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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), (ASAN) – IPO News: Airbnb Finally Files To Go Public

The previous year brought us some big news in the world of initial public offerings, like Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE: UBER), LYFT Inc (NASDAQ: LYFT), and Beyond Meat Inc (NASDAQ: BYND). Even though 2020 is drastically different than any other year in modern history due to a global pandemic, it is also a year in which many perspective companies are expected to transfer from the private to the public market. Some of those “gems” are worth billions or tens of billions of dollars, and many investors are looking forward to taking a piece of that action. Perhaps the most eagerly awaited IPO is by Airbnb which filed to go public on Monday.

Past IPOs

Snowflake Inc (NYSE: SNOW), the cloud-based data warehousing company, allowing its users to store, share and transfer data between multiple platforms like Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Azure, Alphabet Inc‘s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Cloud, Amazon.com, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:

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  • November 17, 2020
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Joe Salisbury finally able to practise ahead of ATP Finals after coronavirus quarantine

Joe Salisbury, Britain’s sole representative at the Nitto ATP Finals in London, has had his preparation severely disrupted by a coronavirus scare.

The doubles specialist, who will play at the O2 with American partner Rajeev Ram as one of the world’s top eight teams, was getting ready for the Paris Masters two weeks ago when his coach, Rob Morgan, tested positive.

Salisbury subsequently tested negative on three occasions but, although he was able to travel home after four days, Britain’s strict rules on close contacts meant he had to complete 14 days in isolation. That took him up until Friday, he practised for the first time at the O2 on Saturday and will contest his first match alongside Ram on Sunday evening against Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo.

Salisbury said: “It’s not ideal but I’m fortunate that it was yesterday and not in a few days’ time. If it had

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  • November 14, 2020
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Precious Achiuwa’s Journey May Finally Take Him to the N.B.A.

Precious Achiuwa has never been in the same place for long. He tends to be on the move — from Nigeria to New York to Memphis.

Stationed in Long Island City, Queens, for the past seven months as he prepares for the N.B.A. draft on Nov. 18, Achiuwa has been coping with a rare period of extended monotony. A projected first-round pick who spent last season at the University of Memphis, Achiuwa, 21, works out with his trainer. He does “a whole bunch of Zoom calls” with front-office personnel. He takes unscripted naps. He visits with his older brother God’sgift Achiuwa, 30, who lives not far from him in Queens.

But it has been a fairly solitary and stationary existence, a change of pace for a 6-foot-9 forward with drive.

“Seven months of doing the same thing,” he said, “over and over.”

He misses competition, he said. Games of five-on-five

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  • November 9, 2020
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Igbinosun finally gets his pick 6, leads Union to victory

Even after blowout wins, football teams always find areas of improvement to focus on for the following game. A pair of dropped would-be interceptions last week in Union’s 34-0 win over Elizabeth stuck with Desmond Igbinosun, as he and his coach estimated both chances would have also gone for touchdowns had Igbinosun completed the catch.

“He dropped two last week…and he doesn’t do that, he’s not that kind of player,” Union coach Lou Grasso, Jr. said. “So his teammates are getting on him, which is nice when the young guys get a chance to get on him.”

After putting up with the lighthearted film-room razzing by his teammates all week, in the third quarter against Watchung Hills on Friday, protecting an 18-3 lead, Igbinosun got another chance. He anticipated the throw. He jumped the route. He dropped another sure pick-six.

“I just feel like I’ll be trying to score before

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  • November 7, 2020
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WhatsApp adds new Vacation Mode to finally give you some peace and quiet

WHATSAPP is working on a new ‘Vacation Mode’ but it’s not your standard ‘out of office’ feature.

It will be very useful for people who have archived chats but haven’t deleted them.

Vacation Mode will be great if you're someone who often archives chats

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Vacation Mode will be great if you’re someone who often archives chatsCredit: Alamy

Archiving people can make your chat list look more organised but as soon as they message again they will appear back in your chats section.

According to Gadgets360: “Currently, WhatsApp offers users the ability to archive chats, but when a new message arrives, a notification does pop up for users.

“Vacation Mode looks to disable this ability and work on this feature was reported a year ago, but WhatsApp seem to have abandoned it later.”

WhatsApp appears to be working on this again in the beta version of its app, much to relief of users who don’t want to delete a chat but

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  • November 5, 2020
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Finally, a family holiday we can all agree on

Outnumbered by her husband and teenage sons, Lucy Dunn agrees to a marine adventure in the Azores and ends up a convert

Being the only girl in a houseful of sporty boys has its upsides, namely that I get Saturday and Sunday mornings lounging in bed while they are off playing rugby and squash with their father watching attentively from the sidelines.

The only downside is that it can take months to agree on a family holiday, and invar­iably there is always someone who doesn’t agree, usually me. While I just want somewhere with a nice pool, by the beach, away from the crowds, anything I suggest is jettisoned as “too sandy”, “too quiet” or “too boring”.

In desperation, this summer I changed tack and suggested a couple of weeks scuba diving in the Azores. We completed our basic Padi diving qualification in Turkey last year so the trip

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  • October 14, 2020
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A moment of rest finally arrives at the NBA Finals

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Los Angeles Lakers celebrate their win against the Miami Heat during the second half in Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James got back to his hotel suite after Game 4 of the NBA Finals early Wednesday morning. At 6:30 a.m., he was already tweeting out images to announce to his 47.6 million followers that he was wide-awake.

When the season’s over, he’ll sleep plenty.

Until then, his cycle is going to be a total mess.

Like it or not, the NBA Finals are on hiatus until Friday — the first two-day break in this series between the Lakers and Miami Heat. When Game 5 happens, the Lakers will enter with a 3-1 series lead and on the brink of their 17th NBA championship.

“For me, I mean,

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  • October 8, 2020
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Finally time for limiting hikers, hiring more Forest Rangers in Adirondack High Peaks?

Last weekend was ideal to be out hiking in the Adirondacks. Warm temperatures, sunny skies, with fall foliage color near or at its peak in many places.

The result was record crowds on trails of the popular High Peaks – numbers so great that some state and local officials were left shaking their heads wondering whether it’s finally time to limit the numbers of hikers through paid permits for parking areas to popular trailheads. Also, it emphasized the need to hire more state Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers and other staff to help deal with things, some said.

“It was nuts,” said Scott Van Lear, a union representative for the Forest Rangers who was on duty and was personally involved in several rescues of injured hikers, a few who had to be carried off trails in Essex County.

Meanwhile, Forest Rangers and local officials are wondering how they’ll cope

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  • October 2, 2020
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Mick Mulvaney to finally travel for Northern Ireland envoy gig

Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s former acting chief of staff, will soon make his first trip to the British Isles in his new role as the U.S. special envoy for Northern Ireland, according to two people familiar with the trip.

After not traveling to Europe for the last six months because of the pandemic, Mulvaney, who was appointed in March, is expected to go to Belfast, Dublin and London in the next few weeks and has been in touch with the Irish governments about the arrangements, according to one of the people.

Mulvaney confirmed the rough outlines of his itinerary, but said that details are still being worked out of who exactly he will be meeting with and where and when he’s going.

“It’s safe to say that I will be spending time in Belfast, London and Dublin, and meeting with all of the major government representatives,” he said in

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  • September 16, 2020
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A New Scripted Happy Endings Reunion Is Finally Happening

Some ah-mah-zing news to brighten up your 2020: Happy Endings is finally getting a reunion.

Happy Endings stars Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Damon Wayans, Jr., Casey Wilson and a special surprise guest will reunite and perform new scripted material from the writers of the series. The special is titled “And The Pandemmy Goes To…” and it will drop on Sony Pictures Television’s YouTube page. Following the event, there will be a special live fan question and answer session with the cast. Fans can submit their questions using #AskHappyEndings and tag @HappyEndings.

Every (Virtual) Heartwarming Cast Reunion That’s Lifting Our Spirits

The reunion is to raise money and awareness for Color of Change, an online racial justice organization, and José Andrés‘ World Central Kitchen supporting Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 relief efforts.

“For years, the people (and multiple networks) have spoken:

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