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EBay asks users to change password after breach

Source: Business Balla | May 22 2014, 10:10am CDT | by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their passwords after a cyberattack compromised a...
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Peter Thiel Q&A: The Billionaire Investor Talks Apple Pay, Microsoft’s Lack Of Innovation, And Why We’re Not In A Tech Bubble

Sep 22 2014 7:11pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

PayPal cofounder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel has long been known for his contrarian views. He’s paying entrepreneurial kids to drop out of college, and is building a floating, autonomous island. He doesn’t like to hire MBA grads, and hates CEOs in a suit. It’s why the first question he asks any job candidate or startup pitch is: “What important truth do very few people agree with you on?” Perhaps, that kind of thinking is what’s made him one ...
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Weather forces delay to SpaceX mission to space station

Sep 20 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Washington (AFP) - Thick clouds and rain over the Florida coast early Saturday forced the California-based SpaceX to postpone the launch of its Dragon cargo carrier to deliver food and supplies to the International Space Station.Another attempt is planned for early Sunday at 1:52 am (0552 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, when the weather forecast is 40 percent favorable for launch.The journey by SpaceX's unmanned Dr ...
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Billionaire VC Peter Thiel Says Silicon Valley's 'Obsession' With Disruption Is Totally Misguided

Sep 18 2014 9:31am CDT | Source: Business Insider

It's hard to find a hotter business buzzword than disruption.  The theory, made popular by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, refers to a strategy that scrappy, young companies use to topple giant firms, like Netflix did to Blockbuster or Microsoft did to IBM back in the day. It's now bandied about so often by aspiring entrepreneurs that it's become a cliche used to describe almost a ...
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iCloud Now Has The Important Security Feature Apple Promised Would Help Protect Your Data (AAPL)

Sep 16 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Apple has activated two-factor authentication for iCloud, according to a MacRumors report. The Apple cloud storage service has come under fire since a hacking ring leaked a number of celebrity nude photos online that were stored on iCloud. Two-factor authentication is a security feature designed better verify your identity and protect your data. It works by sending a message with a code to your smartphone (or w ...
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NASA to make announcement on US human spaceflights

Sep 16 2014 1:24pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Washington (AFP) - The company -- or companies -- that will build America's next space taxi to carry astronauts to low Earth orbit and back is to be revealed Tuesday.NASA, which has been unable to send astronauts to space since the retirement of the shuttle in 2011, said the announcement would be made at Florida's Kennedy Space Center at 4:00 pm (2000 GMT)."We're returning human spaceflight launches to America. Learn who will tak ...
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Peter Thiel: Google Is A Monopoly (And It's A Good Thing)

Sep 16 2014 12:21pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

In his new book "Zero to One," PayPal cofounder, billionaire tech investor, and suit-hater Peter Thiel argues that Google is a monopoly — and every company should want to be one, too.  Thiel says a monopoly is "a kind of company that's so good at what it does that no other firm can offer a close substitute," a company that's "10x" better at what it does than anybody else. Google hasn't competed in se ...
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Here's Why Tim Cook Keeps Photos Of Martin Luther King And Robert Kennedy In His Office (AAPL)

Sep 16 2014 11:24am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Charlie Rose at PBS News last week for a two-part interview, the second half of which aired Monday night. Rose pressed Cook on Apple, but also asked him about his personal values. Cook was unflinching about how others should be treated.  "Treating people with dignity," said Cook. "That everyone deserves a basic level of human rights, regardless of their color, regardless of their religion, regardless of their sexual orientation, regardless ...
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PayPal's 'Dumbest Ad Campaign Ever': Your Credit Cards Will Be Exposed Like Jennifer Lawrence

Sep 16 2014 8:10am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

PayPal took a shot at Apple yesterday, suggesting in newspaper ads Apple's new payment service would be as insecure as Jennifer Lawrence's personal photos. But not only is the claim unlikely to be true, it might cause consumers to question the safety of mobile payments more generally. That's bad bu ...
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