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Buyers bide their time in $110 bln oil asset sell-off

*Half of the assets on sale are in North America. *North Sea could prove a hard sell. LONDON, Jan 30- With more than $110 billion of oil and gas assets on the block as companies big and small count the cost of the collapse in oil prices, it is now a question of who will blink first to set the M&A scramble in motion.
Source: Reuters | By: Ron Bousso
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Markets brace for rocky ride after ECB plays last card

LONDON, Jan 30- The European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme may prove to be major central banks' last salvo in their post-crisis battle to revive growth, heal the financial system and kill off the threat of deflation. Germany's benchmark 10- year yield fell 140 basis points last year, Italy's 220 bps and Spain's 240 bps, all to record lows.
Source: Reuters | By: Jamie McGeever
Reddit refuses 42% of government data requests

The social content aggregator Reddit has revealed that it rejected 42 percent of government and civil requests for user data in 2014.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Matt Clinch
Billionaire: US faces 'massive job killing machine'

Billionaire Jeff Greene faced criticism after reportedly saying American's lifestyle expectations need to be adjusted. He says he was misquoted.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Michelle Fox
Traity Launches Markets to Help People Find Unemployment Alternatives

San Francisco, January 29, 2015/ PRNewswire/--. -Unemployment still the main concern of 2015 for the World Economic Forum. Coming from Spain, with 47% in youth unemployment, and with all the current debate at the WEF in Davos about inequality unemployment as a major global risk, we thought we could just help people discover economic opportunities by putting all those...
Source: PR Newswire
Analysis of Virus Gene Replikin Counts Offers Advance Look at Specifics of Next Outbreaks & Pandemics

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- Changes in the Ebola gene in 2013 predicted the 2014 outbreaks of Ebola. The correctness of these predictions demonstrate the prospect for a quick response to these viral outbreaks and pandemics, a key topic of discussion at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos. Samuel Bogoch, Replikins, 646-320-5910 Email.
Source: PR Newswire
Up in the cloud with Tradeshift  

CNBC's Deirdre Bosa talks to Christian Lanng, CEO of Tradeshift, about his expansion plans for cloud computing.
Source: CNBC.com
Lending Club Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- Lending Club, the world's largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, today announced it plans to issue its earnings release for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, after the market close. Lending Club will host a conference call to discuss the...
Source: PR Newswire
Second Annual Itron Resourcefulness Index Explores the Tie Between National Resourcefulness and Economic Competitiveness

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.---- Itron, Inc. announced today the release of the second annual Itron Resourcefulness Index, a global survey and benchmark of the state of resourcefulness across energy and water. As with last year, Itron surveyed utility executives and informed consumers in key markets around the globe to gauge their outlook on the industry and priorities...
Source: Business Wire
Putin eyes benefits as rebels gain in Ukraine

*Fighting has surged in eastern Ukraine. *Putin blames Kiev but could see gains. MOSCOW, Jan 28- Boxed into a corner by a financial crisis and the West's refusal to drop sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has come out fighting.
Source: Reuters | By: Timothy Heritage