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What a week. It began with my participation in a local nonviolent protest to raise awareness of the climate emergency and ended with two dudes arrested on the way out of the US with one way tickets. Life is stranger than a movie lately'.
On Tuesday, Andy Rubin emerged from his nearly year-long Twitter silence to show off a prototype of a mobile device, an elongated product that marries the body of a tiny TV remote with a more modern touchscreen. “GEM Colorshift…
francine hardawayThere is now a Chrome extension called Tribe that let’s you shop your values. This is becoming more and more common, especially with young people.
PLAINS, Ga. — Former President Jimmy Carter fell Sunday at his home in Georgia and needed some stitches above his brow, but he 'feels fine,' his spokeswoman said. Carter turned 95 on Tuesday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that…
francine hardawayThe thing I love about him is that he just keeps ticking. No wonder he was such a crummy president; he's a truly good man. Bad culture fit for the presidency.
It's been a messy fall for Apple software releases. iOS and iPadOS have already been updated multiple times to address bugs, and they still have issues as of early October. Now, macOS 10.15 Catalina is out, and the number one question to answer is:…
francine hardawayI updated. Silly me. So far I haven't seen anything horrendous though, and I haven't tried to use any MacOS apps. Apple is careless about its software.
When entrepreneur Zachariah Reitano learned that his sister had a serious illness in 2015, he called one of his investors, David Tisch. Known to friends as “Z,” Reitano had founded a local marketplace app called Shout to take on…
francine hardawayTheir philosophy reminds me so much of the early days of 500 Startups when Dave McClure ran it.
The New Yorker
– Oct 10, 2019, 9:50 AM
In 2017, a few months after Forbes named Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, the world's richest man, a rumor spread among the company's executives: Bill Gates, the former wealthiest person on earth, had called Bezos's assistant to schedule a lunch…
francine hardawayA fascinating character study. Love the NYer writing.
The cost of equity trades in the electronic era should have been zero for some time. Finally, Robinhood's free-trading model is becoming the norm. But what does Robinhood do next? Robinhood's meteoric rise as a trading platform was predicated on…
francine hardawaySo. Online trading finally costs nothing, as it should. Well, maybe electricity.
Wall Street Journal
– Oct 10, 2019, 8:31 AM
The idea of “gut health” entered the personal health world just a few years ago, but it has already become one of the biggest trends in nutrition. The new focus on the living microorganisms in our digestive systems has particularly…
francine hardawayDon’t let the pendulum hit you in the face!
Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY
– Oct 7, 2019, 6:00 AM
Your kids love electronics. You'd love it if they'd read more. Amazon hopes to meet you both in the middle with a new Kindle for the young e-readers in the family. The company is launching a $109.99 Kindle Kids Edition, which it describes as a…
francine hardawayForget how muchh you hate Amazon. This will be a great success.
If you work at a low-slung office-park, or a high-rise law firm, or a Victorian manse-turned-medical office, or any other of the previously normal office spaces where knowledge workers still work, you might not even know what it means to work at a…
francine hardawayBest article I've seen yet on WeWork and how it has changed the future of work.