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A city offers harsh lessons after emerging from one of the world's longest lockdowns

1 hour ago   |   Fortune

As countries across the globe grapple with the prospect of renewed lockdowns, the Australian city of Melbourne offers a stark lesson on the costs of bringing the coronavirus...
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Harnessing AI To Reset The Future: How To Channel AI For Social Good?

1 hour ago   |   Forbes

The wave of optimism surrounding the transformative potential of AI has been tempered by increasing concerns about potential negative impacts including an evolving digital...
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Armenian email campaign asks SpaceX not to aid Turkish regime with satellite launch

Armenian email campaign asks SpaceX not to aid Turkish regime with satellite launch

9 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

SpaceX staff and members of the media have been inundated this morning with emails ostensibly from concerned Armenians around the world, asking the company to cancel a launch...
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Yoo Ah-In In Talks To Join Lee Byung-Hun In New Film About Go Players

10 hours ago   |   Forbes

Coming off two red-hot titles , the prolific Yoo Ah-in might be joining Lee Byung-Hun in a film about ‘Go' board game players helmed by The Sheriff in Town (2017) director Kim...
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Pandemic Forces Airports And Travel Retailers To Pivot To Domestic Consumers

13 hours ago   |   Forbes

The lack of a viable shopper base in airports has encouraged Heinemann and Singapore Changi Airport to target non-traveling consumers in the downtown market-but there could be...
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Apple's ‘Pachinko' Begins Production, Stars Lee Min-Ho

13 hours ago   |   Forbes

Apple's international drama series Pachinko kicked off production on October 26 on multiple continents. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name from Min Jin Lee, it...
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10 favorite startups from Techstars' October 2020 class

10 favorite startups from Techstars' October 2020 class

15 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

A few weeks back, The Exchange dug through a number of Techstars demo days and parsed a few dozen startups to find a few favorites. Today, we're back for more of the same...
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Top Facebook India executive Ankhi Das leaves the company

17 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch   |   2 articles

Ankhi Das, a top Facebook executive in India, is leaving the company on Tuesday months after she was alleged to interfere in the company's content moderation policy in the...
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Asia Today: Thailand: Woman probably infected in quarantine

17 hours ago   |   Chron

BANGKOK - Health officials in Thailand said Tuesday that it is likely that a French woman who earlier this month tested positive for the coronavirus became infected when she...
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AM Best to Present Global, Asia-Pacific Insurance Market Review at SIRC 2020 Re-Mind

18 hours ago   |   A.M. Best

AM Best's Insurance Market Briefing - SIRC will explore the state of the Asia-Pacific and global insurance markets on Wednesday, 4 November 2020, as part of the Singapore...
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Microsoft reports $35.7 billion in Q1 2021 revenue: Azure up 48%, Surface up...

Microsoft reports $35.7 billion in Q1 2021 revenue: Azure up 48%, Surface up 37%, and LinkedIn up 16%

Microsoft reported fiscal Q1 2020 earnings, including revenue of $37.2 billion, net income of $13.9 billion, and earnings per share of $1.82. Read more ...

The Latest: Virus spreading in S Korea as restrictions ease

The Latest: Virus spreading in S Korea as restrictions ease

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea has reported 103 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, continuing a steady spread as people increasingly venture out in the public... Read more ...

Trump's official campaign website briefly offline after hackers appeared to...

Trump's official campaign website briefly offline after hackers appeared to take control and claim they had 'full access to Trump and relatives'

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The Latest: Indoor dining, bar service banned in Chicago

The Latest: Indoor dining, bar service banned in Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Surging coronavirus infections in Chicago have prompted Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker to ban indoor dining and bar services in the city and limit the number... Read more ...

Step inside a Colombian jungle lab where coca leaf begin its journey to...

Step inside a Colombian jungle lab where coca leaf begin its journey to become cocaine

Summary List Placement THIS COCA LABORATORY OPERATES ONLY because it has the permission from the FARC dissidents who rule from the jungles. And right now, the coca is about to... Read more ...

Via and Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture to offer shared robotaxi rides next year

Via and Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture to offer shared robotaxi rides next year

Motional, the Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture, and on-demand shuttle startup Via plan to launch a shared robotaxi service for the public in a U.S. city in the first half of 2021... Read more ...

Early votes in the US account for over 50% of votes that were cast in the...

Early votes in the US account for over 50% of votes that were cast in the entire 2016 presidential election

Summary List Placement Early voting in the US presidential election has been robust since it began a few weeks ago, but it just passed a critical milestone. As of October 27... Read more ...

Reddit employees will keep their coveted San Francisco salaries if they move...

Reddit employees will keep their coveted San Francisco salaries if they move to more affordable cities, bucking the trend of pay cuts for workers leaving Silicon Valley

Summary List Placement Reddit will keep paying its employees their San Francisco salaries if they decide to leave the region for more affordable locales, the company said in a... Read more ...

T-Mobile offers up yet another TV streaming service

T-Mobile offers up yet another TV streaming service

Yet another service provider is jumping into the TV streaming wars. This time it's T-Mobile and its TVision service with live news, entertainment and sports channels, starting... Read more ...

October 27 COVID-19 Test Results

October 27 COVID-19 Test Results

The US is now averaging close to 1 million tests per day. Based on the experience of other countries, the percent positive needs to be well under 5% to really push down new... Read more ...