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Art for art sake

Art for art sake

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Welcome to the Scream Room


Welcome to the Scream Room
What my evening with Milo told me about Twitter’s biggest troll, the death of reason, and the crucible of A-list con-men that is the Republican National Convention.

Reporter's Detention Fuels Debate Over Cellphone Searches

Privacy advocates said an incident at Los Angeles International Airport involving a Wall Street Journal reporter highlights the need for Congress and courts to reconsider rules on searching international travelers’ electronic devices.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Alphabet Inc. Stock Update

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) price at close, July 22, 2016, is 742.2275.

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Alcohol linked to at least seven cancers – not just liver cancer

The more alcohol you drink, the higher your risk of cancers like breast and colon cancer. But research suggests that there is no "safe" level of consumption

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Menopause reversal restores periods and produces fertile eggs

Women who have already passed through the menopause may be able to have children following a blood treatment usually used to heal wounds

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Liberty Media CEO Floated $15-a-Share Offer for Pandora Media

Liberty Media Corp. Chief Executive Greg Maffei floated an offer to internet radio company Pandora Media for roughly $15 a share, but Pandora’s board rebuffed the advance, people familiar with the matter said.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Sparkling Ice Glides Up as Other Diet Sodas Go Flat

Talking Rain Beverage has a recipe for success in the diet soda business: Its Sparkling Ice rides the wave of consumers’ growing demand for calorie-free sparkling waters.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Sports Authority to Sell Denver Broncos Stadium Naming Rights

Sports Authority Holdings Inc.’s demise means a big-ticket item is officially up for grabs: the naming rights to the Denver Broncos football stadium.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Pandora Media Shares Slide on Lower Guidance

Web-radio service Pandora Media Inc. on Thursday lowered its annual guidance as its quarterly loss widened amid lackluster subscription growth.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Alcohol linked to at least seven cancers – not just liver cancer

The more alcohol you drink, the higher your risk of cancers like breast and colon cancer. But research suggests that there is no "safe" level of consumption

via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Double hand transplant carried out in the UK for first time

Chris King has become the first person in the UK to receive two hand transplants, in an operation that took eight surgeons 12 hours to complete

via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Master Plan, Part Deux


Master Plan, Part Deux
Among other goals, Musk wants to turn self-driving Teslas into an automated car-share program.

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Roger Ailes Resigns From Fox News; Rupert Murdoch to Take Over

Roger Ailes has agreed to resign as Fox News Channel’s chairman and chief executive following accusations of sexual harassment. He will be replaced by 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Alphabet Inc. Stock Update

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) price at close, July 21, 2016, is 738.63.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fertility facts: How late can you leave it to have a baby?

You want kids, just not yet. So here’s how to work out when to start trying – and whether you should take a fertility test

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Huge boom in teen HIV cases could cause epidemic to spiral

Many teens with HIV in South Africa have had the virus all their lives. Initiatives are now springing into action to help prevent further teen infections

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Menopause reversal restores periods and produces fertile eggs

Women who have already passed through the menopause may be able to have children following a blood treatment usually used to heal wounds

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Should people who are not terminally ill have the right to die?

The debate around extending assisted suicide to people who experience unbearable mental suffering, rather than physical suffering, is an ethical minefield

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In a Freer Myanmar, State Media Are Left Out

When Aung San Suu Kyi’s government took power, many thought it would spell the end for the country’s propaganda machine. Instead, people in state-run media say they are spinning more stories than ever.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Hollywood Shares Increasingly Crowded Comic-Con Stage

Hollywood studios are facing more competition at Comic-Con International. When it kicks off this week, the San Diego gathering will allow Hollywood to roll out its biggest offerings, but a crowded convention marketplace and new players will make it trickier.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Hollywood Now Worries About Viewer Scores, Not Reviews

Hollywood’s latest obsession isn’t a star or a script but a number. Studio executives increasingly are looking to websites such as Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, which average hundreds of reviews into a single score between one and 100, to signal hits and misses.
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How Michael Dubin Turned a Funny Video Into $1 Billion

The founder of Dollar Shave Club, Michael Dubin, introduced his subscription model for selling razors with a slapstick YouTube video. Now he is selling Dollar Shave Club to Unilever for $1 billion cash.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Twitter Bans Breitbart-Site Blogger on Abusive-Content Grounds

Twitter banned conservative blogger Milo Yiannopoulos under its abusive-content policy after he sparred with actress Leslie Jones on the site.
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Fictional Problems at 'Silicon Valley' Get Real-Life Legal Advice

Pied Piper is getting some unsolicited advice from a few of Silicon Valley’s top legal minds.
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Online Fiction Becomes Chinese Cultural Force

Columnist Li Yuan writes that fiction websites are becoming a force in shaping China’s popular culture—and attractive assets for internet companies that own film studios and video sites.
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Scientists just put a 3D printer in space. This is a huge deal for space travel.


Scientists just put a 3D printer in space. This is a huge deal for space travel.
Space travel is unpredictable. So much can go wrong, and it's impossible to plan for and respond quickly to all of it. As a result, we're limited in how far we can go, and for how long. Having a 3D printer in a spacecraft, though, could change that equation.

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Alphabet Inc. Stock Update

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) price at close, July 20, 2016, is 741.44.

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Let’s ditch the idea that only home-cooked food is good for kids

Kids' ready meals fared well compared with home-cooked in a new study - another reason to stop shaming mums who buy convenience foods, says Anthony Warner

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Self-destructing bacteria are engineered to kill cancer cells

Harnessing Salmonella strains that can live without oxygen could provide a much-needed weapon against the parts of a tumour that are hardest to attack

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Menopause reversal restores periods and produces fertile eggs

Women who have already passed through the menopause may be able to have children following a blood treatment usually used to heal wounds

via New Scientist - Health Read More Here..

Too much light weakens bones and changes immune system

Research in mice suggests that continuous exposure to light has wide-ranging effects on health, a worrying finding for people who do shift work

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Uh, So Melania Trump May Have Plagiarized Part Of Her Convention Speech From Michelle Obama


Uh, So Melania Trump May Have Plagiarized Part Of Her Convention Speech From Michelle Obama
It's only the first night of the Republican National Convention, and we might already have the weirdest story of the week: did Donald Trump's wife Melania plagiarize a portion of her headlining speech from Michelle Obama's 2008 speech?

Twitter Signs NBA Streaming Deal

Twitter has scored a live-streaming deal with the National Basketball Association that will for the first time broadcast original programming created exclusively for the social media company.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Electronic Arts to Cut Back on Reporting Adjusted Figures

Electronic Arts Inc. will stop reporting many of the adjusted financial measures it has used for years, addressing regulators’ stepped-up criticism of how companies apply customized metrics in earnings.
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Judge Denies Lawsuit Shield for Gawker's Nick Denton

Gawker Media LLC founder and chief executive Nick Denton appears to be headed for bankruptcy for bankruptcy after a federal judge declined to shield him from a legal battle with former wrestler Hulk Hogan and his billionaire backer.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

21st Century Fox Negotiating Exit of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes

21st Century Fox is negotiating the exit of Fox News chief Roger Ailes following a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former network anchor.
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Facebook to Pay Web Celebs to Experiment With Its Live Video

Facebook will pay nearly two dozen YouTube creators, Vine stars and internet personalities about $2.2 million to create live broadcasts. The payments are intended to “encourage experimentation” on Facebook Live, a company executive said.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Fox News Sues Charter Communications

Fox News sued Charter Communications, the nation’s second-largest cable operator, for breach of contract and fraud.
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Alphabet Inc. Stock Update

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) price at close, July 19, 2016, is 734.74.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Are your sperm up to scratch? Phone microscope lets you check

A cheap clip-on microscope could spare some men a potentially embarrassing visit to a fertility clinic

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Optimism over cancer treatments should always be cautious

Efforts to turn everyday drugs into cancer treatments bring a glimmer of hope, but dangers of hype too

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Yahoo Slumps as Bids Near

Yahoo on Monday posted a deep loss that underscores the challenges facing a potential acquirer of the shrinking internet business. The earnings report comes on the same day as a third and potentially final round of bids are due.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

Netflix Reports Sharp Slowdown in User Growth

Netflix reported its weakest subscriber expansion in two years, as the streaming video company saw a sharp slowdown in new additions in the U.S. and abroad.
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Vivendi Boosts Stake in Videogame Firm Ubisoft

Vivendi SA again boosted its stake in videogame firm Ubisoft Entertainment SA, and said it is considering further increases, increasing pressure on the Guillemot family that runs the company.
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Trump’s Boswell Speaks


Trump’s Boswell Speaks
“The Art of the Deal” made America see Trump as a charmer with an unfailing knack for business. Tony Schwartz helped create that myth — and regrets it.

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Alphabet Inc. Stock Update

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) price at close, July 18, 2016, is 733.78.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Obese grandfathers pass on their susceptibility to junk food

Having an obese grandfather can make mice more likely to develop diabetes and other weight-related disorders, an effect that may be down to sperm epigenetics

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Thousands of fMRI brain studies in doubt due to software flaws

Historic software flaws could render thousands of fMRI studies inaccurate, but researchers failing to use the right statistical methods is a big problem too

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I help repurpose everyday drugs like aspirin to fight cancer

Specialist drugs are getting outwitted by cancer. Pan Pantziarka says a solution may be right under our noses

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Podcasting Has An Ad-Skipping Problem, Too

Podcast apps make it easy for consumers to skip ads through 15-second skip buttons. It’s another challenge facing companies in the burgeoning medium.
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Netflix Fights $1.3 Million Legal Bill From Relativity Film Dispute

Netflix is protesting a $1.3 million legal bill from Relativity Media LLC lawyers who say that the online movie-streaming giant should pay for the battle it lost over two delayed films.
by via WSJ.com: Media & Marketing

'Pets' Keeps Its Top Spot at Box Office, Besting 'Ghostbusters'

The ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig opened in second place to an estimated $46 million in the U.S. and Canada, leaving it a long road to profitability. ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ remained No. 1.
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3 Baton Rouge police officers shot


3 Baton Rouge police officers shot
Three police officers have been shot dead in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and others have been wounded, authorities said Sunday.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

A fancy cult, Amazon's world domination, and more weekend reads.


A fancy cult, Amazon's world domination, and more weekend reads.
Digg Editions gets you the most out of the internet with top news and the most interesting stories handpicked by our editors

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