Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

 

For some Californians, it’s bring your dog to work day every day

Dogs are going to work in California, literally, as more and more tech companies are encouraging employees to bring their pups to the office. At Gumgum, founder and CEO Ophir Tanz’s American Eskimo dog greets employees when they arrive at the office. He says allowing dogs at work can boost productivity, relieve stress and improve the working environment. SOUNDBITE: Ophir Tanz, Founder and CEO of GumGum, saying: (English): “I think this could be a high stress, very high paced environment and it just kind of takes the edge off. ForRead More


For some Californians, it’s bring your dog to work day every day

Dogs are going to work in California, literally, as more and more tech companies are encouraging employees to bring their pups to the office. At Gumgum, founder and CEO Ophir Tanz’s American Eskimo dog greets employees when they arrive at the office. He says allowing dogs at work can boost productivity, relieve stress and improve the working environment. SOUNDBITE: Ophir Tanz, Founder and CEO of GumGum, saying: (English): “I think this could be a high stress, very high paced environment and it just kind of takes the edge off. ForRead More


How impressive is the Chromebook Pixel? Very!

I’ve been using a Chromebook Pixel for the past two days and a single phrase comes to mind: blown away. Is it worth $1,299 or more? Take a look to see and then stack it up against your mobile computing needs. Source link


Rachel Weisz premieres "My Cousin Rachel"

Rachel Weisz talks about her latest film, “My Cousin Rachel,” a period drama about a mysterious woman. Rough cut (no reporter narration). Source link


Schiphol airport closed briefly on security threat

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport was closed briefly as police investigated a suspicious situation. Julie Noce reports. Source link


Breakingviews TV: Facebook has the votes

June 7 – The social network’s shareholders overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to study the business risks of fake news. Rob Cyran and Tom Buerkle discuss why the issue remains real for the company. Source link


North Korea fires what appeared to be land-to-ship missiles: South Korea | Reuters

SEOUL North Korea fired what appeared to be multiple land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more sanctions. The launches comes less than a week after the United Nations Security Council passed fresh sanctions on the reclusive state, which said it would continued to pursue its nuclear and weapons program without delay. The projectiles were launched Thursday morning from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan, South Korea’s Office ofRead More


Oil pipeline protester convicted of burglary in Washington state | Reuters

A climate-change activist who disrupted the flow of millions of barrels of crude oil into the United States as part of a coordinated protest of global warming was found guilty of burglary in Washington state on Wednesday. But a Skagit County Superior Court jury deadlocked on a second charge of sabotage against Kenneth Ward, a co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center. “It’s a pretty good outcome, actually,” Ward, 60, told Reuters in an interview shortly after the verdict was read. Still, he vowed to appeal his conviction on the groundsRead More


Ex-FBI head Comey accuses Trump of pressure on Russia probe | Reuters

By Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Former FBI Director James Comey accused U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday of asking him to drop an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn as part of a probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In dramatic written testimony, Comey said Trump told him at a meeting in the White House in February: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.” The testimony from Comey, who was fired by Trump lastRead More


Parts of Amazon’s website appear to be down: Reuters witnesses | Reuters

Parts of Amazon.com Inc’s U.S. home page appeared to be down on Tuesday, Reuters witnesses and users on Twitter reported. When shoppers clicked on various product listings from Amazon’s home page, they were directed to a page with an image of a dog and the text, “Sorry something went wrong on our end.” Company representatives did not immediately return a request for comment. (Reporting By Jeffrey Dastin in San Francisco; Editing by Jonathan Oatis) ‘); $(‘.second-article-divide’).append($(‘.slider.slider-module’)); $(‘.third-article-divide’).append(”); var median = (relatedItemsTotal / 2); var $relatedContentGroupOne = $(‘.related-content.group-one ul’); var $relatedContentGroupTwoRead More