Texas Tech drops third-straight Big 12 game in 31-15 loss to No. 24 Iowa State

AMES, Iowa (AP) — With an offense that did just about whatever it wanted and a defense that was dominant deep into the game, No. 24 Iowa State put away Texas Tech to get out to its best start in Big 12 play in 18 years.

Brock Purdy passed for 302 yards and two touchdowns, Breece Hall rushed for 135 yards and two scores, and the Cyclones won 31-15 Saturday for their fifth straight win over the Red Raiders.

Iowa State remained tied with Kansas State atop the Big 12 standings and have won three straight to open conference play for the first time since 2002 and only the second time since 1950.

It was Iowa State’s most complete performance this season, but coach Matt Campbell said there is plenty to clean up before the Cyclones (3-1, 3-0 Big 12) head to No. 10 Oklahoma State after an open date

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Here’s why Amazon pulled the plug on its first big budget video game ‘Crucible’ shortly after launch

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Amazon Game Studios and Relentless Studios’ online third-person shooter Crucible will be taken offline. An entry labeled as a “final update” on its official development blog went up late on Friday afternoon to inform fans and beta testers that work on the game would be discontinued.

Crucible had been in development since 2014 when it launched on May 20, and was heralded as Amazon’s big attempt to break into the video game market. It was initially free to play and download, with a number of in-game purchases that offered new character costumes, additional currency, and other extras.

However, Crucible quickly ran into a host of problems, including server issues, lukewarm reviews, and criticism over its “freemium” pricing model. A little over a month later, on June 30, Amazon yanked Crucible from digital storefronts and returned it to a closed beta.

Since then, Crucible‘s primary developers at Seattle-based

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How Big Tech became such a big target on Capitol Hill

  • The five U.S. tech giants are now valued at about $7 trillion, up from $2 trillion five years ago.
  • As lawmakers made clear in a report released this week, they view Big Tech as having dangerous monopolistic power that needs to be checked.
  • A number of things have taken place in the past decade that turned the Silicon Valley-Seattle corridor into a target for Washington politicians.



Mark Zuckerberg wearing a suit and tie: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg walks past members of the news media as he enters the office of U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) while meeting with lawmakers to discuss


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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg walks past members of the news media as he enters the office of U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) while meeting with lawmakers to discuss

After a 16-month investigation into competitive practices at the largest U.S. tech companies, Democratic congressional staffers laid out their findings this week in a 449-page report. They concluded that Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google enjoy monopoly power that needs to be reined in, whether that means breaking the companies up, blocking

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If big tech is about to get split, consider Alphabet stock

Antitrust actions among corporations, particularly those in the tech industry, have received increased attention recently. Many politicians are explicitly calling for the breakup of some of the biggest tech companies out there.

Alphabet is one of many firms targeted by government officials for antitrust scrutiny, even under the administration of supposedly business-friendly President Donald Trump. It is believed that the Justice Department will soon file an antitrust suit against Alphabet related to its dominance in internet search.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has stopped short of saying he would break up any company over alleged antitrust actions. Nonetheless, Biden has called for more stringent antitrust scrutiny. The possibility of such actions fuels speculation over expanded antitrust investigations.

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Despite this news, the impact on some of

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The Tiny Technology Helping Cannabinoid Balance By CBD Products Inc. Make A Big Splash

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Nanotechnology has long been understood to support many facets of medical science. Researchers and manufacturers are taking this proven technology and are now applying it to one of the fastest growing consumer markets in the world – CBD. And no one has been more active in bringing this tiny technology to CBD consumers than CBD Products Inc, with their new nano inspired brand Cannabinoid Balance.

Having seen that nanotechnology could have a profound effect on absorption rates in the body, the team at CBD Products Inc. turned to NanoZorb™ to help deliver the cannabinoids and terpenes in their Cannabinoid Balance products into the bloodstream quicker.

As with so many things in science, Nano Technology works by increasing the contact area and in turn increases the rate of absorption. By using NanoZorb™Technology in their Cannabinoid Balance products, Anthony Tribunella realized that he

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The Capital Letter: Stimulus Politics, Trade Deficits, Big Government & Big Tech

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The politics of stimulus, trade deficits, big government and big tech and more.

Call me crazy, but I’m not convinced that the latest round of talks on a new stimulus package are going as well as they might be.

Bloomberg:

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi questioned each other’s mental faculties, showcasing increasing partisan tensions as Election Day looms.

“The president is, shall we say, in an altered state right now, so I don’t know how to answer for his behavior.,” Pelosi said in an interview on Bloomberg Television Thursday.

The Democratic leader also called Trump’s changing positions this week on whether to let his administration conduct talks on fiscal stimulus “strange.” Trump pulled his team from negotiations Tuesday, prompting Pelosi to suggest to colleagues that day that Trump’s thinking might have been affected by the steroids he’s taken to battle his Covid-19,

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U.S. Rep. Ken Buck Calls for ‘More Enforcement and Less Regulation’ of Big Tech on Cheddar

With big tech under a microscope in Washington, Democrats and Republicans agree that laws need to be modernized in order to promote fair competition, particularly for small businesses that tend to get snuffed out by the giants, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo. 4th District), told Cheddar.

Members of both parties have released reports that look to establish pathways to breaking up tech giants, which they consider monopolies, and level the playing field in online marketplaces.

According to Buck, who wrote one of those reports, the issue becomes partisan when deciding how to regulate the big tech industry, an issue he said would be uncertain under a Joe Biden- Kamala Harris administration.

“The Trump administration has been fairly aggressive in this area and partly because conservatives believe that Google and Facebook and Twitter are biased against conservative views and have suppressed conservative views…,” Buck said.

Also, Senator Harris comes from the Bay
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Bar or restaurant? The big issue in pandemic-struck Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — New coronavirus restrictions have put a spotlight on two Belgian classics this week: Beer and surrealism.

Since bars in Brussels were forced to close Thursday for at least a month to deal with a massive surge in virus cases but restaurants were allowed to remain open, the big question on the streets is: when is a bar a bar and when is a bar a restaurant? And more importantly, does the distinction really help contain the pandemic?

It is all very reminiscent of surrealism master Rene Magritte, who painted a picture of a pipe and wrote under it “Ceci n’est pas une pipe (This is not a pipe),” — because, of course, it is an image of a pipe.


“The Treachery of Images,” as the painting is called, also applies to Brussels watering holes these days. To stay open, bars will have to prove that they are

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IBM Bets Big on $1T Hybrid Cloud Market With Business Spin-off

There have been major developments this year amid the coronavirus crisis in the technology sector, from NVIDIA acquiring ARM Holdings, Oracle and Walmart’s stake in TikTok, and Microsoft’s Bethesda acquisition to even the most recent rumored deal of AMD looking to acquire its rival Xilinx for $30 billion.

News of merger, acquisition and spin-off keep ticking. Coronavirus crisis has compelled companies globally to rethink business strategies and alter their spending patterns. International Business Machines Corporation IBM isn’t immune to the trend.

The company recently announced the spin-off of its legacy Managed Infrastructure Services business in a bid to accelerate its hybrid cloud growth strategy, with a focus on enabling clients with accelerated digital transformation.

The company’s Managed Infrastructure Services, a unit of its Global Technology Services division, will be spun off into a new public company or NewCo (set to be named later). The deal is anticipated to “be achieved

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