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‘We’re Broke, and Amazon Is Shouting About How Amazing They Are Because of This Raise’

Last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (net worth: $150 billion) boasted about his company’s recent decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour. For some useful perspective on what that means for actual humans, we now bring you the thoughts of a longtime Amazon customer service employee.

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The Future of Your Car’s Infotainment Screen Is Dystopian and Bleak

Without fail, nearly every new-car press release I read includes a snippet about how big the screen is. This is just the way things are now. It’s nearly impossible to get a new car without a screen. And with the way things are headed, this is the next hot piece of real estate for billions of dollars in ad and service…

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Tear Down These Highways

There once was an era where transportation planners believed cars zipping along highways was the sustainable future of transportation. They thought every problem could be solved by more highways with more lanes. Some even believed stacking highways ever-skyward was not only an inevitable but desirable urban future.…

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The Stupid Idiot’s Guide to the Future of Uber and Lyft

Lyft has finally gone public. After a hot debut, its stock price began sinking yesterday, and is still sinking as we speak. What’s the deal? What about the sharing economy? What about the unicorns? What about the GOLDEN FUTURE? Below, a very short guide to what the real world has in store for these magical unicorn…

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Lyft Was Full of Shit And Now It’s Stinking Rich

Two weeks ago, Lyft filed an affidavit in its lawsuit opposing New York City’s regulations aimed at increasing for-hire vehicle driver pay. The new minimum requires drivers to earn $17.22 per hour after expenses, up from $11.90 per hour. In that, Lyft argued it raised prices in order to comply with new pay rules, but…

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British Airways Flight Goes 525 Miles in the Wrong Direction

Once you’re on a plane, your fate is in the hands of the pilot. You’re going where they want to go. Unfortunately, the pilot of a recent British Airways flight from London to Düsseldorf, Germany, ended up in Scotland, 525 miles away from a whole plane full of people’s intended destination, all thanks to some shoddy…

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Attack of the Middlemen

Today, Apple is set to unveil its new subscription news service, which will charge a monthly fee to access hundreds of major publications. A possible revival for the struggling news business? My friends, it’s quite the opposite.

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Fantasy Birding Is Real, And It’s Spectacular

I became unreasonably passionate about fantasy sports for the very first time in my life. Not fantasy football or baseball or anything like that. I got into fantasy birdwatching.

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io9 Roundtable: Captain Marvel’s Epic Crash Landing Into the MCU

Captain Marvel is finally in theaters. Unsurprisingly, the movie’s doing gangbusters at the box office, and Carol Danvers’ status as one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most powerful heroes has been solidified. But there’s so much more to Carol and Captain Marvel’s story than her cosmic powers and, while we liked…

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Captain Marvel’s Clark Gregg Opens Up About His Deep Connection With Agent Coulson

As relatively small as SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson’s role was in Iron Man almost 11 years ago, the character’s gone on to become one of the most important pieces of connective narrative tissue tying the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe together.

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