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    1. Instagram Doubles Down On Video, Introduces Facebook-Style View Counts | Fast Company

      Instagram Doubles Down On Video, Introduces Facebook-Style View Counts | Fast Company

      After focusing so much energy on beefing up its own video platform, Facebook is turning its attention to Instagram. Starting today, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app will begin displaying view counts on its video content, a feature already available for Facebook videos. View counts will tell Instagram users how many times their video has been viewed, though Instagram will only record a view count if the video is watched for three seconds or longer.

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    2. Report: Uber Could Face 13 More Class-Action Labor Lawsuits | Fast Company

      Report: Uber Could Face 13 More Class-Action Labor Lawsuits | Fast Company

      Following a decision last fall, in which a district judge awarded class-action status to a California lawsuit against Uber, a host of other suits have been filed nationwide, according to Ars Technica. Thirteen proposed cases in New York, Ohio, Maryland, Florida, Arizona, and Pennsylvania are attempting to follow the example set by O’Connor v. Uber (the California case).

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    3. How OK Go Shot A Video In Zero Gravity

      How OK Go Shot A Video In Zero Gravity

      It's always seemed like the sky’s the limit when it comes to the spectacle of OK Go music videos, productions that over the past decade have seen the band pull off delightfully quirky stunts like dancing on treadmills and filming with drones. This time, the band decided to actually stage the whole thing in the sky.

       

       
      OK Go - Upside Down & Inside Out

      Hello, Dear Ones. Please enjoy our new video for "Upside Down & Inside Out". A million thanks to S7 Airlines. #GravitysJustAHabit

      Posted by OK Go on Thursday, February 11, 2016
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      Mentions: Russia Russian
    4. This Sonos And Apple Experiment Demonstrates How Music Changes Your Behavior At Home | Fast Company

      This Sonos And Apple Experiment Demonstrates How Music Changes Your Behavior At Home | Fast Company

      Well, here you are once again, staring at a screen. It's okay, we all do it. Constantly. In fact, there's a good chance you're sitting in a room with somebody else who is also gazing into the blue light of a smartphone or some other gadget right now. All of this technology, the common complaint goes, appears to be driving a wedge between us. Surely, there must be a way to bring us back together. Would you believe the answer is... more technology? Music, to be more specific.

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    5. Inside The Facebook Group Of Undecideds Asking Questions At Tonight's Debate

      Inside The Facebook Group Of Undecideds Asking Questions At Tonight's Debate

      In recent election cycles, it's become common for debates to tap the power of social media, with questions posed by Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook users. But tonight's Democratic debate in Milwaukee takes that trend to a whole new level. To include more voices in the debate, PBS Newshour has assembled a Facebook group of about 70 undecided voters from primary states to discuss the key issues in this election cycle.

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    6. Sanders Out-Raises Clinton In Silicon Valley Despite Only Visiting 3 Times

      Sanders Out-Raises Clinton In Silicon Valley Despite Only Visiting 3 Times

      Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders out-raised Hillary Clinton in Silicon Valley in the last three months of 2015, despite the fact that Sanders has only campaigned in the area three times and his last visit was back in August of 2015, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Valley is an area where Clinton has regularly campaigned. From October to December 2015, Sanders raised just over $105,000 from employees at the five largest tech firms in the area.

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    7. You Can't Be All Things To All People | Fast Company

      You Can't Be All Things To All People | Fast Company

      I have been developing, testing, writing, and publishing recipes for more than 35 years, and it’s safe to say that nothing I’ve ever done touches the challenges presented by my current situation at Purple Carrot, my meal kit startup. Not only am I doing all of those things here, I’m at least indirectly responsible for sourcing our ingredients and then packing and shipping them. Furthermore, they’re being cooked by (presumably) very nearly all of our customers, who now number in the thousands.

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    8. Tesla's New Model 3 Announcement Makes Investors Forget About An Ugly Q4 | Fast Company

      Tesla's New Model 3 Announcement Makes Investors Forget About An Ugly Q4 | Fast Company

      Before announcing ugly earnings numbers Wednesday, Tesla dropped the news that it will roll out a prototype of its much-anticipated new "mass market" vehicle, the Model 3, on March 31. This seemed to have cheered investors mightily, as the Tesla stock spiked up more than 20% to $162 per share in after-hours trading. By 8 p.m. Eastern Time the price had returned to $157.50.

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      Mentions: Nevada Palo Alto
    9. What Employees Across The World Think About The Gender Wage Gap

      What Employees Across The World Think About The Gender Wage Gap

      Let’s get one thing square right away: The gender wage gap is complicated. It varies by job, industry, state, and racial and ethnic background so much, that it’s unfair and inaccurate to hang on to the 77¢ to the dollar figure. What is clear is that a pay gap does persist between men and women in the same jobs in many industries in all parts of the world.

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    10. The Number Of Twitter Users Did Not Grow At All In The Final Quarter Of 2015 | Fast Company

      The Number Of Twitter Users Did Not Grow At All In The Final Quarter Of 2015 | Fast Company

      Twitter revealed startling data on Wednesday: for the fourth quarter of 2015, the social network's total number of monthly active users remained completely flat, at 320 million. Excluding SMS Fast Followers, who access Twitter solely via text message, the total number of monthly active users actually declined, from 307 million to 305 million. In the United States, the number of active users fell from 66 million to 65 million.

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      Mentions: Jack Dorsey
    11. 8 Career Skills That Make You A Better Parent | Fast Company

      8 Career Skills That Make You A Better Parent | Fast Company

      While you may not have thought about it this way, parenting can be similar to managing employees in the workplace. Both are about leadership and both are built on high-quality relationships, says Julie Holliday Wayne, associate professor of business at Wake Forest University. "Leadership has been defined as when a person guides, inspires, or influences another individual toward shared goals or objectives," she says.

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      Mentions: Babson College
    12. Why Baby Boomers Refuse To Retire

      Why Baby Boomers Refuse To Retire

      Five years ago, in 2011, the first wave of the oldest U.S. baby boomers reached the common retirement age of 65. Since then, another 10,000 each day continue to reach this stage in their lives. The U.S. Census Bureau calculates that by 2020, 55.9 million people in the U.S. will be age 65 or older, and by 2030, that number will reach 72.7 million. How will all these aging boomers thrive in the 21st century?

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    13. How To Hire (And Keep) Female Developers | Fast Company

      How To Hire (And Keep) Female Developers | Fast Company

      Let’s say you’re a software startup founder, and you’ve come under fire for having a gender-imbalanced developer team. You’ve been aware of the problem for years—especially after the slew of stories about sexism in Silicon Valley—but as you built your team, you ended up hiring anyone who was interested and had talent, without paying attention to your demographics. Now, all of a sudden, your founders—and your customers—care. And, because you want to have a healthy workplace, you do, too.

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    14. Twitter Security Chief Calls for Bolstered Cyber Regulation | Fast Company

      Twitter Security Chief Calls for Bolstered Cyber Regulation | Fast Company

      Companies should be required to encrypt data in transmission and maintain apps and servers free of security holes, making sure to fix any vulnerabilities in a reasonable time period, he wrote, and he warned against legal attempts to undermine user privacy. "Ten years from now, I predict that the largest risk to society will be attempts to criminalize or undermine privacy protecting technology," he wrote.

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    15. It’s Official: Moore's Law Is Nearing Its End

      It’s Official: Moore's Law Is Nearing Its End

      In 1965 Gordon Moore, who would go on to co-found Intel, wrote a paper in which he described what has become known as "Moore’s law. " It stated that the number of transistors on a microprocessor will double roughly every two years, meaning, in theory, that every two years the processors inside our devices would get twice as fast and be able to do twice as much.

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      Mentions: Intel
    16. Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against Marc Andreessen's "Deeply Upsetting" Comments

      Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against Marc Andreessen's "Deeply Upsetting" Comments

      Mark Zuckerberg did damage control through a pandering Facebook post this afternoon, in which he denounced Facebook board member Marc Andreessen's comments defending colonialism in India. On Tuesday night, Andreessen took to Twitter to opine that Indian regulators should not have banned Free Basics, Facebook's free app offering limited Internet access.

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    17. Yes, Agenda Trumps Gender--But Women Leaders Still Matter

      Yes, Agenda Trumps Gender--But Women Leaders Still Matter

      Last weekend, feminist activist Gloria Steinem flippantly told Bill Maher that young, liberal women are flocking to the Sanders campaign because "the boys are with Bernie." Leaving aside that Steinem was joking (if inartfully), or that Maher had kicked off the interview by complimenting her looks and pawing her belt, the flap points at a fundamental reality about gender in politics that we prefer to ignore: When women say they want to see more women leaders in general—or a woman president in their lifetimes in particular—it's judged negatively, as tokenistic, self-serving, or both. When women say they ...

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    18. How To Hire (And Keep) Female Developers

      How To Hire (And Keep) Female Developers

      Let’s say you’re a software startup founder, and you’ve come under fire for having a gender-imbalanced developer team. You’ve been aware of the problem for years—especially after the slew of stories about sexism in Silicon Valley—but as you built your team, you ended up hiring anyone who was interested and had talent, without paying attention to your demographics. Now, all of a sudden, your founders—and your customers—care. And, because you want to have a healthy workplace, you do, too.

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    19. How You Really Sound When You're Interviewing Someone

      How You Really Sound When You're Interviewing Someone

      Is there any situation more open to misunderstandings than when you're interviewing for a job? It turns out, yes. We gathered some of New York's finest comedians to show what is said versus what you really hear when being interviewed for a job. From the stress-test type interview to the overly familiar friendly interviewer, we help you decipher what it all really means. Enjoy, and good luck!

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      Mentions: New York
    20. How You Really Sound When You're Interviewing Someone

      How You Really Sound When You're Interviewing Someone

      Is there any situation more open to misunderstandings than when you're interviewing for a job? It turns out, yes. We gathered some of New York's finest comedians to show what is said versus what you really hear when being interviewed for a job. From the stress-test type interview to the overly familiar friendly interviewer, we help you decipher what it all really means. Enjoy, and good luck!

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      Mentions: New York
    21. Will Patients Flock To This New "Find A Doctor" App? | Fast Company

      Will Patients Flock To This New "Find A Doctor" App? | Fast Company

      Many startups have taken on the challenge of helping us find any doctor. But few companies are dealing with the complicated problem of connecting patients with the best doctor. San Francisco-based startup Amino Health aims to do just that. The company has developed a tool to connect patients with a local provider who is their "best match.

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    22. Here's How Obama's Cybersecurity Plan Could Affect You | Fast Company

      Here's How Obama's Cybersecurity Plan Could Affect You | Fast Company

      The president's plan pulls tech companies into the federal policy process, with some of the biggest—including Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, RSA, and Twitter—already voicing support. Many parts of the plan deal with big government programs such as securing infrastructure from hackers, but there are several aspects you could encounter in everyday life: Multifactor authentication: The plan pushes adoption of logins that require more than typing "Password123.

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