Given that it has been a week of crazy product launches and new handling systems (not to discuss scheming for GigaOM RoadMap, that we am co-hosting with Katie Fehrenbacher on Nov 5) we am astounded we had any time to read. Here are 7 stories we suggest for your reading pleasure this weekend. This week is a potpourri of topics including Frank Sinatra.
- From master devise to no plan: The delayed genocide of open aloft education: Dissent repository looks during a unraveling of a California university complement and what it means for a open aloft education.
- Europe’s automobile creation crisis: Europe is going by what a U.S. automobile attention went by and a implications of this are going to be long-term. Interestingly European automobile makers who are doing good — BMW and Volkswagen for instance are operative on extending a life of inner explosion engine in new ways.
- Rio de Janeiro gets ready for a 2016 Olympics. And not everybody in Brazil is anxious about it.
- Frank Sinatra has a cold: Gay Talese’s Apr 1966 square is a classical and value reading. It is how a luminary form should read. Great review for fans of Frankie Blue Eyes.
- Inside a low web: A tour by a dim underbelly of a Internet is a fascinating review and one’s man’s tour by a horrors and occasional surprises. Listen to a concomitant podcast as well.
- Inside a Mansion – and mind – of Kim Dotcom: THe male behind MegaUpload gives Wired author Charles Graeber rare entrance and a outcome is a good review about one of a many argumentative people on a Internet.
- The Alliance from hell: How a US and Pakistan became a dysfunctional chief family of general relations. (Bonus links: The hunt for Geronimo and The scariest small dilemma of a world.)