Wix Partners with Vodafone to help bring SMBs online

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Wix (Nasdaq: WIX) has today announced a partnership with Vodafone. Vodafone’s business customers in the UK will be the first to benefit. 

Wix will be available via the Vodafone Business Marketplace platform, enabling Vodafone customers to build a stunning online presence or online store, which are critical for businesses today. Vodafone customers can select a Wix subscription package that fits their needs, including launching a professional business website and adding online capabilities such as a store to sell products or online scheduling and appointment booking.

In addition, customers will benefit from exclusive online access to a technician who will guide them through the steps of setting up their website including choosing a domain name, a website theme and the initial website design via Wix Artificial Design Intelligence (Wix ADI), as well as training on website creation and maintenance.

“We are excited to

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Microsoft Planning To Bring Xbox Game Pass To iOS By 2021, Report Says

KEY POINTS

  • Microsoft games boss Phil Spencer wants to bring Game Pass to iOS devices by next year, a report says
  • Apple hasn’t allowed streaming game services in the past because it couldn’t review each title in the catalog
  • A former Apple App Store director claimed Apple doesn’t want competition for its own Arcade service

Microsoft could bring its Xbox Game Pass to Apple devices by 2021, according to a new report.

Business Insider reported, citing sources with “direct knowledge of his comments,” that games boss Phil Spencer told Microsoft employees at an all-hands meeting on Wednesday, “We will absolutely end up on iOS.”

Game Pass is a video game subscription service launched in 2017 where players pay $9.99 monthly to have access to a catalog of games from various publishers. Often compared to Netflix, Game Pass adds and withdraws games for certain periods of time.

It is available to

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Verizon Business and Cisco to bring 5G-powered experiences to stadiums

They’ll address venues’ challenges and provide new capabilities for in-person events, including leveraging analytics for wait-lines, contactless payments and identifying crowd density.

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Image: Jim Mahoney/New England Patriots

One of the most significant non-medical consequences of the COVID-19 crisis–and the required masks and social distancing–is the shut-down of event venues, and subsequently, of course, the actual events. Concerts and sporting events feature expensive tickets that bring artists and athletes considerable coin, but draw fervent–often shouting–crowds, turning the venue into a petri-dish of potential spread of the coronavirus. The much-anticipated Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed to 2021, as have many others, although The World Athletics Championships, scheduled for 2021, have been pushed to 2022. 

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The response to this economical loss and enthusiastic, often traditional crowd camaraderie has been less than ideal. Concerts and sporting events worldwide–even those that have already returned–have been audience-less and virtual,

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