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Five of the World's Most Unusual Starbucks Stores

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July 24 (Bloomberg) –- Starbucks has well over 20,000 stores worldwide, and most of those stores follow the same cookie-cutter design, but in a handful of cases, the company has taken pains to make a location stand out. Here’s a look at five Starbucks stores that are truly ...

This Car-Parking Robot Puts Valets on the Street

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July 24 (Bloomberg) –- Finding a parking space can be very stressful. Now a German company is making this a problem of the past. A robotic system named Ray can now park and retrieve your car. Serva Transport Systems Chief Technology Officer Leopold Meirer explains how it works.

Enterprise Investments Surge To Over $5.4 Billion

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After years of backing headline-grabbing consumer internet deals, it seems that venture capitalists are paying more attention (and more money) to the seemingly staid and stodgy enterprise technology companies (the businesses that sell technology to make businesses work better). Their mission: to explore new ways of organizing data,

JustReachOut Helps Startups Write Better Email Pitches

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If there’s one thing we know about at TechCrunch, it’s that doing PR is hard for startups. We get our fair share of bad pitches to our general tips line every day, and we get lots of pitches sent to us individually that just aren’t a good fit.

Hacking In The 80′s, Your Summer Movie Guide

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We learn the best way to win the system in WarGames is to never let Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy start hacking in the first place, Ferris Bueller’s parents should have just bought him a car, not a computer (he hacks into the schools’ mainframe and erases the ...

Why A Stupid App Like Yo May Have Billion-Dollar Platform Potential

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Editor’s note: Sangeet Paul Choudary is the director of Platform Thinking Labs and analyzes platforms and network effect strategies at his blog Platform Thinking.Yo! Is tech turning too stupid for its own good? Attempts at building better healthcare systems do not get the kind of investor interest that ...

How Informed Consent Has Failed

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– Chief Justice Roberts in Riley v. California, dismissing the comparison of smartphones to physical itemsThe quote above from Chief Justice Roberts in Riley v. California has implications far beyond the holding of that case. In rejecting the government’s strained analogies to wallets and address books, the Chief ...

Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare

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Editor’s note: Tim Chang is managing director at Mayfield Fund where he leads consumer investing practice with a focus on the Internet of Things, consumerized health & wellness, crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, mobile-first service and product marketplaces, vertical communities, and enabling platforms and services.New companies are going around the ...

BMW Vs. Tesla: A Real Live Innovator’s Dilemma

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Jill Lepore genereated quite a fracas in Silicon Valley with her New Yorker article that questions disruptive innovation and posits that large incumbent companies often survive and subsume disruptive technology with small incremental gains. Fortunately, we have a live Petri dish: BMW’s new electric i3 is an ongoing ...

Japanese Researchers Demonstrate “Force Illusions”

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Researchers have made haptic interfaces that create the sensation of being pushed or pulled by an invisible force.New modes of interaction could make wearable devices more useful, especially for people with disabilities. What if the compass app in your phone didn’t just visually point north but actually seemed ...

Attacks on hospitals expose Israel's "self-defense" claims as lies

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A baby was delivered at al-Aqsa hospital in Gaza Gaza reported completely leveled al-Wafa rehabilitation and geriatric hospital continued shelling were reportedly injured Mark Regev alleging Hamas Deir al-Balah

How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?

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July 24 (Bloomberg) –- Bitcoin mining is the complicated process through which new bitcoins are made. So how does it work? Bloomberg and Switch-Video explain. (Source: Bloomberg)

Graphic Language: The Curse of the CEO

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Chief executive officers' use of profanity in public changes with the economy. A review of thousands of conference calls recorded in the past 10 years shows CEO cursing spiked after the recession in 2009 and waned as the recovery strengthened. The three CEOs who were quoted the most often swearing on calls have all been taking steps to tone it down in recent years. Here's a review of the four most common words of choice: the infamous F-bomb, the scatalogical S-word, the blasphemous G.D., and the derogatory A.H.

Kerry's cease-fire draft revealed: U.S. ignored most of Israel's security demands - Diplomacy and Defense Israel News

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By Haaretz | 12:25 PMBy Barak Ravid | 12:06 PM By Amira Hass | 10:13 AM By Phil Stewart | 06:39 AM

Facebook Gain Makes Zuckerberg Wealthier Than Google Guys

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The Facebook Inc. chairman added $1.6 billion to his fortune today after the world’s largest social network closed at a record. The surge elevated the 30-year-old’s net worth to $33.3 billion, moving him past Brin, 40, and Page, 41, as well as Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, 50, on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.Zuckerberg is No. 16 on the ranking. The Google founders are 17th and 18th. Bezos occupies the 20th spot. “He’s just getting started,” David Kirkpatrick, author of “The Facebook Effect,” said in a telephone interview. “He’s ...

Arizona: Marriage Ban Wasn't Meant to Harm Gay Couples

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Attorneys defending Arizona's marriage ban for same-sex couples claim the law was not instituted out of malice, but as a means to protect the marriages of heterosexual couples and their children. The state hired lawyers from the antigay organization, the Alliance Defending Freedom, to defend the marriage ban ...

The Most Important M's In M-Commerce Are Moms, Millennials And Multinationals

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Editor’s note: Phil Carter is an associate at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage consumer technology investments particularly in mobile-enabled marketplaces and services.A few customer groups are driving a disproportionate share of growth in smartphone use and mobile transactions. For entrepreneurs looking to build the next billion ...

The 33-Year Old CEO Running the Burger King-dom

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July 24 (Bloomberg) -- Burger King may be a whopper of a company to lead but, you might say, it's now being run by children. That's the focus of the cover story of the new issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. Devin Leonard, who wrote the cover story, joined Carol ...

Bill Ackman's Attacks on Herbalife in 90 Seconds

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July 22 (Bloomberg) -- Hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman tried to convince investors in a presentation Tuesday that the seller of weight-loss shakes is guilty of fraud. Here are highlights of his remarks. (Source: Bloomberg)

Apple vs. Google: The Battle to Take Over Your Car

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July 22 (Bloomberg) –- Ever wish the apps on your phone would seamlessly link with your car? You don't have to wait much longer. Apple Carplay and Google Android Auto are scheduled to roll out later this year. In this installment of our "Wiring the World" series, Bloomberg ...

Not just numbers: online memorial publishes names, faces of Palestinians killed in Gaza

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Qassem Talal Hamdan, 23, was killed on 13 July 2014 in Beit Hanoun, Gaza. An engineering student, his “dream dream Shujaiya massacre bombed their house in Beit Hanoun full extent of the mass destruction Shujaiya humanizepalestine.com

SnagFilms Free Movie of the Week: 'Broke*' Asks If It's Possible for an Artist to Break

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"Life happens. It happens in snapshots and in cinematic wonder. It happens in poems and in novel-like prose, but life happens.""Is it possible for an artist to break?" Following on-the-verge artist Will Gray through the recording of his debut album (featuring production by Grammy Award-winning producer, T Bone ...

Against The Emerging Dhimmitude

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First, let me ask your pardon for my absence since yesterday, and the unprecedented (for this blog) delay in approving comments. We moved out of town into a house we bought out in Starhill, closer to my parents and to our church. The move took much longer than ...

Does Social Media Give People An Illogical Sense of Anonymity?

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Social Networks connect with the world – not just via websites or forums or email, but directly to people. Sharing everything from your most important thoughts like, on twitter you might tweet: “I just got up and I’m hungry.” Or post a photo on Facebook of you meal ...

Obama Is About to Give You the Right to Unlock Your Phone

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Obama Is About to Give You the Right to Unlock Your PhoneEver wondered why you can't transfer your old phone to a new carrier? The practice, known as cellphone unlocking, is illegal. It probably won't surprise you that in the '90s, wireless carriers—who, for obvious reasons, wanted everyone ...

Photos of Flying Fish

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The First Trillion-Dollar Startup

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Editor’s note: Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports more than 900 entrepreneurs in 20 countries. He edits a blog and monthly newsletter on entrepreneurship ecosystems here.In 1957, eight entrepreneurs decided to do something that seemed crazy. They ...

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want to Miss This Week (7/25)

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It was earnings week at TechCrunch, so most of the coverage was dominated by reports about Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and Pandora. Fortunately there were a ton of other great stories from our writers. Here are the top stories from 7/19 to 7/25 on TechCrunch.A few other ...

Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan Would Cost Billions to Implement. Will GOPers Go for That?

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When Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) laid out a new set of proposals to revamp the federal safety net during a speech on Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute, central to his vision was the idea of consolidating federal programs to create a "personalized, customized form of aid—one that ...

Babies Recognize Familiar Rhyme in the Womb

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Babies in the womb begin to respond to the rhythm of a familiar nursery rhyme by 34 weeks gestational age and are able to remember a set rhyme just before birth, according to new research by the University of Florida. The study also highlights the important role of ...

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Mass grave of hundreds unearthed in Bolivia

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Last updated: 27 Jul 2014 14:02Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave containing the remains of hundreds of people, likely indigenous miners who died during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher has said. The workers found the remains this week as they started construction on ...

UNHCR seeks $210m in revised appeal for refugees from Central African Republic

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Severely malnourished refugee children from the Central African Republic at a feeding centre in Batouri hospital, Cameroon.GENEVA, July 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and its partners today appealed for greater donor support to cope with the continuing outflow and deteriorating condition of refugees from the Central ...

Slow Walking Speed and Memory Complaints Early Predictors of Dementia

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A simple test that measures how fast people walk and whether they have any cognitive complaints can predict the likelihood of developing dementia, according to a new study.The study, involving about 27,000 older adults on five continents, found that nearly one in 10 met the criteria for pre-dementia ...

Half of Americans think expensive medical care is better. They're wrong.

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There's a lot of clamoring in health care right now for more transparency in prices, making it easier for a patient to know how much their hip replacement costs before they land on the operating table.Right now, it's nearly impossible to find out how much a given medical ...

Deporting 57,000 Immigrant Kids Will Be Logistics Nightmare

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In recent weeks, President Obama and congressional Republicans have begun to offer the same simple-sounding solution for dealing with the flood of children crossing the U.S. border alone: Send the kids home. But with tens of thousands of them churning through the system, some just toddlers, the logistics ...

Early Life Experiences Influence Cognitive Abilities in Old Age

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Early life experiences, such as childhood socioeconomic status and literacy, may have greater influence on the risk of cognitive impairment later in life than demographic characteristics such as race and ethnicity, according to new research.The new study from researchers at the University of California Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center ...

Mike Adams builds a NaturalNews Nazi Time Machine

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I recently read Mike Adams’ latest vitriolic nonsense equating Monsanto and supporters of biotechnology in general to the Nazis and their collaborators, and calling for his followers to murder anyone involved.I laughed at his lunacy, and went on with my day.Later that day, someone mentioned that Mike Adams ...

Detroit's water: Behind the crisis

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I am a Detroiter. I grew up in the Warrendale neighbourhood, on the city's westside. It is an enclave that sits at the intersection of Detroit's majority African-American population and its thriving Arab-American community. These walls that separate residents of Detroit along racial and economic lines may soon ...

This DIY Game Boy With A Raspberry Pi Inside Can Play All Your Favorite Classic Games

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A hack project by DIY enthusiast and gamer John Hassl has given new life to the original Game Boy, thanks to a helping hand from the Raspberry Pi, the $35 complete computer that fits in the palm of your hand. The project features Hassl cramming the Pi into ...

Sixth Great Extinction: We’re to Blame

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Here’s hoping the human species likes its own company, because at the rate Earth is going, we might be the only ones we’ve got left.Nobody can say with certainty how many species there are on Earth, but the number runs well into the millions. Many of them, of ...

‘When Harry Met Sally’ got it wrong 25 years ago

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This week marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the beloved romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally… Directed by Rob Reiner and written by the late, great Nora Ephron, the movie that gave us one of the most famous one-liners in Hollywood history — “I’ll have what ...

In China meat scandal, McDonald's Japan switches to Thai chicken, no nuggets in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp has suspended sales of chicken nuggets and other items in Hong Kong after it said it imported products from Shanghai Husi Food, the U.S.-owned Chinese company at the center of a food safety scare in China.McDonald's said it imported certain products from Shanghai Husi between July last year and June this year, although no food items from the Shanghai supplier remained in stock. In Japan, McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) said on Friday it would halt all imports of chicken products from China and shift ...

Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 'The Kill Team,' 'Lost for Life' and 'Captivated'

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In "The Kill Team," opening today in New York, director Daniel Krauss focuses on the unsettling fate of Private Adam Winfield, the whistleblower who exposed the morbid antics of his platoon in 2010, when it came out that the group had repeatedly murdered innocent Afghanis for sport. Rather ...

Indiewire Podcast: From Comic Con to Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Screen Talk, Indiewire's weekly podcast co-hosted by Anne Thompson and Eric Kohn, is now available on iTunes. You can subscribe here or via RSS.In the latest episode, Thompson reports from the floor (literally) of San Diego Comic-Con, sharing her thoughts on footage from "The Giver," which The Weinstein ...

Impact of Iraq conflict on minorities ‘devastating and irreversible’ – UN rights experts

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A young girl sleeps surrounded by relatives in their new home, a primary school in Alqosh, Duhok, after fleeing their home in Mosul. Photo: UNHCR/S. Baldwin25 July 2014 – Two United Nations human rights experts warned today that ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq are bearing the “devastating ...

U.S.: Satellite Imagery Shows Russians Shelling Eastern Ukraine

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U.S. officials released satellite images Sunday they say offer proof that Russian forces have been shelling eastern Ukraine in a campaign to assist rebel groups fighting Ukraine’s government in Kiev. Obama administration officials said as early as last week that the Russians were launching attacks Russians were launching ...

"Our village has become a ghost town": a distressing phone call from Gaza

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“There! That’s Muhammad!” Raed says. He darts his finger to the screen: a man’s body lies face-down on a dirt path.It is Wednesday, 23 July. We are in Raed’s home in the small city of San Mateo, about a fifteen minutes’ drive from San Francisco. Raed, 31, knew ...

GOP Bill Creates Tax Break for Americans Making Six Figures, Ignores Expiring Tax Credit for Low-Income Families

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GOP Bill Creates Tax Break for Americans Making Six Figures, Ignores Expiring Tax Credit for Low-Income FamiliesOn Friday, the House will vote on a Republican bill that ignores an expiring tax credit for millions of low-income families, while handing one to better-off Americans. The bill, introduced by Rep.

Subway Inn to Close After 77 Years in Midtown Manhattan

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Subway Inn, the New York City institution that clung to its dive-bar roots even as its Upper East Side neighborhood sprouted steel-and-glass office and apartment towers, is serving its last drink.The bar, which opened in 1937, will close on Aug. 15 and seek another location, according to a ...
 

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