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The 2nd iOS 11 Beta was launched a couple of days ago, aimed at improving upon the first and taking the next step. As such the general consensus is that, the OS is now working a lot smoother than before; […] The post iOS 11 Beta 2 Features And Improvements For iPhone And iPad appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Android’s upcoming version might be dubbed Android Oatmeal Cookie and not Oreo, if the latest rumors are to be believed. The digital store blog Myce spotted a few source code references to “Oc-dev” and “OC-MR1” in the Android O beta, […] The post Will Android O Be Android Oatmeal Cookie Or Android Oreo? appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Facebook and other prominent social media companies have come under fire over their privacy and content filter policies in the aftermath of the U.K. terror attack. Following the criticism, Facebook has come up with an anti-terror program called Online Civil Courage […] The post Facebook Pledges Free Advertisements To Anti-Terror Groups appeared first on ValueWalk.

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YouTube has come up with a solution for those who are not able to watch a 360-degree video on the site because of browser incompatibility or other reasons. With the new technology, dubbed YouTube VR180, Google is looking to capture […] The post YouTube VR180 Cuts 360-Degree Video In Half To Fix VR’s Biggest Problem appeared first on ValueWalk.

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On February 24, 2017, Molly Young got some devastating news. She had breast cancer, at age 29. "When I took that phone call, and I learned that this was just going to completely uproot my whole life, I'd say I spent maybe 10 seconds or so only freaking out about myself and whether or not I would die. And then immediately thought, 'Oh my gosh, what happens if my health insurance goes away?'" Young said. She had just signed up for health insurance at the beginning of this year on one of the health care exchanges created through the Affordable Care Act. While her insurance covered most of her health care expenses, when she's finished with chemotherapy this fall, she will start radiation therapy, which could be a big out-of-pocket expense since no one in her network provides the treatment. So two of Young's friends decided to lend a hand. They started two crowdfunding campaigns on GoFundMe to help raise a financial cushion for her. The money raised has been "an enormous emotional relief," Young said. It "has been a really great way to have some peace of mind knowing that this is not going to throw me into absolute financial crisis for the rest of my life." She anticipates that the money raised by her friends will be very helpful in paying for her radiation treatment.   Young is hardly alone in relying on online fundraising to help pay for medical treatments and associated costs of illness. GoFundMe, the largest crowdfunding company in the industry, has raised over $930 million for health-related causes on its site, according to a 2016 NerdWallet report. Related Why do people give on crowdfunding sites? As funding drops, scientists turn to the crowd Crowdfunding may help many people afford the treatment and health care they need, but it does not help all of them equally. Professor Nora Kenworthy is among those concerned that crowdfunding can be biased. Not everyone has equal success on crowdfunding platforms, because people have different levels of medical literacy, social-media savvy and access to video-making equipment — the things that make a campaign successful. Kenworthy refers to it as "your ability to market yourself and your illness." In a study with media professor Lauren Berliner, Kenworthy looked at 200 randomly selected health care related campaigns on GoFundMe. The average amount of money the campaigns raised was only $3000, which Kenworthy said is "really hardly enough to prevent medical bankruptcy or pay much larger health care bills." And only 10 percent of the campaigns they looked at reached their goals. The study found that the crowdfunding campaigns which struggled the most to get funding were those for people with "multiple and overlapping health and social crises that are going on in their lives." Kenworthy shared this comic strip with us: a heart-breaking, real-life example of someone falling through the gaps of the crowdfunding safety net. The image above is an excerpt.  "These are the people for whom crowd-funding is often least successful, because it's hardest for them to articulate a single, solvable problem that can be marketed to their networks," Kenworthy said. That raises an important question about the gaps in the health care system that people are forced to fill with crowdfunding. "This is reflective of a broader economic trend towards what we're thinking of as 'flexible' economies where people are more responsible for their own survival and have less of a social safety net. And unfortunately in this particular crowdfunding economy, your responsibility for your survival links to your ability to market and promote your own illness," Kenworthy said. And if you're unable to promote your illness, and raise the money you need, you might be out of luck. That's why, Kenworthy said, crowdfunding might not be the perfect solution for everyone. "It's not the life raft that we might think it is."

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Are your running out of time and crying for help on your college dissertation? Most college students get panicked when under pressure to complete the dissertation for different subjects before the deadline. It seems almost impossible to complete them in […] The post Looking For Last-Minute Help On Your Paper? Use Online College Essay appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Clif High’s Webbot Warns We’re Staring at a MAJOR Systemic Crisis… The post Get Prepared For a MAJOR Systemic Crisis! – Clif High appeared first on Silver Doctors.

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Britain’s Brexit negotiations with the European Union have begun. The formal talks over the terms of the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU and the future shape of its trade relationship with the bloc are expected to last at least 15 months and could go on for much longer. For Britain, the talks could not have got off to a less auspicious start. Prime Minister Theresa May’s political authority has been severely dented after she lost her parliamentary majority in the recent general election, and she could have trouble achieving her main negotiating goal of a new free trade deal with the EU without most of the burdens and costs of EU membership. Britain’s European partners seem even less inclined to make concessions now that they they know that May’s hand has been weakened. So what if she fails to secure the offer of a satisfactory deal?   Some so-called “hard Brexiters” say that in those circumstances, the U.K. should walk out of the talks and make a unilateral declaration of free trade: scrap the tariffs on every import into Britain without waiting for a reciprocal arrangement with exporting countries. Such a move is so drastic that some analysts call this the "nuclear option."   “No, this would be very beneficial,” said Patrick Minford, professor of economics at Cardiff University in Wales and a longstanding advocate of free trade. “Prices for consumers would come down. We reckon by 8 percent overall. And our own companies would face much more competition, forcing them to raise productivity. As a result of that double process — consumers being better off and producers becoming more productive — our GDP would rise. By about 4 percent, according to our calculations,” Minford said, adding that when Britain’s trading partners see those benefits accruing to the U.K., they will want to follow suit and eliminate their import tariffs, too.   Related After a difficult few months Brexit negotiations begin Britain balks at Brexit bill Tom Cridland, youthful boss of a small fashion company, said unilateral free trade is worth a try. He has all his clothing manufactured in Portugal and Italy, and ships it into the U.K. before exporting it to many countries around the world; he’s concerned that after Brexit, he will have to pay import duty on that clothing from continental Europe. “That’s our biggest worry about Brexit” he told Marketplace. “It could make our products more expensive. So I think that without a free trade deal with the EU, unilateral free trade would be an excellent idea. It appeals to me very much.”  But many other British business people are not enthusiastic about the proposal. “I’m all for free trade, but we have to protect some key industries in the U.K. that are essential to the running of the country. The steel industry is a good example,” said Simon Boyd, managing director of Reidsteel, a medium-sized engineering company and a champion exporter that sells its products to 140 countries. Boyd said that if Britain unilaterally dismantled all its trade barriers, the country could be exposed to, for example, dumping of steel by the Chinese. He believes that the U.K. farming industry should also be protected from unfair or excessive competition. Related Britain fears labor shortage as EU workers stay away Brexit triggers mixed emotions in London's financial center “We would be in difficulty if we had to rely on people outside the U.K. for too much of our food or steel. We would be at their mercy if there were any issues that arose in the future.” Boyd said. Other critics of unilateral free trade argue that it’s the economic equivalent of unilateral nuclear disarmament: You surrender all your weapons, but very few other countries then feel the need to follow suit.  Minford challenges the analogy. “With weapons, you’re threatening other people, but with tariffs, you’re threatening yourself. Tariffs raise prices for your consumers and stifle competition. With unilateral free trade, you're getting rid of things that are actually hurting you,” he said.

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The evolution of mobile phones backed by huge functionality and low prices has completely overshadowed flip or candy bar phones. But flip phones are not dead yet, as Samsung has kept them alive with the Galaxy Folder 2, which was […] The post Flip Phone Still Alive: Samsung Reveals Galaxy Folder 2 For South Korea appeared first on ValueWalk.

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First they came for the Trump Trade... then they came for the hope. And, as a result, BofA has thrown in the towel on its economic rebound for this year. As BofA's Michelle Meyer writes, "Hopes for a big fiscal stimulus have faded, prompting us to revise our 2018 GDP growth forecast to 2.1%, down from 2.5%. While growth will be slower, it is important to remember that the economy does not "need" stimulus to expand." Unless it does of course, because as Citi showed recently, all central bank

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What’s obvious is obviously wrong… The present is already in the price… And it’s margins and capacity that matter… ~ Stanley Druckenmiller The following are some more words of wisdom from Druck pulled from an old Barron’s interview in 88’. […] The post Stanley Druckenmiller On Liquidity, Macro-Investing, & Margins appeared first on ValueWalk.

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After weeks without a live interview, President Trump, much to the dismay of the left-leaning MSM, appeared on Fox & Friends this morning with Melania.  The interview will undoubtedly be described throughout the day as a 'softball' piece but it did at least result in some new insights, maybe. First, on the now infamous 'Comey tapes.'  Given that Trump has now admitted that there never were any 'tapes,' at least as far as he knows, why the bluff?  Apparently, Trump believes

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The ETF industry is booming, with over $240 billion of net inflows to U.S.-domiciled ETFs since the start of 2017. Yet 36 ETFs have closed since New Year’s Day. It’s not the end of the world to have your ETF […] The post Staying Out Of The ETF Graveyard appeared first on ValueWalk.

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Wall Street is finally starting to realize there's a storm brewing on the horizon for the nation's biggest cable companies. Cable stocks took a notable dip this week after MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett downgraded the entire cable sector because of worries surrounding cord cutting and streaming video competition. Moffett, who not that long ago used to mock cord cutters for being irrelevant basement dwellers, has seen the light -- more recently noting that 2016's 1.7% decline in

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Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Just when you thought air travel couldn’t get any more invasive, authoritarian and downright miserable, the Department of Homeland Security and two U.S. carriers are determined to prove you wrong. Yesterday, Harrison Rudolph, a law fellow at the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, wrote a very troubling article at Slate titled, DHS Is Starting to Scan Americans’ Faces Before They Get on International

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Very cool interactive graphic from Bloomberg; this is a static chart but the live one is much more dynamic.   Click for interactive graphic Source: Bloomberg   The post Is Your Job At Risk? appeared first on The Big Picture.

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“Brought to You By” is our series about all the stuff that’s become part of the culture and of the economy. Where did they came from and who thought of them? Everyone recognizes Smokey Bear, the lovable National Parks mascot who warns visitors about the dangers of forest fires. But where do those friendly anthropomorphic bear cutouts come from? Today, we talk to the company that makes a lot of the signs that show up at the entrances to National Parks and Forests. About 25-thousand signs and markers last year, actually, all from their Parlin, Colorado-based workshop, including of course those iconic Smokey Bear cutouts.  Taylor Hefftner of Wood Product Signs and Rocky Mountain Aluminum told the story:  "In 1986, my mom, Deborah, was working for the Park Service. She became pregnant with me, decided to try to make signs out of the garage. It worked out really good and has grown to what it is today. Taylor Hefftner (Courtesy Wood Product Signs and Rocky Mountain Aluminum) Smokey the Bear signs are one of the favorites. We get phone calls a lot. People calling “I want to buy a Smokey.” And there’s actually some rules in place because it’s a government item. I start with a raw piece of aluminum and that goes to a water jet table. And the water jet cuts the exact shape out of what the Smokey will look like. The edges get painted and sanded and cleaned. And then into a box and shipped out to wherever it’s going to live. Taylor Hefftner (Courtesy Wood Product Signs and Rocky Mountain Aluminum) Whenever we make a mistake here, we have employees that just love to take home mistake Smokeys to put in their room. It’s borderline a fight on who gets. We give a hard time to everybody because they make the mistakes on purpose so they get to take something home. What enjoy about it probably the most is just being here in the country. We can only see about one or two neighbors from our shop. I grew up here on the property so I enjoyed riding my bike around the yard. My mom, she certainly wouldn’t talk about it. And even if you asked her directly, you wouldn’t get anything out of her. But it’s pretty neat to see what she’s done. Starting from herself in the garage, getting to put signs all over the U.S. And we’re not trying to be a mega-company. We’re not trying to take over the entire market. There’s other companies that we want to see continue and do well. We want to have our part in it, put some great signs going to some great places." Taylor Hefftner (Courtesy Wood Product Signs and Rocky Mountain Aluminum)

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This morning I had the pleasure of spending an hour of my life tracking down a missing wire transfer that had been sent to a large, multinational bank more than two weeks ago. I’m sure you’ve been there, being passed […] The post One asset has outperformed the Tulip Bubble, Mississippi Bubble, and dot-com Bubble appeared first on ValueWalk.

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The 2017 great American eclipse will be the science highlight of the decade. There are schools, colleges, universities and astronomy forums gearing up to record this event. This eclipse will provide an excellent opportunity for professional astronomers and amateur stargazers […] The post Activities for the science lovers on the day of the great American Eclipse appeared first on ValueWalk.

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