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Reid Hoffman: LinkedIn’s Freelancers Aren’t Worried About Automation (Yet)

The LinkedIn cofounder is planning for the long-term for the one-year-old ProFinder marketplace, but many of its 70,000 freelancers aren’t. Last year, LinkedIn added a freelance marketplace called ProFinder, where businesses and individuals can seek out services ranging from web design to public speaking. Show More Summary

Cassini’s Dead, But Its Science—And Its Pursuit Of Alien Life—Lives On

Cassini’s 20-year run ended Friday in a spectacular plunge into Saturn. But the mission yielded reams of scientific discoveries to be analyzed for decades. If it wasn’t for Cassini, we might never have learned of potential life on Saturn’s moons. Read Full Story

10 Questions For Getting To Know Your New Direct Reports Faster

Just get promoted into a managerial role, or take a job where you’re inheriting someone’s team? This can help. When you hire a new team or inherit someone else’s, your first instinct as a manager might be to assess the situation forShow More Summary

Cassini’s Dead, But Its Science—And The Pursuit Of Alien Life—Lives On

Cassini’s 20-year run ended Friday in a spectacular plunge into Saturn. But the mission yielded reams of scientific discoveries to be analyzed for decades. If it wasn’t for Cassini, we might never have learned of potential life on Saturn’s moons. Read Full Story

America Can’t Make Progress On The Fight Against Food Insecurity

While the government touts a downward trend, tens of millions of Americans continue to go hungry. Here’s how how statistics about solving society’s problems can be misleading: According to a recent report from the USDA, the U.S. hasShow More Summary

Nikon couldn’t seem to find a woman photographer, so women photographers let them have it

Nikon has been in hot water after it posted a photo of the venerable photographers it asked to test its new D850 camera. Out of 32 photographers, not a single one was a woman. Not one. Perhaps women lack the correct appendage to operate...Show More Summary

iPhone X Delays Could Last As Long As Six Months, Analysts Say

Apple’s new phone is so densely packed with custom components, it’s hard to manufacture quickly. Shortages of Apple’s new iPhone X could linger on for up to six months, analysts say, and this could create both benefits and risks for Apple. Read Full Story

These Latino Startup Founders Want To Use Technology To Save The Bodega

Access Bazaar is an online marketplace that wants to help bodega owners buy wholesale products at better prices, and modernize their businesses. Growing up in the Bronx as the son of Latino immigrants, Julian Rodriguez spent a lot of time at bodegas. Show More Summary

Goop’s First Permanent Store Is Made To Look Like A Hollywood Home

Welcome to Goop’s house: A Nancy Meyers aesthetic drenched in muted gray, neutral, and soft millennial pink palettes. On the heels of its conference expansion and a print magazine, Goop is announcing its latest quest for consumer domination–a...Show More Summary

Here’s Everybody From “The Wire” Who Now Works on “The Deuce”

If you enjoyed David Simon’s seminal series about Baltimore, you might recognize a few faces (and names) from his latest project, “The Deuce.” The Deuce, HBO’s unfortunately titled new drama series, might feel a little familiar to fans of The Wire. Show More Summary

In The New Atlanta Falcons Stadium, One Restaurant Has A Mission Beyond Food

The West Nest offers training and jobs to locals from the neighborhood in which the new stadium was built. It’s part of a larger job training and community investment program. Is it enough? The Atlanta Falcons will kick off their first home game at the city’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 17. Show More Summary

In The New Atlanta Hawks Stadium, One Restaurant Has A Mission Beyond Food

The West Nest offers training and jobs to locals from the neighborhood in which the new stadium was built. It’s part of a larger job training and community investment program. Is it enough? The Atlanta Falcon’s will kick off their first home game at the city’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 17. Show More Summary

7 Lessons White People Can Learn From Bodega’s Apology

Mike Su of the Latino-focused media company mitú offers his point of view on takeaways from this week’s Bodega controversy. This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company. Read Full Story

The SoFi Sex Scandal Highlights How Hard It Is For Women In Fintech

“Shame on all of us if we’re building companies from scratch and we get this wrong.” Fintech has become a major force over the decade since the financial crisis, with $12.8 billion in venture capital flowing into the sector in 2016 alone. But of the nearly 500 deals that took place in the U.S. last year, less than a dozen went to companies founded by women. Read Full Story

Can Initial Coin Offerings Give New Life To Social Good Companies?

Impak Coin is trying to use the frothy new investment vehicle as a way to funnel funds into the impact space. Startups normally raise money from venture capital or seed funds, from banks, or via crowdfunding. But recently, blockchain...Show More Summary

Big Tech’s Half-Hearted Response To Fake News And Election Hacking

Despite big hand waves, Facebook, Google, and Twitter aren’t doing enough to stop misinformation. Every day a new front emerges in Big Tech’s battle against fake news. Signs of trouble reared their head during the election, when hyper-partisan misinformation began materializing on Facebook. Show More Summary

Maya Rudolph And Fred Armisen Star In Kenzo’s Surreal New Brand Film

Directed by Natasha Lyonne, the film follows past shorts by Spike Jonze and Carrie Brownstein. What: Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is The New Black) directs a new short film for Kenzo’s new fall-winter 2017 collection. Read Full Story

Here’s Why Equifax Yanked Its Apps From Apple And Google Last Week

A security researcher discovered a shocking vulnerability: “They quite frankly didn’t know what they were doing.” Last week, after news broke that Equifax was the victim of a critical security flaw that exposed hundreds of millions of...Show More Summary

How To Stop Doing Your Coworkers’ Work For Them

Saying yes all the time isn’t good for you. Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an activity at work that you really wished you hadn’t agreed to? Maybe you ended up joining the company softball team, even though you hate sports and are embarrassed by your inability to throw in a straight line. Read Full Story

Wanna good cry? Check out NASA scientists making a tearful farewell to Cassini

The universe said farewell to one of its greatest photographers today, and NASA scientists can barely hold it together. The Cassini spacecraft made a planned but dramatic departure from Saturn’s orbit, crashing into the planet in the...Show More Summary

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