DTNS 3173 – Watts’ The Matter With Bitcoin?

A recent report finds Bitcoin mining is as unfriendly to the environment as real world mining. So what do we do about it? Plus Glassdoor released its 10th annual Employees’ Choice Awards. Which tech companies were rated the best to work for and who were the worst?

Featuring Tom Merrit, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson

Introduction:
https://www.cnet.com/news/android-hq-app/
https://www.recode.net/2017/12/4/16733460/2017-digital-ad-spend-advertising-beat-tv
Latest Google Sheets release helps automate pivot table creation

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https://www.macrumors.com/2017/12/06/amazon-prime-video-app-launches-on-apple-tv/
https://www.recode.net/2017/12/5/16739844/oath-mozilla-legal-battle-yahoo-search-deal

Glassdoor: Facebook is consistently the best tech company to work for in the U.S.


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https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energy-consumption
https://shop.bitmain.com/antminer_s9_asic_bitcoin_miner.htm
https://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/policy/the-ridiculous-amount-of-energy-it-takes-to-run-bitcoin
Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2016/06/27/heres-how-much-energy-all-us-data-centers-consume

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