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    Apple’s capitulation to China undermines Obama’s tough talk on snooping [qz.com] US president Barack Obama was sharply critical of China’s newest security demands for foreign companies this week, saying that plans to “snoop and keep track” of users of US-made tech…
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      The US ambassador to South Korea has been attacked with a razor blade [qz.com] The United States ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was attacked by a pro-unification activist wielding a razor blade. Lippert, who was about to deliver a lecture in Seoul […]
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        Etsy is offering fine-crafted equity shares to its customers [qz.com] Etsy, the online crafts marketplace that just filed for an IPO, is allowing customers and other fans of its artisanal goods to buy shares in its multimillion-dollar public offering at the same p…
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          Now hiring: Thousands of drone pilots to fly the skies of Europe [qz.com] There could be as many as 150,000 drone jobs in Europe by the year 2050, says a report out today from the EU Committee of Britain’s House of Lords. But there are […]
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            The Google founders’ 2004 IPO letter has imitators even today [qz.com] It’s been more than 10 years since Google went public, but the way the company did so is still having an impact. Such letters have become standard at tech […]
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              Etsy is going public, and it makes no money [qz.com] Everyone’s favorite twee online crafts marketplace has filed to go public, with Etsy looking to raise some $300 million by selling shares in the public markets, according to Bloomberg.
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                Jay Z is embroiled in a streaming music takeover battle [qz.com] It’s hard to make money in streaming music, unless you are a rapper. Dr. Perhaps motivated by this windfall, […]
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                  McDonald’s is promising to get human antibiotics out of its US chicken supply [qz.com] McDonald’s is asking chicken suppliers to its US locations to phase out the use of antibiotics important to human medicine, addressing concerns that current practices (pdf) in a…
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                    Ferguson is what happens when you run a police force as a profit-making business [qz.com] The US Department of Justice investigation into civil rights violations in the city where a police officer killed an unarmed teenager depicts the police and courts as a gang,…
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                      HBO’s streaming service for cord cutters now has a name and price [qz.com] HBO’s cable-free streaming service will be called “HBO Now” and cost $15 per month, according to International Business Times. HBO is reportedly trying to launch the service by April 12, in…
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                        The one chart you need to understand why US bank regulation can’t be understood [qz.com] It’s getting hard to keep track of all the government regulations that stemmed from the last financial crisis and are still working their way through banks and other financial…
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                          China’s letting men pour tea—and no one can decide if it’s to combat sexism or prevent ogling [qz.com] Women might hold up half the sky, as Chairman Mao famously proclaimed. But in Chinese offices and especially at important Chinese Communist Party meetings, they …
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                            What’s in Hillary Clinton’s secret emails? [qz.com] You can follow Scott on Twitter at @Disalmanacarian and his book at @Disalmanac. We welcome your comments at ideas@qz.com.
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                              Men’s clothing is outpacing cameras, computers, and beer in growth of online sales [qz.com] It’s still something of a surprise to humanity that men are shopping for clothes more than ever before.
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                                American schools are on a campaign to make snow days not fun anymore [qz.com] Schools around the US are grappling with how to make up the time squandered on snow days, thanks to the blitz of weather-related school closures caused by this year’s gruesome bout of co…
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                                  If we paid for the hidden cost of emissions, gas would be $6.25 a gallon [qz.com] It’s almost April 15, and you may be worrying about how much taxes will hurt this year. The study, published in the journal Climatic Change, is the first to […]
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                                    Google could start shuttling people around in its self-driving cars this year [qz.com] Google X, the research lab running Google’s experiment with self-driving cars, could start letting members of the public test out its cars as early as this year.
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                                      Russians are drinking less vodka and more beer [qz.com] If anything is emblematic of Russian cuisine, it’s vodka—sipped along with a meal or gulped down in a shot (or several).
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                                        Wall Street is hogging the peer-to-peer lending market [qz.com] Fewer peer-to-peer lending dollars are actually coming from your peers. Peer-to-peer lending was conceived as a way to democratize finance, by using technology to bring borrowers and lenders together.
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                                          The average anti-vaxxer is probably not who you think she is [qz.com] A middle age, Midwestern man with high-school diploma, low income and a tendency not to think his vote matters much: this is the identity of the average American anti-vaxxer, according to a surv…