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There's one clear sign Jeff Bezos looks for to gauge how smart people are

Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder of Amazon, has a strategy for identifying smart people. The Amazon CEO shared his ideas about intelligence in a question-and-answer session with Basecamp employees. According to Bezos, smart people are always "reconsidering" problems. In other words, the most intelligent people are confident enough to change their minds based on new evidence.

Want Jeff Bezos to think you're smart?

Admit you're wrong, and be big enough to change your mind.

That's the secret to impressing the Amazon CEO and founder.


AT&T will jump into the streaming bloodbath by launching a Netflix competitor next year

AT&T announced on Wednesday it will launch a new streaming service next year. The announcement comes after AT&T purchased Time Warner earlier this year. HBO, which was acquired in the merger, will be bundled with the service and it will also include Warner Bros. movies and Cartoon Network animated programs. It is expected to be more expensive than HBO, but a price will not be announced until next year.

 

AT&T announced on Wednesday that it will launch a new streaming service in late 2019, to compete with the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and Disney's upcoming streaming service.

"We expect to create such a compelling product that it will help distributors increase consumer penetration of their current packages and help us successfully reach more customers,” AT&T's entertainment boss and WarnerMedia CEO, John Stankey, said in a statement.


Elon Musk has to step down as the chairman of Tesla's board — here are 8 people who could replace him (TSLA)

As a result of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Tesla CEO Elon Musk will have to step down as the chairman of the automaker's board of directors for three years. Tesla's board has been criticized for failing to hold Musk accountable for erratic behavior that has at times caused the company's stock price to fall. The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that current Tesla director James Murdoch is the leading candidate to become the board's next chairman. Other possible candidates include Al Gore, Warren Buffett, and Alan Mulally.

 

As a result of a


James Murdoch is the top candidate to replace Elon Musk as Tesla's chairman: Report (TSLA)

James Murdoch is currently the frontrunner to replace Elon Musk as Tesla's chairman, according to a report from the Financial Times.  Murdoch has served on Tesla's board since last year and has faced criticism in the past, with skeptics citing his lack of relevant experience.  Musk, who will remain CEO of the company, agreed to step down as chairman of the company's board for three years as part of a

We drove an $81,000 Porsche Macan GTS to see if it's the performance SUV we've all been waiting for — here's the verdict

The Porsche Macan GTS is one of the six versions of the Macan compact SUVs available in the US. The GTS sits in the middle of the Macan line up. It slots in above the Macan, Macan S, and Macan Sport Edition but below the Macan Turbo and Turbo with Performance Package models. The base 2018 Porsche Macan starts at $47,800 while the top-spec Macan Turbo with Performance Package starts at $87,700.  The Macan GTS starts at $68,900. With options and fees, the as-tested price came to $81,310. The Macan GTS impressed with us with its traditional Porsche sporty demeanor and solid feature content.

Waymo, Cruise, Mobileye, and Tesla are all tackling self-driving cars in different ways — here's the breakdown (TSLA, GM, GOOGL, INTC)

Waymo, Cruise, Intel/Mobileye, and Tesla are the major contestants in the self-driving car race. Each has developed a different business model. Waymo and GM are using laser-radar technology, while Mobileye and Tesla are relying on cameras and sensors.

We're quite close to witnessing the arrival of widespread self-driving technologies that consumers can actually experience. 

Alphabet's Waymo and General Motors' Cruise are planning to launch ride-hailing services in major cities in 2019. Waymo is already testing the service in Phoenix, and Cruise has been experimenting in San Francisco.


Fox News is being widely mocked after criticizing Jamie Lee Curtis for using guns in the upcoming 'Halloween' movie

In an article published Wednesday, Fox News criticized actress Jamie Lee Curtis for using guns in the upcoming "Halloween" movie, "despite advocating for gun control" in real life.

"Curtis’s on-screen actions stand in contrast to her real-life persona as an advocate for gun control — one of several Hollywood actors who use firearms in their films while preaching against them away from the set," the article said.

People on Twitter were quick to mock Fox News for the piece, with many twisting the headline to reflect other absurd things actors have done in movies. Comedian Ronald Funches tweeted, "Outspoken child advocate Rick Moranis shrinks own kids" in reference to the movie "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."


Andy Rubin, the father of Android, is reportedly working on a new smartphone that can text for you

Andy Rubin, the father of Android, is reportedly working on a new phone for his startup, Essential, according to Bloomberg.  The phone would be able to perform tasks without any instruction from the user. Bloomberg reports that it would be able to send texts, respond to emails, or schedule appointments on its own.  Essential currently sells one other smartphone, the PH-1. While it has been positively reviewed, sales have lagged.  Reports emerged in May that Rubin was considering selling the company altogether. 

The man who created Android, Andy Rubin, is reportedly working on a futuristic new project at his consumer tech startup, Essential.

Rubin's company is working on a new smartphone that would perform tasks without any instruction from the user,


LinkedIn is using AI to make recruiting diverse candidates a no-brainer (LKND)

LinkedIn is announcing new artificial intelligence features to help recruiters hire more diverse candidates. The feature, which is now rolling out in the U.S., will ensure that the top search results will have a more representative gender breakdown. LinkedIn will also track the hiring process in regards to gender to help companies understand the talent landscape and compare themselves to their industry peers.

LinkedIn is betting that AI can help companies overcome the human biases that hinder diversity.

The professional social network is rolling out new features on Wednesday to help companies notice and hire diverse job candidates so that they don't miss out on potential talent. The new artificial intelligence features will be incorporated into LinkedIn's Talent Insight product, aimed at recruiters, and will focus on gender diversity. 

The announcement by LinkedIn comes shortly after news emerged that


Senator Rand Paul requested a national security review of the $19 billion Broadcom-CA merger

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Senator Rand Paul called for a national security review of the $19 billion Broadcom-CA merger during a Senate homeland security meeting.  Paul cited concerns that 60% of electric companies in the country are serviced by companies using systems from Computer Associates Technologies. In March, President Trump blocked Broadcom from acquiring Qualcomm over national security concerns. 

During a Wednesday Senate hearing on homeland security, Republican senator Rand Paul requested a national security review of the pending $19 billion Broadcom-CA merger.