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Even San Francisco’s tech chops can’t save it from relying on computers that belong in a museum https://bloom.bg/2jRbfPo
Nerd culture and the rise of Stranger Things have made people curious about Dungeons & Dragons. Some are willing to pay dungeon masters-for-hire to play https://bloom.bg/2jP2Tru
America is further toward the high-inequality, high-immobility end of the scale than other advanced economies https://bloom.bg/2jLaXcN
HP’s strategy for battling Amazon and Google: Don’t https://bloom.bg/2jNQDHN
Wall Street's new penchant for the cold storage business is letting a lot of ice cream melt https://bloom.bg/2jNCU3G
What would you do if your CEO wanted you to work out with them? https://bloom.bg/2jNwuBF
The world’s biggest textbook publisher will release all future editions of its U.S. titles digitally first, as students switch to online learning https://bloom.bg/2jMSMn2
RT @KristineOwram: The nascent pot industry was expected to be female-friendly, but now its boards are less diverse than tech or banking. A…
What does $163,000 buy you? A seat on Four Seasons's new, private trips for 2021 https://bloom.bg/2jLSJb6
Google doesn’t have to be dismantled. Sharing its crown jewel might reshape the internet https://bloom.bg/2jNfUBW
Women say they’re being pushed out of the weed industry as VC money moves in https://bloom.bg/2jL5WRx
Wall Street is buying up refrigerated warehouses, leaving small food makers out in the cold https://bloom.bg/2jKIeEY
This startup is taking on Bayer with cheaper, non-GMO seeds https://bloom.bg/2jMuzgG
Here’s something you’ll likely never have access to: a computerized stockpicker that outsmarts the market https://bloom.bg/2jLzu1q
This Berlin startup is Spotify for classical music buffs https://bloom.bg/2jIYTZy
In Florida, the smoking wars have been smoldering for almost 25 years https://bloom.bg/2jJZBpu
A yearlong project to capture the voices of workers facing unprecedented global change https://bloom.bg/32sH6Y3
Cancer surgery for $700, a heart bypass for $2,000. Pretty good, but under India’s new health-care system, it’s not good enough https://bloom.bg/2XMROFe
Since 2017, Seabed 2030 has single-handedly increased the percentage of the seabed that’s been surveyed from 6% to 15% https://bloom.bg/2XNQthu
When federal regulators defer to voluntary standards, they’re ceding power to the very industries they oversee—sometimes with tragic consequences https://bloom.bg/32vZejS
Hold your Kombucha and coconut water, PepsiCo has a new growth strategy: Mountain Dew https://bloom.bg/2k7fl60
Amazon Web Services is essentially plumbing for the internet. Uber should create a driving twist on AWS (via @bopinion) https://bloom.bg/2XTOyb4
A vintage “King Kong” poster, a Jean-Michel Basquiat drawing, and several luxury watches are among the latest haul of returned treasures https://bloom.bg/32xbcd8
Meet the fashion photographer who duped drug lords and the DEA https://bloom.bg/32x6qfI
What do you get when you combine the rise of nerd culture and the gig economy? Dungeon masters-for-hire, hosting games at $500 a pop https://bloom.bg/32sxRXI
After Car2Go eased its background checks, 75 of its vehicles were stolen in one day https://bloom.bg/2XRjysf
A new consensus is emerging: Youth e-cigarette use is a serious public-health concern (via @bopinion) https://bloom.bg/2k71EUH
It's an astonishing, disquieting time to be a working person https://bloom.bg/2k4puQU
Instacart hounds workers to take jobs that aren't worth it https://bloom.bg/32lsv0q
Uber should become the Amazon of routing (via @bopinion’s @ShiraOvide) https://bloom.bg/2k4RJPs
⚡️ "You just want to get away from that sound" https://twitter.com/i/moments/1150881467800662021
What if Google made its entire index public? https://bloom.bg/2XT9UWe
RT @vauhinivara: THREAD: @BW has published the most rewarding project I've ever done. It comes in at more than 14,000 words, and I didn't w…
A new concept that’s gaining traction, dubbed for now as transition bonds, could vastly expand the green credit field https://bloom.bg/32tNLRO
Beauty brands want men's makeup to be the next big thing https://bloom.bg/2XN9r7P
Texas learns you can't be laissez faire about licensing plumbers https://bloom.bg/32tDncM
Car companies and tech giants see the death of the individually owned automobile as inevitable https://bloom.bg/2jJ0caW
Deutsche Bank will shrink its trading activities by as much as 40%, and about 18,000 jobs—almost 20% of the workforce—will go https://bloom.bg/2jIxQO2
Customers are the cool factor for how we've transformed. This @BW piece explains why: http://msft.social/sPxAHo #MSInspire
Ketamine is opening up a new era for depression treatment https://bloom.bg/32uNlL2
“Was it too easy?” "Unfortunately, yes." A former Boeing engineer robbed 30 banks in a year. Here's how—and why—he did it https://bloom.bg/2jWlbHj
Here's how Lee Iacocca sold more than 10 million Mustang sports cars https://bloom.bg/2jXQfq9
Trump ran over to the Plaza, “and he started firing people: ‘You’re fired! You’re fired! You’re fired!’ He even fired people who didn’t work at the hotel, who were guests.” https://bloom.bg/2jDdMMZ
What if Google made its entire index public? https://bloom.bg/2XL14K0
Marc Benioff’s acquisitions have kept Salesforce growing at an incredible rate. He’s also made some costly errors https://bloom.bg/2jXFV1m
An Instacart spokesperson says the four-minute wait ensures workers have time to make a decision and that a bug caused its app to send text messages when they did not accept a task http://bloom.bg/2jG1PpR
Instacart’s classification of workers as contractors means they don’t enjoy the protections and benefits employees get, and shoppers say it isn’t really providing the sort of flexibility it advertises http://bloom.bg/2jG1PpR
Contractors also say every so often, Instacart’s “Shopper Happiness” staff also calls to push them to handle a certain batch. “Sometimes they’re like, ‘You need to take this order,’” says Kristin Klatkiewicz, an Instacart worker in Covington, Wash. http://bloom.bg/2jG1PpR
“Instacart seems to demand that workers behave like employees, but they have none of the benefits of employment,” says Kathleen Ann Griesbach, a research fellow at Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics http://bloom.bg/2jG1PpR
For example, one in-app message Instacart has sent workers warns them to “Watch it!” because their “reliability decreased” when they failed to “acknowledge a batch in time https://bloom.bg/2jG1PpR
According to interviews with dozens of its contracted shoppers, Instacart uses phone calls, text messages, and threatening in-app messages to push its contractors towards low-paying tasks they might otherwise reject https://bloom.bg/2jG1PpR
If Instacart's contractors don't want to take on a gig, they're forced to entirely mute their phone, close the app, or sit through about four minutes of that strange pinging https://bloom.bg/2jG1PpR
RT @mattocko: This is extraordinary work from @vauhinivara & the @BW / @business team - a must read to understand the human face of globali…
RT @vauhinivara: THREAD: @BW has published the most rewarding project I've ever done. It comes in at more than 14,000 words, and I didn't w…
RT @vauhinivara: THREAD: @BW has published the most rewarding project I've ever done. It comes in at more than 14,000 words, and I didn't w…
 
 
 
 
 
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