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Now That The FCC Has Scrapped Net Neutrality, Get Ready For The Legal Battles

Following the vote to scrap the FCC’s net neutrality regulations, activists are gearing up for lawsuits that could stretch to 2019. This article has been updated. Read Full Story

Ivanka Trump is ending a roller-coaster year with a new Trump Tower store

In a new sign that the Trumps are perfectly comfortable mixing public service with private gain, Ivanka Trump just opened a brick-and-mortar store in the lobby of Trump Tower. It’s Ivanka’s second attempt at launching a physical store. Show More Summary

Blake Farenthold, scandal-plagued Texas congressman, will not seek reelection

Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold has decided to not run for another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. The news comes in the wake of allegations that the congressman ran his office like “a frat house,” per the New York Times,...Show More Summary

A Simple Checklist To Help You Not Get Hacked

There are a lot of in-depth guides to staying safe online. Citizen Lab and a group of security gurus built an interactive tool to keep things simpler. While many people are pretty vigilant about their personal security, be it financial,...Show More Summary

The Problem With Morgan Spurlock’s #MeToo Mea Culpa

The documentarian released a long statement about his past sexual behaviors, and there are several things about it that just don’t sit right. Last week, John Oliver offered a riveting, uncomfortable example of how to confront other men about their past behavior toward women. Show More Summary

Here Are 5 Ways The Disney-Fox Merger Changes The Game

It’s not just about Netflix. Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets will reshuffle the power dynamics of the entire entertainment business. After Disney’s $52 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox—or most of it, anyway—there are so many pieces to unpack, it’s hard to know where to begin. Show More Summary

By 2018, Every Bus In This Chinese Megacity Will Be Electric

Shenzhen’s 16,000 busses will be fully replaced by electric busses by the end of the year. Until recently, most of the thousands of buses on roads in the Chinese megacity of Shenzhen ran on diesel. But in 2011, long before many other cities around the world, Shenzhen rolled out its first pilot of fully electric buses. Show More Summary

The FCC just voted to undo net neutrality—so what happens now?

Despite predictions, there was some surprise at the FCC today when the hearing room was briefly evacuated due to a threat. But from a policy perspective, there was no surprise. The Republican-majority FCC voted to undo the net neutrality regulations put in place by the previous Democrat-majority FCC. Show More Summary

This List Ranks 1,000 Companies Based On Their Corporate Behavior

Because the rankings–based on surveys of what people want in companies–give weight to living wages, equal pay, and environmental policies, tech companies come out far on top. Big tech has been accused of doing some shoddy things this...Show More Summary

This Is What It’s Like To Be The Only Person Of Color At Work

It can feel like a lonely experience, but there are some strategies to make it easier. It is 8:55 a.m. on a Monday morning. I walk by the office of a coworker who always seems to “know” what is going on in the office. She steadily checks her clock before greeting me as I walk to my office. Show More Summary

How Consumer Movements Have Been Galvanized In The Trump Era

In the second part of its “The Business of Change” series, Capital & Main looks at how consumer protests are affecting corporate branding strategies. Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. Read Full Story

Brandless, the $3 grocer, gets cash from Steph Curry, Randi Zuckerberg, and others

In July of this year, Brandless launched with a new online grocery concept. It would make and sell non-perishable grocery items, but charge $3 for everything on the site. Every item would also be organic, fair trade, and non-GMO. The idea was to take thinking out of the shopping process and also provide better value. Show More Summary

What To Say When You’re Asked “What Is Your Current Salary?”

Here are a few strategic ways to dodge (or kind of answer) the question without sounding shady or defensive. You’ve finally decided to take the leap and apply for that job that you really want. You made it through the interview stage, and so far you and the hiring manager are hitting it off. Show More Summary

Here’s What Viewers Voted As YouTube’s Most Iconic Ads Of 2017

YouTube and The Webbys presented 30 ads across six categories for people to pick their favorite spots of the year. Advertising has no shortage of industry awards, but considering we’re all just as—or more—likely to see a good commercial...Show More Summary

Ask This Interview Question To Hire A More Inclusive Workforce

If you wait until the onboarding process to start talking about diversity and inclusion, it may already be too late. Before making a job offer to any candidate, I always ask them one question. It’s simple yet wide-ranging, and in my experience it’s the key to building an inclusive, open-minded workforce. Show More Summary

What happens to Fox News after the Disney-Fox merger?

As you probably heard, the Walt Disney Company is sprinkling $52 billion worth of pixie dust on 21st Century Fox in an acquisition that will include the company’s film and TV studios, cable entertainment networks, and overseas TV businesses. Show More Summary

2017’s Best And Worst Moments In Leadership

From Mark Zuckerberg ducking the Russian hacking hearing to Maxine Waters “reclaiming her time,” here are some of the best and worst moments in leadership. On the heels of a roller-coaster 2016, we’ve discovered just how far from “normal” current events can be. Show More Summary

Type your address here to see how much—or little—choice you have for broadband

One of the founding principles behind the Republican-controlled plan to repeal net neutrality rules is that the free market will keep ISPs honest. If an Internet provider tries to slow down Netflix streams, for instance, it will lose customers to competitors who don’t monkey with people’s access. Show More Summary

This AI Marketplace Matches You With A Job, Even If You’re Rejected aims to create a massive marketplace for companies and jobseekers that will ensure more people get hired. It’s challenging on both sides of the table: for job hunters and hiring managers.  This year, we’ve seen a spate of startups...Show More Summary

So, the moon might soon have ads…

No joke. A Japanese spaceflight company called Ispace has said it plans to help fund future missions to the moon by selling advertising to brands who wouldn’t mind seeing an astronaut plant a flag with their logo or products on the moon’s surface, reports Bloomberg. Show More Summary

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