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Kirsten Gillibrand launches her bid for the presidency

The Democratic Senator from New York will kick off her campaign with a visit to Iowa this weekend. New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand effectively threw her hat in the 2020 presidential campaign ring
This healthcare giant invests millions in affordable housing to keep people healthy

This healthcare giant invests millions in affordable housing to keep people healthy

Kaiser Permanente realized that investment in housing is an investment in health, and so it’s offering funds to help keep apartment buildings affordable and finding housing for homeless residents. In
Attorney general nominee wants to examine the power of tech’s “behemoths”

Attorney general nominee wants to examine the power of tech’s “behemoths”

Trump’s nominee for attorney general, William Barr, testified before the Senate Judiciary committee. Several tech-related questions came up. At the confirmation hearings on Tuesday of William Barr,
This city is using a “Goat Fund Me” to pay for goats to make it safe from wildfires

This city is using a “Goat Fund Me” to pay for goats to make it safe from wildfires

Nevada City, California, is trying to raise enough money to welcome a herd of goats this winter, because they can quickly clear flammable brush before the next fire season. Understandably, California
Hungry flyers, this app will deliver food right to your boarding gate

Hungry flyers, this app will deliver food right to your boarding gate

No need to resort to airplane food. Tragically underrated comedy writer Erma Bombeck once wrote that, “Some of the best fiction writers got their start writing airline menus.”Read Full Story
Google’s new employee perk: paid sabbaticals to work for nonprofits

Google’s new employee perk: paid sabbaticals to work for nonprofits

Google.org Fellowships will let employees take a break from their day job to work on projects for good. Google’s nonprofit division Google.org has long committed to donating 1% of the company’s total
Yes, it’s been 10 years since Sully’s Miracle on the Hudson plane landing

Yes, it’s been 10 years since Sully’s Miracle on the Hudson plane landing

It’s been 10 years since Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River. It’s been 10 years since office drones working on Manhattan’s West Side looked up from their Excel
Here’s the Robert Mueller action figure you’ve been waiting for

Here’s the Robert Mueller action figure you’ve been waiting for

“We’re not trying to be melodramatic here but the Special Counsel sure seems to be the last thing standing between us and utter chaos.” Is Robert Mueller a hero? It depends on whom you ask, but if you
The government wants you…to help it build a better lie detector

The government wants you…to help it build a better lie detector

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency is hosting an open challenge seeking ways to evaluate “credibility assessment” technology. Building a better lie detector has long been a goal for
President Trump can’t spell and Burger King is clowning on him for it

President Trump can’t spell and Burger King is clowning on him for it

“Hamberder” has entered the cultural lexicon, and it’s inspiring nearly covfefe-level mockery. Once upon a time, President Barack Obama ordered a hamburger with Grey Poupon mustard and the
Cops can’t force you to unlock your phone with your face or finger

Cops can’t force you to unlock your phone with your face or finger

Don’t give them the finger. No one wants to end up in a situation where they are arguing with a cop over unlocking a phone. However, if you do find yourself in such a situation, there’s something you
Ikea to release a hackable bed that could last a lifetime

Ikea to release a hackable bed that could last a lifetime

The Delaktig line of hackable furniture, developed with British design star Tom Dixon, is growing in a big way.In 2016, Ikea teamed up with the British designer Tom Dixon and design students at
In a win for casinos, a new DOJ opinion makes all online gambling illegal

In a win for casinos, a new DOJ opinion makes all online gambling illegal

This is certainly a big win for Sheldon Adelson. Late last night, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new legal opinion that goes against an earlier one from 2011. The opinion says a law called
How the era of the remote worker complicates management

How the era of the remote worker complicates management

How do you manage a team when you don’t know exactly what they’re doing or where they are at every given moment? New York-based startup Muck Rack is a team of 50 people who can work from home
8 robots racing to win the delivery wars of 2019

8 robots racing to win the delivery wars of 2019

If these robotics startups get their way, this could be the year delivery robots become a regular sight on city streets. CES 2019 has brought three new automated robot vehicles to an already hotly
Gillette targets toxic masculinity in a new campaign–but still advertises on Fox News

Gillette targets toxic masculinity in a new campaign–but still advertises on Fox News

“The Best a Man Can Be” pushes back against toxic masculinity. But is Gillette being the best it can be to support that message? For the past 30 years, Gillette has boldly stated that it was “The Best
These are the 3 components of a great story

These are the 3 components of a great story

Our brains are hardwired to hear stories, rather than hard facts. I was recently coaching a C-suite executive from a multi-billion-dollar company. He started telling me about his background and told
This doggie wellness startup raised $49M to help your pup eat, feel, and smell better

This doggie wellness startup raised $49M to help your pup eat, feel, and smell better

The Farmer’s Dog, a fresh pet food delivery service, aims to cure American dogs of obesity, lethargy, poor odor, and a host of other furry health concerns. With consumers spending $70 billion a year
You know you want to watch the Tappan Zee Bridge explode

You know you want to watch the Tappan Zee Bridge explode

Early-morning ‘splosions! The state of our country’s infrastructure has been a political talking point for decades, but usually it’s all talk, no action. Today, there’s going to be a little action.
Your Netflix subscription is getting a price hike–the biggest one in 12 years

Your Netflix subscription is getting a price hike–the biggest one in 12 years

58 million subscribers will be affected by the price hike. Martin Scorsese movies and Shonda Rhimes mega-deals don’t exactly pay for themselves.Read Full Story