We may have even less time to stop global warming than we thought
. At least since 2013, one of the biggest concerns in the climate change debate has been the so-called carbon budget - a fixed limit to the volume of carbon dioxide emissions that we can put into the atmosphere before irrevocably committing to a considerably hotter planet. (Washington Post)
How cloud can take open data to new heights
. According to IDC, the volume of data being produced each day is growing at an explosive rate, and is now estimated at 2.5 exabytes. That's equivalent to producing 250,000 Libraries of Congress every single day. (FCW)
Internet of Things
U.S., U.K. should move past 'geographical' trade agreements
. The United States and the United Kingdom need trade deals based less on geographic proximity and more on creating opportunities for their world-class financial services and technology firms, U.K. Secretary of International Trade Liam Fox said Monday. (Politico Pro)
Eurozone Economy Slows in July, Survey Shows
. The eurozone economy slowed in July, according to a survey of businesses, an indication that it may not perform as strongly in the second half of the year as it has in the first. (Wall Street Journal)
The United States and United Kingdom kicked off preliminary trade talks today under the newly established Trade Working Group to eventually create an "ambitious free trade agreement," the two nations' top trade officials said. (Politico Pro)
Inside Microsoft's Plan to Bring AI to its HoloLens Goggles
. Tech companies are keen to bring cool artificial intelligence features to phones and augmented reality goggles-the ability to show mechanics how to fix an engine, say, or tell tourists what they are seeing and hearing in their own language. (Bloomberg)
As ESPN Falters, Sports Startup Chases Fans Tired of 'Old Fluff'
. 2017 is shaping up to be a rough year for sports journalism. ESPN, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, and Yahoo Sports have all cut staff positions in the last several months, showing the deep cracks in the predominant business model of online sports news. (Bloomberg)
Today, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Today the Senate will convene at 12:00 p.m. and recognize the Majority Leader.
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