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Samsung's Second Foldable Smartphone, $1,380 Galaxy Z Flip, is Dead on Arrival, Too

Evan Rodgers, reporting for Input: When Samsung released the Galaxy Z Flip, its newest folding phone, at midnight this past Friday, I was one of many who wasn't able to snag one due to low stock here in New York City. So here I am, refreshing my order page while I watch the lucky few who did manage to get one put them through their paces online. Though most YouTubers and reviewers seem to be enjoying the phone, durability is a question, and at $1,380 here in the U.S., it's a good one. At Unpacke...
Tags: Youtube, New York City, Samsung, Tech, Zack, Evan Rodgers, Ultra Thin Glass


The New York Public Library Creates a List of 125 Books That They Love

The New York Public Library sure knows how to celebrate a quasquicentennial. In honor of its own 125th anniversary, it's rolling out a number of treats for patrons, visitors, and those who must admire it from afar. In addition to the expected author talks and live events, Patience and Fortitude, the iconic stone lions who flank the main branch's front steps, are displaying some reading material of their own—Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel Beloved and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic The Great ...
Tags: Google, Books, Podcasts, Patricia Highsmith, College, New York City, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, George Orwell, Nypl, Libraries, Literature, Harry Potter, Arthur Conan Doyle, Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis


Uber and Lyft Are Creating Traffic, Not Reducing It

The Wall Street Journal remembers how five years ago, Uber's co-founder "was so confident that Uber's rides would prompt people to leave their cars at home that he told a tech conference: 'If every car in San Francisco was Ubered there would be no traffic.'" He was wrong. Rather than the apps becoming a model of algorithm-driven efficiency, drivers in major cities cruise for fares without passengers an estimated 40% of the time. Multiple studies show that Uber and Lyft have pulled people away ...
Tags: New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Stanford University, Science Advances, University of Kentucky, San Francisco County, Ubers, Fred Turner, Lyfts, Lyft Bruce Schaller


How to Build Your Personal Brand as a Freelancer

This article has been contributed by Diana Adjadj. Have you checked the latest figures on the freelance workforce? It’s getting very crowded out there. According to the latest figures by Statista, there are almost 60 million independent workers in the U.S. alone. This is impressive considering that the gig economy was virtually non-existent just a decade ago. Now, the number of freelancers is projected to reach more than 90 million in less than a decade. On top of that, the annual increase in th...
Tags: Google, Business, Design, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Jeff Bezos, Freelance, Branding, Lakers, Guest Articles, Bryant, Rachel, Adam


Meet the NYC woman getting paid $5,000 to fix clients' dating apps and 'ghost banter' with their matches

Amy Nobile founded Love, Amy in April 2019 to help people find love on dating apps after meeting who she calls "the love of her life" on Bumble post-divorce. Nobile conducts photoshoots for dating app profiles, holds sexting consultations, and "ghost banters" with clients' matches.  Less than a year in, Nobile has built a full-fledged business from word-of-mouth, transforming a side-hustle into a service that charges clients $5,000 for three months. But Nobile insists she's more "mirror" than ...
Tags: Google, Nbc, NYC, New York City, San Francisco, Trends, New York Times, Manhattan, Ivy League, Starbucks, Mars, Bumble, Oprah, Google Photos, Amy, Don


Discover the Artist Who Mentored Edward Hopper & Inspired “Nighthawks”

Every good teacher must be prepared for the students who surpass them. Such was the case with Martin Lewis, Edward Hopper's onetime teacher, an Australian-born printmaker who left rural Victoria at age 15 and traveled the world before settling in New York City in 1900 to make his fame and fortune. By the 1910s, Lewis had become a commercially successful illustrator, well-known for his etching skill. It was then that he took on Hopper as an apprentice. “Hopper asked that he might study alongside...
Tags: Google, Art, College, New York City, Edgar Degas, Victoria, Hopper, Edward Hopper, Martin Lewis, Lewis, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Pae, Messy Nessy, Ashcan School


The dream of a cashless society is a nightmare for some. Here's why cities across the US are banning cashless businesses and who's taking which side.

In January, New York became the latest US city to ban cashless businesses, joining other cities including San Francisco and Philadelphia. Those in favor of going cashless say it makes businesses more efficient. But legislators and consumers argue that it excludes portions of the population that don't have bank accounts or debit cards. Analysts at Deutsche Bank's research arm recently released a series of reports on the future of payments. And cash, they said, is likely here to stay. "Over cent...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, New York, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Deutsche Bank, Credit, Philadelphia, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, Warby Parker


America’s First Drag Queen Was Also America’s First LGBTQ Activist and a Former Slave

Negro Dive Raided. Thirteen Black Men Dressed as Women Surprised at Supper and Arrested. —The Washington Post, April 13, 1888 Sometimes, when we are engaged as either participant in, or eyewitness to, the making of history, its easy to forget the history-makers who came earlier, who dug the trenches that allow our modern battles to be waged out in the open. Take America’s first self-appointed “queen of drag” and pioneering LGBTQ activist, William Dorsey Swann, born into slavery around 1858. 30 ...
Tags: Google, Gender, Washington Post, College, France, Life, New York City, America, History, Washington Dc, Columbia University, Swann, Dorsey, Joseph, Facebook Twitter, Ayun Halliday


Stephanie Yung of Smart Design Predicts the Most Promising Future Design Trends in Health & Wellness

For this year's Core77 Design Awards, we're conducting in-depth interviews with some of our 2020 jury captains to get in a glimpse into their creative minds and to hear more about what they'll be looking for in this year's awards submissions. Stephanie Yung is Design Director at Smart Design in New York City, a leading company in the product development space. Yung's design experience over the years expands across industries far and wide, but she has dedicated a particular, passionate focus ove...
Tags: Google, Design, New York City, Healthcare, Cvs, Me, Core77 Design Awards, Jr, OXO, Yung, Google health, Health Wellness, Stephanie Yung, Erica Chidi CohenCEO LOOMErica Chidi Cohen, Google Gina, Clay WiedemannHead


The poor don’t use credit; should stores be required to accept cash?

By Jackie Botts, CalMatters Last May, Burger Patch first opened its doors in midtown Sacramento with a sign that said “No Cash Accepted.” The owners of the organic and vegan burger joint were worried that a cash register might invite theft. But customers kept showing up with only cash. Sometimes the cashiers would accept it, working around the digital system; other times, they’d simply give the customer a free meal. About a month in, Burger Patch changed course, deciding to install a cash regist...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Business, California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City, Sacramento, Sport, Poverty, Soccer, New Jersey, Hill, San Mateo, Sen Jerry Hill, San Francisco Philadelphia


How the Brooklyn Bridge Was Built: The Story of One of the Greatest Engineering Feats in History

When Emily Roebling walked across the Brooklyn Bridge on May 24th, 1883, the first person to cross its entire span, she capped a family saga equal parts triumph and tragedy, a story that began sixteen years earlier when her father-in-law, German-American engineer John Augustus Roebling, began design work on the bridge. Roebling had already built suspension bridges over the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh, the Niagara River between New York and Canada, and the Kentucky River. But the brid...
Tags: Google, Europe, New York, College, Washington, New York City, History, Canada, Brooklyn Bridge, Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, Facebook Twitter, Emily, Barnum, East River, Union Army


All the companies and divisions under Google's parent company, Alphabet, which just made yet another shake-up to its structure (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google reorganized to become Alphabet in 2015, but the way the company is structured is still rather confusing. Alphabet is organized in two parts: Google and "Other Bets," which each house the various other parts of the company's business. Here's a breakdown of all the divisions under Alphabet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been more than four years since Google blew up its entire corporate structure to form a new parent company: Alphabet. The shake-up was intende...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Microsoft, New York City, Toronto, Trends, Mit, Larry Page, Hawaii, Sergey Brin, Project Loon, Atap, Susan Wojcicki, Tony Fadell, Kansas City, Sundar Pichai


The best budget hotels in New York for 2020

A visit to the Big Apple usually means a towering price tag for your hotel. But that doesn’t have to be the case when you check into one of the best budget hotels in New York. As you probably know, on EuroCheapo we keep a full list of cheap hotels in New York. But we thought we help simplify your research for you a bit, so we explored the most popular neighborhoods in Manhattan to find the very best deals in town. From charming guesthouses to chic hotels with rooftop bars, the New York hotel sce...
Tags: Travel, Apple, New York, NYC, New York City, Chelsea, Broadway, Manhattan, Catholic, Upper West Side, Midtown, Central Park, Empire State Building, Dailycheapo, Hotel Advice For New York, Cheap Hotels In New York


Big cities across the US have been banning cashless businesses — here's why cash has become a battleground, and who's taking which side

In January, New York became the latest US city to ban cashless businesses, joining other cities including San Francisco and Philadelphia. Those in favor of going cashless say it makes businesses more efficient. But legislators and consumers argue that it excludes portions of the population that don't have bank accounts or debit cards. Analysts at Deutsche Bank's research arm recently released a series of reports on the future of payments. And cash, they said, is likely here to stay. "Over cen...
Tags: Google, Home Depot, New York, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Deutsche Bank, Credit, Philadelphia, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Amex, Warby Parker


Trump Administration slashes basic science research while boosting space, AI and quantum tech funding

The new fiscal year 2021 budget proposal from the Trump Administration would increase funding for research and development by $142 billion over the Administration’s previous year’s budget, but will still reduce overall spending for science and technology from alternative proposals coming from the U.S. House of Representatives. Basic science funding would be hard hit under the Trump Administration priorities. A rundown of all of the programs that would be cut under the Administration’s budget was...
Tags: TC, Congress, White House, China, New York City, Tech, Usda, Eu, Nasa, Chicago, House Of Representatives, National Institutes of Health, University Of Chicago, Department Of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Department Of Energy


2020 Sundance Movies Sold Include ‘Spree’, ‘Shirley’ and Many More [Continuously Updated]

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival is underway, and we’ve already seen a lot of great movies in the mountains of Park City, Utah. But this year, studios and distributors are being a little more cautious when it comes to picking up any of the buzzed about movies playing at the festival. Last year saw some big deals result in disappointing box office returns, and without many big movies garnering loads of attention, the Sundance market is moving at a slower pace than usual. But even so, there are al...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Lionsgate, Indonesia, Mexico, New York City, Features, Netflix, United States, Malaysia, Aclu


The Woman Who Invented Rock n’ Roll: An Introduction to Sister Rosetta Tharpe

When people would ask her about her music, she would say, “Oh, these kids and rock and roll — this is just sped up rhythm and blues. I've been doing that forever.” - Gayle Wald, author of Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe What do rock and roll pioneers Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard have in common, besides belonging to the inaugural (and all male) class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees? They were all deeply i...
Tags: Google, Music, College, New York City, America, History, Chicago, Arkansas, Richard, Rock And Roll, Rosie, Berry, Facebook Twitter, Johnny Cash, Roll Hall of Fame, Duke Ellington


6 Instagram accounts you’ll love if you’re in real estate

From the glamorous to the absurd, these Instagram accounts will lift your spirits and provide you with useful information.
Tags: Technology, Instagram, New York City, Marketing, Social Media, Radio, Moscow, Agent, Lead Generation, Bel Air, Select, StreetEasy, Listing Agent, Eric Simon, Meridian Capital Group, Elana Delafraz


‘A city where you can pilot almost anything and figure out if it’s going to work’

Scott Bade Contributor Share on Twitter Scott Bade is a former speechwriter for Mike Bloomberg and co-author of "More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First." More posts by this contributor The tech of giving back: an interview with Salesforce’s Chief Philanthropy Officer Omidyar Network CEO opens up about VC-influenced philanthropy As founding executive director of Tech:NYC, Julie ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Column, New York, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Queens, Venture Capital, WeWork, Albany, Datadog, Scott, Samuels, Mike Bloomberg


Lights out at General Electric

Lights out at General Electric From all-American conglomerate to crony corporation groveling for government bailouts Frank.holub February 7, 2020 - 10:45am Bill Crosby credits General Electric Co. with powering his family into the middle class starting with his grandmother, Vera Baskin.  Baskin was born in 1888 on a farm in Mississippi, where she grew up with seven brothers. She lived through the Great Depression, moved to Atlant...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Ge, Mississippi, Obama, Washington, Kentucky, Germany, Boston, New York City, Religion, America, Atlanta, Aig, Harvard


Doritos Airs “Cool”est Ad in Ipsos’ Exclusive Real-Time Biometric Ranking of Big Game Ads

Doritos, Google and Michelob Ultra were the big winners in Ipsos’ annual ranking of Super Bowl commercials. The ranking uses a unique set-up that measures passive emotional response in real-time and in the context of the game itself. An audience of 40 people were recruited to watch the entire Super Bowl at a private screening event in New York City, including commercials. Participants could bring friends and family in order to recreate a realistic viewing environment, with snacks and bever...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Technology, Featured, Microsoft, France, Doritos, New York City, Advertising, Paris, Reuters, Michelob Ultra, Winona, Ipsos, Alice Johnson, Facebook Google Amazon


An Artist Tricks Google Maps Into Creating a Virtual Traffic Jam, Using a Little Red Wagon & 99 Smartphones

Sometimes the miraculous time-saving conveniences we’ve come to depend on can have the opposite effect, as artist Simon Wickert recently demonstrated, ambling about the streets of Berlin at a Huck Finn-ish pace, towing a squeaky-wheeled red wagon loaded with 99 secondhand smartphones. Each phone had a SIM card, and all were running the Google Maps app. The result? A near-instantaneous "virtual traffic jam” on Google Maps, even though bicyclists seem to vastly outnumber motorists alon...
Tags: Travel, Google, Maps, Technology, Instagram, College, Life, Berlin, New York City, Earth, Rome, Egypt, Airbnb, Google Maps, Facebook Twitter, U S Geological Survey USGS


Iconic Film from 1896 Restored with Artificial Intelligence: Watch an AI-Upscaled Version of the Lumière Brothers’ The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station

Machine learning keeps, well, learning in leaps and bounds, and at Open Culture we have watched developments with a fascinated, sometime wary eye. This latest advance checks off a lot of Open Culture boxes: traveling back in time through the power of film; homegrown ingenuity; and film history. YouTuber Denis Shiryaev took the latest advances in AI tech and turned them onto one of the earliest works of film: The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station, shot by the Lumière Brothers in 189...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Germany, Berlin, New York City, Paris, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Gigapixel, Topaz Labs, Ted Mills, Lumiere Brothers, YouTuber Denis Shiryaev, Shiryaev, Lumière Brothers Immaculately Restored Film


Apple may soon launch a new iPhone feature called 'CarKey' that lets you unlock your vehicle with your phone (AAPL)

Apple may be preparing to launch a new iPhone feature called "CarKey" that would allow you to unlock your car using your phone, according to 9to5Mac. It would work similarly to Express Transit, the feature Apple launched last year that lets you use your iPhone as a pass for public transit. Apple isn't the first company hoping to eliminate the car key, but it's another sign that the tech giant is expanding the iPhone's usability in daily tasks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Apple, London, New York City, Trends, Tesla, Beijing, United States, Shanghai, Portland, Lincoln, Nfc, Aapl, United Kingdom Japan, Apple Card, Suica, CarKey


Meet the 12 power player execs in the movie-theater industry who are shaping the future of film on the big screen

The movie-theater industry has been constantly innovating to try and find new ways to get people into the seats as competition from cheaper TVs and expanded streaming services has mounted. These 12 power player execs have had success doing just that. Business Insider's list includes execs at Alamo Drafthouse, AMC, Disney, and even the traditionally anti-theater streamer Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Despite movie theaters being declared old news by some many tim...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Hollywood, China, New York City, Amc, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Nato, Paris, Broadway, Brazil, Dallas, Imax


The Overwatch League will bring live esports to 20 cities around the world this year — here's everything you need to know about the upcoming season (ATVI)

The third season of Activision Blizzard's Overwatch League will begin on February 8 with matches in New York City and Dallas. This year the esports league will travel to the home cities of all 20 teams, with stops in North America, Europe, South Korea, and China. Activision Blizzard recently signed a deal with Google to bring the Overwatch League broadcasts exclusively to YouTube. With Overwatch League players preparing to travel more than some NBA teams this year, player health is a major con...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, Abc, China, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Overwatch, Nba, Dallas, Espn, Esports, Hangzhou, Activision Blizzard


‘I'm not a robot’: Amazon workers condemn unsafe, grueling conditions at warehouse

Employees under pressure to work faster call on retail giant to improve conditions – and take their complaints seriouslyRina Cummings has worked three 12-hour shifts every week at Amazon’s gargantuan New York City warehouse, called JFK8, on Staten Island since it first began operations in late 2018. As a sorter on the outbound ship dock, her job is to inspect and scan a mandated rate of 1,800 Amazon packages an hour – 30 per minute – that are sent through a chute and transported on a conveyor be...
Tags: Amazon, Business, New York, Technology, New York City, World news, US news, US unions, Staten Island, Boeing, seriouslyRina Cummings


Google's cofounders lost almost $2 billion each after Alphabet reported lower than expected revenue. Here's how they built a combined $127 billion fortune and how they spend it.

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each lost nearly $2 billion from their net worths after the search engine's parent company reported on Monday. Brin and Page announced that they were stepping down from their roles at Alphabet in December. With a reported net worth of $64.6 billion, former Alphabet CEO Larry Page is the seventh-richest person in the world according. Former Alphabet president Sergey Brin is No. 10, with a reported net worth of $62.3 billion. The pair of multibillio...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Elon Musk, Stanford, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Cnn, Larry Page, New York Times, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin lost almost $2 billion each after Alphabet reported lower than expected revenue. Here's how they built a combined $127 billion fortune and how they spend it, from trapeze lessons to a 600-foot 'air yacht.'

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each lost nearly $2 billion from their net worths after the search engine's parent company reported on Monday. Brin and Page announced that they were stepping down from their roles at Alphabet in December. With a reported net worth of $64.6 billion, former Alphabet CEO Larry Page is the seventh-richest person in the world according. Former Alphabet president Sergey Brin is No. 10, with a reported net worth of $62.3 billion. The pair of multibillio...
Tags: Google, New York Post, Elon Musk, Stanford, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Nasa, Cnn, Larry Page, New York Times, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


Mike Bloomberg to Double His $300 Million Campaign Ad Spend in Wake of Chaotic Iowa Caucuses

(WASHINGTON) — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is doubling the already massive amount of money he will spend on advertising, an effort to lift his Democratic presidential bid and capitalize on the chaotic outcome of Monday’s Iowa caucuses. “After more than a year of this primary, the field is as unsettled as ever. No one has made the sale or even come close to it,” Bloomberg spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said Tuesday. “Meanwhile, Mike is taking the fight to Trump every day, doubling down on the n...
Tags: Google, News, Washington, New York City, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, New Hampshire, Iowa, Michael Bloomberg, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Mike, Mike Bloomberg, South Bend Indiana



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