Shifting Gears: Peeking behind the curtain at Uber and SpaceX

This week brought new details about the inner workings of two high-profile tech companies: Uber and SpaceX. The former saw the release of a book by a former employee, Susan Fowler, whose 2017 blog post about workplace harassment brought attention to Uber’s aggressive, hypermasculine culture. Fowler’s post sparked a period of introspection at the ride-hailing company that led CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to make repairing its troubled culture one of his top priorities. A new story from senior correspondent Dave Mosher shed light on a brewing conflict between SpaceX and some residents of a small South Texas community. SpaceX wants to buy all of the residents’ homes as it works on… Read More

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio gave Dunkin’ 294 million free video impressions in under 2 months and got her own cold brew tap as a thank-you

Brands are taking over TikTok, making appearances in sponsored posts and organic (unpaid) videos. Because products are showing up in both paid and user-generated videos, it can be difficult for viewers to tell the difference between sponsored content and an unpaid shout-out to a company. One of TikTok’s biggest stars, 15-year-old Charli D’Amelio, has posted at least a dozen videos this year about the coffee and donut brand Dunkin’, a company she doesn’t work with as a sponsor. D’Amelio’s recent posts that include the brand have generated 294 million video views, 41,200 likes, and 439,117 shares. While Dunkin’ doesn’t pay D’Amelio for sponsored posts, the company did send her Dunkin’… Read More

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I clean my dog’s paws with this simple, easy-to-use product — it’s made the process less stressful for me and my dog

It’s important to clean dogs’ paws to avoid parasites, infections, allergies, and more. For dogs who are sensitive to handling, this can be a stressful process. The MudBuster is a cup lined with soft silicone bristles that makes cleaning my dog’s paws easier and more efficient. It’s available in three sizes and colors with prices starting at $11.99. I use the MudBuster to clean my dog’s paws after winter walks through salt and de-icing chemicals, after playtime in the yard, and to regularly rinse his feet to help keep his allergies at bay. If your dogs are anything like mine, they hate having their paws touched. When my German shepherd… Read More

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Warren Buffett just became the longest-serving CEO of an S&P company. Take a look inside his incredible life and career.

Leslie Wexner, the CEO and founder of Victoria’s Secret’s parent company L Brands, recently announced that he would be stepping down after 57 years on the job. He had the longest tenure amongst any current CEO of an S&P company. With Wexner’s departure, Warren Buffett is now the longest-tenured CEO in the S&P 500. He’s been the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway for 50 years. The distinction is particularly impressive given that the average tenure of a CEO was reported to be five years between 2015 and 2017. Buffett’s current net worth is estimated at $90 billion, according to Forbes. Take a look inside Buffett’s incredible life and how he got… Read More

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