Wednesday 09.05.17

"Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well, and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them." –Blaise Pascal


Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 Hurricane, Makes Landfall in Caribbean  One of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded, has made landfall, with the eye passing over Barbuda and heading toward Puerto Rico and other islands. - New York Times

The Best and Worst Countries to Live and Work In, According to Expats  The U.S. and U.K. are tumbling in a ranking according to the Expat Insider survey which is conducted each year by InterNations, which pulls information from from a network of 2.8 million expats based in Munich. - Bloomberg

Hackers gain entry into U.S., European energy sector, Symantec warns  Advanced hackers have targeted United States and European energy companies in a cyber espionage campaign that has in some cases successfully broken into the core systems that control the companies’ operations. - Reuters

Verizon’s new opt-in rewards program requires users to share personal data for ad-targeting  Verizon is intent on transforming into an “information company” which sells “experiences” on top of connectivity, and is looking for ways to target ads to its existing subscriber-base to build up its share of the digital advertising market. - Tech Crunch

China to spend over $1 trillion on planes over next 20 years  Boeing has announced that in order to keep up with domestic and international demand, Chinese airlines are likely to buy more than 7,000 planes worth $1.1 trillion over the next 20 years. - Reuters

Why Lego Is Snapping Off 1,400 Jobs Lego, the world's most profitable toy company, announced has finally shown it isn't invincible after announcing that it’s cutting 1,400 jobs, the biggest culling in more than a decade. - Bloomberg

Box office hits quarter-century low  Hollywood had its worst summer in over 25 years. Revenue plummeted 14.6 percent to $3.83 billion, tying with summer 2014 to mark the worst year-over-year decline in modern history. When adjusting for inflation, it's even worse. - Hollywood Reporter

Red Sox Used Apple Watches to Help Steal Signs Against Yankees  MLB investigators have determined that the Red Sox, who are in first place in the AL, stole signals from opponents’ catchers in games against the Yankees and other teams using an Apple watch. - New York Times

You'll Never Be Famous - And That's Okay

"Today’s college students desperately want to change the world, but too many think that living a meaningful life requires doing something extraordinary and attention-grabbing like becoming an Instagram celebrity, starting a wildly successful company or ending a humanitarian crisis..."

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