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After several biohazardous screw-ups, the CDC is hiring a safety chief

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hire a chief of laboratory safety, according to a Reuters report. Because apparently there wasn’t one before; creating the position was a major recommendation of a lengthy internal investigation into mishandling of anthrax and bird flu in the agency’s labs, according to a memo Reuters obtained.

The announcement comes a week after another lab mix-up — one involving Ebola. Last week, a wrong transfer of a sample containing the Ebola virus exposed at least one lab technician to the disease. The technician wore gloves and a gown, standard gear for inactivated viruses, but not all of the protective gear — like a face mask — recommended for working with the live virus. The worker was…

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Microsoft’s former Internet Explorer chief has left the company

Dean Hachamovitch — the man who oversaw the development of Internet Explorer for ten years — has left Microsoft. Hacahmovitch announced the news in a short blog post, in which he said he was “ready to enjoy a different point of view on both tech and life,” 24 years after he joined Microsoft. In an interview with GeekWire, Hachamovitch said that the company “really has changed a lot” since he joined in 1990, and that he was “overdue a change.”

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Chief Trunk’s Historic Luggage: Iconic American luggage brand Oshkosh Trunk Company is seen through new eyes, resurrecting the golden age of travel with a modern touch

Chief Trunk's Historic Luggage

All great successes have an element of providence—for the Oshkosh Trunk Company, it came in the form of a surplus of deadstock canvas. In the 1800s, an unnamed American mill had been churning out red-and-yellow striped canvas for use by Spanish diplomats……

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Interview: Gorden Wagener, Chief Designer Mercedes-Benz: The designer bridging rapidly developing software with long-lasting hardware to create the luxury automobiles of the future

Interview: Gorden Wagener, Chief Designer Mercedes-Benz


by Matthew Askari As far as plum roles go in the industry go, being the chief designer for Daimler—parent of luxury stalwart Mercedes-Benz—is nonpareil. The brand’s carefully curated image bridges luxury and lifestyle in a…

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Apple Watch not launching until Spring 2015, says retail chief

The much-hyped Apple Watch won’t launch until Spring 2015, according to a transcript of an internal video featuring the company’s retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, that was leaked to 9to5Mac. The new, slightly more precise timeline is still in line with Apple’s original statement at the Watch announcement of “early next year” starting at US $ 349, but now indicates that the device won’t be coming anytime in the winter months.

In fact, the transcript obtained by 9to5 Mac reveals that Apple’s new wearable won’t be available until sometime after Chinese New Year, which is on Thursday, February 19th, 2015. The transcript is just an excerpt from a longer internal video Ahrendts made to rally retail employees ahead of the 2014 holiday season….

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Sony replaces mobile chief and slashes smartphone sales forecast

Sony’s attempt to become a major player in mobile has hit another speed bump. The company now expects to ship 41 million smartphones in its current fiscal year — that’s down from a forecast of 43 million units in July, which was itself a cut from the 50 million projected in April. Although Sony’s mobile division brought in ¥308.4 billion ($ 2.83 billion) in revenue from July to September, around a 1.2 percent increase on a year ago, the company is writing down ¥176 billion yen of the business’ value.

Kunimasa Suzuki, the president and CEO of Sony Mobile since April 2012, has been replaced by Hiroki Totoki, until now a senior VP in charge of corporate planning. Suzuki will become executive VP at Sony Entertainment and move to a group…

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EU antitrust chief reverses decision, says Google must improve offer or face charges

The European Union’s antitrust commissioner today said that Google will face charges unless it improves its proposal to settle a four-year antitrust probe. In a speech published Tuesday, Joaquin Alumnia said that complaints from competitors “have given us fresh evidence and solid arguments against several aspects of the latest proposals put forward by Google.” The commissioner added that Google has been informed of the EU’s concerns, and that regulators were awaiting its response.

At issue is the way in which Google displays results from competing companies on its search pages. The company published a settlement proposal in February, promising to display results from three competitors alongside its own services, though it has come under…

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Xbox chief promises to bring ‘Minecraft’ to Windows Phone

With a simple “yes,” Microsoft’s Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, has confirmed that Minecraft will be heading to Windows Phone. It’s not a surprising move given Microsoft’s recent acquisition of the popular title, but the software maker didn’t promise to bring Minecraft to Windows Phone in its original announcement. Spencer’s confirmation means Microsoft will likely be working on porting the game across once the deal is finalized, and it may even arrive for Surface RT and Windows RT users.

Microsoft’s new universal apps appear to be the most logical way to bring Minecraft to Windows Phone and the “Metro-style” version to Windows 8.1 and Windows RT, but the company will also have to manage the recently released Xbox One version. Microsoft’s…

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REMIX Summit NYC: Sree Sreenivasan of The Met : The renowned museum’s first Chief Digital Officer weighs in on technology, art culture and the upcoming conference

REMIX Summit NYC: Sree Sreenivasan of The Met


The worlds of technology, culture and entrepreneurship have never been more connected. Success in any of the aforementioned disciplines requires not just a significant knowledge but a reverence for a diverse range of topics that were once thought unrelated. Building a new…

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Dapper Deconstruced: Lawrence Schlossman: The Four Pins Editor in Chief shares his style know-how, boundless wit and sneaker tips in honor of the launch of the Todd Snyder for PF Flyers collection

Dapper Deconstruced: Lawrence Schlossman


Those with interest in men’s fashion will have most probably read (and laughed at) Lawrence Schlossman’s words. Serving as Editor in Chief of Four Pins—the most tongue-in-cheek fashion blog around—as well as co-hosting his own Continue Reading…


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