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

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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

Saturday, May 20, 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…

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

Saturday, May 20, 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…

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

Saturday, May 20, 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…

Forget superheroes: True-life graphic novel “Hostage” defines bravery – Salon

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Comic books about superheroes get most of the attention these days. The tights-and-flights crowd dominates pop-culture and the box office. While there’s plenty of inspiration to be taken from the mythical, stylized adventures of Captain America and Wonder Woman, the genre of nonfiction comics offers a view of heroism that’s far more real. Case in point: “Hostage”— the new graphic novel from cartoonist Guy Delisle — provides a psychologically rich look at one person’s horrific…

Siri vs. Google Assistant on iPhone – CNBC.com – 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.

Apple’s New Spaceship and…Pizza Box – Fortune

Saturday, May 20, 2017

All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. FORTUNE may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Interactive Data. ETF and Mutual Fund data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Dow Jones Terms & Conditions: http://www.djindexes.com/mdsidx/html/tandc/indexestandcs.html. S&P Index data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Terms…

I tried one of Apple’s new free photography classes — here’s what I learned – Business Insider

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kif Leswing/Business Insider Apple is currently rebranding its stores as a place that doesn’t just sell iPhones or fix Macs. Apple wants its retail stores to be a place where people feel comfortable gathering.  A big part of this push is a new program called “Today at Apple,” which schedules free classes, concerts, and other programming that people can sign up for online with their Apple ID. “I’ll know we’ve done…

Google Lens is Google’s future – Recode

Saturday, May 20, 2017

If you want to know where Google is headed, look through Google Lens. The artificially intelligent, augmented reality feature seemed to generate the most interest at Google’s developer conference that wrapped up Friday. Of all announcements, it best encapsulated what Google’s transition to an “AI first” company means. Google CEO Sundar Pichai underscored the tool as a key reflection of Google’s direction, highlighting it in his Google I/O keynote as…

Scammers elude Amazon crackdown on fake reviews with new tricks – New York Post

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Amazon spent the past couple of years cracking down on fake product reviews, but enterprising tricksters are exploiting a fresh loophole on its site. Many of the same vendors who sold fake positive reviews on Amazon for $5 a pop are now selling so called “list optimization” or “list maintenance” services, in which they enlist hundreds of people to vote a product review as helpful so that it moves up…

Books: A dancer, a thriller, the birth of a museum and more – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Welcome to books this week! I’m Los Angeles Times Books Editor Carolyn Kellogg with the news of what we’ve got for you, and more. THE BIG ESSAY Back when David Kipen — now one of our critics at large — was director of literature at the NEA, he met a man with a crazy idea: a museum dedicated to authors and writing. Kipen recalls that meeting, and considers how we…

How to Make a Stubborn Donkey Move: Advice for Writers Under Dictatorship in the Internet Age – lareviewofbooks

Saturday, May 20, 2017

MAY 20, 2017 THEY SAY THAT the worse a country’s dictatorship is, the stronger the public outcry against it, and therefore the better its literature. If only it were the other way around; then I’d be ready to give away my literary credentials. But it isn’t, and thus, throughout my life, I have written continuously and stubbornly. When I brought a notebook of my poems to a local Tashkent newspaper…

Prufrock: Real Writers Play Tennis, and Politicians’ Favorite Word – The Weekly Standard

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Editorial Let the Investigation Begin Our Trump Problem Scouts’ Honor Articles Are Republicans Mid-Terminal? The Ziegfeld of Political Theater Founders’ Keepers No-Collateral Damage If They Only Had a Brain Features Meanwhile, Up North It’s Mueller Time Retaliation Nation

Our favorite sci-fi books of all time – CNET – CNET

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The most beautiful phone ever has one wildly annoying issue The Samsung Galaxy S8’s fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.

French prime minister’s novels put attitude to women in spotlight – The Guardian

Saturday, May 20, 2017

France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, may have written several unpublished novels inspired by everything from the Spanish conquest of Mexico to the life of a Paris pianist, but it is the literary endeavours of his newly appointed government that have come under the spotlight this week. Nine of its members have published books, from political essays and historical biographies to pulp fiction and political crime thrillers. The culture minister heads…

Google Lens is Google’s future – Recode

Saturday, May 20, 2017

If you want to know where Google is headed, look through Google Lens. The artificially intelligent, augmented reality feature seemed to generate the most interest at Google’s developer conference that wrapped up Friday. Of all announcements, it best encapsulated what Google’s transition to an “AI first” company means. Google CEO Sundar Pichai underscored the tool as a key reflection of Google’s direction, highlighting it in his Google I/O keynote as…

Amazon will be opening a bookstore in L.A. – LA Times – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Amazon is planning to open a bookstore in a Century City mall, its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Los Angeles. The online retailer, credited with causing a crisis in the physical bookselling industry, has opened five brick-and-mortar bookstores in the last 18 months and has announced plans for seven more. According to permits filed last week, Amazon Books will be moving into a 5,227-square-foot space in Westfield Century City. The upscale…

French prime minister’s novels put attitude to women in spotlight – The Guardian

Saturday, May 20, 2017

France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, may have written several unpublished novels inspired by everything from the Spanish conquest of Mexico to the life of a Paris pianist, but it is the literary endeavours of his newly appointed government that have come under the spotlight this week. Nine of its members have published books, from political essays and historical biographies to pulp fiction and political crime thrillers. The culture minister heads…

Amazon will be opening a bookstore in LA – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Amazon is planning to open a bookstore in a Century City mall, its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Los Angeles. The online retailer, credited with causing a crisis in the physical bookselling industry, has opened five brick-and-mortar bookstores in the last 18 months and has announced plans for seven more. According to permits filed last week, Amazon Books will be moving into a 5,227-square-foot space in Westfield Century City. The upscale…

Google Lens is Google’s future – Recode

Saturday, May 20, 2017

If you want to know where Google is headed, look through Google Lens. The artificially intelligent, augmented reality feature seemed to generate the most interest at Google’s developer conference that wrapped up Friday. Of all announcements, it best encapsulated what Google’s transition to an “AI first” company means. Google CEO Sundar Pichai underscored the tool as a key reflection of Google’s direction, highlighting it in his Google I/O keynote as…