Tuesday 06.06.17

“You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction." -Alvin Toffler


Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times.   - New York Times

IBM's 5nm chip could quadruple battery life IBM, in partnership with Samsung and GlobalFoundries (which manufactures chips for Qualcomm and AMD, among others), has developed a process for building 5nm chips. IBM claims that chips based on this new design can have 40 percent performance gains over the 10nm chips currently in production, at the same level of power.   - The Verge

Where is Global Growth Happening? According to forecasts from earlier this year by the World Bank, the global economy is expected to average a Real GDP growth rate of 2.8% between 2017-2019. Half of expected world GDP growth in the next 2 years will come from the US and China.   - Visual Capitalist

Adults in Wealthy Nations Don't Expect Their Kids Will Earn More Wealthy countries are generally happier than their peers in the developing world about today’s economy, though they are far less upbeat about prospects for the next generation, a new study shows.   - Bloomberg

Everything Apple announced at its WWDC keynote While Apple has mostly focused on software news in recent years, this one was a bit different. We got a bit of everything — major software updates, new devices as well as a sneak peek at Apple’s roadmap for the coming months.   - Tech Crunch

Report suggests Russia hackers breached voting software firm Russian hackers attacked at least one U.S. voting software supplier days before last year’s presidential election, according to a government intelligence report leaked Monday that suggests election-related hacking penetrated further into U.S. voting systems than previously known.   - Associated Press

Apple, Amazon, Google and other tech giants are joining an effort to adhere to the Paris climate agreement Apple, Amazon, Google, Lyft and Spotify are among hundreds of U.S. businesses teaming up with state and local regulators to pledge their support for the Paris climate agreement as part of a new campaign debuting today.   - Recode

J.Crew Says Mickey Drexler to Step Aside as CEO The change comes at a time that Mr. Drexler is scrambling to keep the company he took private in a leveraged buyout from ending up in bankruptcy. Sales at stores open at least a year have fallen for the past 10 quarters.   - Wall Street Journal

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