Quite a significant scientific step forward today, as Britain prepares for its first womb transplants.
In the US, meanwhile, what Congressional Republicans hoped would be a high-profile attack on women’ health organization Planned Parenthood turned out to be somewhat limp, leading only to widespread public push-back and some high-profile donations.
At the Labour Party conference, Jeremy Corbyn’s relatively mild speech was generally well-received. Even the parts that were apparently written for a previous leader.
Although Corbyn’s declaration this morning that he “would not press the nuclear button” raised again the whole issue of the “deterrent.”
Edward Snowden is on Twitter. He was almost instantaneously verified and had tens of thousands of followers. He is, however, only following one account. Can you guess whose it is? (and it only took about half an hour for him to get more followers than them…)
Peter Kafka – a former employee of Business Insider owner Henry Blodget – writes at Re/Code:
Business Insider shares very little in common with the FT, other than they both deal with financial topics: While the FT has built out its own digital operations in recent years, it’s a subscription-based business whose stock-in-trade is sober, restrained reporting.
Business Insider is a fast-twitch publisher, pitched at readers who’ve grown up on the Web and based on a free, ad-supported business model. While the site was famous for its you-bet-you’ll-keep-clicking headlines and slideshows, it also did plenty of serious reporting; in the last year it has been on an expansion binge, adding a British outpost, a new tech site and a new gambit that’s supposed to create viral content that lives on platforms like Facebook.
As Volkswagen says it will “fix” the software in 1.2 million vehicles in Britain affected by the emissions scandal, another carmaker is set for the headlights this week, in a more positive way.
Ralph Lauren is stepping down as head of his eponymous fashion empire.
Deflate gate appeal in Februaryzzzzzz.
In proper football, not a good night for English teams in the Champions League, with both London clubs losing. The two Manchester teams will try to do better on Wednesday.