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Titans’ website: No one circles the wagons like … the Tennessee Titans | Buffalo Bills News | NFL

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) carries the ball against Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman (29) in the second half on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.

To the victor, go the spoils, according to the old saying.

And, well, they’ve had quite a couple of weeks in Nashville.

So Jim Wyatt, a longtime Titans beat writer who now works for the team’s website, harkened back to the legendary day of the Bills to begin his story on Tuesday’s 42-16 drubbing:

Column: Josh Allen’s first stinker of the season exemplary of Bills’ effort

You had an inkling it wasn’t going to be a good night for Josh Allen or the Buffalo Bills on the third play from scrimmage.

NASHVILLE – No one circles the wagons like the Tennessee Titans.

Sorry Chris Berman, and the Buffalo Bills.

Ravaged by positive COVID-19 tests, and without several key players on

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PC Sales Continue Surging — And That’s Good News for Intel, AMD and Others

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PC sales remain on the upswing thanks to purchases made to support remote workers and learners. And it looks as if there’s still a lot of pent-up demand going into the holiday season.

Research firm IDC estimates PC shipments rose 14.6% annually in Q3 to 81.3 million. That compares with 11.2% shipment growth in Q2, and just 2.7% growth in 2019.

Officially, Gartner estimates PC shipments rose just 3.6% to 71.4 million. However, when including Chromebook sales (counted in IDC’s official estimate), Gartner’s estimate for shipment growth rises to 9%.

Along with Chromebooks, Q3 was a strong quarter for gaming PCs and (in certain cases) notebooks with cellular modems, according to IDC. On the flip side, desktop demand was said to be weak in the U.S. and EMEA. Desktop PC sales depend heavily on purchases made to support corporate offices, many of which are of course empty right now.


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More Bad News For Apple As iPhone 13 Design Exposed

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Apple’s iPhone 12 range has been revealed in detail and it brings several compromises which might put you off upgrading. But if you’re still on the fence, the first iPhone 13 information should convince you to save your money. 

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Just days before the iPhone 12 big reveal, respected industry insiders Jon Prosser, Ice Universe and Ross Young have all revealed Apple is set to make the design and display changes everyone wanted for the iPhone 12 series. 

Both Prosser and Ice Universe agree that Apple will finally reduce the size of the notch with iPhone 13. That said, they disagree on how this will be done. Ice Universe states that Apple will make it shallower (vertically) while Prosser understands that Apple will make it shorter

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ACCC code sees Google pause Australian rollout of News Showcase

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Google has paused the Australian rollout of News Showcase, which is a news-based service pitched by the company as benefiting both publishers and readers.

News Showcase was only announced earlier this month, and when it was initially launched in Germany and Brazil, CEO Sundar Pichai explained the platform was aimed at paying publishers to “create and curate high-quality content for a different kind of online news experience”.

Although Google said it signed several agreements with Australian publishers for News Showcase in June, it has decided to pause its Australian plans as it is not sure if the product would be viable under the impending media bargaining code of practice published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Google has held firm that it is against the News Media Bargaining Code, saying previously it would force the tech giant to provide users with a “dramatically worse Google Search and YouTube”,

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Labor signals fight over ‘massive design fault’ of super changes in Coalition budget | Australia news

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Labor will reject the superannuation reforms in last week’s budget unless changes are made to fix a “massive design fault”, the shadow assistant treasurer has indicated.

On Monday, Stephen Jones warned the changes intended to improve the transparency of super funds’ performance “only measure half the fees” employees are charged and therefore fail to protect consumers by weeding out poorly performing funds.

The comments foreshadow a further fight on super even before the Morrison government decides on the future of legislated rises from 9.5% to 12% compulsory super, set to begin in July.

Under the proposed changes, super accounts will no longer be automatically created every time an employee changes jobs.

Instead, an existing superannuation fund will be “stapled” to a member so their savings follow them from job to job without the creation of duplicate accounts.

For new employees, the tax office will develop a tool to compare and

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Exclusive: TikTok Rival Triller Explores Deal to Go Public – Sources | Top News

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By Joshua Franklin and Echo Wang

(Reuters) – Triller Inc, a budding competitor to popular short-video app TikTok, is in discussions with blank-check acquisition companies about a merger which would take the U.S. social media company public, according to people familiar with the matter.

The deal would come as Triller seeks to capitalize on TikTok’s woes. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has ordered TikTok’s Chinese parent ByteDance to divest the app, citing concerns that the data of U.S. citizens could be accessible to China’s Communist Party government. TikTok has sued the U.S. government to stave off a ban from U.S. app stores while deal negotiations continue.

Triller, which was launched in 2015 and only has a fraction of the 100 million users that TikTok boasts in the United States, has said it hopes that the uncertainty over its rival’s future will drive more influencers and users to its platform.


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What a failed Amazon deal means for Bethlehem Steel site’s future | Local News

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Given that strict schedule and the facts known at the time, Amazon took a negative view of the risks.

“There’s nothing anybody could have done,” Kucharski said, in assessing the outcome and looking ahead to future Bethlehem Steel projects. “It’s remarkable we got as far as we had, and it bodes well as far as the path that we’re on right now. We learned from that experience, and everybody’s working hard together to make it a much better situation for the future.”

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Overhead shot of the former Bethlehem Steel site on Route 5 in Lackawanna where a solar farm, windmills and other development now occupy some of the property.

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County leaders contend Amazon made a mistake giving up on the Bethlehem site, especially since, unlike Grand Island, the community would eagerly embrace the Amazon facility there.

“I don’t understand why they thought it was going to cost them

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U.S. Sanctions Turn up Heat but Huawei Serving European 5G Clients, Executive Says | Top News

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ZURICH (Reuters) – Chinese telecom giant Huawei is finding it harder to counter U.S. sanctions designed to choke off its access to semiconductors but can continue to serve European 5G network clients, a senior European executive told an Austrian newspaper.

The world’s biggest maker of mobile telecommunications equipment and smartphones was still “looking for a solution” to help millions of Huawei phone users after Google

was banned from providing technical support for new Huawei phone models using mobile operating system Android.

“Since the U.S. sanctions last year, U.S. manufacturers of semiconductors are no longer allowed to supply us so our previous U.S. partners can no longer work with us. Since August it has become even more difficult,” Abraham Liu, Huwaei’s vice-president for Europe, told the Kurier paper.

He said Washington was “blackmailing” chipmakers into shunning ties with Huawei, which denies U.S. allegations that Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing

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McDonald’s Just Announced Some Great News, and It Has These 3 Things to Thank

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McDonald’s Just Announced Some Great News, and It Has These 3 Things to Thank

In the middle of a pandemic, it reported good news. Here’s why.


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This is a story about the three things McDonald’s has done recently that enabled it to report big revenue growth last month, in the midst of a pandemic and economic recession.

The three things? They’re about promotions, predictions, and process — our own new version of the 3 P’s, if you will (as opposed to people process and product). And as you read and learn what McDonald’s has done, you just might find some brilliant inspiration for your business.

First, the big story. McDonald’s said this week that its sales in the United States have bounced back since the start of the pandemic, increasing 4.6 percent over the last three months, against the comparable time period in 2019.


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Industry tackles the role of fish monitors – News – Harwich Oracle

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By Doreen Leggett

CHATHAM — Commercial fishermen invest a great deal in their businesses, both in terms of money — boats, equipment and crew to name a few expenses – as well as time — marketing, selling and scouting, again to name just a few tasks.

They also invest in the industry’s future, weighing in on myriad edicts that make commercial fishing one of the most heavily regulated industries in the country.

So when Congressman Jared Huffman, D-California, took his Magnuson-Stevens Act listening tour to New England – albeit virtually on account of the pandemic – Captain Eric Hesse was there. Hesse, representing the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, was appreciative of the chance to share thoughts.

“We all have things we think about and we muse about as we spend our time on the water and certainly accountability in New England’s groundfishery is one of those big issues for

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