August 27, 2016

Poor Little Rich Girl

Who now remembers Barbara Hutton, the poor little rich girl? Oh, we might be able to dredge up from the recesses of memory or the depths of Wikipedia a few stray facts about her—the much-married heiress of the Woolworth five-and-dime fortune, perhaps the richest girl in the world, who managed to fritter away the equivalent of a billion dollars between her coming-out party at age 18 in 1930 and her death at age 66 in 1979.

We might even remember the original cause of her fame or infamy: that coming-out party, a debutante ball that cost nearly a million dollars (in today's terms) during the depths of the Great Depression.

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Small gun manufacturers a growing force in Florida

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - At FrogBones Family Shooting in Melbourne, you'll find rows of handguns, rifles and shooting accessories.

You'll also hear the constant "thud" of guns being fired in the indoor range.

Many probably would be surprised to know that FrogBones also is considered a gun "manufacturer," meaning it ...

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Opera says its service for syncing web browser data was hacked

Screenshot 2016-08-27 13.24.19 Opera, which recently agreed to sell its browser business in a Chinese consortium, has reset user passwords for one of its services after it servers were breached by hackers. Read More

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Another reason why liberals hate Trump

(Paul Mirengoff) Steve has started a series called "Why do liberals hate Trump?" The first installment is here. I look forward to reading the subsequent ones. I think one reason why liberals hate Trump is the same reason why many conservatives dislike him: He's not one of theirs and he's an awful guy. Suppose Trump were the Democratic nominee running against, say, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. Might not conservatives hate Trump

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Trump Obliterates Clinton's Lead In Latest Reuters Poll

He picked up seven points in three days

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Crunch Report | Justin Kan Talks YC

Justin Kan swings by the TC studio to talk YC, Snapchat and a new app he is working on, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is working on a proposal to retain foreigners who build startups, a new type of shape-shifting material is created out of MIT, three tech stories about cars, and Rackspace is going private. All this on Crunch report. Read More

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August 26, 2016

Spotify might not suppress search, but that doesn't mean artists with exclusives get treated equally

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Daniel Ek, founder and chief executive officer of Spotify, attends the Cannes Lions 2016 on June 22, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images) Accusations that Spotify has been punishing artists for signing exclusives with other streaming services hit the internet in full force this morning, originating from a Bloomberg article.  When confronted by TechCrunch, a Spotify spokesperson gave the same response they have been giving since the story broke — that the accusations about burying search results are "unequivocally… Read More

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Sharpton Official Compares Sheriff David Clarke To Bull Connor

And sounds like Archie Bunker in the process

Via: The Daily Caller

The monetization promise and pitfalls of Pokémon Go

pokemon-money Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its July debut, making it the biggest-growing mobile game ever. Naturally, the phenomenon has drawn much commentary about what this means for marketing, but I am more interested in what it teaches us about making money. Read More

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Full Show: With All Due Respect (08/26/16)

John Heilemann and Kasie Hunt are joined by Southern Poverty Law Center's Heidi Beirich and "Hamilton" star Chris Jackson on "With All Due Respect." (Source: Bloomberg)

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The Latest: Trump says forget about Phoenix cancellation

PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's possible Phoenix visit (all times local):

5:40 p.m.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says next week's visit to Phoenix is back on again.

Trump announced in a tweet late Friday afternoon that he'll be in Phoenix on Wednesday. The ...

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Microsoft announces new resources to reduce hate speech

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 10: A general view of the Microsoft booth at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 10, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 13 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 140,000 attendees. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images) Microsoft today pushed out in a blog post for users of its consumer services new resources to reduce hate speech. Users will now be able to communicate directly with the company to report hate speech, and petition for reinstating content via new online forms. Most people are familiar with efforts by social networks like Twitter and Facebook to ensure safety within their respective online… Read More

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Who Made America Hate Again?

(John Hinderaker) I don't think we have said much about Hillary Clinton's speech in which she denounced Donald Trump as a racist of the "alt-right," thereby confusing, no doubt, most of her audience. Much could be said about Hillary's smears–a Republican racist running for president? Not again!–but I want to comment on just one aspect of it: her claim that "the billionaire businessman's campaign [is] one that will 'make America hate again.'"

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Libous, NY lawmaker, may have conviction vacated after death

NEW YORK (AP) - The conviction of a New York state lawmaker on charges of lying to the FBI may be reversed after his death.

The New York Times reports ( ) that an attorney for the late Thomas Libous filed papers last week with a federal appeals court to ...

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STUDY: Diversity Programs Actually Harm Women And Racial Minorities

Mandatory diversity training 'can activate bias or spark a backlash.'

Via: The Daily Caller

Growing up in the intelligence era

moneygrowth IT is shifting from the SaaS workflow applications that characterized the cloud computing era to those that help customers make decisions: the intelligence era. The source of competitive advantage is shifting from code to unique data + self-learning code. This brings a change in the expectations of investors. Here we review the requirements of enterprise software investors in the intelligence era. Read More

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Chris Jackson: The Full 'Hamilton' Interview

"Hamilton" star Chris Jackson talks to John Heilemann and Alex Wagner on "With All Due Respect." (Source: Bloomberg)

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The Latest: Pence opens Indiana's 1st Trump campaign office

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

6:30 p.m.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is opening the only Donald Trump campaign office in the state.

The office in a suburban strip mall near Indianapolis was sweltering after an overflow crowd packed into the small space ...

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Clinton's Use Of Email Scrubbing Tool May Not Have Been Detectable To FBI, Developer Says

'Digital shredder'

Via: The Daily Caller

Student projects leapfrog governments and industry in 'Data Science for Social Good' program

milan-deprivation Big Data is hardly new at this point — nor has it wrought anywhere near its potential effects on many companies and institutions insulated by inertia and red tape. A summer program at the University of Washington called Data Science for Good shows that fresh eyes and good code can make more in 10 weeks than some have done in as many years. Read More

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