A$AP Rocky’s former lawyer reportedly shot in Stockholm, Sweden

Attorney Henrik Olsson Lilja, who briefly represented A$AP Rocky in his assault case this summer, was shot in the head and chest in Stockholm and taken to the hospital, according to local Swedish media. No motive has been determined at this time. Source: A$AP Rocky’s former lawyer reportedly shot in Stockholm, Sweden

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What to expect from HBO Max

What content will be available on HBO Max that is not on other streaming services? What content will be available on HBO Max that is not on other streaming services? The late-summer news is that HBO Max will be the exclusive streaming service for all 11 seasons of “Doctor Who” and all 10 seasons of “Friends,” which leaves Netflix early next year. “The service will also be the exclusive streaming source for all new Warner Bros. dramas produced for The CW network, beginning with the fall 2019 season that features…

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IBM: 120 million workers need retraining as robots displace jobs

Employers are now emphasising soft skills training, which take more time to develop, says IBM More than 120 million workers globally will need retraining in the next three years due to artificial intelligence’s impact on jobs, according to an IBM survey. That’s a top concern for many employers who say talent shortage is one of the greatest threats to their organizations today. And the training required these days is longer than it used to be — workers need 36 days of training to close a skills gap versus three days…

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Hurricane Dorian makes landfall over North Carolina

Storm brings floodwaters and high winds to eastern coastline after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble. Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, hitting the beach resort area with powerful winds and battering waves days after reducing parts of the Bahamas to rubble and killing dozens on the island nation. The storm, packing 150km/h (90mph) made landfall at Cape Hatteras at about 9am local time (13:00 GMT), according to the National Hurricane Center. It lashed the Outer Banks with hurricane-force winds as far…

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Facebook to face antitrust inquiry by state attorneys general

More than 30 state attorneys general are preparing a separate inquiry into Google for potential antitrust violations. Several state attorneys general in the United States will investigate Facebook to determine whether the social media network stifled competition and put users at risk, days after reports that Google would face an antitrust investigation from a host of attorneys general. “I’m launching an investigation into Facebook to determine whether their actions endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, or increased the price of advertising,” New York State Attorney General Letitia James, who…

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Friends and/or lovers? Facebook launches dating service in US

The social network offers users potential romantic relationships, but privacy advocates fear company could mine data. Facebook Inc has launched its dating service in the United States, the social network said, sending its shares up two percent. Facebook Dating, a matchmaking application the company already offers in Brazil, Canada and 17 other countries, arrived in the US on Thursday. But after years of privacy missteps by the social media giant, will people trust it with their love lives? Profiles on Facebook Dating are separate from main Facebook profiles, but they…

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WeWork considers slashing IPO valuation for stock market debut

Outlook for the shared workspace company is cooling, after disappointing offerings this year from Lyft and Uber. WeWork’s initial public offering won’t be quite the celebration the office-rental unicorn once foresaw. The New York-based startup is considering seeking a valuation of about $20 billion to $30 billion in the IPO, people with knowledge of the matter said. The range could end up closer to $20 billion, said one of the people, which would be less than half the valuation it secured from its biggest backer just a few months ago.…

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Walgreens, CVS, Wegmans ask customers not to openly carry guns

Several more US corporations tell shoppers that bringing their firearms into stores is bad for safety and security. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, CVS Health Corp and supermarket chain Wegmans Food Markets Inc have said they will start asking customers not to openly carry firearms in their stores. The companies on Thursday joined Walmart Inc and Kroger Co in a change of gun policy following several deadly mass shootings in the United States. The retailers are among a growing number of US companies, such as Delta Air Lines and Bank of…

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