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News Update – June 2nd 2017

Exothermic is the leader in self-reliance brand marketing, but we like to share our wisdom with the world. Here are the top stories we’ve identified this week in our markets:




  • Supreme Court decision lifts ownership rights over patent law, Huge news in the right to repair arena. In a win for anyone who has ever been frustrated by overpriced ink, the Supreme Court ruled that printer maker Lexmark can’t sue companies that refill old cartridges and sell them at a discount. More specifically, the court ruled that Lexmark gave away its patent rights to the cartridges (and their single-use microchips) as soon as it started selling them. While the case may seem narrowly focused, digital rights groups are hailing it as a win for consumers in general and a decision that could affect everyone’s right to repair their own devices.

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  • As Food Delivery Companies Struggle, Blue Apron Tries A Different Recipe: An IPO, On Thursday afternoon, Blue Apron filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission its form S-1, indicating that it intends to go public. A share price was not listed; the meal kit company said only that it has applied to have its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “APRN.”
  • The Role Of Yoga In Healing Trauma, A new report from the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University’s law school, says that for young women like Hart, who have been through trauma, there is mounting evidence that yoga can have specific benefits.
  • Study links Facebook use to reduced gray matter volume in the nucleus accumbens, People who frequently check Facebook on their smartphone tend to have less gray matter in a reward-related area of the brain, according to new research.

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