Day: September 9, 2020

CyrusOne Inc. to Present at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference

CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, today announced that it will present at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference being held virtually September 14-15, 2020. Bruce W. Duncan, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at 9:25 am Eastern Time on Monday, September 14.

A live webcast of the event will be available in the “Investors / Events & Presentations” section of the Company’s website at http://investor.cyrusone.com/events.cfm. A replay will be available for 180 days following the presentation.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. The Company provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for approximately 1,000 customers, including approximately 200 Fortune 1000 companies.

With a track record of meeting and surpassing the aggressive speed-to-market demands of hyperscale cloud providers, as well as the

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Higher As Tech Shares Rebound

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Billionaire David Shaw Pours Money Into 3 “Strong Buy” Stocks

Are the tides turning on Wall Street? Stocks fell in the past three trading sessions, as investors abandoned the tech heavyweights that have been at the forefront of the market’s remarkable charge forward. What’s behind the sell-off? Sky-high valuations reminiscent of the dot-com era have sparked fears of a tech bubble. To this end, investors are wondering if this pullback is just a correction, or if it is the start of a larger drawdown.In times like these, the legends can offer some guidance. We are referring to the people that transformed the way we play the investing game, namely David Shaw.A former Columbia University computer-science professor, Shaw founded the D. E. Shaw group at a small bookstore in New York City in 1988. Starting out with six employees and $28 million in capital, he pioneered a new investing approach,

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California’s fast-moving Creek Fire spawns ‘fire cloud’ visible from space

Fires continue to ravage California, with five new blazes igniting since Friday (Sept. 4).

The worst of those fires started on Friday and has already covered more than 75,000 acres (300 square kilometers). Called the Creek Fire, it has likely spawned fire tornadoes and forced the California Air National Guard to rescue more than 200 people trapped by the flames, according to the Washington Post.

Related: California wildfire damage spotted from space (photos)

A still from a NOAA animation of a pyrocumulonimbus cloud over California that was shared on Sept. 6, 2020.  (Image credit: NOAA)

The Creek Fire also created a staggering “fire cloud” that a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite could see from space. 

“@NOAA’s #GOES17 has been monitoring California’s #CreekFire, which grew explosively today after igniting in the Sierra National Forest on Friday,” NOAA’s public affairs office wrote on Twitter on Sunday

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Equities rebound after three-session Nasdaq sell-off

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global equity benchmarks rebounded and the dollar dipped on Wednesday following a sharp sell-off in U.S. tech stocks that had erased more than 10% from the Nasdaq Composite Index in three days.

AstraZeneca (AZN.L) shares bounced back from heavy losses after the Financial Times reported that global trials of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine may resume next week after an unexplained illness in a study participant.

The news unnerved investors in Asia hoping for the quick introduction of a vaccine that would accelerate the global economic recovery from the pandemic.

“This has been a correction that was probably not that surprising, given the move in August in the tech sector,” said Salman Baig, an investment manager at Unigestion, adding that the outlook for Big Tech was positive.

“It’s exactly those companies that are new economy – they are benefiting because of their model, the industry,

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Greater Louisville Inc. launches new technology network

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) Tuesday officially launched TechFirst, an industry network created to congregate technology business leaders to support, inform and develop meaningful growth initiatives within the region’s technology industry.

The mission of TechFirst is to support and grow Greater Louisville’s tech eco-system through the development of talent pipelines, a strong innovation culture, and strategic resources.

“The tech industry plays a crucial role in the Greater Louisville economy and will so even more as we work to rebuild our community from the impact of COVID-19,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of GLI.

Focus areas of TechFirst:

Economic Development

  • Collaborate with Chambers of Commerce and regional economic developers to support business attraction and retention strategies.
  • Develop a network of 200 industry leaders as subject matter experts to grow the eco-system and advance business-friendly policies and talent development strategies.

Density

  • Initiate the establishment of formalized, physical designations for
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2020 is set to mark the end of the hottest 5-year period on record

2020 is on track to be a hell of a year for yet another reason: it will close out the hottest five-year period in recorded history, according to a new report. The average global temperature for that five-year period was 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures.

Even a degree of change has dire consequences. World leaders that have signed onto the Paris climate agreement are working to keep the planet from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to avoid catastrophic damage. But they are nowhere near meeting that goal, the report reaffirms.

The new report released today by the World Meteorological Association and other United Nations agencies breaks down how climate change has steadily worsened despite COVID-19 disrupting business as usual this year. To make things worse, the pandemic has made it harder for scientists to document the ways our

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On Teaching: A High School’s Genocide-Studies Class

Stark: The Monday in October after the Tree of Life synagogue shooting (in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2018) was really hard work. At that point, we were really deep into the Holocaust in the curriculum. I am Jewish, I go to the synagogue; almost every Saturday I teach religious school. I know teachers are maybe not supposed to show their emotions, but I openly wept. I knew no one that perished. I’ve never been to that synagogue. But I told the students that Shabbat is a time for reflection, for study, for community—and for that to be broken by anti-Semitism and a gunman filled with hate hit me very personally.

The kids were silent until I opened it up for questions and comments. There were tears in the eyes of many of the students. They said, after what happened during the Holocaust, and knowing what had happened, how could Jewish people

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China’s Landspace raises $175 million for Zhuque-2 launch vehicles

HELSINKI — Chinese firm Landspace has raised $175 million in series C+ round funding for development of its Zhuque-2 series of methane-liquid oxygen launch vehicles.

The round was jointly led by Sequoia Capital China, Country Garden Venture Capital, Matrix Partners China and Cornerstone Capital. Additional investment came from the National SME Development Fund and others.

The new funding will be used for the development of the Zhuque-2 (Vermillion Bird-2) series of  launch vehicles designed for delivering satellites to low Earth (LEO) and Sun-synchronous orbits (SSO).

The funding comes two weeks after Chinese competitor launch firm iSpace secured $173 million in series B funding. Landspace’s new round matches that of Expace, a launch service provider owned by giant state-owned enterprise and defense contractor CASIC.

Landspace is working towards an inaugural launch of the Zhuque-2 for June 2021. The 49.5-meter-tall, two-stage Zhuque-2 will be capable of delivering a 4,000-kilogram payload capacity to

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Fortnite could face year-long Apple ban, says Epic Games



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Fortnite could be banned from iPhones and other Apple devices for a year, the game’s developer, Epic Games, has revealed, as the court battle between the two companies continues.

The scale of the ban was revealed in a legal filing from Epic, which asks the court to force Apple to allow the game back on the iOS App Store while the wider lawsuit winds its way to a full hearing.

Epic is “likely to suffer irreparable harm” if the ban continues, the company’s filing says, because it has more than 116 million registered users on Apple devices, who are now unable to update the software or reinstall it if it is deleted.

Previously, Apple’s position had been that Epic could restore its access immediately if it conceded the main point of its lawsuit and removed the unauthorised payment system it had built

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NIST benchmarks show facial recognition technology still struggles to identify Black faces

Every few months, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) releases the results of benchmark tests it conducts on facial recognition algorithms submitted by companies, universities, and independent labs. A portion of these tests focus on demographic performance — that is, how often the algorithms misidentify a Black man as a white man, a Black woman as a Black man, and so on. Stakeholders are quick to say that the algorithms are constantly improving with regard to bias, but a VentureBeat analysis reveals a different story. In fact, our findings cast doubt on the notion that facial recognition algorithms are becoming better at recognizing people of color.

That isn’t surprising, as numerous studies have shown facial recognition algorithms are susceptible to bias. But the newest data point comes as some vendors push to expand their market share, aiming to fill the gap left by Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and

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