Webtacular World Issue # 122, April 3, 2016

Greetings Webtaculators! This might have been the last year for April Fools, since Google basically ruined it for everyone. On to the news.

STORY OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: Follow The Money
Why: The German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung just released a treasure trove of financial documents from the offshore accounts of multiple international banks, businesses, legal firms, celebrities, and sports stars. This is going to be huge.

ECONOMIC THING OF THE WEEK (4 min. read)
What: I Got 15 On It
Why: Because the California Legislature approved a $15 minimum wage for Californians by 2022.

LAW THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: BURN THE BOOK
Why: Because the Bluebook is the worst. Don’t worry, though, I already burned mine.
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TECH THING OF THE WEEK (10 min. read)
What: Virtual Reality Is Reality
Why: Because the Oculus Rift is here, and people who tried it seem to be saying it is a game changer. The Vive close behind.

AUTO THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: Tesla Model 3
Why: Because the newest Tesla already has over 270,000 reservations that probably won’t be delivered for a few years. Whoops.

SPORTS THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: Pay For Play
Why: Because the most successful soccer team in the U.S. doesn’t get paid as much as its less successful male counterparts. That should probably change.

MOVIE THING OF THE WEEK (8 min. read)
What: How They Used To Be Made
Why: Because after all these newfangled superhero movies have taken all our money, it’s nice to think back to the one that started it all.

MUSIC THING OF THE WEEK (3 min. read)
What: The New White Album Sounds Blue
Why: Because this album sounds just like Weezer should.

PHOTOGRAPHY THING OF THE WEEK (long look)
What: The World Press Photo Contest
Why: Because good photos are always good to look at.

VIDEO GAME THING OF THE WEEK (5 min. read)
What: The Games Of The Rift
Why: Because in order to be a successful product, the Rift needs a good software. It seems to be delivering.

INTERNET THINGS OF THE WEEK (∞)
What: April FoolsHot Helper Beats
Why: Because Internet.

THING YOU SHOULD GET BRIAN OF THE WEEK
What: The Model 3 (Only because I don’t know which VR set I want yet).
Why: Because Brian deserves it.

Webtacularly yours,
Brian
Managing Editor, Webtacular World
The Internet You Didn’t Know You Needed™

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