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Sister Helen Prejean Explains It All for You
At 80, she is publishing a memoir about her social activism.
Her family was always supportive, though often her work and her eventual celebrity made for complications. There was the time her brother, Louis Prejean Jr., befriended Antonin Scalia, the late conservative Supreme Court Justice, at a wedding, and began to ta… [+1795 chars]
Penelope Green
2019-08-10 10:02:13




Holloway launches in-depth startup guides, aims to rewrite publishing with $4.6M from NYT, tech VCs
Founders need to get smart quickly about the many nuanced aspects of building a company, from understanding weird language in a big term sheet to hiring a key software developer. But the best practical advice is scattered across blog posts, podcasts and books…
Founders need to get smart quickly about the many nuanced aspects of building a company, from understanding weird language in a big term sheet to hiring a key software developer. But the best practical advice is scattered across blog posts, podcasts and book… [+6049 chars]
Eric Eldon
2019-08-01 15:00:55




California Today: Shootings Rattle California; Why Disneyland Attendance Matters
Tuesday: Have crowd-control measures at Disneyland worked too well? Also, a new publishing behemoth and the streaming TV boom.
Disney has not commented on the drawing power of Galaxys Edge beyond a statement released to reporters in late June. This land has added 20 percent more capacity to Disneyland Park, and, together with all of our new offerings, advanced planning and innovative… [+1355 chars]
Jill Cowan
2019-08-06 12:57:51




Waymo is crowdsourcing AV research by publishing a dataset (GOOGL)
This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Waymo, Alphabet's autonomous vehicle (AV) subsidiar…
Waymo, Alphabet's autonomous vehicle (AV) subsidiary, announced on Wednesday that it would release an AV dataset to the public. A Jaguar I-PACE self-driving car is pictured during its unveiling by Waymo in the Manhattan borough of New York Reuters The dat… [+3583 chars]
Hirsh Chitkara
2019-08-23 15:32:00




J.D. Salinger’s Catcher and the Rye will be published as an ebook for the first time
J.D. Salinger’s classic novel Catcher in the Rye will be published as an ebook for the first time next week, along with three other novels by the late author.
Along with three other novels Image: Little, Brown & Company J.D. Salingers classic novel Catcher in the Rye will be published as an ebook for the first time this week, according to The New York Times. The profile details the late author and his estates… [+2077 chars]
Andrew Liptak
2019-08-11 18:55:12




The DIY graphic design/publishing revolution of Letraset
The Pulp Librarian tweeted a fun history of Letraset's rub-on lettering sheets. Launched in 1959, the dry transfer letters transformed DIY design and publishing, from 'zines to record albums! Below are a few of the tweets. Click here for the whole thread! Dav…
The S1 (AKA the "Slip-Slide Seat") is a radical rethink of airline middle seats from Colorado's Molon Labe Designs; it sits a little back of the seats to either side of it, is slightly wider, and has slightly lower arm-rests -- and in some configurations, it … [+1423 chars]
David Pescovitz
2019-07-25 23:37:29




3D Realms on finding ‘undiscovered’ talent and publishing indie games
With its growing roster of indie developers, 3D Realms is channeling its early days, going back to the kind of retro games they were known for in the ‘90s.
This article is made possible by Intels GameDev BOOST program dedicated to helping indie game developers everywhere achieve their dreams. 3D Realms (née Apogee Software) helped usher in a new era of gaming in the 80s and 90s when it popularized the shareware… [+5432 chars]
VB Staff
2019-08-05 15:52:41




Verizon will sell off a porn-free Tumblr for 'nominal amount'
Tumblr's future is finally clear: Verizon is selling the blogging platform, which Yahoo once valued at more than a billion dollars, for a "nominal amount," according to The Wall Street Journal. Verizon announced Monday that it planned to sell Tumblr to Automa…
Tumblr's future is finally clear: Verizon is selling the blogging platform, which Yahoo once valued at more than a billion dollars, for a "nominal amount," according toThe Wall Street Journal.  Verizon announced Monday that it planned to sell Tumblr to Autom… [+1669 chars]
Karissa Bell
2019-08-12 21:51:42




Impeachment Calls and a Booker-Biden Fight: This Week in the 2020 Race
The 2020 Democrats reacted to the Mueller testimony, candidates tried out attacks before next week’s debates and Joe Biden received some good news.
Every Saturday morning, were publishing This Week in the 2020 Race: a quick way to catch up on the presidential campaign and the field of 24 candidates for the Democratic nomination. In testimony before two House committees on Wednesday, Robert S. Mueller II… [+790 chars]
Maggie Astor and Matt Stevens
2019-07-27 09:41:52




News discovery app SmartNews valued at $1.1B
SmartNews, an AI-powered news aggregation app, is the latest company to enter the unicorn club.
A $28 million financing has made SmartNews, an AI-powered news aggregation app, a unicorn. Japan Post Capital has led the Series E round, which brings the company’s total investment to $116 million and pushes its valuation to $1.1 billion. Existing investors… [+1217 chars]
Kate Clark
2019-08-04 17:50:02




Instagram is finally taking memes seriously. Here's why.
After facing massive backlash for deactivating a number of popular meme accounts, Instagram is trying to smooth things over by hiring a meme liaison who's in touch with youth culture. The company announced the position on Tuesday, the Atlantic reports, in an …
After facing massive backlash for deactivating a number of popular meme accounts, Instagram is trying to smooth things over by hiring a meme liaison who's in touch with youth culture. The company announced the position on Tuesday, the Atlantic reports, in an… [+2594 chars]
Morgan Sung
2019-08-06 21:42:45




What to call residents of each US state
See below. Yes, the U.S. Government Publishing Office Style Manual refers to residents of Hawaii as "Hawaii residents." This change occurred last year thanks to Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) who pushed for clarification that not everyone who lives in Hawaii is …
Evan Greer from Fight for the Future writes, "Facial recognition might be the most invasive and dangerous form of surveillance tech ever invented. While it's been in the headlines lately, most of us still don't know whether it's happening in our area. My orga… [+1680 chars]
David Pescovitz
2019-08-03 05:10:32




Ugly or Beautiful? The Housing Blocks Communism Left Behind
Zupagrafika's new book captures modernist and brutalist architecture in Germany, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia.
Picture a suburb and you probably imagine cookie-cutter houses with two-car garages and over-fertilized lawns. But in formerly communist countries, they look a little different. Think towering apartment blocks, prefabricated concrete panels, and loads of gray… [+2191 chars]
Laura Mallonee
2019-08-06 14:00:00




People downloaded this landmark climate study 1 million times
Around 15 years ago, Naomi Oreskes, a historian of science, observed that many reporters repeatedly covered climate change in a puzzling way. The popular media wrote about the topic as if there was still "a great debate" about whether human-caused climate cha…
Around 15 years ago, Naomi Oreskes, a historian of science, observed that many reporters repeatedly covered climate change in a puzzling way. The popular media wrote about the topic as if there was still "a great debate" about whether human-caused climate ch… [+5800 chars]
Mark Kaufman
2019-08-05 20:15:05




You'll have to wait even longer to borrow some new e-books from the library
If you're a fan of checking out e-books from your local library — and you very much should be — you may have to wait longer for new releases from one major publisher that's angered the library industry. Publishing giant Macmillan will only allow libraries to …
If you're a fan of checking out e-books from your local library and you very much should be you may have to wait longer for new releases from one major publisher that's angered the library industry.  Publishing giant Macmillan will only allow libraries to pu… [+4253 chars]
Marcus Gilmer
2019-07-30 18:44:05




Ibram X. Kendi Has a Cure for America’s ‘Metastatic Racism’
In 2016, he was a surprise National Book Award winner for a sweeping history of ever-mutating American racism. Now, he’s back with a new book that outlines how to fight it.
I was writing this history as someone critical of racist ideas, he said. And one of the more prevailing racist ideas within scholarship was this idea that black people do not write definitive texts. Some scholars have questioned Dr. Kendis broad definition o… [+1266 chars]
Jennifer Schuessler
2019-08-07 10:46:50




Swim Lessons for All
Millions of New Yorkers can’t swim. It’s time to change that.
For comparison, Houston has 38 public outdoor pools and just 2.4 million people (or about 63,000 per pool). Washington, D.C., has 22 pools for about 700,000 people (more than 31,000 people per pool). Philadelphia has 74 pools for about 1.6 million people (abo… [+1140 chars]
The Editorial Board
2019-08-03 18:30:14




Google extends review time for approving new Play Store apps
Developers are unhappy about not being notified regarding the changes in the review process ahead of time. What you need to know Google is now taking more time to perform a thorough review before approving new apps for the Play Store. The change has reportedl…
Google has silently made a few significant changes to the review process for approving new apps for the Play Store. All developers who submit new apps for approval will now have to wait longer as Google has confirmed that it is now taking at least three days … [+1473 chars]
Babu Mohan
2019-08-20 13:08:32




The list of official names for natives of U.S. states is causing a stir
Are you a Floridian? Wyomingite? A Hoosier ? If you're from a state in the U.S., you have a name. Even if you don't agree with it. Debates have long raged on about what we call ourselves. Being from New Jersey myself, I'm a 100 percent certified New Jerseyan …
Are you a Floridian? Wyomingite? A Hoosier? If you're from a state in the U.S., you have a name. Even if you don't agree with it.  Debates have long raged on about what we call ourselves. Being from New Jersey myself, I'm a 100 percent certified New Jerseyan… [+2995 chars]
Sage Anderson
2019-08-01 19:08:57




Valve has apologised for leaking a Street Fighter trailer last week, saying “there was a mix-up in t
Valve has apologised for leaking a Street Fighter trailer last week, saying “there was a mix-up in the publishing process” that meant the clip went live before Capcom could officially announce the news. “It’s a regrettable and unintentional situation, and we …
Valve has apologised for leaking a Street Fighter trailer last week, saying there was a mix-up in the publishing process that meant the clip went live before Capcom could officially announce the news. Its a regrettable and unintentional situation, and we have… [+72 chars]
Luke Plunkett
2019-08-04 23:17:00
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