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Wiper App Completely Erase Conversations

businessinsider.com — Wiper looks and feels like any other messaging app around, but it has an extremely powerful ace up its sleeve.Wiper features a kill-switch called the "Wipe" button. With one tap, you can delete your entire conversation, and not just from your phone. Wiper even lets you erase your conversations from others' phones too.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @stevekovach: Really cool concept for a messaging app. Wiper lets you delete your messages from the recipient’s phone businessinsider.com/wiper-app-comp…

Jul 24, 2014

Really cool concept for a messaging app. Wiper lets you delete your messages from the recipient’s phone businessinsider.com/wiper-app-comp…

REPORT: Apple May Release Its Two Large iPhones One At A Time ‘To Avoid Competition’

businessinsider.com — Apple is expected to launch two larger iPhone models this fall with 4.7- and 5.5-inch displays, but Taiwan-based DigiTimes says the two iPhones have "different timetables ...
Jul 24, 2014

RT @businessinsider: REPORT: Apple may release its two large iPhones one at a time 'to avoid competition' read.bi/WFlViW

Jul 24, 2014

Crap. RT @businessinsider: REPORT: Apple may release its two large iPhones one at a time 'to avoid competition' read.bi/WFlViW

Air Algerie Loses Contact With Plane After Takeoff

businessinsider.com — The AFP is reporting that Air Algerie lost...
Jul 24, 2014

Between Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and Algeria, I'm not sure I ever want to board an international flight again. read.bi/WIZTeQ

Jul 24, 2014

RT @businessinsider BREAKING: Air Algerie says it lost contact with a plane after takeoff via @AFP read.bi/1njuxpu

Frank Caliendo Reads LeBron James' 'Coming Home' Letter In The Voice Of Morgan Freeman And It Is Perfect

businessinsider.com — LeBron James' "Coming Home" letter in Sports Illustrated was widely praised for how well it was written and for being the best way to announce his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Many called the letter "perfect."
Jul 24, 2014

RT @CorkGaines: You're going to want to hear Frank Caliendo reading LeBron's letter in voice of Morgan Freeman read.bi/WFqlq2

HERE COMES JOBLESS CLAIMS DATA...

businessinsider.com — Weekly jobless claims will be released at 8:30 a.m. Expectations are for 307,000, up slightly from 302,000 prior. Continuing claims are expected at 2,510,000 versus 2,507,000.Here's what it's looked like recently:

Facebook's Stock - Business Insider

businessinsider.com — Facebook's stock is up 10% in pre-market trading as investors react to last night's earnings report.That puts the stock above $78 for a new all-time high. Facebook delivered $2.91 billion in revenue, up 61% year-over-year, beating expectations of $2.81 billion. EPS was $0.42, up 121% year-over-year, and well ahead of expectations of $0.32.

Russia's Smart People Are Leaving

businessinsider.com — Most of Vladimir Paley's clients want him to dig up their family history with one goal in mind: making a case to obtain foreign citizenship and leave Russia.Six months ago the soft-spoken genealogist had few such requests, but this month he hired an assistant to help him with the flow of would-be émigrés.

Court Says CIA Ran Secret Jail In Polish Forest

businessinsider.com — The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington's closest allies, to break its long silence about the global program for detaining al Qaeda suspects.The court said it had been established that the CIA used a facility in a northern Polish forest, code named "Quartz", as a hub in its network for interrogating suspected al Qaeda operatives rounded up after the Sept.

Global Economic Reports, July 24, 2014

Jul 24, 2014

RT @businessinsider: Let's quickly run through some of the great economic news of the morning read.bi/1kXhLs3

Mark Zuckerberg says payments won't come to Messenger soon

businessinsider.com — Mobile payments is a hot space, so when Facebook announced that PayPal's president would leave that company to come run its Messenger product in May, some people assumed that meant Facebook was diving in.Not true, Mark Zuckeberg explained after he was asked why "payments guy" David Marcus is running Messenger.
Jul 23, 2014

Don't agree that Zuckerberg was "snippy", but when asked why eBay hire is running messenger, he was clear on why: read.bi/1odSHld

Jul 23, 2014

RT @SAI: Mark Zuckerberg got a little snippy when asked why a ‘payments guy’ is running messenger. "He's pretty successful..." read.bi/1lwXaLf

Jul 23, 2014

Did Zuck lose his patience with analysts on that call? read.bi/1lwXaLf

Pro-Russia Militant: We Shot Down The Malaysia Airliner

businessinsider.com — A Ukrainian militiaman who says he witnessed the downing of Malaysia Flight MH17 gave a vivid interview to Lorenzo Cremonesi of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. "We shot down a Kiev plane, our superiors told us," said the pro-Russian rebel, who lived worked locally as a miner before the uprising in eastern Ukraine.

LG Q2 Earnings Beat

businessinsider.com — SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Electronics Inc reported on Thursday its strongest quarterly profit in more than three years, beating analyst estimates thanks to a pickup in television sales and a turnaround in its mobile phone business.The world's second-largest TV maker after local rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said profit at its TV arm improved in April-June from a year earlier, while its smartphone shipments rose 20 percent to a record 14.5 million handsets.