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Crowdfunding Democracy

“PLEASE free our nation!” wrote one, “Stop and smell the roses,” advised another, and then there was the direct exhortation: “Go get him!” These were just a handful of the thousands who donated in $5, $10, $25 and even $50,000…

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Musk’s Meltdown

This is how fast Silicon Valley’s tech celebrity drove himself into a mega mess.  He woke up after spending the night with his pop star girlfriend. Then hopped into one of his Teslas and hit the accelerator. En route, he…

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Double Trouble! The Uber and Lyft Logjam

“Ten billion trips and counting, thanks to riders and drivers like you – we can’t wait to see where the next 10 billion take us,” the official Uber Twitter account gleefully boasted this past week. Stuck in traffic, was the…

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UberTime

There’s UberTime, and then there’s your time. UberTime is flexible. Your time is likely not. Travelling through Europe, we’ve been getting to know UberTime. At Lisbon’s Cais do Sodre metro station we punched our destination into the app. Up popped…

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