business
Jack Ma Predicts People Will Work Just 16 Hours Per Week by 2047

Jack Ma, the billionaire businessman and chairman of the Alibaba Group, believes that automation will help workers of the future enjoy more leisure time. In fact, he sees a future where people will be working just 16 hours per week by 2047. Read More >>

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How Many ‘Focus’ T-Shirts Does Pinterest President Tim Kendall Own?

Happy Monday, folks! How you feelin’, dude? Pumped up? Ready to show the world who’s boss? Got to be in it to win it, right? Carpe that motherf*cking diem! You hear that? That’s the sound of a winner. Winning. Read More >>

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PayPal Beats Up on Sad Sack Pandora Over New Logo

PayPal sued Pandora on Friday, claiming that the struggling music streaming service ripped off its distinctive blue logo in the hopes of piggybacking on PayPal’s popularity. PayPal savagely disses Pandora’s business model in its complaint, basically claiming that Pandora’s user base is faltering so much that it has to trick PayPal’s customers into accidentally clicking on the streaming app. Read More >>

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Lawsuit: VR Company Had a ‘Kink Room,’ Pressured Female Employees to ‘Microdose’

The founders of Silicon Valley startup UploadVR landed on Forbes’ coveted 30 under 30 list this year. And now, they’ve reached another tech world milestone—being sued for rampant sexual harassment. The details of the lawsuit describe a company that seems to have looked at other startup’s workplace environments and decided they just weren’t hostile enough. Read More >>

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Apple Doesn’t ‘Need’ to Buy Anything

With a market cap that is, as of this writing, hovering around $800 billion and more than $250 billion in cash, Apple is fucking loaded. Not even its decidedly flat earnings report last week can change the fact that it is the most valuable publicly traded company of all time. Read More >>

politics
The EU is Planning New Legislation After Complaints Aimed at the Likes of Apple and Google

A few days ago it was revealed that a number of music streaming services, including the likes of Spotify and Deezer, had complained to the EU about the likes of Apple and Google abusing their 'privileged position' at the top of the market. Now it seems as though the EU is taking notice. Read More >>

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BT And Openreach Are Getting A Divorce

BT's hold over broadband infrastructure org Openreach is finally at an end, with Ofcom winning the drawn-out battle to legally separate the two. Read More >>

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Uber’s Secret App for Tracking Cops Sounds Creepy as Hell

Uber’s very bad year just got worse. The New York Times is reporting that the company used secret internal software as well as good old-fashioned cyberstalking to identify law enforcement officials who were investigating Uber’s business practices. The situation is even crazier than it sounds. Read More >>

apps
Yelp Will Now Help Users Find Gender Neutral Bathrooms

On Friday, Yelp announced that it will now allow users to find out if a business has a gender neutral bathroom. Yelp’s definition of a gender neutral bathroom is a single-stall bathroom accessible by any gender. Read More >>

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Snapchat’s Parent Company Starts Trading on Wall Street Today

Today’s the big day for Snap Inc., the parent company of dick pic app Snapchat and some confusing drone project: It’s set to begin trading on Wall Street today after the company priced its IPO at £14 a share. Snap’s valuation could be as high as £20 billion, the largest for a US-based tech company since Facebook went public. It’s just a bummer that Snap seems like it’s doomed, since it lost over half a billion dollars last year. Read More >>

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Snap Will Say Literally Anything to Prove Its Stock Is Worth It

Just hours before Snap Inc. is set to price its initial public offering, The New York Times published a humdinger of a report. According to three anonymous sources, the company is building a drone in an attempt to be “a modern-day camera company.” Seems desperate. Read More >>

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What Fitbit Paid for Pebble Is Undeniably Sad

One of the biggest reasons Pebble was a damn fine smartwatch was its entirely reasonable price. Back in December, the Kickstarter success story sold off its assets to Fitbit and was promptly shut down. Today, we learned how much it was sold for and it seems those low, low prices continued into its demise. Read More >>

business
Jay Z Is Tech’s Hot New Investment Whiz Kid

Jay Z is launching a new venture capital fund with the help of his longtime business partner and president of Roc Nation, Jay Brown, according to a new report from Axios. Read More >>

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Fixing its Crappy Newbuilds Costs Builder £7m

Housebuilder Bovis has had a bit of a financial shocker this year, as it's been forced to take a £7m hit due to a huge "customer care provision" needed to fix up all the low quality newbuilds it's been selling to dreaming 30-somethings who erroneously believe home ownership to be anything other than a nightmare. Read More >>