Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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NBA rumors: How Timberwolves’ crazy move affects Ben Simmons trade landscape

How the Wolves’ bizarre move affects Simmons landscape originally appeared on NBC Sports PhiladelphiaThe NBA world was shaken by a truly bizarre decision from the North on Wednesday as the Timberwolves dismissed President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas, just 12 days before the Wolves’ preseason opener.On top of the move being strangely-timed, it seems to…



Kim Kardashian West, Jason Sudekis to make ‘SNL’ hosting debuts this season


Fugees reunite for ‘The Score’ 25th anniversary tour

(CNN)Ooh la la la, The Fugees are getting back together.The famed hip-hop trio made up of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will go on a world tour in honor of the 25th anniversary of their acclaimed album “The Score.””As I celebrate 25 years with the Fugees, my first memory was that we…


‘The Wire’ creator David Simon will pull upcoming HBO series from Texas over abortion law

(CNN)”The Wire” creator David Simon won’t be filming an upcoming HBO series in Texas due to a controversial abortion law passed in the state, he announced on Twitter. “As an employer, this is beyond politics,” Simon wrote. “I’m turning in scripts next month on an HBO non-fiction miniseries based on events in Texas, but I…


Britney Spears celebrates her sons on social media

(CNN)Britney Spears posted a birthday tribute to her “very private” sons — with their permission. The singer, who shares teens Sean Preston and Jayden James with with ex-husband Kevin Federline, wrote, “There is nothing stronger than the love between a mother and son.”She continued: “My boys’ birthdays were last week … and unfortunately they are…

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How Microsoft built ‘The Frankenstein’ device during the pandemic

(CNN)When Microsoft (MSFT) closed its Redmond, Washington offices in March 2020 due to the pandemic, the Surface team grabbed what they could for their home offices. For a handful of engineers and product designers, that included The Frankenstein, a prototype for a versatile, transformable laptop built in concert with Windows 11. The mystery device had…


They took a stand against Amazon for their drivers. They say it cost them their businesses

By Matt McFarland, CNN BusinessUpdated 11:52 AM ET, Wed September 22, 2021Washington, DC (CNN)Ryan Schmutzer and Tracy Bloemer, owners of businesses that deliver packages for Amazon in Portland, Oregon, hit their breaking point this spring. Both had run technically independent businesses since 2019 that usually rent vans owned by Amazon, and are paid by Amazon…


Lithuania says throw away Chinese phones due to censorship concerns

Vilnius, Lithuania (Reuters)Lithuania’s Defense Ministry recommended that consumers avoid buying Chinese mobile phones and advised people to throw away the ones they have now after a government report found the devices had built-in censorship capabilities.Flagship phones sold in Europe by China’s smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp have a built-in ability to detect and censor terms such…


Google expands in New York with $2.1 billion office purchase

New York (CNN Business)Google is dramatically expanding its office presence in New York City with a $2.1 billion purchase on Manhattan’s West Side. The move comes even as the company embracing a hybrid work model because of the pandemic. Google said Tuesday that the new office will be an “anchor” of its sprawling city campus…


Elizabeth Holmes moved ahead with Walgreens rollout despite internal concerns, former Theranos scientist testifies

(CNN Business)A longtime Theranos scientist depicted Elizabeth Holmes as prioritizing a business partnership over the possible well-being of patients in testimony capping off the first full week of witnesses taking the stand in the criminal trial of the disgraced founder.The witness, Surekha Gangakhedkar, a scientist who worked for Theranos for eight years before quitting over…