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The Final Days of Obama's Tech Surge

The While House imported Silicon Valley’s best to transform government. Will Trump undo it all? On November 9, 2016, some members of the United States Digital Service - President Obama’s shining example of how Silicon Valley’s tech minds can make a palpable impact on government - got up early to attend a retreat at Camp David.

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Not even remotely present ...

It’s seven and a half years since I attended my first TeachMeet; at least I think it was my first. When a tweet dropped in my timeline on Thursday night announcing… 1,542 more words

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How Netflix Lost Big to Amazon in India

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How Netflix Lost Big to Amazon in India

The streaming company botched its chance to own India’s huge new video market.

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A Little Something In The Mail

A nice little surprise in the post today from @documentally.

If you don’t already subscribe to his newsletter, you really should. It’s really rather good 😊


Is This Company Right for Me? Here’s How to Tell

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Is This Company Right for Me? Here’s How to Tell

Backchannel’s advice columnist gives the best guide you’ll ever see on figuring out a company’s culture. 2,341 more words


Oscar is Disrupting Health Care in a Hurricane

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How the Uber of health insurance is dealing with high costs, an Obamacare repeal, and a fraternal bond to Trump’s son-in-law.

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The “Work from Home” Dream Doesn’t Work

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The “Work from Home” Dream Doesn’t Work

Technology didn’t kill the office. Instead it made coworking spaces even more important in today’s gig-economy world. 2,166 more words