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The Death of Tumblr

Tumblr will ban 'female-presenting nipples' and other content beginning December 17, 2018. Photographer and writer Nate 'Igor' Smith is a longtime Tumblr user whose work straddles the boundaries of art, editorial, and adult. Here, Nate explains why Tumblr's decision to censor is devastating for the Tumblr's longtime users, and the rest of us. — XJ THERE WAS A TIME when Tumblr was my favorite place to post photos. It was a social network that you could customize in so many ways that you could cre...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, Business, Photography, Technology, Craigslist, News, Yahoo, Sex, Senate, Censorship, Tech, House, Village Voice, Tumblr


CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep. The CHP says officers attempted to stop the Tesla Model S, which was doing about 70 mph (113 kph) on a highway early Friday in the […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Oddities, Redwood City Calif, Nation & World


100m Quora users’ data stolen by hackers

Quora announced today that its Q&A platform was breached by hackers on November 30, and that approximately 100 million users’ data was compromised. The attackers are believed to have accessed the following information: Account information, e.g. name, email address, encrypted (hashed) password, data imported from linked networks when authorized by users. Public content and actions, e.g. questions, answers, comments, upvotes. Non-public content and actions, e.g. answer requests, downvotes, direct ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Apps


WorkSafe accepts enforceable undertaking from Trojan Holdings after worker falls into waste hopper

WorkSafe New Zealand has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Trojan Holdings Limited after a worker fell into the waste hopper, sustaining a traumatic brain injury and a leg fracture.A WorkSafe investigation of the June 2016... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, WorkSafe New Zealand, Trojan Holdings, Trojan Holdings Limited


Factbox: Contrasting Chinese, U.S. statements on trade war agreement

China and the United States agreed on Saturday to a truce in their trade war following talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, United States, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump


Gold hits over 1-month high on easing dollar

Gold prices rose on Tuesday, after hitting a more than one-month high earlier in the session, as the dollar stumbled after the United States and China agreed to a temporary truce in their trade conflict that rattled global markets.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, United States


Blockchain study finds 0.00% success rate

Where is your distributed ledger technology now? Reserachers documented 43 blockchain use-cases through internet searches, most of which were described with glowing claims like “operational costs… reduced up to 90%,” or with the assurance of “accurate and secure data capture and storage.” They found a proliferation of press releases, white papers, and persuasively written articles. […] Source
Tags: Business, Blockchain


Construction sector 'house of cards': Corbel Construction failure tip of iceberg, lawyer says

The failure of large Christchurch-based builder Corbel Construction over a leaky Auckland apartment repair highlights wider sector issues and more builders could well fail, a lawyer predicts.Jeff Walters of Auckland's K3 Legal said... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Christchurch, Auckland, Jeff Walters, Corbel Construction


Economic chill dulls Chinese appetite for some luxury brands

BEIJING (AP) — The designer boutiques of Manhattan and Paris are feeling the chill of a Chinese economic slowdown that has hammered automakers and other industries.That is jolting brands such as Louis Vuitton and Burberry that increasingly... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Beijing, Paris, Burberry, Manhattan, Louis Vuitton


China central bank chief says will keep monetary policy flexible

China's central bank will keep monetary policy flexible and adjust it appropriately according to changes in the country's economic situation, bank Governor Yi Gang said.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Yi Gang


Global Markets: Asia shares fall as lift from U.S.-China trade truce ends

Asian shares fell on Tuesday as a relief rally petered out amid rising doubts over whether China and the United States will be able to resolve trade differences.
Tags: Asia, Money, China, businessNews, United States, Global Markets


Instagram to launch shopping feature in India in 2019

By mid 2019, Instagram will have a ‘buy’ button, which will redirect users to the product page based on a cost per sale model. Initially, tapping the “buy” button next to an image will take the user to the merchant’s web page to complete the purchase. Later, users will be able to make the purchase […] Source
Tags: Business, India, Digitalindia


Australia central bank holds rates at 1.5 percent

Australia's central bank left its cash rate at 1.5 percent on Tuesday, a widely expected decision given policy makers have signalled a steady outlook for some time to come.
Tags: Money, Australia, businessNews


Labour Inspectorate charges two Chorus subcontractors

The Labour Inspectorate has lodged cases with the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) against two Chorus subscontractors: Sunwin Technologies and Babylon Communications, the agency's National Manager Stu Lumsden tells the Herald... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Herald, Labour Inspectorate, Employment Relations Authority ERA, Sunwin Technologies, Babylon Communications, Stu Lumsden


Australia's exports, public spending boost third-quarter economic growth

Australian exports made a welcome contribution to economic growth last quarter, as did government spending, likely extending the country's 27 years of recession-free expansion.
Tags: Money, Australia, businessNews


Cannabis firm confirms investment talks with Marlboro maker

The talks about a potential investment come after Canada legalised recreational cannabis this year.
Tags: Business, Canada


Queenstown man ordered to pay $400,000 in $59 million divorce battle

A former Queenstown man has been ordered to pay his ex-wife $400,000 as a $59 million divorce battle goes on.The Court of Appeal has also ordered Stephen Timothy Biggs disclose some documents to his former wife, Sophie Annabelle... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Court of appeal, Queenstown, Stephen Timothy Biggs, Sophie Annabelle


US recession risk grows as yield curve inverts

Is the US on the brink of recession?Well, if you believe the theory that bond markets rule the world, then maybe.Amidst all the market exuberance after Trump's trade war truce, a sober warning sign has emerged that all is not... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Trump


Dunedin pair to pay $11,500 for breaching employment law

Two Dunedin restaurant employers have been ordered to pay $11,500 by the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) for breaching employment law.Hai Ung and Vuochhuor Ung, who operate the South Dunedin Curry House, were penalised for... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Dunedin, Employment Relations Authority ERA, Hai Ung, South Dunedin Curry House


UK rakes in record 75 billion pounds in City taxes amid Brexit warnings

Financial services firms in Britain paid a record 75 billion pounds ($95.5 billion) in taxes in the last financial year, but City bosses warned a chaotic Brexit could blow a hole in the industry's tax receipts in future years.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Britain


How To Get A Decision Maker To Answer Their Phone (Without Being An A Pain In The Ass)

How do you get a busy decision maker to pick up the phone? First, let’s talk about what NOT to do. When you call and get voice mail, don’t hang up and immediately call back. If you like... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Uncategorized, Sales


Oil prices extend gains on expected OPEC-led supply cuts

Oil prices rose on Tuesday, extending strong gains from the previous day amid expected OPEC-led supply cuts and a mandated reduction in Canadian output.
Tags: Money, Opec, businessNews


The founders of a Mark Cuban-backed startup think they can help lawyers do more good for the world

One of Mark Cuban's latest investments is in Paladin, a startup in the legal technology area, a company he and its founders touted at Business Insider's IGNITION conference on Monday. Paladin's service is designed to pair up lawyers looking to fulfill their pro-bono obligations with those who can't afford legal aid. The company's founders argue that Paladin is in the right place at the right time — those in need are facing a growing number of legal crises, while there's a growing focus on the ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, La, Dallas Mavericks, NFL, Trends, Mark Cuban, Silicon Valley, Trump, Conrad, Paladin, Mary Lou Jepsen, Felicity Conrad, Kristen Sonday, Sonday


Virtual Reality: Slow Growth but Expanding Use Cases

When the Oculus Rift launched in 2014, industry stakeholders speculated that the new, high-end in-home virtual reality headset would disrupt the entertainment industry. Just four years later, the technology has reached a crossroads, still lacking adoption by mainstream consumers. In a recent survey, 25 percent of broadband households indicated they were familiar with some type of VR technology, but just 8 percent actually owned a headset, Parks Associates researchers found. While ownership h...
Tags: Ecommerce, Parks Associates


Don’t Mistake the Example for the Principle

Every day for the last several weeks, I receive an email or a message on LinkedIn or Facebook Messenger from someone who has read Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away From Your Competition. Most of these notes are to inform me that the contents of the book are helping them to produce better sales results, and a good many of them are around the language I used to demonstrate how one might prospect effectively. The language goes something like, “I am calling to ask you for a 20-minute briefing ...
Tags: Sales, Facebook Messenger, Usa Today


Where are the drone deliveries? Amazon’s customers are still waiting

Overcoming the regulatory hurdles and safety issues posed by drones appears to be a challenge even for the online retail giant.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, News, Retail, Nation & World Politics


Swiss hotel chain offers a ‘social media sitter’ to handle your Instagram while you relax

Ibis, A popular European hotel chain, just introduced the world to the “social media sitter.” It’s the answer to a problem few knew existed, and even fewer though we needed professional help with. “Enjoy your trip without digital stress. Our Social Media Sitter takes care of your Instagram profile. And you can explore the city in peace,” a Google-translated version of Ibis’ website reads. Because, if you go on vacation without overwhelming your Instagram followers with intimate glimpses into you...
Tags: Google, Startups, Instagram, Social Media, Social Media Sitter


New ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer has Brie Larson flying high

Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for Captain Marvel, the studio's first female-led solo superhero feature. The film stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the cosmic hero known as Captain Marvel. The post New ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer has Brie Larson flying high appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brie Larson, Carol Danvers, Movies & TV, Captain Marvel


How to know if you’ve got great Dolby Atmos sound

Dolby Atmos surround sound has become the holy grail for home theater lovers who want the best possible sound from their systems. But getting Dolby Atmos isn't as straightforward as you might think. Compatibility problems between components abound. Here's how to know if you're getting Dolby Atmos. The post How to know if you’ve got great Dolby Atmos sound appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Home Theater, Surround Sound, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD


Ideas for Your New Blog

If you’re not taking your passion and turning it into a blog, if you’re just blogging to start a business, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Some people feel they need to be passionate about their blog before they can get started. That’s complete B.S. A blog can be a passion project. But unless you start treating it like a business, you’re not going to make any money. A blog that’s not a business is nothing more than a hobby. And while hobbies are great, they’re money pits. You need id...
Tags: Business, To-do Lists, Blogging Ideas, Make Money, Blog Ideas, Sell Things



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