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New Skybound Comic ‘Excellence’ Reveals a Magical Secret Society in Turmoil

“This new project centers around a secret society of black magicians working to change the world, one thrown into turmoil by the emergence of an idealistic young magician named Spencer Dales” writes Jesse Schedeen for ign.com. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of black magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others—of higher potential—but never themselves. Source: ign.com

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A detailed history of the important but under-recognized roles women have played in computer coding, from Ada Lovelace through to today

“After the war, as coding jobs spread from the military into the private sector, women remained in the coding vanguard, doing some of the highest-profile work” reports nytimes.com. In a 1957 recruiting pitch in the United States, IBM’s brochure titled “My Fair Ladies” specifically encouraged women to apply for coding jobs. Source: nytimes.com

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The Secret History Of Women In Coding

“After the war, as coding jobs spread from the military into the private sector, women remained in the coding vanguard, doing some of the highest-profile work” reports nytimes.com. In a 1957 recruiting pitch in the United States, IBM’s brochure titled “My Fair Ladies” specifically encouraged women to apply for coding jobs. Source: nytimes.com

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Victoria’s Secret to feature Parisian lingerie brand LIVY at select stores

“Victoria’s Secret will start carrying the French lingerie brand LIVY online and at select stores in the U.S., including the flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York, starting Wednesday” writes Tonya Garcia for marketwatch.com. LB, -1.22% sold its La Senza brand of lingerie and announced that it would shutter the luxury Henri Bendel department store chain. Source: marketwatch.com

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Victoria’s Secret is basically giving things away for free — but it’s not working

“The Victoria’s Secret brand is broken, Jefferies says” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Konik noted in March that American Eagle Outfitters’ Aerie was stealing market share from Victoria’s Secret and its Pink brand.That was below the Wall Street consensus of 1% increase, according to UBS. Thursday’s report shows “the brands are not wanted anymore,” said Jefferies analyst Randal Konik, a long-term bear on Victoria’s Secret and L Brands. Source: businessinsider.com

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