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Driverless vehicles will force us to rethink car ownership

Brian Fung spotted an interesting pattern in a new national Pew Research survey out this week looking at how Americans perceive the future of technology. As part of the survey, Pew asked 1,001 adults this open-ended question: "If there was one futuristic invention that you could own, what would it be?" About 9 percent of […]

Google and Facebook: 2 Major Threats to AT&T and Verizon

AT&T and Verizon's dominance in the telecom space may not last much longer, as Facebook and Google prepare to provide significant competition.

Architectural Craziness: Proposed NYC Transit Hub Looks Like a Giant Sea Monster

Rendering via Curbed NY Designed by NYC-based architects Chad kellogg and Matt Bowles of AMLGM, this tubular sea monster of transit hub could someday terrorize the people of Queens, N.Y.—at least according to the team's proposed plans. Called the Urban...

Obamacare’s high-risk pools are closing for real this time

After three previous extensions, it looks like Obamacare’s temporary high-risk pools for the some of the country’s sickest patients are finally closing as planned. The high-risk pools were set up in each state four years ago as a bridge to Obamacare’s coverage expansion this year, when insurers can no longer deny people coverage or charge […]

Why Yahoo! Shares Could Test Highs Ahead of the Alibaba IPO

Yahoo!'s quarterly results show promise, and the growth of Alibaba is better than expected. If the IPO valuation goes up, Yahoo!'s shares will too.

Two Roads Diverge in the Workplace: Which Will You Choose?

If you find yourself dreaming of a different life, don’t let those dreams languish over uncertainty. It’s time to decide who you want to be. The post Two Roads Diverge in the Workplace: Which Will You Choose? appeared first on Brazen Life.

Wal-Mart's Push Toward Organics: Whole Foods Market Need Not Worry, but These Grocers Should

There's a lot of good to come from Wal-Mart's organic focus, but other grocers could really feel a hit.

That's Rather Hideous: Many Atlantans have wondered what exactly...

Many Atlantans have wondered what exactly this aluminum-sided compound might be, and now, Curbed Atlanta reveals it as an unlikely contemporary home. On the market for $3.5M, the pricey, severe eyesore boasts six bedrooms, cathedral ceilings, and one very ugly...

USDA to Require Pork Industry to Report Diarrhea Virus, Easter Spending, Stay Away from Chris the Rhea

It’s been a while since Friday Latte has done a proper public service announcement, so here it is: Stay away from Chris the escaped rhea. The six-foot-tall bird is capable of disemboweling a man, or at least pecking his eyes out. Chris...Show More Summary

3 Humongous Health-Care Stocks This Week

It was a shortened trading week, but these health-care stocks still racked up huge gains.

Control your lights by flipping a cube

How are you going to control all those connected things in your house? A new German startup is crowdsourcing funds to make control as easy as turning over a small cube. Called m!Qbe and pronounced em-cube, the product from Blue …

All in the Details: Curbed NY recently showcased photographer Bob...

Curbed NY recently showcased photographer Bob Estremera's series on the windows of New York City. Echoing one illustrator's ongoing ode to NYC windows, Estremera was stuck by the "combination of architectural form, composition, and often a state of decay, which...

Martin Williams Launches Kill Kancer for Mary Beth Mueller

Minneapolis-based agency Martin Williams, fresh off rebranding Mall of America, has teamed up with Mary Beth Mueller (widow of Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller) in a campaign launching Kill Kancer, “a nonprofit aimed to raise awareness...Show More Summary

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the enemy. A feeling of despair was settling across America, causing a run on banks, a precipitous rise in unemployment, and a sharp drop in consumer spending. Show More Summary

An open source success: EFF ‘awed’ by response to project for easily contacting Congress

"There’s no tool currently available that would do what we want to do using secure, free software. With a system like this in place, EFF’s efficacy in advocating for your rights can increase dramatically."

Liveblogging World War II: April 18, 1944

From World War II Today: H.F. Norman at Kohima: >At 09.30 hours Corporal Judges and his section consisting of Privates Johnson,Thrussel and myself, as well as Corporal Veal’s section, went onto the road to help evacuate the wounded Indians, BORs, walking and stretcher cases. Show More Summary

7 Reasons You Need Manage Your Online Presence More Carefully

While CEOs understand the value of meticulously maintaining their company's image, most don't pay enough attention to their own. If I had a dollar for every CEO I've met who thinks his online presence is unimportant, I'd be a one-percenter. Show More Summary

Bring Back Bonus Expensing, Bring Back Jobs

One of the provisions under consideration in the tax extenders discussion is a reinstatement of 50 percent bonus expensing for equipment. This would strengthen investment spending and boost the sluggish recovery. It has done so in the...Show More Summary

On the Market: Midcentury 'Urban Tree House' in Cali Wants $1.225M

While this bohemian, midcentury modern listing might lack the qualifications needed to actually count as the bona fide "urban tree house" the brokerbabble insists it is—really it's more surrounded by trees than...

Open House Report: Weekend Open House Report: Marina District Edition

Location: 145 Magnolia St. at Buchanan St. Size: 5-bed, 4-bath, 3,400-square-foot single-family home Price: $3.195M Pitch: "Stunning contemp 4 lvl hm - 5 bdrms/4 baths w/ high ceilings & incred designer finishes, tons of light, lots of drama & hdwd...

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