The Daily Populous

Monday September 24th, 2018 day edition

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Google’s former chief executive predicts that the global Internet will split in two within the next decade, bifurcating into a Web led by the United States and another helmed by China with fewer freedoms and greater censorship, according to CNBC.

Eric Schmidt, who served as executive chairman of Google and later its parent company, Alphabet, offered his projections during a private event Wednesday in San Francisco convened by the venture capital firm Village Global, CNBC reported.

[Alphabet shares soar despite hit to profit from Google’s European Union fine].

Village Global and Google did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Schmidt stepped down from his role as Alphabet executive chairman earlier this year, but he remains a member of the board and a technical adviser.

Pichai’s address to the company came after the Intercept revealed Google’s plans to develop a government-compliant search engine that would block Chinese users from accessing certain websites and using search queries blacklisted by Beijing.

Google employees have also protested the plans. »

Guns N’ Roses’ Slash: “Rock Isn’t Mainstream Anymore”

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In a recent interview with USA Today, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash spoke about current state of music industry.

“Rock isn’t mainstream anymore, and in some ways, I like that.

It harks back to when rock ‘n’ roll was more of an underground concept – when people were speaking about things that they weren’t necessarily comfortable saying in the mainstream arena. »

Tiger Woods wins first tournament in more than 5 years - WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports

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Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like old times.

He left the competition feeling hopeless as he built a five-shot lead early and hung on to win the Tour Championship.

One year ago, Woods was still waiting for his lower back to fuse and wasn't sure he could ever play again. »

Canadian politician says a family can eat on $75 a week

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A Canadian political leader has been caught in a dangerous election campaign trap: not knowing the cost of groceries.

Quebec Liberal leader Phillipe Couillard told a radio station this week that a family of three could eat for a week on C$75 ($57; £45).

Various estimates suggest families spend anywhere from a low of $140 a week to roughly $230 a week on food. »