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11.10.2017

“You always admire what you really don't understand.” 
Blaise Pascal




 
Uber loses UK appeal bid to overturn workers' rights decision  Uber lost a bid on Friday to overturn a decision by a tribunal which had said its drivers deserved workers’ rights such as the minimum wage, in a blow to the company as it also battles to keep its license in London. - Reuters

More Significant Layoffs Are Coming to ESPN  ESPN will lay off more than 100 staffers after the Thanksgiving holidays. The layoffs will hit positions across ESPN including front-facing talent on the television side, producers, executives, and digital and technology staffers. - Sports Illustrated

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett are wealthier than poorest half of US  The three richest people in the US – Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett – own as much wealth as the bottom half of the US population, or 160 million people. - The Gaurdian

Louis CK accused of sexual misconduct by five women, HBO cuts ties  For years, rumors of sexual harassment have swirled around comedian Louis CK. Now, five women have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct, as reported at The New York Times. - The Verge

Ford, Ekso team up for 'bionic' auto workers  Robots have replaced many U.S. manufacturing workers, but new mechanical exoskeletons being tested by Ford may help factory workers to function like bionic people, reducing the physical damage of millions of repetitive tasks over many years. - Reuters

SEC Says Companies Can Expect New Guidelines on Reporting Cybersecurity Breaches  A senior Securities and Exchange Commission regulator said Thursday that public companies will soon face new guidelines for how they report cybersecurity breaches to investors. - Wall Street Journal

Alarming number of Baltimore high schools had zero students proficient in math, study shows  Project Baltimore found that 13 out of 39 high schools in the city had zero students that were proficient in math, according to the testing data. Another six schools only had 1 percent of their student body who tested proficient in math. - The Blaze

DOJ announces distribution of more than $770 million to Bernie Madoff victims  The Department of Justice announced Thursday that an initial distribution had begun to more than 24,000 victims of Madoff's Ponzi scheme, a fraud that the financier admitted was the world's largest Ponzi scheme. - CNBC

 
  Ashamed to Work in Silicon Valley: How Techies Became the New Bankers 
Like Wall Street before, the tech industry is a justifiable punchbag. “MBA jerks used to go and work for Wall Street, now wealthy white geeks go to Stanford and then waltz into a VC or tech firm.”

..“You are selling ads, you’re not really making the world a better place,” noted the former Facebooker."
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