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Apple has insisted there’s no truth to the report that Chinese spies installed espionage hardware in its servers

Apple CEO Tim Cook has called upon Bloomberg Businessweek to retract a report that Chinese spies installed tiny microchips designed for espionage on server motherboards sent to the company, BuzzFeed News reports.

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Author: Steven Melendez
Posted: October 19, 2018, 3:17 pm

NewForce, a partnership between Generation West Virginia and Jobcase, aims to solve two problems: A lack of job opportunities, and a lack of trained people for tech companies in the state to employ.

West Virginia’s young people problem is well documented: In 2016, the state was the only one to report a drop in birth rates and an increase in outward migration–both are attributable to young people leaving the state, and staying away.

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Author: Eillie Anzilotti
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:30 pm

Yeti’s latest short film, HP brings back The Wolf, and you’d never know Pilsner Urquell made this feature beer doc.

When I was a kid, my dad told me eating cheese before bed would give me nightmares. This could’ve been due to his natural paternal instinct to protect me from the darker elements of a childhood imagination. That, or he just didn’t feel like sharing his tasty snack with a rugrat who couldn’t tell the difference between his pricey old cheddar and Kraft singles. Either way, it had me dodging most dairy at bedtime for a while and introduced me to the concept of food influencing dream and nightmare potential. Now Burger King is doing the same thing with its new “Nightmare King” Halloween burger. A perfect late-night snack for the bravest among us. Onward!

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Author: Jeff Beer
Posted: October 19, 2018, 2:00 pm

Nikon’s new Z7 camera is pro-grade, full frame, and mirrorless.

Nikon’s new pro-grade Z camera—the company’s first full-frame mirrorless option—packs 45.7 megapixels into a compact body, with a digital eyepiece that previews your exact exposure. Nikon makes it easy for brand enthusiasts to ease their way into the future, offering an adaptor for the new wider mount that accepts your F-mount lenses—that is, until you succumb to the temptation to build your own collection of Z lenses.” —Jessica Bloom, photographer ($4,000, nikonusa.com)

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Author: Fast Company
Posted: October 19, 2018, 1:55 pm

Slowly but surely, The Weather Channel’s sensational new visual effects are actually winning us over.

The last generation of data visualization was about stoicism, experimentation, and clarity. But the next generation might look a lot more like Michael Bay.

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Author: Mark Wilson
Posted: October 19, 2018, 12:50 pm

It’s somehow worse than I expected.

This morning, the President of the United States published a tweet about how he and Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo are working together “to help balance out the one-sided Trade with Japan.”

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Author: Jesus Diaz
Posted: October 19, 2018, 12:15 pm

It’s not enough to tell your workers to step up. You need to do the same.

I was at lunch with a group of CEOs in New York City and said the following things to them: Millennials don’t suck. Their managers do. As you can imagine, it went over about as well as a black tuxedo at a party where the dress code is all white.

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Author: Sam Caucci
Posted: October 19, 2018, 12:00 pm

If you have any of these products in your fridge, don’t eat them!

Grocery chain Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling six of its meat and potato products due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the company said yesterday. The recall affects products in all eight states where the company operates: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

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Author: Christopher Zara
Posted: October 19, 2018, 11:50 am

The challenge of rehabilitating Facebook’s image.

In case you were wondering who in the world would want the job of rehabilitating Facebook’s reputation after its scandal-ridden year, you have your answer: It’s Nick Clegg, the former U.K. deputy prime minister and one-time head of the Liberal Democrat party.

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Author: Christopher Zara
Posted: October 19, 2018, 11:33 am

The brand takes its activism to a new level by endorsing specific candidates for the first time ever.

Over the last few years, brands have increasingly stepped up and spoken out on social and environmental issues from gender equality and LGBTQ rights, to climate change and sustainability. One of the most influential and outspoken companies in this regard is Patagonia, and today the brand took its activism to a new level by announcing its endorsement of specific U.S. Senate candidates in the upcoming midterm elections.

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Author: Jeff Beer
Posted: October 19, 2018, 11:30 am

After the U.S. Supreme Court held up the state’s stringent voter ID law, there’s a big effort to provide the state’s Native Americans with the correct documentation.

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case about North Dakota’s voter ID law, which experts say may make it incredibly difficult for the state’s Native American population to vote in the midterms. A crowdfunding campaign to help give those voters the credentials they need beat its initial goal after just one hour on Wednesday. The online effort, spearheaded by Daily Kos and spread through Twitter, was initially supposed to raise $100,000 but the goal has since been reset at $400,000. By early Friday , nearly 20,000 people had given nearly $450,000.

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Author: Ben Paynter
Posted: October 19, 2018, 11:30 am

There is a way to do it without telling your boss that you’re looking elsewhere.

One of the most important factors of a great resume is including data to back up your claim of being a great employee. Anyone can say that they are a great employee, but very few people can show it. If you can articulate what you’ve accomplished and what you can bring to the table, this will greatly increase your chances of landing the job. With that in mind, if you’re not used to gathering data about yourself, it can be overwhelming and intimidating.

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Author: Michelle Lando—Glassdoor
Posted: October 19, 2018, 11:00 am

It’s too obviously real to even count as parody.

What: A very real campaign ad that should look rather familiar to fans of a certain HBO comedy.

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Author: Joe Berkowitz
Posted: October 19, 2018, 10:50 am

Gamer girls may have a natural affinity for STEM.

The Girl Scouts may want to add a Gamer merit badge to their STEM program. A new study from the University of Surrey in the U.K. found that girls between the ages of 13-14 who identified as “heavy gamers”—that is, clocking in over nine hours of playing time a week—were three times more likely to pursue a STEM degree compared to girls who were non-gamers.

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Author: Melissa Locker
Posted: October 19, 2018, 10:35 am

Who dies first? Who laughs last? Kruger’s iconic piece, Untitled (Questions), was reinstalled this week at MOCA.

In the two years since the election–yes, it’s been two years, somehow–a massive amount of art has been made about politics in America. But a Barbara Kruger piece from 1990, back when Donald Trump was busy bankrupting casinos in Atlantic City, still hits harder.

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Author: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan
Posted: October 19, 2018, 10:00 am

Will it stop your coffee addiction? Spoiler: No.

The Ember electronic mug–which can automagically maintain your favorite poison at exactly your favorite temperature for as long as there’s liquid inside–has a new superpower: Thanks to an app update, the mug now integrates with Apple Health to keep track of how much caffeine you drink.

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Author: Jesus Diaz
Posted: October 19, 2018, 10:00 am

Even in informal interactions, people are judging your leadership credibility. Here’s what they’re asking themselves.

There are a lot of ways to work your way up to management. And while assessments and psychological profiling are common tools used to identify and place potential leaders, informal observations can also be an indicator of leadership potential. A 2016 study by peer-recognition app TINYpulse and Microsoft Workplace Analytics tracked positive feedback given through the app for six months. They found that employees who had the most positive feedback typically also had the most influence and were productivity drivers. They had larger networks and spent more time collaborating with others than their peers.

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Author: Gwen Moran
Posted: October 19, 2018, 10:00 am

Lufthansa is the first airline brand to launch a Watson Ads campaign.

Move over, Mad Men. Watson has just landed an airline advertising campaign.

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Author: Melissa Locker
Posted: October 19, 2018, 9:40 am

No word yet as to where they will get that much cheese.

China is giving the moon an upgrade.

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Author: Melissa Locker
Posted: October 19, 2018, 9:01 am

Could being busy actually help you make better decisions?

When someone asks how you’re doing, saying you’re busy is no longer an impressive answer. Once a badge of honor, today it sounds like a precursor to overwhelm and burnout. It also shuts down conversation and isolates you from the asker.

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Author: Stephanie Vozza
Posted: October 19, 2018, 9:00 am
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The Brag Basket is open! This one is for October 19-21, 2018. Bring your good news, big or small, to share with everyone. What can you share in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week celebrate progress, even baby steps congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying […]
Author: Small Biz Survival
Posted: October 19, 2018, 11:04 am
My mother has recently moved to an assisted living center. For me, this has meant some changes in my help. For one thing, I am more active in getting her medicines. Recently I commented that I suspect her pharmacy will not be in business in the near future. She asked why I say that since […]
Author: Glenn Muske
Posted: October 17, 2018, 1:44 pm
  Let’s look at the tale of two small town concerts. Concert 1: We’ve done all the work, you just need to show up! One happened at an agritourism business. They brought in a couple of professional musicians for performances out at the farm. The musicians were reasonably well known, with some previous exposure on […]
Author: Becky McCray
Posted: October 15, 2018, 11:00 am
  The Brag Basket is open! This one is for October 12-14, 2018. Bring your good news, big or small, to share with everyone. What can you share in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week celebrate progress, even baby steps congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your […]
Author: Small Biz Survival
Posted: October 12, 2018, 10:02 am
I am sure we all have been asked, “Do you want the meal deal?”  And it doesn’t stop there. Deals surround us. Go for a simple oil change and you might be presented with a package deal that includes a new air filter, tire rotation, and more. Buy a car and get offered an extended […]
Author: Glenn Muske
Posted: October 10, 2018, 1:24 pm
  Every small town is struggling to find enough volunteers to keep projects going and start new ones. It’s not just you! The trick is that people have changed, but volunteering really has not. If you want to be part of making your community a little greener, you have to volunteer to be on the […]
Author: Becky McCray
Posted: October 8, 2018, 11:36 am
  The Brag Basket is open! This one is for October 5-7, 2018. Bring your good news, big or small, to share with everyone. What can you share in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week celebrate progress, even baby steps congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your […]
Author: Small Biz Survival
Posted: October 5, 2018, 11:00 am
Starting a business is a dream for many individuals. The idea of using one’s own creativity and controlling your own time sounds so attractive. Yet often the prospective business owner spends little time considering the financial perspectives of business ownership. The owner must understand how much startup capital is needed and where it might come […]
Author: Glenn Muske
Posted: October 3, 2018, 12:02 pm
  Empty space is an enemy of small town retail stores. Empty shelves and empty space make customers think you don’t have much to sell. They already think you don’t have much because that’s the stereotype of small town stores. You can combat this perception easily: fill all empty space, floor to ceiling.  Secret: You […]
Author: Becky McCray
Posted: October 1, 2018, 10:46 am
The Brag Basket is open! This one is for Sept 28-30, 2018. Bring your good news, big or small, to share with everyone. What can you share in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week celebrate progress, even baby steps congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying […]
Author: Small Biz Survival
Posted: September 28, 2018, 10:52 am
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