Friday 10.20.17

"Click here to read the Kobe Bryant quote about Gordon Hayward's awful leg injury. It is a gorgeous peak into the psyche of a competitive student of life."
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Pollution’s Annual Price Tag? $4.6 Trillion and 9 Million Dead  Pollution in all its forms killed 9 million people in 2015 and, by one measure, led to economic damage of $4.6 trillion, according to a new estimate by researchers who hope to put the health costs of toxic air, water and soil higher on the global agenda. - Bloomberg

Alphabet is leading a $1 billion round in Lyft that values the company at $11 billion  Google’s parent company — was one of Uber’s first big investors. Now it’s putting a big chunk of money into Uber’s chief U.S. rival, Lyft, leading a $1 billion financing round in the ride-hail company via its growth investment arm, CapitalG. - Recode

La Croix CEO Frustration Bubbles Over in Short Seller Blame Game  A 23 percent slump in National Beverage Corp. shares from their Sept. 11 peak incited a tirade by its chief executive officer, Nick Caporella, in comments that are more often seen on Twitter than in a corporate press release. - Bloomberg

Arianna Huffington's new app lets you humblebrag about turning your phone off  Arianna Huffington has partnered with Samsung to create an app that helps you disconnect from the internet while also humblebragging to your friends that you can’t be reached. - The Verge

A Boom in Credit Cards: Great News for Banks, Less So Consumers  The amount of debt owed by American consumers, which receded in the wake of the financial crisis, is again on the rise. - New York Times

Vogue, Vice Will Team Up in Bid to Win Ad Dollars at Omnicom Showcase Vogue and Vice would seem are joining forces to create “Project Vs,” an editorial collaboration slated to launch in early 2018 that will play out in a new website and in both media brands and showcase figures, movements and issues affecting society. - Variety

Wal-Mart Courts Lord & Taylor for Online Challenge to Amazon  Wal-Mart is near a deal to add Lord & Taylor to its website, part of a broader effort by the retail giant to build an online shopping destination that can compete with Amazon according to people familiar with the matter. - Wall Street Journal

U.S. fund investors regain risk appetite as Dow breaches 23,000  According to data on Thursday from Lipper, U.S. fund investors regained an appetite for risk over the last week, rushing into U.S. and emerging-market stocks. - Reuters

  No, Your Incognito Browser Isn't Private. Here's How to Safely Surf the Internet. 

There's no way to be truly anonymous online, but there are plenty of basic steps you can take to make it harder for hackers and advertisers to track you. Times rounded up a handful of online privacy and security experts who recommended some helpful tips to actually browse anonymously. 
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