Friday 09.29.17

"If you never leave the small comfortable ideological circle that you belong to, you'll never develop as a human being."
Malcom Gladwell

Elon Musk proposes city-to-city travel by rocket, right here on Earth  Yesterday at the space industry conference, discussed his recent idea of using a interplanetary rocket system for long distance travel on Earth, claiming it would allow passengers to take “most long distance trips” in just 30 minutes, and go “anywhere on Earth in under an hour” for around the same price of an economy airline ticket. - The Verge

Musk also aims to land spaceships on Mars in 2022  In other Musk related news, in just five years from now, he aims to land at least two cargo ships on the Red Planet in 2022 in order to place power, mining and life support systems there for future flights. - CNN

Twitter suspends Russia-linked accounts, but U.S. senator says response inadequate  Twitter said on Thursday it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 U.S. election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient. - Reuters

Ikea has bought TaskRabbit  Swedish home goods giant Ikea Group has bought TaskRabbit, according to sources close to the situation. Sources added that TaskRabbit will become an independent subsidiary within Ikea and that CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot and its staff would remain. - Recode

Google said to be developing a device to compete with Amazon's Echo Show  Google is building a tabletop smart screen device capable of making video calls, accessing company applications and controlling smart-home devices, offering direct competition with Amazon's Echo Show. - CNBC

Wal-Mart Tries to Take Jet.com Upscale  One year after Wal-Mart bought Jet.com for $3.3 billion, shoppers will get a glimpse of how it hopes to use the startup to battle Amazon. Jet will begin to sell apparel from niche online sellers that Wal-Mart has acquired over the past year. - Wall Street Journal

Aston Martin Has Unveiled a $4 Million Submarine  The British automaker unveiled its first submersible design Thursday at the Monaco Yacht Show. Dubbed Project Neptune, it’s a three-person vehicle with silver, blade-like pontoons and an acrylic bubble of a cabin for maximizing underwater views. - Bloomberg

Lockheed unveils 'Mars Base Camp'  A few hours after Musk revealed his new plans to land on Mars, Lockheed Martin shared more information about its Mars Base Camp (MBC) architecture and operation plans at this year’s International Astronautical Congress, as reported by Space. - Tech Crunch


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