Tech Tuesday, THE A-HOLE SURVIVAL GUIDE, and After Irma

Show Guests: 

Bob Sutton

This morning, New York Times Bestselling author Robert I. Sutton  joined us on the phone to talk about his new book THE ASSHOLE SURVIVAL GUIDE!  Everyone needs to own this book, ‘cause everyone has one of those in their lives!

In the local headlines:

  • MARTA to resume limited service Tuesday while others cancel ( )
  • Georgia insurance agency plans help in Irma’s aftermath ( )
  • Irma knocks out electricity to nearly 500,000 Georgia Power customers by noon ( ) 900,000 customers with no electricity as of 5 p.m. (nearly half of Georgia Power customers)
  • Amazon picks Atlanta for new logistics hub, locates it in Midtown’s Atlantic Station ( )
  • Mercedes-Benz roof to be open for Packers-Falcons tilt, weather permitting ( )

In the national headlines:

  • Irma and Harvey together will be as expensive as Hurricane Katrina ( )
  • Moody’s Analytics said Monday that it projects the U.S. economic cost of Hurricane Irma will be $64 billion to $92 billion.  That’s on top of $108 billion in estimated damages from Hurricane Harvey which just hit Houston In all, Irma and Harvey will probably cause between $150 billion and $200 billion in damage Hurricane Katrina, which battered the Gulf Coast in 2005, caused $160 billion in damage in today’s dollars, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think ( )
  • A Pizza Hut told Irma-fleeing employees they could be punished for skipping shifts ( )
  • Starbucks wants to sell you a sushi burrito with your Frappuccino ( )

In the the tech headlines:

  • Apple’s iPhone Event: What You Need to Know ( )
  • The tech giant will be unveiling its latest iPhones, Apple Watch and Apple TV Today! America’s data breach crisis: Don’t expect Washington to help ( )
  • Google Rival Yelp Claims Search Giant Broke Promise Made to Regulators ( )
  • The assertion intensifies Yelp’s criticism that Google unfairly uses its influence to stifle competition
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