Wednesday 10.04.17

"Music is probably the only real magic that I have encountered in my life. There's not some trick involved with it. It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things."
Tom Petty

Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend returns to US for questioning  The Las Vegas gunman’s girlfriend, back in the United States after a weekslong trip abroad, will be at the center of the investigation into the shooting deaths of 59 people as authorities try to determine why a man with no known record of violence or crime would open fire on a concert crowd from a high-rise hotel. - Associated Press

Less than 18 percent of global stocks owned by index investors  According to a new estimate from BlackRock, less than 18 percent of the global stock market is owned by index-tracking investors, as it suggested that passive investing plays only a limited role in setting equity prices. - Reuters

Yahoo just said every single account was affected by 2013 attack — 3 billion in all  Yahoo on Tuesday said that every single Yahoo account was affected by a data breach that took place in 2013 - a breach that allowed attackers to steal email addresses, passwords, birth dates, telephone numbers and more. - CNBC

40 percent of US cancers linked to excess weight  About 40 percent of all cancers in the United States, more than 630,000 in all, are associated with excess weight, health officials said Tuesday, urging a renewed focus on prevention. - Yahoo

Europe hits Ireland over $15B in unpaid Apple taxes; Luxembourg liable for $294M in Amazon taxes  The EC says that Ireland has failed to collect up to roughly $15 billion in today’s currency in taxes from iphone maker Apple, and it is therefore now referring the case to the European Court of Justice. And Luxembourg gave e-commerce giant Amazon illegal tax benefits worth $294 million in today’s currency. - Tech Crunch

Wells Fargo boss should be fired, says senator  Wells Fargo’s chief executive Timothy J. Sloan on Tuesday defended the mega-bank against withering criticism from lawmaker. In a heated exchange, Senator Elizabeth Warren said to Wells Fargo's CEO, Tim Sloan, “At best, you were incompetent, and at worst, you were complicit, either way, you should be fired.” - Washington Post

New era of solar power is now upon us, IEA says  The International Energy Agency (IEA) said that additions of solar PV grew faster than any other fuel and surpassed the net growth in coal, which is the first time this has ever happened. - CNBC

Amazon has acquired 3D body model startup, Body Labs, for $50M-$70M  TechCrunch has learned that Amazon has acquired Body Labs, a company with a stated aim of creating true-to-life 3D body models to support various b2b software applications. It’s possible the company might be interested in tech that can power visual transformations for fun and fashion-based purposes - Tech Crunch

  NAD+ : The $600 Brain Reboot?

"I walked outside, and it hit me: I felt a surge of energy, but no jitters or edginess. My mood had noticeably improved. I felt poised, positive, and pumped-up. I remember thinking, This is awesome, and then saying exactly that out loud."

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