Day: September 11, 2020

Business Insider’s top advertising and media stories for September 11

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Today’s news: The 10 people transforming advertising and media, QR codes return from the dead, and a look at how Amazon’s ad business is poised to grow.


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Justin Schuh, director of Chrome engineering, Google

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2020 was supposed to be a blockbuster year for media and advertising, but the challenges have only accelerated the industry transformation

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QR codes are defying skeptics and making a comeback, with big brands including Burger King, CVS, L’Oréal, and Walmart jumping on board

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Coronavirus: How technology could keep football fans safe at stadiums

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A limited number of Brighton fans were allowed to watch the club’s friendly against Chelsea

With the Premier League and EFL kicking off this weekend, eyes will not only be focused on the pitch but also on the surrounding stands.

The 2019-20 season reached its conclusion without supporters in stadiums, and the new one is about to begin with no fans as well.

Trial games, overseen by the DCMS, such as the recent friendly between Brighton and Chelsea, have taken place with reduced numbers, with just 2,500 at the 30,000-capacity Amex Stadium.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the intention to return fans to stadiums from 1 October will be reviewed, as part of wider restrictions to tackle the spread of Covid-19. Pilot test events in September will now be restricted to 1,000 fans.

Football clubs have been working with the Sports

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US stocks climb as investors weigh extended tech rally against weak jobless-claims data

  • US stocks climbed on Thursday as tech giants attempted to reclaim record highs.
  • Rebounding tech names led indexes higher on Wednesday. The sector has fueled outsize volatility in recent sessions as investors reconcile lofty stock valuations and strong momentum.
  • Investors also mulled weekly jobless-claims data that signaled lasting pain in the US labor market. Claims totaled 884,000 for the week that ended on Saturday, missing the economist estimate of 850,000.
  • Oil fell after the American Petroleum Institute reported that US stockpiles increased by nearly 3 million barrels. West Texas Intermediate crude sank as much as 2.3%, to $37.17 per barrel.
  • Watch major indexes update live here.

US equities gained on Thursday as tech stocks resumed their recovery rally and boosted major indexes.

The popular sector has taken center stage this week, following its collapse before Labor Day weekend. Tech names pushed indexes higher on Wednesday as investors scooped

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Markets struggle for direction following tech rebound; oil slips

By David Randall

NEW YORK, Sept 10 (Reuters)Global equity benchmarks hovered between small gains and losses and U.S. government bonds fell on Thursday as investors weighed hopes of a sustained rebound in U.S. technology stocks against the European Central Bank’s decision to leave its stimulus program unchanged.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS snapped its longest losing streak since February with a 0.7% gain. Japan’s Nikkei .N225 rose 0.9% and Chinese blue chips .CSI300 rose 0.8%.

“It’s too soon to say whether the rout is over, or whether last night’s recovery is simply a pause,” ANZ analysts said in a note on Thursday.

MSCI’s gauge of stocks across the globe .MIWD00000PUS gained 0.01%% following modest declines in Europe and gains in Asia.

In midday trading on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 157.97 points, or 0.57%, to 27,782.5, the S&P 500

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Computer History Museum and RingCentral Partner to Modernize Communications Across Historical Bay Area Institution

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced a new multi-year partnership with The Computer History Museum, based in Mountain View, California. RingCentral will be the museum’s enterprise cloud communications partner, bringing a modern and unified communications infrastructure—including messaging, video and phone—to the Bay Area-based institution.” data-reactid=”20″RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, today announced a new multi-year partnership with The Computer History Museum, based in Mountain View, California. RingCentral will be the museum’s enterprise cloud communications partner, bringing a modern and unified communications infrastructure—including messaging, video and phone—to the Bay Area-based institution.

The Computer History Museum is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world’s

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‘Fake News’ Meets Real Adversary as $1M Leaders Prize Awarded to Canadian AI Solution

Communitech, in conjunction with The Leaders Fund, Schulich Foundation and University of Waterloo, is pleased to announce that Bill (Yu) Wu, of the team Ava, has been selected as the winner of the $1-million Leaders Prize. For this first-of-its-kind competition, Bill developed and submitted a solution that used artificial intelligence (AI) to solve a global problem that has been undermining democracies across the globe: ‘fake news’ and the spread of misinformation.

“This was a definite surprise … I thought there were many strong solutions put forward in this competition,” said Bill Wu, winner of the $1-million Leaders Prize. “I’ve always wanted to work on something that I’m good at but that would have a positive impact on the world … I’ve always been interested in AI, and now I plan to continue

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First, iPhone SE killed Android: What budget products will Apple unleash next?

Back in April, Apple — responding to the never-ending cries of the technology press — introduced a powerful, entry-level iPhone. Starting at $399, the highly disruptive iPhone SE uses a variant of the company’s highest-end mobile processor, the A13. This is significantly more potent than any mobile system on a chip offered by Android manufacturers, even besting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 used on devices with $1,000+ price points. 

If that wasn’t bad enough news for Android, the iPhone SE’s single-lens primary camera produces images of comparable photographic quality to those produced by the main camera on Apple’s most expensive device, the iPhone 11 Pro.

In effect, it’s an Android killer. And there’s not much competing Android vendors have been able to do to respond. Why would anyone shopping for an inexpensive phone upgrade throw good money out the window on a far less capable Android at the same or even

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Love and Thunder Will Use The Mandalorian VFX Technology During Filming

The groundbreaking visual effects technology that helped bring The Mandalorian to life will next be used for Thor: Love and Thunder It has been revealed that Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm’s VFX branch, will be supporting upcoming productions by offering virtual production services. Director Taika Waititi will be utilizing the tech for his upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel, but that could be just the beginning for ILM.

ILM already has what they call StageCraft set up at Manhattan Beach Studios. Referred to as “The Volume,” the set was crafted for The Mandalorian. It is surrounded by high-definition screens, including overhead. This allows for real-world imagery to be projected on the screens. Then, practical sets can be built and placed on the stage. All of it can be captured in-camera, allowing for a real-world feel. This negates the need for on-location shooting in many cases, which is crucial right now,

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3 Firms Steer Apax’s $1.5B Sale Of Real Estate Site

Law360 (September 10, 2020, 5:02 PM EDT) — Apax Partners said Thursday it is selling the Spanish online residential real estate platform Idealista to a fund run by Swedish private equity firm EQT AB in a €1.3 billion ($1.54 billion) deal put together with help from Allen & Overy, Freshfields and Simpson Thacher.

The deal sees EQT Partners fund EQT IX buy a controlling stake in Idealista from the London-based Apax, a little more than five years after Apax had initially invested in the classifieds platform.

The site was founded in 2000 and is currently used by about 40,000 real estate agents in Spain, Portugal and Italy, according to…

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How to make Twitter appear in dark mode to reduce battery strain on your computer or mobile device



a computer generated image of a keyboard: Twitter technically has several different dark modes across its mobile app and desktop site. NurPhoto/Getty Images


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Twitter technically has several different dark modes across its mobile app and desktop site. NurPhoto/Getty Images

  • You can make Twitter appear in dark mode to set a dark background with white text, save your battery, and possibly reduce eye strain.
  • You can find dark mode in the Settings and Privacy menu on the desktop site and mobile app.
  • Twitter allows you to choose between “Dim,” which sets the background to a dark blue, or “Lights Out,” a true black background.
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There are a few reasons to like the dark mode function on apps, desktop sites, mobile devices, and your computer. Not only does it have the potential to reduce eye strain and potentially help you sleep better (though the science isn’t definitive on that front), it can help extend the battery life of your mobile device

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