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'A Wrinkle in Time' sales surge after Chelsea Clinton shout out

'A Wrinkle in Time' sales surge after Chelsea Clinton shout out And Chelsea Clinton loves A Wrinkle in Time, as we found out in her speech at the Democratic National Convention this week.Now, more people might love the classic children's book, too.

Trump's economic advisers are no longer all named Steve

Trump's economic advisers are no longer all named Steve The Steve:not Steve ratio on Trump's economic team just got a little smaller.Almost a week after announcing a team of all-male, all-white economic advisers, nearly half of whom were named some variation on Steve, Steven or Stephen, Trump has added nine new members to his staff.

Gawker set to be bought by Univision for $135 million

Gawker set to be bought by Univision for $135 million The deal will still need to be finalized by the bankruptcy judge overseeing Gawker's case.In addition to its homegrown operations including Flama, El Rey and Fusion (which had been a joint venture with Disney until Univision bought its partner out), Univision purchased The Onion and The Root.

Donald Trump still hasn't spent a dime on commercials, but he promises to start

Donald Trump still hasn't spent a dime on commercials, but he promises to start With less than three months until the election, Donald Trump's presidential campaign has still yet to spend a dime on TV commercials.Nonetheless, Trump said on Tuesday that he would at last start buying TV time in some battleground states this week.

Uber's biggest rival in India just laid off nearly 1,000 employees

Uber's biggest rival in India just laid off nearly 1,000 employees Amid fierce competition from Uber, India’s largest cab hailing service Ola has shut down TaxiForSure, a rival cab aggregator it had acquired last year for $200 million.The shutdown is expected to affect nearly 1,000 employees.

How do some of the biggest startups stay on top of international teams?

How do some of the biggest startups stay on top of international teams? She said learning to work with teams in multiple locations was a significant learning curve.Using such tools also means she can stay away from formal emails, which she views as draining.

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment

Singapore wants to be Asia’s Sweden in push for cashless payment “For consumers, the use of cash for daily payments is high,” Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said at a financial technology conference on Friday.7 checks were written per person in Singapore in 2014, compared with practically none in Sweden, he added.

A 'nuclear weapon' ad blocker is partnering with telecoms around the world

A 'nuclear weapon' ad blocker is partnering with telecoms around the world While mobile ad blocking has yet to catch on in the United States, one Israeli startup is doing its best to make sure it does everywhere else in the world.But Shine's latest collaborator is bigger than either of those networks — Digicel boasts just 13 million subscribers and Three Group has 30 million across its various European brands.

The SEC is investigating the startup that bought its own vegan mayo

The SEC is investigating the startup that bought its own vegan mayo The Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly investigating Hampton Creek, the potentially $1 billion company that was caught buying large quantities of the vegan mayonnaise it produces.After inflating its value through this strategy, Hampton Creek raised $90 million from investors.

Rio Olympics highlight TV's messy transition to digital

Rio Olympics highlight TV's messy transition to digital Criticizing NBC's coverage is as much an Olympic tradition as the unquenchable flame and the unquenchable sex drive of Olympians.By now, you're probably well aware that ratings for the Olympics declined for the first time since 2000.

Daily fantasy sports return to New York

Daily fantasy sports return to New York Daily fantasy sports are once again legal and available in New York.The state's gaming commission awarded temporary permits on Monday to five of the biggest daily fantasy companies — DraftKings, FanDuel, Yahoo, FantasyDraft and Draft — allowing them to resume operations in the state immediately.

PowerApps for Windows 10 updated with the ability to create apps in a browser and within modern SharePoint lists

PowerApps for Windows 10 updated with the ability to create apps in a browser and within modern SharePoint lists Microsoft just beefed up its custom creation tool for building apps for businesses called PowerApps.While the name PowerApps might surface visuals of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint on some sort of features steroid, the reality is much more mundane but overall useful.

4 ways to save without your savings account

4 ways to save without your savings account A saving strategy that doesn’t feature a savings account might seem counterintuitive, like trying to get in shape without a gym membership.But you don’t need elaborate equipment to break a sweat, and you don’t have to depend on your savings account to boost your nest egg.

Q&A with former Apple CEO John Sculley on the Newton, the iPhone 7, and starting a business today

Q&A with former Apple CEO John Sculley on the Newton, the iPhone 7, and starting a business today Back in 1983, Steve Jobs pitched John Sculley to join Apple with the following now-legendary line: “Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life?” And a popular myth about Sculley and Steve Jobs — that Sculley had a direct hand in firing Jobs in 1985 — isn’t true.

Tesla and SolarCity receive approval for $2.6B merger

Tesla and SolarCity receive approval for $2.6B merger What “cost synergies” means is that with solar panel production integrated under the Tesla umbrella, they and all Tesla’s other energy products could be sold under one storefront, under one unified brand.No stranger to showmanship, Musk teased the solar tiles at a faux cookout on the backlot set of Desperate Housewives.