Cassie Griffin

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Indiana's Big Data Conference Gets Its Sponsors Back After Protest

After changes to a controversial law, an event that several companies abandoned in protest is bouncing back.<p>Last week, when tech companies around the U.S. responded to a controversial new Indiana law that provided some legal cover for discrimination against people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or …

As Bill Gates promised, Microsoft will soon have its own Apple Pay alternative

Last month, it showed off a "tap to pay" feature baked into Windows 10 phones during a conference for Windows hardware makers in China, the WinHEC conference.<p>With a bit of sleuthing, banking consultant Faisal Khan, found evidence that Microsoft has already received approval from one state to fire …

Woman granted permission to serve divorce papers via Facebook

A Manhattan Supreme Court justice grants a woman permission to serve her elusive husband divorce papers via a private Facebook message. Is this a sign of what's to come?<p>A judge has granted a Brooklyn woman permission to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook, but it's unclear if the decision …

Social Media

Ex-Google exec Andy Rubin raises $48 million for hardware incubator

Late last year, Android co-founder Andy Rubin left Google (GOOG) to launch what was described as a hardware incubator. Now it seems that he’s got a …

Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, feminist hero, eliminates salary negotiations for new employees

Ellen Pao, the interim CEO of Reddit, has seen women struggle with salary negotiations. So she's eliminating money talk from the company's hiring …

Batter Up! Baseball Tintypes You’d Want as Trading Cards

Twelve years ago, Tabitha Soren began shooting baseball players as tintypes—photographs made on a sheet of metal with no negative—when she discovered that baseball and tintypes were created around the same time, circa the mid-1800s. These limited editions of one from Soren’s Fantasy Life series are …

Los Angeles

Tracing the American nightmare

So much has been built on the American Dream in fiction that it seems less a novelistic motif and more a staple of the national consciousness. Of course, every dream carries the chance of turning into a nightmare (think of poor, wealthy, handsome Jay Gatsby shot by a jealous mechanic and found …

Books

Escalating Tensions Challenge U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

<i>Co-authored by Paul Arthur Berkman, Lloyd N. Axworthy, and Oran R. Young</i><p><b>Ukraine escalates urgency to prevent an Arctic Cold War.</b><p>Already events are moving in dangerous directions, undermining decades of east-west cooperation that have established the high north as a region of low tensions. As the …

Russia

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