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Monday 08.28.17

"We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery." –Paulo Coelho




 

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will be offered the job as Uber’s new CEO  The board of Uber has voted and wants Expedia Dara Khosrowshahi to be its next CEO. Unknown until now, Khosrowshahi was the third candidate — after Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman and former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt. - Recode

Oil markets roiled as Harvey hits U.S. petroleum industry  U.S. gasoline prices hit two-year highs as massive floods caused by the storm forced refineries in the area to close. In turn, U.S. crude futures fell as the refinery shutdowns could reduce demand for American crude. - Reuters

German prosecutors believe nurse killed at least 86 patients  A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86 people — and the true scale of the killings could be even larger, investigators said Monday. - Associated Press

China doubles down on real-name registration laws, forbidding anonymous online posts  China’s top Internet censor announced a new set of regulations meant to eliminate posts by anonymous users on Internet forums and other platforms. - Tech Crunch

India and China agree to end border standoff  India and China have agreed to an "expeditious disengagement" of troops in a disputed border area where their soldiers have been locked in a stand-off for more than two months. - CNBC

Shark-detecting drones take to the skies in Australia  Australia will deploy a fleet of drones equipped with AI-powered software that can distinguish sharks from sharks, boats, and other marine life in real-time in an attempt to enhance beach safety. - The Verge

Taylor Swift’s New Single Broke a Spotify Streaming Record  Spotify said that pop star Taylor Swift's latest single, "Look What You Made Me Do," set a new record with the most streaming plays in a single day on the service with over 8 million streams. - Fortune

Hurricane Harvey much less damaging than Katrina, Sandy  Hannover Re, one of the world's largest reinsurers, said that damages from Harvey, are estimated to be well below those from major storms that have hit New Orleans and New York - CNBC
 

   Netflix Has Produced A Special Marijuana Collection 

“each strain was cultivated with the specific shows in mind, designed to complement each title based on their tone."
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