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The comedian, whose impersonations of Trump garnered a huge following on social media, is now hosting late-night and getting her own Netflix special.
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Microsoft’s Surface Duo is one of the most exciting phones in recent memory, marking Microsoft’s return to the mobile space — even if it’s running Android rather than a proprietary OS. But despite all the hype the device managed to build up, we’d heard almost nothing about the Duo since its announcement in October. That changed yesterday when Microsoft finally announced a release date and price. Today, the company released its full, 35-minute-long press briefing of the device — featuring none other than surface head honcho Panos Panay — offering a public view at the smaller-scale briefings the company sometimes holds… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Microsoft
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iQOO is one of the nicest surprises bought by Vivo in recent years. The popular Chinese smartphone brand decided to follow up on the trend ... The post iQOO 5 retail package surfaces alongside photo samples appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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After being booted from the Apple App Store, Fortnite has now been removed from the Google Play Store, too. The move comes after Epic rolled out an update letting users pay it directly for in-app purchases, skirting around Apple and Google's existing payment systems. Those systems give Apple and Google a 30% cut of the profits from in-app purchases — a practice that Epic has long railed against.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Having just been booted from the Apple App Store, Epic's Fortnite has now been removed from the Google Play Store, too. It comes as no surprise. Everything kicked off after Epic rolled out an update on Thursday morning that lets users pay Epic directly for in-app purchases, instead of going though Apple and Google's existing purchase systems. Both companies require apps on their respective stores to pay a 30% cut of most transactions. Apple was first to fight back, kicking Fornite off the iPhone and iPad App Store —  leading Epic to respond by filing a lawsuit against the company and screening in the hit game a parody of Apple's 1984 commercial that took shots at the company's present-day App Store policies. Now Google is following suit and has kicked the game from its Play Store, though at the time of writing there has been no immediate sign of retaliation from Epic. A Google spokesperson told Business Insider: "The open Android ecosystem lets developers distribute apps through multiple app stores. For game developers who choose to use the Play Store, we have consistent policies that are fair to developers and keep the store safe for users. While Fortnite remains available on Android, we can no longer make it available on Play because it violates our policies. However, we welcome the opportunity to continue our discussions with Epic and bring Fortnite back to Google Play." Fortnite is also available to download on Android directly via Epic's own website. In fact, for a time, this was how Android users had to access the game until April, when Epic finally decided to play by Google's rules and brought the game back to the Play Store. Right now, all Android users can still download the game directly from Epic, while Samsung smartphone owners can get it from the Galaxy Store.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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The bundles could be launch as early as October, according to Bloomberg.
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WarnerMedia's new CEO Jason Kilar announced a major restructuring of the AT&T-owned media company last week. He consolidated operations across the sprawling media empire, while dismissing three key executives and beginning layoffs of hundreds of more staffers. He also elevated a handful of key leaders who were chosen to run newly expanded divisions within the company. Business Insider looked at the executives whose power grew as part of WarnerMedia's latest leadership shuffle.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. WarnerMedia's Jason Kilar, in his first major move as CEO, is collapsing the legacy-media company's byzantine organizational structure. On Friday, Kilar announced in a memo to staffers sweeping changes that consolidated WarnerMedia's content operations across TV, film, and streaming under Warner Bros., formed a new group to run all international operations, combined the company's US ad-sales and distribution groups, and brought marketing and communications under new control. Kilar dismissed three top execs as part of the leadership shuffle, including two people in charge of programming HBO Max. At least 800 staffers across Warner Bros. and HBO are also being laid off, Variety reported.  The statures of other leaders are rising within the company. Kilar named the executives chosen to run these newly expanded groups. They include people like Ann Sarnoff, who runs Warner Bros.; HBO's programming president, Casey Bloys; and Andy Forssell, who was a key player in getting HBO Max off the ground. Kilar also revealed which of his direct reports were largely safe for now:  Jeff Zucker remains chairman of WarnerMedia News and Sports Pascal Desroches is still CFO Richard Tom, Kilar's first C-suite hire, is staying on as chief technology officer Jim Cummings continues as as chief human resources officer Priya Dogra carries on her duties as executive vice president of strategy and corporate development Jim Meza is still exec vice president, general counsel Here are the seven executives whose power grew as part of WarnerMedia's restructuring: Jason Kilar Kilar already had the power, but the restructuring was his first major display of it after taking the CEO job in May. His move to simplify the legacy studio's sprawling media empire undid some key appointments by his predecessor and current boss, John Stankey, who runs AT&T. For instance, Kilar dismissed former WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer chairman Bob Greenblatt, who was Stankey's first splashy hire when he took control of WarnerMedia after it was bought by AT&T. Kilar reigns over the Warner Bros. TV and film businesses; cable networks like CNN and HBO; entertainment brands like DC Entertainment and Turner Sports; and ad-tech arm, Xandr. He's been pushing the organization to put consumers before short-term business interests, discouraging practices like squeezing too many ads into the forthcoming ad-supporting version of HBO Max, as Jessica Toonkel at The Information reported. He also brings with him a wealth of digital experience to complement other WarnerMedia leaders like Ann Sarnoff and Jeff Zucker, who come from traditional TV and film backgrounds. Kilar spent about nine years at Amazon in various roles including senior vice president of worldwide application software. He was Hulu's founding CEO, helping its legacy-media owners stake a claim in and create business models for streaming video. And he cofounded and led the short-form video startup Vessel, which was acquired by Verizon in a 2016 attempt to revive its now-defunct mobile-video unit, Go90. Ann Sarnoff Warner Bros. chair and chief Ann Sarnoff is taking on responsibility for all the company's TV and film programming as part of her expanded role leading its new Studios and Networks group. On top of running WarnerMedia's studios, Sarnoff now oversees content for HBO, HBO Max, and TV channels TBS, TNT, and TruTV. While well-known in entertainment circles, Sarnoff is a rare Hollywood outsider to lead the iconic Warner Bros. studio. She was hired from BBC Studios in 2019. She brings to the gig more operational and TV prowess, having spent nine years at BBC, most recently as president of BBC Studios America where she helped grow viewership for franchises like "Doctor Who" and "BBC Earth." She also served for stints at Dow Jones and the WNBA, as well as for about a decade in various roles at Viacom. Sarnoff is out to prove that the traditional TV and film studio can evolve for the digital age. In her first year in the job, she formed a new film label to produce mid-budget movies for HBO Max. She also made key appointments, including naming Tom Ascheim from Disney's Freeform to an expansive role leading global kids, young adults, and classics. Casey Bloys Casey Bloys is the creative force behind HBO, and now he's programming for HBO Max and TV channels TNT, TBS, and TruTV, too. He was put in charge of original content on those platforms as former content chief Kevin Reilly exited. Bloys reports to Sarnoff in his new role. Kilar praised Bloys in a recent interview with Bloomberg's Lucas Shaw for helping shepherd in the quality programming that Kilar believes sets HBO Max apart from other streamers. Bloys has helped HBO lead in premium TV even as Apple, Amazon, and Netflix race to beat the network at its own game.  Bloys was responsible for critically acclaimed HBO series that recently received Emmy's nods like "The Watchman" and "Euphoria," as well as documentaries like "McMillions." He joined HBO in 2004 and came up at the cable network as a programming exec under former chief executive Richard Plepler. Plepler led HBO during an era that included cultural hits like "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire." Bloys was promoted to programming chief in 2016, after helping bring in a string of comedy hits like "Silicon Valley," "Veep," and "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." After Plepler departed in 2019, Bloys led the network alongside Glenn Whitehead, who handles business and legal affairs. Bloys has continued to pursue boundary-pushing series like the racy teen drama "Euphoria," and "Run," a dark comedy from "Fleabag" creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. And he's on the hunt for the network's next smash hit. He currently has a "Game of Thrones" prequel, called "House of the Dragon," in the works for 2022. Bloys also oversees original programming for Cinemax, which has struggled in the last year as pay-TV distributors stopped bundling it with HBO. The network wasn't mentioned in Kilar's latest announcement. Andy Forssell Andy Forssell, Kilar's fellow Hulu alum, is being elevated to the top job overseeing the business side of HBO Max. Forssell runs product, marketing, consumer engagement for WarnerMedia's flagship streaming service in his new role as general manager of HBO Max. He's also architecting the platform's global expansion, which Kilar says will kick off in Latin America. Forssell has managed much of the day-to-day development for the HBO Max product since its inception. He was the chief operating officer at Otter Media before taking on the HBO Max duties. At Otter, insiders told Business Insider Forssell was a key liaison between upper management and the individual brands like Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and DC Universe. Forssell joined Otter Media from its subsidiary Fullscreen, where he had been its chief operating officer. He was also a top player at Hulu for six years, where he held a number of roles, including acting CEO in 2013. Gerhard Zeiler Chief Revenue Officer Gerhard Zeiler is now running WarnerMedia's newly combined international arm that spans Warner Bros, HBO, and Turner's TV channels.  He's responsible for the local operations of WarnerMedia's TV networks, as well as commercial activities like ad sales and distribution, and regional programming for HBO Max. As CRO, Zeiler has been a key player in monetizing WarnerMedia's businesses in various ways including subscriptions for HBO Max. He was also part of the effort to bring an ad-supported tier to HBO Max, which CNBC reported is expected to launch in 2021. Zeiler led the team responsible for negotiating carriage deals with TV providers like fellow AT&T subsidiary DirecTV and cable company Comcast, as well. Recently, that group has been hustling to make HBO Max available through as many platforms and distributors as possible. But it's yet to land a deal with the two biggest streaming platforms: Roku and Amazon Fire TV. When asked why HBO Max isn't on Amazon devices by Bloomberg, Kilar said to "call the Seattle folks." Zeiler, who has been with WarnerMedia since the Time Warner days, was also in charge of integrating WarnerMedia's ad-sales group with Xandr's ad-tech business since the two divisions merged in April. No mention was made of Xandr in Kilar's memo announcing the restructuring. Tony Goncalves Otter Media CEO Tony Goncalves is in charge of WarnerMedia's new commercial arm that unites its US ad-sales and distribution groups with its home-entertainment and content-licensing efforts. Goncalves will be leading closely watched relationships with major advertisers, distributors, and other streamers in the new gig. Content licensing, for example, is a hot topic for HBO Max as DC and Harry Potter films rotate on and off the platform. The service has also been on a mission to bring marquee titles from the Warner Bros. catalog to the service, like "Friends." Goncalves, who joined AT&T through its 2015 acquisition of DirecTV, was a key player in launching HBO Max. Greenblatt, WarnerMedia's old direct-to-consumer boss, turned to him for his streaming expertise last May, as Otter Media was also being brought closer under the WarnerMedia umbrella. At DirecTV, Goncalves oversaw the satellite-TV operator's digital efforts, including its TV Everywhere and over-the-top platforms, among other roles. He rose in the ranks under the phone company. He was CEO of AT&T's digital brands, where he oversaw the relationship between AT&T and The Chernin Group, which operated Otter Media as a joint venture until AT&T bought full control in 2018. And he led the launch strategy for DirecTV Now (now AT&T TV Now), which was the company's last major digital-TV initiative. The linear streaming service got off to a solid start in 2016, but lost subscribers as programming costs ballooned, discounts were nixed in an effort to become profitable, and AT&T shifted its focus in 2020 to a pricier internet-based offering that is more akin to traditional pay-TV services. Christy Haubegger Christy Haubegger, a former Creative Artists Agency agent and founding member of the Time's Up initiative, is taking control of WarnerMedia's marketing and communications groups. Haubegger joined WarnerMedia in 2019 as chief enterprise inclusion officer. Kilar's restructure puts WarnerMedia's global marketing and communications teams, including those responsible for branding and corporate-social responsibility, under Haubegger's command. The shift comes as Hollywood and the broader media industry is reckoning with its record on race and gender. In recent weeks, HBO and other entertainment platforms have been trying to amplify Black creators and voices who they work with in light of the latest racial-justice movement.  Haubegger, who founded Latina magazine in the 1990s, has an established track record for elevating women of color and diverse voices in the entertainment industry. She brought clients like Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, and Salma Hayek to CAA during her time there and pushed the agency to work with more clients of color, according to Stanford Lawyer, a publication by Haubegger's alma mater, Stanford Law School.
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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang will showcase the 'biggest breakthroughs in PC gaming since 1999'
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Everything you need to know about The Umbrella Academy season 3, including its likely release date and where the story could go next.
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Functionalities had to be removed from Facebook Gaming app for iOS
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The latest Star Wars rumor suggests three more series based on The Mandalorian are in the works.
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The Lyriq is the first vehicle built on General Motors' new electric architecture.
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In in the summer of 2020, US citizens are edging ever closer to their second major stimulus check in less than a year. This payment was otherwise titled an “Economic Impact Payment” (EIP) by the IRS, and will be sent automatically to most US taxpayers. IF you filed a tax return in 2018, 2019, or are a senior or retiree, … Continue reading
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Looking for some games to pad your Nintendo Switch library? Here are 15 free games you can download now.
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In an interview with WIRED, former national intelligence official Sue Gordon discusses Russian election interference and other digital threats to democracy.
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Tapping the magnifying glass icon searches for the contents of the message. | Image: WhatsApp WhatsApp is piloting a new feature that lets users quickly search the contents of viral messages to fact-check misinformation, the company has announced. Starting today, a magnifying glass icon will start appearing next to messages that have been forwarded through a chain of five or more people. Tapping it searches for the message’s contents online, with the idea being that this should reveal any common conspiracy theories or misinformation the message contains. In a screenshot of the feature released by WhatsApp, it uses the example of a viral message which claims that “drinking fresh boiled garlic water will cure COVID-19.” A web search brings up three fact-checking websites, which flag this claim as false. Back in March, CNN reported... Continue reading…
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If you were expecting a Galaxy S20 lookalike, you won't be disappointed.
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Better cooling and more memory could help it compete with Asus and Lenovo devices.
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As the short-form video app TikTok continues to grow in the US and other key markets, some media companies are focusing more attention on building audiences on the platform. Brother, a Snapchat-focused lifestyle and entertainment brand with 24 million fans on its Snapchat Discover page, told Business Insider that "it's really important" to be on TikTok right now. "I think you see more and more trends or pieces of [user-generated content] or pieces of music that originate on TikTok take off as much as they do on any other platform now," said Joe Caporoso, EVP of content & brand platforms at Team Whistle, the digital-entertainment startup that owns the Brother brand. Like some other media companies that have ventured onto TikTok, Brother is focusing on making personality-driven content and tapping into the app's trends to build out its audience. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The media brand Brother has built an audience of over 24 million subscribers on Snapchat in the four years since it launched as a lifestyle and entertainment channel in the app's Discover section. Now its parent company, Team Whistle, hopes to replicate its success on the latest platform to capture young people's attention: TikTok. "We're definitely excited about their potential on TikTok, and it's something that's grown really well for them over the past couple months since we started being active again with it," said Joe Caporoso, EVP of content & brand platforms at Whistle, which took over the Brother brand last year after buying its producer, the mobile-content studio Vertical Networks.  Brother's TikTok account is a mix of reshared user-generated content and original videos with on-air personalities who do science experiments, dance the moonwalk, and stick their faces in bowls of cereal.  As with other media companies like The Washington Post and The Infatuation that have ventured onto TikTok, the team at Brother is focusing on personality-driven content and tapping into the app's trends to build out its audience (which currently stands at about 460,000 fans). "I think you want to be able to participate in trends as they're taking off," Caporoso said. "To properly manage any account day-to-day, whether it's TikTok or any other platforms, a big part of the community management is just kind of having your head in the app every single day to see what's taking off." "With Brother, it feels a little less like an actual media-publisher brand," he added. "We try to drive it more with the personalities and the people who are actually on camera." Following a format popularized by the TikTok account Flighthouse (another short-form video company with in-studio capabilities), Brother has invited trendy TikTok creators to appear in its mini shows as it taps into what's being shared on TikTok. The company recently filmed a video with the TikTok music artist Nodis, whose song "All About Cake (feat. KyleYouMadeThat)," has appeared in over 8 million videos on the app.  Forming a content partnership with TikTok As it looks to build an audience on TikTok, Whistle is also working directly with TikTok to grow its Brother brand. The company is one of a few hundred publishers and creators that received grants from the social platform as part of a $50 million "creative learning" fund that TikTok announced in May to encourage content creators to produce more DIY and educational content.  While Brother first opened its TikTok account in January 2019 (before Whistle bought its content studio), the company has recently refocused its TikTok efforts after integrating Brother's creators into the Team Whistle content and analytics team, the company said.  "From everything we've seen and heard from TikTok, they really want to lean into being a DIY and an educational platform," Caporoso said. "I think as a platform they're trying to emphasize more original content and content that is more educational and DIY content over maybe some of the dancing or music videos that have been really popular." Caporoso declined to share how much Whistle had received from TikTok as part of its creative learning initiative, but said it wasn't anything "massive or gamechanging." "It was definitely a nice shot in the arm for a brand that had really been siloed to generating week-to-week revenue only through one social platform in Snapchat," Caporoso said of the TikTok funding. "A big thing that we always try to emphasize is we want to be a distributed media company. We want to diversify our revenue streams as much as possible. So to add TikTok on top of Snapchat along with some of these other platforms was an exciting thing to happen pretty quickly." Brother's decision to accept a grant from TikTok offers a glimpse into the brand's longer-term strategy of building relationships with the social platforms it creates content on. Vertical Networks, the studio that first created Brother, received an investment from Snap Inc. when it first launched on Snapchat, according to Recode. Brother isn't going to neglect its bread-and-butter platform, Snapchat While Brother has its sights on TikTok for an expansion, Caporoso said it's definitely not going to slow down on Snapchat, where the vast majority of its audience lives. Brother had 13 million monthly active users on Snapchat last month, which the company said is up 18% from its monthly average on the app in the first quarter of 2020. Whistle said it's on track to pass $100 million in revenue this year across its full suite of sports and entertainment-focused businesses. "We don't want to take our foot off the gas on Snapchat at all because that's such a big dynamic audience that they've built," he said. "We feel strongly that there is a young Gen Z audience on TikTok, so it's really important for us to be there. I think you see more and more trends or pieces of [user-generated content] or pieces of music that originate on TikTok take off as much as they do on any other platform now." For more stories on how media companies, advertisers, and marketers are engaging with TikTok, check out these other Business Insider posts: A media company explains how it's gotten attention on TikTok with music, employee personalities, and lo-fi production: Business Insider spoke to the CEO and marketing lead at The Infatuation to learn more about the publisher's TikTok strategy. JanSport hired a Gen-Z 'think tank' to help launch a TikTok influencer campaign during the coronavirus pandemic without appearing tone deaf: The backpack brand JanSport hired 10 TikTok creators to generate buzz around its donations to the nonprofit World Central Kitchen. A teeth-whitening brand studied TikTok's algorithm to decide which influencers to hire and ended up gaining 100,000 followers in a week: HiSmile hired TikTok stars from the Hype House and Sway LA to create a wave of attention-grabbing videos on the social app. A milkshake brand blew up on TikTok, and its 460,000 followers have changed how it approaches marketing and its target audience: With 460,000 TikTok followers, the milkshake maker F'real has built a larger following than national brands like Chipotle, Walmart, and Burger King. CASE STUDY: TikTok ads have been 300% more efficient than Instagram ones in getting new users for fintech startup Tally: As more adults sign up for TikTok, fintech brands are using influencer videos and its self-serve ad platform to advertise on the platform. 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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Your phone is going to be able to charge faster soon, and the technology to do it is already here... kind of.
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  The Xbox Series X, Microsoft's next generation video game console, is launching during the 2020 holiday season. Microsoft hasn't confirmed the exact price and release date of the Xbox Series X, but production of the $400 Xbox One X has been discontinued. The Xbox Series X will replace the Xbox One as Microsoft's flagship console, but new Xbox games will continue to work on the Xbox One. We'll update this post as soon as Xbox Series X pricing and preorder details become available. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Xbox Series X, Microsoft's next generation video game console, will launch in fall 2020 with "Halo Infinite" and more than a dozen new games. Microsoft hasn't confirmed the exact release date or price just yet, outside of specifying "holiday season 2020." The Xbox Series X will replace the Xbox One X as Microsoft's flagship console and will be backwards compatible with all Xbox One games and controllers on release. Older games will see significant graphical improvements on the Xbox Series X, including support for 120 frames per second playback. Microsoft says the Xbox Series X will be capable of playing thousands of games from the original Xbox and Xbox 360 at launch. So far, Xbox fans can look forward to "Halo Infinite," a new "Fable" game, "Assassin's Creed Valhalla," and more than a dozen other games coming to the Xbox Series X and Xbox One in November. Though full details on pricing and availability for the Xbox Series X are still forthcoming, we've broken down everything we know so far about how to buy the console. We'll update this article with more preorder information as it's announced.Xbox Series X price An official price for the Xbox Series X has not been announced yet, but you can expect to find the console at all major retailers when it's released this fall. Several stores, including Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft, Target, and GameStop, have already launched landing pages to keep buyers up to date about preorders. Be sure to check back for more information when the price and exact release date are announced. Microsoft is reportedly working on another new Xbox console that will be slightly weaker than the Series X with a lower price tag, too. That project is reportedly codenamed "Lockhart" and could be announced as soon as August. Xbox Series X specifications and features Microsoft says the Xbox Series X is about twice as strong as the Xbox One X and more than eight times as powerful as the original Xbox One released in 2013. The Series X will also boast significantly faster load times thanks to a new solid-state hard drive. The SSD will allow for new features like Quick Resume, which lets you save multiple games in a suspended state similar to rest mode. Another new feature is "Smart Delivery" — a process that lets Xbox owners swap between the Series X and Xbox One versions of games, like "Halo Infinite" and "Gears 5," to get the best possible quality on both consoles with no extra cost. Because of smart delivery, Microsoft says there won't be any games that are truly exclusive to the Xbox Series X for a year or longer. Every new Xbox release in 2020 will still be available on Xbox One, but the Series X versions will have improved visuals thanks to Smart Delivery.
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In a new episode of the I'm So Obsessed podcast, the actor best known for Atonement and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, opens up about making a Gothic horror movie that might hit way too close to home for some.
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Devops software provider Puppet on July 21 updated its Puppet Enterprise infrastructure automation platform, with capabilities including access to pre-built modules as well as patching task automation.The summer release of Puppet Enterprise, version 2019.8 LTS, lets customers use thousands of open source and Puppet-built modules in the Puppet Forge catalog to manage Plans, which enable running a series of tasks through a single command in the Puppet Enterprise console. Users can expand automation to more far-reaching infrastructure use cases, mixing and matching imperative tasks with declarative model-based automation.To read this article in full, please click here
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A new phishing campaign had been spotted in the wild which uses a number of different techniques to appear legitimate to enterprise users.
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We track air fryer prices at major merchants and update this post frequently with the best air fryer deals.
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The Auzai ME16Z01, a 15.6-inch display, is now selling for just $147.
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Huawei always launches the second flagship model in the second half of the year. And as you know, it always comes our way from the ... The post Huawei Mate 40 Series Configuration Spotted On The Net appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The bad news is you'll have to risk seeing your current bank balance.
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The World Meteorological Organization said it expects global temperatures will rise "at least" 1 degree Celsius in each year of the next five years, far above levels not seen since the Second Industrial Revolution.
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It’s an issue that has been rumbling on ever since the first Uber hit the streets back in 2011: Are the men and women that operate vehicles on Uber’s platforms “employees of the company,” or are they, as an Uber executive once described them, “independent, third-party transportation providers”?Uber has always considered them as self-employed, which exempts it from having to offer the kind of labor protections and benefits enjoyed by regular company employees, saving it a huge amount of money in the process.The argument over how to classify its millions of drivers globally has just landed the company with a whopping $649 million fine in a decision that could have serious repercussions for Uber’s business and the wider gig economy.New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD), which announced the fine on Thursday, November 14, accuses Uber of misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors rather than as employees, and as a result says Uber owes $530 million for four years’ worth of unpaid employment taxes, the NY Times reported.The figure finished up at $649 million after officials added $119 million in interest.The Times described the decision as “a major escalation” in how states consider the various employment practices deployed by app-based firms, noting that this is the first time for a local government to demand back payroll taxes from the ridesharing giant.
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