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The week in news #74 – 2017SEP18 … 2017SEP24

For this 74th week, another selection of the most relevant world news and articles: China halts bitcoin Exchange, fuel shortage in New Zealand airports, Emmy Awards, cancer research, Hurricane Maria, Foo Fighters, etc.

As mentioned before, most contents are curated (in either English or Portuguese) via Feedly or Wikipedia’s Current Events.

  • Monday, 2017.September.18:
    • China halts all local bitcoin exchanges [Quartz]
    • [2017.Aug.21] A very costly error in criptocurrency [Wired]
    • Google debuts Tez, a digital payment method for India [Tech Crunch] [Google Tez]
    • iPhone X: imitation is not innovation [Pulse]
    • From smoke signals to brain waves [BBVA OpenMind]
    • Bill Nye wants Fox to get real about climate change [Wired]
    • New Zealand jet fuel shortage lets passengers stranded [BBC]
    • How to spend the first 30 minutes of your day to maximize productivity [Entrepreneur]
    • Monetising data: a new source of value in payments [McKinsey]
    • Combating insurance claims fraud with hybrid analytics [Property Casualty 360º]
    • To the woman who thanked me for being a teacher that cares [Huffington Post]
    • How to save your digital soul [MIT Technology Review]
    • Hurricane Maria is taking Irma’s path [CNN]
    • Homeless and in College. Then Harvey struck [NPR]
    • Storm kills 8 in Romania, hits Serbia and Croatia [Reuters]
    • Hulu wins Emmy for Best Drama Series [Quartz]
  • Tuesday, 2017.September.19:
    • Aung San Suu Kyi does not feat global scrutiny [BBC]
    • Blood tests: sound waves separate blood particles for ‘liquid biopsy’ [Science Daily]
    • Ancient asian manuscript contains earliest version of zero [The Guardian]
    • AI research is in desperate need of an ethical watchdog [Wired]
    • Yashica is back, with a smartphone lens [Digital Trends]
    • Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ Dominica [BBC]
    • Facebook: “We don’t always get things right the first time!” [C-net]
    • A monumental work of art at 2017 Maintenain Festival [Fubiz]
    • Opening film for the WEF’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit [World Economic Forum]
    • Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold [Pitchfork] [Rolling Stone] [Pop Matters]
    • KFC comercial by Linn Fritz [Fubiz]
    • Top questions investors ask [Crowdfunder 1 | 2]
    • CoinHive [Coin-Hive.com | CoinHive.io | WordPress]
    • United Nations – Sustainable Development Goals [UN 1 | UN 2]
  • Wednesday, 2017.September.20:
    • 7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Mexico, kills more than 200 [Quartz]
    • Photos of the earthquanke in Mexico City [The Atlantic]
    • Mexico had na earthquake drill hours before the real earthquake [Quartz]
    • Hurricane Maria surprised so many by growing so fast [FiveThirtyEight]
    • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning [The Motley Fool]
    • The Replicant: inside the dark future of Blade Runner 2049 [Wired]
    • Doug Collins joins the Chicago Bulls as a special adviser [NBA]
    • Benfica renegoceia acordo de transmissões com a NOS [Jornal de Negócios]
    • Jogadora de hóquei do Benfica impedida de viajar para Portugal [Diário de Notícias]
  • Thursday, 2017.September.21:
    • Donald Trump praises “Nambia”, a country that doesn’t exist [CNN] [BBC]
    • Google is a phone maker company after buying HTC for $1.1 billion [Wired]
    • Portugal aposta em tratamento de câncro recorrendo a Física Nuclear [RTP]
    • Mathmatics predicts a sixth mass extinction [Science Daily]
    • Foo Fighters ‘Carpool Karaoke’ is 13 minutes of epicness [Mashable]
    • Taça da Liga: Benfica 1-1 Braga [MaisFutebol] [Um Azar do Kralj]
Google is buying HTC phone division for $1.1 billion

Google is buying HTC phone division for $1.1 billion

  • Friday, 2017.September.22:
    • Banks are finally adopting cryptocurrency [World Economic Forum]
    • Kim Jong-un says ‘deranged Trump’ justifies nuclear programme [BBC]
    • ‘Dotard’ Trump, the story of Kim’s insult [BBC] [NBC News]
    • O que é que Oeiras (não) tem? [Público]
    • Your fast car [Seth Godin‘s blog]
    • Uber is launching a ‘bus service’ in Egypt [Quartz]
    • Facebook and the Human condition [Pulse]
    • Infographic: typography in branding [Design Taxi]
    • Self-driving cars will kill people. Who decides who dies? [Wired]
    • Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley together on stage 16 years after [Ultimate Classic Rock]
    • Stunning pictures of lavender fields [Fubiz]
    • Nocturnal photos of Hong Kong [Fubiz]
    • Aerial oceans photographs [Fubiz]
    • The Big Picture: earthquake in Mexico [Boston Globe]
    • Caitlin Moran on the fighting the cowardice of cinysism [Brain Pickings]
    • Libertadores 2017: River Plate 8-0 Wiltersmann [MaisFutebol]
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