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The inside story of how McDonald’s innovated the Quarter Pounder

In a change that has been as seismic for McDonald’s as the drive-through window in 1975, McDonald’s has reintroduced its signature burger with fresh—never frozen—beef. And that’s just the start.<p>A cryptic missive went out Last spring to all 3.6 million people who follow McDonald’s on Twitter. The …

McDonald's

Why You Should (And Shouldn’t) Join a Startup

Share this article!<p>I’ve spent my entire professional career in the startup space. After a couple successes (and more than a couple failures), I’ve …

Startups

Global house-price index

Explore our<br>house-price indices<p>Global cities<br>• American cities<br>• Global<p>FINANCIAL media focus most of their attention on stocks and bonds, but the world’s …

Housing

Facebook Lenses

While I was mostly unplugged on my vacation last week, with the news of Facebook’s disappointing earnings report and subsequent stock decline — the …

Social Media

New York City Caps Uber and Lyft Vehicles in a Crackdown

New York became the first major American city on Wednesday to halt new vehicle licenses for ride-hail services, dealing a significant setback to Uber in its largest market in the United States.<p>The legislation passed overwhelmingly by the City Council will cap the number of for-hire vehicles for a …

Transportation

The Holloway Guide to Equity Compensation — Holloway

Stock options, RSUs, job offers, and taxes—a detailed reference, including hundreds of resources, explained from the ground up and made to be …

Finance

China Is Cheating at a Rigged Game

A new attitude toward China is rapidly taking shape across the U.S. political spectrum. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) echoes President Donald Trump’s …

Economics

Why Your Users' Brains Love Checklists

In the Second World War, Boeing launched the formidable Model 299 airplane—known as the Flying Fortress. With four radical engines and an imposing …

Project Management

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

Genetics

Warner Music Group Sells Its Entire Stake in Spotify

<b>UPDATED</b>: In its earnings call on Tuesday morning, Warner Music Group announced that it has now sold its entire stake in Spotify, realizing $504 …

Warner Music

India’s Uber rival Ola is headed to Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK

The UK is getting a new alternative to Uber after India-based ride-hailing company Ola announced plans to expand to the country, which will become its first market in Europe.<p>Ola was founded in 2010 and it covers over 110 cities in India where it offers licensed taxis, private hire cars and …

Transportation

Too Many Jobs Feel Meaningless Because They Are

As earnings season is upon us, it’s worth asking: Does business create value these days the way it once did?<p>One sign it doesn’t is a significant decline in the formation rate of U.S. firms over the past few decades. Economists Peter Orszag and Jason Furman have argued that investment and innovation …

London School of Economics

Your Friendly Guide to Colors in Data Visualisation

<i>Once upon a time, I tweeted on an urgent matter. “Can somebody tell me how to get better with color?” I wrote." My color decisions are awful." I got</i> …

Data Visualization

Spanish ‘anti-Uber’ taxi strike ends after government agrees new regulation

A national six-day taxi driver strike in Spain has ended after the government agreed to pass regulation that will allow the country’s autonomous communities to cap the number of private hire vehicle permits within their cities.<p>The VTC licenses are used by Uber and local ride-hailing rival Cabify to …

Online Life

3 Essential Ways to Measure Engagement Rate

“Jumping the shark” is the worst nightmare of every product person. Often, SaaS companies go through a quick growth period followed by a sudden turn …

Product Management

Default Alive or Default Dead?

October 2015<p>When I talk to a startup that's been operating for more than 8 or 9 months, the first thing I want to know is almost always the same. …

Startups

Uber to stop developing self-driving trucks

(Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] will stop developing self-driving trucks that have been hauling cargo on U.S. highways, the ride-hailing company said on Monday, seeking to focus its autonomous-vehicle technology solely on cars.<p>Through its acquisition of Otto in 2016, Uber had sought to disrupt freight …

Trucking

How to win the Tour de France, in one image

New research about the physics of bike racing could change the sport.<p>To the average spectator, the physics of the Tour de France peloton–the group of hundreds of riders, packed together like sardines on the road–seems strange at best, and dangerous at worst. Sure, there’s some advantage to drafting …

Tour de France

Who owns a scientist’s mind?

In the late 1990s, business managers and academic researchers tried to tackle what they saw as an urgent and growing problem: When knowledge workers …

Google Scholar

A Study of Thousands of Dropbox Projects Reveals How Successful Teams Collaborate

The use of virtual file-sharing platforms like Dropbox, Google Docs, and others has become ubiquitous in business, academic, and other settings. But is your team using such collaborative platforms as effectively as they could be?<p>Whether working on cancer cures or the latest consumer-tech products, …

Top 10

Understanding multimodality: An analysis of early JUMP users

At Uber, our primary mission has always been to reduce personal car use by providing a reliable way to get from A to B. This is a goal we share with …

Transportation

Consumer startups are dead. Long live consumer startups.

“It is a dark time for the Rebellion”<p>— The Empire Strikes Back<p>Ten years ago this month on July 10, 2008, Apple first unveiled the App Store and …

Startups

Taxi-Hailing Apps Take Root in Japan as SoftBank, Didi Join Fray

Using an app to order up a car ride isn’t common in Japan, even though ride-hailing has spread across the globe. That’s partly because finding a taxi …

Transportation

Vitalik Buterin on Cryptoeconomics and Markets in Everything (Ep. 45)

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts / SoundCloud / RSS<p>At the intersection of programming, economics, cryptography, distributed systems, information theory, and …

Blockchain

Customer Onboarding Framework for B2B SaaS

Customers who aren’t fully engaged after 90 days don’t stay customers very long – Sixteen Ventures<p>In the hyper-competitive SaaS world, no matter how …

Product Management

Launch to sell – leverage sales enablement to maximize product launches

Shipping product fast and often means more opportunities for the sales team to delight customers and engage with prospects. But your sales team needs …

Product Management

The Product Tree Game: Get Your Priorities Straight With The Whole Team

One of your biggest jobs as a product manager is to translate what feels like a million inputs flying in from across the company into one cohesive …

Product Management

Hell for Elon Musk Is a Midsize Sedan

Will the Model 3 make Tesla a real car company?<p>On July 1, Elon Musk went home to sleep. The chief executive of Tesla Inc. had been camping out at his …

Tesla

Uber announces new tools to make pickups less of a headache

Turn your smartphone into a colorful flare to flag down your driver<p>Uber is rolling out a new suite of tools that are designed to enhance communication between drivers and riders and make tricky pickups much less stressful.<p>So much can go wrong after you tap that request button, especially in crowded …

Red Hat

The Unique Neurology of the Sports Fan’s Brain - Issue 39: Sport

Sports fans aren’t typically in the mood for academic research in the minutes before a big game. But Paul Bernhardt, an aspiring young behavioral …