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How the FAA Decides When to Ground a Jet Like Boeing’s 737 MAX 8
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When an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on Sunday morning, killing all 157 people aboard, observers quickly noted that the circumstances resembled those of another flight. In October, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea, killing all 181 passengers and eight crew. Both flights […]

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This Iconic Company Has Roots Going Back to 1853. Now, It's Just Filed to Go Public
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[unable to retrieve full-text content]More than 160 years of history. And it all comes down to this (again).

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Elon Musk Says Tweeting Is Free Speech in His SEC Battle
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Elon Musk will not go quietly. On Monday night, lawyers representing the Tesla CEO submitted a filing to a federal judge in New York arguing that she should deny the Securities and Exchange Commission’s request to hold Musk in contempt of court for—what else?—a tweet. Musk’s legal team argued the SEC overreached in its request, […]

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An Email Marketing Company Left 809 Million Records Exposed Online
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By this point, you’ve hopefully gotten the message that your personal data can end up exposed in all sorts of unexpected internet backwaters. But increased awareness hasn’t slowed the problem. In fact, it’s only grown bigger—and more confounding. Last week, security researchers Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia discovered an unprotected, publicly accessible MongoDB database containing […]

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Amazon to close U.S. pop-up stores, focus on opening more book stores
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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc will close all of its U.S. pop-up stores and focus instead on opening more book stores, a company spokesperson said on Wednesday. The company’s shares closed down 1.4 percent, while […]

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With a Single 10-Word Tweet, Elon Musk Just Made a Stunning Announcement About How He Spends His Time
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In this episode, I’ll start by sharing a tweet that Musk posted on Twitter Monday afternoon. I will then explain the insane background of the story from two crucial angles–one about the tweet itself, and one about the insane thing it says about Musk. In case that didn’t embed for some reason, it’s Musk tweeting simply, […]

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Microsoft expands political security service to 12 European countries
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Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of Microsoft logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it will offer its cyber security service AccountGuard to 12 new markets in Europe including Germany, France and Spain, to close security gaps and […]

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American Airlines Just Suffered a Huge Embarrassment. But Is It Really the Airline's Fault?
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Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  Frequent business flyers can be an insipid, self-regarding bunch. They watch the masses troop to the back of the plane, sip on their champagne and smugly pat themselves on the back for their evident superiority. Airlines pander […]

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With 4 Short Words, Amazon Just Revealed the Brutal Truth About Its Decision to Cancel HQ2 in New York. (So Many People Don't Want to Admit This)
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It’s not a plan really, not a hidden secret message. It’s more of an expression of emotion. Maybe a realization of necessity. In fact, while the text Amazon posted on its blog on February 14 runs 363 words, the most important part of this crucial passage is just four words long. But those four words speak […]

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