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Weekly Brief – Technology may destroy jobs, but it also creates them + more stories

By: Kevin Jessop Date: August 11, 2017

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HENRY BLODGET: Technology may destroy jobs, but it also creates them

businessinsider | August 11, 2017

Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget breaks down the debate over artificial intelligence (AI), and whether machines will take over everyone’s jobs. He discusses how history has proven the economy to be highly adept at adjusting to technological change.

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How to safely watch the solar eclipse — even if you’re not in the line of totality

businessinsider | August 11, 2017

Matt HechtMost days we barely give the giant, searing-hot ball of plasma in the sky a second thought. That will change dramatically on Monday, August 21: when the total solar eclipse sweeps across the continental United States for the first time in n

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Funding Conditions for Tech Startups Soar to a New Record

bloomberg | August 11, 2017

An index tracking business conditions for U.S. private companies surged 44 percent from a year earlier.

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Fair Game: The Fed Wants to Make Life Easier for Big-Bank Directors

nytimes | August 11, 2017

In a flawed proposal, the regulator would reduce interactions between bank examiners and boards, giving managers more leeway to address internal ills.

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Your Next Boarding Pass Could Be Your Face

fastcompany | August 11, 2017

Airlines say tests of facial recognition tech at the boarding gate are winning smiles and thumbs-up from passengers, but civil libertarians urge caution.

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Snap is plunging after missing on earnings (SNAP)

businessinsider | August 10, 2017

Getty Snap shares are pluning after the company released its second quarter earnings report, trading down about 13%. The company reported an adjusted loss of $0.16 a share, a penny below what Wall Street was anticipating. Revenue was also light, comi

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Europe Stocks Head for Worst Week in Nine Months on Geopolitics – Bloomberg

bloomberg | August 11, 2017

European equities dropped, headed for their worst week since November, as volatility spiked amid intensifying geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

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Why America’s Universities And Business Schools Are The Best Place To Launch A Start-Up

forbes | August 11, 2017

Modular design start-up Burrow is bypassing traditional venture capital and cementing America’s universities as one of the hottest places in America to launch a start-up. Millennials and the next generation of entrepreneurs is paying attention. Inves

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