New York’s public transit asks Apple to solve this iPhone problem

New York’s mass transit agency wants Apple to come up with a better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their masks, as it seeks to guard against the spread of the coronavirus in buses and subways.

In a letter to CEO Tim Cook obtained by The Associated Press, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Patrick Foye said riders have been seen removing their masks to unlock their phones using face-recognition technology, despite a recent update by Apple that simplifies the unlock process for people wearing masks.

Previously, an iPhone user wearing a mask would have to wait a few seconds as face recognition software tried to identify them before they eventually could enter a passcode. In response to the pandemic, Apple’s iOS 13.5, released in May, automatically presents the passcode field after a user swipes up from the bottom of the lock screen. Also, Apple Pay Express … Read the rest

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Black-owned food businesses are seeing a surge in publicity and customers—and hope that investors are next

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It was a regular afternoon in May for Denise Woodard. Her daughter raced past in the background while she attended Zoom meetings from her Jersey City apartment in the black leggings and T-shirt combo that had been her uniform even before coronavirus. But when she went to check her email, the founder of Partake Foods experienced something new: hundreds of new messages, all from retailers and companies interested in selling her vegan, allergy-friendly, gluten-free cookies.

Before the pandemic, Woodard’s company Partake Foods was already set to launch nationwide with Target and hit 2,700 stores by the end of 2020. But after the murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers, Woodard and other Black business owners suddenly found themselves receiving more attention, the kind of interest from … Read the rest

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Contoh Judul Skripsi Manajemen Pemasaran Terbaik – Kumpulan judul-judul terbaik proposal skripsi dan skripsi manajemen pemasaran untuk temen-temen mahasiswa manajemen. We designed an assessment instrument that can help organizations gauge the relationship between their gross sales and advertising and marketing departments. (See the exhibit How Effectively Do Sales and Advertising and marketing Work Together?”) We initially developed this instrument to help us perceive what we were seeing in our analysis, however the executives we have been finding out quickly appropriated it for their very own use. With out an objective instrument of this kind, it is very tough for managers to evaluate their cultures and their working environments. For some passengers an necessary advantage in purchasing enterprise class tickets is the precedence in boarding and luggage. The bags will be processed sooner a fact that can be very important for business folks in a rush. The access to business class … Read the rest

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How Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest upended the filming of ‘Surviving Jeffrey Epstein’

The filmmakers behind “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein” moved quickly when Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested on federal charges that she acted as a recruiter for the financier’s sexual abuse.

The fourth episode of the new Lifetime docuseries, which was intended to be a round-table with survivors, was redone to focus on Maxwell’s alleged crimes and her grooming of potential victims.

Filmmakers also incorporated more of Maxwell’s story into the series overall and conducted additional interviews. The four-part series was delivered at Lifetime just days before its Sunday premiere.

“If your timing can be great, our timing was great,” said executive producer Robert Friedman.

This combination of photos released by Lifetime shows participants in the new docuseries “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein.” Top row from left: Virginia Roberts Giuffre, Teresa Helm, Jena Lisa Jones, Kiki, Rachel Benavidez, Marijke Chartouni, Chaunte Davies, and Courtney Wild. The series premieres on Sunday.
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Susan Rice sells Netflix shares ahead of Biden’s VP announcement

Former national security adviser Susan Rice, a Netflix director, sold some of her shares of the video streaming company worth $305,323 this week as speculation swirls that she is among the candidates to be Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate.

A spokeswoman for Rice said the sale was unrelated to politics and was made under a stock trading plan she filed more than three months ago under Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

“Ambassador Rice’s sale of a fraction of her Netflix stock has nothing to do with VP speculation,” Erin Pelton said.

Rice, who also served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is being vetted as a possible running mate for Biden. He’s expected to announce his choice next week.

The share sales followed the exercise of options and were disclosed in an SEC filing Thursday night. Netflix stock has nearly doubled in the past year. Rice, … Read the rest

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Instagram Reels is a real threat to TikTok

Good morning, Data Sheet readers. This is Fortune writer Aric Jenkins filling in for Adam.

There’s been a lot of coverage of TikTok this week, what with President Trump threatening to ban it in the U.S.—incensing Beijing and opening the door for Microsoft to buy the popular social media app for a reported $30 billion. Lest we forget, Facebook has also been working on a TikTok clone for Instagram that finally arrived on the platform yesterday. 

The new feature, Instagram Reels, is no small deal. Remember the last time the photo and video app copied a high-profile rival: Has Snap ever fully recovered from Instagram lifting the temporary 24-hour “Stories” feature that sent Instagram’s monthly active users to over 1 billion? Every time users scroll through a few Stories, they’re served an ad, which makes Instagram money, of course, not to mention a cut of all those e-commerce sales.… Read the rest

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The fate of stimulus checks and $600 weekly unemployment extension could depend on these vulnerable Senate Republicans

A small but singularly influential group is a driving force for an agreement on a stalled coronavirus relief bill: endangered Senate GOP incumbents who need to win this fall if Republicans are going to retain control of the majority.

Confronted with a poisonous political environment, vulnerable Senate Republicans are rushing to endorse generous jobless benefits, child care grants and more than $100 billion to help schools reopen. Several of them are refusing to allow the Senate to adjourn until Washington delivers a deal to their desperate constituents.

Sen. Martha McSally, who has fallen behind in polls in Arizona, is breaking with conservatives to endorse a temporary extension of a $600 per week supplemental benefit. Republicans up for reelection such as John Cornyn of Texas and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are demanding results before returning home to campaign. And Sen. Susan Collins is in overdrive, backing help for cash-starved … Read the rest

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SEC reportedly investigating Kodak’s government loan and stock spike following Trump deal

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly investigating the circumstances around Kodak’s announcement last week of a $765 million government loan to manufacture pharmaceutical ingredients—a deal that sent the legacy camera firm’s soaring.

While the agency’s probe is at an early stage, the Wall Street Journal reports that the SEC is looking into Kodak’s disclosure of the loan, which began to leak on Monday, July 27—one day before the official announcement that prompted a massive spike in the company’s theretofore struggling stock price.

But Kodak’s trading volumes and share price were already on the rise before the announcement was made, a dynamic seemingly tied to leaks disseminated by local news outlets in the company’s hometown of Rochester, N.Y. The SEC is said to be scrutinizing Kodak’s handling … Read the rest

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‘The Rock’ buys part of bankrupt XFL pro football league

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will buy the assets of the bankrupt professional football league XFL as part of a group bid with his business partner Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale’s RedBird Capital Partners.

The group is paying $15 million for substantially all of the assets of Alpha Entertainment LLC, the parent company of the XFL, according to a statement Monday.

Johnson and Garcia were looking at buying the XFL at the same time as Cardinale, with the two groups then deciding to join together to complete the purchase, Garcia said in an interview Monday morning. Garcia and Johnson were previously married.

“We were simultaneously all examining the property deeply,” said Garcia, who was a big fan of the XFL in its 2020 season and called Johnson when she saw the opportunity to buy it. “We were two groups who could see the magic of this league.”

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Meet Candace Valenzuela, who could become the first Afro-Latina in Congress

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Last month, Candace Valenzuela won her Democratic primary runoff for Texas’s 24th district. And the potential impact of that victory goes beyond her Dallas-Forth Worth area constituents: If she wins the general election in November, Valenzuela will become the first Afro-Latina in Congress.

It’s a milestone that could be achieved twice over this year. Ritchie Torres, the Democratic candidate from New York’s 15th district, who’s all but certain to head to Congress in the fall, would be the first Afro-Latino to serve in the institution upon his swearing in.

Torres brought attention the significance of his likely election with an op-ed that exposed some outdated rules within Congress. Torres wrote that, based on current restrictions, he would not be allowed to join both the Congressional Black Caucus … Read the rest

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