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NYU’s Scott Galloway predicted Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition on Recode Decode

You might have been surprised to learn Friday morning that Amazon is buying Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion . One person who was not surprised: Our latest Recode Decode podcast guest Scott Galloway , who predicted this deal in an interview we taped on May 11: “Everyone looks to Amazon for leadership and I’ve been predicting they were going to go into stores for five years,” Galloway said on the podcast. “I can’t even really legitimately ...
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Amazon buys Whole Foods in £10.7bn deal

Amazon buys Whole Foods in £10.7bn deal ONLINE RETAIL GIANT Amazon has acquired high-end supermarket Whole Foods in a $13.7bn (£107bn, or four Whole Foods' salads) deal The deal hasn't come completely out of the blue. It was reported in April that Amazon had considered a swoop for Whole Foods last autumn. Amazon has also this week been linked with rumours of a deal to acquire collaboration upstart Slack in a $9bn acquisition . However, the ...
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Blockchain Barges into Insurance via IBM, AIG

IBM helps AIG create a cross-country, multi-party international risk policy tailored to use blockchain's security and trust. Blockchain is typically associated with digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, but American International Group has issued a complex insurance policy based on a "smart contract" using blockchain. Despite its association with finance, blockchain has long been viewed by its advocates as useful in other types of transactio...
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How Apple is squeezing more photos into your iPhone - CNET

Back in 1992, Bill Clinton was elected US president, Microsoft released Windows 3.1 and digital photo experts created the JPEG image format. The first two are mostly matters for historians now, but a quarter century later, JPEG remains a part of our daily lives. That's a remarkable achievement for the fast-moving computing industry. Apple, though, thinks it's time to start moving on. To that end, it announced this month at its WWDC programm...
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Walmart to buy Bonobos for $310M as it doubles down on fashion

Walmart today doubled down on its efforts to continue building out a online retail fashion business in its bid to outpace Amazon in the wider world of commerce and specifically e-commerce. Today it announced that it would acquire menswear site Bonobos for $310 million in cash. The deal is part of a bigger strategy at Walmart, the world’s largest physical retailer, to grow its e-commerce business, partly to offset competition from Amazon. Bu...
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Digital Infrastructure for Cities Leads to Big Savings

A Cisco report claims $2.3 trillion is waiting to be realized through digitized services, city management; cites Houston, Oslo, Barcelona as examples. It's not only enterprises that need to make the digital transition; the public sector must do so as well. Citing Houston, Stockholm, Barcelona and Oslo, a Cisco report says $2.3 trillion can be saved in the public sector by 2024 if cities build out new digital infrastructures. Nearly half of ...
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Brit hacker admits he siphoned info from US military satellite network

LinuxSecurity.com: A UK-based computer hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of usernames and email addresses from a US military communications system. Original link
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CIA has been hacking into Wi-Fi routers for years, leaked documents show

LinuxSecurity.com: Leaked secret documents have revealed that the CIA has been targeting and compromising home, office, and public wireless routers for years in an effort to carry out clandestine surveillance. Original link
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Wise Disk Cleaner 9.49.669

Wise Disk Cleaner helps you claw back misused space on your hard drive by easily removing all sorts of redundant junk files, quickly. Wise Disk Cleaner has support for lots of different file formats and extensions, including temporary Internet files and installation logs, old files and index files as well. Wise Disk Cleaner can be configured to add a list of folders to be included in the cleanup. You can also filter out file ...
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Report reveals years of suffering, death from therapies for “chronic Lyme”

reader comments 12 Tick season is upon us, prompting fresh warnings about bites that can transmit Lyme disease. But in a report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a group of doctors isn’t warning about the disease— instead, the group is warning about possible treatments. Alternative medical treatments for so-called “chronic Lyme disease” are all unproven and potentially harmful—some even deadly—the group war...
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2008 FISA Transcript Shows NSA Already Knew It Might Have An Incidental Collection Problem

The ODNI has released several documents in response to FOIA lawsuits (EFF, ACLU). The EFF scored 18 of these ( handy zip link here ) and the ACLU seven. The ACLU's batch has proven more interesting (at least initially). One document it obtained shows a tech company challenged a Section 702 surveillance order in 2014. The challenge was shut down by the FISA court, but with the exception of Yahoo's short-lived defiance, we haven't seen any ot...
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Adventure on Mystery Island Chapter 6: The Second Monolith

Help shape a fascinating tale of danger, intrigue, and stubborn bubbles. Previously on Adventure on Mystery IslandAfter an unfortunate plane crash and a rather fortunate encounter with the enigmatic Monolith of Multitude, you end up with sand in your shoes, a precious code for Rebel Galaxy in your pocket, and a healthy dose of curiosity in your gut. The path towards the second Monolith goes through the foreboding Sidequest Castle, which tur...
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Microsoft’s new Modern Keyboard has a hidden fingerprint reader

Microsoft has quietly unveiled a new “Modern Keyboard” with an integrated fingerprint reader. The Modern Keyboard is the successor to the Surface Keyboard, and looks identical. The only changes are a new fingerprint reader and the ability to use a cable for a wired connection instead of wireless. Microsoft has integrated the fingerprint reader into the second Windows key on the right-hand side of the keyboard, and it can be used to log into...
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Cherry Bars

Whip up a pan of these festive bars in just 20 minutes with staple ingredients and pie filling. Between the easy preparation and pretty color, they're destined to become a holiday classic. —Jane Kamp, Grand Rapids, Michigan Original link
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Guest Article: Interview with the Project Director of Neverwinter Nights

Learn the story behind one of the true RPG legends' creation. Bernhard "niv" Stoeckner and other members of the Neverwinter Vault community put together this in-depth interview with the game's Project Director/Producer Tent Oster.If you're interested in learning about the creation of a legend, you're in for a real treat.Nowadays, when most people hear the name Trent Oster, they think of him as the CEO of Beamdog and the Enhanced Editions of...
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Lenovo Y700 14" FHD IPS/8GB DDR4 RAM/500GB/AMD Radeon R9/i7-6700HQ 2.6GHz Clean!

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The Identicals: A Novel (Unabridged) - Elin Hilderbrand

Description Identical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike...or live more differently. Harper Frost is laid back, easygoing. She doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn't be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She's inherited her father's run-down house on Martha's Vineyard, but she can't hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking. Two beautiful islands o...
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I used E3 to take a very public crash course in 'Arms'

In hindsight, this was a bad idea. I'm rubbish at almost every kind of competitive, multiplayer game, and motion controls are a waggling "am I doing this right?" nightmare. Still, at E3, I couldn't resist the chance to try Arms, the spring-loaded boxing game for the Nintendo Switch. So I recruited my handsome colleague (and Arms player extraordinaire) Sean Buckley to give me a crash course on the Engadget E3 stage. The results were, well, m...
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Apple AirPort not on latest 'Vault 7' list of gear susceptible to factory firmware hack by CIA

  By Mike Wuerthele Thursday, June 15, 2017, 03:52 pm PT (06:52 pm ET) The latest dump of "leaked" documents from WikiLeaks reportedly from the CIA details the "Cherry Blossom" firmware modification program, which allowed intelligence agencies to change firmware in a networking company's factories —but Apple AirPort hardware appears to be unaffected by the effort. The latest dump from the "Vault 7" data details the program where the U.S. CI...
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SDCC Funko Exclusives are Marvelous

The hype train that is E3 has finally come to a close. Here at Geek, that just means it’s the eye of the storm. That’s right! San Diego Comic-Con is quickly approaching, and the exclusives list just keeps growing day after day. As most of us know by now, if convention exclusives are involved, Funko is right around the corner and ready to blow all the competitors away. Only this time they are teaming up with Marvel to release some of their m...
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Facebook fights against terrorist content on its site using A.I., human expertise

Why it matters to you To help fight terrorism, Facebook is increasing its efforts to keep the platform a safe space for all users. As the number of terrorist attacks continue to increase globally, Facebook is making an attempt to be completely transparent about its plans to keep terrorist content off its website. To make efforts more efficient, the company enlisted the help of both artificial intelligence and human expertise. To kick off th...
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Girl whose home was destroyed in Grenfell fire took her exam in her pajamas

Talk about tenacity.  Just hours after the devastating Grenfell Tower fire destroyed her home, 16-year-old Ines Alves, still wearing her pajamas, sat for her school chemistry exam.  Alves had fled her 13th floor apartment with her family around 1 a.m., with her chemistry notes in tow, escaping the blaze. After spending the night at a friend's house, she arrived promptly at 9 a.m., still wearing the clothes she slept in, at Sacred Heart scho...
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Team Collaboration App Slack, Valued at $9 Billion, Draws Attention of Amazon

Amazon is in the running among a handful of companies looking to acquire the popular chatroom startup, reports Bloomberg. From the article: San Francisco-based Slack could be valued at at least $9 billion in a sale , the people said. An agreement isn't assured and discussions may not go further, said the people. Buying Slack would help Seattle-based Amazon bolster its enterprise services as it seeks to compete with rivals like Microsoft and...
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GDPR Puts Response at Center Stage for All Companies

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018, a company's ability to respond to a data breach will be paramount. The majority of companies already struggle with responding to cyber incidents, and even fewer are prepared for GDPR. The European Union's (EU) GDPR marks the most important change in data privacy regulation in the past 20 years. While it gives individuals better peace of mind regarding their persona...
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Sword and Scale Rewind - Wondery | Incongruity

Sword and Scale Rewind Wondery | Incongruity Genre: Social Sciences Release Date: June 14, 2017 Sword and Scale Rewind, hosted by Lynette Carolla and Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, is the aftershow for the popular true-crime podcast Sword and Scale. © © 2017 Incongruity LLC Original link
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