• Zoom is introducing OnZoom, a new way to host events — free and paid — using the popular videoconferencing tool.
  • Zoom has come to be used to host all kinds of events amid the pandemic, from board meetings and conferences to fitness classes and concerts. The new OnZoom platform includes the ability to charge for tickets, as well as a directory of public event listings.
  • Zoom is also launching a new kind of app integration, called a Zapp, that can bring information from productivity tools like Dropbox, Slack, or Asana directly into a video chat.
  • Facebook launched its own features for paid videoconferencing events over the summer.
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As the pandemic drags on, Zoom is releasing a new way to host online events — importantly, now including paid events — as well as new types of apps that integrate outside business and productivity tools

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TORONTO & BROSSARD, Québec–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bitfarms Ltd. (“Bitfarms”, or the “Company”) (TSXV:BITF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an equipment lease with BlockFills for 1,000 WhatsMiner M31S miners to be delivered and installed by the end of November 2020. The 1,000 new Miners are in addition to the non-binding Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with Blockfills, announced on September 21, 2020, to lease approximately 7,000 new generation miners with a cost of US$12 to $15 million. As previously reported, the equipment covered by the LOI represents approximately 800 to 840 petahash per second (“PH”) of new computing capacity to be added to the Company’s operations by the end of 2020.

New Equipment Lease

On October 8, 2020, the Company entered an equipment lease with BlockFills, for an additional 1,000 WhatsMiner M31S miners for a term of 24 months carrying an

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Southwest Airlines is opening new routes to Chicago and it’s not to the airport that many may automatically think. On Monday, the Dallas-based carrier announced that it would begin service to Chicago O’Hare airport, long a stronghold of American and United Airlines, in the first half of 2021. The new service will bring fresh new competition to the city’s biggest airport.

Chicago’s two largest metropolitan airports have always split up traffic between O’Hare on the west side and Midway to the southwest — and traditionally, the airport to the south has been a fortress held by Southwest Airlines. Today, Midway serves as one of the carrier’s biggest hubs; during non-COVID times, Simple Flying reports that Southwest operated as many as 260 flights out of the airport each day.

American and United, by contrast, have largely operated out of O’Hare, where each carrier

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The Fall 2020 Launch Delivers New Enhancements for Superior Cloud-Native Serverless Computing Power, AI-Powered Intelligence and Business Resiliency in a Pandemic

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, today announced new advanced capabilities designed to help customers rapidly become cloud-first, cloud-native in this global pandemic. IDC predicts continued double-digit growth in infrastructure digital transformation in 2020 during the pandemic as companies increasingly invest in the cloud to accelerate their digital transformation efforts*. Informatica has been at the forefront of enterprise cloud data management, continuously innovating to help its customers succeed in the Cloud-AI era.

Informatica Corp. (PRNewsfoto/Informatica Corp.)
Informatica Corp. (PRNewsfoto/Informatica Corp.)

Today’s virtual fall launch event is yet another milestone in Informatica’s innovation helping enterprises with AI-powered serverless data management, business continuity, application management and a 360-degree view of the business leveraging multi-domain Master Data Management. The Fall enhancements also include an intelligent data

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Over $54.2 Billion in Loan Volume;
Exceeds total 2019 production record in first three quarters of 2020

United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), the #1 wholesale mortgage lender, today announced its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, reporting closed loan volume exceeding $54.2 billion, an 81 percent increase from the $29.9 billion loan volume closed in the third quarter of 2019, along with net income of $1.45 billion. Through the third quarter, UWM also closed a year to date total of $127.8 billion in production, already exceeding its 2019 production record of $107.8 billion by nearly 20 percent.

Mat Ishbia, president and CEO of UWM said, “This is our best quarter in the company’s 34 years, showing that borrowers are recognizing that independent mortgage brokers offer better rates, greater speed and deeper experience. I’m grateful to the over 6,800 team members whose commitment to superior service, together with

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Pelosi has already rejected Mnuchin’s offer as completely inadequate, criticism she repeated Tuesday in a letter to House Democrats where she wrote, “Tragically, the Trump proposal falls significantly short of what this pandemic and deep recession demand.”

“A fly on the wall or wherever else it might land in the Oval Office tells me that the President only wants his name on a check to go out before Election Day and for the market to go up,” Pelosi wrote. “The American people want us to have an agreement to protect lives, livelihoods and the life of our American Democracy. Democrats are determined to do so!”

Pelosi later got into a fiery argument on CNN with host Wolf Blitzer who pressed her on why she wouldn’t take the $1.8 trillion Mnuchin deal. Blitzer argued that Americans need it and pointed out that some Democrats in her own caucus want it done.

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Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure provider and underground data center owner, is thrilled to announce the launch of a new website redesign. New interactive features and site design proudly raise the Bluebird brand above industry standards and exemplify the company’s commitment to wireless Carriers and Enterprise businesses implementing existing and emerging digital technologies.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201013005779/en/

Bluebird Network website (Graphic: Business Wire)

“The fact is everything Bluebird does and all of the services we provide underpin the technologies that make our digital world possible,” said Michael Morey, Bluebird President and CEO. “Our world is governed by the ability to make connections and leverage bandwidth. We offer world-class fiber services focused on high capacity bandwidth—and business is all about good connections.”

A prominent new feature of the website is the searchable network map, allowing users to type in their business’ address to see

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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday that Senate Republicans will attempt to move forward on a “targeted” coronavirus relief bill when the Senate returns to session next week — a sign that prospects for broad stimulus agreement have all but faded before Election Day.

a man wearing glasses and a suit and tie: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 16: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for a Republican senate luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told Democratic members of the House that they would not break before the November elections unless Congress funded an additional round of stimulus to aid the economy during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 16: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives for a Republican senate luncheon in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told Democratic members of the House that they would not break before the November elections unless Congress funded an additional round of stimulus to aid the economy during the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“Republicans do not agree that nothing is better than something for working families,” McConnell said in a statement referencing the small business loan Paycheck Protection

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Author Mark Schwartz reveals a new and empowering playbook for business and technology leaders to turn bureaucracy into a powerful tool

PORTLAND, Oregon, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IT Revolution, the industry leader for advancing DevOps, today announced its newest book, The (Delicate) Art of Bureaucracy: Digital Transformation with the Monkey, the Razor, and the Sumo Wrestler. Paperback, eBook and Audio editions are available October 13. To order, visit: (https://itrevolution.com/delicate-art-of-bureaucracy/). 

Authored by Mark Schwartz, Enterprise Strategist at Amazon Web Services (AWS), The (Delicate) Art of Bureaucracy presents humor, history, and real-life examples from his days as a government bureaucrat. Schwartz puts forth a one-of-a-kind playbook to show technology and business leaders how to wield bureaucracy as a superpower and bust through it at the same time.

“People are really good at creating bureaucracy, so we find it everywhere. The only way we can accomplish large-scale

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Stem Holdings, Inc

TJ’s Yerba Buena - RSO
TJ’s Yerba Buena – RSO
TJ’s Yerba Buena – RSO

New RSO Leverages Two of its Largest Brands – TJ’s Gardens™ and Yerba Buena™ 

BOCA RATON, FL, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Stem HoldingsInc. (“Stem”) (OTCQX: STMH CSE: STEM), a leading vertically-integrated cannabis and hemp branded products company with state-of-the-art cultivation, processing, extraction, retail, and distribution operations throughout the United States, announced today the launch of its first co-branded product leveraging two of its largest and best-known brands, TJ’s Gardens and Yerba Buena.

The new product, a Rick Simpson Oil (“RSO”) oil extracted from cannabis flower grown and combined from both brands, is produced at the Company’s TJ’s Gardens facility in Eugene, OR and features both brand names, reflecting the choice of the best cultivars to deliver the reputed benefits of RSO.

“TJ’s Gardens has long been committed to wellness, and

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