Tech goes from White House to doghouse in Trump’s Washington

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WASHINGTON — Google once had Barack Obama’s ear, served as a revolving door for White House staff and saw its political agenda advance. In Donald Trump’s Washington, some conservatives say it’s gotten so powerful it should be regulated like a public utility. Google is not alone in a fall from grace. Tech companies — including Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. — that previously were lauded as innovators are facing increased scrutiny over their size, their hiring practices and whether online news feeds skew liberal. “The mood in Washington, at least on the right side of the aisle, is more critical of companies like Google and Amazon,” said Fred Campbell, a former Republican FCC aide and director of Tech Knowledge, which …

Free National Parks Pass for Your New Fourth Grader!

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Hey fourth graders: Do you want to see America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free? The “Every Kid in a Park” initiative allows all fourth grade students and their families to have free admission to National Parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and waters for a full year starting in the 2017-2018 school year. Grab your fourth grader and be sure to sign up now at https://everykidinapark.gov/. Start by clicking Get Your Pass Start Your Adventure Now Click Start and then choose your adventure. It could be Go On a Nature Walk, Time Travel or Go Swimming. Whatever adventure you choose, follow the prompts until you reach your destination: Simply print your pass and enjoy a year of exploring …

After one of tech’s biggest breakups, HP’s runt comes out on top

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In 2015, in one of the biggest corporate breakups in Silicon Valley’s history, the roughly 75-year old Hewlett-Packard cleaved itself in half. Hewlett Packard Enterprise, or HPE, would handle data centers, software and services. HP Inc. would take the runt of the litter: printers and computers. It was not a secret that HPE was the privileged offspring: Its charge was to help customers navigate the lucrative technology shifts around data, applications and cloud computing. And in case anyone didn’t quite get the message, HPE would be led by its famous chief executive, Meg Whitman. While both companies were under pressure, her businesses held more promise. “Enterprise is really where a lot of the growth is,” said Peter Whalstrom, then an …

After one of tech’s biggest breakups, HP’s runt comes out on top

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In 2015, in one of the biggest corporate breakups in Silicon Valley’s history, the roughly 75-year old Hewlett-Packard cleaved itself in half. Hewlett Packard Enterprise, or HPE, would handle data centers, software and services. HP Inc. would take the runt of the litter: printers and computers. It was not a secret that HPE was the privileged offspring: Its charge was to help customers navigate the lucrative technology shifts around data, applications and cloud computing. And in case anyone didn’t quite get the message, HPE would be led by its famous chief executive, Meg Whitman. While both companies were under pressure, her businesses held more promise. “Enterprise is really where a lot of the growth is,” said Peter Whalstrom, then an …

Trump revisits his Charlottesville comments in angry speech

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PHOENIX — President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that “our movement is about love.” Then he erupted in anger. He blamed the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to violence at a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists. And he shouted that he had “openly called for healing, unity and love” in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy and had simply been misrepresented in news coverage. He read from his three responses to the racially charged violence — getting more animated with each one. He withdrew from his suit pocket the written statement he’d read the day a woman was killed by a man who’d plowed a …

Mom Life: How To Know When to Interrupt a Stranger

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We sat down with the food to watch the kids play, and she looked up and wiped a tear from her face. It was red and splotchy, her eyes vacant. I looked sidelong at my sister next to me, unpacking the food. “What’s going on here?” “I don’t know,” she said. “We should ask.” But […] The post Mom Life: How To Know When to Interrupt a Stranger appeared first on Denver Metro Moms Blog. Continue Reading      

Analysis: Trump has no intention of denouncing the alt-right; he had every intention of escalating his war with the media

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President Donald Trump stepped on stage in Phoenix on Tuesday night with something clearly eating at him. Minutes into his style rally, we learned what: It wasn’t the white supremacists and KKK and neo-Nazis who threw the nation into chaos and allegedly killed a woman in Virginia last week that’s bugging him. Or the intractable 16-year war in Afghanistan that he just announced he’s revving up again. It’s the media. Trump spent nearly a third – if not more- of his 90-minute rally rehashing his public remarks in the wake of Charlottesville, Virginia, and complaining that he was widely criticized for them. In fact, about the only time he mentioned the racial tensions and violence stirred up last week was …

Protests turn unruly after Trump’s Phoenix speech

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PHOENIX — A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump’s speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers. A cloudy haze enveloped the night sky Tuesday outside the convention center where Trump had just wrapped up his speech as protesters and police clashed. People fled the scene coughing as the disturbance unfolded. “People in the crowd have begun throwing rocks and bottles at police. They also dispersed some gas in the area,” Phoenix police spokesman Jonathan Howard said, adding that officers responded with pepper spray to “disperse the crowd.” Minor scuffles and shouting matches erupted earlier between protesters and Trump’s supporters on Tuesday …