Monthly Archives: March 2016

Central banks ‘running out of time’ to reflate economies: Bill Gross

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bond manager Bill Gross, who runs the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, said central banks are "running out of time" to reflate global economies as their aggressive policies including quantitative easing and low, even negative,...

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Nvidia backs GPU-powered data analytics tool MapD in $10 million round

MapD, a startup with a cloud-based data analytics service powered by a GPU-enabled database, is announcing today a $10 million funding round. Nvidia’s GPU Ventures participated in the round, as did Alphabet’s GV venture capital division, and Verizon Ventures. GPUs (graphics processing units) are not well-known for running databases. But MapD founder and CEO Todd […]










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Valeant seeks lender approval to extend deadline for annual report

(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said it was asking its lenders to extend until May 31 the deadline for it to file its annual report, lessening the chance of a default on its $30 billion debt if it misses the current deadline of Ap...

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Scentbird raises $2.8 million so you can try luxury perfumes before buying them

Scentbird, a startup that lets users try luxury perfumes for a month before they buy them, announced today that it took in a $2.8 million investment. Based in New York, Scentbird charges customers $14.95 a month for an 8 millilitre bottle of the scent of their choice. Carolina Herrera, Bvlgari, and Paco Rabanne are among the 450 designers […]










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Invoca lands $30M to help marketers make sense of 73 billion phone calls

Despite a slight decline over the last four years, research by Deloitte tells us that 75 percent of smartphone users still make phone calls, and BIA/Kelsey estimates that mobile search will generate 73 billion calls to businesses in 2018, up from 30 billion in 2013. So with a solution to help marketers understand why customers […]










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Wall Street plows higher as anxiety falls to seven-month low

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks plowed further into positive territory for 2016 on Wednesday, helped for a second session by comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that eased anxiety about potential interest rate hikes.

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Google Domains moves to a ‘.Google’ domain

The mighty Google has made an ever-so-subtle change to its domain-name buying service Google Domains — it’s now hosted on its very own “.Google” top-level domain (TLD). Anyone visiting “domains.google.com” or “google.com/domains” from now on will be redirected to “domains.google.” The Internet has been opened to countless more TLDs beyond the likes of .com, .net, […]










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Adobe survey: Working for the government is a soul-crushing, empty experience for creatives

They say that life sucks, and then you die. According to a new survey from Adobe, better hope that you don’t get stuck working for the government during that slow, sad arc of your pathetic existence. Adobe reports that 73 percent of “public sector creative professionals” in the U.S. and Canada believe that government is […]










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