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Loot - Public-private partnership

D.C. joins VCs back charity startup

by Andy Medici GoodWorld Jason Dale John Tama

WASHINGTON — Charitable giving startup GoodWorld Inc. has raised nearly $1 million in new funding and gained the District as an investor

The District's $485,000 investment, offered through a revolving fund at D.C.'s Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB), was secured in part by GoodWorld's efforts to grow inside D.C. The District was matched with another $485,000 by D.C.  ...

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Startups - More for the tech haves

Controversial S.F. tech shuttle bus operator to put 30 more into service

by Chris Rauber Gary Bauer

SAN FRANCISCO — Controversial San Francisco shuttle bus operator Bauer's Intelligent Transportation says it's buying more than 30 new 2016 and 2017 model motor coaches from a Montreal-based vendor to expand the service

Bauer's, which is appealing city transportation authorities' March decision to yank its permit to use MUNI bus stops and participate in San Francisco's shuttle bus program,  ...

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Startups - Drones away

Raleigh drone company first to get FAA waiver to fly beyond line-of-sight

by Lauren K. Ohnesorge Lancaster

RALEIGH — On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration gave its first waiver that allows commercial drone pilots to fly beyond line-of-sight to Raleigh-based PrecisionHawk.

The company uses drones for aerial data analysis in multiple industries, including agriculture. The waiver means a PrecisionHawk pilot will be able to fly a drone over hundreds of acres of cornfields, analyzing crops  ...

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Advice - Expert advice

11 ways to treat flight attendants for a smoother trip

by Bryce Sanders How to treat flight attendants

As a road warrior, you are thrilled as competition between budget airlines and legacy carriers pushes ticket prices down.

You are less thrilled as leg room shrinks, services like checked baggage is unbundled and food is sold in coach.

Now imagine if looking after these folks was your job description. Welcome to the world of the flight attendant.

The uniformed person asking your seat number has  ...

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Advice - Expert advice

5 common social media mistakes that could sabotage your job hunt

by Dana Manciagli 5 common social media mistakes that could sabotage your job hunt

The online experience has changed dramatically in the last decade, and social media use has been adopted by members of every generation.

What once might have felt like a safe space to share personal information has blended into a gray area, where virtually anyone can catch a glimpse of your private life in just a few quick clicks.

You may not think twice about a few strangers seeing your  ...

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Startups - Cloud company

These are the best cloud companies to work for in San Francisco

by Annie Gaus Dustin Moskovitz

SAN FRANCISCO — Employees at cloud computing startups are among the most optimistic across any industry, according to data from Glassdoor, the company reviews site.

And that’s an increasingly significant factor for tech investors like Neeraj Agrawal of Battery Ventures, which collaborated with Glassdoor on the study.

“Cloud gets a lot of attention from investors, which is why we thought it  ...

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News Wire - Tax fight

​Apple CEO Tim Cook lashes out European Commission after Apple ordered to pay $14.5B

by Gina Hall APPLE WWDC

SILICON VALLEY — Apple CEO Tim Cook cried foul on Tuesday after the European Commission ordered Apple to pay $14.5 billion in “unpaid” taxes and declared the company’s Irish tax scheme illegal.

Cook rejected the demand as having “no basis in fact or law.”

“The European Commission has launched an effort to rewrite Apple’s history in Europe, ignore Ireland’s tax laws and  ...

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