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  • Current Event
    1 hour ago
    by distant
    +5 +1

    Telltale hit with class-action lawsuit for breaking labor laws

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  • Current Event
    17 hours ago
    by jasont
    +8 +3

    Qualcomm says it has evidence Apple stole its source code, gave it to Intel

    If you were wondering whether the long-running battle between Apple and Qualcomm was going to continue to grow in intensity or be quietly settled, it looks like we now have an answer. Qualcomm has dramatically upped the ante in its latest court filing, now accusing Apple of stealing its source code and giving it – and other trade secrets – to rival chipmaker Intel...

  • Expression
    1 day ago
    by aj0690
    +29 +8

    The untold story of the vegetable peeler that changed the world

    Smart Design’s Davin Stowell shares the origin story of the OXO Swivel, one of the great icons of 20th-century industrial design.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by TNY
    +22 +3

    Instagram’s Co-Founders Said to Step Down From Company

    Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. The exits add to the challenges facing Instagram’s parent company, Facebook. Mr. Systrom, Instagram’s chief executive, and Mr. Krieger, the chief technical officer, notified Instagram’s leadership team and Facebook on Monday of their decision to leave, said the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

  • Analysis
    1 day ago
    by sjvn
    +26 +4

    We’re inching closer to DaaS Windows

    How Windows is supported and sold is changing. Or should I say ‘sold’?

  • Current Event
    16 hours ago
    by jedlicka
    +11 +1

    Telltale Games Hired New Employees As Early as a Week Before Closure, According to Former Dev

    Following the devastating news of a massive layoff that occurred just this week at Telltale Games with no severance pay and no warning, news continues to pour out regarding the sudden shutdown and the situation surround what went down. Despite the Co-Founder stating they had "no choice" in the matter, the gaming community continues to rile up support - especially in light of a recent report that states the company hired a sleuth of new employees a week before the shutdown with some even having to relocated halfway across the country.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by drunkenninja
    +12 +3

    Next crash will be ‘worse than the Great Depression’: experts

    Ten years ago, it was too-easy credit that brought financial markets to their knees. Today, it could be a global debt of $247 trillion that causes the next crash. After a decade of escalating US household debt brought on by low wages and the national debt more than doubling over the same time frame, to $21 trillion, debt could soon put the brakes on this economic recovery, analysts warn.

  • Current Event
    19 hours ago
    by dianep
    +1 +1

    Burger chain Sonic to be acquired by Arby's parent company in $2.3 billion deal

    The parent company of Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings is acquiring burger chain Sonic in a deal valued at $2.3 billion, the companies announced on Tuesday. The deal, which will pay Sonic shareholders $43.50 per share in cash, assumes all debt and represents a 19 percent premium on Sonic's Monday close.The company's stock rose more than 18 percent Tuesday, hitting an all-time high of $44.87 per share.

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by mariogi
    +6 +2

    SiriusXM buys Pandora for $3.5 billion

    SiriusXM is acquiring Pandora for $3.5 billion. The satellite radio company says it intends to maintain the Pandora service and brand, along with its roughly 70 million monthly active users (5.6 million of which are paying members), which stands at double that of SiriusXM’s existing 36 million subscribers. SiriusXM had previously invested $480 million for a 19 percent stake in the streaming service back in June 2017, leading to speculation that it might intend to buy the company outright. Now it seems Pandora will join SiriusXM’s portfolio...

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by messi
    +15 +3

    Electric car batteries’ ‘second life’ could be a clean energy game-changer

    China plans to dominate the $550 billion battery market through a recycling monopoly.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by everlost
    +14 +4

    Amazon’s streaming service Twitch just got blocked in China

    The most popular live-streaming service for video games in the world got just blocked in China. A spokesman for Twitch.tv confirmed that their service had been blocked in China, but he did not comment any further. The country’s internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China did not respond to a request for a comment.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by funhonestdude
    +10 +2

    Ticketmaster secret scalper program targeted by class-action lawyers

    A U.S. law firm is seeking to launch a class-action lawsuit on behalf of fans who purchased inflated resale tickets through Ticketmaster, alleging the company runs a professional scalper program that may have violated consumer rights. The effort by Hagens Berman follows a CBC News/Toronto Star investigation that found Ticketmaster representatives at a Las Vegas convention were recruiting professional scalpers to use a web-based sales tool called TradeDesk to resell millions of dollars in tickets.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by rexall
    +12 +2

    The hottest startups in Paris

    When Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France in May 2017, he set about exploiting the triple crisis of Brexit, Merkel trying to form coalition, and Donald Trump’s isolationism to recast France as a dynamic startup nation, open for innovation and business – a sales pitch best symbolised by the opening of Station F, Europe’s largest tech incubator. Still, the last 12 months have not been easy for Paris’s technology sector.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by canuck
    +18 +3

    John Deere Just Swindled Farmers Out of Their Right to Repair

    The fight for our right to repair the stuff we own has suffered a huge setback. As anyone who repairs electronics knows, keeping a device in working order often means fixing both its hardware and software. But a big California farmers’ lobbying group just blithely signed away farmers’ right to access or modify the source code of any farm equipment software. As an organization representing 2.5 million California agriculture jobs, the California Farm Bureau gave up the right to purchase repair parts without going through a dealer

  • Current Event
    1 day ago
    by junglman
    +14 +1

    SiriusXM buys Pandora for $3.5 billion

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  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by baron778
    +22 +6

    Apple CEO Tim Cook pens open letter to FBI: We will not build a backdoor into iPhone, not even to...

    In "A Message to Our Customers" posted on Apple's website, CEO Tim Cook declared the company's intention to fight the federal government's request to hack users in response to the recent mass-killing in San Bernardino, California. The order was issued by federal Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym, and requires Apple to assist the Federal Bureau of Investigation in breaking the encryption of the iPhone belonging to one of the shooters, Syed Farook.

  • Current Event
    6 days ago
    by 8mm
    +10 +3

    Tennis Champion Naomi Osaka’s $8.5M Adidas Deal Biggest Ever for a Woman

    Fresh off her stunning U.S. Open win, 20-year-old tennis phenom Naomi Osaka is reportedly about to sign an $8.5 million endorsement contract with Adidas, according to SB Nation. Her current contract with the athletic manufacturer expires at the end of this year. The deal is the richest ever offered to a female athlete by Adidas.

  • Current Event
    2 days ago
    by cone
    +9 +1

    6 Mega-Corporations Control 90% of the American TV and Radio Media Stations

    Mainstream media in the US is consolidated to such a point there are now 6 gigantic corporations that control 90% of the American TV and radio media stations. The consumer is fed the illusion of choice, but there are a small handful of elite individuals now dictating what you allowed to see, hear, read and, ultimately, think. Beware! The mainstream media consolidation now has a stranglehold on information and is threatening our ability to know the truth.

  • Expression
    12 days ago
    by RXCKSTXR
    +24 +11

    Where in the World Is Larry Page?

    While Alphabet faces existential challenges, its co-founder is exercising his right to be forgotten.

  • Current Event
    7 days ago
    by darvinhg
    +17 +3

    Coca-Cola is considering marijuana-infused drinks

    Soda's overrated, so Coca-Cola's looking into weed. Coca-Cola has been eyeing cannabis-infused drinks, according to a statement. The company said Monday that it's "closely watching" the use of CBD in "functional wellness" beverages. "The space is evolving quickly," Coca-Cola spokesman Kent Landers told Bloomberg News. "No decisions have been made at this time."

  • Current Event
    8 days ago
    by ppp
    +12 +3

    SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

    SpaceX revealed Monday that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be its first space tourist. Maezawa has chartered a flight aboard the company's Big Falcon Rocket, which is still being developed, for a slingshot trip around the Moon as soon as 2023. He's planning to take six to eight artists with him on the mission free of charge.

  • Current Event
    3 days ago
    by zobo
    +4 +1

    Walmart warning it'll raise prices as Trump's China tariffs kick in

    Walmart, the biggest U.S. retailer, warned the Trump administration the newest round of tariffs on imported Chinese goods could prompt it to raise prices on products from shampoo to bicycles to food. "This round of tariffs could impact a significant number of common consumer items that are not easily replaceable," Sarah F. Thorn, a senior director for global government affairs at Walmart, wrote in a Sept. 6 letter to the U.S. Trade Representative. "The immediate impact will be to raise prices on consumers and tax American business and manufacturers. "

  • How-to
    11 days ago
    by estherschindler
    +16 +5

    9 common passive-aggressive work emails and how to neutralize each of them to still get what you want

    Passive-aggressive workplace emails might give you a headache. Fortunately, there are some key phrases you can use to neutralize passive-aggressive situations and still get what you want. Keep reading to see what they are.

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by Pfennig88
    +17 +4

    Next financial crisis 'has begun and will be worse than 2008 crash,' economists warn

    The beginnings of another financial crisis are already in motion - and it will be worse than the global meltdown of 2008. That's the opinion of one of the select band of economists who predicted the 2008 economic collapse, which started with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers bank a decade ago and ended up affecting every country in the world. Ann Pettifor predicted that crisis in 2006, more than two years before it actually struck.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by jerrycan
    +12 +3

    Solar power can fulfill electricity demand by 2050, say experts

    Experts at a seminar yesterday said the country could generate 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy in 2050 if steps are taken to achieve the target, reports UNB. “Scarcity of land is no longer a problem for solar energy as technologies are improving and different forms of new systems like floating solar and rooftop solar are coming up with more efficiency,” said Munawar Moin, president of Solar Module Manufacturers’ Association of Bangladesh (SMMAB).

  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by finanta
    +8 +4

    European Startups Find Success When They Stop Trying to Be Like Silicon Valley's

    European startups seem to have found a happy medium between Silicon Valley and old Europe.

  • Current Event
    12 days ago
    by zritic
    +16 +4

    Elon Musk’s Boring Company wants its tunnel network to connect all the way to your garage

    Elon Musk has confirmed plans for the Boring Company’s tunnel network to be able to connect all the way to residential garages so that commuters can enter the high-speed loop directly from their homes. The project was first revealed by The Mercury News as The Boring Company sought and was granted approval from the Hawthorne City Council to build a shaft on a newly acquired property over their test tunnel.

  • Current Event
    13 days ago
    by socialiguana
    +21 +4

    Tesla workers speak out: 'Anything pro-union is shut down really fast'

    For two years Dezzimond Vaughn was a well-regarded worker at the Tesla factory in Lathrop, California. Then he became involved in trying to organize a union and suddenly his job was on the line. “They started changing rules without any remorse,” Vaughn, a 31-year-old former Tesla computer-numeric-controlled (CNC) heavy machinery operator, told the Guardian. He cited a strict attendance policy Tesla implemented and backdated that deducted points from employees every time they clocked in late or were absent.

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by Apolatia
    +20 +3

    A VP at the Largest Porsche Dealer in America Just Vanished with $2.5 Million in Buyer Deposits

    As vice president of marketing at the largest Porsche dealer in the country, Shiraaz Sookralli personally handled some of Champion Porsche's most valued and deep-pocketed clients. Over the last year, he collected over $2.5 million in customer deposits for dozens of the company's ultra-exclusive 911 GT3 and GT3 RS models. There's only one problem: The cars never existed, the money is missing, and Sookralli just vanished without a trace.

  • Current Event
    11 days ago
    by geoleo
    +14 +3

    KFC has launched a mindfulness website because why not

    Have you ever wanted to meditate to the sound of frying chicken or simmering gravy? Well, thanks to the geniuses in the marketing department at KFC, you now can! To coincide with Mindfulness Day, KFC UK have launched their own mindfulness website “KFChill“.

  • Current Event
    9 days ago
    by ckshenn
    +14 +2

    Big banks must never again be 'master of the economy', John McDonnell to warn

    London’s vast financial services industry must never again be the “master of the economy”, the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, will say on Saturday in a speech accusing bankers of profiting from speculation at the expense of ordinary people. The veteran socialist who is now seeking to reassure business, promises higher taxes and tougher regulation on banks on the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers – the pivotal moment in the global financial crisis.

  • Analysis
    8 days ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +10 +2

    Robots in workplace 'could create double the jobs they destroy'

    The rise of machines, robots and algorithms in the workplace stands to create almost double the number of jobs for the global economy by the middle of the next decade than it puts at risk of being replaced. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), about 133m jobs globally could be created with the help of rapid technological advances in the workplace over the next decade, compared with 75m that could be displaced.

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by aj0690
    +10 +1

    Sharky's loses liquor license after agents buy drugs, lap dances with food stamps

    Sharky's Lounge in Harrison Township is losing its liquor license at the end of the business day today. The Ohio Liquor Control Commission revoked the adult entertainment club's license, according to the Ohio Investigative Unit. Agents with the OIU had began investigating Twenty Two Fifty, Inc. which is also known as Sharky's in May of 2017. During the investigation, agents say they were able to buy drugs and lap dances by using food stamps. During the five-month long investigation, agents exchanged more than $2,000 worth of food stamps to...

  • Current Event
    4 days ago
    by darvinhg
    +2 +1

    Ballooning pot stocks are now bigger than Chipotle and Macy's

    Wall Street's obsession with marijuana stocks has propelled industry leaders to lofty market valuations that now rival those of household names such as Twitter, Hershey and CBS. Canadian cannabis company Tilray, which soared more than 38 percent Wednesday in wild trading on the Nasdaq, has seen its market capitalization rocket to over $19 billion as of Wednesday's close. Its share price is up more than 500 percent over the past month.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by Chubros
    +29 +6

    OxyContin Billionaire to Sell Drug to Get You Off OxyContin

    Pharmaceutical billionaire Richard Sackler, whose family-owned company Purdue Pharma created the notorious drug OxyContin, has been granted a patent for a new drug designed to help wean people off that highly addictive opiate. Purdue has been named as one of the key drivers in an opioid epidemic that is killing tens of thousands of Americans every year. The Financial Times reports that Sackler now stands to make millions more dollars from a milder opiate that would be sold to people addicted to more powerful drugs like heroin or OxyContin.