Facebook Is Killing Off an Anonymous Social App That Turned Out to Be a Failure

Last year, Facebook bought an anonymous social app called tbh, which was apparently popular with teenagers—a crucial demographic for Facebook, which is seeing engagement drop among its younger users. At the time, tbh—a platform for providing positive feedback to friends—was enjoying a terrific rise in popularity, but that doesn’t seem to have lasted. On Monday, […]

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Windstream Bondholders Can Reject Uniti's Lease In Bankruptcy

Uniti Group (UNIT) is a perfect example of how emotions always do the driving in the stock market. UNIT data by YCharts From its February low UNIT provided investors with a total return of over 50%, completely disassociating itself from Windstream Holdings Inc, (WIN). This was a rare feat as the two have in the […]

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I Tried To Find Out How Many Thought Leaders Are on LinkedIn. I'm Still in Shock

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  Many people are headed to the beaches. They’re running away, desperate to get a little rest and a few rays of hope. I live in California, however.  We have an overabundance of beaches, sun and hope.  So […]

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The No. 1 Mistake People Make When Handling Tough Conversations

I hardly have to tell you that the role of a leader is an important one. You’re responsible for guiding and motivating your team to achieve its goals, and when things don’t go right, you’re the one who needs to offer guidance and constructive criticism. Doing that can be tense and awkward for some people, […]

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Google Wants Employees to Work Instead of Arguing Politics

In the past few months,  2,600 Google employees have signed a petition asking the company to do more about harassment–and to make HR investigations transparent, according to The Wall Street Journal.  It’s one of the many changes going on at Google when it comes to employee communications. Google has encouraged dialogue unrelated to the workplace for years, […]

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Space Photos of the Week: Scientists Are Seeing Red Over Jupiter’s Spot

Jupiter’s red spot is going to be one of the first points of study for the James Webb Space Telescope. This ambitious and complicated instrument is rather late to launch as well as over budget (as reported in WIRED). But when it does go, up it’s going to look right in the heart of this […]

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How the Startup Mentality Failed Kids in San Francisco

On the windy afternoon of March 17, 2017, I opened my mailbox and saw a white envelope from the San Francisco Unified School District. The envelope contained a letter assigning my younger daughter to a middle school. This letter was a big deal; San Francisco’s public schools range from excellent to among the worst in […]

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Boeing’s Proposed Hypersonic, Mach 5 Plane Is Really, Really Fast

Aviation enthusiasts yearning for ultra-fast, ultra-sleek intercontinental transportation—rather than 18-hour flights on stuffed-to-the gills widebody behemoths—might finally get their wish. At least, if the airplane concept Boeing unveiled this week becomes reality. The company revealed renderings of its proposed hypersonic, passenger-carrying airliner Tuesday at the annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference in Atlanta. […]

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‘The Lean Startup’ Author Eric Ries Talks About His Long-Term Stock Exchange

Eric Ries is on a mission to overhaul the way corporations conduct their business by establishing what he calls a Long-Term Stock Exchange. Speaking Tuesday during the Fortune CEO Initiative conference in San Francisco, The Lean Startup author made his case for his new company, with financial backers including the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. […]

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New Zealand's Z Energy flags possible data breach in online card system

(Reuters) – New Zealand-based fuel supplier Z Energy Ltd on Wednesday said it has been presented with evidence that customer data from its Z Card Online database was accessed by a third party in November 2017. The database held customer data such as names, addresses, registration numbers, vehicle types and credit limits with the company, […]

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