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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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BUSINESS

Some of the World’s Richest Brace for a Major Stock Sell-Off

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bloomberg.com - Wealthy people around the globe are hunkering down for a potentially turbulent 2020, according to UBS Global Wealth Management. A majority of rich investors expect a significant drop in markets befor…

Bitstamp Crypto Exchange Expands Into Asia-Pacific Region With New Hire

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cointelegraph.com - Luxembourg-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has hired Andrew Leelarthaepin to lead its business development efforts in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. In a Nov. 13 press release, Bitstamp annou…

Lightning Network Will Drive Bitcoin to $250,000 by 2023 — Tim Draper

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cointelegraph.com - Bitcoin (BTC) could be worth millions of dollars after 2022 as payment processors allow easier transactions, Tim Draper has forecast. Speaking during a Q&A session at the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit…

Exclusive: Sen. Kamala Harris introduces bill to crack down on PG&E bonuses

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sfchronicle.com - WASHINGTON — Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing legislation that would ban utilities under bankruptcy, like Pacific Gas and Electric Co., from paying bonuses to executives, following a pledge by Democ…

Airbnb Now Bookable With Bitcoin and Lightning Network via Fold App

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cointelegraph.com - Bitcoin payments app Fold now supports home-sharing giant Airbnb, the firm announced on Nov. 11. Now Fold users can get 3% back in Bitcoin (BTC) on every stay and experience booked on Airbnb. Airbnb …

Red and Blue Economies Are Heading in Sharply Different Directions

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nytimes.com - Also, income inequality — and all the social and political challenges that come with it — tends to be lower in redder metros. And while cost-of-living-adjusted household incomes are higher in bluer m…

1 in 4 Americans defaulted on their student loans, study finds

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cbsnews.com - A quarter of borrowers who take out student loans end up defaulting within five years, while many of the people who pause or defer payments due to hardships end up paying more than they originally wo…

PalmPay launches in Nigeria on $40M round led by China’s Transsion – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Africa-focused payment startup PalmPay has launched in Nigeria after raising a $40 million seed round led by Chinese mobile-phone maker Transsion. The investment came via Transsion’s Tecno subsidiary…

Chaka opens up global investing to Africa’s most populous nation – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Fintech startup Chaka aims to open up online investing to Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria. The seed-stage company recently went live with its mobile-based platform that offers Nigerians stock …

After selling enterprise biz, Docker lands $35M investment and new CEO – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - In what’s proving to be an interesting day for Docker, it announced it has received a $35 million investment from existing investors Benchmark Capital and Insight Partners. It also announced the comp…

Freshworks raises $150M Series H on $3.5B valuation – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Freshworks, a company that makes a variety of business software tools from CRM to help desk software, announced a $150 million Series H investment today from Sequoia Capital, CapitalG (formerly Googl…

Yahoo Japan and Line are reportedly going to merge – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - According to Nikkei, messaging app Line and Yahoo Japan are about to merge and form a single tech company. Despite the name, Yahoo Japan is currently 100% owned by Z Holdings, a company that is contr…

Convoy raises $400 million to expand its on-demand trucking platform – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Convoy, the digital freight network that connects truckers with shippers, has raised $400 million in a Series D funding round as it aims to scale its business amid an increasingly competitive market.…

Less than 72 hours left to buy early-bird passes to Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Pull your heads out of the trenches, startup fans. You have just 72 hours to save up to €500 with early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019. When the clock strikes 11:59 p.m. (CEST) on Frid…

GitHub faces more resignations in light of ICE contract – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Microsoft-owned GitHub has been under intense scrutiny as of late for its $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Now, another employee, engineer Alice Goldfuss, has resigned. In …

Trump just claimed Ivanka created 14 million jobs. The entire economy added 6 million.

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vox.com - From Donald Trump’s 2017 presidential inauguration through the middle of last month, the American economy added a total of about 6 million jobs. But during a speech to the Economic Club of New York o…

On tech-enabled labor arbitrage

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om.co - “It’s amazing how many celebrated startups have been revealed as essentially labor arbitrage schemes disguised as cool new apps. A decade of high-frequency trading algorithms, but instead of tighteni…

Real Estate Magnate Sells New York Condo for $15.3M in Bitcoin

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cointelegraph.com - Real estate tycoon Ben Shaoul has sold a retail condo in Manhattan’s prestigious Upper East Side for $15.3 million in Bitcoin (BTC). The news was reported by New York real estate magazine The Real De…

Building Trades and Online Presence

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smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com - A new game has rolled into town and it is the “click to brick” game. Contractors savvy enough to break into the online market or the “click to brick” game will be rewarded with increased sales, custo…

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too.

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nytimes.com - Kustomer, for example, gave me the runaround. When I first contacted the company from my personal email address, a representative wrote back that I would have the report by the end of the week. After…

US-China trade talks are getting held up because of disagreements on a number of issues

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cnbc.com - The high-stakes trade negotiations between the U.S. and China are running into trouble as the two countries attempt to finalize a limited trade agreement. The U.S. is trying to secure stronger conces…

TSP Board Reaffirms Decision to Broaden International Fund Despite Congressional Pressure

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govexec.com - The board responsible for administering the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program on Wednesday reaffirmed a 2017 decision to expand the Thrift Savings Plan’s international (I) …

Up to 4.8 million unauthorised migrants were living in Europe in 2017

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dailymail.co.uk - At least 3.9 million unauthorised migrants - and possibly as many as 4.8 million - lived in Europe in 2017 with half of them in Germany and the United Kingdom, a new study has revealed. The Pew Resea…

New Media's Stock Plunge Sparks Worry in Gannett Acquisition

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newsmax.com - New Media Investment Group is poised to acquire USA Today publisher Gannett despite a multitude of concerns as the buyer's stock price has plunged, However, the significantly weakened deal to merge t…

Teachers’ Unions See Drops in Membership and Revenue

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breitbart.com - A recent report at the Washington Free Beacon demonstrated that, despite the media spectacles of red-shirted striking teachers in large cities, teachers’ unions are shedding numbers and revenue, even…

“You’re Essentially a Prisoner”: Why Do Dubai's Princesses Keep Trying to Escape?

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vanityfair.com - Haya and Sheikh Mohammed first had a romantic spark at a horse race in Spain and later married in 2004. Their nuptials were not arranged, but, before they became a couple, oil-poor Jordan was in fina…

Billionaire’s son is the latest target of China’s social credit system

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nbcnews.com - BEIJING, China — A high-profile Chinese businessman is on the brink of becoming a social outcast and being banned from his lavish spending habits by the courts if he doesn't pay back $21.5 million de…

Truckers sue California, say new gig economy law would kill 70,000 jobs

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foxbusiness.com - Rep. Duncan Hunter, (R-Calif.), on his legislation that would allow 18-year-old truck drivers to cross state lines. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Trucking Association on Tuesday filed what…

Facebook removes 3.2 billion fake accounts, millions of child abuse posts - Reuters

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reuters.com - (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) removed 3.2 billion fake accounts between April and September this year, along with millions of posts depicting child abuse and suicide, according to its latest conten…

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ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Chuck Woolery: Supporting Trump 'pretty much destroyed my career'

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foxnews.com - Grieving son honors late Christmas-loving dad with 20,000 lights on family home A touching tribute involved thousands of holiday lights in a display you have to see to believe. Buzz60’s Sean Dowling …

Two powerful ideas to help you become the signal instead of the noise | Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}

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businessesgrow.com - By Keith Reynold Jennings {grow} Contributing Columnist My entire career has been dependent on an ability to get people to try, buy or donate to things that might seem unnecessary or inconvenient. Se…

Netflix and Nickelodeon partner on original programming, following Disney+ launch – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Netflix is taking on the Disney+ threat by partnering with kids’ entertainment giant Nickelodeon, which will produce original content, including films and TV shows, for Netflix’s streaming service. T…

Review: Doctor Sleep joins IT as one of the best Stephen King adaptations yet

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arstechnica.com - A grown-up Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) is still haunted by what happened in his childhood. When Abra (Kyliegh Curran) met Danny (Ewan McGregor). True Knot leader Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) fe…

Guests get more than they bargained for in trailer for Fantasy Island reboot

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arstechnica.com - Ze plane! Ze plane! OK, there's no Tattoo, but the mysterious Mr. Roarke is still offering select guests a rare opportunity to make their dreams come true in Sony Pictures' big-screen reboot of Fanta…

Night Has Come is remarkable work of genuine found-footage horror

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arstechnica.com - The film is constructed entirely of footage found within the Royal Belgian Film Archive, so the city of Brussels features prominently. The Belgian archives even have seemingly mundane, unimportant ho…

"Crisis on Infinite Earths" trailer reveals 2 long-awaited DC heroes

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inverse.com - A crisis of many Earths is coming — and it’s sponsored by Boost Mobile. On Sunday, The CW released the first 15-second TV spot for “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” While the teaser is a jumble of images …

The New ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Is as Weird as It Is Adorable

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thedailybeast.com - It is by now a well-established fact that the effect of rendering real-life animals with CGI to make them look like they can talk and express human emotions is inarguably creepy. At best, it just doe…

An Animated Leonard Cohen Offers Reflections on Death: Thought-Provoking Excerpts from His Final Interview

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openculture.com - A month before Leonard Cohen died in November, 2016, The New Yorker's editor David Remnick traveled to the songwriter’s Los Angeles home for a lengthy interview in which Cohen looked both forward and…

Alexa Home Theatre System streams Fire TV audio to Echo speakers

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androidcommunity.com - If Fire TV is the streaming device you use to watch on your TV, you may not always be satisfied with the audio it brings especially if you don’t have an actual sound system to back it up. Amazon has …

Report: ABC News Frantically Hunting for Epstein Whistleblower

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breitbart.com - Last Tuesday, Project Veritas published an undercover video in which Good Morning America co-host Amy Robach is seen telling a producer that a witness brought forth damning information regarding Epst…

LP’s ‘Lost On You’: The Hit Record The Music Business Almost Lost

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forbes.com - Photo courtesy of Rebel One "I literally could tell the second they looked at me; they just didn't get it. I could just see the vacancy in their eyes. They were like, 'Yeah… um, that's great. But we'…

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Nov. 17-23

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sfgate.com - Nov. 17: Guitarist Gerry McGee of The Ventures is 82. Singer Gordon Lightfoot is 81. Singer-songwriter Bob Gaudio of The Four Seasons is 78. Movie director Martin Scorsese is 77. Actress Lauren Hutto…

Veronica Mars Update: No Current Plans for a Season 5 at Hulu

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tvline.com - Veronica Mars is taking a much-deserved breather. According to series creator Rob Thomas, there have been no further discussions with Hulu about bringing Kristen Bell‘s titular (and recently widowed)…

Eyes on Milwaukee: A New Four-Story, Downtown Mural » Urban Milwaukee

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urbanmilwaukee.com - “Heart and Sol” by Mauricio Ramirez. Photo by Jeramey Jannene. Downtown Milwaukee is experiencing a “happy epidemic” of new public art. That’s according to Beth Weirick, the CEO of the downtown busin…

524 clue on The Masked Singer: Does it reveal who Flower is?

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monstersandcritics.com - Flower was one of six masked singers who performed last night on the first new episode of The Masked Singer. FOX aired two episodes on Wednesday night to make up for pre-empting it the previous week.…

Dear Therapist: My Daughter Moved Back Home and Treats Me Like a Roommate

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theatlantic.com - Which brings us to the subject at hand: your feelings about your daughter’s houseguests. Here it will help to figure out what, exactly, bothers you about the people she brings over. Is it that you’re…

Why Disney+ Will Be Tough to Beat

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theatlantic.com - Among the projects in the works for the November launch of Disney+ are a show called The Mandalorian, a sci-fi Western of sorts set in the Star Wars universe; a laboriously titled mockumentary series…

The Overwhelming Brownness of JuliΓ‘n Castro and Me

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latinorebels.com - JuliΓ‘n Castro in the spin room after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) A comorbid combina…

Botticelli masterpiece rediscovered in Cardiff

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bbc.com - A painting dismissed as a copy has been confirmed as a Botticelli masterpiece. The 400-year-old painting made its way from the studio of the Florentine master to the collection of philanthropist Gwen…

When the Biggest Rapper in the World Gets Booed Off Stage

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theatlantic.com - Fans had been speculating that the surprise performer would be Frank Ocean, which would have been a big deal because it’s basically a surprise anytime Ocean performs anywhere in public. Now one of th…

Your soul mate isn't necessarily 'the one'—here's how to tell the difference

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wellandgood.com - Theoretically, finding your soul mate should mark the end of your search for “the one,” right? Because what is a soul mate if not someone with whom you have a life-altering connection that gives purp…

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#PRIVACY

Cops can now get warrants for entire DNA websites

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futurism.com - With just a single warrant, a Florida detective obtained access to the DNA profiles of more than a million people — and experts say the case sets a dangerous precedent. Ancestry.com and 23andMe are t…

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too.

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nytimes.com - Kustomer, for example, gave me the runaround. When I first contacted the company from my personal email address, a representative wrote back that I would have the report by the end of the week. After…

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