Analogue takes on the TurboGrafx-16 with its Duo retro console – TechCrunch

Analogue’s beautiful, functional retro gaming consoles provide a sort of “archival quality” alternative to the cheap mini-consoles proliferating these days. The latest system to be resurrected by the company is the ill-fated, but still well-thought-of TurboGrafx-16 or PC Engine. The Duo, as Analogue’s device is called, is named after a later version of the TurboGrafx-16 that included its expensive CD-ROM add-on — and indeed the new Duo supports both game cards and CDs, provided they have survived all this time without getting scratched. Like the rest of Analogue’s consoles, and…

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D’Ambrose takes top human resources role at Boeing | News

Boeing has named Michael D’Ambrose as executive vice president of human resources, effective July 6th. He will succeed Wendy Livingston, who has served in an interim capacity since April. In this role, D’Ambrose will be responsible for the company’s leadership and learning, talent planning, employee and labour relations and total rewards, as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives. He will report to Boeing chief executive, David Calhoun, serve on the company’s executive council and be based in Chicago. “Michael is joining Boeing at a critical time as we align our…

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Finn Partners takes on Air Charter Service role | News

Finn Partners has been commissioned by AOR by Air Charter Service to implement a global strategic communications campaign.  The marketing and communications agency will focus on media relations to drive ACS sales once travel restrictions are lifted and to drive consumers to its travel restrictions website.  The work will also seek to develop the company’s reputation among international media as the leading private jet broker. The campaign will be spearheaded and implemented by Carly Reed, partner, Finn London and Helen Ames, partner, FINN New York, two senior leaders. Debbie Flynn,…

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Finn Partners takes on Air Charter Service role | News

Finn Partners has been commissioned by AOR by Air Charter Service to implement a global strategic communications campaign.  The marketing and communications agency will focus on media relations to drive ACS sales once travel restrictions are lifted and to drive consumers to its travel restrictions website.  The work will also seek to develop the company’s reputation among international media as the leading private jet broker. The campaign will be spearheaded and implemented by Carly Reed, partner, Finn London and Helen Ames, partner, FINN New York, two senior leaders. Debbie Flynn,…

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Ben & Jerry’s Takes Stand Against White Supremacy

Ben & Jerry’s believes that businesses should take concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy in all forms. In a statement about the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police, the ice cream maker outlined four ways the government can help. “First, we call upon President Trump, elected officials, and political parties to commit our nation to a formal process of healing and reconciliation,” the statement said. “Second, we call upon Congress to pass H.R. 40, legislation that would create a commission to study the effects of slavery…

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Lufthansa confirms major network expansion as return takes flight | News

The airlines in the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services over the course of the next few months. The expanding flight schedules applies to both short-haul and long-haul flights with the aim of offering as many destinations as possible. In September, 90 per cent of all originally planned short- and medium-haul destinations and 70 per cent of long-haul destinations will be served again. Core brand Lufthansa will be flying over 100 times a week to destinations in North America via its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich in autumn. Around…

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Facebook takes on Shopify, Tinder considers its future, contact-tracing tech goes live – TechCrunch

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those without…

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Qatar Airways takes new steps in Covid-19 battle | News

Qatar Airways has revamped its onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew. The airline is implementing several changes, including the introduction of personal protective equipment suits for cabin crew while onboard, as well as a modified service that reduces interactions between the passengers and the crew inflight. Cabin crew will wear the suit over their uniforms in addition to safety goggles, gloves and a mask to provide even greater reassurance to customers in addition to enhanced hygienic measures already in place. From Monday, the airline will require passengers to…

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Qatar Airways takes new steps on Covid-19 battle | News

Qatar Airways has revamped its onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew. The airline is implementing several changes, including the introduction of personal protective equipment suits for cabin crew while onboard, as well as a modified service that reduces interactions between the passengers and the crew inflight. Cabin crew will wear the suit over their uniforms in addition to safety goggles, gloves and a mask to provide even greater reassurance to customers in addition to enhanced hygienic measures already in place. From Monday, the airline will require passengers to…

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Air France-KLM warns recovery may takes years as losses mount | News

Air France-KLM has reported a first quarter operating loss of €815 million as the coronavirus pandemic begins to show up in financial results. Though only the last two weeks of the three-month period were impacted, the carrier reported substantial losses. In the month of March there was an “abrupt plunge in revenue that will obviously extend through the second quarter,” warned chief financial officer Frederic Gagey. Capacity is currently down by 95 per cent at the airline, with Air France-KLM revealing it could still be down by as much 80…

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