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How a Clash of Egos Became Bigger Than Fixing the Subway

One day in October, three powerful figures in New York affairs met for a serious lunch at Fraunces Tavern in Lower Manhattan.On one side were Patrick J. Foye, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transpor

Alphabet Flirts With $1 Trillion but Needs a Second Act

Alphabet, née Google, reports fourth-quarter financial result Monday, after weeks in which its market capitalization has bounced around $1 trillion. Only three other US companies have reached that mi

Joaquin Phoenix calls out “systemic racism” in candid BAFTAs speech

This year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) nominees drew heavy criticism for its lack of inclusiveness: Not a single person of color was up for an award in the any of th

Hong Kong Tightens Border as Medical Workers Call for Shutdown

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government said Monday that it would close more border checkpoints, as some medical workers went on strike to demand a complete ban on entries from mainland China to limit

Real estate vet Sandeep Mathrani

After the contentious exit of Adam Neumann, WeWork’s cofounder and former CEO, last year, the company has finally appointed his replacement, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company has hired Sa

Europe risks squandering its global advantage in deep tech innovation – TechCrunch

Miles is the managing director of AV8 Ventures and is based in London. He is focused on investments at Seed and Series A. It’s a somewhat crude yardstick by which to measure innovation in deep tech,

Staffers Say Sexism Runs Deep At The Washington Post

Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez received death and rape threats for a tweet she sent out late last month linking to a story about sexual assault allegations against Kobe Bryant, shortly after

Japanese vacation rental management startup H2O raises $7 million Series B from investors including Samsung Ventures – TechCrunch

Japan’s tourism industry is booming, but it faces a hotel room shortage, especially in Tokyo as it prepares for the Summer Olympics. The startup announced today it has raised $7 million in Series B

Best deal on the Oral-B Genius X electric toothbrush (UK deal)

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. By Joseph GreenMashable Shopping2020-02-03 11:29:36 UTC TL;DR: The Oral-B Genius X Luxe Edition e

Worldline to buy Ingenico for $8.6B in major payments consolidation play – TechCrunch

Some consolidation is afoot among the payments behemoths of Europe, as they continue to go head-to-head with smaller, newer fintech companies eating into their market dominance by adapting faster to c

Property Tax Overhaul: Winners and Losers

The plan was developed by a high-level city commission empowered by the mayor and City Council speaker. It could affect 90 percent of homeowners in the city.Like earlier efforts, this plan might go no

Reproductive health is a business issue

Women now make up more than half of the U.S. workforce, from the frontline to the C-suite, and they care about having access to reproductive healthcare, including access to abortion. In fact, more tha
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