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Former Facebook exec: I didn’t mean social networking is all bad

During a recent talk at Stanford, Chamath Palihapitiya, the early Facebook executive who now runs venture capital firm Social Capital, spoke of the dangers of social networks—such as their ability to
Target just bought on-demand delivery startup Shipt for $550 million

Target just bought on-demand delivery startup Shipt for $550 million

As grocery stores scramble to figure out online delivery strategies, Target is placing a $550 million bet on Shipt, according to Bloomberg. The Birmingham, Alabama, startup provides same-day delivery
Tina Smith: 4 things to know about Al Franken’s Senate replacement

Tina Smith: 4 things to know about Al Franken’s Senate replacement

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to take over Al Franken’s seat in the U.S. Senate. As you may recall, Franken stepped down from the Senate last week in the wake of sexual
What 350.org Can Teach Us About Effective Social Change

What 350.org Can Teach Us About Effective Social Change

The fossil fuels divestment campaign founded by Bill McKibben seems to some to have been a failure, but it dramatically re-framed the climate debate. “We need to view the fossil-fuel industry in a new
Do Corporations Want To Save America?

Do Corporations Want To Save America?

In “The Business of Change,” a new series, Capital & Main looks at the rise in CEO activism in response to the Trump administration. Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports
With Trump, The GOP Is Playing A Game Of Diminishing Returns

With Trump, The GOP Is Playing A Game Of Diminishing Returns

An expert on authoritarian regimes thinks Lindsay Graham’s recent tweet promoting Trump’s golf business is a bad sign of things to come. This story reflects the views of this author, but not

Patreon admits it “messed up” on that new fee structure everyone hated

Last week Patreon announced plans to implement a new fee structure that would likely hurt creators who depended on patrons who donated small amounts. Instead of the usual processing fee, Patreon
Anderson Cooper says he was hacked after tweet calls Trump a “pathetic loser”

Anderson Cooper says he was hacked after tweet calls Trump a “pathetic loser”

The Twitter account of Anderson Cooper called President Trump “a pathetic loser” yesterday, and the CNN anchor says he had nothing to do with it. The tweet was sent in response to Trump’s tweet

These sexual-abuse headlines inspired the most visits to the EEOC’s website in 2017

Recently, the term “Weinstein effect” has been used as a way of trying to trace the ongoing cascade of sexual-abuse allegations back to early October, when Harvey Weinstein’s alleged misconduct first
This New Kraft Ad Wants To Make All Parents Cry

This New Kraft Ad Wants To Make All Parents Cry

Parenting is tough and Kraft wants to make you feel better (probably about feeding your kids Kraft Dinner). What: A new brand campaign from Kraft that pulls the heartstrings to remind parents not to
This hotel just launched a maker program to fight plastic pollution in the Maldives

This hotel just launched a maker program to fight plastic pollution in the Maldives

The Maldives is one of those lust-worthy vacation spots that could make you punch your Instagram feed in jealousy when friends post photos frolicking in its crystal blue waters and white sand beaches.
These Are The 10 Habits That Drive Recruiters Crazy

These Are The 10 Habits That Drive Recruiters Crazy

Talking too much, showing up late, and not having a list of questions prepared are definite no-nos on your next job interview. When it comes to interviewing, there’s no such thing as one recipe for
This New Site Lets You Try A Job For Six Months Before Committing

This New Site Lets You Try A Job For Six Months Before Committing

Two millennial women were daunted by choosing a role to which they’d have to commit, so they created a platform to allow young professionals to try out jobs. When Juliette Lim was approaching the
Someone tried to trick the media with a fake lawsuit against Chuck Schumer

Someone tried to trick the media with a fake lawsuit against Chuck Schumer

Reporters from Axios, the Washington Post, CNN, and others were reportedly presented with a document that looked like a lawsuit detailing a sexual harassment complaint against Senate Minority Leader
Congrats On Your Startup Funding! Here’s How To Avoid Wasting It

Congrats On Your Startup Funding! Here’s How To Avoid Wasting It

One CEO says you can enlist everyone in your company to keep an eye on the budget even when you’re flush with cash and tempted to splurge. After my company raised over $60 million in financing and

New NBA pact with Twitch means you too could someday announce games

In the latest sign of what the future of basketball broadcasting might be, the NBA will soon co-stream some of its developmental league games on the popular social video service Twitch, enabling a
No One Wants To Work For You, And These Three Words Are Why

No One Wants To Work For You, And These Three Words Are Why

It’s one of the most common expressions found in job descriptions and postings, but it might be sending the wrong message. There’s a section in The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding, Al and Laura Reis’s
Women Leaders Share Moments Of 2017 That Redefined Their Roles

Women Leaders Share Moments Of 2017 That Redefined Their Roles

Twelve women executives discuss how pivotal headlines caused them to rethink their values and transform their approach to leadership. The news this year has been filled with controversies, crises, and

Apple invests $390 million into laser chipmaker Finisar

The company made the investment via its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, reports CNBC. Finisar makes some of the VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) chips found in the iPhone X and

Astronauts on the ISS will get to watch “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in space

Pretty excited about your center-front seats for The Last Jedi? That’s still not as cool as being able to watch the new Star Wars flick in orbit. After a tweet from spaceflight reporter Robin