Ars Technica
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If Apple did get into the money transfer business, it would be a late entry into a crowded market, much as Apple Music was. But the sheer size of Apple's installed base and its ability to push these new services out to people quickly via an operating system update without needing to prompt for any new app downloads or account sign ups still shouldn't be underestimated. At last count in December, Apple's music service had racked up 20 million paid subscribers after a little less than a year and a half. This isn't too shabby compared to the 50 million milestone that Spotify just hit after a little more than eight years on the market, though that is up from 30 million in March of 2016 and 40 million in September. Apple Music obviously hasn't stopped Spotify from growing quickly, and an Apple-backed money transfer service wouldn't necessarily upend that market, either. Read 1 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Open Culture
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Ars Technica
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If Apple did get into the money transfer business, it would be a late entry into a crowded market, much as Apple Music was. But the sheer size of Apple's installed base and its ability to push these new services out to people quickly via an operating system update without needing to prompt for any new app downloads or account sign ups still shouldn't be underestimated. At last count in December, Apple's music service had racked up 20 million paid subscribers after a little less than a year and a half. This isn't too shabby compared to the 50 million milestone that Spotify just hit after a little more than eight years on the market, though that is up from 30 million in March of 2016 and 40 million in September. Apple Music obviously hasn't stopped Spotify from growing quickly, and an Apple-backed money transfer service wouldn't necessarily upend that market, either. Read 1 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Mashable
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Google just became the first foreign internet company to function in Cuba. The search giant partnered with Cuba's national telecommunications agency to bring the nation Google Global Cache, allowing for faster and higher quality access to the services and content Google provides. That means, for example, better access to YouTube videos, as two Google executives wrote back in December . SEE ALSO: Google partners with Howard University to launch program for black engineers "This means that Cubans who already have access to the internet and want to use our services will see an improvement in terms of the quality of the same and a reduction in latency for the contents in cache," the executives wrote. Read more... More about Youtube , Speed , Internet , Cuba , and Google
Daily Mail - Home
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Almost 7,000 prison officers were attacked in prisons in England and Wales including this officer who was covered in paint during a riot at HMP Birmingham last December.
MintPress News
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He gave false information to authorities in Giessen, Hesse, on 30 December 2015 – as Germany was overwhelmed by the arrival of almost a million asylum seekers. Posing as a Syrian refugee but reportedly speaking in French, rather than Arabic, the man submitted an asylum application at Zirndorf in Bavaria in January last year. “As a result, he was given shelter in a refugee home and has received monthly financial benefits under this false identity,” the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office said. “These findings, as well as other evidence, point towards a xenophobic motive for the soldier’s suspected plan to commit an attack using a weapon deposited at Vienna airport.” Read more: German soldier posing as a refugee arrested for planning false flag' attack A German soldier found posing as a Syrian refugee has been arrested for allegedly planning a false flag shooting attack that would be blamed on asylum seekers.
Forex News DailyFX
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European markets are all down today. The main event was ECB interest rate meetings with bank chief Mario Draghi saying that the stimulus package in place is here to stay for now at least. The bank was relatively dovish as a tone believing risks have been reduced surrounding the French election. However, they have mentioned that it would be December before they would even consider any cuts. This is supporting the current move for the euro. But overall, Draghi doesn't seem to be confident about his next move due to a number of uncertainties which are in his way. The overall tone was dovish. Despite economic growth and confidence gains inflation continues to undershoot its target into the fifth straight year. And wage growth is also weak as well as the unknown outcome of the French elections which will be key to deciding any potential future moves and how the Brexit negotiations are proceeding – by the time we get to the next meeting.
SitePoint
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4 and 4 years respectively. Yikes. The problem is loyalty. Loyalty is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Employees are loyal to a fulfilling career, not a job78% would stay if they knew they had a career path. #HR #EmployeeEngagement https://t.co/TgHqkxS69Q Mercer (@mercer) December 9, 2016 It's not entirely our fault; We're given bad advice. The strategy is:" Don't ask for a raise, get a new job instead ." It's a destructive strategy that results in less trust. Employers limit the responsibility they give you because they believe you won't be here that long anyway... Work has become this cutthroat environment where we all pretend to look out for the team, when in reality, we're looking out for ourselves. If you're a sophisticated developer, you know. At many companies, project managers and other developers are all too eager to throw each other under the bus for more money.
Adweek
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Andreas Dahlqvist, who has served as chief creative officer at Grey New York office for more than two years, announced today that he will be stepping down. According to an internal memo sent out this morning by Debby Reiner, who became the flagship office's first CEO last December, Dahlqvist "has elected to leave after two-and-a-half...
Mondoweiss
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Steinmetz and his companies was no longer active.” Does Dershowitz already know something the American public doesnt? The Times article points out that in 2012, Kushner’s real estate company “went on a buying spree, snapping up about 11,000 apartments around the country, roughly doubling its inventory.” Until now, Kushner’s partners have been kept secret. Beny Steinmetz, in addition to the U.S. probe, is being investigated in 3 other countries. Israel even arrested him briefly last December. Steinmetz is a diamond merchant who was once worth $8 billion, and friends with two Israeli prime ministers. He is suspected of bribing government officials in the west African nation of Guinea to secure the rights to rich iron ore deposits worth $20 billion. Just recently, Steinmetz struck back — at George Soros, who has helped fund the current, honest Guinea government’s costly efforts to win economic justice.
Voice Of America
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South China Morning Post
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Radar Online
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Daily Mail - Football
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Washingtons Blog
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Since 2009, the Joint Special Operations Command and the CIA have launched 16 cruise missile strikes and 183 drone strikes in Yemen. Unfortunately, they lacked the intelligence necessary for such a campaign. As many as one-third of the strikes killed innocent civilians and local notables including the cruise missile strike in December 2009 which killed 41 civilians and an attack on a wedding party in December 2013. Virtually every independent observer agrees that those killings have fed Yemeni hatred of the US and contributed to AQAP's lustre as the leading anti-US organisation in the country. The CIA again claimed they were doing a splendid job of hitting AQAP, but in fact the Yemeni offshoot of al-Qaeda continued to be the primary terrorism threat while the covert war continued. Three times between late 2009 and 2012, it mounted efforts to bring down airliners and nearly succeeded in two of the three.
Western Daily Press
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The Sun Daily - World News
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Manchester Evening News
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The Cornishman
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Work is under way to improve the sleeper train service between Cornwall and London.Great Western Railway is looking to improve its service with a new £20million depot at Long Rock in Penzance. Read more: Three Liberal Democrat former MPs who lost in 2015 set to run in 2017 general election The new enhancement scheme being built by the Spencer Group for GWR is expected to be completed by December 2017. Richard Watson, project manager with Spencer Group, said the work was part of a...
Radar Online
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Radar Online
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T.I. has officially been served with divorce papers from his soon-to-be ex-wife Tameka Tiny Cottle-Harris , RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. Following months of speculation that the couple would reconcile, the court papers reveal that their divorce is now moving forward full steam ahead. In December 2016, Tiny filed for divorce from T.I. – real name Clifford Harris – in a Georgia Court. Tiny said the marriage is irretrievably broken with no hope of reconciliation. She is seeking primary physical custody and joint legal custody of their three kids, and asked the judge to determine the amount of child support, visitation and health insurance her soon-to-be ex-husband will have to pay. PHOTOS: Where’s Tarek? Christina Spotted AtScamSeminar After Explosive Divorce Filing Further, she demanded T.I. hand over all financial records regarding their money and investment accounts.
The Sun Daily
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TAIPEI: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said a direct phone call with US President Donald Trump could take place again and urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace as a large nation. "We have the opportunity to communicate more directly with the US government," Tsai told Reuters in an exclusive interview on Thursday. "We don't exclude the opportunity to call President Trump himself, but it depends on the needs of the situation and the US government's consideration of regional affairs." The interview was the first since Trump, as US President-elect, took a congratulatory phone call from Tsai in early December. It was the first contact between leaders of the two sides in nearly four decades and he cast doubt on Washington's long-standing policy of acknowledging Beijing's "one China" policy.
Scunthorpe Telegraph
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Bristol Post
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The versatile forward has not featured since being concussed against Pau in December