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Sunday
Feb182018

Jim Bridwell, Mountaineering Maverick, Is Dead at 73

[NyTimes] : "Jim Bridwell, a flamboyant — and, some said, reckless — climber who took daring routes up incredibly daunting mountains in Alaska, the Andes and, especially, Yosemite National Park, died on Friday in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 73.<p>The cause was kidney failure and hepatitis C, said his son, Layton, …"

Sunday
Feb182018

Christopher Bailey Takes a Final Walk Down the Burberry Runway

[NyTimes] : "LONDON — In a mahogany-paneled corner of the palatial Burberry flagship store on Regent Street, Christopher Bailey, the outgoing president and chief creative officer of Britain's largest luxury brand, sat smiling at a corner table, shrouded in shadows.<p>It was early February, 10 days before the …"

Sunday
Feb182018

The WeWork Manifesto: First, Office Space. Next, the World.

[NyTimes] : "On a cold February morning at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the skeleton of a modern 15-story building was rising from a muddy construction site along the East River. As long and as tall as a cruise ship, the sleek glass structure loomed above rusty, century-old dry docks, serving notice to the …"

Sunday
Feb182018

No Country for Young Men With AR-15s

[NyTimes] : "Four years ago the essayist Helen Andrews wrote a critique, for the religious journal First Things, of what she described as “bloodless moralism” — meaning the decay of public moral arguments into a kind of a vulgar empiricism, a mode of debate so cringingly utilitarian that it can't advance the …"

Sunday
Feb182018

When Calling An Uber Can Pay Off For Cities and States

[NyTimes] : "In Chicago, a 15-cent fee on Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services is helping to pay for track, signal and electrical upgrades to make the city's trains run faster and smoother.<p>Ride-hailing trips in Philadelphia are expected to raise $2.6 million this year for the city's public schools through …"

Friday
Feb162018

What to Do When Laptops and Silence Take Over Your Cafe?

[NyTimes] : "Kyle Glanville should have been thrilled. All 70 of the outdoor seats at Go Get Em Tiger were taken, only three days after he and his partner opened the cafe in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.<p>He was not. “Everybody was at a laptop wearing headphones,” Mr. Glanville said. He strode …"

Friday
Feb162018

Tesla Drivers Wake Up to a Serious Upgrade

[Link] : I’m creeping up the east side of Manhattan on one of the worst days imaginable to be driving in the city. It’s rush hour, it’s been raining, …
Friday
Feb162018

The Cuttlefish, a Master of Camouflage, Reveals a New Trick

[NyTimes] : "Consider the cocktail umbrella. Like their larger counterparts, these wee things can be furled and unfurled easily. Once you tire of playing with them, you can lock them into the open position with a little latch before continuing to enjoy your drink.<p>Now imagine you have hundreds of cocktail …"

Thursday
Feb152018

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Just Shared His 2-step Formula for Success-and It's Absolutely Brilliant

[Link] : In a world where most would rather be known as a leader than a "manager," there's a lot to be learned from Ma's philosophy.<p>Jack Ma is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. Despite very modest beginnings (Ma was an English teacher who reportedly earned only $12 a month teaching at …
Thursday
Feb152018

Netflix Is Getting Huge. But Can It Get Great?

[NyTimes] : "Ryan Murphy, welcome to the Upside Down.<p>On Tuesday, the streaming giant Netflix announced that Mr. Murphy — the producer of “Glee” and “American Crime Story” and much, much more — had left 21st Century Fox to join its ranks, in a deal reportedly valued at up to $300 million.<p>That's a lot of money, …"

Thursday
Feb152018

American Carnage

[Link] : “Your child isn’t going to be shot,” Donald Trump vowed. It was a promise he could never have kept—but there’s no evidence he even tried.<p>In his inaugural address, Donald Trump declared, “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” He knew it would not. We know it did not.<p>“I’ll be …
Wednesday
Feb142018

Chrysler’s over-the-air update fiasco is limited to the Northeast, but customers are still waiting for a fix

[Link] : Answers are still hard to come by as Uconnect points the finger at SiriusXM<p>Last weekend, an over-the-air update was deployed to vehicles that run the newest version of Fiat Chrysler of America’s Uconnect software system. And on Monday, <i>Jalopnik</i> discovered that the update sent some customers’ …
Wednesday
Feb142018

Uber Sales Reach $7.5 Billion in 2017 Despite Persistent Turmoil

[Link] : Uber Technologies Inc. had a painful 2017, but the business managed to grow.<p>Adjusted net revenue increased 61 percent in the fourth quarter from the …
Wednesday
Feb142018

Caavo review: the future of remotes, a little too soon

[Link] : There’s a lot going on here<p>I have been excited to get a Caavo to review since I first saw it demoed last year — it’s a next-generation universal remote system that uses machine vision to operate all your TV devices in a simple, seamless way.<p>After a lengthy development cycle, a new round of funding, …
Wednesday
Feb142018

How Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will work when it goes live tomorrow

[Link] : Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will go live tomorrow. It’s the first time Google will automatically block some ads in Chrome, but while quite a few online publishers are fretting about this move, as a regular user, you may not even notice it.<p>The most important thing to know is that this is not an …
Wednesday
Feb142018

They shared their lives on YouTube. Then an obsessed fan came calling — with a gun.

[Link] : Christopher Giles passed his hours plugged into the Internet, either gripping an X-box controller or burning through YouTube videos. He was 23 years old and lived by himself in a two-story apartment complex topped with stucco in a neighborhood in northern Albuquerque. It was an existence a police …
Wednesday
Feb142018

Peru Moves to Protect ‘One of the Last Great Intact Forests’

[NyTimes] : "The remote rain forests in Peru's northwest corner are vast — so vast that the clouds that form above them can influence rainfall in the western United States. The region contains species, especially unusual fish, that are unlike any found elsewhere on Earth. Scientists studying the area's fauna …"

Wednesday
Feb142018

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

[Link] : It's what holds all three together or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates to …
Wednesday
Feb142018

'We can only take so much abuse': Whole Foods suppliers slam 'hellacious' new policies and say rising costs are hurting business

[Link] : • <b>Whole Foods is charging brands more money for prime shelf space and introducing new fees. It has also stopped paying shipping fees for some products and dropped minimum-order requirements.</b>• <b><br>Some small and local vendors say the fees are damaging their business and they're considering cutting ties with</b> …
Wednesday
Feb142018

Bill and Melinda Gates Tackle ‘Tough Questions’ and Trump in Letter

[NyTimes] : "KIRKLAND, Wash. — For the past year, Bill and Melinda Gates have received the same question repeatedly while jetting around the world: How is President Trump affecting their work as two of the world's top philanthropists?<p>The president has rattled it in several ways, they answer. His policies have …"