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The 500 largest cellular IoT deployments together account for 480 million units

Berg Insight presents a unique database covering the 500 largest cellular IoT deployments identified as part of the company’s world-class IoT market research activities since 2004.

The extensive list includes various types of projects and product categories deployed across all types of vertical markets including OEM automotive, aftermarket automotive, transport & logistics, utilities, infrastructure, buildings & security, retail, industrial, consumer electronics, healthcare and other. The database includes project size and geographical distribution by the end of 2021 as well as a 5-year forecast for each individual project.

“The projects included in the top-500 list together account for approximately 480 million active cellular IoT subscriptions”, said Rickard Andersson, Principal Analyst, Berg Insight.

He adds that this corresponds to as much as 22.8 percent of the total number of cellular IoT connections worldwide at the end of 2021. The 500 projects on the list are in the coming years forecasted to

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Adweek CCO: We must be fearless in our coverage

Ann Marinovich

Ann Marinovich, the chief content officer of Adweek, writes about the publication’s strategy for 2023.

Marinovich writes, “Especially in these times of economic upheaval, Adweek must continue to be a critical resource for marketers. We must go beyond just reporting on the news of the day. We must provide marketers with practical insights, advice and connections across the community to help them grow their business and careers. We must help marketers stay ahead of the velocity of change.

“Importantly, we must continue to focus on people. I often have to remind myself that it’s not the company that makes the decision—it’s a person working at a company who makes the decision. Which is why we need to humanize marketing again by focusing on the stories of real people doing real marketing. One thing my career in publishing has taught me is that people want to read about

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Star Tribune names Ramstad its business columnist

Evan Ramstad

Evan Ramstad, an editor at the Star Tribune business news section, will become the newest columnist in the section, starting Jan. 1.

A story on its website states, “An Iowa native, Ramstad, 57, has also worked as a reporter and editor in Dallas, New York, Washington, Hong Kong and Seoul. He spent most of his career covering technology companies in the Midwest and Asia.

“For the last nine years, he’s been a deputy editor at the Star Tribune, chiefly responsible for reporters covering real estate, retail and the economy.

“He has occasionally written feature stories, including one about Korean soups for the Taste section, and led a redesigned Monday section with features that help readers manage their businesses and personal finances.

“In columns to be published on Sundays and Wednesdays, Ramstad will write about Minnesota’s business owners, executives and innovators with a regular focus on the

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Reuters parent reaches deal with union US journalists

Thomson Reuters Corp. reached a tentative contract agreement with its unionized U.S. journalists, including pay raises and terms that let most employees work from home three days a week next year, reports Josh Eidelson of Bloomberg News.

Eidelson reports, “The accord, coming a month after members voted to authorize a potential strike, includes a 10% wage increase spread over three years and a $5,000 signing bonus, according to the Communications Workers of America’s NewsGuild, which represents around 300 Reuters reporters, photographers and video journalists in the US.

“The proposed agreement would also restrict management from using nondisclosure agreements in harassment and discrimination cases, and let employees mostly work from home in 2023. After that, the company would have discretion to require more time in the office. Union members are slated to vote Wednesday on the agreement.

“A Reuters spokesperson didn’t immediately comment. The 171- year-old newswire previously said it was

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Sloan signs off from Washington Post column after 30 years

Legendary business columnist Allan Sloan is stepping away from his Washington Post column after 30 years.

Sloan writes, “Now, I’ll do what I should do, and stop while I’m ahead. Or maybe only a little behind.

“I’d like to thank The Post for buying my column when I self-syndicated it — revenue from The Post and various other outlets is how my wife and I paid for our kids’ college educations without them or us having to take on debt. And I’m glad to have kept up my relationship with The Post for so long.

“I’d like to thank those of you who’ve read my Post columns over the years. I’d especially like to thank those of you who’ve told me that my columns helped you understand the financial world. That’s what I try to do — and it’s why I’m pleased and flattered when people tell me that I’ve

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WaPo appoints Bretos director of special newsroom initiatives and partnerships

The following excerpt was sent out from The Washington Post’s head of audience strategy and growth Erika Allen:

Evan Bretos

I am pleased to announce that Evan Bretos is joining The Washington Post as director of Special Newsroom Initiatives and Partnerships. He will oversee the execution of special initiatives across the newsroom: from innovative short-term or ongoing series by desks like Features, Business or Sports to newly created special sections and projects sparked by the Special Newsroom Initiatives and Partnerships team. He will work with writers and editors across the newsroom to develop and share ideas that can be monetized by our client solutions team and will also seek out opportunities to collaborate with outside organizations to further the newsroom’s technology, journalism and storytelling ambitions.

Evan joins us from Meta, where he advised local subscription partners on their content and subscriber acquisition strategies as they pertained to Meta’s

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette parent names Gaines publisher

Eliza Hussman Gaines

WEHCO Media Inc., the parent company of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, has appointed executive editor Eliza Hussman Gaines to the post of publisher. Gaines begins on Jan. 1.

With Gaines’ appointment, the leadership of the paper will remain in the family hands.

Outgoing publisher Walter Hussman Jr., Gaines’ father, made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. “Hopefully the things that distinguish us as a family business will continue for many years after I’m gone,” Hussman, who will retain the title of chairman of WEHCO Media said.

Previously, Gaines served as managing editor and is the first woman to lead the newsroom and the first to oversee WEHCO Media’s daily operations.

Gaines said:

“We’re a subscription-driven business and our future depends on the readers. This is the time to take bold action, to try new things and to learn more about or readers so we can match their wants and

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Lawmakers upset with TikTik spying on journalists

Washington lawmakers expressed outrage that social media company ByteDance was using TikTok to spy on journalists, reports Emily Baker-White of Forbes.

Baker-White reports, “In a statement to Forbes, Senator Ron Wyden (D-WA) endorsed those concerns: ‘Using customer data to spy on journalists and employees is a scandal that casts doubt on every promise TikTok has made about protecting personal information. Sadly, it’s not the first time a tech company has abused the massive store of information it holds about its customers. As long as corporations have access to detailed data about their users’ movements, personal contacts and interests, companies and governments will be tempted to misuse it.’

“This scandal could not have come at a worse time for TikTok, which is currently negotiating a national security contract with the multi-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to address national security concerns raised by the app. Although

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TikTok spied on Forbes journalists

According to materials reviewed by Forbes, TikTok parent ByteDance tracked multiple Forbes journalists as part of this covert surveillance campaign, which was designed to unearth the source of leaks inside the company, reports Emily Baker-White of Forbes.

Baker-White reports, “The investigation, internally known as Project Raven, began this summer after BuzzFeed News published a story revealing that China-based ByteDance employees had repeatedly accessed U.S. user data, based on more than 80 hours of audio recordings of internal TikTok meetings. According to internal ByteDance documents reviewed by Forbes, Project Raven involved the company’s Chief Security and Privacy Office, was known to TikTok’s Head of Global Legal Compliance, and was approved by ByteDance employees in China. It tracked Emily Baker-White, Katharine Schwab and Richard Nieva, three Forbes journalists that formerly worked at BuzzFeed News.

“‘This is a direct assault on the idea of a free press and its critical role

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Legendary NY Post media columnist Kelly is unretiring

Keith Kelly

Keith Kelly, who wrote a column about the media industry for the New York Post for more than two decades before retiring in July 2021, is coming out of retirement.

Kelly is becoming editor in chief of New York weekly newspapers Our Town, The West Side Spirit, Chelsea News and Our Town Downtown. He will start Jan. 1, according to a post on his LinkedIn profile.

An Our Town story states, “Kelly stepped down from the New York Post after a 23 year run in July 2021 but continued to freelance for the Post as well as Crain’s New York Business, the Village Sun, the Daily Mail Online and others.

“Earlier in his career, he worked at the New York Daily News under Pete Hamill, at Advertising Age as a senior editor and Magazine Week as its editorial director among other stops.

“‘While I’ve enjoyed covering the rapidly

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