Day: September 21, 2020

RE/MAX Continues Its Tech Acquisition Spree

The international real estate franchisor announced Monday it is acquiring Gadberry Group, a location intelligence data company.

RE/MAX announced Monday it is acquiring Gadberry Group, an Arkansas-based location intelligence data company with 16 employees. Financial details were not immediately disclosed, but the deal consisted of a combination of cash and stock, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The acquisition is the latest in a string of tech-based acquisitions for the company.

“The acquisition of Gadberry Group is another building block in the RE/MAX quest to become the worldwide leader in real estate technology,” Adam Contos, RE/MAX Holdings CEO, said in a statement. “For our RE/MAX brand, Gadberry Group is highly complementary to both our First app and booj platform, further strengthens our overall technology infrastructure, and bolsters our formidable data and analytic capabilities.

RE/MAX also said that “Gadberry Group further broadens our revenue mix

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New Xbox App Lets You Download Games You Haven’t Bought Yet

A new Xbox app is out now in beta for Android smartphones and tablets, bringing with it a new feature that will let you pre-download games even if you haven’t purchased them yet.

One of the most frustrating realities of modern gaming is having to wait to download patches on launch day, especially if you’re still inclined to purchase games physically. With this new Xbox app, you’ll be able to schedule and initiate pre-downloads for any game before it releases, letting you immediately get into it once you pop in the disc.

Although not explicitly mentioned in the post, users of the new app have already found the ability to pre-download any game (via Wario64 on Twitter). It shows how a prompt will warn you that you do not own the game you’re about to download, requiring a purchase before it can be launched.

This addition goes hand in hand

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Starlink starts to deliver on its satellite internet promise

Back in my childhood hometown in Calhoun County, West Virginia, my high school friend Bill Bailey says his DSL connection gives him an “average speed of 27Kbps.” That’s Kilobits per second. He might do better with a modem. It’s not just him. Tens of millions of Americans who live in the country can only dream of having broadband. The answer to their internet dreams may lie in the skies above them, with SpaceX Starlink satellites.

SpaceX has applied for the Federal Communication Commission’s up-to $16 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF). This is a plan to bring broadband — with download speeds of at least 25Mbps — to six million homes and businesses, which currently have no broadband. As part of its presentation, Starlink showed internet performance tests with download speeds of between 102Mbps to 103Mbps, upload speeds of 40.5Mbps to not quite 42Mbps, and a latency of 18 milliseconds

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NC State football: Quarterback Hockman to start at Va. Tech

There will be no surprises to who will take the snaps under center when N.C. State takes on Virginia Tech this Saturday in Blacksburg.

Bailey Hockman, who started the Wolfpack’s 45-42 season-opener against Wake Forest this past Saturday, was listed over Devin Leary on N.C. State’s two-deep depth chart released Monday.

Hockman, a transfer from Florida State, completed 70 percent of his throws against the Demon Deacons, finishing with 191 yards passing and a touchdown. Leary beat out Hockman for the starting spot in the spring, but missed 20 practices due to COVID-19 contract tracing and fell behind Hockman in the quarterback battle.

Against Wake, Hockman also connected with nine different receivers. Leary was available to play, but Hockman took all the snaps under center. At his weekly press conference on Monday, Doeren said Leary would be available again this week, but Hockman has the job for now.


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2021 Chevy Silverado updates bring towing tech and wireless smartphone capabilities

This is a 2020 Silverado, but the 2021 model looks exactly the same.

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The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado was likely in for some big updates, but the COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on such a major update, parent automaker General Motors said earlier this year. Now, it looks like Chevy has instead opted to fiddle with standard equipment and roll out a healthy assortment of new features for its bread-and-butter pickup.

Chevy on Monday revealed the 2021 Silverado’s new equipment list, which ranges from upgraded towing and payload ratings to new technology onboard the truck. Highlighting the changes are improved towing capacities for the 2.7-liter turbo-four and 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel engines. Those who opt for the four-cylinder Silverado in crew cab configuration will now have the ability to tow 9,300 pounds, up by 2,500 pounds, and a new regular cab model with a long bed will tow 9,600

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Show your National Voter Registration Day pride with Yahoo News’ AR filter

It’s National Voter Registration Day and time for prospective American voters to share their excitement about participating in the 2020 election.

With fewer than 50 days to Election Day, it’s time to register to vote. In 2018, a record 800,000 Americans registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day. This year, voter turnout could be higher than ever before, with 83 percent of American voters saying that the winner of the presidential race “really matters.” 

The new Yahoo News AR face filter lets Americans – including more than 50 sports stars – show how excited they are to vote with an innovative virtual version of a voting sticker. 

Here are the simple steps for using the AR face filter:

  1. After registering to vote, click on this link on your phone or desktop web browser.

  2. Give the AR experience access to your camera.

  3. A brightly colored “I registered” sticker will appear

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Market Correction Is Continuing, But Changing its Message

The stock market sell-off is indeed dragging on Monday, but it just took a twist. The market is telling us something a little bit different than what it was telling us in the first leg of the selling earlier this month.

Monday, the S&P 500 fell as much as 2% by mid-afternoon. The tech-heavy Nasdaq fell 1%.

But let’s take a look at the first bit of market pressure against what we are seeing Monday. The fears are changing and so are the price movements of some of the U.S. market’s premier stocks.

Between September 2 and September 11, the Nasdaq 100 fell 10.7%. In that time, the Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF  (VOOV) – Get Report fell 4.3%. Value bulls don’t want to hear this, but value actually began to outperform growth, even though it was in the form of downside price movement. Growth tech stocks were

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Stocks Pare Losses as Tech Rally Tempers Bank Rout: Markets Wrap


These 2 Penny Stocks Could Rally All the Way to $11, Says Cantor

Is more volatility on tap for stocks? Following a three-week losing streak, the longest in about a year, all eyes are on the market. The three major U.S. stock indexes have struggled for the last few weeks as the titans of tech, which have fueled the charge forward from COVID-induced lows, came under pressure due to overheated valuations, with market watchers waiting to see how renewed lockdown fears will come into play.So, what’s the bottom line for investors? Even though uncertainty remains as Wall Street gears up for the fourth quarter, the pros are pounding the table on a select few names, noting that these tickers boast strong long-term growth narratives.Bearing this in mind, our focus shifted to two penny stocks backed by investment firm Cantor. Major gains could be in store, as the firm’s analysts

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Clinical Evaluation of Individualized and Navigated Microsecond Pulsing Laser for Acute Central Serous Chorioretinopathy


Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) is a pathology of the central zone of the retina occurring predominantly in young/middle-aged males. It is characterized by an idiopathic serous detachment of the neurosensory retina with leakage of fluid through the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) into the subretinal space, which may be accompanied by detachment of the RPE.1 Local defects in RPE cells with violation of the blood-retinal barrier and pumping functions play an important role in the development of CSC. Treatment should aim to restore the external blood-retinal barrier without causing excessive damage to adjacent tissues.2–4 A common approach to treating CSC is focal laser photocoagulation of the retina at the leaking point based on fluorescein angiography (FA) images.2–10 With the active evolution of laser surgery and the development of the navigated laser system Navilas (OD-OS GmbH, Teltow, Germany), it is possible to control laser focus accurately. Treatment accuracy

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Windstream Secures Future for Long-Term Growth and Technology Leadership

Reduced Debt by More Than $4 Billion and Has Access to Approximately $2 Billion in New Capital to Fuel Sustainable Growth and Value Creation

Windstream Holdings, a communications and software company, today announced that the company has successfully completed its financial restructuring process as a privately held company. Through this process, the company has reduced its debt by more than $4 billion, or approximately two-thirds, and now has access to approximately $2 billion in new capital. With an enhanced capital structure, Windstream is now well-positioned to continue making substantial network and software investments, fuel sustainable growth and drive value for all its stakeholders.

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Windstream President & CEO Tony Thomas (Photo Credit: Karen E. Segrave)

“Today marks the start of a new era for Windstream as an even stronger, more competitive company,” said Tony Thomas, president and chief executive officer

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