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Global shares mixed amid worries on coronavirus…

Global shares are mixed as investor attention shifts again to the uncertainties in global economies amid the coronavirus pandemic

Back to School Shopping Woes

The COVID-19 pandemic has made this back to school season one of the most expensive on record with many families having to buy supplies like laptops and desks.

YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube…

YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube Shorts . YouTube Shorts has arrived in India. It is in the beta phase and comes as the Trump Administration decides whether it will ban TikTok in the U.S. . Like TikTok, users can create a 15-second clip set to music, , which is available via an "in-product music picker feature.". A YouTube spokesperson told The Verge that the feature "currently has 100,000s of tracks, and we're working with music artists, labels and publishers to make more of their content available to continue expanding our catalog.". YouTube will display the Shorts on its homepage

The Latest: Global virus cases top 30 million…

Confirmed cases of the coronavirus have topped 30 million worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally

Google Maps Shows Fire Boundaries

Google maps will now provide users with valuable information on wildfires, showing a map of the burn zones and giving route information to get to safety.

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TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of…

TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of Microsoft . According to NBC News, Oracle confirmed the new deal on Monday. It is not yet known which parts of the Chinese-owned company will be taken over by Oracle. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also confirmed with CNBC Monday morning that the White House had received TikTok's Oracle partnership proposal. . In order to move forward, TikTok parent company ByteDance and Oracle will first need to get approval from the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the Unites States (CFIUS). The deal must satisfy the committee's national security concerns. Trump has repeatedly said that the social media app poses risks amounting to a "national emergency.". TikTok was given a deadline, which is up on Tuesday, to sell to an American company or be banned in the U.S. Last month, TikTok sued the U.S. government, saying it lacked evidence to prove that the app was a threat to national security and that the company was denied due process to adequately secure a U.S. deal

UN food chief urges rich to help keep millions…

The World Food Program chief warns that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic

Getting Cable From An Antenna

A new antenna will allow tv viewers to get cable stations over the airwaves. It's especially important for people living in small cities in rural parts of the U.S.

Mark Zuckerberg Says the App Store Has Unilateral…

Mark Zuckerberg Says the App Store Has Unilateral Control Over Apps. Zuckerberg says "questions" need to be asked when it comes to the "unilateral control" Apple's App Store has over apps. The Facebook CEO was asked for his opinion on the antitrust backlash Apple is facing. Well I certainly think that they have the unilateral control of what gets on the phones in terms of apps. , Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. I think it's probably about 50% of Americans who have smart phones, and a lot more people around the world. I think there are more than a billion Apple devices. , Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. So I do think that there are questions that people should be looking into about that control of the App Store and whether that is enabling as robust of a competitive dynamic, Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. By contrast, Zuckerberg praised the App Store's rival, Google Play Store

Australia pays $3.7 M to help news agency though…

The Australian government has announced a $3.7 million grant to the national news agency as part of pandemic-related assistance to regional journalism

COVID-19: The Future Of Workspace

COVID-19 has made remote work the norm, what will this mean for cities across the U.S.? Jennifer Stojkovic Executive Director of Sf. citi and Dr. Jason Rao senior lecturer at Cornell university weigh in.

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Colin Kaepernick Returns to 'Madden' as Playable…

Colin Kaepernick Returns to 'Madden' as Playable Character . On Tuesday, EA Sports released an update allowing players to sign Kaepernick in the game's franchise mode for the first time since 'Madden 17.'. Colin Kaepernick is one of the top free agents in football and a starting-caliber quarterback, EA Sports, via statement. The team at EA Sports, along with millions of Madden NFL fans, want to see him back in our game... We look forward to seeing Colin on Madden NFL teams everywhere, EA Sports, via statement. Kaepernick left the NFL in 2016 following controversy over his stance against police brutality and racial injustice. He has been a free agent ever since. EA Sports confirmed he will be rated as an 81 overall, the game's highest-rated free agent. Kaepernick worked with the game developer to develop his avatar, . requesting the inclusion of his afro and his celebratory act of using a Black Power fist

Bangladesh economy shows early signs of pandemic…

A rebound in garment orders after demand crashed during spring coronavirus shutdowns is helping to revive the Bangladesh economy

The Importance of the Latino Vote

Joe Biden is falling behind Hillary Clinton's polling with Latino voters compared to this time in 2016. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is making gains with conservative Latino voters in Florida. Our experts examine why the Latino voting bloc could be so crucial to the election this year. The answer is more complicated than you may think. Matt McDermott, VP Whitmann Insight Strategies and Matt Klink, GOP Campaign Strategist outline where this group may make the most impact in November.

Nintendo Reveals New Switch Game 'Hyrule Warriors…

, Nintendo Reveals New Switch Game , 'Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity'. On Tuesday, Nintendo revealed the next 'Legend of Zelda' adventure. According to The Verge, 'Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity' appears to be a "successor of sorts" to 2014's original 'Hyrule Warriors.'. The original game paired 'Zelda' history and lore with battles of 'Dynasty Warriors.'. 'Age of Calamity' is set a century before 'Breath of the Wild.'. The new game will launch on November 20. 'Zelda' producer Eiji Aonuma says "You'll have to wait a bit longer" for the sequel to 'Breath of the Wild.'

Asia Today: India's coronavirus cases jump by…

India’s coronavirus cases have jumped by more than 96,000 cases, showing little sign of leveling

COVID-19: Europe's Second Wave?

Having successfully flattened their curve, coronavirus numbers are again on the rise across Europe. Is this a second wave? Or the remnants of the first? Dr. Jason Rao, senior lecturer at Cornell University weighs in.

Facebook To Pay Some Users to Log Off Before 2020…

Facebook To Pay Some Users to Log Off, Before 2020 Election. The social media giant will pay some users up to $120 to log off of their accounts in the weeks leading up to the election. The initiative is part of an study conducted by independent researchers on the effects of social media upon elections. Some potential participants will see a notice in Facebook or Instagram inviting them to take part in the study, Facebook Statement, via 'New York Post'. Anyone who chooses to opt-in – whether it’s completing surveys or deactivating FB or IG for a period of time – will be compensated, Liz Bourgeois, Facebook Spokesperson, via 'New York Post'. Study samples will be designed to ensure that participants mirror the diversity of the US adult population, as well as users of Facebook and Instagram, Facebook Statement, via 'New York Post'. To continue to amplify all that is good for democracy on social media, and mitigate against that which is not, we need more objective, dispassionate, empirically grounded research, Facebook Statement, via 'New York Post'. The results of the study will reportedly be released to the public sometime in 2021

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California paid leave law among nation's broadest

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law that lets more people than almost anywhere else in the country take time off from work to care for a family member without fear of losing their job

Law & Order: Who Will Keep You Safer?

In a campaign of many themes, law and order is emerging as the foremost topic of debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump. But which candidate is winning the debate? We hear from both sides of the aisle, Matt Klink, GOP Strategist and Matt McDermott, VP Whitmann Strategies weigh-in this divisive topic.