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BUSINESS

19 minutes with Microsoft’s CEO: A new book, a new culture and a ‘complete nonsense answer’ – Washington Post »

Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella’s book is part memoir, part leadership guide, part futurist vision of technology. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP) Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has long been a fan…

Sep 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

US STOCKS-Wall St falls on N. Korea warnings, tech selloff – Reuters »

* Safe haven assets up after N Korea minister’s comments * Tech sector poised for worst day in five weeks * Dow down 0.29 pct, S&P 500 dn 0.38 pct,…

Sep 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
ENTERTAINMENT

Why Seeing Prince Harry Hold Hands with Meghan Markle Is Such a Big Deal – PEOPLE.com »

  After over a year of dating, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sent fans speculating that an engagement could be…

Sep 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Georgiou’s Company, a Sarek Showdown, and More Scoop Learned From ‘After Trek’ – IndieWire »

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1, Episode 2, “The Battle of the Binary Stars.”]…

Sep 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Kris Jenner Wants to Make Sure Kylie’s Pregnancy Doesn’t Get in the Way of $420 Million Business: Source – PEOPLE.com »

  Kylie Jenner is pregnant — and her mom Kris is doing whatever she can to make sure her 20-year-old daughter’s extremely…

Sep 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Trump blasts NFL for anthem protests, says not about race – SBS »

Dozens of NFL players, coaches and even some owners joined in silent protest at games on Sunday against Trump’s call…

Sep 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft Excel is about to get a lot smarter – TechCrunch »

Microsoft Excel users rejoice. Your favorite spreadsheet is about to get a lot smarter, thanks to the help of machine learning and a better connection to the outside world. As Jared Spataro, Microsoft’s general manager for Office, and Rob Howard, the company’s director of Office…

Sep 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

The Good and Bad in Apple macOS High Sierra: What You Need to Know – Fortune »

Apple’s macOS High Sierra was made available on Monday, and already, there are some strong opinions about the company’s latest desktop operating system. In just the past 24 hours, some people have celebrated High Sierra’s new, zippy file system and say that the operating system’s…

Sep 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Ataribox aims high with $250-300 price point, Linux core, custom AMD chip – Ars Technica »

reader comments 37 The trademark and license borg that currently calls itself Atari continues to push ahead with an “Ataribox” project, and, after being teased in July, the device has begun to take shape. Fans and press alike may have expected a low-priced, retro-gaming living…

Sep 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

Equifax CEO steps down after data breach; he’ll still get $18-million pension – Los Angeles Times »

Equifax announced Tuesday that its chief executive would step down effective immediately, weeks after the credit-reporting company disclosed a massive data breach. Richard Smith, who also served as chairman of the Equifax board, is the latest casualty at the company as a result of the…

Sep 26 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
SCIENCE

At 2017 minimum, scientists ask: Is Arctic entering the Thin Ice Age? – Mongabay.com »

The sun reflects over thin sea ice and a few floating icebergs near the Denmark Strait off of eastern Greenland, as seen from NASA’s P-3B…

Sep 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

The man who had people worried about a Sept. 23 apocalypse is peddling a new doomsday date – Washington Post »

David Meade, a man whose claim about an apocalypse had people anticipating Sept. 23 is talking about another date: Oct. 15. (George Frey/Getty Images) The man…

Sep 25 2017 / No Comment / Read More »
Asia

Forbes Global CEO Conference: Political Risk On The Rise In Asia – Forbes

R Flannery Ian Betts of Hill & Associates at the 2017 Forbes Global CEO Conference in Hong Kong. Rising political risk has come up as a concern at the 2017 Forbes Global CEO Conference underway in…

Sep 26 2017 / Read More »
Mid-East

Gulf Crisis Continues, Threatening Mideast Peace and US Interests – HuffPost

They ostentatiously but unsuccessfully sought support from smaller states, such as Somalia. Abu Dhabi’s ambassador to Russia, Omar Saif Ghobash, talked about turning the issue into one of “us or them,” but it now looks like…

Sep 26 2017 / Read More »
Africa

Trump Says His Pals Go To Africa To ‘Get Rich.’ Is That Offensive? – NPR

It’s the latest in a series of Trump remarks that went viral. Last week, President Donald Trump hosted a luncheon for a group of African heads of state in New York City as part of the…

Sep 26 2017 / Read More »
WORLD

North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump ‘declared war’ – Washington Post

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea’s top diplomat said Monday that a weekend tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump was a “declaration of war” and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down U.S. bombers,…

Sep 25 2017 / Read More »
Europe

The new risk for Europe: an inward-looking Germany – Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – In 2008, in a fit of pique over Angela Merkel’s cautious response to the global financial crisis, the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, lashed out at his German counterpart. “While France is acting, Germany…

Sep 26 2017 / Read More »
FOOTBALL

How We Can Get Partisan Politics Out of Football – New York Magazine

Apolitical. Photo: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Imagine a world where the Environmental Protection Agency paid the NFL millions in taxpayer dollars to honor retired EPA regulators with elaborate pregame rituals. After a congressional oversight committee flagged these…

Sep 26 2017 / Read More »
TRAVEL

Trump’s team is getting taxpayer-funded travel perks – but where’s the outrage? – Los Angeles Times

The Treasury secretary requested a military plane for his European honeymoon. The head of Health and Human Services ran up a six-figure tab flying around the country on private jets. The chief of the Environmental Protection…

Sep 26 2017 / Read More »
UK

Cover versions: why are UK and US book jackets often so different? – The Guardian

Covers sell books. But in the case of Hillary Clinton’s memoir What Happened, you can’t help thinking that the book’s sales in the UK are despite the jacket treatment, not because of it. Whereas the US…

Sep 26 2017 / Read More »

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