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Ackman Says ‘My Bad’ on Herbalife Presentation

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Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has two words to sum up his Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) presentation last week: “My bad.” Investors may have missed the point because the event was long and overhyped, Ackman said in an interview. Even the private researcher who helped convince Ackman the company ...

#KnowYourHistory: Women of color have been moving beyond “pro-choice” for decades

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9 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
On Tuesday, the New York Times published a feature on reproductive health advocates moving away from the language of “choice.” An important and interesting topic, the potentially illuminating piece instead served to obscure the history of the move away from choice language, completely erasing women of color’s crucial ...

Psychology Comes To Halt As Weary Researchers Say The Mind Cannot Possibly Study Itself

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Psychologists caution that it is a grave folly to believe anything objective can be learned about the human mind given that the object of observation is, by its nature, also the observer. NEW YORK—The field of psychology was brought to an immediate halt this week as disillusioned and ...

Leaked Memo: Top Tea Party Group Says Mitch McConnell Only Opposed the Stimulus Because It Leaned on Him

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As he seeks another six years in office, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has touted his reputation as a true conservative and an unwavering opponent of President Barack Obama. But a newly leaked document written by one of the most prominent figures in the tea party movement ...

World Humanitarian Day

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Every time you share #theworldneedsmore #yourword using twitter, you unlock one dollar, and we are one step closer to making it a reality! You are about to help make this word a reality using PayPal. Your donation will go directly to humanitarian aid operations that help people in ...

The Feds Are Demanding That Twitter Turn Over More User Info Than Ever

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US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hitting Twitter with more information requests about its users than ever before, and in most cases the social network is handing over some data, according to a new report released by the company on Thursday. Twitter notes that many of the ...

T-Mobile CEO Legere Breaks Down 2Q Results

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July 31 (Bloomberg) -- John Legere, president and Chief Executive Officer at T-Mobile, talks with Emily Chang about second-quarter results as the wireless carrier added more subscribers than expected. He speaks on “Market Makers.”

Negative Reviews of 'The Kill Team' Miss What Makes the Documentary Special. So Do the Positive Ones.

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Dan Krauss' "The Kill Team," which opened last Friday in New York and is spreading out over the coming weeks, is a documentary with a very long logline: It's about a U.S. Army platoon that made headlines in 2010 after it was discovered that the group, stationed in ...

Here Are Seven Ways Argentine Debt Crisis Could Get Fixed

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Axel Kicillof, economy minister of Argentina, speaks during a press conference at the Consulate General of Argentina in New York on July 30, 2014. Close Axel Kicillof, economy minister of Argentina, speaks during a press conference at the Consulate General of Argentina in New York on July 30,

Cancer biomarkers: Written in blood

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DNA circulating in the bloodstream could guide cancer treatment — if researchers can work out how best to use it. In 2012, Charles Swanton was forced to confront one of cancer's dirtiest tricks. When he and his team at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute sequenced DNA ...

U.S. Could Move to Sanction Russia Derivatives, Short-Term Funds

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The U.S. might move to limit derivatives trading and short-term loans with Russian companies if sanctions already imposed fail to sway President Vladimir Putin to end support for rebels in eastern Ukraine. U.S. citizens and businesses are still permitted to trade in outstanding debt of any maturity and ...

Fotopedia Will Shut Down Its Apps And Website On August 10

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About six years ago, former Apple Application Division CTO Jean-Marie Hullot founded Fotopedia, a startup that in its early days tried to bring the coffee table book experience to the iPad (and later iPhone). It focused on travel-related apps and quickly gained traction with users and advertisers. By ...

Watch: UN Agency Spokesman Breaks Down In Tears While Talking About Gaza School Bombing

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2 mentions19 hours ago 19 hours ago
United Nations Relief Works Agency spokesman Chris Gunness has been talking to media outlets around the world about the situation in Gaza, "advocating passionately," as he puts it, "for Palestine refugees to enjoy all their rights to the full, including the right to a just and durable solution." ...

This is the Lamest Defense of GMO Foods Ever

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2 mentions18 hours ago 18 hours ago
Over on our environment blog, Chris Mooney posts an excerpt from an interview in which Neil deGrasse Tyson defends GMO foods: "Practically every food you buy in a store for consumption by humans is genetically modified food," asserts Tyson. "There are no wild, seedless watermelons. There's no wild cows...You list all the fruit, and all the vegetables, and ask yourself, is there a wild counterpart to this? If there is, it's not as large, it's not as sweet, it's not as juicy, and it has way more seeds in it.

Tesla Beats In Q2 With Non-GAAP Revenue Of $858M On Delivery Of 7,579 Cars

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Update: After initially picking up several percent, Tesla is now roughly flat in after-hours trading.Tesla just reported its second quarter financial results, including non-GAAP revenue of $858 million, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.11. That non-GAAP revenue figure is up 55% from the year-ago period. The company ...

This GOP Candidate Says He's Cracking Down on Coal Pollution—but Green Groups Say That's BS

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2 mentions19 hours ago 19 hours ago
North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis is making an unusual argument—for a Republican. In recent weeks, he's accused his Democratic opponent, Sen. Kay Hagan, of sabotaging critical environmental regulations because of her "cozy relationship" with a powerful energy company. At the same time, Tillis has trumpeted his own ...

Forty Bullets to Head Shows Why Hondurans Flee to U.S.

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Heidy Cabrera said she was finishing her shift at a supermarket checkout counter in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, when her mother called to deliver the news. Her boyfriend, Diego, had been killed on the way home from his construction job -- shot in the head 40 times. Seven months later,

Scientists Uncover a Surprising World of Microbes in Cheese Rind

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6 mentions13 hours ago 13 hours ago
In today's business world, disruption is a constant force that never lets up. At the annual WIRED Business Conference: Disruptive by Design, we celebrate the creative power of bold new ideas and the people that make them happen.See the event > Explore what’s new and innovative in the ...

Sherpa Foundry’s First Startup, Do, Is A Platform For Making Meetings More Productive

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2 mentions6 hours ago 6 hours ago
There are few things more frustrating than an unproductive meeting. You know the type — when participants show up unprepared or don’t show up at all, when they forget which items need to be followed up on, when those who didn’t show up to the previous meeting need ...

What Happens Now That Argentina Is in 'Selective Default'

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2 mentions21 hours ago 21 hours ago
Default is a major disaster for a government, but not much will happen right away now that Standard & Poor’s has declared Argentina to be in “selective default.” S&P (MHFI) took the action today after Argentina’s talks with holdout creditors continued past the end of the 30-day grace ...

Euro Inflation Slowed to 0.4% in July, Lowest Since 2009

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Euro-area inflation (ECCPEST) unexpectedly slowed in July to the weakest in almost five years, underscoring the European Central Bank’s concerns that the economy is too feeble to drive price growth. Inflation was 0.4 percent compared with 0.5 percent in June, the European Union’s statistics office in Luxembourg said today. That is the weakest since October 2009 and below a median forecast of 0.5 percent in a Bloomberg News survey of 42 economists. Having unleashed an unprecedented round of easing measures, the Frankfurt-based European Central Bank is seeking to rekindle price ...

Sir Peter Hall obituary

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The main concern of the geographer and town planner Sir Peter Hall, who has died aged 82, was the growth and change of cities. Britain's leading expert in the field, he was professor of planning and regeneration at the Bartlett, University College London, and president of the Town ...

LinkedIn Launches A Standalone Sales Navigator To Help Users With “Social Selling”

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LinkedIn is fleshing out its tools for salesepople today with a new version of its Sales Navigator. The biggest difference — the Sales Navigator is now a standalone product, rather than an additional set of features on the main LinkedIn site. Vice President of Sales Solution Mike Derezin ...

Reedsy Helps Indie Publishers Get Things Done

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2 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
Self-publishing authors are the new Beanie Babies: everyone wants to grab them and cuddle with them/make money off of them. But what if you don’t have the editorial chops, design talent, or artistic skills to make a pretty or readable book? Reedsy is there to help. Created by ...

China Eases Internal Passport System in Latest Urbanization Push

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2 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
China will stop classifying its people as urban or rural residents as it relaxes an internal-passport system that limits migrant workers’ access to cheap social services when they move to the city. Under the changes to the household registration system, or “hukou,” China’s 1.4 billion people will be classified simply as residents, the State Council said in a statement today. The shift reflects Premier Li Keqiang’s broader push to raise China’s urban population, which stood at 54 percent in 2013, as the government seeks to spur domestic demand and wean ...

LinkedIn Beats The Street In Q2 On Sales Of $511M, EPS Of $0.51

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With social networks Facebook and Twitter handily beating analyst estimates for Q2 earnings, LinkedIn today reported its Q2 results and showed that rising tides are lifting its boat, too. Revenue for the second quarter was $534 million and its EPS (non-GAAP diluted) was $0.51 as the company also ...

Jokes That Don’t Work

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7 mentions17 hours ago 17 hours ago
Genome Biology published a satirical piece by Neil Hall today, and since I’m American and he’s British I don’t find it funny. No wait, it’s that I’m female and he’s male. Or maybe that I’m junior and he’s senior. I’ve got it, it’s because he has a ton ...

Replication controversy in psychology: Bullying, file drawer effect, blog posts, #repligate.

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2 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
Psychologists are up in arms over, of all things, the editorial process that led to the recent publication of a special issue of the journal Social Psychology. This may seem like a classic case of ivory tower navel gazing, but its impact extends far beyond academia. The issue ...

Beating the Heat: Hotel Reduces Cooling Costs by 44 Percent with New Solar Carport

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Daryl Zeis,REC SolarJuly 31, 2014|0 CommentsIt’s hot in Bakersfield, California, especially during the summer months when temperatures regularly hit 110 degrees. But as The Hampton Inn & Suites Bakersfield North-Airport is discovering, the sun also has its advantages for reducing utility costs and increasing customer acquisition and ...

50 million years of incredible shrinking theropod dinosaurs

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Theropod dinosaurs encompass a huge range of body sizes. This illustration shows a Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris) in front of a tooth of the giant allosauroid Carcharodontosaurus. Images courtesy of Terry Sohl and Christophe Hendrickx. Some time round about 165 million years ago, the group of small, feathered ...

Are women and men forever destined to think differently?

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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis: Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish The Economist: A variation in the cognitive abilities of the two sexes may be more about social development than gender stereotypes Everybody has an opinion on men, women and the difference (or not) between ...

Haze Fines Win Indonesia’s Support With Caveats: Southeast Asia

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The incoming president of Indonesia, a holdout in Southeast Asia’s pact to fight haze, is backing Singapore’s plan to wield heftier fines against overseas polluters as long as sovereignty is respected. A year after the city-state endured its worst-ever air quality, Singapore presented a bill to Parliament this ...

Entrepreneurs Tackle Earthquake Safety, Urban Planning Tech In SF’s EIR Program

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While heavily-funded companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber capture the spotlight as companies that controversially shape city life around transportation and space, cities and their governments have a whole bunch of behind-the-scenes needs too. That’s the premise behind San Francisco’s entrepreneur-in-residence program, which pairs tech founders with ...

Google Analytics Can Now Exclude Traffic From Known Bots And Spiders

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Google made a small but important update to Google Analytics today that finally makes it easy to exclude bots and spiders from your user stats. That kind of traffic from search engines and other web spiders can easily skew your data in Google Analytics. Unfortunately, while generating fake ...

Paul Ryan Refuses to Talk About the Cost of His Anti-Poverty Plan

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Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released a detailed anti-poverty proposal in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute. One of Ryan's top prescriptions seems to have been influenced by his previous career as a personal trainer. He has proposed that recipients of federal benefits get the services ...

Bud and Miller Are Trying to Hijack Craft Beer—and It’s Totally Backfiring

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InBev and MillerCoors loom over the US beer landscape like…well, like one of those monstrous inflatable Bud Light bottles that spring up at certain football tailgate parties and outdoor concerts. Together, the two global giants own nearly 80 percent of the US beer market. InBev alone, corporate owner ...

Pronto.ly’s Contactless Ultrasound Transfer Tech Aims To Best NFC

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Israeli startup Pronto.ly is working on a universal alternative to NFC that relies on high pitched soundwaves to perform a contactless handshake. Now NFC has its fans (and fanboys) — but it also has major detractors. Apple for one has so far continued to eschew adding the contactless ...

These Gun Owners Oppose the NRA's Efforts to Allow Stalkers and Abusers to Keep Their Weapons

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On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding its first-ever hearing on domestic violence and guns, in light of several bills that aim to strengthen federal gun restrictions against abusers. Federal law bans felons, people subject to permanent domestic-violence protective orders, and certain people convicted of domestic-violence misdemeanors ...

Geek Wars Loom As Geekatoo Raises $1.7 Million To Once Again Battle The Geek Squad

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Ever since 1994, when Robert Stephens launched his Geek Squad service in Minneapolis with $200 and a bicycle, his on demand IT department for consumers bestrode the consumer tech services landscape like a colossus with a pocket protector and Scotch-Taped glasses. But like all wonders of the ancient ...

ScienceLogic Launches App Store To Share Customized Monitoring Apps

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ScienceLogic announced a new App Store today that enables customers and third parties to createand share customized apps for the ScienceLogic platform. ScienceLogic is a cloud service that lets IT pros monitor every aspect of their IT infrastructure whether it’s in the cloud or on premises, getting right ...

IPhone-Ready Apps Mean Teens Tracked Without Calling Home

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Glympse, based in Seattle, has experienced its fastest growth in the past four months since the app debuted in 2009, according to Chief Executive Officer Bryan Trussel. Close Glympse, based in Seattle, has experienced its fastest growth in the past four months since the app debuted in 2009,

All 8 Pangolin Species Being Eaten into Extinction

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A few days ago customs officials in Vietnam raided a cargo ship from Sierra Leone and seized an astonishing A few days ago customs officials in Vietnam raided a cargo ship from Sierra Leone and seized an astonishing 1.4 tons of dried pangolin scales1.4 tons of dried pangolin ...

Twitter Acquires Password Security Startup Mitro, Open Sources Its Product

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2 mentions14 hours ago 14 hours ago
Twitter is acquiring a small password security startup called Mitro for its New York office. Mitro built a way that multiple people can share or control passwords to a single account. The most obvious use case would have been in the enterprise where team members need to share ...

Yo Is Trying To Get Parody App YOLO Pulled From The App Store

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2 mentions19 hours ago 19 hours ago
Yo, the simplified messaging app backed by an optimistic $1.5 million in funding, has apparently had it with the clones. The company is now trying to get the parody app YOLO removed from the App Store by filing a complaint with Apple, claiming copyright and trademark infringement. According ...

Chartboost, Chukong Link Up To Bring Mobile Game Cross-Promotion To Chinese Developers

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Now the world’s biggest smartphone market, China represents a wealth of still-growing opportunities for mobile game developers. While app developers in the West are fretting that the so-called “Gold Rush” is over, China’s market is still growing rapidly with north of 800 million active smart devices. But the ...

Snapchat Said in Funding Talks With Alibaba at $10 Billion Value

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Snapchat Inc., the company that makes a mobile application for disappearing photo messages, is in talks with investors including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) for a round of financing that may value the company at $10 billion, people with knowledge of the situation said. The talks are ongoing and the terms of the funding may change, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Technology companies including house-sharing app Airbnb Inc. and file-sharing company DropBox Inc. have both recently raised money at ...

Indiegogo Goes Mobile With International Launch Of iOS App

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2 mentions21 hours ago 21 hours ago
Ever since Indiegogo raised that massive $40 million Series B this year, the crowd-funding platform has been laser focused on building out its mobile presence. In fact, CEO Slava Rubin said in an interview with TechCrunch recently that if Indiegogo were launching today, it would be a mobile-first ...

Coca-Cola: Sales Decline, Health Concerns Spur Relaunch

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3 mentions19 hours ago 19 hours ago
Sandy Douglas drinks one Coca-Cola every day. He likes it early, before noon, sometimes accompanied by a cup of coffee. “You get an espresso, you get your caffeine and have this for lunch, and you’re ahead,” he says between sips from Coke’s old-fashioned 8-ounce glass bottle. When it’s ...

Gambler's fallacy trips up goalies

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2 mentions17 hours ago 17 hours ago
You see it happen in all the major soccer tournaments: As a penalty shot is being taken, the goalkeeper leaps in one direction and the striker deftly kicks the ball into the opposite corner. Such fruitless dives are inevitable because the goalie has no time to see which ...

Runtastic’s $120 Orbit Fitness Tracker Prizes Function And Features Over Fashion

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2 mentions21 hours ago 21 hours ago
Runtastic is doing the reverse of what many startups are doing these days: it’s going from being a software platform provider to becoming a hardware maker with the Runtastic Orbit fitness tracker. The Orbit is similar in concept and execution to the various trackers from Fitbit, Jawbone and ...
 

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