Have we learned nothing?

Facebook has secured the backing of over a dozen companies for its upcoming Libra cryptocurrency set to be announced next week, The Wall Street Journal reports. These companies include major financial organizations like Visa and Mastercard, and internet darlings like PayPal, Uber, Stripe, and Booking.com. Each will invest around $10 million to fund development of the currency, and will become part of the Libra Association, an independent consortium that will govern the digital coin independently of Facebook.

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We're older than we used to be

In 2018 the number of people older than 64 years old surpassed the number of children under 5 years old. This was the first time in history this was the case. We can see this transition clearly when we look at the population by age bracket in the chart below – this is shown from 1950 onwards, with UN projections to 2100.

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Two big things at Apple

After 18 years, Apple is killing iTunes — well, sort of. The media management software for most Mac users (and many Windows users) is being broken into separate pieces for separate uses: Music, podcasts and television will soon have their own apps on the new Catalina Mac operating system.

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Moneyball in the NHL

This year I happily strapped my saddle to the Carolina Hurricanes bandwagon, and what a ride it was.
Shoutout to those deprived sports fans in Boston for sweeping this series. Really needed a win for that city.
In this week's Really Good Analytics post our resident analyst Michael dives into "Why Moneyball hasn't made it's way to Hockey." 

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SpaceX Delays Starlink

Elon Musk's SpaceX delayed their Starlink mission last night, which didn't make many headlines in the land of click-baiting tech writers making a mountain out of the mole hill that is Uber's public market performance... 

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Get yourself a Bird

Bird, recognizing the growing possibility that people will want to own electric scooters rather than share them, is launching a new scooter model available for purchase. Called the Bird One, it will be available for ownership and shared-use cases. Bird is also ditching the Ninebot ES and relying on its own M365 model for monthly personal rentals.

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Lessons from Warren

Each year, Warren Buffett writes an open letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Over the last 40 years, these letters have become an annual required read across the investing world, providing insight into how Buffett and his team think about everything from investment strategy to stock ownership to company culture, and more.

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