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Those digital cameras relegated to your junk drawer? They’re cool again.

“Digital cameras from the aughts are having a moment again, and there’s a growing community online making space for them to shine” writes Martha Tesema for mashable.com. But in 2018, early digital cameras have made their way into the hands of professional photographers.”When I switched from digital to film, I thought I had to have an expensive digital camera,” Ngo told me.To Lee, digicams are “wedged between this ‘analog vs digital’ debate going on in photography right now.”.  Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Pandora stock gains 13% after CEO talks about partnerships, self-serve ad integration

“The programmatic capabilities leverage technology from AdsWizz, a company Pandora recently acquired” writes Emily Bary for marketwatch.com. We had very strong revenue, which was up 12%.” Pandora also announced Tuesday that it was making programmatic ads widely available on its platform, after initially offering them in a limited manner.On the earnings call, Lynch said that 22 million people have used Premium Access, compared with the first quarter, when the company had 13 million. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Trump renews government shutdown threat, says it’s ‘very small price to pay’ for border security

“Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), who leads the panel overseeing Homeland Security funding” reports washingtonpost.com. The House allocated about $5 billion for funding Trump’s border wall and other related barriers along the southern border — an amount the White House has endorsed. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Slowing iPhone sales aren’t hurting Apple’s bottom line

“Apple, which makes about 56 percent of its revenue from the iPhone, has had to deal with slowing sales growth for its biggest product” writes Hayley Tsukayama for washingtonpost.com. Samsung and Apple have countered slowing sales growth by offering more expensive phones, which deliver greater profits.Samsung, Apple’s chief smartphone competitor, cited less-frequent upgrades as a reason its flagship models failed to deliver expected sales in its Monday earnings call.Its mobile unit reported a 22 percent drop in sales revenue to $20.2 billion compared with the same time last year. Source: washingtonpost.com…

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Democrats call to restrict 3-D guns, and Trump joins the chorus, contradicting his administration

“But despite the efforts, some of the plans went online on Friday, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro” writes Deanna Paul for washingtonpost.com. A federal judge has blocked the public availability of blueprints that provide instructions for making guns using 3-D printers, just hours before the documents were expected to be published online.Democrats in the House and Senate also filed legislation that would in effect ban guns constructed from 3-D printed material.The Pennsylvania attorney general also sued Defense Distributed on Sunday, and the company agreed to temporarily block Pennsylvania…

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Facebook uncovers disinformation operation ahead of midterm elections

“One of the most popular pages had links to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), the Kremlin-backed organization of Russian operatives that flooded Facebook with disinformation around the 2016 election, Facebook said” writes Elizabeth Dwoskin for washingtonpost.com. Both Facebook and disinformation operators have become more savvy in the last year, since the company trickled out information about the IRA activity.Facebook publicly named only four of the pages, suggesting that its understanding of the disinformation is still unfolding. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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The Finance 202: China has other weapons with which to punish Trump on trade

“Though the measures would affect all countries, it wouldn’t be surprising if they are used to mainly limit American investment in Chinese firms” writes Tory Newmyer for washingtonpost.com. The Chinese government is getting creative as it hunts for ways to keep pace with the Trump administration in an escalating trade fight.The Washington Post’s Caitlin Dewey: “Trump has committed $12 billion to protect American farmers hurt by his trade war, setting off a political firestorm over trade policy.Bloomberg: “The U.S. can deal with the pain of a trade dispute with China because of the…

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This huge driver of climate change is vastly overlooked

“Most food waste worldwide occurs when food is left in the field” reports washingtonpost.com. No one likes to waste food, and the negative emotions we feel when we do stem from a variety of sources.If food waste were a country, it would come in third after the United States and China in terms of impact on global warming.Wasted food that is composted can be used as a fertilizer on cropland, improving soil health and productivity. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Bryce Harper on Nationals considering trades: ‘Glad I’m still inside this clubhouse’

“As of late Monday night, people familiar with their plans said the Nationals had not ruled out trading Harper” writes Chelsea Janes for washingtonpost.com. One team that spoke to the Nationals late Monday night said the Nationals told it they had multiple deals in the works for multiple players, including Harper.So while trading Harper now makes baseball sense if the Nationals do not think they can sign him anyway, it would also represent a seismic emotional shift in this franchise’s path. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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