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The cashless revolution is fizzling out, as trendy salad chain Sweetgreen and Amazon backtrack following backlash and regulation

The cashless revolution is fizzling out, as trendy salad chain Sweetgreen and Amazon backtrack following backlash and regulation

Sweetgreen, a trendy salad chain that helped kick off the cashless revolution, is backtracking. On Thursday, Sweetgreen announced it plans to accept cash in all locations across the US by the end of 2019. The change comes three years after Sweetgreen announced it would only accept payment via app or card. Going cashless “started with…

I used credit card points to score a $20,000 seat on ANA to Japan. Here’s what life is like in first class, from fresh sashimi to $300 Champagne

I used credit card points to score a $20,000 seat on ANA to Japan. Here’s what life is like in first class, from fresh sashimi to $300 Champagne

When it comes to flying in a premium cabin, business class is usually more than enough — a lie-flat seat, plus a great degree of privacy than in coach, can help you land well-rested and ready to stave off jet lag. First class, though, is just fun. It’s a blast to drink champagne and eat…

A male Microsoft programmer who came from the military, not a university, describes how his career got tanked by the ‘brilliant jerks’ culture

A male Microsoft programmer who came from the military, not a university, describes how his career got tanked by the ‘brilliant jerks’ culture

Microsoft is currently embroiled in a controversy over its treatment of female employees that has risen all the way to the attention of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. It’s the latest outbreak in a long festering problem within tech that’s rocked established organizations from Google to VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. This dysfunction has…

Slack could publicly file its S-1 this week in a major step toward an IPO

Slack could publicly file its S-1 this week in a major step toward an IPO

Workplace chat app Slack is expected to publicly file the S-1 paperwork for its long-awaited IPO as soon as Friday, Business Insider has confirmed. The timing of Slack’s S-1 was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The timing puts the company on track to go public in May or June. Slack, which was last…

Meet Craig ‘Craigslist’ Newmark, the self-professed ‘nerd’ who built a $1 billion online listing empire and donated $20 million to a media company that’s now facing a massive editorial exodus

Meet Craig ‘Craigslist’ Newmark, the self-professed ‘nerd’ who built a $1 billion online listing empire and donated $20 million to a media company that’s now facing a massive editorial exodus

Craig Newmark hasn’t worked at Craigslist for nearly twenty years. Instead, the billionaire founder — who started his site in 1995 — dedicates his time to philanthropy. Despite criticism for his site’s negative impact on print newspapers, Newmark is a dedicated supporter of journalism, donating millions to publications such as ProPublica and the Poynter Institute.…

Melinda Gates reveals the secret to a strong marriage and the surprisingly simple answer to the world’s toughest problem

Melinda Gates reveals the secret to a strong marriage and the surprisingly simple answer to the world’s toughest problem

SEATTLE, WA — Melinda Gates has had three careers. The Dallas native was a high-powered Microsoft executive, managing a team of over 1,000 people. Then she met and married her husband, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, and began her second job as a full-time mom to three children, Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe. Her third career started…

Alphabet’s drone delivery company just received FAA approval to start dropping packages on customer’s front doorsteps in Virginia

Alphabet’s drone delivery company just received FAA approval to start dropping packages on customer’s front doorsteps in Virginia

Wing, the aerial delivery venture spun out of Google, has become the first US drone operator to receive federal clearance as an airline— meaning it can start legally dropping packages on people’s front doorsteps in the states. Before news of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) approval — which was first reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday…

Samsung reportedly rushed the $2,000 Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone to market after being accused of copying Apple, and it may have contributed to the fiasco that led to its delay

Samsung reportedly rushed the $2,000 Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone to market after being accused of copying Apple, and it may have contributed to the fiasco that led to its delay

Samsung announced on Monday that it’s delaying the release of its foldable Galaxy Fold smartphone — which was set to release on April 26 — as a result of reports from reviewers that their Galaxy Fold review units were breaking after just a couple days. One of the biggest questions surrounding the delayed launch of…

NASA’s 4-year twin experiment gets us closer to Mars than ever before

NASA’s 4-year twin experiment gets us closer to Mars than ever before

Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: This is astronaut Scott Kelly back in 2015. For 340 days, he circled Earth inside the International Space Station, the longest any American has ever spent in space at once. Meanwhile, someone with the same face, body, and DNA was back on Earth: his identical twin, Mark…