Wednesday 07.19.17
"Because animals aren't aware of their own mortality, they don't have a lot of the anxieties we do, are always living in the moment, they are metaphorically still in the garden. Being close to them brings us closer to being presently zen." -Topher Brophy 


Amazon is already selling some prepared ‘Amazon Meal Kits’ Amazon’s potential entry into the prepared meal kit market has had a significant impact on freshly-IPO’d Blue Apron’s stock price. Now, however, we know that Amazon is actually already testing its own “Amazon Meal Kits,” thanks to a customer in Seattle who has already ordered and prepared one.  - Tech Crunch

Ethereum Co-Founder Says Crypto Coin Market Is a Time-Bomb “People say ICOs are great for ethereum because, look at the price, but it’s a ticking time-bomb,” Charles Hoskinson, who helped develop ethereum, said in an interview. “There’s an over-tokenization of things as companies are issuing tokens when the same tasks can be achieved with existing blockchains. People are blinded by fast and easy money.”  - Bloomberg

Robots Are Replacing Workers Where You Shop Wal-Mart and other large retailers, under pressure from Amazon, turn to technology to do workers’ rote tasks. Most of the employees in those positions moved into store jobs to improve service, said a Wal-Mart spokesman. More than 500 have left the company. The store accountant is now a greeter at the front door, where she still earns $13 an hour.  - Wall Street Journal

Minnesota mystery: Why were cameras off during police shooting? Amid public outrage over the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by Minneapolis police, the most persistent question was why officers did not turn on body cameras that could have captured what happened.  - Reuters

Where Are the Dips? The Weird, Unsettling Rise of Global Stocks This Year Global equity markets have already risen in 2017 at their steadiest pace in nearly a quarter century. Can they continue to defy the odds?  - Wall Street Journal

Google launches Hire, a new service for helping businesses recruit Google will soon launch Hire, a new service that helps businesses more effectively manage their internal recruiting process. Hire offers businesses a cohesive applicant tracking service that’s deeply integrated with G Suite to make it easier for businesses to communicate with their candidates  - Tech Crunch  

How the Sprint Commercial Guy and His Son/Dog Came to Be The Most Inspiring Creative "Influencers" on Instagram 

"They (dogs) love people based on how they are treated, in what I call a love meritocracy.  This is something we can all learn a lot from."
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