Seat at the Table
WRITTEN BY Zachary Crockett
The FCC repealed net neutrality yesterday — but the fight’s not over yet
India has a condom problem
In India, social stigma is getting in the way of effective condom marketing -- and it’s hitting the industry hard.
Old coal mines are being turned into solar farms around the world
In a classic changing of the energy guard, engineers around the world are building solar plants on top of non-active coal mines.
One of tech’s biggest seed investors is a Chinese billionaire you’ve never heard of
In 3 years, a little-known Chinese billionaire named Shan Xiangshuang has stealthily built the largest seed fund in tech.
China is rebranding its rural towns… one sex shop at a time
To boost the local economy, the Chinese government signed a $1.5B contract to turn Yucheng into a “Happy Town” full of sex toy shops and adult-only hotels.
Delivery robots just got bot-blocked in San Francisco
Ground bots are the new battleground for companies looking to automate deliveries of everything from food to marijuana. And San Francisco's not havin' it.
Depeche Mode is selling more concert tickets than some of today’s hottest pop stars
Nearly 40 years after its formation, the ‘80s electronic band from the UK is experiencing an insane comeback.
Christmas tree prices are out of control
The price of the average Christmas tree has spiked 125% over the past 3 years -- and we have a familiar culprit to thank...
The SEC just busted its first ICO scam
On Monday, the SEC shut down villainous-sounding cryptocoin startup, PlexCorps, which raised $15m from thousands of investors through ICO.
One of the food industry’s titans is hanging up her Oreo-encrusted crown
Irene Rosenfeld to step down as CEO of Mondelez -- yet another sign that junk food’s in the tank thanks to newly health-conscious US consumers.
Meet the world’s most-poached mammal: the pangolin
Chinese official just uncovered a crate of 13.1 tons of scales from the world's mostly highly-trafficked animal: the pangolin.
Expensify’s “SmartScan” technology was secretly being powered by humans
The expense report hero has been secretly posting personal invoices to a freelancing website to transcribe their expenses for their "autonomous" tech.