Thursday 08.17.17

"Honesty is a very expensive gift, don't expect it from cheap people." –Warren Buffet

Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them  Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country struggling with chronic food shortages. - Reuters

Ford patents removable steering wheel for driverless cars  Ford has moved a step closer in its plans to make autonomous vehicles after it was granted a patent for a car with a fully removable steering wheel and foot pedals. - Telegraph

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students   Amazon has launched a service in the US offering daily "essentials" for collection within two minutes of ordering. The items available in Instant Pickup include snacks, cold drinks, smartphone chargers and Amazon devices. - BBC

Apple CEO’s email denouncing white supremacism in Charlottesville  Apple CEO, Tim Cook, penned a firm wide email in response to the violence on display in Charlottesville over the weekend, and he goes on to make an unequivocal call about who was in the wrong. - The Verge

Uber Gets a China Ride It Can't Cancel  Ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, which counts Uber as a backer, will join JD.com Inc., Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., along with a handful of other investors, to buy a 35 percent stake in Shanghai-listed China United Network Communications Ltd. in a deal that will raise almost 78 billion yuan ($11.7 billion), according to an announcement late Wednesday. - Bloomberg

Summer Youth Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since 1969  The jobless rate for Americans between 16 and 24 years old fell to 9.6% in July from 11.5% a year earlier, the Labor Department said Wednesday. The rate reflects those actively seeking but unable to find a job. - Wall Street Journal

Internet firms shift stance, move to exile white supremacists  Silicon Valley joined a swelling backlash against neo-Nazi groups in the United States on Wednesday as more technology companies removed white supremacists from their services in response to weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. - Reuters

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