Uber will acquire food delivery startup Postmates in $2.6 billion all-stock deal, reports say

Uber is set to acquire food delivery startup Postmates in a $2.6 billion deal, The New York Times and Bloomberg reported on Sunday. Sources told Bloomberg and The Times that the all-stock deal could be announced as soon as Monday. Postmates was co-founded by Bastian Lehmann, Sam Street, and Sean Plaice in 2011 and has grown to include a fleet of over 500,000 members and 600,000 merchants across 50 states. Last month, Uber lost out to European food delivery service Just Eat Takeaway in a deal to buy US-based Grubhub for $7.3 billion. According to CNBC, Uber may have pulled out of the deal over antitrust concerns. Visit Business Insider’s… Read More

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These NBA 2K athletes grew up together. Now they’re teaming up with the Jazz

Jazz Gaming competes in a recent match in the NBA 2K League. | Utah Jazz Gaming SALT LAKE CITY — Shaka Browne and Lytel Martin had the same routine growing up. They’d go to school. They’d come home. They’d pop-in NBA 2K9 — the 2009 edition of the NBA-based video game — and would ball online. Five-on-five virtual games. On the weekends, same thing. Play all weekend. Rack up stats. Bucket after bucket. Sometimes they’d work 9 to 5. Come home, log in to NBA 2K and game. Again and again. Day after day. Week after week. Weekend after weekend. Browne (who goes by “Shaka”) and Martin (who goes by… Read More

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‘It is really quite simple’ — BYU football players describe screening process for COVID-19

BYU football player Jackson Kaufusi is greeted by a member of BYU’s sports medicine staff upon arriving at an athletic training facility on campus. | Photo provided by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Whether any BYU student-athletes have tested positive for coronavirus is not known because the school has chosen to not release the results since facilities were reopened to select teams on June 1 PROVO — A month has passed since BYU football players were allowed back on campus for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in mid-March and forced the cancellation of spring football practices. The Cougars were one of the first teams in the country to begin voluntary… Read More

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THE INTERNET OF THINGS 2020: Here’s what over 400 IoT decision-makers say about the future of enterprise connectivity and how IoT companies can use it to grow revenue

This is a preview of The Internet of Things 2020 research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more technology coverage with Connectivity & Tech Pro. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing connectivity news and analysis to your inbox. IoT systems and solutions are iterating rapidly, and providers are coming to meet more and more of companies’ and consumers’ needs. Emerging tools and technologies like smart speakers, machine learning, and 5G are enabling huge gains to efficiency and more control at home and in the workplace. The continued growth of the IoT industry is going to be a transformative force across all organizations. By integrating… Read More

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Justice or vigilantism? Here’s why some Gen Z survivors of sexual assault are turning to social media

Alex Cochran Utah is having its own #MeToo moment. Alleged victims are sharing hundreds of accounts of sexual assault on social media. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is having its own #MeToo moment. Using a trending hashtag that surfaced in June, hundreds of Utah social media users have shared their personal stories of sexual assault and the names of their alleged abusers. The hashtag is empowering mostly Generation Z survivors to speak out about their experiences, shed the shame associated with sexual assault and find healing. But it is also ostensibly being used to spread false accusations and to out individuals who have not been charged with or found guilty… Read More

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Utah State suspends football player for ‘inappropriate racial comments’

Utah State on Sunday announced the suspension of a member of its football team due to “inappropriate racial comments.” | Jeff Hunter, Deseret News LOGAN — Utah State on Sunday announced the suspension of a member of its football team due to “inappropriate racial comments.” A joint statement was issued via Twitter by vice president and athletics director John Hartwell and head football coach Gary Andersen. “We have been made aware of inappropriate racial comments made by a current student-athlete on our football team,” the statement said. “This will not be tolerated and we have suspended the individual immediately, and pending an investigation will take appropriate action.” The statement did… Read More

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Remains of missing Texas soldier Vanessa Guillen have been identified, family lawyer says

The remains of Vanessa Guillen, a 20-year-old soldier that went missing over two months ago, have been identified, an attorney for Guillen’s family told Associated Press. Human remains were found last week near the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas, where Guillen disappeared from on April 22. According to the Army CID, one military suspect killed himself on June 30 after Army investigators tried to make contact with him in relation to Guillen’s disappearance. According to AP, a criminal complaint released Thursday by the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas says that civilian Cecily Aguilar has been arrested and charged with helping hide Guillen’s body. Visit Business… Read More

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Fire cause extensive damage to Millcreek house, garage

Unified Fire Authority firefighters spray water into a home as they fight a fire at 3381 S. 3170 East in Millcreek on Sunday, July 5, 2020. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News MILLCREEK — Investigators were searching for the cause of a house fire Sunday that apparently started in or around the garage. Fire crews were called to the home at 3381 S. 3175 East just before 1 p.m. where they found the attached garage fully engulfed in flames, said Unified Fire Authority spokesman Patrick Costin. The blaze consumed a Jeep parked in the garage. “There was extensive fire damage to the house itself,” Costin said. “Half of the roof… Read More

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