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Connecting Low-Income South Sound Students to the Internet

With distance learning plans rolling out across Washington state due to the coronavirus, Comcast today announced a new program for schools and nonprofits located in Pierce and Thurston Counties to connect low-income K-12 students to the Internet at home. The “Internet Essentials Partnership Program” is designed to help accelerate Internet adoption at a critical time.

In nearly ten years, Internet Essentials has become the nation’s largest and most successful low-income Internet adoption program and has connected millions of people to the Internet. To-date, more than 62,000 people throughout Pierce and Thurston Counties have benefited for the program. The program offers households low-cost, broadband Internet service for $9.95/month, the option to purchase a heavily subsidized computer, and multiple options for digital literacy training.

The Internet Essentials Partnership Program is supported through public-private collaboration and enables entire communities to work together to coordinate funding to help connect K-12 students at no cost

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Universum’s most attractive US employers for computer science students

  • Employer-branding company Universum shared its latest annual rankings of the most attractive US employers for college students for 2020.
  • According to their findings, computer science students are hoping to work for tech giants and video game companies. 
  • Google remained as the most attractive employer for these students, holding the top slot from last year’s ranking. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Computer science students across the US are hoping to land a job at software and gaming companies ranging from Nintendo to Google.

Employer-branding company Universum just published this year’s ranking of the most attractive US employers. Universum surveyed over 43,700 students from a variety of fields and universities about what they want in a future employer. 

One of the questions asked respondents for the five ideal employers that they most wanted to work for. The employer-branding firm then ranked companies and organizations by finding which had the highest

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Brazil software firm Totvs makes competing offer for Linx

By Carolina Mandl

SAO PAULO, Aug 14 (Reuters)Brazilian software company Totvs SA TOTS3.SAon Friday launched a 6.1 billion reais ($1.13 billion) counteroffer for rival Linx SA LINX3.SA, challenging an agreement it struck to be acquired by payment processor StoneCo Ltd STNE.O earlier this week.

Totvs said it is offering one Totvs share plus 6.20 reais per Linx share and said it will remain as the listed company. This deal would value each Linx share at 34.09 reais, as Totvs shares closed at 27.89 reais on Thursday.

That represents slightly less than a 1% premium to StoneCo’s offer, also in stock-and-cash deal which values Linx’s share at 33.7625 reais each.

If approved, Linx’s shareholder would hold a 24% stake in Totvs after the deal.

Totus shares were up about 2% in early trading on the Sao Paulo stock exchange.

StoneCo’s proposal has been under

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