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Amex Negs Digital Wallets To Build Its Own Checkout, Pairs With Stripe To … – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

As Apple continues to build out Apple Pay for transactions in retail stores, one of its key partners is making a move to own the payment experience more directly online. American Express today is launching a new feature for cardholders called Amex Express Checkout, which it says will let them pay for goods and services on web, mobile and in apps with a single password that cardholders already have and use to access…

Collective Digital Studio merges with German multichannel network Studio71 – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

European media giant ProSiebenSat.1 announced Wednesday it is merging its German-based Studio71 operation with U.S. YouTube multichannel network Collective Digital Studio. lRelated COMPANY TOWN Hulu gets rights to show ‘Seinfeld’ via streaming video-on-demand See all related The news of the merger comes over a year after ProSiebenSat.1 acquired a 20% stake in Collective Digital Studio. The new venture, called Collective Studio71, will be a global multichannel network with locations in Los Angeles, New York,…

VH1 Employs Digital Celebs to Promo Nicole Richie’s ‘Candidly Nicole’ – Variety

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

VH1 is paying five social-media “influencers” to appear in videos promoting season two of “Candidly Nicole” starring Nicole Richie — aimed at getting fans of big Instagram, Twitter and YouTube personalities to tune into the reality TV show this summer. And there’s another benefit to the tactic: The Viacom-owned cabler will spend far less to market “Candidly Nicole” via the social stars than it would through conventional advertising to reach millions of eyeballs, said Caralene Robinson, VH1’s…

Jenny Horne’s Plea to Remove the Confederate Flag – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

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Investors eye China, Greece, profits, NYSE – USA TODAY

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

A trader sits at his desk as floor officials talk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after trading was halted due to a technical glitch in New York, on July 8, 2015. (EPA/JUSTIN LANE) When it comes to keeping an eye on market-moving events, investors will have to multitask Thursday. That’s because a slew of different crosscurrents are roiling markets at the moment and need close watching….

O’Malley footnotes satirical site in Wall Street missive – MarketWatch

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Getty Images Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to increase funding for the ‘Security Exchange Commission.’ Or is it, the ‘Securities Exchange Commission’? WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)—Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is having trouble raising his profile in a race for the Democratic presidential nomination…

European Stocks Surge on Hopes Greece Can Strike a Deal – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

ENLARGE European stocks surged Thursday as investors sensed a glimmer of hope that Greece can strike a last-ditch deal with creditors to keep it in the eurozone. Confidence was further bolstered by a rally in Chinese markets after several days of heavy falls, which boosted mining stocks in Europe. The Stoxx Europe 600 was 2.2% higher midsession, building on Wednesday’s small gain. In the U.S., the S&P 500 was 0.8%…

Wall St. Jumps on Optimism Over Greece and China – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

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The Case Against Laptops in the Classroom – New York Magazine

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Photo: Frederick Bass/Getty Last week, at the Aspen Ideas festival, there came an interesting little moment between Kentaro Toyama, a computer scientist, and Jim Steyer, a lawyer and entrepreneur. Both declared that they’d banned laptops and other electronic devices in their lecture halls. “Many of the students actually appreciate that,” said Toyama, who teaches at the University of Michigan, “because it encourages real discussion, and they know that as soon…

South Carolina poised to remove Confederate flag on Thursday – Reuters

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. The Confederate flag, a symbol of racism for many in the United States and of Southern heritage for others, is set to be removed from South Carolina’s state Capitol grounds on Thursday after lawmakers sealed its fate in a late-night session. The bill to remove the flag, which dates back to the 1861-65 American Civil War, would transfer it to the “relic room” at a military museum in…

Thai consulate in Turkey attacked for deporting Uighurs – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Workers inspected the damage at the Thai consulate in Istanbul Turkish protesters have attacked the Thai consulate in Istanbul following the deportation from Thailand of about 100 Uighurs to China. Thai officials said that protesters stormed the compound late on Wednesday night. No injuries were reported. Rights groups have criticised such deportations, saying Uighurs face persecution in China. Turkey has seen growing anger at Chinese discrimination against Uighurs, who are…

Police Chief Who Pledged Reforms Fired Amid Crime Spike – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Less than three years ago, Anthony Batts was hand-picked by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to combat crime and reform a troubled law enforcement department in one of America’s most violent cities. On Wednesday, Batts was fired as police commissioner amid the worst crime spike in the city since the 1970s and plummeting morale among officers who complained their boss was failing to provide the support and leadership they needed to…

Bosnian Muslims Pay Tribute to Srebrenica Victims – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

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The First USB-C Battery That Can Charge a Laptop at Full Speed – Gizmodo – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

There are countless reasons to embrace USB-C with open arms, like being able to charge your laptop from the same external battery as your phone. And MOS’ new Reach Go is the first portable power bank that will actually charge a USB-C laptop as fast as it would from a wall outlet. The Reach Go takes advantage of Etron’s new 100-watt USB-C charge controller, announced about a month ago, which…

How to use WhatsApp Web: WhatsApp on phone, tablet, laptop, PC … – PC Advisor – PC Advisor

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

WhatsApp is now available on the web via the Chrome browser, and in a tablet app, meaning it’s possible to simultaneously access your WhatsApp account on your phone, tablet, laptop and PC without a hack. Here’s how to get WhatsApp on your phone, tablet, laptop AND your PC, all at once. To physically install the WhatsApp app on your tablet also see: How to install WhatsApp on iPad: Get WhatsApp on…

Microsoft to cut 7800 jobs as it restructures phone business – The Seattle Times

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s phone unit, the last big move championed by Steve Ballmer, was touted as a way to jump-start the Redmond company’s position in a global smartphone market dominated by Google and Apple. Less than two years later, Microsoft has acknowledged that the ex-CEO’s move was an expensive mistake. Microsoft on Wednesday said it would write off essentially all of the assets acquired in the deal, $7.6 billion…

Microsoft Lays Off Thousands While Demanding More H1-B Visas – Daily Caller

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Tech giant Microsoft announced Wednesday that it will be laying off approximately 7,800 employees worldwide, bringing a denunciation from a federal lawmaker who says the firings expose the company’s calls for more immigration. The firings, which will eliminate about 7 percent of the company’s workforce, are concentrated in Microsoft’s troubled mobile phone business, and will eliminate most of the remaining employees from its purchase of Nokia’s phone operation in 2013. Only some of…

IBM Announces Computer Chips More Powerful Than Any in Existence – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

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Hillary Email Subpoena Released – The Weekly Standard (blog)

Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Hillary Clinton falsely claimed in an interview that she had not received a subpoena for her emails. But Trey Gowdy, the chair of the House Benghazi committee, released the subpoena he sent the former secretary of state after hearing Clinton not tell the truth: Hillary Subpoena The Benghazi committee says in a statement: The House Select Committee on Benghazi today released its March 4, 2015, subpoena to former Secretary of State…