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    Elon Musk says the Tesla Model X is the best car ever made—unless you prefer the Model S [qz.com] On a call with analysts today following the release of its fourth quarter earnings, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was asked about the rollout of the…
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      Le Bataclan, the Paris club attacked by terrorists on Nov. 13, plans to reopen this year [qz.com] Le Bataclan, the historic Parisian concert hall where 89 people were killed in the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, will undergo renovations with the…
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        Chinese companies are betting on boring apps to expand abroad [qz.com] The “browser war” that swept desktops in America ended in the mid-2000s. But in China it’s alive and well, and now spreading as far as…
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          Donald Trump still wants to build a wall, and now he has a cost estimate for Mexico [qz.com] Donald Trump, who came up with a big win this week in the New Hampshire Republican primary, has been getting more specific about his plans…
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            Whole Foods has discovered that people like lower prices [qz.com] The past year has been ugly for Whole Foods, but things were looking up Wednesday (Feb. 10) afternoon. The company reported earnings and revenue that…
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              Tesla expects to be profitable by the end of 2016, and Wall Street is psyched [qz.com] Tesla is getting ready to go into insane mode. Despite extending its losses in 2015 and coming in at the low end of its forecast…
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                Twitter only lost half a billion dollars last year [qz.com] Twitter is inching toward profitability. But this is another example where Facebook’s execution as a public company continues to look particularly impressive—especially relative to Twitter’s.…
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                  Quartz Daily Brief—Twitter goes splat, Yellen’s sweet talk, China raids Brazil [qz.com] What to watch for today A huge discovery could reaffirm Einstein’s genius. A team of US physicists is expected to announce their discovery of clear,…
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                    Twitter now has a problem that’s way worse than slow user growth [qz.com] Well, that was unexpected. Twitter today reported no growth in new monthly active users in the holiday quarter from the prior quarter. The company ended…
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                      HBO Now has just 800,000 subscribers—but it could really take off this year [qz.com] It’s not easy to launch a streaming service, even when you’re the most revered TV company in the world. HBO revealed that its standalone streaming…
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                        Pope Francis ditches WhatsApp and is guiding young Catholics through Lent on the Telegram app [qz.com] It’s Ash Wednesday and, for Catholics all over the world, the day that marks the beginning of 40 days of Lent. This year, aside from…
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                          This simple thermometer could be an powerful weapon against disease outbreaks [qz.com] Why is it that in 2016, it’s still so difficult to accurately predict a flu outbreak, or quickly determine its size once it’s already here?…
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                            The new math section of the SAT doesn’t just test students’ knowledge of math [qz.com] The SAT, one of the US’ two major college admissions exams, has long been separated into its math and verbal components. But the newest version…
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                              If you like Bernie Sanders, you’ll love this other longtime progressive [qz.com] The case for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is mostly a matter of rebutting the case against her. Once that’s done, you’re simply left with…
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                                Egypt’s presidential motorcade drove on a two-mile red carpet en route to open homes for the poor [qz.com] In the aftermath of the 2011 Arab spring, Egypt has been known for protests. Usually, these protests are to stand up to a crackdown on…
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                                  Hillary’s next move to bounce back against Bernie Sanders is to focus on race [qz.com] After losing by a considerable margin to Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton conceded the contest…
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                                    This is what a Donald Trump presidency would actually look like [qz.com] If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: Donald J. Trump doesn’t just have fans, he has voters—and there are a lot of them. In…
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                                      Hang on, actually, there will be an eighth Harry Potter book [qz.com] In a Snape-level twist, yet another book in the Harry Potter series will be released this July. This is the latest in a long list…
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                                        “To Kill a Mockingbird” is coming to Broadway [qz.com] Beloved American novel To Kill a Mockingbird is being adapted for Broadway. The new production is set for the 2017-2018 season. The New York Times…
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                                          “Life is stronger than death”: Syrian newlyweds stage a photo shoot in one of the country’s most ravaged cities [qz.com] Exposed buildings with the sides blown off, abandoned churches missing their rooftops, debris scattered in otherwise empty streets: Homs was on…