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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

Slack Technologies raised $120MM, valuing it at $1.12 B. It's a business tool but the CEO still wears a hoody. [sigh] blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

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

Oct 31, 2014

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

Oct 31, 2014

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

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Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes

online.wsj.com — Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight Following "Anomaly"-Company *Virgin Galactic Says Status of Pilots Aboard Downed Virgin Spacecraft "Unknown at This Time" MORE TO COME Write to Andy Pasztor at andy.pasztor@wsj.com...
Nov 01, 2014

"Space is hard, and today was a tough day,” CEO Virgin Galactic, on crash of spaceship, death of pilot. online.wsj.com/articles/virgi…

Oct 31, 2014

FULL STORY: Virgin Galactic Crash A Blow To Space Industry's Silicon Valley (w/ A. Pasztor) online.wsj.com/articles/virgi…

Oct 31, 2014

Scaled Conposites, a @northropgrumman unit, also working with Virgin on spaceplane for @DARPA @WSJ latest on.wsj.com/13pjYu1

Oct 31, 2014

Branson’s Virgin Galactic said its rocket ship crashed during a test flight Friday on.wsj.com/1u1LaKv via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

Crash during Virgin Galactic test flight raises questions about the future of space tourism, Andy Pasztor reports on.wsj.com/1u1LaKv

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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

Nice. #lvrj RT @WSJ Breaking: Dow industrials close at record to 17390. S&P 500 closes at record 2018. on.wsj.com/1zmPdD6

Oct 31, 2014

Dow, S&P 500 Hit closing records after Bank of Japan unexpectedly announces more stimulus measures on.wsj.com/1s17LBn

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WSJbreakingnews: Dow industrials close at record, rising 194, or 1.1%, to 17390. S&P 500 closes at record 2018. on.wsj.com/1zmPdD6

Oct 31, 2014

The pic is of a Japanese banker pointing out something on a chart, but he's why U.S. markets closed at records. online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-s…

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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

Final WSJ update: J.P. Morgan found hackers through breach of road-race website on.wsj.com/1rGrbdI via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

How did JPMorgan find the source of its data breach? Through a hack of its corporate challenge road race website: on.wsj.com/1rGrbdI

Oct 31, 2014

The hackers who got into JPM first got into computers at (independent) JPM Corporate Challenge on.wsj.com/1rGrbdI via @dannyyadron et al

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

Oct 31, 2014

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

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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."
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U.S. Spying on Syria Yields Bonus: Intelligence on Islamic State

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-With a limited ability to gather intelligence in Syria, U.S. spies have been tapping an unlikely source for information on Islamic State militants: the communications of President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The U.S. initially set up its spy infrastructure to monitor the regime, but it is also yielding unexpected intelligence over the Sunni jihadists that has helped guide American military operations in Syria and Iraq,...
Nov 01, 2014

With all the talk of the US coordinating with Assad, it turns out it is getting intel from him, by spying on him on.wsj.com/1wQnXKN

Oct 31, 2014

“We’re talking about a completely different kind of intelligence.” m.wsj.com/articles/u-s-s…

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Facebook Experiment Increased Voting by Showing Users More News Articles

blogs.wsj.com — When Facebook shows more news articles in your feed, you may be more likely to vote, according to a previously little-known experiment conducted by the social network. The research, carried out in the months prior to the 2012 election, changed the news feeds of some users to include more articles from a list of top 100 media outlets.
Oct 31, 2014

A Facebook study found users who saw more news articles in their news feed were more likely to vote on.wsj.com/1toRWZz

Oct 31, 2014

Facebook Experiment Increased Voting by Showing Users More News Articles murph.me/1G37h75 @wsj

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ReedAlbergotti: Facebook Experiment Increased Voting by Showing Users More News Articles on.wsj.com/1toRWZz via @WSJD

Oct 31, 2014

Facebook Experiment Increased Voting by Showing Users More News Articles on.wsj.com/1toRWZz via @WSJD

Oct 31, 2014

More FB experiments on users, this one about voting on.wsj.com/1toRWZz via @reedalbergotti

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Studies Cast Doubt on Value of Daylight-Saving Time

online.wsj.com — The state of Hawaii has never observed daylight-saving time. Arizona tried it and rejected it. Utah and Nebraska have considered dropping it. And this year, Vladimir Putin abolished the practice in Russia. Meanwhile, one Alabama state senator likes the time change so much, he wants to stick with it year round.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @WSJ: Should Daylight Saving Time be eliminated? Studies cast doubt on its value: on.wsj.com/1wObSpx pic.twitter.com/0Q4qfBgNwl

Oct 31, 2014

Opinion? RT @WSJ: Should Daylight Saving Time be eliminated? Studies cast doubt on its value: on.wsj.com/1wObSpx pic.twitter.com/kXeXgdwn7G

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Google Retools Its Flu Prediction Engine - After Getting It Wrong

blogs.wsj.com — It's flu season and Google has some news. The search giant is updating Flu Trends, its formula for making weekly predictions of the number of flu cases. The company's philanthropic arm, Google.org, announced in a blog post Friday that it has revised the algorithm that tracks U.S. flu cases.
Oct 31, 2014

So you’re advising POTUS, sayin', these factors contributed to WMDs’ - but they were just happenstance correlations? tinyurl.com/nbvx94c

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WSJD: Google has updated its notoriously inaccurate flu-prediction algorithm. Will it work this time? on.wsj.com/1vpo0ZU

Oct 31, 2014

Google has updated its notoriously inaccurate flu-prediction algorithm. Will it work this time? on.wsj.com/1vpo0ZU by @lizzadwoskin

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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

Oct 31, 2014

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

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

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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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

Aereo Investors See a “Plan B” After FCC’s Latest Move - CMO Today - by @ShaliniWSJ blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2014/10/31… via @WSJ

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

Oct 31, 2014

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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Amazon, Like Other Tech Firms, Largely Male and White

blogs.wsj.com — Following other technology firms, Amazon.com released statistics showing its workforce is largely male and white, particularly in leadership roles. The Seattle company on Friday said on its website that 63% of its employees world-wide are men, but 75% of its managers. That's similar to eBay, another e-commerce company, where 58% of employees are male, and 72% of managers.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @GregBensinger: Amazon, like other tech firms, is mostly male and mostly white: blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10… via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

Amazon, Like Other Tech Firms, Largely Male and White murph.me/1zRWVGN @wsj

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Photos: Halloween Trick-or-Treating at the White House

blogs.wsj.com — President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted trick-or-treaters at the White House on Friday. Mr. Obama wished a "happy Halloween" to a long procession of sharks, zombies, monsters, swords, a family dressed as Wizard of Oz characters, bumblebees and Batmen, among others.

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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Runners Know a Stitch Hurts Time, But Its Cause Remains a Mystery

online.wsj.com — NEW YORK-If Deena Kastor knew why the first stitch of her illustrious career struck at mile 10 of a half marathon in Philadelphia this September-ending her hopes of winning that race-then she could probably ensure that it wouldn't recur in the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Nov 01, 2014

Runners Know a Stitch Hurts Time, But Its Cause Remains a Mystery on.wsj.com/1rHmnVa via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

Runners Know a Stitch Hurts Time, But Its Cause Remains a Mystery on.wsj.com/1rHmnVa via @WSJ #running

Oct 31, 2014

On sports medicine's unsolved mystery: the side stich, complete w/Deena Kastor stipple drawing on.wsj.com/1rHmnVa pic.twitter.com/CfqlZynI7J

Android Market Share Tops Out While Google Reasserts Control

blogs.wsj.com — Google's dominance over the smartphone landscape appears to be topping out, but the company is gaining more control over the devices that run its software. The Android mobile operating system ran 84% of smartphones shipped globally in the third quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, down slightly from 85% in the second quarter.
Oct 31, 2014

Android Market Share Tops Out While Google Reasserts Control murph.me/10aBUq7 @wsj

Oct 31, 2014

RT @RolfeWinkler: Android market share topping out, but Google's control is up. Android forks down to 37% share from 39% share. blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @WSJD: The number of “pure Android” phone shipments rose last quarter as forks are shrinking: on.wsj.com/10aDOH9 pic.twitter.com/XAEF2dxG1z

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ScottThurm: More control for Google? Android forks were 37% of Android phones in Q3, down from 39% in Q2 on.wsj.com/1vp9Sji via @rolfewinkler

Oct 31, 2014

Android market share topping out, but Google's control is up. Android forks down to 37% share from 39% share. blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

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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.
Nov 01, 2014

Britain will repay a chunk of old debt. Really old debt, some of which was used to finance World War I. on.wsj.com/1wPCUhM via @WSJ

Oct 31, 2014

RT @guerreraf72: The UK repays some really old bonds. Really old. I mean, issued-by Winston Churchill-old. @WSJmarkets : online.wsj.com/articles/u-k-t…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @guerreraf72: The UK repays some really old bonds. Really old. I mean, issued-by Winston Churchill-old. @WSJmarkets : online.wsj.com/articles/u-k-t…

Oct 31, 2014

The UK repays some really old bonds. Really old. I mean, issued-by Winston Churchill-old. @WSJmarkets : online.wsj.com/articles/u-k-t…

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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

Oct 31, 2014

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

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