In dueling Uber and Lyft IPOs, two Google dealmakers named David share competing interests
The 2019 tech IPO line up has promised plenty of side-choosing as ride hailing rivals Lyft and Uber prep for dueling multi-billion dollar public stock offerings. Alphabet, however, has hedged its bets. The Google parent company has made major investments in both Uber and Lyft through its two investment arms, CapitalG and GV. Both Uber…
#10YearChallenge: Hashtag used to highlight war and suffering
The #10YearChallenge and #GlowUpChallenge have gone viral on social media this week, with millions of people sharing current photos next to what they looked like a decade ago. While most of the craze has been for fun, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram users have also seized on the viral craze to address issues they say are…
Brazil’s drug gangs are prepared to go to war with Bolsonaro
Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, fulfilled a campaign promise to tackle the country’s epidemic of violence — by signing a temporary decree Tuesday that makes it easier for Brazilians to buy guns. “I signed this decree, created by many upstanding people, so that at this first moment, upstanding citizens can have peace inside their homes,”…
‘Breaking Bad’ star RJ Mitte and ‘bionic actress’ Angel Giuffria are on a mission to change disability representation in Hollywood
Angel Giuffria is known as the 'bionic actress' because she wears a high-tech prosthetic arm that she likes to tinker with and customize. RJ Mitte is an actor who reached worldwide fame following his portrayal of Walter Jr. on the show 'Breaking Bad'.  We talked to Giuffria and Mitte about disability representation in Hollywood and…
NYT honors record number of women in Congress with stunning special section
If you picked up a print copy of the New York Times on Thursday, you were greeted with a special cover highlighting the record number of women (131) who are part of the 116th Congress.  But they're not all featured on one cover. There are 27 different covers featuring both new and continuing members of…