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I very much admire Microsoft’s recent lurch toward humanity.

Since Satya Nadella became CEO, he’s shown a recognition that human elements can incite better organizations.

When it came to the pandemic, for example, Microsoft wasn’t slow in ensuring the safety of its staff. The company was also proactive in researching just what effect working from home was having on its employees. (Spoiler: Not entirely positive.)

Moreover, having seen Zoom become a brand name, a verb, and a lifestyle, Redmond took great and swift pains to make people realize there’s an alternative — some would say a better one — called Microsoft Teams.

You’ve seen it, perhaps, during NBA games. People pretend to be together when they’re not.

Redmond even offered subtle mockery of Zoom, in order to make Teams seem like the more secure option used by the world’s sensible people.

The company’s

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  • On Tuesday, McDonald’s debuted the Travis Scott Meal — a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon, and lettuce, medium fries with BBQ Sauce, and a Sprite.
  • The limited-time deal only uses items already on the McDonald’s menu, giving the fast-food chain buzz without adding complexity to its kitchens. 
  • McDonald’s said in a memo obtained by Business Insider that Scott is just the “first in a suite of big celebrities” with whom the chain plans to partner. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

It’s the oldest trick in the book — a fast-food chain drumming up sales with a limited-time menu offering. 

But in the case of McDonald’s partnership with Travis Scott, the chain did not need to add a single new ingredient to its kitchens to pull off the deal. 

McDonald’s debuted the Travis Scott Meal on September 8 — a Quarter Pounder with cheese, bacon, and lettuce, medium fries

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The all-virtual Democratic Convention starts tonight, and will be on from 9-11 pm ET. Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders have prime speaking slots. Republican John Kasich will also get a platform to excoriate Trump. 

Postal Service crisis deepens, with seven states preparing to sue the Trump administration. They want to stop USPS cuts that they say will undermine mail-in balloting, which President Trump says

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