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Harvey Performance Company Announces a Growth Equity Investment from Summit Partners

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ROWLEY, Mass. & MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 17, 2017– Harvey Performance Company (“Harvey”), a leading provider of specialized cutting tools for precision machining applications, today announced a majority investment from global growth equity investor Summit Partners. CEO Pete Jenkins and the Harvey management team remain significant shareholders in the company. The funding will be used to fuel ongoing product development and drive new growth i... Read More
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Economics Prof. Keyu Jin discusses China’s SOEs and private companies

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For more on China's SEOs and private companies, CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Keyu Jin, professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.Detected Closed Captioning: or For More On China's Air So Ease And Private Companies I Spoke With Courage In She's An Economics Professor At The London School Of Economics I Began By Asking Her How Private Firms Can Improve While Competing With State-owned Companies The Private Sector Still Needs To Find The Right Kind Of Interaction Cooperation With The Government As We Know That There Are Many Kinds Of Either Explicit Kind Of Collaboration Private Public Partnership Which The Government Has Been Pushing But Also You Know To Have To Understand What's Going On With th... Read More
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Alphabet’s Project Wing will send burrito drones to individual homes in Australia

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Project Wing, the drone delivery initiative of Google-owner Alphabet’s X lab, has partnered with two Australia businesses to further test its technology. In a new blog post published today on Medium, project co-lead James Ryan Burgess detailed the division’s recent progress toward bringing drone delivery to the masses, which has involved working with selected testers in a number of specialized markets. Last year, Wing launched a pilot program with the University of Virginia thanks to a Federal Aviation Autho... Read More
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Google adds some basic antivirus features to Chrome for Windows

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Antivirus software is always a cat and mouse game, but Google is trying to make things a little easier for users by adding some antivirus features to Chrome for Windows. The biggest addition is a new option to detect if settings like the default search engine have been hijacked by a rogue extension, and automatically offer to set things back to normal. Additionally, the built-in Chrome Cleanup tool has been redesigned. The revamped tool is now simpler to use: it automatically removes harmful software with the press of a button, and is more powerful, thanks to a partnership with IT secur... Read More
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Tacoma, Washington Firms Translate Global Success into Local Jobs and Economic Growth

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Susan Crawford is a communications specialist for the U.S. Commercial Service’s Pacific North Network  U.S. Rep. Kilmer’s District Representative Nicholas Carr presented each of the three organizations with their Certificate of Appreciation at a recent event hosted by the World Trade Center Tacoma. L-R: Nicholas Carr, James Newman of Tacoma Community College, Dennis Morris of SAFE Boats International, Diane Mooney of U.S. Commercial Service Seattle, Jason Lollar of Lollar Guitars, Inc. Three small Tacoma-area organizations prove that it is possible to look beyond U.S. borders and succeed in the global marketplace. The Wor... Read More
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Richard Branson’s Virgin and Hyperloop One Transit Pods Become Fast Friends

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Virgin Group companies include Virgin Trains, a railroad operator in Britain, and Virgin Galactic, which is dedicated to commercial spaceflight.Hyperloop One employees do not call their project a train — after all, it does not use tracks. Instead, magnetically levitating passenger pods use electric propulsion to zip through low-pressure... Read More
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Far-right rises in Austria’s election

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Thirty-one-year-old Sebastian Kurz appears set to become Austria's next chancellor.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72769/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: It Looks Like Europe's Youngest Leader Is Going To Need Some Help And Some Are Worried About Who He'll Turn To 31 Year old Sebastien Kurtz Appears Set To Become Austria's Next Chancellor After His Conservative People's Party Came In First Place In Sunday's Election Yet Kurtz Will Need To Join Forces With Another Party To Create A Parliamentary majority And ... Read More

The internet of things meets augmented reality as Evrythng partners with Zappar

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Evrythng and Zappar are teaming up to blend augmented reality with the internet of things (IoT). How’s that for combining some popular buzzwords? New York-based Evrythng has created a smart products platform that collects, manages, and applies real-time data to drive IoT applications, or everyday objects that are smart and connected. London-based Zappar has created an AR platform that brings interactivity to these everyday objects. By combining the two platforms, product makers can make their IoT objects more interactive. With the combined products, brands will be able to utilize scan co... Read More
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Facebook’s head of social VR talks about the future

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Onstage at Oculus Connect this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that his goal is to get one billion people into virtual reality. Many of them will come to VR for an escape, the chance to step into fantasy realms or explore far-off places they can’t travel to in real life. Games are at the heart of the current Oculus experience. But Facebook also imagines that much of the social interaction which currently takes place in phone calls, video chats, text messages, and wall posts will someday happen between ... Read More
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Game Boss interview: Oculus’ Jason Rubin expects a Triple-A VR game from Titanfall maker

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Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to reach a goal of getting a billion people into virtual reality. Speaking at the fourth annual Oculus Connect event, he said that Facebook is moving VR in that direction with new models such as the $200 standalone VR headset Oculus Go and the upcoming wireless version of the Rift, dubbed Project Santa Cruz. VR’s fate likes in these new devices, as the industry fluctuates between optimism and despair. Jason Rubin, head of studios at Oculus, believes that games will be as necessary as new hardware to enticing new people into VR. That’s why Oculus is work... Read More
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I wore Google’s and Levi’s $350 smart jacket for a week

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Levi's made this denim smart jacket in collaboration with Google's Project Jacquard. It uses Bluetooth and conductive threads to communicate with a smartphone app. You can program different actions, such as a double tap on the sleeve, to do things like change your music or give you directions.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: ... Read More
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Dubai Airport Is Replacing Security Checkpoints With Face-Scanning Fish

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Published on Oct 13, 2017Starting in 2018, travelers at the Dubai International Airport  will clear security by walking through a virtual aquarium lined with facial recognition cameras. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed... Read More
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Russia promises ‘countermeasures’ if Finland joins NATO

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HELSINKI ― Russia has issued a fresh warning to Finland against joining NATO. Moscow has already issued a similar caution to Sweden, while Denmark has been told that it can expect “retaliatory countermeasures” by Russia should it decide to join NATO’s missile defense system in Europe. The Kremlin’s discontent with Finland centers on the nonaligned Nordic country’s deepening defense relations with the U.S. and NATO. Fundamentally, Russia’s chief concern is that Finland, as part of a long-term plan and expanded defense... Read More
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Sonos, Alexa, and Spotify: An excruciatingly slow evolution

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Perhaps no one was more excited than I was by the official announcement that Amazon’s Alexa would work with Sonos speakers. And now, almost two weeks later, no one may be as frustrated as I am. It had been more than a year since Sonos, realizing it had badly missed the boat on voice-powered speakers, announced a partnership with Amazon to integrate with Alexa. Great! I am the ideal target for this. I own two Sonos Play:1 speakers. And I have an Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. It seemed insane that these gadgets didn’t already work together. Occasionally, I even looked at buying various hubs that might allow them to work in tandem... Read More
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How cloud banking benefits consumers

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Published on Oct 13, 2017ConnectOne Bank CEO Frank Sorrentino and nCino CEO Pierre Naude on the companies' partnership to improve the banking customer experience through cloud computing. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Det... Read More
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US withdraws from UNESCO

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The United States has pulled out of UNESCO - the United Nations' cultural agency.Washington says the move comes off the back of what it describes as the need for “fundamental reform in the organisation, and continuing anti-Israel bias”.Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Washington. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Airbnb will open its own branded apartment building in Florida next year

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Airbnb is launching its own branded apartments in Florida in partnership with real estate developer Newgard Development Group, reports The Financial Times. The apartments will be called "Niido powered by Airbnb," and the 300-unit building in Kissimmee will be built and owned by Newgard. It's due to open in 2018, and will feature keyless entry and secure storage options for when tenants are going away and want to rent out their place. Tenants will be allowed to sublet their apartments through Airbnb for up to 180 days each year. Those renting out their units will be able to manage bookings through an app, an... Read More
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Alibaba Cloud to offer Red Hat open source

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Alibaba Cloud has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider Program, the tech giant has announced. Through the partnership, Alibaba cloud will offer Red Hat open source solutions to Alibaba’s global customer base. Red Hat open source solutions will be available to Alibaba Cloud customers in the coming months, with Red Hat Enterprise Linux offered as a pay-as-you-go model in the Alibaba Cloud marketplace. In order to join the Red Hat Certified Provider Program, Alibaba had to meet testing and certification requirements validated by the team at Red Hat to confirm that th... Read More
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Kidnapped, held 5 years, US-Canadian family freed in Pakistan

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WASHINGTON — Five years after they were seized by a terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children — all born in captivity — are free after a dramatic rescue orchestrated by the U.S. and Pakistani governments, officials said Thursday. The U.S. said Pakistan accomplished the release of Caitlan Coleman of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, who were abducted and held by the Haqqani network, which has ties to the Taliban and is ... Read More
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Square Enix brings Million Arthur VR card battler to the U.S. and more

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Square Enix has brought its King Arthur-inspired digital card battler to virtual reality with Million Arthur VR: Character Command RPG. The publisher released Million Arthur VR in partnership with Vive Studios for the HTC Vive. It launched in Japan and China earlier this year, and it’s now available for $40 on Steam in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia. Developed by Square Enix and Gree, Inc., Million Arthur VR is a role-playing game where playe... Read More
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Director-General Irina Bokova on US withdrawal from UNESCO

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The United States said Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and need for "fundamental reform." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit.Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenewsSubscribe to CGTN America on YouTubeFollow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtname... Read More
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US Army plans light vehicle RFP in 2018 as industry offerings line up

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WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Army plans a competition in 2018 to buy a light ground mobility vehicle that would speed infantry troops off-road across future battlefields, companies showed their wares this week. Potential competitors — the General Dynamics’ Flyer 72, Polaris Defense’s Dagor and AM General’s Humvee, altered to carry a nine-man squad — appeared at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. ... Read More
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Clarify Medical and DermatologistOnCall Announce a Partnership to Innovate the Treatment of Chronic Skin Conditions

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— Chronic Skincare Innovator and Leading Online Dermatology Provider Join Forces to Bring Revolutionary New Treatment Option to Patients Suffering from Psoriasis, Vitiligo and Eczema SAN DIEGO & PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 12, 2017– DermatologistOnCall a leading online dermatology company with a network of nearly 300 board-certified dermatologists in more than 40 states, and ... Read More
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ICT as driver for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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Today marks the launch of the third edition of the EU ICT Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Benchmark report from SustainAbility and CSR Europe, supported by Huawei, unveiled during the Sustainability and Innovation Conference in Brussels. The event brought together key stakeholders in Europe and beyond including leaders from business, cities, civil society and government to discuss how technology can help towards achieving the UN SDGs to drive sustainable economic growth and development. The benchmark report clearly shows a high correlation with ICT performance in the EU, as innovation and advances in industrial processes rely on good infrastructure amongst other things. ICT has the potential to transform the manufactur... Read More
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Startup Global starts local

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This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. By Tricia Van Orden, Deputy Director of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat Philadelphia-area startups recently gathered at Temple University’s Fox School of Business for advice on going global with business. The Startup Global event, a partnership between the International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Global Innovation Forum, helps entrepreneurs and early-stage co... Read More
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Supersolid raises $4 million as it preps to launch Home Street mobile game

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Developer Supersolid raised $4 million for its casual mobile games such as Home Street, its latest hit. Index Ventures, a venture capital firm that has invested in other hit mobile studios such as King (Candy Crush Saga) and Supercell (Clash Royal... Read More
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Qualcomm launching IoT and smart car lab in China

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U.S. semiconductor and telecom giant Qualcomm, in partnership with a Chinese startup company, is creating a smart car lab in southwest China. The new learning center, or “IoT-connected smart car collaborative innovation laboratory”, will provide a dedicated facility for Qualcomm and Thunder Software Technology Company (Thundersoft) researchers to make strides in areas of intelligent cockpit and control systems, user interface, and user experiences. Thun... Read More
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What Iranians think of the nuclear deal and Trump’s tough words

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Sunday marks a deadline for President Trump to certify whether the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran is in the interest of the U.S. and whether Iran is complying. In partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Reza Sayah gets the Iranian perspective from Tehran.Detected Closed Captioning: JUDY WOODRUFF: A New Deadline Looms This Weekend For President Trump To Certify Whether The 2015 Nuclear Agreement With Iran Is In The Interests Of The United States, And If Iran Is Or Is Not Complying With It. But How Do Iranians See This Deal And President Trump's Tough Words For The Islamic Republic? From Tehran, And In Partnership With The Pulitzer Center On Crisis R... Read More
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Elbit Systems of America, CBP in talks for expanded surveillance along US-Mexico border

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WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration reignites the debate about a wall along the southern border, the company already leading the technology surveillance rollout between Arizona and Mexico stands ready to do more — and is in talks with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to do so. Elbit Systems of America, the U.S. subsidiary of Elbit Systems headquartered in Israel, won the contract from U.S. Customers and Border Protection in 2014 to install a technology-based system – a combination of towers, sensors, radars, cam... Read More
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Kent Hughes discusses the latest in the NAFTA negotiations

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CGTN's Asieh Namdar spoke with Kent Hughes, public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, about NAFTA negotiations and the potential impact to the economy with U.S. and Canada relations.Detected Closed Captioning: For More On The Nafta Negotiations And The Potential Impact On The Economy In The US And In Canada Let's Ringing Can't Use He's A Public Policy Fellow At The Woodrow Wilson international Center For Scholars Kent what Does The Canadian Prime Minister Really Hope To Accomplish Here In Washington And His Talks With Donald Trump Well I Think He Would Emphasize Just One Of The Figures That You Mentioned The Enormous Bilateral Trade Knowing The President Trump Is Making A Real P... Read More
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Elbit Systems of America, CBP in talks for expanded surveillance along U.S.-Mexico border

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As the Trump administration reignites the debate about a wall along the southern border, the company already leading the technology surveillance rollout between Arizona and Mexico stands ready to do more – and is in talk with the Homeland Security Department to do so. Elbit Systems of America, the U.S. subsidiary of Elbit Systems headquartered in Israel, won the contract from U.S. Customers and Border Protection in 2014 to install a technology-based system – a combination of towers, sensors, radars, cameras, and communications... Read More
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Tickets for The Void’s Star Wars VR adventure are now on sale

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Earlier this year, virtual reality company The Void announced that it was partnering with ILMxLab to create a new VR adventure set in the Star Wars universe. Today, it revealed an early glimpse at what that experience will look like — and tickets are now on sale. In Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, groups of four participants will assume the role of Rebels going undercover to infiltrate an Imperial base and steal critical intelligence. The first location, at Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida, will open on December 16th, while a second location will open in South... Read More
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Taylor Swift announces a social app for fans called The Swift Life

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After a year during which Taylor Swift was nowhere to be found, Taylor Swift is suddenly everywhere: on demand on DirecTV, on the sides of UPS trucks, and now, in the App Store. Her new app The Swift Life is a partnership with Glu, best known for cash-grab celebrity mobile games like Katy Perry Pop, Britney Spears: Ameri... Read More
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INSHUR Announces Strategic Partnership to Further Grow Its Business in the $1bn Rideshare Insurance Market

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SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 11, 2017– INSHUR (www.inshur.com) today announced a strategic partnership with Munich Re’s Digital Partners, to design and distribute innovative commercial auto insurance products, through INSHUR’s mobile technology platform. INSHUR opened for business in 2016 focusing on New York City’s rideshare market; an insurance sector expected to be soon worth more than $1bn. INSHUR is the industry’s o... Read More
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Touro Law to host displaced University of Puerto Rico students

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Touro Law Center will host between 15 and 20 displaced students from the University of Puerto Rico Law School this semester beginning Oct. 16. Ever since Hurricane Maria hit the island, the law school, based in Rio Piedras, San Juan, has been closed. That disruption has jeopardized the education of hundreds of students, according to Touro Law. Harry Ballan, Touro’s dean, called it “a privilege to help those who need our help. This opportunity to teach with, learn from and get to know students from the University of Puerto Rico reminds us of who we are and what our mission is.” Touro will provide the students with eight credits of newly created courses, tuition-free, and free housing for the semester, thanks t... Read More
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Inside Cells, Genetic War Could Create New Species

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In the complex cells of humans and other organisms, two different genomes collaborate to sustain life. The larger genome, with DNA encoding thousands of genes, resides in the cell nucleus, while copies of the much smaller one sit in all the energy-producing organelles called mitochondria. Normally, they work in quiet alliance. Over the past five years, however, scientists have begun focusing on the consequences of mismatches between the two. Emerging evidence shows that this “mitonuclear conflict” can drive a wedge between organisms, possibly turning one species into two. It’s too soon to say how frequently mitonuclear conflict acts as a force in speciation, but researchers agree that better ... Read More
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OPENING DAY AT NBAA AIRCRAFT SHOW FEATURES NEW SPD-SMART ELECTRONICALLY DIMMABLE WINDOW (EDW) SOLUTION FROM PPG AEROSPACE AND VISION SYSTEMS PARTNERSHIP

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Vision Systems and PPG exhibit new SPD EDW at 2017 NBAA Oct 10 Word Vision Systems and PPG exhibit new SPD EDW at 2017 NBAA Oct 10 PDF LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, OCTOBER 10, 2017 – Global aerospace transparency leader PPG Aerospace, in partnership with Vision Systems, launched a new product today at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nuance V2 Ultra Clear is a ne... Read More
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Microsoft reaches agreement with GE to use wind power for data centres

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Microsoft has reached an agreement with GE to purchase all of the energy from its wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland, as it looks to increase the use of renewable energy in its data centres. The companies have agreed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) which Microsoft states will support growing demand for its cloud services in Ireland. The move is part of Microsoft’s aim of committing to powering its data centres through renewable energy. The firm has set itself the target of producing 50% of its data centre energy requirements through green sources by 2018. The agreement for the energy created at the 37MW Tullahennel wind farm in County Kerry Ireland will also help both companies understand energy storage... Read More

Puppet and Google Cloud partner on cloud infrastructure management

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Google and Puppet announced today that they’re working together to provide enterprises with a better way to build and deploy applications in the cloud, including those that began their lives in private data centers. Both firms have worked to make Puppet Approved modules for the infrastructure-as-code system, so customers can use the same tools in the cloud that they’re familiar with from deploying apps on-premises. In addition, Google has built tools internally to ensure that as users’ cloud services change, it should be... Read More
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Walmart sees the future and it is digital

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Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers at its stores. The retail behemoth is predicting net sales growth at or above 3 percent, driven by online sales and growth from existing stores. The company reiterated its per-share earnings guidance for next year and launched a two-year, $20 billion share repurchase program. Walmart is opening its annual investor meeting Tuesday in Bentonville, Arkansas. They retailer is armoring up online to take on Amazon.com and more traditional rivals, like Target. The company paid more than $3 billion for the online retailer Jet last year to... Read More
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Ariella Lehrer becomes president of AR games maker HitPoint Studios

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HitPoint Studios, a work-for-hire game studio that has begun making augmented reality games, has announced that Ariella Lehrer, the founder and CEO of Legacy Games, will join the studio as its president. The move follows a multi-year development partnership between Legacy Games, a brand-oriented maker of mobile and PC games, and HitPoint. Three of Legacy’s top people will move over to work at HitPoint while Legacy Games will continue focusing on its current customer... Read More
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Bill.com secures $100 million to digitize business payments

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Bill.com, a cloud-based payments platform for U.S. businesses, announced today that it has raised an additional $100 million to digitize payments. JP Morgan Chase and Temasek co-led the round, with participation from returning investors August Capital, Scale Ventures, Napier Park, DCM, Icon Ventures, and Emergence Capital. Founded in 2006, the Palo Alto, California-based startup works with businesses, accounting firms, and banks to reduce the time spent on financial back-office operations. According to Bill.com founder and CEO René Lacerte, many more solutions have been rolled out for consumers in the digital payments space. “They ... Read More
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Zuckerberg-backed Andela raises $40 million to connect tech firms with Africa’s best software developers

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Andela, a startup that’s setting out to train African’s best software developers and connect them with the world’s biggest technology companies, has raised $40 million in a series C round of funding. The round was led by African VC firm CRE Venture Capital, with participation from GV (Google’s VC arm), the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Salesforce Ventures, Spark Capital, DBL Partners, Amplo, and TLcom Capital. This takes Andela’s total funding past the $80 million mark, and comes a little more than a year after the company ... Read More
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Dubai Airport is going to use face-scanning virtual aquariums as security checkpoints

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Dubai International Airport has come up with a novel way for departing travelers to clear security: by walking through a virtual aquarium lined with facial recognition cameras. According to a report from The National, the virtual aquarium is shaped like a tunnel, and outfitted with 80 cameras that can scan faces and irises as passengers walk through. The images inside the tunnel can be changed to show different landscapes, like deserts, or to display advertisements. Once a traveler reaches the end, they’ll either be cleared wi... Read More
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Ali Cinar discusses the diplomatic tit-for-tat between Turkey and the US

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CGTN's Asieh Namdar spoke with Ali Cinar, president of the Turkish Heritage Organization, about the events that prompted Turkey and the U.S. to freeze visa applications between the two countries.Detected Closed Captioning: a Lagina Is The President Of The Turkish Heritage Organization In New York Ali As Our Reporter Mahalo Bar David Was Talking About Really There's Been One Thing After Another Between Turkey And the United States But How Much Is The Extradition Of Fethullah Gulen Which turkey Wants This Man Extradited How Much Is That The Root Of The Problem Here Well Turkey Is Saying That All Evidences Are Centered Department Of Justice And It Has Been Over A Year Right Now Turkey wants To See An Action From Unit... Read More
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A cartoon Mark Zuckerberg toured hurricane-struck Puerto Rico in virtual reality

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Mark Zuckerberg put on an Oculus Rift this afternoon and used Facebook’s new virtual reality platform, Facebook Spaces, to transport himself to Puerto Rico, the Moon, and his house. He broadcast the moment live on Facebook in what turned out to be a rather strange demo of a social platform that doesn’t have a clear use yet. In particular, Zuckerberg’s choice of locations emphasized just how odd it’ll be to watch other people in any sort of serious situation in ... Read More
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Russia remains the greatest near-term threat to the US, intel official says

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Russia is the most pressing near-term threat to the United States, while China remains a more long-term threat, said the U.S. Army Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Brig. Gen. Kevin Wulfhorst, during a panel at the Association of the United States Army Monday. “These great power competitors have invested heavily in anti-access area denial capabilities to compensate for their own perceived military weaknesses against the United States,” Wulfhorst said. “Both have demonstrated a desire and capacity to challenge the United States in their... Read More
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Alphabet’s Waymo launches public campaign to build trust in self-driving cars

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Waymo, the self-driving car unit spun out of Google last year, is launching a public education campaign today called “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” aimed at addressing the skepticism many people have about autonomous technology. The company is teaming up with a host of safety and disability advocacy groups to promote its self-driving car pilot in Arizona, as well as raise awareness around a technology that remains inaccessible to most people. The ad campaign will launch first in Arizona, before spreading to other states. Waymo is preparing to launch its first commercial ride-hailing service powered by its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica miniv... Read More
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Philippines Games and Amusement Board Honored as Commission of the Year

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The Philippines Games and Amusement Board was honored as Commission of the Year by the World Boxing Council at its annual convention in Baku, Azerbaijan.Detected Closed Captioning: The Games And Amusements Board Of The Philippines Has Been Named The Commission Of The Year At The World Boxing Council Convention. The 55th Annual Convention Was Held In Baku, Azerbaijan From Oct. 1 To Oct. 6. GAB Chairman Abraham "Baham" Mitra Attended The Event And Accepted The Award From President Mauricio Sulaiman Of The Mexico-based Boxing Sanctioning Body. Based On A Press Release, The GAB Was Praised For Its Partnership With The Philippines Department Of Health. The Partnership Allows Boxers To Get Free Medical Scans And Check-up... Read More
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WWE 2K18 scores the secret recipe for KFC’s Colonel Sanders as a playable wrestler

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WWE 2K18‘s newest character isn’t a wrestler. Heck, I’m not even sure if he was a real person. Give me a second. *checks Wikipedia* OK, Colonel Sanders was a real person. But he’s not a professional wrestler. Facts aren’t stopping 2K from adding the Kentucky Fried Chicken mascot to its next WWE game, which comes out on October 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (a Switch release is following later this year). The WWE 2K s... Read More
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Hulu orders four new e-sports series

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Hulu is stepping into the world of e-sports for the first time. The streaming service just ordered four new series from the gaming tournaments producer ESL, Variety reports. The four weekly shows are: an e-sports talk show called Player vs. Player; a documentary series about a pro e-sports team called Bootcamp; Defining Moments, about rivalries in e-sports; and ESL Replay, a recap show. “The partnership with Hulu marks ESL’s first original series on an on-demand streaming service, and will showcase the diverse nature of e-sports through high... Read More
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Two months ago, the internet tried to banish Nazis. No one knows if it worked

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On August 11th and 12th, the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally marked a turning point in modern American politics, where far-right groups felt empowered to gather and openly support white supremacy. The event ended with the alleged murder of protester Heather Heyer. The rally also marked a turning point for the internet. A central rallying point for the white nationalist “alt-right,” the Daily Stormer websi... Read More
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Army National Guard unit to lead Pacific Pathways for first time

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A unit from the Indiana National Guard will take the helm during one of the Army’s Pacific Pathways exercises in 2018. The exercise, which is conducted three times a year, sends a unit through a training pathway, where it normally spends three to four months in a series of exercises with foreign militaries. It’s usually an active-duty unit that leads the exercises, but the 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is coming off a rotation at the Joint Readiness Tr... Read More
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Microsoft mixed reality guru Alex Kipman believes communication will be VR’s killer app

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When Microsoft announced its Windows Mixed Reality platform last week, it talked about how the combination of virtual reality and augmented reality (which Microsoft calls mixed reality) would create a new era in computing. Alex Kipman, technical fellow at Microsoft and the researcher behind Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset, went on stage at an event in San Francisco and answered questions from a group of journalists. He did his entire presentation while wearing a new Samsung HMD Odyssey mixed reality headset, and he predicted that communications would be the killer app for mixed reality. That’s why Microsoft acquired ... Read More
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How Chattanooga used fiber to buoy the rest of its tech community

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In 2010, J.Ed Marston — then the vice president of marketing for the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce — was tasked with pitching new media outlets about one of the city’s latest high-tech offerings. The city’s utility provider, Electrical Power Board of Chattanooga, had created its own fiber optic network that was capable of delivering internet speeds of 1 gigabit per second to all residents. The problem that Marston encountered wasn’t that media outlets weren’t interested — it was that not everyone believed that a city the size of Chattanooga (population 177,571) could have created their own fiber network with internet speeds that fast. “I had to get EPB to write out a technical spec that I could provide to... Read More
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Transparent design could teach people to trust AI

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We are living in a world of data overload. From behavioral analytics to customer preferences, businesses now have so much data at their fingertips that they’re unable to process and consume all of it in a meaningful way. This is where the magic of machine learning comes in. When applied to massive internal company datasets, machine learning technology can derive important insights and provide actionable recommendations and predictions at superhuman scale. But as automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence technologies continue to show up in our daily experie... Read More
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Patients, Health Insurers Challenge Iowa’s Effort To Privatize Medicaid

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Enlarge this image Neal Siegel, who lives with his girlfriend, Beth Wargo, is one of six disabled Iowans suing the state over its privatized Medicaid program. Clay Masters/IPR hide caption toggle captio... Read More
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Cosmic Top Secret is a charming mobile game about one family’s Cold War secrets

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Cosmic Top Secret is an autobiographical mobile game about the Cold War, but it’s far from a staid affair. Archival photos, film clips, and documents are nestled in an adventure game with tons of charming whimsy and personality. It’s developed in partnership between Klassefilm and Those Eyes, and it will be out in 2018 for Apple and Android devices and possibly for PC and Mac. It’s also one of the nominees at this year’s IndieCade Festival, an international games event that’s been showcasing independent titles since 2005. When Trine Laier, a director at Those Eyes, found out her dad might have done ultra classified work for the Danish ... Read More
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CCP hopes to capture what makes Eve Online special with new mobile game

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CCP Games unveiled Project Aurora today. It’s a new massively multiplayer online game on mobile that will roll out to a few countries later this year, with a full launch planned for 2018 for iOS and Android. To develop Project Aurora, CCP teamed up with PlayRaven, which developed mobile strategy titles such as Winterstate and Spymaster. CCP, of course, is well known for the ... Read More
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Air Force kick starts next-gen rocket development

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WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Thursday released a request for proposals for further development of a next-generation launch vehicle, which will give the service access to space through two companies with homegrown rockets and engines. The ultimate aim of the program, called Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle or EELV, is to work with industry to fund at least two domestically-made launch systems that can propel the military’s heaviest and most complex payloads into space. ... Read More
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Islip approves LGBT housing plan

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The Islip Town Board last week approved the first-ever LGBT senior citizen housing complex in the New York metro area. The proposed 70,000-square-foot, $30 million development will bring 75 rental apartments to a 2-acre site on the corner of Park Avenue and Mechanicsville Road in Bay Shore, just down the block from the Bay Shore Long Island Rail Road station. The project, first pitched four years ago, has a new developer, Levittown-based D&F Development, which is working in concert with the Long Island LGBT Network and the Long Island Housing Partnership. The apartments will be restricted to people, aged 55 and over, who meet the income eligibility requirements with annual incomes of roughly $35,000 to $85,000. Consist... Read More
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Nordic states join together to bolster cyber defenses

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Nordic governments have greenlighted deeper collaboration within the cyber defense strategies and response domain between the militaries of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The strengthening of interstate cyber defense and security is being tasked to the Nordic Defense Cooperation, or NORDEFCO, the primary vehicle for joint military collaboration between the Nordic armed forces. The primary objective for a unified approach among Nordic countries is to deve... Read More
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Google and Levi’s first smart jacket is a wash

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The moment you put on one of Levi’s products, it’s masterfully designed to elicit a powerful sensation. A new pair of Levi’s jeans or one of its Commuter series denim jackets excels at that moment, reminding you of its 150-plus years of cloth craftwork experience and the familiar, but never tired, feeling of an article of clothing that just feels right. The same can be said of the first time you put on the Project Jacquard jacket, made in partnership by Levi’s and Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, or ATAP for short. Unfortunately, that’s... Read More
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Google’s Clips camera is powered by a tailor-made AI chip

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Google’s Clips camera may be a little creepy, but it also seems pretty useful for the right user; deploying machine learning to automatically snap the best pictures of your kids and pets. But the key to that functionality isn’t just Google’s AI prowess, it also requires a specialized processor built by the Intel-owned chipmaker Movidius. The chip in question is the Myriad 2, which Movidius describes as a “visual processi... Read More
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Facebook Messenger gets an Apple Music bot for full song streaming

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Facebook today announced a new Apple Music integration for Messenger that allows you to stream full songs, a first for the social network’s messaging service. Prior to this partnership, you could build collaborative Spotify playlists inside Messenger group chats and Facebook’s digital AI assistant M would also recommend songs via Spotify based the content of your conversations. Yet you could not stream full songs, until today. Now, you can only stream from within ... Read More
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Google Home Max vs. HomePod and Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: battle of the smart speakers

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On Wednesday, Google unveiled two new versions of the Google Home speakers: the Mini, which is priced to compete with the Amazon Echo Dot, and the Max, which is positioned at the luxury end of the market, similar to Apple’s HomePod. Both the Max and the HomePod are set to come out in December. So how do these smart speakers stack up against each other? With most of these products still unavailable in retailers until November or December, we can’t determine the best sma... Read More
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Fast Food Restaurant Jollibee Announces Partnership With Globe Telecom

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On Oct. 2, Filipino restaurant chain Jollibee announces partnership with Globe Telecom.Detected Closed Captioning: Philippines Fast Food Giant Jollibee Has Teamed Up With Telephone Service Provider, Globe Telecom. The Agreement Was Announced Oct. 2. As Part Of The Deal, Globe's 59 Million Subscribers Will Be Able To Call Jollibee's Delivery Hotline Number For Free. Previously, Jollibee's Delivery Number Was Only Free Using Landline Telephones Or Through Online Orders. Jolibee Vice President For National Business Channels Manjie Yap Said He Hopes The Launch Of This Agreement Will, "... Bring The Convenience Of One Nationwide Delivery Hotline To More Customers." The Restaurant Is Rapidly Expanding To Meet Demand. Jol... Read More
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Faraday Future loses another founding executive

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A second founding executive has left ailing electric car startup Faraday Future. The Verge has learned that Tom Wessner, the head of Faraday Future’s supply chain management, resigned from the company yesterday. FF has confirmed his resignation. Wessner was one of the five initial executives brought in to run specific parts of the company by its cofounders Nick Sampson, Tony Nie, and Jia Yueting in 2015. Another, Alan Cherry, left in August. And like Cherry, Wessner once worked at Tesla. The other three executives — Dag Reckhorn (manufacturing), Richard Kim (design), a... Read More
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Suffolk County lands grant to fight MS-13

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Suffolk County has scored a $500,000 “Project Safe Neighborhood” grant to fight MS-13 gang violence, officials said Thursday. Noting that Suffolk Police and other law enforcement officials “have implemented an extremely aggressive strategy to eradicate MS-13 from our communities,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said in a statement that the grant, announced by the U.S. Department of Justice, would “further these efforts.” The grant, part of a nationwide program to reduce violent crime, comes in the wake of 17 gang-related killings by MS-13. The money will support law enforcement strategies and expand outreach programs for the at-risk population. Project Safe Neighborhood “is the centerpi... Read More
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Harman’s Cortana speaker appears in Microsoft’s store for $199

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Harman Kardon officially unveiled its Cortana-powered speaker earlier this year, and it appears it will be making its way to stores soon. An early Microsoft Store listing has been spotted by WalkingCat on Twitter, and it prices the speaker at $199. If the pricing is accurate, then Microsoft... Read More
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10/16/2017 – Small & Mid-Sized Business Committee

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Long Island Association in Partnership with Governor Andrew CuomoNew York State Minority- and Women-Owned Business (MWBE) ForumIn 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo set a goal to provide 30 percent of state contract dollars to minority- and women-owned enterprises. The MWBE program is designed to increase economic opportunity, boost job creation and fuel innovation.Last year, the LIA Small and Mid-Sized Business Committee hosted a forum to support the expansion of opportunities for MWBEs on Long Island and train companies interested in certification. We will reconvene to assist small businesses with navigating the state’s contract opportunities, including transportation, construction and information technology, as well as financial ... Read More
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7 ways to enhance the US military’s Humvee fleet [Commentary]

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The most common vehicle operated by the U.S. military is the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee. Not surprisingly, the U.S. Army owns the majority of the Humvees ― more than 100,000. The Marine Corps is next, with 24,000. The other services together operate fewer than 10,000. The Humvee also is extremely popular overseas. More than 60 foreign militaries operate some 250,000 Humvees. The company that builds the HMMWV, AM General, recently received a contract to produce up to 11,500 vehicles in a variety of configurations for nine differe... Read More
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Stellar Labs Raises $26.3 Million Series A Funding

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 5, 2017– Silicon Valley technology company Stellar Labs, Inc. (“Stellar”) has raised $26.3 million in Series A equity financing from Global Jet Capital (a leading provider of corporate aircraft financing solutions capitalized by The Carlyle Group, Blackstone’s GSO Capital Partners, and AE Industrial Partners), Columbia Equity Partners (“CEP”), and Expa. Together with previous equity rounds and funding from Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), Stellar is investing over $50 million in its next-generation technology platform for business aviation. Business aviation contributes $150 billion to U.S. economic output and employs more than 1.2 million people.1 It accounts fo... Read More
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Trump’s Puerto Rico Golf Venture: Not Such A Great Deal

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Enlarge this image Just two years ago, a former Trump International Golf Club in Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy. The insolvency filing came less than a month after Trump had announced he would run for president, basing his qualifications on his skills as a businessman. Michael Cohe... Read More
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California Bill Would Compel Drugmakers To Justify Price Hikes

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Enlarge this image Drug lobbyists and consumer health advocates fill the halls of the state Capitol in September to see how Assembly members vote on a controversial drug price transparency bill. Tam Ma/Courtesy of Health Access California hide caption ... Read More
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The 5 biggest announcements from Google’s Pixel 2 event

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Google’s Pixel event today confirmed a lot of leaks and rumors, but it also held some surprises and software upgrades developed with machine learning. Marking its second year making hardware, Google announced the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL; an interesting new camera called Google Clips; a new Google Home Mini and Max; a Pixelbook, and an updated Google Daydream. If you missed any of it, we have the biggest announcements right here. ... Read More
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GOP tax cut: Small biz boon or loophole for rich and Trump?

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President Donald Trump and his Republican partners in a nearly $6 trillion tax-cutting plan insist it would benefit middle-class Americans and not the wealthy. But a key provision would slash tax rates for a special kind of business set up by owners of profitable firms, including Trump and his family. The GOP tax blueprint would cut rates for businesses whose profits are taxed at the owners’ personal income rate, with proponents casting it as tax relief for small business. Known as “pass-through” companies because their profits are pipelined into the owner’s personal tax bucket, those businesses span a huge range, from the local florist and family-owned restaurant to law firms, hedge funds and privately held large firms su... Read More
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New Jersey Town Says ‘No Thanks’ to Development

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“They never reached out to the town and asked us, are you willing to rezone this parcel?” Mayor McPartland said of the developers. “It’s not a residential parcel. I keep wondering, What happens when they flush the toilets? It would kill the infrastructure. It’s just too much.” ... Read More

Google reveals the new google Daydream View VR headset

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Google has a new holster to turn your smartphone into a virtual reality head-mounted display. During the company’s hardware event today in San Francisco, Google showed off its refined Daydream View that will sell for $99. This is an update to last year’s $80 View, which turned the Pixel smartphone into a headset. The new View features a number of improvements. Its overall design is more solid than than 2016 model, which used a soft cloth material for its body. The 2017 chassis will also come in a number of n... Read More
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It’s lights, cameras, innovation for IPS

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Overture, curtains, lights: This is it for IPS – a bona fide Hollywood closeup – and, oh, what heights they’ll hit. And the best part is, Intelligent Product Solutions will hit them from ground level, thanks to the Juicer App – an IPS-designed digital tool that allows lighting technicians on motion picture and television sound stages and location shoots to adjust set lighting remotely. For chief lighting technicians – you may know them by their stage name, “gaffers” – and other film... Read More

Sonos One Alexa-driven speaker opens for preorders at $199, Google Assistant coming in 2018

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More than a year after announcing a “long-term strategic partnership with Amazon,” Sonos today unveiled its first speaker with voice control capabilities built in. Called the Sonos One, the speaker will support Alexa and will cost $199. It is available for preorder from today, with a delivery date of October 24. At the event unveiling the Sonos One, the company announced that Google Assistant support will become available next year. Sonos executive Mieko Kusano also announced that a beta software update will be a... Read More
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Fashion brand ULT rolls out apparel for pro Madden team Versus

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It’s one thing to be great at games. It’s another to look good while doing it. To accomplish both, Versus Sports — the largest professional Madden team — is working with fashion brand ULT on a new line of apparel that captures the squad’s look and feel. ULT is working to establish itself as the go-to brand for esports fashion products in the same way that people associate Nike, Adidas, or Reebok with traditional athletic sports. So ULT is expanding its partnerships from EUnited — an Overwatch, Call of Duty, and League of Legends team — to also include Versus Sports. This collaboration betw... Read More
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Alphabet’s DeepMind sets up ‘ethics and society’ unit to research real-world impact of AI

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Will artificial intelligence (AI) be the death-knell for humanity, or will AI improve our lives immeasurably? It depends who you ask. Tech luminary Elon Musk, for example, reckons that AI is the biggest threat we face as a civilization, while Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg thinks such viewpoints are irresponsible at best. The bottom line is, we don’t really know how AI will evolve. But we do know that ... Read More
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Agilesphere Launches a Review of the Future of Organisation – the Minimal Viable Organisation – at the Agile Business Conference

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 4, 2017– Agilesphere has today (4 October 2017) made a call to action for industry to work together to rethink how organisations are structured, ensuring they are ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities society will face. Outlining initial ideas on how organisations can become more strategic, efficient and customer focused, Founder Jeremy Renwick highlighted Agilesphere’s new conceptual framework: Minimal Viable Organisation. This vision is designed to embed feedback, empowerment, recursion and value within organisations and is inspired by Stafford Beer’s Viable Systems Model. Speaking at the Agile Business Conference, a major forum for those interested in Agile ways of wo... Read More
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Ford to invest in trucks and electric cars as it looks to cut $14 billion in costs

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(Reuters) — Ford plans to slash $14 billion in costs over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett told investors on Tuesday, adding that the No. 2 U.S. automaker would shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to develop more trucks and electric and hybrid cars. Most of those savings will not show up on Ford’s bottom line until 2019 and 2020, Hackett and other Ford executives said, reflecting the industry’s long product engineering lead times. Ford will be open to more partnerships to spread the costs and risks of simultaneously developing new technology and services while churning out profit from selling trucks and sport utility vehicles in North America, Hack... Read More
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Taco Bell Partners With Forever 21 for Clothing Line

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Fast food company Taco Bell partners with Forever 21 to create a unique clothing line that will start selling on Oct. 11.Detected Closed Captioning: Fast Food Restaurant Taco Bell Will Soon Have Its Own Line Of Clothing. Taco Bell Recently Announced A Partnership With Forever 21 To Create A Clothing Collection Including Sweatshirts, Hoodies And Bodysuits. This Marks The First Time, Taco Bell Will Enter The Fashion World But They Aren't The First Fast Food Company To Have Its Own Apparel Line. Kentucky Fried Chicken Announced Their Own Fashion Line Back In June And Other Fast Food Companies Including Pizza Hut And McDonald's Have Branded Clothing. Taco Bell's Chief Marketing Officer Marisa Thalberg Said Of The Partn... Read More
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A hyperloop route between St. Louis and Kansas City is under serious consideration

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Missouri officials announced the formation of a public-private partnership today to study the feasibility of building a hyperloop route between St. Louis and Kansas City. The study is being supported by Hyperloop One, the Los Angeles-based startup that has been working to realize Elon Musk’s dream of nearly supersonic, tube-based transportation. The study is being conducted by a consortium of groups, including the Missouri Department of Transportation, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the KC Tech Council, the University of Missouri System, and the Missouri Innovation Center in Columbia. The news of the state’s interest comes on the heels of Hyperloop One’s announcement of ... Read More
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Medicaid innovation and investment offers surprising opportunity

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Presented by Providence Ventures Third in the series,”Strategic VC as a Secret Weapon in Healthcare.” It is well understood by venture investors that the U.S. healthcare system is in need of a dramatic technology transformation. As evidence, one need only look at the $16.8 billion that has been invested by VC’s in private digital health companies over the past 3.5 years. In previous articles, we have highlighted how Providence Ventures and some of our portfolio companies have been contributing to this digital... Read More
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BlackBerry is moving from Nasdaq to the New York Stock Exchange on October 16

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BlackBerry has announced plans to move its shares from Nasdaq to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 16. The Canadian tech firm hasn’t given a specific reason for upping sticks and moving its shares to another stock market, but as the company continues to shift away from its mobile hardware roots and define itself as a software and services company, it’s as good a time as any to start afresh on a new exchange. “Many of the world’s greatest brands, including a large number of our customers and partners, are listed on the NYSE, and we look forward to joining them,” said BlackBerry CEO and executive c... Read More

Immersion will add touch feedback to Unity game engine

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Developer Immersion hopes to bring high-quality touch feedback to more games through a partnership with Unity Technologies’ Unity game engine. The companies announced the partnership at Unity Austin, Unity’s conference in Texas. Immersion is a longtime developer and licensor of haptics, or touch feedback such as the sensations you get with a rumble-enabled video game controller. Game developers can now use Unity to access Immersion’s TouchSense Force Haptic Lab to integrate touch effects into their games built with the Unity engine. Immersion’s current mission is to give gamers a much more fine-grained sense of touch feedback from their ga... Read More
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The Best External Optical Drives for DVDs and Blu-rays

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We eliminated any DVD drives that cost more than $40 and any Blu-ray drives that cost more than $120, as well as any models that didn’t both read and write discs, and any that had poor or few reviews on Amazon. We also eliminated older versions of currently available drives, and we didn’t retest anything we’ve ruled out since we first published this guide in June 2013. The LG GP70NS50 burned and ripped DVDs at about the same speeds as other drives we tested in 2017, but it currently costs more than our picks, and its silver paint scratched a few times in our travels. It’s a fine drive otherwise,... Read More
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Serbia receives Russian MiG-29 jets during tension in the Balkans

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BELGRADE, Serbia — Russia on Monday started delivering six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia, part of Moscow’s promised military hardware that could worsen tensions in the war-weary Balkans. Two of the disassembled warplanes were transported on a Russian cargo plane that landed at a military airport near Belgrade on Monday afternoon. All six are to arrive by Oct. 20, when Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu is expected in the Serbian capital. Moscow is hand... Read More
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You have it wrong: Collaboration tools and security are the perfect marriage [Commentary]

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Time to set the record straight. When it comes to collaboration tools and security, it is a necessary and equal partnership. Government officials often position collaboration and security as opposites pitted against each other. Many federal CIOs and IT managers have long considered security an inhibitor that has slowed or even prevented them from driving greater collaboration among IT tools, ultimately increasing efficiency. This is a misconception. ... Read More
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Leonardo eyes work on NATO cyber command

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ROME ― Italy’s Leonardo is eyeing work on a possible NATO cyber command after six years in which the company says it has successfully defended NATO sites from hackers, a company official said. The firm was first contracted in 2011, along with Northrop Grumman, to ensure cybersecurity at NATO sites, and its systems are now in use with 75,000 users at 75 NATO sites in 28 member nations, work worth €65 million (U.S. $77 million) since the contract began. No... Read More
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Steve Kyler discusses the relationship between China and the NBA

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CGTN's Mike Walter talked to Steve Kyler, editor and publisher of Basketball Insiders, about the relationship between the NBA and China.Detected Closed Captioning: Steve Cuyler He's Editor And Publisher Of Basketball Insiders Steve Thanks For Joining Us Talk To Me About Tonight's Game Here In Washington DC As I Was Saying I Don't Know How I'd Like To Get out There On A Basketball Court After being Jet-lagged But At Least They Put Up A Little Bit Of A Fight Yeah You Know Whenever You're Talking about An Exhibition Of An Event It's About The Showcase It's About Coming Out and Showing What You Do As A Player What You Do As A Team What You Are Is A League And I Think We've Seen That Every Time That There's Been A Show... Read More