Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper New York | What Amazon Could Learn From Google in New York City Supported by ByWinnie Hu and J. David Goodman Dec. 14, 2018 Not long after Google moved into the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan, its billionaire co-founder, Sergey Brin, went on a private tour of the old elevated freight line that would become the celebrated High Line. Mr. Brin looked over the barren landscape that would be filled with lush greenery and made a suggestion: How about a Frisbee golf course? That would not be a good idea, he was politely told during that walk in 2008. Frisbees would probably go flying off and strike people on the street below. It was the kind of small but telling lesson Google had time to learn. The company’s slow expansion over two decades in New York City — from a single employee in 2000 to … [Read more...] about What Amazon Could Learn From Google in New York City
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByStephen Castle Aug. 23, 2018 LONDON — The British government issued its first contingency plans on Thursday for leaving the European Union without an agreement, seeking to prepare the public for possible disruptions without spreading alarm that could undermine support for the entire undertaking. The government emphasized that it hoped and expected to hammer out a deal with the European Union. But in a series of technical documents, it warned that, without an agreement, importers and exporters could face significant new bureaucratic hurdles, that credit or debit card payments in continental Europe could cost more, and that British citizens living in the bloc could lose access to banking and pension services. Even minutiae like the design of cigarette packs would be affected, the … [Read more...] about U.K. Outlines Plan to Avert Chaos of a No-Deal ‘Brexit’
An alternative to automobiles is here and gaining ground. By Chris Tomlinson August 22, 2018 Photo: Josie Norris, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Image 1of/10 CaptionClose Image 1 of 10 An electric Bird scooter sits along Soledad Street in downtown San Antonio July 1, 2018. There are around 150 Bird electric scooters deployed downtown, in Dignowitty Hill, Government Hill and Southtown. Anyone can use them by downloading the Bird app and paying $1 plus $0.15 per minute. The city didn't know about the recent deployment of the devices, which can be left anywhere, but is working quickly to develop regulations. less An electric Bird scooter sits along Soledad Street in downtown San Antonio July 1, 2018. There are around 150 Bird electric scooters deployed downtown, in Dignowitty Hill, Government Hill and Southtown. Anyone ... more Photo: … [Read more...] about An alternative to automobiles is here and gaining ground.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Books Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Books of The Times ByJennifer Szalai Aug. 22, 2018 There’s nothing like political and economic upheaval to make boredom look good. An era like the 1950s, which used to be lampooned for its stifling conformity — all those organization men in their gray flannel suits — has since been revered for its stability. To the gig-economy worker who has no idea how many hours she’ll be putting in next week (much less whether she’ll make enough to pay her rent or her health insurance), the prospect of donning a fedora, taking the commuter train into the city, sitting at a desk from 9 to 5 while her ample pension benefits accrue — well, it sounds like a fantasy now. Then again, it would have been a fantasy for her back then too. As Louis Hyman shows in his illuminating and … [Read more...] about How the ‘Temp’ Economy Became the New Normal
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByKate Conger Aug. 21, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — After a yearslong search, Uber has finally found a chief financial officer as it advances toward an initial public offering. The ride-hailing company said Tuesday that it had hired Nelson J. Chai, 53, a former executive at Merrill Lynch and CIT Group, to be its new chief financial officer. The appointment fills a prominent void in Uber’s executive suite: The job had been vacant since Brent Callinicos departed in 2015. Picking a chief financial officer is crucial for Uber because the company has said it plans to go public by the end of 2019, in what is likely to be one of the biggest-ever technology I.P.O.s. Uber is already one of the most highly valued private companies in the world, at $62 billion. Wall Street typically likes to see … [Read more...] about Uber Appoints New Head of Finance as It Marches Toward an I.P.O.