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    This is Evan Spiegel’s refreshingly simple description of Snapchat [qz.com] Many executives have a hard time describing what their companies do. Especially in tech, where concepts are often novel or abstract.
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      Why Lassa fever won’t be the next Ebola [qz.com] On Monday, May 25, an unnamed man died from Ebola-like symptoms in a New Jersey hospital. He first checked into a hospital when he had a high fever and sore throat.
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        Private capital flows, official development assistance, and remittances to Africa: Who gets what? [qz.com] Strong Growth and Changing Composition  External financial flows to sub-Saharan Africa (defined as the sum of gross private capital flows, official developme…
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          Better Apple Watch apps are coming this year [qz.com] Apple confirmed today that it’s working on fixing one of the initial Apple Watch weaknesses: its apps. The problem: Third parties have had to build very simple apps using a limited […]
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            Americans are spending more time staring at vertical screens, and that’s great for Snapchat [qz.com] Snapchat famously spurned a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook in 2013 to strike out on its own, and that meant finding a way to make money off its ephemer…
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              Apple is preparing an internet TV service, the head of CBS has confirmed [qz.com] Apple’s long-rumored internet television service got some major confirmation today. He said that he is […]
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                Nike is cooperating with investigators in a $30m case of alleged bribery to sponsor Brazil’s national team [qz.com] The conspiracy alleged today between a global soccer official and sports marketer includes one particularly juicy blind item:
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                  Some African authors to add to The New York Times’ list of summer books [qz.com] The New York Times’ book critic Janet Maslin is getting a bit of stick this week, as my English friends would say. Now, there are a lot of books out there, and sometimes folks miss th…
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                    How does your salary stack up to tech’s top foreign talent? [qz.com] It’s tough to know who at a company makes what, or what the average salary is. Companies tend to be cagey about that information, so employees and jobseekers are generally left in the dark.
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                      The Chinese government’s new censorship target: itself [qz.com] First, 11 Chinese students studying abroad in Australia, the US, and the UK wrote an open letter to the people of China, enumerating the horrors of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre—which has its 26…
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                        If you want to invest smarter, invest like a woman [qz.com] There is a big body of academic research, mostly based on surveys and studies, indicating that women are better than men at investing because they are more patient, make fewer off-the-cuff decisions,…
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                          The US is the only country that can save soccer [qz.com] Americans just don’t really care that much. And the world should thank them for it. In major metro areas you might even see some Anglophiles sporting those quaint Harry Potter Quiddich […]
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                            Bankers are getting cocky again [qz.com] Something happens between the bubbles, bailouts, boom and bust cycles that we can’t afford to ignore, and it’s happening right now in the US and Europe.
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                              For months after recovery, Ebola is essentially an STD [qz.com] Though 35 new cases of Ebola have been reported last week in Ghana and Sierra Leone, the worst of the epidemic is over. But they also remain contagious with the virus […]
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                                The man behind France’s ban on supermarket waste says he wants the rest of the world to follow suit [qz.com] Last week the French national assembly voted to ban French supermarkets from throwing away edible food. Now, the politician spearheading the movement to st…
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                                  FIFA’s real worst crimes, charted [qz.com] You can follow Scott on Twitter at @Disalmanacarian and his book at @Disalmanac. We welcome your comments at ideas@qz.com.
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                                    We are excited to announce our merger! With everything! [qz.com] Dear Readers, We here at Gilbert Media are excited to announce our merger with Vox Media And that Vox Media has merged with Vice Media!
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                                      Mary Meeker’s 2015 internet trends report: All the slides plus highlights [qz.com] Mary Meeker, the legendary internet stock analyst who’s now a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, delivered her annual “State of the Internet” presen…
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                                        The dark, violent side of design [qz.com] Design is a double-edged sword, as the ongoing debate on 3D-printed gun legislation reminds us. MoMA curator Paula Antonelli says it’s time to take a hard look at that aspect of the […]
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                                          This artist mapped the strange phenomenon of women dying on Saudi Arabian highways [qz.com] In 2009, Saudi Arabia was named the most dangerous place in the world to drive by the World Health Organization.