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Outlook 2016 for Mac now lets you send emails later, track messages & more

Microsoft this morning announced a series of new features coming to its Outlook for Mac 2016 software for Office 365 users, including those that will allow you to schedule your emails, track the messages delivery, and find out if the email was read, among others. Some of the changes are rolling out first to those who receive early updates through Microsofts Office Insider Fast program, while other new additions, like email templates, will arrive today. Being able to schedule delivery is something Outlook has supported for some time in other…

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Warmbier death raises pressure on White House

Washington (CNN)Otto Warmbier’s death as a result of his treatment in North Korea could increase calls for the US to take a tougher line on China, as the two nations prepare to meet in Washington on Wednesday. It’s an approach that resembles the Obama administration strategy and, observers say, has shown no greater success in slowing Pyongyang’s steady march towards developing nuclear weapons and the missile capability to deliver them as far as North America. Pressure on Trump The young Ohioan’s death may force President Donald Trump to take a…

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Time Warner will spend $100M on Snapchat original shows and ads

Time Warner and Snap Inc. have announced a new deal that will bring increased ad spending and the development of new made-for-Snapchat shows. People familiar with the deal tell TechCrunch that it is valued at about $100 million spent over the next two years. The newly created shows will span a variety of genres, including scripted drama, daily news shows, documentaries and comedy. The shows will be similar to those already released by other networks on Snapchat, and run 3-5 minutes in a vertical format.Right now there is about one…

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Appeals court clears way for review of immigrant vetting

Washington (CNN)While the most controversial provisions of the President’s revised ban blocking travel to the US remain tied up in the courts, a federal appeals court formally cleared the way late Monday for different portions of the executive order to move forward. Last week a three-judge panel on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals largely affirmed a lower court’s decision to halt the core provisions of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order that attempted to limit travel from six predominately Muslim countries and block refugees.

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Why Stackshare is quietly becoming a secret weapon for developers and Silicon Valley CTOs

On Stackshare, Airbnb lists over 50 services inits stack, Slack lists 24, and Spotify lists more than 31; these stacks are collections of different pieces of software that each company is using to run their operations, and range from infrastructure tools to communications tools to container tools to email services. Why are companies beginning to share the specific mix of apps thats enabling their businesses to grow? Because they know its the missing piece of the puzzle for developers, many of whom struggle to learn which tools certain companies use…

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Rep. Jacky Rosen to challenge Sen. Dean Heller in Nevada

Washington (CNN)Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is expected to run for Senate in Nevada, challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller, according to sources. The National Republican Senatorial Committee quickly criticized Rosen’s announcement and name-checked senior Democratic Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, a favorite Republican punching bag. “With today’s news, Jacky Rosen confirmed to Nevadans the only reason she’s in elected office is to serve her own ambitions,” said NRSC Spokesman Michael McAdams. “Rosen’s radical liberal stances might please her puppet-master Harry Reid, but they will leave Nevadans worse off.” Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/politics/rosen-candidacy/index.html

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Hugsy snags $220k to bring its smart baby blanket to market

Hugsy, a Dutch startup thats developing a smart blanketdesigned to help the care of newborns and premature babies, has raised 200k (~$220k) in seed funding via the Leapfunder European angel investor network. The blanket started out as a student project nearly two years ago, when CEO and co-founder Sylvie Claes was studying for her MSc in industrial design at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The idea came from a collaboration between the local hospital NICU Maxima Medical Center (MMC) in Veldhoven and the Eindhoven university of technology as MMC was…

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150 films for Canada 150 from TMN GO – Toronto Star

Toronto Star 150 films for Canada 150 from TMN GOToronto StarO Canada, we sit on guard for thee. At least, that would be the preferred posture were one to take in even a fraction of the 150 films and documentaries that TMN GO has assembled to celebrate Canada 150. The highlights include the pay TV debuts of … Read more: www.thestar.com

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Alexandria police chief details response to baseball shooting

Washington (CNN)While the FBI conducts its criminal investigation of last week’s congressional baseball practice shooting, on Monday Alexandria’s police chief described to reporters the quick and courageous actions of law enforcement officers and first responders who rushed to the scene at Simpson Park. “You can’t teach the kind of courage and instincts that I saw from (those) three officers,” Brown said.

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Florida governor: Zuckerberg missed out by skipping Trump meeting

(CNN)Many of the nation’s top tech CEOs met with President Donald Trump again at the White House on Monday, but there were some notable exceptions: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX. Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, himself a former businessman, said that created a “missed opportunity” for them. The interview comes as Scott faces growing speculation about whether he will run for the US Senate next year. It’s a bid that Trump himself urged Scott to consider on Friday, saying, “He’s doing a great job” and…

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