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Feb 20 2020
Aluminum bottled water. Straw-less lids. Reusable cup systems. As concern about plastic waste grows, the search for sustainable packaging has gone mainstream.
Nicole Doucet and Jess Page were met with skepticism when they first tried to persuade retailers to sell their brand of bottled water. Consumers, the young entrepreneurs were told during those early sales calls five years ago, would not pay more for water packaged in aluminum containers instead of plastic.
It turns out their Chicago-based startup, Open Water, was just a bit early to theChicago Tribune
Sep 21 2023
Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup, Neuralink, received FDA approval to conduct human trials.
Key Quote: “The first human patient will soon receive a Neuralink device,” Musk stated in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, “This ultimately has the potential to restore full body movement. In the long term, Neuralink hopes to play a role in AI risk civilizational risk reduction by improvingReuters Washington Times The Verge
Oct 13 2020
In August, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was interviewed on the New York Times podcast The Daily, where he was asked explicitly what his company will do if President Donald Trump uses Twitter to declare himself the winner of the 2020 election before the results have been decided. Dorsey paused, then provided a vague answer about learning lessons from the confusion that occurred in 2000 with theScientific American
May 29 2020
Joe Biden has a problem. Silicon Valley billionaires think they have a solution.
Election Day is less than six months away, and Democrats are scrambling to patch the digital deficits of their presumptive nominee. And behind the scenes, Silicon Valley’s billionaire Democrats are spending tens of millions of dollars on their own sweeping plans to catch up to President Donald Trump’s leadVox
Sep 06 2015
Dawn crept into Daniela Perdomo’s Brooklyn apartment, her bleary eyes still focused on her bright computer screen. The founder of a nearly three-year-old communications start-up, she had been up all night again, orchestrating the work of more than 100 other developers, web designers, researchers and writers.
But they were not working for Ms. Perdomo’s company. They were not even beingNew York Times (News)
Jun 22 2021
“The Supreme Court on Monday… unanimously ruled that the National Collegiate Athletic Association cannot prohibit its member schools from providing athletes with certain forms of education-related benefits, such as paid post-graduate internships, scholarships for graduate school, or free laptops or musical instruments.” (SCOTUSblog)
Both sides support the decision and additionally callThe Flip Side
Oct 02 2019
Two years ago, Amylene Dingle lived with her husband and 7-year-old daughter in Payatas, an impoverished Manila neighborhood with the largest open dump site in the Philippines. Her husband worked on the security staff in a government building, earning 4,000 pesos a week, the equivalent of $80. She had always wanted to start a business, but she was unemployed, had no money saved, no creditForbes
Feb 03 2015
While Silicon Valley has the buzz -- and an HBO series about high-tech startups -- 810 miles to the east, the Utah Valley is holding its own.
A report released Tuesday by the Brookings Institution in Washington highlighted how Provo, Utah -- where software design is the biggest job generator -- is benefiting from the dot-com economy.
Here are five reasons why northern CaliforniaStandard Examiner
Jan 29 2015
Jing Yuechen, the founder of an Internet start-up here in the Chinese capital, has no interest in overthrowing the Communist Party. But these days she finds herself cursing the nation’s smothering cyberpolice as she tries — and fails — to browse photo-sharing websites like Flickr and struggles to stay in touch with the Facebook friends she has made during trips to France, India and SingaporeNew York Times (News)
Jan 23 2020
Love ’em or hate ’em, this much is true: one day soon, millennials will rule America.
This is neither wish nor warning but fact, rooted in the physics of time and the biology of human cells. Millennials–born between 1981 and 1996–are already the largest living generation and the largest age group in the workforce. They outnumber Gen X (born 1965–1980) and will soon outnumber babyTime Magazine