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Inside the Lawless New World of Electric-Scooter Hacking

Welcome to the new Wild West. If major corporations and voting infrastructure can be hacked, then it stands to reason that one could also, and much…

How ‘& Sons’ Became a Retail Trope — and the Cruelest Lie in Branding

In 2015, the British government was forced to pay £8.8 million to Taylor & Sons when the Welsh engineering firm went into liquidation, and in…

I Invest in Immigrant Founders. It’s Not Political, It’s Just Good Business

Pedro Sorrentino is a Brazilian-born, Silicon-Valley-based entrepreneur and the co-founder of ONEVC, a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in first- and second-generation immigrant founders….

My Waking Nightmare Aboard a Startup Company’s Sleeper Bus

There’s an awkward distance of 400 miles between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and I’ve covered it just about every way that a vagabond can….