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    Will Google Drop Big Money On These YouTube Stars?

    22nd September 2014 18:53

    From teen fashion gurus to tipsy chefs, bedroom video blogs may be coming to an end for some of YouTube's biggest stars. The Google-owned video site announced it'll soon start paying the production bills for new content. "We’ve decided to fund new content from some of our top creators, helping them not only fulfill their creative ambitions but also deliver new material to their millions of fans on YouTube," Alex Carlos, YouTube's head of original content, said last week. See also: YouTube Is…

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    How Can Employers and Employees Get the Most Out of One-On-One Meetings?

    22nd September 2014 18:53

    This question originally appeared on Quora. What are some tips for efficient one-on-one meetings with employees? What is the best way to give both positive and negative feedback? Answer by Ian McAllister, general manager at Amazon. Below are a few ways to make one-on-one meetings productive: Don't cancel them. The easiest way to communicate to an employee that they're not important is to cancel their one-on-one, no matter the reason. If a conflict comes up, try to reschedule the one-on-one…

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook: Tackling Global Warming Is a 'Core Value' of the Company

    22nd September 2014 18:45

    In one of the company's most detailed discussions of global warming to date, Apple CEO Tim Cook told business executives and political leaders that Apple sees taking action on global warming as a "core value" at a New York event on Monday. “Apple has a very core value of leaving the world better than we found it," he said at a launch event for Climate Week New York City, sponsored by the nonprofit organization The Climate Group. “There is no…

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    Suspected Deadly Bear Attack in New Jersey Could Be First in State's History

    22nd September 2014 18:13

    A 22-year-old man was killed by a black bear in New Jersey's Apshawa Preserve on Sunday, according to police. Police said evidence at the scene indicated Darsh Patel had been attacked by a bear, and a bear at the scene was euthanized by authorities. The 576-acre preserve is usually used for hiking and bird watching. See also: Glass Cracks Below Tourists in Chicago Skydeck Patel and four friends were hiking Sunday afternoon when a black bear began to follow them,…

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    Thousands of Climate Activists Flood Wall Street in Protest

    22nd September 2014 18:10

    One day after a huge climate march in New York City, activists gathered on Wall Street Monday to protest what they say is corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis. The protesters, many dressed in blue, scheduled a rally in Battery Park before marching to the financial district in Lower Manhattan, according to organizers of the protest, #FloodWallStreet. Watch it live: Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Organizers said in a press release that the sit-in aimed to…

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    How Apple Can Surge In China Yet Lose 30% Of The Market To Android

    22nd September 2014 17:52

    My iPhone 6 arrived last week. Perhaps yours did, too. But we’re increasingly the exceptions, not the rule. The rule? That’s Android, and it’s becoming clearer every day.No, not in Western markets like the United States. But as much as we like to think we’re the center of the universe, Google just demonstrated that it knows how to compete where volumes are massively high but margins are vanishingly low. With a $105 high-end smartphone launched recently in India, Google just…

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    'Call of Duty' Lawsuit: Rudy Giuliani Helps Activision Fight a Former Dictator

    22nd September 2014 17:35

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining video game publisher Activision's fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing over his inclusion in the hit game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Giuliani says he does not want to see the imprisoned Noriega profit from his crimes, which include convictions for murder, drug trafficking and money laundering. See also: 11 Video Games That Will Ruin Your Friendships Activision Blizzard Inc. announced Monday that Giuliani and his…

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    Six months left to claim £3,000 broadband grants

    22nd September 2014 17:30

      The government’s scheme to help businesses secure better broadband connections is coming to an end and small firms have been urged to take advantage.   The broadband voucher scheme was introduced to allow businesses to fund the installation costs of internet upgrades Up to £3,000 can be claimed per business by March 2015. So far, 3,000 businesses have received a grant and 500 broadband suppliers have signed up to the scheme. read more

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    Mark Zuckerberg Sounds Like the Neighbor From Hell

    22nd September 2014 17:01

    You know what's not cool? Having Mark Zuckerberg as a neighbor. That's the takeaway from an article published Monday in the San Francisco Chronicle about the "massive construction encampment" for Zuckerberg's San Francisco home, which is apparently frustrating some of his neighbors. See also: Mark Zuckerberg vs. an Average 30-Year-Old Man Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla have reportedly had 40 to 50 construction workers remodeling their house for more than a yearThe crew is said to be adding a new…

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    John Oliver Slams Miss America Pageant and Scholarship Practices

    22nd September 2014 16:50

    It's 2014, and John Oliver is questioning the existence of the Miss America pageant. Beyond the obvious concerns, like its premise of judging a woman wearing a bikini and the ridiculous questions participants must answer in 20 seconds, Oliver also questioned the organization's scholarship practices. See also: Miss America Had the Weirdest Pop-Up Facts Ever The pageant claims to be the largest provider of scholarships for women, with $45 million available for scholarships each year. But Oliver found out that…