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Partners Unifies Seaborn out of BK, Looks Ahead

The submarine cable operator Seaborn Networks is back from its adventures in Chapter 11 after finding the subsea market between North and South Americas to be less strong than they originally projected. And it's back with Partners Group in the catbird seat. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Advertising, North, Financials, Partners Group, South Americas, Undersea cables, Seaborn Networks

A History of Policing in America

This video provides a quick overview of the history of policing in America through the lens of race, from the slave patrols in the South to the violent and discriminatory policing of Black migrants in the North in the midst the Great Migration. At its conclusion, historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness, asks a very direct question: And so the question that has to be asked in the wake of George Floyd — and I think this question is being asked and answered by...
Tags: America, North, Npr, South, Jason Kottke, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, George Floyd, Condemnation of Blackness USA

Ducks Unlimited TV this week: North to Ontario Part 1

Ducks Unlimited TV premiers “North to Ontario” this week. IMG Ducks Unlimited U.S.A. -( This week on DU TV, co-host Fred Zink travels to Walkerton, Ontario, Canada, to hunt with Grey Bruce Outfitters owner and old friend Steve Todz. 2019 Ontario Ducks Unlimited Volunteer of the Year Lisa Tadgell and her husband, Jamie, join Zink and Todz for exciting duck and goose hunts in this beautiful Canadian province. This is cattle country and the main crop is silage corn, which brings tho...
Tags: Guns, US, Toronto, Canada, North, North America, Ducks Unlimited, Grey, Ontario, Jamie, Bruce, Lisa, Adam Putnam, Zink, Conservation News, Ducks Unlimited Inc

Survey: Consumers Eager to Travel with Certain Conditions for Hotels

Following a long stretch of stay-at-home orders, consumers are eager to get out and travel according to a new research study from Oracle and Skift. Just over half (51%) of people surveyed in both North and Latin America plan to book trips in the next six months, while 38% of those in Asia-Pacific and Europe are planning get-aways. People, however, are opting to stay closer to home with driving distance (47%) or domestic trips (44%) being favored. With so much uncertainty ahead, consumers ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Asia Pacific, North, Latin America

Naukri, 99Acres were more affected by COVID-19 than Jeevansathi, Shiksha

With easing lockdown restrictions in emerging markets, Naukri and 99Acres are back to “minus 20% to minus 15% levels from before the lockdown”, InfoEdge Managing Director Hitesh Oberoi revealed during the company’s earnings call on June 23. “Q1 [of FY21] has been terribly impacted by the lockdown,” Oberoi said. “Most of April and May were shut for business. … We saw our traffic dip by almost 80% in April on 99Acres, and by 60%-70% dip on Naukri,” he said. Naukri’s job seeker index was down 60% i...
Tags: Travel, News, India, US, Linkedin, E-commerce, Earnings, North, Zomato, Focus, NCR, Bangalore, Oberoi, South India, North India, Online Classifieds

Google is closer than ever to having all the pieces for a wearables comeback, from a Pixel Watch to Glass 2.0. Here's how it could play out. (GOOG, GOOGL)

This week, Google announced it is acquiring North, the Canadian startup behind the Focals smart glasses. You might have missed it: Qualcomm also just announced a new chip that will power the next generation of Google's wearables. The pieces are in place for Google to get serious about wearable hardware – but it still needs to clinch the Fitbit deal. It's not guaranteed to succeed. Antitrust regulators are concerned that the Fitbit merger could harm the market.  Visit Business Insider's homepag...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Intel, Google Glass, North, Fitbit, Qualcomm, Niantic, Apple Facebook, Business Insider Google, Furthermore Google, Focals, Moor Insights and Strategy, Pixel Watch to Glass

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Facebook has banned hundreds of groups and accounts linked to the far-right boogaloo movement. The social media giant said it removed 220 Facebook accounts, 95 Instagram accounts, 28 pages, and 106 groups linked to the boogaloo network it identified from its platform. The Federal Communications Commission has designated the Chinese telecommunications firms Huawei and ZTE as national security threats. The New York Times report...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Federal Communications Commission, North, Huawei, Detroit, Sap, Alexa

AR 1.0 is dead: Here’s what it got wrong

The first wave of AR startups offering smart glasses is now over, with a few exceptions. Google acquired North this week for an undisclosed sum. The Canadian company had raised nearly $200 million, but the release of its Focals 2.0 smart glasses has been cancelled, a bittersweet end for its soft landing. Many AR startups before North made huge promises and raised huge amounts of capital before flaring out in a similarly dramatic fashion. The technology was almost there in a lot of cases, but the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Facebook, Wearables, Hardware, Developer, Tech, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, North, App-store, Magic Leap

Google Buys North Smart Glasses and North Then Kills Its Smart Glasses

Last Friday, it was reported that Canadian smart glasses startup North was on the verge of being snapped up by Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Today, it’s official.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Ar, Augmented Reality, North, Smart Glasses, Alphabet Google, Focals By North

Google acquires smart glasses company North, whose Focals 2.0 won’t ship

Google confirmed today via blog post that it has acquired Canadian smart glasses company North, which began life as human interface hardware startup Thalmic Labs in 2012. The company didn’t reveal any details about the acquisition, which was first reported to be happening by The Globe and Mail, last week. The blog post is authored by Google’s SVP of Devices & Services Rick Osterloh, which cites North’s “strong technology foundation” as a key driver behind the deal. Osterloh also emphasizes Go...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Wearables, Hardware, Tech, Augmented Reality, North, Globe, Gesture Control, Exit, Myo, University of Waterloo, SVP, Kitchener Waterloo

Our focus on helpful devices: Google acquires North

Today we're announcing that Google has acquired North, a pioneer in human computer interfaces and smart glasses. They've built a strong technology foundation, and we're excited to have North join us in our broader efforts to build helpful devices and services.From 10 blue links on a PC, to Maps on your mobile phone, to Google Nest Hub sharing a recipe in the kitchen, Google has always strived to be helpful to people in their daily lives. We’re building towards a future where helpfulness is all a...
Tags: Google, North, Kitchener Waterloo, Rick Osterloh, Company announcements, Google Nest Hub, Kitchener Waterloo Canada

Google confirms it will buy smart glasses maker North, in a move that hints at higher ambition in augmented reality tech (GOOG)

Google is acquiring smart glasses maker North, the companies have confirmed. The price of the deal is unknown, although a previous report claimed Google was buying the company for $180 million "North's technical expertise will help as we continue to invest in our hardware efforts and ambient computing future," said Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Do you work at Google or North? You can contact this reporter securely using encrypted messa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, North, Globe, Qualcomm, Kitchener Waterloo, Rick Osterloh, Amazon Join, Focals, Kitchener Waterloo Ontario, Osterloh North

Google's possible North acquisition could help revive its AR glasses ambitions

This story was delivered to Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Connectivity & Tech industry with the Connectivity & Tech Briefing. You can learn more about subscribing here. Alphabet is reportedly in the final stages of acquiring AR smart glasses maker North in a deal worth around $180 million, according to Business Insider. North had been working toward launching...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Google Glass, North, Apple Facebook Amazon, Focals, Connectivity Tech, Insider Intelligence Connectivity Tech Briefing

Save the rainforests, use degraded land AND produce fuel and food? Soleá looks at how Macaúba could solve many problems

What can you do with crappy land? Land that deals with long periods of drought, or that is so degraded not much can grow on it, or that has been deforested and needs to bring back life and wildlife into it. How can Macaúba help? Macaúba is known for its high productivity and adaptability to the most adverse climate conditions and even better, the fruit’s shell, pulp, endocarp, and almond can be converted into a range of food products, fuels and hydrocarbons, and other biomaterials including che...
Tags: Mexico, Gmo, Top Stories, Brazil, Argentina, North, Boeing, Biofuel, Biodiesel, UCO, Latin America, Palm, Protein, Digest, The Digest, RSB

More on Shifting COVID Age Demographics

Yesterday I discussed how shifting age demographics could mean fewer deaths from the current COVID outbreaks than the ones mostly in the North in March and April. Here’s a much more granular discussion of this issue at the COVID Tracking website. Highly recommend if you’re interested in going deeper on this question. [Author: Josh Marshall]
Tags: News, North, Josh Marshall, Editors' Blog

Alphabet Reportedly Buying Smart Glasses Maker North

According to The Globe and Mail, Alphabet is rumored to be acquiring smart glasses maker North for $180 million. 9to5Google reports: This comes after North in December stopped selling Focals to focus on launching second-generation smart glasses sometime in 2020. "Focals 2.0" has been teased over the past several months with North claiming that they would be the "most significant product introduction to date in the category." A "lighter" and "sleeker" design would have a "10x display," while mini...
Tags: Toronto, Tech, Brooklyn, North, Globe, Focals

Google's parent Alphabet is reportedly in 'final stages' to buy smart glasses maker North, as the augmented reality race with Apple heats up (GOOG)

A new report claims Alphabet is in late-stage discussions to acquire smart glasses maker North. The deal, which is said to be priced at $180 million, would see North "stripped for parts." North reportedly struggled to sell much of its first product, which it took off the market within a year of launch. The company was preparing to launch an improved second-generation version. Do you work at Google or North? You can contact this reporter securely using encrypted messaging app Signal (+1 628-228...
Tags: Apple, Google, Toronto, Trends, North, Globe, Alphabet, Globe and Mail

Alphabet May Be Buying Smart Glasses Startup North, But Don't Expect New Google Glasses Any Time Soon

Tough times seem to keep rolling for makers of augmented reality glasses. North, the Canadian startup behind the consumer-focused Focals by North smart glasses, is in the final stages of a $180 million sale to Alphabet, according to a Globe and Mail scoop. Read more...
Tags: Science, Google Glass, Ar, Augmented Reality, North, Smart Glasses, Alphabet, Don, I Would Not Bet On Consumer Smart Glasses, Focals By North

Apple temporarily re-closes 14 more Florida stores as COVID-19 numbers surge

After closing stores across four states, this was no doubt a bit of an inevitable: Following reporting earlier today, Apple has confirmed that it will be shutting down an additional 14 stores in Florida, joining the two it closed last week. The company sent a statement to TechCrunch that is essentially identical to the one it gave us last week, reading, “Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas. We take this step...
Tags: Apple, Health, Ecommerce, Florida, Tech, Arizona, North, South Carolina, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Dave Wilton of (check out his office staff) has a post about the history of the term “Dixie” that doesn’t contain any surprising new revelations but is far more detailed than anything else I’ve read on the subject (and he says it “may be the most complex bit of research I’ve done for this site”); it begins: Dixie is, of course, a name for the American South. It is also a famous anthem of the South. But less well known is that Dixey’s Land was the name of children’s game played in...
Tags: New York, Maryland, Virginia, Uncategorized, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Linguistics, North, Bryant, Mason Dixon Line, Emmett, Charles Mason, Dixie, Jeremiah Dixon, United States Mail, Dave Wilton of Wordorigins

U.S. virus cases near an all-time high as governors backtrack

By JENNIFER PELTZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. stood near an all-time high Thursday at more than 34,000, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis. While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback. Daily deaths, hospitalizations and the percentage of tests that are coming back po...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, News, California, China, Uncategorized, Alabama, Sport, European Union, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Connecticut, Paris, Arizona

Northwest RiverPartners Claims Hydropower is our Best Bet for Clean Energy Now

With debates over the best clean energy sources to combat climate change, Northwest RiverPartners reminds us that for residents in the rainy Pacific Northwest, the best source of carbon-free energy available in abundance today is still hydropower.The organization, which serves not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities in the Northwest, worked with Portland-based creative agency North to create their new campaign. Their challenge was confronting the fact that for some, the idea of using ...
Tags: Technology, Advertising, B Corp, Portland, North, Pacific Northwest, Northwest, Cara, Mark Ray, Mhairi, Kurt Miller, Northwest RiverPartners, Northwest RiverPartners Claims Hydropower, Bill Ballard, Daysha, Charlie Balch

North Korea: Balloons and speakers raise Korean border tensions

Propaganda balloons have become a symbol of a worsening relationship between North and South Korea.
Tags: News, North Korea, North

Oil steady on tighter supply, but virus fears cap gains - Reuters

Oil steady on tighter supply, but virus fears cap gains - Reuters:Oil prices were steady on Monday, supported by tighter supplies from major producers but held in check by concerns over a rise in coronavirus infections worldwide that could stall a recovery in fuel demand.Brent crude LCOc1 was up 5 cents, or 0.1%, at $42.24 a barrel by 1349 GMT. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude contract for August CLc2, which became the day’s more active contract, rose 10 cents, or 0.2%, to $39.93.South Ko...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, World Health Organization, South America, North, Reuters, West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rystad Energy, Bjornar Tonhaugen

North Korea reinstalls propaganda speakers along border with South

North Korea is reinstalling propaganda loudspeakers along the border with the South amid growing hostilities between Pyongyang and Seoul, military officials confirmed on Monday. According to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, the loudspeakers, which were dismantled on both sides during a diplomatic thaw in 2018, have been set up again in “multiple places” inside the demilitarised zone that separates the two nations. "We are closely monitoring the North's moves to wage psychological warfare...
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, North, Seoul, Pyongyang, South, Yonhap, Joint Chiefs of Staff

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase in global infections on Sunday, with the total rising by 183,020 in a 24-hour period. The biggest increase, of more than 116,000, was from North and South America, it said in a daily report. Officials in the Chinese capital are running tests on tens of thousands of food and parcel delivery workers to detect virus traces in a bid to rein in a new outbreak, state-backed media said on Saturday.
Tags: News, South America, North, World Health Organization WHO

S Korea urges North not to send leaflets amid high tensions

South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to scrap a plan to launch propaganda leaflets across the border, after the North said it’s ready to float 12 million leaflets in what would be the largest such psychological campaign against its southern rival. Animosities on the Korean Peninsula rose sharply last week, after North Korea destroyed an inter-Korean liaison office on its territory in anger over South Korean civilian leafleting against it. Yoh Sangkey, a spokesman at Seoul’s Unification Mini...
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Korea, North, Seoul, Korean Peninsula, Unification Ministry, South North Korea, Yoh Sangkey

Coronavirus live news: World Health Organization reports record daily global case increase

China halts imports from US food plant where 481 test positive for Covid-19; UK PM to unveil lockdown easing on Tuesday; Brazil deaths pass 50,000. Follow the latest updatesVisitors return to Spain as coronavirus state of emergency endsWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.28am BST China’s customs authority said on Sunday it had suspended imports of poultry products from a plant owned...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Arkansas, Microbiology, Brazil

North Korea an 'extraordinary threat': US

"As we’ve been starkly reminded in recent days, North Korea continues to present an extraordinary threat to the region and which demands our continued vigilance," said David Helvey, the acting assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs. The demolition Tuesday of the liaison office in the Kaesong Industrial Zone -- just across the border in Northern territory -- came after Pyongyang vehemently condemned Seoul for anti-Pyongyang leaflets sent by defectors into the North and ...
Tags: News, North Korea, Defense, US, North, Seoul, Pyongyang, Indo Pacific, David Helvey, Kaesong Industrial Zone

Bolton Alleges Trump Lacked ‘Competence’ For Office In New Interview

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton ripped President Trump in an interview with ABC News about his tell-all memoir that provides an account of his 17 month stint working in the Trump White House, saying the president was unfit for office and had made reelection his sole focus. Bolton alleged that the president’s obsession with becoming a two-term president trumped advancing national interests. BREAKING: "I don't think he's fit for office," former national security adviser J...
Tags: South Korea, News, White House, China, United States, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un, Korea, North, Bolton, Abc News, Trump, John Bolton, Trump White House, Pres Trump, President Trump