Topic: Business & Finance

France to Ban Short-Haul Domestic Flights Where Train Is Available

French lawmakers have voted to suspend domestic airline flights on routes that can be travelled by direct train in under two-and-a-half hours.

When the Techies Took Over Tahoe

Spun-out Teslas on snowy roads. Cabins bought for cash, sight unseen. A shoveling disaster. Locals bemoan the pandemic-induced migration of Bay Area residents to the mountains. But there are two...

A Unifying Theory of Everything

This week, New York Magazine let me go full stream of consciousness on … everything. Their editor pitched me the idea to articulate a unifying theory on “this whole crazy techno-fiscal moment.”...

They Were Ancient Internet Memes. Now NFTs Are Making Them Rich

Their faces were the backdrop of the 2010s. Now the likes of Scumbag Steve and Bad Luck Brian are cashing in with non-fungible tokens

Google Used ‘Double-Irish’ to Shift $75.4bn in Profits Out of Ireland

Company moved money in 2019, prior to it overhauling its global tax structure

Reuters Finally Decides to Charge You for Its Online News Stories With a Paywall

Reuters gets 41 million unique visitors a month.

A New Threat to New York’s Clean Energy Goals: Bitcoin Mining

A Finger Lakes power plant plans to ramp up Bitcoin mining. Environmentalists warn dozens of fossil-fueled plants could follow.

The Madoff Affair (Full Documentary)

What I’ve Learned From Getting Fired Six Times (So You Don’t Have To)

If you’re called into the boss’s office on a Tuesday or a Thursday, watch out. And if you see an envelope? Run

Throwback: Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong, November 2017

How the Crypto Industry Will Ride the Coinbase Wave

Investors expect today's Coinbase listing to legitimize the industry and help kickstart crypto tech that sticks.

Free Trial: The Subscription Scams That Cost You Money

Why we can’t resist the idea of something for nothing.

The Rise and Fall of Atari

What International Tech Recruitment Looks Like Post-Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the tech industry works and how talent in the industry is recruited. Because everyone is remote, more companies are recruiting internationally.

Robinhood: Vlad Tenev (How I Built This Podcast)

Millennials Reveal Their 105 Favorite Brands, From Gucci to Amazon

Marketing firm Moosylvania surveyed 1,000 millennials to find their favorite brands.

A $1.2 Million Charles Schwab Bank Deposit Error Buys a House, and an Arrest, Officials Say

Kelyn Spadoni tried to keep a deposit that was off by five decimal places, according to the authorities, who said she was charged with fraud and fired from her job on the same day.

Revenge of the Winklevii

After losing an epic battle with Mark Zuckerberg over ownership of Facebook and being shunned in Silicon Valley, CAMERON and TYLER WINKLEVOSS are back.

Coinbase’s Listing May Break Records

Domino's Pizza Pilots Driverless Delivery in Houston

An autonomous car made by Nuro will start delivering Domino's pizzas in Houston this week as part of a pilot program.

Inside the Fight for the Future of the Wall Street Journal

A special team led by a high-level manager says Rupert Murdoch’s paper must evolve to survive. But a rivalry between editor and publisher stands in the way.

Facebook Spent $23 Million for Zuckerberg’s Security in 2020

The company increased security for its CEO during the 2020 election season

TikTok Is Changing the Way Publishers Market New Books

Publishers are paying users in the book community on the app, also known as BookTok, to promote their books, leaving some people with mixed feelings.

The Ponzi Career

The future of work is a pyramid scheme, where every person sells his favorite person to the next person.

When Google's Fancy Lawyers Screw Up and Jeopardize Sheryl Sandberg, at $1500/Hour

A redacted document showed extremely sensitive information. Google's lawyer accidentally made it public.

Don’t Hire Top Talent; Hire for Weaknesses

Instead of starting from “how do we hire top talent?”, start from “what are our weaknesses?”

What Bilibili Is, How It Makes Money and What’s Next for ‘China’s YouTube’

First established as an online home for China’s young anime fans, Bilibili now hopes to expand its user base to embrace older audiences beyond millennials and Gen Z.

Larry Page: The Untold Story

One day in July 2001, Larry Page decided to fire Google’s project managers. All of them.

Visualizing Biden’s $1.52 Trillion Budget Proposal Plan for 2022

A breakdown of President Biden’s budget proposal for 2022. Climate change initiatives, cybersecurity, and additional social programs are key areas of focus.

Bill Gates Buys Big on a Farmland Shopping Spree

The third-richest man on the planet, Bill Gates, is also one of the largest private owners of farmland in the US. He is known for supporting environmental innovation, but his farming plans have...

Groundswell of Investor Funding in Plant-Based Proteins Hasn’t Led to Decreased Meat Consumption

Will the alt-meat investment boom change our food system in the long-term if we don’t invest in eating less meat, too?

Making $46K in 6 Weeks Selling NFTs

Alibaba: Chinese Regulator Slaps Huge Fine on Tech Giant

The e-commerce company Alibaba Group is fined $2.75bn for violating anti-monopoly rules.

Meet the Patent Troll That Won a $308 Million Jury Trial Against Apple

Personalized Media Communications makes nothing except lawsuits.

Jobs to Be Done

The dog needs to be fed, there’s a blog post to write, a report is due, there’s a meeting at 10, this form from the bank has to be submitted… We can measure our performance (and o…

Inside the $4.5 Billion Erotic Massage Parlor Economy

Massages involving sexual acts are everywhere in the United States. But the stories of the women who provide them reveal less about sex trafficking and more about the high price some immigrants...

Forbes Sells First-Ever NFT of Issue Cover for $333,333

The 24-hour auction took place on NFT marketplace Nifty Gateway, ending on Thursday. A collector who goes by "monoir," purchased the piece.

Money for Nothing

The more complex crypto seems, the higher the pyramid schemes can go

Tales From Prediction Markets

Prediction markets are fun, at least if you're making money. I've only been into them for a few months, but have already collected a bunch of interesting tales.

Robinhood Failed to Disclose Certain Trade Executions to Public Feed

Retail brokerage Robinhood Financial did not report a certain type of stock trade it executed for customers last year to a public data feed, according to regulatory data analyzed by Reuters and a...

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