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Gergen: Trump speech was ‘most divisive’ I’ve ever heard from a president

Washington (CNN)Political analyst David Gergen delivered a harsh critique of President Trump’s campaign-style rally Saturday night in an appearance on CNN’s “Newsroom.” Trump’s delivered a rousing address to a crowd of supporters in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania instead of attending the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington. The nearly-hour long speech began with attacks on the press and covered his tax plan, jobs, the yet-to-be-built wall, trade and other topics Trump had touted throughout his 2016 campaign. Trump rallies supporters in Pennsylvania on night of correspondents’ dinner

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How Echo Look could feed Amazons big data fueled fashion ambitions

This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak and hear. The indefinitely stores a copy for Amazon too). But the flagship feature of the app isa fashion feedback service, calledStyle Check, which Amazon says will utilizemachine learning to ratefashion choices and help users choosebetween outfit pairs. And ultimately, presumably, givetheir entire wardrobe a score. Albeit, the featureis using(human) stylists too, at least for now, to help train what Amazon surely…

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Trump rallies his base on his 100th day

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump hit on some of the biggest issues he has tried to tackle during his first 100 days in office at a rally Saturday in Pennsylvania, where he struck a consistently divisive and determined tone. The threat from North Korea, getting a health care bill passed and possibly renegotiating the Paris climate accord were among the big talking points of Trump’s nearly one-hour speech on his 100th day as President, which he delivered to a crowd in Harrisburg. “I’ll be making a big decision on the Paris…

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Ballz is my new digital enemy and favorite mobile game

Ive played my fair share of iPhone games, but few have taken over my mind and life like Ballz. From Ketchapp, Ballz is about as simple as it is infuriating. Its a mix between old-school Pong and Threes. The player starts with a single ball at the bottom of the screen and a number of blocks, each with a number, floating at the top of the screen. Pulling back with a finger and releasing shoots the ball at the desired angle, hitting the blocks and, eventually, crushing them into non-existence.…

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Climate marches draw hundreds of thousands on Donald Trumps 100th day in office

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched in cities around the country marking President Donald Trumps 100th day in office with protests against his environmental policies. In Washington, organizers of the climate march estimated some 200,000 people showed up to march, clogging the streets and snarling traffic on a sweltering day where temperatures threatened to break records. The #ClimateMarch in Washington DC is moving through the streets, and it is HUGE. pic.twitter.com/tFSme9r7jh 350 dot org (@350) April 29, 2017 The marches occurred as a slew of executive orders and policy moves…

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Trump signs two executive orders on trade

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on trade before his rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night. One of the orders directs a review of all existing trade agreements and the second establishes an Office of Trade and Manufacturing. “We believe in ‘Made in the USA,’ and it’s coming back faster and faster,” Trump said. “We’ve taken unprecedented steps to bring back American wealth, American jobs and American dreams.”

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Crunch Report | Elon Musks Tunnel Vision Gets Rendered

Watch how Elon Musks Boring Company tunnels will move cars faster Cloudera and Carvana, techs next two IPOs, both price at $15 per share Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesEdited & Hosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed:Joe ZolnoskiTeleprompter:Joe Zolnoski Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and Ill wear it in an episode. Im not going to mention the company on the…

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Trump will decide fate of US role in climate accord in next two weeks

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Saturday he will decide the future of the United States’ role in the Paris climate accord over the next two weeks. Trump advisers met this week to discuss the possibility of the US pulling out of the deal — something that has reportedly divided individuals inside Trump’s circle. The Paris climate agreement is a deal with almost 200 countries that aims to lower carbon levels over the next decade. The United States formally entered the agreement in September.

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Giant companies that wont buy your startup

Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase. More posts by this contributor: CrunchBase Spotlight: Data hints at down rounds, but not wipeout, for marketplace lending Huge companies in fast-changing, technology-intensive businesses buy startups. After all, they have the money and need fresh entrepreneurial talent to tap new markets and stay abreast of disruption. Thats the collectivewisdom about M&A in venture capital and startup circles. Its also how the venture business survives. Though IPOs may iQIYI. Its also entered into licensing deals with a long list of Hollywood studios, including NBC Universal…

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Trump blames constitution for chaos of his first 100 days

The president is learning the limits of power On his 100th day in office on Saturday, facing historically low popularity ratings, a succession of intractable foreign crises and multiple investigations of his links with Moscow, Donald Trump reminded the nation that 1 May was Loyalty Day. The day is a US tradition dating back to the cold war, when it was a bolster to stop a CNN/ORC poll. Trump claimed that car companies were roaring back in, an apparent reference to General Motors plans. Photograph: Paul Sancya/AP On his 100th…

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How GE avoided Kodaks fate

Kodak is a shadow of its former selfwith a market cap of $466 million,muchof its camera and film business flushed downthe disruption pipes of late-20th-century digitization. The question is, how did GE manage to avoid the same fate? Earlier this month, the company invited me to tour the saw the need to continually reinvent itself, or maybe it was just Edisons obsession with experimentation. Whatever the reason, 117 years later the lab is a sprawling campus tucked into the beautiful rolling hills of New York State, packed with 2,000 smart…

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