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Gionee Layoffs To Affect At Least Half Of HQ Employees

Gionee will be cutting the jobs of no less than half of its headquarters employees, according to new reports from the company’s home country. The development follows reports from late March that suggested massive job cuts and restructuring were underway at the Chinese firm. At that time, Gionee had reportedly already decided that some employees would be laid off but it wasn’t immediately clear how widespread the cuts would be. The...

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'Battleheart 2' is About 60% Complete and Could Possibly Launch in June

There aren't many games that I'm looking forward to more than Mika Mobile's upcoming Battleheart 2. The tiny two-person studio is notorious for taking as long as needed to get their games released in a really polished state, so I try to just stay patient and wait it out. But man, it's hard. While a sequel has been a possibility for years, it wasn't until September of 2016 that Battleheart 2 was officially announced and in the works....

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Letter to the New York Times on a Proposal to Reinstate the Temporary Enslavement of Young Americans

(Don Boudreaux) TweetIn this letter, published on New Year’s Day 2003 in the New York Times, I took issue with Charles Rangel’s proposal to reinstate military conscription: To the Editor: Representative Charles B. Rangel is right to want the cost of American military action to be shared by all Americans (”Bring Back the Draft,” Op-Ed, Dec. 31). He is wrong, however, to suppose that conscription is a means to this noble...

#Azure notable updates week 15/18

  Azure Storage gets a boost in capacity and performance, you can now ask support to set your storage accounts limit for blob storage up to 5PB, 50K IOps and 50 Gbps bandwidth. Log Analytics Query Language news: parse_version() – Converts input string representation of version to a comparable decimal number. row_cumsum() – Calculates the cumulative sum of a column stdevif() – Calculates the stdev if the condition is...

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Deal: Wemo Dimmer Wi-Fi Light Switch for $49.99 – 4/13/18

Amazon has discounted the Wemo Dimmer Wi-Fi Light Switch today, bringing the price down to just $49.99. That is good for $30 off of its regular price, or 38% off. That makes this a great dimmer to pick up and install in your home, and start making your home a smart one. The Wemo Dimmer Wi-Fi Light Switch is exactly what you think it is. It’s a light switch that works with the Wemo app – available on both Android and iOS. So you can...