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[NyTimes] : "Valeant Pharmaceuticals International's accounting confession may have sounded like a rounding error.<p>The embattled drug company said last week that it had wrongly booked $58 million of revenue, a relatively small sum compared with its nearly $10 billion in annual sales.<p>But investors had more cause …"
Is there a way to save the best of the decentralized early Internet in an age of Facebook and Google? » Nieman Journalism Lab
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — Robert Reed, who is enjoying a surprising career turn as a busy tour guide at the latest hot spot here, stood smiling one recent sunny morning before 10 foreign dignitaries and journalists. They included the mayor of Genoa, Italy, and the general consuls from Italy, Canada and …"
[NyTimes] : "SAN FRANCISCO — As the oracles of Silicon Valley debate whether the latest tech boom is sliding toward bust, there is already talk about what will drive the industry's next growth spurt.<p>The way we use computing is changing, toward a boom (and, if history is any guide, a bubble) in collecting oceans …"
[NyTimes] : "A new virtual gold rush is underway.<p>Even as Bitcoin, riven by internal divisions, has struggled, a rival virtual currency — known as Ethereum — has soared in value, climbing 1,000 percent over the last three months.<p>Beyond the price spike, Ethereum is also attracting attention from giants in finance …"
[NyTimes] : "LOS ANGELES — California lawmakers have reached a tentative deal to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, potentially signaling the biggest advance yet in a campaign to increase pay for low-income workers that has reverberated in the Democratic presidential contest and in cities …"
[NyTimes] : "A dream of science fiction, which is how Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg describes virtual reality, is about to come true.<p>Oculus, the virtual-reality company that Facebook acquired for $2 billion two years ago, is releasing its much-hyped Oculus Rift system on Monday. With a headset, camera and game …"
[NyTimes] : "Brandon Stanton, the nimble shutterbug behind the immensely popular photo blog Humans of New York, has worked hard to filter politics and moral judgments out of his posts, intent on maintaining objectivity as he captures his subjects in words and on film, letting them speak for themselves.<p>That …"
[NyTimes] : "When Ottessa Moshfegh published her debut novel, “Eileen,” last August, she did so without an online publicity apparatus.<p>Vanity Fair noted that Ms. Moshfegh, 34, was an anomaly because she had neither social media profiles nor a website. There wasn't much personal information floating around about …"
[NyTimes] : "The Wyoming soil, iced over for eight months of the year, is not particularly hospitable to heirloom tomatoes, baby basil or lettuce plants. Instead, vegetables are trucked in from California, Mexico and other more fecund parts of the world. Yet starting this spring, Vertical Harvest, a farm in the …"
[NyTimes] : "One night not long ago, my 6-year-old staggered out of her room for the fourth time, hellbent on conveying the specific anguish of insomnia. “It's like I'm a puzzle piece for … a puzzle about nighttime but I'm a … daytime piece and I just can't fit.” My first thought was, Go the heck to sleep …"
[NyTimes] : "The praise this week for Andy Grove, who died on Monday at age 79, has been wrapped up in praise for Silicon Valley, where he was a towering figure in the semiconductor revolution and the longtime leader of Intel, the world's biggest supplier of microprocessors.<p>Lost in the lore is Mr. Grove's …"