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  1. self
    Peloton Is Spinning Faster Than EverThe company may have unwittingly created a fitness cult, but their business model is a little more complicated.
  2. home demolish
    Instagram Versus Reality at Failed Interior-Design Start-up HomepolishCEO Noa Santos raised $20 million in 2016. This week he told designers the company is out of money.
  3. technology
    A Cynic’s Guide to Killing It at StanfordMany of the 1,700 freshmen arriving in Palo Alto this September didn’t come for the Romantic poetry but to network, raise capital, and drop out.
  4. more like noped
    Mopeds Are Coming for New York CityAnybody with a driver’s license can rent a Revel moped. Which seems potentially dangerous.
  5. business
    How Did WeWork’s Adam Neumann Build a $47 Billion Company?Not by sharing.
  6. environment
    Moringas Are Very Good TreesAlmost the entire moringa tree is edible (and it’s a “superfood”), it makes a great soap, and it thrives in the grim climates of the future.
  7. global tech
    To Woo Investors, German Start-ups Adopt Silicon Valley Mind-setsCultural stigma around failure has led many in Berlin’s tech industry to avoid risk-taking behavior. Now, they’re trying to adopt a new mind-set.
  8. global tech
    Fake Pills, Long Waits: Start-ups Trying to Improve Health Care Around the WorldRural communities around the world face problems getting access to treatment. These companies think they can close the gaps.
  9. select all
    Silicon Valley, Please Stay Away From My BodegaA new start-up promises to disrupt corner stores.
  10. select all
    Umbrella-Share Start-up: Please Stop Stealing Our UmbrellasAlmost all of the initial 300,000 umbrellas have disappeared in just a few weeks.
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    Is Uber Evil, or Just Doomed?Sexual harassment, corporate-espionage charges, taking advantage of drivers: The company that practically courts bad PR is in an existential crisis.
  12. select all
    Why Silicon Valley Keeps Getting Biotechnology Wrong“Move fast and break things” doesn’t work when those “things” are research procedures, laws of science, and human bodies.
  13. It’s Called ‘the Crapper,’ and It’s Taking on a Giant Global ProblemDon’t take your toilet for granted.
  14. startups
    The U.S. Government Says Patients at Theranos Lab Are in ‘Immediate Jeopardy’The Silicon Valley lab has ten days to fix the issue.
  15. reasons to love new york
    These Start-ups Had a Pretty Cool Post-It-Art WarTributes to Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Star Wars, and a two-story mural of a unicorn, vomiting a rainbow.
  16. tech
    They Were Quirky “I failed to see how any of us could know what a product scout from a company like GE or Mattel could know.”
  17. the share economy
    Airbnb Poster-Child Was Evicted for Airbnb-ing a Converted Barn She Didn’t OwnA face of the start-up also represents its ugly side.
  18. the taxi wars
    Lyft President on the Company’s NY Debut“I do think the pace at which we’re moving to create something new and the pace at which rules are created are at odds.”
  19. transportation
    Ride-Share App Lyft Will Not Launch in NYC Tonight [Updated] Thanks to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
  20. transportation
    Cars With Fuzzy Pink Mustaches Deemed Illicit in NYCThe city is challenging the ride-share start-up Lyft.
  21. technology
    Uber Poached Itself an NYC Taxi OfficialThe e-hailing app is now hiring directly from the TLC.
  22. the third terminator
    Mayor Bloomberg Overshadows Tech Launch With Cupcake GrumpinessHe is not a fan of giant sweets.
  23. unadvisable ways to get free stuff
    Aspiring Start-up Dude Spent Two Months Secretly Living on AOL’s Amenities Tech companies officially have the best free stuff.
  24. technology
    Pinterest Valuation Up to $1.5 Billion With Move Toward E-CommerceThey raised $100 million in new funding.
  25. the internet
    Tumblr Comes Around on Taking AdsFounder David Karp changed his mind.
  26. technology
    Mark Zuckerberg Bought Instagram Without Really Asking the Facebook BoardThe CEO wants everyone to know who’s in charge.
  27. instagram
    How to Celebrate a $1 Billion Sale Like a Start-up ClichéThe Instagram founders went to Vegas.
  28. tech
    NYC Tech’s Real Advantage: Ladiezzz!A young engineer is choosing our fine city over Silicon Valley in part for the dating scene.
  29. technology
    America Isn’t Quite Ready to Use Homeless People As WiFi HotspotsRight?
  30. party like it’s 1999
    Lerer Ventures Raises Another $25 Million for New York Start-upsEric Hippeau, HuffPo’s recently departed CEO, will run the new fund.
  31. party like it’s 1999
    Corporations Take a Page From Dot-Com Bubble, Get Back Into Venture CapitalFinancing déjà vu.
  32. are you there google? it’s me margaret
    Google Promises It Won’t Infect Your Start-up With Its SuckinessStart-ups, come back! We promise we’re not contagious!