News Summary on Tuesday, February 12th 2019

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Announces Senate Bid

[] Republican Martha McSally was appointed by the governor to fill the seat until a special election in 2020, and the seat will be up for re-election in 2022 His campaign says it will not accept money from corporate PACs, a move that has become popular among Democratic hopefuls The Photos You Should See – Feb. 2019 View All 15 Images

Drug lord, escape artist 'El Chapo' convicted by U.S. jury

[] REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg The witnesses, who included some of Guzman’s top lieutenants, a communications engineer and a onetime mistress, described how he built a sophisticated organization reminiscent of a multinational corporation Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

'Dr Evil' tattooist who split woman's tongue, sliced off nipple and removed ear admits GBH despite customers' consent

[] 'INCOMPREHENSIBLE TO MOST' The High Court judgement continued: Those seeking body modification of the sort we are concerned with in this appeal invited the appellant to perform irreversible surgery without anaesthetic with profound long-term consequences

Drug lord 'El Chapo' found guilty on all counts in federal trial

[] Guzman continued expanding his empire, prosecutors said, even after he was taken into custody in Guatemala in 1993 and placed in a maximum-security prison in Mexico His 2001 escape from that prison - infamously said to involve him slipping away in a laundry hamper - began what would be more than a decade evading capture Washington Post Crime USA Most Viewed in World Loading

17 killed in fire at shoddy New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt

[] Chand said rescue efforts were delayed because the first firetrucks arrived with ladders that weren’t long enough to reach his floor Among those injured was a woman from Myanmar who sustained spinal injuries after jumping from an upper floor, according to Deputy Fire Chief Sunil Choudhary The other injured people were also taken to hospitals, but their conditions were not immediately known

Catalan separatists go on trial in Spain

[] He also questioned why the European Union was more concerned by what is going on for example in Venezuela than what is happening in Madrid today Supporters of the defendants, who face up to 25 years in jail if convicted, say they are political prisoners Inside Story How will Spain deal with Catalonia separatist campaign

US lawmakers reach tentative deal to avoid government shutdown

[] Trump agreed to reopen the government for three weeks to allow congressional negotiators time to find a compromise on government funding for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends on Sept They said they wanted to seal a plan by Monday night to allow time for the legislation to pass the House and Senate and get Trump's signature by Friday, when funding is due to expire for the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and several other federal agencies

Malaysian court postpones ex-PM Najib's corruption trial pending appeal

[] The charges against Najib relate to a suspected transfer of 42 million ringgit ($10.3 million) into Najib's bank account from SRC International, a former 1MDB unit U.S. prosecutors say money stolen from 1MDB was used to buy a private jet, luxury real estate, artwork by Picasso and Monet, as well as jewelry for Rosmah

California pulls most National Guard troops from U.S.-Mexico border

[] He agreed to reopen the government for three weeks to allow lawmakers time to find a compromise and avert another shutdown on Feb. 15 Newsom’s predecessor, Governor Jerry Brown, agreed to send National Guard troops to the border last April after reaching agreement with the Trump administration that they would focus on fighting criminal gangs and smugglers and not enforce immigration laws Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Man Utd 0-2 PSG: Kimpembe and Mbappe earn win for PSG

[] It was his corner that fell to Kimpembe for the opener and he showed what he was really all about when he outpaced United's retreating defence and put the second on the plate for Mbappe as he arrived with perfect timing Gianluigi Buffon became the fourth player to appear in the Champions League aged 41 or older (after Marco Ballotta, Mark Schwarzer and Oleksandr Shovkovskiy); he made his debut in the competition before two of the players starting the match were born (Marcus Rashford and Kylian Mbappe)

Balotelli trolls Man Utd after defeat by PSG - and Man City fans love it

[] Never ever change, while another added: You're always welcome back to Manchester and Etihad Stadium A third said: Once a blue always a blue, and a fourth concluded by posting a picture of the Italian pulling off his Why Always Me celebration back in 2011

England's Mako Vunipola ruled out of rest of Six Nations

[] The 28-year-old -- who missed the November tests with a calf injury -- went off early in the second half of the 44-8 rout of France on Saturday and watched the rest of the game with ice strapped to his left ankle Vunipola's enforced absence will see him miss the potential title-decider when Wales host England on Feb 23

Manchester United vs PSG LIVE score, lineups and updates

[] Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrives ahead of the match Goalkeeper David de Gea arrives on Tuesday evening Forward Romelu Lukaku arrives at Old Trafford Man United midfielder Paul Pogba arrives ahead of Champions League clash 18:50 PSG have an injury crisis ahead of the Manchester United clash..

England 1966 World Cup-winning goalie Gordon Banks dies aged 81

[] ENGLAND'S 1966 World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died aged 81 following a long battle with cancer Presenter and former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted: Oh no. Gordon Banks, an absolute hero of mine, and countless others, has died @England’s World Cup winner was one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, and such a lovely, lovely man

High school boys' basketball: Southern Section playoff schedule

[] (Riverside), DIVISION 1 Second round, Tuesday, 7 p.m. #1 Chino Hills at Anaheim Canyon #8 St New Roads at Windward, 7:30 p.m. Carpinteria at #3 Vistamar #6 Cate at San Jacinto Valley Academy #7 Avalon at Dunn, 3:15 p.m. #2 Oakwood at Nordhoff

Report: A's Not Giving Up on Kyler Murray Despite 2019 NFL Draft Declaration

[] Jeff Chiu/Associated Press The Oakland Athletics reportedly aren't willing to give up on Kyler Murray's baseball career just yet Murray could also renegotiate his rookie deal after three years in football but would have to play six seasons prior to free agency in baseball even if he were immediately given a major league contract

Phil Mickelson takes three-shot victory at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

[] Phil Mickelson is closing in on three decades on the PGA Tour and a half-century on Earth, and he still feels his best golf is good enough A Monday finish brought on by rain and a freak hail storm was only a minor inconvenience for the 48-year-old Mickelson Mickelson was on the 17th tee, shaking his head when he heard the siren to stop play

Stocks rise on deal to avoid government shutdown

[] U.S. stock indexes are up Tuesday after U.S. lawmakers reached a tentative deal to prevent another costly government shutdown The deal could alleviate pressure on markets as the United States and China begin talks on their trade war Major companies continue to report fourth-quarter earnings

Meet The 25-Year-Old Georgian Winemaker Named To Forbes' 2019 30 Under 30 Europe List

[] Michel Marang In the village of Obcha, located in western Georgia, there's seven acres of land where indigenous grapes grow without pesticides or fertilizers But Abuladze is probably best-known for her krakhuna blend, which is macerated with the grape skins on for 15 days, giving the wine a deep orange hue

The Guy Who Plays David's Boyfriend On "Schitt's Creek" Was The Voice Of Franklin The Turtle

[] Yes, *the* Franklin Turtle with a six-pack! By the way, Franklin Turtle is Franklin Turtle the Turtle View this video on YouTube That's all!!! Tap to play GIF Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

George Clooney Warns Ominously That Meghan Markle Is Like Princess Diana

[] George Clooney blasted what he described as irresponsible treatment of the Duchess of Sussex and warned that the consequences could be serious Other defenders of Meghan have recently highlighted the rash of stories that nit-pick her public appearances, tell tales about her alleged misbehavior within the royal family and report on the ongoing efforts of her father and sister to badmouth her

Loyal bulldog, furious fixer: The two Michael Cohens

[] Paul Schwartzman on the path that led Michael Cohen to Donald Trump. Lena Sun on the preventable measles outbreak in Washington state. And Anna Fifield on China’s “leftover women.”

Valentine's Day movies on Netflix: THESE are the best Valentine's Day movies to stream NOW

[] We follow Simone (Michaela Coel), a dedicated single mother who, on a rare night on the town is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger, Raymond (Arinzé Kene), igniting old and new feelings in a fresh take on love, life and moving on This is not an exhaustive list of the romantic movies available on Netflix, but a very good place to start

Apple's rumored subscription news service will reportedly be announced at a March 25 event

[] Apple is looking to partner with publishers on a subscription news service that would allow readers to pay around $10 per month to read content that is usually paywalled, but Apple's proposed 50% revenue split with publishers has not gone over well, according to the Journal

Hackers Have Just Put 620 Million Accounts Up For Sale On The Dark Web -- Are You On The List?

[] Close up of hands on keyboard and computer screen with binary numbers.Getty It is only the second month of the year, but it seems 2019 is already making its mark via breaches of collections of customer details The following sites, in order of volume of details compromised, are on the list Don’t sign up to services needlessly and be sure of who you can and can’t trust with your valuable personal information

How much does it cost to get a drivers licence in France.... from scratch?

[] Prices varied between €900 and €1,300 for the obligatory 20 hours of driving practice, depending on department and driving school Driving schools in Paris, Bordeaux, Nice and Marseille have taken to the roads to voice their opposition, saying that the new proposals (which have not yet been made public), would mean an Uberisation of their profession

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

[] This was a bipartisan deal, Senate and House, Republican and Democrat, top negotiator Rep A collapse of the negotiations would have imperiled another upcoming round of budget talks required to prevent steep spending cuts to the Pentagon and domestic agencies

The US national debt just topped $22 trillion for the first time in history

[] Additionally, a Treasury Report estimated the total amount of debt issued during 2018 topped $1.3 trillion the largest issuance of new debt since 2010 So if public indebtedness climbs with no effect on inflation, as seems to be the current case given the tame inflation levels in the US, the debt load is not posing a substantial threat to the economy

National debt tops $22 trillion for the first time as experts warn of ripple effects

[] The higher rates can ripple through the economy, nudging up rates for mortgages, corporate bonds and other types of consumer and business loans The fiscal recklessness over the past years has been shocking, with few willing to step up with a real plan, they said We need responsible leadership to fix the debt, not a worsening of partisanship

'Bad' border deal welcomed by 'Swamp', but Trump seems unconcerned

[] Before, there was nothing here but a chain link fence On January 25, Trump accepted the proposal by Democrats and Republicans to temporarily reopen the government until a committee could come up with a compromise acceptable to both sides Share it with a friend! Trends: Donald Trump newsUS Congress newsUS government shutdownUS-Mexico border news

Spurned ex stabbed beauty salon worker to death after chilling text

[] A spurned ex-boyfriend stabbed a beauty salon worker to death in front of customers and colleagues minutes after sending a chilling 'warned you all' text Friends speak about they recognised him from the Cheltenham school he went to, but nobody knew the extent of what he was capable of

Meghan Markle dazzles with baby bump on display in figure-hugging dress for theatre night

[] Meghan Markle stepped out with Prince Harry for a performance in London's Natural History Museum (Image: GETTY) Prince Harry was also given the honour of Commonwealth Youth Ambassador last year by the Queen, while Meghan was bestowed the patronage of the Association of Commonwealth Universities by the monarch last month

Beaming Meghan Markle seen for first time since explosive letter row as she joins Prince Harry for posh gala night

[] THE Duchess of Sussex has been seen out in public for the first time since an explosive family feud broke out after her father released a private letter she had sent It has been shared around the world and the 74-year-old is said to be prepared to release more of the bombshell letter

El Chapo faces life in prison after jury reaches guilty verdict

[] Prior to his final capture in 2016, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel escaped maximum security prison in Mexico twice That’s why, in an era of political lies and Brexit bias, more readers are turning to an independent source Please support us and enjoy extra exclusives, events, ebooks – all with no ads

Trump dislikes congressional deal but does not expect shutdown

[] Funding for the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department and a host of other agencies is due to expire on Friday under the stopgap spending measure passed last month by Congress to end the longest federal shutdown in U.S. history He said Mexico would pay for the wall, but Mexican officials repeatedly rejected that Democrats have called the project expensive, ineffective and immoral Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles

Newsom expected to take aim at Trump, propose ambitious homeless effort in first State of the State address

[] We are not interested in participating in this political theater He announced a goal to ensure that parents of newborns or newly adopted babies receive six months of paid leave, and he vowed to wrest control of the state's Juvenile Justice Division away from corrections officials and have to run by government health and human services providers

Follow live updates as the jury reaches a verdict in trial of El Chapo

[] More than 50 witnesses testified during the 11-week trial, including 14 former associates of Guzman who had agreed to cooperate with U.S. prosecutors That’s why, in an era of political lies and Brexit bias, more readers are turning to an independent source Please support us and enjoy extra exclusives, events, ebooks – all with no ads

U.S. Jury Convicts Mexico Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ After Three-Month Trial

[] Kilos of cocaine were driven across the border in cargo trucks, hidden inside jalapeño cans and shoeboxes The prison is home to the country’s most dangerous or escape-prone defendants, including Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and 1993 World Trade Center bombing mastermind Ramzi Yousef

'Test of democracy': Catalan leaders on trial amid political turmoil for Spanish government

[] Catalan Republic🎗 (@CatalanNation) February 11, 2019 Ex-Catalonia chief Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Spain, calls the trial a test of Spanish democracy and independence of its judiciary Trends: Catalonia independence news Spain news

Sudan protest hub: Khartoum varsity profs arrested for attempted rally

[] Sudan protest updates: December 2018 – February 1, 2019 Security forces arrested 14 professors who were gathering to protest outside Khartoum University on Tuesday, witnesses said, as anti-government demonstrations neared the end of their eighth week

Vladimir II Freed Russia From Jewish Oppression in 1113, Banned Usury Crippling the Nation, Founded a Christian Empire

[] They quickly became unpopular, but Svyatopolk's police protected them diligently Chelyabinsk Society, 2004 Russian legislation X-XX centuries Reprinted Online at the Journal of Alexander Nevsky Froyanov, I Reprinted Online at the Journal of Alexander Nevsky

Catalan separatists go on trial in Spain

[] He also questioned why the European Union was more concerned by what is going on for example in Venezuela than what is happening in Madrid today Supporters of the defendants, who face up to 25 years in jail if convicted, say they are political prisoners Inside Story How will Spain deal with Catalonia separatist campaign

How Racial Bias Has Shaped the Opioid Epidemic

[] In white and wealthy Beverly Hills, for example, 27 percent of adults on average were prescribed benzodiazepines each year during the time period studied, compared with 5 percent of adults in the predominantly Latino and black Watts neighborhood A Rebirth Behind Bars View All 15 Images

Michael Schumacher SILENCE BROKEN: Major update as manager opens up on F1 star's health

[] The F1 legend’s life was turned upside down when he was severely injured in a skiing accident in December 2013 She said: That was something that was really important to him He knew that he was demanding, but he felt like at least he wanted to reward them in a way (Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg)

'Election No Be War': U.S. tells Nigerians

[] It would appear that these envoys seem to have discredited the election before it has even taken place A British colony until 1960, Nigeria is an ally of both countries which are home to large Nigerian diaspora communities ALSO READ: How diverse is the list of Nigeria’s presidential candidates

Bill Gates says tax policies like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s are ‘missing the picture’

[] That’s a clear reference to new members of Congress like Rep Certainly, the idea of government being more effective in terms of how it runs education or social programs, there’s a lot of opportunity for improvement there The Vergecast The flagship podcast of The Verge..

Maduro condemns 'extremist' Trump

[] When asked, in response to his Ku Klux Klan comment, if he believed Mr Trump was a white supremacist, Mr Maduro said: He is, publicly and openly.. Mr Maduro - who still has the support of Russia and China and, crucially, of the Venezuelan army - said he did not see the need for early presidential elections

'Civilians killed' as US-backed forces push to defeat ISIL

[] He also said there were dozens of SDF hostages held by ISIL They're allowed to go outside while we're locked inside … I just hope to keep my children alive because my husband died in an airstrike, she said ISIL still retains a presence in Syria's vast Badia desert and has claimed a series of deadly attacks by sleeper cells in SDF-held areas

Gordon Banks, England's 1966 World Cup winning goalkeeper, dies aged 81

[] A statement released by his family via one of his former clubs Stoke City said: It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him

Australian govt loses vote on blocking asylum seekers' treatment

[] At least five people have committed suicide on Nauru since 2013 Seven have died on Manus during the same period, but several more have attempted suicide Notably, the coroner found that the death of young man, Hamid Khazaei, was caused by medical failure and delays MSF doctors kicked off Nauru detail refugees' ‘despair’

North Korea agrees to IAEA-led inspections: source

[] Chief U.S. nuclear negotiator Stephen Biegun said recently the United States policy toward North Korea remains on final, fully verified denuclearization That gives Trump time to pitch the idea in 2020 that he needs another term to finish it, and that only he can do this, analysts at political consultancy Eurasia Group said in a recent note

Morrison government fights for its political life in high-stakes constitutional battle over refugee bill

[] 5.34pm Government stakes its future on constitutional argument Good afternoon, If you have just joined us we are beginning our live coverage of events unfolding in Parliament The government has taken a huge gamble and declared advice it has received from the Solicitor-General shows proposed medical evacuations for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru would be unconstitutional David Crowe reports  Most Viewed in Politics Loading

Beto O'Rourke Positions Himself As Direct Challenger To Trump: ‘Walls End Lives’

[] The size of the crowds at the dual rallies symbolized a wider schism between the values of two social movements that will likely define the politics of 2020 ― one fixated on security that views the border as a threat and an alternate view that champions openness

Trump orders US agencies to turbocharge AI research and ensure American dominance

[] Alarm over a looming machine takeover has been sounded by Alibaba's Jack Ma, who has warned that the race for AI dominance could stir up a third world war The sentiment was echoed by Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who said that an AI revolution is a fundamental risk to the existence of human civilization Share it with a friend! Trends: Robots newsUS news

Donald Trump says border wall will be built no matter what deal Congress makes

[] SEE ALSO: Trump road-tests 2020 campaign lines at El Paso rally That was a response to Democrats‘ proposal over the weekend to limit the number of illegal immigrants detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to just 34,000, with only 16,500 of them coming from ICE’s own interior arrests

'A victory!': Joy as freed footballer set for Australia return

[] We are grateful to the Thai government and thank them for the way they have engaged with us to enable Hakeem to return to Australia I can't wait to take him to the Twelve Apostles, Yassin said, referring to one of Australia's most famous natural wonders

Government shutdown: Lawmakers reach agreement 'in principle' to avoid shutdown as Friday deadline looms

[] Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., confer before a lawmakers' meeting on Homeland Security appropriations last month Democrats said ICE routinely detains more immigrants than it needs to, imprisoning those who don’t have criminal backgrounds and pose no threat to national or domestic security

Deal reached to avert US new shutdown

[] Deal reached to avert US new shutdown Democrats and Republicans reach agreement in principle to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts

Beto O'Rourke, Trump Set For Clash In El Paso

[] Some 74 percent of voters in El Paso County cast ballots for O’Rourke in a midterm election that saw a surge of turnout His impasse with Congress over the funding led to the recent 35-day partial government shutdown and could trigger another shutdown O’Rourke, El Paso officials and community leaders will try to present the city as they know it

Potential Landing Spots, Offers After Antonio Brown Requests a Trade

[] Potential Landing Spots, Offers After Antonio Brown Requests a Trade 0 of 7 Joe Sargent/Getty Images Tuesday produced more signs that the Pittsburgh Steelers and superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown are headed toward a 2019 divorce But bringing in Brown would help to boost interest in a team that hasn't won a playoff game since the 1995 postseason

2019 NBA draft big board 4.0: Top 80 prospects

[] NBA front office NBA Draft Big Board 4.0: Ja Morant Takes Over No. 2 Spot, Zion Williamson Remains on Top Quickly As conference tournaments near and March Madness edges closer, The Crossover's Front Office reveals its updated big board and analysis for the top 80 prospects Ty Jerome, G, Virginia | Junior Height: 6’5 | Weight: 195 | Age: 21 | Last Rank: 41 Although Jerome isn’t exactly an eye-test player, he has legit size and does a little bit of everything on the perimeter

Ranking the NFL’s neediest teams ahead of free agency

[] JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 2018 RECORD: 5–11 | PRIMARY NEED: RECEIVING TIGHT END | CAP SPACE: MINUS-$4.3 MILLION Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo uses the tight end both to unbalance his formations, forcing the defense to show its hand, and to flood the field with three receiversone deep, one short and one intermediate

Rob Parker: Kyler Murray is making a ‘colossal mistake’ choosing the NFL over baseball (VIDEO)

[] Rob Parker: Kyler Murray is making a ‘colossal mistake’ choosing the NFL over baseball Video Details Baseball Hall of Fame voter Rob Parker discusses Kyler Murray choosing the NFL over the MLB Despite Parker believing Murray is talented to play either sport, hear why he thinks baseball would be the better long-term option

How the NBA Got Its Handles

[] James Harden, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, Chris Paulthe list goes on AND1, which had established its own authentic version of basketball, was, on some level, tailor-made for reality television It might be some grainy footageyou gotta convert the VHS to DVD, then convert it on the computer

Cris Carter strongly believes Kyler Murray will be a starting quarterback his first year in the NFL (VIDEO)

[] Cris Carter strongly believes Kyler Murray will be a starting quarterback his first year in the NFL Video Details Cris Carter thinks Kyler Murray will be successful in his first season in the NFL and become a starting quarterback Hear why Carter thinks Kyler is special and be a top 10 pick in the draft

Why Browns were vague at Kareem Hunt presser

[] While the February incident was not a case of intimate-partner violence (Hunt and the woman had never met before that night), experts in domestic violence and violence against women do not advocate for zero tolerance policies But couldn’t an NFL team wait for that to happen, rather than signing him first and hoping that it does

England captain Joe Root calls out West Indies bowler after 'homophobic abuse'

[] 10 Joe Root was quick to shut down Shannon Gabriel's slur 10 Joe Root was involved in a war of words with the West Indies bowler 10 Joe Root married wife Carrie in December PA:Press Association 10 Root and wife Carrie have a two-year-old son called Alfred 10 Joe Root hit back at Shannon's 'homophobic jibes' PA:Press Association 10 Joe Root and Carrie had been dating for around two years before he asked her to marry him Instagram 10 The pair married in Joe Root's hometown of Sheffield Getty Images - Getty 10 Shannon Gabriel is ushered away from Joe Root following a verbal exchange Getty Images - Getty 10 Tempers threatened to boil over in St Lucia AP:Associated Press 10 Shannon Gabriel has been caught up in a homophobic row I think it should stay on the field

Teen swimming champ Rikako Ikee reveals she has leukemia

[] Her message read: Dear those who have encouraged me and people concerned However, leukemia is a disease that can be completely cured with sufficient treatment The Japan Swimming Federation is scheduled to hold an urgent news conference from 4 p.m. on Feb. 12

Video: Russell Westbrook Breaks NBA Record with 10th Straight Triple-Double

[] @RussWest44 As a result, the 2017 MVP moved ahead of Wilt Chamberlain for the most triple-doubles in a row, per ESPN Stats & Info: ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo No one has recorded more consecutive triple-doubles in NBA history than Russell Westbrook.h/t @EliasSports Westbrook finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists against Portland This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available Get the best sports content from the web and social in the  new B/R app

Is Kareem Hunt worth the compromised image for the Browns?

[] The coaching staff saw him as an ideal movable piecehe plays deep, underneath, at nickel linebacker, and man up tight ends and backsfor a defense that demands its safeties do multiple things But it makes sense both will take their time to make a decision

Stocks in Asia poised for gains on positive US-China trade sentiment

[] In overnight markets stateside, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 372.65 points to close at 25,425.76 while the S&P 500 ended its trading day above its 200-day moving average a closely watched level by traders for the first time since Dec. 3 Trump softened his stance on the trade battle with China, saying he's open to letting the deadline slide, but would prefer not to The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7099 after rising from lows below $0.707 in the previous session

4 charts that show why a stock-market rally has taken hold on Wall Street in February

[] Small-cap surge The index of small-capitalization stocks, the Russell 2000 index RUT, +1.27% , has been surging since a noted Dec. 24 low, outperforming the three other main stock-market benchmarks, according to Frank Cappelleri, a sales trader and technical analyst at Instinet

Trump criticizes bipartisan border deal to avert another government shutdown

[] At a rally in El Paso on Monday night, Trump told a crowd of supporters that he was briefed on the conference committee’s progress as he was walking onstage Funding lapses would go beyond the Homeland Security Department to hit a number of other federal agencies, including the Housing and Urban Development, Treasury, Agriculture and Interior departments, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Internal Revenue Service, which is processing tax returns for millions of Americans

US and EU close to agreeing to new sanctions on Russia

[] This is waiting in the wings, said one of the diplomats, citing internal documents The fresh move to check what is seen in western capitals as a persistent campaign of malign behaviour by Russia, would be jointly applied by the US and the EU, diplomats said

What would happen if Facebook was turned off?

[] It is possible that a user might not want to go without a service used by 2.3bn others, but also that the world would be better off if the service did not exist at all In that case, a sunnier social-network ecology might be achievableif only the citizens of Facebook could be nudged to seek something better

Bill Gates suggests Ocasio-Cortez's tax plan a 'misfocus'

[] Gates added that the country’s richest people often don’t pay the highest rate because their wealth doesn’t always show up as income, it can be in the value of their stock, for example He has said, despite the fact that he has paid more in taxes than most, that he should be paying more

Nissan cuts outlook and books Ghosn charges

[] Nissan’s operating margin is expected to fall to 3.9 percent from the prior projection of 4.5 percent The amount of salary expense for Ghosn reflects what the company sees as compensation that was promised, but not yet paid Prosecutors have charged the former chairman with failing to report this amount in eight years of Nissan financial reports

It's tax season and you didn't get your W-2. Now what?

[] Why your tax refunds could be smaller this year Geltrude & Company founder Dan Geltrude explains why this year’s tax refund payouts are of a lesser amount this year The agency notes you will need to be able to give them the following information: name, address, Social Security number, phone number, employer’s name, employer’s address and employer’s phone number

Saudi Arabia goes on the hunt for global oil and gas

[] If I have investors from New York or London or Tokyo that are investing in Saudi Aramco they want Saudi Aramco to be competing with the world’s best international oil companies, he said Crude is now hovering near $60 a barrel, while Saudi Arabia’s budget requires levels closer to $80

U.S. stock futures climb as lawmakers reach tentative shutdown deal

[] Trade negotiations entered a second day Tuesday in Beijing, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are due to arrive Thursday for more high-level discussions We Want to Hear from You Join the conversation Comment

European markets seen higher as US-China trade talks continue

[] The FTSE 100 is seen up by 13 points at 7,142; the DAX 30 is set to start higher by 56 points at 11,070; and the CAC 40 in Paris is seen higher by 26 points at 5,040; according to IG Prime Minister Theresa May will update lawmakers on the latest Brexit developments Also on Tuesday, the OPEC will publish its oil market report and the Riksbank is due to have a monetary policy meeting

South Korean economy suffers slowdown: KDI

[] This photo provided by Samsung Electronics shows the firm's semiconductor manufacturing center in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province Retail sales gained 3 percent in December, accelerating from the previous month's 1 percent rise The KDI said facility investment receded further as transport equipment partially improved

How bad is China's economic slump? It's impossible to tell

[] Chinese consumers feeling the squeeze Investors are scrutinizing the economy for signs of weakness, which have so far included declining industrial profits and falling exports Serenitie Wang, Julia Horowitz, Lily Lee and Eduardo Baptista contributed to this report

South Korea's inflation without government controlled prices reaches 2 percent in 2018

[] It also lagged far behind the inflation target of 2 percent set by the Bank of Korea (BOK) The South Korean government manages the prices of some 40 key items, including public utilities, train travel, medical treatment and mobile phone usage, as part of its plans to offer public goods at reasonable prices The government has kept the public utility bills and public transportation rates nearly unchanged for recent years

This Picture Of Reese Witherspoon Leaving Jennifer Aniston's Birthday Party Will Make You Say "Me AF"

[] In case you didn't know, yesterday marked the Queen's birthday One of the many not-at-all famous celebs in attendance was, of course, Reese Witherspoon, one of Jen's BFFs I have incredible visions of her and Jennifer doing the bend and snap on the dance floor Hope you're OK now, Reese! 💖 Post comment Sign in to comment

Cardi B Deactivated Her Instagram Account After Criticism Over Her Historic Grammys Win

[] This is overly deserved, the album was front-to-back hits, Chance wrote The rapper’s Twitter account is still active, but she hasn’t sent out a tweet since Monday afternoon Representatives for Cardi didn’t immediately respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment

Chrissy Teigen Asked People For Embarrassing Stories And It's Twitter At Its Best

[] On Sunday, Chrissy Teigen asked people to share the time they were the most embarrassed 09:13 PM - 10 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 6 bensley mortimer @benarmishaw @chrissyteigen I was server at a restaurant and I was taking payment from a table

Chuck E Cheese's Says All Its Pizzas Are Made Fresh After Shane Dawson "Conspiracy" Video

[] Dawson is a very popular YouTube creator with 20 million subscribers While there, she served as a hostess, cashier, bouncer, and trainer It warps and depending on the amount of cheese or toppings there is variation in the size and shape, hence why the slices aren’t always the same length

The Guy Who Plays David's Boyfriend On "Schitt's Creek" Was The Voice Of Franklin The Turtle

[] Yes, *the* Franklin Turtle with a six-pack! By the way, Franklin Turtle is Franklin Turtle the Turtle View this video on YouTube That's all!!! Tap to play GIF Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Justin Bieber Is 'Receiving Treatment' for Depression — but It Has 'Nothing to Do' with Wife Hailey: Source

[] Justin Bieber is going through a bit of a rough patch right now, but he’s getting the help he needs, sources tell PEOPLE The insider also tells PEOPLE that growing up, Justin felt a lot of pressure to succeed from his parents, father Jeremy Bieber and mother Pattie Mallette

Nicki Minaj Wants To Expose A Grammys Producer After Claiming She Was "Bullied Into Staying Quiet"

[] Ariana found herself in drama with the Recording Academy after a dispute about which song she would perform on the night He continued: If there's people who have regular jobs who are coming out in the rain, in the snow, spending their hard earned money to buy tickets to come to your shows, you don't need this right here, I promise you BuzzFeed has reached out to reps of Nicki Minaj and the Grammys for comment

Kim Kardashian Got Super Real About Psoriasis On Instagram And Fans Are Sharing Remedies

[] And then she shared a snap of the psoriasis covering her leg, alongside a sarcastic caption: Sexy And at around this point, Kim decided to make a joke of the whole thing, sharing this photo of brown splotches covering her face with the caption: Psoriasis is the shits Hopefully something works Keeks! Tap to play GIF

Reality of life on Universal Credit as couple forced to catch rabbits to eat

[] The government chose Hartlepool as one of the first areas for the roll-out of Universal Credit Read More Mirror on the Street - investigation into homelessness Voice of the Mirror: How to solve this How to help a homeless person in cold Universal Credit causes rough sleeping Kevin Maguire: I helped in a shelter Builder with broken back made homeless Woman lost unborn baby to the cold Flesh eating bugs and despair Premier League star who lived on streets

Katy Perry Has Apologised After People Said Her Shoe Designs Resembled Blackface

[] We have immediately removed them from Katy Perry Collections 12:25 PM - 12 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Kwame Opam @kwameopam It’s is all of FEBRUARY ELEVENTH and I feel like I’ve seen five years worth of blackface scandals 07:58 PM - 11 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite A representative for Katy Perry has been contacted for further comment

The Green New Deal: Take White People's Money and Give It to Minorities

[] The GND is essentially a national version of the Paris Climate Accord, which dictated that wealthy White countries (especially the U.S.) pay for the development of nonwhite countries as reparations for allegedly ruining the climate through industrialization This is the reason that every social institution in America is a failure White America’s representatives are leaving them to fend for themselves

17 Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up How Hard It Is To Be An Adult

[] Brit Bennett @britrbennett Adult culture is just walking around constantly astounded by how much everything costs 06:39 PM - 02 Aug 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 2 Ric @PrettyRicc Remember when you were little and you'd fall on the trampoline and everyone would keep jumping so you couldn't get back up

France vows firm response to wave of anti-Semitic vandalism

[] READ ALSO: Outrage in France over swastika graffiti as anti-Semitic acts surge by 74 percent File photo: AFP Last weekend, an anti-discrimination advocate revealed a graffiti saying Macron Jews' Bitch, in English, on a garage door in the centre of Paris, and the phrase Jewish pig scrawled on a wall in the city's northern 18th district

The Industrial Age Is Ending, Low-Tech Neo-Feudalism Will Replace It - No Fossil Fuels, No ‘Green’ Energy

[] The author is a prominent American social critic, blogger, and podcaster, and one of our all-time favorite pessimists Nobody had ever seen anything like this industry before, or had to figure out some way to deal with it, and it was such an enormous force in everyday life thereafter that it shattered human relationships with nature and the planet nature rode in on

Chris Pratt Has Responded After Ellen Page Criticised Him For Supporting An "Anti LGBTQ" Church

[] Sending love to all 07:11 PM - 09 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite When somebody tried to defend Chris, calling Ellen's approach a threat to religious freedom, she clapped back about how damaging conversion therapy and anti LGBTQ rhetoric can be

Have 4 Babies, Pay No Income Tax FOR LIFE! - Hungarian PM Viktor Orban

[] It is perhaps fair to say Hungary is now experimenting with Goulash democracy, where voters accede to Orban’s consolidation of power and are in turn sheltered from the storms of the free market capitalism by high living standards and generous state support

McDonald's adds doughnuts to breakfast menu; Toys 'R' Us wants to make comeback under new name

[] Live McDonald's adds doughnuts to breakfast menu; Toys 'R' Us wants to make comeback under new name For video troubleshooting and help click here

President Starts a War? Congress Yawns. Threatens to End One? Condemnation!

[] Similarly, US intervention in Syria beginning under the Obama Administration contributed to the growth of terrorist groups in that country Congress has the Constitutional responsibility and obligation to declare war, but this has been ignored for decades But if a president dares seek to end a war suddenly the sleeping Congressional giant awakens!

Here's How Pinterest's Insanely Popular Low-Carb Recipes Turned Out

[] If you're trying out a lower-carb lifestyle, then you've probably experienced cravings for your usual carb-laden dishes THE RESULTS: Because of the lengthy baking time, this recipe probably wouldn't be my go-to weeknight meal If anyone has cauliflower-drying hacks, please message me

French schools get set for new round of education reforms

[] Critics fear this could curtail freedom of expression however the government responded to this critique by adding that this duty would apply in the context of a current law that guarantees civil servants freedom of opinion The bill also aims to increase the number of international state schools and allowing assistants who are training to be teachers to teach some classes

21 Times Serena Williams Was The Most Badass Person On The Planet

[] When she clarified that she would never cheat after Janković complained Serena was breaking the rules by not playing at the server's pace: Playing at a server's pace is basically not pulling a fast one when the opponent isn't ready And finally, when she perfectly summed up what it means to be and play against Serena Williams: Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Key Macron aide quits as French president shuffles staff

[] But his powers have been increasingly questioned in recent months, firstly over the handling of a scandal involving Macron's former bodyguard which erupted in July, and later the yellow vest protests which began in November The government organised the debate to defuse the yellow vest protests which began over fuel prices but snowballed into a wide and violent challenge to Macron's pro-business tax policies and governing style

These Reimagined Disney Princesses Based On Their First Concept Art Will Make You Say, "Oh, Woooow"

[] Well, illustrator and graphic designer Carlos García Romo has imagined just that He continued: It’s a project that I want to keep working on To see more of Romo's beautiful work be sure to follow him on Instagram! Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

19 Dog Tweets That I Guarantee Will Brighten Your Day

[] 10:06 PM - 10 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite 11 beth phelan @beth_phelan THE PHOTO MY SISTER JUST SENT ME OF HER GREAT DANE AND THE NEW PUPPY THEY JUST GOT sarah berg @sarah_berg16 maggie got a growth removed today and this is what my dad sent me🍸 03:22 PM - 24 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Post comment Sign in to comment

The Migrant Invasion of Europe, Dawn of the New Multicultural Dystopia

[] For yet more on the concerted effort to funnel a whole new generation of Third-World immigrants into Western countries, check out this  groundbreaking exposé   by Andrew Joyce tracing the hidden Jewish hand in starting the ball rolling as early as 1948, the same year international Jewry managed to found their apartheid, ethnic-cleansing state on the ruins of Palestine

16 Nigerian Recipes Everyone Needs To Try

[] Consisting of delicious stews, starchy vegetables, and aromatic spices all around, Nigerian cuisine is home to some of the tastiest savory flavors in the world Egusi is satisfying on its own, or with a side of fufu (like pounded yam), and comprises infinite layers of savory flavor that will greet your insides like a warm hug

Outrage in France over swastika graffiti as anti-Semitic acts surge by 74 percent

[] A former justice minister, Veil was a hugely respected figure whose death in 2017 caused a national outpouring of emotion In 2011, an Islamist gunman shot dead a rabbi and three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse and in 2015 an extremist claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group killed four people at a kosher supermarket in Paris

Moscow's Rideshare Business is Booming

[] This is little surprise as Moscow is Europe's largest city with over 13 million people Reportedly Moscow authorities plan to introduce special accreditation for carpooling platforms, set a ceiling for ride costs, only allow non-cash transactions, only allow drivers with experience of more than 3 years and without a criminal record or driving fines to register on the platforms, as well as introducing a mandatory medical check-up for drivers that accept over 20 carpooling rides per year

30 Tumblr Posts That Will Actually Make You Laugh Out Loud

[] We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which Tumblr posts always make them laugh This confusing photo: savannahs41 3 This new animal breed: altheah47fc 4 This accurate rebuttal: claireb48 5 This updated Christmas story: anaandthor 17

China-Russia Rapprochement is Still Firing on all Cylinders

[] It’s curious that references to a major Asian power can be found in Bible prophecies that foretell in Revelation 16:12 that the kings of the east must come Moreover, China has recently become Russia’s weapons industry’s biggest and most reliable customer

Brian Moore's Full Contact, with Scott Quinnell: 'If England carry on the way they are then they will cause problems for any side'

[] Up to Scotland who blamed the referee on the day but really only had themselves to look to for not providing more of a competitive match for Ireland We also speak with referee Nigel Owens on the laws pertaining to advantage and penalty tries, plus a word with Maggie Alphonsi on the Women's Six Nations Subscribe to Full Contact:

Mass Ideological Confusion: European Rightists Compare Globalist Establishment to Nazi Regime

[] One authority, one law, one ‘gun’ was the organisational principal of the nation-state (rather than the overlaid call of an ‘empire’ of confused sovereignties and spiritual allegiances that had preceded it) But, while this is a truism, its incessant repetition by Brussels functionaries and political powerbrokers, such as Angela Merkel and Schäuble himself, is intended to convert it surreptitiously into a very different notion: no voters in any country can empower their government to oppose Brussels

Beijing embraces post-holiday snow

[] Policemen direct traffic in the snow in Beijing on Feb 12, 2019 [Photo by Feng Yongbin/] 1 2 3 4 5 Next   >>| 1/5 Next

Spring Festival: Mobile internet opens new window

[] Besides the traditional celebrations such as family reunion dinners, sending red envelopes and paying a New Year call, new traditions such as collecting five fu, which means good fortune, on payment platform Alipay to win cash rewards, giving and grabbing digital red envelopes on instant messaging app WeChat, and doing special purchases for the holiday online are taking roots

Rachel Weisz Was Asked About ~Getting Intimate~ With Olivia Colman And Her Response Made Me Scream

[] So, Rachel Weisz was just awarded the BAFTA for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in The Favourite During the winners' conference backstage at the BAFTAs, someone asked Rachel a question about what it was like ~getting intimate~ with Olivia

Snowfall welcomes art hopefuls in Beijing

[] Students line up for an admission test at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing on Feb 12, 2019, a day when the city has seen a light snowfall [Photo by Wang Zhuangfei/] 1 2 3 4 5 Next   >>| 1/5 Next

I, A 27-Year-Old Single Woman, Am Using Bumble For The First Time

[] It's midnight and my wrist is starting to hurt, I should go to sleep Oh, and burnt coffee beans release a cancerous chemical so that's kind of dangerous anyway dating is FUNNNNNN 05:49 PM - 07 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Aerial views of returning travelers in Hunan

[] An aerial photo shows vehicles moving slowly on Aizhai Bridge, a suspension bridge on the Baotou-Maoming Expressway in Jishou city, Hunan province on Feb 10, 2019 Traffic was heavy in most parts of China on Sunday due to return trips home as people wrapped up the week-long Spring Festival holiday

The Disney Parks Mom Panel Knows Disney Better Than Anyone And They're Telling Their Secrets

[] You should really download the My Disney experience app to your phone The convenience of having the My Disney Experience mobile app loaded on your mobile phone is immeasurable Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Farran From "Russian Doll" Is So Hot It Threw Me For A Loop

[] #RussianDoll 08:43 PM - 01 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Joel...יןאל @joelscribes Also...the bodega cashier.. #RussianDoll 08:55 PM - 02 Feb 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite This talented man is a whole meal, so please join me while I find every possible photo and video to share with you and the rest of the world Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

World's top 5 smartphone makers by 2018 Q4 shipments

[] The world's smartphone vendors shipped a total of 375.4 million units during the fourth quarter of 2018, down 4.9 percent year-on-year and declining for the fifth consecutive quarter according to a report released by the International Data Corporation IDC predicted the smartphone market is more likely to decline this year, with continuingly challenging market conditions

17 Coffee Shops And Restaurants That Are Straight-Up Living In 3019

[] And the menu at this ~fancy-looking~ restaurant has a built-in flashlight so you don't have to use your phone or a candle to see the menu: 10 And finally, the menu at this Japanese restaurant is basically Sushi 101: Top trending videos Watch more BuzzFeed Video Post comment Sign in to comment

Tim Cook-backed shower startup Nebia shows off a warmer, water-saving shower head

[] I’m not in the habit of getting naked during meetings at startup offices, but this time it felt appropriate In practice, this means that the distance the water can travel from the shower head before getting chilly is a much shorter journey than your current shower

Google expands partnership with Founder Gym to support underrepresented founders

[] We are deeply committed to supporting the growth and success of underrepresented founders, Google for Startups VP Lisa Gevelber said in a statement There is no doubt in my mind, this partnership will help us achieve our mission of developing the next generation of great innovators and leaders

Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market share needle

[] Clearly buying Red Hat was about a hybrid cloud play, and if IBM is serious about that approach, and for $34 billion, it had better be, it would have to walk the walk, not just talk the talk The cloud continues to grow in leaps and bounds, but it’s still AWS’s world

Medical database privacy

[] Tehilla Shwartz AltshulerContributor Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler is a Senior Fellow and head of the Democracy in the Information Age Project at The Israel Democracy Institute’s As the trail of digital crumbs we leave behind grows longer, the ability to re-identify anonymous data sets increases

Introducing our membership program, Extra Crunch

[] Extra Crunch membership offers exclusive access to analysis of successful startups, resources on company building, lists of verified experts in key services, enhanced reader tools, conference calls and more Become a member today to help us support builders like you

IBM AI fails to beat human debating champion

[] Then, in 2011, its Watson supercomputer trounced two record-winning Jeopardy! contestants This requires the careful use of language, emotions, rhetoric, and examples Video Presenter: Michael Morris Script: Nathan Ingraham Script Editor: Terrence O'Brien Camera: Luke Miller Editor: Chris Schodt Producer: Michael Morris

Sixteen percent of U.S. adults own a smartwatch

[] But companies like Fossil and Garmin made some marketshare gains Google, naturally, will be looking to make a larger dent in the market, with its recent purchase of Fossil IP Wear OS’s growth has been pretty flat, but that could change in 2019 with the rumored arrival of the Pixel Watch

Facebook and Google still offer the best value for mobile advertisers (Singular report)

[] It also kept an eye out for ad fraud, apparently deleting a record 15 companies from the rankings because of excessive fraud So yes, Facebook followed by Google topped the list And Twitter did respectably as well, ranking second on iOS for retention Marketing data startup Singular raises $30M

Tesla's VP of global recruiting is leaving the company

[] After 30 years in the talent and tech space, I'm looking forward to traveling the world with my husband and will continue to support the mission and root for Tesla from the sidelines Tesla's biggest non-Musk shareholder just cut its stake in half but the stock is still soaring Everything you need to know about Tesla's new Roadster Get the latest Tesla stock price here

Nissan Kicks proves inexpensive doesn't have to mean boring

[] Inexpensive entry-level vehicles are typically drab affairs They're surprisingly comfortable and ready for road trips to Coachella All products recommended by Engadget were selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company, Verizon Media

DARPA wants smart bandages for wounded warriors

[] A smart bandage would use any signal it can collect optical, biochemical, bioelectronic, or mechanical to monitor the patient and either recommend or automatically adjust treatment It’s all largely theoretical for now, though it seems more than possible that the pieces could come together well ahead of the deadline

Ubisoft and Mozilla team up to develop Clever-Commit, an AI coding assistant

[] Game developer Ubisoft today announced that it has partnered with Mozilla to develop Clever-Commit, an AI-based coding assistant that learns from your code base’s bug and regression data to analyze and flag potential new bugs as new code is committed Now, Mozilla says it will work with Ubisoft by providing programming language expertise in Rust, C++ and Javascript, as well as expertise in C++ code analysis and analysis of bug tracking systems

Report: Voice assistants in use to triple to 8 billion by 2023

[] Instead, it says that voice commerce will grow substantially to reach over $80 billion per year, by 2023 And it doesn’t expect physical purchases to account for the bigger chunk of that $80 billion And this, in turn, will also reduce our screen time This will lead to increased demand for voice-only interactions in the future, the firm says

Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Eero

[] Announcing Extra Crunch Okay, if you’r reading this on the TechCrunch website (as opposed to your inbox), you probably know about Extra Crunch already, but just in case : It’s an additional layer of content, coverage, product and events-based offerings for our most regular and engaged readers

Devialet’s Phantom Reactor turns music into an emotional experience

[] The new Phantom Reactor is a smaller, more effective speaker that packs everything that made Devialet speakers good in the first place The egg-shaped speaker promised no background noise, no saturation and no distortion in a relatively small package But, with Devialet’s speaker, it feels like I’m experiencing the song instead of just listening to the song

Lyft brings on Uber’s former global head of internal audit

[] The battle between Uber and Lyft, which are both expected to go public this year, continues She’ll systematically review Lyft’s operations, examine its risks and ensure the company is set up for success Michelle’s pragmatic and collaborative approach to financial leadership is exactly what we need to position Lyft for future success and grow the business responsibly

Medium buys Bay Area mag The Bold Italic to add to its paywall

[] It needs all the subscribers it can get after pivoting away from ads and laying off 50 employees as well as shuttering two offices in 2017 That’s despite having raised $13Last year it gave some publications whiplash by suddenly terminating its program that let them operate their own paywalls on the Medium platform

No, Tencent isn’t about to burn Reddit down

[] The company suffered a poor end to 2018, in part because the Chinese government decided to freeze new game licenses Tencent can give Reddit unique insight which, for those who use it, can only be a net positive for the future health of Reddit’s business and continued service

Investors are pouring money into Latin America’s logistics and shipping businesses

[] NowPorts is operating from Monterrey and Mexico City and will soon be opening offices in Santiago, and Montevideo, Uruguay And aligning the infrastructure in the region with 21st century standards will create even more opportunities as startups can take advantage of the more modern delivery and distribution tools at their disposal

Startups, demo tables are still available for TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

[] TechCrunch is known for helping startups get to the next level by providing a platform for them to showcase their work at a demo table This event provides an exceptional opportunity to demo your product in front of a very smart, very large and very targeted audience

Amazon is bringing its delivery Lockers to Coachella

[] Lockers eliminate issues around package theft concerns, and work well for customers whose homes are actually shared spaces, like college dorms Bringing the convenience of Amazon Lockers to Coachella will help customers focus on their experience instead of worrying about forgetting something at home or having to carry it in with them

Glide helps you build mobile apps from a spreadsheet without coding

[] So when we started exploring Glide we asked ourselves, can these two forces be combined to create something very valuable to let individuals and businesses build the type of apps that we saw Xamerin customers needed to build, but much more quickly, Siegel said

Two former members of Google’s skunkworks division have launched a biomanufacturing company

[] Biomanufacturing technologies taking modified versions of existing organisms and bending them to the will of humans has moved from the world of science fiction to becoming a new reality We have been able to create this infrastructure that we can scale out

Mode, a collaborative analytics platform focused on empowering data scientists, just landed $23 million in fresh funding

[] Mode does this through an integrated SQL editor, Python, R notebooks, and visualization builder that it says give users the flexibility to choose the level of abstraction they want for a given dataset He says further that Steer embodies the persona of the customer he’s serving The company also plans to expand each of its departments, focusing on its community efforts in particular

Walmart ends delivery partnership with Deliv

[] In Canada, Walmart works with Instacart, which also partners with Walmart’s Sam’s Club in the U.S. Despite the quick expansion, Walmart’s decision to work with third-party courier services instead of bringing delivery operations in-house has led to some problems

Datadog acquires app testing company Madumbo

[] The Madumbo system then watches your site and adapts its check to whatever changes you make We’ve long admired Datadog and its leadership, and are excited to expand the scope of our existing technology by integrating tightly with Datadog’s other offerings

Bill and Melinda Gates revealed their 9 biggest surprises from 2018 in a letter dedicated to Microsoft's late cofounder

[] When those questions are biased, the data is too, she writes They said: Paul was a brilliant man with a wide-ranging mind and a special talent for explaining complicated subjects in a simple way Paul Allen's love for Jimi Hendrix was well documented, and he even built a museum devoted to the rock legend

How the creators of 'Ralph Breaks the Internet’ showed two sides to life online

[] Ralph Breaks the Internet, Disney Warning: May contain light spoilers From the pop-ups to the videos you watch, commerce is a part of.. Six years after the Oscar-winning success of Wreck-It Ralph , its creators delivered a full-blown satire in the shape of its sequel (Talk about subverting gender roles.) If only Ralph would quit holding her back

Huawei doesn’t need nationalism to beat Apple in China

[] Photo by Vlad Savov Huawei’s reputation in the US took a serious battering in 2018, a year bookended by major carriers shelving high-profile phone launches and the arrest of the company’s chief financial officer on fraud charges IDC’s Kaur tells The Verge that its flagship series are considered high-end enough, but [it’s] too early to say they have the ‘aspirational’ status that the iPhones have seen in the good days

InVision acquires design file versioning startup Trunk

[] InVision, the design company valued at $1.9 billion, has today announced the acquisition of Australia-based Trunk In the world of engineering, GitHub has provided a way for developers to keep versions organized developers can track changes, create a separate branch to experiment, and collaborate more easily with other developers by merging branches The Trunk team will be focusing their energy on Studio, InVision’s design tool, which launched about a year ago

Apple needs an iPhone SE 2 now more than ever

[] For most people, the thought of paying $1,000 for any phone is preposterous It was small, had a fingerprint reader, a headphone jack Upgrading the processor and camera would be more than enough A new model should aim a bit lower ($350?) and throw in at least 64GB of storage

Consumer-focused healthcare can save lives by focusing on changing behavior

[] Comparing the immediate efficacy of two algorithms for lifestyle behavior modification on two different populations can happen not just over years or months as a RCT would have to be but over weeks and even days, improving our responses and lifestyles that much faster

Techstars and Starburst Aerospace are launching a space industry accelerator in Los Angeles

[] We are bringing together vital industry leaders, both public and private, who will help entrepreneurs navigate the industry and provide unprecedented commercial support and mentorship Starburst is excited to advise the program to ensure early-stage businesses have the appropriate tools to compete in this emerging marketplace

Sub-brands are the new weapon in China’s smartphone war

[] It also playfully encouraged people to guess how its name is pronounced, as the spelling doesn’t resonate with either Chinese or English speakers I think iQoo is a brand born for the gaming market, the online sales channel, or young consumers, similar to what Honor did to Huawei In 2018, Huawei shored up a 25 percent market share to take the crown

Singapore Using Smart-City Tech to Remove Red Tape | Digital Trends

[] Getting the street cleared when a tree falls across the road These things should be easy to accomplish in a connected city Digital IDs essential Another smart city linchpin is to eliminate the redundancy and frustration for citizens of constantly filling the same information for different departments and needs

BeliMobilGue raises $10M for its used-car sales platform in Indonesia

[] We are a little bit more comfortable [than a bank] to extend their finance because we’re not just using data, we’re sitting on that dealer relationship An investor like Tunas has 25-30 years of experience, so, for us, this partnership is golden We’re quite content with the round and how it played out, he said

Google takes Hire, its G Suite recruitment platform, to its first global markets, UK and Canada

[] The UK was key for another reason, too: it gave Google the chance to tweak the product to comply with GDPR, he said, for future launches Those at the top are not sitting back, either: just yesterday Jobvite (ranked fifth largest ATS tracking platform) announced a funding round of $200 million and three acquisitions

SumUp acquires ‘multi-channel’ e-commerce platform Shoplo

[] However, the full SumUp product suite today encompasses accepting payments on-the-go or online, managing business at the point of sale, invoicing and bookkeeping, third-party integrations of payments, and other services via SDKs and APIs Every decision we make to expand our product suite is made with the consideration and feedback from our 1 million users worldwide

India’s Swiggy goes beyond food to offer product delivery from local stores

[] Swiggy, the Indian food delivery service, has made its much anticipated moved into general deliveries today after it announced its new ‘stores’ product Swiggy co-founder and CEO Sriharsha Majety said in a blog post that the company has long harbored the ambition to expand beyond food

Car rental startup Virtuo picks up €20M Series B

[] We were the first to come into this industry with the fundamental belief that a 100 percent mobile approach is the only way to rebuild and re-think how car rental can be delivered from the ground up… From an operational perspective, by not being tied to bricks and mortar, we are able to launch stations, markets and services at a pace that has not been seen in the industry before

Y Combinator’s latest batch of startups is too big for one Demo Day stage

[] Photo: Max Morse for TechCrunch What’s more notable than the move from Mountain View to San Francisco, is the move from one stage where all the presenting founders shared their pitches, to two stage locations where founders will pitch simultaneously across the two days

Mayor Bill de Blasio says bringing Amazon HQ2 to New York City is “mission critical”

[] It has not leased or bought office space for HQ2 in Long Island City and final approval is not expected from New York state until 2020, so it would relatively easy to pull out of the deal De Blasio defended the offer to the state legislature, saying that the vast majority of the subsidy that Amazon got was standing incentive programs

Google Maps' AR adds navigation hints to the real world

[] It'll do this while you're walking, but after a few moments, it'll prompt you to put your phone down and pay attention to where you're walking The company still wants to work out the kinks and make sure all its Street View data is on par with the real world So until then, we're back to relying on the little blue dot and hoping we're walking in the right direction

Amazon looked to the past to build the future

[] Its HomeKit framework put iOS devices as the central control point for the home These companies offer some of the best products in their respective fields and would compliment the companies currently owned by the big players as they look to offer consumers a the most complete experience

Another fine mesh

[] Amazon’s acquisition of mesh router company Eero is a smart play that adds a number of cards to its hand in the rapidly evolving smart home market Consolidating the two makes for powerful synergies and significant leverage against stubborn competition The following Alexavalanche brought garbage from all corners of the world, and some good stuff too

E-commerce startup Zilingo raises $226M to digitize Asia’s fashion supply chain

[] That could mean retailers seeking wholesale opportunities from Asia or online influencers, such as Instagram personalities, keen to use their presence for e-commerce It’s also an example that the startup journey is not defined since, in some cases, the biggest opportunities aren’t presented immediately

InReach Ventures, the ‘AI-powered’ European VC, closes new €53M fund

[] InReach Ventures, the so-called AI-powered venture capital firm based in London, is announcing the first closing of a new €53 million fund targeting early-stage European technology companies surpassing the original fund target of €50 million, apparently As always, this is more of a people/organisational question, rather than a question simply of the use of technology