02/18/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • 99.6% of new smartphone run either iOS or Android. (theverge)
  • Are public-private partnerships the solution to America’s aging airports? (politico)
  • Starbucks ($SBUX) is still outperforming the rest of the restaurant industry. (fortune)
  • An interview with David Levien and Brian Koppelman co-creators of "Billions" on Showtime. (finance.yahoo)
  • Data centers are undergoing a period of consolidation. (fortune)
  • Wind briefly made up 50% of of the SPP grid. (fortune)
  • Is unlimited data a scam? (recode)
  • Is Medium just a vanity project? (businessinsider)
  • States are still targeting public universities for budget cuts. (wsj)
  • The gut really is a second brain. (qz)
  • All the trends are working against ace pitchers. (theringer)
  • Eastern Europe, as an idea, is disappearing. (lareviewofbooks)
  • Hedge funds are on the defensive in the new season of "Billions." (bloomberg)
  • Can composting become a big business? (nytimes)
  • Airlines are phasing out screens. (nytimes)
  • Butter is better for you than you think. (qz)
  • 50 things you can control right now. (tinybuddha)
  • Why rudeness is on the rise. (nytimes)
  • Why do billionaires, CEOs, and other titans of industry work so hard? (casnocha)
  • Damodaran: Dividends and Buybacks (aswathdamodaran.blogspot)
  • A career of headers seems to put soccer players at risk of CTE. (bbc)
  • Lower back pain is more an annoyance than anything that should be treated. (arstechnica)
  • Why has Apple ($AAPL) been unsuccessful in the TV space. (bloomberg)
  • Our default mental state may be suffering. (nymag)
  • What is MLB’s obsession with game length? (dealbreaker)
  • How your name can affect your life. (bloomberg)
  • How to make coffee like Jony Ive. (tim.blog)
  • Spielberg: The Inner Lives of a Genius (nybooks)
  • Malware is becoming increasingly sophisticated. (slate)
  • Alpha or Assets (investorfieldguide)
  • Alphabet paid its self-driving car staff so much that many quit to go to competitors. (bloomberg)
  • US auto fatalities increased for the second straight year. (nytimes)
  • The anti-vaxxers are the opposite of evidence-based medicine. (nytimes)
  • STEM majors need not attend an elite university to succeed. (tonyisola)
  • Is the window open or closed for your favorite MLB team? (nytimes)
  • Tom Brady, 4.8-time Super Bowl champion: Atlanta had a strong chance at a comeback of their own but for a silly coin flip&#xA0 (economist)
  • How Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park became the best chef in America. (esquire)
  • Ford ($F) just invested $1 billion in Argo AI to help build a "virtual driver system." (fastcompany)
  • How Vitamin D may prevent respiratory infections. (newscientist)
  • For the sake of your relationship don’t go to Ikea with your significant other. (nymag)
  • How DNA Editing Could Change Life on Earth (newyorker)
  • Why depression and anxiety seem to occur simultaneously. (businessinsider)
  • Should you train while you are sick? (artofmanliness)
  • How diet affects depression. (bigthink)
  • If Not Darwin, Who? An alternative history of the great ideas of science.&#xA0 (nautil.us)
  • Solar is the largest source of new energy in the US. (bloomberg)
  • Proterra is the "Tesla for buses." (businessinsider)
  • Building Olympic infrastructure is such a waste. (theguardian)
  • The Alps will continue to lose snow cover. (qz)
  • It’s not enough for universities and colleges to recruit the smartest kids, they need to develop them as well. (chronicle)
  • Why Amazon Is the World’s Most Innovative Company of 2017 (fastcompany)
  • The best beers for Spring Training. (pastemagazine)
  • A dozen lessons on growth. (25iq)
  • Craft beer’s answer to light beer: session beer. (thedailybeast)
  • The Impossible Burger aims to create a vegetarian burger that replicates the beef burger experience. (npr)
  • America’s Shakespeare (nationalaffairs)
  • How to break a bad habit. (ted)
  • The Business of Too Much TV (vulture)
  • There are fewer sea turtles than previously thought. (theatlantic)
  • How to stay fit on the road. (pastemagazine)
  • A no-nonsense guide to meditation. (medium)
  • Is the chicken industry rigged? (bloomberg)
  • The myth of Apple’s ($AAPL) design prowess. (theatlantic)

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