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Nearly 100 Percent of Business Cloud Applications Lack Enterprise Grade Security

24 minutes agoTechnology :

by Angela Guess According to a new press release, “Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, today released findings of the First Half 2016 Shadow Data Threat Report. Show More Summary

Amazon Boss Jeff Bezos Becomes World's Third Richest

27 minutes agoNews : Newsweek: US

Strong earnings from Amazon and a boost to the company's stock have made its founder, Jeff Bezos, the world's third richest person, according to Forbes. Bezos owns 18 percent of Amazon's shares, which rose 2 percent in trading on Thursday. Show More Summary

Do I Really Have African and Native American Ancestry?

Dear Professor Gates: According to the 23andMe DNA-testing service, I have 0.1 percent West African DNA from my mother. I also have approximately 5-6 percent Native American from my mother, who is now deceased. I have a studio portrait of my great-grandmother Luisa Gomez taken on the Plaza in Santa Fe, N.M., about 1881-1883, and […]

30 Percent Of Children’s Readmissions To Hospitals May Be Preventable: Study

2 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

One of the key indicators of the quality of a hospital’s care is how frequently its patients are readmitted within a month after being discharged. A study this month examined readmission rates for ped...

U.S. military to return 17 percent of land it controls in Okinawa

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday it was preparing to hand back to the Japanese government more than a sixth of the land it controls in Okinawa, in a move that could help defuse opposition to the American presence on the island.

Serves Me Right Trying to Upgrade to Windows 10

8 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

The upgrade process has been going on for several hours now; but at least I am 90 percent there — and my computer is operating very slowly; so it is difficult for me to post an article right now. Please excuse me while I try to finish...Show More Summary

Seizing the Executive Imperative To Expand Consciousness

by Dawna Jones, Connecting Decisions to Creating Prosperity Are company decision makers setting executives up to fail? Or is something else going on? Fifty to seventy-five percent of newly hired executives fail in the first eighteen months. Show More Summary

Galaxy S7 Edge Rides To Samsung's Rescue

11 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

In the week before the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablet, the South Korean company has announced its Q2 2016 earnings report. Crucially, year on year revenue was up five percent, profit up eighteen percent, and that turnaround has been driven by strong sales of the Galaxy S7 family of devices (primarily the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge).

Microsoft to cut 2,850 more jobs

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said it would cut about 2,850 more jobs over the next 12 months, taking its total planned job cuts to up to 4,700, or about 4 percent of its workforce. The company said in May it would cut 1,850 jobs in its smartphone business, most of them in Finland. Show More Summary

Libraries Are Changing Quickly. And To Be A Librarian These Days Is To Imagine A New Role

13 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Though the occupation is only expected to grow by 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, many librarians have forgone bookkeeping and cataloging for specializing in multimedia and taking on research- and technology-oriented projects such as digitizing archives.”

Google's Ad Revenue Hits $19 Billion, Even as Mobile Continues to Pose Challenges

Google is still the primary moneymaker for parent company Alphabet. During the second quarter of 2016, Alphabet's revenue hit $21.5 billion, a 21 percent year-over-year increase. Of that revenue, $19.1 billion came from Google's advertising...Show More Summary

Mixed Emotions About Emojis and Emoticons at Work

As World Emoji Day (July 17) approaches, an ongoing debate reignites — is it OK to use emojis and emoticons at work? According to new research from OfficeTeam, nearly four in 10 (39 percent) senior managers said it’s unprofessional to include emojis or emoticons in work communications, but 61 percent stated it’s OK, at least [...]Show More Summary

Homeownership Rate in the U.S. Tumbles to the Lowest Since 1965

The share of Americans who own their homes was 62.9 percent in the second quarter, the lowest since 1965, according to a Census Bureau report Thursday. It was the second straight quarterly decrease, down from 63.5 percent in the previous...Show More Summary

Ditching red-light cameras increases fatalities 30 percent

The lives of the many outweigh the cost to your wallet. Continue reading Ditching red-light cameras increases fatalities 30 percent Ditching red-light cameras increases fatalities 30 percent originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Back-To-School Trends a Lesson In New Math

Sixty percent of parents plan to use their mobile devices for back-to-school shopping this year, while Amazon is projected to capture 25 percent of the $17 billion increase in back-to-school sales. If retailers do not begin focusing as much on the digital experience as bricks and mortar, it could be a hard lesson.

With or without Pokémon, Google finds a way to impress

It's a good day for Alphabet. The company formerly known as Google impressed investors Thursday with its second-quarter earnings report that exceeded expectations on all counts. Alphabet stock increased 5 percent in after-hours trading. The tech giant reported $17.5 billion in revenue compared to $16.9 billion expected. Show More Summary

Google-parent Alphabet revenue up 21.3 percent

(Reuters) - Google-parent Alphabet Inc posted a 21.3 percent rise in second-quarter revenue, driven by strong advertising sales on mobile devices and for video content. The company's consolidated revenue rose to $21.50 billion in the three months ended June 30, from $17.73 billion a year earlier. Show More Summary

Expedia quarterly profit slides

(Reuters) - Expedia Inc, the world's largest online travel services company, said quarterly net income fell 93 percent from a year earlier when it recorded a $395 million after-tax gain related to the sale of eLong. Expedia and the founders of Trivago have agreed to explore the feasibility of an IPO of Trivago shares, Expedia said. Show More Summary

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

Facebook reported strong second-quarter-2016 financial results Wednesday, with revenue up 59 percent year-over year and net income soaring 186 percent compared with the second quarter of 2015.

Hachette’s Profits Up 180% So Far This Year

16 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Hachette Book Group’s profits were up 180 percent during the first half of 2016, as compared to the same period in the first half of 2015.

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