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How Lending Club’s Biggest Fanboy Uncovered Shady Loans

bloomberg.com — Photographer: Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images "You ready to see some crazy shit?" Bryan Sims and I were sitting in the dining room of his modest home in Portland, Ore., in front of a laptop and a flatscreen monitor. A bulky home-built computer sat on the floor, with a handwritten warning taped on the side: "DO NOT TURN OFF.

Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives in Pittsburgh This Month

bloomberg.com — Near the end of 2014, Uber co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick flew to Pittsburgh on a mission: to hire dozens of the world's experts in autonomous vehicles. The city is home to Carnegie Mellon University's robotics department, which has produced many of the biggest names in the newly hot field.

IBM’s First Female CEO on Why Bob Dylan Is Talking to a Computer

bloomberg.com — From The following is a condensed and edited interview with Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM. You joined IBM 35 years ago. What was the company like back then? What struck me was the seriousness of the kind of things we did.

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer on Selling a Company While Trying to Turn It Around

bloomberg.com — From The following is a condensed and edited interview with Marissa Mayer, CEO, Yahoo! What got you interested in technology? I went to Stanford and started my pre-med classes. After my freshman year, I went back to Wausau [her hometown in Wisconsin], and I realized that I was learning all the same things that all my friends who went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison were learning.

The Strange Politics of Peter Thiel

The Strange Politics of Peter Thiel, Trump’s Most Unlikely Supporter

bloomberg.com — When Peter Thiel has the first move in a chess game, he lifts his e5 pawn, the fifth from the left and the one directly in front of his king, and advances it two spaces. It's an aggressive tactic, putting the bishop and queen into play, which is why Thiel likes it.

Facebook Gave 1.7 Billion Users a Streaming Service. Then This Happened

bloomberg.com — Until recently, the big news in the world of news was that Facebook was retreating from journalism. After an unexpected dip in the personal sharing that is its core business, plus a mini-scandal involving allegations of political bias in how it displayed content from conservative websites, Facebook said it was updating its algorithm to prioritize wedding announcements and baby photos over postings by media companies.

Airbnb faces growing pains as it passes 100 million guests

thestar.com — "Don't go to Paris. Don't tour Paris. And please don't do Paris." The advice, offered by homesharing app Airbnb in a series of television commercials that have been airing in seven countries, promotes a vision of small-batch, artisanal travel that's more authentic than the dull, predictable quality of big hotel chains.

Airbnb faces growing pains as it passes 100 million guests

economictimes.indiatimes.com — By Max Chafkin and Eric Newcomer "Don't go to Paris. Don't tour Paris. And please don't do Paris." The advice, offered by homesharing app Airbnb in a series of television commercials that have been airing in seven countries, promotes a vision of small-batch, artisanal travel that's more authentic than the dull, predictable quality of big hotel chains.

Airbnb Faces Growing Pains as It Passes 100 Million Guests

nreionline.com — (Bloomberg)-"Don't go to Paris. Don't tour Paris. And please don't do Paris." The advice, offered by homesharing app Airbnb in a series of television commercials that have been airing in seven countries, promotes a vision of small-batch, artisanal travel that's more authentic than the dull, predictable quality of big hotel chains.
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Aug 25, 2016

RT @jbarro: Next week, Trump will come out in favor of tasteful, minimalist interior design.

Aug 25, 2016

Good explanation of the epipen price hike here  http://nyti.ms/2bBKV4k 

Aug 24, 2016

what i don't understand is where the money is coming to in this model? are these guys selling securities?  https://twitter.com/jimaley/status/768514997093822464 


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