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Hope everyone who was eligible had a Happy Mother’s Day. My house looks like a hospital room.
The Washington Post
– May 11, 2019, 3:45 PM
Carmody called out and said he would let them into the house. The officers showed him a search warrant, and proceeded to go through his home — from “top to bottom” he says — with their guns drawn. “They treated me…
– May 10, 2019, 11:11 AM
SAN FRANCISCOSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new stock exchange that is the brainchild of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, a move that will give high-growth technology companies more options to list their shares outside…
– May 11, 2019, 8:22 AM
Not everyone gets a second chance in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneur Hosain Rahman has been given many more than that. Though his last company, Jawbone, which produced wireless speakers and Bluetooth earpieces, went kaput in 2017 after burning up $1…
francine hardawayI guess Jawbone In it’s day was successful if not profitable. It had great technology
Ryan Prior, CNN
Photographs by Rachel Bujalski for CNN
– May 11, 2019, 11:14 PM
(CNN) Multiple times a day, every day, Ron Davis sits with his head bowed, waiting outside his son's bedroom for a subtle signal that it's all right to come in. He opens the door to the space where Whitney has spent most of the last decade. Whitney…
francine hardawayMany people have CFS, but not this bad. This is just awful
– May 10, 2019, 11:00 AM
The first time I used Afterpay, the “buy now, pay later” financing service offered conveniently at the checkout of many online retail stores, I spent an easy $400 on housewares — the purple boho duvet set was just calling my…
– May 10, 2019, 12:50 PM
A United Nations report released this week found that one-eighth of the world's animals and plants are at risk of extinction and that biodiversity was declining at an “unprecedented pace,” but David Bernhardt, U.S. Secretary of the…
Delta Air Lines will test offering free Wi-Fi on 55 domestic daily flights this month. The tests will start on May 13th and last for two weeks, and they will allow users to do just about everything except stream video free of charge. Delta calls…
francine hardawayThat’s about what WiFi is worth on airplanes
(Bloomberg)—Costco Wholesale Corp. may be a latecomer to ecommerce, but consumers love it even more than Amazon.com Inc., according to a customer satisfaction survey released Tuesday. The warehouse shopping club scored 83 on the annual…
francine hardawayIn addition to what's mentioned in the story, people are also trying to wean themselves away from Amazon because of its business practices.
For small and medium business merchants, 2018 was another year of transition and disruption. We saw contactless payments creep up the adoption curve from hype to near-reality. Big-box retailers shuttered doors in the land grab for the omnichannel…
francine hardawayYou can see I've gotten interested in e-commerce and payments.
Edgewell Personal Care Company, parent company of Schick razors, announced today it will acquire razor startup Harry's Inc. for $1.37 billion. The merger will give Edgewell access to Harry's ecommerce intelligence and a more diverse set of…
francine hardawayThis new trend in retailing, direct to consumer, is BIG! This is a big number for a company I learned about because they could only afford podcast ads.