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/Film
One Crazy Summer SequelBetween One Crazy Summer and Better Off Dead, it’s almost impossible not to pic
One Crazy Summer Sequel
/Film / Posted 4 hours ago
Between One Crazy Summer and Better Off Dead, it’s almost impossible not to pick the latter as the more satisfying of the two Savage Steve Holland and John Cusack collaborations. The ’80s comedies have both aged well, though. Neither film was a hit... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Here's How Twitter Is Trying To Make The Most Of The Super BowlAlthough Twitter's users are reportedly tweeting less than they used to, the Su
Here's How Twitter Is Trying To Make The Most Of The Super Bowl
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 9 hours ago
Although Twitter's users are reportedly tweeting less than they used to, the Super Bowl remains prime time for the platform. Last year, Twitter saw 29 million tweets during the Super Bowl, about 21% more than the year before. "We’re going to have... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Startup May Be Filing For An IPOThe Honest Company, the environmentally friendly hygiene brand started by actre
Jessica Alba's Honest Co. Startup May Be Filing For An IPO
Fast Company Magazine / Posted yesterday
The Honest Company, the environmentally friendly hygiene brand started by actress Jessica Alba, is looking to go public, reports Bloomberg. Valued at $1.7 billion, the startup is currently in talks with Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, though its... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Home & Design Links We Loved This WeekA dune-cooled home, DIY glowy wall letters, a Shaker-inspired kitchen, and more
Home & Design Links We Loved This Week
San Antonio Express-News / Posted yesterday
A dune-cooled home, DIY glowy wall letters, a Shaker-inspired kitchen, and more... Three "urban meditation retreats"—cozy hideaways as design-minded as they are mindful—that are now open to the (paying) public make it clear that to some, good design... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Cruz And Rubio Data Games May Not Be Enough To Overcome Trump's LeadThe Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio campaigns each rode to strong finishes in Iowa on
Cruz And Rubio Data Games May Not Be Enough To Overcome Trump's Lead
Fast Company Magazine / Posted yesterday
The Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio campaigns each rode to strong finishes in Iowa on the strength of well-organized and data-driven ground games. But the magic might not work as well in New Hampshire. With four days until the vote, Donald Trump, by most... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Former Employee Of Google, Apple, And Microsoft On How To Master The Tech InterviewWhen Gayle Laakmann McDowell had her first interview for a software engineering
Former Employee Of Google, Apple, And Microsoft On How To Master The Tech Interview
Fast Company Magazine / Posted yesterday
When Gayle Laakmann McDowell had her first interview for a software engineering position at Microsoft 11 years ago, she didn't know quite what she was getting herself into. "I was mostly naive about the interview process," she says. McDowell had just... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Virtual Marketplace Aims To Change The Ratio of Women On BoardsTwo findings about gender and leadership bookended 2015. In January, the Pew R
Virtual Marketplace Aims To Change The Ratio of Women On Boards
Fast Company Magazine / Posted yesterday
Two findings about gender and leadership bookended 2015. In January, the Pew Research Center found that men and women agree that honesty, intelligence, and decisiveness are believed to be the most essential leadership traits, and both genders say... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Fact-Checking Big Pharma's Most Common Justifications For Hiking Drug PricesMartin Shkreli is a walking nightmare for the pharmaceutical industry. The so-
Fact-Checking Big Pharma's Most Common Justifications For Hiking Drug Prices
Fast Company Magazine / Posted yesterday
Martin Shkreli is a walking nightmare for the pharmaceutical industry. The so-called "Pharma Bro" entrepreneur who gained infamy last year for hiking the price of a life-saving drug from $13.50 to $750 has almost single-handedly made the issue of... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Slack Releases Its Latest Diversity Hiring NumbersWe’re used to startups coming along and disrupting paradigms. This time, a star
Slack Releases Its Latest Diversity Hiring Numbers
Fast Company Magazine / Posted yesterday
We’re used to startups coming along and disrupting paradigms. This time, a startup is simultaneously shaking up a persistent struggle for diversity by being transparent and taking a page from the NFL’s playbook to implement a rule that’s over a... Read more
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New York Magazine
Entitled Millennial Workers of the World, Unite!Photo: Zero Creatives/Corbis A specter is haunting America — the specter of mi
Entitled Millennial Workers of the World, Unite!
New York Magazine / Posted yesterday
Photo: Zero Creatives/Corbis A specter is haunting America — the specter of millennial entitlement. Despite their love of taking selfies, millennials seem to hate taking a hard look in the mirror. When reprimanded by op-ed writers, many of my peers... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Epic's Unreal Engine Now Lets Developers Build Content Inside VRVirtual reality content makers, from independent teams to large groups of profe
Epic's Unreal Engine Now Lets Developers Build Content Inside VR
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
Virtual reality content makers, from independent teams to large groups of professionals working on seven-figure projects, will soon be able to develop their work in VR. For years, Epic Games’ Unreal Engine has been the go-to tool for building video... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
The Search For Alien Life Is Getting Bigger, Weirder, And More ContentiousIt may not be common knowledge on Earth, but the search for intelligent life el
The Search For Alien Life Is Getting Bigger, Weirder, And More Contentious
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
It may not be common knowledge on Earth, but the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe is heating up—and so is the debate about how to do it. Remember those "alien megastructures" scientists tossed out as one theory for why a certain... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
The Hidden Epidemic Of Doctor SuicidesIt’s no secret that doctors often work shifts of more than 24 hours without ti
The Hidden Epidemic Of Doctor Suicides
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
It’s no secret that doctors often work shifts of more than 24 hours without time to adequately rest or eat. It’s no secret either that many practicing physicians and medical students are tasked with punishing workloads, and either blame themselves... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
How Silicon Valley Is Playing Defense To Prep For A Super Bowl BlitzIt's one of the biggest logistical challenges imaginable—how to secure a major
How Silicon Valley Is Playing Defense To Prep For A Super Bowl Blitz
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
It's one of the biggest logistical challenges imaginable—how to secure a major urban area hosting one of the world's biggest sports events and expecting a blitz of tourists and fans. San Francisco is expecting almost 2 million visitors to the Bay... Read more
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Macworld
iPhone 7 rumors: It's all about the cameraThe new iPhone doesn't come out until September, but that won't stop the rumor
iPhone 7 rumors: It's all about the camera
Macworld / Posted 2 days ago
The new iPhone doesn't come out until September, but that won't stop the rumor mill from churning at a furious pace. We have about seven more months of iPhone 7 rumors to deal with until Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage to show off the newest and... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Why Amazon's Rumored "Bookstores" Probably Won't Be What You ThinkOn an earnings call yesterday, a shopping mall exec mentioned that Amazon has p
Why Amazon's Rumored "Bookstores" Probably Won't Be What You Think
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 3 days ago
On an earnings call yesterday, a shopping mall exec mentioned that Amazon has plans to open 300–400 bookstores. It was a surprising revelation, and probably not quite as straightforward as it sounds. Following up on that report, which first appeared... Read more
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The Atlantic
Starbucks the Benevolent?Last month, Starbucks started giving full-time employees in China monthly housi
Starbucks the Benevolent?
The Atlantic / Posted 3 days ago
Last month, Starbucks started giving full-time employees in China monthly housing allowances. The benefit, which will cover about half of the average worker’s housing costs, according to the company, is just Starbucks’s latest welfare-policy... Read more
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The Atlantic
A New Archetype: The Empowered Woman Who Leaves Over Coworkers’ SexismA few pages into Maureen Sherry's new novel, Opening Belle, chronicling a succe
A New Archetype: The Empowered Woman Who Leaves Over Coworkers’ Sexism
The Atlantic / Posted 3 days ago
A few pages into Maureen Sherry's new novel, Opening Belle, chronicling a successful female managing director's time at a large Wall Street bank, I had a feeling I knew where things were heading. (Spoiler alert:) After simultaneously enjoying and... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Intel Has Made Some Big Steps Toward Its Diversity Goals, So Why Are People Leaving?In its ongoing effort to be radically transparent about the progress it's makin
Intel Has Made Some Big Steps Toward Its Diversity Goals, So Why Are People Leaving?
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 3 days ago
In its ongoing effort to be radically transparent about the progress it's making toward diversity and inclusion in a number of areas (not just hiring), Intel issued another report on its first full year of results. Not surprisingly, the company is... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Former Yahoo Editor Sues, Alleging Discrimination Against Male EmployeesAs Yahoo prepares to deliver its quarterly earnings report and agenda to invest
Former Yahoo Editor Sues, Alleging Discrimination Against Male Employees
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 3 days ago
As Yahoo prepares to deliver its quarterly earnings report and agenda to investors, a former employee is giving the embattled company yet another thing to worry about. Gregory Anderson, a Yahoo editor laid off in November 2014, filed a lawsuit Monday... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Here's How The Government Plans To Spend $1 Billion On Cancer CuresMonday was a big day in the fight against cancer. Vice President Joe Biden conv
Here's How The Government Plans To Spend $1 Billion On Cancer Cures
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 3 days ago
Monday was a big day in the fight against cancer. Vice President Joe Biden convened the first meeting of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force of government departments and other agencies, the White House announced a proposal to spend $1 billion on the... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
How Lumosity Plans To Move On After Being Fined By The FTCTalk about a corporate headache. Lumosity, the brain-training game app whose TV
How Lumosity Plans To Move On After Being Fined By The FTC
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 4 days ago
Talk about a corporate headache. Lumosity, the brain-training game app whose TV ads and web presence have been near-ubiquitous in recent years, was slapped with a $50 million fine by the FTC earlier this year over claims made about the benefits of... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Online Marketplace Bezar Has Been Acquired By AHAlifeBezar, the e-commerce site launched last year by Fab.com cofounder Bradford She
Online Marketplace Bezar Has Been Acquired By AHAlife
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 4 days ago
Bezar, the e-commerce site launched last year by Fab.com cofounder Bradford Shellhammer, has been acquired by AHAlife, a global online luxury marketplace. Starting today, the Bezar brand will point to AHAlife, and several Bezar team members will be... Read more
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Gamasutra
The state of game development in AfricaThis year could be the one for African game developers to make their mark on th
The state of game development in Africa
Gamasutra / Posted 4 days ago
This year could be the one for African game developers to make their mark on the world. Grassroots indie development scenes have sprung up in several African nations over the past decade or so to complement Ubisoft Casablanca's mobile and handheld... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
How To Get People To Cycle, Sweat, And Solicit For Your Charitable CauseEach year, millions of people march, run, bike, swim, and even climb in the nam
How To Get People To Cycle, Sweat, And Solicit For Your Charitable Cause
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 4 days ago
Each year, millions of people march, run, bike, swim, and even climb in the name of raising money for a charity of their choice. Today there are more than 40,000 walkathons alone in the U.S., and the top peer-to-peer fundraising programs raised more... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Fast Company Is Hiring A Business Reporter With A Leadership FocusFastcompany.com is hiring a business reporter with experience writing about lea
Fast Company Is Hiring A Business Reporter With A Leadership Focus
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 4 days ago
Fastcompany.com is hiring a business reporter with experience writing about leadership to cover the world’s most innovative companies—and the people who are leading those companies into the future. This reporter will be responsible for writing smart... Read more
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The Washington Times
Cheapest exoskeleton lets the paralyzed walk for $40kAt about the same cost of a Cadillac, a robotics company from California said a
Cheapest exoskeleton lets the paralyzed walk for $40k
The Washington Times / Posted 4 days ago
At about the same cost of a Cadillac, a robotics company from California said a new exoskeleton unveiled on Monday is making it possible for paraplegics and others with mobility disorders to regain their ability to walk. “It feels like you’re... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
How Facebook Plans To Catch Gun SellersAlthough Facebook says it has banned sales of firearms on the service, it is re
How Facebook Plans To Catch Gun Sellers
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 4 days ago
Although Facebook says it has banned sales of firearms on the service, it is relying on its giant user base to monitor the social network for violations of its new policy. Although Facebook has a large community standards team, it has no plans to... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Here's How Much India Matters to Apple Inc.During its first-quarter earnings, Apple reported that sales across the Greater
Here's How Much India Matters to Apple Inc.
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
During its first-quarter earnings, Apple reported that sales across the Greater China area, one of its most promising markets, only rose 14% annually. That's a significant slowdown from 99% growth in the previous quarter and 70% growth a year... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Why Isn't Equality In Leadership Skills Changing The Number Of Female Leaders?Here’s a new angle on the gender divide in leadership: Men and women score near
Why Isn't Equality In Leadership Skills Changing The Number Of Female Leaders?
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 5 days ago
Here’s a new angle on the gender divide in leadership: Men and women score nearly equally in their ability to drive businesses, but fewer women are able to get beyond lower-level leadership positions. The finding comes to us from a new study... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Reality check: Barbie now tall, curvy, and petite, too New York – Barbie, long the stereotypical blue-eyed blonde bombshell, has bee
Reality check: Barbie now tall, curvy, and petite, too
Manila Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
New York – Barbie, long the stereotypical blue-eyed blonde bombshell, has been given a makeover. The iconic doll will now be available in three new body types – tall, petite and curvy. The... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Facebook To End Private Gun Sales On Facebook And InstagramFacebook on Friday changed its policy to ban all private sales of guns through
Facebook To End Private Gun Sales On Facebook And Instagram
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 7 days ago
Facebook on Friday changed its policy to ban all private sales of guns through its platforms, said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Facebook will rely on users to report content that violates the new policy,... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
The Secret (Internet) Language Of ParentsFTM. SAHD. NAK. GOAT.* Are you lost yet? If you don’t understand these acronyms
The Secret (Internet) Language Of Parents
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 7 days ago
FTM. SAHD. NAK. GOAT.* Are you lost yet? If you don’t understand these acronyms it may be because they have been cultivated by a select group of people. Like the cats who popularized cheezeburgers and LOLs or the shiba inu’s "dogespeak," which is... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Obama Aims To Close The Wage Gap With A New Proposal For Salary TransparencyToday marks the seventh anniversary of President Obama signing his very first b
Obama Aims To Close The Wage Gap With A New Proposal For Salary Transparency
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 8 days ago
Today marks the seventh anniversary of President Obama signing his very first bill into law. That was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which restored protection against wage discrimination. The President marked the day by announcing a proposal aimed... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
iPhone 5se: This Could Be The One 4-Inch Smartphone Worth Caring AboutAssuming the rumors are true, the iPhone 5se might be one of Apple’s most confo
iPhone 5se: This Could Be The One 4-Inch Smartphone Worth Caring About
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 8 days ago
Assuming the rumors are true, the iPhone 5se might be one of Apple’s most confounding new products. Revamping the 4-inch iPhone makes perfect sense on some level: The iPhone 5se would likely fit into the $450 slot now occupied by the iPhone 5s,... Read more
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iol.co.za
Barbie gets a makeoverNew York - Barbie, the stereotypical blue-eyed blonde bombshell, has been given
Barbie gets a makeover
iol.co.za / Posted 8 days ago
New York - Barbie, the stereotypical blue-eyed blonde bombshell, has been given a makeover. The iconic doll will now be available in three new body types - tall, petite and curvy. The best-selling doll's manufacturer Mattel announced the new looks... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Meet The 102 New Members Of The Most Creative People In Business CommunityFast Company is excited to announce the addition of 102 new members to the Most
Meet The 102 New Members Of The Most Creative People In Business Community
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 8 days ago
Fast Company is excited to announce the addition of 102 new members to the Most Creative People in Business 1000, an exclusive community of influencers in business from across the economy and around the globe. These mavens of business, art,... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
CEO of Lululemon makes her new pitch: high-end frozen foodVancouver’s Yaletown Urban Fare is the sort of up-to-the-minute supermarket whe
CEO of Lululemon makes her new pitch: high-end frozen food
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Vancouver’s Yaletown Urban Fare is the sort of up-to-the-minute supermarket where, directly inside the doors, you’re greeted by a produce section—a big one, with an emphasis on freshness and organics. On the right, a deli section dominates, with... Read more
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iafrica.com
Reality check: Barbie gets makeoverBarbie, long the stereotypical blue-eyed blonde bombshell, has been given a mak
Reality check: Barbie gets makeover
iafrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Barbie, long the stereotypical blue-eyed blonde bombshell, has been given a makeover. The iconic doll will now be available in three new body types - tall, petite and curvy. The best-selling doll's manufacturer Mattel announced the new looks... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Reality check: Barbie now tall, curvy and petite too Barbie, long the stereotypical blue-eyed blonde bombshell, has been given a m
Reality check: Barbie now tall, curvy and petite too
Manila Bulletin / Posted 8 days ago
Barbie, long the stereotypical blue-eyed blonde bombshell, has been given a makeover. The iconic doll will now be available in three new body types — tall, petite and curvy. The best-selling... Read more
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Animation World Network
Gnomon Live Australia Presents ‘The Art of Entertainment’ March 4-6Jonathan Berube Gnomon Live Australia presents a first-class lineup of Los Ang
Gnomon Live Australia Presents ‘The Art of Entertainment’ March 4-6
Animation World Network / Posted 8 days ago
Jonathan Berube Gnomon Live Australia presents a first-class lineup of Los Angeles-based artists who will share their strategic thinking and practices developed in some of the industry’s most highly regarded studios including Blizzard Entertainment,... Read more
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Rappler
Reality check: Barbie now tall, curvy and petite tooALL SHAPES AND SIZES. Mattel releases new Barbie dolls that come in different s
Reality check: Barbie now tall, curvy and petite too
Rappler / Posted 8 days ago
ALL SHAPES AND SIZES. Mattel releases new Barbie dolls that come in different sizes, skin tones, and hair and eye colors. Screengrab from Twitter/Barbie NEW YORK, USA – Barbie, long the stereotypical blue-eyed blonde bombshell, has been given a... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Meet Workhorse, The Company That's Competing With Amazon For Delivery DronesAt a small airport in Ohio, a truck manufacturer is testing out something decid
Meet Workhorse, The Company That's Competing With Amazon For Delivery Drones
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 8 days ago
At a small airport in Ohio, a truck manufacturer is testing out something decidedly futuristic: Small, retractable drone aircraft that pop off a delivery truck’s roof and fly packages to delivery points a mile away. The manufacturer, the Workhorse... Read more
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CNET
How Apple's retail chief views her store workersApple retail chief Angela Ahrendts says the employee retention rate at the reta
How Apple's retail chief views her store workers
CNET / Posted 9 days ago
Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts says the employee retention rate at the retail stores has reached its highest level yet. Apple Stores employees stick with their jobs and there's a good reason for that, says the company's retail chief. The... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Trump Is Playing Catch-Up In The Data-Driven Ground Game, But Does It Even Matter?With a big mouth, plenty of buzz, and a yuuge media presence, does Donald Trump
Trump Is Playing Catch-Up In The Data-Driven Ground Game, But Does It Even Matter?
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 9 days ago
With a big mouth, plenty of buzz, and a yuuge media presence, does Donald Trump still need a data-driven get-out-the-vote operation to win in Iowa and New Hampshire? The real-estate developer has disrupted the presidential campaign like few other... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Ikea Wants You To Stop Throwing Away Your Ikea FurnitureWhere does an Ikea product go when it approaches the end of its useful life? Ma
Ikea Wants You To Stop Throwing Away Your Ikea Furniture
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 9 days ago
Where does an Ikea product go when it approaches the end of its useful life? Maybe Craigslist, or the annual yard sale, or—for the optimistic or guilt-ridden—a storage unit. Probably the worst option of all? The landfill. But Steve Howard, the... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Apple Maps Stops Sending People Searching For "Abortion" To Adoption CentersApple is fixing a flaw in its algorithm that had been directing people seeking
Apple Maps Stops Sending People Searching For "Abortion" To Adoption Centers
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 9 days ago
Apple is fixing a flaw in its algorithm that had been directing people seeking information about abortions to fertility centers and adoption clinics. During January, Fast Company tested both Siri and Apple Maps from various locations around San... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Exclusive: Inside Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" VR ProjectAnyone who’s tried virtual reality with other people around knows there’s a mom
Exclusive: Inside Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" VR Project
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 9 days ago
Anyone who’s tried virtual reality with other people around knows there’s a moment when they have to let go of worrying about how silly they look wearing a big, bulky headset. That was no different for famed Star Wars and Star Trek director J.J.... Read more
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MacNN
Ahrendts claims to view Apple Store employees like 'executives'High 81 percent employee retention rate achieved at Apple StoresThe Apple Store
Ahrendts claims to view Apple Store employees like 'executives'
MacNN / Posted 9 days ago
High 81 percent employee retention rate achieved at Apple StoresThe Apple Store has ended its year with the highest employee retention rate the company has ever seen, advises retail head Angela Ahrendts. In an interview, Ahrendts reveals the store... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Google Sued By Former Contract Recruiter For Withholding PayFormer Google contract recruiter Tymuoi Ha filed suit against the company for w
Google Sued By Former Contract Recruiter For Withholding Pay
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 9 days ago
Former Google contract recruiter Tymuoi Ha filed suit against the company for wage and hour violations, claiming that Google and Urpan Technologies (one of the many staffing agencies the search giant uses to hire temporary and contract workers)... Read more
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