Xbox Brazil Host Says She Was Let Go In Part Due To Fan Harassment, Though Microsoft Denies

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Last Friday, Xbox Brazil video host Isadora Basile announced that Microsoft had severed ties with her. In a tweet, she said she’d been regularly harassed by members of the local Xbox community since being hired in early September, and that that mistreatment was part of the decision to end her contract.

Kotaku has been in contact with Basile throughout the week to learn more about the situation.

“At the end of the day, it seems I became too much of a problem,” Basile explained to Kotaku via email. She said that she had been supported by Xbox Brazil during some tough times, but understood that her dismissal was partially informed by fan abuse.

Microsoft, after initially not acknowledging the harassment in two statements since last week, was quoted by IGN today as saying that Basile’s firing was “unrelated” to the harassment.

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B2Broker Launches New Website and Branding as Part of Corporate Development and Expansion Plans

B2Broker, a leading liquidity and technology provider of solutions to the forex and crypto industry, is pleased to announce it has launched its new website and new corporate branding. This is the company’s first major website and corporate identity update and is aligned with its expansion plans to position itself as the leading global provider in its genre, having secured over 200 institutional customers to date.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201020005105/en/

9 circles representing B2Broker’s 9 groups of products (Graphic: Business Wire)

Rationale

While the last few months have presented a challenging situation regarding the Covid-19 global pandemic, B2Broker noted the increases in online trading which impacted on demand for Forex and crypto-related services from brokerages. The situation served as an important trigger to move forward with the new website and branding project to provide current and potential clients access to encyclopedic information and

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Georgia Power launches new careers website for students as part of Careers in Energy Week

ATLANTA, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Georgia Power is joining electrical utilities across the country to highlight Careers in Energy Week, October 19-23. As part of this year’s efforts, the company is launching poweringcareers.com, a new career website where high school students, recent graduates and career influencers can explore energy careers. 

Careers in Energy Week is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness of energy careers and their importance to our communities, state and nation.

Visitors to the site can find details on careers in power generation, transmission and operations as well as technical training, certification programs and aptitude assessments to help them prepare for career success.

“At Georgia Power, we are committed to investing in programs and resources that help build a talent pipeline to support our state’s growing economy,” said Joseph Lillyblad, Georgia Power education and workforce development manager. “The energy industry and its skilled lineworkers,

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Did you know: Roku was nearly a part of Netflix

Roku is a household name in the United States, making some of the best and most popular streaming devices on the market. But did you know that Roku was very nearly a part of Netflix?

In fact, it was Netflix engineers that developed the first Roku device. It was slated to launch in 2007, the same year that Netflix launched its now-ubiquitous video-on-demand service. But just a few weeks before this “Netflix Player” came to market, the strategy shifted and it was instead spun off into its own company.

Here’s the full story, but first a bit of context.

A bygone era

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It’s easy to forget in today’s streaming-centric society that things were very different back in 2007. Netflix’s main business was mail-in DVD rentals, and the entire concept of video streaming was in its infancy. Even early versions of Vimeo and YouTube were just starting to get off the

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