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    Net-a-Porter is still losing money, but not for long [qz.com] Fashion retailer Net-a-Porter has an undeniably valuable brand. Even so, Net-a-Porter has been losing money for some time, but that may be about to change. Last year the company lost €2 […]
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      Every parent should watch this moving Irish marriage equality ad [qz.com] Today, May 22, Irish citizens across the country go to the polls in a national referendum that could ultimately legalize gay marriage in the European nation of approximately 4.6 million.
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        France is about to make it illegal for supermarkets to destroy edible food [qz.com] Responding to startling statistics on global food waste, France has moved to ban big supermarket from throwing away edible food and will force the retailers to donate the unsold me…
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          Uber, the company that doesn’t need any more money, might get more money [qz.com] Let the tea-leaf reading begin. Now, a revolving credit facility—it’s like a giant credit card for corporations—is not the type of thing normal people […]
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            Shake Shack reportedly wants to start a Chicken Shack—and investors are already salivating [qz.com] Shake Shack, the New York-based burger chain that already has taken on an IPO and a global expansion, now might be looking to take on chicken.
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              Netflix wants to wish you a very (Bill) Murray Christmas [qz.com] Bill Murray is coming to Netflix. A Very Murray Christmas is being co-written and directed by Sofia Coppola, who also famously directed […]
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                Housing costs in the US are hitting a post-crisis peak [qz.com] A rough gauge of housing costs known as owners equivalent rent, or OER, was up 2.8% in April, compared to April 2014. That’s the fastest year-over-year change since late 2007.
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                  The 10 most important economic charts of the week: housing, inflation, and housing inflation [qz.com] (Headline) deflation returned to the US, though core prices are holding steady. UK home prices started climbing faster last month. Japan’s economic growth ticked …
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                    Google wants to make creepy bunny robots to talk to your kids [qz.com] Amazon has its black cylinder for you to talk to, and then there’s Jibo, billed as “The World’s First Social Robot for the Home.” Soon Google may have its own voice-assisted robot: a teddy bear.
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                      Zappos is offering to pay even more employees to leave [qz.com] LAS VEGAS, Nevada—On Tuesday, May 19, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh stood nervously before his employees at the company’s Q2 All-Hands meeting at the Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas. That […]
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                        Ireland is ready to vote on gay marriage, but still won’t legalize abortion [qz.com] Across Ireland, people are heading to the polls to decide whether same-sex couples should have rights to marriage equal with the rest of the population. But while human rights cam…
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                          The US has space experts worried about an extra-terrestrial land grab [qz.com] Plans to make money in space are missing one of the fundamental ingredients to any business: property rights.
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                            9 telltale signs it’s time to quit your job [qz.com] This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here. If you’re like many people, you spend more of your valuable waking hours at work than you do anywhere else.
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                              Most Germans rent because they have an incredibly sane housing system [qz.com] Unlike the Anglophone world, Germans don’t tend to be house-crazy. Essentially, this is a sort of index […]
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                                Dogs became our best friends thousands of years earlier than we thought [qz.com] The internet may love cats, but our best friends are dogs. And new research shows that that friendship may have begun thousands of years earlier than we thought. But a […]
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                                  You should never trust an Airbnb review [qz.com] This post originally appeared at Map Happy. Ever met a perfectly pleasant stranger and then you were asked to critique their communication, habits and home?
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                                    Someone figured out how to make a dull SEC filing seem whimsical [qz.com] US Securities and Exchange Commission filings have a way of making people’s eyes glaze over. Closing its first fund, the venture capital firm disclosed in a Form 4 […]
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                                      Earth will need a global space flag for when we get to Mars [qz.com] With plans being laid for manned missions to Mars and space exploration in general gaining momentum, Swedish graphic designer Oskar Pernefeldt saw the need for a universal pennant representing al…
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                                        Quartz Daily Brief—Americas edition—Irish gay marriage, Expedia quits China, Greece still stuck, origami drones [qz.com] What to watch for today Ireland votes to allow gay marriage. The majority-Catholic country holds a referendum on whether to change the constitu…
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                                          Apple Watch orders fell sharply after the first day and haven’t grown since, a shopping data firm says [qz.com] Apple Watch pre-orders started with a bang and Apple’s initial inventory quickly sold out.