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Bill O’Reilly is dropped by literary agency – Los Angeles Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bill O’Reilly has been dropped by his literary agency. “We no longer represent Bill O’Reilly for future deals,” William Morris Entertainment announced Thursday. “It is our fiduciary responsibility to service the existing deals we have under contract, but we will not be working with him moving forward.” O’Reilly spokesman Mark Fabiani said there was no comment “at the moment.” O’Reilly’s publisher, Henry Holt & Company, did not immediately respond to…

The best books about the JFK assassination, from Norman Mailer to Don DeLillo – The Guardian

Friday, October 27, 2017

If Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole figure involved in the assassination of President John F Kennedy (and hundreds of books have argued that he wasn’t), then he presumably fired his rifle from the Texas School Book Depository, because of the line of sight it provided on the route of the presidential motorcade through Dallas. The choice of a warehouse containing educational texts has proved prophetic. When Oswald fired, he…

Bill O’Reilly is dropped by literary agency – Los Angeles Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bill O’Reilly has been dropped by his literary agency. “We no longer represent Bill O’Reilly for future deals,” William Morris Entertainment announced Thursday. “It is our fiduciary responsibility to service the existing deals we have under contract, but we will not be working with him moving forward.” O’Reilly spokesman Mark Fabiani said there was no comment “at the moment.” O’Reilly’s publisher, Henry Holt & Company, did not immediately respond to…

The physics of time travel isn’t just the stuff of science fiction – Quartz

Friday, October 27, 2017

We’re all time travelers nowadays. We project ourselves mentally into the misty past and the risky future. We revisit and revise our memories. We invent possible futures and explore them with anticipation and desire. We’re temporal experts and manipulators; we have flashbacks and flashforwards and stop motion and instant replay and time gates and time shifting and time forks. Not content with nostalgia for the past that never was, we…

Book review: Justice Scalia’s living words – SCOTUSblog (blog)

Friday, October 27, 2017

What makes an American is not the name or the blood or even the  place of birth, but the belief in the principles of freedom and equality that this country stands for. — Antonin Scalia (1986) If one would know Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, one must read his memorable speeches, especially his Civil War addresses. The same holds true for Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia: If you would know Scalia the man, read…

Bill O’Reilly is dropped by literary agency – Los Angeles Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bill O’Reilly has been dropped by his literary agency. “We no longer represent Bill O’Reilly for future deals,” William Morris Entertainment announced Thursday. “It is our fiduciary responsibility to service the existing deals we have under contract, but we will not be working with him moving forward.” O’Reilly spokesman Mark Fabiani said there was no comment “at the moment.” O’Reilly’s publisher, Henry Holt & Company, did not immediately respond to…

Doki Doki Literature Club! hides a gruesome horror game under its cute surface – PC Gamer

Friday, October 27, 2017

From the pastel portraits of its doe-eyed schoolgirls to the gentle melodies of its playful soundtrack, every aspect of Team Salvato’s Doki Doki Literature Club! draws you into the world of the ultra-traditional dating sim, where cuteness lurks around every corner and true love is almost impossible to avoid.  There’s a substantial fanbase for conventional Japanese date-’em-ups like Clannad, but this game’s true lure lies in the horrors that lurk…

Amazon is getting almost no revenue from its bookstores – CNBC

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Amazon and Alphabet report sales surge – BBC News

Friday, October 27, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Tech giants Amazon and Google’s parent Alphabet have posted a surge in sales over the last three months. Shares in Alphabet jumped above $1,000 in after-hours trading after the company reported sales up 24% to $27.8bn. Amazon, the world’s biggest e-commerce site, saw sales rise 34% to $43.7bn – nearly the size of Slovenia’s economy last year. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s profit beat estimates on gains from cloud…

New service gives Amazon a Key to your house for deliveries – Seattle Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

Amazon’s retail empire was built on taking items from a website listing to a consumer’s front door. A pair of new products now aims to drop those boxes safely inside the home, a major test of how much people trust the online retail giant.  The company Wednesday introduced Amazon Key, a program for Amazon Prime members that, when linked to a smart door lock, grants entry to delivery people or…

Apple Leak Reveals iPhone X Launch ‘Catastrophe’ – Forbes

Friday, October 27, 2017

iPhone X orders start tomorrow and things are not looking good. Following two high profile reports (1, 2) stating Apple is facing unparalleled stock shortages, a new industry report has now delivered the most damning verdict yet… Popular UK site TechRadar brings the bad news. Speaking to a source at one of the country’s largest phone retailers, TechRadar quotes them describing the lack of iPhone X stock as “chronic” and…

Amazon Tops Sales Estimates on Subscribers, Whole Foods – Bloomberg

Friday, October 27, 2017

Amazon.com Inc. showed investors it can run grocery stores, churn out gadgets, expand its cloud-computing business and invest in new markets, all while selling more products online and managing expenses. The company reported third-quarter sales and profit that topped analysts’ estimates. The results reassured investors that the company can integrate its biggest-ever acquisition — Whole Foods Market Inc. — without disrupting its dominating e-commerce performance. Shares rose as much as…

Amazon Books sales are, for now, a rounding error – CNET

Friday, October 27, 2017

At an Amazon Books store in Manhattan. CNET Amazon has enjoyed lots of fanfare and curiosity from the openings of its new Amazon Books physical bookstores. But what those locations haven’t seemed to bring in quite yet is sales. As part of its third quarter earnings results, Amazon for the first time reported its physical store sales, mostly to account for its purchase in August of Whole Foods. In one…

Bill O’Reilly is dropped by literary agency – Los Angeles Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bill O’Reilly has been dropped by his literary agency. “We no longer represent Bill O’Reilly for future deals,” William Morris Entertainment announced Thursday. “It is our fiduciary responsibility to service the existing deals we have under contract, but we will not be working with him moving forward.” O’Reilly spokesman Mark Fabiani said there was no comment “at the moment.” O’Reilly’s publisher, Henry Holt & Company, did not immediately respond to…

Book review: Justice Scalia’s living words – SCOTUSblog (blog)

Friday, October 27, 2017

What makes an American is not the name or the blood or even the  place of birth, but the belief in the principles of freedom and equality that this country stands for. — Antonin Scalia (1986) If one would know Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, one must read his memorable speeches, especially his Civil War addresses. The same holds true for Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia: If you would know Scalia the man, read…

Amazon shares soar after massive earnings beat – CNBC

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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Apple’s homepage is now one big iPhone X ad – The Verge

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Apple doesn’t change its homepage layout all that often, but for the rollout of the iPhone X, it’s shaking things up. The landing page of Apple’s website is now filled with a half-dozen animations showing off the tech inside the forthcoming iPhone. It looks like what you’d expect to find on the dedicated iPhone X page, whereas Apple usually uses its homepage to showcase a bunch of different products. This…

Amazon’s Latest Way Into Your Life Is Through the Front Door – New York Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington who specializes in legal issues related to technology, said Amazon’s new service relies on the same kind of trust homeowners commonly extend to services to which they hand over their keys. But he said those agreements often involve in-person interactions, which won’t happen when homeowners allow Amazon to unlock its doors. “It raises questions about how do you specify and…