October 24, 2016

Google buys Eyefluence eye-tracking startup

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-7-47-14-pm Google want to know everywhere that you're looking. Today, Eyefluence announced that it has been acquired by Google. The eye-tracking interface startup founded in 2013 had raised $21.6M in funding from investors including Intel Capital, Jazz Venture Partners, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital and NHN Investment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Eyefluence shared the… Read More

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Donald Ducks: The Clinton connection

(Scott Johnson) John covered one of the videos released by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas Action Fund last week in "Undercover video shows Democrats plotting violence at Trump rallies." In the "plotting" depicted in the cited video released last week, Scott Foval and Robert Creamer (since departed from the scene) play starring roles. In today's update, O'Keefe posts "Rigging the election — video III: Creamer confirms Clinton involvement" video below. Robert Creamer again

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NYT Reporter Doesn't Know if She Works With Anyone Who Is Pro-Life

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Hillary Clinton allies' donations to campaign of Jill McCabe, FBI official's wife, draw scrutiny

Donald Trump demanded an investigation Monday after revelations that Hillary Clinton's allies invested heavily in the state Senate campaign of a Democrat at a time when her husband oversaw part of the FBI's investigation into Mrs. Clinton's secret email account.

Mr. Trump said the revelations about now-FBI Deputy Director Andrew ...

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Driver Caught Doing Karaoke Right Before Car Crash [VIDEO]

His glasses stayed on his head the whole time

Via: The Daily Caller

Study estimates cost of last year's internet shutdowns at $2.4 billion

cutcords Whenever there's a shutdown of internet access or restrictions placed on an app, we shake our heads disapprovingly because we know it's a fundamentally bad idea to do that. But what exactly is the cost of those shutdowns? A new study from the Brookings Institution suggests well over $2 billion over the last year. Read More

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Trump: Clinton Knew About Donation to FBI Official's Wife

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's political action committee donated nearly $500,000 to the political campaign of the wife of an FBI official who helped oversee the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Gary Johnson admits low chance of winning, but hopes for 5 percent of vote

He admits he has little hope of winning, but Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson says Americans can now vote for him in order to get him past the 5 percent threshold, which would entitle his party to up to $10 million in public financing in 2020.

With GOP nominee ...

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Claim: Gov't Action Against Global Warming May Cause Next Financial Meltdown

'you don't need to believe that it is man-made'

Via: The Daily Caller

Google pollutes new Chrome tabs with 'article suggestions' – here's how to disable them

The original new tab page. You know what people love? When you take something familiar and useful and replace it with content "for you" that you actually didn't ask for. That's one of the more visible changes in the latest version of Chrome for Android, which swaps out the bookmarks and recently visited items on the new tab page for "suggested articles." Here's how to get rid of it. Read More

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Biden Effect: On the Trail With the Vice President

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss the influence Vice President Biden is having on the 2016 race on "With All Due Respect."

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Retired Soldier Discusses 'Devastating' Challenges of Repaying Bonuses to Pentagon

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The Latest: NAACP seeks federal probe into Miss. noose case

WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the NAACP saying a noose was placed around a black student's neck in Mississippi (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

The Mississippi NAACP president is calling for a federal hate-crimes investigation after the parents of a black high school student say some white students ...

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O'Keefe's Latest Video Suggests Illegal Collusion Between Hillary, Super PACs [VIDEO]

And it was over ducks

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IPO Pro Lise Buyer on what you need to IPO in the next six months

lisebuyer Last week, I sat down with IPO pro Lise Buyer to talk about the Bay Area ecosystem for a Sirius XM radio show that's broadcast from Wharton's San Francisco campus. Buyer was the host and I was the guest, but because the IPO market is top of mind for so many in the startup industry right now, I asked if I could turn the table for a few minutes on Buyer, who is best known for helping… Read More

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Christie Aide Testimony Again Challenges Governor's Denials

On the fourth day of George Washington Bridge lane closings that caused massive traffic jams in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie was told that the borough's mayor suspected that the gridlock was a form of political retaliation, a former top Christie aide testified.

Source: Bloomberg Politics

Academic Absurdity of the Week: Alan Sokal, Call Your Office

(Steven Hayward) Our weekly feature about academic absurdities is drawn usually from the social sciences and humanities, because that's where you find the most politicized work and the most tolerance for complete gibberish and nonsense. This would never happen in the hard sciences, right? Right? From The Guardian: Nonsense paper written by iOS autocomplete accepted for conference By Elle Hunt A nonsensical academic paper on nuclear physics written only by iOS autocomplete

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The Cyber Threat: Dyn Cyber Attack Highlights Internet of Things Hacking

A major cyber attack that disrupted Internet service for major users like Twitter and Amazon in parts of the United States on Friday was the first robot-based digital assault using the Internet of Things—millions of linked devices operating in concert.

The bad news from the outage is that cyber security analysts are predicting the cyber attack was likely first of many large-scale "distributed denial of service" cyber attacks, or DDoS—strikes that target internet service rather than seek to steal data.

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Final stop of craft that flew to Capitol? The garbage heap

WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities plan to destroy a helicopter-like aircraft that made headlines when its owner flew it on to the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in 2015 as a political protest.

A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says the destruction of the craft will likely occur within weeks.

The craft's ...

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Army Officials: 10 Soldiers Have Requested To Change Their Genders

'Frankly I asked for more time'

Via: The Daily Caller

OpenDataSoft raises $5.4 million to turn data into APIs

stocksnap_c6ygdz1dsw French startup OpenDataSoft just raised a $5.4 million Series A round (€5 million) to make it easier to manipulate huge sets of data. Aster Capital and Salesforce Ventures invested in today's round, with existing investor Aurinvest also participating and Ader Finance helping with the deal. Interestingly, this is one of the first investments from Salesforce Ventures in a French… Read More

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Warren Campaigns With Clinton With Eye on Curbing Wall Street

Elizabeth Warren's vigorous campaigning on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the closing weeks of the presidential race is feeding expectations that the Massachusetts senator and progressive leader is looking beyond Election Day, laying the groundwork to blunt Wall Street's influence in a Clinton administration.

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Former Pennsylvania Democratic AG Sentenced to 10-23 Months in Jail

Pennsylvania's former Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail for perjury and obstruction of justice that was a part of a political retaliation feud.

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Cleary apologizes for 'sloppy bookkeeping' of Senate account

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Retiring state Republican Sen. Ray Cleary of Murrells Inlet is apologizing for "sloppy bookkeeping" over the last few years but says he never used campaign donations for personal expenses.

The Senate Ethics Committee went behind closed doors Monday to determine how much to fine their colleague.


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Tom Brady Hammers Domestic Abusers

He didn't hold back...

Via: The Daily Caller

Uber will deliver up to 5 free flu shots and a free care pack to users

screen-shot-2016-10-24-at-12-36-46-pm Last year, Uber launched UberHEALTH to deliver on-demand wellness pack and optional flu shots. For 2016, it's doing it again, with Uber for Health, which similarly offers on on-demand "flu-fighting" care pack when you request one in-app, with optional free flu shots for up to 5 people at your location. And this time around, the entire thing is free. With last year's… Read More

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Trump Takes Glee Mocking U.S., Clinton Says in Speech

(Corrects Clinton location in first paragraph.) "He's basically declaring defeat before the battle has even started," Hillary Clinton, speaking at event in N.H., says after Donald Trump says on Twitter that attack on Mosul "is turning out to be a total disaster. We gave them months of notice. U.S. is looking so dumb." Says Trump's comments are "wrong" and "dangerous"; ''this is someone who roots for failure and takes glee in mocking our country, whoever the president is,'' Clinton says See relat

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Petition for Smithsonian Black History Museum to Include Clarence Thomas Draws Thousands of Signatures

A petition to include Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture has attracted thousands of signatures, The Daily Caller reports.

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Warren, Clinton mock Donald Trump: 'Nasty women vote'

Turning Donald Trump's own words into a rallying cry for Democrats, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday urged "nasty women" to turn up in large numbers Nov. 8 and elect Hillary Clinton president.

At a campaign rally in New Hampshire, Mrs. Warren, Massachusetts Democrat and a top Clinton surrogate, criticized Mr. ...

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Geraldo Rivera: 'I Have Never' Seen The Media Be More Biased Against A Candidate Than Trump

'20 of the best investigative reporters in the country are assigned to find dirt on him every day'

Via: The Daily Caller

FTC complaint alleges Google, Disney & others profit from deceptive ads aimed at kids

ios-junk Consumer watchdog groups, CCFC, Public Citizen, and the Center for Digital Democracy, are again targeting the deceptive advertising practices of "influencer marketing" in a new complaint filed with the FTC on Friday. The groups specifically call out Google's YouTube and YouTube Kids, Disney-owned Maker Studios, Dreamworks' AwesomenessTV and others, as being involved… Read More

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