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11.15.2017

“Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.” 
Mel Brooks




 

Health IQ raises $76 million to lower insurance rates for healthy people  Health IQ, a startup that collects data to let health-conscious people save an average of $1,238 a year on their life insurance premiums, has raised $76 million more in venture capital - Venture Beat

Votes in 18 nations 'hacked' in last year  Elections in 18 separate nations were influenced by online disinformation campaigns last year, suggests research. Independent watchdog Freedom House looked at how online discourse was influenced by governments, bots and paid opinion formers. - Telegraph

Nearby planet is prime target in search for life   Astronomers have found a cool, Earth-sized planet that's relatively close to our Solar System. The properties of this newly discovered planet - called Ross 128 b - make it a prime target in the search for life elsewhere in the cosmos. - BBC

Zimbabwe's army seizes power, targets 'criminals' around Mugabe  Zimbabwe’s military seized power early on Wednesday saying it was targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe, the only ruler the country has known in its 37 years of independence. - Reuters

US private equity firm places near $50 billion jet order with Airbus, one of the biggest aviation deals in history  Airbus has turned its fortunes around at the Dubai Airshow with a mammoth order of 430 jets worth a total $49.5 billion. Veteran airline investor Bill Franke of Indigo Partners signed the preliminary order on Wednesday morning to buy 430 planes, comprising of 273 A320neos and 157 A321neos. - CNBC

It' Writer Tackling 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' Movie for Paramount  Are You Afraid of the Dark?, the early 1990s anthology show that aired on Nickelodeon, is getting the big-screen treatment. Paramount Pictures arm Paramount Players has hired Gary Dauberman, the writer behind the New Line horror movies It and Annabelle: Creation, to pen the script and produce the project, - Hollywood Reporter

Cam'ron x Reebok Return to Unveil a DMX Run 10 Collaboration  Reebok has officially announced that it’ll be dropping another collaborative sneaker alongside Cam’ron. This time around the duo will be using the DMX Run 10 model rather than the Ventilator Supreme as used on the Fleebok 2. - Hypebeast

Google’s jobs search engine gets salary ranges, a better location filter and more Google Search’s built-in jobs search engine, which launched earlier this year, is getting an update today. The most interesting new feature, though, is probably the new salary range estimates. Most job listings don’t even list salary ranges, after all, so having Google show data from Glassdoor, Payscale and others will definitely save you a few clicks. - Tech Crunch
 
  Mid-Week Longform: Drake's Hotline to Hollywood: Inside His Ambitious Push Into TV & Film
At home in Toronto with music's reigning (and restless) hitmaker as he shifts his focus to new projects with Netflix and Apple and unveils plans to "take six months or a year to myself and do some great films."
 
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