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Trump looks to critics for top jobs

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump is looking to some of his most bitter past opponents and critics as he assembles a Cabinet.<p>Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney went from being "one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of Republican politics," who "choked like a dog" …

Republicans

California just legalized marijuana, and it's going to have a huge impact on the economy

California is the world's sixth largest economy, only outpaced by the US (as a whole), China, Japan, Germany, and the UK. The Golden State's economic output for 2015 came in at $2.46 trillion.<p>Let's be clear: We're talking about a single US state economy compared with those of entire countries. …

Cannabis

Lyft CEO Logan Green has a plan that's far bigger than ride-hailing

Logan Green applied for his first job out of college by submitting a resume and a document titled “Logan’s Life Plan.”<p>It was a grandiose heading, especially for a 22-year-old angling for what was a junior role as sustainability coordinator at UC Santa Barbara. But the plan itself was more wonkish …

Transportation

Privacy fears: Panel has advice for drone operators

DALLAS (AP) — A panel of privacy experts and technology companies organized by the Obama administration has issued guidelines for using drones without being overly intrusive.<p>The suggestions are voluntary, but some business interests involved in the debate hope the guidelines head off tougher …

Drones

10 most important things in advertising

Shane Smith is one of various online media CEOs moving into TV. TechCrunch / Flickr<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. Elisabeth Murdoch's new company is creating a made-for-Snapchat millennial media brand.</b> "Brother" is due to launch in the coming …

Advertising

Is this the future of work? Scientists predict which jobs will still be open to humans in 2035

Australian science agency CSIRO says workplaces will be increasingly digitally focused and automated. Who wants to be an ‘online chaperone’?<p>Workers looking for jobs in 2035 might consider retraining as remote-controlled vehicle operators or online chaperones.<p>Those are two of the jobs of the future …

Einstein predicted gravitational waves 100 years ago. Here’s what it took to prove him right.

The “chirp” is bright and bird-like, its pitch rising at the end as though it’s asking a question. To an untrained ear, it resembles a sound effect from a video game more than the faint, billion-year-old echo of the collision of two black holes.<p>But to the trained ear of experimental physicist, it …

Physics
Employment

Comcast launches a $15 video streaming service that actually makes sense for cord cutters

The company we all love to hate announced the launch of its new “Stream” service in an effort to win back cord cutters. Unlike the completely misguided attempt by Time Warner to win customers back by showing fewer commercials and pulling its programming from Netflix, Comcast’s idea actually makes …

Smart TV

SoFi's Billion Dollar Funding Round Is One Of The Biggest Ever

The online lender is one of just six American startups to ever raise $1 billion in a single funding round.<p>One of the superstars of the online lending industry has raised $1 billion from investors, in one of the largest funding rounds ever for an American startup.<p>SoFi announced today that it was …

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

The Workplace

How an Israeli hurdler and mother of two turned ClicksMob into a $10M business

Chen Levanon used to be a hurdler in college. So the Israeli woman is a natural for running a fast-moving business like ClicksMob.<p>ClicksMob is a mobile-only performance advertising platform that delivers users to app developers and publishers. As a third-party broker, ClicksMob can access more than …

Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook just completely changed the way it charges advertisers — here's how people in the industry feel about it

From now on, advertisers who buy ads on a cost per click (or CPC) basis will only have to pay when users actually click a link to their brand's website or app. They will no longer have to pay when when the user likes, shares, or comments on the post.<p>The idea is that advertisers who care about link …

Advertising

BP oil spill: Five years after 'worst environmental disaster' in US history, how bad was it really?

Healed though still scarred, the Gulf of Mexico has demonstrated a remarkable recovery since the Deepwater Horizon explosion thanks to a mix of nature's resilience and good luck<p>It was five years ago today that <b>an undersea BP oil well exploded</b>in the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles off the Louisiana …

5 Quotes That Will Get You Off the Fence and Taking Action

Entrepreneurs > Project Grow<p>Next Article<p>Science Discovers Why Some People Are Motivated to Succeed While Others Aren't<p>Next Article<p>Adam Toren • VIP Contributor<p>Whether you’re stalled out with a project you’re working on, feeling stagnate in your personal life or simply finding you’re procrastinating …

The 19-Year-Old Wiz Kid Who Turned Down Apple Has Nabbed Backing From A Hollywood Star

We caught up with Meyer again and learned that since that decision, things have been wild for him.<p>His startup, Fresco News, crowdsources breaking news and photos from Twitter, Instagram and other social media.<p>Fresco finds breaking news, verifies it, and gets the license to publish relevant images …

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