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Microsoft Office is a suite many people use daily, but it's not free. Here are the best Microsoft Office deals right now.
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OpenRAN promises to increase innovation and reduce costs for operators.
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Here's how Samsung's new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra stack up against earlier Galaxy S20 flagships.
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A beach on Cape Cod in Massachusetts was closed to swimmers over the weekend after two great white sharks were spotted near the shore. 
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The new update also brings stability and performance improvements but is limited to Exynos models for now.
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(University of California - Riverside) UC Riverside is one of four universities collaborating on a $26 million NSF Engineering Research Center grant. The center, led by the University of Minnesota and Massachusetts General Hospital, is called Advanced Technologies for the Preservation of Biological Systems, or ATP-Bio. It will contribute to the development of technology to bring biological systems back from suspended animation. The grant is UC Riverside's first successful bid for an Engineering Research Center.
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Gaming has been one of the segments poised to profit from societal lockdown, and 20% year-on-year growth at Electronic Arts certainly qualifies.
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Increasing automation and digitization is inevitable. More companies are transferring their operations to IT systems, and more of these operations are being automated. However, what isn’t inevitable is the rise in IT failures and periods of downtime that digitization and automation entail. Businesses are losing billions of dollars per year from IT downtime. Fortunately, the increasing use of AI-based predictive analytics can root out problems before they even arise. [Read: 5 cognitive biases in data science — and how to avoid them] First, let’s just get a firm handle on the scale of the problem, and just how much of… This story continues at The Next Web
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Review: The Umbrella Academy hits its stride in its second season, finding the right balance between fun escapism and emotional punch.
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The $99.99 model has breathable ear pads, the SpeedFlex braided cable and includes the USB sound card. | Razer Razer is launching two models of the BlackShark V2 wired gaming headset today, following up on the original model that was released all the way back in 2012. Of these two models, the $99.99 BlackShark V2 (pictured above) has more features, while the $59.99 BlackShark V2 X is a little stripped down by comparison. Importantly, both feature an excellent tactile knob for adjusting the volume on the left ear cup, cross-compatibility with PC and consoles via their 3.5mm cable, as well as generous sizing options (in case you have a larger-than-usual head). They also both have a mute button to make it easy to cut off comms with your team. What drives up the cost in the more expensive version mostly comes down to the included USB sound card that... Continue reading…
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Though there were warning signs that Luckin’s prospects were too good to be true, investors were too dazzled by the company’s growth story.
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  Welcome to Wall Street Insider, where we take you behind the scenes of the finance team's biggest scoops and deep dives from the past week.  If you aren't yet a subscriber to Wall Street Insider, you can sign up here. Goldman Sachs exec Ram Sundaram has solidified his position as a senior leader in the firm's mighty markets division. Sundaram, named sole head of the currencies and emerging-markets team last month, is also responsible for a structured credit group known for much of its history as Principal Funding and Investments. Dakin Campbell took a look at why the elevation of Sundaram — and what some see as his eat-what-you-kill Wall Street mentality — came as somewhat of a surprise to insiders who see Goldman marketing itself as a kinder, gentler investment bank.  You can read the full story here:  Inside the rise of Ram Sundaram, the leader of a secretive Goldman Sachs desk that's minting billions by designing some of the bank's most imaginative — and controversial — trades.  Alex Morrell was breaking news left and right on trader moves this week. A senior credit-trading exec Wells Fargo hired just one year ago is out. And Bank of America shook up its global equities division — twice. As part of a slew of changes, the firm elevated Soofian Zuberi to cohead the group alongside Fabrizio Gallo, the division's sole leader since 2011. Take a look at our latest org chart for Bank of America's equities division. Over at Deutsche Bank, plenty of traders have been saying their goodbyes. That includes the bank's head of investment-grade credit trading, who left just this week. The departure adds to a long list of exits in the firm's credit-trading unit this year. Here's what's been driving a broader exodus at Deutsche Bank's vaunted credit desk, where even rock stars are feeling a pay squeeze.  Buy now, pay later startup Affirm announced this week that it will power Shopify's Shop Pay Installments, which is set to launch later this year. The deal brings together two of the hottest e-commerce players, and Shannen Balogh explained why it's a big win for both sides. She also mapped out Shopify's power players, and you can see the full list here: Meet 12 key execs driving Shopify, an investor darling that's seen its stock price triple since March. More below on the hottest B2B and B2C fintechs, Neiman Marcus' exit from Hudson Yards, the empty space WeWork is marketing in New York, and a roundup of top credit execs and new hires at Apollo.  Enjoy the weekend, Meredith  We're seeking nominations for the 2020 Rising Stars of Wall Street  Business Insider is putting together a power list of young talent on Wall Street in 2020. We want to hear from you on the people who have been rising the ranks and standing out in the worlds of investment banking, investing, and sales and trading.  You can submit your ideas through this form by August 13.  WeWork's long list of empty space WeWork is awash in vacancy in its biggest city, Dan Geiger reported. And the coworking giant's availability rate in New York, which includes spaces that are empty or will be in the coming months, far exceeds that of the overall market. Read the full story here:  20% of WeWork's New York space is sitting empty. Here's a look at key vacancies the city's biggest office tenant is trying to fill. Apollo power players Apollo Global Management has been quietly building out its credit team as the pandemic rages on and investors await a flurry of deal activity. Recent hires have come from Bank of America and PointState Capital, and Casey Sullivan also learned about several others in the works. He took a look at Apollo's credit lineup, including senior execs who will be pulling the strings behind lending deals, and those who Apollo has tapped to help bring its credit investments to the next level.  Read the full story here:  13 Apollo execs, rising stars, and new hires who are propelling the firm's massive push into credit investments 60 fintechs set to take off in 2020 The world of fintech moves fast, with no-name startups turning into fintech darlings with billion-dollar valuations seemingly overnight. Dan DeFrancesco and Shannen Balogh polled 27 fintech investors to find out which startups are on the cusp of breaking out. The submissions were wide-ranging, touching on everything from personal finance to bill pay to data management. You can see the list of B2Bs here:  Investors say these 38 fintechs are the next generation of breakout B2B stars, following in the footsteps of Stripe and Plaid And a roundup of hot consumer-facing fintechs here: 22 fintechs that VCs and big investors say are on the brink of becoming household names Everybody's a macro trader now At the beginning of the pandemic, the market fell with each new update on infection numbers — and alternative data firms were quick to roll out new indices and markers to track the fallout.  But with the S&P 500 almost back at its February highs, hedge funds trying to make sense of it all have had to reimagine the way they use their alt data. And as Bradley Saacks explains, just about every money manager is thinking big picture and looking more like a macro investor. Read the full story here:  Hedge funds are overhauling the way they use alt data as even quants are being forced to think like macro investors Neiman Marcus exits Hudson Yards in Manhattan Neiman Marcus' surprise exit from the one-million-square-foot mall at the Hudson Yards not only knocks out the glitzy retail project's headline tenant — it could also unravel profits for the remainder of the space. As Dan Geiger reports, developers The Related Companies and Oxford Properties had used Neiman's presence to attract other retailers to the 7-level property known as The Shops at Hudson Yards — and many of those tenants have co-tenancy clauses in their leases.  Read the full story here:  Neiman Marcus' exit from the Hudson Yards strikes a blow to the $25 billion mega-project. Here's how the departure could unravel the 1-million-square-foot mall. Real-estate earnings preview Analysts are predicting one of the most bruising quarters in recent memory for major real-estate firms such as CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, and JLL, which are scheduled to report earnings in the coming weeks. The companies depend heavily on transactions such as sales and leasing that evaporated as the pandemic stalled the economy. But while it could take years for their earnings to rebound, real-estate services companies have also diversified their revenue since the last recession, which could help guard their bottom lines. Read the full story here:  Wall Street analysts say this earnings season could be a bloodbath for big real-estate firms like CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield, with a Great Recession-sized hit packed into just a few months Careers How to use cold emails to land a gig working on Wall Street, according to a JPMorgan banking analyst turned VC who did it herself Top management-consulting salaries, revealed: How much Bain, BCG, and McKinsey consultants make, from entry level through partner roles Wall Street is starting to return to the office — but not everyone is heading back. Here's which finance jobs are the most likely to remain virtual. Charles Schwab will offer half of its virtual interns full-time jobs in the coming weeks. From what to wear to how to stay organized, a talent exec at the brokerage giant shares ways to impress remotely. One of the most powerful women at Bank of America explained how to defeat racial inequality at work: 'It's one thing to say Lives Matter. It's another thing to say, with clarity, Black Lives Matter.' Law firms like Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day are delaying their first-year associate classes. Here's everything you need to know. New York's bar exam is cancelled. Here's why calls are mounting for the test to be canned completely. Wealth Management Greg Fleming's $43 billion Rockefeller Capital has aggressively poached advisers from the biggest wealth firms. Here's what execs are planning next. Deals 4 charts map out why private-equity dealmaking and fundraising is poised for a rebound, with more firms on the hunt for deals and execs embracing virtual meetings WeWork rival Knotel just told staff it's looking to raise $100 million as it faces a turbulent office market and a host of unpaid bills Real Estate Logistics startup Bond has teamed up with SoftBank-backed REEF Technology to bring nano-warehouses to parking lots across the US. Here's how they're building the distribution hubs of the future. Wells Fargo is ditching a 750-person WeWork space, while Citi inked a deal with the flex-office giant far from a big city. Here's a look at how financial firms are retooling their real estate. The $98 billion cold-storage sector is at a tipping point, and investors are piling in as online grocery deliveries surge Hedge funds  These 5 slides from a small hedge fund's pitchdeck were at the center of a legal battle with Ray Dalio's Bridgewater — and it shows the lengths the billionaire will go to protect his firm's trade secrets A $400 million activist investor returned 44% in the 2nd quarter — and now it's urging one of the drivers of its performance, airport WiFi provider Boingo, to sell itself Payments The CFO of Visa maps out 2 areas it's investing in beyond cards to keep up with fintechs that are transforming the payments game eBay will manage its own payments now that its 5-year agreement with PayPal has expired, and its head of payments is eyeing $2 billion in new revenue Inside JPMorgan's $500 million bet on healthcare payments: the CEO of InstaMed says it's seeing record sales since being acquired by the Wall Street giant Startups SoftBank-backed fintech Kabbage is making a grab at small businesses disillusioned by big banks' PPP rollout by launching its own checking accounts Compass and Latch investor Corigin Ventures just pledged 15% of its portfolio to Black and LatinX founders in a bid to bring diversity to tech and old-school industries like real estate Read the 24-slide pitch deck that 'data janitor' startup Trifacta used to land $100 million from backers including Google and BMW SEE ALSO: We've been tracking big hires and exits across Wall Street. Here's a look at this year's must-know people moves. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequence
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When it comes to keyboards, getting one of the best mechanical keyboards is the way to go if you want great comfort, unparalleled performance and durability in your typing device.
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These are another pair of buds joining the ranks of uncanny valley AirPods.
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You'll want to think twice about giving your phone's fast charger to strangers thanks to this vulnerability.
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You can thank GDPR for that Violating Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules is a costly mistake that is only getting more expensive, according to lawyers totaling up fines from the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).…
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For most of my years being an audio enthusiast, there was one truth held by the wider community to be self-evident: Bluetooth headphones sucked. Slowly but surely, however, things started to change. Bluetooth protocols got better. Battery life improved. And wireless headphones actually began to sound good. In any case, the transition to Bluetooth headphones was all but inevitable, considering almost every high-end phone now omits a headphone jack. Now, even audio brands firmly entrenched in the hi-fi niche are making Bluetooth headphones a reality. Take the Hifiman Deva: An open-back, planar magnetic pair of headphones retailing for $300, it… This story continues at The Next Web
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(Ruhr-University Bochum) They look deceptively real, but they are made by computers: so-called deep-fake images are generated by machine learning algorithms, and humans are pretty much unable to distinguish them from real photos. Researchers have developed a new method for efficiently identifying deep-fake images. To this end, they analyse the objects in the frequency domain, an established signal processing technique.
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The Nokia Lumia 1020 was the photography champ of its day. Seven years on, how does it compare to today's top shooter?
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Volkswagen is busily transforming the I.D. Buzz concept from 2017 into a van you'll be able to buy and drive.
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Our first glimpse at the collaboration between people who sell things in pieces.
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With more and more companies discovering the positives of remote work, the days of the stifling office environment may be numbered — meaning spending countless hours staring into space in a stuffy, noisy, office may soon be a thing of the past. This change of environment is the perfect opportunity to reset our brains and embrace the innovation that often comes with increased creativity. Creativity, like a muscle, needs to be flexed. Some people are inherently creative while others have to work at it every single day. Regardless of whether you are on the spectrum, here are a few simple… This story continues at The Next Web
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With local transportation halted due to the pandemic, Airlift is looking at new ways to serve its users.
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In others, they're unique takes on the cordless vacuum, providing novel features all their own.Are any of these vacuums worth buying over Dyson's premium models?We also included a few options from vacuum newcomers Onson and Moosoo, both popular, low-cost Dyson alternatives sold through Amazon.During anecdotal tests, the vacuum completely removed hair fibers from mid-pile and low-pile carpets.I certainly like how easy the V11's dustbin is to empty.The Hoover BladeMax gave us the most trouble.
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Earlier this month promotional images of the new Motorola Razr reboot were leaked online.As speculated, the device shown boasts of a traditional clamshell design, but uses a flexible display instead.With Samsung leading the way with the Galaxy Fold, industry analysts can confirm that there is a market for these expensive models.Now, the updated Razr is finally back in its original form with cutting-edge technology on board.With a 21:9 display aspect ratio, it might appear odd to users who were expecting something similar to the Galaxy Fold.When it is in a closed position, consumers can spot a 2.7-inch OLED display on the outer shell of the top half.
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Qualtrics, the Provo, UT-based experience management company, has taken the trade show game to a whole new level.Qualtrics, which is now a part of SAP, assembles what it calls the Dream Team at conferences across the country, including their own.Here’s how it works: you’re at an event and you’re in need of a sweatshirt or running pants or shoes, you go to the event’s app (in this case, it was the Brandweek app), request what you want and the Dream Team makes it happen.Just don’t ask for anything too outrageous, like a sunset helicopter ride, a Porsche, or your mortgage to be paid off (real asks), but know there will be creative solutions, like a bank card.We caught up with Tyler Woolstenhulme, head of corporate events at Qualtrics, for more on how the economics of the dream team works.We also talked with some Brandweek attendees whose trending sandwich dreams came true.
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Target, Best Buy and others beat them to the punch, but Walmart has finally brought its "A game" to the 2019 Black Fridaymatchup with some worthwhile discounts on TVs and streaming devices, toys, tablets, kitchen gear, video games and a range of other popular gifts for the 2019 holiday season.The company has unveiled its full slate of deals coming later this month.Before we get to our initial look at the best deals, a quick recap of how Walmart's timing will work:Main sale prices begin online at walmart.com at 10 p.m.ET on Wednesday, Nov. 27 (In Walmart stores, doors open at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov.But the company is teasing current deals it's dubbed "Buy Now Deals."
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Netflix is taking on the Disney+ threat by partnering up with kids entertainment giant Nickelodeon, which will produce original content, including films and TV shows, for its streaming service.The company announced this morning it has entered into a new, multi-year output deal that will produce animated feature films and shows that will include both Nickelodeon’s well-known library of characters as well as all-new IP.The shows will be aimed at kids and families around the world, Netflix says.The deal is an expansion of Nickelodeon’s existing relationship with Netflix.Already, Netflix streams a number of popular Nickelodeon’s titles, including animated specials s “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” and “Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus.” It’s also soon to add specials based on “The Loud House” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”The deal news comes only a day after the launch of Disney+ in the U.S., which will be one of its largest markets.
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If Black Friday was a race to see who could get their market leading prices in front of you first, then it looks like Fonehouse would be on the podium.Dropping a host of tasty Black Friday iPhone deals a good few weeks before the event kicks in, Fonehouse is a great place to be for your next Apple contract right now.Of course, with these offers launching so early, it is likely to leave you with one major question - what if something better comes along when Black Friday finally does arrive?Head straight to Fonehouse to see all of its Black Friday dealsOffering a price guarantee across a range of its Black Friday offers, Fonehouse promises these are the best prices you can get from them.And if something better does come along on Black Friday, they'll reimburse you - sounds good right?
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