Artificial Intelligence may not take your job, but it could become your boss

Indian Express | 2019-06-24

Written by Kevin Roose. When Conor Sprouls, a customer service representative in the call center of insurance giant MetLife talks to a customer over the phone, he keeps one eye on the bottom-right corner of his screen. There, in a little blue box, A.I. tells him how he’s doing. Talking too fast? The...

Donuts CEO Provides Company Update On Blog

WorldNews.com | 2019-06-21

An update of plans for top level domain company Donuts CEO Akram Atallah was provided Friday on the company’s blog, Domain Name Wire reported. Atallah, who was named CEO after Abry Partners bought the domain, provided his first published statement, the report said. He said the company is working on...

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Toys ‘R’ Us R Back

Hot Air | 2019-06-24

Great news for children — and grandparents. Toys ‘R’ Us is returning by year’s end. In more modest form, but still back. Toys ‘R’ Us was the massive go-to temple of toys with vast aisles of eye-popping playthings for children, grandparents and parents that went...

Carrefour sells control of China business at a discount

The Star | 2019-06-24

PARIS: Carrefour SA has agreed to sell an 80% stake in its China unit for 4.8 billion yuan ($698 million) in cash to local retailer Suning.com Co. as it rethinks its exposure in the world’s No. 2 economy after years of decline. ......

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Swimming in ocean can leave you susceptible to infection

Deccan Chronicle | 2019-06-24

Washington: However, refreshing and fun it might be to swim in an ocean, new research has pointed out that it alters the skin microbiome and is associated with an increased likelihood of infection. The research was presented at the meeting 'ASM Microbe 2019'. "Our data demonstrate for...

Georgian Parliamentary Speaker Forced To Resign After Massive Protests In Tbilisi

WorldNews.com | 2019-06-21

Georgian parliamentary speaker Irakli Kobakhidze resigned from his post on Friday after violent clashes broke out between riot police and demonstrators outside the parliament in Tbilisi over Russian legislators being invited to speak, according to Al Jazeera. Tbilisi Mayor and secretary-general of...

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Daily Cryptocurrency Bulletin For Monday, June 24, 2019

WorldNews.com | 2019-06-24

General News The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has issued its annual report for 2019, expressing concerns over the expected disruption as big tech firms like Facebook enter the financial space. BIS specifically raises concern over Facebook’s new Libra project, claiming “big...

Why Bitcoin Excels Over Gold as a Store of Value

Bitcoinist | 2019-06-24

There is no doubting the king of crypto has been on a roll over the past few weeks. This month alone Bitcoin has surged 26% from mid $8000 to over $10,000. With political and economic tensions rising, BTC has often been compared to gold as a store of value but, which one is superior? The weekend has...

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Alexander Zverev loses in Halle Open quarter-finals

Sky Sports | 2019-06-21

Alexander Zverev suffered a blow to his preparations for Wimbledon as he was beaten by David Goffin in the Halle Open quarter-finals. The world No 5, a two-time runner-up, lost 6-3 1-6 7-6 (7-3) against world No 33 Goffin. Zverev, seeded second, withdrew from the doubles due to a knee injury...

Barty pulls out of Eastbourne with arm injury

AOL | 2019-06-24

New world number one Ashleigh Barty has withdrawn from the Nature Valley International due to an arm injury just a week before Wimbledon starts. French Open champion Barty rose to the top of the rankings for the first time by beating her doubles partner...

Confirmed: Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle at end of week

The Irish Times | 2019-06-24

Rafael Benitez will leave Newcastle when his contract expires at the end of the month, the club have announced. Benitez, 59, has spent just over three years in charge at St James’ Park since...

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Rocco Morabito: Italian mafia boss escapes prison in Uruguay

The Independent | 2019-06-24

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The Guardian | 2019-06-24

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War on the grapevine? Russia ups control on Georgian wine imports

The Independent | 2019-06-24

It was a case of new wine into old bottles, as the Kremlin returned to past practice in its response to growing tensions with Georgia. Moscow would be stepping...

China’s leading scientists advised to keep a low profile in their work as US steps ...

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Hong Kong government stays invisible to avoid more extradition bill chaos ahead of G20 summit

Hong Kong’s embattled government is lying low again this week to avoid rocking the boat in the face of continuing opposition to the now-suspended...

UN's Bachelet: Denying Fair Trials Leads to Radicalization

Voa News | 2019-06-24

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says all individuals suspected of crimes, even former Islamic State fighters, are entitled to due...

Germany plane crash: Two fighter jets collide in mid-air

The Independent | 2019-06-24

The German air force has said that two Eurofighter jets have collided in the northeast of the country, but the pilots were able to eject. The jets were...

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Al Jazeera | 2019-06-24

Dates and bullets: Sudan in the grip of the RSF militia

The Sudanese protest movement needs a focused strategy to resist the RSF's growing power. ......

Orlando Sentinel | 2019-06-24

We listened: Today in History gets more items

We recently changed the page in the Local & State where the Today in History column appears, leading...