1. The municipal race for Amazon’s “HQ2.”
The Seattle firm said it will open a second North American headquarters, investing $5 billion and hiring up to 50,000 staff. Among cities expressing interest
so far: Arlington, VA, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Nashville.
2. TV news is losing out to the web
. Not surprising, perhaps, but interesting to note the speed with which the shift is happening
: 50% of adults say they often get news from TV, down from 57% just last year
, the Pew Research Center found. People reporting they often get news from the internet rose to 43% from 38% during that time.
3. “It’s not dieting, it’s biohacking.”
Silicon Valley tech types are losing weight by fasting, often with a “5:2” method
: five days of eating followed by two days of much lower caloric intake. (Interviewed and pictured for the story is Phil Libin, the former head of Evernote, who is nearly unrecognizable compared to the way he looked when I interviewed him in 2014
5. Why are YouTube’s suggested videos so accurate?
This deep dive looks at how the site has perfected its algorithms over the years
. My consumption of YouTube videos, via the app on my iPad, has certainly risen, in no small part due to the amount of (mostly fun and relevant) stuff it surfaces for me.