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h eblad ceo perry oosting to step down, leaving a legacy


why it matters to you the leader who helped turn h leblad around with a dji partnership and the world's first medium format mirrorless will no longer be at the helm -- but he leaves the firm stronger and he isn't going very far.perry oosting, the ceo that helped stabilize the medium format era company h elblad amid rumors of financial struggles, will be stepping down at the end of the month, the company announced today.oosting moved from the advisory board to the ceo in january of 2015. two years later, the company says he has accomplished what he set out to achieve. the company says oosting’s leadership helped bring financial stability, as well as a partnership with dji.more: h elblad ceo: zoom lenses are coming for x1d medium-format erathe chinese drone manufacturer is now a minority sh






uber accused of "strikebreaking" during nyc airport protests


san francisco — some angry uber customers were accusing the ride-sharing app of “strikebreaking” after the company continued to pick up p engers during airport protests at john f. kennedy international after taxis decided to strike in solidarity, cbs san francisco reports.the hashtag #deleteuber quickly ignited the twittersphere and spurred customers to delete the app from their phones.briefly, uber tweeted it was lifting surge pricing, further fueling the angry backlash and sparking accu ions the company was profiting from the strike.the new york taxi workers alliance called for the one-hour strike. many of its members are muslim.san francisco-based uber issued a response later, saying “…it was not meant to break up any strike. we wanted people to know they could use uber to get to and fr






hopes of kodachrome relaunch put on ice: digital p og hy review


hold your horses, all you would-be egglestons: kodachrome probably isn't about to make a comeback. in all the excitement about the re-launch of ektachrome, the chief marketing officer of eastman kodak said that the company was going to look into bringing back the iconic filmstock.the problem was, it was the wrong kodak. now, in an interview with time.com, a senior representative from kodak alaris, the uk-based company that owns the kodak stills film division, says it's unlikely, given the need for specialist processing.dennis olbrich, president of the imaging, paper, p o chemicals and film division at kodak alaris is quoted as saying 'i would love for it to be kodachrome, obviously. but it’s a very difficult proposition to get that whole infrastructure back in place.'he did stress that the






los angeles airport to get scanners to speed up security


los angeles — los angeles international airport will be getting new fingerprint and iris scanners for p engers who want to speed through security lines.the los angeles times reports urday (http://lat.ms/2jh5uzi ) that biometric screening company clear will install kiosks by the end of march in los angeles and at atlanta hartsfield-jackson international airport and minneapolis-st. paul international airport.the company's kiosks can confirm a traveler's identification in seconds. p engers must pay an annual $179 fee to enroll and use the system.clear chief administrative officer david cohen says travelers who use the kiosks can head more quickly to the transportation security administration's screening.the company already operates in airports in san francisco, washington and new york.






ers launch major attack against paypal users


ers have launched a major attack against paypal users that’s meant to trick the company’s customers into providing information that could end up costing them money and their identity. the internet security company eset says that ers have designed fairly slick malicious email that ask paypal users...






china’s ant financial, owned by trump ally jack ma, makes u.s. play


at a time when globalization is being called into question, china’s biggest online-payments company is seeking a foothold in the u.s. with a major acquisition.ant financial services group, which works closely with alibaba group holding ltd. and is controlled by alibaba founder jack ma, announced a deal thursday to buy u.s. money-transfer provider moneygram international inc. for $880 million. the closely held chinese firm, which sports a $60 billion valuation, will pay $13.25 a share for the dallas-based company, a 12%...






toshiba may spin off nand flash unit and if wd scoops it up, it will surp samsun


sometimes one division in a company can drag down others - that’s what is happening at toshiba, where the nand flash business is booming, but the conglomerate faces a multi-billion dollar write-down over issues with the westinghouse nuclear power plant.analysts at mirae et daewoo securities say toshiba leadership is considering spinning off the memory business as soon as possible (by the end of march) and western digital is reportedly the frontrunner to scoop up a 20% stake. wd (which acquired sandisk recently) is currently third in the global nand flash market (with a 17.1% share) after samsung (36.6%) and toshiba (19.8%).however, wd and toshiba combined would surp samsung’s market share, putting the new company in the lead. make no mistake, samsung’s memory business is a big part of how






snap will reportedly file publicly for its m ive ipo late next week


snap — the makers of snapchat — had confidentially filed for its ipo late last year, but it looks like we’ll be getting a look at the inner guts of the company’s financials and workings as early as late next week.the company will file publicly for its initial public offering late next week, according to a new report from kara swisher over at recode. this is yet another step that brings the company closer to being a publicly-traded company, which will finally give wall street a tech ipo in 2017 following appdynamics being snapped up just before its ipo scheduled for this week. snap’s ipo will likely set the benchmark for technology companies looking to go public throughout the year.trying out snapchat's new universal search capabilitiesthis snapchat spectacles case melted while chargingkik






uber fights immigration order -- and #deleteuber hashtag -- with $3-million lega


hours after lyft’s co-founders announced a $1-million donation to the american civil liberties union to "defend the constitution,” uber chief executive travis kalanick pulled out his pocket book as well. kalanick promised in a facebook post that the company would create a $3-million legal defense fund to help drivers affected by the trump administration's move to restrict immigrants and refugees from seven muslim-majority countries. the fund will help drivers with immigration and translation services. kalanick also said the san francisco ride-hailing company will provide 24/7 legal support to drivers stuck outside the country and compen e them for lost earnings. drivers eligible for istance were directed to contact the company via an online form. although the announcement was greeted wi






toshiba to sell off part of its memory business


toshiba on friday announced that it's spinning off part of its flash memory business and will sell a stake in the new business to offset major cost overruns from its us nuclear business.toshiba plans to split off the memory business (including the ssd business, but excluding the image sensor business) by march 31. the company has yet to decide which ets and liabilities will be split off, though it plans to sell less than 20 percent of the business, reuters reports.toshiba's nand flash memory business makes up most of toshiba's operating profit and is the world's second largest, behind samsung. the company needs cash, it explained, to make up for losses related to an acquisition within its us nuclear division that "could reach several billion us dollars." "splitting off the memory business






nokia introduces mika, a digital istant for engineers and telecom operators


nokia’s got a nice, adorable name picked out for its new voice istant. mika stands for “multi-purpose intuitive knowledge istant,” letting engineers and telecom operators access information through voice commands.the system is powered by the company’s cognitive services platform, using “augmented intelligence with automated learning to provide access to an extensive range of tools, documents and data sources.”essentially mika is designed to offer quick answers to engineer questions, based on experience drawn from other networks – so, it’s not entirely unlike siri or alexa, but it’ll provide answers to engineering questions, instead of turning on a smart lightbulb or checking the local weather.the announcement comes as the company’s been building a fair amount of heat in the weeks leading u






delta says "systems outage" causing delays


delta air lines said on sunday it was “experiencing technical issues” and that a systems outage resulted in departure delays, cbs news transportation correspondent kris van cleave reports.“delta teams are expeditiously working to fix a systems outage that has resulted in departure delays for flights on the ground,” the company said in a statement. “flights in the air remain unaffected. delta apologizes to customers for the inconvenience.”  in tweets to customers, the company said its teams were “working to resolve this as quickly as possible.”the delta website and app were also down late sunday, cbs new york reported.alerts on the port authority of new york and new jersey’s website said on sunday that in addition to delta, klm, virgin america and virgin atlantic were experiencing delays ca






#deleteuber: users angry at trump muslim ban s app


hundreds of uber users have taken screens s of themselves deleting the ride-hailing app, accusing it of profiting from a strike by new york's taxi drivers held against president donald trump's ban on muslim travellers and refugees.the hashtag #deleteuber trended worldwide on sunday as users also accused the company's ceo of collaborating with the new us president.drivers affiliated with the new york taxi workers alliance had on urday refused to pick up airport p engers between 6pm and 7pm local time as protesters rallied against trump's discriminatory ban inside john f. kennedy international airport (jfk) .hundreds gathered at the airport's terminal four arrivals section holding placards and chanting: "no ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!" and "no hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!






blackpods: apple's airpods, only black


at $159, apple's airpods aren't exactly cheap, yet they're quite the bargain when you consider the wireless earbuds options. if only they could come in a color to match your black iphone 7, jet or otherwise.well, now they can, sort of, courtesy of a company called blackpods. jackpot!blackpods (apparently both the name of the company and the end product) will take your ordinary shiny white airpods, subject them to a 'three-phase approach' that yields a 'luxurious scratch-resistant finish', all for the nominal fee of $99. alternatively, you can buy the airpods straight from blackpods and get the blackpods for $249 - sounds like $9 worth of savings. that is, if you don't already own a pair.mind you, there's a waiting list you need to join at this point, so you can't order the blackpods right






microsoft earnings stronger than expected in second quarter


cloud computing services continue to be a major contributor to microsoft's booming revenue growth as the company reports its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 ending dec. 31, 2016. beating wall street expectations, the redmond, wash., technology giant reported $26.1 billion in revenue (non-gaap). financial analysts had expected microsoft to book sales of $25.3 billion during the quarter. net income was $6.5 billion and the company posted earnings per share of 83 cents, well ahead of the 79 cents predicted by analysts. "our customers are seeing greater value and opportunity as we partner with them through their digital transformation," said ya nadella, ceo at microsoft, in a statement. "accelerating a ncements in ai across our platforms and services will provide further o






microsoft ramps up criticism of ‘misguided’ immigration ban


the software company says trump's executive order barring entry into the u.s. for citizens of seven countries is "a fundamental step backwards," and imperils u.s. values and reputation abroad.microsoft on sunday criticized president trump’s order forbidding citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s., calling the move “misguided and a fundamental step backwards.”trump on friday signed an executive order suspending entry for all refugees for 120 days, and setting a 90-day ban on entry into the u.s. for citizens of iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen.the order sparked widespread protests at airports nationwide, and some elements of the policy were blocked urday evening by federal court rulings. the u.s. department of homeland security on sunday even






samsung is reportedly launching the galaxy s8 on march 29


just about a week or so ago, samsung confirmed that it wouldn’t be using the world’s biggest phone show as a launching pad for its new flagship – a slight surprise given the fact that the company really need a big statement soon in the wake of the galaxy note 7 debacle and, well, all of the other stuff currently plaguing the company.of course, after all of that, there’s something to be said for waiting to get things right, especially as the electronics giant has only recently finished its extensive and (one umes) pricy investigations into what happened to the device. the latest word, unearthed by venture beat, points to a march 29 launch for the samsung galaxy s8 – a full month after mobile world congress.and while the company is taking its time, lessons learned from the note fiasco have a






volkswagen's rehabilitation with vehicle owners hits rough road


detroit – volkswagen’s efforts to do right by owners who unknowingly purchased cars and sport-utility vehicles that cheat on emissions tests have run into speed bumps.owners said the company isn’t delivering on a promise to quickly buy back their vehicles. some complain about multiple requests for paperwork, even after being told their application was complete.the german automaker acknowledges some hiccups, but blames delays on an overwhelming volume of buyback requests. a company lawyer told the judge handling the vw case that almost 400,000 owners had applied to have their vehicles repurchased in the three months since a legal settlement was approved.“i almost feel like there’s a stall tactic going,” says eric larson, 42, a software salesman from suburban minneapolis who has spent three






alphabet delivers mixed fourth quarter


image: google google parent company alphabet reported mixed q4 financial results despite solid growth in mobile search and ad sales. what's on zdnetthe tech giant reported a net income of $5.3 billion, or $7.56 per share.non-gaap earnings were $9.36 per share on a revenue of $26.1 billion, up 22 percent year-over-year, when including traffic acquisition costs (tac).wall street was looking for earnings of $9.67 per share with $25.3 billion in revenue.net revenue excluding tac was expected to be $25.18 billion.alphabet delivered $21.25 billion in revenue excluding tac.google revenues counted for most of q4 sales with $25.8 billion in revenue, up from $22.3 billion the previous quarter. the google umbrella covers the company's enterprise cloud, software and data mana ent products. on the ea






snap, snapchat's parent company, slated to file for ipo next week


why it matters to you snapchat's ipo is one of the most highly anticipated tech exits in recent history, and could be the biggest since facebook.the first big ipo of 2017 is here. after months of speculation, anticipation, and consternation, one of the biggest social media platforms in the world is going public — snap inc., the parent company of snapchat. as originally reported by recode on friday, the highly secretive venice, california-based company will file sometime late next week, which means that snap will ultimately go public around march (it generally takes about nine weeks between the filing and the official deed).in anticipation of its ipo, snap is slated to publicize the registration document it filed privately with the securities and exchange commission last year, which will r






alphabet posts 4q profit, higher taxes hurt earnings


alphabet inc revealed its fourth-quarter financial results and they are somewhat of a mixed bag. during the holiday season revenue from advertising went up 17.4% to $22.4 billion. however earnings per share were $9.36, which is lower than the $9.67 expected by analysts.the cfo ruth porat underlined that the company broadens its business in hardware, app sales and cloud services which climbed 62% to $3.4 billion.results could be even better but google was hit with a higher tax rate of 22%, contributing to the dent in profitability.google-branded hardware showed promise - google home, the pixel gained traction over the holidays, google ceo sundar pichai said to the media.research companies estimate google will hit $60.92 billion in search ad revenue for 2016, or almost 60% of the search ad m






the motley fool: useful tips on investing


who gets the money?q: when i buy a share of stock in a company, does it get the money? and what does owning some shares really get me?a: shares of stock represent real ownership stakes in companies. if a company has a million shares outstanding and you buy 100 of them, you own one ten-thousandth of the company. as the company grows more valuable, so should your shares.companies that “go public” via initial public offerings (ipos) collect most of the cash generated when shares are created and initially sold. but once the shares start trading on the market between investors, the company doesn’t get a piece of those transactions. (brokerages do, though.)still, companies care how their stocks do. a falling stock price lowers a business’ market value and it can help the company buy another comp






microsoft reaches out to its workers affected by immigration ban


microsoft president brad smith said the company had reached out to its employees from majority-muslim countries, but added there may be others with permanent-resident status who could be banned from re-entering the u.s. under the new policy.microsoft sought to re ure and offer legal istance urday to employees affected by president trump’s executive order temporarily blocking citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s.trump’s order, signed friday, suspended entry of all refugees to the u.s. for 120 days, and barred syrian refugees indefinitely. it also halted, for 90 days, entry into the u.s. for citizens of iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen.in an email to employees urday afternoon, microsoft president and chief legal officer brad smith said the






uber ceo challenged for trump connection after immigrant ban


washington — uber ceo travis kalanick is facing criticism online for his relationship with president donald trump after the administration imposed a temporary ban on travel to the united states from seven majority muslim countries.kalanick said in a facebook post that the ban could hurt "thousands" of uber drivers and he will raise his concerns directly with the president during a friday business advisory group meeting in washington. but the co-founder of the ride-sharing service is being criticized for agreeing to sit on the advisory panel. twitter users are encouraging riders to #deleteuber.kalanick defended his participation on trump's panel in his urday facebook post, saying he joined out of the "belief that by speaking up and engaging we can make a difference."on sunday, kalanick said






uber ceo challenged for trump connection after immigrant ban


washington — uber ceo travis kalanick is facing criticism online for his relationship with president donald trump after the administration imposed a temporary ban on travel to the united states from seven majority muslim countries.kalanick said in a facebook post that the 90-day ban could hurt "thousands" of uber drivers and he will raise his concerns directly with the president during a friday business advisory group meeting in washington. but the co-founder of the ride-sharing service is being criticized for agreeing to sit on the advisory panel. twitter users are encouraging riders to #deleteuber.kalanick defended his participation on trump's panel in his urday facebook post, saying he joined out of the "belief that by speaking up and engaging we can make a difference."on sunday, kalani






h elblad ceo oosting to leave next week: digital p og hy review


the ceo who oversaw h elblad’s dramatic turn of fortunes over the past two years is to step down within the next week. perry oosting is widely credited with extracting the company from one of the worst periods in its 75-year history by finding new investors and helping to modernize the brand’s produce offering with the h6d and x1d eras.oosting was a member of h elblad’s supervisory board before taking the helm in january 2015. after a long period of creative stagnation and persistent rumors of financial crisis and hostile take-overs, not to mention some very poor branding decisions, h elblad made some real progress under oosting and surprised the world with the first handheld medium-format mirrorless system last year when it launched the x1d.oosting leaving the company comes against a back






uber ceo challenged for trump connection after immigrant ban


washington — uber found itself in water on two fronts related to president donald trump's temporary ban on immigrants from seven muslim-majority countries: for allegedly exploiting a taxi protest against the ban and for ceo travis kalanick's relationship with trump.kalanick said in a facebook post that the 90-day ban could hurt "thousands" of uber drivers and he will raise his concerns directly with the president during a friday business advisory group meeting in washington. but the co-founder of the ride-sharing service is being criticized for agreeing to sit on the advisory panel. twitter users are encouraging riders to #deleteuber.kalanick defended his participation on trump's panel in his urday facebook post, saying he joined out of the "belief that by speaking up and engaging we can m






toshiba to spin off flash business after financial scandal


the corporation is under high pressure due to financial scandals, and the flash business would be better insulated if it were an independent company. toshiba, which invented nand flash memory in the late 1980s that is now being used in virtually all servers, smartphones and tablet pcs, is being forced to spin off a highly profitable section of its it hardware business due to serious problems impacting its financial future. the japan-based conglomerate revealed jan. 27 that its flash memory business will be spun off into another business entity so that it will have "more operational flexibility and stronger fundraising ability," market research firm dramexchange, a division of trendforce, said jan. 27. the process will be completed by march 31, toshiba said.'more a ntages' in the long run d






microsoft reaches out to its workers affected by immigration ban


microsoft president brad smith said the company had reached out to its employees from majority-muslim countries, but added there may be others with permanent-resident status who could be banned from re-entering the u.s. under the new policy.microsoft sought to re ure and offer legal istance urday to employees affected by president trump’s executive order temporarily blocking citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries from entering the u.s.trump’s order, signed friday, suspended entry of all refugees to the u.s. for 120 days, and barred syrian refugees indefinitely. it also halted, for 90 days, entry into the u.s. for citizens of iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen. in an email to employees urday afternoon, microsoft president and chief legal officer brad smith said the






starbucks will hire 10,000 refugees, says schultz in message on trump policies


in a message to starbucks employees addressing several aspects of president donald trump’s recent policy moves, schultz also said the company is helping employees affected by the executive order temporarily barring citizens from seven muslim countries from entering the u.s.starbucks chairman and ceo howard schultz said sunday the company plans to hire 10,000 refugees in its stores worldwide over the next five years, starting in the u.s., where stores will focus on hiring those who served as interpreters and support personnel for u.s. troops overseas.in a message to starbucks employees addressing several aspects of president donald trump’s recent policy moves, schultz also said the company is helping employees affected by the executive order temporarily barring citizens from seven predomina






paypal q4 solid, revenue up 17 percent


paypal delivered solid fourth quarter and fiscal year financials after the bell thursday.what's on zdnetthe san jose, calif.-based payments company reported a net income of $390 million, or 32 cents per share.non-gaap earnings were 42 cents per share on revenue of $2.98 billion, up 17 percent year over year.wall street was looking for earnings of 42 cents per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.for the year, paypal brought in $10.84 billion in revenue on non-gaap earnings of $1.15 per share.paypal says it processed $99 billion in total payment volume (tpv) during the fourth quarter and $354 in tpv for the fiscal year. the company says it added 18 million new customers in 2016, ending the year with 197 million active customer accounts.venmo, the company's social payments platform, processed $






world's worst salad tosser - holy kaw!


is tossing a salad really so complicated, it requires a machine?  if you answered, yes, this isn’t the machine you want doing it.the useless duck company got a request to try out their new 3d printer to make one, though, and they couldn’t p up the challenge.full story at youtube via neatorama.hold the robotics. posted by kate rinsema






conagra ceo on trump, defining “healthy” and reddi-wip


new york (ap) — conagra thinks there are ways to keep big brands from turning into dinosaurs.sean connolly, who took over as ceo of conagra brands last year, notes that the company had simplified the ingredients for chef boyardee and has offered more contemporary flavors for healthy choice. he also cited plans for an almond milk variety of reddi-wip next year.conagra’s sales have been declining, but the company says that’s to be expected as it moves away from offering heavy discounts. the company says such changes lead to a short-term drop, but boost profit margins over time.here’s what connolly had to say about president donald trump, changing ideas about health and “the bachelor” in a recent interview, edited for length and clarity.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 week






all-electric redshift st motorcycle concept brings flat track to the street


why it matters to you if you've been waiting for an all-electric street bike built for quick, slick street riding, this concept may be a fit.the small world of serious all-electric motorcycles may gain a new citizen and it could be one of the sweetest yet. san francisco-based alta motors told autoblog the company is bringing a street tracker redshift st concept bike at the one moto show in portland, oregon in early february.a street tracker is a street-legal version of a flat track racer, a relatively lightweight, powerful, low-slung motorcycle designed for racing on oval dirt tracks – which traditionally means sliding sideways (going counter-clockwise) around the track as fast as you can for four laps. alta motors launched the company’s first two models, the $15,000 redshift mx (motocros






uber ceo challenged for trump connection after immigrant ban


washington (ap) — uber ceo travis kalanick is facing criticism online for his relationship with president donald trump after the administration imposed a temporary ban on travel to the united states from seven majority muslim countries.kalanick said in a facebook post that the 90-day ban could hurt “thousands” of uber drivers and he will raise his concerns directly with the president during a friday business advisory group meeting in washington. but the co-founder of the ride-sharing service is being criticized for agreeing to sit on the advisory panel. twitter users are encouraging riders to #deleteuber.kalanick defended his participation on trump’s panel in his urday facebook post, saying he joined out of the “belief that by speaking up and engaging we can make a difference.”on sunday, k






p os: city lights emulate starry skies in ‘stray light’ - p o journal


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vmware q4 strong, company calls quarter balanced


vmware reported solid fourth quarter results, as it maintained focus and be e part of dell technologies.the company reported fourth quarter earnings of $441 million, or $1.04 a share, on revenue of $2.03 billion, up 9 percent from a year ago. non-gaap earnings were $1.43 a share. wall street was expecting vmware to report fourth quarter earnings of $1.39 a share on $1.99 billion in revenue. for 2016, vmware reported earnings of $1.19 billion, or $2.78 a share, on revenue of $7.09 billion. ceo pat gelsinger said vmware's fourth quarter was "one of the most balanced quarters for vmware in years."vmware is betting on a hybrid cloud strategy and announced a high-profile partnership with amazon web services in october. see: aws cements hybrid cloud position with vmware partnership: here's what






users angry at trump muslim ban s app


hundreds of uber users have taken screens s of themselves deleting the ride-hailing app, accusing it of profiting from a strike by new york’s taxi drivers held against president donald trump’s ban on muslim travellers and refugees. the hashtag #deleteuber trended worldwide on sunday as users also accused the company’s ceo of collaborating with the new us…






uber ceo challenged for trump connection after immigrant ban


washington (ap) — uber ceo travis kalanick is facing criticism online for his relationship with president donald trump after the administration imposed a temporary ban on travel to the united states from seven majority muslim countries.kalanick said in a facebook post that the 90-day ban could hurt “thousands” of uber drivers and he will raise his concerns directly with the president during a friday business advisory group meeting in washington. but the co-founder of the ride-sharing service is being criticized for agreeing to sit on the advisory panel. twitter users are encouraging riders to #deleteuber.kalanick defended his participation on trump’s panel in his urday facebook post, saying he joined out of the “belief that by speaking up and engaging we can make a difference.”on sunday, k






wind turbines and golden eagles; can we have both in the american west?


wind energy is a part of america’s strategy to achieve energy independence, and the wind energy industry is continuing to expand, particularly in the american west. while wind power has a ntages over nonrenewable energy, it’s not trouble-free. wind development can hurt wildlife, such as the golden eagle. as a federal agency with the mission to conserve fish and wildlife for the continuing benefit of the american people, the u.s. fish and wildlife service plays a critical role in working with our industry partners to balance energy development with wildlife conservation.we do not regulate wind, oil, natural gas or solar power industries. our role comes about because congress has charged us with implementing federal wildlife laws, including the bald and golden eagle protection act. the act p






uber ripped for undercutting taxi strike


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);in a silicon valley twist to the refugee story, scores of twitter users rallied behind the #deleteuber hashtag to protest the company’s decision to continue operating while taxi drivers were staging a work slowdown during protests this weekend at jfk airport.uber’s main competitor, lyft, took a different approach, pledging to donate $1 million to the american civil liberties union. the aclu had waged the legal battle on urday that resulted in a stay of the ban and helped secure the release of refugees who had been detained.uber was criticized not simply because it kept operating during the taxi-driver strike in support of refugees – they also lowered their extra-high surge-pricing fares, giving the impression to many users that uber was pullin






7 ways to manage difficult personalities at work


the very first point of importance is to identify the difficult-to-handle co-workers.they can come in all sizes and shapes. there are gossip machines, bossy teammates, blamers, victims and show-stealers in all organizations. the very first step involves identifying who’s who in the office.once you know the people who can create problems, the least you can do is to avoid their company as much as possible. it will not help you avoid the problems they create, but it will keep you away from them and you can better concentrate on your work and productivity. out of sight, out of mind, so they say.






uwajimaya: a storied past, a vibrant future and a testament to the importance of


with a recently announced leadership transition, uwajimaya will continue to be a treasured northwest icon.the moriguchi family’s long success with its uwajimaya stores is a remarkable story.with a recently announced leadership transition, from the family’s second to third generation, the northwest will continue to benefit from this treasured icon.a reminder of the uwajimaya story is timely as some leaders in the united states are losing sight of the invaluable contributions immigrants make to our nation’s success.the company started in tacoma in 1928 when a young japanese immigrant, fujimatsu moriguchi, started selling fish cakes, rice and other staples out of a truck to japanese laborers in logging and fishing ps around puget sound. most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 week






hands-on with ricoh's compact pentax kp: digital p og hy review


ricoh has taken the w s off it's newest dslr, the aps-c format kp. resembling a mini pentax k-1, and inheriting some of the same features, the kp is a more compact, modernized version of the k-3 ii.its price and all we've been told point to it being an k-3 successor but the company says it doesn't replace it. whether this is to avoid devaluing remaining k-3 ii stocks or because it hopes to introduce a higher-end sister model is unclear.we got our hands on a pre-production sample recently, and we've prepared a quick product tour.






microsoft’s profit rises, buoyed by cloud business


microsoft corp. is securing its spot as the second most important cloud-computing company.the software giant thursday posted big fiscal second-quarter gains in its web-based, on-demand computing business, emerging as the stiffest competitor to amazon.com inc.’s market-leading cloud unit.revenue for microsoft’s intelligent cloud...






airbnb offers free housing to refugees, others in limbo after trump's executive


airbnb, the home-sharing site, has said it will give free housing to refugees and any others not allowed into the united states, presumably as a result of president donald trump's executive order to temporarily ban refugees from the country.brian chesky, the co-founder and ceo of airbnb, tweeted the offer late urday as travelers from several muslim-majority countries were detained or otherwise placed in limbo at airports around the world.airbnb is providing free housing to refugees and anyone not allowed in the u.s.trump on friday signed orders not only to suspend admission of all refugees into the united states for 120 days but also to implement "new vetting measures" to screen out "radical islamic terrorists." refugee entry from syria, however, would be suspended indefinitely, and all tr






why your business should ditch cash


after his business was robbed for the fifth time in just over three months, the owner of park cafe & coffee bar in baltimore decided to do something that would have seemed radical for a neighborhood business just a few years ago: he stopped taking cash. it was a desperation move, but what happened next surprised owner david hart. his sales didn’t go down.a much larger experiment conducted by salad chain sweetgreen, which has 66 locations on both coasts, yielded the same result. after a year-long trial, the company...






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india is now one of apple’s fastest growing markets, with iphone sales up over 50 percent in fiscal 2016 compared to the previous year. the high growth comes largely from a small user base of its products in the country, but with recent rollouts of 4g networks, the company expects more demand for its devices.also:apple ships 2.5m iphones in india during 2016, boosted by iphone 7 release (appleinsider)






former employee wins legal feud to open up startup’s books


a former manager at privately held domo inc. has prevailed in a legal fight to obtain financial records from the company, affirming the rights of startup investors and employee shareholders.last week, jay biederman received domo’s audited financial statements, according to people familiar with the case, after a delaware judge ruled last month that he was entitled to the information so he can value his shares in the business software...