Holy TV Founder Sees Religion As A Social (Media) Experience

Mona Bijoor gained widespread notoriety for the wholesale tech company JOOR, which she founded in 2009 and ran as CEO for nearly a decade, revolutionizing the wholesale experience for high-end retailers like Neiman Marcus, The Row, Jimmy Choo, and more. She also authored the book Startups and Downs: The Secrets of Resilient Entrepreneurs, which became a bestseller and further cemented Bijoor as a formidable entrepreneur with savvy for making marketplace businesses profitable.

 Now, Bijoor has shifted her sights to something entirely different: faith. This year, Bijoor launched HolyTV, a community platform for religious and spiritual connection that’s open to anyone with any belief system, from Christians and Muslims to astrology enthusiasts. The platform includes its own search-engine network that allows users to connect with their chosen faith organization or institution, all of which are able to upload content for their followers

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Apple donating 2500 iPads and Macs to Boys & Girls Clubs in US

Apple is highlighting Boys & Girls Clubs in Atlantic City, New Jersey as part of a larger initiative involving hardware donations and support to help support the organization’s goals.

Apple is donating a total of 2,500 devices to club locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, and the Atlantic City club in New Jersey. Apple also says that it support those locations to “help them explore the full potential of their new devices and begin to integrate Apple coding and creativity programming into their curricula.”

At one location, Atlantic City, New Jersey, the units are being used in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) labs. Leading the program is the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City Stephanie Koch.

“Atlantic City has been focused on hospitality for so long so

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Huawei sells Honor under ‘tremendous pressure’ from US sanctions

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  • Huawei has sold off Honor to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co.
  • Once the sale is complete, Huawei will have no stake in Honor.
  • Honor will work with partners to continue providing security updates and after-sales service to its phones.

Update: November 19, 2020 (1:06 AM ET): Honor has confirmed that it’ll work with partners to continue providing security updates and after-sales service for exiting smartphones and those that are currently on sale. The company posted the update on Weibo in reply to a user’s query about the future of Honor mobiles under the new ownership. We still don’t know whether existing or future Honor phones will continue having access to Huawei’s tech such as the EMUI software, camera sensors, and more.

Original article: November 16, 2020 (11:39 PM ET): Huawei has finally sold off its sub-brand Honor after weeks of rumors about the sale. The new owner

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The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2020

 Changing the Networking Game  

It‘s safe to say that 2020 was a year of unexpected challenges that required the IT industry to step up like never before.

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic forced many businesses around the globe to close their doors and send most—if not all—employees to work remotely from home. This meant that almost overnight, enterprise networks, which largely consisted of traffic coming from corporate headquarters and branch offices, saw brand-new traffic and usage patterns from teleworking. At the same time, edge networking was on the rise. New use cases emerged as healthcare facilities and schools required connectivity in parking lots and retail and restaurants needed curbside services, not to mention, the uptick across the board in IoT. The new requirements paved the way for networking upstarts new on the scene to make their mark on the industry with multi-cloud networking solutions, data center software offerings,

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Russia presents draft law enabling Moscow to block Facebook, Twitter

A Russian waves a Facebook flag in Red Square, Moscow.

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Lawmakers in Russia’s parliament presented draft legislation on Thursday that, if passed, would enable the government to restrict internet access to U.S. social media giants deemed to have discriminated against Russian media outlets.

The authors of the bill, most of whom were from the ruling United Russia party, said they had received complaints from home-grown outlets like Russia Today, RIA Novosti and Crimea 24 about accounts being suspended or labelled by Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s YouTube.

Twitter began labelling the accounts of several Russian media outlets with the description “state-affiliated media”, along with those of their senior staff and some key government officials in August, a move decried by Russia at the time.

“The urgency in adopting the draft law is due to numerous cases of unjustified restriction of Russian citizens’ access to information

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Cue Biopharma Extends Research Collaboration for the Development of Immuno-STAT Biologics for the Treatment of Defined Autoimmune Diseases with Merck

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cue Biopharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: CUE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engineering a novel class of injectable biologics to selectively engage and modulate targeted T cells within the patient’s body, announced today that the company has extended the term of the research program under its existing 2017 research collaboration and license agreement with Merck toward developing a clinical candidate for the treatment of type 1 diabetes and an additional undisclosed autoimmune disease.

“We are very pleased with the progress to date in our ongoing strategic collaboration with Merck,” said Anish Suri, Ph.D., president and chief scientific officer of Cue Biopharma. “Extending the research term of our agreement based on promising preclinical data with a goal of identifying a clinical candidate underscores the significant potential of our therapeutic Immuno-STAT™ (Selective Targeting and Alteration of T cells) platform and CUE-300 series in the treatment of debilitating

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ICAP Called ‘Spider’ in Cum-Ex Web by German Authorities

(Bloomberg) — A TP ICAP Plc unit is accused of being “a spider in the web” of controversial Cum-Ex trading by German prosecutors, who have targeted it with search warrants and multiple investigations.

a view of a city: Skyscrapers stand on the financial district skyline in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Partly thanks to the government’s stimulus program, German activity has staged a strong rebound after collapsing in the second quarter, and companies have turned slightly more optimistic that it will continue to accelerate into next year.

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Skyscrapers stand on the financial district skyline in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Partly thanks to the government’s stimulus program, German activity has staged a strong rebound after collapsing in the second quarter, and companies have turned slightly more optimistic that it will continue to accelerate into next year.

Prosecutors in Cologne and Frankfurt obtained new orders allowing them to seize documents earlier this year, as part of proceedings against the unit and its employees, according to a court document filed by the firm.

TP ICAP emerged as the world’s biggest inter-dealer broker after Tullett Prebon bought the voice-broking business of arch-rival ICAP from city grandee Michael Spencer in December 2016. The deal

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Who’s ahead on 5G? – The Washington Post

Early analysis suggests the incoming Biden administration may continue to see Huawei’s growing dominance as a security threat. While offering U.S.-backed loans to compete with Huawei marks a significant change in how Washington aims to push against Huawei’s success, there’s more to the company’s global reach than Chinese state-backed export loans. Beijing’s domestic support and influence in international organizations also help Huawei gain a competitive advantage.

How might this U.S. move affect the global telecom equipment market? Here are three things to know.

1. Loans are key to Huawei’s global presence

The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, recently published a report that analyzes the industrial policy tools Beijing uses to support Huawei.

A key part of Huawei’s global success has been what Beijing refers to as “iron triangle” loans. Here’s how this works: Chinese state policy banks provide loans to mobile network operators across the

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Capital Projects: New Architecture Rethinking Design in Washington D.C.

Capital Projects: New Architecture Rethinking Design in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. has earned a reputation for iconic architecture. Emerging from the L’Enfant and McMillan Plans, Washington’s cityscape includes wide streets and low-rise buildings that sprawl out from circles and rectangular plazas. From the White House to Lincoln Memorial, Washington’s architecture was built to symbolize the nation’s values. Today, new projects are designed to rethink the city’s morphology while respecting its identity.

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Informed by a series of standards, the city and the National Mall were planned in accordance with the Height Act of 1910 that controlled density and height limits. Building off powerful works like Maya Lin’s Vietnam Memorial, new projects showcase a range of contemporary approaches to design across Washington. Built among historic contexts, these projects reinterpret monumentality through modern forms and expressions.

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Factbox: the Nuts and Bolts of Roblox | Top News

(Reuters) – Children’s gaming platform Roblox is preparing to announce a U.S. stock market listing before the end of the year.

Below are some facts about the company:

Roblox is among the world’s most popular gaming sites for children, with an estimated 164 million monthly active users as of August, according to industry blog RTrack.

Three-fourths of all U.S. kids between 9 and 12 years old use Roblox, an advisor to the company wrote on Nov. 5.

The platform, which is largely made up of user-generated content, offers software downloads to create games and play them online.

It does not require a minimum age to sign up for its services, unlike many other gaming and social media platforms.

Roblox aims at younger kids and, like Minecraft, Fortnite and Apex Legends, has seen a huge surge in usage from children stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Roblox says users have

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