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David Koch's Americans for Prosperity is Fighting a Tax Perk He Once Exploited

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23 hours ago
Americans for Prosperity, the free-market advocacy group established by the Koch brothers, mounts battles around the country on issues big and small via its nationwide network of chapters. Right now in North Carolina, AFP is vigorously opposing the revival of a state tax credit for renovating historic properties.

Is Snapchat really confusing, or am I just old?

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22 hours ago
There is no excuse, at this point, for a professional technology writer to be confused by Snapchat. It has something like 200 million active users. It is, by some metrics, the fastest-growing social app in the world. It has been the subject of Wall Street Journal think pieces,

The Oil Collapse Isn't Stopping America's Investment in Energy

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20 hours ago
After an epic collapse in crude prices, U.S. oil companies still aren't blinking. Investment in drilling rigs and wells actually improved in the closing months of 2014. Outlays for rigs and wells climbed at an 8.9 percent pace in the fourth quarter after an 8.3 percent increase from ...

AOL insider: 'The sales team is getting annihilated today'

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1 day ago
AOL will announce Friday that it is making hundreds of layoffs across its advertising sales teams. TechCrunch, which is owned by AOL, reported earlier on Friday that the company was set to lay off "about 150" people, as well as consolidating some websites: gaming site Joystiq and Apple ...

and, yes, this would be great for the New York Times

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1 day ago
Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg is reportedly once again sniffing around and asking whether the New York Times might be for sale. This would be an excellent way for Bloomberg to turbocharge his global influence ambitions. And it would ensure an excellent future for one of the ...

APPLE JUST BLASTED TO A NEW ALL-TIME HIGH

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1 day ago
Apple's stock hit a new record high shortly after the opening bell Friday. The stock was trading above $120. The previous high was about $119. Last quarter, it sold 74.5 million iPhones and made $18 billion in profit, the most profit any company has ever made in a ...

A man who ran an alleged 'revenge porn' website says he's now 'a different person'

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1 day ago
A man who ran a website that posted hundreds of nude photos of women has apologised on his blog for "a series of poor decisions" and says he's "a different person now."Craig Brittain, from Colorado, ran alleged "revenge porn" website IsAnybodyDown.com. On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ...

The Index That Timed The 2008 Crash Perfectly Just Slumped To A Three-Decade Low

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1 day ago
The Baltic Dry Index just hit a 28-year low. The index famously mapped the financial crisis, going through the floor as the global economy tanked in 2008, but it's just slumped to an even lower level. The index measures shipping costs for dry bulk commodities (minerals and metals ...

Hedge Fund And Finance Gods Are Spending Their Weekends Doing An Intense Navy SEAL Training Program

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1 day ago
It's not enough making billions of dollars and being masters of the universe. Today's business leaders and hedge-fund gods want to get even better. So many of them are now spending their weekends at a Navy SEAL-training camp. You're probably envisioning a bunch of alpha Type A hedge ...

Here's Why Amazon's Stock Is Going Nuts

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1 day ago
Amazon reported its fourth quarter earnings Thursday night and the stock went flying thanks, up nearly 14% after-hours.The company reported earnings per share of $0.45, which was a beat on expectations and a big improvement from the $0.95 loss last quarter. The company's gross margin (Amazon's profits excluding ...

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' And 'Episode IX' Will Come In 2017 And 2019

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1 day ago
Disney Chairman/CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that Rian Johnson‘s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” will hit theaters in 2017 and that “Star Wars: Episode IX” will arrive in 2019, according to Get Your Geek On. GYGO’s David Gremillion, who is a Disney stockholder, received an annual report from the ...

A Bug In Apple's Online Services Let Developers Log Into Other People's Accounts

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1 day ago
There was a major problem in Apple's iTunes Connect services yesterday that meant that developers logging into their accounts accidentally ended up in control of other people's apps. TechCrunch reports that any developers logging into iTunes Connect, the online portal that lets people manage their apps and track ...

One Chart That Explains Why SMA Is Shedding So Many Jobs

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1 day ago
Pricing pressures and slumping European demand caused SMA to lay off one-third of its workforce. Earlier this week, the German inverter manufacturer SMA announced it will lay off 1,600 workers due to pricing pressures and a slowdown in European demand.We keep hearing stories about how yearly solar project ...

Cleantech Companies Attempt to Sell ‘Newfangled Ideas’ to the Masses

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1 day ago
The success of EVs, solar panels and other grid-edge products relies on reaching “Wal-Mart-shopping NASCAR fans.” In between football plays on Super Bowl Sunday, Americans will watch a litany of commercials. Among them will be BMW’s ad promoting the new i3 electric vehicle (EV). Entitled "Newfangled Idea," the ...

One Of The Most Talked-About Movies At Sundance Was Filmed With An iPhone 5S

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2 days ago
You don't need a multi-million dollar budget to make a hit movie. That's the lesson from "Tangerine," a film at this year's Sundance Film Festival shot entirely with an iPhone 5S. The movie follows Sin-Dee, a transgender prostitute who teams up with her friend Alexandra on a journey ...

THE FUTURE OF GROCERY SHOPPING: 2014 [SLIDE DECK]

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2 days ago
BI IntelligenceSince the early days of the internet, entrepreneurs have dreamed of moving grocery shopping online. It's finally starting to happen.We've created these slides to preview our report on how e-commerce is finally beginning to carve up the groceries market, the biggest untapped e-commerce opportunity. Americans spend $600 ...

Amazon Still Has More Employees Than Microsoft And WAY More Robots

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2 days ago
In the past year, Amazon has beefed up its hiring by 31% to 154,100 employees, when you factor in both full-time and part-time workers (not contract or seasonal workers). Of course, Amazon has a famously huge workforce in its warehouse fulfillment centers. But lately, it's been turning to ...

Alibaba's Fairy-Tale Ascent Is Being Threatened By 2 Major Risks

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2 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's underwhelming holiday quarter performance and an escalating war of words with a powerful Chinese industry regulator highlight two major risks to its seemingly fairy-tale ascent: politics and the shift to mobile commerce. The Chinese e-commerce giant has acquired a rosy ...

Anonymous Data Sets Aren't As Anonymous As Previously Thought, May Be Vulnerable To Hackers

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2 days ago
Researchers, scientists, and pollsters regularly use large anonymous data sets when conducting research, but a new study published in Science magazine shows this data can be easily used by hackers for identity theft.The study finds that traditional ways of anonymizing large data sets such as pulling things like ...

LIVE: Amazon's Q4 Earnings!

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2 days ago
We'll be going through the report once it's out, so keep refreshing for updates.Amazon has missed on analysts' EPS expectations for the last six quarters. After the company released its Q3 report, its stock tanked on top-and-bottom line whiffs, as well as a significant operating loss of $544 ...

Wall Street Is Ordering Suits And Shirts From This Men's Clothing Startup In Bulk

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2 days ago
They do not have time to drop off/pick up their dry cleaning. But they must always — always — look sophisticated. Not just good. Sophisticated. In the past the solution to this problem was a parade of speedy tailor fittings and a rush of assistants and interns making ...

AOL To Lay Off About 150 People, Mostly In Sales; Folding Joystiq, TUAW Into Engadget

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1 day ago
Some more details are emerging around AOL’s reorganization plans. The company later today is expected to announce that it is laying off around 150 people, with the majority in sales. As part of it, AOL is also consolidating some websites. Gaming site Joystiq and Apple news site TUAW ...

Business Insider Is Hiring Summer 2015 Interns!

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2 days ago
Business Insider is looking for paid interns to join our editorial team this summer! As an intern at Business Insider, there's no getting coffee, filing, or making copies. Our interns are an integral part of our team. Many of our current writers and editors started as interns. BI ...

Microsoft May Have Just Released The Best Gmail App For The iPhone

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2 days ago
Microsoft just released its new Outlook email app for iPhone, and the first reviews are overwhelmingly positive. For iPhone users, finding an email app that works well with Gmail isn't easy, and Outlook in many ways represents Microsoft's bid to beat Google at its own game. It might ...

Microsoft's New Email App For iPhone Convinced Me To Delete Gmail After 5 Minutes

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2 days ago
Microsoft released a new version of its Outlook email app for iPhone Thursday. It's based on another email app called Accompli, which Microsoft bought a few months ago. I downloaded the new Outlook to my iPhone shortly after it hit the App Store. In a telling move of ...

This Haunting Drone Footage Shows An Empty Auschwitz 70 Years After The Camp Was Liberated

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2 days ago
The BBC on Tuesday flew a drone over Auschwitz — 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. The haunting video shows the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it stands today and the drone footage is now the most-watched video on BBC News YouTube channel ever.Now maintained as ...

Samsung's Best Days Are Behind It

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2 days ago
The Wall Street Journal ran the following headline almost two years ago to the day: The article was published a few days after Samsung delivered a blowout earnings report. Profits were up 76% on strong smartphone sales. Apple at the time reported relatively flat earnings for the same ...

Jack Ma Loses $1.4 Billion as Alibaba Stock Drops

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2 days ago
Jack Ma, billionaire and chairman of Alibaba Group, at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos. (Bloomberg) -- Jack Ma’s fortune dropped $1.4 billion today as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. fell 8.8 percent after the company missed revenue estimates. The decline allowed property tycoon Wang Jianlin to recapture ...

A VC Reveals 3 Life Hacks That Make Him More Efficient

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2 days ago
There are few things worse than sitting through a tedious office meeting thinking about all of the more worthwhile tasks you could be doing. Brad Feld, co-founder and managing director at Boulder, Colo.-based firm Foundry Group, has a few hacks that could help you make the most of ...

Step Aside, Steve King: Meet the Right's Most Powerful Immigration Foe

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2 days ago
It wasn't long ago that Sen. Jeff Sessions was waging a lonely battle against comprehensive immigration reform. ABC News called the Alabama Republican a "lone wolf" in his dogged quest to kill the Senate's immigration reform bill, which passed the upper chamber in June 2013 on a 68-32 ...

The Guardian publisher Guardian Media Gr

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2 days ago
The Guardian publisher Guardian Media Group announced in a press release on Wednesday its chief executive Andrew Miller is to leave the company at the end of June 2015. Miller became CEO in July 2010 and worked to implement a five-year turnaround program to help secure the Guardian’s ...

The Shift Toward a Decentralized, Distributed Electric Grid Is Already Underway

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2 days ago
Steve Propper, GTM Research’s director of grid edge analysis, describes the pathways to grid edge evolution. The electricity sector is headed for a dramatic transformation at the edge of the grid, where utility meets customer. Like the evolution of markets such as telecommunications and computing, the phases of ...

Nasrallah confirms Hezbollah, Iran bolstering presence along Golan border

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1 day ago
Iran vote delayed to avoid influencing Israel's election, senator says Peres on Netanyahu speech: When the US president tells you not to come to US, you don't go Obama: Netanyahu meeting before Israel election 'inappropriate' Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts presented to nine North Americans Food ...

Here's What The iPhone 7 Might Look Like

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3 days ago
Now that the iPhone 6 is out, we can only wait and wonder what Apple will do with the next model. If Apple releases an iPhone 6S it will probably look a lot like the current iPhone, with a couple of new features. The iPhone 7, however, could ...

US Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon

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1 day ago
Dr. Lidija Sekaric, US Department of EnergyJanuary 30, 2015| By the end of 2014, solar deployment is slated to be up nearly 40 percent over 2013. Today, the booming demand for solar energy supports more than 173,000 jobs and the U.S. has become the third largest solar ...

Wings for the Super Bowl, and What Happens to the Rest of the Bird

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1 day ago
If you are a football fan, and you plan to watch the Super Bowl Sunday, there is a good chance you will be eating chicken wings. Sometime in the past two decades, wings became the defining game-day snack; so as it does every year, the National Chicken Council ...

Spotify Is Coming To PlayStation

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3 days ago
SonySony on Wednesday announced a new music application for its PlayStation consoles, called PlayStation Music, which is built off an exclusive partnership with the music subscription service Spotify. Here’s all the pertinent info you should know about the partnership: SEE ALSO:Someone Just Bought A Gray PlayStation 4 For ...

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20 hours ago
Goliath groupers emerge from a blizzard of baitfish on a WWII shipwreck off Florida. Captain Tony Tarracino and his family pose in 1958 with a day’s catch from the Florida Keys. Recreational hauls of goliaths helped push them near extinction. Overfishing by spear and line nearly decimated goliaths.

The 50 Most Underrated Colleges In America

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3 days ago
Plenty of schools aren't worth the hype, while others don't get the recognition they deserve. To uncover the most underrated colleges in America, we compared US News' rankings of the best universities and national liberal arts colleges in the country with PayScale's 2013-2014 College Salary Report, which ranks ...

(2015/01/30) Citizen Radio’s poetry corner, Richard Sherman’s perfect response to Roger Goodell

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1 day ago
Episode #1165: Citizen Radio’s poetry corner! First, Amanda Palmer’s terrible Jonathan Chait-inspired poem, followed by poetry based on Allison and Jamie’s tweets. Also, Richard Sherman’s perfect response to Roger Goodell, the New York Times cancels its race beat, and cops in Texas shot and killed a mentally ill ...

World Report 2015: Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times

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2 days ago
Displaced people from the Yezidi sect, fleeing violence from forces linked to the extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, walk towards the Syrian border in August 2014. (Beirut) – Governments make a big mistake when they ignore human rights ...

Gawker Media Generated $45 Million In Net Revenue Last Year And It's Raising A $15 Million Round Of Debt

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3 days ago
Nick Denton orders the shrimp linguine. He doesn't look at Balthazar's menu; the media mogul frequents the restaurant and everyone from the hostess to fellow diners knows who he is. Denton personally owns just under 50% of Gawker Media, a company he founded and bootstrapped in the early ...

Now That The NYPD's Following the Law, Weed Arrests Plummet

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24 hours ago
Arrests for the possession or small amounts of weed in New York City continue to decline sharply and it’s not because the NYPD is engaged in another slowdown — it’s because they’re finally following the law. Here’s some background: In 1977, weed was decriminalized in New York. According ...

Steven Salaita sues Univ. of Illinois, donors for firing over Israel criticism

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2 days ago
Steven Salaita today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Chicago against University of Illinois officials and several university donors over the decision by administrators last August to revoke his appointment. The lawsuit alleges a wide range of illegal conduct before and after university officials named in ...

Tyranny’s False Comfort

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2 days ago
The world has not seen this much tumult for a generation. The once-heralded Arab Spring has given way almost everywhere to conflict and repression. Islamist extremists commit mass atrocities and threaten civilians throughout the Middle East and parts of Asia and Africa. Cold War-type tensions have revived over ...

Dying To Be Free

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3 days ago
The last image we have of Patrick Cagey is of his first moments as a free man. He has just walked out of a 30-day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s ...

Laws in Southeast Make it Hard for Military to Go Solar

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6 hours ago
Published on January 31st, 2015 |by David Pomerantz January 31st, 2015 by David PomerantzPart I of this two-part series asked the question of whether the military should be getting credit for a new solar project that utility Duke Energy is building at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in ...

Computer Security Experts: Sharyl Attkisson's Hacking Analyst Blew It

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23 hours ago
Computer security experts tell Media Matters that the report of a federal investigation into Sharyl Attkisson's claims of computer hacking, which found no evidence of a remote intrusion, suggests that Attkisson's computer may have been contaminated by a private technician who reviewed the computer for her. Attkisson, a ...

2016 Chevy Volt Ad Looks... Very Normal

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7 hours ago
Published on January 31st, 2015 |by James Ayre January 31st, 2015 by James AyreOriginally published on EV Obsession. Chevrolet recently released a new ad spot for the new Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and I’ve got to say, it’s pretty good…. The ad doesn’t really have that sort ...

‘The Nation’ Magazine Names Kai Wright as Features Editor

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3 days ago
TV and radio appearances by Nation writers and editors, big Nation announcements. Contact: Caitlin Graf, The Nation, press [at] thenation.com, 212-209-5400 New York, NY — January 28, 2015 — The Nation, America’s oldest weekly magazine of politics and culture, today announced the appointment of Kai Wright as features ...
 

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