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Smoking using e-cigarettes was a misguiding situation for smokers who were benefitting by taking heavier dosages of nicotine. Since the concentrated mount of nicotine was being inhaled, it was giving more than a buzz, but more of a feeling that gave the smoker a better sensation than the cigarette itself, but took advantage of the […]
The IndependentVladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisonedThe IndependentIf you were Vladimir Putin, you could be forgiven for feeling a little paranoid right now, as the Western world takes turns to blame, excoriate, vilify and condemn you over the Malaysian airline disaster. You might well wonder whether a bullet
NewsweekVladimir Putin's Truth Problem: Five Holes in the Russian President's StoryNewsweekDeception and misdirection have long been important tools for a KGB agent (which Vladimir Putin famously was). But some of the things the Russian president has said since the crisis in Ukraine began last year go well beyond purposeful deceit. They've ...
Foreign Policy (blog)The Case Against Vladimir PutinForeign Policy (blog)In brief remarks at the White House Monday morning, President Barack Obama pressed his case that the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin armed and trained the pro-Russian separatists responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and ...
The GuardianMH17: Dutch mayor wants Vladimir Putin's daughter Maria deportedThe GuardianDutch frustration with Russia in the wake of the MH17 crash is taking on an increasingly personal note, as some called for Vladimir Putin's daughter to be deported from the Netherlands. Pieter Broertjes, the mayor of the city of Hilversum, used a radio ...Dutch
Silver Jeans Stores Files Chapter 11, Plans Retail LiquidationApparel NewsSJC Inc., the company that has been operating the Silver Jeans retail stores, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 21 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., with plans to close the five Silver Jeans stores and liquidate inventory ...
Indiana CCRC Leans on New Fee Model After Chapter 11 Bankruptcy FilingSenior Housing NewsAn Indiana continuing care retirement community (CCRC) with $14 million of outstanding debt is leaning on Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as well as a new fee model for independent living residents to help meet the community's financial obligations.
Mid-Year Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Update: From One Extreme To The OtherSeeking AlphaThen in March and April, eleven public companies, all of which had assets in excess of $300 million, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, culminating with the massive ($41 billion in assets) filing by Energy Future Holdings on April 29 (see the table below).and more »
TheAlternativePress.comMolly Maguire's owners file for Chapter 11 bankruptcyDaily Local NewsMolly Maguire's co-owners Conor Cummins, left, and Declan Mannion celebrate the opening of the Downingtown location in this file photo. The owners of the Molly Maguire's Irish Pub and Restaurant chain have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Owners of Phoen
Even under Chapter 11, red ink keeps piling up for CSN HoustonChron.com (blog)While Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection allows companies to put off paying the piper for accrued expenses as they reorganize, the cost of doing business keeps piling up. Such is the case with Houston Regional Sports Network, the parent company of ...and more »
CBS LocalAmazon.com Representatives Meet With Baltimore CommunityCBS LocalBALTIMORE (WJZ) — Amazon.com is taking the temperature of the southeast Baltimore neighborhood that will be home to its new fulfillment center. Pat Warren reports nearly a year in advance of opening, company representatives met with the community.
Amazon's Most Important Event Comes The Week After Earnings (AMZN)Seeking AlphaThere are reasons for near-term optimism when Amazon reports 2Q14 earnings after hours on Thursday. However, a likely move by the Senate and its Majority Leader, Harry Reid, is of far greater long-term importance. This action has the potential to break ...Video: Amazon Mercha
USA TODAYAmazon's first phone may Fire up smartphone marketUSA TODAYAmazon.com has sold a gazillion phones through the years, but until now, the e-commerce giant has never had to sell an Amazon phone. That changes with this week's release of Fire, the first smartphone designed by Amazon. To contend with Apple, ...Amazon's Fire Phone: Solid Dev
Frip’s parent company launches Briv.com, a new flash game web site aimed to provide games for the young and adult generations. As Parent Company Frip diversifies into newer brand sites like Briv.com, Kizi and others, their aim is to scale their flash games delivery to as many players as possible. Keep an eye for their […]
eWeekCisco Launches DevNet to Woo Software DeveloperseWeekRandy Cross, senior director of Avaya Networking, said in an email to eWEEK that it is important for networking vendors to partner with software developers. That already is being done, through enhancements to toolkits like Avaya's Aura Collaboration ...Cisco Woos Developers, Shifts Toward Softwar
ITProPortalMicrosoft is looking to monitor developers to end software bugsITProPortal"My idea is that if the software developers are writing the code and causing the bugs, we should measure attributes of the developers themselves," Begal explains. "If we can figure out what cognitive or emotional issues lead to buggy code or lowered ...and mor
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Seven alleged cyber criminals have been arrested as part of an international cybercrime ring that hacked StubHub and laundered upwards of $1.6 million dollars, the New York D.A.’s Office announced Tuesday. Two of the alleged criminals were arraigned in New York today, with bail set at $2 million and $500,000.
StellaService is the most powerful company in e-commerce. Or at least it’s the most powerful company you haven’t yet heard of. Do a quick experiment so you know why I’d say this about a Manhattan-based upstart that measures and rates the customer service of online retailers. Open your Google search engine. Run a search for Nike shoes. In the results, you’ll
A lawsuit was just commenced by Ultra Records against beauty guru Michelle Phan for using unlicensed music from Ultra’s artists in her YouTube videos. The case presents a number of legal questions that I will try to clarify.
It's a fairly standard condemnation of the business practices of WalMart that it pays low wages to its associates, what in other companies we tend to call employees. It's certainly true that WalMart pays low wages by the standards of, say, the computing industry, or the joys of government work. But that's not actually how we should be measurin
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Re-cap of FaceBook Acquisitions:
Instagram - acquired $1B
Waze - acquired $1.1B
Attempt for SnapChat (failed)
WhatsApp - acquired $16B (google may have offered $10B)
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & AfricaWorld Socialist Web SiteRoad construction builders employed by Avtomagistrali-Tcherno (Black Sea Highways) held a further demonstration this week—the third in two weeks. They blockaded several major roads for about half-an-hour on Tuesday. The protests are against the ...
Builders regain confidence in housing marketSeattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market surged this month to the highest level since January, reflecting a pickup in sales of new homes and heightened expectations for sales in the second half of the year. The brighter sales outlook ...
Jones Building Group is a multi-faceted contruction and home maintenance ...Western GazetteWe offer a full range of construction and building services including design and build, renovation, maintenance and responsive works as well as painting and decorating and other specialist services such as roofing and glass installation. With an ...and more »
New homes proposed off Nipmuc RoadValley BreezeNew homes proposed off Nipmuc Road. By DENISE PERREAULT, Valley Breeze & Observer Correspondent. SCITUATE - A new drainage system and neighbors' objections were highlights of the Plan Commission hearing on a Cranston company's proposal ...
Jazz fans looking for new homesCincinnati.comBassist Mike Scharfe has been booking local jazz groups into the Historic Canal Room at Washington Platform on Fridays and Saturdays. He commissioned some portraits for the project's first anniversary. (Photo: Joe Simon).
3 of the Newest & Most Contempo Homes For Sale Right NowCurbed ChicagoRight now, there is an old vinyl-sided single family home somewhere in Chicago being demo'd to make way for a super posh, über contempo home. However, not all contemporary homes are created equal. The usual white cinder block and glass three unit ...
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New York Daily NewsAnother botched execution? Inmate gasps during two-hour executionCNN(CNN) -- Joseph Wood snorted and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour lethal injection Wednesday, his attorney said. "It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breathe for about an hour and 40 minutes. We will renew ...Arizona dea
GlobesCruz suggests flight ban is boycott of IsraelWashington PostWASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv because ...With a single rocket, Hamas rattles its enemyC
New York TimesIsrael Says Hamas Is Using Civilians as Shields in GazaNew York TimesPalestinian children arrived on Wednesday at a shelter in Khan Yunis after fleeing fighting in their Gaza neighborhood. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading ...Israeli tank fire kills
Boston HeraldFacebook profit soars, but can it maintain revenue growth?San Jose Mercury NewsMENLO PARK -- Facebook's stock soared late Wednesday after the company released another blockbuster financial report, even as analysts debated whether the giant social network can continue growing as rapidly as it has in recent years. CEO Mark ...Facebook's
ReutersSterling marriage 'stress' at issue as LA Clippers trial nears endReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's bid to block the $2 billion sale of the NBA team in a probate trial entered its final stretch on Wednesday when his attorneys sought to prove his estranged wife improperly seized control ...Wednes
ABC NewsTeen Flying Around the World Dies in CrashABC NewsA teenage boy from Indiana who was flying around the world with his father in a single-engine plane was killed when their plane crashed earlier today near American Samoa. The father is missing at sea. Babar Suleman and his 17-year-old son, Haris, took off ...Indiana family hoping father is alive after
New York TimesSenator's Thesis Turns Out to Be Remix of Others' Works, UncitedNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Democrats were thrilled when John Walsh of Montana was appointed to the United States Senate in February. A decorated veteran of the Iraq war and former adjutant general of his state's National Guard, Mr. Walsh offered the Democratic ...Dem
Wall Street JournalSix Charged With StubHub-Tickets ScamWall Street JournalAuthorities charged six men with running an international identity-theft scheme that hacked the profiles of registered StubHub users, purchased tickets under their accounts and then resold them, authorities said Wednesday. The profiles of more than 1,600 ...StubHub hacking ring busted
Telegraph.co.ukMH17: Netherlands in mourning as first bodies arrive homeIrish TimesHearses carry coffins containing unidentified bodies from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 leave the airport in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images. Mourners line the route as hearses carrying bodies of the victims of ...• Bodies of 40 v
Hindustan TimesPlane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47Hindustan TimesA plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew ...Dozens Die in Plane Crash in
Sunnyvale exploring solar power at a handful of city-owned facilities.Milpitas PostThe city could save $2.4 million to $3.5 million on its electricity bills over the first 25 years of the expected operating life of the proposed solar power systems. But to get to the savings, the city would need to spend $1.3 million to $1.5 million ...and more »
Deseret NewsSolar customers upset with power company's fee proposalfox13now.comSALT LAKE CITY — Homeowners and local churches are pushing back against a utility fee that would charge customers who use solar energy. Jay Vestal installed 13 solar panels on the roof of his Millcreek home, and the panels generate 40 percent of his ...Renewable energy advoca
Dell's Mobile Solar-Powered Classroom Brings Computers To Areas Without ...CleanTechnicaIn the developing world, though, solar power may be the only way to provide educational opportunities that require electricity: political unrest, poverty, and lack of development all keep power grids from expanding into remote areas in many parts of ...
Solar power takes road tripThe Seattle TimesSPOKANE — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels ...and more »
MarketWatchSolar-panel maker Yingli rises on Japan dealMarketWatchSAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch)—U.S.-listed shares of Yingli Green Holding Co. rose Wednesday on news that the China-based company signed a deal to provide solar panels to a large-scale project in Japan.Yingli to Supply 32-Megawatt Solar-Power Project in JapanBloombergIKEA to host 'largest ro
Another Indian State Joins Solar Power Race With 1000 MW PV ProjectCleanTechnicaIndian states seem to have gotten into a race to develop the largest solar power projects. This competition is evident clearly in the case of India's newest state Telangana and neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh government has announced ...India Invests in Renew
LETTERS: Less affluent shortchanged by solar powerLas Vegas Review-JournalThis is primarily due to an old rule called net metering, which allows rooftop solar owners to skirt the costs of paying for the electricity grid. Nine times out of 10, these homeowners are wealthier individuals — the only ones who can afford to put a ...Beyond the Rooftop: Commercial
Minnehaha readies for large-scale solar power projectSioux Falls Argus LeaderThe developer is negotiating a contract with an electric utility to buy the power that would be produced by the solar farm, Minnehaha County Planning and Zoning Director Scott Anderson said. The 1.5-megawatt project would generate enough electricity to ...
Solar-Powered Water Wheel Can Clean 50000 Pounds of Baltimore's Trash Per ...BillMoyers.comBaltimore City has created the solar powered water wheel, a 100,000-pound trash-collecting device that harnesses solar power and the current. Debris is funneled into the device and then onto a conveyor belt that deposits it into a dumpster, which is ...and more »
A village in India now runs entirely on its own solar power gridThe Week MagazineGermany reaching the milestone of (at least briefly) meeting more than half its electricity needs through solar is probably a bigger feat, but The Week's Ryan Cooper argues that projects like this in India and China will do more over the long term to ...and more »
ChristianTodayAndroid 4.4.4 Kitkat update for Moto X causes battery drainChristianTodayLatest reports claimed that the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS is draining the battery on the Moto X. The Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS for Moto X rolled out a few weeks ago. As a matter of fact, Motorola handsets were among the first handsets to receive the final ...Android KitKat 4.4
New York TimesLG's Smartwatch Shows Android Wear Operating System Has a Long Way to GoNew York TimesIt's called Android Wear and it works like a miniature version of an Android phone on your wrist. One day, it will do a lot of things, from telling your Nest Thermostat (also made by Google) to turn up the heat because you are on your way home to ...
Android Wear Handles Everything From Pizzas to Your Love LifeABC News (blog)Android Wear acts as a personal assistant that users can simply sync with their Android phones and wear on their wrists. Using verbal commands, users can then carry out a variety of tasks, including ordering a pizza or scheduling a car service with Lyft.and more »
V3.co.ukFile-encrypting Android ransomware's extortion attempts mimic FBIPCWorldA ransomware threat that encrypts files stored on the SD memory cards of Android devices has been updated to target English-speaking users with FBI-themed alerts. The malware app is called Simplocker and was first identified by security researchers ...Simplocker Android Rans
Gotta Be MobileAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat Update Release Date & Rumor RoundupGotta Be MobileA little more than a month ago, Google rolled out an Android 4.4.4 KitKat update to replace the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update that it had rolled out only a few weeks before. With a month under its belt, the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update has made ...Android KitKat 4.4.4: Mot
SlashGearBest Android Camera Apps 2014ForbesTaking photos with an Android phone can be a very satisfying endeavor. Or it can be a study in frustration and ruined photo opportunities. Why? Because while all Android devices are powered by Google's Google's OS, phone makers are free to develop ...If I were a developer, I'd abandon Android nowSlas
Android keyboard Fleksy adds colorful themes, new languagesCNET (blog)Minimalist Android keyboard app Fleksy is getting a makeover Wednesday with version 3.0. The updated app adds a store where you can purchase and download themes that add a bit of flair to this otherwise simple black and white keyboard.Fleksy Debuts Version 3.0 On Android, With A Complete R
Android GeeksGoogle Play for Android gets a dash of Material DesignZDNetThe Google Play makeover has taken its cue from Material Design, Google's new approach to design that will appear in Android L when it's released later this year. The same design principles have been applied to recent homescreen makeovers for its other ...Google Play store for
Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for WindowsAmazon's Fire Phone life-meets-work review: Wild cards, but notable Android entryZDNetIf you want pure Android — as if there's such a thing unless you buy directly unlocked from Google — the Fire won't fly for you. Most of us have some bogged-down version and Amazon's value add actually adds value
iPad: Safer choice for many over AndroidZDNetThere must be a lot of folks trying to decide on a tablet, based on the regular correspondence I receive from them. The question often centers around which is a better fit, the iPad or an Android tablet. While there's no easy answer to that question ...and more »
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10 Things All Entrepreneurs Must Do Before Quitting Their Day JobEntrepreneurBefore running a business full time, many entrepreneurs toggle between their day job and a dedicated side hustle. So how do you know when it's time to take the leap and leave your steadier gig behind? If you can check these items off your list ...and more »
With a New Direction, Foursquare Rolls Out a New 'Superhero' LogoEntrepreneurWhen Foursquare's CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley decided to split off the company into two different apps, we didn't realize it was just the beginning. Today, the New York City-based startup has announced additional changes that users can expect ...and more »
Entrepreneur4 Books to Map Your Path to Greater SuccessEntrepreneurToilet Paper Entrepreneur. You don't need large amounts of money to be successful in business. Starting a business with very little capital be a good thing. In The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Mike Michalowicz shares an analogy he coined when he was on ...and more »
Why Nick Woodman Of GoPro Fits The High-Performance Entrepreneur MoldForbesHe started as an entrepreneur in his early 20s and started GoPro in his late 20s. Obviously, there is no right age to start a venture. But by and large, most entrepreneurs who built hugely successful businesses in emerging industries did so by starting ...
Entrepreneurs, Have No Fear of Trusting Your EmployeesEntrepreneurThe number one reason entrepreneurs resist delegating authority to employees is lack of trust. It's hard work to build a mutual, trusting relationship, but by putting an emphasis on trustworthiness during the hiring process it can help establish your ...and more »
ForbesKorea's Bubbliest Entrepreneur Hopes Capsule Drinks will Change the Way ...ForbesSeoul-based Romi Haan is a triple whammy: an inventor in an economy known for second movers; a self-made entrepreneur in a market dominated by inherited players; and a successful businesswoman in in one of the world's most male-dominated societies ...
The GuardianHow Google's Larry Page became a responsible entrepreneurThe GuardianMy book, The Responsible Entrepreneur, calls upon entrepreneurs and businesses to step up their game. In it I profile rising stars including Jay Coen Gilbert of B Lab and Cheryl Contee of attentive.ly, along with well-known leaders like Steve Jobs, ...and more »
ForbesInternet Entrepreneur? That Will Cost You $150000ForbesThe case of Michelle Phan should have everybody who's ever uploaded a video to YouTube checking their content very carefully. Essentially, Ms. Phan has put a series of “how-to” videos onto YouTube and become very successful as a result. However, she's ...and more »
Entrepreneur15 Signs You're an EntrepreneurEntrepreneurPressed to describe the stereotypical entrepreneur, which words would you use? Passionate? Dedicated? Optimistic? Sure, those apply. But insecure and troublemaker are more accurate, according to 'treps who know a success when they see one. Do the ...and more »
Dynamic BusinessEvery entrepreneur is a digital entrepreneur: AccentureZDNetNew research by management consulting and technology services company, Accenture, has found that new and emerging technology has the potential to help create up to 10 million new jobs for young people in G20 countries, as entrepreneurs around the ...A new action plan on youth entrepr
With more and more unnecessary services and products being offered for people to choose, iToxic can be created where people's minds and spirits are pre-occupied with unnecessary toxic clutter. iToxic is a problem in today's society, as the chain reaction of problems can occur, resulting in the necessity of detoxification. Detoxifying the toxicity will result in a more holistic and calmer lifestyle that will eliminate the need and desire to always be affected by the latest and greatest things that appear to be helping people, but in reality, hurting.
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Why you should "cancel the account" you have that you aren't really using, and especially if the service provider charges you some penalty for termination. You should think twice before signing up since the service provider's methodology is to trap you so you think and delay the process to CANCEL THE ACCOUNT, and while you delay, you just continue to pay and pay and pay away...
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By monitoring daiky or monthly activities is something unheard of by most people. It’s because staying in the dark is what the default option generally is. But if you want the light to shine, you might as well “just do it” and start monitoring your credit report so you know what is going on when […]
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