August 1, 2015
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Roddy Piper Dead -- Dies at 61

tmz.com — Wrestling legend Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61 .. TMZ Sports has learned. Piper -- born Roderick George Toombs -- passed away from natural causes at a home in Hollywood. Piper was a wrestling icon -- one of the biggest stars in the WWE back in the '80s.
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A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared

nytimes.com — There are times when Dan Price feels as if he stumbled into the middle of the street with a flag and found himself at the head of a parade. Three months ago, Mr. Price, 31, announced he was setting a new minimum salary of $70,000 at his Seattle credit card processing firm, Gravity Payments, and slashing his own million-dollar pay package to do it.
Aug 01, 2015

A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared nyti.ms/1JVSLwR fascinating story about Gravity payments in Seattle

Jul 31, 2015

Remember the guy who raised his company’s salaries to a minimum $70,000 a year? He’s faced a backlash. nytimes.com/2015/08/02/bus…

Jul 31, 2015

RT @PatcohenNYT: The company that instituted a $70,000 minimum wage deals with the backlash, pitfalls and love nyti.ms/1KEoQz3

Jul 31, 2015

The company that instituted a $70,000 minimum wage deals with the backlash, pitfalls and love nyti.ms/1KEoQz3

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Uber Valued at More Than $50 Billion

wsj.com — Ride-sharing app, which just closed a funding round, reaches mark faster than Facebook Uber Technologies Inc. has closed a new round of funding valuing the five-year-old ride-hailing company at close to $51 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, equaling Facebook Inc.'s record for a private venture-backed startup.
Jul 31, 2015

Uber crosses $50 billion valuation faster than Facebook did on.wsj.com/1DeQvnu via @WSJ

Jul 31, 2015

Wow looks like Uber initially tried to raise $1.5 - $2 bn but got stymied at $1bn? Is the Uber hype finally turning? wsj.com/articles/uber-…

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Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers

reuters.com — A Reuters analysis of U.S. government data reveals that this is business as usual in the New York property magnate's empire. Trump owns companies that have sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000, according to U.S. Department of Labor data reviewed by Reuters.
Jul 31, 2015

RT @williamsmjw: Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 foreign workers... reut.rs/1HcrBjj via @Reuters

Jul 31, 2015

Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 foreign workers... reut.rs/1HcrBjj via @Reuters

Jul 31, 2015

RT @ReutersPolitics: Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers reut.rs/1DXq14K

Jul 31, 2015

RT @Reuters: Exclusive: Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers reut.rs/1DfO2cw

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U.S. Decides to Retaliate Against China’s Hacking

nytimes.com — The Obama administration has determined that it must retaliate against China for the theft of personal information of more than 20 million Americans from the databases of the Office of Personnel Management, but it still is struggling to decide what it can do without prompting an escalating cyberconflict.
Jul 31, 2015

NYT: US struggling to figure out how to respond to massive China hack creatively mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/01/wor…

Jul 31, 2015

U.S. decides to retaliate against China’s hacking @sangernyt nyti.ms/1JWnqKs

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WWE Legend Roddy Piper Dies at 61

variety.com — WWE legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper died from natural causes in his Hollywood home on Friday. He was 61. Born Roderick George Toombs, Piper joined the WWE in 1984 after getting his start with the NWA in the late 1970s.
Jul 31, 2015

'I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubblegum.' - RIP Roddy Piper variety.com/2015/biz/obitu… via @Variety

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Mark Zuckerberg - Mobile Uploads

facebook.com — Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we're expecting a baby girl! This will be a new chapter in our lives. We've already been so fortunate for the...
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