Here are some of the stories that caught my attention today. Some of them are about technology, but not all of them. Updated all through the day, and shared via email newsletter in the evening. You like the links, sign-up for the email newsletter.
- Is Tesla-rival Faraday Future a zombie company? Well, it seems to be the case. What happened? Read on tech node.
- The fake Rolex of canned goods: Good God! This has to be the “headline of the day” and envy of The New York Post headline writers. Read on Taste Cooking.
- The unexpected effects of the HIV prevention pill is one story you want to read today. It will take about 20 minutes to read and two days to seep into your mind. Highly recommend this one. Read on Mosaic Science.
- Toward a more radical selfie is about the 18th-century British artist, Mary Morris Knowles, a women’s right advocate ahead of her time, but it is also about the insidious nature of our social narcissism. It is jam-packed with useful insights. Read on The Paris Review
- The media industry and the “make-Google-pay” fantasy is a good piece by Frederic Filloux, whose analysis is often at odds with my rationale, experience, and thinking. It is worth reading because it once again shows that the media industry isn’t looking to solve its problems, instead of wasting its energy on building more-and-more CMS systems and looking for handouts from Google and Facebook. Like the Brexiteers, they want to shut the door of the barn after the horse has bolted. Read on Monday Note
- TRY: To hell with Yahoo finance, time to try out cmlviz, a great way to keep track of stocks, markets, and related news. Now only if they figured out a way to add smart blogs into the mix and give indie-publishing a boost. Are you listen Ophir?
- WATCH: In this whole Facebook mess, the only voice who I respect is Alex Stamos. Watch his interview with Frontline, though you can read the transcript and not watch and get angry about FB.