Monday 05.22.17

“Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born." - Nikola Tesla


North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test  In its latest effort to develop its ballistic and nuclear weapons, North Korea fired a medium-range missile Sunday that appeared to be similar to one the country tested earlier this year, U.S. and South Korean officials said. - Associated Press

The big six tech companies grew by $18 billion in total revenue and $4.5 billion in profit last quarter 
First-quarter results are in for the big six tech companies: Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Netflix all saw increases in their top and bottom lines compared to the same quarter the year before, according to data from FactSet. - Recode

Ringling’s final show commences after 146 years  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus began its final show Sunday evening after 146 years of wowing audiences with its “Greatest Show on Earth.” - Associated Press

Nasa plans emergency spacewalk on International Space Station  A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for an emergency spacewalk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major US systems aboard the orbiting outpost, Nasa said on Sunday. - Reuters

Mount Everest's famous Hillary Step destroyed  A famous feature of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the world's highest peak even more dangerous to climbers. - BBC

Farming the World: China’s Epic Race to Avoid a Food Crisis  China’s 1.4 billion people are building up an appetite that is changing the way the world grows and sells food. The Chinese diet is becoming more like that of the average American, forcing companies to scour the planet for everything from bacon to bananas. - Bloomberg

All IT Jobs Are Cybersecurity Jobs Now  The rise of cyberthreats means that the people once assigned to setting up computers and email servers must now treat security as top priority - Wall Street Journal

Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time  Bitcoin first broke the $1,000 valuation mark way back in 2013, but a combination of factors, including the implosion of then-top exchange Mount Gox, saw the currency drop in value.  - Tech Crunch

Source: Vibe