Palantir, the Peter Thiel-backed company that sold data to ICE and NYPD, has a CEO who is a 'self-described socialist'

Palantir CEO Alex Karp is a self-proclaimed socialist, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Palantir has historically worked with intelligence agencies and law enforcement through the sale of big data. It's even credited with helping the United States find Osama Bin Laden. It was cofounded and backed by Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor and Facebook board member who is also one of President Donald Trump's biggest advocates in the tech industry. Palantir was also implicated by Cambrid...
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CEO of Flipkart's fashion unit Myntra quits, job cuts seen: Times of India

The chief executive officer of Indian online fashion retailer Myntra, Ananth Narayanan, has decided to resign, days after the co-founder and group chief executive of its parent Flipkart stepped down, the Times of India reported on Friday.
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Shyft raises $6.5M to help retail and service workers swap shifts

Anyone that has experience in the service or retail industry knows swapping shifts can be a logistical nightmare that leaves employees in trouble with management or stuck working during a friend’s birthday party. As a former Old Navy “sellebrity” myself, I can confirm there’s a huge need for an efficient tool to solve this problem. That’s where Shyft, a Seattle-based startup that helps connect shift workers, comes in. Using Shyft, employees can message each other, pick up each other’s shif...
Tags: Startups, Navy, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Seattle Seahawks, Old Navy, Seattle, Major League Baseball, TechStars, Madrona Venture Group, Gap Inc, Russell Okung, Ignition Partners, Madrona, Bob Kelly

Oil rises on expected OPEC cuts, but surging U.S. supply drags

Oil prices rose on Friday amid expectations of supply cuts from OPEC, although record U.S. production dragged.
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New Zealand Shareholders' Association says time's up for Keith Smith on Warehouse board

The New Zealand Shareholders' Association is suggesting that The Warehouse's deputy chair Keith Smith should step aside after three decades on the board.Smith has been advising The Warehouse since it was founded in 1982 and chaired... [Author: [email protected]]
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PPI Claims: What Lenders and Consumers Need to Know

Payday lenders at risk of paying out on big claims. Recently, payday loans giant Wonga went into administration after years of profit losses. The news emerged after a combination of… Read more » The post PPI Claims: What Lenders and Consumers Need to Know appeared first on
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Addicted to Instagram? Its new ‘activity dashboard’ is here to help

Ever get that nagging feeling you're spending too much time on Instagram? Well, a new "activity dashboard" has a bunch of features designed to help you better control how you use the addictive photo-sharing app. The post Addicted to Instagram? Its new ‘activity dashboard’ is here to help appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Instagram addict? Then its new ‘activity dashboard’ is here to help

Ever get that nagging feeling you're spending too much time on Instagram? Well, a new "activity dashboard" has a bunch of features designed to help you better control how you use the addictive photo-sharing app. The post Instagram addict? Then its new ‘activity dashboard’ is here to help appeared first on Digital Trends.
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'Complete dysfunction': Paul Henry and the decline and now death of RadioLive

The one man who could have given RadioLive the edge it needed to survive in a competitive talk market left the station on three separate occasions.This is according to broadcaster Martin Devlin, who 13 years ago was among the first... [Author: [email protected]]
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Global Markets: Asia mood soured by Nvidia slide, sterling scarred by Brexit chaos

Asian shares shed early gains on Friday after disappointing results from U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp hammered its stock and sent selling rippling through the entire tech sector.
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Oppo R17 Pro Review: The world's fastest charging smartphone

Oppo might be the biggest smartphone company you've never heard of. The company has the fifth largest global market share and officially launched in New Zealand last year. Their latest offering is the R17 Pro, marketed as having the... [Author: [email protected]]
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India house prices to rise at half the rate of inflation in 2019: Reuters poll

India house prices will rise at half the rate of consumer price inflation next year, hit by dwindling credit supply, according to a Reuters poll of housing market experts who said Delhi, the national capital, will be hit hardest.
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Air New Zealand shows off its Airbus A321neos for use on the Tasman and Pacific Islands

Air New Zealand has unveiled its new short haul aircraft, which it says will provide flexibility for more growth.The Airbus A321neo will start commercial services next Friday on the ''robust'' trans-Tasman market.The airline's... [Author: [email protected]]
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Australia refers India to WTO over sugar cane subsidies

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia is referring India to the World Trade Organization over subsidies it pays its sugar cane farmers, which Australia says creates a surplus that's affecting its own farmers.Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says... [Author: [email protected]]
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Again: Congrats Amazon. Flipkart mess continues

Bansals are out of Flipkart. Now, Myntra CEO and CFO have quit the company (source) Jabong is expected to lay off a significant portion of its workforce in Gurgaon as part of a restructuring at Flipkart Group (source). Flipkart senior execs are looking out after Binny Bansal’s exit. “There have been indications that Flipkart, Myntra […] Source
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Meat producer agrees to $4M payment to settle labor claims

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer will pay $4 million in back wages and other monetary relief as part of a consent decree settling allegations by federal labor officials.The Greeley Tribune... [Author: [email protected]]
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2020 Toyota Corolla sedan aims to offer sharper handling, better tech

The 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan gets the same upgrades as the recently-introduced Corolla hatchback, including a firmer foundation, new engine, and more tech features. Will that be enough to keep the long-lived Corolla nameplate relevant? The post 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan aims to offer sharper handling, better tech appeared first on Digital Trends.
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5 ways to take control of your finances

It’s a question I’ve been asked since starting I Will Teach You to Be Rich more than a decade ago: “How do I take control of my finances?” At first, it can be hard to answer — especially if you’re in debt, unemployed, or a combination of both. BUT there’s good news: You can take control of your finances as long as you have the right systems and mindsets. I want to show you how to do that now. 5 ways to control your finances Imagine how your life would change if you woke up tomorrow and: You ...
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SCUF’s Vantage PS4 controller: A lot of issues and a big price tag

I love SCUF controllers. Or, more accurately, I love all of them but this one. As the proud owner of two of the Infinity4PS Pro models, it was always an easy recommendation to make for anyone looking to drop their hard-earned cash on a premium product. I’m a gamer, and that tag comes with certain responsibilities — chief among them is spending money on things I absolutely do not need. So when the opportunity came up to give the Infinity4PS Pro a try last year, I jumped at it, even going so far a...
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Mark Zuckerberg insists he's still the best person to run Facebook, despite the endless scandals (FB)

CEO Mark Zuckerberg insists he's still the best person to run Facebook, despite all the company's scandals. This week, a bombshell new report dropped about how company execs tried to downplay issues and smear critics. In a damage-control conference call with reporters, Zuckerberg insisted that fixing Facebook's problems will take time. "I don’t think that me or anyone else could come in and snap our fingers and have these issues resolved in a quarter or half a year," he said. Because of Facebo...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Russia, US, Trends, New York Times, Myanmar, Signal, Business Insider, Zuckerberg, Zuck, Google Pixel, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook On Wednesday The New York Times

Chatbots Gaining Altitude

How do they really know? That's the question that immediately comes to mind in reviewing the top-level data from Voxpro's recent survey of customers and their relationship with chatbots. The data show that 68 percent of consumers haven't used chatbots to contact a brand. About 1,000 people answered the survey. How reliable is that number, though? I'm not disrespecting Voxpro here -- just the opposite. Isn't it at least possible that some consumers have interacted with bots without realizing ...
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A Few Quick Tips For Creating A Marketing Plan For Your Cleaning Services Company

Starting a cleaning business is potentially one of the most lucrative businesses you can operate. People and companies in all sectors need cleaning services on a regular basis. By getting started on the right foot with your cleaning company, you’ll be able to take the right steps. For starters, make sure you set up a cleaning services business plan that will help you hone in on the right steps and details. With this in mind, read on and follow the steps below. Creating a Cleaning Services Busi...
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2019 income tax rates and brackets adjusted for inflation

This is the first in a 10-part series on the upcoming 2019 tax year inflation adjustments. Links to additional tax-related inflation changes for next tax year are at this end of this article. It's the most wonderful time of the year. And while, confession time, I have been watching a lot of Hallmark holiday movies, I'm talking today about the overlap of one tax year and the approaching one. As the annual count of days winds down, we taxpayers must pay attention to ways to cut our current ...
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Sky TV jabs back against Spark, bolstering its football lineup

Sky TV has moved to bolster its football line up following Spark's move to grab English Premier League rights for the next three seasons.Director of sport Richard Last says Sky has signed a series of new deals, including rights... [Author: [email protected]]
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Intel launches Walkway project in its Bangalore campus; One footstep will generate 7 watts of power

Intel India’s newly opened design house ‘SRR4’ at its 44-acre campus on Sarjapur Ring Road (SRR) has installed a walkway with energy harvesting tiles at the entrance of the building. Every time their employees step on the walkway, electricity will be generated. The interactive walkway installation is enabled with Intel Architecture and measures 7.7 sq […] Source
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EDUTOPIA: Transforming K-12 Education

A 4-minute overview of the leading edge work being done by the George Lucas' Educational Foundation. Much needed. Lots to explore. Their educational philosophy. Idea Champions
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Giving up privacy and friends for 90% discounts

China, UK and other countries take away privacy with massive use of cameras, cellphone, internet browser and credit card monitoring. There are also cameras hidden in street lights and traffic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president.A huge sign in the capital, Port Moresby, welcomes Xi Jinping, picturing... [Author: [email protected]]
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New jury fails to reach verdict in J&J South Carolina talc cancer trial

A second South Carolina jury on Thursday failed to reach a verdict in the retrial of a case by a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer.
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Walmart and Target embrace in-store mobile checkout for the holidays

Two of the U.S.’s largest brick-and-mortar retailers, Walmart and Target, are launching new mobile checkout systems in their stores to accommodate the influx of shoppers expected during the 2018 holiday season. Walmart says it’s expanding its “Check Out With Me” service to every Supercenter by Black Friday, while Target’s recently launched “Skip the Line” mobile checkout service is available nationwide and will have extra staff throughout the store during the busier shopping days. Walmart ...
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