Newsletter 392


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[5]Tencent, March of the Penguins
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nlqCel

Bruce Einhorn & Brad Stone | Businessweek | 4 August 2011

$3bn in revenues. 11,400 employees. 647m users. This is the story of China's
  home-grown internet giant. “If you are a Silicon Valley guy and you don’t
  have Tencent on your radar, you have to be deaf, dumb, and blind”
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tencent-march-penguins

[7]Washington And The Art Of The Possible
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qvvNTw

Raghuram Rajan | Project Syndicate | 4 August 2011

Interesting piece with slightly different line on US debt crisis. Focuses
  not on castigating politicians, but on the two key divisive factors – income
  and age – that have led to the polarisation of the electorate [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/washington-and-art-possible

[9]Who Is The Guilty Party?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/npo5cC

Anonymous | Inside-Out China | 2 August 2011

On the difficulties of trying to be honest in China. Writer buys flat.
  Previous owner has rigged electricity meter to show only 10% of consumption.
  You'd think the power company would want to put it right, yes? But nothing
  is simple [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/who-guilty-party

[11]Algae Could Solve World's Fuel Crisis
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/n8VFCT

Von Philip Bethge | Spiegel | 28 July 2011

Will genetically modified algae farms produce our climate-neutral biofuels
  of the future? Possibly. Needs only algae, sunlight, seawater, CO2. Lab
  tests work. Now tricky process of large-scale algae farming can begin
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/algae-could-solve-worlds-fuel-crisis

[13]Beyond Angry Birds
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pFeDc1

Tom Bissell | Grantland | 2 August 2011

"Console games do everything in their power to form a relationship with you.
  Which can be great. iPad games are like someone you meet in a bar and find
  yourself screwing in the bathroom 10 minutes later. This is not a criticism"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/beyond-angry-birds

[15]Jerry-atrics!
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/oPJHES

Amy Wallace | GQ | 4 August 2011

Interview with Jerry Lewis "original lord of lowbrow, king of the pratfall,
  last surviving link to the bedrock of American comedy—vaudeville, burlesque,
  slapstick". Got his first onstage laugh aged 5, still pumping out gags at 85
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jerry-atrics

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Marc Lynch on Origins of the Arab Uprising
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/marc-lynch-on-origins-arab-uprising

The Middle East scholar tells us what to read if we’re to understand where
  upheaval in the Arab world came from, and where it’s going [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/marc-lynch-on-origins-arab-uprising

Featured Topic

[19]Crime & Thriller Writing
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Leading writers discuss their genre and select their top five essential
  reads, plus selected articles on the murky world of thrillers and whodunnits
  [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Reader Recommendations

_@zachprague_   great  _#browsings_  RT  _@edwardlucas_  RT  _@newsbrooke_  RT
  _@scatatkins_  v  good  piece on what it's like to interview a celebrity
  [21]bit.ly/oZ8kNa [22]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://bit.ly/oZ8kNa
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[23]Book of the Day
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mrs-dalloway-by-virginia-woolf

[24]Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mrs-dalloway-by-virginia-woolf

[25]Maria Sveland says: _“It’s one of the saddest books I’ve ever read. I
  read it again recently and it felt so accurate, even though things have of
  course changed”_ [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/maria-sveland-on-feminism
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[27]"We Are At A Tipping Point"
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/we-are-tipping-point

Pimco's Bill Gross on debt ceiling debate, "misguided" stimulus programme
  and the US economy
  [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[29]Simon Jenkins, on bombing Libya
    Links:
      29. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/02/britain-bombs-libya-whitehall

"The iron law of plunging into someone else's civil war is choose the side
    most likely to win and make sure it does"

[30]More quotes
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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