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

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6 hours 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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7 hours 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 ...

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

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7 hours 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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8 hours 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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8 hours 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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8 hours 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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9 hours 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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11 hours 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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6 hours 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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8 hours 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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19 hours 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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20 hours 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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21 hours 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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23 hours 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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24 hours 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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1 day 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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1 day 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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7 hours 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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1 day 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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1 day 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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1 day 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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1 day 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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1 day 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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23 hours 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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1 day 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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1 day 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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1 day 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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6 hours 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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2 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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7 hours 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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7 hours 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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2 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 ...

The 50 Most Underrated Colleges In America

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2 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 ...

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

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1 day 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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2 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 ...

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

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1 day 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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2 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 ...

‘The Nation’ Magazine Names Kai Wright as Features Editor

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2 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 ...

French police question 8-year-old on suspicion of “defending terrorism”

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2 days ago
France is in a state of “collective hysteria,” says Sefen Guez Guez, the lawyer for a second grader questioned by police in France. (via BFMTV) Just when it seemed that the crackdown on free speech in France could not get worse, French police today questioned a second grader ...

You'll Be Able To Buy The Apple Watch In April

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3 days ago
The Apple Watch is shipping in April, CEO Tim Cook announced Tuesday. However, Cook did not give a specific launch date. He only said development was on track. When Apple first introduced the Apple Watch in September, it only said it was targeting an "early 2015" launch. Earlier ...

Yahoo Is Going To Spin Off Its Remaining Stake In Alibaba

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3 days ago
Yahoo announced that it's going to spin off its remaining 15% stake in Alibaba into a public, independent investment company called SpinCo. Yahoo says that current Yahoo shareholders will get SpinCo shares "distributed pro rata," meaning they'll own shares in two companies. The announcement came as part of ...

Yahoo's Core Business Is Flat, But Investors Cheer Alibaba Spinoff

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3 days ago
Yahoo just announced its earnings, but the biggest news is that it will spin its stake in Alibaba out into a separate company. Existing investors will get shares in the new company, dubbed SpinCo. The stock is up about 7% after hours as investors digest the news of ...

The New Tesla Car Has A Button Called ‘Insane Mode’

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3 days ago
YouTube/DragTimesTesla introduced its dual-motor Model S late last year, and among the many improvements it has over the original Model S is its incredible acceleration. The standard Model S can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, which is pretty fast, but the new dual-motor Model ...

Solar For The Win: A Study on Solar in U.S. Professional Sports

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2 days ago
Homes and business aren't the only places you can find solar in the United States. A growing number of professional sports facilities are installing solar to benefit the environment and their bottom line. SEIA took a look at solar across the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, NASCAR and ...

NASA Just Released The Best Images Of A Dwarf Planet We've Ever Seen

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3 days ago
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft will be the first time that humans visit a dwarf planet in the outer solar system — the spacecraft is set to arrive in early March. On its journey Dawn is snapping pictures of the distant object — and NASA has just released the sharpest ...

Apple Made A Mistake Putting A Tiny Amount Of Storage On The iPhone 6

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3 days ago
Apple released a new update to iOS Tuesday that should make it a lot easier to upgrade to the latest version. When iOS 8 launched last fall, a lot of people had problems getting the new software to install. That's because it required about 5GB of free space,

Apple Patented ‘Interactive Holograms’ At Least 2 Years Ago

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3 days ago
MicrosoftMicrosoft blew some socks off last week when it unveiled the HoloLens, a new piece of augmented reality hardware running on the new Windows Holographic platform. Basically, HoloLens and Windows Holographic work together seamlessly to let you interact with virtual elements that appear in the real world when ...

Here's Everything Apple Will Unveil This Year

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3 days ago
Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesLast year was full of Apple product announcements, with two new iPhones and the announcement of the Apple Watch. 5 Things The Internet Can Do Right Now To Make Our Lives Better Why So Many Business Owners Are Turning To Online Business Loans We Tested Three ...
 

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