Heres how to civilise Uber, and make the other death stars work for us too | Deborah Orr

If we want the tech behemoths to start behaving themselves we must tear our transfixed gaze from their exploits, and start using our brains instead Pretty much everyone who has seen the 1990 sci-fi movie skeuomorph to persuade people to leap into self-driving cars. Likewise, pretty much everyone whohas seen remarked the other day that…

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The bad news that inspired a woman’s sparkling success – BBC News

Unfortunately, at the time it wasn’t actually making any money. Set up in London in 2004, by 2008 it was saddled with debts of 1.9m. Karen realised that Belu needed a major shake-up if it was going to be a success, and after knocking up a business plan outlining her vision, eight months later she…

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Trump adviser KT McFarland set to leave White House role

Deputy national security adviser expected to become ambassador to Singapore with former Goldman Sachs executive Dina Powell rising in new shakeup Donald Trumps deputy national security adviser, KT McFarland, is expected to step down and has been offered the position of ambassador to Singapore, a US official told Reuters on Sunday. The news came at…

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Inside one county’s big casino bet: economic boom or Atlantic City bust?

MGMs National Harbor resort opened in Maryland last December with the aim of building strong ties to the local community and encouraging local business When Toya Mitchell first learned MGM Resorts International had won a contract to build a new casino down the street from her house in Prince Georges County, Maryland, she was cautiously…

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This sex trafficking law could ruin the internet as we know it

BY TRACY CLARK-FLORY On Monday, Rep. Ann Wagner introduced a bill to fight child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. In an accompanying press release, the congresswoman spoke of modern slavery, the retailers of Americas children, and called for the need toprovide a voice for the most vulnerable in our society.Wagner is a Republican from Missouri…

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A local’s guide to what’s new and cool in Durham, NC

Durham, NC (CNN)Yoga teacher Jessamyn Stanley hasn’t been seated more than a couple minutes at her favorite new restaurant, Palace International, when two women eating lunch nearby recognize her. “Oh, are you the one that does yoga?” asks the first woman, smiling nervously. “I follow you!” “Yes, hi,” replies Stanley, squirming a little at the…

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First class meal: could the declining US postal service deliver food to the needy?

Students in St Louis propose to help millions of food insecure people and reduce Americas mountain of food waste … by piggybacking on the vehicles and shuttered offices of the United States Postal Service Despite living in one of the wealthiest nations in the world, throw out about 60m tonnes of it a year. Typically…

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The woman on a mission to get rid of bad dating photos – BBC News

Saskia has grown Hey Saturday by word of mouth and by following a marketing mantra known as “know, like and trust”. To do this, she writes blogs and articles for both news and dating websites, takes part in podcasts, and offers dating advice. The idea is that people will get to know, like and trust…

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First minister travels to United States – BBC News

The Scottish parliament has started its Easter recess. A Scottish government spokeswoman said: “The First Minister’s visit will focus on promoting trade and investment, boosting tourism, sharing best practice across the public and private sector and promoting Scottish innovation and entrepreneurship. “The relationship between Scotland and America is an important one with deep and long-standing…

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The UK’s first online dating profile photographer – BBC News

Saskia has grown Hey Saturday by word of mouth and by following a marketing mantra known as “know, like and trust”. To do this, she writes blogs and articles for both news and dating websites, takes part in podcasts, and offers dating advice. The idea is that people will get to know, like and trust…

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