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By: Mark Sullivan

Qualcomm makes much of its cash by licensing chip and phone patents to phone makers. Apple says the rates are too high. The endgame could be seismic for both. Qualcomm beat analyst estimates in its earnings report yesterday, but revenues...

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By: Dan Solomon

The company’s push for socially conscious ads tackles America’s thorniest issue. WHAT: “Talk About Bias,” a new 60-second spot from Proctor & Gamble.Read Full Story

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By: Elizabeth Segran

The makeup retailer’s large-scale stores are still thriving, but a new intimate location in Boston shows that it’s thinking about its next act. If you’re out at a shopping center, you’ll likely spot one of the more ...

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By: Adele Peters

Ubitricity is retrofitting streetlights in London to provide overnight charging to parked EVs. An old-fashioned streetlight in the London borough of Westminster–emblazoned with an ornate, golden W–looks essentially the same as it did...

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By: Ben Paynter

Beyond just raising awareness, artistic projects can work for impact as well. In late June, Bay Area-based Five Keys Charter Schools launched the Self Determination Project, a program that turns buses into mobile classrooms to reach kids who might...

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By: KC Ifeanyi

RuPaul, Lupita Nyong’o, Whoopi Goldberg, Naomi Campbell, and Diddy headline photographer Tim Walker’s gloriously black rendition of Lewis Carroll’s classic. WHAT: The 2018 Pirelli calendarRead Full Story

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By: Joe Berkowitz

The dating app Hater, which matches users by what they hate, just released a map of the U.S. that reveals what is most scorned by each state. One thing that always brings people together is a specific, intense opinion. It feels good to rally...

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By: Pavithra Mohan

Though it’s rising, the paltry headcount of women in Congress is particularly alarming in the current political climate. As I’ve written recently, the world of venture capital isn’t the most welcoming for women. But...

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By: Harry McCracken

The company is leaving most of its markets and retooling its service to serve small businesses rather than consumers—tough decisions that it hopes will lead to profitability. “Magic” may be the tech industry’s most-abused ...

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By: Adele Peters

In Los Angeles, for example, car parking takes up 17,020,594 square meters of land. Two of the massive parking lots next to Dodger Stadium in L.A.–together roughly the size of Grand Central Station, or twice as big as the...

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By: Lydia Dishman

Last year Pinterest set diversity goals it called “aggressive for a reason.” Diversity chief Candice Morgan shares what she’s learned since—and what’s next. When Candice Morgan was appointed to head...

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By: Jillian...

You might not even realize that you’re doing it. Of course there are lots of ways you can sabotage an interview. But we’re going to assume you know better than to lie on your resume, bash your previous employer, or perhaps worst of...

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By: Joe Berkowitz

How one tantalizingly worded headline connected with a large swath of Twitter. Misery loves company, and this year it has had no shortage.Read Full Story

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By: Stephanie Vozza

These are some of the best ways to find talent. If you’re looking to expand your team, chances are one of your current employees knows just the right person, according to SilkRoad’s Sources of Hire 2017 report. Employee referrals are...

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By: Daniel Terdiman

The startup SkySafe raised $11.5 million from a group of investors, and inked a deal through the Pentagon’s innovation lab to work with the Navy SEALs. The idea of drones carrying things cameras for journalism, aid for disaster zones, or even ...

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By: Amit Raizada

One counterintuitive tip: Don’t oversell how different your startup is. Too many startup founders’ otherwise great ideas fall flat when they pitch them all wrong. As a venture capitalist, I’ve seen pitches flounder for lots ...

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By: Sean Captain

Intel’s Jack Weast shares new lessons about robo cars. For one: they’ll fail if they don’t tell us clearly and consistently what they are up to, and why. Intel may have missed out on the smartphone boom, but it’s...

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By: Rich Bellis

Recruiters are often asked to do the impossible, which sometimes makes them resort to unsavory—or downright discriminatory—practices. We’re seeking a creative, experimentally minded, outside-the-box thinker to join our...

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By: Adele Peters

The gender-neutral, waterproof outerwear from a company called Petit Pli fits children from 6 months old to 36 months. When Ryan Yasin bought a gift of clothing for his newborn nephew, the baby had outgrown it by the time it was delivered. Yasin,...

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By: Cale Guthrie Weissman

Whether Twitter admits it or not, its verification badge is a status symbol. Why give it to conspiracy theorists? The best and worst thing about Twitter is that you can say anything, and people may actually listen. And I mean anything.Read Full Story

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By: Patricia Sullivan

The Pentagon insists that arming Kurdish fighters–as President Trump ordered in May–is essential to beating ISIS. But do the benefits outweigh the risks? In May, U.S. President Donald Trump authorized a plan to arm the YPG, a...

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By: Dan Solomon

Assemble the ingredients and assemble the track on their interactive website. Chipotle hasn’t been shy about tapping the creative talents of prominent people in the past. They’ve published short stories by Jonathan Safron Foer and Toni ...

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By: Eillie Anzilotti

Plastered around the city of Boston for the next six months, the fliers contain some salient advice, namely: Help the victim disengage from the person spewing hate speech. In late June, the city of Boston was left in shock after a 34-year-old man...

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By: Eillie Anzilotti

Camps were meant to be temporary settlements, but they’re becoming permanent–so we need to find a way to digitize them and bring them up to speed with cities in the developing world. When a refugee family arrives at the Kakuma camp in...

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By: Joe Berkowitz

The first trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” just dropped, and Fast Company noticed some troubling similarities to M. Night Shyamalan’s 2006 flop. WHAT: The first trailer for The Shape of Water, a...

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By: Dan Solomon

Multi-tasking shouldn’t be at the expense your life or anyone else’s. WHAT: A PSA reminding people not to text and drive using a bevy of found footage.Read Full Story

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By: Julia...

Here’s how to make sure it does both. So you got a promotion. Congratulations! But are you feeling unsure about how great that raise, title change, or additional benefit actually is? Maybe you’re even wondering if it’s worth...

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By: Ben Paynter

More than 20% of nonprofit employees identify as LGBTQ. Perhaps that’s not surprising: Those who have traditionally been discriminated against or oppressed may have a strong impulse to ensure fair treatment and opportunities for others. What...

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By: Lisa Aldisert

These common misconceptions cause even the best managers to make badly timed (or just bad) promotions. If you’re a manager, maybe you can remember a time when you promoted someone to a position that they really didn’t deserve. And if...

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By: Joe Berkowitz

Keegan-Michael Key brought his much-beloved character Luther from the dearly departed “Key and Peele” on last night’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” WHAT: The return of Barack Obama’s anger...

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By: Kat Boogaard—The Muse

Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness. I sat staring blankly at hundreds of pages of documents and forms–willing myself to make at least some sort of progress. At that time, I was tasked with getting everything organized so that my ...

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By: Dan Solomon

This artist gives Disney characters an all too realistic update. And if you think 2017 sucks for princesses, just wait until you see your animal friends. The best movies from Disney’s animation department are exciting, dramatic morality...

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By: Elizabeth Segran

We make thousands of decisions a day. Stop wasting brain power on what to wear by building a set wardrobe that works for your industry. Dressing for the office in the morning takes time and energy, which is why the concept of a...

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By: Gwen Moran

Helping your manager shine could be the key to accomplishing your own goals faster. Here’s how to do it with out looking like a suck-up. When it comes to job security and getting ahead, few things can go as far as being the employee who makes ...

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By: Sean Captain

With the help of Uber and Lyft drivers, the twentysomethings behind lvl5 are making detailed maps they say can compete with those of Google and BMW. In most wars, generals plan battles by gathering around maps. And historically, the victors of those ...

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By: Ben Schiller

A new startup called Dandelion is drastically reducing the cost of installing the tech to provide residential buildings with heating and cooling from the ground. At a cost of $80,000 and upwards, geothermal systems have often been too expensive for...

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By: Mark Sullivan

If Ajit Pai’s FCC overturns net neutrality, many believe that will bring the courts into the debate, and leave the issue subject to future political winds. As Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai moves his agency...

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By: Austin Carr

News of Rive’s exit comes on the heels of questions surrounding Tesla’s $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity in 2016. Peter Rive, the cofounder of SolarCity and cousin of Elon Musk, announced his departure today from Tesla, just under ...

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By: Adele Peters

This farm-based PSA shows just how important investment in agriculture could be in reducing poverty in Africa. On a field in Zambia last December, farmers and villagers spent five days tilling the land not for food but to share a message with the...

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By: Dan Solomon

A jarring reminder that the streets of other cities aren’t as safe as the ones at home. Read Full Story

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By: Joe Berkowitz

The first trailer for the long-awaited film “Disaster Artist” is here, with a sprawling cast of actors that needs to be seen to be believed. Read Full Story

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By: KC Ifeanyi

Steve Berra’s hyphenated career stretches across skateboarding, film, creative agency work, and beyond. His secret? Thinking that none of it will last. Steve Berra doesn’t like talking about himself–primarily out of modesty...

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By: Nsi Obotetukudo—Jopwell

Managing is much more about learning than it is about knowing. As an entrepreneur and founder, I’ve been building teams and companies for more than 10 years, leading everything from operations and strategy to community development and...

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By: Michael Grothaus

An Amazonian tells us what it’s like interning for one of the hottest companies on the planet. It’s been 23 years since Jeff Bezos founded Amazon.com and in that time the company has come to dominate almost every industry it’s...

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By: Ainsley Harris

In a year of failures for art-related startups, Artsy CEO Carter Cleveland might be the last man standing. Walking into Artsy’s New York headquarters, 26 floors above Chinatown, feels like encountering a monumental blank canvas in a...

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By: Anisa Purbasari Horton

If your long list of projects and tasks is leaving you overwhelmed, these methods will help you finally get things done. Ah, to-do lists. The bane of our existence, the source of our stress and occasionally the symbol of our triumph. OK, I’m...

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By: Nicole LaPorte

For the first time, more than half of Netflix’s subscribers are based outside the United States. “Okja” hints at out how it will dominate the next frontier. In the race for eyeballs, Netflix is continuing its world domination....

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By: Harvey Deutschendorf

Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression. What’s the point of networking if not to get other people to like you? Sure, you need new contacts to...