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Panera petitions the U.S. to finally define “egg”

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:01:32 GMT

On Thursday, Panera petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to more precisely define what constitutes an egg. “They actually define a bunch of related terms like dried egg whites, freeze dried egg yolks, all these other related terms, but they state in the code of federal regulations that, ‘we will not define the word egg.’ …

On Thursday, Panera petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to more precisely define what constitutes an egg.

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“Right to Repair” legislation has now been introduced in 17 states

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:29:39 GMT

Hawaii and Oklahoma are the most recent states to introduce laws that would give consumers an alternative to manufacturer service departments when something breaks, says a report by advocacy group Repair.org. In general, the proposed Right To Repair laws to be debated in 17 states would require device makers like Apple and Samsung to make …

Hawaii and Oklahoma are the most recent states to introduce laws that would give consumers an alternative to manufacturer service departments when something breaks, says a report by advocacy group Repair.org. In general, the proposed Right To Repair laws to be debated in 17 states would require device makers like Apple and Samsung to make the tools, parts, and manuals needed for repairs available to independent repair shops.

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Apple Will Make iPhone Throttling Optional. Lawsuit Plaintiffs Say “Too Late”

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:37:09 GMT

Apple now faces 45 lawsuits surrounding “Batterygate,” a day after CEO Tim Cook vowed to let iPhone users disable battery throttling.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with ABC News last night that Apple will soon release a software update allowing iPhone users to turn off the now-notorious “throttling” feature. But the lawsuits just keep coming.

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Trump thinks Tim Cook is a “great guy” for investing billions in the United States

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:50:11 GMT

President Trump is gushing about Apple—and CEO Tim Cook—following news that the company will contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy in the next five years. During a speech Thursday in Pennsylvania, Trump said Cook was a “great guy” and claimed he called to thank him for Apple’s investment. “In the news, I heard $350 billion,” …

President Trump is gushing about Apple—and CEO Tim Cook—following news that the company will contribute $350 billion to the U.S. economy in the next five years. During a speech Thursday in Pennsylvania, Trump said Cook was a “great guy” and claimed he called to thank him for Apple’s investment.

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Snap layoffs hit dozens of employees amid reports of lackluster engagement

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:09:20 GMT

Snap just laid off about two dozen employees, sources have confirmed with Fast Company. The layoffs hit many on the company’s content team, although eight teams were impacted in total. The company is now consolidating this team to California, which had members in New York as well. The layoffs were first reported by the Information (paywall). People with …

Snap just laid off about two dozen employees, sources have confirmed with Fast Company. The layoffs hit many on the company’s content team, although eight teams were impacted in total. The company is now consolidating this team to California, which had members in New York as well.

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CES Could (And Should) Go Virtual Within The Next Decade

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:00:28 GMT

Exhibiting products in the real world is filled with hassles and high expenses.

Last week I was in Las Vegas to attend my 43rd CES. With 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space and more than 180,000 people attending, the show is one of the largest trade shows in the world. And for most of us in tech, there are plenty of reasons to attend—from meeting with clients and potential clients and checking out key products in person.

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Facebook finally appoints a non-white board member: AmEx CEO Kenneth Chenault

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:33:12 GMT

Back in October, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg met with the Congressional Black Caucus and promised Facebook would appoint a black member to its unfailingly white board in the “very near future.” That day is finally here: After 14 years, Mark Zuckerberg revealed earlier that Kenneth Chenault, the soon-to-be-former American Express CEO, is joining Facebook’s board. …

Back in October, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg met with the Congressional Black Caucus and promised Facebook would appoint a black member to its unfailingly white board in the “very near future.” That day is finally here: After 14 years, Mark Zuckerberg revealed earlier that Kenneth Chenault, the soon-to-be-former American Express CEO, is joining Facebook’s board.

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These 2 loopholes in the new spying bill help the U.S. spy on Americans

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:57:36 GMT

The Senate joined the House in passing a six-year renewal of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, over the objections of civil libertarians who say the law makes it too easy to spy on Americans without a warrant, Politico reports. The law is mostly designed to allow warrantless surveillance of people overseas with …

The Senate joined the House in passing a six-year renewal of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, over the objections of civil libertarians who say the law makes it too easy to spy on Americans without a warrant, Politico reports.

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Uber and Softbank just sealed the deal

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:46:28 GMT

A deal giving Softbank 15% of Uber has officially closed. Softbank has made its initial investment in Uber, providing the company with $1.25 billion in new cash. The purchase of stock shares from existing investors will happen throughout the day. “We’re proud to have SoftBank, Dragoneer, and the entire consortium in the Uber family. This …

A deal giving Softbank 15% of Uber has officially closed. Softbank has made its initial investment in Uber, providing the company with $1.25 billion in new cash. The purchase of stock shares from existing investors will happen throughout the day.

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What 100 Cities Are Learning From Each Other By Sharing Their Data

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:00:13 GMT

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities program is letting small cities share and collaborate on evidenced-based solutions to urban problems.

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities program is designed to teach civic leaders in small and mid-sized metros–cities with a population between 100,000 and 1 million–how to use data collection and evidence-backed decision-making strategies to improve residents’ lives. But because many cities share similar problems, the program, which started in April 2015, has always had a broader goal: to recruit at least 100 places willing to try creating a network of test beds to share what’s working (or not), in hopes of speeding learning curves and adoption.

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The definitive account of Travis Kalanick’s Uber downfall is here

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:41:21 GMT

Travis Kalanick may no longer be Uber’s CEO, but his time at the top continues to provide irresistible fodder for journalists. Bloomberg’s Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone have a report on his downfall, which fleshes out the story we already knew in fascinating detail. Kalanick was unrealistic, isolated, and erratic—qualities that you can theoretically get …

Travis Kalanick may no longer be Uber’s CEO, but his time at the top continues to provide irresistible fodder for journalists. Bloomberg’s Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone have a report on his downfall, which fleshes out the story we already knew in fascinating detail. Kalanick was unrealistic, isolated, and erratic—qualities that you can theoretically get away with if you’re the prime architect of a massively valuable startup, but which did him in when he failed to address them.

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Facebook touts small biz benefits as News Feed changes spark fear

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:20:21 GMT

African-American- and Hispanic-owned small businesses get the most benefit out of Facebook, a new study concludes, even as the company’s recent changes to News Feed seem likely to make it harder for such operations to drum up customers. According to a study published today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Morning Consult, and Facebook, more …

African-American- and Hispanic-owned small businesses get the most benefit out of Facebook, a new study concludes, even as the company’s recent changes to News Feed seem likely to make it harder for such operations to drum up customers.

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The United States was less popular with tourists in 2017. (Can you guess why?)

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:41:14 GMT

Despite the fact that Spain had a horrifying terrorist attack and massive demonstrations surrounding Catalonia’s bid for independence, more tourists wanted to visit Spain than travel to the United States in 2017. While France has maintained its hold on the top spot, with 82.6 million croissant-craving visitors pouring into the country, last year was the …

Despite the fact that Spain had a horrifying terrorist attack and massive demonstrations surrounding Catalonia’s bid for independence, more tourists wanted to visit Spain than travel to the United States in 2017.

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Zapier’s $10,000 “de-location” offer sparks job applicants but (still) no de-location

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:36:15 GMT

Last March, Zapier, the work automation platform, announced it would be offering $10,000 to cover moving expenses for any employees who wanted to ditch the Bay Area for someplace where the cost of living is less insane. By midsummer, Business Insider reported that job applications had spiked some 30% but there weren’t any takers yet for the …

Last March, Zapier, the work automation platform, announced it would be offering $10,000 to cover moving expenses for any employees who wanted to ditch the Bay Area for someplace where the cost of living is less insane. By midsummer, Business Insider reported that job applications had spiked some 30% but there weren’t any takers yet for the so-called “de-location package.”

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Soon your doctor might be able to refuse care for “moral” reasons

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:25:37 GMT

A proposed rule under review at the White House would create a new division of conscience and religious freedom division inside the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) that would allow healthcare providers to opt out of treating patients or offering services that go against their moral and religious beliefs such as performing abortions or …

A proposed rule under review at the White House would create a new division of conscience and religious freedom division inside the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) that would allow healthcare providers to opt out of treating patients or offering services that go against their moral and religious beliefs such as performing abortions or working with LGBT patients.

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A New Wave Of Bad Ads Is Hijacking Even Top-Tier Websites

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:15:24 GMT

A highly complex online advertising system makes it hard for big name publishers to find, let alone stop, misleading, malware-laden, and hard-to-close ads.

Over the past couple of weeks, internet users have been complaining of a new wave of hard-to-close, misleading, and malicious ads popping across websites big and small. Some of the ads even make it impossible for people to read news and other content by redirecting browsers to spammy sites or popping up mobile app store pages for undesired software.

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Global warming is real, according to NASA, which actually knows this stuff

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:10:42 GMT

Last year was the second hottest since 1880, according to a new report from NASA. That means the planet’s long-term warming trend is continuing, with average global temperatures in 2017 climbing 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius). In fact, 2017 is second only to global temperatures in 2016, and climate change deniers can’t even blame it …

Last year was the second hottest since 1880, according to a new report from NASA. That means the planet’s long-term warming trend is continuing, with average global temperatures in 2017 climbing 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius). In fact, 2017 is second only to global temperatures in 2016, and climate change deniers can’t even blame it on El Niño, because the weather pattern wasn’t wreaking havoc last year.

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Cities Are Killing The Future Of Work (And The American Dream)

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:00:05 GMT

In its new-headquarters search, Amazon seems hell-bent on accelerating the rapid urbanization of work. We should be trying to reverse it.

This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.

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Save “One Mississippi”: Amazon’s cancellation spree has fans and critics aghast

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:43:12 GMT

Amazon Studios went on a somewhat unexpected cancellation spree this week, and among the casualties was One Mississippi, the acclaimed comedy series by Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody. The move has fans and a number of top-teir TV critics voicing their disappointment and sparking the hashtag #SaveOneMississippi on Twitter. Not lost on the show’s fans is Amazon’s singularly …

Amazon Studios went on a somewhat unexpected cancellation spree this week, and among the casualties was One Mississippi, the acclaimed comedy series by Tig Notaro and Diablo Cody. The move has fans and a number of top-teir TV critics voicing their disappointment and sparking the hashtag #SaveOneMississippi on Twitter.

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Now You Can Help Bail People Out Of Jail Every Time You Buy Something

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:33 GMT

Appolition links to your credit card and rounds up your purchases, donating the spare change to a fund to pay bail for people who can’t afford it.

Cannabis is everywhere these days, from gyms to women-only weed retreats. It’s increasingly in everything, too: cotton candy, ice cream, lotion, and aphrodisiac oils. The herb, now legal in eight states (and D.C.), is so hot right now that the New York Times Style section tweeted, “What *can’t* you do with pot?”

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