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https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a16674275/underwater-robot-mining-nautilus-solwara-1-papua-new-guinea/
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Popular Mechanics
How an army of weirdly assorted monster machines work together to bring up riches from the seabed.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/nishandegnarain/2020/06/01/could-we-be-farming-rather-than-mining-metals-in-the-future/#10874582559c
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Forbes
As a UN agency debates whether to authorize commercial mining of the ocean floor, could the biology that produce these metals be more valuable than the metals themselves?
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https://www.slideshare.net/sparksandhoney/generation-z-final-june-17
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LinkedIn
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https://newsroom.spotify.com/2019-03-13/consumers-and-innovators-win-on-a-level-playing-field/
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Spotify
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelarthur/2015/11/24/from-land-robotics-to-drones-the-future-businesses-set-to-impact-retail-deliveries/#3370e8fd363d
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Forbes
The last mile is often the most inefficient and costly part of getting online purchases into the hands of the consumers who ordered them. With expectation on the rise, retailers are exploring all sorts of new opportunities to ensure more seamless processes. Here are three disrupter technology companies.
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https://beincrypto.com/amazon-signs-deal-with-legal-and-general-for-a-blockchain-pension-system/
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Beincrypto
Amazon Web Services' blockchain service, Amazon Managed Blockchain, is adding London-based insurance company Legal and General as a client.
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https://www.clickz.com/when-will-responsive-websites-respond-to-user-context/102075/
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ClickZ
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https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/3/16084248/patreon-profile-jack-conte-crowdfunding-art-politics-culture
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The Verge
In 2013, Peter Hollens was an aspiring a cappella singer surviving, in his words, by living on ramen in someone else’s house. Hollens was hardly new to the music business; he’d been a record...
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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-12/pork-giant-smithfield-pushes-into-the-market-for-plant-protein
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Bloomberg
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/hr-departments-turn-to-ai-enabled-recruiting-in-race-for-talent-11552600459
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Wall Street Journal
Artificial intelligence is helping companies across industries answer human resources-related questions, automate some HR tasks and suggest jobs to prospective candidates. In the future, the technology will become even more common in hiring and recruiting, executives say.
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https://qz.com/1225347/xi-jinping-says-chinas-one-party-authoritarian-system-can-be-a-model-for-the-world/
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Quartz
The president says China is offering a “new type of political party system” that could help solve the crises in Western democracies.
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https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/dave-grohl-on-taylor-swift-spotify-fight-i-dont-f-king-care-241090/
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Rolling Stone
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has weighed in on controversies surrounding Spotify and streaming music, saying he doesn't care.
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https://biomarketinsights.com/australia-backs-tech-that-converts-biogas-into-hydrogen-and-graphite/
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Bio Market Insights
Australia backs technology that converts biomethane into hydrogen and graphite
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https://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/additive-manufacturing-am-revolution-technology-3d-printers-sustainability-production-process/story/346048.html
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Business Today
The forward-looking technologies and innovations involved in Additive Manufacturing are opening up new pathways for economic, technical and logistical advantages in the manufacturing domain.
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https://doubleblindmag.com/canada-psilocybin-dispensaries-dana-larsen/
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Double Blind
Following in the footsteps of cannabis, psilocybin advocates are beginning to open dispensaries in Canada. Read more at DoubleBlind.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/01/20000-feet-under-the-sea/603040/?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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The Atlantic
It’s underwater—and the consequences are unimaginable.
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https://newrepublic.com/article/142667/rich-become-super-citizens
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The New Republic
David Callahan's new book "The Givers: Money, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age" looks at wealth, charity, and how the superrich shape public policy to their own ends.
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https://qz.com/1570685/can-fashion-brands-like-hm-ever-be-ethical/
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Quartz
To make sure workers aren’t routinely exploited, the whole business model needs to change.
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-28/coronavirus-australians-move-to-regional-areas-remote-work/12293588
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ABC
With logging in from home the new normal for many businesspeople, the Regional Australia Institute hopes more companies will allow employees to live and work in rural and regional areas.
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https://gawker.com/centennials-are-the-new-millennials-are-the-new-menaces-1705468073
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Gawker
The “millennial” generation loves nothing more than advertising, except for allegedly humorous “Vines” that they force you to watch on their iPhones, at parties, which is inappropriate. The point is: advertisers are over millennials and their bullshit.
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https://digiday.com/marketing/retail-briefing-amazons-making-duopoly-triopoly/
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Digiday