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Robot Design Goes Back to Nature 9 Nov 7:34pm Robot Design Goes Back to Nature
Engineers are building machines that mimic the remarkable movements of animals.
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Facebook to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual-Harassment Claims 9 Nov 7:04pm Facebook to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual-Harassment Claims
Facebook is ending its policy of requiring employee sexual-harassment claims to be settled in private arbitration, a day after Google rolled back a similar policy under pressure from employees.
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Landlord, Facing Loss of a Big Tenant, Pins Hopes on Amazon HQ2 9 Nov 5:06pm Landlord, Facing Loss of a Big Tenant, Pins Hopes on Amazon HQ2
Savanna, owner of the Citigroup Building in Long Island City, is talking to Amazon.com about leasing much of the space that Citigroup is expected to vacate when it moves most of its employees out of the tower in 2020.
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Flush With Ideas: Bill Gates Pursues the Toilet of the Future 9 Nov 1:42pm Flush With Ideas: Bill Gates Pursues the Toilet of the Future
The toilets of the future don’t need sewer lines. One doesn’t even need water to flush. They can run by themselves off the grid and turn human waste, or fecal sludge in the industry’s parlance, into sources of electricity and clean water.
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Gab to Rein In Calls for Violence While Allowing Hate Speech 9 Nov 12:48pm Gab to Rein In Calls for Violence While Allowing Hate Speech
Gab, a social media platform in the spotlight after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, is pledging to curb threats of violence while it said it would remain a platform where hate speech is permitted.
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Alibaba Is Likely to Set Singles Day Sales Record 9 Nov 11:30am Alibaba Is Likely to Set Singles Day Sales Record
A slowing Chinese economy, weakening consumer sentiment and a trade fight with the U.S. aren’t likely to spoil Singles Day for Alibaba.
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A New Breed of Innkeepers for the Airbnb Era 9 Nov 10:28am Updated A New Breed of Innkeepers for the Airbnb Era
To compete with home-sharing services, bed-and-breakfast owners must be internet and Instagram savvy while baking scones and making guests comfy.
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Google to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual-Harassment Claims 9 Nov 10:23am Updated Google to End Forced Arbitration for Sexual-Harassment Claims
Google said it would end its requirement for employee sexual harassment claims to be handled in private arbitration, one week after thousands of workers walked out around the world to protest its handling of workplace issues.
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Swing Shift: A Bridge Wobbled and Robotics Benefited 9 Nov 7:53am Updated Swing Shift: A Bridge Wobbled and Robotics Benefited
A way of walking made London’s swaying Millennium Bridge wobble worse. Engineers wondered why. The answer has helped researchers design robotic prostheses and exoskeletons.
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Tech Consultants Are the New Mad Men 9 Nov 7:14am Tech Consultants Are the New Mad Men
The shift from ads to digital marketing is setting up a fight between ad agencies and tech consultants.
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