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Intel’s PC Risk Is Outweighed by Promise of ‘Internet of Things’ Reward

NEW YORK (TheStreet) —Intel (INTC – Get Report), the world’s largest semiconductor company, will report second-quarter earnings results Wednesday after the closing bell. Despite the projected decline in Intel’s profits, investors should buy this broken stock — not broken company — which pays a solid, 24-cent quarterly dividend that yields 3.1% annually. Slumping PC demand remains a concern for Intel, ... Read More »

The ‘Reddit Revolt’ that led to Ellen Pao’s resignation is bad news for the Internet

  Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao stepped down today, following a week that saw the online community’s users call for her head on a pike after the controversial firing of a well-liked employee. It’s been called the “Reddit Revolt,” and it bodes poorly for the future of the Internet. So far this year, we’ve gone through the hype cycles for ... Read More »

The $100 Million Content Farm That’s Killing the Internet

  The dream of the highbrow internet is dead. This week, the viral aggregator ViralNova was acquired for $100 million dollars. Meanwhile, the Pitchfork spin-off film criticism site The Dissolve ceased operationswith an internet_meaningful blogpost entitled “The End.” The divergence between the missions and lifecycles of these two media projects that both launched in 2013 leave me wondering, “WTF is ... Read More »

Finance ministers’ meeting on Greece: Biggest problem is trust – Scicluna

Re-establishing trust between Greece and its creditors will be the biggest issue on the table at this afternoon’s eurgroup meeting pf finance minister, according to Edward Scicluna. The Finance Minister told the Times of Malta that he did not foresee problems of a technical nature since the cash-for-reforms plan put forward by the Greek government was largely a re-hash of ... Read More »

The Latest: Greece denies report of temporary Grexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest from Greece’s financial crisis (all times local): ___ 7:25 p.m. The Greek government is denying a report that the German finance ministry has proposed a temporary, five-year euro exit for Greece. Theodoros Mihopoulos who heads Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ office, said in a tweet that the report in Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper “is ... Read More »

DOL Proposed Overtime Rules Raise Possibility of Expansion of Computer Professional Exemption

Last week’s announcement by the Department of Labor of proposed changes to its Part 541 overtime exemption rules appropriately focused on the huge increase to the salary test required for exempt employees. Buried within the proposal are some intriguing hints from DOL that could impact employers’ ability to use the Computer Professional exemption. The Computer Professional exemption was added to ... Read More »

5 Common Pitfalls in Non-Profit Marketing

When it comes to increasing donations for your non-profit organization, begging, pleading and coercion are not the answers. In fact these techniques are more likely to turn potential donors away. Here are some solutions to addressing common pitfalls to avoid in online marketing for non-profits. Not Being Social These days, conventional wisdom tells you to have a social media presence. ... Read More »

F1 2015 review

A welcome reboot for the series, F1 2015 can be more thrilling than the sport itself at present – but it’s let down by a dearth of features. What a strange, unsatisfying season it’s been in F1 so far this year. The high drama of last year’s tête-à-tête between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg has been lost as the paddock ... Read More »

How 5 years of burning ambition brought Retro City Rampage to DOS

Brian Provinciano is probably the only developer on the planet who’s planning to release a game for MS-DOS this year. If he has his way, he’ll even be shipping it out on actual floppy disks. “That’s what I’m working on now, and that’s kind of why it hasn’t come out yet,” Provinciano told me earlier this week when I phoned him ... Read More »

Greece-Based Startup Pollfish Scores $2.5M For Mobile Survey Platform

Athens, Greece-based mobile survey platform Pollfish has closed a Series A funding round of $2.5 million. The round was led by Odyssey Investment Partners, PJ Catalyst, Woodside Group and several unnamed angel investors. It brings total funding to $2.8 million since the company was founded in n 2013. Pollfish says the new capital will be used for continued U.S. expansion. ... Read More »