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Rethinking Uber

Once the darling of every mobile urbanite, it’s hard to recall a company that’s endured more bad press and scandal than Uber. Their labor practices are problematic. They’ve long fostered a workplace culture of misogyny. Their business model is questionable. Their leadership is in flux.

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Credit Cards Go Smart

Digital payment systems like Apple Pay and Venmo are catching fire as more and more people move their money entirely online. It seems like we’ve entered the perfect environment for the adoption of “smart” credit cards, or cards that combine several accounts into a single

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Formula E: Racing Into the Future

Winding through closed-off city streets, these wide-bodied, low-clearance racers scream across turns and straightaways before rapturous crowds. Excitement is the only thing in the air—thanks to a complete lack of exhaust from these blistering-fast machines. As more and more everyday drivers turn to hybrids and

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Amazon: The Next Supercorporation?

In a year that has seen Amazon.com swallow Whole Foods, well, whole, there is no reason to believe the online giant won’t continue to eat up everything in its path. The 23-year-old company finalized the $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods in August. In the

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3D Printing: A Construction Revolution

The popular image of the construction industry has been largely unchanged for a century. Trends in building aesthetics may change throughout the decades, but the way they get built has mostly stayed consistent. But as we’ve seen in many other recently disrupted industries, this mode

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How Many Jobs Will Robots Create In the Next Decade?

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “a robot could do my job,” just wait 20 years and you’ll likely find out that might actually be true. According to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 38% of jobs in the US could be automated by the

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Are Driverless Cars the Next Smartphone?

Despite some early challenges and resistance, companies such as Google, Uber, and Drive. AI continue to pursue their efforts to make driverless cars an on-road reality. If the trend continues, and so far it appears that it will, Carol Reilly, president of Drive.AI, predicts that

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Larry Scheinfeld: Three Most Notable Accelerators of 2016

With nearly 200 accelerators professing to teach startups business savvy and connect them with financiers, choosing the right one can be a daunting task. While startups like AirBnB, Dropbox, and Reddit have benefited from using the same top accelerator, many copycat programs (which grow in