Monday News: Amazon losing billions on video streaming; Your genes determine whether you are a night owl
Hastings says he generated those numbers based on the value of the content deals that Amazon won when the two companies competed head to head. He says he thinks Amazon’s costs are split evenly between its U.S. operations and Europe, where it operates the Lovefilm streaming service
US really needs a comparable law that allows individuals to request all the data compiled about oneself. Companies allowed to continue data mining without any checks or balances will result in even larger privacy breaches than we currently have. Ars Technica
“This particular genotype affects the sleep-wake pattern of virtually everyone walking around, and it is a fairly profound effect so that the people who have the A-A genotype wake up about an hour earlier than the people who have the G-G genotype, and the A-Gs wake up almost exactly in the middle,” explains Saper, who is also the James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School. Also, expression of the Period 1 gene was lower in the brains and white blood cells of people with the G-G genotype than in people with the A-A genotype, but only in the daytime, which is when the gene is normally expressed.
As an aside, I watched Prometheus for the first time this weekend and those were the dumbest group of scientists ever. Ever.