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One-Year-Old Business Software Maker Slack Valued at $1.12 Billion

blogs.wsj.com — Workplace collaboration tool Slack didn't exist two years ago. Now the company is one of the most valuable business software startups in the world. Slack Technologies raised $120 million in a mega-round of financing that values the young company at $1.12 billion, Chief Executive Stewart Butterfield said in an interview.
Oct 31, 2014

“It’s maybe 60 years of runway at our current burn,” —@Slack CEO @Stewart on his company's $120M round on.wsj.com/106IRIW via @WSJD

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RT @dmac1: Fastest launch-to-$1B valuation YouTube $1.65B 20 months Groupon $1.35B 17 months Slack $1.12B 14 months on.wsj.com/106IRIW

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Slack’s one-year-old software business valued at $1.12 billion on.wsj.com/106IRIW via @WSJD

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RT @dmac1: Fastest launch-to-$1B valuation YouTube $1.65B 20 months Groupon $1.35B 17 months Slack $1.12B 14 months on.wsj.com/106IRIW

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RT @dmac1: Fastest launch-to-$1B valuation YouTube $1.65B 20 months Groupon $1.35B 17 months Slack $1.12B 14 months on.wsj.com/106IRIW

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J.P. Morgan Found Hackers After Finding Breach of Race Website

online.wsj.com — J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. may not have discovered the breach in its computer systems as quickly this past summer if it hadn't gone looking for trouble elsewhere, people briefed on the investigation said.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @AaronLucchetti: JPMorgan found the hack that hit 76m households through a separate cyberattack on a road race the bank sponsors on.wsj.com/1rGrbdI

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J.P. Morgan found hackers in its system - after it started out looking somewhere else. on.wsj.com/1rGrbdI

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RT @WSJD: Hackers were on J.P. Morgan's network for months undetected, affecting 83 million households and businesses: on.wsj.com/10alSMP

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RT @WSJmarkets: JP Morgan found major hackers because the intruders had also broken into a corporate charity race website: on.wsj.com/1rGrbdI

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RT @davidenrich: An odd link between the huge JP Morgan cyberattack and the bank's Corporate Challenge charity race. on.wsj.com/1rGrbdI

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U.S. Stock Futures Surge After BOJ Eases Policy

online.wsj.com — U.S. stock futures surged Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly expanded its stimulus measures. Stocks in Europe and Asia also rallied after the BOJ increased its asset purchases for the first time in over a year and a half.
Oct 31, 2014

“The world has grown addicted to easing." The Dow hit intraday record after BOJ took more stimulus measures on.wsj.com/1rG6gXX via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

America wins! U.S. stocks surge; Dow hits intraday record (after new stimulus from Japan) on.wsj.com/1rG6gXX

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Why Is There Unrest in Burkina Faso?

blogs.wsj.com — Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The Short Answer For 27 years, Burkina Faso has been ruled by a single individual: Blaise Compaore, who took power in a 1987 military overthrow. Under his watch, the landlocked, desert country has been a remarkably tranquil corner in the chaotic Sahara, and the president won back-to-back-to-back-to-back elections by upwards of 80%.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @drewfhinshaw: If you know nothing about Burkina Faso, here's my humble attempt a "What's Is Up With That Place, Now?" guide. on.wsj.com/107rjwp?mod=br…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @drewfhinshaw: If you know nothing about Burkina Faso, here's my humble attempt a "What's Is Up With That Place, Now?" guide. on.wsj.com/107rjwp?mod=br…

Oct 31, 2014

The capital of Burkina Faso is Africa's fastest-growing major city. @drewfhinshaw explains the unrest there: on.wsj.com/107rjwp

Oct 31, 2014

In case you need some background, check out this primer on why there's unrest in Burkina Faso, courtesy @drewfhinshaw on.wsj.com/107rjwp?mod=br…

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‘Stephen Colbert’ Announces ‘Report’ Sign-Off Date

blogs.wsj.com — Mark your calendars - and/or set your DVRs - because Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 just became a very important date in television history.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @WSJ: There are less than 2 months left of The Colbert Report. The last show will be on Dec. 18. on.wsj.com/1wMJ3YF pic.twitter.com/mm49IQjjwe

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The Colbert Report's last episode: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 ow.ly/DDay9

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RT @WSJ: There are less than 2 months left of The Colbert Report. The last show will be on Dec. 18. on.wsj.com/1wMJ3YF pic.twitter.com/mm49IQjjwe

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RT @WSJ: There are less than 2 months left of The Colbert Report. The last show will be on Dec. 18. on.wsj.com/1wMJ3YF pic.twitter.com/mm49IQjjwe

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RT @WSJ: There are less than 2 months left of The Colbert Report. The last show will be on Dec. 18. on.wsj.com/1wMJ3YF pic.twitter.com/mm49IQjjwe

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U.S. Inflation Undershoots Fed’s 2% Target for 29th Consecutive Month

blogs.wsj.com — Price gains remained subdued across the U.S. economy in September, keeping a key gauge of inflation below the Federal Reserve's 2% target for a 29th consecutive month. The price index for personal consumption expenditures, which is the Fed's preferred way to measure inflation, rose 1.4% in September from a year earlier, the Commerce Department said Friday.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Reddy: So much for QE: U.S. inflation, at 1.4%, sat below the Fed's target for a 29th straight month. on.wsj.com/10F3Of8 pic.twitter.com/YgFfJhx56o

Oct 31, 2014

U.S. inflation undershoots Fed’s 2% target for 29th consecutive month on.wsj.com/1G27WFU via @WSJecon

Oct 31, 2014

RT @edwardnh: U.S. Inflation Undershoots Fed’s 2% Target for 29th Consecutive Month - Real Time Economics - WSJ ow.ly/DCCij

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Apple’s Jony Ive Says Smartwatch Was Design Challenge

blogs.wsj.com — Jony Ive, Apple 's chief designer, said he believes with "every bone in his body" that the forthcoming Apple Watch will help establish a new category of computing device. Ive told an audience at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Thursday night that designing the smartwatch posed more challenges than the iPhone because of societal expectations around a wristwatch.
Oct 31, 2014

Jony Doesn't Pay Attention to Apple Earnings “I honestly don’t know the numbers ... but I know they are high” on.wsj.com/1wiXFRC @WSJD

Oct 31, 2014

“As soon as something is worn we have expectations of choice” said Ive. Only “in prison” do people all wear the same. on.wsj.com/10FjChO

Oct 31, 2014

Apple’s Jony Ive says designing watch was "a difficult and humbling program." on.wsj.com/1wiXFRC via @WSJD and @daiwaka

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Apple’s Jony Ive Says Smartwatch Was Design Challenge murph.me/1q8jPA6 @wsj

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Former Android Leader Andy Rubin Leaving Google

online.wsj.com — Andy Rubin, co-founder and former leader of Google Inc.'s Android mobile business and the current head of its nascent robotics effort, is leaving the Internet company, the company said Thursday. Mr. Rubin is starting an incubator for startups interested in...
Oct 31, 2014

Google's robotics lead and Android founder Andy Rubin leaving the company to start an incubator for hardware startup…lnkd.in/bwbzFG2

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RT @alistairmbarr: Andy Rubin says he left Google because he wanted to do something new on his own m.wsj.com/articles/forme…

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RT @alistairmbarr: Andy Rubin says he left Google because he wanted to do something new on his own m.wsj.com/articles/forme…

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RT @alistairmbarr: Andy Rubin says he left Google because he wanted to do something new on his own m.wsj.com/articles/forme…

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Aereo Investors See a “Plan B” After FCC’s Latest Move

blogs.wsj.com — Aereo is that pesky gnat on broadcasters' noses that just won't go away. Media mogul Barry Diller, who invested in the streaming TV service, has said there was "no plan B" for Aereo if it lost a Supreme Court battle with major broadcasters who accused it of copyright infringement.
Oct 31, 2014

Question is if there will be consumer demand- cable TV providers already package locals for $15-20, albeit sans DVR on.wsj.com/1udhTNL

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ShaliniWSJ: Remember Barry Diller often said there's "no Plan B" for Aereo? JK. Here it is, w/ details from Aereo investors: on.wsj.com/1udhTNL

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Aereo investor: vision is Aereo will pay broadcasters, relaunch skinny locals streaming service @ higher rates $16-20 on.wsj.com/1udhTNL

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RT @asharma: Aereo still sees a path despite Supreme Court blow - @ShaliniWSJ walks you through the complexities after FCC move blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2014/10/31…

Oct 31, 2014

Copyright Office, though, says FCC classifying Aereo as an MVPD doesn't necessarily mean itll give Aereo the license on.wsj.com/1udhTNL

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Nucor in Talks With Cliffs Over Stake In Canadian Iron Ore Mine

online.wsj.com — Nucor Corp. is in talks to invest in Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.'s Bloom Lake iron ore mine in Canada, according to a person familiar with the matter. Two Japanese steel companies would also be part of the venture, which would allow Cliffs to more than double production at the mine in Quebec to 13.5 million tons a year.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @DaveCBenoit: Big news for activist Casablanca: Cliffs in talks with Nucor over partnership for "problem child" mine. By @wsjmiller on.wsj.com/1wO5Fcn

Oct 31, 2014

Big news for activist Casablanca: Cliffs in talks with Nucor over partnership for "problem child" mine. By @wsjmiller on.wsj.com/1wO5Fcn

Oct 31, 2014

Nucor is in talks to invest in Cliff Natural’s Bloom Lake mine on.wsj.com/1wO5Fcn

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Nucor is in talks to invest in Cliffs Natural's Bloom Lake mine - exclusive on.wsj.com/1wO5Fcn via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WSJcanada: Exclusive: Nucor in talks to invest in Cliffs Natural’s Bloom Lake iron ore mine in Quebec on.wsj.com/1wO5Fcn via @WSJ

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Bob Dylan to Release New Album ‘Shadows in the Night’ in 2015

blogs.wsj.com — Bob Dylan will release his 36th studio album next year, called "Shadows in the Night." As Rolling Stone points out, the announcement was tucked away in the iconic musician's new box set, "The Basement Tapes Complete."

Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan

online.wsj.com — Hungary's government for now will drop its plan to tax Internet use from Jan. 1, as the motion lacks public support as well as industry backing, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday. The government, however, hasn't given up the idea of collecting revenue from the Internet.
Oct 31, 2014

Hungary backed down on its Internet tax after thousands swarmed the streets in protest m.wsj.com/articles/hunga…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @margitfeher: #Hungary has dropped its plan for an Internet tax for now said the prime minister on.wsj.com/1wPBmUV via @WSJ

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Good news, finally ---> Hungary drops plan for an Internet tax for now on.wsj.com/1wPBmUV via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WSJeurope: Hungary has dropped its plan for an Internet tax. Tens of thousands of people had protested against the move. on.wsj.com/1wLToUB

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India-China Border Standoff: High in the Mountains, Thousands of Troops Go Toe-to-Toe

online.wsj.com — KORZOK, India-It was dusk when the herdsmen reached their Himalayan village bearing ominous news: They had spotted dozens of camouflage-clad Chinese soldiers inside territory India considers its own. Indian security forces poured in, beginning a face-off last month that grew to involve more than 1,000 troops on each side at an altitude of roughly 15,000 feet, according to Indian officials, making it the biggest border confrontation between the two nations in decades.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @WSJ: India says Chinese "transgressions" across their ill-defined border have climbed sharply on.wsj.com/1yKUmlu pic.twitter.com/qqCt0otiOL

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India-China Border Standoff: High in the Mountains, Thousands of Troops Go Toe-to-Toe nzzl.me/1nVFNdU

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India-China Border Standoff: High in the Mountains, Thousands of Troops Go Toe-to-Toe. Great piece by @gefairclough. online.wsj.com/articles/india…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @lilkuo: RT @HeathaT: China and India nearly had a border war in September, involving thousands of soldiers on.wsj.com/1wOBh3Q

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U.K. to Repay First World War Bonds

online.wsj.com — LONDON-The U.K. treasury plans to repay part of the debt issued to finance Britain's role in the First World War. The treasury said Friday that it would on Feb. 1 repay bonds worth £218 million ($348.8 million) that were issued by Winston Churchill in 1927 to refinance debts the U.K.
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RT @TomStub: Why the UK government repaying First World War debt could be good news for your granny on.wsj.com/1wPCUhM via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

Why the UK government repaying First World War debt could be good news for your granny on.wsj.com/1wPCUhM via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

U.K. to repay WWI bonds. Their 4% coupon is too high in today's 0.something% environment on.wsj.com/1wPCUhM via @WSJ

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BOJ Unexpectedly Eases Policy

online.wsj.com — TOKYO-The Bank of Japan on Friday unexpectedly announced additional stimulus measures, bolstering its asset purchases for the first time in over a year and a half, as its 2% inflation target looks increasingly untenable. The move underscores how Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic revival plan has gotten off track since a national sales tax increase in April this year damped consumer spending, sending repercussions across the...
Oct 31, 2014

RT @takanakaWSJ: BOJ Kuroda's about-face underlines how weak data forced officials to finally admit tax increase threw econ off track. on.wsj.com/1tXKlSZ

Oct 31, 2014

Why are markets--and the dollar--soaring? It's all about Japan. Read this: on.wsj.com/1tXKlSZ via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

Not messing around: Bank of Japan eases monetary policy further in surprise move as growth, inflation flag anew on.wsj.com/1tXKlSZ

Oct 31, 2014

Admit I was surprised by BOJ move given Kuroda's recent comments. But I shouldn't have been. on.wsj.com/1tXKlSZ via @WSJ

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Citigroup Cuts Third-Quarter Earnings by $600 Million

online.wsj.com — Citigroup Inc. on Thursday cut its third-quarter earnings by $600 million, citing "rapidly-evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations." Shares fell 2.0% in recent after-hours trading. The bank, which had previously reported net income of $3.44 billion, restated this figure to $2.84 billion, saying it had "very recent communications...
Oct 31, 2014

Interesting that the Fed and UK regulators at pushing for a quicker, broader resolution to these forex probes. on.wsj.com/1rDUgGG

Oct 31, 2014

Big banks are bracing for big penalties in probes. on.wsj.com/1rDUgGG via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @katie_martin_FX: "The direction of the talks is changing by the hour." Banks squirrel away funds for FX settlements online.wsj.com/articles/citig…

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Democrats Lose Their Grip on Voters With Keys to the House

online.wsj.com — AITKIN, Minn.-The plumbers, drillers and truck drivers who arrive at the Birchwood Cafe before sunrise pour their own coffee, tuck away eggs and air gripes that help explain why some longtime Democrats now lean Republican.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @rebeccaballhaus: Great story by @kristinapet and @dchinni on why Dems are struggling to reclaim hold on white, working-class voters: on.wsj.com/1rEGsvq

Oct 31, 2014

RT @BradOnMessage: Important read from @WSJPolitics: why Dems losing working class voters tightens @nrcc grip on house. online.wsj.com/articles/democ…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @rebeccaballhaus: Great story by @kristinapet and @dchinni on why Dems are struggling to reclaim hold on white, working-class voters: on.wsj.com/1rEGsvq

Oct 31, 2014

RT @rebeccaballhaus: Great story by @kristinapet and @dchinni on why Dems are struggling to reclaim hold on white, working-class voters: on.wsj.com/1rEGsvq

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In St. Louis, Trick-or-Treaters Tell Jokes to Earn Halloween Candy

online.wsj.com — When 7-year-old Jimmy Striler dons his Red Ninja costume this year, he will be armed with a plastic sword. He will also carry something else St. Louis, Mo., children must have with them on Halloween: corny jokes.
Oct 31, 2014

#STL joke tradition in @WSJ today: In St. Louis, trick-or-treaters trade jokes for Halloween candy. on.wsj.com/1wP304r via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

St. Louis' Halloween joke tradition makes page one of Wall Street Journal: online.wsj.com/articles/in-st…

Oct 31, 2014

In St. Louis, kids have to earn their Halloween candy. If you want a treat, you gotta make 'em laugh. online.wsj.com/articles/in-st… @joe_palazzolo

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RT @stlbizkmoffitt: In #STL, we take trick-or-treating seriously. You better work. Love watching people discover this every year: online.wsj.com/articles/in-st…

Oct 31, 2014

Eye-opening piece from fellow St. Louisan @joe_palazzolo: it turns out telling jokes on Halloween is not universal? online.wsj.com/articles/in-st…

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Military Dogs Sniff Out IEDs, Save Lives

online.wsj.com — As the desert air cooled and night fell, Staff Sgt. John Mariana looked down into the reassuring eyes of one of the most valuable comrades of his eight-month deployment to Afghanistan: Bronco, his military working dog. Sgt. Mariana and Bronco were leading a U.S. patrol in June 2011, searching for roadside bombs.