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    1. Even Amazon Didn’t Think You’d Waste So Much Money On Prime Day

      Even Amazon Didn’t Think You’d Waste So Much Money On Prime Day

      There really is a Christmas in July—for Amazon, at least. Tuesday’s Prime Day bonanza was the global sales monolith’s “biggest day ever,” beating out last year’s event and reinforcing it as a de facto new shopping holiday. The company said sales soared 60% over 2016’s event, and even beat out Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Limited to its Prime members, Amazon sold 2 million toys, 1 million pairs of shoes, and 90,000 televisions.

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    2. Source: A “Sense Of Panic” At Apple As The Next Flagship iPhone’s Software Problems Persist

      Source: A “Sense Of Panic” At Apple As The Next Flagship iPhone’s Software Problems Persist

      June was a tense month for the engineers and designers on Apple’s iPhone team with “a sense of panic in the air,” a source with knowledge of the situation tells me. The company has been working feverishly to fix software problems in its hotly anticipated 10th-anniversary iPhone that could ultimately cause production and delivery delays, the source says. If the software problems aren’t resolved quickly, the new flagship iPhone could even launch with major features disabled.

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    3. This Vertical Farm Wants To Be An Agriculture Company, Not A Tech Company

      This Vertical Farm Wants To Be An Agriculture Company, Not A Tech Company

      As the indoor farming industry has taken off in the last several years–over the next 10 years, indoor farming is expected to account for 50% of leafy green production, and grow to a $42 billion industry –it’s become apparent that it’s as much about technology as it is about agriculture.

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    4. Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem?

      Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem?

      Pelosi was visibly taken aback. “I thank you for your question,” she said, “but I’m sorry to say we’re capitalists, and that’s just the way it is.” The footage went viral. It was powerful because of the clear contrast it set up. Trevor Hill is no hardened left-winger. He’s just your average millennial—bright, informed, curious about the world, and eager to imagine a better one.

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      Mentions: Britain India Africa
    5. The Next iPhone May Not Start At $1,200, But It Will Be Very Expensive

      The Next iPhone May Not Start At $1,200, But It Will Be Very Expensive

      Gruber argues that Apple has always had to use components in its phones that were mature and could be manufactured in enough quantity to support the device’s massive sales. That meant that newer, cutting-edge features (like wireless charging and bright OLED screens) couldn’t be used in new phones, putting Apple at a real disadvantage versus the competition. “The best available iPhone should be, at least arguably, the best phone in the world,” Gruber writes.

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      Mentions: Samsung Apple Inc.
    6. This Is How To Write A Follow-Up Email That’s Not Annoying

      This Is How To Write A Follow-Up Email That’s Not Annoying

      As a sender, I’ve learned that it’s best to work from the assumption that whoever I’m writing to probably has more pressing matters to attend to than answer my emails. This forces me to make sure I articulate why it’s in the receiver’s interest to reply. As a receiver, there’s nothing more annoying than getting an email that assumes I’ll work to the sender’s timeline, even when it’s clear that it’s extremely inconvenient to mine, or when there’s no benefit to me whatsoever.

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    7. Consumer Tech Companies Want To Make Hearing Aids Cheaper—And Even Trendy

      Consumer Tech Companies Want To Make Hearing Aids Cheaper—And Even Trendy

      Liu combines both passions in her latest effort: advising U.S. lawmakers on new legislation that would, for the first time, open up the hearing aid market to companies such as Doppler Labs. The Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, which is expected to pass both houses of the U.S. Congress by the end of July, would allow any consumer electronics company to sell hearing aids without prescriptions and with only minimal regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.

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    8. Is SoundCloud Doomed? Here’s How It Can Be Saved

      Is SoundCloud Doomed? Here’s How It Can Be Saved

      This probably isn’t what Alexander Ljung had in mind for his company’s 10-year anniversary. But when Ljung, the company’s CEO, and cofounder Eric Walforss launched SoundCloud in 2007, the world was a very different place. The traditional music industry was only in mid-collapse, the iPhone had just been born, and streaming music was still an academic pipe dream. Venture capital flowed freely—often in obscene gobs—to the best ideas in tech.

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    9. This Dating App Lets You Skip Right To The Ryan Gosling Lookalikes

      This Dating App Lets You Skip Right To The Ryan Gosling Lookalikes

      For something that’s become so incredibly efficient, online dating can still be arduous: All that swiping, the mismatches, figuring out what to say, dodging weirdos —not to mention the awkwardness of an underwhelming first date. What if you could just cruise through the massive sea of randos and head straight to the people that look like your biggest celebrity crushes? Well, now you can.

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    10. Self-Driving Ambulances And Augmented Reality Crime Scenes: Welcome To The Future Of First Response

      Self-Driving Ambulances And Augmented Reality Crime Scenes: Welcome To The Future Of First Response

      Fifteen years from now, a paramedic arriving at the scene of a distress call will walk in with full knowledge of the patient’s medical history: Advanced data-sharing platforms will brief the emergency response team on the patient’s current circumstances while a self-driving ambulance pilots them to the scene.

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    11. This Is What Life Would Be Like In A Family of Social Media Influencers

      WHO: Long-running satirical CBC show, This Is That. WHY WE CARE: Earlier this year, Fast Company highlighted a funny and poignant short film about a father who tears his family apart with his quest to become a social media celebrity. (The film had extra gravitas because it was made by comedian-turned-Vine-star Will Sasso.) Now, a video from Canada’s beloved CBC Radio shows what would happen if the entire family were in on the quest as well.

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      Mentions: Canada
    12. As Apple Seeks To Please News Publishers, Users Worry About An Ad Influx

      As Apple Seeks To Please News Publishers, Users Worry About An Ad Influx

      Today Apple’s News app is relatively uncluttered by ads. Actually there are very few ads anywhere. Part of the reason for that is that publishers that contribute content to the app can’t use their own ad tech to inject ads into the content. Publishers (like Fast Company, for instance) want to put their content where the eyeballs are, and the News app has them–47 million per month according to Comscore–but have complained of having no way to make money from it.

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      Mentions: Apple Inc.
    13. What It Will Take To (Finally) Make A Bike-Share System That’ll Benefit Everyone

      What It Will Take To (Finally) Make A Bike-Share System That’ll Benefit Everyone

      Citi Bike , the New York City bike share system, launched in 2013 and by the end of this year will more than double its original size to 12,000 bikes and 700 stations. On peak days, ridership exceeds 60,000 people; annual membership numbers 115,000. But for all it’s done to get more New Yorkers cycling and speed the development of more bike-friendly infrastructure, the benefits of Citi Bike have been slow to reach across demographics.

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    14. 2018 Most Innovative Companies

      2018 Most Innovative Companies

      For the last 10 years, Fast Company‘s editors have scoured the globe to identify enterprises at the forefront of their industries.With the breadth of innovation expanding, our research process for the 2018 Most Innovative Companies list is also expanding—tapping into new sources, new data sets; identifying new patterns. In that vein, we have instituted an application process for organizations that wish to be considered for Most Innovative Companies designation.

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    15. The 7 Questions Recruiters At Companies Like Amazon And Spotify Wish You Would Ask

      The 7 Questions Recruiters At Companies Like Amazon And Spotify Wish You Would Ask

      You might only have a few minutes at the end of your interview to ask questions, but they matter more than you’d think. “The quality and thought that goes into the questions candidates ask weighs into my overall evaluation of fit for the role and within our team,” says Jennifer Hankin, chief of staff at StartUp Health, a digital health company. “If someone has no questions, or asks something that could be easily found on our website, that is a sign of lack of effort on their part,” she explains.

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      Mentions: Amazon.com
    16. This Tech Exec’s Secret To Life And Career Success? Kitesurfing

      This Tech Exec’s Secret To Life And Career Success? Kitesurfing

      Standing on a strapless board and clinging to an enormous kite, catching the wind as it propels you across the waves at high speed, you’re struck with feelings of awe. Adrenaline pumps through your veins as you contend with one of nature’s most powerful elements. I first learned to paraglide growing up near the French Alps, but I got into kitesurfing—the airborne sport’s water-based equivalent—after moving to Paris.

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      Mentions: Adobe France Paris
    17. How Western PR Firms Quietly Push Putin’s Agenda

      How Western PR Firms Quietly Push Putin’s Agenda

      There is, however, a second front in Russia’s effort to shape the hearts and minds of U.S. citizens, and it’s received almost no attention in mainstream U.S. media outlets since the election. As someone who studies the growth of global public relations, I’ve researched the roles PR firms play in shaping public perceptions of international affairs.

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    18. How Kylie Jenner Built A Makeup Empire Out Of Her Most Famous Asset

      How Kylie Jenner Built A Makeup Empire Out Of Her Most Famous Asset

      Seconds after Kylie Jenner launched her first three lines of lipstick, on November 30, 2015, all three sold out online. Less than two years later, Kylie Cosmetics is a full-service, direct-to-consumer beauty brand, with offerings that include its signature lip kits (lipstick and liner) plus eye shadows, blushes, and tools.

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    19. I’ve Raised A Billion In VC Funding—Let Me Help You With That Pitch

      I’ve Raised A Billion In VC Funding—Let Me Help You With That Pitch

      I’ve raised around a billion dollars in funding from venture capitalists and have been an angel investor in dozens of companies, so I’m not surprised when founders ask me for pitching advice. Having been on both sides of the table, I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t many times over. And what works is pretty simple: Winning pitches paint a grand picture. They unveil a huge need, show a broken problem, and present a great solution.

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      Mentions: Los Angeles
    20. How Not To Suck At Networking When You Have A Lame Job Title

      How Not To Suck At Networking When You Have A Lame Job Title

      Now, whenever you’re talking to someone new or catching up with a friend, you do all you can to avoid the dreaded question: “What do you do?” And when you can’t, you ramble and don’t really give a satisfying answer. It’s not that your anxiety here is totally unfounded. When you’re networking, dropping a line like, “I’m a production assistant” isn’t exactly going to unleash a flood of questions from someone who’s just fascinated to hear all about what you do.

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    21. Four Times You Might Actually Want To Put Up With A Crappy Boss

      Four Times You Might Actually Want To Put Up With A Crappy Boss

      It’s tough luck, but the fact is that every manager has flaws. Your boss may be downright bad at managing—or handling some other big, important part of the role—but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should cut and run. After all, most bosses aren’t complete nightmares; it’s usually a mixed bag. In fact, there’s a lot to be said for putting up with a crappy one until you find a new opportunity. Here’s when (and why) you might want to tough it out—at least for the short term.

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    22. How Facebook Used Science And Empathy To Reach Two Billion Users

      How Facebook Used Science And Empathy To Reach Two Billion Users

      “I’m pretty happy with the amount of people that have been to it so far,” he said. From almost the moment that a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg launched a site designed to help his classmates find each other, one of the most notable facts about Facebook has been that it just keeps getting larger.

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    23. This Is What You Should Really Be Learning During Your Internship

      This Is What You Should Really Be Learning During Your Internship

      It’s summer internship season , but, beyond gathering a few project credentials, work examples, or industry-related experience, interns should be working on learning other essential skills that will help them in their professional lives. “People hire for competence and fire for character,” says Todd Davis, chief people officer, FranklinCovey, and author of the upcoming Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work.

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