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A San Francisco startup wants to fix childcare by helping educators start their own schools out of their homes

When Arrel Gray went looking for a daycare program for his young child, he was met with endless waitlists. He quickly realized just how intense the demand for childcare was: In California, 75% of kids are unable to find a spot in a child...Show More Summary

Burger King’s Google Home Whopper stunt beat 'Fearless Girl' in a stunning upset at Cannes

After sneaking into people’s homes, Burger King has managed to sneak an award from right under Fearless Girl's nose at the Cannes Lions, advertising's biggest annual gathering. Back in April, the fast food chain created a sneaky TV spot that served as a hack for Google Home. Show More Summary

People trust Amazon with their personal data more than other major tech companies (AMZN)

Being an active user of the internet means putting your personal data in other people’s hands. As Yahoo and many other tech companies can attest, it’s not uncommon for that dynamic to go wrong. Given the diversity of data breaches that...Show More Summary

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says a phone call with Mark Zuckerberg after her husband's death changed her leadership style

After her husband Dave Goldberg died unexpectedly in 2015, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was suddenly a single mom with one of the biggest jobs in tech. Sandberg sought the insight of grief counselors, who told her that she should return...Show More Summary

Incredible footage of the Galápagos sea lions — the welcoming party of the islands

Husband and wife, Chris and Danika Garlotta, quit their jobs in 2013 to go and travel the world. Since then, they've figured out how to continue visiting new destinations across the globe and still earn a living. One of their recent trips was to the Galápagos islands. Show More Summary

You can now get Spotify in the Windows Store (MSFT)

Spotify has finally come to the Windows Store. The music service's app became available through the marketplace on Tuesday, The Verge reported. If you're running Windows 10, you can now download the app straight from Microsoft's store,...Show More Summary

Elon Musk runs two huge companies by breaking his day into 5-minute slots

Elon Musk has a lot on his plate. The tech entrepreneur now balances his time between his two companies, Tesla and SpaceX. His jam-packed schedule sees him darting back and forth between SpaceX's LA headquarters and Tesla's base in the Bay Area. All in all, Musk puts in about 85 to 100 hours a week, according to The Independent. Show More Summary

You need to check out the new OnePlus 5 before buying any other Android smartphone

The new OnePlus 5 is here — and it's mighty impressive. In fact, you should get a good, hard look at the OnePlus 5 before buying any other Android smartphone for two reasons: It's an excellent premium smartphone, and it's cheaper than...Show More Summary

Amazon just got one step closer to crushing America's biggest clothing stores (M, AMZN)

Amazon just got one step closer to dominating department stores in clothing sales. The ecommerce giant launched a new service called Prime Wardrobe on Tuesday that lets customers try on clothing before buying it. Customers can orderShow More Summary

UBS: 10 things the iPhone of the future will be able to do thanks to augmented reality (AAPL)

Apple is working hard to bring augmented reality to the masses. At WWDC earlier this year, the company introduced ARKit, software to allow developers to integrate augmented reality into their apps. Because the technology is just in its beginning stages, it's hard to say what AR will look like in five or ten years, at Apple or elsewhere. Show More Summary

Amazon just fixed a major problem that customers hated (AMZN)

Amazon, with its new Prime Wardrobe program, has made it much easier to send unwanted clothing back to the retail giant. The program allows Prime users to pick out several items of clothing to be sent, free of charge, in a special box that is designed to be resealable. Show More Summary

The world's nicest Taco Bell is located on a beach in California and has a walk-up window

Taco Bell isn't a particularly glamorous place to eat. But a store location in Pacifica, California, takes the fast-food chain to a new level. It sits on a beach, takes orders at a walk-up window, and has an oceanfront patio where guests can enjoy their Doritos Locos Tacos. Show More Summary

Mesmerizing maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years

President Trump's administration has made repeated claims that their proposed immigration bans are meant to stop the flow of refugees across US borders. In honor of World Refugee Day, observed on June 20, we're looking at what that flow...Show More Summary

27 signs your company is about to conduct mass layoffs

In my career as a journalist, I've lived through two rounds of mass layoffs. While I didn't see either of them coming, hindsight is always 20/20, and I now have a much better sense for when the tides are changing. I also appreciate how...Show More Summary

Fast food chains as we know them are dying — here's what could replace them

Mega-chains like McDonald's, KFC, and Dairy Queen, have dominated the fast food industry for decades. From the suburbs to the cities, fast food restaurants are everywhere. But in recent years, Americans have become increasingly interested in fast-casual food. Show More Summary

Uber will finally let its drivers accept tips

Uber drivers in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston can now accept tips via the company's app, and more drivers will be able to accept tips soon, as the troubled ride-sharing company moves to mend fences with customers and partners. Uber announced its new tipping feature via an e-mail sent Tuesday. Show More Summary

The 9 brands Republicans think do the most good for the world

Many companies say they have goals beyond making money — including work on systemic social, environmental, and economic problems. The World Value Index, a report from brand consultancy Enso, reveals which companies Americans believeShow More Summary

Everything we know about the iPhone 8 — including a total redesign

Apple hasn't officially announced anything yet, but there are lots of rumors out there about what to expect from the next iteration of the company's flagship device. Since it's the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone, we will likely see some big changes. Show More Summary

The MINI Countryman is a great value for an SUV — and it's a blast to drive

The whole point of MINIs has been and presumably always will be F-U-N. They're fun to look at, fun to drive, and fun to own. For much of MINI's history, however, MINIs weren't fun to take on a lengthy road trip or even on some shopping excursions. Show More Summary

Facebook is still fighting a $500 million lawsuit over the fate of its virtual reality business (FB)

Facebook is still fighting a $500 million lawsuit that seeks to ban sales of its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Facebook was ordered by a jury in February to pay game maker ZeniMax damages for a violated NDA signed by Oculus co-founder...Show More Summary

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