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Today, Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, held a press conference where it released a couple of Xiaomi phones. In addition to extending the Xiaomi Mi 10 ... The post Redmi K30 Ultra is Official!!! – A decent flagship with a mid-range price appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world, with a net worth of $189.2 billion. Bezos has said that he keeps meetings to a minimum. But when he does take meetings, two pizzas should be enough to feed everyone present. Research suggests that workers are sitting through more meetings during the pandemic — which could potentially derail their productivity. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a big month for Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO and the richest person in the world. On July 29, Bezos, along with other tech titans, testified before the US Congress on antitrust issues. On August 6, Amazon reported that net profit had doubled from a year earlier to $5.2 billion. Amazon's share price has shot up during the pandemic that has otherwise decimated the economy. Bezos is now worth $189.2 billion, according to Forbes. One potential key to Bezos' success is that he minimizes the amount of meetings he takes. And that's something many of us can learn from these days. Recent Harvard research found that the average number of meetings went up 13% during the pandemic. (Then again, meetings are 20% shorter than usual and workers are spending 12% less time in them.) Bezos' disinclination toward meetings makes sense in the context of scientific research and expert opinion. So think twice about throwing that 30-person check-in on the calendar. Two pizza pies should be able to feed everyone in the meeting Bezos has said he meets with Amazon investors for just six hours ... a year. And he avoids early-morning meetings at all costs. One of Bezos' more creative strategies for not losing entire days to unnecessary meetings is the "two pizza rule." It's simple. The more people you pack into the meeting, the less productive the meeting will likely be. The solution? Never have a meeting where two pizzas couldn't feed the entire group. Whether you work at Amazon or another company, gathering a massive squad for your meeting may stifle creativity. In Fast Company, Rachel Gillett writes that working in smaller teams can prevent phenomena like "groupthink," when everyone agrees without evaluating ideas critically, and "social loafing," when people slack off because there are so many people present that they don't feel responsible for the outcome. Indeed, Andreessen Horowitz cofounder Ben Horowitz and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman prefer one-on-ones to large group meetings. Meetings shouldn't be the default Business Insider has previously reported that other ingredients for a solid meeting include appointing a strong moderator, setting firm ground rules, and ensuring the discussion is relevant to all attendees beforehand. Hugo, a startup that produces connected meeting notes software, has just four hours of meetings a week, Business Insider reported. One reason is because they share updates in advance and arrange a meeting only if there's something left to discuss after everyone reviews those bullet points. While the gist of Bezos' rule is that less is more when it comes to meetings, you can also feel free to take his advice literally and bring two pizzas to your meetings every once and a while. Pizza makes everything better.SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos is about to defend his Amazon empire before Congress. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $178 billion fortune. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Amazon just bought Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion — here's what the future of shopping could look like
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It seems that Huawei is quickly running out of time to keep its mobile business from getting significantly impacted by its tussle with the US government. It has just confirmed that its upcoming high-end Mate 40 series flagship will be the last of its kind to bear its equally high-end systems-on-chip, the Kirin processors made by subsidiary HiSilicon. While there … Continue reading
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Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s second-generation AirPods that come with a wireless charging case are down to their cheapest price ever at Amazon. Normally $199, they’re just $140 right now. The previous best price was holding steady at $169, so this is a great time to invest. Interestingly, these are the same price as the model that doesn’t include a charging case that supports Qi chargers. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you’re in the market for tech that will help to extend and strengthen your home Wi-Fi connection, Google’s Nest Wifi mesh Wi-Fi system is among the best. Today at Target, you can save $70 on a bundle containing a Nest Wifi router along with a Point (what Google calls its mesh Wi-Fi extender that doubles as a Google... Continue reading…
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TLDR: The SEO and Social Media Ads Certification Bundle explains how to market, grow audiences, and convert sales in the online world. If you don’t feel 100 percent comfortable that you’ve got a full command over how to reach and market to potential customers online, don’t be discouraged. Between constantly changing avenues and best practices that can shift almost daily, pinning down the best way to get the word out about your products and services to a receptive audience is incredibly tricky. Not impossible, however. There are methods that can increase your chances of reaching your target audience and finding… This story continues at The Next Web
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Huawei achieves long-standing ambition despite US ban.
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I began using rugged feature phones in various environments. I recently felt that my smartphone was too expensive and precious to be destroyed from a ... The post Doogee S95 review: a modular… rugged “jem” appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Photo by Brennan King / The Verge Google and Samsung are in discussions for a deal that would give the US tech giant’s services more prominence on Samsung phones at the expense of those from the Korean manufacturer, according to a report by Bloomberg. The deal would reportedly involve promoting the Google Assistant and the Play Store over Samsung’s own alternatives. Samsung is the world’s biggest smartphone company and by far the leading Android handset maker in the US. While its phones use Google’s Android operating system, Samsung has consistently tried to build out an ecosystem of its own software that runs atop Android, including the Bixby voice assistant and the Galaxy app store. Google’s own products are still available on Samsung’s phones, but Samsung has gone as... Continue reading…
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Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, is one of the leading companies in the development of 5G globally. Unfortunately, it is not on the same page with ... The post Huawei is done with global 5G deployment – it’s moving ahead appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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There wasn't much for bears to latch onto in Tesla's second-quarter earnings, Morgan Stanley analysts wrote in a recent note to clients. The analysts highlighted three key takeaways from its earnings, including that increased production in China has led to positive margins for Tesla. Tesla's "outstanding" cash-flow management in the quarter was also noted. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla bears are going to be hard-pressed to find any compellingly negative takeaways in the electric car company's recent quarterly earnings, according to Morgan Stanley analysts. "In our opinion, bears really would have to nit pick at the release to construct a materially negative narrative here," analysts wrote in a note released by Morgan Stanley that examined three key takeaways following Tesla's fourth consecutive profitable quarter which was detailed in its Q2 earnings on July 22. While the analysts acknowledged there were critiques to be made, including its lower sequential average sales price, lower-than-expected fixed costs that wouldn't remain, and the outsized role that sales of regulatory credits played in driving its revenue, they largely highlighted the overall strength of the quarterly results. The first takeaway: more production in China equates to a positive for Tesla's margins.  The second quarter "marked a step change where Giga Shanghai accounted for a sharply higher proportion of global production and deliveries, magnifying the benefit to marginal profitability despite lower sequential ASPs," the research note said. Secondly, the analysts noted Tesla's "outstanding" cash-flow management, which was $418 million for the quarter and exceeded analysts' expectations. The analyst's final point was that comparing Tesla's second-quarter performance of positive profit and positive FCF to other auto companies "further makes comparisons between high EV players and established ICE players less and less meaningful." The research note published by Morgan Stanley ranked Tesla's stock rating as underweight with a price target of $740. Tesla topped Wall Street's expectations on Wednesday after the American electric vehicle and clean energy company posted its longest-ever profitable streak. Tesla's earnings per share (adjusted) came out to $2.18 versus an expected loss of $0.15, while posting a second quarter revenue of $6.04 billion versus an expected $5.2 billion.  "We believe the progress we made in the first half of this year has positioned us for a successful second half of 2020," Tesla said in a press release. "Production output of our existing facilities continues to improve to meet demand, and we are adding more capacity. Later this year, we will be building three factories on three continents simultaneously." On July 22, Tesla's CEO and product architect Elon Musk also announced that the company plans to grow its California insurance offering into a "major insurance company" nationwide. Tesla plans to use the data from its cars' computers to determine insurance rates for drivers based on how aggressively they drive.  Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid
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Theme parks and stores begin welcoming the public again, albeit with safety restrictions. Sports are also looking to resume.
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As remote work becomes more common and US visa laws are more restrictive, many in the tech industry are thinking about hiring more people outside of the US.   For any company that's not a huge multinational corporation, though, that's actually pretty hard to do. The former VP of product at fully-remote GitLab, Job van der Voort, recently launched a startup called Remote to make it easier.  Remote acts as the employer of record, so companies don't have to set up international entities in order to hire someone in a new country, and its subscription software platform handles hiring, onboarding, payroll management and benefits that comply with local employment laws around the world. The company just launched publicly three months ago and raised an $11 million seed round of funding in April led by Two Sigma Ventures. Van der Voort said his team is working quickly to grow the company and expand to 40 countries where it can hire by the end of the year.  Click here to read more BI Prime stories. Hiring people from anywhere in the world has never been so attractive for businesses of all sizes. Companies are starting to rethink making employees come to an office where after the coronavirus crisis proved how successful an all-remote work environment can be. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is banning work visas until the end of the year, which has the tech industry thinking about hiring outside of the US.   However, for any company that's not a huge multinational corporation, international hiring is a lot easier said than done. Job van der Voort, the former VP of product at all-remote company GitLab, wants to change that: His new startup Remote aims to let companies to hire anyone in any country while staying compliant with local employment laws.  GitLab is famously an all-remote company: None of its 1,200 employees work out of an office. Still, actually hiring and onboarding people in different countries was challenging, van der Voort said. When he made an offer to a product manager based in Germany, it took GitLab a year before it was finally was able to bring the candidate on board because it had to set up a German arm of the  company in order to hire them legally.  That challenge happened every time GitLab wanted to recruit someone in a new country: It had to figure out how to legally hire them and pay them. That experience stuck with van der Voort, and Remote aims to make the whole process "as simple as signing up for Twitter" for a company.  "There's no good solution to this other than setting up your own local entity, which is really complicated, really expensive, and it's different for every country in the world," van der Voort said. "I want to give more organizations the power to build a distributed company because the benefits are immense." Though van der Voort started working on Remote in early 2019, the startup just launched and started taking customers three months ago. It raised an $11 million seed round of funding in April led by Two Sigma Ventures, with participation from Index Ventures, General Catalyst, GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij, and HackerOne cofounders Jobert and Kirsten Abma. Van der Voort, who declined to share the startup's valuation, says Remote will use the funding to continue developing the product and add more countries to its roster.  "The interest is massive — it's  greater than we can help today, which is why we're quickly expanding to more countries," he said. "What we're seeing is that this is a clear need that many organizations have." Here's how Remote can help businesses hire people anywhere  Here's how Remote's platform works: It has set itself up in 15 countries where it can act as what's called an "employer of record." When a business wants to recruit someone in one of those countries, Remote can hire that person locally, managing payroll, taxes, and benefits for the remote employee through its onboarding and employee management software. The software costs $599 per month per employee, in addition to an invoice for that person's salary. Remote has learned the local laws about taxes, benefits, and time off requirements and built them into its platform — with the startup doing all the logistical work of setting up entities in each country, all companies have to do is sign up. Remote aims to have entities in 40 countries by the end of the year. Though it declined to share how many customers it has so far, but said it just signed on GitLab in June.  Van der Voort, who has a background in neuroscience not international employment law, says the process is not as simple as it sounds. Each country has different rules for registering as an employer of record and Remote has to open a local bank account and educate itself on employment laws, benefits and payroll in every country.  There's always little quirks van der Voort's team has to watch out for. For example, in the Netherlands people can put aside part of their salary to save up for a bicycle as an employment benefit, so that's something that has to be built into Remote's software for any company who wants to hire in the Netherlands.  Also, Remote itself is still a small company, with about 30 employees in 7 different countries, meaning that it's doing the work for itself, too, by setting up international arms of its business in so many countries.  "We anticipated it was going to be very hard to do this. And I think it's at least ten times harder than we thought," van der Voort said. "So we keep reminding ourselves we are doing this so that others don't have to." Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected] or Signal at 925-364-4258. (PR pitches by email only, please.) You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop.SEE ALSO: Meet the 24 rising stars at Salesforce who are playing key roles in helping CEO Marc Benioff grow the cloud computing powerhouse Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why electric planes haven't taken off yet
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Oracle and Google rated better than AWS and Microsoft when it comes to cloud security, Omdia analyst says
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In April this year, OPPO released a mid-ranger, namely the A72. But it is a 4G phone, which is not in trend. We mean many ... The post OPPO A72 5G Variant Appeared On GeekBench Database appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Neowise is the first bright comet to be visible with the naked eye from the northern hemisphere since the mid-1990s. Another thing that makes this comet interesting is that it has a relatively long orbital period, meaning it was only discovered a few months ago. Halley’s comet, for example, takes about 75 years to return to the same position near Earth, meaning everybody has the opportunity to see it potentially twice during their lifetime. Neowise has an orbit of almost 6,800 years, meaning that the last generation of people to see it would have lived during the fifth millennium BC.… This story continues at The Next Web
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No Man’s Sky is getting yet another genre-bending refresh: the new “Desolation” update turns the usually upbeat space exploration adventure into a horror game that looks a whole lot more like Alien. While No Man’s Sky has had some horror-ish elements before, like its “Whispering Egg” items that can cause the aptly named “Biological Horrors” to appear and attack players, the Desolation update looks to take things further by adding abandoned derelict freighters filled with overgrown alien infestations that feel like they came right out of Dead Space. In typical No Man’s Sky fashion, the abandoned freighters are procedurally generated, with each one featuring its own hazards, design, and disasters that caused the crew to... Continue reading…
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But we don't know the price yet, or when you can buy one.
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Although upcoming events have been postponed due to lockdowns, we’ve put together a rundown of what to expect for the UFC in 2020 and a list of which fighters to keep your eyes on, plus a quick guide on how you can watch UFC with ESPN+.
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Quin Garcia's venture firm, Autotech Ventures, is on the lookout for new deals. Autotech focuses on startups that are involved in ground transportation in some way, but instead of looking for the next Tesla, it invests in those making software or services or that are developing marketplaces. It's already had some notable successes — it made money off its investment in Lyft and three other startups it backed with its first fund have been acquired. Autotech recently raised a second fund of $150 million, which it plans to use solely to invest in earlier-stage startups.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The "ground transportation" industry is centuries old — millennia, really — but Quin Garcia still thinks there's plenty of investment-worthy innovation to be found there. Garcia is a cofounder and managing director of Autotech Ventures, which focuses on startups involved in some way in ground transportation. The firm has invested in everything from Saf eAI, which is working on autonomous driving technology for construction and mining vehicles to Outdoorsy, vying to be the Airbnb for recreational vehicles. This spring, Autotech closed a second fund with $150 million in assets. The company has already made nine investments with the second fund, but is on the lookout for more, Garcia told Business Insider in a recent interview. "We're hunting for more deals right now," he said. "We're deal-hungry." Autotech loves software, services, and marketplaces Autotech's focus on ground transportation might seem to imply that it's looking for the next Tesla or Zoox, the self-driving car startup that Amazon just agreed to buy. But that's not where Garcia and his partners see the best opportunity, in part because of the time and money such companies will likely need before they'll be able to deliver a return. Instead, they're much more interested in companies that are developing technology that such cars and other vehicles might use — or services that might allow people or companies to buy, sell or rent vehicles. Outdoorsy, for example, offers a marketplace where consumers can rent RVs owned by other people. Digital Motors, a recent investment, offers a service that helps automobile dealers sell cars online. It also recently backed Latent AI, which is working on software that can make it easier for artificial intelligence algorithms to run on less powerful computers, such as those that might be found in an autonomous vehicle. Autotech's strategy tries to take advantage of a collection of industry trends it calls CASED, which stands for connectivity, autonomy, shared use, electrification, and digital enterprise, Garcia said. "We tend to gravitate toward software, services, and capital-light hardware startups," he said. Some of its startups benefitted from the pandemic Garcia's particularly excited about Outdoorsy, in part because it's one of the few companies that has benefitted from the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks to COVID-19, few Americans are vacationing overseas and many don't want to set foot on a plane. But many still want to take a break and get out of town, and that's created a burgeoning market for Outdoorsy. Relatively cheap gas has also helped. Autotech first invested in the company in 2016, according to Pitchbook, but it just decided to put some more money into it, Garcia said. "That company is just exploding, so we just made a follow-up investment," he said. Digital Motors is another company that got a boost from the pandemic, Garcia said. When the shutdown orders took effect around the country, it closed the physical locations of car dealerships around the country. Digital Motors software helped its customers stay in business, he said. "The dealers are very quickly embracing digital auto-retailing solutions," he said. "So, Digital Motors has really taken off since COVID." Successful exits, including Lyft Autotech has made only a few tweaks to its strategy with its second fund. With its first fund, a $120 million vehicle that closed in 2017, the firm dabbled in some late-stage investments, including in Lyft. With the new fund, it's only going to be investing in less mature startups, those that are raising seed to Series C rounds, Garcia said.  Thanks to that, and the fact that it has a bigger fund this time around, it's also planning on boosting its investments from a maximum of $5 million to a high of $8 million, he said. That will allow it to lead deals more frequently, he said. Autotech has already seen some notable successes with its strategy. Its bet on Lyft paid off; it sold off its stake in the app-based taxi company at a profit, even though Lyft now trades at less than half of its initial public offering price. Garcia's firm has had other exits. Apple acquired Xnor.ai, which developed technology similar to Latent AI's, for $200 million earlier this year. Tesla bought computer vision startup DeepScale last year. And online classified site OLX purchased Frontier Car Group, which operates an online used car marketplace, for $400 million. He's looking forward to the future and finding more companies that are bringing innovation to ground transportation. Raising the second fund "was kind of a big milestone for us," Garcia said. Got a tip about a startup or the venture industry? Contact Troy Wolverton via email at [email protected], message him on Twitter @troywolv, or send him a secure message through Signal at 415.515.5594. You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop. Read more about startups and the venture industry: This VC backed self-driving car startup Zoox into a big buyout by Amazon. Here's why he says that deal signals a new wave of automation. Amazon's $1.2 billion deal to buy Zoox shows just how hard building a self-driving car still is —and why even more startups could become buyout targets Palmer Luckey's military contracting startup Anduril is now worth $1.9 billion This fund manager thinks $35 trillion worth of global assets are underperforming thanks to the investment industry's lack of diversity. He's got a plan to turn that around. SEE ALSO: Base10 is raising a new $250 million fund and doubling down on diversity in venture investing Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: How waste is dealt with on the world's largest cruise ship
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Sony is back with another Fortnite exclusive for its PlayStation Plus subscribers, offering them a new cosmetics pack that includes a glider, emote, and more. The arrival of this new free and exclusive content follows Sony’s announcement of its big investment into Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite. The PS Plus cosmetics pack is available to download now. The new … Continue reading
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You have to give NVIDIA some credit for making good on its promise a few months back. After what was an almost disastrous public launch, the graphics tech giant promised it would expand its game streaming catalog every week. It has indeed done so and while not all new titles are noteworthy, there are a few that could make the … Continue reading
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Motorola launched its much-awaited foldable phone Razr today at an event in Los Angles.The phone costs a whopping $1,500 and it’s exclusive to Verizon in the US.The clamshell phone has a 6.2-inch display that folds in.On the top of the display, there a notch hosting a 5-megapixel camera, but it probably won’t bother you.While the phone’s design is drool-worthy, it’s spec-sheet might remind you of a mid-range phone from the last year.Primary screen: 6.2-inch foldable pOLED
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GoPro is the biggest name in action cams and for good reason: Its cameras live up to the company's marketing hype.Fortunately, you do have other options to explore at better prices than GoPro's top-of-the-line model, the Hero 8 Black.And sure, those options could include your waterproof and crack-resistant phone, but keep in mind that action cams are designed for this kind of shooting.It's also way easier to mount one of these to your body, car, bike or anything else than your phone.If you've had good results from a camera not mentioned here please share it in the comments.Though the Hero 8 Black has all the latest and greatest features, in the end it's not a huge leap forward from what you'll get with the less expensive Hero 7 Black.
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5G has the long-term potential to bring significant improvements to cloud gamers.But for now, 4G will continue to be sufficient for providing solid user experiences, said Paul Yang, technical lead at Tencent Cloud, during Emerge at TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019.The industry’s development is not dependent on the rapid mass-adoption of the next-generation communication network in China, he added.While acknowledging that 5G will be a “plus,” he said that 4G was already enough.Tencent remains focused on delivering a “good” 4G-based experience for casual gamers, and even some pro-gamers.Ultimately it means better graphics and less lag, an issue which can often frustrate gamers.
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The last we heard about EMUI 10, Huawei will deploy the update to Huawei P30, P30 Pro and the range of Mate 20 in the course of November 2019.The update will also land on the latest smartphones of the subsidiary Honor, the Honor 20 and 20 Pro.These flagship devices are already getting the stable version.However, a host of other “smaller” devices are currently getting the beta update of EMUI 10.This update is now available for Huawei nova 4e, Maimang 8, Maimang 7, Huawei Enjoy 9S and Honor 20i.The upgrade path is: open the mobile phone [Flour Club] App – [Forum] – [All Editions] – [EMUI Zone] – [Upgrade Early Adoption] sign up to participate.
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We’re quickly closing in on Black Friday, which means that the holiday shopping season is about to kick into gear.Nintendo is getting out in front of much of the crowd by revealing its Black Friday deals a little early this year, with a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle acting as the headliner.As always, Nintendo won’t be offering a ton of super deep discounts, but this could be a good chance to pick up some of the Switch’s best games without having to pay full retail price.As detailed in the table you see below, the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle comes in at $299.99.At first blush, this doesn’t really seem like a deal since the Switch normally costs $300, but the difference here is the game – since the Switch doesn’t normally have a pack-in game, you’re essentially getting Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for free here.In addition to the Switch bundle, we’ll also see discounts on Joy-Con pairs, which will be marked down to $59.99 ($20 off).
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The board of Google's parent company, Alphabet, is looking into the company's handling of sexual-misconduct allegations, according to CNBC.It has formed a special committee to look into the matter and has hired an outside law firm to help with the investigation, according to the report.Among other things, the investigation will look into the conduct of David Drummond, Alphabet's chief legal officer, who had an affair and a child with a subordinate and is accused of having other affairs with women in his department.The investigation follows a shareholder lawsuit that accuses the company of covering up sexual misconduct and a worldwide walkout by company employees over its handling of sexual-harassment claims.The board of directors at Alphabet, Google's parent company, has launched an investigation into the company's handling of sexual-misconduct allegations, including those made against its chief legal officer, David Drummond, CNBC reported on Wednesday.The board has created a special committee to oversee the inquiry, according to the report.
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