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From CEO 'Takers' To CEO 'Makers': The Great Transformation

Earlier this week, I discussed the problems of share buybacks as delineated in “Profits Without Prosperity,” an article by William Lazonick in the September issue of Harvard Business Review and explained how CEOs, through the pervasive use of share buybacks, have become takers, not makers. Instead …

PonoMusic Raises More Than $6M In Equity Crowdfunding In One Week

Neil Young’s startup PonoMusic became the fourth-most funded project on Kickstarter back in April, when it raised $6.2 million on a goal of $800,000.<p>The project now has raked in an additional $6 million in equity funding from a Crowdfunder campaign.<p>Pono Music is building a music download service …

Firechat’s new update makes it easier for Burners to chat their friends in the WiFi-less desert

Chat room application FireChat has a new update out just in time for Burning Man. With its latest version, FireChat users now have set handles that …

Swiss startup creates a wearable chair so you can rest anywhere

Most of the wearable gadgets getting people hot and bothered either strap onto your face or your wrist, but Swiss startup noonee has cooked up a little something that straps to your legs instead. Well, fine, maybe it's not exactly <i>little</i>: in a bid to keep factory line workers more alert and more …

Former PayPal Exec: eBay Should Just Rebrand As PayPal

He also provided another novel suggestion: That eBay should just rebrand itself as PayPal.<p>"Change the logos, change the paint, change the T-shirts, and you get the same value basically as spinning off PayPal," he says. "Just rename the company. It's a really simple solution. You could do it in …

Get Ready, SoundCloud Users: Ads Are Coming

SoundCloud, the popular free music-sharing platform that’s helped artists like Lorde skyrocket to fame, is introducing advertisements to its …

House of Representatives banned from editing Wikipedia, again

Half of America’s hallowed legislative body has been banned from editing Wikipedia anonymously. The Hill reports that the ban will affect all IP addresses from the House of Representatives for more than a month — the third such ban this Summer.<p>The ban was due (at least in part) to changes made at …

Aereo loses appeal to be recognized as cable operator

Aereo's fight for survival was dealt a setback on Thursday when a federal court rejected the streaming television service's argument that it should be recognized as a cable-TV service.<p>The shuttered company, which the Supreme Court said in June was illegally retransmitting broadcast TV over the …

Apple removes Secret app from Brazilian App Store for not conforming with local laws

Following a recent ruling that Apple would have ten days to remove the anonymous social app Secret from its Brazilian App Store, Apple has complied with the order. The justification for the removal, according to a source close to the situation, can be found in section 22.1 of the App Store …

Google's Self-Drive Cars Need Manual Controls for Testing

There was a lot of buzz when Google revealed prototypes of its self-driving cars in May, which come without a steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedals. Now, however, new rules in California concerning the testing of autonomous vehicles state that the driver must be “capable of taking over …

Irish man suspected to have died from Ebola

Body of Co Donegal man who died suddenly after returning from Sierra Leone is being tested for deadly virus<p>Health chiefs are awaiting blood test results on a suspected Ebola case in Ireland after a man who recently returned from Africa died suddenly.<p>The remains of the suspected victim are being …

Australia defends detention of child asylum seekers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s immigration minister defended his country’s tough policies on asylum seekers on Friday, saying measures including the detention of children and denial of permanent visas were needed to stop dangerous people-smuggling ventures.<p>Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent …

Michael Brown Shooting: Why Ferguson Police Never Filed 'Incident Report'

Investigations<p>Police in Ferguson, Missouri, did not file an “incident report” on the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Michael Brown because they turned the case over to St. Louis County police almost immediately, the county prosecutor’s office tells NBC News.<p>Critics and news media outlets have …

California Patient Tests Negative For Ebola Virus At Sacramento Hospital

A patient at a Sacramento hospital tested for the Ebola virus does not have the disease, health officials announced on Thursday night.<p>“We are pleased with the negative outcome of the Ebola test and wish the patient a speedy recovery,” Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public …

Malaysian passengers aboard shot down Flight MH17 repatriated

More than a month after the airliner they were traveling on was shot out of the skies above eastern Ukraine, the bodies of 20 Malaysian passengers arrived back in Kuala Lumpur as Malaysia observed a national day of mourning.<p>Families of the victims of Malaysia Flight MH17 gathered at the Malaysian …

Islamic State militants pose 'biggest threat' to US

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1102000/1102741_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537282909_4b4c779626fabdcce1f1d0d251954443<p><b>Islamic State militants are the most dangerous threat America has faced in years, top US officials have warned.</b><p>Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said US …

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Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of …