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Condé Nast Unveils Branded Content Shop Powered By Editors

blogs.wsj.com — Media companies that produce "branded" content on behalf of marketers typically keep their native ad units separate from the news side. The idea is to ensure business pressures don't compromise editorial integrity.Now one media company, Condé Nast, is going against the grain.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @JackMarshall: Condé Nast will have its editorial staffers produce sponsored content for brands: blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2015/01/26… via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

RT @jr_raphael: Condé Nast Unveils Branded Content Shop Powered By Editors: goo.gl/4dViCp Ick. This sort of thing makes me *very* uncomfortable.

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Man Shoots Himself Outside Manhattan News Corp. Building: Police

blogs.wsj.com — A man who police said had a disagreement with his employer opened fire outside the Midtown Manhattan building that houses News Corporation shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, a law-enforcement official said. The man, who is in his 40s and hasn't been identified, shot himself once in the chest outside of 1211 Avenue of the Americas, the official said.
Jan 26, 2015

Former Fox Station Employee Shoots Himself Outside Manhattan Office Building on.wsj.com/1uRz5Jr via @WSJNY

Jan 26, 2015

Former Austin Fox Station Employee Shoots Himself Outside Manhattan Office Building on.wsj.com/1uRz5Jr via @WSJNY

Jan 26, 2015

Wow. Former Fox employee uses gun to commit suicide in front of Fox News HQ in New York City blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/201… pic.twitter.com/aaqa76avpJ

Jan 26, 2015

Former Fox Station Employee Shoots Himself Outside News Corporation Building on.wsj.com/1uRz5Jr via @WSJNY

Jan 26, 2015

Man shoots himself outside News Corp HQ. WSJ opens article for comments. Fuckwittery ensues. blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/201…

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Narendra Modi’s Suit and Its Message to Obama

blogs.wsj.com — Even the pinstripes on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suit cannot escape scrutiny. The yellow, almost-gold, stripes that appear against the navy blue wool fitted Indian jacket and pants he wore on Sunday were not simple stitching. They were Mr. Modi's name embroidered into the fabric, said a person familiar with Mr. Modi's wardrobe.
Jan 26, 2015

BAM, You must see this---> Narendra Modi’s Suit and Its Message to Obama on.wsj.com/1C5QIaK via @WSJIndia

Jan 26, 2015

RT @WSJIndia: Even the pinstripes on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suit cannot escape scrutiny. on.wsj.com/1Lb56AY pic.twitter.com/FLOQL7dnmp

Jan 26, 2015

Narendra Modi met Obama in a suit pin-striped with his own name over & over. Bollywood flare, tho no wardrobe change blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/…

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IBM Dismisses Report of Massive Layoffs

wsj.com — International Business Machines Corp. dismissed a report stating that massive new layoffs were coming this week for the computing giant. A report in Forbes on Thursday said the company was preparing to cut its workforce by 26%, which would amount to the largest workforce reductions in IBM's history and affect more than 100,000 employees.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @JohnPaczkowski: Good to know: “IBM does not comment on rumors, even ridiculous or baseless ones." on.wsj.com/1uRWM4y via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

RT @BryFitz: “IBM does not comment on rumors, even ridiculous or baseless ones." on.wsj.com/1uRWM4y

Jan 26, 2015

“IBM does not comment on rumors, even ridiculous or baseless ones." on.wsj.com/1uRWM4y

Jan 26, 2015

Well then. "IBM does not comment on rumors, even ridiculous or baseless ones” - on report of 100K job cuts wsj.com/articles/ibm-d…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @edbott: Ha ha ha, Forbes: "'IBM does not comment on rumors, even ridiculous or baseless ones,' the spokesman said." wsj.com/articles/ibm-d…

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Swiss Ski Resort Ignores Franc Exchange Rate, and Flourishes

blogs.wsj.com — Ski resorts in Switzerland have had a tough 2015 so far: scant snow in the early part of the season, fewer moneyed Russians than during previous years, and a soaring Swiss franc since the Swiss National Bank scrapped a currency floor against the euro.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @PhillipaLJ: Swiss ski resort Grächen's special exchange rate can only exist in cash. Use a card, pop the bubble on.wsj.com/1uSdsJ0 via @WSJMoneyBeat

Jan 26, 2015

RT @PhillipaLJ: Swiss ski resort Grächen's special exchange rate can only exist in cash. Use a card, pop the bubble on.wsj.com/1uSdsJ0 via @WSJMoneyBeat

Jan 26, 2015

Swiss ski resort Grächen's special exchange rate can only exist in cash. Use a card, pop the bubble on.wsj.com/1uSdsJ0 via @WSJMoneyBeat

Jan 26, 2015

RT @JosieCoxWSJ: “We had to do something so we decided to play central bank": story of a Swiss ski resort that set its own FX rate blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @WSJeurope: Swiss ski resort ignores franc exchange rate, and flourishes blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015…

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Vaccine Skeptics on the Rise

wsj.com — The measles outbreak that began at California's Disneyland Resort last month is part of a new trend that worries public health officials. Large outbreaks in the U.S. of the highly infectious disease have become more common in the past two years, even though measles hasn't been indigenous since 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jan 26, 2015

Vaccine skeptics on the rise as measles outbreak worries health officials on.wsj.com/1uOeUfE via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

RT @WSJ: It's getting harder to persuade skeptical parents to vaccinate their kids. on.wsj.com/1uvy2Jx pic.twitter.com/IoSZvCnYom

Jan 26, 2015

RT @BustilloM: Doctors and experts say their concerns are unfounded, but skeptical parents who do not vaccinate kids are on the rise on.wsj.com/1uOeUfE

Jan 26, 2015

Doctors and experts say their concerns are unfounded, but skeptical parents who do not vaccinate kids are on the rise on.wsj.com/1uOeUfE

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Yes, a Northeast Blizzard Can Slow U.S. Economic Growth

blogs.wsj.com — Snowstorms are bad for the economy, at least in the short term. Then they might offer an economic lift, as we learned over the last year. A major nor'easter is expected to dump up to three feet of snow in much of the Northeastern U.S.
Jan 26, 2015

#blizzard: Good or bad for the economy? @JeffSparshott explains the wintry mix: on.wsj.com/1JQ3xoE

Jan 26, 2015

RT @KateDavidson: “If activity is slowed for a few days" because of northeast blizzard "it could have an effect on GDP." on.wsj.com/1JQ3xoE via @WSJecon

Jan 26, 2015

“If activity is slowed for a few days" because of northeast blizzard "it could have an effect on GDP." on.wsj.com/1JQ3xoE via @WSJecon

Jan 26, 2015

Because all I'm doing is online shopping RT @BenLeubsdorf: A blizzard can slow U.S. economic growth @jeffsparshott: on.wsj.com/1JQ3xoE

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Oculus to Make Virtual-Reality Movies

wsj.com — If you build the content, they will come. That is the theory behind Oculus VR's Story Studio, a new in-house laboratory to create films in virtual reality and to research best practices for storytelling. The studio, expected to be unveiled Monday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is a big push by Facebook Inc.'s Oculus to...
Jan 26, 2015

RT @ScottThurm: Oculus is getting in the movie business, virtually of course on.wsj.com/1uRS2Mj via @evelynrusli

Jan 26, 2015

RT @EvelynRusli: Oculus debuts story studio at @sundancefest -- a lab to build VR films and explore storytelling in the medium on.wsj.com/1uRS2Mj

Jan 26, 2015

Oculus is getting in the movie business, virtually of course on.wsj.com/1uRS2Mj via @evelynrusli

Jan 26, 2015

I see guaranteed lifetime employment ahead for generations of opthamologists. on.wsj.com/1uRS2Mj via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

Coming to a virtual reality headset near you - Oculus gets into the movie biz on.wsj.com/1uRS2Mj @evelynrusli

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Drone Crashes on White House Grounds

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-A small drone crashed on the White House grounds early Monday morning, prompting a lockdown as the Secret Service worked to determine whether or not it posed a threat, the agency said. The president and first lady were in India at the time of the incident.
Jan 26, 2015

Until it's not. "White House drone crash appears to be result of ‘recreational use,’ says Secret Service on.wsj.com/1BfnaBS"

Jan 26, 2015

RT @jacknicas: The drone that crashed at the White House today, a DJI Phantom. Our @WSJ story: wsj.com/articles/drone… w/ @A_Grossman pic.twitter.com/3VSALcobAj

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NFL Brings a Domestic-Abuse Ad to Super Bowl

wsj.com — Most of this year's Super Bowl ads will feature the usual light-hearted themes, mixing humor, celebrities and animals. But one TV spot, courtesy of the National Football League itself, will strike a decidedly serious tone. The NFL is backing a public-service announcement from No More, an umbrella organization for groups working to combat domestic violence and sexual assault.
Jan 26, 2015

"Can I order a pizza?" This is the NFL's new domestic-violence ad to air on the Super Bowl. on.wsj.com/15Mo0Ox pic.twitter.com/AS6rZdH4Ik

Jan 26, 2015

Super Bowl ads will include humor and animals. Now you can add eerie to the list, thanks to the NFL. See the ad: on.wsj.com/1BswPYr

Jan 26, 2015

RT @asharma: The Super Bowl ad the NFL is backing – on 911 call, a pizza order is a woman’s plea for help on.wsj.com/1BswPYr @VranicaWSJ

Jan 26, 2015

The Super Bowl ad the NFL is backing – on 911 call, a pizza order is a woman’s plea for help on.wsj.com/1BswPYr @VranicaWSJ

Jan 26, 2015

RT @VranicaWSJ: NFL to air a chilling Super Bowl ad on domestic abuse. League Finances a Spot to Raise Awareness on.wsj.com/1BswPYr

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U.S. Drone Strike Kills Two Suspected Militants in Yemen

wsj.com — SAN'A, Yemen-A U.S. drone strike killed two suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen on Monday, the first such attack since President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi abruptly resigned last week, a move that raised uncertainty about the future of American counterterrorism operations in the country.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @MicahZenko: WSJ headline: "US Drone Strike Kills Two Suspected Militants in Yemen" sub-headline: "12-Year-Old Boy Also Killed" on.wsj.com/1CsKQ9T

Jan 26, 2015

RT @MicahZenko: WSJ headline: "US Drone Strike Kills Two Suspected Militants in Yemen" sub-headline: "12-Year-Old Boy Also Killed" on.wsj.com/1CsKQ9T

Jan 26, 2015

RT @gregorydjohnsen: Officials in the Ministry of Defense in Yemen tell the @WSJ that a 12-year-old boy was killed in today's drone strike wsj.com/articles/u-s-d…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @MicahZenko: WSJ headline: "US Drone Strike Kills Two Suspected Militants in Yemen" sub-headline: "12-Year-Old Boy Also Killed" on.wsj.com/1CsKQ9T

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Hedge Funds Learn Secrets Not So Safe

wsj.com — In the hedge-fund world, there is no more closely guarded secret than what stock a firm is preparing to target. But recently, a few fund managers have discovered that their plans may not be as secret as they thought. The reason: Bloomberg LP and other data providers inform banks and brokerages after a subscriber reads their research...
Jan 26, 2015

RT @danacimilluca: If ure a hedgie and u think ure researching stocks on Bloomie or Reuters in secret, think again on.wsj.com/1yTSx8r @davecbenoit explains

Jan 26, 2015

How #Bloomberg reports to banks what research you're reading on its terminals -- & sometimes, even your name. @WSJ: on.wsj.com/1tgRUVA

Jan 26, 2015

RT @DaveCBenoit: Hedge funds crying foul as they learn Bloomberg and other data providers tell brokerages who reads research reports. on.wsj.com/1CXQBKZ

Jan 26, 2015

When hedge fund mngrs read research on potential targets, they leave footprints that alert banks to their intentions: on.wsj.com/1yTSx8r

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Five Things Modi Did to Impress Obama

blogs.wsj.com — Only With Modi. In his toast during a state dinner on Sunday in New Delhi, President Barack Obama gave an insight into his visit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "I have often said that my life story could only happen in America, but, of course, prime minister, your story could only happen in India," Mr. Obama said.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @WSJIndia: Crocodiles, sleep deprivation, fashion: things Obama learned about Modi. on.wsj.com/1CYe9iV

Jan 26, 2015

RT @WSJAsia: Five things that only happen when you visit Modi. No. 5: He dresses better than your wife. on.wsj.com/1C5XyNi pic.twitter.com/hYy3LqZA9U

Jan 26, 2015

Never seen anything like this #STYLE MT@WSJ: India PM Modi wore his name on his sleeve. on.wsj.com/1C65kqo pic.twitter.com/yt2EsT3tte

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Crash Near White House a Blow to Drone Lobbyists

blogs.wsj.com — Corporate interests have aggressively been pushing the Federal Aviation Administration to approve commercial applications for unmanned aircraft, citing their boundless potential business applications. Currently, drones are largely only available for recreational use by hobbyists but companies of all kinds want to tap their potential for photography, delivery and other logistical tasks, among other usages.
Jan 26, 2015

"I don’t think you blame the technology, you blame the people that abused it,” says drone lobbyist: on.wsj.com/1C8wKvL

Jan 26, 2015

Drone lobbyists say: Don't blame the drone. Blame the operator. on.wsj.com/1C8wKvL by @ByronTau pic.twitter.com/w3WOIC1OQV

Jan 26, 2015

RT @TimJHanrahan: May seem weird, but there's a drone lobby in DC. And it's putting best face on today's crash on.wsj.com/1C8wKvL pic.twitter.com/DU1IcQ0l7j

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European Regulators Pressure Big Banks to Increase Capital

wsj.com — LONDON-European regulators are turning up the pressure on large banks to further strengthen their balance sheets amid nagging concerns about Europe's financial and economic health. The European Central Bank's bank-regulatory arm in recent weeks wrote letters to most of the eurozone's largest banks, instructing some to increase their capital cushions to levels well above formal regulatory requirements and pushing others to improve...
Jan 26, 2015

RT @davidenrich: European regulators, fearful about economy, pressure big banks to boost capital. on.wsj.com/1BeVhtU with @v_dendrinou @guerreraf72

Jan 26, 2015

European regulators pressured big banks to boost capital. Letters sent recently on.wsj.com/1BeVhtU

Jan 26, 2015

RT @dumav: Just months after European bank stress tests, regulator is pushing big banks to raise more capital on.wsj.com/1BeVhtU via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

RT @dumav: Just months after European bank stress tests, regulator is pushing big banks to raise more capital on.wsj.com/1BeVhtU via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

Just months after European bank stress tests, regulator is pushing big banks to raise more capital on.wsj.com/1BeVhtU via @WSJ

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Sling TV: A Giant Step From Cable

wsj.com — Television is finally escaping the clutches of cable. The latest cable monopoly to fall is live TV. An Internet service launching Tuesday called Sling TV streams a dozen of the most popular networks, including ESPN, CNN, TBS and Disney Channel,-for a flat $20 a month.
Jan 26, 2015

Internet service Sling TV streams a dozen popular networks for $20 a month on.wsj.com/1BdTUeK via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

.@geoffreyfowler tries to break up (sort of) with his cable company with new Sling TV. wsj.com/articles/sling…

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Chris Christie Joins Crowded GOP Fight for Donors

wsj.com — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class. The launch of the PAC, called Leadership Matters for America, is the clearest sign yet that Mr. Christie is running.
Jan 26, 2015

Christie backers have talked about a super PAC but no plans yet to start one. Bush, Romney, Jindal already have them. on.wsj.com/1BcC2B3

Jan 26, 2015

RT @heatherhaddon: Armed with new PAC, @GovChristie has made the clearest sign yet he's giving 2016 a go on.wsj.com/1BcC2B3 via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

Christie steps into '16 stream, forms PAC. “There’s a void right now in leadership" DuHaime tells @heatherhaddon on.wsj.com/1BcC2B3

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Map: Blizzard bears down on the Northeast

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EA Airs It Out: New England vs. Seattle for the ‘Madden’ Super Bowl

blogs.wsj.com — Maybe Seattle shouldn't have visited Revis Island. For the 12th year in a row, Electronic Arts simulated the Super Bowl with rosters from the latest version of its long-running "Madden NFL" franchise. This time around, it was a nail biter: A late-game interception helped the New England Patriots eke out a 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on the final drive.
Jan 26, 2015

I CAN'T BELIEVE it came down to the end ..." EA Airs It Out: New England vs. Seattle for the ‘Madden’ Super Bowl on.wsj.com/1JQBOEd"

Jan 26, 2015

EA Airs It Out: New England vs. Seattle for the ‘Madden’ Super Bowl murph.me/1uTth2f @wsj

Jan 26, 2015

In the future you will watch the Super Bowl in a video game. Or right now… j.mp/15Dt1If

Jan 26, 2015

A story that doesn't fall flat: EA Airs It Out: New England vs. Seattle for the ‘Madden’ Super Bowl on.wsj.com/1JQBOEd via @WSJD

Jan 26, 2015

EA has again simulated the Super Bowl with rosters from “Madden NFL," and this time the winner is... on.wsj.com/1JQBOEd

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