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San Francisco is the best — and not just because I’m a native to the city by the bay. It’s the center of tech, innovation, art and creativity. Don’t forget its geographic beauty and easy access to world-class wine, food and nature. But even I have to acknowledge that my hometown and surrounding area, famously […]

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Ev Williams wrote at the start of 2015 that he was taking Medium in a new direction because ad-driven media on the internet was “broken.” The future? Subscriptions. “Medium will remain the best place to share ideas that matter and to find independent voices and fresh perspectives  —  for free. For members, it will get […]

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Student loan debt may not be exclusive to gender, but women have a tougher time paying it off than men. Women earn just under 80 cents on the dollar compared with men, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and they’re paying more out of their pockets to service debt. One year after graduation, 47% of women […]

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Plastic is a problem. It’s a problem that Scottish startup MacRebur is taking on one mile at a time. MacRebur is aiming to challenge three major world issues: Repurposing millions of tonnes of waste plastic, saving millions in the cost of road repairs and strengthening our existing roads. The idea for the startup was born […]

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It’s common wisdom. Near gospel really, and not just among young people and founders. Across generational lines, sentiments like those from Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement at Stanford have been engraved into our collective consciousness:   “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep […]

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In late 2015, an “anti-Uber alliance” was formed between four global ride hailing companies. Now at least two of those partners have quietly dropped out. Lyft and China’s Didi Chuxing’s roaming arrangement, to allow users to book rides on each other’s platforms, was suspended in January, a Didi spokesperson confirmed.  Lyft’s similar arranagement with Southeast […]

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Southeast Asian ride-hailing powerhouse Grab is now launching in a country where no Uber has driven yet — Myanmar. Grab, which has expanded rapidly since its launch in Malaysia in 2012 — is now in 35 cities across Southeast Asia. SEE ALSO: Bike-sharing companies are flooding the market, but this one insists its bikes are […]

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Landlords have been among the loudest critics of Airbnb, what with the risks of loud parties and expensive repairs, but the company has a plan to win them over.  Unfortunately, in Australia, the scheme looks a tad half-baked. Airbnb’s director of global multifamily housing partnerships, Jaja Jackson wants to create “solutions that work for the […]

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Australia is a one ride share company town. Want to take a trip in someone else’s depreciating asset? Uber’s almost your only option (sorry, GoCatch). Americans, of course, have an alternative: Lyft. So when director of strategic partnerships, Insiya Lokhandwala, appeared on the schedule of Brisbane’s Myriad startup festival in late March, you had to […]

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Google has apologized repeatedly to outraged British brands and government groups that found their ads surfacing on hateful YouTube videos. Now it’s finally delivering on its promise to do better. The company announced a host of changes to its advertising systems on Tuesday meant to give brands more control over where their ads appear. SEE […]

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If you can get past the idea of “toilet beer” — think of it like bathtub gin! — then you may be able to experience a taste of the future and a damn good beer to boot. SEE ALSO: Starbucks Challenges Paper Cup Waste via Sustainability Design Contest Southern California beer makers Stone Brewing unveiled […]

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Donald Trump is known for calling CNN “fake news,” and now Arianna Huffington has joined the party.  The Uber board member criticized the cable news network during an Uber conference call on Tuesday over what she called a misleading headline.  SEE ALSO: Check the numbers, it’s true: People really like Lyft over Uber, even before […]

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Uber opened up its phone lines to the press Tuesday, but the grand affair of the ride-hailing giant launching their apology tour didn’t come without a few bumps in the road.  SEE ALSO: Uber’s ratings are in the toilet Facing scandal after scandal and the heat of the press at every turn, Uber held a […]

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