same old Joe: Rebuffing staff who smoked pot fits Biden’s MO

By NATALIE FERTIG and MONA ZHANG

Despite a shift in public opinion toward legalizing marijuana over the past 30 years, the president’s more conservative approach to weed policy is well-known on Capitol Hill. When the Daily Beast reported late Thursday that “dozens” of young White House staffers had been suspended, asked to resign or placed in a remote work program after admitting to prior marijuana use, pro-cannabis lawmakers were dismayed Friday but hardly shocked.

“It is another very vivid example of the clash between outmoded past policies, and where America is, and where America is going,” Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Capitol Hill’s unofficial weed czar, said in an interview. “It’s not, probably, surprising.”

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Here’s how much Huawei wants to charge for its 5G smartphone patents

By Liam Tung 

A year ago, Huawei was the world’s top smartphone brand by global shipments, but US sanctions effectively cutting it off from Android and mobile chips have seen its shipments tumble. The company is now eyeing its 5G patents as a way to earn revenue from other companies selling 5G phones and equipment. 

Bloomberg reports that Huawei will start charging the likes of Apple and Samsung a “reasonable” fee for using its 5G patents in their smartphones. 

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Don’t Count on Bitcoin to Be a Sure-Thing Inflation Hedge

By Vildana Hajric

Hardcore Bitcoin enthusiasts say the digital coin is the world’s best hedge against rising consumer prices. The logic: Unlike U.S. dollars or any other normal currency, it’s designed to have a limited supply, so it can’t be devalued by a government or a central bank distributing too much of it.

Almost every bull case on Bitcoin has looked prescient lately—the cryptocurrency is trading at around $57,000 a coin, up from about $5,000 a year ago—so that’s added some buzz to this inflation story. With the economic outlook perking up, Covid-19 cases falling, and greater amounts of fiscal stimulus on the horizon, investors in all kinds of assets seem to expect a bit of a rise in prices. But that’s coming from a very modest base. Over the past year, the inflation rate in the U.S. has been 1.7%.

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Hot topics in tech

By Stuart Wood

Cyber security is the top concern of business leaders, and the area where leaders feel their knowledge is most lacking, according to research conducted by events and technology company GDS Group.

According to senior leaders at the 300 global companies polled on behalf of Meet the Boss, an online roundtable platform and subsidiary brand of GDS Group, cyber security remains their top priority. The research also reveals that AI and automation are the least important topics for IT leaders right now, despite the subject being classified by board-level respondents as a ‘very high priority’.

In its inaugural Business Technology Barometer survey, GDS anonymously polled over 300 Meet the Boss event delegates at VP and director level or above from major global organisations, of which 150 were IT leaders specifically. The research was independently conducted and analysed by Boost Evaluation Limited.

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Cannabis compound inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication in human lung cells

By Sally Robertson

Researchers in the United States have conducted a study showing that a cannabis plant compound inhibited infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in human lung cells.

SARS-CoV-2 is the agent responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that continues to sweep the globe posing a threat to global public health and the worldwide economy.

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Seth Rogen’s new cannabis lifestyle site temporarily shut down due to high traffic

By Nate Day

The 38-year-old funnyman recently launched a cannabis lifestyle brand, which launched in the U.S. on Thursday. Not long after the launch, the site crashed due to high demand.

“Hi!! We are experiencing a tremendous amount of traffic right now. Thank you!” Rogen tweeted on Thursday morning, marking the early success of the brand. “We have a nice little waiting room set up on the website to manage this. If you are having trouble accessing the waiting room, please try refreshing your browser or clearing your cache.

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