Forde-Yard Dash: The First-Year Coaches Making an Instant Impact

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Sports Illustrated

By Pat Forde With an unusual number of teams led by new hires making it in the top 25 this season, here are some of the coaches making waves in their first year on the job. Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football, where we no longer have to believe the Heup about Tennessee: First QuarterHome Run HiresThis time a year ago, the earth was about to rumble in college athletics with some seismic coaching hires few people saw coming. USC was preparing to make a massive offer for Lincoln Riley to leave Oklahoma, and LSU was about to shockingly swipe Brian Kelly from Notr… Read More “Forde-Yard Dash: The First-Year Coaches Making an Instant Impact”

Phil Spencer: Microsoft has to crack mobile gaming market to continue to grow

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BANG Showbiz English

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer says the company will become marginalised in the video game industry if it doesn’t improve its presence on mobile platforms. Spencer – who is the Head executive of Microsoft’s Xbox division – insists the company must do more to become a go-to destination on gamers’ phones, otherwise its influence and market share will diminish. Spencer insists that Microsoft’s proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard – which owns the ‘Candy Crush’ franchise, created by its King division – is directly linked to its mobile gaming strategy rather than a desire to… Read More “Phil Spencer: Microsoft has to crack mobile gaming market to continue to grow”

Chase Young Won’t Play Sunday – Commanders Need To Activate Him In Days Or He Can’t Play This Year

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Washington Commander’s edge rusher Chase Young is expected now to miss Sunday’s game and may not be eligible to play this year if he’s not activated by the middle of next week. Originally, reports earlier this week expected the 23-year-old to suit up for the game against the Houston Texans. However, NFL insider Ian Rapoport said today that Young isn’t quite ready yet. The former second-overall pick suffered an ACL tear in his right knee during a game in November 2021. For weeks, Young has been practicing with the Commanders but still needs a little more time. Rapoport further reported that the… Read More “Chase Young Won’t Play Sunday – Commanders Need To Activate Him In Days Or He Can’t Play This Year”

FOCUS: E. Asia chipmakers see high-tech decoupling with China inevitable

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Kyodo News

Major players in the semiconductor supply chain in East Asia appear to be seeing it as inevitable for them to decouple with China in advanced industries involving sensitive technology, given concerns about the rapid pace of Beijing’s military modernization. The United States is taking the lead in building a “Chip 4” alliance with Taiwan, South Korea and Japan for increased economic security over a possible global chip crunch in the event of a contingency between Taiwan and China. Japan — once the frontrunner in the global semiconductor industry but now trailing leading chip producers like Tai… Read More “FOCUS: E. Asia chipmakers see high-tech decoupling with China inevitable”

What could a without Twitter look like?

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AFP

New York (AFP) – After another chaotic week of mass staff departures and policy reversals, Twitter’s future seems highly uncertain, with users — and everybody else — increasingly asking one question: What would a World without the so-called bird app even look like? With about 237 million daily visitors at the last count in late June, Twitter’s user base is still smaller than Facebook’s nearly two billion, TikTok’s one billion plus and even Snapchat’s 363 million. But in Twitter’s 15 years of existence, the platform has become the predominant communication channel for political and government… Read More “What could a without Twitter look like?”