The Grand Canyon State has been solidly red for over fifty years, could that change in 2020? Paul Bentz, Phoneix based campaign strategist explains what he's seeing on the ground. Matt Klink, Campaign Strategist, Klink Campaigns and Dr Robert Shapiro, Columbia University also weigh in on the senate and presidential races in this crucial state.
Spotify Soars Past 300 Million Monthly Active Users . Spotify revealed in its latest earnings release that it now has 320 million monthly active users. . The company also has 144 million paid subscribers. That’s an increase of 29 percent and 27 percent from last year, respectively. Spotify credits its recent launch in Russia with driving user growth, calling it the “most successful new market launch to date.”. These latest numbers put Spotify comfortably ahead of rival services such as Amazon and Apple. . As of January 2020, Amazon Music only has 55 million customers, and “nearly all” of them are paying subscribers. . In 2019, Apple reported having 60 million paying subscribers.
Come November 3rd an estimated $14 billion will have been spent on both presidential and congressional campaigning. A huge amount of this money originates from Super PACs, we discuss what they are and the role they have played this election cycle. Alex Butcher-Nesbitt the Deputy National Press Secretary for Next Generation America and Michael Beckel the Research Director at Issue One weigh in.
Gospel star Rance Allen, whose Rance Allen Group drew upon contemporary sounds for such 1970s hits as “Ain’t No Need of Crying” and “I Belong to You” and anticipated such crossover gospel performers as the Winans and Amy Grant, has died at age 71
'Cyberpunk 2077' Is Postponed Again . The highly-anticipated game is now being pushed back until December 10. Developer CD Projekt Red took to Twitter to provide an explanation. The biggest challenge for us right now is shipping the game on current-gen, next-gen, and PC at the same time, which requires us to prepare and test nine versions of it, Developer CD Projekt Red, via Twitter. We need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly. , Developer CD Projekt Red, via Twitter. We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do, Developer CD Projekt Red, via Twitter. In early October, the game officially went gold, meaning an official release version was ready. The developers promised "no more delays are happening," . but they apparently "under-calculated" the "time period" it would take to develop further updates for the day of release
Nine years late and far above its original budget, Berlin’s new airport has finally opened with little fanfare as the aviation industry struggles with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic
Quibi Is Shutting Down Just 6 Months After Launch. According to 'The Wall Street Journal,' the streaming service is to be one of the shortest-lived to date. The company launched on April 6, 2020, providing content to be specifically viewed on mobile devices. Two plans — one with ads and one without — were available for under $10 per month. . In July, app-tracking firm Sensor Tower claimed Quibi lost over 90% of its subscribers after the three-month free trial was up. . According to The Verge, Quibi has refuted those numbers but never provided alternate figures for reference. Factors that may have contributed to the company's demise include its mobile-only content as people are stuck at home amid the pandemic. or that short-form video content can be found for free with competitors such as YouTube and TikTok. Co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg attempted to sell off the floundering company earlier this year, but no one took the bait
Nokia to Build First Cellular Network on the Moon for NASA. On Monday, Nokia Oyj announced that they had been chosen by NASA to create the first ever cellular network on the moon. . The network is expected to be available by late 2022. . The Finnish telecommunications firm said that their partnership with NASA would create a “sustainable human presence on the lunar surface.” . The technology will be “ideally suited” for providing the technology that “astronauts need.” . It will make remotely controlled rovers, high definition streaming and real-time navigation possible. . Nokia is working with Intuitive Machines to integrate their work into a lunar lander for delivery and self-configuration on the surface of the moon. . The LTE/4G communications system will also be “ultra-compact, low-power” and “space-hardened.”. The solution has been specially designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the launch and lunar landing, and to operate in the extreme conditions of space, Nokia, via Bloomberg
Australia has announced it will spend $351 million to secure COVID-19 vaccines for the Pacific and Southeast Asia as part of a shared recovery for the region
Sony Releases Free , Black Lives Matter , PS4 Theme. On Oct. 19, Sony released the "Black Lives Matter Theme" on the PlayStation Store. When the theme is enabled, the bottom of the user interface appears with black and yellow graphics, as well as a raised fist. The hashtag #BLM also appears as part of the free theme. Other companies have taken similar actions. In June, Activision released a 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' update that displayed a message supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Developer Bungie introduced several items supporting Black Lives Matter, including 'Destiny 2' emblems and a "be heard" enamel pin.
YouTube Vows to Ban Misleading Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines. The video-sharing platform has announced a new effort to crackdown on COVID-19 misinformation, . warning it will ban any clips that contradict expert advice from local health authorities. A COVID-19 vaccine may be imminent, therefore we're ensuring we have the right policies in place to be able to remove [related] misinformation, YouTube, via statement. According to YouTube, it has already removed 200,000 dangerous or misleading videos about coronavirus. Similarly, Facebook has announced plans to ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated
A federal judge has postponed President Donald Trump’s threatened shutdown of the popular short-form video app TikTok, siding with a Pennsylvania comedian and two other TikTok creators who say Trump’s order hampers their free speech
Straight from the voter's mouth! Holly Manzone was born in Pennsylvania and lives outside Philadelphia. She explains how she made her decision on how to vote this year. She explains how her friends are feeling from across the aisle and what it's like to be a voter on the ground in this hotly contested battleground state.