October 17, 2016

How to win in the game of odds in the next fintech frontier — insurance

insurance At the end of the day, insurance is all about risk. Whatever keeps people safest leads to the lowest claims — and the happiest people. Insurance technology is getting very popular among founders and investors, yet, as a category, is little understood. Read More

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NBC News fires Billy Bush after lewd Donald Trump tape airs

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC News has fired "Today" show host Billy Bush, who was caught on tape in a vulgar conversation about women with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump before an "Access Hollywood" appearance.

Bush was suspended at the morning show two days after contents of the 2005 tape ...

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Rick Wilson: Trump Oppo Coming That Could 'End The Race,' Make Even Ardent Trumpers Go 'Whoa'

Republican strategist Rick Wilson says the oppo about to be dropped on Donald Trump will make even his most ardent supporters go "whoa." Speaking on the latest episode of "The Jamie Weinstein Show" podcast, Wilson said he wasn't just "sure" there was more Trump oppo coming, "I'm positive." LISTEN: You can Subscribe and Listen to the Podcast on […]

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Lobster adds Verizon Cloud to its AI-powered photo licensing arsenal

unnamed Lobster, a Startup Battlefield company from 2014, is breathing new life into its AI-powered media licensing platform by partnering with Verizon Cloud. Advertisers, publications, agencies and will now have the means to license images sourced from social media and cloud, and with Verizon Cloud being added to that, will have a larger pool of "real" images of stock photo quality to… Read More

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Mark Kelly on Gun Control: 90% of Voters Are With Us

On "With All Due Respect," retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, co-founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions, discusses background checks and the issue on guns in the 2016 race.

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Howard Dean Was Really Not Ready for this MSNBC Interview

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Democrats warn of a racist uprising if Trump loses

In Democratic circles, the talk about the presidential election has increasingly turned to fears of a violent uprising by white supremacists and neo-Nazis if Donald Trump loses.

The nervous talk holds that Mr. Trump's alleged racist followers are being primed to take to the streets to challenge election results should ...

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Poll: Tons Of Millennials Love Communism, Think Bush Was Worse Than Stalin

Stalin executed millions. Bush did not.

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Comparing the politics of Trump and his Silicon Valley surrogate Peter Thiel

peter-thiel4 It's been a weird year for Peter Thiel. The always contrarian investor has managed to stir up quite a bit of ill will between his shadowy support of the lawsuit that brought Gawker to its knees and his vocal — and now financial — support for Donald Trump. Along the way, each of Thiel's controversies has led to calls for the companies he funded and advised, like… Read More

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Emails: Clinton's Closest Aides Didn't Know Her Position on Trade

Hillary Clinton's closest advisers were unsure of her position on trade, according to recently released hacked emails.

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Darryl Glenn, Casper Stockham buck Colorado 'Republicans are racist' claims

DENVER — The "Republicans are racist" narrative pushed by Democrats has been a tough sell this year in Colorado, maybe because there are too many black Republican candidates.

Colorado Democrats have nominated no minority candidates for Congress this year, but Republicans have made history by throwing their support behind El Paso ...

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Another Shot At Free Market Advocacy

"I, Whiskey" showcases the production process of the liquor to make a point about market freedom.

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Has SDN improved or just Kardashianized your network?

Paparazzi taking photographs of celebrity --- Image by © Monalyn Gracia/Corbis Software-defined networking (SDN) has taken center stage in the networking industry for the better part of a decade now. In the spirit of the election season, it's a great time to ask the question: Is your network better off now than it was before? Read More

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Iraq's Mosul Offensive Risks 700,000 Residents Fleeing, UN Says

Humanitarian-aid officials warned that as many as 700,000 of Mosul's 1.2 million residents may flee the fighting after Iraq's military began its long-promised offensive to retake Islamic State's last major stronghold in the country.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Will the Nobel Prize Be Protested?

(Steven Hayward) I'm sure readers will recall how the Academy Awards were protested because not enough minorities were nominated? (Because, as everyone knows, Hollywood is a hotbed of racism.) Wait until the social justice crowd notices the gender breakdown of Nobel Prizes: The American Council on Science and Health notes these data, and comments: And, even when women do win the prize, they are often not given full credit. Dr. Nancy Hopkins, a

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Baghdadi Survives Coup Attempt as Mosul Offensive Begins

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi survived an uprising within his own police force Monday as U.S. led-coalition forces pushed toward Mosul with only light resistance, according to Iraqi lawmakers.

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Indiana GOP Rep. Stutzman faces ethics scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Ethics panel is evaluating whether to launch an official investigation into Indiana GOP Rep. Marlin Stutzman.

The committee has received a submission from a separate, independent ethics panel called the Office of Congressional Ethics recommending a probe into Stutzman. The independent panel has submitted a ...

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Melania Just Said How Donald Will Attack Clintons In The Final Debate — 'They're Asking For It…'

'I expect...'

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Netflix shakes off weak subscriber growth and its stock is skyrocketing

netflix-password1 Netflix is finally breaking off from its slowing subscriber growth trend as it posted a huge quarter that beat both its own, and Wall Street's, expectations. Here's the money chart: Shares of Netflix are absolutely blowing up, now up more than 20% in extended trading after the earnings report came out. With today's crazy jump in its stock, the company added nearly $10 billion… Read More

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Obama Admin Won't Fire Patrick Kennedy Over Alleged Quid Pro Quo With Clinton Emails

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White House says GOP governors responsible to ensure fair election

President Obama, a product of Chicago-style politics, isn't worried about a rigged presidential election, the White House said Monday.

Responding to claims by Republican nominee Donald Trump that his race against Hillary Clinton is "rigged," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the president's team is "not at all" concerned ...

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Clinton Campaign Sought Revenge Against NBC, Aide Phoned Chuck Todd To Express Outrage

Revenge of the campaign nerds.

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In drought-ridden California, a new fertilizer technology from KDC Ag could bring relief

8045838374_8247d01e0c_o But a trip along Interstate 5 reveals a different world. Miles of browning grass stretch along the roadside, broken by the green clusters of California's farms, which provide fruits, vegetables and nuts to most American households. California is the top farm producer in the U.S. In 2015, the state's farms and ranches harvested approximately $47 billion for their output, vastly… Read More

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Trump Foundation Says It Stopped Soliciting Donations in N.Y.

Donald Trump's foundation says it has complied with order from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman calling on Trump Foundation to cease soliciting donations. NOTE: Two weeks ago, AG's office said nonprofit was not properly registered in state to accept donations

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State Dept: No Discussion of Clinton Email Quid Pro Quo Happened, Allegation Is 'Insulting'

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AP Exclusive: US elections chief left behind Kansas scandal

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - When Brian Newby took the helm of a federal election agency, he left behind an unfolding scandal in Kansas where he was having an affair with a woman he promoted in his previous job and used her to skirt oversight of their lavish expenses, prompting a ...

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The Hill's Columnist Dings NYT Reporter, Brags About Himself

The Hill's lefty columnist Brent Budowsky sure has a lot of opinions that he likes to vomit out to Hillary Clinton's Campaign Chairman John Podesta. Podesta doesn't always respond to Budowski. But it appears Budowsky thinks the two men are close despite Podesta telling longtime Clinton aide Cheryl Mills that Budowski has "no following." In Monday's installment from […]

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HTC brings its virtual reality storefront to mobile

HTC Vive HTC really wants VR to happen. For all of their mobile handset woes, the company is keen to grab the next platform shift by the horns and have the ecosystem and infrastructure in place to become an early powerhouse in the space. The company's VR presence has notably been lacking in the mobile department which has been somewhat confounding given the fact that they seem to understand… Read More

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