London ‘still Europe’s top tech hub’ – BBC News

July 5, 2017

“The Brexit vote has understandably created some uncertainty, but it is no surprise to see that London continues to attract more than double the amount of investment [of] any other European city,” said Laura Citron, chief executive of London & Partners. “We have everything companies need to be successful: policymakers, finance, infrastructure, world-class universities and talent.” Tech talent According to London & Partners, London’s tech sector has attracted more venture…

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UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News

July 2, 2017

‘Historic step’ Withdrawing from the convention, which was signed in 1964 before the UK joined what became the EU, means UK vessels will also lose the right to fish in waters six to 12 nautical miles offshore of the other countries. How would Brexit affect fishing waters? Mr Gove said leaving the convention meant “for the first time in more than 50 years we will be able to decide who…

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NYT Cooking launches subscription service

June 29, 2017

Image: NYT Cooking The New York Times can’t live on news alone, so it’s turning to bread. The Times is launching a new subscription service for its cooking vertical, the most recent in a series of experiments into ways to make more money from its existing content. For $5 every four weeks, subscribers get access to NYT Cooking’s database of more than 18,000 recipes as well as premium features including…

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Life Under Trumpcare ‘Would Be Terrifying’: Stories From The Front Lines Of Health Care

June 29, 2017

WASHINGTON Much of the deliberation over the Senates bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is taking place behind closed doors. Key senators have yet to make their views heard. Some have sought to avoid reporters questions about the bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-Ky.) had hoped to vote on the legislation without so much as a single hearing. But with the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Officeanalysis showing that the bill…

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Here’s Where Key Senators Stand On The GOP Health Care Bill

June 28, 2017

The delay came one day after the Congressional Budget Office estimated that 22 million people would lose coverage under the GOP plan, thanks in large part to massive cuts to Medicaid. Heres a look at where the senators who forced McConnell to postpone the vote currently stand: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) Heller, the first moderate senator to oppose the legislation, has vowed to withhold support for the bill because of…

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Sen. Susan Collins Comes Out Against Health Care Bill

June 27, 2017

In a series of tweets, Collins cited a Congressional Budget Office report released Monday that found the new bill would cause 22 million people to lose their insurance over the next 10 years. The Senates bill would also dramatically undercut federal funding for Medicaid and financial assistance for low- and middle-income people, all facts Collins said wouldnt fix ACA problems for rural Maine, referring to the Obama administrations Affordable Care…

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Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

A sign in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hangs on a farming tractor near a polling station in Cave Creek, Arizona. (Photo by )Image: Ralph Freso/Getty Images If you live in the country, there’s a good chance you don’t have broadband-speed internet. Only one in ten Americans lack access to a connection that meets the government’s new standard for the designation, but more than two thirds of them…

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Britains Financial Power Is Already Seeping Away

June 24, 2017

Britain’s financial power began ebbing away just days into the Brexit negotiations as the European Central Bank sought authority over a key market and banks from Morgan Stanley to Nomura Holdings Inc. fleshed out plans to move operations from London to Frankfurt. The shifts underscore the threat posed to the U.K.’s financial industry by the decision to quit the European Union, made in a referendum a year ago. They will intensify pressure on Prime…

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Toilet charity renames Indian village after Trump to raise awareness

June 24, 2017

A poster with the image of U.S. President Donald Trump is set up at Marora village, unofficially renamed "Trump Village."Image: MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images During Donald Trump’s first few months in office he’s unexpectedly inspired a great deal of bathroom-related discussion, ranging from urine-themed jokes to trademarked Trump toilet paper. But the latest association between the U.S. President and toilets comes from a charity effort that hopes to provide a small…

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The rise of the Facebook star

June 24, 2017

Image: Laura Clery Laura Clery lives the Hollywood dream. She moved to Los Angeles at 17 to be an actress. She slept on friends’ couches and ate their food as she worked to get an agent and learn the ins and out of the industry. She ended up landing the first commercial she auditioned for. “I was like, ‘Oh, this is easy,’” Clery said with a laugh. Thirteen years later,…

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Leading universities rated ‘bronze’ under new ranking system – BBC News

June 22, 2017

Drop-out rates The TEF, which was introduced by the previous government, is being administered by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce). Degree providers – a mixture of universities, colleges offering degree courses and alternative providers – could choose whether or not to take part. However, those awarded a bronze or higher – all institutions that took part, besides 64 who were given a provisional rating – are now…

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Fitbit will bring wearables to the NBA with brand new sponsorship deal

June 21, 2017

Fitbit enters pro basketball via a new sponsorship deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.Image: fitbit UPDATE: June 20, 2017, 5:27 p.m. EDT This story was updated to better reflect how the Timberwolves players will use Fitbit’s technology. Fitbit is finally making the leap to the major leagues. Fitbit and the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves have signed a deal to make the wearable maker just the seventh jersey patch sponsor in the NBA,…

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How to achieve your summer travel goals without breaking the bank

June 16, 2017

Image: flickr/HAMZA BUTT Sponsored Advertising Content by the Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card from Chase We all have responsibilities that need to be accounted for when we’re thinking of planning a summer trip. Whether it’s your rent, your bills, or some other expense that is making you hesitate to book your dream vacation, we can all relate to that travel FOMO. But you don’t have to put a huge dent…

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PM ‘must listen’ to other parties over Brexit says Cameron – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Speaking in Paris after meeting French President Emmanuel Macron, Mrs May said there was a “unity of purpose” to get on with the process, reiterating that she wanted to maintain a “close relationship” with the EU. What are the Brexit options? Gove says Brexit ‘consensus’ needed Reality Check: Has the election changed EU views of Brexit? She is currently trying to negotiate the terms of a deal with the Democratic…

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How Adobe Got Its Customers Hooked on Subscriptions

June 12, 2017

When Adobe Systems Inc. started the transition from a product-sales model to a Change.org petition demanding the company abandon the scheme. Revenue shrank 8 percent in 2013 and was pretty much flat the next year. There aren’t many doubters today. Adobe’s revenue was just shy of $5.9 billion for the fiscal year ended in November, up from $4 billion in 2013; about 80 percent of that came from subscriptions and other recurring sources. Melissa…

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‘She’s A Human Being’: Reality Winner’s Parents Assert Her Innocence

June 9, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. A collection of framed Beatles record covers adorn the living room wall of the house where 25-year-old government contractor Reality Winner lived until late last week. One room is empty, save for a rug where she practices yoga, a book titled The Art of Peace and prayer beads. In her bedroom, a blanket with a giant picture of the Pokemon Pikachu is laid neatly on her bed. It…

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Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

June 9, 2017

Whats the difference? Leakers, on the other hand, can become targets for prosecution for mishandling classified information. Not all leak are crimes, however. Sharing unclassified materials such as former FBI Director James Comey did with some of his memos about his private conversations with President Donald Trump is not illegal, experts say. Sean Rayford via Getty Images Reality Winner is a leaker, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office in Southern…

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First cash Lifetime Isa launched – BBC News

June 7, 2017

Compared to other cash Isas, the Skipton’s interest rate is relatively low. Rival providers of instant access Isas offer returns of more than 1%. Banks snub the launch of Lifetime Isas What is a Lifetime Isa? “I would say it’s a disappointing rate, but they know there’s going to be a big inflow, because of the government top-up,” said Simon French, chief economist at Panmure Gordon. As a result, those…

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U.S. Colleges Have $500 Billion to Invest. Now Where Are All the Green Deals?

June 5, 2017

If you guessed that the University of California system would champion “sustainable” investing, you’d be correct. The catch is, the shelves in the sustainable investing aisle aren’t especially well-stocked with opportunities. U.S. college endowments altogether hold more than $500 ­billion in assets, a growing part of which they’ve allocated to sustainable or “impact” investing. Yet they also face something of a paradox: Where, exactly, does one invest that money? The…

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This ‘wizarding pub’ kickstarter will use tech to simulate magic

June 1, 2017

If you like 1) drinking in pubs and 2) the magical world of Harry Potter, you are most definitely in luck. Matthew Cortland, a designer and former reading teacher, is launching a Kickstarter for a “wizarding pub and inn” in London called The Cauldron a venue that would use technology and the internet of things to simulate sweet, sweet magic. SEE ALSO: Don’t ever tell me ‘Harry Potter’ is just…

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Election 2017 debate: Parties clash on Brexit – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit clash in Welsh election debate Mr Millar, the Tory education spokesman and AM, said the 8 June vote was a clear choice between Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Attacking the other party leaders, he said: “We can ill afford to have them taking our seat at the negotiating table. We need a prime minister who is up…

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Report: Russian Billionaire Linked To Manafort Seeks Immunity To Testify

May 27, 2017

Lawmakers have so far turned down the demands of aluminum billionaire Oleg Deripaska, lest an immunity deal compromise criminal investigations into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election,according to the Times. Manafort is said to be a key figure in the FBIs investigation. Manafort was forced out as campaign chairmanshortly after the Republican National Convention last year, when AP revealed he had helped a Ukrainian political…

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10 apps Donald Trump needs way more than Twitter

May 26, 2017

Image: vicky leta/mashable Donald Trump’s using his iPhone wrong. The President reportedly (finally!) has an iPhone. And yet, he’s only installed a single, solitary app on it: Twitter. Of course. SEE ALSO: Twitter has all the answers for Trump’s ‘orb of doom’ photo No matter what side of the political aisle you fall on, most of us can probably agree that more access to Twitter isn’t exactly something Trump needs,…

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