Wednesday 07.05.17

“Those who surrender freedom for security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin

North Korea says its ICBM can carry nuclear warhead North Korea said its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) can carry a large nuclear warhead, triggering a call by Washington for global action to hold it accountable for pursuing nuclear weapons. Some experts now believe the missile has the range to reach the U.S. state of Alaska as well as parts of the mainland United States. - Reuters

Messi Gets Massive Barcelona Deal Barcelona have announced that superstar Lionel Messi has agreed a new four-year deal with the club worth a reported £500,000 per week that will keep him at the Camp Nou until 2021. - Bleacher Report

Disney’s Channels: Children Are Tuning Out Disney's biggest business, cable TV, is stalling, and the problems go well beyond ESPN. The Disney Channel and Freeform have lost about 4M subscribers over the past three years, bringing them to about 90M apiece. The troubles are twofold: a lack of hits and the shift to digital alternatives. - Wall Street Journal

Smartphones blamed for dramatic rise in head lice Smartphones have been blamed for a dramatic rise in head lice among schoolchildren because they encourage youngsters to gather round in groups, allowing the bugs to jump between heads. - Telegraph

Samsung is making its answer to Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home Samsung Electronics will develop a voice controlled speaker called the Bixby. Samsung is now joining the growing arms race for voice controlled speakers. - Wall Street Journal

Volvo to go all electric with new models from 2019 All new Volvo Car models launched from 2019 will be fully electric or hybrids, becoming the first major automaker to set a date for the complete phase-out of traditional vehicles. The Gothenburg-based company will continue to produce pure combustion-engine Volvos from models launched before that date, but said it would introduce cars across its model line-up that ranged from fully electric cars to plug-in hybrids. - CNBC

New setback for Uber in Europe? A top European legal adviser has said France has the right to punish Uber for running an "illegal" service in the country. Judges will make a final ruling later this year. But they generally follow the advice of their advocates general, which rejected Uber's argument that it was only a digital platform and so subject to less regulation than a transport firm. - Business Insider

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