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Occupational Licensing Kills the Right to Earn a Living - The Atlantic
Want to become a florist in Louisiana? A home-entertainment installer in Connecticut? Or a barber anywhere? You’re going to need a license for that—and it’s going to cost you.
employment  work 
21 hours ago
YouTube just took down the creepy kids’ channel Toy Freaks | The Outline
Toy Freaks, formerly a YouTube-verified channel that had more than 7 million subscribers, “has been terminated for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”
Chinese bike-sharing firm Bluegogo has gone bankrupt: media reports
Chinese bike-sharing firm Bluegogo has gone bankrupt: media reports
3 days ago
Timeline - The Atlantic
The Atlantic covers news and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international and life on the official site of The Atlantic Magazine.
interactive  news 
5 days ago
Uber’s Driver Dilemma: Fare Hikes and Cuts Don’t Change Pay - WSJ
A new study co-authored by Uber found that no matter which direction fares go, drivers inevitably take home about the same earnings. The finding means the ride-hailing company needs to rely on incentive payments to lure drivers.
6 days ago
Software 2.0 – Andrej Karpathy – Medium
I sometimes see people refer to neural networks as just “another tool in your machine learning toolbox”. They have some pros and cons, they work here or there, and sometimes you can use them to win…
ai  neural-networks 
7 days ago
You’re working in the wrong place. – Amar Singh – Medium
At my most recent job, I did all of my best work at home. I would actively try to avoid the office for as long as possible. At home, I had two desks and complete control over my environment…
productivity  space 
9 days ago
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amazon  arkit 
10 days ago
Snap Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results – Snap Inc.
VENICE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. Third Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights: Three Months EndedNine Months EndedSeptember 30,PercentSeptember 30,Percent2017
11 days ago
Uber’s new cultural norms | LinkedIn
I feel strongly that culture needs to be written from the bottom up. A culture that’s pushed from the top down doesn’t work, because people don’t believe in it. So instead of penning new values in a closed room, we asked our employees for their ideas. More than 1,200 of them sent in submissions that were voted on more than 22,000 times. We also held more than 20 focus groups with representatives from our Employee Resource Groups and our international offices.
11 days ago
Overwatch early play tests | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
13 minutes of early Overwatch footage show lazer-eyed Tracers and abilities that never made it into the final game.
12 days ago
New York Times shows separation from pack with good quarter - TheStreet
Revenue at the paper is up 6.8% year to date over 2016, largely due to 2.5 million digital subscribers. And it is retaining new subs a year after signup....NYT
13 days ago
Condé Nast to Cease Teen Vogue in Print, Cut 80 Jobs and Lower Mag Frequencies – WWD
Condé Nast is closing Teen Vogue in print, lowering magazine frequencies and cutting about 80 jobs as it continues to transition to digital.
13 days ago
Is It Okay to Use White Emoji? - The Atlantic
Light-skin-tone symbols are used far less often in the U.S. than their darker counterparts. Does shame explain the disparity?
emoji  race 
13 days ago
Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web -
We're quietly replacing an open web that connects and empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people. We need to stop it.
privacy  web  advertising 
16 days ago
November 2, 2017
DNAinfo and gothamist closes down
dnainfo  gothamist 
16 days ago
Locally relevant hyperlocal San Francisco based Hoodline, API driven
18 days ago
Gonto — An engineering approach to marketing
Gonto is a software engineer that now works on Marketing. He found a way to combine my 2 passions and apply my engineering thinking model to Marketing
18 days ago
What The Economist learned in its first year on Snapchat Discover
Printed copies of The Economist have been landing on doormats every week since 1843. For the past year, our sharp analysis has been appearing on a certain yellow smartphone app once a week too…
20 days ago
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