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5 tips for mastering the complicated role of CMO

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The CMO role is constantly under fire, despite being one of the most exciting roles in the C-Suite with the greatest opportunity to drive both short and long-term company growth. The role is plagued by a lack of clear definition, misaligned expectations with counterparts, short tenures, and a bevy of responsibilities in emerging areas. On top of all that, CMOs are rarely given the same deference as other members of the C-Suite. CMO is actually the most complicated of all C-Suite roles and requires the most discipline to serve the broadest range of stakeholders (Board, CEO, peers, employees, and customers) while building a fluid organization to accommodate needs that have yet to be uncovered and for which there are no blueprints. T... Read More
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CVD Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., (Business Wire) – Aug 14, 2017 - CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems, today announced its second quarter 2017 financial results. Revenue for the second quarter was $10.8 million, an increase of 12.2% over the prior quarter and 189.3% from the same period last year. During the quarter, the Company received approximately $6.0 million in new orders. Backlog as of June 30, 2017, was $24.8 million. “Solid execution of our growth strategy led to record revenue and strong profitability in the quarter,” said Leo... Read More
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CVD Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., (Business Wire) – May 15, 2017 - CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems, today announced its first quarter 2017 financial results. Revenue for the first quarter was $9.7 million, an increase of 31.8% over the prior quarter and 92.9% from the same period last year. During the quarter the company received approximately $12 million in new orders. Backlog as of March 31, 2017 was over $30 million, an increase of 8.9% over the fourth quarter and 787% over the previous year.  “Solid execution coupled with ongoing ... Read More
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Are you mastering the Modern Software Factory?

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It used to be that the best companies were built to last. But today, the most competitive firms are built to change. They’re built on software that allows them to thrive in a climate of constant disruption, short innovation cycles, and ever-changing customer expectations. Modern companies don’t just use software; they’re powered by a ‘Modern Software Factory’ – a whole new way of designing and operationalizing software development to drive competitive advantage. Master your software factory to out-compete and out-perform The digital economy demands that businesses understand customer needs, incubate new ideas, nurture innovation, and get the right products and services to market – all a... Read More
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Deliveroo accounts reveal huge losses

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Losses have risen sharply at the gig economy food delivery firm, Deliveroo, according to its latest accounts.The company, incorporated under the name Roofoods, made a worldwide loss of £129m in 2016, up from £30m in 2015.Deliveroo made sales of £128.56m, up from £18.1m, but the cost of getting the goods to customers was £127.47m, leaving it a wafer-thin profit margin.On top of that the company has been funding an international expansion plan.Deliveroo is now in 12 countries, including Germany and Singapore. It connects thousands of bike couriers to customers wanting food from r... Read More
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The Jazz Loft in Stony Book Hitting All The Right Notes

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GOING BLUE: Thomas Manuel, founder of the Jazz Loft, watches as Thom Avella, a student of Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, takes a solo on a recent Wednesday night. (Photo by Eric Voorhis) Thomas Manuel sat perched on a stool, his silver trumpet cradled in his lap, a full smile on his face, as Thom Avella, a Long Islander now studying at Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, coaxed his alto sax through the Thelonious Monk standard “Evidence.” It was open jam night on a recent Wednesday at The Jazz Loft, a crowded upstairs venue housed in a onetime tavern cum firehouse turned shuttered museum in Stony Brook village. The jam provi... Read More
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Mildred Warner on China’s public-private partnership mechanism

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For more on China's PPP mechanis, CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Mildred Warner, professor in the Department of City & Regional Planning at Cornell University.Detected Closed Captioning: all Right Now For More On China's PPP Dynamic I'm Joined By Mildred Warren At Live From Ithaca New York She's Professor In The Department Of City And Regional Planning At Cornell University Welcome To The Show Thank You so Just How Lucrative Could These Types of Partnerships Be For Private Investors in Some Of These Infrastructure And Railway Projects Well The Thing You Have to Think About With These Particularly With Transportation Projects Is What The Investor Is Investing In Is The Potential Of A Guaranteed Stream ... Read More
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David Clarke discusses high speed train service around the world

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CGTN's Susan Roberts spoke to David Clarke about high speed trains and their infrastructure, competition, service around the world. Clarke is the executive director of the Center for Transportation Research.Detected Closed Captioning: he Is The Executive Director Of The Center For Transportation Research And He Joins Us Live Via Skype From Knoxville Tennessee Thank You For joining Us So At One Point It Was Estimated To Update The Northeast Corridor For A High-speed Amtrak Service it Would Cost 150 Billion Dollars Is It Money That Has Been Holding The U.s. Back Well Of Course I Mean It Takes Money To Build A Modern Transportation system Like High-speed Rail And Today There Has Not Been A Willingness From our ... Read More
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What Will Happen to the Gulf Coast If the Oil Industry Retreats?

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This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. During this year’s record-breaking hurricane season, oil rigs and refineries were just as exposed as any structure on the precarious Gulf Coast, and their owners were limited to the same options as everyone else: evacuate, prepare, and hope the storm was mer... Read More
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SEC Chairman reveals financial reporting system was hacked

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EnlargeBrendan Smialowski/Getty Images In a statement published on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website yesterday, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton revealed that the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) s... Read More
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Suozzi, Health and Welfare Council network discuss services for the vulnerable

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Long Island non-profit leaders must look for ways to ensure that the region’s most vulnerable gets the services they need. That’s the message U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) shared at a town hall held specifically for 90 executives from the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island’s networks of nonprofits Tuesday at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington. “On the heels of our incredible town hall, we need to build on this and make sure those most in need have access to important services,” Suozzi said. “That means ensuring lines of communication are open so our most vulnerable are aware of what’s available, and it also means telling all levels of government that slashing funding for these services is simply ... Read More
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China’s Baidu launches $1.5 billion fund to drive its autonomous car efforts

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(Reuters) — Chinese search engine Baidu announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals. The “Apollo Fund” will invest in 100 autonomous driving projects over the next three years, Baidu said in a statement. The fund’s launch coincides with the release of Apollo 1.5, the second generation of the company’s open-source autonomous vehicle software. After years of internal development, Baidu in April decided to open its autonomous driving technology to third parties, a move it hopes will accelerate development and help it compete with U.S. firms Tesla and Google project Waymo. ... Read More
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How smugglers stand to profit from Trump’s border wall

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A reinforced border wall was President Trump's signature campaign promise, but following through may not deter drug and human smugglers with so much money at stake. A new multimedia project by USA TODAY NETWORK called "The Wall" explores the complex reality of life on the border. Daniel Gonzales of The Arizona Republic sits down with William Brangham to discuss his reporting.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Facebook, After ‘Fail’ Over Ads Aimed at Racists, Makes Changes

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Facebook has grown into one of the world’s most valuable companies by offering advertisers the ability to quickly and easily target its users based on a vast array of information, from the type of home they live in to their favorite television shows. But the company is facing a new wave of scrutiny over how those tools can be misused, particularly after it disclosed this month that fake accounts based in Russia had purchased more than $100,000 worth of ads on divisive issues in the run-up to the presidential election.The s... Read More
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Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

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The following year he created a nonprofit consulting firm that became a line of first defense for companies facing health and safety challenges from the E.P.A.Mr. Dourson has a popular sideline as a writer of books that combine Bible stories with his views on science. His series, “Evidence of Faith,” is an examination of the intersection of evolution and bible history.At a time when the E.P.A. is in the early stages of putting in place Congress’s 2016 overhaul of the law governing toxic chemicals, Mr. Dourson’s nomination to become the agency’s assistant administrator for chemica... Read More
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10/02/2017 – Energy and Environment Committee Featuring Tom Falcone, CEO of LIPA

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Using Technology to Increase Your Bottom Line

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Is there anything that moves faster than technology? From computers to phones, and science to software, there's always something new on the horizon. In the automotive industry, technology is a two-way street. For those who embrace it, technology can be the key to better sales and greater growth. But, if you're not paying attention, technology has a way of leaving people in the past. Here are a few ways you can embrace technology to improve your dealership's bottom line. Spend Money to Make MoneyThe old business adage, you have to spend money to make money is especially true with technology. Many dealerships feel that with shri... Read More
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Ex-attorney sentenced for fraud

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Brandon Lisi, a former attorney, on Tuesday was sentenced to 38 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud at least four investors in more than $1 million worth of real estate transactions. Lisi, 43, of Melville, on April 3 pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a hearing before U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla, who imposed the sentence. Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said that Lisi admitted to misleading “clients into investing over $1 million in real estate properties,” but instead took the money. “These investments yielded no profit for investors,” Kim said, noting the he and a co-defendant pocketed the funds. In addition to the prison term, Lisi was sentenced to three y... Read More
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4 companies honored by HIA-LI

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Four businesses were honored yesterday at the HIA-LI’s Business Achievement Awards. The Hauppauge-based trade organization recognized high-achievers in four categories – large business, small business, rookie of the year and not-for-profit – at the luncheon event, which is in its 23rd year and was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Castella Imports was named Large Business of the Year. Spearheaded by CEO Chris Valsamos, the Hauppauge-based food industry firm has doubled its sales every five years since 1992. Among small businesses, The Omnicon Group was honored. The 33-year-old Hauppauge company, led by CEO Scott Abrams, provides software, hardware and test engineering solutions to co... Read More
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The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

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Enlarge this image LA Johnson/NPR The letters "CFPB" may not be much more than alphabet soup to your average student loan borrower. They stand for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a new-ish federal agency — created in 2011 — with a unique mission. This "soup" packs a powerful punch for student ... Read More
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German election 2017: Martin Schulz unable to make headway against Angel Merkel

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With just a few days to go before what's expected to be a comfortable victory for German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Sunday's elections, her main contender on the left is facing mounting criticism for his campaign.Martin Schulz, former president of the European Parliament, is stuck on polls of about 20 percent support, seemingly unable to make any headway against Merkel.Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Karlsruhe, Germany. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscr... Read More
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Trump’s major wins have been undoing Obama’s

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It's all about deregulation, deregulation, deregulation.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72165/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: President Trump Has Promised To Do A Lot As President We're Going To Build A Wall we Are Going To Get Rid Of Obamacare and He's Promised To Do It Really Really Fast But We're Gonna Change That Around folks That I Can Tell You And We're Gonna Change It Around South Z Doja But The First Months Of His Presidency haven't Yielded Many Results It Doesn't Seem He's Been Able To Make G... Read More
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Jump is a Netflix for indie games that promises better discoverability than Steam

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Jump is hopping on an opportunity to offer high-quality indie games with a subscription service that focuses heavily on discoverability. It’s launching today with a library of 63 hand-selected titles — role-playing games, racers, multiplayer brawlers and more. The monthly fee is $10 to stream an unlimited number games, and every month, it will add 10 new titles to its catalog. It runs on PC, Mac, and Linux, and because its billing is through Stripe, it’s available in all countries that accept that for... Read More
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This DEA lab identifies new synthetic drugs

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Since early 2010, the DEA's Special Testing and Research Laboratory has identified over 400 new psychoactive substances.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/71506/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: this Is What Two Milligrams Of The Drug Fentanyl Looks Like Two Milligrams Is Enough To Cause An Adult To Accidentally Overdose If You're Taking This You Have No Idea Of Knowing If This Is Going To Be The Last Time That You Take This because It's That Strong Fentanyl Is A synthetic Opioid That's Fueling The Opioid ... Read More
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Mediator: Facebook Knows More About Russia’s Election Meddling. Shouldn’t We?

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We also don’t know what geographical locations the alleged social media saboteurs were targeting (The regular list of swing states and counties? Or the most politically flammable fringes?). Facebook says that more of those ads ran in 2015 than in 2016, but not how many more.Nor has Facebook reported whether the people who were targeted were from specific demographic or philosophical groups — all of which means we really don’t know the full extent of the duping on Facebook, and maybe Facebook doesn’t either.... Read More
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Residents of Mexico’s poppy country fight back to reclaim their peace

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The drug cartel war has made Guerrero the deadliest region in Mexico, where the number of homicides each month has never been higher. It’s also forced residents to form their own community police forces, to protect themselves.Detected Closed Captioning: Stampy An Another Deadly Is Seen In The famous City Of Acapulco Takes People's Peace Away Police Arrived And Neighbors Whispers A Drug-related Crime Few Hours north At That Bodies Also Picked Up This community In The State Of Guerrero Is Not Surprised Hours Passed By And The Sun Rises Over muscala A Territory Surrounded By Gold Mines And Poppy Fields Crossing Fire between Drug Cartels For The Control Of this Land Have Pushed The Locals To Take Arms And Just... Read More
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Oh, the irony: Crypto enables same Ponzi-like behavior it promised to fix

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The creation and rise of cryptocurrencies can be tied directly to the 2008 financial crisis. Released in 2009, Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology was viewed, and marketed, as a way to stabilize the rampant culture of speculation that plagued Wall Street, particularly with derivative and bundled offerings. But what has taken hold in the cryptocurrency market place in recent years stands in stark contrast to these early utopian promises. Instead, a new batch of nefariou... Read More
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Crypto assets let nonprofits raise money like never before

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In two weeks a nonprofit less than a year old is going to raise tens of millions of dollars to help homeless people. Alongside its more established partner nonprofits, it will fight the opioid crisis, house LGBT teens that are homeless, and give away technology and training to those below the poverty line. Cryptocurrencies — or to name them more accurately, crypto assets — are the only reason this can happen. Last year crypto assets had a total market value of about $45 billion. Now they’re worth more than $150 billion. Startups are raising funds in initial coin offerings (ICOs) where they make a “coin” and sell it – like an IPO but without the equity. Startups have raised more from ICOs than from venture capi... Read More
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What Kansas City has to offer tech startups

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It’s easy to see why startup founders look to the coasts to raise venture capital or hire a star head of growth. Hollywood has misinformed the masses that startups don’t exist outside of these ecosystems. The notion that founders need to migrate to the Valley in order to successfully build a technology company is long outdated. Garmin and Cerner were both born and grown in KC. So, what does the center of the United States have to offer startups? I’m not too sure about the startup scene in Lebanon, Kansas (the actual center of the U.S.), but a mere four hours away in Kansas City you may be surprised by the growing startup scene. Kansas City is marinating startups in funding, networking, and hiring opportunities to beef... Read More
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What to Do With Your Old iPhone

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Did you just preorder a new iPhone? Planning to upgrade in the near future? Give some thought to how you can make the best use of that old device you're leaving behind. Sell It to Amazon You could sell your device as an independent seller on Amazon, but the easier path is to let Amazon sell it for you. You can use Amazon's trade-in service to get an estimate based on your iPhone's capacity, finish, and condition. Amazon gives you a mailing label, you send in the phone, then Amazon ... Read More
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Watchdogs Try To Get Mar-A-Lago Answers, Mostly Turn Up More Questions

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Enlarge this image This March 11, 2016, file photo, shows the Mar-a-Lago Club, owned by President Donald Trump, in Palm Beach, Fla. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Malicious apps with >1 million downloads slip past Google defenses twice

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Enlarge / One of the fee-based services ExpensiveWallpaper apps subscribed users to.Researchers recently found at least 50 apps in the official Google Play market that made charges for fee-based services without the knowledge or permission of users. The apps were downloaded as many as 4.2 million times. Google quickly removed the apps after the researchers reported them, but within days, apps from the same malicious family were back and infected more than 5,000 devices. The apps, all from a ... Read More
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Facebook disables feature that let marketers target ‘Jew haters’

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(Reuters) — Facebook said on Thursday it was temporarily disabling the ability of advertisers to target based on people’s self-reported education and job information after a report that those features allowed targeting based on anti-Semitic topics. ProPublica, a non-profit news organization based in New York, reported hours earlier that Facebook’s self-service ad-buying platform had allowed marketers to target ads at people who, on their Facebook profile, had listed phrases such as “Jew hater” as their field of study or work. Some 2,300 people had expressed interest in the topics “Jew hater,” “how to burn Jews” and “History of ‘why Jews ruin the world’,” according to ProPublica’s investi... Read More
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The NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional Credential Program Helps Advance U.S. Exports and International Trade

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About the authors: Yuki Fujiyama is a trade finance specialist in the Office of Finance and Insurance Industries and the author of the Trade Finance Guide: A Quick Reference for U.S. Exporters. Fujiyama currently serves as an ex-officio Board Member of NASBITE International.  Cory Simek, the Executive Secretary of the Missouri District Export Council, currently serves as the Director of the ... Read More
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Blockchain startup CrowdWiz puts a decentralized spin on fund management

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Cryptocurrencies and ICOs have given hobby investors and speculators the opportunity to make quick gains unheard of in any other investment products. Although, if we’re being honest, more often than not, most people don’t know what they’re doing when buying into these projects. Because, let’s face it, when the due diligence consists of scrolling through a website, and in some cases reading a white paper, it’s really not enough to tell whether a project has strong fundamentals or is a pump and dump scheme. This is where a startup called CrowdWiz comes in. The Estonia based project wants to use the pub... Read More
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Solar now costs 6¢ per kilowatt-hour, beating government goal by 3 years

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Enlarge / From the Department of Energy: "This photo shows the construction phase of a 16.5 MW DC solar farm built in Oxford, MA. This 130-acre property was previously known as the largest piggery in Massachusetts."Lucas Faria/ US Department of Energy On Tuesday, the Department of Energy (DOE) ... Read More
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Multilevel marketing sellers leverage your friends for profit

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In the wake of the recession, countless Americans — particularly student loan-laden, underemployed millennials — stitched together a livable wage from a patchwork quilt of income streams. From the rot of the Great Recession, the gig economy bloomed, and alongside it, a curious kind of slang creeped into our collective vernacular and lodged itself there firmly. “Side-hustle,” which first entered our language via African-American newspapers in the ’50s, became a slick, hashtaggable shorthan... Read More
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Cryptocurrency chaos as China cracks down on ICOs

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(Reuters) — China’s move last week to ban initial coin offerings (ICOs) has caused chaos among start-ups looking to raise money through the novel fund-raising scheme, prompting halts, about-turns and re-thinks. China is cracking down on fundraising through launches of token-based digital currencies, targeting ICOs in a market that has ballooned this year in what has been a bonanza for digital currency entrepreneurs. The boom has fueled a jump in the value of cryptocurrencies, but raised fears of a potential bubble. “This is not unlike the dotcom bubble of 2000,” said a partner at a venture ca... Read More
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Carmakers face electric reality as combustion engine outlook dims

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(Reuters) — European car bosses gathering for the Frankfurt auto show are beginning to address the realities of mass vehicle electrification, and its consequences for jobs and profit, their minds focused by government pledges to outlaw the combustion engine. As the latest such announcement by China added momentum to a push for zero-emissions motoring, Daimler, Volkswagen and PSA Group made disclosures about their electric programs that could give policymakers some pause. Planned electric Mercedes models will initially be just half as profitable as conventional alternatives, Daimler warned – forcing the group to find savings by outsourcing more component manufacturing, which may in turn threaten German jobs.... Read More
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The tech tools crucial to rescuers during Hurricane Harvey

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When news came that Hurricane Harvey was set to pound the Gulf Coast, I was initially skeptical of its potential damage. There had been many false alarms in the past, so one never knew if a storm would end up being devastating or practically harmless. Although I am based in Austin now, I lived in Houston for 14 years. I experienced Hurricane Ike firsthand there. I met my husband there. Got married there. Gave birth to my first child there. It will always hold a special place in my heart. So of course my husband and I were riveted to news reports of what was happening in our old hometown. We still had family and friends there, and it pained us to watch helplessly as the rains pummeled the city for days and inflicted all sort... Read More
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R&D Costs For Cancer Drugs Are Likely Much Less Than Industry Claims, Study Finds

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Enlarge this image A study of chemotherapy drugs produced by 10 companies found that, on average, each drug produced seven times as much revenue for its manufacturer as it cost in research and development. BrianAJackson/iStockphoto/Getty Images hide... Read More
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Does Amazon Really Need a $5 Billion Second HQ? Maybe.

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Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to spend $5 billion on a second headquarters–dubbed "HQ2" somewhere outside its current home of Seattle, Washington. The company hasn't decided where HQ2 will be yet, but Amazon says it will be in North America and expects around 50,000 people will work there within 10 to 15 years. The company currently employs around 40,000 people in Seattle. "Amazon HQ2 will be a complete headquarters for Amazon – not a satellite office," the company announcement says. It's an audacious plan, but Amazon could well need the space. In 2010, Amazon employed only around 5,000 people in the Seattle area, so hiring another 50,000 corporate staff over the course of a decade a... Read More
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With a $1,000 Price Tag, Apple’s iPhone Crosses a Threshold

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But this time, the company is pushing into luxury territory. The new phone will cost as much as the company’s entry-level MacBook Air laptop. “They’re doubling down on their strategy: They are going much more to the high end,” Ms. Ruth said.Apple declined to comment before the product announcements scheduled for Tuesday. (On Saturday, Steven Troughton-Smith, a developer who combed through the iOS 11 software, found references indicating that the new ... Read More
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Shades of Noir: My Hunt for an Eclipse Glasses Villain

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Glasses claiming an ISO certification of 12312-2 transmit “less than 0.003 percent of the incident light” so as to safely allow direct viewing of the sun, Dr. Chou said. Filters with the 12312-1 certification are intended for sunglasses and generally transmit “no less than 15 percent of incident light.”It’s the difference between .0003 and 15 percent that had many worried the week before the eclipse. While a quick glance at the sun through 12312-1 glasses might be O.K., “extended exposures through such tinted lenses could result i... Read More
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‘Big Chicken’: The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers

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Enlarge this image In the 1950s, the poultry industry began dunking birds in antibiotic baths. It was supposed to keep meat fresher and healthier. That's not what happened,as Maryn McKenna recounts in her new book. Express/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption... Read More
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What’s behind the recent extreme weather events around the world?

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The past few weeks have seen catastrophic weather events around the world. From heavy monsoon rains and floodings in India, Nepal and Bangladesh to a landslide in Sierra Leone that killed 1,000 people. And last week, hurricane Harvey dumped almost a year's worth of rainfall in the U.S. city of Houston, destroying homes and causing billions in damage. Now, for the first time in seven years, the Atlantic basin is facing three hurricanes at the same time.Hurricane Irma has already caused widespread devastation across the Caribbean. The U.S. state of Florida is poised for a direct hit.Hurricane Jose is following Irma and the Caribbean islands are targeted once again. And Mexic... Read More
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So, Equifax says your data was hacked—now what?

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EnlargeMichael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images Yesterday, the credit reporting agency Equifax revealed that the personal data of 143 million US consumers, as well as "limited personal information for certain UK and Canadian residents," was exposed by an attack exploiting security flaws in the company's website. Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and some drivers licen... Read More
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Verint Chairman DeMarines passes away

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Verint Systems Chairman of the Board Victor DeMarines died on August 30 and CEO and President Dan Bodner has been named the new chairman, the firm said. DeMarines joined Verint’s board before its 2002 initial public offering and became chairman in 2013. “He was a tireless supporter of Verint through many important stages of our journey, and we will miss his leadership and guidance,” Bodner said in a written statement. The board also appointed John Egan—who has served on its board since 2012 and is chairman of the corporate governance and nominating committee — as lead independent director. He previously served as CEO of MITRE, a not-for-profit organization that operates research and development cente... Read More
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Locked and loaded? US could make billions of dollars from weapons sales to South Korea

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With concern growing over the crisis on the Korean peninsula, and the possibility of a global catastrophe, President Trump is yet to outline a strategy for tackling the situation.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter ... Read More
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Crowdfunding companies look to Alibaba for their next big idea

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A company called Frank wants its backers to feel good about buying into its crowdfunding campaign for a new Android phone. Its Indiegogo page is filled with videos emphasizing that the young team at Frank — one co-founder is 17 years old — is subverting "the man" by going around big-name phone manufacturers to release an affordable, decent device. It's a nice idea to sell people on, but it's one that relies on a clever crowdfunding workaround: the Frank team didn’t do most of the work. Instead, they sourced prototype designs and manufacturers thro... Read More
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The DNC’s Technology Chief is Phishing His Staff. Good.

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If you are among the millions of Americans concerned about cybersecurity at the Democratic National Committee—and how could you not be?—then the home of the party’s tech braintrust might not give you much hope. The tiny, charmless office, with "DNC Tech" scribbled in dry-erase marker on the door, contains one desk and two computer monitors. Nearby, an overturned couch pokes out from an elevator shaft, a leftover from the widespread departures that followed Hillary Clinton's defeat. And that, of course, came after intruders, believ... Read More
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IBM pledges $240 million for joint AI lab with MIT

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IBM and MIT are working together to conduct broad research about artificial intelligence with a new joint lab announced today. The MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab will be focused on four research pillars: developing AI algorithms, using physics to create new hardware for AI computation, applying AI to specific industries, and evaluating how AI will affect society. The idea behind the partnership is to perform research that will be foundational to new artificial intelligence breakthroughs. IBM researchers will work with MIT researchers through the lab, in contrast to both organizations’ independent research efforts into AI. As part of the agreement, IBM will contribute $240 million over 10 years to the lab, which will operate in add... Read More
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A profitable pivot (sorta) for Digital Donations

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By GREGORY ZELLER // They’re thinking big at Digital Donations Inc., as in Big Data. The Melville tech manufacturer has made its bones providing “alternative fundraising solutions” for nonprofit organizations, including ATM-based and point-of-sale-centered donation options. It even founded a virtual school to train charity-group founders, directors and staffers. Now, the 2014 startup is focusing its tech on for-profit customers – not abandoning its nonprofit doctrine but adding to it, acco... Read More
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Apple in ‘urgent’ need of finding iPhone OLED supplier besides Samsung

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Samsung Display makes the best smartphone OLED screens in the world, as evidenced most recently by the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. So it makes total sense that Apple is putting a heavy reliance on the company to supply displays for the upcoming top-tier iPhone set to be announced on Tuesday, which will herald Apple’s shift to OLED technology for its flagship smartphone. According to the well-sourced KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung’s position as the one and only supplier of displays for the iPhone 8 (or whatever it ends up being called) has put the company in a powerful position. ... Read More
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HP Enterprise revenue rises on networking demand

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co reported a surprise rise in quarterly revenue, largely helped by higher sales of its networking equipment, sending its shares up more than 4% in extended trading on Tuesday.HPE Chief Executive Meg Whitman has been focusing on a few areas such as networking, storage and technology services ever since HPE was spun off from Hewlett-Packard Co in 2015.Total revenue in the company's enterprise group division, which includes its storage and networking businesses, rose nearly 3% to $6.79 billion in the third quarter ended July 31. Revenue from the unit, which accounted for more than three-four... Read More
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Apple and Amazon are reportedly in the running for James Bond movie rights

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Apple and Amazon have reportedly joined the bidding war for James Bond distribution rights, and the companies are willing to spend a lot of money. According to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, Apple and Amazon are open to spending more money than Warner Bros., the current frontrunner, for the rights. Sony Pictures Entertainment has had the distribution rights to the movies since 2006, but that contract expired after 2015’s Spectre. MGM and Eon Productions, which co-own the film rights, but don’t distribute, have been hearing pitches ... Read More
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Will return of rhino horn trade to South Africa reduce deadly poaching?

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After a lengthy court battle, South African millionaire John Hume launched the world’s first online auction of rhino horns last month. Hume argues the legal trade in rhino horns is the only way to save the creature from poachers. CGTN America's Joshua Barlow reports.Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenewsSubscribe to CGTN America on YouTubeFollow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews»» Watch CGTN ««Washington, DC (and greater area)• MH... Read More
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HPE reports surprise 3% revenue rise due to networking equipment sales

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(Reuters) — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) reported a surprise rise in quarterly revenue, largely helped by higher sales of its networking equipment, sending its shares up more than 4 percent in extended trading on Tuesday. HPE Chief Executive Meg Whitman has been focusing on a few areas such as networking, storage and technology services ever since HPE was spun off from Hewlett-Packard in 2015. Total revenue in the company’s enterprise group division, which includes its storage and networking businesses, rose nearly 3 percent to $6.79 billion in the third quarter ended July 31. Revenue from the unit, which accounted for more than three-fourths of total revenue, beat the average analyst estimate of $6.... Read More
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Britain’s Bra Baroness will sell apartments in her new $326 million Dubai tower for bitcoin

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Michelle Mone rose from a working-class Scottish background to become one of Britain’s most renowned entrepreneurs thanks to the runaway success of her unique bra designs. Mone exited the lingerie business a few years ago and was recently named a Baroness and given a seat in the House of Lords. But entrepreneurship is calling, and so Mone has announced a new joint venture with her business partner and boyfriend Douglas Barrowman. The pair is building a residential tower in Dubai with an interesting twist: It targets the crypto-currency community. Apartments in the 40-story tower will be listed and sold for bitcoin, something the partners claim is a first for residential property. Beyond turning a profit, Mone sai... Read More
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Some Women Opting To Work At Starbucks To Pay For Expensive Fertility Treatments

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Struggling with infertility can be costly for families trying to have babies, but now some women are giving up their jobs to become Starbucks baristas in order to pay for expensive IVF treatments. CBS2's Anna Werner reports.Detected Closed Captioning: it Was The Darkest Time Of My Life Our Marriage She's Mary Marriage Really Took A Hit Shannon I A Gully And Her Husband Nick Desperately Wanted Children But Four Years Into Their Marriage It Seems Shannon Couldn't Get Pregnant You Go Through Your Life Hearing You Know You Grow Up You Fall In Love You Get Married You Have Kids So It Doesn't Happen You don't Understand You Know Why Why Is My Body Not Doing It Why Why Isn't The Medicine Working Why Why Can't I Giv... Read More
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The Disney black market is booming on Instagram

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Wander through any one of the Disney parks — or rather, peruse its Instagram geotags — and among the families of tourists and kids with ice cream-smeared faces you'll see a sizable contingent of selfie-savvy parkgoers in carefully planned outfits: Minnie Mouse ears shimmering with sequins or adorned with 3D-printed Tinkerbells and Peter Pans, T-shirts with phrases like "Princess Vibes Only" or "Greetings From Neverland," and a smattering of enamel pins and iron-on patches with winking, Disney-inspired designs like swirls of Dole Whip, the pineapple soft-serve available exclusively in the Parks, o... Read More
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Professor: 37 Historic Dictionaries Disagree With Trump’s Definition of ‘Emolument’

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Enlarge this image In this Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, pedestrians cross Pennsylvania Avenue across the street from the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption toggle caption Pab... Read More
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The Heat: 2017 BRICS Summit Pt 2

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The 2017 BRICS Summit kicked off on Sunday, Sept 3 in Xiamen, China. Leaders from the five BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are all in attendence. The countries represent about 43 percent of the world’s population and make up a significant part of the global economy. China’s President Xi Jinping, who chaired the ninth BRICS summit, has called for even greater cooperation and partnership among the members.And on the panel: Paulo Sotero, the director of the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC.Victor Gao, a Chinese international relations expert. Anton Fedyashin, a professor of history at American University. He speci... Read More

Sweden’s game revenue hit $1.54 billion in 2016

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The Swedish game industry is enjoying a renaissance, as it has seen revenue grow 950 percent since 2010 to 1.3 billion euros, or $1.54 billion, from 124 million euros in 2010, according to a the 2017 edition of the Swedish Game Developer Index report. Sweden has become a global hot spot for the $108 billion games industry, with a number of home-grown companies and foreign firms setting up shop to take advantage of the talent there. It has game studios from Microsoft, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Electronic Arts, and Rovio. Top gaming franchises that are built in Sweden include Star Wars, Mad Max, Battlefield, and Avatar. The number of studios has grown ... Read More
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W.H.O. is right? World Health Organisation argues Monsanto uses cancerogenics

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The GM foods giant Monsanto is calling for an investigation into an agency of the World Health Organisation. That's after the body published a report claiming some of the company's products, like the weed-killer glyphosate, are linked to cancer. Monsanto says the WHO ignored two major studies that found no connection to the disease. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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Trump Hotel Lease Under New Review As Lawmakers Keep Up Criticism

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Enlarge this image Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., is raising questions about the ownership of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., located blocks from the White House. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Leroy Chiao on the future of the space industry

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CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with former NASA astronaut & ISS commander Leroy Chiao about the future of the space industry.Detected Closed Captioning: Now For More On The Future Of The business Of Space Let's Talk To A Man Who's Been Up There From Houston We're Joined By Leroy Chiao A Former NASA Astronaut And International Space Station Commander Welcome To The Show Oh Great To Be With You Thank You Now The Space Race Really Used To Be The Purview Of Governments But Now At Least In The u.s. It's Being Run More By Private companies And Entrepreneurs Who Are Some Of The Up-and-coming Players In This field Well Sure Actually As You Said Space Has Long Been The Purview Of Governments Especially Exploration ... Read More
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You’re not Supercell: Why you should let your mobile games live

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Best practices in mobile game development usually means developing and soft launching a multitude of games. Then if those games don’t hit certain minimum key performance indicators (KPIs), to cancel it, like Supercell does when they taking pride in being “serial killers” of their own games. Developers tend to gravitate toward the retention and engagement KPIs early and rush to soft launch as fast as possible, with the sole purpose of being able to derive how much they can afford to spend on user acquisition. This attitude has over recent years had a trickle down effect to independent ... Read More
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Horoscopes by PsychicDeb for September 2017

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Aries – ruling planet in 6th house – be cautious about taking on a greater workload than you can handle. This month’s tasks require much concentration; you won’t be able to dash off a project in a moment of inspiration. Be shrewd, read between the lines, see possible pitfalls for the future. Taurus – ruling planet in the 4th house – someone with a flair for working on domesticity plays a key role. You’ll learn something about the past that throws new light on old problems. Your brother, sister or close kin are involved. Listen to the voice of intuition; you can come up with a solution. Gemini – ruling planet conjunct Mars – communication is the key word. A... Read More
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Micromax Canvas Infinity to go on sale on Amazon today

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No room for No. 3, either you win or merge with winner: SoftBank Fund CEO Snapdeal announces three-day sale ahead of the festive season Samsung launches portable SSD T5 price starting at Rs 13,500 Google starts working on Android P Toshiba misses target date for chip unit sale, increasing business risks Apple iPhone 8 to launch on September 12, company sends out invites ... Read More
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Samsung launches portable SSD T5 price starting at Rs 13,500

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Google starts working on Android P Toshiba misses target date for chip unit sale, increasing business risks Apple iPhone 8 to launch on September 12, company sends out invites Yahoo must face litigation by data breach victims: US judge Myntra says private labels post operating profit Samsung's new Galaxy Tab A is aimed at kids: Report ... Read More
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Apple stock hits record high following iPhone 8 event announcement

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Apple’s stock posted the highest closing price in its 36-year history Thursday following its announcement that it will unveil the iPhone 8 on September 12. Apple closed at $164.00 a share, up 0.7 percent on the day after rising as high as $164.52, which also marks a record intraday high point for the stock. The iPhone 8 event has been widely expected to take place in September, the month when the company traditionally holds a product event to unveil iPhones and other products. While the September 12 date had been rumored for a couple of weeks, the official announcement seems to have ratcheted up expectations f... Read More
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Former DeVry dean joins Education Department

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Julian Schmoke Jr. will head the Student Aid Enforcement Unit, which — among other things — investigates fraud committed by for-profit universities.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/71727/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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The Best Free Menstrual Tracking App

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Our pick Clue This is one of the simplest period tracking apps, with just a couple of taps to get you up and running. It doesn’t need an email or account to use and is one of the easiest to customize. Table of contents Who this is for Periods suck. Some people have a much worse time than others, but there’s no denying that the week or so that your uterus is shedding its lining is the pits. What can make this slightly (very slightly) less horrific is technology that warns... Read More
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Sims pioneer Rod Humble takes over Jam City’s TinyCo studio

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Mobile game publisher Jam City announced it has appointed Rod Humble, a former Electronic Arts executive, to run its TinyCo Studio in San Francisco. Humble replaces TinyCo founder Suleman (Suli) Ali, TinyCo’s founder and CEO, who is leaving the company to pursue entrepreneurial ventures. Humble will work with the leaders and centralized services of Los Angeles-based Jam City to run TinyCo. Ali will remain an adviser to Jam City. Humble previously served as an executive at EA in charge of hits such as The Sims 2 and The Sims 3. He also served as CEO of Second Life creator Linden Lab. Humble has been managing Jam City’s San Francisco studio for the... Read More
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Video Visits Could Improve Inmates’ Lives—if They Weren’t Such a Ripoff

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The more incarcerated people get to visit with their loved ones while they’re serving time, the less likely the are to reoffend later on. Research has repeatedly shown shown it. Just where video visitation rights fall into that, though, has become a serious point of contention. Criminal justice reform advocates have vehemently opposed the creep of video-only visitations into American jails and prisons. Video visits, which inmates pay for, often replace in-person visits entirely, while filling th... Read More
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Google and Microsoft Can Use AI to Extract Many More Ad Dollar from Our Clicks

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When Google and Microsoft boast of their deep investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning, they highlight flashy ideas like unbeatable Go players and sociable chatbots. They talk less often about one of the most profitable, and more mundane, uses for recent improvements in machine learning: boosting ad revenue. AI-powered moonshots like driverless cars and relatable robots will doubtless be lucrative when—or if—they hit t... Read More
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Trump Wore USA Hat To Visit Hurricane Zone, And Trump Fans Can Buy The Look

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President Donald Trump is greeted as he tours the Texas Department of Public Safety Emergency Operations Center Tuesday in Austin, Texas. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP President Trump, with a well-known fondness for golf hats bearing slogans, toured post-hurricane Houston Tuesday wearing white headgear emblazoned with "USA." It had a U.S. flag on one side, and on the other side — ma... Read More
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Melville office buildings sell for $37M

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Two office buildings in Melville have been sold to a Brooklyn-based real estate investor for $37 million. Investor Abraham Schwartz purchased the 88,631-square-foot building at 520 Broadhollow Road for $22 million and the 77,872-square-foot building at 1660 Walt Whitman Road located right behind 520 Broadhollow for $15 million from Montvale, N.J.-based Ivy Realty Services as part of a 1031 exchange in a deal that closed on August 15, according to real estate industry sources. The two buildings had been part of three-property portfolio known as Reckson Portfolio II that had been majority-owned by a fund controlled by private-equity investment firm Blackstone Group and managed by Uniondale-based RXR Realty. In 2015, Ivy Realt... Read More
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Trevor Noah, Bill Maher on Trump and truths that are no longer self-evident in Best of Late Night

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Bill Maher and Trevor Noah on Russia, Felix Sater and Trump's business ties.Detected Closed Captioning: For Our Main Story We Turn Now To America's Capital Moscow As You Know By now The Trump Campaign Is Possible Ties To Russia Are Currently Under Investigation Both By Congress And Separately By Robert Muller The Special counsel And Handsome Bird Impersonator now The Trump Reminds Us That Some People Will Break Every Rule That's Not Specifically Enumerated From Inviting Russian Spies Into The Oval Office - Not Releasing His Taxes From Insisting Law Enforcement To Be Loyal To Him Personally - Maintaining A For-profit business Empire While In Office We Are Learning Nothing Is Just Understood anymore It's Like ... Read More
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Best Buy will now send a salesperson to your house to sell you things

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Entrepreneur 101: Starting a successful business

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Dreaming of becoming your own boss? These five tips can help make your business "super."Detected Closed Captioning: So You've Decided You Want To Start Your Own Business You've Saved Up Enough Cash You've Read All The Things To Avoid And You've Even Taken Notes While Binge Watching Shark Tank So Let's Dive Into Five Entrepreneur 101 Tips To Make You A Business Super Hero Business And Personal Funds Should Never Be Combined In One Account Separating Them Won't Just Help You Keep Track Of your Business's Health It'll Also Help You Avoid Messy Paperwork From Tax Season Rhymes Hello Thank You For Calling The Internal Revenue Service The Next Agent Will Be with You In Five Hours Please Hold As You Invest In Your ... Read More
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Using machine learning in data centres

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Jonas Caino looks at how the wheat and chessboard problem intersects with Moore’s law and offers an interesting theory relevant to the data centre industry  We’ve all (well, certainly the geeks among us) come across the famous legend about the origin of chess that tells like this: When the inventor of chess demonstrated the game to the emperor of India, the emperor was so impressed that he asked the man to name his reward. The man responded: ‘Oh emperor, my wishes are simple. I only ask for this: give me one grain of rice for the first square of the chessboard, two grains for the next square, four for the next, eight for the next and so on for all 64 squares, with each square having double the numb... Read More
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Fellow Texans race to the rescue of local flooding victims

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Published on Aug 29, 2017Residents north of Houston remain on soggy ground as more rain falls in their area. Water damage is extensive in many parts of the state. Help for the people of south Texas from fellow Texans is on the way. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Best Buy rolls out consulting service at people’s homes

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Best Buy is rolling out a free service next month where salespeople will sit with customers at their own homes to help make recommendations on TVs, streaming services and more. The service, which was tested in five markets, will be expanded to more cities around the country. Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly said Tuesday that the service is a way to unlock “latent” customer demand — the company has found that shoppers spend more at the home than they do at the stores. Best Buy, the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer, is trying to make itself indispensable to shoppers as people shop more online. It’s been beefing up its customer service in the appliance areas of its stores. This fall, it’s showcasing experienc... Read More

Accurate Background Experiences Tremendous Growth, Leading to Expansion of Office Space and Listing on the 2017 Inc. 5000

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The continued growth includes an additional 40,000 square foot office building and a ranking of #1827 on the annual Inc. 5000 list. IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 29, 2017– Accurate Background, the leader in customer service and solutions in the background check industry, announced that they have expanded their offices to include an additional facility. The expansion consists of an additional 40,000 square feet within their Irvine headquarters office complex. The additional facility will help support current and future client growth and enhance Accurate Background’s unparalleled services and ... Read More
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Donating to Harvey relief efforts: How, when, what to give

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Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Harvey, a severe, Category 4 hurricane that has devastated South Texas and could still lead to worse flooding in the days ahead. But this is not an excuse to clean out your closet. Money is the quickest, most effective contribution most people can make during times of disaster, charities and philanthropy experts say. And donating directly through a website gets money to a charity faster than a text donation, even though the text might seem easier. Here’s how to make sure you are giving in a way that matters the most. ___ GIVE TO ESTABLISHED RELIEF AGENCIES ... Read More
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Harvey Shows Progress on Emergency Communications Since Katrina

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The damage done by Hurricane Harvey is, as the National Weather Service, tweeted ominously over the weekend, “unknown & beyond anything experienced.” Rain continues to fall over the water-soaked region of Southeast Texas where the category 4 hurricane made landfall Friday night. It’s a living nightmare already drawing comparisons to Hurricane Katrina. One comparison offers a glimmer of hope amid the devastation: Communications networks have held much better. While connectivity was almost completely lost in Rockport, Texas, which was hit hardest by the storm, the Federal Communications Commission says ... Read More
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New Uber CEO Khosrowshahi Knows Many Tricks—He’ll Need Them All

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Uber’s presumptive new CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, has an impressive résumé, including stints as an investment banker, chief financial officer, and CEO. He’ll need all of those skills and more to help the ride-hailing company overcome scandals, internal dissension, and depleted executive ranks. Uber upended the decades-old taxi industry and grew to be the world’s most highly valued startup by connecting drivers and passengers through a smartphone app. But it now faces resistance from some drivers unhappy with their cut of fares and some passengers put ... Read More
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The first VR and AR game-changers are at hand (VB Live)

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VR has sprouted a lot of startups, but not a whole lot of revenue yet. But as console headsets get closer to plug and play and mobile VR and mobile 360 grow more popular with consumers, it’s time to start thinking about monetization. Join our latest VB Live event to learn more about where to start, and how to make it work. Register now for free. After two years in the field exploring VR and AR tech, experiencing content across consoles and talking to entrepreneurs and industry giants alike, Charlie Fi... Read More
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Mangano Announces the Rededication of the Rose Garden in Eisenhower Park

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the annual rededication of the Rose Garden in Eisenhower Park will take place on Saturday, September 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden located near parking fields 6 and 6A. The Rededication of the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden is part of t... Read More
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Anonyome Labs Announces $20.4M Funding Round on Strength of 1.2M Sudos; Adds LifeLock Founder Todd Davis to Board

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Symantec CEO, LifeLock, Crosspoint, Ariba founders, and Hanna Ventures back comprehensive strategy to give consumers flexible identities for greater privacy and safety in the digital world. SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 28, 2017– Anonyome Labs, a consumer privacy startup from cybersecurity veteran Steve Shillingford, announced today it has closed a $20.4 million Series B round, on the strength of its consumer pri... Read More
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Here’s a Tesla inside Elon Musk’s LA tunnel

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Food delivery startups cause tech headache for U.S. restaurants

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(Reuters) — Four tablets from various delivery companies crowd the front counter of Proposition Chicken in San Francisco, each calling out with its own ring when an order arrives. When there is a ping, a cashier finds the right tablet and then retypes the order into the restaurant’s own system, which tells the kitchen to start cooking. “It’s a dance up there,” said co-owner Maxwell Cohen. “It takes a lot of training and some getting used to, juggling the orders coming in from the various iPads, the customers in line and the phone ringing.” Cohen’s “juggling” reflects a challenge for the burgeoning food delivery industry, a group of independent companies including Grubhub, UberEATS and Doo... Read More
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The ICO world is full of pump-and-dump schemes — don’t be a victim

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An alarming trend has emerged in the blockchain community: Around the world, we’re seeing blockchain “startups” scam people into investing by getting a big name endorsement. It’s not exactly a pyramid scheme; I’ll call it a “circle scheme.” It’s all about summoning a group of clueless investors around an “opinion leader.” This person can be the scammer himself or, in most cases, someone reputable in the industry or on social media. Given how unregulated the cryptocurrency market still is, it’s like El Dorado for these scam artists. They — or their hired influencer — pumps up a coin or an ICO after they’ve taken a sizeable position in that investment. They make up some marketing fluff that drags in as ma... Read More
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Haiti’s unregulated orphanages spur child abuse: report

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Nearly 800 orphanages across Haiti house tens of thousands of children.But Hatian officials believe around 80 percent of the children have living parents. A new report shows millions of dollars in foreign donations have turned orphanages into a for-profit industry, leading to the abuse and trafficking of children.Al Jazeera’s Julia Galiano reports from Port-au-Prince.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com... Read More
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Amazon to cut prices on Whole Foods staples like eggs, beef

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Amazon plans to use its deep pockets to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it will cut prices on bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more when it completes its $13.7 billion takeover next week. Helping Whole Foods win back customers who found “good enough” organic and natural products elsewhere — possibly at a lower cost — fits Amazon’s track record of keeping prices low to lock in customer loyalty. Looking ahead, Amazon hopes to give members of its Prime program special savings and other in-store benefits. It’s an “opening salvo” in the grocery wars, said Neil Saunders, managing director of GlobalData Retail, and shares of other supermarkets fell sharply on the news. “Rivals should be under no ill... Read More
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Uber to donate $1.2 million to Girls Who Code as tech industry reels from sexism scandals

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Uber has announced a partnership with Girls Who Code, the not-for-profit organization that’s setting out to “close the gender gap” in technology. As part of the three-year tie-up, Uber will mete out $1.2 million to help Girls Who Code “grow hundreds of after school and immersion programs” across the U.S., according to Komal Mangtani, Uber’s senior director of engineering, in a blog post. The move comes as Uber cofounder and former CEO Travis Kalanick prepares to head to cou... Read More