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Texas Tech elevating top assistant Mark Adams to head coach after Chris Beard’s departure

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Texas Tech is elevating assistant coach Mark Adams to the top job to replace Chris Beard after Beard left to take the Texas job earlier this month, the school announced. Adams, the top assistant on Beard’s Red Raiders staff, has been with the program since Beard took over the gig in 2016. He was elevated to Associate Head Coach prior to the 2019-20 season.

A Texas Tech alumnus, Adams, who graduated from the school in 1979, is a long-time understudy of Beard. He served on Beard’s staff at Little Rock as an assistant in 2015-16 after a two-season stint

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Texas hires Chris Beard from Texas Tech as next coach following Shaka Smart’s departure

Texas is hiring Texas Tech coach Chris Beard to the same position for the Longhorns, the school announced on Thursday. Beard will succeed Shaka Smart as the Texas coach after Smart left to take the Marquette job last month.

Beard is a University of Texas alumnus who has long been linked to the Longhorns as his star steadily brightened in recent years first with Little Rock and most recently with Texas Tech. The news of Beard’s move across the state comes on the same day his contractual buyout for another Big 12 program dropped from $5 million to $4 million.

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Travel tech firm Hopper raises $170 million, gears up for vacation boom

Hopper, a travel-tech company based in Boston and Montreal, said Wednesday that it has raised $170 million in new venture capital, a sign that investors are betting on some form of travel returning in the near future.

Hopper’s travel-focused app uses an algorithm powered by artificial intelligence to make pricing predictions and travel recommendations for users. Over the past year, following a $70 million funding round last spring, employees at Hopper have been building out several aspects of its travel app as the company tries to emerge from the pandemic stronger. Hopper created a feature for car rentals and

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3 COVID-Conscious Tech Products For Back To Work And Travel

For many organizations returning to work safely—whether it’s during or after the pandemic—means having the right equipment, the right technology, and of course the best practices in place.

At this year’s all-digital CES event, tech companies and entrepreneurs kicked off the new year with innovative products that enable safe return to work, school, and travel in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are a few COVID-conscious products unveiled at CES 2021:

Targus, a leading global supplier of mobile computing cases and accessories, introduced its new reimagined product line-up—designed for today’s new work environments—from working safer with anti-microbial-protected backpacks

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