Friday, October 24, 2014
by Clip Syndicate
South Dakota, Wyoming women lag in pay and management positions.  [READ MORE]
In a sweeping transfer of power, Google CEO Larry Page will bequeath operational leadership of a host of core products to his lieutenant Sundar Pichai. Pichai, a well-known Google executive, will add control of Google+, search, maps, infrastructure and ads to his portfolio, which already includes Chrome’s browser and operating system efforts, Google Apps and Android. When Pichai took over Android from Google’s Andy Rubin, TechCrunch heralded the change as indicative of new integration between Android, and Chrome. Some expect the two to fuse completely. Bringing Android under Pichai wasn’t a subtle signal. To have both Chrome OS and Android ship, separately, on increasingly large screens makes little sense. It isn’t a stretch of the imagination to infer that bringing more product groups under Pichai will allow for increased harmony between the various efforts, and, when possible, coupling where integration would be too minor a goal.

New York City reported its first case of the deadly Ebola virus on Thursday, when a health care worker who volunteered in Guinea fell ill upon returning home in the U.S. Dr. Craig Spencer, 32, is now in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. Spencer had traveled to Guinea with Doctors Without Borders, before returning to New York on Oct. 17. He went about his normal life in the city, even riding the subway, taking an Uber car and going bowling in the days before symptoms emerged.  [READ MORE]
According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight. Less than half, 43 percent, approve of the way President Barack Obama is handling the danger posed by the extremist militants.

Amazon's once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet. The company that for years enthralled investors with improbable growth and earned one of the technology sector's highest valuations drew widespread ire after a spectacular results letdown on Thursday. Amazon missed expectations across the board - on margins, on its net loss and on revenue.  [READ MORE]
Police and witnesses said, a student with a blank stare opened fire in the cafeteria of a high school north of Seattle on Friday, killing one person and wounding three others in the head before fatally shooting himself. A hospital official said three patients were in very critical condition after the 10:30 a.m. PDT shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. A 14-year-old boy was in serious condition at another hospital with a jaw wound.  [READ MORE]
If you use your LTE iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 with AT&T , you'd better be prepared to stay with the network. AT&T will lock the Apple SIM card in the device, even though the card is intended to allow users to switch networks at will. Users began reporting the SIM lockdown as the iPads went on sale Friday. When a user first activates the iPad on AT&T, a message will appear warning them that once they connect to the network they won't be able to switch to another.


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