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Merkel’s TV performance deals a death blow to her rival just before the election

It was never going to rival the savage pre-election TV debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, or between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, but Sunday night finally saw German chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union Angela Merkel come face-to-face with her rival Martin …

Europe

People Are Crying After Discovering Why This Dad Keeps Wearing The Same Old Shirt

"When that polo shirt gets a hole in it, he carefully sews it back together."<p>Her mother, who passed away with cancer 18 years ago, can be seen the photo happily wearing a similar polo shirt of a different color. The polo shirts appear to be a special memory of their honeymoon.<p>"I wondered why he …

Camera lenses literally melted during the solar eclipse

Will people ever learn?<p>A camera rental company found its cameras and lenses severely damaged after people took them to shoot the solar eclipse last …

The Daily News, a Distinctive Voice in New York, Is Sold

Tronc, the publisher of The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune, announced on Monday that it had acquired The Daily News, the nearly 100-year-old tabloid that for decades set the city’s agenda with its gossip, sports and city coverage.<p>The deal represents the end of an era for The News, which …

How the Essential Phone won me over completely

Essential is that rarest of rare breeds in tech: A startup focused on building not just hardware, but a category of hardware that is dominated by two of the most comfortably secure leading companies in any industry.<p>Still, Essential saw something missing in the now very mature smartphone market, and …

Phones

Your job can’t save you now

Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries—since, say, 1650—we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labor, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating …

Income Inequality

Your Company Was Acquired. Now What?

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re a small business owner or founder of a startup, there’s a good chance that somewhere in the back of your mind, you’ve imagined what it would be like to grow your company to the point where it’s bought out in an …

Business Strategy

Swedish court refuses to force ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay

Unlike many other governments around the world, a Swedish court has ruled that it cannot force ISPs to block their customers’ access to file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.<p>The decision came after more than a month of deliberations, according to Swedish publication TheLocal.se and safeguards citizens’ …

Detachable cabins: How Airbus wants to take the hassle out of boarding a plane

What if the long and arduous task of boarding a plane were made a little less miserable?<p>Airbus, which brought us distinctive airplane travel ideas such as stacking passengers on top of each other and placing them in a hexagonal arrangement, is rethinking the boarding process entirely.<p>In a new …

Patents

Amazon's $160 billion business you've never heard of

Amazon has a booming business that could soon be worth $160 billion -- no, not the one you're thinking of.<p>Most people see Amazon as a huge online shopping mall. But businesses are starting to see Amazon as a warehouse of cloud infrastructure they can rent.<p>Amazon Web Services, the company's network …

Norway mulls using heroin to prevent deadly overdoses

BERGEN, Norway (AP) — The pale, zombie-like addicts staggering through concrete underpasses make an unlikely scene in wealthy Norway's picturesque …

Smartphones Tame Black Friday Shopping Frenzy

This week, an increasing number of consumers are going online to take advantage of Black Friday deals.<p>Sales for what's known as one of the biggest shopping days of the year were up 20 percent this year, and most of those online shoppers were using smartphone apps.<p>If you want to get a glimpse of …

eCommerce

In “Jessica Jones,” Marvel takes on the biggest villain of them all—the patriarchy

In Netflix’s new superhero series <i>Jessica Jones</i>, the patriarchy is the enemy.<p>No, super-strong private investigator Jones (Krysten Ritter) doesn’t organize political campaigns for reproductive rights. But her enemy in the series, the supervillain Killgrave (David Tenant) is a one-man system of …

Comics

Google Outsmarts Competition With Custom Machine Types In The Cloud

Customers migrating to the public cloud get overwhelmed with the number of instance types and the categories offered by the providers. As of November 1st, 2015, Amazon EC2 has 39 instance types to choose from 6 different instance families. Though AWS takes pride in rapidly adding features and …

Cloud Computing

Millennials are making their parents' shoe brands cool again

According to a recent report executed by Goldman Sachs and Teen Vogue, fashionable young (13-29) women's favorite footwear brands include Birkenstock, Sorel, and Nike.<p>Nike's place on the list isn't particularly surprising — teenagers love Nike, and the brand's sneakers bode well with the …

GoTenna Keeps Your Cell Phone Connected, Even When You Don’t Have Cell Service

GoTenna co-founder Daniela Perdomo knows that her startup has been “quiet for a long time,” but she said it’s for a good reason — the team has been busy turning its prototype into something that could be “manufactured at scale.”<p>The company aims to help users to communicate even when they don’t have …

New York City

Vidora’s second screen Apple TV app now helps content producers fatten their wallets

Second-screen TV app Vidora already impressed us with its ability to aggregate and push video content to our television screens (via Apple TV). Now it’s rolling out some new features that should help its content partners make more money.<p>Vidora, via its iPad app, essentially makes the set-top box …

Associated Press News

Drivewise.ly raises $1.3M to score your driving with smartphones

Drivewisel.y can tell you how good of a driver you are.<p>The startup has raised $1.3 million for its mobile app that collects data on your driving habits. Every time you take a trip, Drivewise.ly uses smartphone sensors to learn gather information about speed, distance, acceleration, and so on. The …

‘This space reserved for general solicitation’

<i>This post is produced by MicroVentures.</i><p>How familiar are you with general solicitation? Well, you better become an expert on it, because your deal flow is about to increase and will be coming from places you never expected. Did you know that in about three weeks, startups are going to be able to …

Today’s Acqui-Hires Will Become Tomorrow’s Innovators

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur, Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 25 years. He founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming</i> …

Why mobile advertising must not stand alone

<i>Jonathan Gardner is director of communications at Turn.</i><p>It’s the corporate version of the founder’s dilemma: Rarely can a startup define an emerging market and also go on to lead in its space. Case in point: mobile advertising.<p>The space has been defined by companies like Adfonic and Jumptap, but …

Obama signs legislation scaling back financial disclosure requirements

White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Obama signed legislation Monday scaling back some of the financial disclosure requirements in the STOCK Act.<p>Carney noted that "both houses of Congress passed this bill unanimously" and cited a report that raised security concerns about posting …

SILICON VALLEY: Americans Aren't Skilled Enough To Do The Jobs We Need

"We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants," Zuckerberg wrote in a <i>Washington Post</i> op-ed announcing his new group, FWD.us. "And it's a policy unfit for today's world."<p>FWD.us has offices in Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and is led by entrepreneurial and technology stars, …

The Truth About Convertible Debt at Startups and The Hidden Terms You Didn’t Understand

This article initially appeared on TechCrunch — with a minor update highlighted in red below.<p>Ah. We’re back to discussing convertible debt again. …

Gmail's New Compose Breaks Rapportive, Perhaps Its Most Useful Plugin

The universal deployment of Gmail’s new compose experience seems to have come at the expense of Rapportive, perhaps its most useful plugin. Rapportive connects addresses entered into the “to” field with the intended recipient’s social media profiles, pulling information such as job title, location …

Tech workers can’t jointly sue Apple, Google for “cold calling” deal

But employees can try again, and unflattering CEO e-mails are being exposed.<p>In 2010, the government announced it had sued several large tech …

Amazon's Bezos leads $5M investment in Business Insider

Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos led an investment group that pumped $5 million in news Web site Business Insider.<p>In a press release, the news site's co-founder, Henry Blodget, said that Bezos Expeditions, the executive's investment company, led the new round of financing that also included …

Henry Blodget