LAUSD’s student decathletes wait and worry while teachers’ strike chips away at their chance to compete

“Today’s lesson is social activism and participatory democracy,” Heather Wilson, AP English and 9th Grade Honors English teacher at Bell High School, told her Academic Decathlon team this week as the LAUSD teachers strike trudged on. The labor dispute left students without their regular curriculum — and also shut down most of the clubs and extracurricular activities they look forward to. The Academic Decathlon, among the most anticipated annual events for student scholars, is just around the cor...
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Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

TOKYO (AP) — Trade ministers of a Pacific Rim trade bloc are meeting in Tokyo, gearing up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative. The Pacific Rim free trade agreement, rejected by President Donald Trump after he took office in 2017, took effect at the end of last year after Australia became the sixth […]
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How To Reduce Friction In A Business Transaction

Have you ever bailed out on a purchase because the queue was too long or the checkout page asked too many questions? You are not alone. Friction is one of… Read more » The post How To Reduce Friction In A Business Transaction appeared first on
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Tencent weighing bid for holding company behind Korea's Nexon: sources

Chinese gaming titan Tencent Holdings Ltd is considering a bid for the holding company that controls South Korean gaming company Nexon, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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In Davos, Brazil's Bolsonaro to tout reforms, trade liberalization

Brazil's president will outline his government's economic reform agenda and plans to increase trade with the rest of the world during a speech at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos next week, one of his aides told Reuters on Friday.
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Zipwhip Gets $51.5M for Software That Lets Businesses Text Customers

Texting has grown well beyond person-to-person communications. To remind customers about upcoming appointments or notify diners their restaurant tables are ready, for example, text messages have in many businesses replaced phone calls and light-up buzzer systems.But text-based communications between businesses and their customers are becoming more of a two-way dialogue, with organizations increasingly allowing people to send them texts to do things like schedule appointments and place orders—me...
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MoviePass executives are making one more last-ditch effort to save the stock from getting delisted (HMNY)

MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson on Friday said it would seek — again — to get shareholder authorization to reverse split its stock. The company is in imminent danger of having its stock delisted from the Nasdaq; the market is hearing the company's appeal of its delisting decision later this month. The proposal is basically the same one that the company withdrew in November in the face of widespread investor opposition. Just as with that plan, the new proposal would give the company room t...
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5 Benefits A Cloud Contact Center Can Bring Your Business In 2019

You might have heard by now about the amazing benefits of cloud-based software and services, but haven’t yet tried them for yourself. Many business owners are implementing cloud contact centers to improve their operations. Indeed, a cloud contact center can transform the way you do business by helping you manage all your customer contacts in one place as well as providing a seamless communications experience for live agents and customers alike. So, if you’re looking for a way to streamline proc...
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Why Your Startup Needs To Monitor Who Can Access Your Network

There’s a fundamental difference between the sensitive data that your business stores, and the publicly accessible information that you hold. For hackers, that difference could be the key to gaining access to everything that you store, and your business will be at major risk of disruption. Access is one of the most important factors to consider when looking at online security, and monitoring who can access certain levels of data sensitivity can go a long way to boosting your security levels. Wi...
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INTRODUCING: The Wisdom Circles of San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende is famous for a lot of things -- its diverse culture, colonial architecture, hot springs, cobblestone streets, affordable living, great restaurants, town square, benevolent people, and Writer's Conference, just to name a few. One thing it is NOT famous for, at least not yet, is its Wisdom Circles. If you have not heard of Wisdom Circles, you are in good company because they are a new phenomenon in San Miguel. Created by Mitch Ditkoff, organizational change agent, and a...
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Neo-Nazi publisher ordered to turn over personal information

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to reveal his net worth and identify any phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts and technology he used when he called for his readers to unleash... [Author: [email protected]]
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Report: Snap fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker.The newspaper says an outside investigation found that Snap's head of global... [Author: [email protected]]
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Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing... [Author: [email protected]]
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Tips for Creating Successful Social Media Apps

Social media apps dominate mobile app usage. A recent survey found that smartphone owners listed social media apps as their most frequently used type of app almost 4x more than the second-place finishers, communication/messaging apps and gaming apps. Any business seeking to build a mobile app – no matter if it’s social media or not – should understand what makes social media apps so addicting and powerful. Using recent data from 511 smartphone owners, the following article offers tips and topics...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Technology, Instagram, Sales, Social Media, Snapchat, Brooklyn, University of Florida, Mobile App Development, Facebook Instagram, Krakauer, Alex Levin, Andrew Selepak, Josh Krakauer, Julian Morgans

The world's economic powerhouses are going to look very different by 2030

A decade from now, the world's biggest economic powerhouses are going to look very different.China is set to dominate the world, India will outpace the United States, and Egypt's economy will rise well above Australia's into the... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Australia, China, India, United States, Egypt

Facebook’s secretly working on LOL — a meme hub meant to lure teens from Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok

Facebook hasn’t given up on attracting teens. After numerous failed products aimed at teens — including LOL, Facebook Watch, and IGTV — the company is now hard at work on LOL, a meme hub of sorts meant to win the hearts and minds of teens fleeing for greener pastures at TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram. First reported by TechCrunch’s Josh Constine, LOL would bridge the gap of a traditional News Feed with meme-focused content that Facebook hopes will attract teen attention. For the 100 or so high ...
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Bryan Manning of Two Blind Brothers: Before It was a Business, It was a Mission

Earlier this week, Facebook launched their 3.5 Degrees podcast focused on sharing stories of entrepreneurs building successful businesses and giving them an opportunity to have conversations with well-known successful business people in their industries.  It’s a really great idea and very well executed way of storytelling that is both entertaining and informative. The inaugural podcast features Bryan and Bradford Manning of Two Blind Brothers, who created their T-shirt business from the start t...
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Netflix says its new price hike won't kill growth, but data suggest $15 per month could be a much bigger problem (NFLX)

Netflix rolled out its biggest price hike ever this week, raising its most popular US plan from $11 to $13 per month. Wall Street is bullish that the streaming service will be able to effectively manage the price increase, and Netflix's projections for first-quarter subscriber growth suggest it won't have a huge negative effect. New survey data suggest, however, that Netflix might start to run into trouble at $15 per month. In general, customers begin threatening to cancel a service because o...
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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is mulling an independent run for president in 2020

Howard Schultz, who has a net worth of about $3.3 billion and describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," has not said publicly whether he will mount a presidential campaign and has kept open the option of running as a Democrat.
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Starbucks CEO is mulling an independent run in 2020

Howard Schultz, who has a net worth of about $3.3 billion and describes himself as a "lifelong Democrat," has not said publicly whether he will mount a presidential campaign and has kept open the option of running as a Democrat.
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The Latest: TSA adds personnel to Newark, N.J., airport

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the travel industry (all times local):6:45 p.m.Federal officials are sending extra security screeners to beef up staffing at checkpoints at the airport... [Author: [email protected]]
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Seattle software firm Zipwhip raises $51.5 million

The company, with more than 260 employees, plans to use the new financing for product development and expansion.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Seattle, ZipWhip

'It isn't nirvana': What a four-day workweek is really like

The four-day workweek is hardly new: The "compressed workweek" has been a flexible work arrangement for years. Management gurus have proposed the idea since at least 1970. Even states and school systems have been trying out the concept.Yet... [Author: [email protected]]
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Snap fires 2 execs after alleged sexual misconduct - report

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Snap recently fired two executives after one allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a contract worker.The newspaper says an outside investigation found that Snap's head of global... [Author: [email protected]]
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Nuclear Power Has Saved 3 Million Lives

Going to nuclear power and uranium would be many times faster than replacing fossil fuels with renewables. There is a constant stream of death and sickness from fossil fuels. Japan and Germany went... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz mulls 2020 Presidency run

Advisers to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz have been exploring the possibility of launching an independent bid for the White House in 2020, according to two people who have been informed of the discussions.The entry of a high-profile... [Author: [email protected]]
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E-commerce wars: Asia's richest man Mukesh Ambani goes after Jeff Bezos

Mukesh Ambani, Asia's richest man, is set to take on Amazon's Jeff Bezos in India as the billionaire magnate launches his own rival e-commerce venture in the world's second most populous country.Reliance Industries, the Mumbai-headquartered... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Business, India, Jeff Bezos, Mumbai, Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, Mukesh Ambani Asia

Business Highlights

___Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdownATLANTA (AP) — The scene at most of the nation's airports has so far been marked more by concerned passengers showing up early than by missed flights. Longer lines... [Author: [email protected]]
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Key part of Kansas governor's budget plan appears doomed

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A key part of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's proposed budget dealing with pensions appears doomed, creating potential trouble for her efforts to boost spending on public schools and expand the state's Medicaid health... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Kansas, Topeka, Laura Kelly, Kan AP

Premera Blue Cross to outsource some call center work to Virginia

The outsourcing comes at a difficult time for the state's individual health care market, as insurers drop out of some counties and premiums increase.
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