Week of 10/16/2017

Week of 10/16/2017

 

 

TECH TRENDS:

Verizon’s Longshot Bet to Disrupt Google and Facebook
Wired

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.wired.com/story/verizons-longshot-bet-to-disrupt-google-and-facebook/
Oath could set itself apart from the duopoly by giving advertisers what they say they really want: more transparency and accountability in advertising.

Cities around US offer billions in tax breaks to be Amazon’s HQ2
Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/10/cities-around-us-offer-billions-in-tax-breaks-to-be-amazons-hq2/
Some of the proposals include massive tax breaks, while other cities are trying out humorous gimmicks to get the company’s attention.

 

AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS:

These Weird Cars Show What Happens When Designers Ignore the Rulebook
Digital Trends

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/weird-cars/
Some were truly ahead of their times, but others were probably best left on the drawing board.

Yellow Is The Color Of Money When It Comes To A Car’s Resale Value
Forbes

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2017/10/18/yellow-is-the-color-of-money-when-it-comes-to-a-cars-resale-value/#222dec1d58ee
Is this a case of brightly colored cars simply standing out in a crowded used-car lot filled with dull and oddly painted rides, attracting buyers like honey bees to sunflowers, or is there deeper market forces being flexed?

 

CLIENT NEWS:

2019 Audi A7 First Look: Four-Door Fastback Gets Techier
Motor Trend

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.motortrend.com/cars/audi/a7/2019/2019-audi-a7-first-look-review/
Inside, the 2019 Audi A7 features a similar interior layout as the larger A8 sedan with two large touchscreen at the center of the dash—the upper one measuring 10.1 inches and the lower one 8.6 inches.

The Last 65 Mercedes-AMG G65s Will Be Special
Jalopnik

 

 

 

 

https://jalopnik.com/the-last-65-mercedes-amg-g65s-will-be-special-1819684899
While the G-Class, as introduced in 1979, will live on, Mercedes-AMG says the G65 will not. On Thursday, the company announced it would be releasing 65 “Final Edition” G65s to mark the occasion.

 

INTERESTING FINDS:

Saving the Great Barrier Reef with simulated oceans and 3D coral
CNet

 

 

 

 

https://www.cnet.com/news/saving-great-barrier-reef-simulated-oceans-and-3d-coral/
Artificial reefs allow researchers to test the impact of climate change, often examining multiple scenarios at once, without putting the real thing at risk.

FAA Proposes Worldwide Laptop Ban For Checked Bags on International Flights
Gizmodo
https://gizmodo.com/faa-proposes-worldwide-laptop-ban-for-checked-bags-on-i-1819706608
Tests conducted by the agency have concluded that when large electronics overheat in luggage they run the risk of combustion.

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