Peter Borain

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This Austin-based startup is gunning to be the next FedEx killer instead of Uber

Two years later, UberRush is still only in the three cities it initially launched in, while a new name has been quietly growing around the rest of the country.<p>Dropoff, an Austin-based startup, has expanded into five different states and 12 cities in the last two years, CEO Sean Spector told …

The CEO of Ford just perfectly summarized the biggest problem for electric cars

The year 2010 seems like a long time ago. That was when a bold future for electric cars appeared to be opening.<p>Tesla was about to roll out its first …

Electric Vehicles

Mapping country: modern technology adds a new chapter to an ancient story

Helicopters and incendiary machines are put to work as Indigenous Australians seek out sacred sites and care for their land in the remote central desert<p>As the helicopter lifted, Tjawina Porter murmured to herself in Ngaanyatjarra. It had been perhaps half a century since she set foot on the sacred …

Are these chargers the solution to terrible smartphone batteries?

We're in the middle of an energy crisis. It's not about oil or something that can be solved with a breakthrough in renewable energy. The problem is our smartphone batteries can barely eek out enough juice to get us through the day.<p>A San Francisco startup called Doblet wants to fix that with a …

Libraries

This Startup Makes Selling Furniture Easier Than Ever

If you have ever sold something so big as a loveseat on Craigslist, you know it can be at least as painful as it is productive. But as with nearly …

Selling

How Southwest Airlines Hires Such Dedicated People

Southwest Airlines receives a job application every two seconds. Given the talent shortage facing our industry, you’d think we’d be tempted to snap up many of those candidates, particularly ones with backgrounds in engineering and technology. But, since the company was founded, even before our …

Employment