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We are currently living through a writer’s strike season of Planet Earth: The Series.

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I am a finance guy, and I think a lot about "regulatory arbitrage" as a source of value, and it seems to me that a lot of Uber's value comes from a form of regulatory arbitrage. But it is not the form of regulatory arbitrage that I am familiar with, where you carefully analyze the rules in order to build products that get the best possible treatment under different regulatory regimes. It is more just "hey a good arbitrage would be to ignore these regulations." If that is the core idea that made your company successful, it is going to pervade a lot of your decisions, not just the ones about taxi licensing. And it's going to be hard to pivot away from it.

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RT @PBones: If you haven't yet submitted comments to the FCC, please do it now. The open Internet is worth protecting:

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Uber Discloses Data Breach, Kept Secret for a Year, Affecting 57 Million Accounts via @NYTimes

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This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the earth is flat

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‘Jack-of-all-trades, master of none’: Why Mashable flamed out

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via The New Yorker http://ift.tt/2i2hEWb

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One hot and sticky evening in July, in the dying days of the battle for Mosul, a group of Iraqi army officers sat for dinner in a requisitioned civilian house not far from the ruins of the mosque where, three years earlier, the leader of Islamic State had announced the creation of a new caliphate. via Pocket

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how do groups work on linux?

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New post: User experience design for APIs

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Show HN: LogoFox – Blazing fast logo maker

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Scoop: Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

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Uber concealed a giant hack that exposed 57 million people's data. It paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet

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