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Lime Out: My Marker Medium Story

Marker Medium asked me to take a deep international dive into the controversial topic of  micromobility and e-scooters. “These days, eyes in the back of your head come in handy on the streets of San Francisco,” I begin in a…

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How Uber’s Dream Turned Into a Dud

This was meant to be Uber’s week in the sun, the long-awaited mega IPO for the reigning king of the sharing economy. But then came the strike. Tens of thousands of grossly underpaid drivers, many of whom earn less than…

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Julian Assange: Journalist or Hacker?

Journalist or hacker? Truth seeker, anarchist, or pawn of Putin? Since Julian Assange’s dramatic arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London last week, everyone’s got a strong opinion. Some say his case will have chilling consequences for reporters and First…

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MAXed Out: When Planes, Servers, and Shoes Crash

Mother tech has been angry lately. In brutal, deadly terms, she’s been reminding us of the price of our over-reliance on software and the internet. Just this week, Boeing’s MAX 8 albatross dealt a lethal blow when a plane went…

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