Tuesday 05.23.17

“I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it." - David Foster Wallace

Americans Say U.S. Moral Values at a Seven-Year Low Americans may be split between warring political and cultural camps, but there is something most of them can agree on: They share a dim view of their country’s moral values.  - Bloomberg

Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa Currently, most experts believe that our human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa, where hominids remained for the next five million years. But two fossils of an ape-like creature which had human-like teeth have been found in Bulgaria and Greece, dating to 7.2 million years ago.  - Telegraph

Facebook’s Zuckerberg is working on a way to connect you to people you ‘should’ know Relationships are important to how you make decisions, the famous CEO has learned in his not-running-for-president journey.  - Recode

Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video Amazon has announced it will offer live television channels via its Prime Video service, for an extra fee.  - BBC

Toyota pushes into blockchain tech to enable the next generation of cars Toyota has enlisted a series of partners that specialize in different aspects of blockchain technology (the distributed, encrypted ledger technology that powers the cryptocurrency bitcoin) to explore how the technology may be applied to the car industry.  - Tech Crunch

The US Supreme Court just made life much harder for patent trolls~s The Supreme Court has dealt a significant blow to “patent trolls” that often sue and squeeze a quick payday out of major technology companies using patents that they’ve bought up for that exact purpose.  - The Verge

Amazon’s Latest Market Disruption: 1.7 Million Free Bananas The retail giant has upended the produce market in Seattle after setting up fruit stands around its headquarters; ‘People have bananas on the brain’  - Wall Street Journal

At least 19 killed in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena At least 19 people were killed in a blast at a concert in the English city of Manchester on Monday where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing and two U.S. officials said a suicide bomber was suspected in the explosion.  - Reuters
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