Why Silicon Valley needs more visas

Henrique Dubugras Photo courtesy of Flickr/jvoves While it might sound counterintuitive, immigrants create more jobs and make our economy stronger. Research from the National Foundation of American Policy (NFAP) has shown that immigrant-founded billion-dollar companies doubled their number of employees over the past two years. According to the research, “WeWork…

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Cambridge Analyticas parent pleads guilty to breaking UK data law

Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, has been fined £15,000 in a UK court after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an enforcement notice issued by the national data protection watchdog, the Guardian reports. While the fine itself is a small and rather symbolic one, given the disgraced political analytics…

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One billion 3D views and counting

Alice Lloyd George AD: Three months ago. AMLG: Congratulations. Maybe we can start with a bit your history, how you got into graphics, came over from France for Techstars and the origins of the company. AD: Initially wood sculpture, then for this piece it had to be clay because it…

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The International Space Station May Have To Be Abandoned After Yesterday’s Failed Soyuz Launch

The fallout from yesterday’s failed rocket launch is growing as questions are raised about the future of the International Space Station (ISS). NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were lucky to escape with their lives after their Soyuz rocket experienced a problem on the way to the ISS, resulting…

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GDPR has cut ad trackers in Europe but helped Google, study suggests

An analysis of the impact of Europe’s new data protection framework, GDPR, on the adtech industry suggests the regulation has reduced the numbers of ad trackers that websites are hooking into EU visitors. But it also implies that Google may have slightly increased its marketshare in the region — indicating the…

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FDA Bans 7 Food Additives Linked To Cancer (But Still Found In Your Favorite Snacks)

If you look at the label on your favorite box of cereal, chances are you’ll see the ingredient “artificial flavors” listed. Have you ever stopped to think what exactly makes up these additives meant to make your cinnamon-flavored breakfast taste so, cinnamon-y? If not, then you’re in for a treat.…

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Want to reduce fraud? Make a better password, dummy!

Researchers at Indiana University have confirmed that stringent password policies – aside from being really annoying – actually work. The research, led by Ph.D. student Jacob Abbott, IU CIO Daniel Calarco, and professor L. Jean Camp. They published their findings in a paper entitled “Factors Influencing Password Reuse: A Case…

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How Your Workplace Might Impact The Lasting Power Of Your Marriage

Why some married couples stay together and some head for divorce is based on a complex and obviously quite situation-specific tangle of factors, making it hard for researchers to pinpoint the best ways to prevent less-than-harmonious outcomes. (Of course, many still try, with varying degrees of scientific vigor, leading to…

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Intelligence Reports Suggest Russia Lost A Nuclear-Powered Missile At Sea

We all lose small things from time to time. Sometimes, misplaced matters can be a little more serious: losing species is never great, even if it’s just through genetic testing, and no one ever wants to lose the world’s only sample of metallic hydrogen. For now, though, it looks like…

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Stormy Daniels’ New Book Claims Donald Trump’s Penis Looks Like WHICH Mario Kart Character?! – Perez Hilton

Adult entertainer and porn star Stormy Daniels alleges in her upcoming book that the President of the United States has “Yeti pubes,” and his penis reminded her of a Mario Kart character… Oh, you know, just another normal day in Donald Trump‘s presidency!!!! The Guardian obtained an advance copy of Daniels’ book Full Disclosure this…

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Banks Arent as Safe as They Think

In the decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, regulators around the world have taken steps which, they argue, have greatly strengthened the resilience of the financial system. Buoyant asset prices and rising bank shares suggest that investors largely believe them. Unfortunately, the effectiveness of these measures remains uncertain. That…

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Sex Education Lessons From Mississippi And Nigeria

Nigeria and Mississippi are a world apart physically, but the rural American state and the African country have much in common when it comes to the obstacles they had to overcome to implement sex education in their schools. Three lessons about overcoming these obstacles come out of research that several…

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Observe.AI raises $8M to use artificial intelligence to improve call centers

Being stuck on the phone with call centers is painful. We all know this. Observe.AI is one company that wants to make the experience more bearable, and it’s raised $8 million to develop an artificial intelligence system that it believes will do just that. The funding round was led by Nexus Venture Partners,…

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1-Year-Old Baby Appears In Immigration Court, Cries Hysterically

A 1-year-old boy in federal custody who appeared in immigration court without his parents in Phoenix briefly played with a ball, drank from a bottle, then “cried hysterically” as he was about to leave the courtroom Friday, according to The Associated Press. But he was eventually granted a voluntary departure order so the…

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Ivanka Trump’s Chinese-Made Products Conveniently Spared From Dad’s Tariffs

While Trump rails at Harley-Davidson motorcycles for moving some production to Europe to dodge EU tariffs, the first daughter and senior White House adviser has never manufactured a single product for her Ivanka Trump brand on American soil. That means Chengdu Kameido Shoes in Sichuan province can continue to supply…

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1-Year-Old Baby Appears In Immigration Court, Cries Hysterically

in federal custody who appeared in immigration court without his parents in Phoenix briefly played with a ball, drank from a bottle, then “cried hysterically” as he was about to leave the courtroom Friday, according to The Associated Press. The little boy, identified in court only as Johan, was one of the…

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