Thursday 08.03.17
"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." — P.J. O’Rourke


Facebook Drowns Out Fake News With More Information  Facebook will try to block out misinformation with information. Starting Thursday, when users see a popular fake news articles in their feeds, Facebook will also display other articles on the same topic. - Wall Street Journal

Americans Keep Crushing It With Their 401(k)s  Retirement savings account balances have hit all-time highs. The stock market is fueling all-time highs in retirement account balances, with the average IRA breaking into the six figures. - Bloomberg

Apple is suddenly looking to hire a bunch of map tech experts  Over 70 job listings went live for positions on Apple's maps team. Some of the job descriptions such as "geospatial information services," "navigational aids" and "fleet management" hint that Apple is focusing on becoming an important player in augmented reality and autonomous cars. - CNBC

Woman to be sentenced in teen texting suicide case  A Massachusetts woman who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself in dozens of text messages and told him to “get back in” a truck filled with toxic gas faces up to 20 years in prison when a judge sentences her on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. - Associated Press

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos  For the first time, scientists have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, according to a study published on Wednesday. - New York Times

Microsoft just officially listed AI as one of its top priorities, replacing mobile  In Microsoft's latest filings, the company is replacing its "mobile first" strategy with being best-in-class "for an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with AI." - CNBC

Amazon picks its first Australian warehouse, a step towards launching  Just three months after announcing plase to launch Amazon Marketplace in Australia, the online retailer said it had chosen an industrial area for its first warehouse outside the second-biggest city Melbourne, a sign that the company is ready for industrial strife in the world's 12th-biggest economy. - Reuters

Dow closes at 22,000, books third 1,000-point milestone of year  The 30-component Dow industrials DJIA, hit its 32nd record close of the year on Wednesday, powered by a rally in shares of Apple which ended at an all-time high following better-than-expected results late Tuesday. - Market Watch

  The Book That Scandalized The New York Intellectuals

With "Making It," Norman Podhoretz attempted to craft a sociology of his set -- and ended up ostracized from it.
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