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‘Bro culture’ might be insidious, but it’s not unavoidable

This week, Uber temporarily lost its CEO, saw a board member leave after making a sexist comment, and was sued by a rape victim who alleges the company improperly gained access to her medical records. This isn t the ride-hailing giant s first tangle with controversy. It s been under a cloud since February, when former Uber engineer Continue reading Bro culture might be insidious, but it s not unavoidable
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The most important invention from every state

Whether it s two bicycle repairmen from North Carolina creating a flying machine or an enterprising scientist from Washington building an artificial heart, the beauty of inventions is they can come from pretty much anywhere. Faculty at MidAmerica Nazarene University decided to see which inventions best represented each state. Going back to the late 18th century, Continue reading The most important invention from every state
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BANK OF AMERICA: There’s one big difference between now and the 1999 tech bubble

The boom in stocks is not yet irrational, Bank of America Merrill Lynch strategists say. About three-quarters of those managing large funds whom the bank surveyed said tech stocks were either expensive or bubble-like. The survey was conducted June 2-8, right before the tumble on Friday and Monday, and offers more insight into why investors Continue reading BANK OF AMERICA: There s one big difference between now and the 1999 tech bubble
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Babies cry in the womb — and 18 other surprising facts I learned when I became a dad

Happy father s day to all the dads and dads-to-be out there. When I learned I was going to be a new dad, I was floored and scared. To counter the fear of becoming new parents, my wife and I read. And read and read and read. We rounded up about a dozen science-backed books, Continue reading Babies cry in the womb — and 18 other surprising facts I learned when I became a dad
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Steve Ballmer spent his last weeks at Microsoft secretly binging on Netflix

The story goes: After Steve Ballmer retired from his 34-year career at Microsoft in 2014, including 14 years as its CEO, he felt so lost that he spent weeks at home binging Netflix. So when we sat down to talk to Ballmer during the Code conference a couple of weeks ago in LA, we asked Continue reading Steve Ballmer spent his last weeks at Microsoft secretly binging on Netflix
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Amazon’s new dirt-cheap gadget is a Trojan horse built to beat Google and invade your home (AMZN, GOOG, AAPL)

Amazon has launched a new $20 gadget that comes with its AI assistant Alexa built in: The Dash Wand. The company is in the early stages of an epic war with Google and Apple over the home, and the Dash Wand could give it the upper hand. Amazon, Google, and Apple are in the early Continue reading Amazon s new dirt-cheap gadget is a Trojan horse built to beat Google and invade your home (AMZN, GOOG, AAPL)
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‘I’m rooting for them:’ The investor who blasted Uber for failing to change now says she’s hopeful it will

Uber has spent much of this year dealing with allegations of widespread gender discrimination and having a toxic workplace culture. Ironically, it could eventually become the tech industry s standard bearer for diversity and inclusion.  That s the hope of Freada Kapor Klein, a well-known diversity advocate and founder of the Kapor Center who was an early investor in Continue reading I m rooting for them: The investor who blasted Uber for failing to change now says she s hopeful it will
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