Alleged 10.8-Inch iPad Design Schematics Emerge

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Alleged design schematics for an updated iPad with a 10.8-inch display have been shared by 91Mobiles.

The schematics reportedly show an ‌iPad‌ with a 10.8-inch display. This correlates with a previous report from supply-chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, which said that Apple plans to launch a new 10.8-inch ‌iPad‌ in the second half of 2020.

Although 91Mobiles claims that the schematics are for a low cost, eighth-generation ‌iPad‌, it is also possible that the device depicted is in fact an ‌iPad‌ Air 4.

Earlier this week, photos purportedly showed a leaked manual for the ‌iPad‌ Air 4, and the ‌iPad‌

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Google hires South Bay students for yearlong IT apprenticeships

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Google launched an apprenticeship program in August for San Jose City College students who are pursuing careers in information technology.

Google, one of the South Bay’s biggest employers, chose SJCC as its first partner college for the program in California, which began mid-August and will last a full year. Eight SJCC students were chosen for the apprenticeship, during which they will become certified through Google and work as IT specialists at the company’s Sunnyvale campus. Apprentices will be paid for their hours of on-the-job training and will also receive certain benefits.

In addition to the eight apprentices, Google is covering

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3 Chat Automation Tools That Accelerate Sales Growth

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Companies in most industries are struggling. According to LinkedIn’s June 2020 U.S. Recovery Tracker, key factors in the labor market haven’t improved, such as hiring rate, job postings and employer confidence. It’s important for businesses to find opportunities that maintain or grow revenue, as well as operate cost-efficiently given the new normal in U.S. consumer and B2B demand.

However, there are long-term trends that are too disruptive to ignore. A seismic change in consumer behavior is the growing use of messaging apps for more than sending

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Only 2 companies should buy TikTok, and Oracle isn’t one of them

Elva Mankin

As if Microsoft’s interest in buying TikTok wasn’t strange enough, reports this week suggested enterprise-focused database and cloud giant Oracle was planning to enter the fray. A broad view of the situation, however, reveals only two logical candidates: Facebook and Google.

Microsoft emerged as a surprise TikTok suitor earlier this month after U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order giving ByteDance — TikTok’s parent company — 45 days to sell its U.S. business. The president later extended the deadline to 90 days. Trump claimed that TikTok could hoover up data on U.S. users and share it with the government

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Astronaut spots California wildfires from space, sends ‘thoughts and prayers’ to victims

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California is on fire, with more than 360 individual blazes scorching across the state.



a close up of a snow covered slope: In an image NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy shared on Aug. 21, 2020, smoke billows above California, which is fighting more than 360 fires.


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In an image NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy shared on Aug. 21, 2020, smoke billows above California, which is fighting more than 360 fires.

Unsurprisingly, the effects are visible from space, as NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy shared images today (Aug. 21) of huge billows of smoke above California as seen from his perch on the International Space Station.

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“Thanks to all of the fire fighters and emergency teams who are working around the clock trying to get these fires contained,” Cassidy

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Walmart, Target, and innovative retail startups soar as pandemic-era bankruptcies plague smaller chains and restaurants

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Happy Friday!



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This is Shoshy Ciment, welcoming you back to another edition of Insider Retail, formerly known as The Drive Thru! If you’re confused, here’s the TLDR: New name, same gist. That is, Kate Taylor and I are still here to bring you a weekly round-up of all things restaurants and retail every Friday. To get us in your inbox, all you have to do is subscribe, which you can do here.

Now that we’ve settled administrative matters, onto the news of the

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FreeFortnite Cup: Epic trash-talks Apple with its tournament

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Top scorers in the #FreeFortnite Cup can win this Apple-mocking hat as well as a Nintendo Switch, PS4 Pro, Alienware laptop and more.


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Epic Games levels up again in its battle against Apple and Google with the announcement of the #FreeFortnite Cup tournament on Aug. 23, just ahead of its Chapter 2 Season 4 launch on Aug 27. Epic is locked in a public battle with the two tech giants over their policies on in-app purchases on iOS and Android devices. 

Apple and Google last week pulled the mobile versions of the popular battle royale game from their

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Tech Tent: Can we trust algorithms?

Elva Mankin

Three students sit on a street kerb with a protest placard reading:
Three students sit on a street kerb with a protest placard reading: “students not statistics”

When school students took to the streets in London and other cities this week it was a protest unlike any other.

Its target: an algorithm they said had threatened their futures.

On Tech Tent this week, we look at whether the exam grades fiasco in the UK signals a global crisis for trust in algorithms.

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It was a uniquely difficult

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Adobe Lightroom Update Is Permanently Deleting Users’ Photos

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On Tuesday, Adobe apologized to users of its iOS Lightroom software after a recent update resulted in the permanent deletion of some presets and photos. The company says it’s issued a fix for the problem.

The bug was first flagged by PetaPixel on Thursday after it received complaints from readers about their photos disappearing. Numerous testimonials appeared on Adobe’s feedback forum describing the same situation. And Adobe soon confirmed that an update issued for Lightroom on iPhone and iPad was nuking irreplaceable photos and pricey professional presets for some users.

In a statement, Adobe wrote:

Some customers who updated to

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Apple Shares Could Surge Another 27%, Says Wedbush Analyst

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After reaching a market value of two-trillion dollars earlier this week, Apple may yet surge by another 27 percent, according to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives (via BusinessInsider).

Ives believes that Apple has the potential to make further significant gains over the next year, even though the company has already hit the milestone two-trillion dollar valuation. He has classified Apple stocks with an “outperform” rating, with a target price of $515 and an optimistic bull case of $600. This prediction would place Apple as much as 27 percent higher than it closed yesterday.

“We still believe the stock has a

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Rapper surprises 2 teachers after viral music video about the online school year

Elva Mankin

teachers from Georgia “tapped in” to welcome students back to the new normal of online learning amid the ongoing pandemic with a rap video that has quickly captured everyone’s attention on the internet.” data-reactid=”12″Two teachers from Georgia “tapped in” to welcome students back to the new normal of online learning amid the ongoing pandemic with a rap video that has quickly captured everyone’s attention on the internet.

Audrianna Williams and Callie Evans showed off their impressive rapping and dance skills with original lyrics set to the tune of Jack Harlow’s “What’s Poppin'” to get students excited about the start

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Tracy Anderson Reimagines the At-Home Workout With New Online Studio

Elva Mankin

There’s the virtual workout, and then there’s Tracy Anderson’s new online studio which, after launching today, aims to give Anderson’s diehard fitness fanatics that much more of a real studio visit feel, all from their homes.

“I think that my whole career has been about being the future of things, really being forward thinking in health and wellness, and recognizing where we’re falling short or where we could do better,” Anderson says over the phone from New Hope, Pa. “My personality has always been, ‘Well, let’s make solutions.’”

The online studio aims to closely mimic the experience of going to

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How Far-Right Personalities And Conspiracy Theorists Are Cashing In On The Pandemic Online

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On the evening of Feb. 6, as U.S. news networks reported the death of a doctor in Wuhan, China, who had warned of a deadly new virus, thousands of Americans were tuning in to a different kind of show.

“The good news is I heard actually that you can’t get this if you’re white,” Nick Fuentes, a far-right political commentator, told viewers on his “America First” channel on the streaming platform DLive. “You’re only really susceptible to this virus if you’re Asian,” Fuentes continued. “I think we’ll be O.K.”

Fuentes, 22, a prolific podcaster who on his shows

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There’s More to the US than Tech Stocks

Elva Mankin

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Tech stocks

The tech success story is an all-consuming one for investors, which reached further dizzying heights when Apple became the first listed company to reach a staggering valuation of $2 trillion.

The sector as a whole has been given a new lease of life by lockdown shopping, headlines about entrepreneurs such as Amazon founder Jezz Bezos’s $100 billion fortune and Apple’s bid to become the world’s first $2 trillion company. After such a strong run, seven tech stocks, including Facebook (FB.) and Microsoft (MSFT), now make up a quarter of the S&P 500 index. 

To many investors, it seems

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‘Three quarters of UK does grocery shopping online’

Elva Mankin

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More than three quarters of people in the UK now do at least some online grocery shopping, according to supermarket chain Waitrose.

It said the growth in online supermarket shopping due to coronavirus was “reminiscent of scaling Everest”.

Separate research suggests almost half of consumers feel their shopping habits will change permanently due to the crisis.

Retail Economics said many retailers were “scrambling” to adapt.

The coronavirus lockdown which began in March saw a massive jump in demand for online grocery deliveries as people sought to minimise trips to supermarkets.

Waitrose polled 2,000 people across the UK and

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Like spring, Broward’s first day of school held online marred by some technical glitches

Elva Mankin

The virtual school door had problems opening Wednesday morning in Broward County.

Students were met with log-in errors, slow connectivity and crashing dashboards during the first day of the new school year, held virtually at public schools across Broward County.

The issues frustrated parents who were hoping their children would have a smoother experience than the abrupt online transition in the spring at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At a press conference at the school district’s Fort Lauderdale headquarters, Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said an estimated 197,000 students attended online school Wednesday out of the 261,000 students enrolled

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Teachers drop viral music video set to trendy TikTok song ahead of online school year

Elva Mankin

teachers from Georgia “tapped in” to welcome students back to the new normal of online learning amid the ongoing pandemic with a rap video that has quickly captured everyone’s attention on the internet.” data-reactid=”12″Two teachers from Georgia “tapped in” to welcome students back to the new normal of online learning amid the ongoing pandemic with a rap video that has quickly captured everyone’s attention on the internet.

Audrianna Williams and Callie Evans showed off their impressive rapping and dance skills with original lyrics set to the tune of Jack Harlow’s “What’s Poppin'” to get students excited about the start

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Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Advanced Energy Industries, Micron Technology and Analog Devices

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For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – August 19, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Intel Corporation INTC, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited TSM, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. AEIS, Micron Technology, Inc. MU and Analog Devices, Inc. ADI.

Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

4 Semiconductor Stocks to Snap Up on Data Center Strength

Coronavirus crisis-induced work-and-learn-from-home necessity led growth in demand

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Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts, International Game Technology, Monarch Casino & Resort and Red Rock Resorts

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Chicago, IL – August 19, 2020 – Today, Zacks Equity Research discusses Gaming, including Wynn Resorts, Limited WYNN, Las Vegas Sands Corp. LVS, MGM Resorts International MGM, International Game Technology PLC IGT, Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. MCRI and Red Rock Resorts, Inc. RRR.

Link: https://www.zacks.com/commentary/1043349/gaming-industry-outlook-sports-betting-to-drive-growth

The Zacks Gaming industry comprises companies that primarily own and operate integrated casino, hotel, and entertainment resorts. Some of the industry participants also offer technology products and services across lotteries, electronic gaming machines, sports betting and interactive gaming.

Major industry players include Wynn Resorts, Las Vegas

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Aspen Technology, Blackbaud, Cadence Design Systems, Rosetta Stone and Avid Technology

Elva Mankin

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – August 19, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Aspen Technology, Inc. AZPN, Blackbaud, Inc. BLKB, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. CDNS, Rosetta Stone Inc. RST and Avid Technology, Inc. AVID.

Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

Digital Transformation Drives Computer Software Firms: 5 Picks

Digital transformation is often perceived differently across the organization structure that leads to confusion. But, in the

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