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A powerful new sheriff is cracking down on tech, but here’s why industry experts say you won’t see Facebook or Google get broken up (FB, GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN)

The Federal Trade Commission announced a new task force which will look at antitrust behavior in the technology market. It's the first major moved by the FTC to address growing public concern over the size of tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon. The new task force will look at industry practices and conduct law enforcement investigations. It also has the ability to look at both past and present mergers. But industry insiders said they don't expect to see the FTC break up large tech...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Trends, Walmart, SEC, Goldman Sachs, Jupiter, Qualcomm, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Trump, St Luke


Spotify launched in India; Subscription priced at Rs. 119 per month

Much awaited Spotify has launched in India and is priced at Rs. 119/month (integrated with UPI payment as well). Spotify India pricing You get a month of free trial and like Netflix, Spotify is avoiding paying commission to Apple – so if you are an Apple user, signup on the website Download Spotify on Android | iOS. Apart from initial buzz, what can Spotify do to stay competitive in the Indian market which is already crowded with Apple, Amazon and Google launching their music service? The po...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Business, India, UPI, Netflix Spotify, Apple Amazon, ConsumerTech, Spotify India


Old Towne Orange home inhabited by a hoarder and plagued by rats gets 8 offers

  Many of the features in the 1,140-square-foot house are original, according to the real estate agents, but the rooms are empty, stained and in disrepair. (Photo courtesy of Richard Willits) (Photo by Marilyn Kalfus) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds (Photo by Marilyn Kalfus) (Photo courtesy of Richard Willits) (Photo by Marilyn Kalfus) (Photo by Marilyn Kalfus) (Photo by Marilyn Kalfus) (Photo by Marilyn Kalfus) (Photo by Marilyn Kalfus) (Photo by ...
Tags: Business, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Vector, Blanc, Willits, Old Towne Preservation Association, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Photos And Videos, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Hot Homes, Seven Gables, Marilyn Kalfus


A powerful new sheriff is looking into the tech giants, but here’s why industry experts say you won’t see Facebook or Google get broken up (FB, GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN)

The Federal Trade Commission announced a new task force which will look at antitrust behavior in the technology market. It's the first major moved by the FTC to address growing public concern over the size of tech companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon. The new task force will look at industry practices and conduct law enforcement investigations. It also has the ability to look at both past and present mergers. But industry insiders said they don't expect to see the FTC break up large tech...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Trends, Walmart, SEC, Goldman Sachs, Jupiter, Qualcomm, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Samsung Galaxy, Trump


Spotify officially launches in India, with free music on-demand

After an excruciatingly long wait, music streaming service Spotify has finally launched in India. As we noted last night, the company silently rolled out premium plans for the country priced at Rs 119 ($1.67) per month. The service is available on Android, iOS, and the web. The company said that for India, people using the free tier can play any song on demand, while people in other countries can only listen to songs on shuffle in the free mode. Additionally, it has built multilingual recommenda...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Spotify, India, Insider


CME Group restarts Globex platform after halt on technical issues

U.S. exchange operator CME Group said on Wednesday operations on its CME Globex platform had returned to normal after it had to halt all trading due to technical issues.
Tags: Money, businessNews, CME Group, CME Globex, Globex


Global Markets: Asia shares inch up, dollar near three-week low after Powell comments

Asian shares inched towards a five-month high on Wednesday and the dollar hovered near a three-week low after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reinforced the U.S. central bank's shift to a more "patient" approach on policy in the face of a slowing economy.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, Federal Reserve, Powell, Jerome Powell


Cooking the Books podcast: How a capital gains tax will change your KiwiSaver

Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the good and bad of a capital gains tax on your KiwiSaver. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "How a capital gains... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, NZ Herald, Newstalk ZB, Frances Cook Listen


The $197 Napier to Auckland fare: Air NZ price drops don't help Hawke's Bay commuters

The new $39 Air New Zealand flights out of Napier will not help people commuting to and from Hawke's Bay for work.looked at all flights from Hawke's Bay Airport to Auckland, and Auckland to Hawke's Bay, for all of the month of July,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Auckland, Air New Zealand, Bay, Hawke, Napier, Bay Airport


Online Toughies: The Cyber World’s Most Wanted Criminals

When a computer hacker decides to attack a system, the reasons for their actions might be anyone’s guess. Some do it to get revenge on a perceived enemy, some to steal money, some to injure a corporation or institution they disagree with ideologically, and some – perhaps most of them – do it just to show the world that they can. There are some keyboard virtuosos out there whose activities have been so prolific and far-reaching in their effects that they’ve actually made it onto the FBI’s lis...
Tags: Startups, Usa, Iran, Cyber Crime, Fbi, In the News, Netflix, United States, Hackers, Nebraska, Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, Bogachev, Home Box Office HBO, Nicolae Popescu, Mesri, Nicolae


Inside Indian billionaire Anil Ambani's spectacular fall from grace

Anil Ambani had the world at his feet in 2008 when he was named by Forbes as the world's sixth-richest person with a US$42 billion ($60.9b) bank balance.But fast forward just over a decade, and Ambani is a man on the brink of losing... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Anil Ambani, Forbes, Ambani


A new dam dawns: Hawke's Bay council eyes proposal for river after Ruataniwha dam quashed

The Central Hawke's Bay District Council is eyeing a proposal for a new dam on the same river farmers tried to build the now-doomed Ruataniwha dam. A proposal being put to council as part of their draft annual plan on Thursday is... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Bay, Hawke, Bay District Council


Writing Fiction: An Easy Way To Keep Your Plot Moving

Writing fiction can be complicated. You’ve got a lot of threads to keep in mind: characters, plot, pacing… on and on. Unfortunately, the more fiction you write, the more complicated writing may seem. So when I ask a student who’s working on novel number two or three: “how’s it going?” the words I dread hearing […] The post Writing Fiction: An Easy Way To Keep Your Plot Moving appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog.
Tags: Freelance, Angela Booth


The Professional Ghostwriter: Questions About A Wordsmith For Hire

Over the past few months I’ve received a slew of questions about ghostwriting, such as: “Who hires a professional ghostwriter?” Other questions included: How much do ghostwriters make? If I wrote (something) for my client as a ghostwriter, can I do… (fill in the blank) with it? I thought I’d answer the questions about professional […] The post The Professional Ghostwriter: Questions About A Wordsmith For Hire appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog. [Author: Angela Booth]
Tags: Freelance, Freelance Writing, Angela Booth, Make Money Writing, Writing Career


Copywriting Pro: Become An Expert Promoter Of Your Own Writing

We’ve had many requests to extend the special offering on Copywriting Pro for a few more days. As always, your wish is our command — the offering has been extended to February 28. Blog readers have questions about copywriting. A common question goes something like: “I write fiction, will I have time to write for […] The post Copywriting Pro: Become An Expert Promoter Of Your Own Writing appeared first on Angela Booth's Fab Freelance Writing Blog. [Author: Angela Booth]
Tags: Marketing, Freelance, Angela Booth, Professional Writing, Writing Career, Freelance Copywriting


Air New Zealand guidance key issue as half year profit set to fall

Air New Zealand is on course to deliver a sharply reduced interim profit on Thursday but attention will be focused on where its full year result is heading after its surprise profit warning.In a bid to recalibrate expectations,... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, New Zealand, Air New Zealand


The 7 Calls You Need to Make Now

Challenging Client: You know the client that pushes you to improve your results, the one who wants your very best performance. They nag you non-stop to do something about the systemic issues your industry experiences. They want you to be more resourceful and come up with something. Call them and see what’s on their mind. Dream Client: The biggest prospective client. The one you have pursued for years with no movement. Your competitor has them now, and they’ve kept them locked down for ages. You...
Tags: Time, Sales, Gratitude, Calls, Phone Calls


Dictator’s Dilemma: Could Kim Jong Un survive prosperity?

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump’s message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been simple and clear: give up your nuclear weapons and a flood of wealth will soon be yours for the taking. But here’s a nagging question: Is that really what Kim wants? With Trump and Kim descending on Hanoi […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Kim Jong Un, Kim, Donald Trump, Hanoi, Trump, Kim Jong, Hanoi Vietnam


Hands-on: LG’s G8 uses a palm-reading camera instead of facial ID

In the race to shrink the bezel, phone makers have tried all manner of biometric security options. Most Android phones simply put the fingerprint reader on the back. Apple and copycats have advanced facial recognition. OnePlus and Samsung have fingerprint readers under the display. But LG’s new G8 has an altogether different trick up its sleeve: a phone that can read the veins in your palm. Like the Galaxy S10, the G8 has a ‘time-of-flight’ sensor, it calls a ‘Z-camera,’ words which mean it’s a ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Samsung, Lg, Insider, Plugged


Another $8.2M from Provincial Growth Fund for Northland projects in Kaitaia

Northland has got another slice of the Government's $3billion Provincial Growth Fund with Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis doling out $8.2 million in Kaitaia today for five Far North projects.The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Kaitaia, Kelvin Davis, Te Tai Tokerau


On the strength of its Mixer partnership, streaming toolkit developer Lightstream raises $8 million

Lightstream, a Chicago-based company which develops tools to augment livestreams, has raised $8 million in new funding as it looks to add monitoring, management, and monetization services to its suite of editing technologies. Last year, the company inked a partnership with Microsoft‘s live-streaming Twitch competitor, Mixer, to let streamers on the platform add professional flourishes like images, overlays, transitions and text to streams or to edit streams, without a lot of professional editing...
Tags: Startups, TC, Microsoft, Internet, Chicago, Digital Media, Twitch, Live Streaming, Silicon Valley Bank, Streaming Media, Broadcasting, Stu, Jenks, Pritzker Group, Twitch TV, Grubbs


Michael Sanchez is in the middle of the salacious National Inquirer story about Jeff Bezos' affair

The first of dozens of emails sent by Michael Sanchez to The Washington Post arrived days after the National Enquirer published a 12-page spread exposing an extramarital affair between Lauren Sanchez and Jeff Bezos."For obvious... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, The Washington Post, National Inquirer, Michael Sanchez, Lauren Sánchez


Global Markets: Asia shares tick up, dollar near three-week low after Powell comments

Asian shares edged higher on Wednesday and the dollar fell to a three-week low after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell reinforced the U.S. central bank's recent shift towards a more "patient" approach on policy in the face of a slowing economy.
Tags: Asia, Money, businessNews, Federal Reserve, Powell, Jerome Powell


Hyundai rejects Elliott's payout call, shares rise ahead of showdown meeting

Hyundai Motor Group on Tuesday rejected demands by U.S. activist investor Elliott Management for a combined 7 trillion won ($6.3 billion) dividend payout and new board members, complicating efforts to revamp South Korea's second-biggest conglomerate.
Tags: South Korea, Money, businessNews, Hyundai, Elliott, Elliott Management, Hyundai Motor Group


Samsung Galaxy Buds review

With six hours of battery life, an extremely comfortable fit, sweatproofing, and a very palatable price tag, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds offer the best all-around value in the true wireless market. The post Samsung Galaxy Buds review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Bluetooth Headphones, Home Theater, Galaxy, True Wireless Headphones, Galaxy Buds, Samsung Galaxy Buds


Kyle Sandler arrived as a tech saviour, then swindled millions

Looking back, there are so many reasons Kyle Sandler was able to separate so many people from so much of their money.Sandler rolled into this old railroad crossroads at a time when Opelika, — and nearly every other city in America... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, America, Sandler, Opelika, Kyle Sandler


Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail to be publicly listed: Chinese media

China's high-speed railway connecting Beijing and Shanghai will be publicly listed, newspaper 21st Century Business Herald reported on Thursday.
Tags: Money, China, Beijing, businessNews, Shanghai, BEIJING SHANGHAI, 21st Century Business Herald


Oil rises on OPEC-led supply cuts, report of falling U.S. crude inventories

Oil prices rose on Wednesday after a report of declining crude inventories in the country and as producer club OPEC seemed to stick to its supply cuts despite pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump.
Tags: Money, Opec, businessNews


Whangārei's Oceania Marine trims refit operation

Oceania Marine has ''let go'' of its Hewlett St boat refit operation so it could concentrate on the company's other operations.Jim Loynes, marketing manager, said a recent reduction of services and staff at the refit yard and then... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Oceania Marine, Hewlett St, Jim Loynes


Dozens buried by landslide at unlicensed Indonesia gold mine

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Dozens of people are believed buried by a landslide at an unlicensed gold mine in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province, the national disaster agency said Wednesday. The agency said one person is confirmed dead and at least 13 injured. “It is estimated that as many as 60 people are buried under landslide […]
Tags: Business, News, Indonesia, Nation, Jakarta Indonesia, North Sulawesi, Nation & World



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