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It’s official: no one is going to win the Google Lunar X Prize competition

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No one is going to win the X Prize Foundation’s competition to send a spacecraft to the Moon, the foundation announced today. Only five finalists remained in the Google-sponsored Lunar X Prize competition, and in order to win any grand prize money, the teams had to launch and complete their missions to the Moon before March 31st, 2018. But with only two months until the deadline, no team is ready to launch, so Google will keep the prize money instead. “After close consultation with our five finalist Google Lunar X Prize teams over the past several months, we have concluded that no team will make a launch attempt to reach the Moon by the March 31st, 2018 deadline,” the X Prize Foundation released in a ... Read More
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Verizon won’t be using tax cut to boost spending on network upgrades

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EnlargeGetty Images | Spencer Platt FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's claim that repealing net neutrality rules will boost network investment didn't get much support from Verizon's latest spending forecast. Veriz... Read More
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Canon, Broadridge among most admired companies, Fortune says

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Fortune magazine has named Broadridge Financial Solutions and Canon Inc., whose Canon U.S.A. operations are based in Melville, among the most admired companies in their industries. Fortune names the top 50 most admired companies worldwide in one list of all-stars and then publishes separate, briefer lists, indicating large firms that it says are the most admired in their industry. Canon ranked fourth in the category of computers, following Apple, Dell Technologies and Xerox. Fortune’s view of the computer industry stretches far beyond personal computers, including technology such as copiers and other devices. ... Read More
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Kimberly-Clark Announces Layoffs, Along With $3.3 Billion In Operating Profit

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Enlarge this image Kimberly-Clark, maker of Huggies and other well-known brands, plans to cut more than 12 percent of its workforce in 2018. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Design thinking, lean startup methods can unleash agency innovation

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Federal agencies seeking to modernize are often faced with two all-too-familiar dilemmas. Legacy procurement practices, designed specifically for the acquisition of tools, all too often work against their modernization efforts, and teams are often hampered by an aversion to risk. The former doesn’t fit with agencies’ desires for increased flexibility and agility, while the latter can impede innovation. In a traditional procurement process, an agency issues a request for proposal with detailed specifications and requirements, c... Read More
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Amneal unveils energy efficiency project

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Generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals today said it is receiving $600,000 in rebates and $3 million in state grants as part of a far-reaching energy efficiency project that includes geothermal power, a sewage treatment plant and LED lighting at its Brookhaven factory. PSEG Long Island Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewables Michael Voltz presented Amneal Co-Chairman and Co-CEO Chintu Patel with rebate checks today at the Brookhaven facility. Patel said he hopes the project, which has been completed, shows “our belief that practicing energy efficiency is as good for business as it is for protecting our planet.” The rebates, obtained through PSEG-LI, relate to the project’s Leadership in Energy and Envi... Read More
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Uber has hired its first chief diversity officer

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Uber has been on a C-suite hiring spree. Now the embattled ride-hail company has hired Bo Young Lee to be its first-ever chief diversity and inclusion officer, sources familiar told Recode. Uber confirmed that Lee would be starting in her new role in March. Lee’s hire — the third executive appointment under newly minted CEO Dara Khosrowshahi following chief legal officer Tony West and chief operating officer ... Read More
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Tesla stakes Elon Musk’s salary on plan to become bigger than Amazon

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Tesla has announced a new compensation plan for Elon Musk: he’ll only get paid if he reaches certain exorbitant milestones, including a Tesla market valuation of $650 billion. The company’s market valuation goals start at $100 billion and go up in $50 billion increments. (They climb to $150 billion, and so on until the $650 billion mark.) Tesla has a dozen market valuation goals and a dozen revenue and adjusted profit targets. The profit goals are designed to ensure that the company is “also executing well on both a top-line and bottom-line basis” as the company grows in valuation. For hitting these goals, Musk would receive 1.69 million shares of the company (about 1 percent). If... Read More
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For Applied DNA, a lucrative new passage to India

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Growing interest from Asian-Pacific textile manufacturers has prompted a Long Island biotech to establish a new testing laboratory in India. Stony Brook-based Applied DNA Sciences on Tuesday announced the opening of its new Central DNA Testing Laboratory in Ahmedabad, a city of 5.6 million residents in the Western India state of Gujarat, a manufacturing and distribution hub advancing cotton and other textiles, as well as fertilizers, petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. From there, the new, high-throughput facility will conduct sample testing and authentication and other forensic analyses in support of Applied DNA’s ... Read More
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Cheetah Mobile and Hypr team up on music influencer marketing

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Cheetah Mobile has teamed up with Hypr to facilitate marketing to music influencers. Hypr has an index of millions of influencers on the Musical.ly platform, a social media network for music videos, as well as on Cheetah’s own mobile networks. Cheetah, meanwhile, has more than 3.81 billion mobile installs through its security and utility apps. Together, the two companies will open a channel for brands and advertising agencies to reach influencers on a fast-growing social network, as well as on platforms such as Live.me and other networks in Asia. As part of the joint effort, Chee... Read More
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Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

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We usually think of surveillance cameras as digital eyes, watching over us or watching out for us, depending on your view. But really, they’re more like portholes: useful only when someone is looking through them. Sometimes that means a human watching live footage, usually from multiple video feeds. Most surveillance cameras are passive, however. They’re there as a deterrence, or to provide evidence if something goes wrong. Your car got stolen? Check the CCTV... Read More
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Zylo Secures $9.3M Series A Led by Bessemer Venture Partners

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Salesforce Ventures and the Slack Fund join as strategic investors INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 23, 2018– Zylo, the leading enterprise SaaS optimization platform, today announces completion of a $9.3 million Series A funding round. The round was led by ... Read More
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Impact of technology on farming

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Detected Closed Captioning: THIS MORNING AT ECONOMIC FORUM DAVOS, SWITZERLAND HERE ALL OF BIG GREEN KITCHEN AND SQUARE ROOTS KIMBLE ABOUT MUSK GREAT TO SEE YOU. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US, WE USED TO TALK ABOUT AGRICULTURE THINK THAT I CAN SAY BORING BUT THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON IN AGRICULTURE, RIGHT NOW FARMING. >> REALLY EXCITING. >> SO WHAT IS GOING ON PAST 20 YEARS INTERNET IN CONNECTED WORLD IMPACTED ALMOST EVERY INDUSTRY YOU CAN IMAGINE, AND NOW STARTING TO IMPACT AGRICULTURE AND FOOD. EVERYTHING FROM HOW WE FARM OUR LAND, ALL THE WAY TO GETTING FOOD DELIVERED TO YOUR 2017-2018 VERY EXCITING. >> YOU CREATED GARDENS IN THE MIDDLE OF HUGE URBAN AREAS LIKE CHICAGO, LIKE NEW YORK CITY, TELL US ABOUT THAT. &... Read More
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Deloitte CEO on tax reform: A lot of optimism around investment

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Published on Jan 23, 2018Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert on the impact of the tax reform legislation and the trends in the workforce with the increasing use of technology. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: NEW E... Read More
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Trump’s Tariffs On Imported Solar Panels Could Hurt The US Economy

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Critics say the Trump administration's decision to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels could do more harm than good for the U.S. economy.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75623/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: The Trump Administration's Decision To impose New Tariffs On Imported Solar Panels Could Do More Harm Than Good For the US Economy Critics Of The Move Say Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg Argues The 30% Tariff On Solar Panel Components Will Cost Thousands Of American Jobs Raise Electric ... Read More
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Twitter COO Anthony Noto is leaving to become CEO at SoFi

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Twitter’s chief operating officer (COO), Anthony Noto, is leaving the company after serving nearly four years in two roles. Former Goldman Sachs executive and NFL CFO Anthony Noto played a key role in helping Twitter become a public company before eventually joining as CFO in 2014. When Adam Bain ... Read More
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Esports One will use AI to help viewers makes sense of esports events

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Esports One has raised $3 million to provide AI-based analytics for esports fans. The goal is to help solve one of esports’ biggest challenges: The action unfolds so fast that it’s hard for spectators to know what’s going on in a match. The Los Angeles-based startup said it uses computer vision, machine learning, and custom analytics to help esports enthusiasts understand in real-time what is happening in an esports match. The beta test is available today. XSeed Capital and Eniac Ventures led the round, with participation from Crest Capital. Esports One uses proprietary computer vision technology, machine learning and custom datasets to provide real-tim... Read More
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Will Trump’s trade policy hurt American consumers?

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Detected Closed Captioning: LOOK TO MAKE A COMEBACK ON THE SMALL SCREEN ALL THOSE COMING SWITZERLAND, THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF TO TOUT BOOMING U.S. ECONOMY TAX CUTS URGE FAIR TRADE STRESS AMERICA FIRST AGENDA AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM THIS WEEK PRESIDENT FORUM SINCE YEAR 2000 JOINING ME RIGHT NOW, HERE, IN DAVOS, IS "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" EDITOR IN CHIEF JERRY BAKER GREAT TO SEE YOU. >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING, OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS A BIG DEAL, THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS COMING, ECONOMIC AGENDA. >> I THINK, THIS IS A VERY UNUSUAL MEETING, RIGHT? THIS IS GLOBAL ELITE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GLOBALIZATION, IN A LOT OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WO... Read More
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Will Trump’s trade policy hurt American consumers?

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Detected Closed Captioning: LOOK TO MAKE A COMEBACK ON THE SMALL SCREEN ALL THOSE COMING SWITZERLAND, THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF TO TOUT BOOMING U.S. ECONOMY TAX CUTS URGE FAIR TRADE STRESS AMERICA FIRST AGENDA AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM THIS WEEK PRESIDENT FORUM SINCE YEAR 2000 JOINING ME RIGHT NOW, HERE, IN DAVOS, IS "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" EDITOR IN CHIEF JERRY BAKER GREAT TO SEE YOU. >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING, OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS A BIG DEAL, THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS COMING, ECONOMIC AGENDA. >> I THINK, THIS IS A VERY UNUSUAL MEETING, RIGHT? THIS IS GLOBAL ELITE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GLOBALIZATION, IN A LOT OF PEOPLE IN AMERICA AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE WO... Read More
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PayPal COO on bitcoin: Underlying technology is more important

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Published on Jan 23, 2018PayPal COO Bill Ready on bitcoin, the future of mobile payments and concerns of a potential increase in regulations on the tech sector. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: >> WE W... Read More
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PayPal COO on bitcoin: Underlying technology is more important

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Published on Jan 23, 2018PayPal COO Bill Ready on bitcoin, the future of mobile payments and concerns of a potential increase in regulations on the tech sector. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: >> WE W... Read More
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Snap will let users share Stories outside Snapchat with a new web player

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Snap’s latest effort to fight back against slow growth and the ever-looming threat of Facebook is to bring its flagship Stories product to the web. That way, both Snapchat users and those who don’t have accounts on the mobile app can view the photos and videos. Snap said that starting in the next few weeks, in tandem with a broader rollout of its redesigned mobile app, it will add a new share option to Story tiles in its Discover section. From there, users will be able to share a link via text or email outside of the main Snapchat app. To view these Stories on the web, Snap is launching a des... Read More
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Volkswagen’s chief digital officer joins IOTA supervisory board

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IOTA is becoming one of the most tangible blockchain startups. A distributed ledger technology (DLT), it enables machines to securely transact data and money with each other for a micro fee. Following the successful launch of its data marketplace in November, IOTA’s token value rose dramatically. It then saw a significant investment from Robert Bosch Venture Capital, which included RBVC partner Dr Hongquan Jiang joining the IOTA... Read More
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America’s workforce demographics shifting toward older workers?

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Published on Jan 23, 2018AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins on the economic impact of the older workforce in America, the outlook for wage growth and job training for older workers to keep up with shifting technology in the workplace. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Almost mandatory to cover cyber security at board level: CA Technologies CEO

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Detected Closed Captioning: CEO, TALK ABOUT MASSIVE IMPACT TECHNOLOGY IS HAVING ON WORKFORCE IN FORESEEABLE FUTURE. JOINING US RIGHT NOW CA'S TECHNOLOGY MIKE, MIKE, GOOD TO MARIA: TECHNOLOGY IS HAVING INCREDIBLE IMPACT IN EVERY INDUSTRY. WHERE ARE YOU SEEING BIGGEST USAGES AT CA? >> EVERY COMPANY WANTS TO BECOME A SOFTWARE COMPANY. THEY ARE BUILDING SOFTWARE, THEY NEED TOOLS TO BUILD SOFTWARE, THEY NEED TOOLS TO MANAGE THE SOFTWARE. WAY WE BUILD SOFTWARE TODAY IS CONSIDERABLY DIFFERENT FIVE TO TEN YEARS AGO. THOSE TWO GROUPS HAVE KIND OF MERGED TOGETHER IN WHAT'S CALLED DEV-OPTS. IN TODAY'S DAY AND AGE IF YOU'RE MARIA: JAY -- JAMIE DIMON ARE SPENDING AND COMPANIES HAVE TO SUCK IT UP AND PAY FOR, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING OUT... Read More
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Car technology getting all the attention today: Carlos Ghosn

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Detected Closed Captioning: SUBTLE BUT REAL QUESTION WHICH IS THE BALANCE TREATING A LITTLE BIT. TRENDY JOINING ME NOW IS THE CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF MS. SONIA TO BE SHIA ALLIANCE, CARLOS GO ON. GOOD TO SEE YOU. GREAT TO SEE YOU HERE IN DAVOS. YOU AND I HAD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT TRADE IN THE PAST WITH LAWMAKERS SELLING GOODS IN THE U.S. WHAT YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THESE TARIFFS? >> WELL, I THINK IT IS NOT SOMETHING MAJOR IN MY OPINION. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT RELATIVELY MINOR ITEMS. WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT MAJOR. I THINK 2018 IS NOT GOING TO SEE THERE WILL BE SOME CORRECTIONS, BUT I'M NOT ACTING ANYTHING MAJOR. MARIA: WHAT ABOUT THE RESPONSE? ARE YOU EXPECTING A RESPONSE FROM CHINA? NAFTA, VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL CALM OR OCCURS ... Read More
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Exploring bitcoin futures: Nasdaq CEO

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Detected Closed Captioning: TRACK THE RIGHT BALANCE. IT IS DEFINITELY A GROWTH DRIVER >> WHETHER IT CONTINUES, EUROPE PURDUE BULLISH. >> WE SEE A LOT OF CONTINUED THIS ECONOMIC BACKDROP THAT IS CARRYING TOWARDS 2018. THE REASON I THINK I WILL CONTINUE. >> WERE TALKING ABOUT CHRISTINE THE CARD RAISING EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS YEAR, NEXT YEAR, GOING IN TO 2019. DOES THAT MEAN BIGGER BUSINESS FOR NASDAQ, MORE LISTINGS, MARK TO BE FROM YOUR STANDPOINT IN THE CAPITAL MARKET? >> ECONOMIC TALENT IS A GREAT INTERESTED IN GOING PUBLIC, A LOT OF COMPANIES IN THE PIPELINE, ALMOST 100 IS FILED AND ARE LOOKING TO GO DOWN THE ROAD OF GOING PUBLIC. JUST A MATTER OF CREATING A NICE ECONOMIC ACTOR UP IN THE MARKET BE. WE ... Read More
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Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo wants to keep you safe around the web

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DuckDuckGo is launching updated versions of its browser extension and mobile app, with the promise of keeping internet users safe from snooping “beyond the search box.” The company’s flagship product, its privacy-focused search engine, will remain the same, but the revamped extension and app will offer new tools to help users keep their web-browsing as safe and private as possible. These include grade ratings for websites, factoring in their use of encryption and ad tracking networks, and offering summari... Read More
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Here’s why the epidemic of malicious ads grew so much worse last year

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Enlarge / A tech support scam pushed by Zirconium displays the authenticated URL of Microsoft, making it easy for some people to trust.Confiant Last year brought a surge of sketchy online ads to the Internet that tried to trick viewers into installing malicious software. Even credit reporting service Equifax was ... Read More

Bright Pattern Names Industry Veteran Michael McCloskey as CEO

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SAN BRUNO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 23, 2018– Bright Pattern today announced the appointment of Michael McCloskey as CEO. McCloskey has been serving on the Board of Directors at Bright Pattern, and is a highly experienced technology executive with a proven track record of building high growth technology companies and delivering tremendous shareholder value. McCloskey was on successful management teams helping lead the IPOs at Kana, Network Appliance, and Genesys. He has a broad range of experience, and has served in such roles as CFO, VP Operations, VP International Sales, President, CEO and Board member. “I am excited to join Bright Pattern and again partner with Konstantin,” said McCloskey. “We... Read More
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Davos: Created a shared future in a fractured world

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This week I will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, along with our CEO Mike Gregoire. The theme is: “Creating a shared future in a fractured world.” A tall order for sure. Whatever your view of the challenges of building worthwhile global initiatives, there’s something remarkable about getting this many world and corporate leaders together in one place to discuss and set a course on what the world is facing in the years to come. At the end of the day, shared understandings and dialogue are the foundation of a world that works together vs. apart. It is indeed only one of the many streams of people that must come together to drive change, but it is one that has an astounding inventory of resources available... Read More
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AR glasses have learned from Glassholes

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Despite the ambitious portrayals of the future in TV shows and movies predating it, few of the gadgets that imaginative writers dreamed of exist. However, some of the fantastical, and more pertinent, innovations from entertainment media do exist in some form or another. Inventions like autonomous vehicles, nanorobots with applications in medicine, and specifically, augmented reality vision are quickly coming to fruition, thanks to companies who saw real value in these creative concepts. Augmented reality is one of the technologies making significant progress these days, and the public has been privy to a few of the more novel ideas utilizing the advances in re... Read More
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Aquaponics: As above, so below

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Aquaponics is the merging of hydroponics and aquaculture. When these two technologies are combined, they form a symbiotic relationship in which each system cleans or add nutrients to the water and then returns it back to the other system. On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Fruit of Life Aquaponics founder and CEO Patrick Durkin talked about his love of giving back to the community, living off the land and showing his son another way of life. The concept was also taught in Todd Brunn's STEAM science class at Montauk School on Monday, March 27, 2017, where students combined their gardening skills with the koi and goldfish tanks in the school's greenhouse. (Credit: Randee Daddona)Detected Closed C... Read More
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Winemaker and Boatbuilder: Bedell Cellars’ Trent Preszler

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Trent Preszler is CEO of Bedell Vineyards, and in his spare time has taught himself to build canoes. His Mattituck workshop is called Preszler Woodshop, and he employs traditional techniques to bend and hone hundreds of strips of assorted wood to fashion his canoes. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware; Randee Daddona)... Read More
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Trump Slaps Tariffs On Imported Solar Panels And Washing Machines

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Enlarge this image Solar panels that make up the Public Service Company of New Mexico's new 2-megawatt photovoltaic array in Albuquerque. Susan Montoya Bryan/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Montoya Bryan/AP Pl... Read More
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The Countdown Is On For The Grammys At The Garden

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Published on Jan 22, 2018The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be live from New York for the first time in 15 years and the clock's counting down to the return of music's biggest night. CBS2's Alex Denis reports. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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3 USA Gymnastics Officials Resign As Sentencing For Team’s Former Doctor Continues

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Published on Jan 22, 2018Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child porn charges, and admitted to molesting athletes while employed by both MSU and USA Gymnastics. CBS2's Ali Bauman reports. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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3 USA Gymnastics Executives Resign Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal

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USA Gymnastics says it supports their "decisions to resign."Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75596/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: As Former USA Gymnastics Team Dr. Larry Nasser Sentencing Hearing Continues Into A Second Week Three Top USA Gymnastics Executives Are Leaving Their Post Nasser Started Working With USA Gymnastics In 1986 Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Alleges The Organization Knew About Some Of Nasser Sexual Abuse And Failed To protect Gymnast USA Gymnastics Announced chairman Paul Parrilla Vice Ch... Read More
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Google forms AI team in France for health, science, and art research

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Google today announced plans to expand its investments in France, including its intention to create a new AI research team, its second such research initiative in two months after opening an AI center in China. “Our new research team will work closely with the AI research community in France on issues like health, science, art and the environment. They will publish their research and open-source the code they produce, so that everyone can use these insights to solve their own problems, in their own way,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a ... Read More
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Demetriou: Heroin crisis is touching every aspect of LI life

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Several years ago, there was a running anecdote that everyone was separated from the actor Kevin Bacon by six degrees of connection to other people. It lingered for quite a while and eventually morphed into six degrees of separation for almost anyone to anyone. Sadly, the heroin and opioid crisis does not subscribe to that many levels before it hits all of us. Every single person I speak with knows someone or has loved ones who suffered a tragic death by overdose. Celebrities, executives, politicians, skilled and unskilled workers, moms and dads, grandparents, brothers, sisters and cousins are not immune to the unfortunate overdoses and deaths brought about by the poison now being sold as heroin. So many stories tear... Read More
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Airbus Helicopters reports deliveries dip, upbeat on military refit versions

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PARIS — Airbus Helicopters has reported a fall in 2017 deliveries, to 409 helicopters from 418 units shipped in the previous year, reflecting weakness in the civil oil and gas industry. The softening of the global helicopter market was reflected in new orders, slipping to 335 units from 353 a year ago. The total order book stood at 692 helicopters at the end of 2017. ... Read More
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Rupert Murdoch calls for Facebook and Google to subsidize the news business

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Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of publishing empire News Corporation, issued a statement today proposing a new licensing deal between media organizations and platform-owning tech companies that would see entities like Facebook and Google pay fees to news outlets. Citing the popularization of “scurrilous news sources through algorithms that are profitable for these platforms but inherently unreliable,” Murdoch says Facebook and Google should pay money in an arrangement similar to so-called carriage fees. These fees are the money paid by cable and satellite television providers to local, over-the-air broadcast stations for the right to carry local transmissions. In the US, this is an industry norm... Read More
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SpecialEffect charity raises $621,777 to help disabled people play games

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The U.K.-based charity SpecialEffect received $621,777 (£446,000) in donations from game companies during its annual One Special Day event in September. The charity focuses on making games more accessible to folks with disabilities. It runs other fundraisers throughout the year, and this one particular is structured so that developers and publishers can contribute 100 percent of their games’ sales on the day of the event. This year’s One Special Day will take place on September 29. Traditional gamepads ... Read More
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American energy dominance: What it means for oil prices

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Published on Jan 22, 2018Canary CEO Dan Eberhart and Forbes Media editor-in-chief Steve Forbes on America’s energy dominance and its potential impact on oil prices. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: [LAUGHT... Read More
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Deutsche Telekom predicts 5G will integrate carriers closer into public and private sectors

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If your city’s old parking garage needs upgrades, a 5G-focused mobile phone carrier could pay to improve it — and share the fees with the city, Deutsche Telekom’s CEO Tim Hoettges suggested in a wide-ranging Bloomberg interview. Carriers’ evolution from selling data packages to offering larger solutions will kick off a “revolution” in 5G services, Hoettges said, ultimately benefiting consumers, cities, companies, and carriers alike. As Germany’s largest mobile carrier — and owner of T-Mobile-branded carriers throughout Europe and the U.S. — Deutsche Telekom might not ... Read More
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Fisher House CEO: Government shutdowns shouldn’t bring more burdens to families of the fallen

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Families of the fallen shouldn’t suffer even more during a government shutdown, said the chairman and CEO of the Fisher House Foundation. “It’s time this stops. It’s time to make sure the death benefits get paid regardless of the circumstances,” Ken Fisher told Military Times on Monday, about 90 minutes before a Senate vote kicked off a process expe... Read More
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Update Lets iPhone Users Disable Slowdowns

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Published on Jan 22, 2018During an ABC News interview broadcasted on Jan. 17, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's upcoming iOS update will allow users to disable battery-conserving slowdowns on their iPhones. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Madison Square Garden Readies For Grammy Awards

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Published on Jan 22, 2018The 60th Grammy Awards starting Sunday night at 8 p.m. continues to grow its list of special musical performances. CBS2's Alex Denis reports. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: The Cl... Read More
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Lyft and Aptiv extend their self-driving taxi pilot in Las Vegas

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The self-driving taxis that were operated by Lyft and Aptiv in Las Vegas during CES are getting their tour of duty extended, according to Fortune. At the Detroit Auto Show, Aptiv CEO Glen De Vos said the fleet of semi-autonomous BMWs would continue picking up and dropping off passengers in and around the city, despite the fact that the annual electronics show ended on January 12th. Perhaps more interestingly, the two companies are in talks to bring their self-driving cars to another market som... Read More
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Global Insurance Leader AXA Acquires Maestro Health

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Strategic investment positions AXA to accelerate its payer-to-partner strategy CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 22, 2018– Maestro Health, a leading all-in employee health and benefits company, today announced it has taken a major step forward in its strategy to make health and benefits ... Read More
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Marty Greenstein: Let Stress be Springboard to Success

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Amazing Events & Celebrations CEO Marty Greenstein has a few tricks up his sleeve. (Photo by Bob Giglione) Marty Greenstein and his wife Dianna opened their first restaurant, the Hungry Haven, inside long-gone Baron’s Department Store in Smithtown, but in 1980 the couple got out of the restaurant business and continued doing catering and special events under the name Uncle Marty’s. As their clientele grew more corporate, the Greensteins renamed their business Event Pros Group and expanded to a larger building in Ronkonkoma a decade later. Today, Event Pros Group handles a select list of event clients, while Mr. Greenstein concentrates on public speaking, sales training, and his book publ... Read More
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Mayor Bill de Blasio Kicks Off Grammy Week In NYC

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Published on Jan 22, 2018Mayor Bill de Blasio and Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow kicked off Grammy week in New York City with the a ribbon cutting ceremony. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within... Read More

UberEats will be the ‘largest food delivery company in the world this year’, says CEO

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For all the problems Uber is facing, at least one thing appears to be going fantastically right: its food delivery business. During an appearance today at the DLD Conference in Munich, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he was confident that the company’s UberEats food delivery business was in a strong position to trounce rivals such as the U.K.’s Deliveroo and Germany’s Delivery Hero. “UberEats is absolutely exploding,” he said. “I think we’ll be the largest food delivery company in the world this year.” At the same time, Khosrowshahi didn’t offer any details to back up that claim, and Uber faces a tough field of well-funded rivals in a space that has been brutally competitive and spectacul... Read More
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Uber CEO slams founders’ ‘pirate’ culture, pledges to grow ‘responsibly’

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In one of his first public interviews since becoming Uber CEO last year, Dara Khosrowshahi offered a brutal critique of the runaway company culture he inherited from founder Travis Kalanick. “There is a rebel in every startup. I just think that Uber took it too far,” he said. “There was a bit of a pirate mentality. Pushing the boundaries doesn’t mean overstepping the boundaries.” Kalanick was ousted last year by the company’s board following an extraordinary series of comp... Read More
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No one wins on a government shutdown: Robert Wolf

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Detected Closed Captioning: SWITCHBOARD TRY TO GIVE A CALL. >> I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE -- >> GOOD TO SEE YOU JOINED BY FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR 32 ADVISORIES FOUNDER CEO FORMER OBAMA ECONOMIC ADVISORY ROBERT WOLF GOOD MORNING. >> THERE IS NOTHING ANYBODY CAN SAY HERE, THAT WILL MAKE YOU -- >> UPSET ROBERT TODAY THIS IS THE DAY DID GO OUT SAY PATRIOTS HAVE DONE INVESTIGATE IN. >> WHAT DO YOU THINK. ENOUGH RIGHT NOW ON DACA. >> DOESN'T LOOK LIKE REPUBLICANS WANT TO GIVE THEM THERE IS A BILL A DETECTIVEA >> I THINK TOUGH FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO GET THERE WITH A HEY WE WILL TAKE IT UP I THINK MCCONNELL HAS TO GIVE CERTAINTY THE WHITE HOUSE GIVE CERTAINTY ON THAT LEE AND I SPOKE BEFORE THIS, THI... Read More
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Red Lobster CEO: Tax cuts clearly will be stimulatory for the economy

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Detected Closed Captioning: FROM THE C SUITE TO THE KITCHEN THE IMPACT OF TAX OR FOR BEING FELT BY BUSINESSES ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY. MANY OF THEM RESTAURANTS WITH 749 LOCATIONS IN TOTAL. RED LOBSTER NOW THE LARGEST BRINGING US BREAKFAST. THERE'S NO BETTER WAY TO START THE DAY THAN THE SEAFOOD BREAKFAST. THE IMPACT ON THE BUSINESS IS WHAT. WOULD WHAT YOU EXPECT TO SEE. THIS IS AN EXCITING TIME FOR RED LOBSTER. WE'VE BEEN VERY HARD SETTING HERSELF UP FOR GROWTH. THE SECOND IS TO OPEN NEW UNITS. THE THIRD IS TO GROW OUR OFF PREMISE BUSINESS FOR THEM TO GIVE NEW WAYS TO USE RED LOBSTER. THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE ARE IN FOR IS GOOD FOR ALL OF THAT. WE DO THINK THAT ENVIRONMENT EMPLOY 55,000 PEOPLE AND WE HAVE SO WE ARE A MAJOR EMPL... Read More
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How Cargo is helping Uber drivers earn extra cash by selling stuff to passengers

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What do you do if you’re a cash-strapped Uber driver looking to make a few extra bucks without putting in extra hours? Why, you sell goods to passengers, of course. And that is exactly what New York-based Cargo is setting out to enable with its in-car commerce platform for the ride-hailing industry. Cargo partners with brands across confectionery, electronics, cosmetics, and more to offer riders access to goods such as chocolate bars and USB cables. The company sends a transparent case to drivers, along with the goods, which they place in the vehicle’s front compartment, allowing passengers to see at a glance what’s on offer. The traveler can then make payment using PayPa... Read More
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2017 tech salaries: Silicon Valley slowed, Philadelphia had highest YoY growth

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Generally speaking, the paychecks for tech workers in places like Silicon Valley, Seattle, and New York continue to be vastly larger than the paychecks of workers located outside of a major tech hub, even when adjusted for cost of living. However, there are signs that as the cost of living continues to rise in these places, wages may not be able to rise with them. According to a survey from tech hiring platform Dice, of 10,705 tech workers in the U.S., Silicon Valley offered the highest average wage for tech workers in 2... Read More
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Vungle launches self-service ad platform despite CEO turmoil

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Vungle has had a rocky few months. The mobile video ad company was thrown into crisis in October when its founder and CEO, Zain Jaffer, left after being arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a child. Rick Tallman, chief operating officer, was appointed the new CEO, and while the whole staff was stunned at the incident, they went to work reassuring customers that the company would continue to operate as a major player in the video ad market. Today, San Francisco-based Vungle is launching a major new... Read More
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Government shutdown political blame game

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Published on Jan 22, 2018Wall Street Journal global economics editor Jon Hilsenrath, pollster Lee Carter and Rosecliff CEO Mike Murphy on the political fallout from the government shutdown. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Clo... Read More
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Celgene to acquire Juno Therapeutics in $9B deal

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Published on Jan 22, 2018Wall Street Journal global economics editor Jon Hilsenrath and Rosecliff CEO Mike Murphy on Celgene's deal to acquire Juno Therapeutics. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: I DO HAVE BR... Read More
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Diversity needs to be an inside job

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Disneyland was a good place to check out the diversity of the game industry. I attended the Casual Connect game conference last week at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. The event had a whole track dedicated to diversity issues in partnership with groups that included United in Diversity, Leadership for Diversity, and Contagious Creativity. The sessions were lightly attended, but I thought they were loaded with powe... Read More
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Facebook admits what we all know: that social media can be bad for democracy

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Facebook’s ongoing attempt to reckon with its impact on civil life continued today with the company acknowledging that its platform is not always good for democracy. In a set of blog posts published as part of its “Hard Questions” series, Facebook execs and outside experts assess the company’s impact on elections, partisan politics, and fake news. As ever, Facebook tempers its self-criticism. For example, referring to “the damage that the internet can do to even a well-functioning democracy” (our emphasis), rather than damage caused by Facebook specifically. But, it does admit to a sliver more responsibil... Read More
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ITUS Will Present Early Cancer Detection Data at ASCO-SITC Symposium on January 26

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ITUS Corporation (NASDAQ: ITUS), today announced again that it will be presenting data on its early cancer detection technology on January 26th at the American Society of Clinical Oncology-Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (ASCO-SITC) Clinical Immuno-oncology Symposium in San Francisco, CA.   The presentation abstract titled, "The coupling of MDSCs with a computational analytic method to detect solid tumors," will be released on January 22nd, however the underlying data will be kept confidential until the presentation on January 26th.  Myeloid-derived supp... Read More
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What Has Tech Done to Fix Its Harassment Problem?

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Last year’s national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace began in the tech industry. In the months that followed Susan J. Fowler’s February blog post about sexual harassment at Uber, a number of well-known tech executives—particularly, venture capitalists and startup executives—were ousted from positions of power after allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct. But with the October downfall of Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood took the lead on the conversation. In the wake of the many reports of harassment in entertainment, the industry launch... Read More
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Show me your data — the new precondition to M&As

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In 2017, the total value of merger and acquisitions (M&As) exceeded three trillion dollars. Some of the more notable M&As in the past year include Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, Intel’s purchase of autonomous vehicle tech firm Mobileye, and Verizon’s acquisition of Yahoo, w... Read More
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Knicks Great Larry Johnson Stops By To Talk About The ‘Make It’ Awards

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Published on Jan 21, 2018LJ was joined by Squarespace CEO and Founder Anthony Casalena to talk about the awards which give budding entrepreneurs a chance at success. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: Anthony... Read More
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Turning The Page on 2017

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I left Congress to write books, but while there I spent as much time as possible reading. Most of what I needed to know as a national leader I learned not from newspapers or television, but from books.  I asked some local leaders about what books they are reading for insight, knowledge and plain old entertainment in the new year. The answers were as varied as the people I questioned. Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas: The Boys in the Boat – Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. It’s a true story about the resilience of the human spirit. Nelson DeMille, bestselling ... Read More
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Andreessen Horowitz’s Spin Master Built Silicon Valley As You Know It

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In May 2015, The New Yorker published a profile of the Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen. In it, writer Tad Friend joined Andreessen in his living room to watch an episode of Halt & Catch Fire, the AMC drama chronicling the rise of personal computing in the early 1980s. The scene provided an intimate window into the billionaire’s home life. Friend described a powder room toilet so opulent it wasn’t immediately clear how to flush it; the rooms were grand to accommodate Andreessen’s gigantic presence. Friend chronicled the endearing flourish wit... Read More
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A candid take on the future of AI and job automation

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As automation and AI continue to transform businesses across the globe, the tech industry is in the process of building a world that will look very different from the one we know today. This implies profound changes in how business leaders will structure their companies and suggests a shift in the skills required for success. We must start preparing for these changes now. We can disagree about the number of jobs automation will replace, but most experts who study this closely predict monumental shifts in how we work. McKinsey projects that as many as ... Read More
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Overwatch League: An owner’s view of the latest esports sensation

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Kevin Chou is a freshman among the owners of esports teams. But so far, so good for the CEO of KSV Esports, which owns the Seoul Dynasty team in the Overwatch League. Seoul Dynasty is up 4-0 in its matches so far in Blizzard Entertainment’s brand new esports league, which drew more than 10 million viewers in its debut week. Chou, former CEO of mobile game company Kabam, acquired a franchise for an official regional Overwatch e... Read More
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Facebook to rank news outlets on trustworthiness

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Facebook will ask users what news outlets they trust and use responses to prioritize publishers in News Feed.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75546/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Facebook Is Giving Power Back To The people By Letting Them Choose Which News sources Should Be Prioritized On The Site CEO Mark Zuckerberg Announced Facebook Will Start Asking Community Members Which Outlets They Recognize And trust Their Answers Will Help Determine what Sources The Site Prioritizes Facebook Will Do That By Using ... Read More
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Trump’s First Year in Office: The Lasting Impacts on Tech

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As a candidate for president, Donald J. Trump scarcely mentioned the word "tech." One year since he took the oath of office, that hasn't changed much. And yet just a year in, the Trump administration has shaped policy in ways that will radically alter the country's long-term ability to innovate—and often not for the better. Trump's public relationship with tech titans has eroded, thanks to his positions on immigration, climate change, and more, despite attempts to build up goodwill during his transition to the White House. Meanwhile, the ... Read More
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Sketchfab debuts object store for 3D and virtual reality creators

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Sketchfab is taking one of its biggest steps yet today and launching features so that users can buy and sell 3D objects. The startup is supporting the industry standard glTF as its download format, which should make it easy for creators to take the objects purchased from the siteand import them into creativity software. Google recently launched Poly, which offers similar functionality, but that service is more focused on objects with a limited amount of detail. In addition, Poly launched with only free functionality — so there are no built in tools for creators to us... Read More
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Facebook’s promise: A news feed with less news – The Listening Post (Full)

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On The Listening Post this week: Will Facebook's news feed reforms deal with hate speech, fake news and the need for moderation? Plus, a uniquely South Korean media phenomenon: "Defector TV".Less news in the news feed: Behind the Facebook reformHaving transformed the way billions of people consume and share news stories online, Facebook has announced it is taking a big chunk of the news out of its news feed and, in doing so, retreating from a crucial part of its business.CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's doing right by the people who matter most to him, his users, but many in the media are not buying it.So what will the social media giant's new policy mean for news organisations and n... Read More
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CA leadership team at the 2018 World Economic Forum

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The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 28th Annual Meeting kicks off next Monday, January 23 in Davos, Switzerland, bringing together global policy leaders with business and thought leaders from a multitude of sectors—including CA Technologies CEO Mike Gregoire and team. The theme of this year’s summit is “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” a welcome and frankly imperative dialogue given the challenging geo-political dynamics that we continue to work through as a global community. Among the issues on which the business and global policy communities need to focus is rebuilding and maintaining trust of its consumers and citizens—a reality which we acknowledge is more often than not tied to technological... Read More
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Twitter begins emailing the 677,775 Americans who took Russian election bait

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Enlarge / Maybe Twitter should try this approach for the 677,775 emails it says it will soon send to affected users.Warner Bros. / Sam Machkovech On Friday, Twitter took an end-of-the-week opportunity to dump some better-late-than-never news onto its userbase. For anybody who followed or engaged with a Twitter account that faked like an American during the 2016 election season but was actually linked to a major Russian propaganda campaign, you're about to get an email. Twitter ... Read More
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Amazon has made it more expensive to subscribe to Prime month-to-month

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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.Steve Jurvetson Amazon on Friday announced that it has raised the price of its Prime membership program for those who subscribe on a month-to-month basis. The plan previously cost $10.99 a month, but it will now cost $12.99 a month. That means the price of subscribing to the monthly Prime plan for a full year has jumped 18 percent, from ... Read More
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Amazon names 20 “finalist” cities in its new headquarters beauty pageant

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Enlarge / And the finalists are...Amazon This morning, Amazon posted its list of candidates under serious consideration for the company's second headquarters—a campus that the company expects to invest over $5 billion to build and which will eventually house as many as 50,000 Amazon employees. "It will be a full equal to our current campus in Seattle," a company spokesperson wrote in the announcement. "In addition to Amazon’s direc... Read More
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Apple CEO Tim Cook blames social media and technology ‘overuse’ after iPhone addiction criticisms

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Speaking in the United Kingdom today regarding Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum, Apple CEO Tim Cook briefly addressed the topic of iPhone addiction, seemingly casting blame on social media, and the “overuse” of technology. “I don’t have a kid,” said the 57-year-old Cook, “but I have a nephew that I put some boundaries on. There are some things that I won’t allow; I don’t want them on a social network.” A debate has raged over whether smartphones, social media, or a combination of factors is leading children — and many adults — to stay glued to their devices, awaiting ... Read More
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Gfycat integrates user-generated GIFs on Tango, Messenger, and Viber

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Gfycat has integrated its user-generated GIF platform across three different messaging platforms. It now supports Viber, Tango, and Facebook — all in the name of enabling us to share silly images with our friends. The integrations have brought Gfycat’s content to millions of new users. The company sees the move as a way to turn consumers into creators. GIFs are those silly animated images associated with internet memes and recorded in graphics interchange format, or GIF. Gfycat supports more than 100 languages and 135 countries. It remembers the country where a GIF is created and saves the language settings of the creator, so users will see custom content that is... Read More
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The DeanBeat: Publisher shakeups, Overwatch League debut, and crypto madness — gaming’s crazy week

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It was another momentous week for games as I traveled to Disneyland for the Casual Connect USA 2018 event, which drew 1,400 attendees to Anaheim, California. While I was listening to talks on subjects including diversity and blockchain, the game industry decided to play musical chairs with some of its most important leaders. Above: Matt Booty is the corporate vice president in charge of ... Read More
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Iris Automation raises $8 million to help autonomous flying machines avoid collisions

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Iris Automation, a San Francisco-based startup that’s building collision avoidance systems for industrial drones and other autonomous flying machines, has closed an $8 million Series A round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Bee Partners. Founded in 2015, Y Combinator alum Iris Automation claims a team of tech minds from the likes of NASA and Boeing and is one of a number of computer vision startups building technology that gives “eyesight” to autonomous vehicles. Though regulation has eased in some areas of the drone rea... Read More
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he does not regret firing James Damore

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded today to the firing of employee James Damore over his controversial memo on workplace diversity, stating that while he does not regret the decision, he regrets that people misunderstood it as a politically motivated event. Speaking in a live conversation with journalist and Recode co-founder Kara Swisher, MSNBC host Ari Melber, and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in San Francisco, Pichai said that the decision to fire Damore was about ensuring women at Google felt like the company was committed to creating a welcoming environment. “I reg... Read More
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Facebook is going to start surveying users to determine trustworthy news sources

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Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the second part of the company’s plan to fix the News Feed, and it includes improving the quality and trustworthiness of news sources by surveying the social network’s community. The system will work through Facebook’s existing quality surveys, with users now getting asked about whether or not they’re familiar with the source and if they trust it. According to Zuckerberg, Facebook considered making the decision on news sources itself or consulting outside experts, but ultimately felt that go... Read More
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Apple to invest $10 billion in U.S. data centres

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Apple is set to spend more than $10 billion (approx. £7.2 billion) on data centres in the U.S. as part of a broader investment drive. The Cupertino giant claims that it is already responsible for more than two million jobs in the States, and states that it intends to ramp that up over the coming years. As part of that drive, it intends to build on its data centre portfolio, which already covers seven U.S. states, including North Carolina, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and a recently announced project in Iowa. The news comes as the firm breaks ground on a new facility in Reno, Nevada. Apple... Read More
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Major security flaw found in Oman stock exchange

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An ethical hacker discovered a major flaw in the security of Oman’s stock exchange which left it vulnerable to hacking for months. The Muscat Securities Market, which has a market capitalisation of around $23 billion (approx. £16.5 billion), had its username and password set as ‘admin’ on a core router, according to a report by ZDnet. Security researcher Victor Gevers discovered this flaw, and spent several months attempting to inform the securities exchange, but was ignored. Had less ethical hackers realised the flaw, it would have allowed complete access to the network of Oman... Read More
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Accusations Of ‘Frat House’ Behavior Trail ‘LA Times’ Publisher’s Career

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Enlarge this image Ross Levinsohn is publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAC Presents hide caption toggle caption Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAC Presents ... Read More
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Apple Plans To Create 20,000 Jobs And Build New Campus

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Enlarge this image Alan Diaz/AP Apple announced in a statement on Wednesday that it plans to accelerate U.S. investment and create thousands of new jobs. For years Apple Inc. has been... Read More
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Crosstalk: Obstructing Syria

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With the Islamic State and its many confederates defeated or facing defeat in Syria, what is next for this war-torn country? What justification exists for the U.S. to maintain military forces there? Does Washington want Syria partitioned? If so, then why?CrossTalking with Afshin Shahi, Mohammed Cherkaoui, and Jonathan Steele. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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Apple Says It Will Create 20,000 Jobs In The U.S.

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Apple says that it's bringing billions of dollars back to the U.S. and using it to create a new campus and create 20,000 jobs. Analysts say the announcement is a mix of politics and economics. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Tech giant Apple made a big announcement yesterday - not about a new phone or some i-gadget (ph). Instead, the company announced that it's going to increase investment in the U.S., building a new campus here and paying tens of billions of dollars in taxes because of money that it's bringing back into the country. So how much of this move has to do with the new tax law? NPR's Laura Syde... Read More
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The Lightning Network Could Make Bitcoin Faster—and Cheaper

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In 2014, Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers hanging out at pizza-fueled meetups in San Francisco. Their conversation often turned to the central problem of bitcoin: How to make it more useful? The bitcoin network’s design effectively limits it to handling three to seven transactions per second, compared with tens of thousands per second for Visa. Poon and Dryja recognized that for bitcoin to reach its full potential, it needed a major fix. The pair had an idea, one whose elements were already in the air at the time. On the weekends they met in unofficial... Read More
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AI Beat Humans at Reading! Maybe Not

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News spread Monday of a remarkable breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Microsoft and Chinese retailer Alibaba independently announced that they had made software that matched or outperformed humans on a reading-comprehension test devised at Stanford. Microsoft called it a “major milestone.” Media coverage amplified the claims, with Newsweek estimating “millions of jobs at risk.” Those jobs seem safe for a while. Closer examination of the tech giants... Read More
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YouTube’s Latest Shake-Up Hits Up-and-Coming Creators the Hardest

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Thomas M. Wagner has uploaded over 300 science fiction reviews to YouTube since 2013. He’s not a major star, but his content has attracted an audience of around 4,400 bookworms who subscribe to his channel. In return for their attention, Wagner likely receives less than $100 a month in advertising revenue, according to the analytics company SocialBlade. The vast majority of YouTube comprises niche channels like Wagner’s. They’re small, intended for a very specific audience, and don’t generate a significant ... Read More