July 12, 2017
Curation and commentary from Marc A. Ross
Caracal Business Insider: Politics + Policy + Profits
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The $3 toothpaste club? Startup to test the power of brands: WSJ reports, a new online retailer is betting it can get American shoppers to break up with big brands from Colgate to Heinz. Called Brandless, the San Francisco-based startup on Tuesday plans to start selling generic, health- and environmentally conscious consumer staples, such as fluoride-free toothpaste and organic agave nectar.
Reuters: Twitter lets users mute notifications from unknown accounts
How will Facebook respond to trolls, haters, and bots?
Microsoft’s rural broadband solution: TV’s “white space”: WSJ reports, it will work with telecom providers to tap unused bandwidth, while broadcasters are concerned about potential interference.
Why Adidas is going beyond fitness with its new “All Day” lifestyle app: By combining content with behavioral science, the brand hopes the new platform will help women with much more than athletic performance. https://goo.gl/qBRkow
Audi launches most advanced self-driving car: FT reports, group unveils flagship A8 saloon in an attempt to take the technological lead over rivals.
LinkedIn is testing a new feature that matches you with a mentor
WeWork is set to open 10 to 20 locations in Tokyo.
Ant Financial refiles for US approval of MoneyGram deal.
Dimon warns EU could force banks to move staff out of UK: FT reports, JPMorgan CEO joins finance chiefs at Paris event aimed at drawing business from London.
Coca-Cola to radically increase the amount of recycled plastic in its bottles.
COTD: Most cranes in America