Greek Bailout Crowdfunding Effort Still Well Shy of Goal Jun 30, 2015 03:04PM

As time ticks down for Greece to reach a deal on its bailout extension, or miss a crucial IMF debt payment, one enterprising person started a crowd-funded bailout campaign.

The Indiegogo page shows an impressive result: over €270,000 has been raised for Greece in just two days.

While there's still seven days left in the effort, the €270k comes to...about 0% of the €1.6 billion goal.

Again, you can keep track of the effort here and make a contribution if you wish. ... (continue reading...)


JetBlue (JBLU) Gains as New Bag Fees Will Bolster Bottom Line Jun 30, 2015 01:58PM

While customers may not be happy about it, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) investors are applauding the company's move to add bag fees. Using a tiered-structure, JetBlue will now charge $20 for the first bag checked online for the first tier and $25 if the bag is checked at the gate. The second back will cost you $35.

Shares of JetBlue are up 4% mid-day to $21 amid the news.

Credit Suisse analyst Julie Yates said fair options at JetBlue are expected to drive $65 million... (continue reading...)


UPDATE: Greece Requests Bailout Extension to Avert Default - Official Document (GREK) (NBG) Jun 30, 2015 11:58AM (Updated - June 30, 2015 11:58 AM EDT)

Greece requests bailout extension to avert default, according to Bloomberg, citing a document on the matter. Greece wants exclusivity for meeting debt payments.

UPDATE - The loan would be used exclusively to meet debt service for external and internal obligations.

The total external payments mentioned in the letter for the two-year loan period amount to around €29.1 billion.

Additional commentary from the document: Greece requests... (continue reading...)


Re/code's Mossberg Offers Initial Take on Apple Music Jun 30, 2015 08:26AM

Re/code's Walt Mossberg offered an initial review of Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) new Apple Music streaming platform.

Overall, the initial opinion from Mossberg was mixed, though he did note that he only was able to use the service for one day on an iPhone 6 Plus. Drawbacks to the service include an unusually complicated user interface and little guidance on how to learn features.

Major strengths of the service include smooth integration of existing iTunes songs, strong music... (continue reading...)


Microsoft (MSFT) Announces Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10158 for PCs; Includes Microsoft Edge Branding Jun 30, 2015 07:47AM

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Gabe Aul posted the following to Blogging Windows on Monday night:

Hi everyone,We have a new build for PCs releasing today to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring – Build 10158. This build is full of improvements to stability and quality as well as some additional UI polish. It also has some great new features included for Microsoft Edge as well.

Here is what’s new in this build

Microsoft Edge: The first thing that you’ll notice in this build is... (continue reading...)


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