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Myelin, the protective sheath that covers nerves, is damaged by certain diseases like multiple sclerosis, leading to chronic pain and, over time, severe dysfunction. Preventing or, in cases where the disease has already progressed, reversing the demyelination is necessary to treat the conditions, something that isn’t yet possible in any substantial way. A compound found in cashew shells may offer … Continue reading
Unofficial renders published over the weekend show a similar design for the unannounced handset. | Image: OnLeaks / Pricebaba Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy S20 “Fan Edition” (FE) has leaked again in new renders from Evan Blass. A series of leaks over the past few months from the likes of SamMobile, Ice Universe, and The Elec suggest the phone will be a cheaper alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy S20, similar to the Galaxy S10 Lite that it announced earlier this year. The latest renders, which can be viewed over on XDA Developers, show the Galaxy S20 FE in six colors: blue, mint green, white, red, pink, and orange. The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition looks to have a very similar design to the existing Galaxy S20, as you’d expect. Around the front there’s a hole-punch cutout for its selfie camera (which reports have previously claimed will have a 32-megapixel sensor) and... Continue reading…
Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for August 18. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] First, Business Insider is looking for nominations for the chief marketing officers to watch in 2020. Submit your nominations here by August 24. Today's news: Spanish-language streaming service Vix vies for OTT ad dollars, Pizza Hut closes up to 300 locations, and influencers' most popular Instagram topics. Spanish-language streaming service Vix explains the challenges of expanding the AVOD market internationally and how it plans to grow revenue 40% in 2020 Ashley Rodriguez reported that Spanish-language streaming company Vix launched in Brazil last week and is vying for a piece of the growing advertising video-on-demand market. Vix is competing against other ad-supported video services like Pluto TV and Tubi that are expanding internationally. Vix said it was on track to hit 10 million app installs and wants to build a direct sales team to sell advertising packages. Read the full story here. Up to 300 Pizza Hut locations are set to close in the aftermath of the chain's largest franchisee filing for bankruptcy NPC International, Pizza Hut's largest franchisee, said that it would close up to 300 locations after filing for bankruptcy in early July, reported Kate Taylor. The franchisee also plans to sell its Pizza Hut locations, which make up 20% of the company's total locations. In its Chapter 11 filing, NPC International said that the coronavirus provided some relief as pizza sales have increased but cited expensive safety measures that cost the company about $750,000 per month. Read the full story here. The 10 Instagram content topics that have surged most among influencers during the pandemic, from insurance to recipes Data from social media-marketing firm SocialBakers tracked the categories of influencer content that have increased and decreased the most during the pandemic, reported Sydney Bradley. The data tracked the content of 8 million Instagram influencers between March and August. Content about insurance increased the most while party content decreased the most, per SocialBakers' findings. Read the full story here. More stories we're reading: Pet sales and adoptions are booming amid the pandemic. Petco is trying to capitalize on the growth by sponsoring a content vertical with The Dodo (Business Insider) TikTok's in-house music team explains the levers it pulls to help artists and songs blow up on the app (Business Insider) Trump's attack on TikTok is setting off alarm bells in Silicon Valley (Business Insider) Diageo to buy Ryan Reynolds's gin, other brands for up to $610 million (Wall Street Journal) Bots kept winning T-Mobile's promotional contests and sparked a Reddit whodunit — here's how it may have happened (CNBC) Thanks for reading and see you tomorrow! You can reach me in the meantime at [email protected] and subscribe to this daily email here. — LaurenJoin the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button
Which might help convince your stingy purchase manager Review  The 2020 Huawei Matebook X Pro faithfully follows its predecessors in form and function. At its heart, it's a well-rounded but pricey ultrabook. No new ground is broken, but the Matebook X Pro gets the fundamentals right.…
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This week a research paper published in PLOS Genetics revealed a newly developed algorithm for analyzing genomes. Researchers used their new system on the genomes of two Neanderthals, two humans of African descent, and a Denisovan. Approximately 1% of the genome of the Denisovan came from an “unsequenced, but highly diverged, archaic hominin ancestor.” This previously unknown “super-archaic hominin” crossed … Continue reading
A compilation of the tech acquisitions in Southeast Asia and another deal that may shake up Thailand’s ecommerce scene
A new analyst report suggests the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max will be the first to go on sale.
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Twitter said it would prevent President Trump’s @TeamTrump campaign account from tweeting until it removed a tweet that violates Twitter’s rules on COVID-19 misinformation, the company confirmed to The Verge Wednesday evening. However, it appears that @TeamTrump has removed the tweet in violation of the rules, as it has tweeted again several times this evening. The tweet in dispute, according to The Washington Post, was a clip of an interview Trump gave to Fox News where he falsely claimed that children are “almost immune” to COVID-19. If you navigate directly to the tweet as of this writing, you’ll see a notice saying that the tweet “is no longer available” because it violated Twitter’s rules. President Trump had also linked to the... Continue reading…
In 2020, America may ruin the American movie-going experience. But hey, if you’re willing to plop down 30 bucks, you’ll be able to watch Mulan next month.
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok may get a new owner Continue reading…
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(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) In efforts to automatically capture important data from scientific papers, computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a method that can accurately detect small, geometric objects such as triangles within dense, low-quality plots contained in image data. Employing a neural network approach designed to detect patterns, the NIST model has many possible applications in modern life.
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