TD Ameritrade’s CEO explains how it’s moving towards the public cloud, and why tech spend is ‘the golden dollar’ (AMTD)

Tim Hockey, TD Ameritrade’s outgoing president and CEO, sees big benefits in using the public cloud as it looks to make up for the revenue lost from dropping trading fees. Currently, TD Ameritrade uses the public cloud for non-core applications, but still runs services such as its trading apps in its own data centers. The brokerage’s increased use of the public cloud will be measured, Hockey said, due to concerns over the safety and security of data. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Traditional brokerages looking for ways to offset revenue lost from dropping commission fees can look to the public cloud for help. However, the transition won’t be… Read More

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The best bath towels

There’s nothing quite like a soft, fluffy towel when stepping out of the shower. You’ll look forward to drying off with our top pick, the Fieldcrest Spa Towel. This soft, super-absorbent towel is also a great bargain. Nobody is ever happy to step out of the shower, only to reach for a scratchy, thin, nonabsorbent, and too-small bath towel — what a waste of a clean routine to end on an unhappy note like that. Instead, it’s a pleasure to dry off with a thick, thirsty, soft, and big-enough-to-cover-everywhere-that-counts bath towel. That’s why we’ve researched the best bath towels for your drying pleasure. Whether you like them overly large, made… Read More

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How to change your YouTube account name in 5 simple steps

To change your YouTube name, you’ll need to go through your YouTube settings menu. You can change your YouTube account name a maximum of three times in a 90-day period, so be sure you know what you’d like your new name to be before saving it. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Are you still using a YouTube name that you chose back in high school and that’s decidedly embarrassing here in adulthood? Or have your interests changed and you now post and view different types of media that doesn’t fit the feel of your current YouTube name? No problem, just change that YouTube name and get on your… Read More

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Trump’s Syria and Afghanistan drawdowns are playing right into the Taliban’s hands

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of northeastern Syria two weeks ago shocked the international community and US troops alike, many of whom expressed shock at the US’s willingness to abandon its allies, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). But a negotiator with the Taliban in Afghanistan said that Trump’s move indicates that he’ll do the same thing to the Afghan government — pulling troops out with no warning and no plan, and losing a major bargaining chip with the Taliban in future negotiations. In fact, the US has quietly declined to replace soldiers who are being cycled out of Afghanistan, with about 2,000 troops leaving the country over… Read More

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The Brand Investment in eSports Report

eSports viewership is on the rise. Thanks in part to streaming services such as Twitch, the number of eSports fans globally is anticipated to surge 59% over the next four to five years. This rapid expansion, coupled with the tendency for eSports spectators to be younger and more receptive to sponsorship, is driving brand investment into competitive gaming. In The Brand Investment in eSports Report, Business Insider Intelligence details the explosive growth of the eSports audience, and breaks down the different channels brands can take to reach eSports fans. This exclusive report can be yours for FREE today. Join the conversation about this story » …read more Source:: Business Insider… Read More

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Deep-sea explorers discovered creatures at the bottom of the ocean feasting on decaying whales

Researchers aboard a deep-sea exploration vessel called E/V Nautilus discovered a whale carcass off the coast of California, more than 3,000 meters down. It was covered in all kinds of sea creatures, from octopuses in the genus Muusoctopus to bone-eating worms that dissolve the skeleton with acid. So-called “whale falls” are a buffet in an otherwise desolate environment, the ocean floor, and often help researchers make new discoveries. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. “Wow, octopus.” “This is a whale fall!” “Oh, whale fall!” “Here we go, baby!” “Yes!” Narrator: This is a dead whale, which scientists recently discovered at the bottom… Read More

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A blogger took a flight on a $200 million private jet previously owned by the Qatari royal family, and had the entire plane to himself

Aviation blogger Sam Chui had the flight of a lifetime aboard a luxurious private jet that was owned by the Qatari royal family. He flew four hours from Hamilton, Canada, to Marana, Arizona, as the sole passenger. The plane has a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, a dining room, conference room, and an office, among other amenities. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Aviation blogger Sam Chui didn’t have to think twice when he got a last-minute invitation to fly on a private jet formerly owned by the Qatari royal family. In Mauritius, Africa, at the time, he flew to Paris, then Toronto, spending 32 hours in transit… Read More

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11 acronyms you need to know to best manage your money

Thinking about investing money in an ETF, IRA, or REIT, or contributing on behalf of your kids to a UTMA? Or maybe your CFP® recommends you invest in stocks based on their EPS that trade on NASDAQ or the NYSE. Maybe you’re tracking stocks on the DOW or the S&P 500 to add to your portfolio — in that case, you may want to consult an RIA firm. Alphabet soup, huh? Oh, the many acronyms of investing and managing money. It can be a little confusing, especially if you’re just getting started. Here’s a handy reference to expand your investing vocabulary. CFP® — Certified Financial Planner Financial advisors awarded the… Read More

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High school seniors gear up for Utah College Application Week

Lisa Garner, a counselor at Hillcrest High School, helps Berny Aguilar with his college applications during Utah College Application Week Midvale school on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News MIDVALE — As Hillcrest High School seniors look forward to graduating high school in the spring and closing a chapter in their lives, they seem just as excited to open a new chapter in college. After an assembly kicking off Utah College Application Week earlier in the week, Hillcrest High School students took a break from their English classes and arrived at a computer lab to fill out college applications with the help of advisors and college recruiters… Read More

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