John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware
    Sarah Tew/CNET Nike is gearing up to shutter its wearable hardware efforts, and the sportswear company this week fired the majority of the team responsible for the development of its FuelBand fitness tracker, a person familiar with the matter told...
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  2. Employee Equity - Sam Altman
    Startup employees often do not get treated very well when it comes to stock compensation.   New ideas float around occasionally, but lawyers are usually averse to trying new things, and investors don’t feel that they have enough incentive to try...
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  3. Introducing a Theory of Creepy
    What is creepy? If businesses only knew the answer, they would surely steer clear of privacy snafus and consumer backlash. Unfortunately, there is no “creepometer” app (yet) to help marketing managers avert the next public-relations embarrassment....
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  4. How Would We Cover Chelsea Clinton's Pregnancy if it Were in Another Country?
    Heir to the thronePhoto by Spencer Platt/Getty Images The latest installment of a continuing series in which American events are described using the tropes and tone normally employed by the American media to describe events in other...
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  5. Beats Music Starts Selling In-App Subscriptions From Apple iOS Apps
    Apple has a crazily powerful digital store, used by hundreds of millions of customers. But if you want to sell something there it will cost you: In almost every case, Apple keeps 30 percent of the purchase price on whatever its users buy. Beats...
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  6. How dangerous is pee in drinking water?
    Calm down, Portland. You're going to be fine. Photo by PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images Oh, Portland. A teenager urinated into one of the city’s drinking water reservoirs the other day. That’s gross, sure, and aggravating—what a brat! But in...
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  7. Chris Christie’s $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption laws (And now the intended recipient threatens to sue Pando)
    By David Sirota On April 18, 2014 A PandoDaily investigation has discovered evidence that Gov. Chris Christie’s pending deal to award a $300 million pension management contract to a controversial hedge fund is in violation of state anti-corruption...
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  8. The Entrepreneur’s Journey
    My energy, every single ounce of it, comes from gratitude. I was born in Belarus in the former Soviet Union — probably the least capitalist place in the whole world — and had the serendipity of being able to come to the most remarkable country on...
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  9. Richard Avedon's Portrait of Gabriel Garcia Marquez : The New Yorker
    Richard Avedon had long wanted to make a portrait of Gabriel García Márquez. He first photographed the writer on a rainy day in 1976, but he felt that the portrait was a failure. In 1999, he wrote a letter to Jon Lee Anderson, whose Profile of García...
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  10. Boston Marathon 2013… 2014
    I’m a runner because my Mom is a runner. I think I was in the 9th grade the first time I ever went for a run on my own (I think we called it “jogging” back then). This was directly inspired by my Mom who had run the Boston Marathon a few years...
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