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Facebook HQ buildings evacuated due to a bomb scare

A few buildings in Facebook‘s main campus in Menlo Park, California, were evacuated due to a bomb scare just a few hours ago. Menlo Park authorities issued an alert at 5 PM local time, asking people to stay clear from block 200 of Jefferson Park. These buildings host some Facebook and Instagram employees. Menlo Park Police Department confirmed on Twitter that it’s investigating a bomb threat at the venue. Update to bomb threat at 200 Jefferson Drive: The building has been evacuated and the bomb ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Instagram, Insider, Menlo Park, Menlo Park California, Facebook HQ, Menlo Park Police Department, Jefferson Park, Jefferson Drive


Facebook HQ buildings evacuated due to a bomb scare (Updated)

Update: Facebook said in an updated statement that everyone has been cleared to return to their buildings. “Late this afternoon, we received a bomb threat and took swift action to evacuate several buildings at our Menlo Park campus. We take the safety and security of our people at Facebook extremely seriously and are glad that everyone is safe. We are working closely with local authorities to investigate this threat and further monitor the situation.” Facebook Spokesperson, Genevieve Grdina, sai...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Insider, Menlo Park, Menlo Park California, Facebook HQ, Facebook Spokesperson, Genevieve Grdina


[Infographic] The State Of Small Businesses In Illinois

Illinois occupies a strategic location in the Midwest and is the location of multiple large metro areas that have plenty of resources for small-business startups. The most well-known city, Chicago, is strategically located in the northeast corner of the state and has a wealth of transportation modalities, many small-business resources, and a top-notch labor pool to draw from. It’s also easy to start a business in Chicago because of its small-business-friendly attitude. You’ll find plenty of hel...
Tags: Startups, Small Business, Infographic, In the News, Chicago, Illinois, Midwest, State


Instagram is testing ‘creator’ accounts with special features for influencers

Facebook-owned Instagram is reportedly trialing a new type of account for content creators with large audiences on its platform, according to Hollywood Reporter. The new account – currently being tested by a small group of users – grants access to insights about follows and unfollows, as well as the ability to filter direct messages from different groups of followers (such as brands and IRL friends). It also adds a more flexible way to control how others can contact them. The effort should see I...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Apps, Hollywood, Instagram


US investigators point to China in Marriott hack

US government investigators increasingly believe that Chinese state hackers likely were responsible for the massive breach reported last month of Marriott's Starwood chain hotel reservation system, which exposed the private information... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, China, US, Marriott, Starwood


Global Markets: Stocks cheered by Trump trade talk; sterling plagued by politics

Asian stock markets rallied on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald trump sounded upbeat about a trade deal with China, while sterling struggled with the risk of an imminent party coup against British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Trump, Donald


'It's dreadful': Auckland real estate agent's unique approach to selling Henderson property

An Auckland real estate agent has dropped the facade and taken a unique approach towards selling a run-down Henderson property.The three-bedroom, one-bathroom house is described as "neglected, run-down ragamuffin needs urgent care".Under... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Henderson


Hawke's Bay Tourism criticised over lack of Māori tourism growth

Hawke's Bay Tourism has being criticised over the lack of growth for Māori tourism in the region. At the Hawke's Bay Regional Council's corporate and strategic committee meeting yesterday , committee member Toro Waaka said... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Hawke, Bay Regional Council, Bay Tourism, Toro Waaka


Motor vehicle lending helps UDC lift annual profit

The ANZ Bank-owned UDC Finance says an 18 per cent increase in lending on motor vehicles helped it lift annual net profit 6 per cent.The finance company's net profit for the year ended September 30 was $65.3 million and that overall... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, ANZ Bank, UDC, UDC Finance


Sunscreen left red-faced by consumer test being canned

A sunscreen that fell well below its stated protection when tested by Consumer NZ is being pulled off the production line.Coola Classic Body Sunscreen Plumeria SPF30 was found to only give low protection of SPF6 when tested, despite... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Consumer NZ


McDonald's to curb antibiotic use in its beef supply

McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday it plans to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, fueling projections that other restaurants will follow suit.
Tags: Money, businessNews, McDonald, McDonald s Corp


Tamil Nadu to replace attendance registers in schools with facial recognition AI system.

Tamil Nadu state is launching an Artificial Intelligence enabled attendance system pilot at a government girls high school. The system would work on facial recognition. It is being done in a manner which would not involve any additional infrastructure creation. All it needs is a smartphone application and related support services. The teacher shall assemble […] More Source
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence, Tamil Nadu


Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak, 1MDB ex-CEO face fresh corruption charges

Malaysian prosecutors on Wednesday filed new graft charges against former prime minister Najib Razak and the former chief executive of scandal-linked state fund 1MDB, in the latest cases over alleged theft of billions of dollars from the fund.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Najib Razak


Puma revives its classic 1986 smart shoe, complete with high-tech heel hump

More marketing stunt than serious effort to dominate the smart shoe space, Puma is about to rerelease its classic RS-Computer Shoe. The high-tech footwear from 1986 was a breakthrough at the time, despite its unsightly heel hump. The post Puma revives its classic 1986 smart shoe, complete with high-tech heel hump appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Mobile, Trends, Puma, Sneakers, Rs Computer Shoe, Sports Shoes


Puma revives its classic 1986 smart shoe, complete with ugly heel hump

More marketing stunt than serious effort to dominate the smart shoe space, Puma is about to rerelease its classic RS-Computer Shoe. The high-tech footwear from 1986 was a breakthrough at the time, despite its unsightly heel hump. The post Puma revives its classic 1986 smart shoe, complete with ugly heel hump appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Mobile, Trends, Puma, Sneakers, Rs Computer Shoe, Sports Shoes


CBS settles with women who said Rose harassed them

CBS News reached a legal settlement with three women who accused the network of not doing enough to stop one of its anchors, Charlie Rose, from sexually harassing them. The three women had worked for CBS when Rose was a host of “CBS This Morning” and a correspondent for “60 Minutes.” The network fired Rose […]
Tags: Business, News, Cbs News, Cbs, Charlie Rose, Rose


37% AI Researchers believe that AI will have adverse impact by 2030

Experts say the rise of artificial intelligence will make most people better off over the next decade, but many have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, to be productive and to exercise free will. In 2030, the greatest set of questions will involve how perceptions of […] Source
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence


Malaysian ex-PM slapped with new charge over 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state investment fund, adding to a long list of corruption allegations against him since his ouster in May elections. Najib was charged along with Arul Kanda Kandasamy, the former head of […]
Tags: Business, News, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Najib Razak, Najib, Nation & World, Arul Kanda Kandasamy


Cooking the Books podcast: Ways to take a holiday without going broke

Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how to take a the best holiday for the least money. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Ways to take a holiday without... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, NZ Herald, Newstalk ZB, Frances Cook Listen


Rebekah Armstrong: What the Australian Modern Slavery Act will mean for big Kiwi businesses

COMMENT: Australia has a Modern Slavery Act. It comes into effect 1 January 2019 and places legal requirements on companies earning more than A$100 million ($104.7m) per annum to publicly report on modern slavery risks in their supply... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Australia, Kiwi, Rebekah Armstrong


Lawyers protest detention of Kelly, Ghosn's co-accused

TOKYO (AP) — Lawyers for Greg Kelly, the executive arrested last month with Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn's pay, are protesting his prolonged stay in Japanese detention.The Tokyo District... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Tokyo, Nissan, Ghosn, Carlos Ghosn, Greg Kelly, Kelly Ghosn


4 Important Legal Steps to Take Before Finalizing a Home Purchase

The home buying experience can be stressful at times but is generally a fun time in which you get to search through hundreds of different homes to find the one… Read more » The post 4 Important Legal Steps to Take Before Finalizing a Home Purchase appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Legal, Investing, Real Estate Investing, Home buying tips


Bonds rally after appointment of new RBI governor, rupee falls

Indian bonds rallied on Wednesday following the appointment of Shaktikanta Das as the new Reserve Bank of India governor, but the rupee weakened slightly on the back of sharp gains in global crude oil prices.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Reserve Bank of India, Shaktikanta Das


5 Top Budget Crunching Tips for Entrepreneurs

Do you find more money “runs out” of your bank account every month than is coming in? Do not fear. There are several simple steps you can take to better… Read more » The post 5 Top Budget Crunching Tips for Entrepreneurs appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Finance, Budgeting, Tips, Financial Management


11 Ways You Can Work on Personal Goals or Side Projects While Running a Business

Running a business can take more hours than you have in a day, but that doesn’t stop you from wanting — or needing — to complete side projects or reach… Read more » The post 11 Ways You Can Work on Personal Goals or Side Projects While Running a Business appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Productivity, Business, Management, Time Management, Personal Development, YEC


Asia to grow as expected in 2018 and 2019, trade war poses downside risks: ADB

The Asian Development Bank expects developing Asia to meet its growth forecasts for this year and next on strong domestic demand and easing inflation pressures, though it warned of downside risks from a rising tide of trade protectionism.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, Adb, Asian Development Bank


Indonesia e-commerce leader Tokopedia raises $1.1B from Alibaba and SoftBank’s Vision Fund

Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba. SoftBank and Alibaba are existing investors in the business — the Chinese e-commerce giant led a $1.1 billion round last year, while SoftBank recently transitioned its shareholding in Tokopedia to the Vision Fund. That latter detail is what held up this deal which had been agreed in principle back in October, TechCrunch understands. To...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Ecommerce, Asia, Business, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Southeast Asia, Softbank, Funding, Tech, E-commerce, Economy, Alibaba, Korea


Google studies steps to open representative office in Vietnam, government says

Alphabet Inc's Google is studying steps towards opening a representative office in Vietnam, the government of the Southeast Asian nation said on its website, citing Google's Senior Vice President Kent Walker.
Tags: Google, Money, businessNews, Vietnam, Alphabet Inc


Canada frees CFO of China's Huawei on bail; Trump might intervene

A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, Canada, Vancouver, Huawei, Trump, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd


8 Considerations Before Buying Mediclaim Health Insurance for Parents

Nobody else in this world can take up your parent’s place. They strive hard to bring you up and give you a healthy and prosperous life. But when they cross… Read more » The post 8 Considerations Before Buying Mediclaim Health Insurance for Parents appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Personal Finance, Business, Tips, India Health Insurance, Mediclaim in India



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