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Real Or Fiction: Betting On Game Characters Or eSports Gamers? – Forbes

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dutch video game player (L) competes against French video game player (L) on stage, at the Palais des Congres in Bordeaux during the eSports World Convention (ESWC) Summer edition, on July 2, 2017.More than 200 professional video-game players from around the world gather during weekend of July 1 and July 2, 2017 to attend the ESWC show in Bordeaux and confirm the growing place of eSports in our leisure society….

This Is What Really Happens When Amazon Comes to Your Town – POLITICO Magazine

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SEATTLE—Thursday is the deadline for cities bidding to host “HQ2,” as Amazon calls its planned second headquarters, and the competition has been intense. More than a hundred would-be hosts have assembled generous packages with everything from multibillion-dollar tax breaks to free utilities to an offer to build Amazon its own city (also named Amazon) in the hope of enticing the online retail giant and up to 50,000 of its handsomely…

Here’s Why Apple Shares Are Falling Today – Fortune

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Apple‘s shares fell 1.5% in premarket trading on Thursday as brokers and traders speculated over poor demand and cuts in production of iPhone 8, ahead of the November launch of the 10th anniversary iPhone X. Apple aapl no longer gives regular updates on sales numbers but indications from supply channels, phone operators, and analysts who track the sector have fueled talk of poor sales for the latest update of the…

Verizon Expects Big Sales for the Apple iPhone X – Fortune

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Although sales of Apple’s new iPhone 8 models appear to be slower than anticipated, Verizon is expecting a big pick up in sales for the more expensive iPhone X, which will be available for preorder starting next week. Only 5.5% of Verizon vz customers upgraded their phones in the third quarter when the iPhone 8 first went on sale, down from a 6.3% upgrade rate last year when Apple released…

Bids for Amazon’s second headquarters are due Thursday — here are the cities in the running – CNBC

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos just opened a massive wind farm in Texas – CNBC

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Five methods for turning invisible, ranked by the inventor of a real-life invisibility cloak – Quartz

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The captain and crew on the bridge of the starship Enterprise are tense as they track a Romulan ship that has just attacked a Starfleet outpost. The Romulans have developed a new technology: an invisibility cloak, which has made them undetectable to the Enterprise’s sensors. The crew must now figure out how to defeat their adversary, which means understanding the invisibility cloak and exploiting any weaknesses the technology may possess….

Book review: What Sylvia Plath’s letters reveal about the poet we thought we knew – The Denver Post

Thursday, October 19, 2017

“The Letters of Sylvia Plath: Volume 1: 1940-1956” By Sylvia Plath. Edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil By Paul Alexander, Special to The Washington Post Sylvia Plath may have died at the age of 30, but in her short life she produced an enormous body of writing. She wrote a radio play, a children’s book, dozens of short stories, and numerous incidental pieces of journalism and memoir….

Sara Blaedel’s Louise Rick Crime Novels In Works As TV Series At Bron Studios – Deadline

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bron Studios’ TV group has acquired rights to Danish author Sara Blaedel’s bestselling crime fiction book series centered on police detective Louise Rick. The plan is to adapt the novels as a TV series, with the first published Rick book The Forgotten Girls to serve as the backdrop for Season 1. The plot of that 2015 book from Grand Central Publishing kicks off when fresh corpse of an unidentified woman…

We Live In The Dystopia Young Adult Fiction Warns Us About – The Federalist

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The past few decades have seen a profusion of “young adult” fiction—books written for a teenage audience—which seem to have a peculiar obsession with future dystopias. There’s the one where everything is controlled by the Capitol and teenagers are forced to fight to the death for a televised audience. There’s the one where teens are locked into a narrow career path for life based on their apparent aptitudes, which seems…

BOOK REVIEW: Creating those memorable moments – Fin24

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath IN EVERYONE’s life, there are moments that have enormous impact. The moment when you look at your manager doing the same work as you, only with larger numbers, and you realise that you will be her if you stay in this job for the next ten years. And so, you make plans to leave….

This Is What Really Happens When Amazon Comes to Your Town – Politico

Thursday, October 19, 2017

SEATTLE—Thursday is the deadline for cities bidding to host “HQ2,” as Amazon calls its planned second headquarters, and the competition has been intense. More than a hundred would-be hosts have assembled generous packages with everything from multibillion-dollar tax breaks to free utilities to an offer to build Amazon its own city (also named Amazon) in the hope of enticing the online retail giant and up to 50,000 of its handsomely…

Detroit a sleeper candidate for Amazon, but not likely in the lead, analyst says – Detroit Free Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Amazon announced on Thursday that it is planning to open another headquarters called Amazon HQ2 in a currently unknown North American city. Wochit Construction cranes fill a block across from an Amazon building in Seattle in October 2017.(Photo: Elaine Thompson, AP) With bids for Amazon’s second headquarters due Thursday, national oddsmakers are continuing to give Detroit some downbeat advice: Don’t get your hopes up. Most analysts’ rankings of…

That email from Amazon is not a scam—here’s why you’re getting … – CNBC

Thursday, October 19, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Money Money 16 Hours AgoCNBC.com On Wednesday, Amazon sent emails to qualifying customers to notify them that credit has been added to their accounts in response to the Apple eBook Antitrust Settlement. You were only eligible to receive credit if you had a U.S. billing address and purchased a Kindle book between April 1, 2010, and May 21, 2012,…

Sara Blaedel’s Louise Rick Crime Novels In Works As TV Series At Bron Studios – Deadline

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bron Studios’ TV group has acquired rights to Danish author Sara Blaedel’s bestselling crime fiction book series centered on police detective Louise Rick. The plan is to adapt the novels as a TV series, with the first published Rick book The Forgotten Girls to serve as the backdrop for Season 1. The plot of that 2015 book from Grand Central Publishing kicks off when fresh corpse of an unidentified woman…

Book review: What Sylvia Plath’s letters reveal about the poet we thought we knew – The Denver Post

Thursday, October 19, 2017

“The Letters of Sylvia Plath: Volume 1: 1940-1956” By Sylvia Plath. Edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil By Paul Alexander, Special to The Washington Post Sylvia Plath may have died at the age of 30, but in her short life she produced an enormous body of writing. She wrote a radio play, a children’s book, dozens of short stories, and numerous incidental pieces of journalism and memoir….

Bids for Amazon’s second headquarters are due Thursday – here are the cities in the running – CNBC

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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4 wildest stunts for Amazon’s second headquarters: Cities compete for 50000 jobs – USA TODAY

Thursday, October 19, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Amazon-level growth could lead to increased traffic and other strains on infrastructure. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Birmingham, Ala. and Jefferson County stationed gigantic makeshift Amazon boxes around the region to promote the area’s bid for the tech giant’s second North American headquarters.(Photo: ATOB) Several American cities are delivering prime pitches to Amazon as the retail tech giant weighs its option for a second headquarters…

Why a New Zealand Library’s Books Kept Vanishing, Then Reappearing – Atlas Obscura

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Auckland Central Library has a vast collection of books, as well as computers with free internet access. ParentingPatch/CC BY-SA 3.0 Auckland Central Library, in New Zealand’s largest city, has a long history of providing for the city’s homeless population. After a local charity told administrators that the library served as a kind of “lounge” for people with no fixed address, they welcomed them into the space, asked what the library…

How the fall of Causeway Bay Books helped resurrect a long-lost Chinese erotic literature classic – Quartz

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hong Kong When associates at Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong went missing about two years ago—and its scandalous books about mainland Chinese politicians were destroyed not long after—Woo Chih-wai thought he’d lost everything. In addition to being the store’s last manager, the 75-year-old was a prolific author, having penned over 120 titles on Chinese politics. The shop’s downfall meant that large stocks—and the main seller—of his books were suddenly…