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2017-08-19 15:00:03| Fast Company

After Charlottesville, crowdsourced efforts online to identify racists and damage their reputations–or worse–raise complicated questions. Shortly after last Saturday’s white nationalist march through Charlottesville, outraged internet users took to social media to call out some of the participants in the march.Read Full Story

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2017-08-19 12:00:24| Fast Company

Watch, carefully, what Breitbart publishes in the coming months. This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.Read Full Story

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2017-08-19 07:00:22| Fast Company

Getty Images is working to change perceptions around women in tech and men in the home with photo sets that debunk outdated stereotypes. A picture is worth much more than a thousand words.Read Full Story

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2017-08-18 22:28:29| E-Commerce Times

Oracle earlier this week announced the availability of its Exadata platform on its next-generation cloud infrastructure, which essentially means the company is providing Exadata as a Service. The Oracle Cloud infrastructure is a comprehensive set of integrated, subscription-based services that let business run any workload in an enterprise-grade cloud managed by Oracle.

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2017-08-18 19:30:45| Fast Company

After banning “bizarre” buildings last year, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce launched a campaign this week against a not-uncommon phenomenon in the country: weird and long company names. Monikers that are paragraphs, long sentences, or entire literary narratives, or that include sensitive language or political terms, are now considered “inappropriate.” According to the Legal Daily and some sleuthing netizens, … Continue reading “Some of the ridiculously long and weird company names just banned by China” After banning “bizarre” buildings last year, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce launched a campaign this week against a not-uncommon phenomenon in the country: weird and long company names. Monikers that are paragraphs, long sentences, or entire literary narratives, or that include sensitive language or political terms, are now considered “inappropriate.” According to the Legal Daily and some sleuthing netizens, some (translated) candidates for prohibition include:Read Full Story

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2017-08-18 18:30:08| Fast Company

While the president tweets his support for Confederate statues, city leaders are standing up for their communities. This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.Read Full Story

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2017-08-18 18:00:34| Fast Company

With a Strawless September campaign in Seattle, local businesses will swap out plastic straws for sustainable paper options–and just encourage customers to say, “no, thanks.” We suck. Some of us suck more than others, but really, we all do, or have at sometime.Read Full Story

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2017-08-18 17:37:15| Fast Company

Your phone, TV, or connected device could become a sonar spy, as white hat hackers at the University of Washington give new meaning to bad music. Forget your classic listening device: Researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated that phones, smart TVs, Amazon Echo-like assistants, and other devices equipped with speakers and microphones could be used by hackers as clandestine sonar “bugs” capable of tracking your location in a room.Read Full Story

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2017-08-18 17:30:37| Fast Company

Trump’s rejection of the national climate report would do more damage than exiting the Paris Agreement, says an economist who worked on the last report. A scientific report done every four years has been thrust into the spotlight because its findings directly contradict statements from the president and various Cabinet officials.Read Full Story

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2017-08-18 16:27:39| Fast Company

Artist Chuck Close, author Jhumpa Lahiri, musician Paula Boggs, and actor Kal Penn were among the 16 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities who resigned today in the wake of President Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. They issued a harsh rebuke of the president’s “false equivocation” and “refusal to quickly and unequivocally … Continue reading “Donald Trump’s Arts Council just resigned, and they want him to do the same” Artist Chuck Close, author Jhumpa Lahiri, musician Paula Boggs, and actor Kal Penn were among the 16 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities who resigned today in the wake of President Trump’s response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. They issued a harsh rebuke of the president’s “false equivocation” and “refusal to quickly and unequivocally condemn the cancer of hatred,” and called on him to resign. Director George C. Wolfe was the lone member of the council to not sign on to the missive, and presumably is sitting in the conference room all alone, eating a donut.Read Full Story

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