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Ridiculous job titles (ie.“Growth Ninja’) are not an effective way to recruit talent

Using “Wizard” in your job ad is probably not going to land you a “Rockstar” employee.

Zachary Crockett • January 12, 2018

In the wake of the new tax law, Walmart raises wages and offers bonuses to employees

Has Walmart grown a conscience? Or are they just trying to cover up their massive layoffs?

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 12, 2018

Dropbox files for IPO — and their numbers are looking solid

Long-rumored to be eyeing a public offering, the $10B file-sharing company has finally taken the plunge and filed confidentially for IPO. Scheduled for the first half of 2018, they’ll be the first private tech darling to enter the waters since Snap’s poor showing last year. But let’s be clear: they’re no Snapchat Dropbox is doing […]

Lindsey Quinn • January 12, 2018

CES roundup: nothing like tech malfunctions… at a tech convention

There were a few high-profile uh-oh’s at CES that would have the father of keynotes himself rolling in his grave. Here are some of the biggest disasters.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 12, 2018

Basket company’s giant basket-shaped HQ finally finds a buyer

45-year-old Ohio-based basket maker and lifestyle brand Longaberger finally sold its 21-acre office headquarters… which is also the world’s largest basket.

Lindsey Quinn • January 11, 2018

Due to strong wind resources, Northeast Brazil is becoming an electricity powerhouse 

Brazil’s wind farms have the highest output in the entire world, which means companies are looking to sell it for cheap, cheap, cheap.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 11, 2018

India’s nationwide biometrics ID system keeps getting hacked

The world’s largest biometric identity system has been hacked yet again, but the state-run identification authority won’t do anything about it.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 11, 2018

The legacy of the rotisserie chicken: grocery stores’ golden goose

Rotisserie chickens are cheap, ubiquitous, and extremely profitable for brick-and-mortar grocery chains in a time of uncertainty.

Zachary Crockett • January 11, 2018

Why does this video of white noise on YouTube have 5 copyright claims against it?

A story of the absurd legality of infringement claims, and YouTube’s flawed process for policing potential copyright issues on its platform.

Zachary Crockett • January 10, 2018

Once-bankrupt Kodak just doubled their shares by getting into the crypto game

Kodak just doubled their stock price after launching their own cryptocurrency KODAKCoin, To understand why, we need only look at their history…

Lindsey Quinn • January 10, 2018

China is uppin’ the productivity: it’s now the 5th largest holder of US patents

For the first time ever, China is top 5 amongst US patent recipients. And their plan to boost innovation seems to be working.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 10, 2018

Shareholders urge Apple to address smartphone addiction

2 of Apple’s major shareholders called out the company for not taking precautions to curb smartphone addiction. Apple says they’ve always been on top of it.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 10, 2018

Enough is enough: Google is tired of getting their bikes stolen

To keep their campus bikes from getting stolen, Google has hired 30 contractors to hunt down their “hot” property.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 9, 2018

Where will you be when the “Bomb Cyclone” hits? At the store, probably

The “Bomb Cyclone” caused a huge shopping surge, but, thanks to "business weather intelligence agencies," many retailers saw it coming.

Lindsey Quinn • January 9, 2018

GoPro’s uh-oh: $100m+ short on revenue, out of the drone biz, and potentially up for sale 

After missing its earnings big and failing to pull off a push into the drone market, the camera maker is flailing.

Zachary Crockett • January 9, 2018

Can Segway come back from the dead?

Segway attempts to rise from the ashes of disaster with the release of it’s new Advanced Personal Robot named Loomo, AKA a Segway with a robot on it.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 9, 2018

A cryptocurrency formed as a joke is now worth more than $1B

Dogecoin is somehow worth actual money now, and its creator thinks it foretells a major crypto market crash.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 8, 2018

Mark Cuban looks to stake his claim in the world of Japanese professional wrestling

Marc Cuban looks to get in the ring against WWE with a new professional wrestling league from Japan: but can they compete with the big dogs?

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 8, 2018

Travis Kalanick pulls an ‘85 Steve Jobs and cashes in 29% of his Uber stake for $1.4B 

Ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, now plans to sell a third of his personal Uber shares -- and that’s only because Uber wouldn’t let him sell more.

Lindsey Quinn • January 8, 2018

One of the biggest tobacco companies in the world wants people to “quit smoking” cigarettes. It’s a PR ploy.

Philip Morris International doesn’t actually care about a “smoke-free future.” They just want you to buy their new products.

Zachary Crockett • January 8, 2018

“Major security flaws” were just discovered in the world’s computer chips. What does that mean for you?

The Meltdown and Spectre flaws affect every computer processor made in the past 20 years (AKA, you're affected). Luckily, you have a few options...

Zachary Crockett • January 5, 2018

Bankrupt Westinghouse bought for $4.6B — is US nuclear making a comeback?

Nuclear has been nothing but trouble for US energy companies in the past few years, but it looks like the reactor space is heating back up.

Lindsey Quinn • January 5, 2018

Zuckerberg’s 2018 resolution: do his job

Every year Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sets a “personal challenge” for himself. His new challenge in 2018: to do his job.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 5, 2018

Say it ain’t so: is ‘raw’ water really a thing in Silicon Valley?

Is ‘raw’ water the newest health trend about to sweep Silicon Valley, or is it just another sensationalized micro-trend?

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 4, 2018

‘Tube big to fail: YouTube has lost control of their biggest users

Logan Paul literally exploited a dead body for views. Why isn’t YouTube taking action?

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 4, 2018

Spotify files paperwork for “direct listing” IPO under cover of night

Spotify files confidentially for IPO via “direct listing.” May go public as soon as this quarter.

Lindsey Quinn • January 4, 2018

Disgraced ex-SoFi CEO is back with another startup 4 months after sexcapades 

Mike Cagney plans to raise $25m for an unnamed fintech company with wife June Ou serving as COO.

Lindsey Quinn • January 4, 2018

2017 was the biggest year in history for mergers and acquisitions

Worldwide, more than 50k deals went down in 2017, worth in excess of $3.5T.

Zachary Crockett • January 4, 2018

The creative history behind “earcons”

Earcons -- the little noises machines make to communicate with users -- seem simple, but they’re actually incredibly complex.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 3, 2018

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