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LEAKED: Internal Uber Deck Reveals Staggering Revenue And Growth Metrics

businessinsider.com Alyson Shontell (@shontelaylay) – Nov 20, 5:57 PM – Uber is a four-year-old mobile ride service company that could soon generate $10 billion of revenue per year. How much revenue is Uber currently generating? How many active users does it have, and how many people are driving for it in cities around…
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LinkedIn data show the US is losing out on the immigrants it covets most

qz.com – Max Nisen – The United States is still the world's most popular destination for highly skilled professionals. But it doesn't seem to have quite the allure it used to. In fact, professional migration to the US has declined substantially since 2001, according to…
Heather Landy RT @qz: LinkedIn data show the US is losing out on the immigrants it covets most t.co/teFF47mRrp t.co/Kp8e4welJM
Brendan Baker RT @johnolilly: Awful US policy '@jeffweiner: Professional migration to the US is in decline - LinkedIn Data Shows US Losing Out t.co/3TqdPwRX5m'
Mike Maples RT @johnolilly: Awful US policy '@jeffweiner: Professional migration to the US is in decline - LinkedIn Data Shows US Losing Out t.co/3TqdPwRX5m'
Ian Hathaway .@neil_ruiz any idea why the sudden drop-off, post-2000? via @Richard_Florida t.co/HXsgBL332U
Dave Morin RT @jeffweiner: Professional migration to the U.S. is in decline -- LinkedIn Data Shows U.S. Losing Out on Immigrants it Covets Most t.co/nM8jOvxaSr
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Here's Proof Pigs Actually Do Fly (Almost)

abcnews.go.com – Rheana Murray – Nov 27, 6:43 PM – They say pigs don't fly, but this one came close. A pig landed on a US Airways flight out of Connecticut on Wednesday, but was taken off the plane after it became disruptive, a spokesperson told ABC News. Jonathan Skolnik, a professor at the…
Adam Blackstone RT @ABC: Airline: Passenger was asked to deplane after her emotional support pig became disruptive: t.co/nyKGvUiqg4 t.co/6LUWlAzluX
Steve Buttry How was I not on this flight? MT @ABC: Passenger was asked to deplane after pig became disruptive: t.co/CkosHbgWjG
Al Mousseau RT @ABC: Airline: Passenger was asked to deplane after her emotional support pig became disruptive: t.co/nyKGvUiqg4 t.co/6LUWlAzluX
scotwingo RT @ABC: Airline: Passenger was asked to deplane after her emotional support pig became disruptive: t.co/nyKGvUiqg4 t.co/6LUWlAzluX
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OPEC Leaves Production Target Unchanged

WSJ – Summer Said – Nov 27, 7:55 AM – VIENNA—OPEC members agreed on Thursday to stick to the oil-producer group's existing output target—a move that would require modest cuts in production but which stops well short of the stronger action some members had called for to…
mattwbaker RT @NickTimiraos: Gas price declines "over the last 6 months is equivalent to a $75 billion tax cut in the U.S." t.co/OrXej900Nc t.co/MAn2GfA7Jd
Noah Smith RT @mileskimball: This is a good time to raise gasoline tax to put a further dent in Russia's and Iran's oil revenue. Oil Prices Plunge t.co/PldPMbOFyh
Miles Kimball This is a good time to raise gasoline tax to put a further dent in Russia's and Iran's oil revenue. Oil Prices Plunge t.co/PldPMbOFyh
Kyle Mathews RT @NickTimiraos: Gas price declines "over the last 6 months is equivalent to a $75 billion tax cut in the U.S." t.co/OrXej900Nc t.co/MAn2GfA7Jd
timothydh RT @NickTimiraos: Gas price declines "over the last 6 months is equivalent to a $75 billion tax cut in the U.S." t.co/OrXej900Nc t.co/MAn2GfA7Jd
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Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong

washingtonpost.com – Christopher Ingraham – Nov 27 – Not a day seems to go by where we're not reminded that inequality is growing in America. But it's not just outcomes that matter; it's opportunity. Last month, we looked at startling new research that showed that poor kids who do what they need to…
Farhad Manjoo RT @embeedub: I wish rich people understood that the meritocracy is bullshit. t.co/9BuTFOANpb
eileengill RT @fmanjoo: Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong t.co/2FlSPWW9UD via @nuzzel thanks @harrisj
Farhad Manjoo Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong t.co/2FlSPWW9UD via @nuzzel thanks @harrisj
Richard V. Reeves RT @GBurtless: Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong: @isawhill & @RichardvReeves t.co/bR9LNHQXQM
Edward Wong RT @crampell: Poor kids who do everything right don't do better than rich kids who do everything wrong t.co/x7gQ7OMGlh
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Belief in Evolution Versus National Wealth

calamitiesofnature.com – Share this comic on social networking sites: Add this comic to your blog, LiveJournal, or MySpace page by copying and pasting this code: <a href='http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/archive/?c=559'> <img…
Leigh Drogen should have let south go RT @druce: Belief in evolution vs. GDP per capita - US is an outlier t.co/nl8ZD3zOhW t.co/4NKVKuM08r
Mitch Kapor HT @joi The real meaning of American exceptionalism. Relative to other countries, we're rich and we don't get it. t.co/yqEhXvbsF3
Joi Ito RT @elenaholodny: Whoa check out USA MT @MaxCRoser: Belief in Evolution Versus National Wealth (From: t.co/POmAf3mP3u) t.co/VOlRcEusiX
Charlie Kemper RT @MaxCRoser: Belief in Evolution Versus National Wealth The US are a clear outlier (From: t.co/mU2vFqSFxl) t.co/ZELHLB1jAl
Adam Carstens RT @MaxCRoser: Belief in Evolution Versus National Wealth The US are a clear outlier (From: t.co/mU2vFqSFxl) t.co/ZELHLB1jAl
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Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting

nytimes.com – Josh Barro – Nov 27 – In major cities throughout the United States, taxi medallion prices are tumbling as taxis face competition from car-service apps like Uber and Lyft. The average price of an individual New York City taxi medallion fell to $872,000 in October, down…
Jonathan Wegener RT @nytimes: Market Turmoil: Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting t.co/1aAZ5BUVLi
Christopher Nguyen "I'm already at peace with the idea that I'm going to go bankrupt." Taxi Medallion Prices are Plummeting t.co/uzSkXPjPs6
Farhad Manjoo RT @peterlattman: .@jbarro on how Uber is causing the price of taxi medallions to fall t.co/WPFcZSXFC4 t.co/QhWBV0pour
Simone Foxman RT @anthonyLfisher: Taxi medallion prices plummet thanks to increased competition. Also, NY Times discovers basic supply and demand: t.co/nGHkjYlNVb
Peter Eavis If Uber wins, does it undermine NYC efforts to cut emissions and ensure taxi-like transport is avail at off peak hrs? t.co/X06tOWH4Qz
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China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control

theguardian.com – Tania Branigan – Nov 28, 4:26 AM – From online discussions to adverts, Chinese culture is full of puns. But the country's print and broadcast watchdog has ruled that there is nothing funny about them. It has banned wordplay on the grounds that it breaches the law on standard spoken…
Ryan Singel RT @guardianworld: Pun control: China warns of 'cultural and linguistic chaos' as it bans wordplay t.co/zwflQk7UQ6
Mike Dudas Punbelievable. '@JoeDudas: China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control t.co/u5nm1LgzYI'
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Twitter's CFO Has Screwed Up ANOTHER Tweet That Looks Like A Private Message

businessinsider.com Jim Edwards (@Jim_Edwards) – Nov 28, 3:42 AM – Twitter CFO Anthony Noto has AGAIN deleted a tweet that appeared to be intended as a direct message to someone but was accidentally sent publicly. We saw the tweet — now deleted — on Re/code. Back on Nov. 24, Noto appeared to leak…
Stephanie Ruhle Oh Noto he didn't! '@businessinsider @Twitter CFO has screwed up another tweet intended as DM t.co/1DzWiajtwg t.co/P1JnJz1X6X
priya joseph RT @hblodget: Twitter CFO screws up another private message t.co/zmTblX2fGr [Will be interesting to see if they can ever fix this]
Joshua Topolsky Hey dude maybe take it to email RT @hblodget Twitter CFO screws up another private message t.co/Vsx5mMiIt0
Nicholas Carlson RT @hblodget: Twitter CFO screws up another private message t.co/zmTblX2fGr [Will be interesting to see if they can ever fix this]
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Oil Prices Are Plunging. Here's Who Wins and Who Loses.

nytimes.com – Neil Irwin – Nov 28 – While Americans were stuffing their faces with poultry Thursday, global oil markets were in chaos. And the implications are far-reaching. The price of oil was down more than 9.8 percent Friday afternoon after the Organization of the Petroleum…
Sonali Basak RT @nytimes: Oil prices are plunging. Here's who wins and who loses t.co/o4vgh0D0Y7
Chris Arnade Winners: Everyone Losers: A few incompetent businessmen '@nytimes: Oil prices are plunging. Who wins and who loses t.co/VU2GUYH3NY'
Joe Trippi Oil Prices Are Plunging. Here's Who Wins and Who Loses. t.co/udsdKKngb8
toomas hendrik ilves Oil Prices Are Plunging. Here's Who Wins and Who Loses. t.co/j64CIRD9Gi via @UpshotNYT
Jon Passantino The winners and losers of the big oil price plunge, via @UpshotNYT t.co/0tL4S9zctT
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New Entrepreneurs Find Pain in Spain

WSJ – Matt Moffett – Nov 27, 4:28 PM – MADRID—Consider Juan Pedro Mellinas an accidental entrepreneur. He started Eternalia, a company that tends to grave sites, in 2011 after losing a white-collar marketing job. Eternalia now has franchises in six cities. But other laid-off…
Dominique Delport RT @pmarca: My experience is that European entrepreneurs are even better than American entrepreneurs. (They have to be!) t.co/7Dk65B4ydA
Marie Ekeland RT @pmarca: My experience is that European entrepreneurs are even better than American entrepreneurs. (They have to be!) t.co/7Dk65B4ydA
Pat Ryan RT @pmarca: "Scarce capital, dense bureaucracy, risk-averse culture, & a cratered consumer market all suppress Europe startups." t.co/7Dk65B4ydA
Vala Afshar RT @amcafee: Involvement in entrepreneurship: 5% in Germany, 4.6% France, 3.4% Italy. US = 12.7%. t.co/DKmEwJede5
Mohammed Al Saqqaf RT @pmarca: "Scarce capital, dense bureaucracy, risk-averse culture, & a cratered consumer market all suppress Europe startups." t.co/7Dk65B4ydA
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