Month: July 2018

In Its First Public Acquisition, Binance Buys Decentralized Trust Wallet

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/ July 31, 2018

Fed keeping interest rates on hold Wednesday, but there’s a hot debate about where it will end

The Fed is expected to hold interest rates steady Wednesday, but this week's meeting could be livelier than it seems because of the hot debate within the Fed about when it will reach the natural end point of its rate...

/ July 31, 2018

The ‘start-up’ churches forming in the cafes and community halls of regional Australia

Posted August 01, 2018 09:29:33 Photo: Church planters need a combination of seed funding, consultants, investors and marketing to succeed. (ABC Goldfields: Tom Joyner) Once Bill Kirkland had packed up his car and uprooted his family's life in Canberra, it...

/ July 31, 2018

Uber and Lyft encourage NYC customers to oppose proposed ride-hail cap legislation

Uber is making calls to some of its customers in New York City, offering to connect them to local council members to express their opposition to the proposed legislation that would cap the number of ride-hailing drivers in the city,...

/ July 31, 2018

How Collector Stefan Simchowitz Transformed a Defunct Newsstand Into LA’s Newest Art Space

Is this the art-world equivalent of turning lemons into lemonade? Controversial art collector Stefan Simchowitz has transformed one of his favorite former local spots—a newsstand in West Hollywood that fell victim to the broader demise of the print industry—into a...

/ July 31, 2018

Asset Management Firm Northern Trust to Start Crypto Custody Business

Northern Trust Corp., a leading global asset management firm with $954 billion in total assets under management, is planning to start a custody service for digital assets, Bloomberg reported July 31. The company’s head of corporate and institutional business Pete...

/ July 31, 2018

Three Russian journalists killed in Central African Republic

Three Russian journalists have been killed in the Central African Republic (CAR), Russia's foreign ministry and their news outlet have said, in what local authorities said was an ambush by unidentified attackers. Russian online news organisation Investigation Control Centre (TsUR)...

/ July 31, 2018

The Atlantic Daily: Life’s Chaotic

What We’re Following Manafort in Court: The financial-crimes trial of Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign, is underway. Although it’s the first trial to come out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of election interference, prosecutors won’t...

/ July 31, 2018

Apple boosted by selling more expensive iPhones

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy Apple's share value is touching a trillion dollars Apple sold fewer iPhones than expected in its most recent quarter but higher selling prices meant the tech giant still beat Wall Street...

/ July 31, 2018

Why Tokenization Is Still a Chimera: Expert Take

In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation and cryptocurrency adoption by...

/ July 31, 2018

Four million people are using Apple’s OS betas

For the past few years, Apple has made early versions of its operating systems available to those willing to brave the bugs. Through its beta software program, anyone willing to deal with spotty battery life or a crash or three...

/ July 31, 2018

MoMA PS1’s Klaus Biesenbach, a Champion of the Avant-Garde and Celebrities Alike, Will Lead MOCA LA

Klaus Biesenbach, the director of MoMA PS1 in Queens and chief curator at large at the Museum of Modern Art, has been a mainstay of the New York art scene since he started at PS1 back in 1995. Now, he...

/ July 31, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is the Musical Comedy You Should Be Bingeing | Now Binge This | NowThis

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend​ is the brilliant musical comedy you're totally missing out on. Watch this Crazy Ex-Girlfriend compilation explainer to get a taste of the hilarious Crazy Ex-Girlfriend songs, and check out the show on Netflix for your bingeing pleasure. »...

/ July 31, 2018

Messed up things in the Industrial Revolution

Machines drove the Industrial Revolution, and coal drove the machines that drove the Industrial Revolution. By 1850, Britain's coal mines were producing more than 10 times the amount of coal they'd produced in the previous century, which naturally meant greater...

/ July 31, 2018

Pussy Riot Members Who Protested at the World Cup Are Freed—and Then Immediately Arrested Again

On Monday, four members of the Russian punk rock-turned-activist group Pussy Riot were released after completing a 15-day jail sentence for protesting at the World Cup Final in Moscow. Their freedom didn’t last long, however. Moments after being released, the...

/ July 31, 2018

Facebook Uncovers New Fake Accounts Ahead of Midterm Elections

Facebook has taken down 32 fake pages and accounts that it says were involved in coordinated campaigns on both Facebook and Instagram. Though the company has not yet attributed the accounts to any group, it says the campaign does bear...

/ July 31, 2018

The National Risk Management Center Will Combat Critical Infrastructure Hacks

As the threat of cyberattacks on the United States launched by foreign adversaries grows, the federal government has been slow to respond. But changes announced Tuesday at the Department of Homeland Security, along with a new bipartisan bill aimed at...

/ July 31, 2018

‘It’s Without Safety Nets’: Performa Will Honor the Invigorating, Arduous Process of Working With Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Christo and Jeanne-Claude are probably not the first artists you think of when you think of performance art. They have filled Central Park with saffron-colored gates, covered Italy’s Lake Iseo with 100,000 square feet of yellow fabric, and created a floating...

/ July 31, 2018