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Google’s ‘Hold for Me’ Assistant characteristic seems first on new Pixel telephones – Engadget

When the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G arrive, they’ll include an early preview of Google’s new feature for the Phone app, the Duplex-powered “Hold for Me.” Mentioned during the Launch Night presentation and explained in a blog post, it lets Google Assistant wait around and wait for someone to pick up when a business…

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Japan’s Tokyo Stock Exchange halts buying and selling due to a technical glitch – CNN

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Japan’s Tokyo Stock Exchange has halted trading for all of Thursday because of a technical glitch.The exchange said in a statement that the problem concerned the distribution of market information, though it did not elaborate. The issue also appeared to affect smaller Japanese stock exchanges in Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo.It’s not clear…

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American Airlines, United Airlines furloughs to influence 1000’s of staff – WPVI-TV

CHICAGO — United Airlines and American Airlines will move forward with furloughing thousands of employees as the CARES Act expires.In a letter to employees Wednesday, American Airlines said it will begin the process of furloughing 19,000 employees as the Payroll Support Program expired September 30.American CEO Doug Parker said he spoke personally with Treasury Secretary…

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The Gremlin Shockingly Unmasks Himself on ‘The Masked Singer’ – Billboard

TELEVISION 9/30/2020 by Rania Aniftos Courtesy of FOX THE MASKED SINGER Season 4 Backplate – © FOX 2020 The Masked Singer had its very first self-elimination on Wednesday night (Sept. 30) when the Gremlin surprised viewers at home by unmasking himself. Partially due to the understandably unbearable heat in the fuzzy grey costume, the Gremlin…

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Indian startups discover forming an alliance and different app retailer to combat Google’s ‘monopoly’ – TechCrunch

Google, which reaches more internet users than any other firm in India and commands 99% of the nation’s smartphone market, has stumbled upon an odd challenge in the world’s second-largest internet market: Scores of top local entrepreneurs. Dozens of top startups and firms in India are working to form an alliance and toying with the…

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Rain delay debacles trigger Yankees-Indians Game 2 mess – New York Post

September 30, 2020 | 8:41pm | Updated September 30, 2020 | 10:10pm What a mess. After Wednesday’s start of Game 2 of the Wild Card Series between the Yankees and Indians was delayed by nearly 45 minutes because of the threat of rain at Progressive Field in Cleveland, the game finally started — after no…

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Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine will not be prepared till 2021 – Axios

Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said Wednesday that his company’s coronavirus vaccine won’t be available for widespread distribution until at least spring 2021, according to Financial Times.Why it matters: Bancel told FT that the drugmaker will not seek emergency authorization for Food and Drug Administration approval for its vaccine to use in frontline medical workers and at-risk…

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Belligerent Trump debate efficiency stokes fears amongst Republicans about November – The Washington Post

Biden, who launched a train tour through the battlegrounds of Ohio and Pennsylvania, continued to pitch himself as a champion of working-class voters and saw Democrats rally around what they view as Trump’s threat to American democracy.But few Republicans voiced outrage in the wake of Trump’s norm-shattering spectacle in Cleveland on Tuesday, including his statement…

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‘We’re All Doomed’: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Says What We’re All Thinking in Hilarious Presidential Debate Parody – Billboard

Phillip Faraone/FilmMagic “Weird Al” Yankovic attends the LA premiere of Netflix’s “Between Two Ferns: The Movie” at ArcLight Hollywood on Sept. 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Calif. The only good thing that seems to have come out of last night’s (Sept. 29) chaotic presidential debate is a hysterical parody courtesy of “Weird Al” Yankovic. The spoof…

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House Democrats maintain off on stimulus vote to permit extra time for bipartisan negotiation – CNN

(CNN)House Democrats will hold off on a planned vote Wednesday night on their $2.2 trillion stimulus proposal to allow more time for bipartisan negotiations in a last-ditch effort to reach a deal just weeks before Election Day. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are still far apart, however, as negotiations continue, according…

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