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Uber to Make Surge Pricing Less Obvious
Uber

Uber to Make Surge Pricing Less Obvious

Upfront fares are currently rolling out to an number of U.S. cities, though Uber didn't detail a timeline for how long it would take all riders to benefit from the new tweak.
Facebook Employees to Undergo Political Bias Training
Facebook

Facebook Employees to Undergo Political Bias Training

Twitter, meanwhile, was criticized last December when it appointed a white man to be its head of diversity.
Britain Just Voted to 'Brexit' the EU. What Does That Mean for Americans?
Brexit

Britain Just Voted to 'Brexit' the EU. What Does That Mean for Americans?

The decision is expected to have global implications, some of which may take years to play out.
Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Is Giving Millions to Turn Columbus, Ohio, Into the City of the Future
Innovation

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Is Giving Millions to Turn Columbus, Ohio, Into the City of the Future

Self-driving electric shuttles and high-speed WiFi stations may soon grace the the streets of the city as part of a futuristic makeover.
Facebook Live's New Features Include Two-Person Remote Broadcasts -- Start Up Your Day Roundup
Start Up Your Day

Facebook Live's New Features Include Two-Person Remote Broadcasts -- Start Up Your Day Roundup

Plus: New Belgium has collaborated with Ben and Jerry's on an ice cream beer.
Grace Reader
'One Dumb Decision After Another:' Florida Man Brags About Burglary on Facebook, Lands in Jail
Facebook

'One Dumb Decision After Another:' Florida Man Brags About Burglary on Facebook, Lands in Jail

Alleged criminal who posted a Facebook video bragging about a $500,000 jewelry haul has landed himself and one of his accomplices in jail, police said on Thursday.
It's 'Take Your Dog to Work Day': Have You Thanked Fido Today?
Pets

It's 'Take Your Dog to Work Day': Have You Thanked Fido Today?

Pets exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit: Consider that Oprah, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson all have four-legged friends.
Danielle Bernal
Developing a Hardcore Social Media Content Strategy In 5 Steps
Marketing Bootcamp

Developing a Hardcore Social Media Content Strategy In 5 Steps

Build an unstoppable social media content strategy.
Ann Smarty
10 Times Elon Musk Had the Best Response
Radicals & Visionaries

10 Times Elon Musk Had the Best Response

No, you may not have a family discount.
Grace Reader
From the Iranian Revolution to Dealing With Cancer, Here Are Some of the Innovative Games on Display at This Year's Games for Change Festival
Innovation

From the Iranian Revolution to Dealing With Cancer, Here Are Some of the Innovative Games on Display at This Year's Games for Change Festival

The 13-year-old event spotlights digital entertainment made with social impact in mind.
Nina Zipkin
Julia Child Foundation Sues Airbnb Over French Home Promotion
Airbnb

Julia Child Foundation Sues Airbnb Over French Home Promotion

In a complaint filed on Tuesday in the California Superior Court in Santa Barbara County, the nonprofit Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts objected to Airbnb's contest last month for a free night at the cottage, La Pitchoune.
Google's New Acquisition Makes it More Likely Fiber Service Will Come Your Way
Performance Ignited

Google's New Acquisition Makes it More Likely Fiber Service Will Come Your Way

Webpass has deployed its 'superfast' connections in five US markets.
FAA Proposes Two New Fines Against Amazon Over Hazardous Shipments
Amazon

FAA Proposes Two New Fines Against Amazon Over Hazardous Shipments

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it is proposing $130,000 in civil fines against the ecommerce giant for two new violations of shipping products.
Payments App Circle Raises $60 Million in China Expansion
Apps

Payments App Circle Raises $60 Million in China Expansion

Circle allows the sending of payments to countries where it hasn't yet launched, with the payment transferred into bitcoin, then settled within minutes via the blockchain network that validates bitcoin transactions.