Monthly Archives: May 2016

# 15 Gray Ops

(c)  Terry Floyd Johnson, 2016  ( Zoua; the OutRyder )

 

Of all the Ops, so far, this is the one that I go into a red hot rage over, for this is the Ops, of the mind, and the body, by manipulation, suggestion, and cruelty of purpose.

Deprivation, experimentation, hidden action sequences, hypnosis, stealth mandates, assassin training, spy training, military kidnappings, watcher of non-supportive gatherings, etc., seduction, new drugs, level accordance of hidden action to be, military strategy, spy strategy, sabotage, elimination of problems, trouble stirring, explosive training, psychic warrior training, telepathic push, telepathic creation, psychological sequential command override into action without thought, government/business sabotage and double-dealing, sexual prowess and inhibitation, astral projection, human prisoners, poisons, drugs, infiltrating, torture, brainwashing, sonic hypnosis, sonic torture, high sequential rhythm energy tirades, and more.

Tech companies can make retention of female employees a priority — TechCrunch

The technology industry has a problem with retaining qualified female employees. According to a study by the Center for Work-Life Policy, 56 percent of women in computing jobs will leave their positions at the “mid-level” point, right when it is most costly to the companies that employ them. This is due to a number of factors that can be alleviated by corporations adopting mindful practices that will create better and balanced work environments.

via Tech companies can make retention of female employees a priority — TechCrunch

Listen to Kesha’s Triumphant “True Colors,” a Collaboration with Zedd — Flavorwire

At Coachella this year, Kesha made a surprise appearance during Zedd’s performance. There, they premiered a new song, which was titled “True Colors.” And, no, it’s not a cover of the classic. People erupted — Kesha hadn’t made any new music in years! And now, it’s been released officially, and it’s pretty great. The song is the […]

via Listen to Kesha’s Triumphant “True Colors,” a Collaboration with Zedd — Flavorwire

Fullscreen’s new streaming service aims to be the MTV for the YouTube generation — TechCrunch

It’s not exactly a Netflix or YouTube rival, but AT&T-backed Fullscreen is hoping to carve out its own niche in the now-crowded subscription video market with its new service, launched this week. The $5 per month offering includes a mix of shorter, original content alongside full-length Hollywood movies and TV shows, like “Hitch,” “Dawson’s Creek,” and “Saved […]

via Fullscreen’s new streaming service aims to be the MTV for the YouTube generation — TechCrunch

Tall poppy syndrome and the Canadian opportunity — TechCrunch

There’s an epidemic in Canada. That epidemic is a mentality that leaves top talent with no option but to leave the nation’s borders and with them, everything they learned. It undervalues breakthroughs developed and paid for by Canadian taxpayers. It’s a mindset that resents the success of others. It’s a bad case of tall poppy syndrome.

via Tall poppy syndrome and the Canadian opportunity — TechCrunch

CloudMagic can now tell you everything about the person who just emailed you — TechCrunch

CloudMagic, an email application that has grown to 4 million users, has just added a useful feature that can aid those who receive a lot of email from people they don’t know: Sender Profile. Similar to services like LinkedIn’s Rapportive or newly launched Connect from Clearbit for desktop email, Sender Profile lets you quickly view a […]

via CloudMagic can now tell you everything about the person who just emailed you — TechCrunch

The End of the Human Publisher? Introducing the First Novel to Be Chosen by an Algorithm — Flavorwire

Last December we predicted many things about publishing in 2016 — paint-by-numbers “adult relaxation” books, novels written by computers. Still, we never expected the basically human enterprise of selecting a book for publication to be replaced by an algorithm. It has happened, nonetheless: yesterday, the Berlin-based company Inkitt announced a partnership with Tor Books that will bring about […]

via The End of the Human Publisher? Introducing the First Novel to Be Chosen by an Algorithm — Flavorwire

New York’s ff Venture Capital has raised a new, $54 million fund — TechCrunch

New York-based venture firm ff Venture Capital, has raised $53.8 million for its fourth seed-stage venture fund, according to an SEC filing that shows fundraising began in the fall of 2014. The firm had closed its third seed-stage fund fund in January 2014 with $52 million. Since then, ff Venture Capital has hired two new partners, including Adam Plotkin, who […]

via New York’s ff Venture Capital has raised a new, $54 million fund — TechCrunch

HarperCollins inexplicably turns to Bookshout to offer ebook downloads — TechCrunch

If there’s one thing readers love it’s extra reading apps on their iOS and Android devices. A few years ago there were about a dozen – apps for long-form writing, apps for books, apps that let publishers monetize (not really) by offering their own downloads. Now there’s Kindle. And, we learn today in a press […]

via HarperCollins inexplicably turns to Bookshout to offer ebook downloads — TechCrunch

Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg to test asteroid mining technologies — TechCrunch

Deep Space Industries, the asteroid mining company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Luxembourg Government to co-fund the development and launch of DSI’s first spacecraft. Known as Prospector-X, the small spacecraft will test key technologies in Low Earth Orbit that will be necessary for future asteroid prospecting. The agreement is a small, but […]

via Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg to test asteroid mining technologies — TechCrunch

How consolidations will play out in the transportation, food and entertainment industries — TechCrunch

There has been no shortage of thoughtful articles exploring a bubble in technology. I would argue that the world has already been transformed, and there is no bubble in the purest sense. Instead of massive flameouts that leave everyone burned, I think we are going to see a wave of beneficial consolidation and rationalization in industries that appropriately have seen exceptional venture capital funding: food, transportation and entertainment.

via How consolidations will play out in the transportation, food and entertainment industries — TechCrunch

The business case for fighting climate change — TechCrunch

Chilling news regarding climate change continues to arrive on a regular basis, even as Antarctica warms dangerously and further troubling global symptoms emerge. It’s a shame global governments seem unable to mobilize to the degree necessary to keep Antarctica safely frigid and other climate-change-related catastrophes at bay. It’s also a shame those same governments don’t realize how many potent weapons in the climate change battle they already possess.

via The business case for fighting climate change — TechCrunch

Placemeter’s urban intelligence platform gets smarter — TechCrunch

Placemeter helps businesses and municipalities measure what’s happening in front of their stores, on their streets and in their parks. In its first iteration, the service, which relies on real-time video feeds, was able to quantify the overall number of objects that it saw and distinguish between pedestrians and vehicles. Now, the service is getting […]

via Placemeter’s urban intelligence platform gets smarter — TechCrunch

Fast-growing online dollar store Hollar launches its own private label goods — TechCrunch

Amid the shift of commerce to online stores like Amazon, one huge segment of the industry has been overlooked: dollar stores. Many assumed that’s because with retail price points that low, there’s little room for profitability – after all, if dollar stores could be a successful online business, wouldn’t they already be hugely popular? Actually, they […]

via Fast-growing online dollar store Hollar launches its own private label goods — TechCrunch

Ex-­Googlers raise $2.5 million for Pattern, a friendly “workspace” for salespeople — TechCrunch

Pattern, a year-old, Redwood City, Ca.- based startup, wants to become a kind of external brain that lightens the load of managing customer relationships for salespeople. Felicis Ventures, SoftTech VC, and First Round Capital have just furnished the company with $2.5 million in seed funding toward that end, too. You can kind of see why, given the problem […]

via Ex-­Googlers raise $2.5 million for Pattern, a friendly “workspace” for salespeople — TechCrunch

What Silicon Valley can do about cyber threats — TechCrunch

[tc_contributor_byline slug=”ted-schlein”] Cyber security continues to infiltrate our daily news feeds and make headlines on a regular basis. It’s touched our most iconic companies such as Apple and it has risen to the forefront of our government’s attention on several occasions. One thing is clear amid all these developments: companies see the need to protect […]

via What Silicon Valley can do about cyber threats — TechCrunch

Multi-cloud security startup vArmour raises $41M more, led in part by Telstra — TechCrunch

Cybercrime is a rising problem — expected to cost organizations between $500 billion and $2 trillion by 2019. Now a startup that has built what it markets as an economical tool to fight cybercrime has raised some money to help it grow. vArmour — a startup that offers security solutions specifically aimed at enterprises that run services and […]

via Multi-cloud security startup vArmour raises $41M more, led in part by Telstra — TechCrunch

Can startups disrupt the $20 billion cyber insurance market? — TechCrunch

Over the past few years, cyber insurance markets have been growing at between 25-50 percent CAGR each year. According to The Betterley Report 2015, annual policy premiums are approaching $2.75 billion. The ecosystem of insurance underwriters, intermediaries/brokers, analysts/management consultants and compilers of insurance market information is evolving rapidly, trying to make the most of this rising tide. As large insurance underwriters try to grapple with cyber insurance, newcomers aim to disrupt this ecosystem. And the battle has just begun.

via Can startups disrupt the $20 billion cyber insurance market? — TechCrunch

Wickr Foundation invests in Whistler, an app dedicated to helping activists and citizen reporters — TechCrunch

Earlier today at the Oslo Freedom Forum, the Wickr Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to private communication and uncensored information, announced its first investment in a new secure communications and education app for human rights activists and citizen reporters called Whistler. Around the world, thousands of citizen activists have turned to the Internet and social […]

via Wickr Foundation invests in Whistler, an app dedicated to helping activists and citizen reporters — TechCrunch

How will marketplace lending become a mainstream investment asset class? — TechCrunch

A friend who recently started his own business couldn’t obtain a mortgage from three banks. I suggested he try marketplace lending platforms like SoFi to take advantage of the ongoing innovation in fintech. However, SoFi turned him down, as well, because it abides by the same underwriting rules as traditional banks. Like the banks, SoFi sells their mortgage loans to Fannie Mae.

via How will marketplace lending become a mainstream investment asset class? — TechCrunch

Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor Over Claims He Supplied Prince with Drugs — Flavorwire

This is a story that seems decades out of time: Sinead O’Connor, who famously worked with Prince on “Nothing Compares 2U,” is being threatened with a lawsuit by entertainer Arsenio Hall over claims O’Connor made earlier this week that alleged Hall had supplied Prince with the drugs that may have led to his death. Hall had […]

via Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor Over Claims He Supplied Prince with Drugs — Flavorwire

Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg to test asteroid mining technologies — TechCrunch

Deep Space Industries, the asteroid mining company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Luxembourg Government to co-fund the development and launch of DSI’s first spacecraft. Known as Prospector-X, the small spacecraft will test key technologies in Low Earth Orbit that will be necessary for future asteroid prospecting. The agreement is a small, but […]

via Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg to test asteroid mining technologies — TechCrunch

“AIDS was Created in a Biological Warfare Lab!” Says Trauma Surgeon “I Have the Documents!” —

Dr. Lorraine Day graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine in 1969 and trained in orthopedic surgery at two San Francisco hospitals. During the mid-1980s, she received considerable media attention related to her extreme reaction to the risk of acquiring AIDS through exposure to the blood of AIDS patients during trauma […]

via “AIDS was Created in a Biological Warfare Lab!” Says Trauma Surgeon “I Have the Documents!” —

EHang reveals plans to deploy its passenger drones for emergency organ deliveries — TechCrunch

There were plenty of questions surrounding the actual real world functionality of EHang’s impressive human-sized drone when it made its debut on the CES floor back in January. Was the Chinese manufacturer actually planning to bring the thing to market, or was the giant quadcopter more of a (admittedly quite effective) promotional tool to help […]

via EHang reveals plans to deploy its passenger drones for emergency organ deliveries — TechCrunch

eShares puts the screws to 409A valuation firms — TechCrunch

Every startup that gives employees option grants has to comply with 409A, a section of the U.S. tax code that was established in late 2004 and basically states that a company has to pay tax on some of the compensation it defers, including those options. The 409A valuations are a way to get to their value. Unfortunately, for much […]

via eShares puts the screws to 409A valuation firms — TechCrunch

New Official ‘Star Wars’ Book to Explain Away Leia’s Wonky Accent — Flavorwire

There’s no better way to resolve issues in decades-old films than to write an official book that explains away or justifies all of those issues. At least, that’s the path being taken by the Star Wars team, which has commissioned a new, canonical novel called Star Wars: Bloodline, which takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The novel […]

via New Official ‘Star Wars’ Book to Explain Away Leia’s Wonky Accent — Flavorwire

Charge starts price war with $10 per month SMS-and-data phone plan — TechCrunch

Charge is a new mobile internet provider who aims squarely at the generation of people who prefer to tap on their mobile devices rather than talk into them. Next week, the company is launching a $10 per month SMS-and-data plan, and a $20 per month plan that adds unlimited voice, too. Perfect for the data-first generation of cellphone users.

via Charge starts price war with $10 per month SMS-and-data phone plan — TechCrunch

The truth about due diligence — TechCrunch

[tc_dropcap]There’s an expression in venture capital. It’s called the “Oh, shit” board meeting. “That’s when you learn all sorts of things that you wish you’d known after writing a company that first check,” says general partner David Hornik of August Capital.[/tc_dropcap] It’s easy to imagine that they’ve been happening regularly across the startup industry. The […]

via The truth about due diligence — TechCrunch

Reshaping human health and changing lives through gene editing — TechCrunch

Gene editing is going to fundamentally change our lives and how we traditionally think about health throughout the first half of the 21st century. The question isn’t “When will gene editing become a significant reality for the majority of the world?” The truth is, this is neither science fiction nor a prediction — gene editing is happening now.

via Reshaping human health and changing lives through gene editing — TechCrunch

Super Soldier Talk – Peter The Insider – Inner Earth Mysteries —

Peter shares his knowledge of ancient earth history, destruction of Mars, His experience of the Bucegi Mountain Facility, Monarch Solutions INC chemtrail planes, His trips on a TR3-F to Area 51, How to remove black goo from your body, and intel about mermaids. Peters Mint Tea Recipe: 3 Mint Tea Bags ¼ cup of Raw […]

via Super Soldier Talk – Peter The Insider – Inner Earth Mysteries —

The Rio Olympics — Like Every Olympics — Is About Money and Power — Flavorwire

On the evening of August 5, just a few months from now, the 2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony will kickoff in Rio de Janeiro. Meanwhile, as multibillion dollar brands infiltrate the city, Brazil is battling political upheaval and its worst depression since the 1930s. Given the turmoil and the vast amount of capital at play, […]

via The Rio Olympics — Like Every Olympics — Is About Money and Power — Flavorwire

# 17 Red Ops

(c) Terry Floyd Johnson, 2016

corporate crime, blood banks, food banks, rape, strongarm crime, social crimes, murder, criminally insane, institutions, medical organizations and real estate, real estate, trains, for pay airlines, ocean litter, animal sickness, white collar hidings, blue collar orders, laborers, immigrants, homeless, in the red corporations/small businesses/non-profits, storms, hurricanes, twisters, earthquakes, diamond trade/biz, fashion biz, worldwide fashion biz, runway fashions, female latest fashions- have to buy, off racks, make their own; pride, anger, viciousness, energy, UFOs, psychic travel and fighting, psychic death squads-military, intelligence operations worldwide, terrorism, security ops overboard, outside cameras- strategically placed, NSA, FBI, want tech companies to give over data on people, color, alligators, crocodiles, boa snakes, insects, reptiles, desert, wind, life after death, reincarnation, cults rituals, catholic blood rites, restaurants, fast food, food oversight, payoffs, music payoffs, criminal minds, worldwide operatives, hidden agendas, fights, boxing, karate, Akiedo,  guns, knives, weapons, weapons of mass destruction, nuclear winters, melting ice caps, TV, films, snuff films, destruction, bombings, suicide bombers, water run outs, press, free press, alternative press, and so on!

 

 

Ellen Pao, Freada Kapor Klein and others form tech diversity and inclusion war room — TechCrunch

A giant war room of diversity advocates in Silicon Valley has formed under the name Project Include. The effort consists of former Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao, Pinterest engineer Tracy Chou, Kapor Capital Partner Freada Kapor Klein, Slack engineer Erica Baker, ReadySet founder Y-Vonne Hutchinson, angel investor Susan Wu, Cathy Labs CEO bethanye McKinney Blount and […]

via Ellen Pao, Freada Kapor Klein and others form tech diversity and inclusion war room — TechCrunch

With News Deeply, Lara Setrakian has created a new model of impact journalism — TechCrunch

In 2012 Lara Setrakian was fed up with the news business. A longtime correspondent for both ABC News and Bloomberg Television, Setrakian had reported in and on the Middle East for years. From the Iran election crisis in 2009 to the Arab Spring uprisings throughout 2011, Setrakian spent her days witnessing events whose aftershocks are […]

via With News Deeply, Lara Setrakian has created a new model of impact journalism — TechCrunch

Privacy International files judicial review to UK’s ability to hack devices en masse — TechCrunch

Digital rights group Privacy International has filed a judicial review in the UK High Court of an earlier decision by the oversight body of the UK’s security agencies to sanction the use of so-called “thematic warrants” — aka a highly intrusive investigatory capability that can cover an entire class of unidentified persons or property.

via Privacy International files judicial review to UK’s ability to hack devices en masse — TechCrunch

“Vagina Kayak” Artist Megumi Igarashi Found Guilty of Distributing Obscene Images — Flavorwire

Megumi Igarashi has been terrorizing the Japanese government and its strict obscenity laws for years now, distributing art that features clear depictions of vaginas, though in situations that are anything but sexual, i.e. a vagina completely anatomically removed from a body. The latest stunt by the artist was a 3D-printed kayak that had been modeled […]

via “Vagina Kayak” Artist Megumi Igarashi Found Guilty of Distributing Obscene Images — Flavorwire

Giphy’s Alex Chung hints at potential ways to turn innocent GIFs into revenue streams — TechCrunch

Giphy co-founder and CEO Alex Chung talked about Giphy’s current state at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Giphy now serves over a billion GIFs a day and has raised around $75 million. And yet, the startup doesn’t generate any money for now. But it doesn’t mean Giphy isn’t already thinking about it.

via Giphy’s Alex Chung hints at potential ways to turn innocent GIFs into revenue streams — TechCrunch

Dataminr was in an unpaid pilot with intel agencies when Twitter ended the deal — TechCrunch

We’re heading into summer, but the chilly relationship between government bodies and private tech businesses is growing frostier by the day. In the latest development, it has emerged that Twitter requested one of its key B2B partners, Dataminr — a service that offers advanced social media analytics and early detection of major events like terrorist attacks or natural disasters […]

via Dataminr was in an unpaid pilot with intel agencies when Twitter ended the deal — TechCrunch

Behold.ai launches artificially intelligent medical software to find abnormalities faster — TechCrunch

Jeet Raut’s mom was told she no longer had breast cancer. But it turned out to be a false diagnosis and she had to undergo further treatment. She’s okay now, but that medical mistake could have cost her life — and it gave Raut the idea to build a better way to catch medical abnormalities […]

via Behold.ai launches artificially intelligent medical software to find abnormalities faster — TechCrunch

FireChat Alerts could help spread vital information in offline and disaster-stricken areas — TechCrunch

Decentralized chat app FireChat is adding a new feature that could help disseminate critical info like storm warnings, health advisories and so on when the normal communications grid is down. [related_articles]Truth be told, Alerts aren’t terribly different from the normal chat function, which passes data from phone to phone over an ad-hoc network that doesn’t […]

via FireChat Alerts could help spread vital information in offline and disaster-stricken areas — TechCrunch