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Wednesday 06.21.17

“I've never looked at myself and said that I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people. I've always wanted to stay true to myself, and I've managed to do that. People have to accept that." - Jay-Z 



 
Month of birth affects long term health, major study shows   A new study out of Spain points to evidence showing that the month a person is born could affect their long term health and increase their risk of certain chronic diseases. - Telegraph

Brussels Bomb Initially Failed to Completely Detonate  Police have confirmed that a 36-year-old Moroccan man who was shot dead by a soldier in a Brussels train station during a failed attempt to detonate a nail bomb. - Wall Street Journal

Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO  One week after taking a leave of absence, UBER CEO Travis Kalanick has officially resigned from the ride sharing company he started. - New York Times

Amazon’s New Wardrobe Service Is Latest Threat for Apparel Stores  Amazon is starting a new free service that allows Prime members to sample and try on clothing in their homes. This is the retail giants latest move to gain a piece of the fashion market. - Wall Street Journal

Tesla hires deep learning expert Andrej Karpathy to lead Autopilot vision  Tesla has hired Andrej Karpathy to work as the car company's deep learning and computer vision expert for the Autopilot role. Karpathy has lengthy experience in artificial inteligence-related fields, and holds a PhD from Stanford University in computer vision. - Tech Crunch

Vice's Shane Smith Is Now a Billionaire  Shane Smith, the CEO of Vice, as attained billionaire status after his media company received an additional $450 million in funding from the private equity firm TPG. - Bloomberg

Bowing to drivers, Uber finally adds tips  Finally Uber is in the headlines for some good news after the company has agreed to allow customers to tip their drivers. The program will begin to roll out in Seattle, Houston and Minneapolis, but it will be implemented nationwide by the end of July. - BBC

Saudi king upends royal succession, names son as first heir  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman a the crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counterterrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the line of succession. - Associated Press
 
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