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Tech workers, once content to work from 9 to 9 six days a week and never complain about workplace discrimination, pay disparities, and worse, have been rebelling against Silicon Valley's establishment. Perhaps no one embodies this journey to activism more than Tracy Chou, who became an accidental tech celebrity in 2013 for calling out the industry's lack of employee diversity metrics. Staff writer Pavithra Mohan followed Chou over the last seven months as she formally launched her startup Block Party, a service to help people avoid online abuse. Chou has suffered personal and professional indignities because she's outspoken, and yet she refuses to be denied. At turns enraging and inspiring, this is a story made for this moment, when the power elite is desperately trying to quell any uprisings from the people they've marginalized. And those folks are just not having it. Read the story here. 
—David Lidsky
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Inside the life of a tech activist: abuse, gaslighting, but ultimately optimism

Tracy Chou has been a tech activist for almost a decade. Her story reveals what it’s like to fight Silicon Valley’s establishment.

How Fairphone designed a more repairable, sustainable smartphone

The fight for a ‘right to repair’ our gadgets has been going on for a long time. This phone bakes it in.

Inside one company’s struggle to fix the “monstrosities” of the furniture industry

Furniture has a supply chain problem. The startup Head of Marble shows an urgent need for a radical rethinking.

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Why innovative brands are looking to NFTs to engage with customers
Memorabilia is just one of the avenues that are driving unprecedented growth in the market. Read more here.
The best remote work perk you can offer to employees? Leave them alone

Many employee ‘perks’ are actually less like benefits and more like enticements to keep workers tethered to the office, writes this tech executive.

job hunting
4 of the most dreaded interview questions, answered

From why do you want the job to where you see yourself in five years, we hate them all. But we do need to know how to reply.

This car insurance offers lower rates if you drive an EV—or try to drive less

Social impact insurance company Lemonade is moving into car insurance.

After a decade of ups and downs, Birchbox is sold. Here’s what we learned

The stuff in the box is just the start.

remote work
3 ways to make a temporarily remote position sound good to job seekers

The CEO of InHerSight explains why getting your remote-now roles in front of job seekers is critical to preserving the diversity of your candidate pipelines, especially if you’re aiming to hire more women. 

When I was 15, Facebook was toxic for my eating disorder. Today’s teens are even worse off

Now that I’m an adult, I see how Instagram is extremely dangerous for teens with an unhealthy body image—and they need our help to lessen the harms of social media.

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5 free apps to help you stay in shape over the holidays

It’s the most flavorful time of the year! Keep those pounds at bay with these free apps.

Allbirds steps into the Nasdaq: What you need to know
Allbirds, the sustainable shoe brand that became a cult favorite in Silicon Valley, is making its market debut today. 
Shares were priced at $15, above its expected range, and will begin trading on the Nasdaq under the BIRD ticker symbol. The company has an approximate value of $2.1 billion. 
Still, profits have proved elusive. According to its IPO documents, Allbirds reported a net loss of $26 million in 2020, compared to a loss of $15 million the previous year.
Allbirds is one of a number of DTC brands to go public this year, a group that also includes Warby Parker and Solo Brands.
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