The Supreme Court has set up a showdown of LGBTQ rights versus ‘religious freedom’

June 27, 2017

Charlie Craig, left, and his husband Dave Mullins prepare to play cards while hanging out together after work at their home in Westminster, Colorado.Image: Brennan Linsley/AP/REX/Shutterstock The Supreme Court has set up a battle between the rights of LGBTQ Americans and proponents of “religious freedom.” On Monday, the court agreed to hear an October appeal by the owner of a Colorado cake shop who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple in 2012. SEE ALSO: CNN sent its …

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MashTalk: What is Uber’s future without Travis Kalanick?

June 25, 2017

… this week’s MashTalk, Pete is joined by a panel of Uber experts, including Farhad Manjoo from The New York Times, JP Mangalindan from Yahoo Finance, and Kerry Flynn from Mashable‘s business team to answer that very question. Also up for discussion: What kind of person should lead the company next? What about the internal petition to reinstate him? Will Kalanick’s downfall change Silicon Valley startup culture at all? And, if you’re an Uber user, what should your takeaway …

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Mark Zuckerberg loves Iowa in his latest Facebook story

June 25, 2017

A man who loves Iowa.Image: LISA HORNAK/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Everyone’s best friend, Mark Zuckerberg, has a new Facebook story and he’s having a great time in Iowa. Zuckerberg used Facebook storiesthat product Facebook introduced to add onto Instagram Stories but that hasn’t quite caught on yetto document his trip midwest. The Facebook CEO traveled to Iowa as part of his 2017 promise to visit U.S. states he’s never been to. That trip led Zuckerberg to declare, …

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Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

… talking point of cable and telecom lobbyists and peeling back the rules will ultimately hurt consumers. In any case, Pajit’s actions have suggested a clear priority of business interests over those of consumers characteristic of the Trump administration. If that’s any indication of how Trump plans to approach the problem in his infrastructure bill, it’s likely to be a bumpy road. WATCH: This woman is teaching a robot a craft that humans took centuries to master More From …

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Britains Financial Power Is Already Seeping Away

June 24, 2017

… Minister Theresa May to safeguard the City of London in any trade deal she strikes with her EU counterparts, who may resist if they see an economic advantage for themselves. Among the matters at stake in those talks, which began in Brussels on Monday, is whether London can maintain its status as a global hub for finance after Brexit or be forced to watch as business flows to the continent or New York. Such an exodus would jeopardize an industry responsible for nearly a tenth of the …

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 24, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8875114h) President Donald Trump is greeted by supporters during a rally, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s …

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We now live in a world in which White House press briefings must be drawn to be seen

June 24, 2017

CNN sent a sketch artist to cover Spicer's Friday meeting.Image: Bill Hennessy When life gives you off-camera White House press briefings, make your Supreme Court sketch artist draw them. That seems to have been CNN’s thought, anyway. SEE ALSO: Twitter comedian Mike Huckabee burns CNN with 100% flawless joke The network sent its Supreme Court sketch artist Bill Hennessy to visit White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s domain on Friday. While he didn’t have his easel to …

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The rise of the Facebook star

June 24, 2017

… Space and big partnerships team. It’s the polar opposite of Vine, whose demise may be partially blamed to how they refused to let creators through their office doors until it was far too late. “[Facebook is] all about the artist at this point and they want us to have a successful business on the platform. They definitely listen, and I feel comfortable,” Clery said. That doesn’t mean she, or any other creator, has a direct line to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Clery was …

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

… need to show to shine through. Whats your biggest piece of career advice for young professionals? KC: Exploring various career paths doesn’t have to start right after college or stop once youve achieved a certain level you should take advantage of any opportunity to learn more about another part of the business you work in, whether its a different team or perhaps a different location globally. Be resilient and persistent, because making a career change can be difficult, but growth comes …

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Here are the funniest lines from a coal CEO’s attempted takedown of John Oliver’s coal industry takedown

June 23, 2017

… squirrel tormenter “Defendants continued their ruthless character assassination and attack on Plaintiffs business reputations by describing Mr. Murray as someone who ‘looks like a geriatric Dr. Evil’ and arranging for a staff member to dress up in a squirrel costume and deliver the message ‘Eat Shit, Bob! to Mr. Murray.’” This is one of the lawsuit’s several references to a staffer dressed as a giant squirrel whom Oliver brought out to insult Murray. The stunt …

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Nicola Sturgeon to face Scottish farming leaders – BBC News

June 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRuth Davidson asked Nicola Sturgeon whether the Scottish government will ask for an extension to the farm payments deadline Nicola Sturgeon is to address farming leaders the day after it emerged the Scottish government has again asked for an extension to the deadline for making EU subsidy payments. The European Commission has confirmed the government wants next week’s deadline extended until 15 October. Ms Sturgeon had …

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Leading universities rated ‘bronze’ under new ranking system – BBC News

June 22, 2017

… & West London College Provisional The University of East Anglia Silver East Durham College Silver East End Computing & business College Limited Provisional East Kent College Provisional University of East London Bronze East Riding College Bronze Edge Hill University Gold The Edward James Foundation Limited Provisional The University of Essex Gold University College of Estate Management Provisional University of Exeter Gold Exeter College Gold Fairfield School of …

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Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy

June 22, 2017

These are people that are great, brilliant business minds, and thats what we need, thats what we have to have so the world doesnt take advantages of us, Trump, tolda crowd of about 6,000in Cedar Rapids. We cant have the world taking advantage of us anymore. And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions I just dont want a poor person. Does that make sense? Does that make sense? The sheer wealth in the Trump administration has been the subject of frequent news …

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Most Americans Don’t Think Religious-Based Discrimination Should Be Lawful

June 22, 2017

… almost every state, excluding Alaska, oppose allowing small business owners to refuse goods or services to gay and lesbian people. Rumors swirled earlier this yearthat President Donald Trumpwas poised to sign an executive order that could allow virtually any federally funded entity with a religious affiliation to refuse service to someone based on religious objections to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion or transgender identity after adraft order leaked to news outlets. Such …

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Marco Rubio gives Ivanka Trump a vastly one-sided hug

June 22, 2017

This is just awkward.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Sometimes a photo really is worth a thousand words. Ivanka Trump arrived at the Capitol Tuesday morning to talk paid family leave with Sen. Marco Rubio and others, but things got a little weird before they got down to business. SEE ALSO: Marco Rubio pretends he’s a winner, convinces no one Rubio went in for a hug from the first daughter and judging by this snap she was really not here for it. Nothing about @IvankaTrump‘s body …

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How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 21, 2017

… without benefits, effective immediately. I would continue doing the same workrunning the brands magazine and social channelsbut only come into the office twice a week. By time I got home that evening, he had agreed. I was elated. The one-year commitment gave me the cushion to start my own business (a life-long dream), while the reduced time commitment gave me freedom to pursue other clients. (Social media was reaching a tipping point and my services were in high demand). It felt radical at the …

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

June 21, 2017

… to Social Security benefits. He also went on record supporting the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, abortion rights and closing the loophole that allows guns sales without background checks if the FBI fails to complete the screening within three days. With positions like those, Parnell managed to attract the enthusiastic backing of the local Sanders supporters. I like the idea that he understands how business works, said Susan Maxson, a 54-year-old Sanders enthusiast and campaign volunteer. …

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Instagram creates an art gallery for Cannes called #WanderandWonder

June 21, 2017

Image: cannes lions All your favorite and least favorite tech giants are in Cannes this week, trying to impress the world’s wealthiest advertisers with good conversation, great wine, and outlandish displays at Cannes Lions, an international festival of creativity for the creative communications industry. Instagram, the Facebook-owned app known for supporting photographers and models, is at Cannes this year and to celebrate, the platform built an art gallery, titled #WanderandWonder. SEE …

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Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

… 2017 A handful of reporters were in attendance, but the tech event was not live-streamed. Mashable obtained transcripts from correspondents and connected with the companies in attendance, as well as spotted the most relevant tweets. At the moment, it seems to have been one grand showcase, with executives bringing up whatever issues is most relevant to their business and Trump responding with quips and thank yous, without assurances that there will be change. Monday’s ceremonies were led …

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Venezuela accuses Twitter of censoring

June 20, 2017

Image: bethany clarke/getty images Venezuela is not happy with Twitter, and Twitter is staying silent. President of Venezuela Nicols Maduro accused Twitter of censoring by suspending 180 government-related Twitter accounts, including TV and radio stations, Reuters reported. SEE ALSO: Twitter’s 2-factor authentication has a serious problem President Maduro suggested the suspensions were directed at Twitter users who supported late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, who was his predecessor. …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… of growth is equal to about $830 million. What leftover is a situation in which companies are chasing the scraps. Venture capital funding for ad tech companiesthe shorthand for the sprawl of esoteric businesses that orchestrate the buying and selling of digital adsshrank substantially last year as did the number of business deals in the space. They can’t entirely blame Google and Facebook. Pivotal advertising analyst Brian Wieser said ad tech’s woes have more to do with their …

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There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 19, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.Image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is ‘not worried …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… congressional act redesignating the monument as Olympic National Park in 1938, providing it the expanded protections granted under national park status. Patagonia says it will make good on the threat to sue the administration if they move to alter Bears Ears. The company has suggested it will take a novel approach to a lawsuit arguing that a reversal of those protections would hurt their business, which is structured to make environmental philanthropy a core function. The retailer is …

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Dennis Rodman just gave Kim Jong-un Trump’s key to success, and hoo boy here we go

June 17, 2017

… literary legacy. Totally normal. Nothing to see here. LOL just kidding. SEE ALSO: 5 pages from ‘The Art of the Deal’ that explain exactly what Trump’s doing Rodman’s literary recommendation begs many questions, but one of the most urgent is: What exactly will Kim learn from The Art of the Deal? Will he walk away with some freaking sick business tactics that could be used to outsmart Trump himself? Learn how to master the most aggressive handshake on planet Earth? …

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Snap’s stock price is hovering at an all-time low

June 16, 2017

Image: mashable/lili sams Own a piece of Snapchat, they said. You’ll be cool, they said. SEE ALSO: Snapchat is on a crusade to show why it’s better than Facebook (hint: size isn’t everything) If you took that advice, you’re probably not in a good place. Snap’s stock fell to its IPO price of $17 on Thursday, a significant barometer for the company since it went public. It’s been tumbling down since Snap began trading in March, when shares briefly traded …

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How to achieve your summer travel goals without breaking the bank

June 16, 2017

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