Tesla's Booming Model 3 Sales and More Car News This Week

We spend a lot of time talking to researchers here at WIRED Transport. Those are the gals and guys filling the spreadsheets, tapping out the algorithms, and splaying in fear as they ride yet another roller coaster for science. This week, we spoke to engineers and developers who have sacrificed mind and body to solve […]

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The White House's Fake-News Shenanigans Top This Week's Internet News Roundup

Another week, another seven days so full of events that it’s difficult to remember all that’s happened. That’s especially true on a week that saw another mass shooting, as if everyone needed a reminder of what that felt like. I mean, we were just a week out from the last one, so perhaps some people […]

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A New Study Ranked All 50 States By How Fat Their People Are, and the Results are Eye-Opening

A new study ranks all 50 states plus the District of Columbia by how fat their residents are. And there are some real surprises. Across the United States, a staggering 70 percent of people are either overweight or obese. It’s part of what drives the $66 billion weight loss industry, which is always a good target […]

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There Are 4 Innovation Personalities. Which One Are You?

Here is a personality test for leaders: those who create products, services, and businesses, those who manage teams big and small, and those who have to be agile thinkers to face complex challenges. Read through the four groups below–Revolutionary, Evolutionary, Traditional, and Reactionary–and see where you fit in as a leader. Then think about your […]

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This Famous Airline Thought It Would Offer Veterans Special Pre-Boarding. The Reaction Was Shocking

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  Some things are, though, universal, aren’t they? That must be what the bosses at Virgin Australia thought when they offered veterans priority boarding. But Australia isn’t necessarily like, say, America. Frankly, nowhere is.  When you’ve lived in […]

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Facebook boots 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election after tip

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc blocked about 115 user accounts after U.S. authorities tipped it off to suspicious behavior that may be linked to a foreign entity, the company said in a blog post on Monday, hours before U.S. voters head to the polls. FILE PHOTO: A man is silhouetted against a video screen […]

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Chinese chipmaker's ambitions hit hurdle with U.S. indictment

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state-backed semiconductor maker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd billed itself as a national leader in the tech industry. It planned to drive a shift towards locally made chips and end a heavy reliance on imports, especially from the United States. “The era of Chinese chips has arrived,” it said […]

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Sen. Wyden Proposed a CEO-Felling Data Privacy Law. Is Big Tech Ready for It?

Consumers who have clamored for data privacy reform since Equifax’s ransacking and, more recently, Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica debacle have cause to celebrate. On Thursday, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a prominent privacy hawk, unveiled a draft bill that seeks to slap harsher penalties on companies—and chief executive officers—who run afoul of new rules that expand government […]

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The Importance of Organization in Innovation

Most companies will agree that innovation is key to their business growth. They rely on teams to develop, execute, and create new ideas and solutions to meet the demands of growing the business in the marketplace. Executives will start by sharing the vision of innovation–the big ideas worth going after. There will be plans in […]

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6 Unconventional Ways to Make Your Employees Happier and More Successful

When you’re leading a big change to your company, odds are good that you’ll put stress on your people. But if you take steps to make them happy, they’ll make customers happier and your profits will rise. How so? A former Harvard researcher found that keeping people happy is good for business. As Shawn Achor […]

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