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RIP Adobe Flash: Google, Amazon Dump Auto-Playing Flash Ads, Steve Jobs’ Prophecy Comes True

This is one of those redefining moments for the Internet industry: Effective September 1st, Adobe Flash will be almost history. Google and Amazon, two of the world’s largest Internet companies, have announced that they will no longer support Adobe Flash advertisements on their platform. Show More Summary

Fed vice chair on rates: No decision made on September

JACKSON HOLE, WYO. -- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Friday that it was “too early to tell” whether the nation’s central bank should raise its target interest rate for the first time in nearly a decade when it meets next week. In an interview with CNBC during the Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson […]

Why we shouldn't see the Virginia shooting online -- or on The Times' front page

To the editor: Television critic Mary McNamara is way off in justifying those who watched the video of WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward being killed. We don't need to watch these amazing people being gunned down to remind ourselves that our own reality is "not the totality...

Obama Administration To Open Wearable Tech R&D Center In Silicon Valley

The White House and the Department of Defense are working with the private sector to build flexible, wearable electronics. The Obama administration and the Pentagon are giving the wearables industry a big push. On Friday, defense secretary...Show More Summary

Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary

FFF: Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary: Aug. 29, 2015 CENSUS, July 29, 2015 Release Number: CB15-FF.16 JULY 29, 2015 — Hurricane Katrina is the costliest U.S. hurricane on record, and the deadliest to strike our nation since 1928. After initially making U.S. landfall on Aug. 25, 2005, in South Florida as a Category 1, it moved into...Read More

Denny's Offers to Partner With Burger King, Since McDonald's Is Being a McChicken

For something proposed as a peace offering, this McWhopper idea from Burger King sure seems to be escalating the burger wars. Last night, Denny's blitzed its Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts with the proposal to partner withShow More Summary

HTC cofounder Peter Chou joins Hong Kong visual effects studio in VR push

The cofounder and former chief executive of struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has joined Hong Kong-based visual effects studio Digital Domain Holdings, according to an exchanges filing Friday. Peter Chou’s appointment as executive...Show More Summary

On Saturday, it's all eyes on Jackson Hole

FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisors. What to look for at the Jackson Hole Symposium (Business Insider) Friday marks day two of the Kansas City Fed's Jackson Hole Symposium, which has become a way for the Fed to communicate future policy. Show More Summary

What App Developers Want to See In The New Apple TV

With a new Apple media streamer reportedly weeks away, we asked app makers what's worked for competing platforms like Roku and Chromecast. Apple has a lot of catching up to do if it's going to launch a new Apple TV in September. Read Full Story

Paul Krugman: Crash-Test Dummies as Republican Candidates for President

It's a good thing Republicans, at least in theory, take a hands off approach when it comes to the economy (they actually don't, but let's pretend) because they "haven't a clue": Crash-Test Dummies as Republican Candidates for President, by Paul...

There's a fake Goldman Sachs in China now

If China can fake anything, even a chain of Apple Stores, Goldman Sachs shouldn't be too surprised to find it isn't off-limits. That's right — the Goldman Sachs has found its doppelganger in China, except it has nothing to do with the New York-headquartered investment banking firm. Show More Summary

Fed’s Fischer: China Matters, But What’s The Rush?

SUSAN WALSH/ASSOCIATED PRESS Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer speaks during a meeting of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Is the Federal Reserve going to raise interest rates next month? Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer just said on CNBC that the […]

Turmoil highlights how little stock markets matter to Silicon Valley

With stock markets around the world going bonkers this past week, analysis has inevitably turned to how this will affect Silicon Valley. This is a natural instinct, because many of us became conditioned to use things like IPOs and stock options as barometers to measure the ups and downs of Silicon Valley. A good example, but not […]

What the New Labor Ruling Means for You

The National Labor Relations Board ruling from Thursday will redefine how you do business. Here's what to expect.

Why The US Open Tennis Tournament Continues To Succeed Despite No American Men's Star In Sight

For many reasons, it looks like 2015 will go down as one of the most memorable years in sports, especially if women’s tennis star Serena Williams wins this year’s U.S. Open to complete her historic Grand Slam run. Only two women have ever won all four major tennis tournaments over the [...]

One of Facebook’s founders is taking on the Federal Reserve

JACKSON HOLE, WYO. -- The Federal Reserve has drawn plenty of critics in the years since the financial crisis. But it’s a good bet nobody guessed one of the founders of Facebook would be among them. Dustin Moskovitz and his wife, Cari Tuna, have become billionaires since he started the behemoth social networking site with […]

CEO of Ashley Madison steps down after catastrophic hack

Avid Life Media CEO Noel Biderman is no longer working at the company. His departure comes after subsidiary site Ashley Madison suffered a major hack and leak of its internal data. Here’s the full statement from Avid Life Media: Effective today, Noel Biderman, in mutual agreement with the company, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of […]

Market turmoil shouldn't delay at least one Fed rate hike: Bullard

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (Reuters) - Recent market turmoil should not delay the Federal Reserve from raising U.S. interest rates at least once, given that the selloff and a slowdown in China have so far had little effect on the U.S. economy, a top Fed official said on Friday. Show More Summary

Hong Kong stocks end 1.04% softer

Hang Seng reverses early gains amid concerns over mainland economy.

No Rest For Volatility -- Stock Market Mess A Backdrop To Fed's Mountain Retreat

A propped-up Chinese stock market logged a second day of gains but the action may not be enough to soothe jittery investors across major markets, especially with the Federal Reserve powers gathering at a fortuitous time (although they may not see it that way). It’s not surprising that Friday stirs [...]

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