Thursday 07.12.17
"When the ideas are coming, I don't stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn't come along all the time." -Dr. Dre

*Alert: If you haven't started watching HBO's The Defiant Ones, chronicling the partnership between Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine, it's time to change that.

Uber Cedes Russia to Yandex With $3.7 Billion Merger Agreement The San Francisco-based company and Yandex NV are merging their ride-hailing businesses in Russia. Uber will invest $225 million and take a 36.6 percent stake in a new, yet-to-be named venture that will be valued at $3.73 billion, the companies said in a statement Thursday  - Bloomberg

An Iceberg the Size of Delaware Just Broke Away From Antarctica A chunk of floating ice that weighs more than a trillion metric tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and providing a glimpse of how the Antarctic ice sheet might ultimately start to fall apart.  - New York Times

French Court Throws Out Google’s $1.3 Billion Tax Bill Google won a reprieve from one of its biggest legal battles in Europe on Wednesday, when a Paris court threw out a $1.27 billion bill that France’s tax authority has sought from the search giant for five years of back taxes.  - Wall Street Journal

Private Data Of 6 Million Verizon Customers Exposed The records of up to 6 million Verizon customers have been exposed to potential theft and abuse after they were left openly accessible on the internet. The data was left unprotected on an Amazon S3 storage server controlled by an employee of Nice Systems.  - DSL Reports

Russia hands 20-year jail term to killer of Putin critic Nemtsov A Russian court sentenced a man convicted of murdering opposition leader Boris Nemtsov to 20 years in jail on Thursday and handed terms of between 11 and 19 years to four other men convicted of being his accomplices.  - Reuters

Former Brazilian President Is Convicted of Corruption Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the front-runner for next year’s presidential election, was sentenced to almost a decade in prison for corruption, dealing a heavy blow to his leftist Workers’ Party and its chances of regaining control over Latin America’s biggest country.  - Wall Street Journal


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