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Anti-vaccine school in Florida tells kids to stay home if they get a COVID shot

By Beth Mole
Enlarge / Centner Academy private school building is seen in Miami’s Design District in Miami on April 27, 2021. (credit: Getty | CHANDAN KHANNA) An anti-vaccine private school in Miami, Florida, is requiring students who receive a COVID-19 vaccine to stay home for 30 days after each shot, according to local news outlet WSVN. In a letter to parents, the school once again spread vaccine misinformation, falsely claiming that COVID-19 vaccines can cause "potential transmission or shedding onto others." No COVID-19 vaccines in use in the US include a live virus; there are only mRNA-based vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) and a […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Someone unboxed the Pixel 6 early and didn’t bother to turn it on

By Richard Lawler
Pixel 6 color choices | Image: Google Google’s upcoming phones have made early appearances in leaks over, and over, and over, and over, and over again, so it’s really no surprise that someone seems to have obtained a retail-boxed Pixel 6 unit ahead of the fall launch event tomorrow. In a video posted initially to TikTok, then deleted but still available on Twitter, @CristianDimboiu takes a literal approach to unboxing by removing the “Sorta Seafoam” green device from its carrier without going any further. You won’t see the screen turn on or see the screen at all. Google Pixel 6 – World First Unboxing #Pixel6 #GooglePixel6 […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Why Jim Cramer Says AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron Is ‘Pulling Off A Miracle’

By Adam Eckert
  • Jim Cramer still believes in AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc's (NYSE: AMC ) stock because of AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron, he said Monday on CNBC's "Squawk On The Street."
  • Cramer told CNBC that Aron texted him Monday morning with "really encouraging" box office numbers that show the company is "finally on the rebound back to where they were in February 2020."
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African rugby teams will have to face each other in France to qualify for the next Rugby World Cup

By Carlos Mureithi
  • Now Rugby Africa has defended its decision to have France host the tournament, saying it’s important for the growth of African rugby.
  • In a controversial move last month, Rugby Africa, the regional association for rugby in the continent, announced that it had chosen France as the host for the Rugby Africa Cup 2022, a tournament that will double as a qualifier for African teams for the following year’s Rugby World Cup. It said it had made the decision this after issuing a call for applications to its 39 African member federations and France, which will host the eventual World Cup in 2023.
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Sinclair TV Stations Disrupted Across the US After Ransomware Attack

By msmash
TV broadcasts for Sinclair-owned channels went down Sunday across the US in what the stations have described as technical issues, but which multiple sources told The Record to be a ransomware attack. From the report: The incident occurred in the early hours of the day and took down the Sinclair internal corporate network, email servers, phone services, and the broadcasting systems of local TV stations. As a result of the attack, many channels weren’t able to broadcast morning shows, news segments, and scheduled NFL games, according to a barrage of tweets coming from viewers and the TV channels themselves. "Internally, it’s […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Our Comments to the National AI Research Resource Task Force

By Palantir
  • With these key investments, the NAIRR effort has the potential to support, enrich, and grow the AI research community by providing a shared data environment, not just static datasets.
  • The NAIRR data resource can enable tangible, trustworthy results through collaboration tools that allow for secure modifications, annotations, and improvements to datasets and the ability to share knowledge and performance metrics.
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DeepMind acquires and open-sources robotics simulator MuJoCo

By Kyle Wiggers
  • DeepMind, the AI lab owned by Google parent company Alphabet, today announced that it has acquired and released the MuJoCo simulator, making it freely available to researchers as a precompiled library.
  • In a blog post, the company says that it’ll work to prepare the codebase for a release in 2022 and “continue to improve” MuJoCo as open-source software under the Apache 2.0 license.
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5 Indispensable Skills for Data Scientists

By Brooke Wenig
  • I know data scientists are eager to build models, but understanding the data, talking to stakeholders and subject-matter experts, and continually asking questions about the data through exploratory data analysis is critical to delivering the right solution for the business.
  • So how do you learn all the skills needed to be a data scientist and keep up with the latest innovations?
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Generative AI, autonomic systems, hyperautomation and more top Gartner list of top tech trends in 2022

By Jonathan Greig
  • David Groombridge, research vice president at Gartner, said CEOs and boards are striving to find growth through direct digital connections with customers and CIOs' priorities need to reflect the same business imperatives.
  • AI engineering, cloud-native platforms and autonomic systems were just a few of the trends that topped Gartner's list of the strategic technology trends that organizations need to explore in 2022
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Watch Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ event here at 1PM ET

By Jon Fingas

Apple's second event of the fall is about to begin, and like before you can tune in to see it unfold. The company will offer a live stream of its "Unleashed" event starting at 1PM Eastern. It's available below, but you can also watch through Apple's website, the Apple TV app or the company's YouTube channel. Engadget will also have an after-event stream on YouTube with insightful commentary and a dash of witty banter.

Many expect the event to have one main star: a redesigned MacBook Pro lineup with 14- and 16-inch mini-LED screens, new Apple Silicon and the return of favorite connectors like MagSafe, HDMI and an SD slot. You can expect to hear more about macOS Monterey's release date, too. There's also a chance Apple will introduce third-generation AirPods, other Mac upgrades (such as a high-spec Mac mini) and new or expanded services. No matter what, you'll probably get a surprise or two.

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Intel CEO Hopes to Make a Chip That’s Good Enough to Win Apple Back, Someday

By Victoria Song
  • On the eve of Apple’s big MacBook event, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said he hopes the company can win back Apple, noting that he hasn’t given up on the idea that one day Macs may once again run on Intel chips.
  • Sure, the global chip shortage probably had something to do with it, but competitors like AMD haven’t had as much trouble making smaller, faster CPUs. An ex-Intel engineer also said last year that a big reason why Intel lost Apple was due to its poor quality assurance for its Skylake processors.
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Third-party health apps are vulnerable to hacks, report finds

By Nicole Wetsman
  • Third-party health apps that pull patient data from electronic health record systems are vulnerable to hacks, according to a new report .
  • For this new report sponsored by app security company Approov, cybersecurity analyst Alissa Knight checked for vulnerabilities in apps built using the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard, which was set up to encourage information exchange in healthcare.
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NASA’s newly launched Lucy spacecraft is having issues with one of its solar panels

By Loren Grush
  • The space probe, named Lucy, is having issues with one of its two main solar panels, which are critical for gathering rays from the Sun and generating power for the spacecraft on its 12-year trip through the Solar System.
  • A robotic spacecraft that NASA just launched to explore clusters of asteroids around Jupiter may be in some slight trouble on its journey through space.
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DocuSign pioneered the e-signature market. Now it wants to help fund its future.

By Joe Williams
  • The company made $20 million in investments in early-stage startups prior to last week's launch, but the announcement is meant to signal a more formal commitment to ushering in the next generation of providers that build upon DocuSign's e-signature capabilities.
  • The new division will focus on what corporate development head Eric Darwin labels the "agreement cloud," which encompasses the digital signature, along with services like identity verification and digital payments.
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Dune is an absorbing and visually striking sci-fi epic – with one major problem

By tom.power@futurenet.com (Tom Power)
  • With Dune fanatic and Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve at the helm, though, Warner Bros’ big screen treatment of Herbert’s iconic novel may have a better chance of succeeding than David Lynch’s maligned 1984 offering.
  • With each one portrayed by a star name, and given that they’re all key to Dune’s expansive plot, you might think it's an impossible task to seamlessly introduce audiences to each character, their personality and their motives.
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Good signs for buying sentiments as PayU records 7 million plus transactions in one day during festive sales

By Sameer Dixit
  • Here's an exclusive interview with Shantanu Preetam, Chief Technology Officer at PayU that takes us to the company's strategy for India and the real reasons for making the payment gateway PayU look so confident about the rebounding of buying sentiments specially during the festive season.
  • Roll out of 5G technology will help for more easier, faster and intuitive adoption of digital payments- PayU
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Amazon May Have Lied To Congress About Its Business Practices, Lawmakers Say

By msmash
Five members of the Congressional Committee have accused Amazon’s top executives of either misleading or blatantly lying to it about its business practices and said they are considering an investigation following publication of two damning reports last week. From a report: Reuters and the Markup reported last week that Amazon uses the data of third-party sellers on its platform to inform and create its private-label products. Both the outlets also noted that Amazon then gives preference to its own portfolio over those of the rivals when customers look up for products. The letter, addressed to Amazon chief executive Andy Jassy, says […]Read more >Similar articles >
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ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish downplays idea of a merger to get scale in streaming

By Sarah Perez
  • Pressed for comment on the matter, Bakish didn’t give a direct answer as to whether the company is considering any M&A deals, and instead touted the growth Paramount+ has been seeing throughout the year.
  • In reality, the service is the successor to the company’s earlier streaming endeavor, CBS All Access, which rebranded and expanded to include Viacom content following the 2019 CBS and Viacom merger .
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REvil ransomware group goes dark after its Tor sites were hijacked

By Carly Page
  • REvil, the notorious Russian-linked ransomware gang responsible for the high-profile cyberattacks on Kaseya, Travelex, and JBS earlier this year, has disappeared again after its Tor payment portal and data leak blog were allegedly hijacked.
  • The threat actor’s post said the group’s Tor services were hijacked and replaced with a copy of the group’s private keys, likely from an earlier backup.
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Microsoft execs reportedly warned Bill Gates years ago to stop emailing a female employee

By Kim Lyons
  • Over 10 years before his departure from Microsoft’s board amid an investigation over an affair with an employee, former CEO Bill Gates was warned by two company executives about inappropriate emails between him and another woman, The Wall Street Journal reported .
  • While he was still an employee at Microsoft and serving as chairman of the board, Gates and a female employee exchanged “flirtatious” emails and propositioned the employee, the Journal reported.
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Walmart-backed robotics group Symbotic in $4.5bn SoftBank SPAC merger

  • A robotics and automation company backed by Walmart, the world's biggest store-based retailer, is in talks to merge with a 'blank cheque' company set up by the Japanese technology giant SoftBank.
  • Sky News has learnt that Symbotic, which is run by founder Rick Cohen, is in discussions with SVF Investment Corp 3, a New York-listed special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), about a deal that would value the merged entity at about $4.5bn (£3.3bn).
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A Look At PharmaTher And Its Recent Bull Run: Where’s The Psychedelics Stock Headed?

By Microdose Psychedelic Insights
  • Announced the FDA approved the Company’s Investigational New Drug application to proceed with a Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of ketamine in the treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
  • As the industry focused on big-name news, PharmaTher (OTC: PHRRF )’s stock price experienced a low-key moon run earlier this year.
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Data breach extortion scheme uncovered by NCC Group

By NCC Group
  • NCC Group has observed this actor successfully exploiting and stealing data from servers that were vulnerable to remote code execution in Telerik UI for ASPX.NET, as well as SQL injections.
  • Over the past few months NCC Group has observed an increasing number of data breach extortion cases, where the attacker steals data and threatens to publish said data online if the victim decides not to pay.
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The COP26 climate summit has corporate sponsors—and they’re already demanding changes

By Samanth Subramanian
  • In return for being a COP26 sponsor, companies were promised “unique benefits,” such as UK ministers appearing at their events and space to promote their brands at the “green zone,” the summit’s public-facing exhibition area at the Glasgow Science Centre.
  • Some energy companies, such as Hitachi, are also aggrieved that rival brands are appearing in the summit’s “blue zone,” a UN-managed space for delegates and other accredited people.
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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Disney, State Street, Occidental and more

  • Philips — Shares of Philips fell 1.5% after the Dutch medical technology company reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue.
  • Zillow — The real estate stock dropped 9% after Zillow announced that it would not sign any new contracts to buy homes through the end of the year "due to a backlog in renovations and operational capacity constraints." In a press release, the company's CEO cited labor and supply issues as a reason for the backlog.
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CIRP: iPhone 12 Pro Max was the best selling iPhone in Q3 as buyers avoid ‘smaller, older models’

By Chance Miller
  • Following last month’s launch of the iPhone 13 lineup, new data from analysts at Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shows that trends suggest iPhone buyers are “replacing phones more quickly,” despite more iterative year-over-year improvements.
  • The CIRP research also suggests that buyers are replacing their iPhones more quickly, with fewer buyers reporting that their previous phone was three years or older.
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Carl Icahn says the market over the long run will certainly ‘hit the wall’ because of money printing

  • Longtime activist investor Carl Icahn said Monday that the U.S. markets could see challenges over the long run in the face of easy money and rising inflation.
  • we will certainly going to hit a wall," Icahn said Monday on CNBC's " Fast Money Halftime Report ." I really think there will be a crisis the way we are going, the way we are printing the money, the way we are going into inflation.
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Dog-sized scorpion once roamed the waters off prehistoric China

By John.Loeffler@futurenet.com (John Loeffler)
  • A prehistoric fossil of a sea scorpion the size of a dog has been uncovered in the Lower Silurian region of South China, the first time a large eurypterid has been found in this part of the world.
  • "Our knowledge of mixopterids is limited to only four species in two genera," said professor Wang Bo from the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in a statement, "which were all based on a few fossil specimens from the Silurian Laurussia 80 years ago."
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34 Stocks Moving In Monday’s Mid-Day Session

By Lisa Levin
  • MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ: MNKD ) tumbled 19% to $4.1250 after the company announced the FDA issued a complete response to United Therapeutics regarding the New Drug Application for Tyvaso DPI.
  • Evolving Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: EVOL ) gained 19.2% to $2.67 after the company announced it will sell its activation and marketing businesses to PartnerOne Capital for $40 million.
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Fake YouTube Apple event stream draws 30k viewers before turning into crypto scam

By Benjamin Mayo

An unofficial YouTube stream of the Apple event has drawn tens of thousands of viewers ahead of Apple’s actual October ‘Unleashed’ event going live, where the company is set to announce a highly-anticipated new MacBook Pro. However, this fake stream —like a lot of terrible things in 2021—has converted into a crypto currency scam.

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Latest Ghostbusters: Afterlife Clip Unleashes the Terror Dogs

By Charles Pulliam-Moore
  • Bringing the Terror Dogs back in such a big way seems to be one of Ghostbusters: Afterlife ’s attempts at luring diehard fans of the original movie to theaters.
  • Though the Terror Dogs have always been visually alarming, it’s their tendency to possess humans and make them do their bidding (or the bidding of their masters) that makes them so disturbing—and a new international trailer appears to be teasing how the movie will explore this idea for a new generation.
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Adviser links: the right value

By abnormalreturns
PodcastsDaniel Crosby talks with Penny Phillips, co-founder and President of Journey Strategic Wealth. (standarddeviationspod.com)Michael Kitces talks with J.D. Bruce who is the Chief of Innovation for Abacus Wealth Partners about segmenting clients. (kitces.com)Christine Shaw talks with Rajini Kodialam, co-founder and chief operating officer at Focus Financial Partners, about working best with women. (investmentnews.com)M&AConnectus Wealth Advisers, a partner firm of Focus Financial Partners, is increasingly going global. (barrons.com)Charles Schwab ($SCHW) will launch a service to help independent RIAs prepare for mergers or […]Read more >Similar articles >
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What Colin Powell’s Death Really Means About the Vaccines

By Tim Requarth
  • (While it’s unclear if Powell had received a booster, and one might reasonably quibble about whether, given his age, he may need a booster to count “fully vaccinated,” his illness, along with being 84, made him vulnerable to COVID either way) And while we don’t know the specifics of Powell’s medical chart, he would have been at heightened risk even if his cancer was in remission.
  • “Multiple myeloma is not curable, so while he may (or may not) have been on active treatment, his disease, and his age, made him more vulnerable to breakthrough infection, complications and death,” Dr. Gwen Nichols, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s chief medical officer who authored the studies I’ve linked to in this paragraph.
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Quris combines AI with ‘patient on a chip’ to speed drug development and reduce animal testing

By Devin Coldewey
  • These systems, still relatively new but established in the field, use a small amount of stem cell-derived tissue (“organoids”) as a test bed for drugs or treatments — providing a good idea of how, for example, a human liver might respond to a combination of substances.
  • It would cost millions to run a hundred simulated humans the way Harvard’s researchers did it, but thousands to do so on Quris’s system, which uses less raw biological material, can be automated, and is accompanied by a well-trained machine learning model.
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Vodafone Group Enters Oversold Territory

By Dividend Channel, Contributor
  • But making Vodafone Group an even more interesting and timely stock to look at, is the fact that in trading on Monday, shares of VOD entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $15.13 per share.
  • In the case of Vodafone Group plc, the RSI reading has hit 29.5 — by comparison, the universe of dividend stocks covered by Dividend Channel currently has an average RSI of 54.5.
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How Financial Services Can Avoid Compliance Issues in the Cloud

By Doug Bonderud
  • As noted by The Financial Brand, many organizations worry about risks associated with data sharing and accidental exposure, while research firm Deloitte highlights C-suite concerns about data security across multiple cloud environments.
  • With compliance regulations continually evolving, Meng notes that financial institutions “need to consider how to deploy data security and data privacy effectively and determine how they’ll exchange encrypted data with external companies in the public cloud environment.”
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Pixel 6 Leak Reveals Its Surprisingly Low Price

By Sam Rutherford
  • The Pixel 6's official announcement is just a day away, but a flurry of new leaks may have just revealed all the details we didn’t know about Google’s upcoming phone—including a surprisingly low starting price.
  • Compared to other flagship phones, the Pixel 6's $599 price tag would put it $200 less than the standard iPhone 13 and even $100 less the iPhone 13 Mini, while still offering what looks to be a much bigger screen and all the typical flagship phone specs like wireless charging, water resistance, and more.
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Canon Sued Over All-in-One Printer That Stops Scanning When It Runs Out of Ink

By Andrew Liszewski
  • Leacraft, who is named as the plaintiff in a class-action complaint against Canon filed in a U.S. federal court in New York last week, found that their Canon Pixma MG6320 all-in-one printer would no longer scan or fax documents when it was out of ink, despite neither of those functions requiring any printing at all.
  • More often than not, these home printers will become completely disabled through software when just a single color cartridge runs low, forcing owners to keep buying replacements, even if they only intend to print black-and-white text.
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Neuron Bursts Can Mimic Famous AI Learning Strategy | Quanta Magazine

By Allison Whitten
  • A new model of learning centers on bursts of neural activity that act as teaching signals — approximating backpropagation, the algorithm behind learning in AI.
  • A team of researchers led by Richard Naud of the University of Ottawa and Blake Richards of McGill University and the Mila AI Institute in Quebec revealed a new model of the brain’s learning algorithm that can mimic the backpropagation process.
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Notable Momentive Global Insider Trades $370K In Company Stock

By Benzinga Insights
  • Dana Evan, Director at Momentive Global (NASDAQ: MNTV ), made a large buy and sell of company shares on October 15, according to a new SEC filing.
  • What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Dana Evan exercised options to purchase 12,722 Momentive Global shares at a price of $4.50 per share for a total of $57,249 on October 15.
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Scientists achieve the coldest temperature ever recorded

By John.Loeffler@futurenet.com (John Loeffler)
  • Absolute zero is the coldest anything can ever get in the universe, and scientists just broke a record by coming within trillionths of a degree of achieving it in a new experiment.
  • It was this limit that scientists at the University of Bremen, Germany, approached when they took a cloud of about 100,000 rubidium atoms trapped in a magnetic field and cooled them to around 2 billionths of a degree Celsius in a vacuum chamber, creating something known as a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC).
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SVP And Life Sciences Of Phreesia Trades $380K In Company Stock

By Benzinga Insights
  • David Linetsky, SVP And Life Sciences at Phreesia (NYSE: PHR ), made a large buy and sell of company shares on October 15, according to a new SEC filing.
  • What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that David Linetsky exercised options to purchase 5,452 Phreesia shares at a price of $4.71 per share for a total of $25,679 on October 15.
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NAHB: Builder Confidence Increased to 80 in October

By Calculated Risk
  • “Although demand and home sales remain strong, builders continue to grapple with ongoing supply chain disruptions and labor shortages that are delaying completion times and putting upward pressure on building material and home prices,” said NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke.
  • Strong consumer demand helped push builder confidence higher in October despite growing affordability challenges stemming from rising material prices and shortages.
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Ransomware is now a billion-dollar market

  • An analysis of several hundred cryptocurrency wallets used for ransomware -related payments has revealed transactions totaling over a whopping $5 billion.
  • A blockchain analysis by the US Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of transactions tied to the 177 convertible virtual currency (CVC) wallets, has identified roughly $5.2 billion in outgoing bitcoin (BTC) transactions potentially tied to ransomware payments.
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Notable Loop Media Insider Trades $3.1M In Company Stock

By Benzinga Insights
  • Bruce Cassidy Sr, Director at Loop Media (OTC: LPTV ), made a large buy and sell of company shares on September 30, according to a new SEC filing.
  • What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Bruce Cassidy Sr purchased 7,004,619 Loop Media shares at prices ranging from ($0.00) to $2.92 per share for a total of $3,148,608 on September 30.
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SaaS’ future will be open-sourced

By Frederic Lardinois
  • But before joining the company, she was also the executive director of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, where she helped shepherd one of the largest and most active enterprise-focused open-source projects through a time of change.
  • The company recently launched new open-source projects like its Kuma control plane (which it then donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation ), for example.
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Facebook’s Ad-Tracking Loss Is Startups’ Gain

By Malique Morris
Apple’s clampdown on ad tracking has prompted some small online merchants to cut back their ad spending on social media sites like Facebook, which they see as a less effective outlet than in the past. Among the beneficiaries are e-commerce software firms that specialize in collecting data on how consumers behave on merchants’ websites—and then helping merchants use the data to more effectively market to those shoppers. We decided to take a look at three such firms, Klaviyo, Yotpo and Rokt, each of which reported rapid growth in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to merchants like Vanity Planet, a skin-care seller. Alex Dastmalchi, CEO of […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Astronomers catch a white dwarf turning itself on and off for the first time

By John.Loeffler@futurenet.com (John Loeffler)
  • This kind of shift isn't unusual in other objects like neutron stars, but it is the first time it has been observed in a white dwarf, which makes it especially interesting to astronomers studying the physics of 'accretion'.
  • The researchers, lead by Dr. Simone Scaringi at the Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, at Durham University, UK, were studying how the white dwarf accreted material – a fancy way of saying gobbling up – from its stellar partner when they observed the brightness of the white dwarf suddenly plummet.
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10% Owner Of Graphite Bio Makes $670K Buy

By Benzinga Insights
  • Srinivas Akkaraju, 10% Owner at Graphite Bio (NASDAQ: GRPH ), made a large insider buy on October 15, according to a new SEC filing.
  • What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday showed that Akkaraju purchased 50,800 shares of Graphite Bio at at prices ranging from $12.49 to $13.22.
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Notable Cognition Therapeutics Insider Trades $2.3M In Company Stock

By Benzinga Insights
  • By: Aaron Fletcher, Director at Cognition Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CGTX ), made a large buy and sell of company shares on October 13, according to a new SEC filing.
  • What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that By: Aaron Fletcher exercised options to purchase 3,912,932 Cognition Therapeutics shares at prices ranging from ($0.00) to $12.00 per share for a total of $2,281,072 on October 13.
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Humans are crap navigators because the brain is lazy, new research indicates

By John.Loeffler@futurenet.com (John Loeffler)
  • New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), published this week in the journal Nature Computational Science, looked at how the human brain tries to navigate through city streets and found that rather than look for the shortest possible path – and thus the more efficient one – it instead settles for the "pointiest path" because it was easier.
  • By sacrificing the efficiency of the truly shortest path, our brains can focus their attention on other things, like keeping an eye out for dangers or performing other tasks requiring more active attention.
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State Street Stock To Beat Consensus In Q3?

By Trefis Team, Contributor
  • While the servicing fees and management fees benefited from an increase in Assets under Custody & Administration (AuC/A) and Assets under Management (AuM) respectively, NII was down due to the continued effect of the lower interest rate environment.
  • Further, the bank posted an adjusted net income of $728 million in the quarter – up 10% on a year-on-year basis, primarily due to a decrease in operating expenses as a % of revenues and loan loss reserve release.
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Facebook hits back at claims its AI has minimal success in fighting hate speech

By Aimee Chanthadavong
  • Rosen's post was in response to a Wall Street Journal article that reported, based on leaked internal documents, the social media giant's AI technology created to remove offensive content such as hate speech and violent images has had little success .
  • The report pointed out that a team of Facebook employees in March estimated the AI systems were removing posts that generated 3% to 5% of the views of hate speech on the platform, and 0.6% of all content that violated the company's policies against violence and incitement.
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EVP And Chief Medical Officer Of Intellia Therapeutics Trades $340K In Company Stock

By Benzinga Insights
  • David Lebwohl, EVP And Chief Medical Officer at Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NTLA ), made a large buy and sell of company shares on October 14, according to a new SEC filing.
  • What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that David Lebwohl exercised options to purchase 2,400 Intellia Therapeutics shares at a price of $12.62 per share for a total of $30,288 on October 14.
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Interest rate drumbeat grows louder as BoE governor warns it may ‘have to act’ over inflation

  • During an online panel discussion organised by the Group of Thirty, an independent global body that seeks to deepen understanding of global economic and financial issues, Mr Bailey warned that he and his colleagues on the monetary policy committee (MPC) would "have to act" in response to surging inflation.
  • A number of other central banks around Europe have done so since the pandemic, among them the Czech National Bank, which last month raised its main policy rate from 0.75% to 1.5% in what was its biggest hike in 24 years.
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Disney Stock Slides 3% As Analysts Warn Of Subscriber Slowdown

By Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff
  • Shares of streaming and entertainment giant Walt Disney fell 3% on Monday morning after analysts at Barclays downgraded the stock, warning that the company’s long-term subscriber goals appear overly optimistic.
  • While the streaming giant expects to have around 250 million total subscribers by 2024, Barclays analysts are skeptical, pointing to slowing growth and the fact Disney+ has been producing far less new content than its chief competitor, Netflix.
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How ‘volcanic’ black holes and cosmic bubbles are sculpting intergalactic space

By John.Loeffler@futurenet.com (John Loeffler)
  • In a new study published this week in Nature Astronomy shows for the first time how the evolution of the warm gases produced by active supermassive black holes blow off into intergalactic space like the smoke stacks of an erupting volcano, which in turn shapes the intergalactic medium around the galaxy and influences the evolution of the galaxy itself.
  • "The similarity [between a black hole's jets and volcanoes] is not only by chance but the same physics is involved as in both cases we have bubbles of light gas rising and expanding in a surrounding medium which is more dense at the center and less dense at higher distances," Brienza told TechRadar via email, adding that "the density of our own atmosphere is higher at the Earth's surface than up in the sky, the same as the gas surrounding a galaxy."
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I don’t recognize my own country anymore in Ghana’s new anti-gay bill

By Arthur Musah
  • The bill prescribes up to 10 years for anyone who advocates for LGBTQ+ people, forced medical procedures for intersex children, a requirement for families and teachers to report queer relatives and students or be subject to jail time, and even an extradition clause to allow the bill to nab Ghanaian activists abroad.
  • Queer Ghanaians, our friends, and our families would not be safe.
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Notable Olema Pharmaceuticals Insider Trades $175K In Company Stock

By Benzinga Insights
  • Sean Bohen, President And CEO at Olema Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OLMA ), made a large buy and sell of company shares on October 14, according to a new SEC filing.
  • What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Sean Bohen exercised options to purchase 5,000 Olema Pharmaceuticals shares at a price of $4.82 per share for a total of $24,120 on October 14.
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TripleBlind secures $24M for a new approach to enterprise-level, privacy-preserving data sharing

By Ingrid Lunden
  • In the latest development, a startup called TripleBlind — which has devised a way to encrypt data so that it can be shared without ever being decrypted or even leaving the data owner’s firewall, and keeping the whole process compliant with data protection regulations — is announcing new funding on the heels of strong demand for its technology.
  • At TripleBlind, Das said that he started to think about trying out a new approach to sharing data without compromising data protection or privacy when he was previously working at Alibaba’s Ant. The financial services giant had, in 2017, acquired eye-scanning biometrics startup EyeVerify for $100 million — where Das was the product architect — but the acquisition was not developing as Ant had hoped: it ran into controversy over privacy issues, or what Das described as “data access issues.”
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Housing Stocks Are Worth A Look Despite Mixed Building Data

By Trefis Team, Contributor
  • Our theme of Housing Stocks which includes the stocks of home builders, building products companies, and home improvement players, continues to outperform rising by about 30% year-to-date, well ahead of the S&P 500 which has gained about 19% over the same period.
  • Our theme of Housing Stocks which includes the stocks of home builders, building products companies, and home improvement companies, continues to outperform rising by about 20% year-to-date, well ahead of the S&P 500 which has gained about 16% over the same period.
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Intel CEO Blames Predecessors For Manufacturing Woes

By msmash
When it comes to Intel’s recent manufacturing problems, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger places the blame squarely on his predecessors — many of whom he notes were not engineers deeply steeped in chip technology, as he is. Axios: Gelsinger has announced a broad plan to reinvigorate Intel by doubling down on manufacturing. However, the strategy depends on the venerable semiconductor giant recovering from recent stumbles. Gelsinger told me that the company had grown so successful that leaders wanted to move the strategy away from what had made Intel a chip juggernaut. Especially lacking, he said was the "maniacal" focus on […]Read more >Similar articles >
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What’s Happening With Axsome Therapeutics Stock?

By Trefis Team, Contributor
  • Last month we discussed that Axsome Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AXSM) stock is likely to continue to see higher levels after it rose 6% in a week following the U.S. FDA’s acceptance of a new drug application for the company’s migraine drug - AXS-07.
  • According to the Trefis Machine Learning Engine, which identifies trends in the company’s stock price using six years of historical data, returns for AXSM stock average around 12.5% in the next one-month (twenty-one trading days) period after experiencing a 6.4% rise over the previous week (five trading days), implying that the stock will likely continue to rise in the near term.
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Council Post: How AI-Powered Call Centers Can Help With Your Digital Transformation Efforts

By Gregg Johnson
  • Though many of their hands were forced in this regard, the flexibility and faster innovation from cloud-based SaaS contact center solutions inevitably presented itself as an opportunity to derive more valuable first-party data from phone calls to provide better buying experiences for customers.
  • What many marketers don’t realize is that phone calls with human representatives have become more important as customers look for assistance in making big-ticket online purchases.
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Practical strategies for navigating growth in a complex world (VB Live)

By VB Staff
  • Employees become more and more detached from the central heart of the company and its leaders, and middle management begins to spend its time focused inwardly, on the minutia of bureaucracy and internal metrics, instead of outwardly, on creating the kinds of products, services, and customer service that drives real growth in a sustainable way.
  • But as a company grows and expands its focus, enlarges its target market, and begins to add new products, complexity begins to build up like a plaque on the company’s arteries.
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MuJoCo — Advanced Physics Simulation

By mujoco.org
  • MuJoCo makes it possible to scale up computationally-intensive techniques such optimal control, physically-consistent state estimation, system identification and automated mechanism design, and apply them to complex dynamical systems in contact-rich behaviors.
  • The DeepMind Robotics Simulation team is working hard to prepare the codebase for full open sourcing in 2022, and we look forward to developing it further together with the community.
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Inside Expensify’s IPO filing

By Alex Wilhelm
  • Expensify filed to go public late last Friday, adding its name to the growing roster of technology companies looking to list during this period of hot valuations and strong recent debuts.
  • This morning, let’s get into the guts of this profitable, growing technology company that hasn’t raised material primary capital since its 2015-era Series C .
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Amazon Misled Congress, U.S. Lawmakers Say While Teasing Potential Criminal Probe

By Whitney Kimball
  • On Monday, five House Judiciary Committee members published a letter accusing executives, including Amazon founder and Chairman Jeff Bezos, of possibly lying to Congress during an antitrust investigation, adding that they’re considering referring this to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation.
  • They added that Amazon’s internal policy “prohibits the use of individual seller data to develop Amazon private label products” and that Amazon investigates potential violations.
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‘Elden Ring’ is delayed by five weeks

By Kris Holt
  • FromSoftware has postponed the release of its massively anticipated action RPG by five weeks, from January 22nd to February 25th, saying in a tweet that "the depth and strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations." The studio apologized for the delay and added that "your patience and understanding mean a great deal to us.”
  • ELDEN RING will release on Feb 25, 2022, as the depth & strategic freedom of the game exceeded initial expectations.
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The world’s first AI powered, Pay-as-You-Need and Peer-to-Peer life insurance model has launched!

By Brandstories
  • That’s why our world-first Pay-As-You-Need life insurance model uses powerful AI to automatically adjust your cover every year in line with your changing needs, so you’re no longer locked into a 50-year contract,” says Greg Smith, co-founder and Joint CEO of OneSpark.
  • Regardless of the fact that your needs change every year, with traditional life insurance you’re locked into a static policy that remains level in real terms.
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Toyota has gone from lobbying against EVs to spending billions on battery development

By Andrew J. Hawkins
  • As part of the deal, Toyota will build a new $1.29 billion factory in the US to make batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles, which the company says will generate 1,750 new jobs.
  • Toyota, the largest automaker in the world, announced that it will spend $3.4 billion on “automative batteries” in the US through 2030 — a little more than two months after it was revealed that the company was quietly lobbying elected officials in Washington, DC to slow the transition to electric vehicles.
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Dance Church raises $4.7M to get your bootie back on the (virtual) dance floor

By Haje Jan Kamps
  • “Dance Church offers joyful and inclusive movement classes that are one part performance, one part fitness and one part dance party,” explains long-time Dance Church community member Clara Siegel, who joined the company as its CEO at the start of the year.
  • The company started with four to five people gathering in a dance studio in Seattle, but rapidly grew in popularity and impact, to the point where Dance Church’s founder, Kate Wallich, decided it was time to shift gears, turning the passion project into a full-fledged tech endeavor.
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Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ Fall 2021 Mac Event: rumors, news, and announcements

By Chaim Gartenberg
Image: Apple The event kicks off at 1PM ET / 10AM PT today Ever since the MacBook Pro line made significant departures from its winning formula with the introduction of the Touch Bar and the removal of MagSafe charging, people have been clamoring for a return to form. Last year’s M1-powered MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro were a step in the right direction — as was the revised M1 Mac Mini — but there’s still room to revitalize the “Pro” in MacBook Pro. That is a big part of what’s expected at Apple’s next event, dubbed “Unleashed,” which is scheduled for Monday, October 18th, at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. The rumors have been widespread that […]Read more >Similar articles >
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More US water treatment plants have been hit by ransomware

  • Details about the series of attacks on the water and wastewater systems (WWS) sector facilities in the US comes via a joint security advisory published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Security Agency (NSA).
  • “Although cyber threats across critical infrastructure sectors are increasing, this advisory does not intend to indicate greater targeting of the WWS Sector versus others,” clarify the agencies as it uses these incidents to share detailed mitigations to help businesses prevent, detect, and respond to such cyber incidents.
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Acer confirms new attack on servers

  • Acer has confirmed that its servers in Taiwan have also been breached, after hackers themselves shared details about the incident with privacy watchdogs, PrivacyAffairs .
  • “We have recently detected an isolated attack on our local after-sales service system in India and a further attack in Taiwan,” confirmed Acer spokesperson Steven Chung in a statement.
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Amazon accused of lying about its business practices to Congress

By Kris Holt
  • Members of Congress have accused Amazon executives of misleading or lying to an antitrust committee about its business practices, following recent reports that the company uses third-party seller data to copy products and promotes those versions in search results.
  • “We strongly encourage you to make use of this opportunity to correct the record and provide the Committee with sworn, truthful, and accurate responses to this request as we consider whether a referral of this matter to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation is appropriate,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter.
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Does the SEC’s green light for a bitcoin ETF mark the peak?

By John Detrixhe
  • The launch comes after SEC chairman Gary Gensler signaled during the summer that the agency was open to an ETF tied to CME Group’s bitcoin futures, which allow traders to hedge or bet on bitcoin prices at some later date.
  • Gensler may be open to an ETF that buys crypto futures, rather than actual bitcoin, because those derivatives are available on an exchange whose roots go back to the 19th century and is regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
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NEXT: Squirrels & Drones | Columbus Underground

By www.columbusunderground.com
  • I am reminded of the squirrels on the Oval as I have observed all this semester the steady movements—one cannot describe it as scampering—of a fleet of Grubhub robots, delivering food across campus.
  • Anyone who has spent time wandering Ohio State’s Oval cannot help but to encounter a squirrel scampering around, going about their business, usually avoiding people.
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Stellantis will open a 40 GWh/year battery plant in the US in 2024

By Jonathan M. Gitlin
  • On Monday morning, the car conglomerate Stellantis and LG Energy Solution announced a new joint venture that will produce lithium ion battery cells destined for electric vehicles in North America.
  • Stellantis will require plenty of lithium ion cells to make that happen, with pack capacities ranging from 37 kWh for the smallest vehicles to monster-sized 200 kWh packs for the longest-range body-on-frame BEVs. That will necessitate several massive battery plants, of which this North American joint venture will be but one.
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It’s ridiculously hard to find EV chargers — hopefully this hackathon will fix it

By Cate Lawrence
  • The city of Leeds was tested during the hackathon, with the app revealing 144 of the best potential charge point sites found on city council land, and a further 650 possible locations.
  • Hackathon participants had access to OS data and APIs, UK-wide datasets from EV routing planning and charger app WattsUp, and OS’s team of Geographic Information System (GIS) specialists to help with the challenge.
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How IoT and AI are helping keep truck drivers safe

By Mary Shacklett
  • "All of these were manual approaches, like one-on-one coaching that didn't scale and were completely hit-or-miss when it came to identifying risky drivers and risky driving behaviors," Banin said.
  • AI, and also more big data technology like computer vision, gave fleet managers the more complete and comprehensive picture of driver safety and road conditions that they had been looking for.
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After Dune, You’ll Never Think About Water the Same Way Again

By George Dvorsky
  • As Liet Kynes, the fictional ecologist of Arrakis, said: “With a Fremen suit in good working order you won’t lose more than a thimbleful of moisture a day.”
  • Celina Osuna, assistant director at the Desert Humanities Initiative, said there are lessons to be learned from the Fremen approach, such as viewing water and not the spice melange—the enabler of faster-than-light travel in Dune —as the most valuable resource on Arrakis.
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Bitcoin Comes To the Big Board

By msmash
Bitcoin has been on a tear in recent weeks, approaching record high prices above $60,000, as crypto enthusiasts anticipate history in the making. Tomorrow morning, ProShares will launch a long-awaiting exchange-traded fund on the New York Stock Exchange linked to Bitcoin futures, the firm and the exchange told DealBook. From a report: The E.T.F. will give investors exposure to Bitcoin without having to hold the cryptocurrency directly, via any ordinary brokerage account. "2021 will be remembered for this milestone," said Michael Sapir, the C.E.O. of ProShares. Investors who are curious about crypto but hesitant to engage with […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Notable Charles Schwab Insider Trades $4.0M In Company Stock

By Benzinga Insights
  • Joseph Martinetto, Senior EVP And COO at Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW ), made a large buy and sell of company shares on October 15, according to a new SEC filing.
  • What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Joseph Martinetto exercised options to purchase 25,484 Charles Schwab shares at a price of $42.99 per share for a total of $1,095,557 on October 15.
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Lucy’s solar panel hasn’t latched—a problem for a mission powered by the Sun

By Eric Berger
Enlarge / One of the Lucy spacecraft’s solar arrays, with a human for scale. (credit: NASA) NASA’s Lucy spacecraft launched safely into space early on Saturday morning from Florida, but after the deployment of its two large solar arrays, one of them failed to latch properly. Combined, the two solar arrays have a collecting area of 51 square meters. Such large arrays are necessary because the spacecraft will spend much of its 12-year journey about five times the distance from the Sun as the Earth is located. Lucy’s solar panels can only generate about 3 percent of the energy at a Jovian distance than they can at […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Call analytics provider CallMiner acquires screen capture platform OrecX

By Kyle Wiggers
  • OrecX’s expertise in flexible, efficient audio capture is a true value-add within our strategy of expanding our market-leading conversation analytics platform, and delivering the insights that drive real business improvement for our customers,” CallMiner CEO and president Paul Bernard said in a press release.
  • The company is the lead developer of Oreka GPL, an open source project that enables contact centers, enterprises, and services providers to leverage third-party speech analytics solutions from Avaya, Cisco, and others for compliance and risk management.
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Is Bed Bath & Beyond Stock A Buy?

By Trefis Team, Contributor
  • Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) released its Q2 report, wherein revenues came in 4% below our estimates, and earnings per share came in negative as compared to our expectations of 52 cents.
  • For the third quarter, Bed Bath & Beyond expects flat comparable sales, net sales between $1.96 billion to $2 billion, and adjusted EPS to range between even ($0.00) and $0.05.
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Facebook AI moderator confused videos of mass shootings and car washes

By Tim De Chant
  • But as recently as March, internal Facebook documents reveal the company found its automated moderation tools were falling far short, removing posts that were responsible for only a small fraction of views of hate speech and violence and incitement on the platform.
  • Company spokesperson Andy Stone told WSJ that figures about posts removed do not include other actions the platform takes, such as decreasing the reach of suspect content.
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Halloween Kills’ box office success shows that day-one streaming isn’t always a bad thing

By henry.stleger@futurenet.com (Henry St Leger)
  • But Halloween Kills' success show that the picture is more complicated than merely theaters vs streaming, and that it doesn't necessarily mean a box office flop if people have the option of watching a film in their homes.
  • That figure is comfortably on a par with the opening weekend of the latest James Bond movie, No Time To Die, despite the latter currently only playing in theaters – suggesting the usual criticism of day-one streaming eating into ticket sales might no hold water in today's market.
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Seti: why extraterrestrial intelligence is more likely to be artificial than biological

By Martin Rees
  • But it is only recently that we’ve had an actual chance of finding out, with initiatives such as Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) using radio telescopes to actively listen for radio messages from alien civilisations.
  • The equation includes various assumptions, such as how many planets there are, but also how long a civilisation is able to release signals into space, estimated to be between 1,000 and 100 million years.
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Chief Financial Officer Of Cryoport Trades $3.8M In Company Stock

By Benzinga Insights
  • Robert Stefanovich, Chief Financial Officer at Cryoport (NASDAQ: CYRX ), made a large buy and sell of company shares on October 14, according to a new SEC filing.
  • What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Robert Stefanovich exercised options to purchase 49,918 Cryoport shares at a price of $7.80 per share for a total of $389,360 on October 14.
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Newsletter by Towards AI #15

By Towards AI Team
  • Awesome MLOps : Larysa Visengeriyeva has compiled an exciting and curated list for MLOps. It contains free talks, papers, books, communities, articles, and more for machine learning operations.
  • Matt Turck compiled this exciting “ AI landscape ” showcasing where we are in 2021 in terms of projects and products (many of them unicorns) that are dominating the AI market.
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Facebook to create 10,000 jobs in EU to help build ‘metaverse’

By Dan Milmo Global technology editor
  • Facebook and other tech firms envision the metaverse as a world where people lead their social and professional lives virtually, via virtual reality headsets such as Facebook’s Oculus Rift, and through augmented reality where a digital layer is placed on top of real life, such as the popular Pokémon Go game.
  • The company envisages an interconnected web of metaverses, as users step from Facebook’s realm seamlessly into an adjoining world created by other tech firms such as Google, Apple or a big video games publisher.
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2 Innovative Growth Stocks That Could Turn $200,000 Into $1 Million

By Trevor Jennewine
  • Here's the bottom line: Given Docebo's sizable opportunity and strong financial performance, I think this growth stock -- which currently has a market cap of $2.5 billion -- could surge fivefold in the next decade.
  • In general, employees with access to ongoing learning opportunities tend to be more productive and more satisfied, which translates into better retention rates and (potentially) higher revenue for their employers.
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6 things we want to see from the Apple AirPods 3

By olivia.tambini@futurenet.com (Olivia Tambini)
  • While this design has served Apple well – after all, the AirPods are probably the most easily-recognizable true wireless earbuds on the market – we think it’s time for a change.
  • Apple has proven that its true wireless earbuds can sound very good indeed - the AirPods Pro are far more sonically impressive than their predecessors.
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Toyota sets aside $3.4 billion for American electric vehicle batteries

By Jonathan M. Gitlin
Enlarge / Toyota’s current lineup of electrified vehicles will be joined by a battery electric crossover in 2022. (credit: Toyota) In 2025, Toyota will open a new North American battery manufacturing plant as part of the automaker’s electrification strategy. The company made the announcement on Monday morning, stating that it will spend $3.4 billion (¥ 380 billion) on high-voltage batteries for electric vehicles in the US between now and 2030. "This investment will help usher in more affordable electrified vehicles for US consumers, significantly reduce carbon emissions, and importantly, create even more American jobs tied […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Will the remastered Grand Theft Autos’ American satire hold up?

By Simon Parkin
  • Now, with the announcement of so-called remasters of the three formative 3D games in the series – 2001’s Grand Theft Auto III, 2002’s Vice City and 2004’s San Andreas, set respectively in modified versions of New York, Miami and Los Angeles – another dimension has been added to the would-be critic’s already impossible mission: how to consider each game’s much-vaunted satire from a contemporary perspective.
  • Still, this has never stopped critics from attempting to review the Grand Theft Auto video games holistically, despite the fact each one contains similar multitudes to the American metropolises from which they borrow their settings.
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More African startups get into Techstars Toronto

By Tage Kene-Okafor
  • In March, two Nigerian startups, Treepz ( formerly Plentywaka ) and TalentQL got into the Techstars Toronto accelerator program alongside eight other companies.
  • In 2019, Techstars began making inroads into Africa after backing payments infrastructure company Korapay and cryptocurrency exchange platform Quidax the following year.
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EVP And Scientific Strategy Cso Of Exelixis Trades $1.3M In Company Stock

By Benzinga Insights
  • Peter Lamb, EVP And Scientific Strategy Cso at Exelixis (NASDAQ: EXEL ), made a large buy and sell of company shares on October 15, according to a new SEC filing.
  • What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Peter Lamb exercised options to purchase 47,500 Exelixis shares at a price of $6.21 per share for a total of $294,975 on October 15.
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CFO And COO Of Morphic Holding Trades $2.2M In Company Stock

By Benzinga Insights
  • Marc Schegerin, CFO And COO at Morphic Holding (NASDAQ: MORF ), made a large buy and sell of company shares on October 15, according to a new SEC filing.
  • What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission states that Marc Schegerin exercised options to purchase 29,486 Morphic Holding shares at a price of $15.00 per share for a total of $442,290 on October 15.
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Toyota earmarks $3.4 billion to boost EV battery production in the U.S. through 2030

By Aria Alamalhodaei
  • The investment, which comes through the Japanese automaker’s North American arm, includes plans for a new $1.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant under a new company and with its metals unit Toyota Tsusho.
  • The new plans are part of Toyota’s larger aim to invest $13.5 billion globally to keep up with other automakers who have already pledged to earmark massive sums to boost battery development and electrify their respective portfolios.
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S&P 500 Is Reporting Third Highest Net Profit Margin Since 2008 for Q3

By media_request@factset.com (John Butters)
  • At the sector level, eight sectors are reporting (or are expected to report) a year-over-year increase in their net profit margins in Q3 2021 compared to Q3 2020, led by the Energy (8.7% vs.
  • However, only two sectors are expected to report a quarter-over-quarter increase in their net profit margins for Q3 2021 compared to Q2 2021: Energy (8.7% vs.
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Wireless electric vehicle charging explained

  • Vehicle manufacturers like BMW have already experimented with the technology, and today there are trials already in operation where specially-equipped cars can be charged wirelessly in public parking spaces.
  • These are designed to work with a US domestic 240V output, fit to existing cars, and the company claims power can be delivered through an air gap of up to 12 inches, meaning wireless charging of taller vehicles like SUVs and trucks could be possible.
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The challenges of hybrid cloud adoption find answers in HCI

By Christine McMonigal
  • Microsoft and Intel are working together to take the best of software and combine it with the best of hardware technologies to provide organizations with a flexible infrastructure that can handle today’s demands with agility and set the pace for digital transformation.
  • The on-premises side of hybrid cloud is best deployed via hyperconverged infrastructure, or HCI, which enables modernization that eases the transition by blending old and new.
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