Why Atlanta Is the Next Great Place for Fintech Entrepreneurs

By Charlie Whitfield Fintech is one of the fastest-growing technology sectors, and Atlanta is emerging as one of its top locales. One recent sign of that emergence is the FinTech Academy, a statewide talent development initiative launched through a collaboration between the University System of Georgia and local fintech companies. The University System, along with private sponsors, plans to invest more than $20 million into the program during the next three years, as reported by the Atlanta Jour...
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Twitter will begin testing ‘ice breakers’ to spark healthy conversation

Last year, Twitter touted a handful of features meant to spur conversation on the platform. Or, “increase the health of public conversation,” as CEO Jack Dorsey told Congress last year. At CES today, company representatives confirmed to Engadget that the features would roll out to certain users in the coming weeks as part of a public test. The first of these was a Facebook-like presence indicator that displays when users are online. Presumably, it’s easier to start a conversation with people who...
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Report: Documents Show Extensive Huawei Ties to Suspected Fronts in Iran and Syria

Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei and the daughter of its founder Ren Zhengfei, was detained in Canada late last year at the behest of U.S. authorities, who allege she oversaw a complex financial scam to violate nuclear sanctions on Iran. The incident has become a major source of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Finance, Banking, Iran, Syria, Canada, Huawei, Iran Sanctions, Ren Zhengfei, Meng Wanzhou, Wanzhou

2019 Nissan Leaf e+ tries to play catch up by offering 226 miles of range

Unveiled at CES 2019, the 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ electric car offers a dramatic increase in range over its predecessor -- with more power to boot. But Nissan is still playing catch up with rival automakers. The post 2019 Nissan Leaf e+ tries to play catch up by offering 226 miles of range appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Nissan unveils new Leaf car after Ghosn's arrest delays it

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan is showing the beefed up version of its hit Leaf electric car as the Japanese automaker seeks to distance itself from the arrest of its star executive Carlos Ghosn.The event at Nissan Motor Co.'s Yokohama... [Author: [email protected]]
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Gold steady as trade hopes offset Fed stance; palladium at record high

Gold prices held steady on Wednesday as a potential close to a months-long Sino-U.S. trade war lifted risk sentiment, countering expectations that the Fed would pause interest rate increases for this year.
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US, China extend talks on trade battle for 3rd day

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese envoys have extended trade talks into a third day Wednesday after President Donald Trump said negotiations over their tariff war were "going very well!"The two governments have announced no details,... [Author: [email protected]]
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Self-rolling suitcases and roll-up TVs: 2019's craziest and coolest gadgets

Hello future, you are weird.At least it is here at CES 2019, the tech industry's biggest annual conference in Las Vegas. It's where companies big and small come to launch gadgets and test new ideas.Not all of them make it to stores.... [Author: [email protected]]
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Riley helps Evansville defeat Loyola-Chicago 67-48

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — K.J. Riley scored 15 points and made seven assists as Evansville defeated Loyola-Chicago 67-48 Tuesday night, holding the Ramblers to 37-percent shooting and a single 3-point basket. Evansville, meanwhile, was shooting at a 53-percent clip, finishing at 27 of 51 from the floor with eight 3-pointers in 19 tries from behind […]
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The Real Secret to Coming Up With a Breakthrough Business Idea

By Laura Nicole Brown Most businesses waste time addressing problems that don’t matter because they are trying to find answers to the wrong questions. So, what should they do instead? Albert Einstein offers helpful guidance in this famous statement: If I had an hour to save the world, I would spend 59 minutes to define the problem, and one minute finding solutions.” In other words, you should spend time to properly understand the problem before jumping to a solution, because reaching the best so...
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At CES 2019, Chefling expands partnership with GE Appliances with UltraConnect

The up-and-coming smart kitchen platform Chefling will soon be living in more kitchen appliances as the company announces at CES 2019 that it will partner with GE Appliances to integrate its technology into its products. The post At CES 2019, Chefling expands partnership with GE Appliances with UltraConnect appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Cooking the Books podcast: Why a healthy budget can include a flamethrower

Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's why you shouldn't be sucked in by budgeting's image problem. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Why a healthy budget... [Author: [email protected]]
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How to Finance Life After College

Between working to perfect your resume, gain the right experience and pay off your student loans, it’s also important to get a handle on proper finance skills that will help propel you to success and make life easier.
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Ring Door View Camera hands-on review

Ring’s fifth video doorbell, introduced at CES 2019, is designed with renters in mind. It replaces a traditional peephole, is easy to install, and leaves no permanent marks on your front door. The post Ring Door View Camera hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Smart Home, Ring, Video Doorbell, CES 2019, Ring Door View Camera

Try These 5 Alternative Cost-Cutting Ideas to Save Money on Business Expenses

When you’re a small business owner, you understand that every dollar counts when building your company. However, many business owners focus on increasing sales rather than lowering expenses. Keeping your expenses as low as possible is just as important as boosting revenue. As a small business owner, I know how difficult it can be to decide where to cut expenses. There are many areas in your business that you can’t afford to reduce costs. So, how do you choose where to cut your business expenses?...
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Rumor may have revealed remaining ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ DLC fighters

An unconfirmed rumor has allegedly revealed all the remaining DLC fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The next addition to the roster, after Joker from Persona 5, is believed to be Erdrick from the Dragon Quest series. The post Rumor may have revealed remaining ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ DLC fighters appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Indian banks propose $900 million turnaround plan for Jet Airways: Mint

Debt-laden Jet Airways Ltd's lenders proposed a $900 million resolution plan, the Mint daily reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
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5 Tricks To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out

LinkedIn is one of the largest professional networking platforms in the world. It has over 500 million users worldwide making it the ideal place to connect with people who can elevate your career or business. To experience LinkedIn’s power, make an effort to create a complete and eye-catching profile that grabs attention and conveys the right things about you. Statistics indicate that a complete LinkedIn profile boosts your chances of landing new opportunities almost 40 times . Pros...
Tags: Startups, Social Media, Linkedin, Personal Branding, Professionalisms, David Mimran Infuse

Mercedes-Benz gives the 2020 CLA the star treatment at CES 2019

Mercedes-Benz will introduce the new, second-generation CLA during CES 2019. The design-led member of Mercedes' compact car family will stand out with a fastback-like roof line reminiscent of the CLS and frameless doors. The post Mercedes-Benz gives the 2020 CLA the star treatment at CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Luxury cars, Mercedes, Mercedes Benz, CLA, CES 2019

Fonterra sells Farm Source Livestock to Carrfields

Fonterra said it would sell its Farm Source livestock division to family-owned national rural services company Carrfields Livestock, effective from March 1.The sale price was not disclosed.Farm Source stores director Richard... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Richard, Fonterra, Carrfields, Carrfields Livestock

S. Korea orders seizure of Japan assets over forced labor

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court said Wednesday it has ordered the seizure of local assets of a Japanese company after it refused to compensate Korean laborers who were forcibly employed during Japan's colonial rule,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Japan, Korea, Seoul South Korea

Cyberfishing Smart Rod Sensor transforms normal fishing rods into data recorders

The Cyberfishing Smart Rod Sensor, on display at CES 2019, upgrades normal fishing rods into smarter versions of themselves. The device will work with a companion app to record data, including fishing hotspots and trophy fish details. The post Cyberfishing Smart Rod Sensor transforms normal fishing rods into data recorders appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Trends, Fishing, CES 2019, Cyberfishing Smart Rod Sensor

The Ex-Files: Why should an 'unreliable' husband get half my assets?

Question: My husband and I are separating after 10 years of marriage. For most of the time we've been together, my husband has been unreliable, and I've always contributed the most to the mortgage and bills etc.This has worsened... [Author: [email protected]]
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US and China Aircraft Carriers and World Military Power 2025-2050

There has been various speculation about China having five aircraft carrier by 2025 and up to ten aircraft carriers by 2049. Only two of China’s five aircraft carriers would be anywhere close... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Indian rupee seen facing more punishment, but no new record low: Reuters poll

The battered Indian rupee will take another bruising this year, despite a recent revival, weighed down by uncertainty around national elections in May and an expected economic slowdown, a Reuters poll found.
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Comment: How investors can avoid a Johnson & Johnson-style schadenfreude

Comment: Responsible investors can be forgiven for experiencing more than a little schadenfreude over Johnson & Johnson's tumble on US markets before Christmas. The US healthcare giant saw more than $54 billion wiped from its... [Author: [email protected]]
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A nurse who spoke out against Mark Zuckerberg paying to rename an SF hospital is accusing it of retaliation (FB)

Sasha Cuttler, a nurse working at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, alleges the medical institution has illegally retaliated against their whistleblowing. Cuttler has been an outspoken critic of the decision to rename the hospital after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and also raised issues internally about patient falls. The nurse alleges they were passed over for promotions as a result, and removed from leadership positions. Cuttler has filed a legal complaint to the US Department of ...
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Global Markets: Asian shares hit 3-1/2-week high on U.S.-China trade optimism, oil climbs

Asian shares climbed to a 3-1/2-week high on Wednesday, supported by growing optimism that the United States and China can strike a trade deal to avoid an all-out confrontation that would severely disrupt the global economy.
Tags: Money, China, businessNews, United States, Global Markets

Washington attorney general wants to hear from those impacted by 911 outage

The outage, which began the evening of Dec. 27 and lasted for more than 12 hours, disrupted 911 emergency calls in Washington and other states. State and federal regulators are investigating.
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Honda Dream Drive lets drivers buy stuff directly from their dashboard display

Unveiled at CES 2019, Honda Dream Drive is a prototype infotainment system that lets people buy everything from food and fuel to music and movies from their car's display. Honda is partnering with multiple companies on the system. The post Honda Dream Drive lets drivers buy stuff directly from their dashboard display appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Honda, Infotainment, CES 2019, Honda Dream Drive

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