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Keiser Report: Wage growth & tax cuts (E1217)

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In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the absence of significant wage growth in the face of massive shareholder dividends and stock buybacks following tax cuts. They also discuss the report suggesting that U.S. spending may actually be twice as high as reported. In the second half, Max interviews Mitch Feierstein of PlanetPonzi.com about his charts! The Fed’s balance sheet continues to look very big; the velocity of money continues to grind to a halt; and, yet, the prices for houses and stocks continue to soar.Check out ... Read More
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Will weak tech earnings present buying opportunities for investors?

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IHT Wealth Management President Steve Dudash, Commerce Street Holdings CEO Dory Wiley and Belpointe Asset Management chief strategist David Nelson discuss whether investors should be concerned about Apple’s stock and how to evaluate technology stocks.Detected Closed Captioning: ... Read More
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Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion Over Loan Abuses

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AI Weekly: Why all developers should watch ‘Westworld’

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I’m not what you would call a fan of Westworld. As an AI reporter, telling this to people often triggers an audible gasp, followed by a look of disbelief and disappointment. Despite my lack of enthusiasm for the show, I plan to watch every episode of season two, which starts Sunday on HBO, and developers should too. Earlier this week, I attended a showing of episode one in San Francisco and had an opportunity to chat with members of the cast. I took the interviews because I wanted to know how people playing parts in a show that shapes the world’s perception of AI felt about the impact of AI. Shannon Woodward plays Elsie Hughes, a programmer whose job is to fix renegade robots. Ask her about the implications of ... Read More
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Flickr acquired by professional photo hosting service SmugMug

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Flickr has been bought by professional photo hosting service SmugMug for an undisclosed price, according to a report from USA Today . The fate of Flickr has been up in the air as part of the ongoing decline of Yahoo, which was bought by Verizon last year $4.5 billion dollars and combined with AOL into Oath. Yahoo itself had bought Flickr back in 2005 for $35 million, but never really seemed to know what to do with the service up until the end, even as it... Read More
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It takes lots of electricity to grow marijuana

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As the recreational marijuana industry grows, so does its energy footprint.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/78965/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: In The Commercial Marijuana Industry In The Commercial Marijuana Industry In The Commercial Marijuana Industry cities Like Denver See Most Of Their cities Like Denver See Most Of Their cities Like Denver See Most Of Their Crops Grown Indoors But Creating Good Crops Grown Indoors But Creating Good Crops Grown Indoors But Creating Good growing Conditions In A Wareh... Read More
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Tariffs give companies license to raise prices: Carlos Gutierrez

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Published on Apr 20, 2018Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez reacts to the NAFTA negotiations and how tariffs play a role on global trade. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: . LIZ: AUTO COMPANY ... Read More
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Warren Buffett simply blew it on Wells Fargo stock: Dick Bove

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Published on Apr 20, 2018Hilton Capital Management strategist Dick Bove discusses why Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett should have pulled the plug on Wells Fargo stock. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: ... Read More
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Warren Buffett simply blew it on Wells Fargo stock: Dick Bove

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Published on Apr 20, 2018Hilton Capital Management strategist Dick Bove discusses why Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett should have pulled the plug on Wells Fargo stock. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: ... Read More
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Warren Buffett simply blew it on Wells Fargo stock: Dick Bove

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Published on Apr 20, 2018Hilton Capital Management strategist Dick Bove discusses why Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett should have pulled the plug on Wells Fargo stock. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: ... Read More
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Need more than three percent growth to pay down the deficit: Gasparino

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Published on Apr 20, 2018Leeb Capital CEO Steve Leeb and FBN's Charlie Brady, Charlie Gasparino and Liz MacDonald on the economy and the impact of the rise in interest rates. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning:... Read More
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Geeking out in Gaza: Creating a Palestinian coding hub

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Many in the tech world will point to Tel Aviv when asked which Middle Eastern city is thriving as a tech hub. The bustling Israeli metropolis has indeed developed an impressive entrepreneurial ecosystem over the past few years. But if you head south along the coast, you will find another little hub that is, in startup terms, beginning to scale: Gaza. Despite the tense cultural, political, and religious climate of the region, the Palestinian territory has managed to hustle its way into the tech world. One embodiment of this success is Gaza Sky Geeks (GSG), a coworking space and the first accelerator program in Gaza, which is operated by humanitari... Read More
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The Disney-21st Century Fox deal: a timeline

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Yesterday, Disney filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission regarding its acquisition of 21st Century Fox in December. The document highlights the details of the acquisition, as well as a timeline that shows off how the talks began. It also reveals that Disney wasn’t the only company interested in acquiring Fox — Verizon and Comcast also came calling. The SEC filing makes for a dry but at times fascinating read. As it unfolded in the press last November and Decembe... Read More
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Want to scale big with esports? You better look east (VB Live)

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Asia-Pacific countries offer a huge opportunity for companies looking to invest into the esports explosion. But only those that understand the market’s specific strengths and weaknesses will succeed. Join this VB Live event to learn more about effectively engaging a global audience for real ROI in your streaming content monetization strategy for any industry. Register here for free. When it comes to esports and streaming media, Asia already has well-established players serving a variety of needs. But according to SuperData Research senior analyst Carter Rogers, there are still lucrative oppo... Read More
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Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes defends AT&T merger in court

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Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes was in court Wednesday, defending his company's proposed merger with AT&T. He told the judge the deal is necessary to compete with streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon. Janet Guyon, tech editor at Quartz, joins CBSN to discuss the case and what it could mean for consumers.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Southwest offers apology, compensation to passengers

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Southwest Airlines has sent a letter of apology and is offering compensation to passengers who were on a flight earlier this week that made an emergency landing following an engine explosion. ABC News reports that it obtained a letter to one passenger signed by Southwest CEO Gary Kelly that included a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher. The company confirmed that it sent the “communication and gesture” to passengers, although it would not disclose the wording or compensation amounts. An engine on a Southwest jet exploded over Pennsylvania on Tuesday, and debris hit the plane. Jennifer Riordan, a 43-year-old bank exec... Read More
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Osmo hits a million educational AR games on iPads

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Osmo has been a prolific producer of augmented reality games for iPads and iPhones in its short history. And the company is revealing today that those games have reached a million iPads, which is becoming a primary educational device for young kids. Osmo started with a clever invention, a mirror that hangs over an iPad camera and points it in front of the iPad. If you throw objects in front of it, the machine vision software will recognize it. This allowed Osmo to create games with physical objects, like ... Read More
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Facebook moves 1,5 billion users away from new EU privacy protections

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It's been revealed Facebook is making changes to move the bulk of its users out of the EU's legal reach, weeks before the bloc plans to enforce strict new privacy rules.READ MORE: Facebook sells users as 'products' & lacks control over itself – Iceland's Pirate Party co-founder https://on.rt.com/93oz Check out ... Read More
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New social network bills itself as the anti-Facebook

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Detected Closed Captioning: INVESTORS DON'T LIKE IT, AND THE DOW IS DOWN 138. >>> NEXT CASE, NEWS PICKS, OKAY? NEWS PICKS, IT IS A NEW SOCIAL NETWORK. IT BILLS ITSELF AS THE ANTI-FACEBOOK. IT DOESN'T SELL YOUR DATA TO THIRD PARTIES, DOESN'T FORCE NEWS STORIES ON YOU. FAR FROM IT. IT'S THE ANTI-FACEBOOK. NEWS PICK'S CEO IS IAN MEYERS, AND HE'S WITH ME IN NEW YORK THIS MORNING. OBVIOUS QUESTION, HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY? >> WE THINK THERE ARE PLENTY OF GREAT MEDIA COMPANIES MAKING MONEY ON THE BACK OF SUB DESCRIPTION. STUART: SO YOU'RE GOING TO START CHARGING FOR YOUR SERVICE. >> YES. STUART: BUT NOT NOW. >> WE'RE AGGREGATING CONTENT FROM A VARIETY OF PUBLISHERS. STUART: OKAY. BUT IT'S HIGH QUALITY CONTE... Read More
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EA CTO Ken Moss leads 1,000 engineers building the tech for future games

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When Ken Moss interviewed at Electronic Arts for the chief technology officer, he talked to 14 people. They were nervous about bringing in someone from outside the game industry, but they eventually got comfortable and hired him in 2014. It helped that he was a lifelong gamer. Now Moss manages teams spread around the world who provide the central technology services behind EA’s games. He is in charge of the teams that make the Frostbite game engine, which is used across EA on games such as Battlefield and Madden NFL. Moss also supervises the security in games as well as the Origin digital services network and cloud technology. The central tech team has 1,000 people ... Read More
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GE 1Q earnings, revenue top estimates

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Detected Closed Captioning: BOARD, TECHNOLOGY SECTOR WEIGHED ON MARKETS IN THE REGION. SHANGHAI COMPOSITE DRAGGING DOWN THE STOCK. NUMBERS OF GE BEAT ANALYSTS EXPECTATIONS, WHAT'S AT STAKE ON JOHN FLANNERY'S FUTURE. GENERAL ELECTRIC SHARES RIGHT NOW UP 2 AND A QUARTER PERCENT AS YOU CAN SEE HERE AT 14.31 A SHARE, THE HIGH ON THE STOCK, ALL-TIME HIGH 59 AND 3 QUARTERS, ALL-TIME HIGH ON GENERAL ELECTRIC STOCK. OBVIOUSLY IT'S COME A LONG WAY FROM THAT, FIRST-QUARTER RESULTS HITTING THE WIRE RIGHT NOW AND THE PROFIT IS BETTER THAN EXPECTED, GARY B. SMITH, YOUR TAKE ON IT? WELL, I LIKE THE NUMBER. I THINK IT'S REFLECTIVE OF A STRONGER ECONOMY. I HAVE TWO THOUGHTS, GE IS ONE TO HAVE ORIGINAL DOW STOCKS FROM 1896. THAT WAS THE AGE W... Read More
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The Big Boom

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Paul Grosser founded P.W. Grosser in his home in 1990 and grew the Bohemia-based engineering firm to about 70 employees. It’s a success story and, as with many entrepreneurs, his business is, well, like his baby. But at age 63, Grosser has begun preparing the firm for a future, eventually, without its namesake. The business has grown up.Grosser remains CEO, but Paul Boyce has been named president and, as of next year, is slated to become CEO, while Grosser remains chairman. He is not, though, looking for a buyer: the employees are buying the company through an employee stock ownership plan using their 401(K) to help fund the deal. ... Read More
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National Teacher’s Union Cuts Ties With Wells Fargo Over Bank’s Ties To NRA, Guns

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Enlarge this image American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, speaks at a news conference on American labor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 2017. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP... Read More
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National Teacher’s Union Cuts Ties With Wells Fargo Over Bank’s Ties To NRA, Guns

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Enlarge this image American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, speaks at a news conference on American labor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 2017. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption to... Read More
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No. 300: An anniversary edition, starring Shakespeare, Academy Award-winner Jessica Lange and introducing Vengo

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An imperfect 300: Welcome, friends, to your latest Innovate LI newsletter, and not just any Innovate LI newsletter, but the 300th since founder John Kominicki e-blasted the first more than three years ago. That’s a lot of historical anecdotes, celebrity birthdays, regional shout-outs, hyperlinks, funding reports and Stuff We’re Reading. And we wanted to do something truly spectacular to recognize our tercentenary edition. So, we came up with… Suggested serving: These foods/serving sizes all contain roughly 300 calories, according to the good folks at HealthAssist.net and other easily digested sources – o... Read More
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A unique tourist program in Washington, D C partners with WeChat

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Millions of Chinese tourists travel to destinations around the world every year. A popular spot is the capitol of the U.S., Washington, D.C. Now, they have a new tool to help them during their visit. As CGTN’s Frances Kuo explained, it’s the first of its kind in the United States.Detected Closed Captioning: this Is The Time When Washington Shines this Is The Time When Washington Shines this Is The Time When Washington Shines when These Cherry Blossom Trees Reach when These Cherry Blossom Trees Reach when These Cherry Blossom Trees Reach Their Peak Along With The Tourist Season Their Peak Along With The Tourist Season Their Peak Along With The Tourist Season this Group Of Tourists F... Read More
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Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess

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A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you’ll get some amazing features. It will have a stellar screen, top-flight camera, gobs of storage, and an absolutely atrocious texting experience. It’s a problem. In fact, it’s been always been a problem. Google has spent nearly a decade trying — and failing — to fix it with an ever-rotating cast of poorly supported apps. While iPhone users have had the simplicity of iMessage built in, Android users have been left to fend for themselves. Now, the company is doing something different. Instead of bringing a better app to the table, it’s trying to chan... Read More
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The Security Risks of Login With Facebook

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Facebook profiles have become the de-facto identities of people across the internet. This is thanks, in large part, to Login With Facebook, the social network's universal login API, which allows users to carry their profile information to other apps and websites. You've probably used it to log in to services like Spotify, Airbnb, and Tinder. But sometimes, especially on lesser known websites, using Facebook's universal login feature may carry security risks, according to new research from Princeton University published Wednesday. In a yet-to-be peer-reviewed ... Read More
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The role of automation in the aging workforce

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America is getting older. The Administration on Aging estimates that the segment of the United States population age 60 or older will increase to 22.2 percent in 2020. This change — driven by increased longevity and the demographic bulge of the baby boom — represents the biggest percentage point increase in the over-60 that America has ever seen. But what does this mean from an employment standpoint? In the United States, a deep and youthful labor pool has been a differentiator for m... Read More
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Google employees protest drone project

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Detected Closed Captioning: LIZ: THOUSANDS OF GOOGLE WORKERS INVOLVEMENT IN THE PENTAGON DRONE PROGRAM. GOOGLE WORKING ON THE SOFTWARE FOR IT, A LETTER TO GOOGLE'S CEO ASSIGNED BY MORE THAN 3,000 GOOGLE WORKERS HERE IS WHAT IT SAYS. "WE BELIEVE GOOGLE SHOULD NOT BE IN THE BUSINESS OF WAR. THEREFORE, WE ASK THAT PROJECT BE CANCELED AND THAT GOOGLE DRAFT PUBLICIZED AND ENFORCED A CLEAR POLICY" IT SAYS THAT NEITHER GOOGLE NOR ITS CONTRACTORS, NOR ITS CONTRACTORS THAT'S A BIG ONE, THAT THEY WILL NEVER EVER AGAIN WORK ON WARFARE TECHNOLOGY LET'S TAKE A QUICK CHECK OF ALPHABET THE COMPANY ENDING THE DAY IN THE GREEN. WE NEED A SHARP MIND ON THIS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERTS TO SORT THIS OUT AND HE IS, HE'S A FORMER SPECIAL OPS INTELLIGE... Read More
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New Rules Broaden Parents Taking Babies To Work

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Published on Apr 19, 2018With Sen. Tammy Duckworth breaking new ground with her newborn baby on the floor of Congress, more offices are opening up to workers' babies being in the workplace. CBS2's Tony Aiello reports. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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At RSA, sunlight is the best disinfectant for snake oil

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As cybersecurity professionals milled about the convention floor at the RSA security conference, vendors peddled wares metaphorically doused in machine learning and artificial intelligence. At one both, a company took that formula for success to its logical end, hiring an actor complete with fake mustache and top-hat to hawk the “extract of AI in a bottle,” an overt snake-oil salesman amidst a sea of plausibly deniable snake-oil salesmen. From the exposition floor to the panel chambers, there is a pervasive sense that Machine ... Read More
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At RSA, sunlight is the best disinfectant for snake oil

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As cybersecurity professionals milled about the convention floor at the RSA security conference, vendors peddled wares metaphorically doused in machine learning and artificial intelligence. At one both, a company took that formula for success to its logical end, hiring an actor complete with fake mustache and top-hat to hawk the “extract of AI in a bottle,” an overt snake-oil salesman amidst a sea of plausibly deniable snake-oil salesmen. From the exposition floor to the panel chambers, there is a pervasive sense that Machine ... Read More
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AT&T CEO Says Proposed Merger With Time Warner Would Benefit Everyone

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The U.S. Justice Department is opposing the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner arguing it will weaken competition and harm consumers. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the stand Tuesday to argue that the merger will benefit both the companies and the public. ... Read More
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Facebook’s 2017 Privacy Audit Didn’t Catch Cambridge Analytica

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Two years after Facebook learned that a university researcher had given political consultancy Cambridge Analytica personal information on millions of Facebook users, a government-mandated outside audit of Facebook’s privacy practices found nothing wrong. The April 2017 audit, by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), had been required as part of a 2011 consent decree between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission. “In our opinion, Facebook's privacy controls were operating with suff... Read More
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Why it can be okay to call it ‘marijuana’ instead of ‘cannabis’

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As marijuana goes mainstream, people are rethinking the term, claiming we should ditch “marijuana” because it’s racist, and instead, say “cannabis.” Individuals should say what they like, but this rule is too simplistic for such a complex drug. We should develop more, not fewer, words for what we need to say. It makes sense that some want to avoid the “m-word.” Marijuana has always had a unique place in American history and politics, according to scholar ... Read More
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MintHealth to Offer a Crowdfunding Equity Offering

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MintHealth to Launch Campaign through StartEngine Platform SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 19, 2018– MintHealth™, a decentralized health platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that aligns health plans, provider groups, and wellness brands around patient engagement, improved clinical outcomes, and lower healthcare costs, today announced that they are starting a campaign on the Crowdfunding platform StartEngine. The crowdfunding platform allows everyone, regardless of their net worth or income level, to invest in securities issued by startup companies. StartEngine is regulated by SEC regulations. StartEngine is one of the first Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A+ plat... Read More
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Daisy is Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot

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Ahead of Earth Day, Apple has debuted a new robot named Daisy that can take apart iPhones in order to recover valuable materials inside, as reported by TechCrunch. The robot is a successor to Liam, another recycling robot made by... Read More
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Google disables “domain fronting” capability used to evade censors

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Enlarge / No, no you can't.Nathan Mattise Google's App Engine may not have been designed to provide a way for developers to evade censors, but for the past few years it has offered one, via a technique known as domain fronting. By wrapping communications to a service with a request to an otherwise innocuous domain or IP address range such as Google's, application developers can conceal requests to domains otherwise bl... Read More
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V-50 … Vengo! In a Blink, next-gen vendor expands

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A Long Island vending machine company with an innovative hook and a multimillion-dollar pedigree has expanded its dealings with a thriving multistate customer – and deployed its next-gen retail tech across one of the Island’s busiest campuses. Bethpage-based Vengo Labs LLC announced Thursday an “expanded partnership” with New York City-based Blink Holdings Inc., a 2010 startup dba Blink Fitness, with more than 90 health-and-fitness clubs open or in development in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. According to the new deal, the NY... Read More
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LI firm acquires 30 properties for $52M

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Jericho-based Getty Realty has acquired 30 convenience store and gas station properties in four states for $52 million. The stores, located in metropolitan markets in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, were purchased from E-Z Mart Stores, a 273-store chain. As part of the deal, Getty Realty leased the acquired properties to Richmond, Va.-based GPM Investments, one of the country’s major operators of convenience stores. The unitary lease provides for an initial term of 15 years, with four five-year renewal options. Rent is scheduled to increase annually during the initial and renewal terms of the lease, according to a statement from Getty Realty. “The properties acquired represent a high-quality convenience ... Read More
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Switter, one of the last online spaces friendly to sex workers, was just banned by its network

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Around 3PM ET on April 17th, Switter — a social media space for sex workers — went offline. Its disappearance, however temporary, indicated the FOSTA-driven loss of yet another haven for sex workers, this time in the form of content distribution network Cloudflare. According to Switter founder Assembly Four, the company received an email from Cloudflare’s legal department indicating that it would be terminating its service due to terms of service violations. Historically, Cloudflare has been car... Read More
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Mnuchin: Post Office audit nothing to do with Trump-Bezos

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Published on Apr 19, 2018FBN's Liz Claman talks to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about the Trump administration's task force to audit the U.S. Postal Service. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: STUART: WOU... Read More
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Rarebits raises $6 million for site where you can buy and sell CryptoKitties

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Rarebits has raised $6 million in venture funding for its blockchain-based store where you can buy and sell digital assets such as CryptoKitties.  CryptoKitties are blockchain-based digital kittens that can be bought and sold for as much as $200,000. That seems kind of nutty, then you probably think the same about a startup that lets you buy and sell CryptoKitties. But the investors who are funding Rarebits clearly don’t think it’s nuts. The lead investor is Spark Capital, a well-kno... Read More
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Open Mineral launches physical commodities marketplace, eyes a blockchain future

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Not all journeys to blockchain technology projects start with the same first steps. To disrupt a highly traditional marketplace, one company is setting its sights on blockchain but is taking a more conservative primary step. Open Mineral — a trading platform for physical commodities — has today announced its new online marketplace. Following a seed funding round of $2.25 million, the company is looking to change the way raw materials are traded. The problem it is solving? Bringing transparency, efficiency, and digital capabilities to a centuries-old market that still relies heavily on traditional transaction methods. The opportunity here is enormous. The physi... Read More
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PopSugar allegedly stole ‘millions’ of Instagram influencer photos — and made money with them

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Since the quaint, pastoral days of catfishing, intellectual property theft and profit-piggybacking on the internet has always been difficult to track, and it’s only getting harder. Online scams are a part of life now, not to mention excellent podcast fodder. Maybe you’ve swiped through some stolen profile pictures on Tinder, or maybe you follow a particular stolen-tweet Twitter account that just ... Read More
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Microsoft has run out of Windows Phone stock

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Well, it has finally happened. Even if you really wanted to buy a Windows phone, Microsoft has run out of Windows Phone devices to sell to you. I’ve been watching the number of Windows Phone options on the Microsoft Store website dwindle for over two years now. I was honestly expecting them to disappear completely more than six months ago. It’s 2018, and there are still two remaining phones. Last night, they both flipped over to “out of stock.” The HP Elite x3 with dock, normally $799 but on sale for $299, and the Alcatel Idol 4S, normally $299 but on sale for $99.99, are officially out of stock. The third option for $169, the ... Read More
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iRobot CEO says the future of the smart home is going to mean making friends with robots

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What is the future of robotics and automation in the home? Over the last few years, the most obvious trend has been for virtual assistants like Alexa to link together smart devices through voice commands. But Colin Angle, the CEO and co-founder of Roomba creator iRobot, has other ideas. In an interview with The Verge, Angle says he believes the smart home of the future should itself be an “inside-out robot,” with sensors and mechanical controls for things like heating and lighting. A device like a Roomba would provide a key function, moving around the house to map out its rooms and feed this data into a home operating system. Paired with voice commands, the result would be a more intuitive smar... Read More
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Amazon has picked up an adaptation of Channel 4 conspiracy thriller Utopia

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Amazon Studios has picked up Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s adaptation of Utopia, an adaptation of the cult TV show from the UK’s Channel 4. Variety reports that the studio has ordered a nine-episode first season in a direct-to-series order, and it has signed Flynn to an overall deal for additional projects. The two-season show, which originally aired from 2013–2014, garnered critical acclaim and a devoted fan base before its abrupt ... Read More
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Bezos reveals number of Amazon Prime subscribers

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The Amazon CEO revealed the number in a letter to shareholders.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/78915/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: More Than 100 Million People Worldwide More Than 100 Million People Worldwide More Than 100 Million People Worldwide are Amazon Prime Subscribers Amazon CEO are Amazon Prime Subscribers Amazon CEO are Amazon Prime Subscribers Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Let That Secret Slip To Jeff Bezos Let That Secret Slip To Jeff Bezos Let That Secret Slip To Shareholders In A Letter Released ... Read More
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VCs hold contest for best augmented reality pitch

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Twenty-seven venture capital funds and investors are uniting to hold the Global AR Online Pitch Event, a contest aimed at identifying stellar augmented reality startups. The winning contestant will likely receive an investment from the group. Gree’s investment fund, dubbed the GFR Fund, organized the event with Super Ventures and the Venture Reality Fund. The deadline for contest entries is April 23, and contestants will submit their entries online to an audience of accredited global AR investors ... Read More
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Nassau County Legislator Josh Lafazan, NY’s Youngest Legislator in Long Island Backstory

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Legislator Josh Lafazan, at 23 years of age, became Nassau County’s youngest-ever legislator upon his election to the Nassau County Legislature in November of 2017. He is currently serving his first term, where he represents Nassau’s 18th Legislative District.Josh graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Management in May 2017, and from the Cornell University ILR School with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations in May 2016.Previously, in May 2012, at the age of 18, Josh became one of the youngest elected officials in the history of New York State when he was elected to the Syosset School Board of Education. Jos... Read More
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Babierge raises $1.3 million for baby gear rental service

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Traveling is fun, but not when you have to pack half a baby store to accommodate your kids’ needs. Babierge (baby + concierge) is addressing this market through its baby gear rental service and today announced the close of a $1.3 million seed round. Investors include Startup Capital Ventures, Quake Capital, Rostrum Capital, the GWC Innovator Fund, and Stanford’s StartX Fund. As a seasoned entrepreneur, Babierge founder and CEO Fran Maier knows a thing or two about scaling a business. The CEO has five companies under her belt, including Match.com, where she was a cofounder. “In some way, Match.com has given birth to Babierge,” Maier... Read More
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TheWaveVR raises $6 million for social VR music and arts platform

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Some virtual reality startups are having trouble getting the attention of investors, after the first wave of VR headsets failed to live up to the hype. But TheWaveVR has been able to raise $6 million in venture funding for its social VR platform and community for VR music and visual arts experiences. TheWaveVR turns concerts into social VR experiences where people can dance... Read More
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Shapeways raises $30 million to help creators build businesses powered by 3D printing

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Shapeways, a 3D printing platform for designing, creating, and selling all manner of products, has raised $30 million in a series E round of funding led by Lux Capital, with participation from existing investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, and Inkef Capital. Founded out of New York in 2007, Shapeways enables designers to upload their own 3D model designs, though it also offers support from professional designers. Creators then choose their materials and Shapeways does the rest. ... Read More
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Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections

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Facebook Wednesday announced changes to how it asks users for permission to collect their personal information, in order to comply with strict new European privacy rules. But critics say Facebook’s new offerings seem designed to encourage users to make few changes and share as much information as possible. The European rules, called the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, go into effect May 25th and will apply to any companies that collect or process data on individuals in t... Read More
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US manufacturers seek relief from tariffs

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Rising costs. Delayed shipments. A baffling bureaucracy. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief. Hundreds of companies are asking the Commerce Department to exempt them from the 25 percent steel tariff and the 10 percent aluminum tariff. Other companies are weighing their options. Jody Fledderman, CEO of Batesville Tool & Die in Indiana, says American steelmakers have already raised their prices since Trump’s tariffs were announced last month. Fledderman says he may be forced to shift some production to a plant in Mexico in response to demands from his customers. On Wednesday, a g... Read More
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Barometric Division of AdTheorent Spun-Out as Separate Business

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Reorganization to Foster Faster Growth & Heightened Product Focus NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 19, 2018– Barometric, MRC-Accredited provider of the industry’s most advanced cross-environment tracking and measurement solution, today announced parent company AdTheorent, Inc.’s reorganization of the Barometric division as a separate company. As an independent entity, Barometric is positioned to invest f... Read More
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How Tesla and Waymo are tackling a major problem for self-driving cars: data

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There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even a few years ago because human drivers know a lot — not just about their cars but about how people behave on the road when they’re behind the wheel. To reach that same kind of understanding, computerized cars need lots of data. And the two companies with the most data right now are Tesla and Waymo. Both Tesla and Waymo... Read More
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Biotech Gets Some Silicon Valley Shine at Illumina’s New Campus

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Employees arriving at the Peninsula’s newest, shiniest corporate campus will find it equipped with all the creature comforts now expected in Silicon Valley. There are gaming consoles with stadium-level seating; a tricked-out gym where trainers both real and virtual will kick your butt into shape; well-sod grounds where you can walk off your local, vegan, carb-free lunch or work wirelessly in the warming rays of the California sun. But unlike at Apple’s Mothership and Google’s Googleplex and Facebook’s much-anti... Read More
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Biotech Gets Some Silicon Valley Shine at Illumina’s New Campus

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Employees arriving at the Peninsula’s newest, shiniest corporate campus will find it equipped with all the creature comforts now expected in Silicon Valley. There are gaming consoles with stadium-level seating; a tricked-out gym where trainers both real and virtual will kick your butt into shape; well-sod grounds where you can walk off your local, vegan, carb-free lunch or work wirelessly in the warming rays of the California sun. But unlike at Apple’s Mothership and Google’s Googleplex and Facebook’s much-anti... Read More
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Starbucks CEO touts ‘very productive’ discussion on controversial arrests

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Published on Apr 19, 2018Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson says the coffee chain is focused on turning the arrest of two African-American men at one of the company's Philadelphia stores into something positive. Category License Standard YouTube License No Clo... Read More
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FAA Orders Inspections Of Engine Type That Blew Apart On Southwest Flight

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Enlarge this image National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday. AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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If you want to know how we ended up in a cyber dystopia, read Ready Player One

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When Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One was published in 2011, the reviews were ecstatic, beatific. It was an “enchanting,” “accessible” “... Read More
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The UK is becoming a global hotbed for VR and AR

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Last month I addressed Europe’s startup brain drain to the U.S. and then followed up by profiling the U.K. as an exception to the rule, thanks in no small measure to the rapid ascendancy of London’s thriving venture landscape. I want to continue the series by now offering a close-up on the state of the country’s VR and AR industry. To give you a sense of the scale of its VR/AR ecosystem, PwC UK released an ... Read More
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Facebook makes privacy updates ahead of EU data regulations

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Jason Kint, CEO of Digital Content Next, a trade organization that represents digital publishers, joins CBSN to discuss the hearings in the U.K. involving Cambridge Analytica and the privacy updates Facebook announced ahead of new data regulations by the EU. He also discussed recent survey results where Facebook users were asked about when they expected to have their data tracked.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Intel is giving up on its smart glasses

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Intel has confirmed that it plans to shut down the New Devices Group (NDG), and cease development on the Vaunt smart glasses project we revealed earlier this year. The story was first reported this evening by The Information, which also notes that the closure will probably result in “some layoffs” from the team that was reportedly around 200 people. Here’s Intel’s statement: Intel is continuously wor... Read More
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Bike sharing programs face tricky balancing act in China and abroad

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Heartland Tech Weekly: Robotics and agriculture tech are promising sectors for young tech hubs

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This week, Startup Genome — an organization that researches tech ecosystems around the world — released its annual Global Startup Ecosystems report. While the report largely focused on international hubs like Beijing, Paris, and Tel Aviv, it also measured promising activity in U.S. cities like Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and Houston. The report found that early-stage investment activity in sectors that Silicon Valley is most known for — adtech, gaming, and digital media — is declining, while it’s increasing in sectors like advanced manufacturing, robotics, and a... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: Robotics and agriculture tech are promising sectors for young tech hubs

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This week, Startup Genome — an organization that researches tech ecosystems around the world — released its annual Global Startup Ecosystems report. While the report largely focused on international hubs like Beijing, Paris, and Tel Aviv, it also measured promising activity in U.S. cities like Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, and Houston. The report found that early-stage investment activity in sectors that Silicon Valley is most known for — adtech, gaming, and digital media — is declining, while it’s increasing in sectors like advanced manufacturing, robotics, and a... Read More
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Long Kept Secret, Amazon Says Number Of Prime Customers Topped 100 Million

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Enlarge this image Leon Neal/Getty Images For years, this has been one of Amazon's biggest secrets: how many people pay for the Prime membership. A big round number appears to have prompted CEO Jeff Bezos to finally lift the veil: "13 years post-launch, we have exceeded 100 million paid Prime members ... Read More
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Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections

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Facebook Wednesday announced changes to how it asks users for permission to collect their personal information, in order to comply with strict new European privacy rules. But critics say Facebook’s new offerings seem designed to encourage users to make few changes and share as much information as possible. The European rules, called the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, go into effect May 25th and will apply to any companies that collect or process data on individuals in t... Read More
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Jeff Bezos: Amazon Prime has more than 100 million members

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Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members around the world, CEO Jeff Bezos revealed in an annual letter sent to shareholders today. Amazon first began to extend Prime benefits to its customers 13 years ago, but never shared how many paying customers had signed up, until now. Much of the letter focused on the importance of high standards, but portions also concentrated on recent achievements like the spread of Amazon Lockers at hundreds of Whole Foods stores or expansion of Prime benefits to countries like Mexico and Singapore. Estimates from earlier this year found that ... Read More
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Amazon sells record number of turkeys

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Year after year, Amazon brags about selling more things than ever, and now the company has added turkey sales to its leaderboard. In a letter to shareholders, CEO Jeff Bezos celebrated the milestone made possible by its takeover of Whole Foods. “Our Prime member exclusive promotion broke Whole Foods’ all-time record for turkeys sold during the Thanksgiving season,” Bezos wrote. In accordance with Amazon’s tradition of congratulating itself for vaguely-defined excellence, Bezos did not say exactly how many turkeys were sold. He also declined to say how many Fire TVs, Kindles, and Echo dev... Read More
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Air Force taps Lockheed for new hypersonic cruise missile

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The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the “design, development, engineering, systems integration, test, logistics planning, and aircraft integration support of all the elements of a hypersonic, conventional, air-launched, stand-off weapon” was announced by the service Wednesday. The total value for Lockheed could be as high as $928 million over the course of the program, which has an unspecified timeline. “T... Read More
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Air Force taps Lockheed for new hypersonic cruise missile

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The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the “design, development, engineering, systems integration, test, logistics planning, and aircraft integration support of all the elements of a hypersonic, conventional, air-launched, stand-off weapon” was announced by the service Wednesday. The total value for Lockheed could be as high as $928 million over the course of the program, which has an unspecified timeline. “T... Read More
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Air Force taps Lockheed for new hypersonic cruise missile

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The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the “design, development, engineering, systems integration, test, logistics planning, and aircraft integration support of all the elements of a hypersonic, conventional, air-launched, stand-off weapon” was announced by the service Wednesday. The total value for Lockheed could be as high as $928 million over the course of the program, which has an unspecified timeline. “T... Read More
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Jeff Bezos reveals that Amazon has over 100 million Prime subscribers

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has revealed in his annual shareholders letter today that his company has over 100 million Prime members, marking the first time in the 13-year history of Amazon offering its Prime membership that the company has ever revealed its number of subscribers. Analysts have speculated for years as the scope of Amazon’s premium service, which Amazon has kept to itself for years. According to Bezos, Amazon Prime also saw its best year ever in 2017, with the company shipping over five billion products with Prime and signing up more new members than in any previous year. ... Read More
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Whole Foods will end its rewards program and fold it into Amazon Prime

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Whole Foods will shut down its rewards program, digital coupons, and customers’ online accounts on May 2nd and fold everything into Amazon Prime, according to an email to customers this week. The email, as spotted by Marketwatch, says unused rewards will not roll over to Amazon Prime, so customers should try to use their benefits before the program officially sunsets. No other details were provided, but the online retailer did hint that additional announcements are forthcoming. Since Amazon’s ... Read More
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PBS NewsHour full episode April 17, 2018

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Tuesday on the NewsHour, Rep. Charlie Dent announces his resignation, joining a growing number of GOP lawmakers leaving office. Also: A Supreme Court case that would allow states to tax online retail, Fox News’ Sean Hannity named as a client of President Trump's lawyer, Chicago principals enact education reform, asylum requests from female abuse victims, the trial of Bill Cosby and more.Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshourS... Read More
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How to take the “fear factor” out of federal IT consolidations

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“Do more with less” — that’s been the government’s mantra in the IT space. Over the last 20 years, new technologies, shrinking budgets and demands for greater efficiency have driven IT consolidation in the federal government and will continue to do so in the future. From the Department of Defense’s Efficiencies Memorandum to the Office of Management and Budget directives m... Read More
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How Elon Musk could recover rockets with balloons — just not the party kind

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On Sunday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk warned his Twitter followers that he had an idea that was “gonna sound crazy:” his company might use a “giant party balloon” to recover the upper stage of its Falcon 9 rocket from orbit. How could a party balloon help SpaceX bring back a rocket that’s traveling thousands of miles per hour through space? Well, Musk has made bizarre SpaceX decrees before, which have later become reality: The company did launch his Tesla into deep space, after all. And this balloon concept does have a history: for decades, NASA and other researchers have studied how to use i... Read More
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Empire Bancorp stock begins trading over-the-counter

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Shares of Empire Bancorp, parent of Empire National Bank, today began trading on the OTCQX Best Market under the EMPK ticker. CEO Douglas Manditch said this “will enhance our visibility to investors interested in a high growth community bank, while providing a source of liquidity to our current shareholders.” The Islandia-based bank, which is ten years old, has nearly $1 billion in assets, ending 2017 with $900 million. Jason Paltrowitz, executive vice president of corporate services at OTC Markets Group, congratulated the bank on joining the market and on its 10th anniversary, which he called an “important milestone.” Investors can find current financial disclosures and stock quotes by visi... Read More
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Hanover Bancorp reports record earnings

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Hanover Bancorp reported first-quarter income jumped 157.2 percent to $1.4 million from $554,000 a year ago as it gears up to open a branch in Queens and looks for a location in Brooklyn. The Mineola-based firm said it ended the quarter on March 31 with $566.1 million in assets, up $153.4 million or 37.2 percent from a year ago. The bank in a written statement attributed the improved earnings largely to an increase in net interest income. Hanover’s loan portfolio grew $159.3 million or 46.8 percent to $499.8 million, while quarterly net interest income reached $4.3 million, up $1.3 million or 43.9 percent from a year ago. “We continue to invest in the company’s future through talent acquisition, franchis... Read More
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Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt says Silicon Valley will need ‘AI principles’ before working with US military

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Silicon Valley is going to have to work through its qualms about providing AI services to the military, said Alphabet board member and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Schmidt said that AI would be useful for “defensive and perhaps offensive purposes” in warfare, and developing the technology would have to be done with the help of the private sector. When asked by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) how this would work considering the “reluctance” of tech companies to work with the Department of Defense, Schmidt suggested that firms will need ... Read More
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VW vows to build massive electric car charging network across US

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Volkswagen wants to sell more electric cars in the US, but to do that, it needs to spend millions of dollars on building out the country’s underdeveloped charging infrastructure. Toward that end, the auto giant’s subsidiary, Electrify America, announced today that it plans to install EV charging stations at more than 100 Walmarts in 34 states by mid-2019. The announcement came a few days after Porsche, which is owned by VW Group, hinted at plans to build 500 of its own EV charging stations in the US. The Walmart charging stations are part of a broader Electrify America project to install 2,000 chargers at nearly 500 charging stations across ... Read More
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MoviePass auditor has doubts about the company’s business model after significant losses

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MoviePass is reportedly burning through its funding, even as it continues to grow. An independent auditor for MoviePass’s owner, Helios and Matheson Analytics, said it had “substantial doubt” about the company’s ability to remain in business, according to a report from Business Insider. In Helios and Matheson’s annual report, the auditor writes that MoviePass has “negative cash flows from operating activities,” according to BI. While it’s very common for startups t... Read More
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Global Hotel Alliance Selects Tinyclues for Marketing Campaign Intelligence for its DISCOVERY Loyalty Programme

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 18, 2018– Tinyclues, provider of a leading AI-first Marketing Campaign Intelligence solution, today announced Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) as a new customer. The world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, GHA plans to u... Read More
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Firmo launches its protocol for secure blockchain-agnostic financial contracts

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As blockchain technology expands across industries, new applications of distributed ledgers and smart contracts are arising almost every day. Today is no different. Firmo — which specialize in bringing financial contracts to the blockchain — has created a cryptocurrency infrastructure with the launch of its contract engine today. Providing exchanges with a significant degree of safety and security, the Firmo platform enables the creation of smart derivatives and financial instruments, something that hardly exists on most blockchains. Founder and CEO Dr. Omri Ross is an assistant professor in Blockchain Technology at the University of Copenhagen and ... Read More
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George W. Bush: Putin is a very smart tactician, aggressive person

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Facebook engages in ‘privacy zuckering’ to get user consent for facial recognition

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Facebook is rolling out a handful of privacy-related updates to is platform ahead of a new European Union (EU) data privacy law that goes into effect next month. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which seeks to extend and tighten the scope of data protection law in the EU, takes effect on May 25. And although the jurisdiction is limited to the EU, Facebook has confirmed that some of its privacy changes will later be applied to other regions of the world. As part of its privacy spring cleaning, Facebook is asking users in some regions to review how the company uses their data, including what personal information they share with Facebook — with prompts to update or remove the information. While ... Read More
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Alexa for Business can now make phone calls in hotel rooms

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Volara, the creator of a hotel concierge service powered by AWS’ Alexa for Business, today announced it has extended calling capabilities to hotel guests. Though Alexa for Business could already initiate video conference calls, more traditional phone calls were not available before today, Volara cofounder and CEO Dave Berger told VentureBeat in an email. A hotel guest can now say “Alexa, call the concierge” or make calls to mobile or landlines phone numbers in the United States, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat. A trial of phone calls with Alexa for Business is currently taking place at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel in Arizona. Joining names like... Read More
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Saviynt Announces $40 Million Series A Funding Round with Carrick Capital Partners

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Capital to Further Fuel Saviynt’s Impressive Growth, Continue To Scale Go-To-Market Operations, Expand Channel Partner Ecosystem, and Extend Product Capabilities SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 18, 2018– Saviynt, a leading global provider of Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) solutions, announced today that ... Read More
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FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids

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Woodman School is a tiny, whitewashed schoolhouse lodged in a remote clearing in Montana's Lolo National Forest. It has a total of 35 students, and in January, all of them got the same assignment: Write a letter to local lawmakers explaining why you want internet access at school. “If we had internet, we could do tests at our own school and not have to get bussed to Lolo and take tests on their computers,” scrawled one Woodman third grader on a sheet of looseleaf. “We as a school are behind in our education,” wrote a seventh grade student. “It takes half an hour to load a ... Read More
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The Leisure Economy: Where we all get paid to play games

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Of all the ideas at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2018, I loved the notion of The Leisure Economy. This is about a utopia we can create where people can make a living by getting paid to play games. As I noted in my opening talk at the recent event, I do that as a game journalist. But today, we have many more candidates who have a chance at living the dream. They include esports athletes, cosplayers, influencers, YouTubers, livestreamers, modders, and many other people gettin... Read More
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Starbucks CEO: All companies make mistakes, great companies learn from them

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Published on Apr 18, 2018Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson on the fallout from the arrest of two African-American men at one of the company's stores in Philadelphia. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: STEPS TO ENSUR... Read More