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Google News    last updated 10/14/2019 @ 11:09 PM

Making technology accessible for everyone (Blogspot)

How Google made me proud to be out at work (Blogspot)
Until I started working at Google in 2014, I had never been out at work.  Now, less than five years later, everything is different: I’m an active volunteer leader in Google’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource....

TerraTalk is changing how Japan's students learn English (Blogspot)
With increasing classroom sizes, more paperwork than ever and new mandates from the ministry of education, Japanese teachers face an uphill battle in their mission to teach their students. Yoshiyuki Kakihara....

Using AI to give people who are blind the “full picture” (Blogspot)
Everything that makes up the web—text, images, video and audio—can be easily discovered. Many people who are blind or have low vision rely on screen readers to make the content of web pages accessible....

Voice guidance in Maps, built for people with impaired vision (Blogspot)
Think about the last time you walked to a new place. How many streets did you cross to get there? Which intersections were the most complex? How did you prepare before making a turn? And how did you know....

Google Ad Grants help a U.K. nonprofit save lives (Blogspot)
Editor’s note: Today is World Mental Health Day, a day run by the World Health Organization with the aim of breaking down the stigma of mental health and draw attention to resources and organizations....

Five tips to unwind with Android TV (Blogspot)
It’s getting chilly outside (for those of us in the northern hemisphere) and now’s the perfect time to fire up this season’s premieres, scary Halloween flicks and classic holiday movies. Ahead of all....

Get your business holiday-ready with help from Google (Blogspot)
The holidays may feel far away, but businesses are already preparing for the shoppers that will show up in the next couple months. Here are a few ways to make sure you’re ready for the holiday rush:  Stand....

Hey Google, talk like Issa (Blogspot)
Heres a trivia question for you. Which actress is also a writer and producer, started a web series on YouTube, translated common insecurities into a hit show, gives a great pep talk and makes a cameo....

Why Mahoning Matters is putting local readers first (Blogspot)
Today marks the launch of Mahoning Matters, The Compass Experiment’s first digital-only news outlet, which will serve readers in Youngstown, Ohio and the surrounding Mahoning Valley. We chose our name....

Discover India through its crafts (Blogspot)
Crafts are an essential part of India’s rural economy and also play an important role in India’s history and communities across the country today. Expanding our partnership with India’s Ministry of Tourism,....

Fighting climate change with new data (Blogspot)
This week, leaders from cities and environmental organizations—as well as representatives from Google—are gathering at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen to raise awareness around new data sources....

ExploreCSR grants get more women into computer science research (Blogspot)
Since 2000, women have earned only one in five computer science doctoral degrees, one of the lowest in all science and engineering disciplines. As part of our efforts to get more women involved in computer....

Boys & Girls Clubs help teens build new digital skills (Blogspot)
When I was a kid growing up in Wilmington, North Carolina, I spent almost every afternoon at the Brigade Boys & Girls Club. Each day, I’d head to the Club to get homework help, hang out with my friends....

How an underdog Fresno startup finds local talent (Blogspot)
One thing about building a business that no one ever tells you: your company’s culture is set in stone by the time you hire your tenth employee. Who you hire largely determines your ability to succeed;....

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Internet News    last updated 10/14/2019 @ 11:09 PM

UPDATE 2-Turkish lira slides, but doubt lingers over Trump sanction threats (Reuters)
The Turkish lira slid 0.8% on Monday in the face of U.S. and European threats of sanctions and embargoes, though sceptical traders said it would weaken much further if Western allies turned words into....

Brexit Update: Queen Elizabeth II Says UK's Priority Is To Leave EU At End Of Month (Benzinga)
Queen Elizabeth II delivered a speech Monday outlining the government priority to leave the European Union Oct. 31.  The queen's speech normally marks the opening of a parliamentary session and outlines....

Global Consortium Launches Phase One Of Cannabis Mall (Benzinga)
The diversified cannabis holding company Global Consortium, Inc., (OTC: GCGX ) announced Monday the opening of Phase One of the Cannabis Mall. Global Consortium is constructing the first cannabis mall....

Marriott Drives Deeper Into Luxury Short-Term Rentals as a Loyalty Play (Skift)
Despite early hype, Marriott International doesn't intend to take on Airbnb and other homesharing companies with its recently announced homesharing business. The company on Monday reemphasized that....

Natural Gas Price Prediction – Prices Surge as Momentum Turns Positive (FX Empire)
Prices recapture resistance which is now support

Smile Direct Club shares take a hit (Yahoo Finance Video)
Shares of SmileDirectClub taking a hit after California Governor Gavin Newsom signed assembly Bill 1519. Yahoo Finance's On The Move discuss.

Blizzard Games Reduces Penalty For Pro-Hong Kong Outburst, But Says Players Need To Stick To Game Talk (Benzinga)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) acknowledged Friday that it acted too quickly and harshly in sanctioning an esports competitor who used a livestreamed post-match interview to express solidarity....

UPDATE 1-UAW calls Thursday meeting to update union leaders on GM strike talks -sources (Reuters)
The union representing the 48,000 workers who have been striking General Motors Co for about a month have scheduled a meeting on Thursday to update the leaders of the various union locals from around....

Harley-Davidson halts electric motorcycle production (Reuters)
HarleyDavidson Inc said on Monday it has stopped production and deliveries of its first electric motorcycle after discovering a glitch in the final quality checks. The motorcycle maker said....

UPS Enters The Self-Storage Market With A Different Twist (Benzinga)
The 38 billion a year U.S. self-storage industry has a new player – UPS Inc. (NYSE: UPS). The transport and logistics giant unveiled on October 14 a service called "Storage on Demand," in which it will....

Natural Gas Price Fundamental Daily Forecast – Higher as Speculative Bulls Play for Colder Temperatures (FX Empire)
Early in the session on Monday, we’re going to be watching the price action. Later in the session, the weather forecasts will be updated. We should find out at that time if the early rally is being fueled....

Richard Prince, Darren Romanelli And MedMen Collaborate On Cannabis Line Launch (Benzinga)
Famed artist Richard Prince is now in the cannabis industry. Starting Monday, cannabis consumers can find Katz + Dogg at select MedMen Enterprises Inc (OTC: MMNFF) stores. The Katz + Dogg line includes....

Hedge Funds Are Selling Halliburton Company (Insider Monkey)
Concerns over rising interest rates and expected further rate increases have hit several stocks hard during the fourth quarter of 2018. Trends reversed 180 degrees during the first half of 2019 amid Powell's....

Uber lays off about 350 employees: RPT (Yahoo Finance Video)
Uber has laid off roughly 350 workers, according to a new report from Tech Crunch. The layoffs reportedly impact employees in Uber Eats, its advanced technologies group, and recruiting. This comes as....

Daily death cross approaches as Bitcoin loses momentum above $8,000 (Coin Rivet)
Bitcoin is edging towards an exponential moving average death cross on the daily chart, which would almost certainly signal an extended correction to the downside. The 50 EMA is sloping dangerously towards....

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Technology News    last updated 10/14/2019 @ 11:09 PM

YouTube says fake video of Trump figure shooting at media does not violate rules (Fox News)
A fake video that shows President Trump murdering journalists, which was condemned today by the White House, does not violate YouTube's rules.

Army sets bar 'very high' for new optionally-manned fighting vehicle (Fox News)
Attacking enemy lines as a heavily up-gunned armored robot, firing lasers, knocking enemy drones out of the air with “elevating” weapons, controlling air and ground drones as networked “nodes” in war....

Apple tipped to launch cheapest iPhone in years (Fox News)
Apple may soon launch its cheapest iPhone in years – with a price tag of just $399.

Yahoo data breach settlement: How to collect up to $358 (Fox News)
If you had a Yahoo account between 2012 and 2016, you may be entitled to compensation as the tech giant looks to settle a class-action lawsuit against it after it suffered several data breaches.

Kim Komando on Amazon public profiles, best TVs, hacked cameras, and more: Tech Q&A (Fox News)
Hacked cameras, tracking infidelity, your Amazon public profile and much more in this week's Tech Q&A from Kim Komando.

Kim Komando with 5 mistakes that shorten the life of your gadgets (Fox News)
Spill one cup of coffee, and you fry your laptop. Drop your tablet while taking a photo, and it can plunge to its doom. Lose your grip on a smartphone, and your $1,000 device could slip through a drainage....

Army brings AI to electronic warfare (Fox News)
Surrounded by enemy fire, trapped in a valley between mountains and unable to use certain sensors, drones, fire-control and radar applications, a forward-positioned Army infantry unit suddenly finds itself....

Amazon spokesman says attacks against Trump administration were 'personal' views after being called out on Twitter (Fox News)
Amazon spokesperson Jay Carney backtracked on Thursday after being called out for questioning the patriotrism of the Trump administration.

EU warns of 5G cybersecurity risks, potential attacks from 'state-backed' hackers (Fox News)
The European Union is fearful that 5G networks could cause "security challenges" if they're exposed to state-backed companies.

Apple pulls controversial Hong Kong app again after being attacked by China state-run media (Fox News)
Less than 24 hours after Apple received criticism from a state-run media company in China for reinstating the HKMap app in the App Store the tech giant has pulled the app again.

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