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It was an irresistible scene: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, fresh off the crushing defeat of his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, listening to “Last Resort” by Papa Roach as he drove away in a black SUV.  ooof the kicker on this New York Times story… pic.twitter.com/YO6Wq3k5vK — Justin Halpern (@justin_halpern) March 24, […]

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Steve Mnuchin, for one, welcomes our new robot overlords. The treasury secretary said during an interview with Axios on Friday that he was “optimistic” rather than anxious about the effects advances in automation might have on the workforce. “I’m not worried,” Mnuchin told the site. “Quite frankly, I’m optimistic — that’s what increases productivity.” SEE […]

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Before she co-founded ClassPass, Mary Biggins sold subscriptions for leather-bound books.  “I love the subscription space,” Biggins said in an interview on Mashable‘s Biz Please podcast. “From really early in my career, I’ve been thinking about subscription unit economics and how you acquire customers. The thing that’s really cool about subscriptions is there are so […]

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A new startup wants to help you transform the simple, everyday task of shopping online into social good. Data Does Good, a company founded by two students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, lets you donate your Amazon.com shopping history and turn it into hard cash for good causes — at no extra cost. […]

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Months after a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton’s involvement in a child trafficking ring out of a Washington, D.C., pizzeria blew up from a very fake news story to a real-life shooting, fringe right-wing media outlet Infowars is apologizing for its role in spreading the completely false narrative. SEE ALSO: ‘Pizzagate’ — The deranged conspiracy […]

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A year ago today I wrote an article about Foursquare relaunching their app Swarm. I don’t have these launch dates memorized nor do I keep a tab of all the stories I write. I know this because of Facebook. The site reminded me this morning within “On This Day,” a feature that surfaces my own […]

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People never remember, or care, who wrote a news story they read. But they really care who shared it on Facebook.  Americans will trust that the story they read isn’t fake news if it’s shared by someone they trust, according to a new report from the Media Insight Project.  “People who see an article from […]

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Uber may be looking at sweetening its relationship with drivers in India, its second largest market, weeks after the company made it clear the days of lucrative incentives are behind it. The ride-hailing company is rethinking its car leasing strategy through which it tried to lock in drivers and also make additional revenue. SEE ALSO: […]

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2017 has been a big year for Bitcoin: its highest price ever, a major disappointment from the SEC for No. 1 Bitcoin fans the Winkelvoss twins, and, for a moment, a value higher than gold.  But another cryptocurrency has been quietly growing in volume while everyone was focused on Bitcoin. Ethereum, which is kind of […]

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There’s a Scottish startup that’s been making waves in the US fantasy sports space, and its eye is now firmly set on changing the fantasy football game in the UK. On a journey that may seem alien to most, Edinburgh startup FanDuel began their venture in North America, and only recently brought their platform to […]

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India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is in talks to acquire eBay’s domestic business, according to a report from Factor Daily. The deal is said to be structured as part of Flipkart’s ongoing $2 billion fundraising. The Bangalore-based company is seen to be strengthening its arsenal to wage a war with Amazon that might soon define […]

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Even as the Indian government refuses to entertain most of Apple’s demands, the Cupertino-based company will soon take a major step that could bolster its business in the nation. Mashable reported last month that Apple intends to start manufacturing in India by as early as late April, starting with last year’s iPhone SE model for […]

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Google can’t say for certain that ads placed with its various massive platforms won’t end up near an offensive video or website. At least that’s the opinion of Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and the most prominent public face of the search giant. Schmidt conceded the point during an interview on Fox […]

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