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New York Times hires and fires head opinion writer within 7 hours over her friendship with a Nazi and racist slurs

  Quinn Norton.Cory Doctorow from London, UK The New York Times hired and fired opinion writer Quinn Norton in the space of seven hours on Tuesday. Twitter users uncovered Norton’s friendship with neo-Nazi Andrew Auernheimer, as well as her use of homophobic and racist slurs in old tweets. Norton defended herself in sequence of tweets …

How e-sports stars broke into the Dota 2 scene – CNET

Like regular sporting events, most e-sports tournaments feature a host, casters and analysts to provide commentary and explanations to the watching crowd.   Aloysius Low/CNET Clowning is serious business if you’re a professional idiot like Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner, or Slacks as he’s commonly known. Kanner didn’t exactly set out to become famous among millions of …

Credit Suisse trims 4Q loss, cites upside of US tax reform

Updated 3:07 am, Wednesday, February 14, 2018 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: ‘thumbnails-c’, container: ‘taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-4’, placement: ‘Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 4’, target_type: ‘mix’ }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Swiss bank Credit Suisse, smiles prior to the press conference of the full-year results of 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone …

#fintech: Chinese P2Ps plagued by flaky guarantees

Martin Arnold August 3, 2016 By Gabriel Wildau Sign up here to receive our daily #techFT email including a fintech focus every Monday. China’s peer-to-peer lending industry is experiencing breakneck growth. Yet the industryis yet to deal with the “rigid repayment” problem – the perception afflicting the Chinese fixed-income universe that default is impossible. A …