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Electric cars make their mark

2019 was the year electric vehicles grew up. From budget Kias to fleets of e-trucks, this was the biggest year for vehicular electrification yet—but several blockbuster launches belie a hard road ahead as automakers are forced to reinvent themselves.

2019 was the year electric cars grew up

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious for EVs.Tesla has done the yeoman's work of proving you can sell a million or so electric cars to the masses. Its Model 3 accounted for 1 out of every 6 EVs sold worldwide. Now VW, GM, Ford, and others have painted a giant target on Tesla's back. Let the race begin.

Record low unemployment

Americans locked up abroad

Canopy branches out

Get smart about parenting

Raising a child is hard. But the “parenting is hard” trope, which feeds memes and dinner conversations, can be dangerous. It frames the problem as the individual failure of a single parent rather than as a social issue.

The hardest part of being a parent has nothing to do with raising kids

I always say we have to raise our girls to be brave, not perfect. But it's not enough for parents to try to do this work alone, we have to change as a society because our kids are getting messages from everywhere - media, school, classmates - so it's on all of us together.

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Hulu CEO Randy Freer on how streaming video will replace TV

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  • Hulu, after their focus on day after episodes in the early days, has emerged as a streaming juggernaut—thanks to its parent companies.

    I find myself spending more time on Hulu these days than anywhere else (maybe it’s the Seinfeld effect), but their access to timely television content is unparalleled.

  • Technically, this battle is already over. The difference between a program delivered by a streaming service and one delivered by a cable or broadcast network is invisible to the viewer. They’re seeing the same program, just from different pipes. Moreover, the modern cable box, with its on-demand and

    Technically, this battle is already over. The difference between a program delivered by a streaming service and one delivered by a cable or broadcast network is invisible to the viewer. They’re seeing the same program, just from different pipes. Moreover, the modern cable box, with its on-demand and DVR functions, is practically a streaming service itself.

    The only real difference is where people watch, on a phone, desktop or TV.

  • It’s always been about good content. And it still is. Consumer expectation now is that you should be able to get what you want to watch when and where you want it. And so I’m that regard streaming wins.

    Today my husband suggested we get a tv for another room in an apartment we have. My 19 year old

    It’s always been about good content. And it still is. Consumer expectation now is that you should be able to get what you want to watch when and where you want it. And so I’m that regard streaming wins.

    Today my husband suggested we get a tv for another room in an apartment we have. My 19 year old scoffed — why would you need that. Just watch on your computer, she replied.

    My 17 year old spends most of his tome on his phone — playing games, reading comics and watching shows.

    And honestly we go back and forth between amazon, Netflix, Hulu and cable tv (where ideally we watch on demand or recorded shows). Our loyalty is to the content not to the provider.

  • Discovery is going to get easier, so then it comes down to content quality and the rest of the user experience, right?

  • So interesting that the whole notion of 'live TV' (which is a actually misnomer, because it mostly consists of scheduled TV) could just go away soon

  • Discovery by voice. I’m curious about how all that would work.

    “Discovery is going to be such a big part of this, particularly voice technology”

  • I cut the cord a few years ago. I use Hulu for shows,movies as well as live tv.

    I also watch Amazon quite a bit. I don’t miss cable at all.

  • My concern is poor internet connections and speeds. How does one solve that?

    I have a 55” LED HD 4K and don’t want to watch tv, especially sports on my I PAD.