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Climate: The Road to Paris Hits a Glacier

(Steven Hayward) The climatistas are gearing up to a big summit in Paris at the end of November, where it is hoped and expected that a major new global climate treaty will emerge—the successor to the failed 1997 Kyoto Protocol. As we...Show More Summary

Is The Stock Market Now "Too Big to Fail"?

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog, Who knows what will trigger Fed intervention; that information is asymmetric, i.e. only known to Fed insiders. Correspondent Bart D. recently speculated that the U.S. stock market was...Show More Summary

Indian e-tail giant apologises for sexist mass email

A Flipkart exec calls the email -- which states that "beautiful women are more successful in their lives" -- a "big fail" and promises to investigate the matter.

Apple iPad Pro: Big Tablets Set For Popularity Explosion

Microsoft may have been first to the tablet market with their failed attempt to launch a Windows XP tablet in 2012, but it was only when the Apple iPad hit stores that the tablet market really exploded. It will no doubt be frustrating to Redmond to have made the first move into larger, content creation... Show More Summary

Soundcloud Is Being Sued In The UK For Failing To Pay Royalties

Souncloud's homepage. After months of rumors and posturing by big record labels and the like, legal action has finally been taken against Soundcloud for thousands of counts of copyright infringement. The suit was brought against Soundcloud by PRS for Music, a royalties collection agency based in the UK. Essentially, PRS is claiming [...]

Prepare for Sensationalism: Apple is Announcing Things on September 9

Figured you were all dying to know.  Via:  @MKBHD Related StoriesGoogle has a Guide to Help You Move From Your iPhone to AndroidiPhone 6 ReviewSamsung Pokes at Apple’s Failed Live Stream, Welcomes Them to the Big Phone BandwagonComparison: iPhone 6 and Plus vs. Show More Summary

Marshawn Lynch pays no fine now, could face big fine if he won’t talk

For now, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch does not have to pay a fine for failing to talk to the media. Following up on the report today that Lynch settled with the NFL over his $75,000 for refusing to talk after the NFC Championship Game, a league source tells PFT that Lynch doesn’t have to

49ers vs. Broncos: Preseason Ticket Info, Date, TV Schedule and Live Stream

The San Francisco 49ers reached the Super Bowl in 2012 and the Denver Broncos reached the big game in 2014, though both failed to win their respective contest. The fates of the two successful organizations split in 2014, however, asShow More Summary

Imagining What Happens If Batman v Superman Flops

It's probably going to be big, but if Batman v Superman fails, it could lead to some changes at Warner Bros.

China's Turbulent Stock Market Slips Once Again

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - China's turbulent stock markets slipped again on Wednesday, as a double-barrelled blast of central bank stimulus failed to convince investors of Beijing's ability to jolt the world's second biggest economy out of its slowdown. Show More Summary

Analyze this: mobile, adtech, and big data analytics vendors fail to engage marketers

GUEST: With more than 2,000 marketing technologies and growing on the market, it should come as no surprise that there are often gaps between the solutions vendors offer and the marketer’s ability to use them. The problems are pretty classic. First, most marketers focus primarily on data that they can see and count, like conversion tracking […]

IN THE MAIL: From Scott Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Stor…

IN THE MAIL: From Scott Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life. Plus, today only at Amazon: Up to 55% Off Adobe Photoshop Elements. And, also today only: Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Criterion Collection) (Blu-ray + DVD), $97.99 (56% off).

Big Data: Too Many Answers, Not Enough Questions

One of my favorite examples of why so many big data projects fail comes from a book that was written decades before “big data” was even conceived. In Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a race of creatures build a supercomputer to calculate the meaning of “life, the universe, [...]

A lesson from Twice: How to completely fail a loyal user base

GUEST: It all started with a big announcement from Twice, a San Francisco based eCommerce marketplace for buying and selling secondhand apparel that has grown to more than one million users since its launch. According to the announcement, Ebay had acquired Twice to use its technology in eBay Valet. As a result, Twice ceased operations. Then Twice released a friendly, […]

Third Point settles with U.S. over 2011 Yahoo disclosures

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Third Point LLC, the hedge fund firm run by activist investor Daniel Loeb, has settled U.S. regulatory charges that it failed to properly seek antitrust clearance while it built a big stake in Yahoo Inc in 2011. Show More Summary

Wiz Khalifa Detained After Refusing To Dismount Hoverboard At LAX [Video]

Apparently, riding on a hoverboard at the Los Angeles International Airport is a big no no — just ask Wiz Khalifa. The 27-year-old rapper was reportedly detained at the airport after he failed to dismount his “Back to the Future”-esque hoverboard, according to CNN. Show More Summary

Open Thread: Lived Experience

I'm trying to think of what could more comprehensively declare "I am a navel-gazing cretin" than this and failing. pic.twitter.com/kNnwU5SLnv — Big Sexy Jeb! Lund (@Mobute) August 21, 2015 Not the Onion, apparently. Because Kids, These Days!: One of the things that had put me in mind of adoption was a sense of alienation from [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

MLS: Can Small-Market Teams Translate Regular-Season Form into an MLS Cup?

Major League Soccer never fails to dramatically entertain fans due to the parity across the league. This allows small-market teams to compete with the big spenders in MLS. However, these smaller sides may face stiff competition fromShow More Summary

4 Big Ideas to Look Smart: The $15 Minimum Wage

If you watch Fox News or MSNBC, I already know how you feel about the prospect of the $15 an hour minimum wage: -Fox News Viewers - It's Jobs or CPI armagedon! Small businesses are going to fail! The business...

HTC’s next big flagship phone has crazy specs and a wild new name

HTC is probably fully aware that it lost the battle with Samsung this year, as the HTC One M9 failed to impress buyers in a manner similar to the Galaxy S6 family. Now, a new report indicates that the Taiwanese company is already working on a powerful new flagship device, a phablet that will sport high-end specs and a crazy new name. Show More Summary

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