Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… and massive power. Whatever happens, there’s little chance the crackdown will be bloodless. Death by duopoly In the last three months, about $0.70 out of every dollar spent on online advertising went to either Google or Facebook, according to a report this week from Pivotal Research Group. Around half of the remaining $0.30 is (separately and loosely) estimated to go to a collection of minor platform players ranging from Snapchat to Twitter to Amazon. Things get a bit messier in the race …

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The snacks boss with an appetite for success – BBC News

June 12, 2017

Fast forward to today and Anthony is chief executive of the business that now enjoys annual sales of more than 70m and that under his leadership has successfully expanded from the UK to the US. Image copyright Graze Image caption The company says it can get new products on sale in under 24 hours “We had to iterate, we tried and we failed – we had to pivot a great deal. People were excited, but not about the product.” One thing that Graze initially got wrong was to …

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Bernie Sanders calls on supporters to step up resistance

June 11, 2017

… has brought forth are the most destructive for working people in the modern history of our country.” This is the second annual convention of progressive activists organized by National Nurses United, an early backer of the Sanders campaign and increasingly visible pressure Group in the statewide and national push for single-payer health care, or “Medicare for all.” Our Revolution, the political organization created by Sanders and former campaign officials last year, and …

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General election 2017: Alex Salmond loses seat to Conservatives – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Mr Salmond had won a majority of 8,687 at the last election in 2015 – but the Conservatives saw their share of the vote increase by 29% as Colin Clark defeated the former first minister by 2,607 votes. Election 2017: Scottish results Election 2017: At-a-glance When will my constituency call its result? How to follow the election results Earlier, Douglas Ross of the Tories overturned a majority of 9,065 to defeat Mr Robertson – who had been the SNP’s leader at Westminster …

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Keele students ‘stopped from voting by admin error’ – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Student Lucy Walker said she registered to vote last month but was among a “ridiculous number of students” who had been unable to vote. She said she was told her “name was not on the list” at polling stations at Keele Village Hall and the students union. Electoral ‘chaos’ Biomedical sciences undergraduate Andrew Niblett, 18, said in his Group of five friends who applied to vote in the area just one had been correctly registered. The electoral office told …

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Election 2017: Seat-by-seat result forecasts – BBC News

June 9, 2017

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Trump reverses course in Qatar call

June 8, 2017

… funding extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!” In a description of the Wednesday call, the White House said Trump “emphasized the importance of all countries in the region working together to prevent the financing of terrorist organizations and stop the promotion of extremist ideology.” Referring to the regional Group that includes Qatar, the President also “reiterated that a …

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What all those emoji really mean in Twitter handles

June 5, 2017

… rose emoji is the best representation for the symbol of the political Group, Democratic Socialists of America, or DSA. One user, Keith Spencer, who uses the rose in his Twitter handle, knows the long history of the red rose used for labor Groups and social democrats. For him the emoji connects him to like-minded people. “I thought it seemed like a good idea to help us find each other,” he said in an email. “It has the added benefit of being subtle enough that you can identify …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… accept one, it’s always a pleasure to have a shortbread.” One of his favourite places to eat is Gaby’s Deli in London’s West End. It’s been reported that he loves making jam with fruit grown on his allotment, and once belonged to an All Party Parliamentary Group for Cheese. But his second wife, Jane Chapman, has said Mr Corbyn never once took her out for dinner during their five years together, preferring instead to “grab a can of beans and eat it straight …

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Saudi Arabia ramps up Washington lobbying with former Trump advisers

June 3, 2017

(CNN)In the weeks before President Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia on his first foreign trip, the Saudi government hired three US lobbying firms to do its bidding in Washington, including an obscure Group made up of former Trump advisers that will receive $5.4 million for one year’s work, federal records show. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsDesigno Bundle 1 Share In The MTC Coop Start Getting Easy Traffic To Your Online Offers On 100% Autopilot In As Little …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

May 30, 2017

… staying silent and keeping their heads down, offers a stark contrast to a Group of mostly white men deliberating over what happens to their bodies. The imagery is practically made for the digital era. The point, activists say, is to send a powerful message: We’re closer to a government that strips women of their bodily autonomy than you might think. …

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The Senate Cant Pass Health Care Without This Man

May 28, 2017

… lower cost. That might sound like wishful thinking, yet if Senate Republicans want to do anything on health care, they have no choice but to listen to Cassidy. Although he wasn’t included in the 13-member working Group tasked with crafting a Senate bill, Cassidy has emerged as perhaps the most critical vote—the elusive Republican who can make or break Trump’s top legislative priority. With 52 seats in the Senate, the GOP can afford to lose just two of its own and still …

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Profile: Green Party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley – BBC News

May 28, 2017

… children in the education system. Mr Bartley told the then prime minister about the two-year struggle he had faced to get his son Samuel into a local school and remonstrated with Mr Cameron about plans to end the bias towards inclusion of children with special needs in mainstream schools. Mr Bartley, who is married with three children, is a direct descendant of the prison reformer Elizabeth Fry and is a drummer for the Mustangs soul Group. In March, he admitted in an interview with BBC Radio 5 …

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High School Girls Invent Subtle Method To Detect Date Rape Drugs In Your Drink

May 25, 2017

A Group of high school girls are attempting to fight against rape culturewith a brand-new and extremely subtle invention: a straw. Victoria Roca, Susana Cappello, and Carolina Baigorri, all of whom are students at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, developed the straw concept during anentrepreneurship class theyall took part in. Being young women, I feel like this is a problem that we hear about a lot, especially when we came to high school, Baigorri told InsideEdition.com.Its such …

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U.S. Stocks Advance, Bonds Mixed as Oil Tops $51: Markets Wrap

May 25, 2017

… and France’s is gathering momentum, adding to evidence that the European economy is on firm footing. That’s bolstering the case for investing in the region. With President Trump overseas, renewed political turmoil in Washington did little to capture investor attention Tuesday as the White House delivered a budget that seeks steep cuts to social programs. Read our Markets Live blog here. Here are some key upcoming events: Trump’s tour will headed to Group of Seven and NATO …

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