Here’s Why Expedia’s Shares Are Falling This Morning

Those fearing that Expedia expe lost its guardian angel with the departure of CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to Uber will be feeling vindicated this morning. Shares in the online travel services company are being marked down sharply Friday after a bleak earnings report that fell short of consensus forecasts and led the company to cut its […] Read more »

Lost Faith That You'll Ever Be a Success? This is For You

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  You know the feeling. Everything you try turns to dust. Or, worse, debt.  You thought it was a good idea. It looked like it was working. And then, well, something intervened. Or someone.  Suddenly, you’re staring at having […] Read more »

Ivanka Trump's Punk Phase and Ted Cruz's Tweeting Top This Week's Internet News

Following a week in which Twitter announced a schedule to try and make the platform less awful and the Scaramucci Post seemed hellbent on proving all of its critics right, it’s important to take a moment to think about what’s really important in life. https://twitter.com/catsu/status/921067333262725121 Please remember @catsu as you explore the mixed bag of […] Read more »

Russian Spies Rush to Exploit the Latest Flash Zero Day and More Security News This Week

There’s nothing like a hefty security freakout to start the week, and the Key Reinstallation AttackWi-Fi vulnerability—you know it as Krack—announced on Monday fit the bill. The bug is in the ubiquitous WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol, so while it fortunately doesn’t impact every single device that exists, it does affect a significant portion of them. And […] Read more »

Self-Driving Cars Can Soon Cruise This State’s Highways Without Anyone Inside

No human back-up driver would be required. California regulators on Wednesday unveiled revised rules that would allow self-driving cars to travel the state’s highways without human drivers for the first time as early as next year, a move that won the support of automakers. The new rules represent a compromise with automotive and technology companies, […] Read more »

How Nudge Theory Just Made You Click on This Headline (and Helped a Famous Economist Win the Nobel Prize)

It takes effort to move a mouse, point the arrow toward a headline, and click down on a button. As a writer, I know this is true–I search on Google and read headlines all day, and I write headlines like the one above that will hopefully make you interested. The catch? We’re all inundated with […] Read more »

Space Photos of the Week: This Isn't the Saturn You're Looking For

Behold all the wonders of space with these glorious photos! First up is a two-galaxy collision that formed the system known as Arp 269, captured by the Hubble space telescope. The pair became entangled when galaxy NGC 4490’s gravity drew in the much smaller galaxy NGC 4485 over millions of years. Eventually, they merged becoming […] Read more »

A 13% Yield, Industry Turnaround, And Upside Potential For This Pure-Play LP

Have you ever had to grit your teeth and “hang in there” while one of your holdings works through an industry trough? That’s where we’ve been at with USA Compression Partners LP (USAC) for the past few quarters. As US drilling declined and picked back up, USAC, the leading US pure play compression company, has […] Read more »

This Electric Bus Can Travel 1,100 Miles Without Recharging

A 40-foot (12.19-meter) electric bus from Proterra traveled 1,101.2 miles (1,772.21 km) at low speed without recharging, cruising to a new electric vehicle range record, the California manufacturer said on Tuesday. Bus and truck companies are beginning to launch electric models, typically for light- and medium-duty tasks. The new technology often carries a high price, […] Read more »