“The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.” 
Paul Rand


Meredith to Buy Time Inc. With Koch Backing  Meredith Corp. agreed to acquire Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion in cash, swallowing the once-mighty home of Fortune and Sports Illustrated after the internet age wreaked havoc on even the most prestigious magazine titles. - Blomberg

Black Friday pushes Jeff Bezos’ net worth to $100 billion  After Amazon shares climbed on Black Friday, founder and CEO Jeff Bezos saw his net worth rise to $100.3 billion, according to Bloomberg estimates. Amazon’s stock has soared this year and Bezos has benefited to the tune of $32.6 billion. Yes, that’s the amount he has earned in 2017 alone. - Tech Crunch

South Korea is updating North Koreans via loudspeaker about the soldier who defected  South Korea has long used loudspeakers along the North Korea border to deliver harsh words against the ruling regime in Pyongyang. Now it’s using them in a new way: to share updates on the soldier who recently made a daring defection to the South. - Quartz

Home Alone 2 Anniversary Package  To celebrate the film's 25th anniversary, The Plaza is hosting a variety of experiences inspired by the film including a limousine tour of New York City and an in-room ice cream sundae. - Uncrate

Evidence mounts that laptops are terrible for students at lectures  A study at Princeton University and the University of California showed that there is increasing evidence that using laptops during lectures decreases learning which can result in lower grades. - The Verge

Samsung develops 'graphene ball' to speed up battery charging  Samsung Electronics' research arm has successfully synthesized a "graphene ball" that can be used to make lithium-ion batteries last longer and charge faster, the company has said. Current lithium-ion batteries take an hour to fully charge but this will be reduced to 12 minutes with the new tech, Samsung said. - ZD NET

Britain’s Prince Harry engaged to U.S. actress Meghan Markle  Britain’s Prince Harry is engaged to marry the American actress Meghan Markle in the spring 2018, the royal palace announced on Monday morning, ending days of feverish speculation over when their engagement would be revealed. - Washington Post

Bitcoin cracks $9,600 just hours after breaking $9,000 level  The cryptocurrency jumped to an all-time high of $9,682.10 hours after cracking the $9,400 level on Sunday. It later pared some gains to trade at $9,603.56 , rising some 3 percent on the day. - CNBC
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