Video: Looking at big-time high school football performances

BLUFFDALE — As the regular season comes to a close Dusty Litster and Dane Stewart take a closer look at big-time high school football performances. They first take a look at Summit Academy’s big win over Juan Diego before talking about how Lone Peak got the No. 1 seed out of Region 4 (3:30) and why Jordan and Timpanogos are some of the teams to watch in 5A (4:50) before moving on to Desert Hills’ victory over rival Pine View (6:10). The Deseret News Rewind duo also talk about some big-time performances from Box Elder, Bingham, Viewmont, Milford and why Provo is the team nobody wants to play (7:20). …read… Read More

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‘Shark Tank’ winners will now get a huge boost from Amazon — but there’s a catch (AMZN)

Amazon announced on Monday that it has launched a new partnership with the hit ABC entrepreneurial pitch show “Shark Tank.” Via a special page on Amazon.com, the e-commerce giant will sell items from companies that the Sharks have invested in during any season of the show. It’s part of Amazon Launchpad, the program where Amazon partners with young companies and startups to increase product selection on its site. Entrepreneurs have a new reason to go on “Shark Tank.” Amazon announced on Monday that it is officially partnering with the show to sell merchandise made by entrepreneurs whose companies the Sharks have invested in. The items are collected on a dedicated… Read More

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Leading urbanist Richard Florida is convinced Amazon HQ2 won’t go to a suburb

Richard Florida speaking at the 2018 Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference in Vancouver, B.C. (Cascadia Innovation Corridor Photo / Matt Borck) Oddsmakers and analysts are betting on Northern Virginia to take home the much-ballyhooed prize of Amazon HQ2. But Richard Florida, one of the world’s foremost urbanist scholars, thinks they may be backing the wrong horse. Florida is Director of Cities at the University of Toronto and also works with New York University and Florida International University. He’s written two books and countless articles on urbanism in the modern era and serves as editor-at-large for CityLab. Florida has tracked Amazon’s search for a second headquarters city closely since the company announced… Read More

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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson: Will They Get Back Together?!

Star-struck millennial heart throbs Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson made ALL the headlines with their whirlwind romance this year. They were head over heels in love, no doubt about it. But all good things, as the saying goes, must come to an end in a matter of months. Blindsiding a nation, Ariana and Pete called off their engagement this weekend and one saw it coming … okay, not the case. We all saw it coming. But does that mean it’s over for good? Or is it a break that will do them some good, and lead them to a better place? That’s the million-dollar question THG’s staff debates below. Read… Read More

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Most Americans say they can’t tell the difference between a social media bot and a human

Most Americans say they can’t tell social media bots from real humans, and most are convinced bots are bad, according to a new study from Pew Research Center. Only 47 percent of Americans are somewhat confident they can identify social media bots from real humans. In contrast, most Americans surveyed in a study about fake news were confident they could identify false stories. The Pew study is an uncommon look at what the average person thinks about these automated accounts that plague social media platforms. After surveying over 4,500 adults in the US, Pew found that most people actually don’t know much about bots. Two-thirds of Americans have at least… Read More

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California utilities shut off power amid wildfire concerns

SAN FRANCISCO — Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities for the first time cut power to some customers amid high winds — and another power provider was considering similar action. Pacific Gas & Electric began cutting power Sunday night to tens of thousands of customers in Northern California after the National Weather Service warned of extreme fire danger across the state due to high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation. San Diego Gas & Electric followed suit Monday, turning off power to about 360 customers in foothill areas near Cleveland National Forest, where multiple blazes have scorched large swaths of land in recent years. Pacific… Read More

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Libratone’s affordable Zipp and Zipp Mini speakers now support AirPlay 2

AirPlay 2 support is now available for Libratone’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speakers, the Zipp and Zipp Mini, the company announced on Twitter today. Apple first announced a series of third-party devices designed to work with AirPlay 2 back in May, which included speakers from Sonos and Bang & Olufsen, alongside Libratone. The Zipp and Zipp Mini run for $299 and $249, respectively, which is $50 and $100 less, respectively, than customers would cough up for an Apple HomePod. The Zipp and Zipp Mini are, however, still more expensive than Sonos’ $199 One speaker. The ZIPP and ZIPP Mini run for $299 and $249, respectively Zipp and Zipp Mini owners can… Read More

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Morgan Stanley predicts how many years investors will have to wait before Disney’s Netflix competitor is profitable, and how many subscribers it will get

According to a new report from analysts at Morgan Stanley, Disney’s upcoming streaming service will gain over 20 million subscribers by 2024. The analysts projected the service to be profitable in 2026, and noted the service will be “more modest” than Netflix in its scope of content and spending. With a library full of Marvel, Star Wars, and other beloved franchises, Disney is expected to be a major force in the streaming wars when it launches its own service late next year. A new report from analysts at Morgan Stanley, led by Benjamin Swinburne, estimated the service will gain around 23 million subscribers by 2024, and between 40-45 million by… Read More

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The cofounder of Instagram on why he left Facebook: ‘No one ever leaves a job because everything’s awesome’

Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom has spoken out about why he left the company in September.Speaking at a conference on Monday, the entrepreneur admitted that “no one ever leaves a job because everything is awesome.”There have been reports of tensions between Facebook CEO and Kevin Systrom (and fellow cofounder Mike Krieger) prior to his departure. Instagram’s former CEO Kevin Systrom has spoken out about his exit from the company he cofounded, admitting that “no one ever leaves a job because everything is awesome.” … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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