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Zack Rosebrugh

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Metals.com scam

Fashion forward

Amazon attrition

At the movies

Reshaping society

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

The future of finance

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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  • It’s interesting how the public opinion can change in a few years. I remember, only 4-5 years ago, google and Facebook were the “coolest” companies on earth... not anymore - thankfully. As a European I witnessed a big difference between colleagues from US and the rest of the world. While Europeans for

    It’s interesting how the public opinion can change in a few years. I remember, only 4-5 years ago, google and Facebook were the “coolest” companies on earth... not anymore - thankfully. As a European I witnessed a big difference between colleagues from US and the rest of the world. While Europeans for example often had a lot questions about privacy and their personal data (at global meetings) - Americans simply didn’t care... glad the Americans start catching up on this now!

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  • This is a massive issue and further illustration of how anti-trust has not prevented the formation of tech monopolies. It's detrimental to customers, it's detrimental to the market. Breaking up big tech monopolies needs to become a bipartisan issue.

  • The argument to"De-Google" is compelling. I'm sold! Unfortunately...I can't find a good how-to video on YouTube. #google #privacy

  • I’ll believe their commitment to this cause when stuck in track and don’t open Waze.

  • Just shows how toothless the EU antitrust regulator’s fine was this week. It’s going to take more than fines to make the internet a fair and competitive environment again.

  • it's really tough to avoid Google from the moment you pick up your phone from to the moment you put it down and go to sleep. Chances are, you're using Google even if you don't consciously know you're using Google. It is omnipresent. Consider the deGooglers...

  • Simultaneously using both Android and iOS, as well as four different browsers and three different search engines, two of these browsers and search engines running non Windows computers, still does not make for comfort. Whether Google no longer keeps the mantra do no evil, the issue is that breaking up

    Simultaneously using both Android and iOS, as well as four different browsers and three different search engines, two of these browsers and search engines running non Windows computers, still does not make for comfort. Whether Google no longer keeps the mantra do no evil, the issue is that breaking up tech Giants doesn't necessarily improve governance. On the contrary it creates opportunities for flexibility and agility through smaller and more nimble corporate structures. The reality is that with today's real-time communications and collaboration, the corporate structure is not the issue, because collusion is always possible, governance is the issue.

  • I’m much more wary of Facebook and Amazon than I am of Google. I know Google excised “Don’t Be Evil” from their ethos quite a while ago, so I’m not operating under the assumption that they are anything more than a giant advertising delivery system, but I don’t see the need to not use their services (that

    I’m much more wary of Facebook and Amazon than I am of Google. I know Google excised “Don’t Be Evil” from their ethos quite a while ago, so I’m not operating under the assumption that they are anything more than a giant advertising delivery system, but I don’t see the need to not use their services (that said, I don’t trust them enough to even consider using an Android device).

    As a rule, it’s best to be aware and mindful of all of one’s usage and consumption of media, information and services as we go about our digital and (even more so now) physical lives. Informed moderation and having a healthy, competitive market of viable alternative choices will be key to avoiding a dystopian monopoly (Facebook and Google) or monopsony (Amazon).

  • Google is a utility for search and should be regulated as such.