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Google in, Google out – TechCrunch

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Call it the Triumph of the Stacks. I attended Google I/O this week, and saw a lot of cool things: but what really hit home for me, at the keynote and the demos and the developer sessions, was just how dominant Google has become, in so many different domains … and, especially, how its only real competition comes from the four other tech behemoths who dominate our industry’s landscape. Typically,…

Amazon could be planning to bring its checkout-free grocery stores … – The Verge

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Amazon could be looking to expand its cashier-free grocery stores to the UK and Europe in the future. The company recently filed several trademark applications related to its Go stores with the UK’s Intellectual Property Office and its European Union equivalent. The company filed applications to trademark four slogans: “No Lines, No Checkout. (No, Seriously),” “No Queue, No Checkout. (No, Seriously),” “Every Queue is a Defect,” and “Every Line is…

Historical fiction and ‘alternative facts’ … Mantel reveals all about retelling our past – The Guardian

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hilary Mantel’s gripping account of life in the court of Henry VIII has transformed the art of historical fiction, combining exhaustive research with imagination to produce a vivid portrayal of the tyrannical king, his wives and courtiers that has won her two Man Booker prizes and inspired an award-winning television adaptation. Now she is turning the skills she has developed in her writing to examine a much more modern theme…

Emma Cline: ‘It was exhausting, even in fiction, to remember being a teenager’ – The Guardian

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The story of the Manson Family has been told many times. What made you decide to write your own version?The crime aspect is the least important part of the novel. It’s much more a story about the everyday violence of girlhood, the daily brutalities. It was almost a challenge I gave to myself – can I write a book where a literal crime serves as a backdrop to these more…

Book review: ‘Richard Nixon: The Life’ – Bowling Green Daily News

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Book review: ‘A Path to Peace’ – Bowling Green Daily News

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Book review: Baldacci’s in top form with ‘The Fix’ – Florida Times-Union

Sunday, May 21, 2017

THE FIX Author: David Baldacci See Also Data: Grand Central, 448 pages, $29 By C. F. Foster For the Times-Union Amos Decker, the FBI’s most unusual agent, is back. A murder/suicide on the street in front of FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., is witnessed by Decker. His cold-case team is reassigned to this hot one. Of course, nothing is as it seems and Decker and pals are soon involved in…

Book review: ‘A Path to Peace’ – Bowling Green Daily News

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Book review: Baldacci’s in top form with ‘The Fix’ – Florida Times-Union

Sunday, May 21, 2017

THE FIX Author: David Baldacci See Also Data: Grand Central, 448 pages, $29 By C. F. Foster For the Times-Union Amos Decker, the FBI’s most unusual agent, is back. A murder/suicide on the street in front of FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., is witnessed by Decker. His cold-case team is reassigned to this hot one. Of course, nothing is as it seems and Decker and pals are soon involved in…

Historical fiction and ‘alternative facts’ … Mantel reveals all about retelling our past – The Guardian

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hilary Mantel’s gripping account of life in the court of Henry VIII has transformed the art of historical fiction, combining exhaustive research with imagination to produce a vivid portrayal of the tyrannical king, his wives and courtiers that has won her two Man Booker prizes and inspired an award-winning television adaptation. Now she is turning the skills she has developed in her writing to examine a much more modern theme…

Emma Cline: ‘It was exhausting, even in fiction, to remember being a teenager’ – The Guardian

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The story of the Manson Family has been told many times. What made you decide to write your own version?The crime aspect is the least important part of the novel. It’s much more a story about the everyday violence of girlhood, the daily brutalities. It was almost a challenge I gave to myself – can I write a book where a literal crime serves as a backdrop to these more…

Historical fiction and ‘alternative facts’ … Mantel reveals all about retelling our past – The Guardian

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hilary Mantel’s gripping account of life in the court of Henry VIII has transformed the art of historical fiction, combining exhaustive research with imagination to produce a vivid portrayal of the tyrannical king, his wives and courtiers that has won her two Man Booker prizes and inspired an award-winning television adaptation. Now she is turning the skills she has developed in her writing to examine a much more modern theme…

Book review: ‘A Path to Peace’ – Bowling Green Daily News

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Today At Apple: How Angela Ahrendts Imagined A New Apple Retail Experience – Forbes

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Source: Apple Press Room Today at Apple Live Art session with Creative Pro Jessica Hische For years Apple has been way out front in imagining the possibilities of new retail experiences.  Now with its ‘Today at Apple’ program, officially launching worldwide this weekend, this information-age leader is evolving at the forefront of imagination retail, the essential step in transforming retail from a product-based (i.e. selling Apple computers and iPhones) to…

Apple’s Week Dominated by Talk of its Spaceship Campus and a … – Fortune

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Apple’s Siri vs. Google Assistant on iPhone: Siri just can’t keep up – CNBC

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Winner: Google Why: I give credit to Siri for providing the run breakdown by inning, but Google takes the round. Google let me dig deeper to see a highlight video of the game on YouTube, check out MLB standings, the MLB schedule, Yankees news, MLB news and more. The Yankees won, by the way.

If You Couldn’t Attend The Google I/O 2017, Read This – Forbes

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Google Google I/O 2017 What is a developers’ keynote supposed to be about? All that technical gobbledegook that you probably don’t want to get into on your first date lest someone mistake you for a geek. And while I agree that it is not best practice to let loose your inner nerd on your first tête-à-tête with your would-be soulmate, discussing a possible future overrun by sentient robots may just…

Amazon’s 49000% Return — A Test For Value Investors – Forbes

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Amazon is all the rage. As it celebrated its 20th anniversary as a public company, investing sites started singing its praise. It’s hard to blame them. According to one of my favorite columnists, Jason Zweig, Amazon’s stock has risen 49,000%. A $5,000 investment in the online retailer in 1997 would be worth $2.4 million today. That would buy a lot of Echos. An Amazon logo sits on a collection cart…

Historical fiction and ‘alternative facts’ … Mantel reveals all about retelling our past – The Guardian

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hilary Mantel’s gripping account of life in the court of Henry VIII has transformed the art of historical fiction, combining exhaustive research with imagination to produce a vivid portrayal of the tyrannical king, his wives and courtiers that has won her two Man Booker prizes and inspired an award-winning television adaptation. Now she is turning the skills she has developed in her writing to examine a much more modern theme…

Apple’s Siri vs. Google Assistant on iPhone: Siri just can’t keep up – CNBC

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Winner: Google Why: I give credit to Siri for providing the run breakdown by inning, but Google takes the round. Google let me dig deeper to see a highlight video of the game on YouTube, check out MLB standings, the MLB schedule, Yankees news, MLB news and more. The Yankees won, by the way.