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Netflix shares hit record after adding more subscribers than expected

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(Reuters) — Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally. Shares of the world’s leading online video streaming service touched a record high on Monday and rose a further 1.2 percent after hours to $205.07. They are up about 64 percent this year. For the third quarter, Netflix added 5.3 million subscribers in all its markets, compared with Wall Street’s target of 4.5 million, according to FactSet. Netflix forecast 6.3 million additions for the current quarter, just above analysts’ average estimate of 6.25 million, which would bring it... Read More
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Executive Mentors Wanted. Only Millennials Need Apply.

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“It’s like reconnecting with your lost youth,” said David Watson, 38, a managing director at Deutsche Bank who has been mentored by Fernando Hernandez, 29, an engineer in the Wall Street bank’s global markets technology division. He credited Mr. Hernandez with good tips for retaining young employees, like giving them more flexible work-from-home arrangements, and with helping him spot trends in the financial tech industry.“It’s valuable information,” Mr. Watson said. “When you’re making decisions about budgets, or priorities,... Read More
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China Seeks Small Stakes in, and More Sway Over, Online Firms

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“As these companies have grown both in size and influence,” he said, “that model is no longer comfortable for the authorities.”The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported this week that Chinese internet regulators have discussed taking 1 percent stakes in Tencent Holdings, maker of the popular WeChat messaging service, and Youku Tudou, a video platform owned by the Alibaba Group, the e-commerce ... Read More
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Tesla fires hundreds of workers even as Model 3 production ramps up

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Tesla has fired hundreds of employees across both its Palo Alto, California headquarters and its Fremont vehicle production factory, according to a report from The Mercury News. Citing interviews with former and current employees, the report puts the firings at between 400 and 700 people, and they affected everything from factory workers to engineers to managers. According to The Mercury News, workers were not given advance notice of the decision. Tesla, in a statement, cited a company-wide annual review and said that it had not laid employees off, but rather that it let employees go based on lackluster job perform... Read More
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Netflix shares top $200 for the first time

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Netflix shares topped $200 for the first time today, as the video-streaming giant prepares to announce its Q3 earnings results next week. The magic $200 mark was popped as Goldman Sachs predicted that the company will post subscriber gains above expectations over both Q3 and Q4. Netflix stock breached $200 only briefly as the markets opened this morning, then dropped slightly below the tide-mark again. Above: Netflix shares This milestone moment comes shortly after the company announced a ... Read More
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NFL commissioner’s wife defended him with Twitter account

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Published on Oct 13, 2017Roger Goodell's wife Jane Skinner Goodell stood up for her husband using an anonymous Twitter account that was deleted after its connection to Jane Goodell was made public by The Wall Street Journal. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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THE BIG PICTURE: Chinese yuan gains international acceptance

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Published on Oct 12, 2017China is home to the world's second largest economy. But as time goes by the question remains: what will it take for the Yuan to become a true global currency? CGTN's Cheng Lei gives us a look at the big picture. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Chicago startup darling Outcome Health faces allegations of falsifying data

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Outcome Health, a hot Chicago advertising startup that closed a $500 million round in May, is now facing allegations in a Wall Street Journal story that it provided misleading data to advertisers. A startup that essentially digitizes educational health information, Outcome Health charges medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies and other life science businesses to display advertising on the Outcome Health tabl... Read More
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San Antonio refuses to bid for Amazon HQ2: ‘Giving away the farm isn’t our style’

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Amazon’s call for North American cities to compete for the chance to house its second headquarters (HQ2) has caused quite a feeding frenzy. But with applications due in one week, some cities are deciding that the competition isn’t worth it. Yesterday, San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg penned an open letter announcing that San Antonio, Texas would not be submitting the paperwork necessary to bid for Amazon’s HQ2. “Blindly giving away the farm isn’t ... Read More
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JPMorgan loan growth a good sign for the economy?

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Published on Oct 12, 2017The Wall Street Journal Global Economics Editor Jon Hilsenrath on the state of the financial sector and the push for tax reform. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Can the GOP get the votes it needs for tax reform?

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Published on Oct 12, 2017The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page Editor James Freeman and CFRA Investment Strategist Lindsey Bell on President Trump's push for tax reform. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within thi... Read More
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Jay-Z considering Harvey Weinstein’s share of The Weinstein Company: reports

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Published on Oct 12, 2017The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page Editor James Freeman and FBN's Tracee Carrasco and Dagen McDowell with the latest on the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Capt... Read More
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Turkish court sentences Wall Street Journal journalist

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The US-based newspaper Wall Street Journal has denounced a jail sentence handed to one of its reporters by a Turkish court. A Turkish court sentenced Ayla Albayrak on Thursday to a prison term of two years and one month over a 2015 story about ongoing clashes between Turkish security forces and fighters from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the southeast of the country, according to a report by the newspaper.Albayrak, who has dual Turkish and Finnish citizenship, is currently in the United States and will appeal against the conviction, the Wall Street Journal said.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Coach Changes Corporate Name To Tapestry, Brand Name Is Unchanged

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Enlarge this image Alan Diaz/AP Celebrants of National Handbag Day got quite a scare this week. Tuesday's unofficial holiday was over by the time luxury brand Coach announced on Wednesday that it is changing its corporate name. The move is designed to better include the two other brands Coach owns: Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade. ... Read More
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Kaspersky’s Alleged Russia Ties Highlight the Risks of Antivirus

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So far this week, separate reports have indicated that Russia exploited software from Kaspersky Lab to traul US systems for classified data—in at least one case, successfully—and that North Korea hacked into classified South Korean military files. (It’s only Wednesday.) The common culprit? Antivirus software. While antivirus... Read More
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Kaspersky reportedly modified its AV to help Russia steal NSA secrets

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EnlargeKaspersky Lab The rapidly evolving story about Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab's involvement in helping Russian government hackers steal sensitive National Security Agency materials has taken yet another turn, as The Wall Street Journal reports that the assistance could have come only with the company's kno... Read More
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Russian hackers reportedly used Kaspersky AV to search for NSA secrets

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EnlargeMikhail Deynekin Last week, The Wall Street Journal dropped a bombshell when it reported that Russian government hackers located confidential National Security Agency material improperly stored on an employee's home computer with help from Ka... Read More
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Apple’s big jump into original content will start with Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories

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It’s been clear that Apple has been looking to expand into the world of original content, and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company has struck a deal to revive the Steven Spielberg anthology series Amazing Stories. The filmmaker’s Amblin Entertainment production company will be producing 10 episodes of the new series with NBCUniversal’s television production unit, with a budget of $5 million earmarked per episode. No details about Spielberg’s specif... Read More
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Trump Says He’ll Sign Order To Expand Health Insurance Options

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Enlarge this image President Trump spoke from the White House in July in an effort to promote health overhaul legislation. He's now trying to make changes through an executive order. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption... Read More
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Go cyber: Airmen can earn cash and promotions, get set up for civilian life

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China’s hack of the Office of Personnel Management exposed the personal information of millions. A computer nerd in North London, looking for military evidence of UFOs, shut down the Army’s Military District of Washington network of 2,000 computers for 24 hours. And the hack — believed to be by Russian intelligence — of the Democratic Party’s emails roiled the 2016 election. ... Read More
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EPA administrator says war on coal is over

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Published on Oct 10, 2017The Wall Street Journal Global Economics Editor Jon Hilsenrath on the Trump administration's efforts to roll back coal regulations. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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A driverless future could be further away than you think

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Advancements in AI technology have taken automated cars from a distant science fiction endeavor to a fast-approaching reality. Tech giants and rising rideshare companies alike are investing billions of dollars to make self-driving cars a true rival to manually operated vehicles. Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo, has already accumulated more than two million real-world road miles traveled. Tesla has collated over one billion miles of road testing data from its cars’ automatic driving feature, gathering information about how the cars interact with terrain and weather condit... Read More
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Alphabet’s Internet balloons will try to restore cell service in Puerto Rico

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Enlarge / Project Loon balloons.Alphabet The Alphabet division that's building a balloon-powered Internet service has obtained an experimental license "to help provide emergency cellular service in Puerto Rico," the Federal Communications Commission announced Saturday. But it's not clear when—or if—the company will be able to provide service to the hurricane-damaged island, as the FCC license is just one step in the process. A... Read More
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Aquantia Corp. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 9, 2017– Aquantia Corp. announced today that it has publicly filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Aquantia has applied to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AQ.” This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171009005536/en/ ... Read More
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Behind The Scenes With The NYPD’s Elite Mounted Unit

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The department's unique force patrols atop a group of 55 horses who also perform a vital service for the city. CBS2's Dana Tyler reports.Detected Closed Captioning: They Attract Attention Wherever They Go that Visibility Is Essential But The NYPD Mounted Units Detail Is More Than Public Relations And Guiding Traffic In July Officers Megan O'Leary And Joseph Tomeo Were First Responders To The Terrifying Scene In Central Park After A Huge Tree Fell On A Mother And Her Young Children was It In Your Vision At First Yes We Saw The Tree Come Down We Heard The Sound First So I Come Down And We Knew We Had To Act fast And Get There As Quickly As Possible If We Weren't There On horseback The Next Police Officer Might Have ... Read More
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National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Heading To The Big Apple

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Two Brooklyn students are hoping to take the top prize after their ideas beat out thousands of teenagers across the country. CBS2's Cindy Hsu has more.Detected Closed Captioning: their Ideas Beat Out Thousands Of teenagers Across The Country Now Two Brooklyn Students Are Hoping To Take The Top Prize At The National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Next Week held Right Here In The City Cheyenne Suku And Brianna Tony Are Here To Talk About Their Business Plans Good Morning Morning Alright Now This Is This is Part Of Nifty Which Is Network Let's say Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship So Tell Me About The Organization And How You All Got Involved So Nifty Is A National Nonprofit That Provides Business And Entrepren... Read More
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Musk delays Tesla Semi unveil to focus on Model 3, Puerto Rico

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Tesla admittedly went into fall with a lot on the to-do list, but CEO Elon Musk, who also runs SpaceX and SolarCity, may be rearranging plans in order to keep everything in order. Musk tweeted Friday the Tesla Semi truck unveiling, once planned for October 26th, would now take place November 16th. The Semi timing was shuffled, Musk said, in part to get production of the Tesla Model 3 back on schedule. Last week, ... Read More
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6 Lessons About Trump From Season 1 Of ‘The Apprentice’

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Enlarge this image Donald Trump, seeking contestants for The Apprentice, is interviewed at Universal Studios in Los Angeles in 2004. Ric Francis/AP hide caption ... Read More
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Consumer Watchdog Proposes New Rules On Payday Lenders

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Enlarge this image A woman enters an All American Check Cashing location in Brandon, Miss., in May. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed new rules to crack down on such lenders. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption ... Read More
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State Street Settles Pay Discrimination Case

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The financial services firm behind Wall Street's "Fearless Girl" statue agreed to pay $5 million to settle federal allegations that it paid female executives less than their male counterparts. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.Detected Closed Captioning: The Settlement Follows Department Of Labor Investigation Into The Boston-based State Street Corporation A Company Spokesperson Says State Street Disagrees With The Government's Conclusions Foote Wanted To Resolve The six-year-old Matter And Move Forward ... Read More
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So Long, AIM. For Years, For Millions, You Were the Internet

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The best preservation of my middle- and high-school years doesn't exist in a yearbook or in a diary. All you need to know about me, between the ages of 12 and 17, you could find in my AIM chat logs. AOL—or Oath, or Verizon, or whatever the messy conglomerate of failed internet companies turned confusing advertising businesses is called now—announced today that it'll be shutting down AOL Instant Messenger for good on December 15, 2017. Frankly the... Read More
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Russian hackers stole NSA data

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The Wall Street Journal reports that hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the NSA targets foreign computer networks and defends against cyber attacks. According to the report, the hackers were able to access the information after the contractor copied highly classified material into his own computer. The hackers were able to identify the files by piggy-backing on Russian-made Kaspersky anti-virus software.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: ... Read More
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Puerto Rico laments lack of help from US federal government

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Donald Trump says the relief effort in Puerto Rico is a success, but many residents on the island are trying to get by with no help from the federal government.Al Jazeera‘s Shihab Rattansi reports from Caguas- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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YouTube changes search algorithms after misinformation during Las Vegas shooting

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YouTube has changed its search algorithms to display more reliable and trustworthy sources after the violent attack in Las Vegas saw a spike in misinformation and hateful content appear on the site, reports The Wall Street Journal. The paper reports that on Tuesday the fifth result shown when a user searches "Las Vegas shooting" showed a video that claimed there were multiple shooters involved (authorities had confirmed there was only one). The video, called "Proof Las Vegas Shooting Was a FALSE FLAG attack—Shooter on 4th Floor," had received 1.1 milli... Read More
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Russian hackers reportedly stole NSA data in 2015, likely via Kaspersky software

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(Reuters) — Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday. As reported first by The Wall Street Journal, citing unidentified sources, the theft included information on penetrating foreign computer networks and protecting against cyber attacks and is likely to be viewed as one of the most significant security breaches to date. In a later story, The Washington Post said the employee had worked at the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations unit for elite hackers before he was fired in 2015. The NSA declined to comment, citing agency policy “never t... Read More
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Russian hackers might have stolen NSA tools

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The hackers reportedly used a well-known anti-virus software to help steal some NSA hacking tools in 2015.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72550/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: Russian State Hackers Reportedly Stole A Bunch Of Hacking Tools From The National Security Agency Back In 2015 According to The Wall Street Journal The Hackers Reportedly Use Moscow Based Kaspersky Labs Antivirus Software To Locate Documents On An NSA Contractors Computer it's Not Clear How Or Why The Software Identified The Files The... Read More
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Report: Russia hacked NSA documents with aid from antivirus software

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The Wall Street Journal reported that Russia obtained classified information about how the U.S. military protects its computer networks and conducts electronic spying. The breach occurred when data was stolen by an NSA contractor, then hacked by Russian intelligence. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with The Wall Street Journal’s Shane Harris.Detected Closed Captioning: Dr Woo Tuff: IHEREWS NE Dr Woo Tuff: IHEREWS NE ATFORMTOION ABDAY RUOUT SSIA ATFORMTOION ABDAY RUOUT SSIA OB OB INTAINGHG HILALY CIESSIFD INTAINGHG HILALY CIESSIFD INTAINGHG HILALY CIESSIFD ATFORMABION HOOUT E W THU.S. ATFORMABION HOOUT E W THU.S. RYLITATE PROITCTS OM'S CRPUTEI RYLITATE PROITCTS OM'S CRPUTEI KSTWOR C ANDCTONDUECS... Read More
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Space Council Chooses the Moon as Trump Administration Priority

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Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, far from describing a neglected space program in the United States, highlighted her company’s meteoric rise in recent years, with 13 launches in 2017. “In short, there is a renaissance underway right now in space,” she said.The focus on the moon marks an expected turn from the priorities of the Obama administration, which had downplayed the moon and instructed NASA to instead aim for an asteroid and then Mars. The approach is more of a return to the path described by President George W. Bush in 2004 ... Read More
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Russian hackers used Kaspersky software to find vulnerable NSA docs, says report

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In 2015, Russian agents stole highly classified NSA materials from a contractor, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. It’s a major breach of internal security, made possible after the contractor transferred the materials to his home computer in violation of known security procedures. Even more alarming is how the foreign agents became aware of that violation. According to the report, the hackers seem to have identified the files — which contained “details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks” — after an a... Read More
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NASA will put humans on the Moon again, Mike Pence tells space council

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After months of hinting, Vice President Mike Pence finally made it clear today that the Trump administration will direct NASA to land humans on the Moon and establish a more permanent presence on the lunar surface. It's a return to the vision of President George W. Bush, which was deferred when President Obama reoriented the space agency toward a journey to Mars. Pence made the administration’s intentions known in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, as well as a speech he gave during the inaugural meeting of the Nationa... Read More
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Mike Pence is meeting with industry leaders today to figure out America’s space agenda

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Today, Vice President Mike Pence will host the first meeting of the newly-resurrected National Space Council — a group of prominent politicians tasked with guiding the US agenda for space. As the head of the council, Pence will hear testimony from various experts in the space community on topics ranging from national security to commercial enterprises. The National Space Council is meant to help decide what the US should focus on for space policy, though it can’t pass laws or change budgets. The very first iteration of the council existed from 1958 through 1973, when it ... Read More
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Paul May discusses the consequences of and reactions to the Las Vegas Massacre

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For more about the consequences and reactions to the Las Vegas Massacre, CGTN's Mike Walter spoke with Paul May, president of the board of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.Detected Closed Captioning: We're Joined By Paul May From New York He's The President Of The Board Of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Thanks So Much For Joining Us Let's Talk About Some Of The Trends We See Here In The United States After Mass Shootings Like This One The New York Times Looked At A Morbid Trend Linked To Mass Shootings it's Happening In This Time Stock Prices For Firearm Companies Are Up Following this Massacre And I Want To Get Your thoughts On That That's Exactly Right The Two Main Stock Companies They're Listed Gun Companies ... Read More
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Trump’s Remarks About Erasing Puerto Rico’s Debt Jolt The Markets

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Enlarge this image President Trump tosses paper towels into a crowd as he hands out supplies Tuesday in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, where he went to survey hurricane damage. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP ... Read More
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watchOS 4 update released in response to the Apple Watch Series 3’s connectivity issues

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Apple's new Apple Watch Series 3 had some serious LTE connectivity issues, and the company's now trying to address them with an OS update. The Verge's Lauren Goode wrote in her review of the wearable: "It’s reasonable to expect it might take a minute for the Apple Watch to 'find' LTE after you’ve walked away from your phone. It’s not reasonable for this to take many minutes or not work at all. This almost makes me wish there was a way to actively turn off Wi-Fi on the Watch, so it would just default to LTE." Instead of immedia... Read More
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The New York Times is giving new digital subscribers a free Google Home

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The New York Times Co. today announced that it will offer new digital subscribers a free Google Home device when they sign up for a new account in the All Access tier or higher. It’s similar to promotions the company has offered over the past few months, including a free year of Spotify Premium and a subscription to Scribd.... Read More
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Someone is hacking NATO soldiers’ phones in Eastern Europe

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NATO soldiers deployed to eastern Europe are scrambling to defend against smartphone hacks. The Wall Street Journal is reporting a new string of phone and account hacks launched against deployed US troops, targeting iCloud, Facebook, and even individual devices. Most of the attacks are not particularly sophisticated, but they could be enough to give away troop movements or other sensitive data if successful. So far, the attacks have focused on the 4,000 NATO troops currently deployed in eastern Europe near the Russian border, suggesting a geopolitical motive behind the attac... Read More
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Snapchat exhibits virtual Jeff Koons sculptures

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Snapchat is displaying virtual sculptures by the artist Jeff Koons at nine locations across the world.The artworks - which include a version of his giant bubble dog and a large multi-coloured pile of Play-Doh - are shown as augmented reality exhibits superimposed over real-world views captured by smartphone cameras.Facebook announced plans for a similar feature earlier t... Read More
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Record day on Wall Street thanks to 2016 election: Charles Payne

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FBN’s Charles Payne discusses how the optimism after the 2016 election is influencing and helping Wall Street.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Out Of The Gate, Tesla Stumbles On Its Mass-Market Car

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Enlarge this image This photo provided by Tesla shows the 2017 Model 3, the Silicon Valley automaker's attempt to enter the mainstream car market. AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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A Good Day for ESPN After Disney Reaches Altice Agreement

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Photo An ESPN operation room at Wimbledon in 2015. Under a new contract, the Altice USA cable service would pay more for ESPN, which is already the most expensive basic cable channel. Credit Carl Court/Getty Images Score one, finally, for ESPN.After a ... Read More
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Samsung’s component division will make more money off the iPhone X than the Galaxy S8

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Samsung is set to make around $110 from each iPhone X that Apple sells, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. To clarify, that’s Samsung as a corporate entity — specifically the conglomerate’s component manufacturing arm — not Samsung Electronics, which makes Galaxy smartphones and is generally the more familiar part of the company to most consumers. The Journal estimates that Samsung’s profits from the iPhone X are expected to be so large that the company’s revenues could earn up to $4 billion more than producing parts for the G... Read More
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Who Will Take Responsibility for Facebook?

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Just after the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001, Leslie E. Robertson, the twin towers’ chief engineer, plunged into a period of moral reckoning. As a young hotshot in the 1960s, Robertson had defied the engineering establishment to erect the iconic skyscrapers. Now, at age 73, he brooded. Over and over, observers suggested that the arrogant silhouette of the towers was their undoing. Robertson seemed surpassingly sad. He emailed a colleague in verse: “It is hard / But that I had done a bit more … / Had the towers stood up for just one minute longer … / It is hard.” As The Wall Street Journal reported, ... Read More
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Google scraps controversial policy that gave free access to paywalled articles through search

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Google is ending its controversial First Click Free (FCF) policy that publishers loathed because it required them to allow Google search results access to news articles hidden behind a paywall. The company is replacing the decade-old FCF with Flexible Sampling, which allows publishers instead to decide how many (if any) articles they want to allow potential subscribers to access. Google says it’s also working on a suite of new tools to help publishers reach new audiences and grow revenue. Via FCF, users could a... Read More
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In Power Move at Uber, Travis Kalanick Appoints 2 to Board

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Because of the proposal to reduce voting rights, it is “essential that the full board be in place for proper deliberation to occur,” Mr. Kalanick said in a statement. In its own statement, Uber said Mr. Kalanick’s move “came as a complete surprise to Uber and its board.” That is why, it added, the company is “working to put in place world-class governance.”The moves underscore the increasingly dysfunctional relationship between Uber and Mr... Read More
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How Good Are Equifax’s Identity Protection Offerings?

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News about the massive Equifax data breach has been unrelenting since the credit bureau publicly disclosed its lapse at the beginning of September. It's difficult to keep up with all the company's blunders, not to mention the complicated fiscal policy and ... Read More
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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Jordan Belfort’s next chapter

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Infamous former stockbroker, who served prison time for securities fraud and money laundering, is trying to rebrand as a self-help guru.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Man of ‘Gotham’ Returns

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For one thing there was no one to call at 2 in the morning to say I figured something out.What’s striking about both books is that the same themes recur.There are things that are built into the historical structure. It still happens, and it’s almost unnervingly repetitious. You can predict that every 20 years the economy will fall apart: the minks come out of the closet, and then comes collapse, unemployment, homelessness, in some instances political movements demanding federal intervention to support people who are down on their luck. But even in that rhythm, in that oscillat... Read More
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Reverse ICOs may be your best VC portfolio exit

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Presented by Pathfinder Equity Systems Depending on who you ask, IPOs have been steadily declining over the years because of regulatory tightening, increased costs, or Wall Street resistance to tech. This means less liquidity for entrepreneurs and less growth for the economy. ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) are growing in popularity, but so far virtually all are new ventures that tend to skirt securities law. Luckily there is an entirely different type of ICO. it’s the Reverse ICO which is fully compliant and ideal for established companies. The first Reverse ICOs are still a few months away, but the process is quite clear. Reverse ICOs aren’t for startups and they don’t avoid being classified as a ... Read More
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The ins-and-outs of shorting a stock

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If you've ever watched business news, and think you're listening to a foreign language, don't worry. You've got plenty of company.Business and finance news is jargon-ey. Some would argue that this is intentional. If investors don't understand how Wall Street does business, Wall Street can do what it wants with their money.CGTN's Bianca Davie breaks it down.Detected Closed Captioning: Think You're Listening To A Foreign language Don't Worry You've Got Plenty Of Company It Definitely Is Jog And Heavy Now Some Would Argue That This Is intentional If Investors Don't Understand How Wall Street Does Business Wall Street Can Do What It Wants With Their Money So We're Going To Make ... Read More
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US Refugee Admissions May Hit Historic Low

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The Wall Street Journal reported Sept. 27 that the Trump administration plans to allow only 45,000 refugees into the United States in 2018, which is nearly 60 percent lower than the previous refugee cap.Detected Closed Captioning: The United States Plans To Allow Only 45,000 Refugees Into The Country Next year That's 41 Percent Of The 110,000 That Former US President Barack Obama Said Last Year The Figure Was First Reported On By The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday September 27th The Guardian Reported It's The Lowest Refugee Cap A US Administration Has Set Since 1986 A Trump Administration Report Says Resettlement Opportunities Should Only Go To Quote Those Who Are Eligible And Do Not Present A Risk To The Safet... Read More
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New Equifax CEO offers “sincere and total apology” to consumers

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EnlargeSmith Collection/Gado via Getty Images Equifax's new CEO is very sorry. "On behalf of Equifax, I want to express my sincere and total apology to every consumer affected by our recent data breach," Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. wrote in an open letter published by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday afternoon. "We didn’t live up to expectations." ... Read More
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Author Paul Vigna on The Walking Dead: ‘Zombies are a handy metaphor for anything that’s stalking you’

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The Walking Dead has become a cultural phenomenon since it first aired on AMC in 2010. Based off of the best-selling comic by Robert Kirkman, the show has redefined the expectations for genre television, and with its eighth season coming up at the end of October, it shows no signs of slowing down. The show’s popularity is the subject of a new book from Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Vigna, Guts: The Anatomy of The Walking Dead, which is out next week. The book not only acts as a good way to read up on the show, but it’s also an examination of its fans and just why a depressing, nihilistic show has become so popular. I spoke with Vigna about his new book a... Read More
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Equifax Promises A New Lifetime Service, As New Leader Offers An Apology

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Enlarge this image The Equifax Inc. headquarters are seen in Atlanta earlier this month. The credit reporting agency's interim CEO is apologizing to millions of consumers affected by a data breach. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Google’s Search Changes Won’t Really Level Playing Field

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Google will allow rivals to bid on coveted advertising spots that it previously reserved for itself at the top of product search results in Europe, but there are widespread doubts that the move will create meaningful competition. Google announced the change Wednesday in response to a June ruling by the European Commission that Google had abused its dominance in search to illegally advantage its comparison-shopping service. The case is one of three pending against Google in Europe, as regulators around the ... Read More
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Who wins and loses in the GOP’s proposed tax overhaul

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President Trump and congressional Republicans unveiled the most sweeping overhaul of the tax code in more than three decades. Many details are not yet decided, but the president told supporters in Indianapolis that the current tax code is a “relic” that must be made simpler. Judy Woodruff learns more from Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal about the key changes in the proposal and its cost.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Uber to end its money-losing auto-leasing business

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Uber is shutting down its auto-leasing subsidiary, CNBC is reporting, as the company’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi looks to focus on improving Uber’s profit margin. “We have decided to stop operating Xchange Leasing and move towards a less capital-intensive approach,” a spokesperson told The Verge. Uber signaled that it was willing to phase out its car-lending business last month, after ... Read More
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A look at life inside North Korea as tensions rise

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CBSN gets some rare insights into life in Pyongyang as tensions rise between the U.S. and North Korea. The Wall Street Journal's Seoul bureau chief, Jonathan Cheng, just returned from a trip to North Korea and discusses what the latest war of words between President Trump and the North means moving forward.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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iPhone X’s Face ID sensors are causing production issues that could limit supply, says report

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There may be even fewer iPhone Xs to go around on November 3rd than the already limited supply that’s expected, due to additional manufacturing issues as reported by The Wall Street Journal. According to the report, the new facial recognition sensor on the iPhone X is divided into two halves: a “Romeo” module that projects the infrared dots to map faces, and a “Juliet” module that reads the pattern. A source for the WSJ claims that there have been issues with manufacturing yields for the Romeo modules, which apparently took more tim... Read More
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Twitter ups character limits

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Jon Hilsenrath of The Wall Street Journal and Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union on Twitter testing longer tweets, President Trump's Twitter habit and homeland security's plan to collect immigrants' social media data.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Target Raises Its Base Pay, Tries To One-Up Its Competition

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Enlarge this image Alan Diaz/AP It's an understatement to say the holiday shopping season is crucial for retailers. The holiday shopping season is very, very, very (I could go on but you get the point) important for retailers. "For some retailers, the holiday season can represent as much as 30 percent of annual sales," the ... Read More
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You can now ask Alexa to play songs in the Amazon Music app

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Voice assistant Alexa is now available in the Amazon Music app on both iOS and Android. Users in the US, UK, Germany, and Austria can access the feature by hitting the Alexa button available throughout the app. Users can ask for Alexa to play music by genre, decade, mood, tempo, activity, and even lyrics (if you’ve forgotten the song name for instance). The feature is designed for when users don’t have two hands, or the attention required, to dedicate to their phone; or for those already adapted to asking Alexa to play music in their homes. Alexa will respond to instructions like: “pla... Read More
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Trump: Puerto Rico is in ‘deep trouble’ after Hurricane Maria

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US President Donald Trump says Puerto Rico is in “deep trouble” after being hit by Hurricane Maria.He tweeted that the US territory's billion-dollar debt to Wall Street and banks must be dealt with.The governor of Puerto Rico has called on Washington to urgently address the needs of the US territory as it attempts to deal with what he called an “unprecedented disaster”. Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJS... Read More
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5 emerging female VCs you should know about

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According to a report conducted by TechCrunch, only 7 percent of partners at top VC firms are women. While there is an apparent gender divide amongst male and female VCs, a new study shows that women are better investors than men. The big investment firm Fidelity found that female investors outperformed men by 0.4 percent in the past year. The firm also discovered that female investors outdid men last year when generating a return on their investments. Female VCs are also being recognized for b... Read More
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ITUS Corporation to Present at the 2017 Disruptive Growth Company Showcase NYC Presented by SeeThruEquity and RHK Capital

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ITUS Corporation to Present at the 2017 Disruptive Growth Company Showcase NYC Presented by SeeThruEquity and RHK Capital NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 25, 2017 / ITUS Corporation (NASDAQ: ITUS) announced today that it will be presenting at the 2017 Disruptive Growth Company Showcase NYC at 2:30 PM EDT/ 11:30 AM PDT on September 27, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt 109 E 42nd St. Dr. Amit Kumar, CEO of ITUS, will be presenting, as well as meeting with investors. Each company will be provided with a 30-minute time slot to present to an audience of investors and industry professionals and company management will also be available for one-on-one meetings with institutional investors. ... Read More
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Jopwell raises $7.5 million for diversity-focused job recruitment

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Jopwell is trying to increase diversity in the workplace and announced today funding of $7.5 million for its job recruitment platform, which targets black, Latino/hispanic, and Native American students and professionals. Returning investor Cue Ball Capital led this round, with participation from other existing investors Kapor Capital, Y Combinator, Omidyar Network, and Valar Ventures. New investors include SJF Ventures, Blue Ivy Ventures, and Teneo Ventures. Candidates create a profile on the Jopwell website, much like on other job recruiting sites — the difference being that they are asked to select their racial identity. “Jopwell relies on s... Read More
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All the Ways Equifax Epically Bungled Its Breach Response

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The breach of the credit monitoring firm Equifax, which exposed extensive personal data for 143 million people, is the worst corporate data breach to date. But, incredibly, the mistakes and the superlatives don’t end there. Three weeks since the company first publicly disclosed the situation, a steady stream of gaffes and revelations paint a picture of Equifax's deeply lacking response to catastrop... Read More
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Equifax says server first compromised on March 10

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(Reuters) — Equifax Inc said on Wednesday that investigators had determined that an online dispute website at the heart of the theft of some 143 million consumer records was initially compromised by hackers on March 10, four months before the company noticed any suspicious activity. It disclosed the findings after details of a report by cyber-security firm FireEye Inc that was sent to some Equifax customers were reported by the Wall Stree... Read More
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Did SEC hackers use stolen information to make illegal trades?

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Published on Sep 21, 2017The Wall Street Journal Global Economics Editor Jon Hilsenrath on the hacking of the SEC and Equifax and the outlook for Federal Reserve policy. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this... Read More
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JPMorgan CEO delivers bitcoin’s 164th death notice

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At the annual Delivering Alpha Conference on September 12, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon kicked up a storm by describing Bitcoin (BTC) as “a fraud” that “will eventually be closed.” He went further to warn that he would fire any JPMorgan staff member who traded bitcoins: “It [bitcoin] is worse than tulip bulbs. It won’t end well. Someone is going to get killed.” This is the second time Dimon has predicted governments will stop bitcoin. In November 2015, at the Fortune Global Forum, ... Read More
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Alexander: A nation divided while our communities stay united

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It is no surprise that a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows that as a nation we are increasingly divided on economic and cultural issues.  Studies are showing that not only are many of us radically different on public policy but we have fundamentally divergent social and cultural values. There is no doubt these trends on national issues are increasing. We get this division drilled into our heads on an almost hourly basis – coverage of radical protests, divisive and extreme statements by fringe elements of our society, twitter feeds from our president and other political figures in reaction. Then there’s the rehashing of last year’s presidential campaign complete with new polls, research and book tours exhuming what o... Read More
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New evidence raises doubts about executives’ handling of the Equifax breach

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New evidence calls into question Equifax’s handling of the breach reported last week, which compromised 143 million user details including Social Security numbers, birthdates, and addresses. Equifax discovered a breach of its computer systems in March, months earlier than it previously admitted to, reports Bloomberg, citing three people with knowledge of the matter. The relationship between the two breaches is unclear, but one source B... Read More
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Is messaging Republicans’ biggest issue on tax reform?

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Published on Sep 19, 2017Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) and The Wall Street Journal Global Economics Editor Jon Hilsenrath on Republican efforts to achieve tax reform. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within th... Read More
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China tightens cryptocurrency ban with new directive

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Chinese regulators have decided on a “comprehensive ban” on platforms that allow people to buy or sell virtual currency in China, reports The Wall Street Journal. China is cracking down on Bitcoin trading and also planned to shut down Bitcoin exchanges, according to reports from earlier in September, but this move goes even further, with government officials apparently offering an explicit directive to the nation’s currency exchanges. ... Read More
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To Fix Its Toxic Ad Problem, Facebook Must Break Itself

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It is a sure sign that Facebook’s algorithms have run amok when they allow anyone to target ads to people with an expressed interest in burning Jews. Likewise, when Russians can sow chaos in American elections by purchasing thousands of phony Facebook ads without Facebook realizing it, the automated systems selling those ads may need some oversight. Two incidents in recent weeks have highlighted how Facebook’s advertising network—the cornerstone o... 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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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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Can YouTube be a massive business and a hotbed of rebellion?

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YouTube is arguably having its best and worst year. The company recently announced that more than 1.5 billion people log in and view videos each month, putting the service second only to Facebook in terms of global scale. Its revenues are estimated to be growing at upwards of 30 percent each year, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has repeatedly highlighted the company as a key contributor to the search giant’s overall financial success. It’s even got ... Read More
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Why Math Is the Best Way to Make Sense of the World

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When Rebecca Goldin spoke to a recent class of incoming freshmen at George Mason University, she relayed a disheartening statistic: According to a recent study, 36 percent of college students don’t significantly improve in critical thinking during their four-year tenure. “These students had trouble distinguishing fact from opinion, and cause from correlation,” Goldin explained. She went on to offer some advice: “Take more math and science than is required. And take it seriously.” Why? Because “I can think of no better tool than quantitative thinking to process the... Read More
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Facebook is opening an AI office in Montreal

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Facebook is expanding its AI team to Montreal, in a move that will allow the social networking giant to tap into a hotbed of AI talent in and around the city. Joelle Pineau, the co-director of McGill University’s Reasoning and Learning Lab, and the incoming president of the International Machine Learning Society, will lead the lab. She will retain her position at McGill in addition to her leadership role at FAIR. Pineau will be joined by Pascal Vincent, an associate professor at the University of Montreal. Yann LeCun, Facebook’s Chief AI Scientist, said in an emailed statement that the office will have a special focus on reinforcement learning and dialog systems. The Wall Street Journal was ... Read More
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CashShield raises $5.5 million to help businesses combat online fraud using Wall Street trading tactics

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CashShield, a startup that wants to help businesses combat online fraud by turning the risk into a revenue potential, announced today that it has received $5.5 million in funding. The round was led by GGV Capital, with participation from private equity firm Heliconia Capital Management, gaming lifestyle brand Razer, venture capital firm Stream Global, and Tony Fadell, “Father of the iPod.” The Singapore-based startup provides software as a service (SaaS) that businesses connect to through an API integration. CashShield claims to use Wall Street trading tools to analyze transactions, drawing on the connection between accepting an online transaction and inve... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: Amazon sets off a horse race

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In case you missed it, Amazon sent America’s mayors scrambling last week with the announcement that it was looking to open a second headquarters somewhere in North America, and put out a call for city leaders to submit a proposal for why Amazon should choose their city. Amazon’s wishlist for its new headquarters consists of requirements that many cities won’t be able to meet. For starters, It’s only considering metropolitan areas that have populations greater than 1 million, can handle up to 50,000 full-time Amazon employees, and can provide employees with access t... Read More
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Sex Scandal Simmered for Years Before Silicon Valley C.E.O.’s Swift Fall

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But within SoFi, Mr. Cagney, a married father of two, continued to raise questions among employees with his behavior. He was seen holding hands and having intimate conversations with another young female employee, according to six employees who saw the two together. At late-night, wine-soaked gatherings with colleagues, he bragged about his sexual conquests and the size of his genitalia, said employees who heard the comments.Mr. Cagney’s actions were echoed in other parts of SoFi. The company’s chief financial officer talked openly about women’s breasts and once offered female employees bonuses for losing weight, according to m... Read More