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Uber and the Temptation to Misuse Personal Data

blogs.wsj.com — In the early days of Facebook, a universal password reportedly gave the social network's employees access to user accounts. Seven years later, Uber, another startup growing at lightning speed and writing the rules as it goes, faces a firestorm over its use of detailed data on its customers' comings and goings.
Nov 21, 2014

The tech industry needs Spider-Man's Uncle Ben: With great data power comes great temptation to misuse it. on.wsj.com/1BULeQB

Nov 21, 2014

RT @digiphile: MT @dmac1: @Lyft limits employee access to user data & @Sidecar reviews policy after @Uber ordeal: on.wsj.com/1uNyfLA by…

Nov 21, 2014

MT @dmac1: @Lyft limits employee access to user data & @Sidecar reviews policy after @Uber ordeal: on.wsj.com/1uNyfLA by @lizzadwoskin

Nov 21, 2014

Before Uber-gate, many tech cos grappled w degree of employee access to user data. Lyft changes policy. @lizzadwoskin on.wsj.com/11KK0r3

Nov 21, 2014

New on @WSJD: Lyft limits employee access to user data & Sidecar reviews policy after Uber ordeal on.wsj.com/1uNyfLA by @lizzadwoskin

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Lavish Perks Spawn New Job Category

online.wsj.com — SAN FRANCISCO-The nine employees at Pinterest Inc. who report to Jen Nguyen had a busy week in August. One taught a company-only class in muay thai, a martial-arts style with kicks and punches. They put dried mango and fresh towels throughout the online scrapbook service's new office.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @wallernikki: They're the keepers of the coconut chips, the popes of perks. Meet Silicon Valley's "little elves." online.wsj.com/articles/lavis…

Nov 21, 2014

"One worker at Pinterest recently wanted the company to build a zip line to a nearby bar” I want to tweet every line on.wsj.com/1tarcZ1

Nov 21, 2014

oh. RT @elanazak: When @Pinterest moved, some employees complained their desks didn't move up and down by button. bit.ly/1taqNpo

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China Central Bank PBOC Cuts Interest Rates

online.wsj.com — BEIJING-China's central bank cut interest rates Friday in an unexpected move after months of weakening economic activity. The People's Bank of China said it cut its benchmark one-year loan rate by 0.4 percentage point and its one-year deposit rate by 0.25...
Nov 21, 2014

RT @CRTejada: “They had to do it,” said Mizuho economist Jianguang Shen, on China rate cut. online.wsj.com/articles/china…

Nov 21, 2014

PBOC rate cut "an acknowledgment that [China's] piecemeal efforts to bolster its flagging growth have failed" on.wsj.com/14W6ln4

Nov 21, 2014

China's central bank cuts interest rates. Factory production, exports and retail sales slowed in October. on.wsj.com/14W6ln4 via @WSJ

Nov 21, 2014

RT @TimAeppel: Best part of this story is discovering that China's central bank looks like a Vegas casino. on.wsj.com/14W6ln4 via @WSJ

Nov 21, 2014

Best part of this story is discovering that China's central bank looks like a Vegas casino. on.wsj.com/14W6ln4 via @WSJ

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N.Y. Fed President Dudley: I’m More of a Fire Warden, Not a Cop on the Beat

blogs.wsj.com — Federal Reserve officials are infamous for their love of using metaphors to explain complex monetary policy. Think taking away punch bowls when the party gets swinging. During a tense hearing Friday, the metaphors extended to the Fed's other key duty: overseeing the nation's largest financial firms, a role that grew for the central bank after the 2008 crisis.
Nov 21, 2014

“I don’t think our primary purpose as supervisors is a cop on the beat,” NY Fed President Dudley said. on.wsj.com/1taoqmr

Nov 21, 2014

RT @WSJCentralBanks: N.Y. Fed President Dudley: I’m more of a fire warden, not a cop on the beat on.wsj.com/1taoqmr by @vgmac

Nov 21, 2014

I had a reason to link to the punch-bowl speech. I can pretty much go home now. on.wsj.com/1taoqmr

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Reddy: New York Fed President Bill Dudley says he's more of a fire warden, not a cop on the beat on.wsj.com/1taoqmr via @WSJecon

Nov 21, 2014

Hoses, not guns, Dudley tells Warren RT @vgmac: N.Y. Fed President: We're more fire warden than cop on beat on.wsj.com/1taoqmr @WSJecon

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This Ad Agency Had Trouble Finding a Grandma Who Hadn’t Smoked Pot

blogs.wsj.com — One of this week's viral video sensations is a video of grandmas smoking weed for the first time, and discussion their experiences on camera. The video, which has amassed nearly 12 million YouTube views in just three days, was created as a side project by Seattle-based agency Super Frog Saves Tokyo.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @perlberg: “Surprisingly, the hardest part of the entire video was finding grandmas that haven’t smoked weed." on.wsj.com/1vwdGoq

Nov 21, 2014

RT @JackMarshall: "The hardest part of the entire video was finding grandmas that haven’t smoked weed.” on.wsj.com/1vwdGoq via @WSJcmo

Nov 21, 2014

RT @JackMarshall: "The hardest part of the entire video was finding grandmas that haven’t smoked weed.” on.wsj.com/1vwdGoq via @WSJcmo

Nov 21, 2014

Best family conversation ever—My grandma & great aunt dishing on smoking pot in front of my little gleeful lil sister blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2014/11/21…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @JackMarshall: "The hardest part of the entire video was finding grandmas that haven’t smoked weed.” on.wsj.com/1vwdGoq via @WSJcmo

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Pension Funds Lambast Private- Equity Firms for Large Fees

online.wsj.com — Pension fund managers from the Netherlands to Canada, searching for new ways to invest, lambasted private-equity executives at a conference in Paris this week for charging excessive fees. Ruulke Bagijn, chief investment officer for private markets at Dutch pension manager PGGM, said a Dutch pension fund for nurses and social workers that she invests for, paid more than 400 million euros ($501.6 million) to private-equity firms in...
Nov 21, 2014

RT @CitySamuel: Pension funds lambast private-equity firms for large fees on.wsj.com/1F7rlly from @simon_j_clark

Nov 21, 2014

Pension funds lambast private-equity firms for large fees on.wsj.com/1F7rlly from @simon_j_clark

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AnujG1: Pension funds lambast private-equity firms for large fees on.wsj.com/1F7rlly via @WSJ

Nov 21, 2014

Pension funds lambast private-equity firms for large fees on.wsj.com/1F7rlly via @WSJ

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Simon_J_Clark: Pension funds lambast private-equity firms for large fees on.wsj.com/1F7rlly via @WSJ

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The NBA, NHL Can’t Compete With ‘Frozen’

online.wsj.com — The Prudential Center, the home of the New Jersey Devils, will be packed this weekend with thousands of rabid fans who paid top dollar. These fans will surely be screaming-some may even be crying-as they watch their favorite stars take the ice. But the Devils will be in Calgary.
Nov 21, 2014

NBAs Mavs & Pistons, NHLs Islanders & Hurricanes no match for Elsa & Anna: on.wsj.com/1FagtoO

Nov 21, 2014

RT @thegeoff2000: Let Your Wallet Go: How tickets to 'Frozen' on ice compare to NBA, NHL tickets in same venue. on.wsj.com/14TvYEP pic.twitter.com/naYiuT0br7

Nov 21, 2014

RT @WSJ: How ticket prices to see 'Frozen' On Ice compare to NBA and NHL tickets in the same arena. on.wsj.com/1FagtoO pic.twitter.com/qUEdEQAses

Nov 21, 2014

RT @WSJ: How ticket prices to see 'Frozen' On Ice compare to NBA and NHL tickets in the same arena. on.wsj.com/1FagtoO pic.twitter.com/qUEdEQAses

Nov 21, 2014

RT @WSJSports: How ticket prices to see 'Frozen' on ice compare to NBA and NHL tickets in the same arena. on.wsj.com/1FagtoO pic.twitter.com/AnZC5nO2cF

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How Players at MIT Engineered a Football Team

online.wsj.com — CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-In the 1970s, on this campus known for scientific innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology students engineered a rather unlikely experiment: a football team. MIT had no intercollegiate football squad at the time. The student body in 1901 voted 119-117 to discontinue it.
Nov 21, 2014

How players at MIT engineered an undefeated football team on.wsj.com/1F8NcZM via @WSJ

Nov 21, 2014

Cambridge football: How Harvard (on.wsj.com/1xceiv1) and MIT (on.wsj.com/1uNYO3v) built their teams. Hint: Harvard's is better.

Nov 21, 2014

RT @bzcohen: My story on how the geniuses at MIT started a football team in 1978—without telling anyone at the school. on.wsj.com/1F8NcZM

Nov 21, 2014

“There were times when fielding a football team at MIT seemed like rocket science.” online.wsj.com/articles/how-p…

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RBS Made Error in Stress-Test Calculation

online.wsj.com — LONDON-Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC on Friday said it made a mistake in calculating its capital base for last month's European stress test results. RBS's full-year 2016 capital ratio under the European Banking Authority's "Adverse Scenario" is 5.7% versus 6.7% previously reported-meaning the bank just hurdled the minimum 5.5% pass rate.
Nov 21, 2014

Snake-bit RBS discloses stress-test error that dramatically improved its results. on.wsj.com/1F8N2l6

Nov 21, 2014

RT @WSJCentralBanks: RBS says it made a mistake in calculating its capital base for stress tests on.wsj.com/1F8N2l6 by @MaximColch

Nov 21, 2014

RT @dumav: RBS says it made a mistake in stress test calculations. Still passed, but narrowly on.wsj.com/1F8N2l6 via @WSJ

Nov 21, 2014

RT @WSJCentralBanks: RBS says it made a mistake in calculating its capital base for stress tests on.wsj.com/1F8N2l6 by @MaximColch

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New York City Police Officer Shoots, Kills Unarmed Man, NYPD Says

online.wsj.com — A New York City police officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old man in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project Thursday night, police said. The man, whose name hasn't been released, was shot once in the chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @elizabeth_joh: NyPD Commr Bratton to address shooting of unarmed man during "vertical patrol" of housing project by @Pervaizistan on.wsj.com/1xJHz5n

Nov 21, 2014

NYPD Police Commissioner Bratton will address police shooting of unarmed man in Brooklyn housing project momentarily. on.wsj.com/1xJHz5n

Nov 21, 2014

NYPD officer shoots, kills unarmed man in stairway of a Brooklyn housing project: online.wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Pervaizistan: NYPD officer shoots and kills unarmed 28-year-old man during vertical patrol at Brooklyn housing project. on.wsj.com/1xJHz5n @WSJ

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Pervaizistan: NYPD officer shoots and kills unarmed 28-year-old man during vertical patrol at Brooklyn housing project. on.wsj.com/1xJHz5n @WSJ

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Wynn Resorts Probed on Money-Laundering Controls

online.wsj.com — Federal authorities are investigating whether casino operator Wynn Resorts Ltd. violated money-laundering laws, according to people familiar with the matter. Prosecutors from the Manhattan and Las Vegas U.S. Attorney's offices and investigators from the Internal Revenue Service and Drug Enforcement Administration are coordinating their efforts to look into the Las Vegas-based company, people familiar with the matter said.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @smithjenBK: Wynn becomes 3rd big Vegas casino to face money laundering probe on.wsj.com/11k8NS1 via @kate_Okeeffe @RachelEnsignWSJ @cmatthews9

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Kate_OKeeffe: It's a new era in regulation. Wynn becomes 3rd big Vegas casino to face money laundering probe on.wsj.com/11k8NS1 pic.twitter.com/vAGGwlMORO

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Kate_OKeeffe: It's a new era in regulation. Wynn becomes 3rd big Vegas casino to face money laundering probe on.wsj.com/11k8NS1 pic.twitter.com/vAGGwlMORO

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TV-Streaming Firm Aereo Files for Bankruptcy

online.wsj.com — Internet-broadcast streaming company Aereo Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection five months after the Supreme Court delivered the technology a company a fatal blow in its fight with traditional television broadcasters. The Boston company filed for Chapter 11 protection late Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, listing assets of $20.5...
Nov 21, 2014

Aereo saga comes to an end, firm files for bankruptcy. on.wsj.com/14WGzit (This *was* Plan B after legal defeat: blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2014/10/31…)

Nov 21, 2014

TV-streaming company Aero files for bankruptcy after Supreme Court ruling. on.wsj.com/14WGzit

Nov 21, 2014

RT @sara_randazzo: Crippled by Supreme Court ruling, TV-streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy. on.wsj.com/14WGzit via @WSJ @PatFitzgerald23

Nov 21, 2014

Crippled by Supreme Court ruling, TV-streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy. on.wsj.com/14WGzit via @WSJ @PatFitzgerald23

Nov 21, 2014

Aereo files for bankruptcy, says Supreme Court decision too much to overcome: on.wsj.com/1zJxbbz

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China’s Interest Rate Cut: Market Euphoria Now, But Will it Work?

blogs.wsj.com — China's stepped up to the plate. On Friday, the country's central bank cut lending rates for the first time in more than two years, acknowledging that its piecemeal efforts to bolster its flagging growth have failed. The market reaction was sharp, with oil, gold, copper, stocks and commodity currencies surging the world over.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @WSJcanada: China's interest rate cut: Markets are euphoric now, but will it work? on.wsj.com/1xJh00g via @WSJMoneyBeat

Nov 21, 2014

The party is back on! "The PBOC signal [will] boost appetite for risky assets." blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @economistmeg: China joins Japan and the EZ in a beggar-thy-neighbour growth strategy. blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014… The loser will be the US.

Nov 21, 2014

RT @PhillipaLJ: China's interest rate cut: Markets are euphoric now, but will it work? on.wsj.com/1xJh00g via @WSJMoneyBeat

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The Term ‘Polar Vortex’ Goes Back to the Days of Dickens

online.wsj.com — As frigid winds and mammoth snowfall battered the U.S. this past week, a now-familiar item in our weather lexicon returned: the "polar vortex," a large low-pressure zone that can push a mass of cold air down from the North Pole to more temperate climes.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @julietlapidos: Turns out the phrase "polar vortex" isn't new. It dates back to Dickensian England online.wsj.com/articles/the-t…

Nov 21, 2014

Turns out the phrase "polar vortex" isn't new. It dates back to Dickensian England online.wsj.com/articles/the-t…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @bgzimmer: Here comes the "polar vortex"! It may feel new, but the phrase goes back to Dickensian times. My latest for @WSJ: bit.ly/vortexbz

Nov 21, 2014

RT @bgzimmer: Here comes the "polar vortex"! It may feel new, but the phrase goes back to Dickensian times. My latest for @WSJ: bit.ly/vortexbz

China Delivers Midnight Internet Declaration - Offline

blogs.wsj.com — Zuma PressIt isn't unusual for the communiqué of an international meeting to emerge at the midnight hour, the result of hard-knuckle bargaining over key words and sometimes even punctuation.But tough negotiations may not explain the time and the way that the Wuzhen Declaration - the would-be Internet manifesto of China's first World Internet Conference - was delivered to conference attendees.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @CRTejada: Grand vision for China's Internet, in form of piece of paper slipped under hotel room door blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/… @jamestareddy

Nov 21, 2014

China Delivers Midnight Internet Declaration — Offline on.wsj.com/1uNyztN via @chinarealtime

Nov 21, 2014

RT @CRTejada: Grand vision for China's Internet, in form of piece of paper slipped under hotel room door blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/… @jamestareddy

Nov 21, 2014

RT @taniabranigan: RT @CRTejada: Grand vision for China's Internet, in form of paper slipped under hotel room door blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/… @jamestareddy

Nov 21, 2014

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European Stocks Boosted by Draghi

online.wsj.com — European shares rose Friday, helped by a rebound in oil prices that lifted energy stocks. The Stoxx Europe 600 index was 0.4% higher in early trade, recovering Thursday's losses which came after data showing a slowdown in business activity in the eurozone.
Nov 21, 2014

Heavyweight central banks have given a strong message of support to markets. Here's our take: online.wsj.com/articles/europ… via @WSJeurope @WSJ

Nov 21, 2014

RT @dumav: Heavyweight central banks turned on the taps Friday and markets rallied around the world on.wsj.com/1xIRNCW via @WSJ

Nov 21, 2014

Heavyweight central banks turned on the taps Friday and markets rallied around the world on.wsj.com/1xIRNCW via @WSJ

Nov 21, 2014

RT @katie_martin_FX: Everything is awesome. Everything is cool when central banks have got your back. Market reaction to Draghi + PBOC >> h…

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Simpson Thacher Launches Bonus Season With Some Big Numbers

blogs.wsj.com — For several years running, New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has kicked off associate-bonus season with its announcement, typically shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday. Not this year. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is leading the way in 2014. On Friday morning, the firm revealed what it will pay its associates "in good standing."

Fed Launches Review of Practices for Supervising Big Banks

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The Federal Reserve launched a sweeping review of its practices for supervising big banks, a move that comes in response to accusations its internal culture can stifle dissent. The Fed said it has begun an internal look at "whether there are adequate methods for decision-makers...to obtain all necessary information to make supervisory...
Nov 21, 2014

RT @WSJ: The Fed launches a sweeping review of its practices for supervising big banks: on.wsj.com/1uYBpft

Nov 21, 2014

The Fed launches a sweeping review of its practices for supervising big banks. on.wsj.com/1F5nSnF via @WSJ

Nov 20, 2014

Damned straight -"@WSJ: The Fed launches a sweeping review of its practices for supervising big banks: on.wsj.com/1uYBpft

Nov 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: The Fed launches a sweeping review of its practices for supervising big banks: on.wsj.com/1uYBpft

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Full Text: Obama’s Speech on Immigration Overhaul

blogs.wsj.com — President Barack Obama announced that as many as five million illegal immigrants will gain protections from deportation under a plan that would bypass Congress. Here is the text of his speech, as provided by the White House.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @WSJPolitics: President Obama has finished his immigration announcement. Read the full speech here: on.wsj.com/1Hsqsb6 pic.twitter.com/ZGJko5eZbI

Nov 20, 2014

RT @WSJPolitics: President Obama has finished his immigration announcement. Read the full speech here: on.wsj.com/1Hsqsb6 pic.twitter.com/ZGJko5eZbI

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