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TED turns away mother, baby at conference for women

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MONTEREY, California — A mother and her 5-month-old baby were asked to leave TEDWomen, a conference meant to celebrate the accomplishments and potential of women and girls around the world

Jessica Jackley, author of Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least, brought her nursing infant to the three-day conference in Monterey, California, on Thursday, and was asked…

Lenovo’s wacky Magic View smartwatch concept has 2 displays

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There has been no deficit of smartwatches coming to market and they’re all relatively similar: display (check); notifications (check); wristband (check)

But Lenovo is trying — success is yet to be determined — to shake things up with what it calls the Magic View smartwatch, which touts two displays, one for a new way to view photos and videos directly from the wrist.

Lenovo showed off the wacky new concept at its first ever…

Live from Google I/O 2015: Android M, wearables and more

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Google’s biggest event of the year is about to kick off. Each year, developers from around the world gather at the company’s I/O developer conference to hear the latest news and updates from Google’s top executives.

As with previous years, Google’s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai will start the event Thursday morning with an opening keynote that will be jam-packed with news on Android, Chrome, wearables, virtual reality and other products.

The…

Target won’t have physical Apple Pay support until checkout overhaul is complete

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES — Blame Target’s data breach for the delay on getting Apple Pay support in stores.

Back in 2013, Target suffered through one of the worst credit card data breaches ever. It basically set the bar for all that’s come after it. It was a wakeup call for the industry, especially for Target, which hired a new CEO Brian Cornell 10 months ago. One of his first tasks: Replace the company’s entry point of sale (or payment and checkout system) with a Mastercard chip and pin…

Internet shames World Cup with corrupted corporate logos from Visa, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola

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As the death toll grows among construction workers at the future site of the 2022 World Cup, protesters are channeling their creativity into the Internet’s custom of shaming: corrupting the logos of FIFA’s rich corporate sponsors

More than 1,400 migrant workers have reportedly died building the infrastructure for the worldwide sporting event in Qatar due to forced labor contracts and deplorable working conditions.

To…

Tilt’s Global Ambitions Grow As It Reaches A $400M Valuation

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El Niño is strengthening and may lead to drought in Australia

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After more than a year of teasing climate forecasters with conflicting signals, the climate phenomenon known as El Ni

Silicon Valley Fashion Week’s big misstep: Sexual objectification on the runway

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SAN FRANCISCO — For all its innovation, Silicon Valley remains a male-dominated industry that can’t quite shake its boys’ club attitude.

Nowhere was that more evident than Tuesday evening at “Silicon Valley Fashion Week?” — yes, the question mark is on purpose — when a group of scantily clad women took the stage to perform following an hour-long runway show in San Francisco. The performance was staged by the Treat Social Club, an experimental art venue in the city, hired for the evening’s…

The top 5 ugliest media departures ranked, including ESPN’s Bill Simmons

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When news broke on Friday that Bill Simmons and ESPN were parting ways, it seemed…sudden

That’s because even Simmons learned of his own fate on Twitter

Simmons had given no indication that his contract, which expires at the end of September, was much in doubt. Right around the time the New York Times published its story on the split, Simmons had tweeted out a link to promote his new ESPN show, the Grantland Basketball Hour

A Rand Paul staffer just walked right up to an unsuspecting camera and licked it

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A cameraman documenting Rand Paul’s town hall event in Londonderry, New Hampshire, on Monday got more than he bargained for when one of Paul’s staffers walked right up and licked his camera lens

The culprit behind the “I licked it, so now it’s mine” move was David Chesley, Rand Paul’s political director in New Hampshire. The man behind the camera was from American Bridge 21st Century, a liberal super PAC that tracks Republican candidates. Chesley responded the way that any rational adult…