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Thursday 06.22.17

“I don't live in the past at all; I'm always wanting to do something new. I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind." - Brian Eno



 

Musk lays out plans to inhabit Mars   On top of planning to send the first manned mission to Mars by 2023, Musk just laid out his plans to colonize Mars with a million people by 2067. - New Space


Brexit to be discussed at EU summit   EU leaders are in Brussels today for a summit meeting where U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to present her plan for Brexit. - Seeking Alpha


Fake online stores reveal gamblers' shadow banking system   Reuters has revelaed that a network of seven online sites operated out of Europe that seemingly sell generic household goods, are actually a part of an international system that hides over $40 billion of payments related to the global online gambling industry. - Reuters


George Clooney just sold his tequila business for up to $1 billion  Clooney has sold top-shelf tequila brand to Diageo for around $1B. The actor founded Casamigos with some friends back in 2013. Diageo said it will initially pay $700 million, with the potential for another $300 million based on the tequila's performance over 10 years. - CNBC


Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'   ISIS militants destroyed the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, which is the same medieval mosque that militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared "caliphate" three years ago. - Reuters


German police raided 36 homes over hateful Facebook posts   On Wednesday, the police raided 36 people’s homes in relation to posts they made on social media that contained hateful content. This is part of an effort by German police to crack down on social media posts that they perceive to be threats, coercion, and incitement. - The Verge


Wisconsin is now the third state to allow delivery robots   Virginia was the first state in the country to pass a law broadly allowing delivery robots in March. Then Idaho passed a similar law later that same month. - Recode


Green light for UK driverless car road trials   A demonstration of driverless cars in Nuneaton will be followed later this year by trials on public roads. A collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Motors, Autodrive, displayed off how autonomous cars can talk to each other. - BBC

 
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