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What it’s really like to be sued by a patent troll — and how to stop it

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Patent trolls, more formally known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), are entities that acquire patents for the sole purpose of suing companies in order to monetize them. They also happen to make a habit of piling on a tremendous amount of added work, expense, and stress onto legitimate operating companies. Preparing for possible litigation has become a standard “cost of doing business” over the years. As the General Counsel of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE USA, Inc.), I’ve spent the last few years engaging in battles with patent trolls, at a cost to my company and colleagues. Meanwhile, the PAEs themselves faced few ramifications. Recently, my company joined patent protection network LOT and the Open Innovation Ne... Read More
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Non-Profit ‘CGCC’ bridging gap between Chinese and Americans

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Some non-profit organizations are promoting exchanges between Chinese and Americans. In the United States, the China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) has been working towards this goal.“In the past 12 years, CGCC has been striving to realize the value of connecting people, building business, and to make it a platform for effective dialogues and bridging the gap in US-China economic relations,” Xu Chen, the Chairman of CGCC, said at a Chinese Lunar New Year Gala in New York.Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile... Read More
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Empire State Development: Canadian Export Information Session

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Detected Closed Captioning: Are A Not-for-profit Assaulting Organization Here To Help Your Particular Business Both Bottom Line And Tough Line And What We Strive To Achieve And We Are Very Very Successful In Doing It Is To Build Capacity For Your Particular Business To Prepare Your Workforce For Growth And Then Help You Invest And Smartly Implement Your Growth Programs So Those Are The Kinds Of Things That Lift Is Well Equipped To Do And We Want To Help Make Sure That The Manufacturing Environment On Long Island Remains Vibrant Strong And That We're Going To Begin To Export More To Our partners In Canada So With That Again I Appreciate You Being Here And I'm Going To Turn The Microphone Over It Now To Mr. Bryant Outdoor Who ... Read More
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Empire State Development: Canadian Export Information Session

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Detected Closed Captioning: Are A Not-for-profit Assaulting Organization Here To Help Your Particular Business Both Bottom Line And Tough Line And What We Strive To Achieve And We Are Very Very Successful In Doing It Is To Build Capacity For Your Particular Business To Prepare Your Workforce For Growth And Then Help You Invest And Smartly Implement Your Growth Programs So Those Are The Kinds Of Things That Lift Is Well Equipped To Do And We Want To Help Make Sure That The Manufacturing Environment On Long Island Remains Vibrant Strong And That We're Going To Begin To Export More To Our partners In Canada So With That Again I Appreciate You Being Here And I'm Going To Turn The Microphone Over It Now To Mr. Bryant Outdoor Who ... Read More
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Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop

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Loading... Over the last month, in a series of volatile swings, the price of the cryptocurrency bitcoin rose to a record high — then plunged to less than half that value. The abrupt changes have inspired comparisons to the dot-com bubble, and underscored the extremely speculative nature of investing in cryptocurrency. By Wednesday, the price of bitcoin fell below $10,000 for the first time since Dec. 1, at one point dropping to less th... Read More
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LaunchPad LI joins BIA/NYS

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LaunchPad Long Island, a multi-site incubator, coworking, and acceleration program, has joined BIA/NYS as our newest supporting member. The four operating sites for LaunchPad are Great Neck, Huntington, Mineola, and NYIT with a fifth arrangement with Stony Brook University’s LIHTI to be announced shortly. Started by investor-entrepreneur Andrew Hazen, LaunchPad LI is a combination of an incubator operator and a non-profit acceleration program that provides services across five sites, three controlled... Read More
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YouTube’s Latest Shake-Up Hits Up-and-Coming Creators the Hardest

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

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For the most part, that means Bitcoin and other digital currencies will be treated similarly to an investment like stocks — but not always. Given the speed at which these currencies have caught on — Bitcoin was released only in 2009 — regulators haven’t quite kept pace. The I.R.S. issued basic guidelines in 2014 for digital currencies, but tax experts say some of the rules are subject to interpretation.Other aspects, however, are quite clear. “Every time you transfer a cryptocurrency, you might trigger a gain and pay a tax,” said Selva Ozelli, a tax... Read More
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Empire State Development: Canadian Export Information Session

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Detected Closed Captioning: Are A Not-for-profit Assaulting Organization Here To Help Your Particular Business Both Bottom Line And Tough Line And What We Strive To Achieve And We Are Very Very Successful In Doing It Is To Build Capacity For Your Particular Business To Prepare Your Workforce For Growth And Then Help You Invest And Smartly Implement Your Growth Programs So Those Are The Kinds Of Things That Lift Is Well Equipped To Do And We Want To Help Make Sure That The Manufacturing Environment On Long Island Remains Vibrant Strong And That We're Going To Begin To Export More To Our partners In Canada So With That Again I Appreciate You Being Here And I'm Going To Turn The Microphone Over It Now To Mr. Bryant Outdoor Who ... Read More
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Karen Hao discusses the demand for energy by cryptocurrency miners

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Published on Jan 19, 2018CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Quartz Technology Reporter Karen Hao about the growing demand for energy by cryptocurrency miners Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: Well For More On... Read More
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Cuomo ‘revenue raisers’ (also known as taxes) raise GOP ire

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls them “revenue actions” and “revenue raisers.” Also known as taxes and fees, the approximately $1 billion in boosters included in the Democratic governor’s state budget proposal certainly raise something else: the ire of Republicans in the Legislature who say New Yorkers are taxed enough and pay too many fees already. “No” was Senate Republican leader John Flanagan’s one-word answer when asked if fellow GOP members were likely to support the new taxes and fees unveiled during Cuomo’s budget presentation Tuesday. But there’s plenty of negotiating to get done by the time the budget’s April 1 deadline rolls around. The governor’s $168 billion spending plan includes a variet... Read More
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Cuomo ‘revenue raisers’ (also known as taxes) raise GOP ire

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls them “revenue actions” and “revenue raisers.” Also known as taxes and fees, the approximately $1 billion in boosters included in the Democratic governor’s state budget proposal certainly raise something else: the ire of Republicans in the Legislature who say New Yorkers are taxed enough and pay too many fees already. “No” was Senate Republican leader John Flanagan’s one-word answer when asked if fellow GOP members were likely to support the new taxes and fees unveiled during Cuomo’s budget presentation Tuesday. But there’s plenty of negotiating to get done by the time the budget’s April 1 deadline rolls around. The governor’s $168 billion spending plan includes a variet... Read More
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The Lithium Rush: Bolivia looks to profit from battery production

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Chile, Argentina and Bolivia all have large reserves of the metal, but will it just be a commodity for export or can these countries add value to their raw material by developing a national industry? CGTN’s Joel Richards has this report from the Lithium Triangle.Detected Closed Captioning: Centuries Ago Potosi Was One Of The wealthiest Cities In The World After Silver Was Discovered In What Came To Be called Rich Mountain Now Just Outside This Colonial City Bolivia Is Working To Create Its Own National Industry To profit From The New Commodity Boom Of Lithium Lithium Is An Important Metal In Batteries It's Expected To Be increasingly Valuable In The Growing Electric Vehicle Market As Th... Read More
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What does “fake news” really mean? – The Stream

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“Fake news”. If you tweet, watch TV or talk politics with your friends, it’s a phrase you can’t escape.Though its first uses can be traced back more than 100 years, its current popularity is down to one man: US President Donald Trump. He first started using it as a cudgel with which to beat his critics while campaigning and, since his election, he has forced it into the popular lexicon. Not only in the US, but internationally.Trump has said he plans on Wednesday to hand out awards for “fake news”. The announcement prompted ridicule from many, with several comedians actively campaigning to be nominated.But is the growing popularity of the term not funny, but sinister? A Politi... Read More
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Markets rise: Where to invest your money

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Detected Closed Captioning: CHARLES: DOW ON PACE FOR RECORD CLOSE. COULD CLOSE ABOVE 26,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME DESPITE A POTENTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN. HOW HIGH CAN THE MARKET GO HERE? DEIRDRE BOLTON, MARK MURPHY AND CHRIS HOGAN. I START WITH YOU ON THE MARKET SIDE WE'RE AT IT AGAIN BUT THE RESOLVE IS STILL THERE. >> THE RESOLVE IS STILL THERE. MAIN THING PEOPLE ARE WATCHING. COMPANIES HOLD ON TO MORE OF EACH DOLLAR THEY MAKE. LOOK AT THE DOW, SAY 26,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. EARNINGS EXPAND, SEEING BOTTOM LINE EXPAND. MARKET STILL HAS ROOM TO RUN TO THE UPSIDE. >> P-E RATIO, MARKETS ARE MOVING UP, P-E RATIO IS NOT NECESSARILY MOVING UP, BECAUSE UNDERLYING THERE IS P-E EXPANSION. PEOPLE WILL PAY A HIGHER PRICE... Read More
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Samansky: Eliminate emojis from all company correspondence

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By Arthur W. Samansky We’ve recently had World Emoji Day, an Emoji Movie, and, from time-to-time, media coverage around rollouts of new emojis. We even have animated emojis on a new smartphone model. They are ubiquitous. For that reason, in-house lawyers and external legal counsel should urge development of company rules to prohibit these pictures in workplace-related activities. Emojis, and their emoticon cousins – despite all the reasons for their popularity – should have no place in business communications in the global and culturally diverse environment. That includes placing these pictograms in corporate presentations, or emails and text messages to coworkers – regardless of their functional l... Read More
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State of the Art: It’s Time for Apple to Build a Less Addictive iPhone

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Government regulation and more restraint from users might also help, but the former is unlikely and the latter is insufficient. So who’s left?The same company that always seems to turn up when it’s time to cross into a new era of technology: Apple.I got to thinking about Apple’s responsibility last week when two large investors wrote an open letter asking the company to do more abo... Read More
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Who controls the arms trade?

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When it comes to global arms deals the scenes play out formulaically - politicians shaking hands, press releases are issued and an astronomical amount of money is spent.What is not mentioned so much is the companies that profit from the mega-deals. And are they complicit if government buyers commit serious human rights abuses with the weapons they've sold. Whether it is warplanes and ships, missiles, tanks and guns of all sizes - the international arms is big business in every sense.Amnesty International says military expenditure for countries world-wide in 2016 was $1.7t - $375b of that on buying arms specifically.The United States, China, France, Russia and the UK sell more th... Read More
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Who controls the arms trade?

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When it comes to global arms deals the scenes play out formulaically - politicians shaking hands, press releases are issued and an astronomical amount of money is spent.What is not mentioned so much is the companies that profit from the mega-deals. And are they complicit if government buyers commit serious human rights abuses with the weapons they've sold. Whether it is warplanes and ships, missiles, tanks and guns of all sizes - the international arms is big business in every sense.Amnesty International says military expenditure for countries world-wide in 2016 was $1.7t - $375b of that on buying arms specifically.The United States, China, France, Russia and the UK sell more th... Read More
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It’s a pickup truck showdown at the Detroit Auto Show

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When I was a teenager, my dad thought it would be a great idea to bring my mom and I along as his guests to the annual Farm Bureau convention. That year it was held in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s hard to find a more authentic urban locale to experience agrarian culture than the land of line dancing. My dad wasn’t a farmer, though he secretly dreamed of being one. Instead, he invented a marketing campaign that allowed him to make friends with farmers all over the country. Every year, as part of Dodge’s sponsorship of the Young Farmers of America, he gave a free Ram pickup truck to one lucky member of the organization that had an award-winning bright idea about the future of agriculture. When it comes to farmers, talking a... Read More
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GM’s Loan Business Helping Company’s Bottom Line

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CEO Mary Barra spoke at the Detroit Auto Show on Tuesday, saying strong sales in U.S. and China, and growth from other business units will help the company sustain profit through 2018. (Jan. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Teen makes $100K with lawn mowing business

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Detected Closed Captioning: OUR NEXT GUEST IS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, AND HE'S MAKING, I MEAN, BIG MONEY WITH A LAWN MOWING BUSINESS. WHICH HE STARTED WITH A FRIEND. COME ON IN, R.J. DUART, THE CEO IS THAT TRUE? >> THAT'S, LIKE, A GROSS NUMBER. WE WORKED KIND OF ALL SUMMER AND ALL YEAR TO MAKE THAT, BUT, YEAH. STUART: OKAY. SO THAT WAS YOUR GROSS REVENUES. HOW MANY OTHER HIGH SCHOOL KIDS DID YOU EMPLOY FOR YOUR BUSINESS? WE HAD 14 KIDS ON ONE DAY, BUT TYPICALLY WE RUN ABOUT FIVE OR SIX FULL TIME. STUART: WHEN DID YOU START THIS? >> I STARTED MOWING LAWNS WHEN I WAS 8 YEARS OLD. STUART: AND? >> AND I JUST KINDç OF GREW IT MORE AND THEN, YOU KNOW, IN 2012 I BROUGHT ON A BUSINESS PARTNER, OWEN JOHNSON, AND THEN... Read More

Bringg raises $12 million for its delivery logistics platform

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Bringg, a delivery logistics platform for enterprises, said it has raised $12 million in funding from strategic partners, bringing its total second round to $22 million. The round includes automotive investor Shmuel Harlap, shipping and real estate magnate Eyal Ofer, and Salesforce Ventures. The company received earlier investments from Aleph VC, Cambridge Capital, Coca-Cola, Ituran, and Pereg Ventures. Bringg’s delivery logistics platform is used by retail, ecommerce, food, services, and logistics providers in over 50 countries. Customers include brands such as Coca-Cola, Kimberly Clark, Panera Bread, Cdiscount, and Hilti. The Tel Av... Read More

Bringg raises $12 million for its delivery logistics platform

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Bringg, a delivery logistics platform for enterprises, said it has raised $12 million in funding from strategic partners, bringing its total second round to $22 million. The round includes automotive investor Shmuel Harlap, shipping and real estate magnate Eyal Ofer, and Salesforce Ventures. The company received earlier investments from Aleph VC, Cambridge Capital, Coca-Cola, Ituran, and Pereg Ventures. Bringg’s delivery logistics platform is used by retail, ecommerce, food, services, and logistics providers in over 50 countries. Customers include brands such as Coca-Cola, Kimberly Clark, Panera Bread, Cdiscount, and Hilti. The Tel Av... Read More
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Greek parliament approves more austerity measures in bailout bid

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Police in Greece have fired tear gas at protesters outside parliament - as politicians voted to pass a new round of austerity measures.The government says the measures are necessary to graduate from economic oversight.The reforms cut family benefits and make it harder for workers to strike.Al Jazeera's John Psaropoulos reports from the Greek capital Athens.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter:... Read More
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SoftBank considers IPO for wireless business, reportedly seeking $18 billion

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(Reuters) — SoftBank Group said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business – a move that could reportedly raise $18 billion and would accelerate the conglomerate’s transformation into one of the world’s biggest tech investors. A spin-off – potentially the biggest IPO by a Japanese company in nearly two decades – would give the unit more autonomy and help investors value the business as well as its parent which has myriad holdings across the tech industry. SoftBank Group is aiming to sell about 30 percent of SoftBank Corp, Japan’s No. 3 wireless carrier, for around 2 trillion yen ($18 billion), the Nikkei newspaper said without citing sources. It added that proceeds will go tow... Read More
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How does money laundering work?

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Criminals have to get creative to avoid calling attention to their income.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/75373/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: When A Criminal Comes Into Ill-gotten Money Through Let's Say Political Influence Peddling Or Drug Trafficking they Have To Get Creative To Stay On The Right Side Of The Law If They Just Pop It Into A Bank Account The Feds Are Gonna Be Knocking On Their Door By Sunset So They Use A Process Called money Laundering Cleansing Dirty Money Of Its Criminal Origins Investo... Read More
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‘Strange Inheritance’ season 4 premieres tonight on FOX Business

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Published on Jan 15, 2018FBN’s Jamie Colby gives a preview of season four of “Strange Inheritance,” which premieres tonight on FOX Business. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: DOLLAR SHORT EURO. DON'T TH... Read More
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Tax reform bonus could benefit over 2 million US workers

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Published on Jan 15, 2018Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist discusses how pro-growth policies of the Trump administration could affect workers across the United States. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed C... Read More
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Drive to Success: Service Lane

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Drive to Success is a weekly series capturing the most influential articles, tips, and tricks from industry experts and publication to help drive your dealership to success. Each week will focus on a specific key topic in the automotive industry. The dealership service lane is a place for profit-boosting opportunities. Every dealership customer should be made aware of the service department and all it has to offer. Stay updated on efficient service trends like real-time customer repair updates and offering auto tools and accessories after each service visit. 1- ... Read More
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To truly honor Martin Luther King Jr., Apple should stop exploiting laborers

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Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrating the inspirational leader who died fighting to bring racial equality to the United States. Since 2015, Apple has commemorated this holiday by replacing its homepage with an MLK photo and quote or reflection. This year’s quote — “the time is always right to do what is right” — is especially noteworthy, as Apple CEO Tim Cook evoked the same phrase in November 2013 when discussing Apple’s social responsibilities as a business. On this day, it’s tempting to focus on Apple’s broad issues with race. Despite appointing a ... Read More
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Trump tax reform opened up the gates for more employment: Bob Funk

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Published on Jan 15, 2018Express Employment Professionals CEO Bob Funk on the company planning bonuses for its non-executive employees because of the tax reform legislation. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: ... Read More
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3 reasons to think twice before injecting AI into your branding

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“Artificial intelligence” (AI) is an opaque term with no commonly agreed definition and a disputed scope. We routinely use it to represent a range of diverse technologies that have the power to bring disruptive changes around the world. Whether businesses understand the complexities or not, many are scrambling to incorporate “AI” into their practices and their branding. Given the current buzz around the term, surely i... Read More
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A favela in Sao Paulo using music to combat crime

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He built a recording studio in one of Brazil’s most dangerous slums and turned it into a “Favela of Peace.”Claudio Miranda, a musician who grew up in one of Brazil’s most violent neighborhoods, has changed his hometown for the better by building a recording studio. His belief is that music brings out the good in people and helps create unity. The studio is part of Claudio’s non-profit organization called “Favela of Peace.” There are an estimated 17 hundred favelas located in Sao Paulo. They house over a million and a half of the city’s residents.Meet our Game Changer Claudio Miranda. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile... Read More
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A favela in Sao Paulo using music to combat crime

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He built a recording studio in one of Brazil’s most dangerous slums and turned it into a “Favela of Peace.”Claudio Miranda, a musician who grew up in one of Brazil’s most violent neighborhoods, has changed his hometown for the better by building a recording studio. His belief is that music brings out the good in people and helps create unity. The studio is part of Claudio’s non-profit organization called “Favela of Peace.” There are an estimated 17 hundred favelas located in Sao Paulo. They house over a million and a half of the city’s residents.Meet our Game Changer Claudio Miranda. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile... Read More
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Opioid Addiction Knows No Color, but Its Treatment Does

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Rick Harwood, the deputy director at the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, said the demographics of methadone clinics could be partly explained by patients who are middle class or white being less likely to see methadone as a treatment option. Continue reading the main story “Ask people, middle class or otherwise, wo... Read More
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Esports and PC hardware’s growth is like peanut butter and jelly

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PC gamers are nothing if not passionate. They’re often labeled as “enthusiasts” and even “hardcore,” but whatever label seems most fitting, PC gamers comprise a group of more than 1.2 billion individuals around the globe. This number is only growing, and its upward swing is directly connected to the surging esports industry. Market research firm Newzoo estimates the esports economy to reach nearly $700 million this year, representing a year-on-year growth of 43 percent. By 2020, Newzoo expects that to m... Read More
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Facebook edits feeds to bring less news, more sharing

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Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.” By cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively consume, the change could hurt news organizations and other businesses that rely on Facebook to share their content. The idea is to help users to connect with people they care about, not make them feel depressed and isolated. “The research shows that when we use social media to connect with people we care about, it can be good for our well-being,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post Thursday. “We can feel more connected and less lonely, and that correlates with long term measur... Read More
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How venture philanthropy can revitalize the Heartland

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If there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s that nobody agrees on how to create economic growth. That shouldn’t be surprising — successful and sustainable economic development is a monumental challenge. In St. Louis, we’ve primarily used public place-based investments, like tax increment financing, to revitalize our city. But at Arch Grants, we’ve chosen venture philanthropy, a people-based development model that combines the principles of venture capital with charitable giving in order to address big societal issues. Our investments in our entrepreneurs reflect our confidence in their ability to substantially improve lives and solve problems around the world, to tran... Read More
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American drone companies aren’t built to compete

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GoPro’s announcement this week that it would exit the drone business was greeted by many observers as a foregone conclusion. Karma, the company’s first foray into drones, had sold poorly after an embarrassing recall in 2016. Under pressure to cut costs amid slowing sales in its core action-camera business, GoPro’s hand was forced. Viewed in that light, Karma was just one more tech company side hustle that didn’t pay off. But to shrug off GoPro’s drone is to ignore a larger quest... Read More
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NJ car dealer gives employees bonuses after tax bill

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Published on Jan 11, 2018Flemington Car and Truck Family of Brands founding chairman Steve Kalafer on giving back to his employees because of tax reform. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: TO, MARKETS WILL BE ... Read More
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Apple pinged for slowing down iPhones through software updates

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Published on Jan 10, 2018Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock reacts to France probing Apple over alleged ‘planned obsolescence’ in iPhones. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Grassi & Co. launches Grassi Healthcare Advisors

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Grassi & Co. has launched Grassi Healthcare Advisors, LLC led by CEO Joseph Tomaino, who had been the principal of healthcare transformation consulting of Grassi & Co. for three years. The Jericho-based firm said these services are more in demand as providers transition from a transactional fee-for-service business model to a value-based payment model. Grassi Healthcare Advisors has a “team of consulting professionals to assist clients in navigating this transition,” according to the firm. Tomaino has more than 30 years of healthcare management experience in the not-for-profit, for-profit and government-sponsored sectors. Grassi & Co. Managing Partner Louis Grassi said “the rapid pace of chan... Read More
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Smart investing advice for millennials

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Published on Jan 10, 2018Wealthsimple CEO and founder Michael Katchen offers suggestions for the type of stocks that millennials should be investing in and explains why holding a diversified portfolio is so important. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Apple agrees to pay the UK £137 million in extra taxes

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After an extensive audit by UK tax body HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Apple Europe has agreed to pay over £137 million (around $185 million) in extra taxes, reports The Guardian. The payment includes interest on unpaid tax, covering several years until September 2015, mirroring “the company’s increased activity.” Apple operates two primary subsidiaries in the UK called Apple Europe Ltd and Apple Retail UK Ltd. Apple Europe Ltd provides marketing, financial and support services, while Apple Retail UK Ltd runs Apple’s online and physical stores ... Read More
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WhatsApp Encryption Security Flaws Could Allow Snoops to Slide Into Group Chats

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When WhatsApp added end-to-end encryption to every conversation for its billion users two years ago, the mobile messaging giant significantly raised the bar for the privacy of digital communications worldwide. But one of the tricky elements of encryption—and even trickier in a group chat setting—has always been ensuring that a secure conversation reaches only the intended audience, rather than some impostor or infiltrator. And according to new research from one team of German cryptographers, flaws in WhatsApp make infiltrating the app's group chats much easier than ought to be possible. At the ... Read More
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CES 2018: Kodak soars on KodakCoin and Bitcoin mining plans

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Shares in photo firm Eastman Kodak soared nearly 120% after it revealed plans to mint its own crypto-currency, the KodakCoin.The US firm said it was teaming up with London-based Wenn Media Group to carry out the initial coin offering (ICO).It is part of a blockchain-based initiative to help photographers control their image rights.Kodak also detailed plans to install rows of Bitcoin mining rigs at its headquarters in Rochester, New York.Details of this second scheme - which is bei... Read More
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Facebook reportedly plans to launch Portal video chat device for $499 in May

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Facebook reportedly plans to release a video chat device named Portal priced at $499. The device, sources familiar with the matter told news website Cheddar, will be released at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, set to take place May 1-2 in San Jose, California, and it will be available for purchase in late 2018. The price is not yet final, and it could be decreased to compete with offerings like the Amazon Echo Show, whic... Read More
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NY Assemblywoman Pamela Harris Indicted On Fraud, Witness Tampering Charges

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Detected Closed Captioning: Say Something When Pamela Harris Is Facing Federal Fraud Charges Federal officials Have Indicted Harris On 11 Counts Of Fraud And Witness Tampering Prosecutors Say Harris Scammed Government Agency Out Of Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Meant For A Not For profit And Superstorm Sandy Recovery And Then Tried To Cover It Up Harris Who Represents Parts Of Brooklyn Including Coney Island And Bay Ridge Is Scheduled To Be Arraigned Later On Today ... Read More
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Target leveraged stores to up its online game, and it worked

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Target leveraged its stores as delivery centers, helping to boost holiday sales during the critical November and December period. The Minneapolis retailer said Tuesday that sales at stores open at least a year jumped 3.4 percent in November and December, with heavy traffic on the company’s website and in stores. Target stores played a part in 70 percent of online volume during the last two months of the year, accounting for about 80 percent of the company’s same-store sales growth. The stores were used to either ship online orders, or as a pickup point for customers who ordered online. Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell said that Target’s stores are at the center of a strategy to make shopping more effortless for ... Read More
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Comment on Looney Tunes puts positive spin on Suffolk plastic bag fee by JT

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It’s been less than a week, but one West Babylon business is already putting a new spin on Suffolk County’s so-called “plastic bag” tax. Looney Tunes, one of Long Island’s only remaining independent record stores, has announced its own plastic bag policy – not only saving customers from paying the penalty, but rewarding those who don’t use plastic bags. The record store, which has been in business since 1971, will still charge patrons 5 cents per bag to comply with the new law. But the business will in turn apply a 5 cent discount to a purchased item – in essence fully usurping the cost of each bag. Karl Groeger, owner of Looney Tunes, said his idea is a positive take on a law that has been met wi... Read More
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ObEN Raises $10 Million from K11 to Bring Immersive AI Experiences to Retail and Hospitality

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Strategic alliance drives the future of retail by adopting technologies that bring intelligent avatars using AI, AR and VR for concierge services to retail outlets HONG KONG & PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 9, 2018– ObEN Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) company that is building a decentralized AI platform for intelligent avatars, today announced that it has raised $10 million from K11, founded by entrepreneur Adrian Cheng. This strategic funding continues the growth of ObEN’s AI technology which enables users to quickly create a Personal AI, an intelligent 3D avatar that is authenticated and registered on the blockchain. This brings ObEN’s total funding... Read More
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White House at odds over public-private infrastructure program

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Detected Closed Captioning: BE PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS TO SAY AND INITIATE TO HELP RAISE THE STANDARD OF LIVING FOR PEOPLE IN RURAL AMERICA. AFTER NASHVILLE THE PRESIDENT WELL HAD TO THE COLLEGE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. THE AUTHOR OF TRUMP TO TWO. BETWEEN THE ROCK AND A HARD PLACE. IN THE RED STATES THAT VOTED FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP BUT THEY LIKE NAFTA. THEY LOVE FREE TRADE SO THEY CAN SELL IT TO THE NORTH IN THE SOUTH HERE. WHAT WILL HE SAY ABOUT NAFTA. >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN AN AUDIENCE THAT TENDS TO BE FRIENDLY TO HIM. THIS IS GONNA BE TOUGH. HE IS GOING TO LISTENING TO HIS AGRICULTURE SECRETARY HE WILL BE LISTENING TO THESE FARMERS AND I THINK IT'S TOUGH TALK -- TOUGH TALK. MAYBE WILL BE A LITTLE B... Read More
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Trump offshore drilling devastates America’s defense: Rep. Gaetz

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Detected Closed Captioning: SURE. KOHL'S, THE DEPARTMENT STORE, THEY'RE LOOKING AHEAD, THEY SAY THEIR PROFIT SITUATION IS GOING TO BE PRETTY GOOD, AND NOW, WALL STREET SAYS THAT'S SAME STORE SALES. I DON'T WANT TO GET THE BUZZER BUT LOOK AT THAT. KOHL'S WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT. UP 7% THIS MORNING. UP $4 AT 58. A REVERSAL OF RETAIL ICE AGE FOR KOHL'S. THE WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO ALLOW OFFSHORE DRONING ALL AROUND THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING OFFSHORE FLORIDA. OUR NEXT GUEST IS NOT HAPPY. CONGRESSMAN MATT GATE IS A REPUBLICAN FROM FLORIDA, A TRUMP SUPPORTER WHO OPPOSES THIS. MATT, WELCOME BACK TO THE PROGRAM. GOOD TO SEE YOU. >> GOOD TO BE BACK ON, STUART,. STUART: MAY I MAKE THREE QUICK POINTS. IF THERE IS DRILLING OFFSHORE F... Read More
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Drive to Success: Keeping Customers Satisfied

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Drive to Success is a weekly series capturing the most influential articles, tips, and tricks from industry experts and publication to help drive your dealership to success. Each week will focus on a specific key topic in the automotive industry.  Customer satisfaction is more than a new year trend. Focusing on your customers’ expectations will help your dealership gain loyal shoppers, attract the new generation of car buyers, and stay up-to-date with trends that can increase your sales. In the end, keeping your customers satisfied means bigger profits for your dealership.1- ... Read More
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GoPro quits the drone business

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GoPro has announced that it’s exiting the drone business citing the challenges of turning a profit in an “extremely competitive” market. The company revealed during its most recent earnings report today that its Karma drone would be the last it would make. The company is also laying off hundreds of staff and reducing the pay of CEO Nicholas Woodman to $1 as it struggles with dismal financials. News of the layoffs were first reported late last week, and will be the company’s fourth round of job cuts since 2016. In its earnings report today, the company said that its headcount of 1,254 employee... Read More
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Tax reform’s impact on America’s farmers

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Detected Closed Captioning: LISTEN TO THIS. IF THE PRESIDENT WAS TO WORK WITH US TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE STRONG BORDER SECURITY LET'S DO THAT. THE IDEA OF SPENDING SOME $18 BILLION ON A WALL THAT MOST PEOPLE THINK WELL NOT DO WHAT HE SAYS IT WILL DO DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE. IF WE DON'T DEAL WITH THE SECURITY AND CHAIN MIGRATION WE WILL BE BACK IN A FEW YEARS. DO YOU THINK THAT'S PRESIDENT AS CAN BE ABLE TO AGREE TO THE EFFECTIVE IN PROSECUTING HIS SECURITY. AT THE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY WANT BORDER SECURITY THEN LET'S PUT IT THERE. HE CAMPAIGNED VERY STRONGLY ON THE BORDER WALL. HE WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT AND I THINK IT'S INCUMBENT UPON CONGRESS TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THAT DONE. TELL ME ABOUT THE IMPACT TO THE AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS ... Read More
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Biotech a boost for investors’ portfolios in 2018?

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Detected Closed Captioning: BIOTECH STOCKS ARE STILL ON THE MOVE. VOLATILE IN 2017. POTENTIAL GAINS IN THE NEW CONFERENCE. MARKET, GREAT TO SEE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. THEY KEEP GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE. I THINK PERFORMANCE WAS DRIVEN BY FUNDAMENTALS. I THINK IT WILL BE ANOTHER GOOD YEAR FOR BIOTECH. WHAT FUNDAMENTALS ARE YOU SEEN MORE YOUR SEYMOUR AND AND THE RESULT RESPONSE IS REAL. THE END MARKETS ARE SO LARGE. THE BIG END MARKETS CONTINUE. YOU THINK YOU SEE A BIGGER RAMP UP IN IPOS BECAUSE OF THE I THINK THERE'S A COUPLE THINGS DRIVING IT. I THINK IT WILL CONTINUE AND MORE FROM THE PORTFOLIO MANAGERS. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO CUT THROUGH THE NOISE AND GET RIGHT TO. I THINK YOU CAN WANT YOUR LARGE END MARKETS. SOME PEO... Read More
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Al Jazeera unveils plot to profit from Ukraine billions

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Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit has obtained secret documents that reveal a plot by Eastern European oligarchs to profit from billions of dollars, believed to have been stolen by the removed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych was overthrown in 2014 and officials froze $1.5bn of assets soon afterwards. But the money's return to Ukraine is far from guaranteed.Al Jazeera's Will Jordan reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJ... Read More
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Where are the jobs in America?

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Detected Closed Captioning: UP SOME GROUND LOOKING AT A RALLY BUT OFF THE HIGHEST HIGH, CERTAINLY, ABOUT STEPHANIE POMBOY INTO DECEMBER SHOWING CAUTION THAT CAUTION WAS -- WELL DOCUMENTED AND HERE WE ARE, YOU WERE RIGHT. >> YOU HAVE SEEN A GENTLY UPTICK IN UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FEW WEEKS IMPORTANT AS WELL, ALSO IN LIKE THE MANUFACTURING, EMPLOYMENT COMPONENT WEAKER OTHER COMPONENTS STRONG I HEALTH ONE THING IN THIS THAT STRENGTH IN MANUFACTURING NORMALLY SHOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHER SEE MORE ROBUST WAGE GROWTH IS REALLY -- >> WAIM GROWTH IN THAT AREA -- WAGE GROWTH -- MY FAVORITE THING BASED EVENTS ON WHAT I CALL DIRTY THING IN ECONOMY ON THAT IS ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THAT IS WHEN A PEOPLE IN HEART LANDED OHIO P... Read More
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Looney Tunes puts positive spin on Suffolk plastic bag fee

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It’s been less than a week, but one West Babylon business is already putting a new spin on Suffolk County’s so-called “plastic bag” tax. Looney Tunes, one of Long Island’s only remaining independent record stores on Long Island, has announced its own plastic bag policy – not only saving customers from paying the penalty, but rewarding those who don’t use plastic bags. The record store, which has been in business since 1971, will still charge patrons 5 cents per bag to comply with the new law. But the business will in turn apply a 5 cent discount to a purchased item – in essence fully usurping the cost of each bag. Karl Groeger, owner of Looney Tunes, said his idea is a positive take on a law that ... Read More
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Second opinion: Ars readers’ picks for the Deathwatch errata

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EnlargeDerek Bacon / Getty Images Welcome to 2018! We're less than a week into the New Year, and we've already got a number of new dumpster fires fully ablaze. Apple's BatteryGate PR disaster is now burning as hot as a Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Microsoft's Kinect died, and nobody knew it—no wonder I couldn't find an ada... Read More
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Will market volatility make a return in 2018?

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Detected Closed Captioning: TRIGGER THE DOW, NASDAQ AND S&P ALL RECORD IPO AFFINITY POINTS FROM 25,000. CRYSTAL FOR PUBLIC AND I'LL BEGIN WITH YOU. GOOD MORNING. BUT THE DOW CLOSES AT 25,000 TODAY BUT BE THE SHORTEST IN 23 DAYS BETWEEN 24,025,000, HOW HIGH IS THE MARKET GOING TO GO? >> IT IS POLICY, POLITICS AND PROFIT. POLICY IS ABOUT LOW INTEREST RATES, CHEAP MONEY PAID CHEAP MONEY PIT THAT WILL STAY AROUND FOR A WHILE BECAUSE IT'S NOT A LOT OF INFLATION HAD POLITICS IS REDUCING REGULATORY BURDENS FOR PROFIT MARGINS IN THE PATH OF STORY. THE CULMINATION IS PRETTY GOOD HIGHER HERE. YOU THINK WERE GOING ABOVE 20 5-K? >> SOMEWHERE IN THE NEAR FUTURE HISTORY. WHERE IS THE VOLATILITY? >> I ABSOLUTELY AGREE ... Read More
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2018 economic outlook strong on tax reform hopes

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Detected Closed Captioning: SEEMS UNFAIR TO ME, SOMEHOW. DAGEN: GERRI, THANK YOU, GERRI WILLIS. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THESE THIS AS BANK OF AMERICA, MERRILL LYNCH'S SENTIMENT INDICATOR PREDICTS STOCKS COULD SOAR 19% THIS YEAR. ON TOP OF THOSE CRAZY DOUBLE-DIGIT GAINS LAST YEAR. CRAZY GOOD. THE SAME INDICATOR PREDICTED LAST YEAR MARKET'S SURGE, SO WILL WE SEE A REPEAT? JOINING ME NOW IS CHIEF INVESTMENT STRATEGIST AT JANNEY MONTGOMERY SCOTT, MARK LUSCHINI. ARE YOU THAT OPTIMISTIC? >> I'M OPTIMISTIC, DAGEN BUT THAT IS AMBITIOUS FOR OUR TASTE. PRICE ONLY BASIS FOR THE S&P 500 IT IS FOLLOWED BY A POSITIVE RANGE. WITH CORPORATE TAX REFORM WE ESTIMATED OUTCOME FOR THE S&P 500 OF ABOUT 3,000, IMPLYING A LOW TO MID DOUBL... Read More
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5 ways to assess whether the GOP tax plan is delivering  

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If President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are right, the $1.5 trillion tax cut plan they sped into law last month will make individuals and businesses more prosperous. Paychecks will grow. Stocks will surge further. Consumers will spend more. The economy will accelerate. Critics counter that the tax plan will mainly enrich the already wealthy and swell corporate profits while leaving most ordinary households with comparatively modest tax cuts — and, eventually, tax hikes. So how best to judge who’s right? As soon as summer, it may become clear whe... Read More
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ArcBlock, the World’s First Blockchain Ecosystem for Decentralized Applications, is Building the Foundation for Blockchain 3.0

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SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 3, 2018– Robert Mao, former researcher with Microsoft Research, serial entrepreneur, and technology innovator, together with Flavien Charlon, the creator of Colored Coins, Open Assets Protocol, and Openchain, today announced the launch of ArcBlock, the world’s first blockchain ecosystem for building and deploying decentralized applications. ArcBlock is aiming to seamlessly connect between the existing system and services, and blockchain networks, t... Read More
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Is Your Startup Stalled? Pivot to Blockchain

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In the high-stakes world of venture-backed startups, not growing is the same as dying. Historically, stalled companies sought a sympathetic acquirer or quietly shut down. Now, startups have a new potential lifeline: They pivot to blockchain. Kik kicked things off in September. The messaging app, which has struggled under competition from Facebook and Instagram, created its own cryptocurrency called Kin, which can be used to buy and sell things via the Kik app today, and other apps in the future. The company sold tokens for the project, raising nearly $100 million from institutional and individual investors. Since then, a flood of startups, including ... Read More
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Rugby teaches life lessons to inner city youth

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Detected Closed Captioning: JOHN: MANY PEOPLE DREAM OF MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. FEW ARE ACTUALLY ACHIEVING IT. HE QUIT HIS JOB AS AN INVESTMENT BANKER TO FORM A NON-PROFIT. 5,500 KIDS IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, AND SAN FRANCISCO THAT ARE PART OF HIS PLAY RUGBY DROPOUT RATE. HE HAS THESE KIDS AT 100% GRADUATION RATE AND 100% GOING TO COLLEGE. MARK, HAPPY NEW YEAR. WHAT ARE YOU DOING DIFFERENT? BECAUSE YOU HAVE INNER CITY SCHOOLS. 60% GRADUATION RATE. YOU HAVE SOME GREAT SCHOOLS. I VISITED ONE OF YOUR SCHOOLS LAST TIME FAY WAS IN HARLEM. BUT FOR THE MOST OF PART EDUCATION IS FAILING INNER CITY KIDS. YOU HAVE COMPLETELY CHANGED THAT. WHAT ARE YOU DOING DIFFERENT? >> I THINK ULTIMATELY IT'S ABOUT GIVING KIDS THE SKIL... Read More
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Google still exploiting tax loopholes to shelter billions in overseas ad revenue

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Google saved itself as much as $3.7 billion in 2016 by moving 16 billion euros between Ireland, the Netherlands, and Bermuda using infamous legal loopholes that allow it to skirt high tax responsibilities overseas, according to a report from Bloomberg. Citing regulatory filings in the Netherlands, the report explains how Google continues to use the “Double Irish” and “Dutch Sandwich” loopholes to cut its foreign tax bill. In 2016, Google saved seven percent more t... Read More
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Why the 2018 market may not be as strong as 2017

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Detected Closed Captioning: JUST UP THE HIGHS OF THE SESSION , WHAT DOES THIS SINGLE FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR? MARKET MAVENS AT LPL FINANCIAL RETURN OF ABOUT 14% FOR THE S & P IF WE CLOSE HIGHER TODAY. ALL RIGHT, WE'RE THERE. THE S & P IS UP 18 POINTS RIGHT NOW BUT IF WE CLOSE LOWER WE'LL SEE A LOSS OF WELL I'LL CALL IT FLAT DOWN .6 OF A PERCENT SO AS YOU LOOK FORWARD TO A NEW YEAR WITH US, WITH FOX BUSINESS, WE DUG UP SOME MORE STATS THAT MIGHT CATCH YOUR EYE MAYBE INFLUENCE YOUR INVESTING LAST YEAR YOU THINK THE U.S. STOCK MARKET DID WELL? CHECK OUT THESE THREE COUNTRIES THAT MIGHT JUST KNOCK YOUR SOCKS FINAL WEEKS OF THE YEAR AND THEN TURKEY, SHAKING OFF AN ATTEMPTED SERIES OF TERROR ATTACKS SENT THE COUNTRY'S BENC... Read More
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In 2018, let’s stop pretending abusive fans are ‘passionate’

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2017 was a year of grim milestones, and its tail end offered one more to add to the painfully long list: the first confirmed death from a gamer-initiated swatting. Swatting, the practice of calling a SWAT team to the house of a target by fraudulently reporting a serious crime at their address, has finally done exactly what critics of toxic video game culture have long feared, and claimed a life. Finch’s death leads us into a thorny thicket of... Read More
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Ticket tout bots criminalised by UK government

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Touts using bots to buy concert tickets and resell them for profit are facing a crackdown thanks to new legislation. The new regulation introduced by the UK government will make it a criminal offence to use automated software and bots to purchase tickets. The law creating the new criminal offence was brought forward thanks to a provision in the Digital Economy Act 2017, suggesting those in Whitehall are feeling a sense of urgency to protect consumers that are being consistently ripped off by resellers using bots. Ticket resellers, commonly known as touts, use bots and software to get around security blocks that are supposed to stop people from buying large numbers of tickets. For the typical music or sports fan, th... Read More
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U.K. threatens Facebook and Google with new taxes if they don’t share more user data to fight terrorism

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LONDON (By Estelle Shirbon, Reuters) – Britain may impose new taxes on tech giants like Google and Facebook unless they do more to combat online extremism by taking down material aimed at radicalizing people or helping them to prepare attacks, the country’s security minister said. Ben Wallace accused tech firms of being happy to sell people’s data but not to give it to the government which was being forced to spend vast sums on de-radicalization programs, surveillance and other counter-terrorism measures. “If they continue to be less than co-operative, we should look at things like tax as a way of incentivizing them or compen­sating for their inaction,” Wallace told the Sunday Times newspaper in an inter... Read More
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Nintendo’s Switch Brings Some Magic Back

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Nintendo’s internal target for its first-year sales of the Switch has risen to 16 million from 10 million. In the company’s most recent quarterly report, released in October, it announced profit of $209 million, after regularly reporting losses in previous quarters. Its stock is up more than 75 percent this year.“Neither analysts nor investors predicted the strength of adoption for the Switch,” says Piers Harding-Rolls, who leads a group of game industry analysts at IHS Markit, a research firm.After years of resistance, Nintendo has also embraced the widespread move to mobile gamin... Read More
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Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

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In a famous passage in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” a novel that Book World used to sell, a character is asked how he went bust. “Two ways,” he answers. “Gradually and then suddenly.”That more or less mirrors what happened to Book World and other bookstore chains.A few years ago, e-books were widely assumed to be driving the physical book — and the physical bookstore — to extinction. Instead, e-book sales leveled off, and the physical book has retained much of its appeal.But readers are increasingly ordering those b... Read More
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The Verge 2017 tech report card: Virtual reality

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I wouldn’t blame you for tuning out VR news in 2017. There was no string of huge hardware releases, like last year’s Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. The medium’s limits became clearer. For some people, VR reached a trough of irrelevance — stories about it were no longer conceptually fresh and fascinating, but they weren’t relevant to daily life yet, either. Despite this, 2017 laid exciting groundwork for VR’s future. The biggest advance was arguably Windows Mixed Reality: a VR platform built into Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, supporting headsets that don’t need external cameras or markers. Mixed Reality headsets and motion controllers still aren’t very comfortable... Read More
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Trolls, Bots, and Fake News Made 2017 a Terrible Year for Internet Freedom

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Think of a country that stifles internet freedom. You might first jump to the oppressive regimes of North Korea, China, or Cuba, where internet access is either forbidden or radically restricted. But in fact, according to a recent study by the non-profit Freedom House, the principles of internet freedom are under attack worldwide—including in the United States. And it's only getting worse. Overt government restrictions, after all, aren't the only way to impede internet freedom. As fake news and propaganda flo... Read More
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The Verge 2017 tech report card: Uber

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Has any other company had a more batshit year than Uber? In lieu of a traditional report card, I briefly considered just copying and pasting text from the Book of Revelation into this article. That’s how bad it was. Let’s recap: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick joins President Trump’s business council, and faces an immediate backlash; Uber is accused of undermining a taxi driver protest at JFK airport; the #DeleteUber hashtag ... Read More
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Huawei plans global push to combat its slowing smartphone sales in China

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(Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies on Friday flagged overall and smartphone revenue figures for 2017 that represented its slowest growth in four years, and vowed to extend its global reach with more premium products next year. The telecom equipment and smartphone maker expects 2017 revenue to rise 15 percent to 600 billion yuan ($92.08 billion), Chief Executive Ken Hu said in his New Year’s message. That represents the slowest growth since 2013 for Huawei. Its fast revenue growth in recent years has been slowing as Chinese telecom carriers complete the construction of the world’s largest 4G mobile network and as competition intensifies in the smartphone market. Hu said Huawei’s smartphone ship... Read More
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China’s farmers recycle manure into biogas and organic fertilizers

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In China, officials are taking a close look at farming. They're trying to make the sector more sustainable. One way to do that is to find ways to use *everything* generated on farms. As CGTN's Guan Yang reports, that includes some new uses for manure.Detected Closed Captioning: Anyone Who Has Ever Gone Near A Hog Farm Will Tell You The Smell Is Terrible It Comes From Hog Manure Which Is Stored In Underground Pits When Spring Comes The Hog Manure Will Be Sprayed On farmland As Fertilizer Without Any Processing Treatment Now The Hog Farm In northeast China's Learning Province Is Taking A Different Approach We Are Making Good Use Of Waste The Feces Runs Through This Drainage Ditch And We Th... Read More
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How Apple can rebuff Amazon’s growing Alexa threat in 2018

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When Amazon debuted Alexa back in 2014, it hardly looked like a threat to Apple’s established “personal digital assistant” Siri. Four years earlier, Apple bought Siri for $200 million, debuting the iPhone 4S in 2011 as the first phone with an AI assistant. Everyone expected Siri to improve over time. Instead, Siri’s cofounders left Apple, and Siri bounced from ... Read More
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John McAfee says his Twitter account was hacked

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John McAfee has said his Twitter account was hacked and used to promote lesser-known crypto-currencies.The cyber-security pioneer has rebuffed suggestions that the alleged incident undermined his own credentials saying: "I have no control over Twitter's security".But he also posted that he believed his mobile phone had likely been compromised.Twitt... Read More
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How Each Employee Can Help Fight Margin Compression

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Margin compression is on every car dealer's mind. And, even though its causes can be difficult to pinpoint, one thing is certain: today's car-buying customers have changed, and their behavior is directly impacting your profit margins. So, what can be done? How can your dealership adapt to this new type of consumer? One solution might be closer than you think.The Evolution of the Employee MindsetCustomers have access to more information than ever before, including readily-available information about competitive vehicle pricing, making the car-buying experience almost completely transparent. As a result, today’s consumers are savvy, demanding, well-educated, and much less tolerant to a hard sell. So, if margin compressio... Read More
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Huawei’s Mate 10 will reportedly come to AT&T in February

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The world’s third-largest smartphone brand remains relatively unknown in the United States, but next year, that could start to change. According to The Information, Chinese smartphone giant Huawei hopes to make a big splash in the US in 2018 by debuting a flagship phone on AT&T. It would mark the first time that a US carrier has pushed a high-end, Huawei-branded smartphone. Though high-end Huawei phones are already available in the US, it’s been through stores like Best Buy and Amazon. But the first stop for many smartphone shoppers is at their phone carrier, and there, Huawei hasn’t... Read More
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LaGrange: It’s reassuring how Laura Curran gets it

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The three reasons why Laura Curran coasted into the Nassau County Executive’s office: First, rampant corruption and a dysfunctional GOP both locally and in DC have voters looking for a cool change. Second, the Nassau County Executive-elect had a wave of angry women campaigning for her. Curran ran an organized camp with a message that resonated. Third, the Long Island Federation of Labor got behind her. This wasn’t a fully federated effort though since some unions went with Republican Senator Jack Martins. A few locals in the Building Trades got behind their employer, Martins, who ran a construction company. Then all the Nassau public employee unions went with Martins too: the cops, CO’s, and the CSEA. Some in Nassau ... Read More
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The sneaky allure of the Bachelor Instagram influencer

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For her winter 2017 FabFitFun box, JoJo Fletcher kicks off her Instagram Story not with the box’s contents, but by goofing around with her favorite face filters on her and fiance Jordan Rodgers (the high-pitched kitty voice is one of her favorites). Then she gives followers a quick rundown of what to expect, interrupting herself with meta-commentary — “this lighting’s better,” she says, jostling the camera — before settling onto the couch. Jordan’s over her shoulder, “wearing kind of like half the box,” according to JoJo; he’s goofily got on gold eye masks, a plaid BB Dakota poncho, and red fuzzy socks, which we can see when he high-kicks his foot in front o... Read More
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How Alexa carved out a place in my Siri-only life

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Like many Apple users, I’ve carried a Siri device everywhere since 2011, so when Amazon introduced the original Echo speaker in November 2014, I couldn’t accept an AI assistant that was “anchored” to the $200 speaker’s single room. Why would I want to use Amazon’s Alexa only in my kitchen, for instance, when I could get similar assistance anywhere from the iPhone in my pocket? As 2017 comes to a close, I still wouldn’t want a one-room-only AI assistant. But now that Echo speakers start ... Read More
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Cantor: The time is right for Suffolk’s manufacturing panel

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Waking up and finding that a bad dream is reality, Long Island manufacturers now find themselves needing to adjust to the certainties of the enacted federal tax reform. For that reason, the timing is right for the manufacturing task force unanimously enacted by the Suffolk County Legislature. The 17-member task force, the brainchild of Legislator William J. Lindsey III (D-Bohemia), will have its hands full as they dig into the challenges facing Suffolk County manufacturers. And challenges they have, from a lack of qualified and skilled workers, over-regulation by government, and Long Island’s high cost of energy, labor, and taxes. Take for example two surveys of Long Island’s manufacturing sector I conducted for the Lon... Read More
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Early indicators of Amazon Echo and Google Home holiday sales highlight cost of Apple’s HomePod delay

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While Apple almost completely dominates the smartwatch market, its looks increasingly likely that the emerging electronics category of smart speakers — where the company already lags far behind — is on a far faster path toward mainstream acceptance. And that makes Apple’s failure to deliver its own HomePod smart speaker in time for the holidays, as promised, look like a huge missed opportunity. It’s hard to say that Apple bet on the wrong device category by deciding to focus on wearables. But it certainly seems the upside for smart speakers is far greater than for smartwatches at this point. It will take weeks before we know any actual numbers. Still, it seems smart speakers were one of the most popular holiday cons... Read More
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Bitcoin recovers some losses after its worst week since 2013

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(Reuters) — Bitcoin rose 15 percent on Tuesday, recouping about half of the losses it sustained last week, its worst since 2013, as investors who had missed out on earlier rallies bought the world’s biggest and best-known digital currency. While bitcoin investors and analysts believe last week’s decline in its value was a natural correction after a heady run-up in prices, there have been further warnings from market regulators and central banks. Bitcoin fell nearly 30 percent at one stage... Read More
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ISIS could be using bitcoin to do business

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Published on Dec 26, 2017TrustedSec Founder David Kennedy on the possibility that ISIS is using the cryptocurrency bitcoin to help fund their terror organization. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: ♪ DAVID:!... Read More
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Could tax reform lead corporations to repatriate $400B?

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Published on Dec 26, 2017University of Maryland Economics Professor Peter Morici on the potential repatriation of money because of tax reform and the tax reform law's impact on residents of high-tax states such as New York. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Surfing Santas: More than 800 hit the waves to celebrate Christmas & raise money for charity

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A very Florida Christmas Eve was celebrated in Central Florida.Eight hundred and thirty-seven Santa suit-wearing surfers hit the waves for a good cause in Cocoa Beach. According to organizers, the event raised 35,000 US dollars for two local non-profit organizations. COURTESY: DALTON SMITHRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More