Business Analytics Company RJMetrics Raises $16.5M Round Led By August Capital

rjmetrics RJMetrics, an organization announcing it gives subtle information instruments to companies of all sizes, is saying that it has raised $sixteen.5 million in Sequence B funding. The spherical used to be led through August Capital (which, along with being an important-deal mission capital agency, additionally hosts TechCrunch’s annual summer time celebration), with August associate Eric Carlborg becoming a member of the RJMetrics board of administrators.… Read More

Urban Outfitters Apologizes for ‘Blood-Stained’ Kent State Sweatshirt


The Internet is outraged after a vintage Kent State sweatshirt that looked as though it was covered with bloodstains appeared on Urban Outfitters' website for $129

It evoked memories of the shooting known as the Kent State Massacre, which occurred at the Ohio university on May 4, 1970; the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed college students, killing four and injuring nine


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Urban Outfitters selling what looks like a blood-soaked Kent State sweatshirt via @sarahrich

— Matt Novak (@paleofuture) September 15, 2014

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How Many Times A Day Do You Check Your Phone? Checky Will Tell You.

iphone-texting In these days’s hyper-related world, meditation and rest-targeted useful resource Calm provides you a so much-wanted psychological smash throughout the day, and mean you can quiet the spinning wheels to your head when it’s time to sleep at night time. Now the corporate is rolling out a 2nd software referred to as Checky, designed extra to make you privy to how ceaselessly you’re the use of your smartphone. Read More

Flip This: Video Ads Hit Flipboard


Flipboard is joining Facebook and Spotify, among others, in embracing video ads on its platform this year.

The four-year-old company, which claims 100 million users, is launching the new ad unit on Monday with eight brands: Sony Pictures, Gucci, Lufthansa, Jack Daniels, Principal Financial Group, Woodford Reserve, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Chrysler. The ads will be muted by default and won't be auto-play, as Facebook's video ads are. Each video ad features a play button that expands to full-screen with audio when a user clicks on it

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John Oliver Tries to Woo Back Scotland With Rom-Com Magic


When it comes to Scottish independence, John Oliver is a big softie.

As Scotland prepares for a referendum on Thursday on a potential split from the United Kingdom, England native Oliver pulled out all the the stops to woo the country back

Can a few Notting Hill references, a band of bagpipe players and a steaming plate of haggis change a nation's mind? Guess we'll find out in a few days.

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Each Day of Air France’s Weeklong Pilot Strike Is Costing $26 Million


Pilot strikes are starting to have serious effects on travel in western Europe. About half of Air France flights were canceled on Monday as the airline's pilots began a weeklong strike.

Pilots are angry that the company is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier, which management says is necessary for keeping up with rivals.

Air France is not alone. Europe's flagship airlines are facing tough competition from budget airlines, like Ryanair and easyJet, which offer short-haul flights at bargain basement prices. Budget airlines base their business on fitting more people on flights and charging extra fees for everything from carry-on luggage to assigned seats. There is also competition from Gulf state carriers, like Emirates and Qatar, who can undercut prices as they try to expand their coverage. Read more...

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A Terrifying Look Inside a Massive Hornets’ Nest


There's only one way to comfortably observe the inside of a hornet's nest: through a video on YouTube.

A large group of European hornets conveniently built its nest on Redditor Redararis' window, giving us a safe (yet terrifying) view inside

Even more disturbing than watching the insects is the sound of the scurrying through their nest, so make sure you turn up your volume (or turn it off it you don't want your nightmares to be haunted by the buzzing and tiny footsteps)

In the original Reddit thread, Redararis states he has no problem with the hornets because "winter is coming and the wasps will die by natural causes in one to two months." Read more...

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Rosetta Mission Now Has A Landing Site on Comet


A European spacecraft flying alongside a comet in deep space finally has a place to land after a 10-year journey through the solar system.

The European Space Agency on Monday unveiled the target landing site on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for the Philae lander riding aboard the agency's Rosetta mission. Mission controllers picked a drop zone called "Site J" as the primary target from five potential landing sites shortlisted in late August. If all goes well, the lander will touch down on the comet on Nov. 11.

"There are flat areas, but there is also rough terrain," Stephan Ulamec, Philae Lander Manager at the DLR German Aerospace Center, said of Site J during a news conference on Sept. 15. "There are some cliffs, there are some boulders. [...] It's not a perfectly flat area as we probably would have hoped for a safe landing site." Read more...

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Qualcomm Quietly Acquires AI-Based Image Recognition Startup Euvision

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 15.15.15 Some other acquisition within the space of picture attractiveness know-how, and some other exit for a European startup to a U.S. massive. Qualcomm has received Euvision Applied sciences, a professional in picture popularity purposes powered with the aid of synthetic intelligence, initially spun out of the College of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Its first publicly-launched app used to be Impala — an app for iOS and… Read More