JSA Virtual CEO Roundtable | Predictions for New Year Technology & Its Impact on Networks

Join us on Friday, January 12th at 11:30 AM EST for “Predictions for New Year Technology & Its Impact on Networks” Virtual CEO Roundtable discussion.

When: Fri, January 12, 2018
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST
Where: Online

Source: JSA Virtual CEO Roundtable | Predictions for New Year Technology & Its Impact on Networks Tickets, Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM | Eventbrite

Democratic report warns of Russian meddling across Europe


A new report by Senate Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that even as some Western democracies have responded with aggressive countermeasures, President Donald Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster their efforts or safeguard the U.S. from again falling victim to the Kremlin’s systematic meddling.

“Never before has a U.S. president so clearly ignored such a grave and growing threat to U.S. national security,” the report warns.

No Republicans on the committee signed on to the 200-plus page report released by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland.

Source: Democratic report warns of Russian meddling across Europe

Trump’s Negotiation on Immigration, Unfolding on Camera | The New York Times


For 55 minutes, with cameras rolling, President Trump engaged in a vigorous discussion of immigration with congressional leaders of both parties in a setting usually reserved for bland talking points and meaningless photo opportunities.

In effect, the president and his visitors threw away the blah-blah scripts and negotiated possible legislation in front of the nation. “I hope we’ve given you enough material,” a pleased Mr. Trump joked with reporters as he finally ushered them out of the Cabinet Room in the White House.

Source: Trump’s Negotiation on Immigration, Unfolding on Camera – The New York Times

Bannon falls to earth | TheHill


Just a year ago, Bannon had been approaching the zenith of his power.

President Trump, whose shock election victory Bannon took credit for masterminding, was about to take office. Bannon had already been named chief strategist, and was seen as having equal standing to incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Since then, he has lost his position at the White House and aligned himself with a far-right GOP Senate candidate who lost in an upset to a Democrat in Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the nation.

Now he has been pushed out of the news organization that gave him political heft.

One big question is whether Bannon will be permanently confined to the political margins or can find a pathway back to a position of influence.

Source: The Memo: Bannon falls to earth | TheHill

Best of CES | Reuters.com


A showgoer tries out the Flying Dino ride using a Samsung VR headset. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Source: Best of CES | Reuters.com

The Future Of Money | Reuters


A hub of the latest news, tools and innovations in fintech

Source: The Future Of Money | Reuters

Road to bitcoin ETF paved with red tape


The race to launch bitcoin funds is still likely to charge forward, analysts said, as fund managers rush to address the SEC’s concerns and redesign their funds to placate the regulator.

“This is being driven by retail demand,” said Axel Merk, founder and chief investment officer of Merk Investments, which launched a physically backed gold ETF in 2014. “If people are enthusiastic about bitcoin, then people are going to try to market a bitcoin ETF.”

Source: Road to bitcoin ETF paved with red tape

Eastman Kodak unveils cryptocurrency, stock doubles


The storied Rochester, New York-based company said in a statement it is launching a cryptocurrency called “KODAKCoin” for photographers, part of “KODAKOne,” an image rights management platform in a licensing partnership with WENN Digital.

The platform uses blockchain technology, the backbone of bitcoin and other digital currencies that have surged in recent months and raised fears of a price bubble.

Source: Eastman Kodak unveils cryptocurrency, stock doubles

Commerciality is required to make the best of Brexit


The British public has been consistently reminded in recent weeks and months of the high economic impact of Brexit. Just last week the RAND Corporation, one of the world’s largest think tanks, looked at the effect of various forms of Brexit on the European, British and American economies and found that the UK would be better off under a “no-Brexit” outcome.

While such studies have focused on the economic impact of the UK leaving the EU, we have not seen similar time and effort spent researching the potential damage to Europe if no trade deal is secured with the UK. The UK-EU trade deficit stands at a staggering £82bn.

Our trade deficit with Germany and France alone is nearly £30bn, according to the latest ONS figures, highlighting how they stand to bear the brunt of the economic impact of Brexit.

Source: Commerciality is required to make the best of Brexit

Mafia arrests in Italy, Germany


As reported by CNBC, prosecutors accused the bosses of driving out all the baking competition in Ciro, Italy, so that residents and restaurants were forced to buy bread from the one mob-controlled bakery in town.

And they said that Italian restaurants in Germany, meanwhile, were forced to import Italian wine, olive oil and other goods from a clan-controlled Italian restaurant association.

“They controlled all the economic activity in entire towns,” Prosecutor Nicola Gratteri told a press conference. “It concerned all commercial activity, and obviously political power as well.”

Source: Mafia arrests in Italy, Germany