June 25, 2016

The hungry consumer and the software pivot

cherry pie with spoon The internet has become a lonely space, and consumers are hungry for something new. We don't talk much anymore about new processors, video cards and faster dialup modems — at least not like we used to. The technology industry, specifically the internet, continues to become further standardized and isolating, which makes it harder for new players to get an edge. Read More

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4 more sentenced over deadly 2012 Adams County prison riot

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - Four more men have been sentenced for roles in a deadly 2012 riot at a Mississippi immigration detention facility.

U.S. District Judge David Bramlette III sentenced the Mexican men to federal prison Thursday.

Hector Miguel Diaz-Osuna, 35, was sentenced to 25 years. A jury found him ...

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Telecoms open shop on Madison Avenue, but will brands buy?

new york city skyline Many companies have transformed and realigned their focus with great success. Avon transitioned from peddling books door-to-door to marketing beauty products. Wrigley started as a soap and baking soda company. IBM originally sold massive mainframe computers and calculators. Now, telecom companies are making similar pivots into a lucrative industry. The battle du jour is about customer data… Read More

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Census shows Utah is young, growing more diverse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Census data shows Utah's population is young and growing more diverse.

The new U.S. Census data puts the state's median age under 31 years old, about seven years younger than the rest of the country.

Asians are the fastest-growing minority group in the state. The ...

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Nationalism without a nationalist

(Paul Mirengoff) Nationalism, by which I mean here vigorous push back against excessive internationalism and immigration, scored its second major victory of the year when Britain voted to leave the EU. The first victory came when Donald Trump won the Republican nomination. His closest rival, Ted Cruz, was also nationalistic in the sense described above, though not as vigorously so as Trump. Trump, though, is the underdog in his race against Hillary

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Obama warns poor nations will put planet 'under water' by using fossil fuels

The world's richest nations have long been fueled by oil, coal and natural gas, but President Obama warned Friday that less affluent countries trying to take the same path will put the planet "under water."

In an interview with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Mr. Obama said he hoped social-media "connectivity" ...

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Governments must embrace the Information Age or risk becoming obsolete

Scenic summer aerial panorama of the Old Town in Tallinn, Estonia Thirty-six years ago, futurist Alvin Toffler wrote The Third Wave, outlining the inevitable transition from a "Second Wave," characterized by an industrial society, to a "Third Wave," characterized by what he calls the "Information Age." The Information Age is defined by the shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through… Read More

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George Will renounces GOP, declares 'This is not my party'

The Republican Party's acceptance of Donald Trump as its presumptive presidential nominee has prompted acclaimed conservative columnist George Will to change his political affiliation, the writer revealed Friday.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, Mr. Will changed his voter registration in the state of Maryland earlier this month ...

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Understatement of the Year

(Steven Hayward) This Wall Street Journal story this morning about how the Brexit vote unfolded in the Labour Party stronghold of Sunderland wins Power Line's Understatement of the Year Award. Keep in mind that it was the Labour government under Tony Blair that pushed for expanded immigration to bolster the ranks of Labour voters, just as Democrats in the U.S. want expanded immigration to swell the ranks of Democratic voters: SUNDERLAND, England—Labour politician

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Duckworth Settles Workplace Retaliation Case to Avoid Testifying

Embattled Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) settled on Friday a years-long legal dispute surrounding allegations the lawmaker wrongly retaliated against employees during her tenure as the head of Illinois' Department of Veterans Affairs.

The post Duckworth Settles Workplace Retaliation Case to Avoid Testifying appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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Novelist John Sundman talks CRISPR, genetics, and logic bombs

61+tk+GPfML._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_ Novelist John Sundman is a national treasure. His best work, Acts of the Apostles, predicts CRISPR, advanced genetic engineering, and chip-based Trojan Horses and his writing is at once dense and thrilling. I got the chance to talk with him this week for the Technotopia podcast. Sandman lives on Martha's Vineyard and has been a tech contractor as well as a volunteer fireman and carpenter. Read More

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Trump Says Immigration Plan Wouldn't Feature 'Mass Deportations'

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Saturday that he wouldn't characterize his immigration policies as including "mass deportations."

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Missouri commission dismisses complaint against candidate

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against Republican attorney general candidate Josh Hawley.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://j.mp/28ULcfF ) the commission said Friday it found no evidence that Hawley improperly used not-for-profits he created to promote his candidacy without disclosing donors or spending.


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Seoul's new traffic signs warn of the dangers of texting while walking

Smiling young business woman in subway station, South Korea. (Leonardo Patrizi/Getty Images) The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced traffic and pedestrian signs alerting the danger of using smartphones while walking on the street, soon to be installed in five areas of the South Korean capital. The safety campaign, implemented together with the National Police Agency, specifically targets kids, teenagers and young adults, the main users of smartphones in the country. "The… Read More

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Calexit or Caleavefornia? Brexit lifts California independence campaign

Pro-independence Texans weren't the only ones energized by the vote by Brexit vote.

The California secession movement has been riding a wave of interest since Thursday's vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The campaign has already gained a Brexit-inspired nickname: Calexit

"We have a lot of ...

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You can help stop human trafficking with the TraffickCam app

Screen Shot 2016-06-25 at 8.27.28 AM TraffickCam is an app developed by the Exchange Initiative, an organization fighting back against sex trafficking. The goal of the new app is to build a national database of photos of the insides of hotel rooms to help law enforcement match images posted by sex traffickers to locations. The app will also be useful to help locate victims — and the people who put them in their predicament. Read More

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(John Hinderaker) Last night my wife and I, along with two of our adult daughters, saw the documentary Weiner. The film was shot during Anthony Weiner's campaign in the Democratic primary for mayor of New York. It offers an extraordinary look at a candidate and a campaign in the midst of an implosion. The documentary opens with a clip of Weiner giving a speech in the House. It is a reminder of

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Analysis: Eldridge tests state's gun stance in Senate bid

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - During his re-election bid two years ago, Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor touted his opposition to legislation expanding background checks for firearms sales and wore the criticism he faced from gun control advocates as a badge of honor. His reward was being defeated by a Republican ...

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Accounts will help people with disabilities save for future

BALTIMORE (AP) - Like many parents of children with disabilities, Richard and Carol Dean of Columbia have to perform a juggling act to take care of their daughters' finances. They keep close tabs to make sure Jill, 33, and Amanda, 39, never have more than $2,000 in their bank accounts.


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Latin America's chronic inefficiency could drive more O2O commerce growth

Sao Paolo motoboy -Mid-Res There are numerous daily tasks that can be solved with ease in the U.S. In comparison, the lack of training, standardization and process in Brazil creates chronic inefficiencies in the service sector that push consumers to prefer and use mobile applications that provide everyday services in a standardized manner Read More

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