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Free Up Your Hands When Livestreaming

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With a strong background in licensing, product development, sales and marketing, Montreal native Jeff Cohen has worked with some of the top companies at the forefront of market trends, such as Disney, Warner Bros and Major League Sports. As a live streamer, he recognized the need for proper broadcasting products while he was at concerts. He didn’t want to hold his phone and tablet all night as everyone else was doing. The Search for Live Streaming Equipment Cohen knew there had to be affordable ways to broadcast hands-free. After research and factory testing, he chose and finalized the right products [...]

Family bereavement FAQs | Startup Donut

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13 FAQs people ask about family bereavement What initial steps should I take following a death? What happens if the doctor doesn't issue a medical certificate? Who registers the death? How do I register the death? What other officials do I need to tell about the death? What should I do about dealing with bills and other financial issues? What happens if someone dies overseas? Who makes the funeral arrangements? What do I need to know about arranging a funeral? What are the legal requirements for a funeral? What do I need to do if I want to hold a [...]

The geekiest signs from the ‘Stand up for Science’ rally

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From Sunday's "Stand Up For Science" rally at Copley Square in Boston. Image: Tomas Green/Twitter By Maria Gallucci2017-02-19 20:25:51 UTC At a rally full of scientists, things were bound to get a bit geeky. On Sunday, thousands scientists and supporters gathered in Boston's Copley Square to "stand up for science" under the Trump administration.  Their signs were, predictably, quite clever.  Many rally-goers were in Boston for the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. "You don't usually see these kinds of rallies and demonstrations at scientific meetings," Kishore Hari, [...]

Elite Sales Pros Know The Grass Is Browner on the Other Side

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Usefulness Content Freshness Reaching the new level of sales professionalism means cutting out the excuses that get in the way. With "The Grass Is Browner on the Other Side: How to Grow into an Elite Sales Professional". expert sales trainer Jon Markwardt helps readers refine their sales fundamentals through the power of three tools every expert salesperson needs: good technique, good stories, and a dash of a good humor. The Grass Is Browner on the Other Side: How to Grow into an Elite Sales Professional was written to squash excuses and [...]

Bill Gates isn’t kidding around when he says bioterrorism could kill ’30 million people’

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Bill Gates is very worried about bioterrorism. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Ariel Bogle2017-02-19 02:02:12 UTC President Donald Trump may have the nuclear codes, but when it comes to things to be scared about, think bigger. According to Bill Gates, bioterrorism could be even more deadly. The Microsoft cofounder warned the world is not paying enough attention to "health security and international security" in some decidedly grim remarks at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, the Guardian reported. Gates suggested that a virus, engineered by terrorists to be extra-contagious and deadly, could be devastating.  "Whether it occurs by a quirk of nature [...]

How the UK government can hack your personal data

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From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government.  New invasive legislation has been dubbed by critics as one of the most extreme surveillance laws ever passed in a democracy.  The Snoopers' Charter — aka the Investigatory Powers Act — was passed into law at the end of last year. It arguably removes your right to online privacy.  In short, it forces internet companies to keep bulk records of all the websites you visit for up to a year and allows the UK government to coerce tech [...]

Tech Incubators on a Mission of Diversity

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Data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey shows that there are more black and Hispanic students graduating with computer science degrees than there are working at tech jobs, despite campus recruitment efforts from companies like Google. Continue reading the main story Founders of these start-ups say tech companies have to try new ways of seeking out talent. With the guiding hand of these programs, many alumni have gone on to secure tech internships and jobs or form their own start-ups. Angela Benton, founder of NewME, an accelerator for entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, said she faced skepticism about whether her [...]

Internet turns to @Sweden on Twitter after Trump appears to invent terror attack

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So, what's going on in Sweden? Image: MORI/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK/@Sweden composite By Ariel Bogle2017-02-19 05:03:40 UTC If you needed extra evidence the world's quickly sliding into the Upside Down, here it is: People are turning to a country's Twitter account for details about a terror incident the President of the United States appears to have made up. The whole thing started at a rally in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday, where Donald Trump defended his "Muslim immigration ban" before a crowd of thousands. "We've got to keep our country safe," he said. Promoting the controversial policy, he pointed to countries that in his [...]

Lifting the Second-Generation Curse – The New York Times

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Looming over her is the statistic that only 30 percent of family-owned businesses make it through the second generation. That data is from 1987, but experts say it still holds true today. It is known as the second-generation curse. Continue reading the main story With “many of the families that stumble into the second generation and then fail,” said John A. Davis, a Harvard Business School professor, “you’ll see a pattern where the second generation wasn’t developed well and the first generation stayed on too long and didn’t let the next generation take the reins or experiment.” More than three [...]

Why ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ should be on your reading list right now

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Image: Mashable Composite, HarperCollins By MJ Franklin2017-02-18 19:31:15 UTC Sometimes the best way to understand the present is to look at the past. Or at least that's true with Zora Neale Hurston's classic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The book was written 80 years ago, but the commentary it makes on race and feminism feels as fresh and contemporary as anything published today. Their Eyes Were Watching God tells the story of Janie Crawford, a southern woman living in Florida in the early 1900s. When Janie returns to home from an extended time away, she is followed by a [...]