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Fiction, Cultural Appropriation and the Lionel Shriver Fracas — Flavorwire

Lionel Shriver has made quite a splash in the literary world by donning a sombrero (to protest the perception of white people wearing sombreros as controversial) at an Australian literary festival and railing about cultural appropriation: “a larger climate of super-sensitivity, giving rise to proliferating prohibitions supposedly in the interest of social justice that constrain fiction writers and […]

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Cap-and-trade? Not so great if you are black or brown — Grist

A new report finds that California’s cap-and-trade system has not cut air pollution in many low-income communities and communities of color.

via Cap-and-trade? Not so great if you are black or brown — Grist

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The end of the automotive supply chain — TechCrunch

Over the next 10 years, the differentiating source of supply and value in the automotive industry will not be car parts or engines. Instead, it will be a network of software developers.

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Death of Max Spiers Update Sept 2016 —

There have been lots of requests for more information, so this is basic update on the death of Max Spiers. The simple answer is that much is being kept quiet as its Police investigation, and that’s about it.

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Are drones actually a sector or just another layer in the enterprise SaaS stack? — TechCrunch

The past few years have been exciting for drones; they’ve gained the attention of consumers, enterprises and governments. Their ability to shoot photography and capture data, and potentially violate privacy, has led to many opinions, regulations and oversight.

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How virtual reality is transforming the sports industry — TechCrunch

After a failed stint in the 1990s, virtual reality made its reappearance last year with headsets such as Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift.

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Don’t break regulation — get a policy strategy now, startups told — TechCrunch

The days of startups being able to hit the ignition and, Uber-like, accelerate away from the law are done. The regulation disruption party is over. That was the loud-and-clear message coming out of a panel discussion grappling with the intersection of red tape and entrepreneurship here at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.

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