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Texas Lawmakers Investigate Planned Parenthood, State Attorney General Slams Dehumanizing Language of Abortionists

The Texas Attorney General's office has access to unreleased undercover Planned Parenthood videos and the Health and Human Services Committee in the state senate is asking questions about the popular abortion provider's operations.

German Authorities Investigate Journalists Over 'Treason' Plot

Germany's Federal Attorney General has announced it is investigating the digital rights group for treason and the organization's role in exposing the role of the German secret service in the mass surveillance of its citizens.

Online Legal Marketplace UpCounsel Raises $10 Million – WIPs Continue Their Rise

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: General News, L1 The online legal marketplace UpCounsel announced Tuesday it topped off its earlier seed rounds, totaling $4 million, with a Series A round of $10 million. Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: US Services Sector Picks Up, Consumer Confidence Falls

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The US services sector picked up in July, with the flash PMI by Markit Economics hitting 55.2. And, US consumer confidence, however, dropped in July to the lowest level since September 2014. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news. (Read more...)

Amazon Web Services launches its Aurora database engine out of preview

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced that its Aurora database engine, which first launched in November in preview, is now generally available to customers. Aurora can power the existing Relational Database Service (RDS), and is compatible with MySQL and MariaDB databases. Aurora increases the performance of the RDS. It ensures 6 million inserts per minute […]

Google+ to be subtracted from YouTube, other services

The Internet giant is changing its tune, allowing users to ignore Google+ and have just a general Google account to access everything. So what happens to the social network now?

Microsoft Power BI Service And Power BI Desktop Now Generally Available

Microsoft today announced the release the new Power BI service and Power BI Desktop. Power BI Desktop – currently known in preview as the Power BI Designer – is a powerful new visual data exploration and interactive reporting tool available for free at It provides a free-form canvas for drag-and-drop exploration of your data […]

Apple Is Being Investigated By Attorneys For Their New Streaming Service Beats Music! Find Out Why Here!

It's been reported that Apple Music is being investigated over its alleged anticompetitive business practices in the music streaming market! Streaming services and record labels have been summoned by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office asking questions about Apple's Beats Music! [ Related: TIDAL Sued For $50 Million By Cash Money For Releasing Lil Wayne's Album [...]

Are you a web designer? Tools, Resources and Services To Use

There are many WordPress themes, page building tools, design element sources, and related services on the market today. With each having its unique features. Some of these products and services are for general use, while others serve a more dedicated purpose, or are intended for use in a specialized niche. Show More Summary

GM Patents Cloud-based Driver Settings Service

General Motors may store seat position, radio presets, contacts and Internet browsing history in a cloud-based system to serve to drivers regardless of the car they’re in, a patent discovered by Autoblog shows. The patent, which wasShow More Summary

Google Cloud Storage Nearline Goes to General Availability

Earlier this year, Google Cloud Storage Nearline disrupted the cloud cold storage service by providing near-real-time access to storage data. This was generally not the norm in cold storage services such as Amazon Glacier, where the access time could be in hours. The cost and low-latency features made it attractive for organizations to consider the service.

Senate panel approves Marine general for Joint Chiefs chair

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination of Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The panel approved President Barack Obama's pick by voice vote on Thursday. Show More Summary

Google Cloud Storage Nearline graduates to general availability

The goal of Google Cloud Storage Nearline is to provide organizations with a simple, low-cost, fast-response storage service with quick data backup, retrieval and access. Given the increased amount of data produced by users, it's no surprise that organizations are becoming “data hoarders" as they can no longer afford to throw data away. Show More Summary

Google’s Nearline Cold Data Storage Service Hits General Availability, Adds On-Demand I/O

Earlier this year, Google announced its new low-cost Nearline cold storage service and today, the company is taking it out of beta and making it generally available. Unlike some of its competitors like Amazon Glacier, where accessing data in cold storage can take hours, Nearline promises to make data in its archive available within seconds. Show More Summary

Google pushes Cloud Storage Nearline out of beta, offers 100 PB credits

Google today is announcing the general availability of Cloud Storage Nearline, a service for backing up data that doesn’t need to be constantly accessed. Google first released the service in beta in March. Now Google is backing up the service with a 99 percent uptime service level agreement, and the company is offering free input-output […]

Airbnb Revamps Business Travel Program

Categories: Industry News, Services and Indirect Spend, Technology, Travel Tags: General News, L1 From a luxury penthouse in Tokyo to a modern loft in Amsterdam – bike included – the number of places for business travelers to stay during corporate trips continues to grow. Show More Summary

State AGs Press Phone Companies to Make it Easier to Block Robocalls

State attorneys general are putting pressure on phone companies to offer more sophisticated call-blocking services to their customers.

Eleven GOP Senators Demand Justice Department Investigation Into Planned Parenthood

Eleven U.S. Senators signed a letter to the attorney general and the Department of Health and Human Services, requesting a thorough investigation of whether Planned Parenthood has violated federal law prohibiting the sale of human fetal tissue for profit.

Online Consultant Marketplace Expert360 Raises $4.1 million – Should Services Procurement Take Note?

Categories: Professional Services, Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: General News, L1 Expert360, a Sydney, Australia-based online marketplace platform for high-level consultants, announced Monday it raised a second round of funding totaling $4.1 million. Show More Summary

SimplePrints’ new Photo Magic service lets you create photo books by text message

Would you rather hold a photograph in your hand or view an electronic version on your mobile device or computer? It’s hard to generalize, but a third alternative, the photo book, is almost always a popular choice. SimplePrints, a mobile...Show More Summary

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