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Nike And Ad Agency Produce New Documentary On Paris Street Football Scene

It’s more than a sport, it’s a culture, and it produces some of the best professional soccer players in the world. Far from the bright lights and billions of dollars flowing through the highest echelons of global professional soccer, the game itself feeds off and fuels an entire culture. Show More Summary

Banksy is back and he’s showing a little Instagram love to Basquiat

Banksy just unveiled two new works of art on his verified Instagram account. The murals, which appeared at London’s Barbican center, were inspired by the museum’s upcoming Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition. They poke fun at the venerable art institution for showcasing the work of a former graffiti artist. Show More Summary

How Hulu helped the TV networks (kind of) reclaim the top Emmys honor

The Handmaid’s Tale made history last night when it took home the Outstanding Drama Series prize at the Emmy Awards, becoming the first show produced by a streaming site to take home what is arguably the TV industry’s top honor. Hulu’s...Show More Summary

The Dizzying Number Of CFPB Complaints Against Equifax Since 2012 Should Infuriate You

The bureau’s database reveals more than 57,000 complaints against the credit-reporting firm since 2012, an average of about 31 a day. Over the last 10 days, media coverage of the massive cyberattack against Equifax has uncovered a maddening spectacle of apparent negligence and incompetence at every step of the way. Show More Summary

Dave Bautista Stars In A New Short Film Prologue For “Blade Runner 2049”

“2048: Nowhere To Run” continues the unique campaign for the upcoming sci-fi sequel starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. What: A new short film prologue to the upcoming Blade Runner 2049. It’s directed by Luke Scott (Morgan) and stars Dave Bautista. Read Full Story

Vox is the latest digital media company to embrace programmatic ads

Call it a trend or call it giving up: Vox Media will begin using programmatic ads on its network of sites, reports Business Insider. This means the advertisements populated on its sites–which include Vox, The Verge, Eater, and SBNation–will be automatically bought and sold using machines and algorithms. Show More Summary

Equifax stock sales are now the focus of a criminal probe by the DOJ

While Equifax was deciding when to tell consumers about the massive security breach that compromised the personal data of 143 million or so Americans, three executives just happened to sell off some of their stock. As a reward for their great choice, the U.S. Show More Summary

New Apple Watch Ad Creatively Rolled Through The Emmys

Acrobatic skater Kilian Martin illustrates the agile extreme of possibilities when your music is on your wrist. What: A new Apple Watch ad that debuted during The Emmy Awards. Read Full Story

What Trader Joe’s Figured Out About Work Culture That My Other Past Employers Haven’t

This writer learned more about the value of autonomy and collaboration as a teenage Trader Joe’s employee than she has in many offices since. When I was hired by Trader Joe’s at 16, I wasn’t even legally able to run a register. I was told I was hired based on my personality, even if I was almost useless. Show More Summary

This Rickshaw-Hailing Service For Refugee Camps Just Won A $1 Million Prize

This year’s Hult Prize, which was focused on tech for refugees this year, gave its prize to Roshni Rides, which is attempting to bring better transportation to Orangi Town, Karachi slum that houses more than 2 million refugees. A Pakistani-American...Show More Summary

National Geographic’s “Chasing Genius” Awards Honor Solutions To Hunger, Health, And The Environment

From biodegradable clothes to vision for the developing world, these are the projects NatGeo thinks are solving our most pressing global issues. If a pair of sneakers made from a new material wears out, you’ll be able to compost the shoes. Show More Summary

Can We Build A Global Internet From Swarms Of Satellites And Tech-Company-Backed Balloons?

As it becomes more and more necessary for every citizen to have internet access in order to take advantage of the modern economy, a new system of space-based internet is trying to close the digital divide. Ten years ago, the world population was 6.6 billion; 3 billion of those people lacked access to broadband internet connectivity. Show More Summary

Amazon is still crushing the smart speaker market, but there’s some good news for Google

Google Home has carved out a healthy chunk of the connected speaker market over the last year, but it’s still far behind Amazon’s Echo, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. From a survey of 300 connected speaker owners, the firm estimates that Amazon holds 76% percent of the current installed base, versus 24% for Google Home. Show More Summary

Dan Harmon on Actively Aiming for Re-Watchability with “Rick and Morty”

Recently, Fast Company spoke with Dan Harmon about the third season of the hit animated series he co-created with Justin Roiland, Rick and Morty. Although there was no space for it in the piece we published, one of Harmon’s remarks from the interview seems worthy of an outlet in its own right. Show More Summary

How To Negotiate Your Salary When You Have No Obvious Leverage

Just because you’re a recent college grad or a career changer doesn’t mean you can’t ask for a pay bump. If there’s one thing that’s arguably more nerve-wracking than a job interview, it’s negotiating your salary. And if you’re a recent graduate or someone who wants to change careers, the stakes can feel even higher. Show More Summary

Why Sean Spicer Will Never Be Funny, And The Emmy’s Should Have Known Better

Last night, Sean Spicer made a controversial cameo on the Emmys. Here’s why it should be the final stop on his rehabilitation tour. Yesterday was a fine day for anyone excited about jokes from the Trump administration. Read Full Sto...

Shake Shack’s Test Kitchen Is Finally Moving Out Of The Basement

After years of working all around the city, the burger empire is opening a dedicated test kitchen in lower Manhattan. The office is moving there, too. For the last 10 years, Mark Rosati–Shake Shack’s culinary director–concocted and tested the restaurant’s menu in a basement using conduction burners. Show More Summary

Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, And Ellen DeGeneres Drop In On Netflix Drama

New ads see award-winning shows like “House of Cards,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “The Crown” and “Stranger Things” get some stand-up comic relief. What: Netflix uses its award-winning dramas to sell its upcoming superstar stand-up comedy specials with Seinfeld, Chappelle, Rock, and DeGeneres. The campaign is called “Netflix Is a Joke.” Read Full Story

The Ultimate Work-From-Home Checklist For People Who Are Always In The Office

Not exactly an experienced remote worker? Don’t sweat it. Lots of companies offer generous flexible and remote work policies–but maybe your company isn’t one of them. For the most part (and for better or worse), people work from their desks in the office, ducking out only for the occasional doctor’s appointment or to pick up a sick kid from school. Read Full Story

Exactly How To Ask For Your Old Job Back (And Get It)

Here’s how to put feelers out to see if a past employer would consider taking you back–and to negotiate for a better role than the one you left. You’re a few months to a year into what you thought would be your dream job. You left aShow More Summary

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