Monthly Archives: September 2013

Live: Federal government shutdown looms

CNN Political Ticker

— The U.S. government shutdown went into effect at 12:01 a.m. ET Tuesday after lawmakers in the House and the Senate could not agree on a spending bill to fund the government.
— See how shutdown could affect you; and see what will be closed; what will be open.
— Senate on Tuesday morning rejected another GOP measure that would have altered Obamacare, and a House GOP request to negotiate differences.
— President Barack Obama: Shutdown is the “height of irresponsibility.” | Transcript
— Congress managed to pass a bill that would allow members of the military to continue receiving pay during shutdown.
— Updates below; also, check out our full story.

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VetCloud Hopes To Unlock The Dormant Data In Veterinary Clinics Around The World


Unlocking the value hidden in data that has long gone unaggregated and unanalyzed is a hugely attractive proposition of big data and cloud-based SaaS startups, and newcomer VetCloud is no exception. The startup was part of TechStars London, and while it’s targeting a very specific niche, it could hold the key to a problem that any government in the world would be happy to have help with.

On the surface, VetCloud is simply a front-end replacement for veterinarian practice management, scheduling and CRM software. It’s cloud-based SaaS tool is a huge improvement over the kinds of software in use at most vet clinics around the world, which are often stuck in the 90s and not even Windows-based. VetCloud offers the chance to take vets into the 21st century, with actual calendaring and cloud-stored patient and client records for easy portability, retrieval and updating that doesn’t require access to an on-premise…

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Law lecturer told he cannot board easyJet flight after criticising airline on Twitter


A law lecturer who sent a tweet complaining about easyJet after his flight was delayed was told he would not be allowed to board the plane.

Mark Leiser was booked on a 9.20pm flight from Glasgow to London last night and was concerned he would miss his connection after being delayed for over an hour.

After making inquiries with ground staff about trains to central London from Gatwick he was told how he continued his journey was not the airline’s responsibility.

He was also told there was someone in the military who may miss their connection to Portsmouth too.

Mr Leiser told the Independent: ‘She implied that if easyJet wasn’t able to do anything for him if he might miss his boat, then they definitely weren’t going to do anything for me.

‘It was at that point I sent the tweet. I wasn’t concerned for me but if this…

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Paris SG – Monaco 1985 Finale Coupe de France – Le Billet

Y étiez-vous?

Y étiez-vous?

J’avais fait le déplacement depuis Monaco en train.

AS Monaco 1 – 0 Paris Saint-Germain FC
Date: 08 juin 1985
Parc des Princes – Paris
Affluence: 45 711 spectateurs
Mr. Biguet
Genghini (14’) pour Monaco

Ettori – Liégeon, Stojkovic, Simon, Amoros – Bijotat, Bravo, Genhini – Tibeuf, Anziani, Bellone
Lucien Muller
Moutier – Bacconier, Jeannol, Morin, Lemoult – Lanthier (Segura 71’), Susic, Fernandez, Charbonnier – Rocheteau, Toko
Mr. CosteAvert.

Bravo (41’) et Simon (86’) pour Monaco

Woah! iOS 7 adoption just beat iOS 6, report shows


“Inequality for all” by Robert Reich


Bill Moyers talks with Robert Reich about the film Inequality for All.


Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Twitter


Yes, Apple CEO Tim Cook has started tweeting. The account, which we at TechCrunch (and everyone else following Twitter’s magical recommendations service @MagicRecs) spotted this afternoon, is now confirmed by Twitter. Initially, it did not have the standard blue “verification” check mark, which is why there could have been some doubt — high-profile individuals often see fake accounts spring up claiming to be the person in question.

But Tim Cook’s account appeared to be the real deal, especially since Apple’s SVP of worldwide marketing Philip Schiller, who does have a verified account on Twitter, retweeted him.

Cook identified himself on the service as “CEO Apple,” a “Fan of Auburn football and Duke basketball,” and being from “Cupertino.” At the time of writing, Cook’s account has more than 30,000 followers. The account was originally created in July 2013.

As to Cook’s first tweet? It’s just a mention that he…

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