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    Why bendable electronics could be the future of the internet of things [qz.com] When the first Harry Potter movie came out in 2001 the idea of the Daily Prophet, a newspaper that contains moving pictures, qualified as magic.
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      Up to 27% of America’s imported tuna is caught illegally [qz.com] If you’re American seafood-eater, the odds are very high that you’ve sampled what’s essentially black-market fish. Alarming given that more than nine-tenths of seafood consumed in the US is imported.
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        The lesson every company should learn from Manchester United’s sorry succession saga [qz.com] David Moyes was doomed from the start. Manchester United is the most successful club in England’s top […]
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          Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Apple’s earnings, China’s slowdown, Big Pharma’s shakeup, Einstein’s brain [qz.com] What to watch for today Ukraine goes back on the offensive. The Easter truce is over and the government has resumed “anti-terrorist operations” …
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            Why Apple has stopped growing [qz.com] Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer predicted in January that Apple will generate the same amount of revenue this past quarter—the company releases its financials today—as it did a year ago. But it’s […]
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              The percentage of women running in Indian elections is even smaller than the percentage of female MPs [qz.com] 6.9%was the percentage of women candidates in the 2009 Indian election. In 2009, women accounted for […]
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                The Waffle Taco is a sign of weakness [qz.com] The numbers: Better. Yum Brands, which owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, reported profits of $399 million during the first quarter. That’s up 18% from the same period a year ago.
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                  Activist investor Bill Ackman says this book explains his firm’s biggest deal ever [qz.com] This morning Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant announced it is attempting to buy Botox-maker Allergan.
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                    The NYPD just figured out the perfect way to publicize its own worst moments on Twitter [qz.com] The New York Police Department just got a, shall we say, brutal lesson in social media. Do you have a photo w/ a member of […]
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                      Wealthy Chinese are turning to American surrogates to birth their children [qz.com] The familiar image of international surrogacy until now has mainly involved Americans and Europeans crossing the world to find women to birth their children.
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                        The single biggest cause of government data breaches is “oops” [qz.com] Verizon just released its authoritative annual report on data breaches and information security.
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                          Aging China is becoming a swindler’s paradise [qz.com] This week, Chinese officials released a list of the six most common illegal fundraising scams—a form of informal lending that China has recently been cracking down on—providing a snapshot of the some…
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                            Manchester United just fired its manager—and investors are thrilled [qz.com] Shares of Manchester United, one of the world’s richest soccer clubs and probably the world’s most valuable publicly listed sporting organization, are up by as much as 7% today, and hitti…
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                              After Alan Mulally leaves, don’t look for a sudden Ford rush into electrics [qz.com] As CEO, Alan Mulally lifted up Ford Motor Company from the dustbin and remade it into a paragon of what Detroit used to be—a global technological leader. And it is not clear that …
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                                For Netflix, “True Detective” wouldn’t have been worth the risk [qz.com] Netflix’s earnings call last night was filled with fascinating tidbits. There was CEO Reed Hastings’ candid criticism of Comcast’s proposed Time Warner Cable acquisition.
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                                  Here’s the hugely bullish chart everyone on Wall Street is talking about today [qz.com] Activity at America’s busiest port soared in March. Shipments through the Port of Los Angeles jumped 34% compared the same month last year. Asian exports also seem to […]
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                                    For McDonald’s, Europe is the land of opportunity [qz.com] The numbers: Meh. The world’s largest hamburger-slinger posted first-quarter profits of $1.2 billion, down 5% from the same period last year. Shares are down slightly on the news. The takeaway:
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                                      Comcast seems to be having its cake and eating it [qz.com] For the second straight quarter, Comcast has achieved growth in video subscribers, with 24,000 customers taking out video packages with the US cable behemoth during Q1.
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                                        China is setting up covert spy networks in US and Australian universities [qz.com] The ever-rising droves of Chinese people studying abroad is generally considered an all-around win. It’s also good, it turns out, for China’s Communist Party.