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FTC makes second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd’s (AVGO.O) $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O), Broadcom said in a statement on Friday, a move that could indicate heightened antitrust scrutiny. The FTC review is part of a process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act to […]

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Apple Plans to Hire 20,000 Workers Over the Next Five Years

Apple is going on a hiring spree and plans to recruit 20,000 workers over the next five years. The consumer technology giant revealed its hiring push on Wednesday as part of the company’s plans to invest $30 billion in “capital expenditures” in the U.S. over the next five years. Apple (aapl) did not specify the […]

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China targets cryptocurrencies in online pyramid scheme crackdown

(Reuters) – China will crack down on online pyramid schemes, including speculation masked as cryptocurrencies and online games, the public security ministry said on Friday. The ministry will act jointly with the industrial and commercial department to stamp out pyramid-type schemes, besides punishing those who swindle students and vulnerable groups, the ministry said in a […]

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​Google moves to Debian for in-house Linux desktop

Video: Supercomputing has an undisputed champion — Linux Google has officially confirmed the company is shifting its in-house Linux desktop from the Ubuntu-based Goobuntu to a new Linux distro, the DebianTesting-based gLinux. Margarita Manterola, a Google Engineer, quietly announced Google would move from Ubuntu to Debian-testing for its desktop Linux at DebConf17 in a lightning […]

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Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second headquarters

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Canada’s Toronto, for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying jobs in a $5 billion investment. Major U.S. centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C. also made it onto the list announced […]

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Senate passes bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years and with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it did too little to safeguard the privacy of Americans. The legislation, which easily passed the House of Representatives last […]

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Facebook Adds First Black Board Member, Former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault

Former American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault has joined Facebook’s board, the first African American to do so. The social network’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced the board appointment on Thursday and said he had been “trying to recruit Ken for years.” “He has unique expertise in areas I believe Facebook needs to learn and improve — […]

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Amazon Joins Growing List of Employers That Won’t Ask About Your Salary History

Will this be the year we finally make progress in closing the gender pay gap? It’s only the middle of January, but 2018 has already seen the implementation of new laws and policies that have the potential to boost women’s paychecks. The latest news comes from Amazon, which this week banned its hiring managers from […]

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What are Traditional and Popular Web Hosting Solutions?

Though cloud hosting is gaining popularity a lot recently, still three traditional web hosting – shared, VPS and a dedicated server are still holding the interest of many companies and individuals. Let’s discuss more these traditional forms.

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Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday. The social media company is “working to identify and inform individually” its users who saw tweets during the 2016 U.S. presidential election produced by accounts tied to […]

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I Know A REIT That Screens 'Dirt Cheap' And Kimco Is Its Name-O

In our constant quest for value, we regularly screen dozens of REITs weekly in order to find a diamond in the rough. While it’s impossible to eliminate all investment risk, we look to minimize it by selecting securities with a significant margin of safety. As Warren Buffett told an audience at Columbia Business School in […]

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