Bill Gates reprised his annual Reddit AMA with a video of all the “things he won’t be doing today.”u/thisisbillgatesEvery year since 2013, Microsoft cofounder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has held a Reddit AMA (Ask me Anything) session, where anybody on the planet can ask him a question directly.  His sessions garner hundreds of questions
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Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images If Goldman Sachs wants to be the Google of Wall Street, it seems that JPMorgan wants to be Amazon.  At an investor day presentation, CFO Marianne Lake set out the bank’s “Digital Everywhere” strategy, while CEO Jamie Dimon mentioned Amazon Prime as a model for JPMorgan’s banking efforts. “We are
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Amazon’s Ring acquisition gives it a competitive edge in a few different ways.Facebook/Ring Amazon is acquiring Ring, a startup that makes smart doorbells with cameras. This gives Amazon an extra leg up on smart-home tech and complements existing services that make ordering items from its website easier. This synergy is what the e-commerce giant does best,
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Lucasfilm Netflix’s movie catalog may have decreased in recent years but it still offers plenty of blockbuster movies to choose from. Hulu also offers worthy crowd-pleasers you may not know are available to stream. While Netflix’s catalog of movies has decreased dramatically in recent years to focus on television, the streaming service still offers plenty
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Strong gravitational lensing exampleImage: ESA/Hubble & NASA derivative work: (Wikimedia Commons) We know that the universe is expanding, but a strange discrepancy in just how fast that expansion is occurring continues to confound physicists—and make them wonder whether there’s some new, unexplained physics afoot. For every 3.3 million light years, or one megaparsec, the universe
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Russian President Vladimir Putin only follows 18 people on Twitter.REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin While no world leader uses Twitter quite like Donald Trump, it’s still an arena where power and prestige are distributed. A presidential follow counts for a lot. Russian President Vladimir Putin follows just 18 accounts from his English-speaking handle — and they’re a weird mix
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Nest cofounder Matt Rogers introducing the company’s new connected home devices last fall.AP Amazon decided not to sell any of the newer products from Google’s smart home division Nest. Amazon currently sells a limited number of Nest products, but those will disappear from the site after it sells the inventory it has left. Nest decided to
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Let the good times…oh never mind.Becky Peterson/Business Insider Thirsty WeWork tenants in California may find themselves locked out of advertised perks like complimentary kombucha and cold brew. WeWork recently switched out its famous beer kegs with non-alcohol drinks while it figures out where it stands with California liquor license laws. SAN FRANCISCO — WeWork’s Californian
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Tuma Basa (Right)Photo: Charley Gallay (Getty Images for Spotify) YouTube, the internet’s default music player, just hired away a key employee from its competition. On Friday, Billboard reported that Tuma Basa, the former global programming head of hip-hop for Spotify, is leaving the Swedish streaming giant for the music industry’s longtime adversary YouTube. The news
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Collared peccaries, seen above, enjoy eating the cassava crops that Brazilian farmers depend on to survive. Photo: University of East Anglia (flickr) A wide assortment of charming-but-destructive animals are making life difficult for Brazilian farmers in the Amazon, according to a team of researchers recently published in the Journal of Wildlife Management. And they’ve got
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GIF We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Hope you have a great weekend! Friday’s Best Deals: Horse Heads, Sous-Vide, String Lights, and More The most popular sous-vide circulator, discounted string lights, and horse head masks lead off… Read more Read Friday’s
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