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Boston is now ranked the best city to launch a startup

May 13th, 2016  |  Source: Quartz.com

There has been a lot of conversation recently about how Silicon Valley is no longer the best place to launch a startup. There are growing tech ecosystems around the US—Silicon Alley (NY), Silicon Beach (LA), Silicon Mountain (Denver), among others.


Saudi officials were 'supporting' 9/11 hijackers, commission member says

May 12th, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

First serious public split revealed among commissioners over the release of the secret ‘28 pages’ that detail Saudi ties to 2001 terrorist attacks

A former Republican member of the 9/11 commission, breaking dramatically with the commission’s leaders, said Wednesday he believes there was clear evidence that Saudi government employees were part of a support network for the 9/11 hijackers and that the Obama administration should move quickly to declassify a long-secret congressional report on Saudi ties to the 2001 terrorist attack.


Consolidation and Mergers Are Eating Our Farm and Food Economy

May 11th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

What’s happening to the U.S.’s food market is relevant to anyone who makes, sells, or eats in America.


'Kleptocracy Tour': London sightseeing with a difference

May 10th, 2016  |  Source: AFP

London (AFP) - A black bus winds its way through some of London's most expensive neighbourhoods for a sightseeing tour with a difference -- a guided visit around luxury houses bought by shady international tycoons and officials.

The "Kleptocracy Tour" was set up by anti-corruption campaigner Roman Borisovich, who aims to expose dirty money fuelling the high-end London property market and the teams of British "enablers" who make it happen.


London’s New Mayor: I Won’t Be Able To Visit The U.S. If Donald Trump Wins

May 9th, 2016  |  Source: HuffPo

“I’ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith,” Sadiq Khan said.

Newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he wants to travel to the U.S. to collaborate with other mayors — but he won’t be able to if Donald Trump wins the presidency.


The Cash Cow for Cops Needs to Stop

May 6th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Police can once again seize and keep cash, cars, and real estate. Here’s why that’s a problem for both individual rights and state reforms.

Once again, police can keep your cash.


The Psychological Argument for a Universal Basic Income

May 5th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

On the connection between scarcity in the budget and brain.


In US opioid crisis, green card seekers see opportunity

May 4th, 2016  |  Source: Boston Globe

Foreign investors looking to land a coveted US green card have financed luxury apartments in the up-and-coming Fenway, hotels in Manhattan, ski resorts in Vermont, and Miami’s version of the Eiffel Tower. Now, they are increasingly pouring their money into a less glitzy but thriving industry: drug rehabilitation and psychiatric clinics.


Online publisher Digiday turns to Print!

April 29th, 2016  |  Source: pulse.digiday.com

The modern publisher is facing fast-changing and challenging times. It's enough to make you want to crank up the printing presses.

That's just what we've done. Digiday has launched a new quarterly print magazine, Pulse, devoted to the future of media. The first issue takes a deep look at what the rise of platforms from Facebook to Snapchat means for publishers. The inaugural 60-page issue includes:




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