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Senior writer @Inc. Previous: New York Times, Washington Post, CBS News. Mama. My guy is @chafkin. Hi/tips: clagorio@inc.comSenior writer @Inc. Previous: New York Times, Washington Post, CBS News. Mama. My guy is @chafkin. Hi/tips: clagorio@inc.com

The Truth Behind MakerBot's Announcement That It's Outsourcing to China

inc.com — MakerBot, the one-time darling of the oh-so-Brooklyn "maker" movement, announced this week it is outsourcing its 3D-printer manufacturing to a company with facilities in China. This will likely result in the shuttering of the company's massive manufacturing facility in Industry City, a growing destination on the Brookyln waterfront for artists and hackers.

Uber settled with the drivers suing it. Is the fight over their employment status over?

slate.com — Uber for some time has been locked in battle in multiple states and on multiple fronts over the classification of its drivers. Should they be full-on employees, with benefits-or independent contractors, free to make their own hours, but sans stability or the whole host of perks that comes with being a full-time employee?

Uber's Driver Settlement Doesn't Settle All Things

inc.com — Uber for some time has been locked in battle in multiple states and on multiple fronts over the classification of its drivers. Should they be full-on employees, with benefits--or independent contractors, free to make their own hours, but sans stability or the whole host of perks that comes with being a full-time employee?

Why the Uber-Lyft Battle Is the Greatest New Duopoly of the Decade

inc.com — Did you get the $50 email? Lyft is promising individuals in its 20 markets -- the biggest cities in the United States -- free rides. Fifty dollars in free rides. Well, $5 off each of your first 10 rides. I received the email early this month.

Why You Shouldn't Build a Business Based on Rainbows

inc.com — Welcome to the Inc. Uncensored podcast's 60th episode! This week's show is hosted by Inc. editor Jim Ledbetter. In this episode, Jon Fine discusses the future of the mightiest social network in the world: Facebook. Will Yakowicz takes on the massive--and massively charged--issue of robots replacing humans in the workforce.

Happy Equal Pay Day! Study Shows Women Are Still Getting Cheated

inc.com — There's less of a disparity in wages than ever before. Women now make 79 cents for every man's dollar. (This, we are supposed to be proud of.) Microsoft just announced this week that it is paying women only a little bit less than men. Um, congrats?

X.ai Robot Personal Assistant Company Raises $23 Million

inc.com — Sometimes, it takes money to make money. In this case, it's going to take $23 million. The company that created Amy and Andrew, the personal-assistant bots that schedule meetings over email, announced Thursday it raised a round of venture funding that will help it beef up its data-science team and build out an enterprise product, along with teams to promote and sell it.

Uber Is Donating $1 Million to Veterans' Groups

inc.com — Uber has reached its goal of signing up 50,000 U.S. military veterans as drivers on its platform. And it is celebrating by donating $1 million to an assortment of organizations that help veterans and their families. The announcement Thursday is the culmination of work that began back in September of 2014, when the company launched UberMilitary.

Reddit Finally Lets Users Block Trolls

inc.com — Reddit, the decade-old site full of conversations about everything under the sun, is finally growing up. This week it launched its first--first!--mobile apps created by its own staff. More importantly, it also announced an anti-harrassment feature that allows users to block other users--that is, stop seeing any of their messages or posts.

World Reacts to Silicon Valley's Convoluted $120M-Funded Juice Company

inc.com — It's pretty rare for a piece of journalism to expose so many pimples and stray hairs and malignant oozing welts with a flashbulb of deadpan earnestness as did this piece about a product launch. An "enigmatic" product. A product from a company an investor called "the most complicated business I've ever funded."
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Apr 28, 2016

You're welcome, world. (And yes, the photos actually are ridiculously cute.) twitter.com/Inc/status/725…

Apr 19, 2016

This phrase will continue to be useful for some time: "startup marketing lorem ipsum." Bravo @samfbiddle gawker.com/i-have-no-idea…

Apr 18, 2016

Spotlight Search, but for your kitchen cupboards.Spotlight Search, but for your kitchen cupboards.

Apr 14, 2016

Yes, day care is crazy expensive...but in fairness it's WAY harder to take care of a 2-year-old than a 20-year-old. nymag.com/thecut/2016/04…


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