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Twitter Scrambles Against Dissemination of Foley Video

blogs.wsj.com — Twitter is trying to stamp out the grisly images of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded in a video released by militants from the Islamic State. "We have been and are actively suspending accounts as we discover them related to this graphic imagery.
Aug 20, 2014

Twitter's attempt to stop the graphic images of Foley's death from spreading represents a change for the platform on.wsj.com/1vhB2uc

Aug 20, 2014

RT @WSJD: Twitter is scrambling to stamp out tweeted video of the death of US Journalist James Foley: on.wsj.com/1uWPri9 pic.twitter.com/XD3AQfOddZ

Aug 20, 2014

RT @WSJD: Twitter is scrambling to stamp out tweeted video of the death of US Journalist James Foley: on.wsj.com/1uWPri9 pic.twitter.com/XD3AQfOddZ

Aug 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: Twitter is "actively suspending accounts" sharing graphic images from James Foley video: on.wsj.com/1q0x6fO

Aug 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: Twitter is "actively suspending accounts" sharing graphic images from James Foley video: on.wsj.com/1q0x6fO

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NFL to Coldplay: Pay to Play the Super Bowl

online.wsj.com — The National Football League doesn't usually pay the act that performs at halftime during the Super Bowl. But in a twist this year, the league has asked artists under consideration for the high-profile gig to pay to play, according people familiar with the matter.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @tallsteveorr: Would you pay to play the Super Bowl halftime show? The #NFL thinks top acts might. @MWRadio on.wsj.com/1qnKiZE

Aug 20, 2014

RT @ETNhoward: Yep. RT @carr2n: on.wsj.com/YuJmvY NFL wants Coldplay to pay to play at Super Bowl. I'm going to need a cut of that to listen.

Aug 20, 2014

The sharing economy eats itself: NFL to Coldplay: Pay to Play the Super Bowl on.wsj.com/YuJmvY via @WSJ. Also: thenewinquiry.com/blogs/marginal…

Aug 20, 2014

And now, the Koch Bros! MT @nfl to auction HT @SuperBowl spot to performers willing to pay for huge audience? online.wsj.com/articles/nfl-t…

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Rise of the Five-Figure Bicycle

Aug 20, 2014

RT @WSJcanada: 5-figure bicycles are on the rise. What are #Toronto bike maker @cervelo's biggest cost drivers? R&D on.wsj.com/1tmrGw3

Aug 20, 2014

Why more people are buying up super pricey (think $20,000!!) bicycles on.wsj.com/1tmrGw3 via @WSJ by @Bachscore

Aug 20, 2014

Apparently "price resistance" isn't in the sporting goods lexicon. Now, a growing market for $20k bikes on.wsj.com/1tmrGw3 by @bachscore

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Yoga Guru B.K.S. Iyengar Dies in India

blogs.wsj.com — One of the world's best-known yoga gurus, B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped spread the Indian discipline across the globe, died Wednesday morning in the western Indian city of Pune. He was 95 years old. Mr. Iyengar developed and promoted what came to be called Iyengar yoga with precise poses and the use of props such as wooden blocks and belts to achieve perfect alignment.
Aug 20, 2014

Wow, end of an era. Yoga teacher B.K.S. Iyengar dies in India at 95. blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @miriamgottfried: Yoga Guru B.K.S. Iyengar Dies in India-- As a practioner of Iyengar-style yoga, I owe him a debt of gratitude. on.wsj.com/1thpEiC

Aug 20, 2014

Yoga Guru B.K.S. Iyengar Dies in India-- As a practioner of Iyengar-style yoga, I owe him a debt of gratitude. on.wsj.com/1thpEiC

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Walgreen Shakeup Followed Bad Projection

online.wsj.com — A billion-dollar forecasting error in Walgreen Co.'s Medicare-related business has cost the jobs of two top executives and alarmed big investors. At an April board meeting, Chief Financial Officer Wade Miquelon forecast $8.5 billion in fiscal 2016 pharmacy-unit earnings, based partly on contracts to sell drugs under Medicare. Last month,...
Aug 20, 2014

RT @michaelsiconolf: $1 Billion Medicare Blunder ... a WSJ exclusive: Walgreen Shakeup Followed Bad Projection online.wsj.com/articles/walgr…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @timothywmartin: Why two senior Walgreen execs lost their jobs: a billion-dollar forecasting error. Great A1 story by @michaelsiconolf on.wsj.com/1tmGFGu

Aug 20, 2014

Walgreens CFO made a billion-dollar forecasting error on Medicare-related business that cost his job on.wsj.com/1tmGFGu via @WSJ

Aug 20, 2014

Why two senior Walgreen execs lost their jobs: a billion-dollar forecasting error. Great A1 story by @michaelsiconolf on.wsj.com/1tmGFGu

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Top U.K. Fund Manager Neil Woodford Says Equities Overvalued

online.wsj.com — One of the U.K.'s top fund managers of recent years is warning that equity markets are highly overvalued, with growth in Europe and the U.K. particularly worrying. "All evidence points to a troubling growth outlook" in Europe, said Neil Woodford, a 26-year veteran fund manager who left a stellar track record at Invesco Perpetual in April to set up on his own.
Aug 20, 2014

One of U.K.'s top fund managers warns equity markets are highly overvalued on.wsj.com/1kV5ZDQ Nice read via @JosieCoxWSJ & @ATryphonides

Aug 20, 2014

RT @dumav: Top UK Fund Manager Neil Woodford:Equities Are Overvalued/Europe is Troubling/UK is imbalanced on.wsj.com/1kV5ZDQ via @WSJ

Aug 20, 2014

Top UK Fund Manager Neil Woodford:Equities Are Overvalued/Europe is Troubling/UK is imbalanced on.wsj.com/1kV5ZDQ via @WSJ

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America Inc. Gets Schooled on Wages

online.wsj.com — The labor market may not be tight, but companies that rely on less-educated workers could still feel the pinch. Even when joblessness is high, employers can have a knee-jerk tendency to grouse about a dearth of workers. The fantasy of finding someone who is punctual, productive and willing to be paid a pittance is hard to let go of.
Aug 20, 2014

Eerily similar issues in UK and US, but @jdlahart reckons low-paid US workers are becoming scarce resource on.wsj.com/1kVbimN via @WSJ

Aug 20, 2014

Jobs sitting empty due to "fantasy of finding someone who is punctual, productive and willing to be paid a pittance" on.wsj.com/1kVbimN

Aug 20, 2014

RT @tomgara: "The fantasy of finding someone who is punctual, productive and willing to be paid a pittance is hard to let go" on.wsj.com/1kVbimN

Aug 20, 2014

RT @tomgara: "The fantasy of finding someone who is punctual, productive and willing to be paid a pittance is hard to let go" on.wsj.com/1kVbimN

Aug 20, 2014

RT @tomgara: "The fantasy of finding someone who is punctual, productive and willing to be paid a pittance is hard to let go" on.wsj.com/1kVbimN

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Holder to Visit Ferguson as Grand Jury to Convene in Police Shooting

Aug 20, 2014

AG Holder will be stopping in #Ferguson first during his trip to St. Louis. @DevlinBarrett on the scene. on.wsj.com/1kUKGlR

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2014 Race to Watch: Can Grimes Unseat McConnell in Kentucky?

blogs.wsj.com — Does Alison Lundergan Grimes have what it takes to bring down the most powerful Republican in the Senate? The hottest race of the 2014 midterms pits Ms. Grimes, a Democrat and Kentucky's secretary of state, against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the shrewdest political tacticians in Congress.
Aug 20, 2014

The Senate race in Kentucky could be the most expensive congressional race in the history of American politics. on.wsj.com/1z0j4wT

Aug 20, 2014

Kentucky's Senate race might be the most expensive congressional race in history on.wsj.com/1z0j4wT via @saramurray

Aug 20, 2014

VIDEO: A great @SaraMurray look at whether Grimes can beat McConnell in Kentucky. With bonus clips from the '96 race! on.wsj.com/1z0j4wT

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Dictators Upbraid U.S. for Racial Unrest in Ferguson

blogs.wsj.com — How embarrassing is this? Dictators, autocrats and theocrats around the world are lambasting the U.S. for its handling of racial unrest in Missouri. Palestinians have taken to Twitter to advise protesters in Ferguson on how to handle tear gas. And Amnesty International has sent its people to check on the protests.
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U.S. Intelligence Confirms Authenticity of Video Showing Americans Foley, Sotloff

Aug 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: U.S. intelligence confirms authenticity of video showing killing of American journalist James Foley. on.wsj.com/1uX4rMY

Aug 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: U.S. intelligence confirms authenticity of video showing killing of American journalist James Foley. on.wsj.com/1uX4rMY

Aug 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: U.S. intelligence confirms authenticity of video showing killing of American journalist James Foley. on.wsj.com/1uX4rMY

Aug 20, 2014

U.S. Intelligence Confirms Authenticity of Video Showing Americans Foley, Sotloff on.wsj.com/1tpIrXm via @WSJ

Iraq Crisis: Rivalry Flares After Joint Victory At Mosul Dam

online.wsj.com — MOSUL DAM, Iraq-The defeat of Islamist insurgents at the Mosul Dam has brought to the surface long-running tensions between the Kurdish and Iraqi forces that cooperated, with U.S. help, to reclaim the strategic site. During a victory tour for journalists on Tuesday, Kurdish fighters, known as Peshmerga, scuffled with Iraqi military forces, and both tried aggressively to claim most of the credit.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @tomgara: During a media tour to show off the recaptured Mosul dam, Kurdish peshmerga got into a fight with Iraqi army troops. on.wsj.com/1to295O

Aug 20, 2014

RT @tomgara: During a media tour to show off the recaptured Mosul dam, Kurdish peshmerga got into a fight with Iraqi army troops. on.wsj.com/1to295O

Aug 20, 2014

During a media tour to show off the recaptured Mosul dam, Kurdish peshmerga got into a fight with Iraqi army troops. on.wsj.com/1to295O

Aug 20, 2014

RT @malas_n: Dispatch from Mosul Dam yesterday - a snapshot into ground level rivalries as the victory settles in: on.wsj.com/1to295O #Iraq

Aug 20, 2014

Dispatch from Mosul Dam yesterday - a snapshot into ground level rivalries as the victory settles in: on.wsj.com/1to295O #Iraq

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Snapchat Discussing New Content Service With Advertisers and Media Firms

online.wsj.com — Snapchat Inc., the mobile app for disappearing messages, could soon be a service for disappearing videos, news articles and advertisements. The startup has held talks with advertisers and media companies in recent weeks about a service called Snapchat Discovery that will show content and ads to Snapchat users, according to three people who were briefed on the discussions.
Aug 20, 2014

Disappearing news & adverts on Snapchat! Can see a few jokes springing up around this concept. Via @StKonrath goo.gl/4LUpNV

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Google Favors Encryption in Ranking, But Not for ‘Trusted Stores’

blogs.wsj.com — Google wants websites to use encryption, to protect themselves and users from hackers. Unless they are e-commerce sites, in which case Google doesn't want them to use encryption too widely. The dissonance arises from the requirements of Google's "Trusted Stores" program, an effort by the search giant to show users where they can "shop online with confidence."
Aug 20, 2014

Google's encryption efforts don't cover the company's "Trusted Stores' program blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08… @RolfeWinkler

Aug 20, 2014

Google Favors Encryption in Ranking, But Not for ‘Trusted Stores’ murph.me/1tlyICf @wsj

Aug 20, 2014

Hmmm. $GOOG favors encrypted web pages to help security. But not by ecommerce stores. via @RolfeWinkler on.wsj.com/1z0Huq3

Aug 20, 2014

Growing pains: Google search wants to promote encryption; another part of company chokes when websites do. blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/08… @Techmeme

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5 Things to Know About Flying Near a Volcano

blogs.wsj.com — Iceland is evacuation citizens around the Bardarbunga volcano as earth tremors raise fears of an impending eruption. Such an event could spew huge amounts of ash into the air, potentially disrupting air travel as Iceland has reminded airlines.
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