General Electric accused of fraud
1 month ago by kyle | 4 facts | 0 comments | 4 votes

  • Harry Markopolos has published a report claiming that accounting fraud “bigger than Enron and WorldCom combined” lurks within G.E. - www.gefraud.com
  • GE has been running a decades long accounting fraud by only providing top line revenue and bottom line profits for its business. - www.gefraud.com
  • To make it impossible to compare GE’s numbers across multi-year time periods, GE changes its Financial Statement reporting formats every few years. - www.gefraud.com
  • The report alleges that the conglomerate’s accounts conceal $38 billion in fraud, equivalent to 40 percent of its value. - www.nytimes.com

African leaders launch 55-nation trade zone
2 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 9 facts | 1 comments | 27 votes

  • Amaka Anku, Africa analyst at Eurasia group, said the deal was a positive step but AfCFTA was still "a long way from taking off." - www.dw.com
  • The trade zone will unite 1.3 billion people and create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc - www.dw.com
  • It took African leaders four years to reach an agreement on the continental free-trade zone - www.dw.com
  • Members have committed to eliminate tariffs on most goods, which will increase trade in the region by 15-25%. - www.nytimes.com
  • Free trade to start in July 2020; lift 90% of tariffs by 2030 - www.bloomberg.com
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Southern California hit by earthquake
2 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 6 facts | 0 comments | 62 votes

  • A second 7.1 magnitude earthquake occured on July 6th, 2019. - www.nytimes.com
  • A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California on July 4th, 2019. - www.latimes.com
  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city experienced "no significant damage." - twitter.com
  • Los Angeles International Airport released a statement saying all runways were inspected with no reported damage to the airfield or the Sepulveda tunnel. - twitter.com
  • Centered in a remote desert area some 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. - www.npr.org
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LibreOffice 6.3 released
1 month, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 5 facts | 0 comments | 10 votes

  • The Tabbed Compact version of the NotebookBar user interface, introduced in LibreOffice 6.2, is now available for Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw. - blog.documentfoundation.org
  • The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3 - blog.documentfoundation.org
  • In Calc, a new drop-down widget in the formula bar replaces the old Sum tool, giving the user quick access to the most frequently used functions. - blog.documentfoundation.org
  • Documents can now be redacted to remove or hide sensitive information such as personal data before exporting or sharing the file. - blog.documentfoundation.org
  • Export as PDF has been improved with the support for the standard PDF/A-2 document format. - blog.documentfoundation.org

Apple Keynote 9.1 released
2 months, 3 weeks ago by kyle | 4 facts | 0 comments | 27 votes

  • Using face detection, subjects in photos are intelligently positioned in placeholders and objects. - support.apple.com
  • Place images, shapes, and equations inline in text boxes so they move with text. - support.apple.com
  • Style your text by filling it with gradients or images, or by applying new outline styles. - support.apple.com
  • Edit master slides while collaborating on a presentation. - support.apple.com

Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell
1 month, 1 week ago by kyle | 3 facts | 0 comments | 8 votes

  • He was accused of running a sex trafficking ring - news.hoxly.com
  • Epstein was found "unresponsive in his cell" about 6:39 a.m. Saturday and given life-saving measures. - www.usatoday.com
  • The Bureau of Prisons said the FBI would be investigating the incident. - www.usatoday.com

Yield curve blares loudest US recession warning since 2007
1 month, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 7 votes

  • Many major investors expect this slide in 10-year yields to continue given the risk this creates for markets. - www.msn.com
  • He says the signal from the curve suggests money markets should be pricing in a higher probability of the Fed’s policy rate going to zero in the coming year. - www.msn.com

India to send rover to the moon
2 months, 1 week ago by kyle | 8 facts | 0 comments | 18 votes

  • India is launching a mission to send an orbiter, lander and rover to the lunar south pole. - www.space.com
  • The $142 million Chandrayaan-2 is a successor to India's first moon mission, Chandrayaan-1, which launched into lunar orbit in 2008. - www.space.com
  • Chandrayaan-2 and its sister craft will spend 27 days in lunar orbit before releasing the Vikram lander and its Pragyan rover. - www.space.com
  • India has called off the July 14th, 2019 launch attempt of the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission due to a "technical snag." - www.space.com
  • Chandrayaan-2 would make India only the fourth country to make a soft landing on the moon. - www.space.com
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Spotify to shut down direct upload for artists
2 months, 3 weeks ago by john | 3 facts | 1 comments | 26 votes

  • The company announced the change on Monday, saying it will close the beta program and stop accepting direct uploads by the end of July. - www.altpress.com
  • The direct upload function began last September, allowing independent artists to utilize the streaming site without distribution methods. - www.altpress.com
  • Spotify has changed the way artists can upload music, now prohibiting individual musicians from putting their songs on the streaming service directly. - www.altpress.com

MoviePass database exposes 161 million records
1 month ago by kyle | 4 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • An exposed database on a MoviePass subdomain housing 161 million records was left unsecured and exposed credit card and customer card information. - www.scmagazine.com
  • The database, which included expiration dates, names and addresses on some users as well as email and passwords, was discovered by SpiderSilk security. - www.scmagazine.com
  • Movie ticket subscription service MoviePass has exposed tens of thousands of customer card numbers and personal credit cards. - techcrunch.com
  • The database had more than 58,000 records containing card data — and was growing by the minute. - techcrunch.com

VMware acquires Carbon Black for $2.1B and Pivotal for $2.7 billion
1 month ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • VMware today announced that it is acquiring Carbon Black, a publicly traded security company that focuses on securing modern cloud-native workloads. - techcrunch.com
  • Indeed, these are two very different companies, but both Carbon Black and Pivotal focus on modern workloads. - techcrunch.com

MoviePass will shut down for good on Sept. 14
1 week, 1 day ago by john | 3 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • Shares of MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics dropped 10% Friday afternoon, though the stock trades for a fraction of a penny. - www.cnbc.com
  • MoviePass announced on Friday it’s shutting down the discount ticketing service on Sept. 14. - www.cnbc.com
  • The company informed subscribers that it was ending the service because its “efforts to recapitalize MoviePass have not been successful to date.” - www.cnbc.com

Facebook to launch its own cryptocurrency
3 months ago by kyle | 5 facts | 1 comments | 32 votes


Dell XPS 13 9th generation developer edition announced
1 month ago by kyle | 9 facts | 0 comments | 2 votes

  • Today we’d like to announce that the new XPS 13 developer edition (7390) will soon be available in the US, Canada and Europe. - bartongeorge.io
  • The new developer edition, based on Intel’s 10th Gen Core™ U series processors, is part of Dell’s new consumer PC portfolio that is being unveiled today. - bartongeorge.io
  • The XPS 13 developer edition, 7390 - bartongeorge.io
  • These systems represent the 9th generation of the XPS 13 developer edition and will come with the Killer™ AX1650 (2×2) built on Intel WiFi 6 Chipset. - bartongeorge.io
  • The new 7390 systems will co-exist alongside the current 9380 XPS 13 developer edition. - bartongeorge.io
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Apple to stop using butterfly keyboards
2 months, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 6 facts | 1 comments | 22 votes

  • Apple is offering free repairs to customers with defective and broken butterfly keyboards. - support.apple.com
  • Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forcasts that the new 2019 MacBook air will use a traditional scissor-based instead of a butterfly mechanism. - appleinsider.com
  • Apple ditching the butterfly mechanism used in MacBooks since 2015. - 9to5mac.com
  • People have reported issues such as non-functional keys, strange high-pitched sounds on some keys, and keys with a non-uniform feel on the butterfly keyboards. - www.macrumors.com
  • Jony Ive recently left Apple to start his own design firm. - news.hoxly.com
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Danny Cohen has died
1 month, 1 week ago by kyle | 4 facts | 0 comments | 1 votes

  • He was a graduate student in the math department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1965 to 1967.[citation needed] - en.wikipedia.org
  • In 1981, he adapted the visual simulator to run over the ARPANet which was an early application of packet switching networks to real-time applications. - en.wikipedia.org
  • In 1993, he worked on Distributed Interactive Simulation through several projects funded by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). - en.wikipedia.org
  • Danny Cohen died August 12th - news.ycombinator.com

Zorin OS 15 Released
3 months ago by kyle | 15 facts | 1 comments | 29 votes


U.S. designates China as currency manipulator
1 month, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 3 facts | 0 comments | 9 votes

  • The U.S. Treasury labeled China a currency manipulator after the Chinese central bank let the yuan depreciate. - www.wsj.com
  • China’s yuan fell as much as 1.9% to a record offshore low of 7.1087 to the dollar in Hong Kong. - www.wsj.com
  • Mr. Trump has long complained that China keeps the yuan’s value artificially low to make its goods cheaper on global markets. - www.wsj.com

Roblox hits 100 million monthly active users
1 month, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 2 facts | 0 comments | 9 votes

  • User-generated content is a big part of that number, and the company notes that it has around 40 million user-created experiences in the game at present. - techcrunch.com
  • Per the new numbers, around 40% of Roblox users are female, with players spread out across 200 countries. - techcrunch.com

Nike aquires startup Celect
1 month, 2 weeks ago by kyle | 1 facts | 0 comments | 8 votes

  • The company announced that it has acquired the Boston-area startup Celect to help Nike beef up its predictive analytics strengths. - techcrunch.com

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