What are we reading? July 25, 2019

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

 

Timothy Renshaw, Managing Editor

Maersk, the world's biggest container shipping line, is now charting a course for a zero carbon footprint. – NPR

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/15/736565697/giant-shipper-bets-big-on-ending-its-carbon-emissions-will-it-pay-off

And not a moment too soon. – Splash247.com

https://splash247.com/maersk-fined-in-spain-after-locals-spot-boxship-belching-excessive-emissions/

 

Kidney on the fritz? No problem: crank up the 3D printer. – IDTechEx Research https://www.3dprintingprogress.com/articles/17497/3d-bioprinted-organ-models-key-to-1-9-billion-market?stv1=1%3A413393%3A15621

 

Here's another cyber security threat businesses need to be aware of: deep fakes, which include AI-generated audio that can be used to impersonate CEOs and steal millions from companies. Isn't technology great? – Axios

https://www.axios.com/the-coming-deepfakes-threat-to-businesses-308432e8-f1d8-465e-b628-07498a7c1e2a.html?utm_medium=10today.ad3li.20190719.421.2&utm

 

Tyler Orton, reporter:

If North America’s tipping culture wasn’t problematic enough for you, here’s a breakdown on where your tips for Uber Eats, DoorDash and other delivery services are really going. Vox

https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/7/23/20706393/doordash-tips-gig-economy-amazon-instacart-uber-eats-explained-ab5

 

What happens when the Republic of Ireland's postal service spells "the moon" wrong in Irish? The Apollo 11 landing takes on a whole new meaning. BBC 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49085026?ocid=socialflow_twitter 

 

Glen Korstrom, reporter:

I read this piece when it was on Medium but the author seems to have moved it to her own page. She tells a story that drills home how challenging it can be to be a freelance writer in terms of getting timely payments from clients. 

The writer was recently owed about $5,000 from various clients. She took it upon herself to send them invoices for late fees. Comments related to the article were also interesting, and I learned that New York has a law that could lead to freelancers getting a 100% late fee (if ordered by a judge). – Wudanyan.com

http://www.wudanyan.com/late-fee?source=post_page---------------------------

 

Skeptics who doubt that building more housing in Vancouver will prompt rents to fall need only look to Sydney, Australia, where a building boom has pushed rents down. – Sydney Morning Herald

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/apartment-oversupply-puts-squeeze-on-rents-20190705-p524cp.html