Google Assistant will now wait for you on the line if your call is put on hold

It is never a pleasing experience when your call is put on hold. Google wants to save you the trouble of waiting anxiously and making good use of those lost minutes with a new Hold for Me feature in the Phone app. This new feature, which is currently being tested as a preview on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, will make the Google Assistant wait for you on the line when someone puts your call on hold. The virtual assistant will then wait for someone to come back on the line, and once the person on the other end is ready to speak, it will alert you with a sound cue, vibration, or an on-screen prompt. Essentially, say goodbye to repetitive hold music forever. 

“Hold for Me is powered by Google’s Duplex technology, which not only recognizes hold music but also understands the difference between a

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Simon Property Group Announces Date For Its Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Release And Conference Call

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Simon, a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, today announced details for its third quarter 2020 earnings release and conference call. 

Simon’s financial and operational results for the quarter ending September 30, 2020, will be released after the market close on November 9, 2020.  The Company will host its quarterly earnings conference call and an audio webcast on November 9 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The live webcast will be available in listen-only mode at  Interested parties can join the call by dialing:

  • 1-888-528-4228 United States participants
  • 1-704-935-3408 Participants outside the United States
  • The conference ID for the call is “7809309.”

An audio replay will be available from approximately 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 9, 2020 until 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 16, 2020.  The

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Demonstrators call for state to extend moratorium on evictions and foreclosures

Advocates said the bill, which would need to pass both branches of the Legislature and gain the signature of Governor Charlie Baker, would spare more than 100,000 struggling households from displacement due to the pandemic.

“We are just so anxious about what’s going to happen after Oct. 17,” when the ban expires, said Lisa Owens, executive director of City Life/Vida Urbana, the tenants’ rights group that planned Sunday’s event.

“This is a crisis we can avert,” she said in a phone interview. “The clock is ticking.”

Advocates have been ratcheting up pressure on elected officials, with dozens marching in Chelsea last week and Boston city councilors leaning on Mayor Martin J. Walsh to take action.

Walsh said major property managers had committed to delaying evictions after Oct. 17, and he is pushing a measure that would require landlords to provide information about legal rights along with eviction notices, which some

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