Friend or food? China’s ‘civil war’ over dogs

June 22, 2017

… in the rest of the country, Yulin is unlikely to act against it. Second, outlawing the trade would require the authorities to find other jobs for the vendors. Since there is a huge rural labor surplus, there will always be people willing to be dog traders. Third, it is less costly to be passive, i.e., to hope the industry dies by itself, than to accelerate its demise. Lastly, acting against the trade and the “festival” could also expose the Yulin authorities to nationalistic …

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Carmakers call for transitional EU deal – BBC News

June 20, 2017

… generated 77.5bn of turnover last year and accounted for 12% of all goods exports, according to the trade group. It added that almost a million people were employed across the wider automotive industry. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsLH Reseller 50 [3-Pay] Resell 50 licenses of our Silver 4 hosting plan.LetClicks PRO (Platinum) Discounted LetClicks – Facebook Image Posts for One Click ProfitsBookingValley – Hotel and Vacation Booking System(Single License FE) …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

(CNN)While the healthcare system in America is in a state of crisis, the hospitals, care centers and research facilities that make up the industry — in the States and abroad — have never looked better. “We’re seeing a lot of intersections with corporate America, retail, hospitality and civic [architecture],” she says. “It’s about: How do you attract and retain your community and your patients? How do you attract and retain doctors and …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… Patagonia has taken on a number of national conservation efforts since environmentalist and rock climber Yvon Chouinard founded it in 1973. In 1988, the firm launched a campaign to restore the natural splendor of Yosemite Valley, which was being destroyed by cars and lodges. The company took on a more consumer-centric approach, launching an ad campaign in 2011 urging customers its jackets in an attempt to address rampant waste in the fashion industry. The company was relatively quiet for the …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… trade association states. Any trade policies that result in more limited market access for foreign carmakers either directly or as a result of foreign retaliation for U.S. actions, the ad implies, will ultimately hurt Americans most. Thanks to trade and open markets, our auto industry is stronger, prouder and better than ever before, the video concludes as auto workers of diverse backgrounds raise the American flag up the pole at the foreign carmakers U.S. plants. Why would we ever want to …

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Banking with your personal assistant will be the future, whether you like it or not

June 12, 2017

… said Chia. While the industry has made moves to integrate banking with personal and home assistants, updates are coming slowly. Amazon’s partnership with Capital One came in March 2016, and there has yet to be anything like it since. Whether voice-activated banking will take off would depend on how ubiquitous personal assistants are. It’s likely to remain an option, but just that, as some will never use this feature at all, Yeo said. “Many still find it awkward to use Siri or …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 11, 2017

In it, there are no promises of humanity no assurances of justice no unbreakable bond of truth. There is but one king: popularity (and more plainly, profit). Entertainment media is just as vapid, vacuous, and apathetic as its creators certainly, as much as its viewers which is to say, it is naive to expect the industry to drift naturally toward some sort of moral center. It will not. It has not. And always, progress is wrought through a begrudging, draining, grating process. Maher: I …

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Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos and more tech CEOs are set to attend a White House summit with Jared Kushner

June 11, 2017

… inauguration. The discussion at that gathering focused on jobs, trade, immigration and China relations. After the meeting, industry leaders said an area of broad agreement was the potential for the Trump administration to innovate in government services. Since then, however, immigration has became a flash point of division between the industry and the administration. Executives publicly chastised Trumps February executive order calling for a travel ban on those from Muslim-majority countries. …

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

… release, Pence highlighted the importance of pollinators not only bees, but butterflies, birds and bats to Americas food supply. Bees aloneadd at least $15 billionin economic value to the countrys agricultural industry. The number of managed honey bee colonies in the U.S., meanwhile, has plummeted from about 6 million in the 1940s to about 2.5 million today, according to the Agriculture Department. The decline has been attributed to several factors, including habitat loss, disease, the …

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Snapchat snaps startup to help it with location tracking

June 7, 2017

… will do even more.” Like its peers in the social media industry, Snap makes the majority of its revenue from mobile advertising. If it hopes to get a significant cut of the duopoly between Facebook and Google, it’ll have to better prove its ads can work. The move appears to be a far step from Snap CEO Evan Spiegel’s former disdain for online tracking. “We really care about not being creepy, Spiegel said during the advertising festival Cannes in 2015, in conversation with …

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General election 2017: Security dominates campaigning – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… Secretary Karen Bradley told the BBC that the fight against online radicalisation meant getting “access to information as required” from tech firms. Pressed on whether this meant penetrating encrypted messaging services, she said the tech industry had done the “right thing” in the past in terms of removing indecent images from their platforms and now ministers wanted the “same response” over extremist material. “We know it can be done and the internet …

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‘Extraordinary’ month for Scottish renewable energy – BBC News

June 5, 2017

Overall the data showed that wind generated enough output to supply 100% or more of Scottish homes on 11 of the 31 days in May. ‘Energy revolution’ Scotland’s total electricity consumption, including homes, business and industry, last month was 1,857GW. Wind power generated the equivalent of 46% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs for the month. Dr Sam Gardner, acting director of WWF Scotland, said: “Despite the disappointment of last week’s …

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Taking a break? The 1.7bn career gap – BBC News

… couldn’t get back into a high-level corporate role. And you could see the reality of that [on the ground] – it was very hard to get back in.” ‘Career break penalty’ She points out that the “career break penalty” means it’s not just the economy that is getting a raw deal. Image copyright Tania Ash Image caption Tania Ash found it hard to rejoin the IT industry after taking time out to spend with daughter Marie “I have a business …

May 29, 2017
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Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

… South Korea. Kalanick promised to change things. Uber announced an investigation into the issue and brought on former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to run it. The report based on that investigation is yet to be released. Meanwhile, Uber has been trying to situate its own problems within the tech industry. An Uber recruiter in March blamed Uber’s problems on “systemic” sexism in tech, rather than Uber’s own issues. With all these problems surrounding treatment of women …

May 27, 2017
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If you’re reading this, you should probably update your LinkedIn profile

… can tell you that they are constantly on LinkedIn looking for quality candidates. Hiring managers will check your LinkedIn before bringing you in for an interview. Beyond the job search, having a stellar online profile can help build your professional network, add to your personal brand and may even up your industry credibility. So what should I update? Lets start with a good photo! In this case, that means a picture of you, without sunglasses or a hat, or your pet/roommate/current boyfriend. …

May 27, 2017
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Target backs mattress startup Casper in a bid to catch up with online rivals

Image: Alex Wong/Getty Images Target is betting big on mattresses in the mail. The big box chain is investing $75 million in bedding delivery startup Casper as it looks to bolster its e-commerce offerings in the face of the tanking brick-and-mortar market, Recode reported Thursday. A source familiar with the deal confirmed that amount. SEE ALSO: The mobile online shopping revolution is definitely comingbut nobody’s sure when Casper has sought to upend a $14 billion industry with foam …

May 26, 2017
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Rocket Lab Reports Launch Into Space From New Zealand

… increase the pace and affordability of sending up imaging and communication gear used for services including weather monitoring, natural disaster management and crop surveillance. The company said in 2015 that it should be able to offer a launch service for less than $5 million. “Today’s successful launch is a major milestone in the development of New Zealand’s space industry,” Simon Bridges, Minister for Economic Development, said in a statement. “It is …

May 25, 2017
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Lenovo’s Profit Tops Estimates as PC Market Levels Off

reported a 41 percent slide in net income to $107 million in the three months ended March. That compares with the $97.9 million average of analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Revenue increased 5 percent to $9.6 billion, compared with the $9.65 billion projected. Lenovo narrowly HP Inc. in the quarter but managed to increase market share as industry shipments posted better-than-expected revenue growth on Wednesday as the market stabilized.  Overall demand however remains …

May 25, 2017
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The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

… “The adult industry has a very large content library, with, to use one of the buzzwords of the Internet, a very long tail,” O’Connell says. “You have so few viewers for each piece of content.” But nowadays, those aren’t the only forces keeping the company from the enormous bucks. Ironically, O’Connell says, a company like Mikandi is also in a bind because so much free porn—or porn-like stuff—is now available through social media, from people …

May 24, 2017
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Uber and Google do battle over self driving car tech

… Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Google co-founder Sergey Brin were once friendly. Not so much these days, as detailed by the New York Times. The two companies are now in essentially open-ended war with each other. It’s a story that’s been playing out across the industry. More lawsuits over engineers leaving companies with trade secrets. Poaching competitors’ top talent as a matter of routine. And so on. Like any war, there are allies on each side, too. The weaving number of …

May 21, 2017
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What Snapchat vs Facebook means for the media

… of their current standing and/or ranking, have set in stone new rules that dictate the successand survivalof the media industry. They have singularly changed the way news is written and reported, reshaping in the process how audiences are reached and what defines competitiveness. Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat are now, in their own ways, playing the role of editor-in-chief. However, all is not well in this dynamic. Sure, sites like Facebook and others drive a great deal of traffic to media pages …

May 20, 2017
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Elizabeth Warren Has A Real Plan To Drain The Swamp In Washington

… massive private donations. She also called for ending the revolving door between industry and government jobs and for reforming the regulatory process to limit corporate influence. But it was Warrens detailed indictment of corporate consolidation and proposed crackdown on modern-day trusts that made her remarks truly novel for a senator speaking at an event sponsored by the think tank most closely associated with Democratic Party leadership. When companies control so much market share that …

May 17, 2017
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How to Ensure Healthy Cooking

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May 16, 2017
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