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January 16, 2017




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FBI wants legislative fix on device encryption -FCW

What are these morons thinking? They could possibly make it illegal for Manufacturers to make phones with strong encryption for sale in the US. That would result in the ability for the Government and Law enforcement to spy on US Citizens leaving them still unable to to see data from foreigners and offshore terrorists. Get [...]

Review: The iPhone 5S really is the best iPhone yet - Computerworld

Review: The iPhone 5S really is the best iPhone yet - Computerworld With cutting-edge architecture, a better camera and a motion coprocessor, the 5S offers a lot of hardware for the money

Homeland Security: Hackers Love Android

The Department of Homeland Security is warning that Google’s Android OS is a major target for hackers and represents the single largest target for security issues having 79% of the malware for mobile platforms targeting Android. By contrast Apple’s IOS has only 0.7% of the malware focused on trying to exploit that much more [...]

Obama WhiteHouse Dinners $5000/Person!

Wow, $5000 a plate dinners hosted by the Obama’s on the Taxpayers dime. This is exponentially more than any other President in History. Perhaps this explains the need for tax increases Obama is pitching for.

In any case, clearly Barrack and Michelle are NOT one of us.  Dig in Mr. President the taxpayers are [...]

Obamas Failed Wealth Redistribution Goals

A Recent Letter to the Editor of the Daytona Beach News Journal. (Oct 4th)

Wealth redistribution a failure Barack Obama is the self-proclaimed middle-class advocate and defender.

Yet on Obama’s watch, for the first time since the Franklin Delano Roosevelt presidency: 1) the middle class has shrunk, 2) the median income of the middle class has decreased and [...]

Microsoft Unveils Logo For Windows 8

Microsoft has unveiled the logo for the next version of Windows. Consistent with prior versions of their Operating System and other products; the software giant has spent more time ruminating about the pointless than the important. I find it fascinating that they would pre-announce the logo along with a stream of drivel seeking [...]

Apple unveils Mountain Lion OS X Preview

Apple unveils Mountain Lion Preview: iOS-ification of OS X continues with Messages, AirPlay Mirroring, Notification Center, Game Center, Twitter and more | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence

The Macintosh platform continues to evolve in ways that make it easier to work across multiple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac) and serves as a guidepost for Microsoft to develop versions [...]

10 Incredible Stats From Apple Q1 Earnings

Ever wonder why everyone seems to have an iPhone and an iPad?

10 Incredible Stats From Apple’s Q1 Earnings

Why Android updates are a mess: its the business model | ZDNet

Ever wonder why the most tech saavy of your collegues use an iPhone or chose the iPad over 10 to 1 over the abundance of Android based tablets available today? It’s because despite the fact they are technically capable of getting applications (as opposed to malware) from the Google Market and the fact they [...]

Dubious about investing in Facebook? You are not alone.

Having worked at Netscape in the Internet bubble, I have a natural pessimism when it comes to Internet pure play stock valuations. Duff McDonald at Fortune Magazine also shares my perspective and has a pretty good writeup on his reasons the discussed valuations of Facebook are interesting but probably not realistic.



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Marketplace Report - APM

Browse the latest stories from Marketplace.org and all of our Marketplace radio programs
Sleeping like a baby is a $325 million industry
Parents craving sleep are willing to try all sorts of gizmos, but experts caution against buying anything that makes claims about SIDS
Why are investors punishing the pound?
The British pound's sizable fall on Monday; pushback against the World Economic Forum; and the rise of food insecurity on college campuses.
Days off to volunteer is an increasingly attractive benefit for workers
Davos opens as worries over free trade’s future mount
University food pantries aim to provide food assistance to students
The College and University Food Bank Alliance fights student hunger. Since 2014, its membership has doubled, with almost 400 campuses participating.
Amazon to add 100,000 jobs as companies increasingly outsource fulfillment operations
Los Angeles plans for spending $1.2 billion to help homeless
Priority for much of the housing money will go to people who’ve been on the streets for a long time, with no respite. But some think more of the money should go to help homeless families.
5 economic takeaways about the Chargers’ move to Los Angeles
It’s the nation’s second-largest media market. What does that mean for the former San Diego team?
EPA locks in fuel standards just days before the Trump administration
Automakers must double fuel efficiency by 2025.
For banks, there’s a delayed benefit to rising rates
Big bank earnings show they have a ways to go.
A Prairie Home Companion host Chris Thile takes the Marketplace Quiz
He says everyone should know their "coffee soul."
New plans for Trump trust raise new questions about conflicts of interest
A look at the legal guidelines involved in balancing business and country.
The changing balance of US-Russia relations
What could the relationship between Russia and the United States look like during the Trump administration?
Globalization backlash looms over Davos forum
Global political and business elites gather as globalization is questioned.
Weekly Wrap: Economic policy, 140 characters at a time
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Leigh Gallagher of Fortune and Felix Salmon of Fusion for the Weekly Wrap.
Can a spy agency fight urban blight in St. Louis?
A $1.75 billion project displaced a neighborhood in hopes of revitalizing it.
Advocates for the unbanked worry about the Trump era
The Obama Treasury Department made financial inclusion a priority. Will Trump?
01/13/17: Big banks, big money
After the election, some of the biggest banks were able to pull in a lot of money. We'll dive into the latest market trends. Next, we'll explore complaints from the EPA that some of Fiat Chrysler's vehicles are responsible for illegal pollution. Finally, we'll talk with some political outsiders who are vying for a position in the Trump administration.
Outsiders hope for jobs in Trump administration
Political outsiders are applying for jobs in the Trump administration.
The outlook for banks under the incoming Trump administration


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