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Марк Цукерберг
Facebook был социальной сетью «Лиги Плюща» — университетов, где учится американская элита. Марку требовались деньги на развитие бизнеса, раскрутку. Первые $500 тысяч дал Питер Тиль. Уже через четыре месяца Facebook собрал первый миллион пользователей и стал стремительно расти. До и ...

Facebook был социальной сетью «Лиги Плюща» — университетов, где учится американская элита. Марку требовались деньги на развитие бизнеса, раскрутку. Первые $500 тысяч дал Питер Тиль. Уже через четыре месяца Facebook собрал первый миллион пользователей и стал стремительно расти. До инвестиций в Цукерберга Тиль создал платежную систему PayPal, которую позиционировал как средство борьбы с национальными платежными системами, своего рода шаг к мировой валюте. Но сейчас Питер Тиль известен не PayPal и даже не Facebook. Он пять лет по крупицам собирал и финансировал команду лучших математиков, лингвистов, аналитиков, специалистов по системному анализу, доступу к данным и т. п. Теперь это любимое детище американского разведывательного сообщества — компания Palantir. Ее шеф Тиль — член Бильдербергского клуба (который считают тайным мировым правительством. — Ред.)

Цукербергу требовались все новые деньги. Парой миллионов помог Билл Гейтс. Не хватающие для сверхбыстрого роста Facebook 13 миллионов удалось получить в компании Accel Partners. Инвестицию организовал Джеймс Брейер, бывший глава Национальной ассоциации венчурных капиталистов в сотрудничестве с Гилман Луи, исполнительным директором официального Фонда американского разведывательного сообщества In-Q-Tel   Кто стоял за Гейтсом, Джобсом и Цукербергом

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25 октября, 14:15

How to Keep Your Social Media Accounts Secure

Your social media profiles are constantly at risk of being compromised. Hackers are always looking for vulnerable accounts to steal in order to have direct access to your followers, where they can then attempt to phish for personal information. Being hacked on social media can be a complete nightmare. It's such a major part of business, whether it's accounts that represent your business or profiles you use for personal branding. Limit your risk by following these five simple tips. Test your password strength. Nobody likes hard-to-remember passwords -- not even Mark Zuckerberg. His Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter accounts were hacked and the password he used was released -- 'Dadada.' Having your social media accounts hacked can happen to anyone, even the founder of the largest social network in the world. Make sure you select a difficult-to-guess password by using a tool like How Secure Is My Password. It helps to determine its strength. For example, it says it would take a computer 34 thousand years to crack the password "Password1x8!" Use two-factor authentication. If you aren't using two-factor authentication you are asking to be hacked. Here are some resources that explain how to enable the feature on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. It works by requiring a combination of two different methods of verification, typically the account password and a confirmation code, sent to via email or text. It only takes a few seconds to set it up, and can really help to keep your accounts safe. Use a password manager. I've had a Facebook page hacked before -- one with more than 220,000 followers. I eventually regained control of the account, but the process took longer than four months of constant back-and-forth with our Facebook rep. Consider using a password manager, such as LastPass to remembers all of your passwords. You only have to remember one master password, which will stop you from having to reset your passwords when you can't remember them. You can also use it across all of your browsers and devices, using its sync feature. Limit 3rd party application use. Using 3rd party applications, such as Hootsuite, a social media management program, will require access to your accounts. Only authorize legitimate applications, and be sure to read the details of what you are authorizing the particular app to have access to. Some will need minimum permissions, such as the ability to post content, so always read the details prior to giving access. Take a few minutes to sign in to all of your social media accounts and see what apps you are allowing to access your profiles. You can use this list of links to help you determine what you are authorizing and revoke access to those apps you don't trust or currently use. Take advantage of free antivirus software. The majority of internet service providers (ISPs) include some security protection -- you can search for local ISPs to see if there are better options available in your local area, or you can use an antivirus program, like AVG. While the pro version might not fit within everyone's budget, they do offer a free version that is much better than not having any antivirus protection installed. To be even more cautious, social media tools like Vibbi will download and backup all of your images and videos on Instagram, making sure that you don't lose the content you pent time creating in the even that you are hacked. Jonathan Long is the Founder of Market Domination Media®, an online marketing consulting agency. Jonathan also created EBOC.co (Entrepreneurs & Business Owners Community), a private business forum and founded consumer products Sexy Smile Kit and Sexy Slim Tea. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

25 октября, 13:54

My top 10 takeaways from Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit

The 2016 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit is in the books. This year's theme was Building a Better Future. And, once again, I was so inspired by the excellent speakers, insightful conversations and challenging questions that are synonymous with this extraordinary event. Reflecting on my experience last week, here are my top 10 takeaways: 1. A strong sense of purpose is an essential part of your business strategy. My first takeaway comes from Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture North America - No. #39 on the MPW list as well as an exceptional leader, role model and dear friend. On a panel focused on How Companies Can Change the World, Julie talked about how a shared sense of purpose is the glue that connects clients, business, people and communities - and what propels organizations forward. 2. Successful companies are the hardest to change. Ellen Kullman, retired Chair and CEO, DuPont, talked about the importance of creating a compelling vision to bring people along - because it's hard to argue with success. As a leader you need to honor the culture in order to change it, and it starts with listening and learning. 3. Artificial Intelligence will impact everything we do. Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, discussed how in the next five years, AI will augment every decision that human beings make - personal and professional. 4. If you have 10 years of e-mails sitting on your computer, you are making a big mistake. Jami Miscik, Co-CEO and Vice Chairman of Kissenger Associates, drew upon her 22 year career in intelligence to emphasize how cyber threats are very real and that we need to take them seriously. 5. The more digital we become, the more human connection matters. Angela Ahrendts, Senior Vice President, Apple, shared the importance of traits like empathy and compassion to building trust in the digital era. She said, "When you have a foundation built on trust, it takes all the barriers away." 6. Double down on people. Deborah Lee James, 23rd Secretary, U.S. Air Force, was asked "What is your advice to the next Secretary of the Air Force?" She replied that the most important thing is to double down on the people ... attract the best talent from a wide pool because diversity is important; inspire people so you can retain them; ensure dignity and respect for all; and ensure equal pay and benefits. In my opinion, this advice is relevant to all leaders, not just the next Secretary of the Air Force. 7. No one wakes up every day to be average. Wendy Clark, CEO, DBB North America, reminded us that no one has the corner on smarts and that collaboration is the key to moving from average to winning solutions. 8. Find your inspiration. Inspiration accelerates one's path to greatness. Like me, Tamara Ingram, CEO, J. Walter Thompson, found inspiration from her dad. He made her believe she could do anything, even at seven years old. Inspiration, coupled with always staying relevant, is a winning combination. 9. Education and health need to be viewed through one lens. Priscilla Chan, Co-founder, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, pediatrician and wife of Mark Zuckerberg, talked about the importance of viewing the education and health of children together to change the trajectory of their lives. Her new school's goal is to keep children both healthy and engaged in school -- which she believes must be solved together to truly make an impact. 10. With data you can do magical things. Diane Bryant, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group, Intel, talked about how servers are finally sexy. She shared an example that in 2020 every person with cancer will be able to receive personalized treatment because of the power of the cloud in accessing knowledge of every single human being with cancer -- their genome mapping, treatment and outcomes. As a self-professed geek, if that isn't sexy I don't know what is! Flying home, I was thinking about the past few weeks. Frankly, they have been challenging for women, regardless of one's political views. The exceptional compassion, leadership and advocacy on display at the MPW Summit were a powerful antidote to that negativity. And, make no mistake, the topics covered last week were not "women's topics." They were important challenges on the minds of every leader in the world - economy, security, politics, health, education and innovation. What strikes me about being in a room of women is the willingness to collaborate first to solve these challenges. The conversations happening during breaks, dinner and late into the evening among people with similar passions, inspires hope that we have the right dynamic in motion to solve the most serious problems that exist in the world today. It's about getting the right people at the table with a shared interest to build a better future. I want to acknowledge and thank Pattie Sellers, Nina Easton, Leigh Gallagher and Jennifer Reingold and everyone involved in the MPW Summit for creating such a world-class experience. And, I encourage both women and men alike to read The Broadsheet to get the latest news on Most Powerful Women and tap into gender topics relevant for all of us. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 октября, 22:43

The Most Prolific Investors in Startups Are Fans of These Books

The world's most elite startup investors come in all shapes and sizes. But there's at least one thing they all have in common: they're extremely well-read. The post The Most Prolific Investors in Startups Are Fans of These Books appeared first on Visual Capitalist.

24 октября, 19:47

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory. Here's why. --- Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a computing device. 16 years later it's just another software company. After running Microsoft for 25 years, Bill Gates handed the reins of CEO to Steve Ballmer in January 2000. Ballmer went on to run Microsoft for the next 14 years. If you think the job of a CEO is to increase sales, then Ballmer did a spectacular job. He tripled Microsoft's sales to $78 billion and profits more than doubled from $9 billion to $22 billion. The launch of the Xbox and Kinect, and the acquisitions of Skype and Yammer happened on his shift. If the Microsoft board was managing for quarter to quarter or even year to year revenue growth, Ballmer was as good as it gets as a CEO. But if the purpose of the company is long-term survival, then one could make a much better argument that he was a failure as a CEO as he optimized short-term gains by squandering long-term opportunities. How to Miss the Boat - Five Times Despite Microsoft's remarkable financial performance, as Microsoft CEO Ballmer failed to understand and execute on the five most important technology trends of the 21st century: in search - losing to Google; in smartphones - losing to Apple; in mobile operating systems - losing to Google/Apple; in media - losing to Apple/Netflix; and in the cloud - losing to Amazon. Microsoft left the 20th century owning over 95% of the operating systems that ran on computers (almost all on desktops). Fifteen years and 2 billion smartphones shipped in the 21st century and Microsoft's mobile OS share is 1%. These misses weren't in some tangential markets - missing search, mobile and the cloud were directly where Microsoft users were heading. Yet a very smart CEO missed all of these. Why? Execution and Organization of Core Businesses It wasn't that Microsoft didn't have smart engineers working on search, media, mobile and cloud. They had lots of these projects. The problem was that Ballmer organized the company around execution of its current strengths - Windows and Office businesses. Projects not directly related to those activities never got serious management attention and/or resources. For Microsoft to have tackled the areas they missed - cloud, music, mobile, apps - would have required an organizational transformation to a services company. Services (Cloud, ads, music) have a very different business model. They are hard to do in a company that excels at products. Ballmer and Microsoft failed because the CEO was a world-class executor (a Harvard grad and world-class salesman) of an existing business model trying to manage in a world of increasing change and disruption. Microsoft executed its 20th-century business model extremely well, but it missed the new and more important ones. The result? Great short-term gains but long-term prospects for Microsoft are far less compelling. In 2014, Microsoft finally announced that Ballmer would retire, and in early 2014, Satya Nadella took charge. Nadella got Microsoft organized around mobile and the cloud (Azure), freed the Office and Azure teams from Windows, killed the phone business and got a major release of Windows out without the usual trauma. And is moving the company into augmented reality and conversational AI. While they'll likely never regain the market dominance they had in the 20th century, (their business model continues to be extremely profitable) Nadella likely saved Microsoft from irrelevance. What's Missing? Visionary CEOs are not "just" great at assuring world-class execution of a tested and successful business model, they are also world-class innovators. Visionary CEOs are product and business model centric and extremely customer focused. The best are agile and know how to pivot - make a substantive change to the business model while or before their market has shifted. The very best of them shape markets - they know how to create new markets by seeing opportunities before anyone else. They remain entrepreneurs. One of the best examples of a visionary CEO is Steve Jobs who transformed Apple from a niche computer company into the most profitable company in the world. Between 2001 to 2008, Jobs reinvented the company three times. Each transformation - from a new computer distribution channel - Apple Stores to disrupting the music business with iPod and iTunes in 2001; to the iPhone in 2007; and the App store in 2008 - drove revenues and profits to new heights. These were not just product transitions, but radical business model transitions - new channels, new customers and new markets-and new emphasis on different parts of the organization (design became more important than the hardware itself and new executives became more important than the current ones). Visionary CEOs don't need someone else to demo the company's key products for them. They deeply understand products, and they have their own coherent and consistent vision of where the industry/business models and customers are today, and where they need to take the company. They know who their customers are because they spend time talking to them. They use strategy committees and the exec staff for advice, but none of these CEOs pivot by committee. Why Tim Cook Is the New Steve Ballmer And that brings us to Apple, Tim Cook and the Apple board. One of the strengths of successful visionary and charismatic CEOs is that they build an executive staff of world-class operating executives (and they unconsciously force out any world-class innovators from their direct reports). The problem is in a company driven by a visionary CEO, there is only one visionary. This type of CEO surrounds himself with extremely competent executors, but not disruptive innovators. While Steve Jobs ran Apple, he drove the vision but put strong operating execs in each domain - hardware, software, product design, supply chain, manufacturing - who translated his vision and impatience into plans, process and procedures. When visionary founders depart (death, firing, etc.), the operating executives who reported to them believe it's their turn to run the company (often with the blessing of the ex CEO). At Microsoft, Bill Gates anointed Steve Ballmer, and at Apple Steve Jobs made it clear that Tim Cook was to be his successor. Once in charge, one of the first things these operations/execution CEOs do is to get rid of the chaos and turbulence in the organization. Execution CEOs value stability, process and repeatable execution. On one hand that's great for predictability, but it often starts a creative death spiral - creative people start to leave, and other executors (without the innovation talent of the old leader) are put into more senior roles - hiring more process people, which in turn forces out the remaining creative talent. This culture shift ripples down from the top and what once felt like a company on a mission to change the world now feels like another job. As process oriented as the new CEOs are, you get the sense that one of the things they don't love and aren't driving are the products (go look at the Apple Watch announcements and see who demos the product). Tim Cook has now run Apple for five years, long enough for this to be his company rather than Steve Jobs'. The parallel between Gates and Ballmer and Jobs and Cook is eerie. Apple under Cook has doubled its revenues to $200 billion while doubling profit and tripling the amount of cash it has in the bank (now a quarter of trillion dollars). The iPhone continues its annual upgrades of incremental improvements. Yet in five years the only new thing that managed to get out the door is the Apple Watch. With 115,000 employees Apple can barely get annual updates out for their laptops and desktop computers. But the world is about to disrupt Apple in the same way that Microsoft under Ballmer faced disruption. Apple brilliantly mastered User Interface and product design to power the iPhone to dominance. But Google and Amazon are betting that the next of wave of computing products will be AI-directed services - machine intelligence driving apps and hardware. Think of Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Assistant directed by voice recognition that's powered by smart, conversational Artificial Intelligence - and most of these will be a new class of devices scattered around your house, not just on your phone. It's possible that betting on the phone as the platform for conversational AI may not be the winning hand. It's not that Apple doesn't have exciting things in conversational AI going on in their labs. Heck, Siri was actually first. Apple also has autonomous car projects, AI-based speakers, augmented and virtual reality, etc in their labs. The problem is that a supply chain CEO who lacks a passion for products and has yet to articulate a personal vision of where to Apple will go is ill equipped to make the right organizational, business model and product bets to bring those to market. Four Challenges for the Board of Directors The dilemma facing the boards at Microsoft, Apple or any board of directors on the departure of an innovative CEO is strategic: Do we want still want to be a innovative, risk taking company? Or should we now focus on execution of our core business, reduce our risky bets and maximize shareholder return. Tactically, that question results in asking: Do you search for another innovator from outside, promote one of the executors or go deeper down the organization to find an innovator? Herein lies four challenges. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates (and 20th century's other creative icon -Walt Disney) shared the same blind spot: They suggested execution executives as their successors. They confused world-class execution with the passion for product and customers, and market insight. From the perspective of Gates there was no difference between him and Ballmer and from Jobs to Cook. Yet history has shown us for long-term survival in markets that change rapidly that's definitely not the case. The second conundrum is that if the board decides that the company needs another innovator at the helm, you can almost guarantee that the best executor - the number 2 and/or 3 vice president in the company - will leave, feeling that they deserved the job. Now the board is faced with not only having lost its CEO, but potentially the best of the executive staff. The third challenge is that many innovative/visionary CEOs have become part of the company's brand. Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Immelt, Elon Musk, Mark Benioff, Larry Ellison. This isn't a new phenomenon, think of 20th-century icons like Walt Disney, Edward Land at Polaroid, Henry Ford, Lee Iacocca at Chrysler, Jack Welch at GE and Alfred Sloan at GM. But they're not only an external face to the company, they were often the touchstone for internal decision-making. Years after a visionary CEO is gone companies are still asking "What would Walt Disney/Steve Jobs/Henry Ford have done?" rather than figuring out what they should now be doing in the changing market. Finally, the fourth conundrum is that as companies grow larger and management falls prey to the fallacy that it only exists to maximize shareholder short-term return on investment, companies become risk averse. Large companies and their boards live in fear of losing what they spent years gaining (customers, market share, revenue, profits.) This may work in stable markets and technologies. But today very few of those remain. In the 21st Century an Execution CEO as a Successor Increasingly May be The Wrong Choice In a startup the board of directors realizes that risk is the nature of new ventures and innovation is why they exist. On day one there are no customers to lose, no revenue and profits to decline. Instead there is everything to gain. In contrast, large companies are often risk-averse engines - they are executing a repeatable and scalable business model that spins out the short-term dividends, revenue and profits that the stock market rewards. And an increasing share price becomes the reason for existing. The irony is that in the 21st century, the tighter you hold on to your current product/markets, the likelier you will be disrupted. (As articulated in the classic Clayton Christensen book The Innovator's Dilemma, in industries with rapid technology or market shifts, disruption cannot be ignored.) Increasingly, a hands-on product/customer, and business model-centric CEO with an entrepreneurial vision of the future may be the difference between market dominance and Chapter 11. In these industries, disruption will create opportunities that force "bet the company" decisions about product direction, markets, pricing, supply chain, operations and the reorganization necessary to execute a new business model. At the end of the day CEOs who survive embrace innovation, communicate a new vision and build management to execute the vision. Lessons Learned Innovation CEOs are almost always replaced by one of their execution VPs If they have inherited a powerful business model this often results in gains in revenue and profits that can continue for years However, as soon the market, business model, technology shifts, these execution CEOs are ill-equipped to deal with the change - the result is a company obsoleted by more agile innovators and left to live off momentum in its twilight years A shorter version of this article previously appeared in the Harvard Business Review. Steve Blank's blog: www.steveblank.com -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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24 октября, 15:15

Рэпер Канье Уэст предъявил ультиматум организаторам “Грэмми”

Известный американский рэп-исполнитель Канье Уэст поставил ультиматум организаторам “Грэмми”. Он заявил, что не явится на церемонию награждения, если в списке номинантов не появится понравившийся ему альбом.

24 октября, 12:04

Facebook co-founder drops unprecedented cash to stop Trump

A new Democratic megadonor emerges from nowhere and Democrats worry he won’t stay engaged.

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24 октября, 00:31

Почему Цукерберг не такая конченная тварь, как вы думали

Специально записал свое мнение в виде видео для тех, кто считает Цукера тварью, которая всех кинула. Предыдущий мой пост: http://smart-lab.ru/blog/357913.php

22 октября, 17:41

TRUMP begins to ponder LOSING; 5 states, 3 events today-- ASH CARTER drops into Baghdad -- House Dems: We won’t win the majority -- WEEKEND READS -- B’DAYS: Chris Licht and Stephanie Cutter

GOOD SATURDAY MORNING. The New York Times has a feature we’ll all love this morning. “Politics got you down? Come with us instead,” is the eye-grabbing headline on the homepage. When you click, you’ll see beautiful imagery from the Minnesota wilds. “On the Water, and Into the Wild: The lakes and forests of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters transport you to a time when nature was not a thing at the edge of civilization, but a world unto itself.” http://nyti.ms/2ew7Z5i17 DAYS until ELECTION DAY.BULLETIN -- AP, at 3:09 a.m. – “BAGHDAD (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Iraq to assess progress of the operation to retake Mosul from IS militants.” http://politi.co/2eSAzRH-- “Jim Bunning, ex-senator and baseball Hall of Famer, suffers stroke,” by the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Jim Pilcher: “Jim Bunning, the former U.S. senator and a National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, suffered a stroke this week at his home in Southgate, but is recovering and even watching playoff baseball, according to family and friends. ‘He has been provided skilled care that is leading him on the road to recovery,’ the family said in a statement issued Friday. Bunning, who turns 85 Sunday, suffered the stroke on Tuesday, the family said. He is out of intensive care and moved into transitional care.” http://cin.ci/2dXKYGUTHE NEW DONALD -- “Donald Trump is in a funk: Bitter, hoarse and pondering, ‘If I lose...’,” by WaPo’s Jenna Johnson in Fletcher, North Carolina: “As he took the stage here in this mountain town Friday afternoon, Donald Trump was as subdued as the modest crowd that turned out to see him. He complained about the usual things -- the dishonest media, his ‘corrupt’ rival Hillary Clinton -- but his voice was hoarse and his heart didn’t seem in it. He also promised to do all that he could to win, but he explained why he might lose.“‘What a waste of time if we don’t pull this off,’ Trump said. ‘You know, these guys have said: ‘It doesn’t matter if you win or lose. There’s never been a movement like this in the history of this country.’ I say, it matters to me if we win or lose. So I’ll have over $100 million of my own money in this campaign.’” http://wapo.st/2erx7uvTHE MAP -- “In Iowa, Hillary Clinton Campaign Tries to Sway Loyal Republican Voters: State is Donald Trump’s best chance of turning a blue state red,” by WSJ’s Reid Epstein in Ankeny, Iowa: “Iowa is the spot where Donald Trump stands his best chance of turning a blue state red, but Hillary Clinton’s campaign team is aiming to quell that possibility by turning loyal Republicans into Democratic voters. At households where voters have long participated in GOP primaries and caucuses, Clinton volunteers are knocking on doors asking for the women in the house. The Democratic nominee’s aides also are sending mail to Republican women and advertising to them online with reminders to vote.” http://on.wsj.com/2eSeClO-- “Early voting shows upsurge of women,” by Katie Glueck and Kyle Cheney: “In three crucial battlegrounds – North Carolina, Florida and Georgia – women are casting early ballots in disproportionate numbers. And in North Carolina, a must-win state for Trump with detailed early voting data available, it’s clear that Democratic women have been particularly motivated to turn out or turn ballots in.” http://politi.co/2egvqndHOUSE DEMS: WE’RE NOT TAKING BACK THE HOUSE -- The buzz has grown in recent weeks, as Donald Trump’s numbers have tanked: Maybe Democrats have a chance to take the majority. But multiple Democrats involved in House races say they expect to win between 12 and 17 seats, not the 30 they need to regain the majority. “Expectations have become way higher than reality,” one Democratic operative said.WHATEVER HAPPENS in a few weeks, one person will get a lot of credit: DCCC Executive Director Kelly Ward. Ward argued early to tie House Republicans to Trump, and made the risky bet before the Republican National Convention to spend $1 million doing so. One of the ads had voters wondering how GOP lawmakers could support Trump. “If he’s our standard bearer, what the heck happened to our standards,” a man in the ad said.-- “The cruelest campaign: Republicans in Hispanic districts,” by Rachael Bade in Miami: “The message from former Rep. Joe Garcia: A vote for Curbelo is worse than a vote for Donald Trump. No matter that the freshman Republican has opposed Trump all year long. When it comes to House Democrats’ ongoing quest to hitch Trump’s offensive comments to vulnerable GOP incumbents, Republicans representing districts with large Latino populations are feeling the most heat. Their nominee has called illegal immigrants ‘rapists,’ ‘criminals’ — and, at the last debate, ‘bad hombres.’ Not to mention Trump's calls for forced deportation and a towering border wall.” http://politi.co/2ehO91yTHE PAUL STREET JOURNAL -- “Inside Paul Ryan’s Congress Rescue Mission,” by WSJ’s Pulitzer Prize winning opinion writer Joseph Rago: “Mr. Ryan concedes that political analysts can ‘concoct a realistic scenario where our majority could be in jeopardy.’ He says he feels ‘pretty confident that we’re going to keep it, but it’s going to be a bigger fight just given the headwinds we have, more or less” and “my level of urgency is never take anything for granted.’ … ‘Do I wish we were having a debate about these ideas right now instead of the latest Twitter storm or WikiLeaks or, you know, personality contest?’ Mr. Ryan says. ‘Yeah, of course I do. But it is what it is.’“Even amid Mr. Trump’s intrusions, Mr. Ryan says that ‘our nominee is fine with this agenda. He doesn’t run on the agenda. He doesn’t talk about it. But we know we don’t have a problem or an obstacle with our nominee with this agenda. Would it have been ideal—’” http://on.wsj.com/2eacQJqTRANSITION WATCH -- “Lincoln, Hickenlooper and Ross included at top of Clinton's ag secretary list,” by Helena Bottemiller Evich, Catherine Boudreau, Ian Kullgren and Jenny Hopkinson: “A former Arkansas senator, a leading local food champion and a beermaker turned governor are among the top contenders to be the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture should Hillary Clinton win on Nov. 8, POLITICO has learned. There are five names at the top of an evolving list that the transition is mulling for agriculture secretary — one of the lower-profile Cabinet posts despite its crucial role in the food supply. The list includes Blanche Lincoln, a former Arkansas senator; Kathleen Merrigan, the former deputy secretary of agriculture; John Hickenlooper, the current governor of Colorado; Karen Ross, the current agriculture secretary of California; and Steve Beshear, the former governor of Kentucky.” http://politi.co/2eu7AAkPALACE INTRIGUE -- “Jockeying heats up for DNC chairmanship: A trio of House members enters the mix, but they’re seen as underdogs to Jennifer Granholm, Ray Buckley and Jaime Harrison,” by Heather Caygle and Daniel Strauss: “Rep. Keith Ellison, an early Bernie Sanders supporter and the first Muslim elected to Congress, has been actively working back channels to make his interest in the position known. Also in the mix are Rep. Xavier Becerra, the outgoing House Democratic Caucus chairman and an aggressive Clinton surrogate; and retiring Rep. Steve Israel, who led House Democrats' campaign arm for years.” http://politi.co/2eqQOnGFIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- ROVE TALKS TRUMP -- EEI’s Brian McCormack MCed a Bush/Cheney alumni association call with Karl Rove Friday on the 2016 election, in which Rove talked about the state of play. Rove wasn’t pro or anti-Trump on the Friday call — though he did call the path for a Trump victory very difficult, according to a source on the call. Rove also criticized Trump for wasting the big crowds he’s drawing because he doesn’t often ask the people attending his rallies for enough help, such as donating or volunteering one’s time. Trump could ask those attending to text such-and-such a number to give money or volunteer, he said.ABOUT THAT WHITE POWDER … -- HRC SPOKESMAN GLEN CAPLIN: “Hillary for America notified law enforcement Friday evening of an envelope containing a suspicious substance. Preliminary testing by federal and local officials has found the substance to be non-hazardous. The four individuals involved have reported no health issues and, following a full examination by medical personnel, were each released to go home. Our office remained open throughout this period and will remain open without interruption [Saturday] morning.”HAPPENING TODAY -- DONALD TRUMP is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for what he is billing as a speech detailing his first 100 days in office. That begins at 11 a.m. He then goes to Virginia Beach for a 3 p.m. rally at Regent University. In the evening, Trump and MIKE PENCE will be in Cleveland for a 7 p.m. rally at the I-X Center. Pence is speaking in Circleville, Ohio, at the Crossroads Church at 10 [email protected]: “If it’s Saturday, the Trump press corps is hitting five states and 3 events. NY, PA, VA, OH, and FL. 17 days to go.”HILLARY CLINTON is going to Pittsburgh for a 4:45 p.m. event, and then an 8:45 p.m. rally in Philadelphia at Dunning-Cohen Championship Field.BILL CLINTON is in Panama City and Pensacola, Florida.GLORIA ALLRED is holding a press conference at 2 p.m. PST with the 11th person to accuse Trump of inappropriate sexual conduct.WHY TWITTER WENT DOWN -- NYT A1, “Hackers Used New Weapons to Disrupt Major Websites Across U.S.,” by Nicole Perlroth: “Major websites were inaccessible to people across wide swaths of the United States on Friday after a company that manages crucial parts of the internet’s infrastructure said it was under attack. Users reported sporadic problems reaching several websites, including Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb, Reddit, Etsy, SoundCloud and The New York Times. The company, Dyn, whose servers monitor and reroute internet traffic, said it began experiencing what security experts called a distributed denial-of-service attack just after 7 a.m. Reports that many sites were inaccessible started on the East Coast, but spread westward in three waves as the day wore on and into the evening. ... [T]he attack appears to have relied on hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices like cameras, baby monitors and home routers that have been infected — without their owners’ knowledge — with software that allows hackers to command them to flood a target with overwhelming traffic.” http://nyti.ms/2ewfp8q-- “WikiLeaks supporters claim credit for massive U.S. cyberattack, but researchers skeptical,” by Tony Romm and Eric Geller: http://politi.co/2eE7xRZWHAT TRUMP TOWER IS READING -- “Facebook Employees Pushed to Remove Trump’s Posts as Hate Speech,” by WSJ’s Deepa Seetharaman: “Some of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s posts on Facebook have set off an intense debate inside the social media company over the past year, with some employees arguing certain posts about banning Muslims from entering the U.S. should be removed for violating the site’s rules on hate speech ... The decision to allow Mr. Trump’s posts went all the way to Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, who ruled in December that it would be inappropriate to censor the candidate ... That decision has prompted employees across the company to complain on Facebook’s internal messaging service and in person to Mr. Zuckerberg and other managers that it was bending the site’s rules for Mr. Trump, and some employees who work in a group charged with reviewing content on Facebook threatened to quit.” http:[email protected]: “unsurprising, undemocratic”SWING STATE FRONTS -- Cleveland Plain Dealer (four columns, bottom of the page), “Clinton touts early-voting data at Tri-C rally”http://bit.ly/2etR8AU … Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (centerpiece, three columns), “‘Stupid people’ lead the country, Trump tells Johnstown supporters” http://bit.ly/2etJHYE … Charlotte Observer (top of the page, four columns), “In N.C., Trump promises to keep jobs from leaving” http://bit.ly/2etZNmC--“Trump plans 7-city Fla. tour as Clinton busts out Bubba, Barack and J-Lo next week,” by Marc Caputo: “No square inch of the Sunshine State is safe next week. Trailing in must-win Florida, Donald Trump is planning a seven-city tour of his second home state next week as he urges his rabid fan base to cast early ballots and counteract Hillary Clinton’s massive TV ad blitz. But Clinton’s campaign is mounting a team offensive as she, her running mate, husband President Obama and singer Jennifer Lopez blanket the state through Saturday.” http://politi.co/2ewiwxkWIKILEAK DU JOUR -- “Climate lessons from the Clinton campaign’s hacked emails,” by Elana Schor: “‘Climate change’ comes up in more than 1,200 of the emails released as of Friday, or more than Obamacare and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant combined — and almost as many as the 1,444 emails that mention the name ‘Sanders.’ Clinton’s energy proposals have produced fewer easy sound bites than Bernie Sanders’ call to ban fracking or Donald Trump’s promises to put coal miners back to work. But the hacked emails, dating from before and after Podesta joined the campaign after serving as a senior adviser to the Obama White House, show Clinton’s team to be as driven by policy details and the power of pragmatic messaging as the candidate herself — while grappling with the contradictions inherent in a campaign year when grandiose promises are more popular than realistic proposals.” http://politi.co/2egBvgQINBOX – From “Eric Trump” with the subject line “AGENDA: First 100 Days” ... From “Donald J. Trump” with the subject line “We’re Being Overrun.”CORRECTION OF THE DAY – NYT: “An earlier version of the article quoted the motto on Cary Darling’s T-shirt incorrectly; it says ‘Make my diaper great again,’ not ‘Make diapers great again.’” http://nyti.ms/2eewjKjEYEBROW RAISER – NYT Sunday Business cover, “A Constellation of Influencers: Behind the Curtain at Teneo,” by Julie Creswell and J. David Goodman: “In Washington, Teneo salons -- often home-cooked dinners that occasionally include homemade ice cream -- are sometimes held in the home of Margaret Carlson, a columnist for Bloomberg View. Guests have included United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, and Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, according to several former Teneo employees. … Social interactions have long been a lubricant of both politics and business. However, some former Teneo employees said they felt it was not made clear to participants that the salons were being held on behalf of Teneo or its corporate clients. … Ms. Carlson declined to comment for this article or to respond to questions about whether she was paid by Teneo or reimbursed for the costs associated with the salons. Teneo declined to comment on whether there was payment or remuneration for the parties.” With an Ed Rollins cameo http://nyti.ms/2dxFVvJFRED DAVIS has cut an ad for Chuck Grassley featuring Ben Stein playing his famous “Ferris Bueller” econ teacher character. Instead of calling Bueller’s name during attendance, he calls “Judge” over and over again, noting that Patty Judge, the Democratic candidate, has a poor attendance over her career. http://bit.ly/2es08ol ... Pic of Fred and Ben on set http://bit.ly/2erdcMrGET YOURS! -- “[A] private art auction [of 18 pieces] benefitting the Clinton presidential campaign taking place [today]. The auction is expected to generate six figures and is hosted by billionaire arts tycoon Moishe Mana, renowned economist Nouriel Roubini and member of the National Finance Committee, Laetitia Garriott. ... This auction is the latest in the Israeli entrepreneur’s ongoing campaign against” Donald Trump. http://hrc.io/2dVLFjV ... Full list of art http://bit.ly/2ePXKMuCASH DASH -- John Bolton’s super PAC says it will spend nearly $600,000 each in an independent expenditure push to support Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Rep. Joe Heck, the Republican running for the Senate in Nevada, for a total of $1.75 million. http://politi.co/2eeyldj FOR YOUR RADAR – “Russia’s Arctic Obsession,” by FT Moscow Bureau chief Kathrin Hille: “As global warming melts Arctic ice, Moscow hopes to resurrect the historic Northern Sea Route between Europe and Asia. But the challenges — and the costs — are immense.” http://bit.ly/2duigkFMEDIAWATCH – “The Wall Street Journal Offers Buyouts to News Employees,” by WSJ’s Anne Steele: “The Wall Street Journal is making buyouts available to a ‘substantial number of employees’ as the news company reviews its operations amid a continued slide in print advertising. In an email to staff on Friday, the Journal’s editor in chief, Gerard Baker, said it is offering ‘enhanced’ buyouts to all newsroom employees ‘to limit the number of involuntary layoffs.’ ... Staff have until the end of the month to request a buyout.” http://on.wsj.com/2eal2JJ-- “Barron’s to lay off employees next week, editor reveals in accidental email,” by Peter Sterne: “[Ed] Finn — the president and editor of Barron’s, which is owned by Journal parent company Dow Jones — apparently meant to forward Baker’s email to Dow Jones Media Group publisher Almar Latour and two other company executives ... ‘The email Gerry Baker just sent about wsj buyouts says that dj is offering 1.5x the standard buyout package,’ Finn wrote in the email [to all WSJ news employees]. ‘Are we planning to go to the employees we are laying off at Barron’s next week and offer them 1x the standard package. That could create some problems. Please advise.’” http://politi.co/2eseXMo-- “AT&T agrees in principle to buy Time Warner for $85 billion: sources,” by Reuters’ Jessica Toonkel and Greg Roumeliotis: The potential tie-up “would be the biggest deal in the world this year, giving the telecom company control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros and other coveted media assets. The deal, which has been agreed on most terms and could be announced as early as Sunday, would be one of the largest in recent years in the sector as telecommunications companies look to combine content and distribution to capture customers replacing traditional pay-TV packages with more streamlined offerings and online delivery.” http://reut.rs/2dGxCRD-- PLAYBOOK'S TAKE: Expect a knock-down, drag-out regulatory fight similar to the battle over Comcast’s purchase of NBCUniversal, which took nearly half a decade to resolve.CLICKER – “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics,” edited by Matt Wuerker – 14 keepers http://politi.co/2dvVAM2GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman:--“The Desperate Gamble of Scottie Nell Hughes, World’s Most Loyal Trump Surrogate,” by Olivia Nuzzi in GQ: “Like the rest of Trump’s devoted street team, Hughes spends her days evangelizing The Donald with a relentless series of appearances on TV. But why? And what if he loses?” http://bit.ly/2eoUk1P--“What Happens to American Myth When You Take the Driver Out of It?” by Robert Moor in N.Y. Mag: “The self-driving car and the future of the self.” http://slct.al/2erebw1 (h/t TheBrowser.com)--“The Perils of Peak Attention,” by Tom Vanderbilt in The New Republic, reviewing "The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads," by Tim Wu and "Wasting Time on the Internet," by Kenneth Goldsmith: “Two new books assess the quality of our digital lives: How do we shake off the village when we carry the world in our pocket?” http://bit.ly/2dHbwyp ... Wu -- $17.37 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2eDWjvP ... Goldsmith -- $12.60 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2eEnms1--“The romance delusion,” by Will Self in Prospect Magazine: “Love that’s unrequited is the most perfect as, by definition, it affords no opportunity for disillusionment.” http://bit.ly/2etWawu (h/t ALDaily.com)--“Becoming One of the World’s 65 Million Refugees,” by Charlotte McDonald-Gibson in an excerpt of “Cast Away: True Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis”: “Majid Hussain keeps having to run.” http://bit.ly/2erRHcQ ... $16.94 on Amazon http://amzn.to/2eoZfQt--“Bernie Looks Ahead,” by Eric Bates in The New Republic: “In an in-depth interview, Sanders offers a candid and passionate assessment of Trump, Clinton, and the future of his movement.” http://bit.ly/2dHbDKa--“Chipotle Eats Itself,” by Austin Carr in Fast Company: “Chipotle Mexican Grill was a sizzling business with a red-hot stock until an E. coli outbreak derailed its future. Can a mission-based company make gobs of money and still save the world?” http://bit.ly/2eqpwzr--“Breathing Holes,” by Lisa Gregoire in Eighteen Bridges: “As a reporter in Iqaluit, I wrote countless stories about sexual assault and domestic violence. Then it happened to me. Here’s what I found when I went back, 20 years later.” http://bit.ly/2eg2Ba9 (h/t Longform.org)--“In The Hollow,” by Chris Offutt in the Nov. issue of Harpers: “The changing face of Appalachia—and its role in the presidential race.” http://bit.ly/2eevRMi--“Christine Chubbuck: 29, Good-Looking, Educated, A Television Personality. Dead. Live and in Color,” by WaPo’s Sally Quinn in Aug. 1974, reprinted by Longform: “A newscaster’s suicide.” http://bit.ly/2eZZq5r--“Greenland is Melting,” by The New Yorker’s Elizabeth Kolbert: “The shrinking of the country’s ice sheet is triggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. The floodgates may already be open.” http://bit.ly/2etX24e--“What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980?” by Peter Frick-Wright in Outside Magazine: “On New Year’s Day in 1985, Eastern Air Lines Flight 980 was carrying 29 passengers and a hell of a lot of contraband when it crashed into the side of a 21,112-foot mountain in Bolivia. For decades conspiracy theories abounded as the wreckage remained inaccessible, the bodies unrecovered, the black box missing. Then two friends from Boston organized an expedition that would blow the case wide open.” http://bit.ly/2eBIUEk (h/t Longreads.com)GREAT WEEKEND LISTEN, curated by Jake Sherman, filing from the Admirals Club at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta:-- GRATEFUL DEAD, from today in 1980, from the famous acoustic/electric shows at Radio City Music Hall. http://bit.ly/2etJiHe It doesn’t get better than this.SPOTTED -- Jim Gilmore at the Silver Dollar Diner in Tyson’s Corner Thursday after a hit on WMAL … Bill Murray at Bourbon Steak last night after crashing the White House briefing room, ahead of the Mark Twain Awards on Sunday … Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky at her Stanford reunion class party on campus Friday night.RICK STENGEL, former editor of Time and current under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, is being nominated to serve as the next chair of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. “Jeff Shell, chair of NBC Universal is the current chair and Walter Isaacson, is one of his predecessors. BBG oversees Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Office of Cuba Broadcasting, Middle East Broadcast Networks and Radio Free Asia.”ENGAGED -- Alan Chargin, former scheduler for Rep. Linda Sanchez who now works at D.C.’s Pretzel Bakery, and Hannah Schiller, staffer in Rep. Pete Roskam’s office got engaged recently in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. They met at a going away party for a staffer in Rep. DeSantis’ office. Pics http://politi.co/2etRUO3 ... http://politi.co/2dXGO1vWELCOME TO THE WORLD -- Veteran Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America VP, Head of Federal Affairs and Policy, Reilly O’Connor and his wife Emily, former LA for Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.), on Thursday morning welcomed a baby boy who joins big sister Grace—all are doing well. Seamus McCormick O'Connor weighed 8lbs 6oz and measured 21 inches. Pic http://bit.ly/2eoXlz7--Rebecca Erdman, operations manager at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and cake decorator extraordinaire, and husband Peter, congressional liaison at the Export-Import Bank, welcomed Alexander Ward Erdman into the world. “Alex’s country/issue focus is TBD, but his first Policy Alert is expected early next week.” Pic http://bit.ly/2eBFkdvPRESIDENT’S WEEK AHEAD: “On Monday, the President will deliver remarks at a Hillary Victory Fund reception. In the afternoon, the President will travel to Los Angeles, California. In the evening, the President will participate in a DNC and Hillary Victory Fund roundtable.“On Tuesday, the President will participate in a DSCC roundtable. In the afternoon, the President will return to Washington, D.C. On Wednesday and Thursday, the President will attend meetings at the White House. On Friday, the President will attend a Hillary for America event in the Orlando, Florida area.”BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Mark Glaze … Jon Rawlson of Armory Hill AdvocatesBIRTHDAYS: Chris Licht, executive producer/showrunner of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” … Stephanie Cutter, co-founder and partner at Precision Strategies and the pride of Raynham, Massachusetts. She celebrated at Rose’s Luxury with Dori Salcido, Patrick Briggs, Mark and Julie Rokala, Julie Eddy and Kathy McKeirnan (h/ts Julie, Tom Zigo and Jon Haber) ... Hilary Rosen (h/t Haber)... former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is 69 … Guy Harrison, partner at OnMessage Inc. and an NRCC alum ... Brett O’Donnell … Jonathan Prince, comms/public policy at Spotify, is 49 … NRCC’s Jon Reedy (h/t birthday boy Kurt Bardella) ... Warren Strobel, diplomatic editor at Reuters, is 54 … Adam Parkhomenko, national field director of the DNC who recently changed his Twitter name to “Bad Hombre Adam,” is 31, “celebrating with 270 candles on his cake, just kidding but 270 is indeed his sole focus!” – (WaPo profile: http://wapo.st/1SnJhCh) (h/t Tracy Sefl) … Casey Phillips of political media firm RedPrint Strategy is 36 ... Kurt Bardella, an Issa alum, now president and CEO of Endeavor Strategies, and publisher of daily country music newsletter Morning Hangover ... Helen Milby … Chris Moore, senior director for international business policy at the National Association of Manufacturers … Trey Herr, a fellow with the Belfer Center’s Cyber Security Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School … former Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) is 67 … Politico Europe’s Delcker Janosch ... Rebecca Chatterjee is 4-0 (hubby tip: Neil) ... James Walkinshaw, Rep. Connolly’s longtime chief of staff, is 34 (h/t Jamie Smith) ... Patrick Dolan, manager of intergovernmental affairs at CAP and an NGA alum (h/t girlfriend Beth Shedlosky) ... Jeff Grappone, the gentleman and pride of the Granite State (h/ts Amy Graham and Liz Johnson) ...… Mallory Howe, a business development associate at FiscalNote and a “crisis/risk pro, sports enthusiast, trivia maven,” per her Twitter (h/t boyfriend David Molina) … Michael Beckel, political reporter at the Center for Public Integrity (h/t Dave Levinthal) ... Anne Heiligenstein ... Martha-Elena Lopez ... Sandy Smith, editor at Philadelphia Magazine and proud Harvard alum (h/t Curtis Tate) ... Jennie Bragg, deputy comms director at U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and Hotchkiss grad ... Zélie Kasten ... N.Y. Observer alum Ross Barkan … former Politico intern Donovan Harrell is 23 ... Harrison Price, analyst at Riveron Consulting ... Miriam Goldstein ... Tim Murphy ... Raphael Shepard, investments consultant at The Omidyar Network ... Ferdous Al-Faruque, reporter at Informa … Scott Price … Tom Basile, a Bush 2000 alum now president of Empire Solutions Consulting, is 41 … Chavia Groveman … Jessica Huff, social media director at The McClatchy Company ... Politico’s Amy McCorquodale ... Lindsay Kalter, health care reporter at Boston Herald and a Politico alum ... Rachel Petri, press secretary for Sen. Sherrod Brown ... Marilyn Machlowitz, N.Y. headhunter … Federal Reserve System’s Alice Henriques ... Bill Farrar, director of public policy and comms. at ACLU of Virginia ... WaPo’s Clint Tanner ... Christopher Gable … Brian Dodge ... Kris Pratt ... John Norquist ... Christopher Mills ... Grace Sandretti (h/ts Teresa Vilmain)SUNDAY SHOWS -- by @MattMackowiak, filing from Austin:--NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Kellyanne Conway … Panel: Yamiche Alcindor, Tom Friedman, Eliana Johnson and Stuart Stevens.--ABC’s “This Week”: Guests to be announced--CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Reince Priebus ... David Axelrod ... Frank Luntz … CBS News 2016 Battleground Tracker polls from Florida and Texas with CBS News’ Anthony Salvanto … CBS News focus group with Nevada voters … Panel: Peggy Noonan, Jamelle Bouie, Jeffrey Goldberg--“Fox News Sunday”: Kellyanne Conway … Newt Gingrich … California Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra … Panel: Karl Rove, Bob Woodward, Kimberley Strassel and Juan Williams.--Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” (10am ET / 9am CT): John Hickenlooper … Byron York … Michael Mukasey … Panel: Ed Rollins, Mary Kissel and Stephen Sigmund.--Fox News’ “MediaBuzz” (SUN 11am ET / 10am CT): Erin McPike … Kelly Riddell ... Joe Trippi; Ed Henry … Chris Wallace … Joe Concha.--CNN’s “Inside Politics” with John King (SUN 8am ET): Panel: Julie Pace, Jennifer Jacobs, Manu Raju and Jeff Zeleny.--CNN’s “State of the Union” (9am ET / 12pm ET): Kellyanne Conway … Panel: Bakari Sellers, Jan Brewer, Bob Kerrey and Dana Loesch.--CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” (SUN 10am, 1pm ET): Panel: Melody Barnes, Evan Osnos; Lloyd Blankfein, Julia Ioffe and The Guardian’s David Smith.--CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: (SUN 11am ET): Panel: Dan Rather, Mollie Hemingway, Jane Hall, Matthew Dowd and Dr. Gail Saltz.--Univision’s “Al Punto” (SUN 10am ET / 1pm PT): California Democratic Rep. Xavier Becerra … Trump national Hispanic advisory council member and New Wine Ministries church Mario Bramnick ... Rosario Marin and Adolfo Franco … Alejandro Solalinde … Ivàn Màrquez … Adal Ramones.--C-SPAN: “The Communicators” (SAT 6:30pm ET): CSIS senior vice president and strategic technologies program director James Lewis, questioned by Reuters’ Mark Hosenball ... “Newsmakers” (SUN 10am ET): Club for Growth president David McIntosh and The Hill’s Scott Wong and Bloomberg News’ Bill Allison ... “Q&A” (SUN 8pm & 11pm ET): Author J.D. Vance (“Hillbilly Elegy”).--MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation with Rev. Al Sharpton”: (SUN 8-9am ET): Boris Ephsteyn ... civil rights lawyer and racial justice advocate Judith Browne Dianis … Rev. Jesse Jacksonn … VOTO Latino’s Maria Teresa Kumar … Rich Galen.--“MSNBC Live”: (SUN 9-10am ET): Attorney and NBC News contributor Raul Reyes … Betsy Woodruff … Steven Cortes … Monmouth University’s Patrick Murray … Jennifer Rubin.--“AM Joy”: (SUN 10am-12pm ET): David Frum … E.J. Dionne … Joan Walsh … “The Art of the Deal” ghostwriter Tony Schwartz … MTV News’ Jamil Smith … “Pura Política” host Juan Manuel Benítez.--“MSNBC Live”: (SUN 12pm-2pm ET): NYT’s Jeremy Peters … Howard Dean … Elise Jordan … Center for Equal Opportunity president Linda Chavez … Trump advisor Oliver McGee … Bob Costa … Larry Sabato.

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22 октября, 16:00

Mark Zuckerberg Makes $1.6 Billion In A Week, Net Worth Soars To All-Time High

With Facebook's stock hitting record highs, Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than ever.

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22 октября, 11:11

Об обществе в которым живем мы и в котором живут они

Блин, Цукерберг конечно хороший, качественный ориентир для подражания американской молодежи! 100% селф мейд, сделал полезность для всего мира, которой мы с вами вынуждены ежедневно пользоваться. Очень богат, и при этом живет в обычном по средним меркам американском доме с обычным ремонтом, женат на обычной девушке (а не какой-то сиськастой телеведущей-модели), играет в Цивилизацию, как простой смертный чел:) И весь его образ жизни должен выглядеть странным для российского обывателя. Ведь у нас средней руки чиновник или менеджер госкорпорации живет в золотом дворце, на радиус-километр окруженный понтами. При этом богатство напротив нажито не за счет полезности для общества, а за счет полезности, отнятой у общества. К чему я это? Да хотелось бы в нашем обществе видеть больше героев и меньше антигероев. Причем я думаю, популяция первых очень сильно обратно коррелирует с популяцией вторых. Я конечно сознаю, что цивилизация у нас отсталая, и все будет рано или поздно, лет через 50, само собой, эволюционным путем, если не трогать нас, не устраивать революции и гражданские войны)

22 октября, 04:19

Марк Цукерберг запретил блокировать резкие посты Дональда Трампа в Facebook

Глава американской компании Facebook Марк Цукерберг лично отдал распоряжение не подвергать цензуре наиболее резкие посты Дональда Трампа и не блокировать их в одноименной социальной сети, сообщает The Wall Street Journal. Такое решение Марк Цукерберг принял еще в декабре прошлого года, что спровоцировало множество жалоб со стороны его подчиненных на платформе, предназначенной для корпоративной переписки сотрудников Facebook. В пресс-службе Facebook пояснили, что в каждый отдельный случай изучается отдельно и оценивается в первую очередь контекст высказывания, а не резкость взглядов.

22 октября, 01:41

СМИ: Цукерберг наложил вето на блокировку резких постов Трампа

Цукерберг принял решение не блокировать заявления претендента в президенты США еще в декабре прошлого года

22 октября, 00:10

HUFFPOST HILL - Trump Fails To Entertain Group That Found Mitt Romney Funny

Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening!  A new report predicts that global markets would fall sharply if Donald Trump wins the White House, and considering how much the candidate likes market crashes, that might make defeat even more difficult for him. Merrick Garland’s FOMO was temporarily relieved when a short-staffed Supreme Court delayed hearing three cases. And Donald Trump’s terrible Alfred E. Smith dinner speech makes us wonder why anyone would ever have Steve Bannon write jokes. At least Trump didn’t use Bannon’s “A priest and a rabbi walk into a bar ― yeah, a rabbi.” This is HUFFPOST HILL for Friday, October 21st, 2016 Happy Friday: “Salma Hayek claimed that Donald Trump pursued her while she had a boyfriend, asked her on a date, and then — angry at being rejected — planted a National Enquirer story about her being too short for him, in an interview on a nationally syndicated Spanish-language radio show that aired Friday. Hayek, a Hillary Clinton surrogate, began by arguing that Trump was bad for the Latino community and extolled Clinton’s virtues, before the host of El Show del Mandril on Radio Centro 93.9 in Los Angeles asked her opinion on the number of women that have come forward alleging Trump sexually assaulted them.” [BuzzFeed’s Adrian Carrasquillo] PAUL RYAN’S BIGLY SHIT SANDWICH - Matt Fuller: “The problem for Ryan is that Trump, his supporters and his policies do not seem to be going anywhere, even if he loses spectacularly. Ryan’s favorability has fallen 28 points over the past two weeks, fueled by Trump turning his attention to the speaker and criticizing him for sowing division in the party, seemingly without any sense of irony. A Bloomberg poll conducted Oct. 14-17 showed that 51 percent of Republicans think the Trump’s view of what the GOP stands for better matches theirs, compared to 33 percent who said Ryan’s perspective more closely matched theirs.… ‘If we lose 15, it’ll be tough for Paul Ryan,’ one GOP member told HuffPost this month. That means, as other members have told HuffPost, Ryan already has a speaker reelection problem. And that’s before Trump starts whipping up the GOP base. Already, we see some conservatives in the House looking apt to use Ryan’s less-than-enthusiastic support of Trump as a way to potentially remove him.” [HuffPost] MARKETS WOULD SHUDDER AT TRUMP VICTORY: REPORT - Better short the market if he wins. Y’know, short: like his fingers. Alexander Kaufman; “A victory for Republican nominee Donald Trump would send stock markets in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia down by 10 to 15 percent, according to a new economic analysis. In a paper released Friday by the nonpartisan Brookings Institution, economics professors Justin Wolfers and Eric Zitzewitz tracked overnight trading during the first presidential debate last month between Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. They found that markets around the world surged as it became clear that Clinton had won the face-off. ‘Markets believe this election will have huge ramifications for the global economy,’ Wolfers wrote in a flurry of tweets breaking down his findings. ‘It’s not just about us; it’s about the world.’” [HuffPost] TRUMP BOMBS ALFRED E. SMITH DINNER -  Daniel Marans: “If there was any doubt that Donald Trump’s comedy routine at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner did not go over well with the crowd, Alfred E. Smith V put that to rest on Friday morning. Smith ― the great-great-grandson of the dinner’s namesake, who was the first Catholic presidential nominee from a major party ― specifically told CNN’s ‘New Day’ that Trump’s joke that Hillary Clinton was ‘pretending not to hate Catholics’ did not sit well with the largely Catholic audience. ‘Donald had some very solid minutes early on and eventually he crossed the line and took it a little too far,’ Smith said. ‘Hillary, on the other hand, was able to laugh at herself and at the same time not underplay any of the serious things that Donald Trump has said or done.’” [HuffPost] Like HuffPost Hill? Then order Eliot’s new book, The Beltway Bible: A Totally Serious A-Z Guide To Our No-Good, Corrupt, Incompetent, Terrible, Depressing, and Sometimes Hilarious Government Does somebody keep forwarding you this newsletter? Get your own copy. It’s free! Sign up here. Send tips/stories/photos/events/fundraisers/job movement/juicy miscellanea to [email protected] Follow us on Twitter - @HuffPostHill COMPARING CLINTON AND TRUMP TWITTER Christopher Mathias, Samantha Storey and Adam Hooper: “The Huffington Post wanted to find out more about the people who follow the candidates. We hoped their 160-character bios might reveal a thing or two about political identity. Not everyone fills out their Twitter bio, but for those who do it acts as a sort of digital calling card. We downloaded the Twitter bios for people who follow either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. That ended up being about 8 million tiny 160-character self-portraits.... Take guns and religion, often associated with the right wing. #2A, meaning Second Amendment, popped up in the bios of 4,320 Trump followers, compared to 585 Clinton followers. Then there’s #MolonLabe, a Greek phrase meaning ‘come and take [them],’ which, legend has it, was the Spartan king Leonidas’ response when the Persian army told him and his army to lay down their weapons. The phrase, adopted by gun rights advocates as a rallying cry against gun control, was in the Twitter bios of 396 Trump followers and in the the bios of just 43 Clinton followers.… Also prominent in Trump followers’ bios were Bible verses: Psalm 23:4, John 15:13, Matthew 19:26, Romans 1:16, Luke 1:37, and most popularly, Joshua 1:9 (’Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go’). Clinton followers, by comparison, were less biblically inclined.” [HuffPost] DONALD TRUMP IS CHUCK GRASSLEY’S BEST FRIEND - From Eliot’s Iowa Senate dispatch: “After Judge declared her candidacy on March 4, it appeared, at least for a fleeting moment, that the Democrats might be one seat closer to retaking the Senate. The New York Times called her a ‘formidable’ challenger, which is about as emotional as the Times gets about anything. In a normal election year, the Supreme Court’s unprecedented staffing issue, and Grassley’s role in preventing Garland from getting a hearing, would be the most-discussed aspect of this race. But that has been rendered a mere afterthought thanks to a Republican presidential nominee whose love of gold trim and threatening his opponents with extrajudicial vengeance is reminiscent of a Soviet bloc leader.... [I]t would appear that Trump has had the salubrious effect for Grassley of keeping the Garland nomination off the front page. Trump has sucked all the oxygen out of the room, and not just because of those great gulping nasal sniffs of his.” [HuffPost] Iowa mood music: “The Supreme Court is offering new evidence that the short-handed court is having trouble getting its work done. The justices have yet to schedule three cases for arguments that were granted full review in January, about a month before Justice Antonin Scalia died. The cases involve separation of church and state, class-action lawsuits and property rights, issues that often split liberal and conservative justices. Their absence from the calendar of cases that are being argued this fall suggests that the justices believe they may divide 4 to 4, and are waiting for a ninth justice to join them.” [AP’s Mark Sherman] TRUMP COULD FLIP KENTUCKY STATEHOUSE - Well, at least he’ll do one thing for the GOP. Adam Beam: “Democrats could lose control of their only legislative chamber in the South because of a blustery hero for folks in coal country — Donald Trump. The New York real estate developer’s anger on the campaign trail matches the mood of many in Appalachia, where job losses associated with the declining coal industry have fueled a backlash against national Democrats that has slowly trickled down to the local level. In Kentucky, the backlash could spill over into races for the state House, where Democrats hold a precarious 53-47 majority. Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, a Democrat, has not lost a state House election in 36 years. But this time, he’s scared. ‘My opponent can’t beat me,’ Stumbo said. ‘But Donald Trump can.’” [AP] DAVID DUKE: STILL AROUND - The hate-filled man who looks like Donald Trump and a post-motorcycle accident Mark Hamill had a child is still trying to win elected office. Michael McAuliffe: “Republican candidate and former Ku Klux Klan wizard David Duke will have a spot on the stage in next month’s Louisiana Senate debate. Duke, who is among a large field of competitors vying to replace retiring Sen. David Vitter (R), had been out of politics since 1999 when he jumped into the Senate race over the summer. His platform includes promises to stop racism against white people and to declare the Black Lives Matter movement a terrorist initiative. He has been trying to leverage the relative popularity of Donald Trump in his state to gain some momentum, although he has not been faring very well. But a poll released Thursday pegged Duke’s support at 5.1 percent, which put him just above the threshold to be included in the next televised forum for Louisiana’s Senate candidates on Nov. 2.” [HuffPost] Sad news at the Journal: “The Wall Street Journal is seeking a ‘substantial’ number of employee buyouts as the newspaper grapples with industry-wide financial pressures.  Editor-in-chief Gerard Baker notified staff Friday that management was first looking for buyout-takers in hopes of limiting layoffs down the line. All Journal employees worldwide are eligible for the buyout by the end of October. However, management can elect not to accept some requests.  ‘We are seeking a substantial number of employees to elect this benefit, but we reserve the right to reject a volunteer based on business considerations,’ Baker wrote.” [HuffPost’s Michael Calderone] BECAUSE YOU’VE READ THIS FAR - Here’s a kitten and some chihuahuas. PETER THIEL: WHADDA GUY - Julia Carrie Wong: “When Mark Zuckerberg defended board member Peter Thiel’s $1.25m donation to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign this week, the Facebook CEO emphasized that support of the candidate did not necessarily constitute ‘accepting sexual assault’. But part of Thiel’s 1995 book The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus suggests that he may sympathize more with Trump ― who has recently been accused of sexual assault and misconduct by several women ― than with his victims. The PayPal co-founder attempted to discredit the idea of date rape ― he wrote that the definition of rape had been erroneously expanded to include ‘seductions that are later regretted.’’ He also suggested that the movement to combat it on college campuses was motivated by animosity toward men.” [Guardian] COMFORT FOOD - The most efficient way to destroy the entire universe ― not that the election has us thinking about such things. - The internet can’t seem to spell “pregnant” correctly. - Don’t watch this slug at 20x speed while high. TWITTERAMA @MEPFuller: You haven’t lived until a Congressman texts you the word “poppycock.” @ggreenwald: My biggest wish is to see the alternative universe where it was Paul Manafort’s emails that were published, & see everyone’s views on it. @CNNYourMom: U.S. Officials Baffled By Your Mom Got something to add? Send tips/quotes/stories/photos/events/fundraisers/job movement/juicy miscellanea to Eliot Nelson ([email protected]) or Arthur Delaney ([email protected]). -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

21 октября, 22:38

Цукерберг запретил цензуру постов Трампа в Facebook

Основатель "Фейсбука" Марк Цукерберг запретил удалять посты кандидата в президенты от Республиканской партии Дональда Трампа. Ранее ряд сотрудников компании высказался за то, чтобы подвергать сообщения цензуре. Цукерберг заявил, что стирать посты кандидата в президенты будет неуместно. Сотрудники "Фейсбука" в ответ сказали, что правила компании меняются специально для Трампа, некоторые даже грозились уволиться.  — Этот контекст может иметь ценность для политического дискурса. Многие люди считают, что это особенный контент, который стал важной частью разговора о том, кто станет следующим президентом США, — заявили представители "Фейсбука".

21 октября, 19:04

Mark Zuckerberg Defends Paypal Co-Founder For Supporting Trump

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly defended PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. After Thiel, a Facebook board member, donated $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign, a step that

21 октября, 16:57

How to Leverage a 2x2 Grid to Become a Better Decision Maker

By Vishal Agarwal Recently, President Obama made a casual remark: "I am the guy that got Mark to wear a jacket and a tie!" He was talking, of course, about Mark Zuckerberg - the founder of Facebook. Both men have famously claimed to wear the same clothes every day to eliminate decisions. It's one more minute they don't have to spend deliberating. There is some correlation between leadership and decision making that is worth exploring. One of the biggest differences between good and great leaders is their ability to make sound decisions. Consideration takes time, but time is money. How do we become efficient in this decision-making process -- and by efficient, I mean being able to objectively evaluate all our options at that time and choose the best (or least bad) option? Most of us do not have the immense responsibility of being a world leader, or bringing social media to the entire planet, but at our individual levels, we are all burdened with the enormity of decision making. I have found one particular tool that helps me in evaluating my options in a more objective manner, and eases the process of decision making: the simple 2x2 grid. The Good Old Grid At the end of the day, why is the task of decision-making so enormous? It boils down to being able to evaluate your options and selecting the best one. The 2x2 grid, made famous by Boston Consulting Group, helps me evaluate my options. It was used to place the various units of a company in relation to their growth rate and market share. But the application of this 2x2 grid reaches far and wide, and its utility varies based on our mode of thinking. For example, we are aware of the "risk versus reward" scenarios, the most common application being in gambling. The higher amount you bet, the more you can win - or lose. The 2x2 grid can easily be used to evaluate a few different options we may have in our business (or personal life) to determine which opportunities can give us a relatively higher reward with low risk. The Speed Versus Quality Dilemma In the specific case of engineering, speed and quality are inversely proportional. If you focus on shipping multiple features ASAP, then there will be quality issues in the code which will be uncovered later (known as technical debt). If you focus on shipping only high-quality, highly scalable and maintainable code, there will be limitations on the number of features your team can ship. This is a dilemma all teams face and something that is only determined by the top management. Using the grid below, we can analyze where we stand, and corrective measures can be taken more easily. HR Placement: Putting the Right People in the Right Position This also becomes very relevant in analyzing various situations in our business. The late Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel, perhaps had the biggest influence on all the great business leaders of today. He outlined a practice in his highly-acclaimed book, High Output Management, which talked about the right job for the right person. This can also be demonstrated more visually in the form of a 2x2 grid to determine whether we have the right person in the right job: In an HR context, this tool becomes an effective way for leaders to analyze why some people are getting fired, and others are quitting. Alternatively, it can become a proactive periodic exercise by an HR department to make sure people with the right skill sets have been placed in the right positions. The Importance Versus Urgency Dilemma  If you're like me, you receive more than a hundred emails each day from different sources: boss, colleagues, vendors, team members, spam, even personal - but it's not possible or (even desirable) to give equal importance to all of them. Usually, "important" is confused with "urgent" so many of the emails we receive are marked as "urgent." In actuality, the outgoing email status feature in many corporate email systems is self-defeating, because only the recipient knows the status of his or her inbox and schedule, and thus only they can decide what is actually urgent. Could this inability to distinguish what needs to be done, and when, be the reason why we are always running behind on deadlines? Instead of diving into your inbox first thing every morning, try categorizing your emails as "Urgent" and "Important" according to the grid below to help increase your productivity. In summary, the 2x2 matrix is a very simple method to help us evaluate our options and help with decision making. If you make this as a way of life, you'll soon realize you're putting everything in this framework and sorting out options in your mind very efficiently. A picture is a worth a thousand words, and a grid is a mental picture of your options. It will at least help you to understand where you are currently, where you want to go, and what path to take to get there. Vishal Agarwal is the founder and CEO of ItsaCheckmate.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

21 октября, 15:22

DIVERSITY OF OPINION: Leaked Memo Reveals What Mark Zuckerberg Plans to Do About Trump-Supporting Bo…

DIVERSITY OF OPINION: Leaked Memo Reveals What Mark Zuckerberg Plans to Do About Trump-Supporting Board Member Peter Thiel. In a leaked internal memo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a stand for free speech and rejected the idea that Thiel should no longer serve as a member of the social media giant’s board because of his […]

21 октября, 09:00

В Казахстане могут уволить всех полицейских дорожно-патрульной службы

Министр внутренних дел РК Калмуханбет Касымов не против замены всех полицейских дорожно-патрульной службы. Об этом министр сообщил в ходе парламентских слушаний на тему «Состояние и проблемы правового регулирования в сфере дорожного движения», проходящих в сенате парламента РК, передает "Казинформ". иллюстративное фото: ДВД Костанайской области «Конечно, еще один вопрос - это социальный блок. Заработная плата, конечно, низкая. Мы сейчас занимаемся этим вопросом. Я, когда бюджет утверждали, отвечал на вопрос депутатов. Мы смогли в позапрошлом году решить вопрос по аренде жилья только для оперативно-следственных служб. И должны были в 2015-2016 году перейти на оплату арендного жилья для полицейских патрульно-постовой службы, но нехватка бюджета не позволила нам этот вопрос решить. В основном, это молодежь, не имеющая жилья. Поэтому, мы сейчас обращаемся к акимам городов для того, чтобы построить общежития, хотя бы жильем обеспечить", - сказал Касымов. "Однозначно хочу сказать, что, невзирая на все это, мы будем жестко принимать меры по предотвращению всех коррупционных проявлений в этой службе", - отметил он. В Грузию ездили мы, неоднократно наши сотрудники ездили. Там они что сделали - просто уволили всех полицейских, в два раза подняли зарплату, и снова набрали. Пожалуйста, мы готовы на это пойти. Понятно, что все говорят: «Давайте, сделайте полицию, как в Германии работает, в Америке». Изучали мы весь этот опыт. Я думаю, если мы обеспечим их зарплатой и техникой, и возможности дадим, такие же, как у германских полицейских, американских, то мы получим такие же результаты», - сказал Касымов, отвечая на вопросы депутатов. Читайте также: Погранслужба Казахстана получит из России самолет SSJ-100 в VIP-версии>> В США началась эпидемия венерических инфекций>> Алматинка заявила в полицию об изнасиловании, чтобы скрыть драку с подругой>> Казахстанцы шокированы решением Баян Максаткызы простить мужа>> Анастасия Волочкова похвасталась шестью айфонами (фото)>> Шимпанзе в зоопарке выкуривает пачку сигарет в день>> Дочь Марка Цукерберга удивила, сказав первое слово>>

21 октября, 06:31

Погранслужба Казахстана получит из России самолет SSJ-100 в VIP-версии

Погранслужба Казахстана в ноябре планирует получить самолет Sukhoi Super Jet 100 в VIP-версии. Об этом журналистам сообщил вице-президент по гражданской авиации Объединенной авиастроительной корпорации Владислав Масалов, передает ТАСС. самолет SSJ-100. иллюстративное фото с сайта metronews.ru "Да", - ответил он на вопрос о том, правда ли, что в Казахстан будет поставлен один SSJ-100 в VIP-версии. По словам Масалова, речь идет о поставке одного самолета в интересах погранслужбы Казахстана. Поставка намечена на конец ноября. На данный момент три самолета SSJ-100 в VIP-версии эксплуатируются российскими госзаказчиками и ведомствами. Еще два таких самолета эксплуатируются ВВС Таиланда. ВВС Таиланда могут докупить еще несколько таких самолетов. Стоимость обычного SSJ-100 составляет около $34 млн, но цена VIP-версии может колебаться в зависимости от пожеланий заказчика по интерьеру самолета. Читайте также: В США началась эпидемия венерических инфекций>> Алматинка заявила в полицию об изнасиловании, чтобы скрыть драку с подругой>> Казахстанцы шокированы решением Баян Максаткызы простить мужа>> Рада возложила на СССР ответственность за начало Второй мировой>> Анастасия Волочкова похвасталась шестью айфонами (фото)>> Шимпанзе в зоопарке выкуривает пачку сигарет в день>> Дочь Марка Цукерберга удивила, сказав первое слово>>

21 октября, 05:32

В США началась эпидемия венерических инфекций

В США растет число случаев инфекций, передающихся половым путем. К такому выводу пришли специалисты из центров по контролю и профилактике заболеваний (CDC), сообщает Lenta.ru со ссылкой на Gizmodo. иллюстративное фото с сайта baltnews.lv К самым часто встречающимся венерическим болезням в Северной Америке относятся хламидиоз (1,5 миллиона случаев), гонорея (400 тысяч случаев) и сифилис (24 тысячи случаев). По словам Джонатана Мермина (Jonathan Mermin), директора CDC, такие показатели означают, что медицинские усилия по профилактике половых инфекций остаются на низком уровне. Две трети случаев хламидиоза и половина заболеваний гонореей приходятся на людей в возрасте 15-24 лет. При этом часто пациентами клиник становятся гомосексуальные мужчины. Среди женщин заболеваемость сифилисом в 2015 году выросла более чем на 27 процентов, хотя по-прежнему остается на низком уровне (менее 10 процентов всех случаев). Чтобы решить эту проблему, CDC призывают общественность активнее участвовать в дискуссиях по теме венерических заболеваний и безопасного секса. Кроме того, по мнению специалистов, проверка на половые инфекции должна стать обязательной частью стандартной медицинской помощи. Читайте также: Алматинка заявила в полицию об изнасиловании, чтобы скрыть драку с подругой>> Казахстанцы шокированы решением Баян Максаткызы простить мужа>> Рада возложила на СССР ответственность за начало Второй мировой>> Анастасия Волочкова похвасталась шестью iPhone (фото)>> Бердибек Сапарбаев отсудил у казахстанца 100 тыс. за моральный вред>> Шимпанзе научилась курить в северокорейском зоопарке>> Дочь Марка Цукерберга удивила, сказав первое слово>> Мадонна пообещала оральный секс всем, кто проголосует за Клинтон>>

30 декабря 2015, 15:33

22 книги, которые советует прочитать Марк Цукерберг

В начале 2015 года основатель Facebook Марк Цукерберг пообещал сам себе читать по две книги в месяц в течение года. Об этом сообщает Секрет фирмы. «Так я смогу лучше придерживаться медиа-диеты», — написал он. Цукерберг […]

02 декабря 2015, 02:14

Цукерберг отказался от акций после рождения дочки

Основатель и генеральный директор Facebook Марк Цукерберг и его жена Присцилла Чан объявили о рождении дочери Макс, а также о намерении пожертвовать акции компании на благотворительные проекты.

03 сентября 2015, 21:44

Кто стоял за Гейтсом, Джобсом и Цукербергом

Во все времена главным двигателем технического прогресса была война и расходы на вооружение.Десятилетиями правительство США целенаправленно вкачивало деньги в Силиконовую долину. Хитрость состояла в том, что финансировали не чисто военные исследования, а гражданские проекты. Затем проекты, которые выживали, выдерживали конкуренцию, окупались, находили и военное применение. Долину создавали рука об руку государство, университеты и постепенно становившийся на ноги благодаря заказам правительства частный сектор.Начнем с миллиардера Билла Гейтса. Сына простой школьной учительницы Мэри Максвэлл Гейтс, как гласит легенда. На самом деле мама Гейтса была членом совета директоров солидных финансовых и телекоммуникационных компаний, в том числе президентом национального совета UnitedWayInternational. Там под ее руководством заседали два монстра компьютерного рынка — президенты IBM разных лет Джон Опель и Джон Эккерт. Так случайно вышло, что IBM поручило разработать операционную систему для первого персонального компьютера никому не известной компании «сына простой учительницы» Microsoft. Гейтс купил за $50 тысяч у программиста Патерсона систему QDOS, обозвал ее MS-DOS, продал лицензию IBM, сохранив авторское право за Microsoft. Так на свет появилась первая операционка Microsoft. Компьютеры РС, ставшие стандартом для всей мировой индустрии персональных компьютеров, оказались крепко привязаны к Microsoft. В 1996-м, имея за плечами контракты с IBM и операционные системы, Билл Гейтс вышел на биржу и стал в одночасье невероятно богатым. Для нашей темы крайне важен факт: IBМ с 60-х годов и поныне — головной производитель «сложного железа» для АНБ и других разведслужб.История с Google началась в самом центре Силиконовой долины — Стэнфордском университете. Там студенты Ларри Пейдж и Сергей Брин работали над Стэнфордским проектом цифровой библиотеки. Библиотеке требовался поисковик. Проект финансировался за счет Национального научного фонда (по статусу — Федеральное агентство США, тесно связан с разведсообществом и Пентагоном). Первые $100 тысяч на поисковик Google двум студентам поступили от Энди Бехтольштайма, подрядчика целого ряда проектов, финансируемых Агентством передовых военных технологий Пентагона DARPA.Первые серьезные деньги в Google вложил Sequoia Capital — один из самых успешных венчурных фондов в мире. Глава фонда, знаменитый Дон Валентино, был одним из руководителей в крупнейшем подрядчике Пентагона и разведывательного сообщества Fairchild Semiconductor.Facebook был социальной сетью «Лиги Плюща» — университетов, где учится американская элита. Марку требовались деньги на развитие бизнеса, раскрутку. Первые $500 тысяч дал Питер Тиль. Уже через четыре месяца Facebook собрал первый миллион пользователей и стал стремительно расти. До инвестиций в Цукерберга Тиль создал платежную систему PayPal, которую позиционировал как средство борьбы с национальными платежными системами, своего рода шаг к мировой валюте. Но сейчас Питер Тиль известен не PayPal и даже не Facebook. Он пять лет по крупицам собирал и финансировал команду лучших математиков, лингвистов, аналитиков, специалистов по системному анализу, доступу к данным и т. п. Теперь это любимое детище американского разведывательного сообщества — компания Palantir. Ее шеф Тиль — член Бильдербергского клуба (который считают тайным мировым правительством. — Ред.)Цукербергу требовались все новые деньги. Парой миллионов помог Билл Гейтс. Не хватающие для сверхбыстрого роста Facebook 13 миллионов удалось получить в компании Accel Partners. Инвестицию организовал Джеймс Брейер, бывший глава Национальной ассоциации венчурных капиталистов в сотрудничестве с Гилман Луи, исполнительным директором официального Фонда американского разведывательного сообщества In-Q-Tel. Так что по Силиконовой долине чужие и случайные не ходят.Все знают про знаменитый голосовой помощник SIRI, установленный сегодня в айфонах покойного "бунтаря" Стива Джобса. Его прообразом послужило программное обеспечение нового типа Calo. Происходит название от латинского слова Calonis — слуга офицера. Проект финансировался все тем же пентагоновским агентством DARPA. Можно еще примеры приводить по компьютерным гуру, но не хочу утомлять читателей.Высокотехнологичный бизнес, университеты, американское разведывательное сообщество — ребята с одного двора. Своего рода «военно-информационно-промышленный комплекс». Они занимаются одним делом — собирают, обрабатывают индивидуальные и корпоративные данные, т. е. сведения о каждом из нас. Одни — ради прибыли. Другие — ради национальной безопасности или того, что этим прикрывается.Есть хрестоматийная история. Отец, работающий в компьютерной компании, узнал о беременности дочери еще до того, как она сама ему призналась. Каждый из нас, в зависимости от желаний, потребностей, настроений и т. п., что-то ищет в интернете, заходит на разные порталы, оставляет сообщения. А в интернете — запомните! — никогда ничего не пропадает. Если обобщить заходы, сообщения, то можно понять, что происходит с человеком либо с организацией. А если ты знаешь, что происходит с кем-либо, то можешь предложить ему в нужный момент нужные товары, услуги и т. п. И он их обязательно приобретет. Это называется управление поведением. А теперь представьте, что вы продаете в Сети не товары и услуги, а те или иные политические убеждения, взгляды, точки зрения на мир и т. п. viaЭксперт по конкурентной разведке Елена Ларина

03 июня 2015, 18:48

Питер Тиль: жизнь после PayPal

Предприниматель и сооснователь PayPal Питер Тиль собственный успех связывает не с удачей, а с мастерством. В интервью Кэрол Кэдуолладр он рассуждает о высшем образовании, инвестировании в людей и смертности. В1998 году Питер Тиль с партнером основал PayPal, а четыре года спустя продал компанию за 1,5 млрд долларов. Купив 10% Facebook, он стал первым инвестором соцсети (его совет Марку Цукербергу был обманчиво прост: «Только не про*** – и все»). Кроме того, на средства венчурной структуры ЦРУ Тиль основал Palantir Technologies, и компания, как утверждают, помогла найти Усаму бен Ладена. Сегодня Питер – один из самых успешных и влиятельных инвесторов Кремниевой долины, откровенный сторонник либертарианской политики и крупный спонсор различных проектов: от президентской кампании Рона Пола до Seasteading – организации, которая хочет создать в открытом море плавучее национальное государство.Ваша книга «От нуля к единице» (Zero to One) основана на курсе лекций, который вы читали в Стэнфордском университете. При этом вы настаиваете в ней на том, что вузы – это пустая трата денег, что они делают из студентов рабов, не способных мыслить независимо. Нет ли здесь некоего противоречия?Не думаю, что вузы – это категорически плохо. Я думаю, что есть некоторый образовательный пузырь. Учиться все еще важно. Цель, которую я ставил перед собой, читая стэнфордский курс о стартапах и предпринимательстве, заключалась в том, чтобы донести все те знания о бизнесе, которые я приобрел за последние 15 лет в Кремниевой долине как инвестор и предприниматель, собрать их воедино. С книгой то же самое.В декларации вашего Founders Fund напи­сано: «Мы хотели летающих машин, а получили 140 символов». Не кажется ли вам, что это и есть проблема, то, что мы мыслим слишком узко?Мне кажется, две тысячи нынешних сотрудников Twitter и через 10–20 лет будут иметь высокооплачиваемую работу. Это хороший бизнес, но не думаю, что его хватит на то, чтобы привести цивилизацию в будущее. Вовсе не обязательно, что в ближайшие несколько десятилетий будет невероятный технологический прогресс. Я не согласен с Рэймондом Курцвейлом, который говорит, что сингулярность рядом и нужно лишь сидеть и есть попкорн. Для прогресса надо работать, и мы должны его добиться.Корректно ли назвать вас техноутопистом? Л­етающую машину еще хотите?Я не считаю, что наука и технологии – это автоматически хорошо. Мы же придумали ядерное оружие в XX веке. Но я действительно верю, что без технологического прогресса хорошего будущего быть не может. У нас на планете 7 миллиардов человек. В следующем веке будет 10 миллиардов. Чтобы эти люди жили как в странах первого мира, нужны громадные инновации. Простое копирование не сработает. Если каждый китаец, как каждый американец, будет водить машину, мы получим масштабное загрязнение, нефть кончится. Модели нужно менять.Но вы не думаете, что смерть неизбежна?Мы слишком долго с ней мирились. Мы не должны так кротко погружаться в этот сон. По-моему, этот вопрос – вопрос старения, долголетия и смертности – с самого начала был глубоко в основе всего процесса вдохновения творцов научно-технологической эпохи. И при этом мы все равно знаем о т­еоретической физике больше, чем, скажем, о питании.Есть ли у нас в таком случае шансы победить смерть?Люди постоянно твердят, что хотят проживать каждый день как последний. У меня же всегда была контрастная позиция. Я бы хотел проживать каждый день, как будто жизнь никогда не закончится. Если бы жизненный цикл был неограничен, мы бы продолжали работать и начинали бы новые большие проекты. Мы бы очень аккуратно относились к окружающим, зная, что столкнемся с ними снова.В вашей книге есть фраза о том, что Кремниевая долина помешалась на «прорывах», как модно сейчас говорить. А три года назад The New Yorker опубликовал о вас справку, где вы называете это слово одним из любимых. Что изменилось? Прорыв надорвался?Мы слишком увязли в напряженной конкуренции. Великие предприятия фокусируются не на том, чтобы делать что-то, чего не делают другие, а на том, чтобы делать то, что ценно само по себе. Точно так же успешная карьера строится не на гонке с остальными – она строится на работе, которая имеет самостоятельную ценность.По-вашему, один из самых спорных вопросов в бизнесе – это вопрос о том, что приносит успех: мастерство или удача. Вы утверждаете, что мастерство. А может, вам просто очень повезло в жизни?Мне действительно повезло, и тяжело точно определить, воспользовался ли я умело возможностями или все это было чистой удачей, ведь эксперимент уже не повторить. Но я полагаю, что как общество мы слишком многое относим на счет удачи. Удача – это как атеистический синоним бога. Мы объясняем ею то, что не понимаем или не хотим понимать. Как венчурный капиталист я считаю, что одна из самых вредных вещей – это воспринимать как лотерейные билеты людей, в которых инвестируешь, и говорить: «Ну, не знаю, заработает ли твой бизнес. Может, да. Может, нет». По-моему, это ужасно – так смотреть на людей. Антилотерейный подход – в том, чтобы постараться обрести высокую уверенность, задать себе вопрос: «Уверен ли я в этом бизнесе настолько, что мог бы к нему присоединиться?»Вы учредили стипендии в 100 тысяч долларов, чтобы молодые люди не шли в вузы, а становились предпринимателями. Но вы сами учились в элитном вузе и добились довольно многого. Не так ли?Жизнь не прожить дважды. Правда в том, что элитные заведения – это хорошая строчка в резюме, но они еще и удивительно сужают фокус, и внимание людей концентрируется на определенных высокопопулярных областях: праве, финансах, немного на медицине, немного на политике. Мне тревожно, потому что те, кто туда идет, наверное, могли бы делать гораздо больше для общества. Если посмотреть на школьных выпускников – они увлеченно мечтают о том, как будут жить дальше. Мне кажется, в системе высшего образования есть нечто, что заставляет очень активно конкурировать, и это выбивает из большинства их м­ечты.Вы жертвовали огромные деньги политикам, и большинство из них, как Рон Пол, в итоге проиграли. Мне, как неспециалисту, это ужасно напоминает выбрасывание денег на ветер.В финансах я скорее консерватор, а вот социальные взгляды у меня больше либеральные. И я всегда колеблюсь во мнении о том, как далеко нужно заходить в политике. Не бесконечно ли обескураживающее это занятие. Что действительно нужно, как мне кажется, так это продвигать идеи, и Рон Пол таки продвинул ряд либертарианских идей. Он поставил вопросы о различных войнах, где участвуют США, и это было важно.В «Википедии» говорится, что вы входите в управляющий комитет Бильдербергского клуба. Правда ли это, и если да, чем вы там занимаетесь? Организуете тайное мировое гос­подство?Это правда, хотя все не до такой степени тайно или секретно, чтобы я не мог вам рассказать. Суть в том, что ведется хороший диалог между разными политическими, финансовыми, медиа- и бизнес-лидерами Америки и Западной Европы. Никакого заговора нет. И это проблема нашего общества. Нет секретного плана. У наших лидеров нет секретного плана, как решить все наши проблемы. Возможно, секретные планы – это и плохо, но гораздо возмутительнее, по-моему, отсутствие плана в принципе.   Источник: Getty Images / Bloomberg / David Paul Morris

08 сентября 2014, 17:03

20 миллиардеров, которые управляют политикой США

Они добились успеха в бизнесе и инвестициях, и теперь пытаются протолкнуть свои и чужие политические идеи в политической системе США. В нашем списке самые влиятельные миллиардеры-политики Америки.  20.Элис Уолтон Элис Уолтон - наследница богатства крупнейшей в мире розничной сети Wal-Mart, пусть и не единственная. Уолтон вполне открыто поддерживает Хиллари Клинтон и вложилась в так называемый "PAC" (Комитет политических действий) под названием "Ready for Hillary".  19.Дональд Трамп Владелец конгломерата The Trump Organization и король американского сектора недвижимости Дональд Трамп, как и многие представители большого бизнеса, придерживается республиканских взглядов. Напомним, что Республиканская партия поддерживает наиболее мягкую налоговую политику в отношении богачей.  18.Марк Андрессен Инвестор-миллиардер Марк Андрессен уверен, что будущее за Республиканской партией США. Он поддерживал кандидата от республиканцев Митта Ромни на президентских выборах 2012г. В данный момент Андрессен инвестриует в широкий спектр активов, многие из которых будут влиять и на политический фон. Стоит вспомнить хотя бы о криптовалюте bitcoin.  17.Питер Дж. Питерсон Питерсон был министром торговли при Ричарде Никсоне, а теперь управляет мощным фондом. Миллиардер ратует за уменьшение государственного долга, и с помощью Peter G. Peterson Foundation основал такие организации, направленные на борьбу с долгами США как Fix the Debt и Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.  16.Поль Зингер Поль Зингер - бизнесмен с партийным билетом. Он консервативный республиканец, но выступает за однополые браки. Именно эта идея стала для него центральной в политической деятельности. С помощью организации American Unity он вложил $2 млн в поддержку республиканцев, которые также выступают за однополые браки. Главный актив Зингера - Elliott Management Corporation.  15.Арт Поуп Бывший председатель бюджетного комитета Северной Каролины и преуспевающий бизнесмен Арт Поуп вложил миллионы долларов в продвижение своих политических идей. В первую очередь, речь идет о свободном рынке, который Поуп считает основной составляющей успешной экономики. Арт Поуп также республиканец.  14.Пьер и Памела Омидьяр Семья иранского происхождения, которая добилась успеха в США, вкладывает существенные средства в продвижение идеи прозрачности и открытости. Пьер и Памела интересуются также вопросами прав на собственность и экономического развития.  13.Джефф и Макинзи Безос Кто бы мог подумать, что руководство Amazon.com может интересоваться политикой. Однако Джефф Безос недавно приобрел издание Washington Post и вложил $2,5 млн в поддержку однополых браков. Напомним, что этот вопрос в США остается одним из наиболее острых в области внутренней политики.  12.Марк Цукерберг И снова миллиардер из высокотехнологического сектора, который интересуется политикой. Марк Цукерберг совместно с организацией FWD.us работает над иммиграционной реформой, а в Нью-Джерси проталкивает реформу начального образования. Напомним, что самому владельцу Facebook в настоящий момент всего 30 лет.  11.Питер Тиль Питерь Тиль, известный инвестор, владелец хэдж-фондов и сооснователь PayPal, вложил $2,6 млн в предвыборную кампанию в 2012г., деньги получил Рон Пол, который вылетел из гонки во время праймериз. В последнее время Тиль активно выступает в пользу увеличения минимального размера оплаты труда.  10.Уоррен Баффет Миллиардер Баффет, владелец знаменитого Berkshire Hathaway, сыграл важную роль в политике США после избрания Барака Обамы на пост президента. Уоррен Баффет выступает за ограничение власти богачей, увеличение налогов для них, и собирается расстаться с большей частью своего богатства в рамках The Giving Pledge ("Клятва дарения").  9.Пенни Прицкер Пенни Прицкер была министром торговли и одним из главных лоббистов идей Барака Обамы. Кроме того, Прицкер является сооснователем PSP Capital Partners, Pritzker Realty Group и еще ряда крупных фирм, что придает ее голосу значимость, когда речь заходит о внутренней политике.  8.Джон и Лора Арнольд Джон Арнольд управлял крупным хэдж-фондом, и фокусировался на инвестициях в газовые активы а потом стал филантропом. Правда, не каждый найдет желание помочь людям в его стремлении добиться сокращения пенсий и добиться роста финансовой нагрузки для работников предприятий.  7.Билл и Мелинда Гейтс The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - один из самых авторитетных благотворительных фондов, инвестирующих в борьбу с болезнями и бедностью в развивающихся странах, в частности, в Африканских. Также основатель Microsoft и его супруга сражаются за реформирование американской системы образования и легализацию однополых браков.  6.Руперт Мердок Руперт Мердок контролирует Wall Street Journal и Fox News - это важнейшие поставщики политических и экономических новостей. Таким образом, Мердок сосредоточил в своих руках активы, способные задавать новостной тон и влиять на настроения в обществе. Кроме того, Руперт Мердок сотрудничает с Bloomberg по вопросу иммиграционной реформы.  5.Джордж Сорос Джордж Сорос открыто лоббирует идеи демократов. Он потратил $1 млн в 2012г. на поддержку Барака Обамы на выборах. Кроме того, Сорос в данный момент является сопредседателем комитета политических действий "Ready for Hillary".  4.Шелдон Эделсон Наша жизнь - игра, и один из королей игорного бизнеса Шелдон Эделсон активно вкладывает средства в политику. Он потратил $93 млн, чтобы "победить Барака Обаму". Речь, конечно, не о том, что бизнесмен надеялся участвовать в выборах, а о поддержке республиканцев, которые "выполняют свои обещания". На следующих выборах Эделсон инвестирует в кампанию вдвое больше.  3.Том Стейер Стейер - сооснователь и один из руководителей фонда Farallon Capital Management. Он также основал несколько банков. Помимо бизнеса Тома Стейера интересуют вопросы охраны окружающей среды, и он активно лоббирует соответствующие идеи в политической среде.  2.Майкл Блумберг Бывший мэр Нью-Йорка и основатель агентства Bloomberg Майкл Блумберг активно борется с бесконтрольным распространением оружия. Он инвестировал $50 млн в противодействие организации NRA, которая как раз пытается добиться свободной торговли оружием на всей территории США, делая отсылку ко Второй поправке к Конституции.  1.Чарльз и Дэвид Кох Братья Кох инвестировали $30 млн в программу, которая выявляет слабые стороны демократов. Это специальная рекламная кампания, навредившая тем политикам, которым есть что скрывать. К следующим выборам общий объем инвестиций в эту программу семья Кох собирается довести до $290 млн. Еще одной жертвой стала программа здравоохранения "Obamacare".

20 февраля 2013, 12:10

Средство от неизлечимых болезней: зачем Мильнеру и Цукербергу премия по медицине

Миллиардер Юрий Мильнер объяснил Forbes, зачем стал одним из соучредителей фонда Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation, который в среду вручил первые 11 премий по медицине «Я думаю, что эти первые премии — это только начало. Она вообще задумывалась как платформа, на которой могут существовать и другие премии в области медицины. Я надеюсь, что к нам присоединятся и другие люди», — заявил Forbes один из основателей Mail.ru Group и DST Global Юрий Мильнер (№92 в списке богатейших бизнесменов России, состояние $1 млрд), комментируя сегодняшнее сообщение о вручении первых премий за прорыв в области медицины. Читать далееПохожие статьиДеньги в лом: зачем компания Игоря Зюзина купила убыточную фирму за 4,6 млрдЭтот день в истории бизнеса: трактора, которые стали суперкарами, и Mail.ruПрохоров продал долю в Polyus Gold за $3,6 млрдОчки для соцсети: почему Марк Цукерберг заинтересован в успехе Google GlassПравила бизнеса Майкла Делла