Weekly Memo

Weekly Memo

Trump & Russia

"Where there's smoke, there's fire" - old proverb talking about Trump, his associates and their connections to Russia.

The Three Trump-Russia Scandals Explained - Vox

Trump, Putin and the New Cold War - The New Yorker

Part 1 of 2.

The New Yorker's Big Cover Story Reveals 5 Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. & Russia - The Intercept

Part 2 of 2.

Politics

What Steve Bannon Really Wants - Quartz

This is the guy driving the White House. His fingerprints are everywhere, including Trump's rhetoric on the media, trade, immigration etc. 

I Was a Muslim In Trump's White House - The Atlantic

Why the Leaks Won't Stop - Politico

Does Stephen Miller Speak for Trump? or Vice Versa? - Bloomberg

5 Takeaways From Trump's Speech to Congress - NY Times

President Trump Finally Went 24 Hours Without a False or Misleading Claim - Washington Post

In March. 41 days into his Presidency. 

Tech

Snapchat Faces the Public - Time

Big news in the markets this week was Snapchat's parent company, Snap Inc., going public. The IPO went swimmingly (+44%) but Snapchat currently loses more money than it makes and faces strong competition from Facebook. How long will the honeymoon last?

Is Snapchat the next Facebook - or Twitter? - The Hive

Uber is Doomed - Jalopnik

Outside of Trump, not sure anybody has had a harder start to 2017 than Uber. First they face a sexual harassment scandal, then their CEO was caught in an unfortunate argument on camera. All of this while there are mounting concerns regarding the economics of their business. 

How a Typo Took Down S3, the Backbone of the Internet - The Verge

Sports

A Crisis in Sports: Attention Spans - Longreads

A 'Perfect Storm' is Brewing for Legalized Sports Gambling - Yahoo Finance

How Kevin Durant Became Silicon Valley's Hottest Start-Up - NY Times

How Andre Iguodala Became the NBA's Ambassador to Silicon Valley - Fast Company

Media

The History of the Comic that Inspired Logan and Revolutionized the Marvel Brand - Vulture

The Man Behind Moonlight - Buzzfeed

Moonlight crashed the Oscars last Sunday night. Here's the story of the director behind the 'Best Picture' winner.  

Netflix Is Releasing a Comedy Special Each Week for the Rest of 2017 - The Verge

The Mixed Bag

The Meaning of Allahu Akbar - Hazlitt

Our Lady Strays - Outside

The world's largest dog sanctuary is located on a farm in Costa Rica. This is the story about the woman behind it and her volunteers. 

I'm Renting a Dog? - Bloomberg

I guess you can lease a dog now, thanks to Wags Lending. 

Buried Alive: Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement - GQ

The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster - Motherboard

The Hunt of Perfect Sugar - Fortune

Financiers Fight Over the American Dream - New Yorker

Story about Bill Ackman's fight with Herbalife. 

Weekly Memo

Weekly Memo

Weekly Memo

Weekly Memo