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    How to fake your own book deal and get away with it [qz.com] H­ere’s the secret: It’s actually very easy for an unknown author to land a major publishing contract. They need pages, you need money. Everyone wins, right? At least, that’s what happened to me.
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      The UK is offering tax breaks to video games that pass a British “cultural test” [qz.com] Somewhere between two world wars, inventing sports and then being bad at them, and constantly fretting about the weather, Britishness emerged as one of the most recognizable …
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        Doctor’s prescription to leave polluted Delhi, charted [qz.com] When it comes to dealing with pollution, India’s capital may have hit the end of the road. With little hope left, the doctor’s prescription to patients with respiratory diseases is: Leave Delhi.
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          Quartz Daily Brief—Europe edition—Buhari wins Nigeria, Palestine joins the ICC, GoDaddy’s IPO, ants in space [qz.com] What to watch for today Palestine joins the International Criminal Court. Becoming the body’s 123rd member poses a dilemma to Israel, which is not…
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            Quartz hires AI-powered tech reporter Marvin Prime to publish disruptive insights [qz.com] We are pleased to announce the hiring of Quartz’s new technology reporter, Marvin Prime, whose insights are entirely the product of artificial intelligence. Prime is a true …
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              How a man whose name is not Ambani became the richest Indian [qz.com] In 1983, 27-year-old Dilip Shanghvi  borrowed Rs10,000 ($160) from his father and came to Mumbai from Kolkata to set up a pharmaceutical business. In 2015, he became India’s richest man.
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                Huawei’s R&D spend is massive even by the standards of American tech giants [qz.com] Chinese tech company Huawei is doubling down on research and development. Overall, it’s spent 190 billion yuan in innovation over the past decade. These […]
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                  Hosting the Winter Olympics in Beijing is a terrible idea [qz.com] Inspectors from the Olympic Committee just wrapped up their evaluation of Beijing, one of two cities vying to host the Winter Olympics in 2022. Chances are looking pretty good for the Chinese capit…
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                    Pretty much everyone thinks Tidal is destined to fail… except for Jay Z [qz.com] Jay Z probably wasn’t expecting such a ferocious response to his plans for an artist-led streaming music service when he and other high profile owners relaunched Tidal, the company he…
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                      Six months in, the iPhone 6 Plus is the best computer I’ve ever had [qz.com] The strangest thing happened the other day when I picked up my iPhone 6 Plus: It looked and felt like a normal smartphone—no longer a comically large pocket computer.
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                        No, the alternative to a nuclear deal with Iran is not inevitable war [qz.com] For months now, those in favor of a nuclear deal with the regime in Tehran have been arguing that the alternative is, inexorably, war between the US—along with its Western allies—agains…
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                          Xiaomi’s newest products include a connected scale and the company’s cheapest smartphone yet [qz.com] Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today showed off new connected products for the home, including an ultra-affordable smart scale. It also introduced its cheapest s…
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                            “Gluten Free Museum” Tumblr re-creates iconic images sans grains [qz.com] No donuts. No spaghetti. Not even a blade of wheat in the field. Gluten causes intestinal problems for people with […]
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                              If you weren’t head-hunted or referred, it’s hardly worth applying for that new job [qz.com] If you’re looking for a new job, skip the job boards and online applications. Start by reaching out to everyone you know. The researchers found that about three quarters o…
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                                Google patented building robots with personalities [qz.com] Whether or not we are headed toward a robot revolution, Google wants us to get comfortable with the next generation of robots.
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                                  Richard Branson’s long, storied history of outrageous April Fool pranks [qz.com] Today Richard Branson announced that Virgin USA, and part of Virgin UK, would be relocating to the kitschy town of Branson, Missouri (population approximately 11,000). As […]
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                                    The Middle Ages are suddenly cool again [qz.com] The Middle Ages have long been history’s renegade centuries. But that’s not […]
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                                      How Facebook convinced us we couldn’t live without it [qz.com] On Mar. 26, Facebook’s F8 developer conference concluded, and it was massive. But I’m thinking back to the early days of the company. What people forget is […]
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                                        How Common Core is killing the textbook [qz.com] On a sunny January afternoon, the heaviest things in six-year-old Miriam Foster’s backpack were her lunch box and her jacket, making it manageable for the kindergartener’s walk home. “She does it her…
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                                          Unemployment rates show the tension between Germany and Greece [qz.com] Germany just released its latest unemployment figures, and its jobless rate is at the lowest level since re-unification. Greece, on the other hand, is grinding to […]