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Evening intel: Amazon’s pilot fight; revenge porn stats; more funding for AirbnbThese lawyers created their own porn, then threatened to sue anyone who downloaded it, DOJ saysMillions sign up for Obamacare, despite talk of repealThree Romanians extradited to U.S. over $4M scam that relied on fake eBay and Facebook sites“Barry” Director Vikram Gandhi On Why His Obama Biopic Is Like A Superhero Origin TaleFBI backs CIA assessment that Russia interfered with election to boost TrumpAll Construction Sites Need A Disco-Ball Cement MixerPentagon to China: Give us back our Navy droneThis “Fantastic Beasts” Parody Teaches J.K. Rowling’s Hero About HanukkahTrump Says Vanity Fair Is “Way Down,” But Circulation Is Actually UpWho Silicon Valley’s Givers Are Leaving OutThai Life Insurance Serves Up Yet Another Harrowing Ad MasterpieceOculus Adds Rooms And Parties To Make VR More SocialDear Brands: You’re Using Christmas Music All Wrong. Here’s How To Fix ItWhat We Know So Far About Russian Hacking Of RepublicansAmy Schumer And Goldie Hawn’s “Snatched” Should Redeem Their Beyoncé DebacleCan Other Environmental Industries Learn From Solar’s Success?Patagonia Shows The Upside Of Using Recycled DownThis Special Sawdust Is Designed To Clean Up Oil Spills In The ArcticGE Is Making Tasty-Style Science Videos And Experiments With Amazon’s AlexaEvernote CEO Explains Why He Reversed Its New Privacy Policy: “We Screwed Up”Morning intel: Russia tried to hack GOP too; more details on Trump’s tech summitHeadspace Cofounder On Why They Meditate In Meetings And In The OfficeNike’s Precious Time, VW Takes A Leak: The Top 5 Ads Of The WeekThis Robot Dog Could Deliver PackagesYour stolen Yahoo details were sold for just 0.0003¢Americans And Europeans Hugely Overestimate Our Muslim Populations25% of Americans admit to sharing fake news onlineSoylent powder is back on saleHow A Vibrating Watch Helped This Graphic Designer With Parkinson’s Draw AgainInside The Multimillion-Dollar Ugly Christmas Sweater IndustryFive Annual-Review Mistakes You’re Probably MakingGM begins autonomous Chevy Bolt EV testing in MichiganThese Blind Spots Prevent Gender Equality In The WorkplaceFour Easy Ways To Make A Memorable First ImpressionHow These Three Women Made Mid-Career Pivots Into Data ScienceEvernote will not implement its controversial new privacy policy on January 23 after allForging The Next-Generation DrugstoreEvening intel: Zuck’s big pitch; bitcoin lawsuit; Dylann Roof is guiltyWill Trump’s Tax Plan Hurt Philanthropy?When you know it’s fake news but share it on Facebook anywaySee Barack Obama Age From Boy To Former President In One GifEverything You Need To Know About Bill Gates In A MinuteThe world’s first humanitarian drone testing corridor will demo the helpful side of drone deliveryAfternoon intel: pigs fly in Chicago; Walmart board member touts climate initiative; DeepMind goes deeperApplying The Circular Economy To Toilets Could Speed Up Global SanitationThese Gadgets Are Powered Just By Touching ThemThese organizations are going to help Facebook identify fake newsGoogle’s “Year In Search 2016” Is As Grim As You’d Expect, But HopefulBet This Is The First Horse Ad That Ever Got You EmotionalDaybreaker launches an apparel lineTo combat food waste, the USDA overhauls meat and dairy labelsWedding registry platform Zola just snagged $25 millionFacebook Revamps Its Messenger App For Our Image-Driven CultureFlorida court orders iPhone owner to turn over his passcode to the policeLyft Steers For The Heart With A Little Old Lady. Oh, And An Oscar-Winning AnimatorSorry, spies: Twitter is cutting you offGermany’s Eco-Friendly, Crowdfunded Train Takes To The RailsDove Uses The Mannequin Challenge To Challenge The Shape Of MannequinsCine-Meh: Why There Are So Many Passable Movies And So Few Great Ones?Inside The Psychology Of The Rebel Electors Who Seek To Overturn Trump’s ElectionHere’s Why American Express Platinum Card Hired Pharrell As Its New Creative DirectorTruth, Lies, And Traffic Cones: Why Bridgegate Is The Perfect Post-Truth ScandalMorning intel: Talking bots coming to Skype; Tom Wheeler to step downIBM Wants To Build AI That Isn’t Socially AwkwardHow The Founder Of Eyewear Brand Warby Parker Had The Vision To Become An EntrepreneurThese Are The Top 5 Workplace Trends We’ll See In 2017Here’s what America’s tech titans talked about with TrumpUPS Is Now Delivering Some Packages By Electric TricycleUber’s new Beacon hardware will lead to fewer car mix-ups this New Year’s EveHow SAP’s CEO Bill McDermott Is Using Empathy To Build More Powerful TeamsHow The Virtual Reality Startup Littlstar Built An App For Smart TVsOur Senior Citizens Are Suffering A Loneliness Epidemic–Can VR Be The Cure?The Top 10 Innovations That Made Women’s Lives Better In 2016How I Built A Successful Startup In The Middle Of NowhereFive Steps To Prepare For A Performance Review That Earns You A RaiseWhy My Boss, Walt Disney, Was The Ultimate Business LeaderEvening intel: Yahoo breached again; Uber drives itself into a wallSmartphones could be a powerful tool for cardiovascular research (study)Here’s What John Legend Has To Say About Criminal Justice ReformRecovery Efforts Stalled, Chipotle Faces Challenges That Go Well Beyond Food SafetyThis Immersive Theatrical Experience Features One Cast And Audience Member —YouJack Dorsey may have won Trump’s big tech meeting—even though he wasn’t thereDropbox is still 65% dudes and 55% whiteHere is the seating chart for Trump’s tech summit todayWireless Charging Startup Energous Is Teaming Up With Apple Supplier DialogForging The Next-Generation DrugstoreThese voice-controlled headphones are Alexa’s first integration with the human headSpotify’s year-end playlists are exactly the healing music everyone needed for 2016Evernote users vow to ditch service over questionable new privacy policyThis Blockchain App Helps Migrant Workers Safely Send Money HomeAshley Madison couldn’t afford to pay the fine related to its data breach so the government reduced it by 90%These Robot Bees Might Save Us From The Bee-PocalypseThe American Dream Is Under Threat. Can Higher Education Save It?This Harvard professor believes 20 Electoral College voters will switch sidesNative Advertising Is Broken. Here’s How To Fix ItAmazon achieves first drone deliveryThis New Volkswagen Ad Is Also An Homage To Bladder ControlThese were the most popular topics on Medium this year, as traffic skyrocketed on the platform“Dunkirk”: Less Interested In Blowing Your Mind Than Breaking Your HeartElon Musk, Travis Kalanick to join Trump advisory teamThis “Home Alone” Video Remix Is a Total Christmas EarwormHere they are: YouTube’s 2016 ads of the yearInstagram’s new “Save” feature lets you manage your memoriesNeiman Marcus lost over $30M in sales because of a new merchandizing systemMicrosoft opens up Cortana virtual assistant to third-party developers14,000 Discarded “Jerry Maguire” VHS Tapes Will Live On As A Giant Desert PyramidThese Sexist Trump Quotes on Women’s Bodies Speak Truth to Power in Power’s Own WordsHere They Are: YouTube’s Ads Of The Year For 2016Morning intel: Amazon Video expands internationally (sans China); all eyes on Trump’s tech summitNow you can broadcast live video directly in Twitter5 Things That Don’t Belong On Your Holiday Shopping List This YearGoldman Sachs punts on succession questions, naming co-chiefs to replace departing COO Gary CohnMicrosoft is launching its Amazon Echo competitor next yearPortland’s New CEO Tax Is Designed To Fight Income InequalityFacebook launches Parents Portal to help mom and dad better manage their children’s online lifeGoogle has published eight National Security Letters for all to seeThis Danish Kid-Carrying Bike Sidecar May Be The Most Scandinavian Thing Ever Made7 Smart Ways To Give The Gift Of Experiences, Not ThingsCalling All Grinches and Scrooges: This Supercut Is For YouApple’s iMessage Economy Is Already Big BusinessFacebook spokesperson calls possible Muslim registry a “straw man”Why Portland’s Tax On CEO Pay Matters10 CEOs Share Their Secrets To Keeping Employees Motivated (And Happy) In DecemberData scientists are going to love this amazing Stanford drone video4 Real-Life Ways People Shut Down Interruptions For Good7 Steps For Bouncing Back After Getting Turned Down For VC FundingThe Better Way To Break Bad NewsFour Reasons You Hate Networking And What To Do InsteadAirbnb Now Offers “Social Impact Experiences.” How Much Good Will They Do?Here’s what Silicon Valley’s top execs are expected to discuss with Trump at Wednesday’s tech summitEvening intel: Waymo drives itself, Hertz misses, YouTube propagandaHumans Are Terrible At Taking Back Control From Autonomous CarsOculus CEO Brendan Iribe is stepping down—VR company will split into two divisionsThese Ads For Tinder On Apple TV Make For Some Awkward Family DatingRandi Zuckerberg and Cynthia Rowley Reveal the Ultimate Hotel UpgradeInside Gunnar Peterson’s and Dominique Ansel’s Brainstorm to Improve Business TravelHere’s the alleged typo that helped the Russians hack the electionLena Dunham, Allison Williams, and Karlie Kloss back organic tampon brand LolaHow GE’s Improving Efficiency and the Environment With The Industrial InternetIn 2016, It Wasn’t Just The “Worried Well” Who Used Digital Health ToolsIntel On How Collaboration Can Conquer Outsized ChallengesThe Partnerships That Are Creating A Greener Industrial RevolutionThe internet shares its boldest health care predictions for 2017Wanted: emoji translatorDigital divide: black and Hispanic households are more likely to be mobile-onlyTeen vaping just went down for the first time ever3 Lessons To Guide Designing Better Financial Tech For The Developing WorldHow Technology Could Improve Mental Health In Prisons–But So Far Isn’tHow Sweden Has Redesigned Streets To Route Around Bad Human BehaviorHere’s how to get Apple’s new emojis for iOS 10.2Co.Design’s Best Designed Gifts Of 2016Airfare prediction app Hopper is on an upward trajectoryUpstart Goby tries to shake up the sleepy electric toothbrush marketJust Because You Can Pay To Shoot Beautiful Animals, It Doesn’t Mean You ShouldLongtime Reddit GM joins Airtime, a mobile group video platform founded by Sean ParkerThe secret to a successful subscription model appears to be brand incubationFKA Twigs’ New Short Film Offers 35 Minutes of Face-Melting, Artful Dance MovesTraders are creating algorithms for Trump’s tweets, so that they can make money when stocks reactThis Small Independent Brand Wants To Be The Netflix Of SnowboardingLessons On Leadership And Hiring From The Fast Company Innovation FestivalMorning intel: More journalists jailed now than ever; Google, Cuba ink dealLike Apple’s AirPods, Doppler’s Wireless Earbuds Got Delayed. Here’s WhyMad Magazine’s Trump CardRelonch’s Radical Camera Uses AI To Edit Your Photos (And Isn’t Ready For Prime Time)Internet Comments Are Awful. Could They Be Awesome?Can Tiger Woods Transform His Charitable Foundation Into A Lasting Legacy?Donald Trump just picked the ExxonMobil CEO to be his Secretary of StateThese Bedtime Stories Are Designed To Lull Grownups To SleepScheduling Pleasurable Activities Sucks All The Fun Out Of ThemAt Nearly $100 Per Person, Would You Use This Cutlery Set At Your Next Dinner Party?Women Are Shaking Up The Craft Spirits Movement. We’ll Drink To ThatNow Google is shelving its plans to build its own self-driving vehiclesHere’s what Twitter wants Jack Dorsey to ask Edward Snowden during their interviewBill Gates called Donald Trump to urge support for green energyWhat’s The Biggest Mistake Most People Make Right Out Of College?Time Management Experts Share Their Secrets For Staying Productive During The HolidaysHow Ikea’s Paid Parental Leave Policies Can Help Close The Wage GapCan The History Of This Little-Known App Predict Your Startup’s Future?How Emotionally Intelligent Bosses Resolve ConflictsHow To Avoid Losing Freelance Work To Your Own CollaboratorsEvening intel: Uber exodus, algorithmic bias, SpaceX delayHere’s Pac-Man running on the MacBook Pro’s Touch BarCraig Newmark, once blamed for the fall of journalism, is here to keep it honestDonald Trump taps Goldman Sachs No. 2 Gary Cohn for top economic post“Make America Kittens Again” Wants To Grab You By Your Chrome ExtensionNike Shames Your Real Housewives-Watching Self Into Finally Going For A RunNetflix’s Surprise-Drop Original Series “The OA” Looks Like This Year’s Winter MysteryFrantic Swedish Red Cross PSA Shows Exactly What Being Saved Feels LikeForget Goop: Flaunt Your Superiority With These Totally Relatable Ideas From GlopThis Chrome Extension Brings Gender Balance To Google Image SearchIn 1980, when Apple went public, it feared…Exxon?This App Is Helping Poor Saudi Arabians Get The Health Care They NeedVenture capitalist Dr. Scott Gottlieb is being considered to run FDA (Reuters)Apple update brings new TV app to Apple TVKFC’s Bid To Dominate All Media Includes A Record Sung By Fred Armisen As The ColonelAfternoon intel: Trump considers Carly Fiorina, Wi-Fi gets more battery-efficientApple may invest $1B in SoftBank’s $100B tech fund: reportWestjet’s Annual Christmas Campaign Brings The Holidays To Forest Fire VictimsStreaming TV services won’t lure cord-cutters back to bundles, analyst saysFly On The Wall: A Creative Conversation Between Lexi Alexander and Alan CasoMicrosoft calls new MacBook Pro a “disappointment”What Will It Take To Get A Universal Basic Income In The U.S.?“Me At The Beginning Of 2016” Meme Shows How This Year Nearly Destroyed Us AllTransatomic is Attempting Next Generation Nuclear PowerElton John Is Challenging YouTubers To Make Videos For Some Of His Biggest HitsChipotle Shakes Up Its Leadership Team: Co-CEO Moran To Step Down“Fast 8”–Sorry, “Fate Of The Furious”–Comes In Like A Wrecking BallWrite The Movie They Won’t Make: “Hell or High Water’s” Taylor SheridanAmerican Express is upping its parental leave policy for women and menResearchers have generated Wi-Fi that uses 10,000 times less powerCinephile Alert: The Martin Scorsese Museum Exhibition Has Come To NYCMorning intel: Trump slams Russian hacking claims; Bill Gates and others invest in clean energy futureThe Director Of “La La Land” Reveals His Most Inspiring Hollywood Musical MomentsMachine learning experts now have their own crowdsourced hedge fundIt’s not just the AirPods, Apple’s BeatsX earphones are also significantly delayedIncome Inequality Keeps Growing–And It’s Worse Than We ThoughtNintendo is getting into the theme park businessApple is rolling out a tool to fight iCloud Calendar spam invitesCan West Virginia University Jump-Start A New Economy Based On Innovation–Not Coal?In Kentucky’s Dying Coalfields, Can Mining Jobs Be Transformed Into Sustainable Jobs?How West Virginia’s Capital Is Boosting Local Business To Reinvent Itself As A Hip Urban CenterThis Tiny College Town Is The Epicenter Of A Food Revolution Taking Place In Coal CountryBuilding The Businesses That Could Diversify The Appalachian EconomyCoal Is Dying–Coal Country Doesn’t Have To: Creating The Post-Coal Economy In AppalachiaEscape Your Echo Chamber And Understand What Really Makes Trump Supporters TickWhy Diversity Programs Backfire And How To Fix ThemWeChat is reportedly censoring messages outside of ChinaHow To Use Your Office Holiday Party To Advance Your CareerWhy Wolfgang Puck Opened His First Fine-Dining Restaurant in NYC NowHow To Prevent Your Next Productivity Boost From Eventually Losing SteamHow I Worked Productively On A Year-Long Family Trip Around The WorldHow This MailChimp Employee Limits His Email Time To 90 Minutes A DayFive Ways Older Workers Can Combat Age DiscriminationSilicon Valley’s top execs—including Tim Cook and Sheryl Sandberg—will meet with Trump this weekWhy Agriculture Could Be Automated Before Other IndustriesThe SNOO Baby Sleeper: The Best Crib Most Parents Can Only Dream AboutTwo Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time)“Information Needs Are Massive”: How The Tech Community Mobilized To Help Refugees