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Tim Fernholz covers state, business and society for Quartz.
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The Tech Start-Up Running Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

October 19, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Ground­work, a polit­ic­al tech­no­logy start-up fun­ded by Al­pha­bet ex­ec­ut­ive chair­man Eric Schmidt, has main­tained its po­s­i­tion as the top tech­no­logy pro­vider to Hil­lary Clin­ton’s cam­paign. Can­did­ates re­por­ted their fun­drais­ing and ex­pendit­ures for the third quarter to the pub­lic on Thursday, and a Quartzana­lys­is shows that The Ground­work con­tin­ued to...

As the Speaker Election Drama Continues, The US is Nearing a Debt Default

October 9, 2015 The date is fast approaching when the United States risks finding itself in default on its debt. The US Treasury is running out of money because it is facing the statutory debt limit, setting up a ticking clock for a constitutional crisis just as the legislature is going off the...

SpaceX Booked its First Moon Mission—and it Uses Ridesharing

October 7, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow An Israeli group seeking to win a $30 million prize will fly its spacecraft to the moon in 2017, with the help of a SpaceX rideshare. Designed by nonprofit SpaceIL, the unmanned dishwasher-sized probe will attempt to land on the moon, transmit digital pictures and video back to earth, and...

Obama and Putin Will Meet Next Week in New York

September 24, 2015 As Russia ramps up its military involvement in Syria’s civil war and defies international agreements in Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin will meet with US president Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting, which starts next week on Sept. 28. The news was announced by the...

Obama, Putin Will Meet About Syria

September 24, 2015 As Russia ramps up its military involvement in Syria’s civil war and defies international agreements in Ukraine, Russian president Vladimir Putin will meet with US president Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting, which starts next week on Sept. 28. The news was announced by the...

Federal Judge Greenlights Class-Action Suit by Uber Drivers Seeking Full Employment

September 1, 2015 A federal judge has ruled that Uber drivers in California can sue the mobile car service provider as a group for denying them the full benefits of employment. The company considers the drivers who use its platform to be independent contractors. But four drivers who brought this suit say thatthey...

The Statistics Show Donald Trump is Wrong On Immigrants

August 25, 2015 Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he wants to stop immigration into the US in order to increase American wages. The only problem? Immigration already raises American wages. Trump’s decision to seize immigration as the major issue of his campaign has been a key factor in his rise to prominence;...

The Management Tool Amazon Employees Despise Might Be Coming to Your Organization

August 18, 2015 Who doesn’t enjoy a good round of brutal criticism? A lot of former Amazon employees, apparently. In a deep dive into the corporate culture fostered at internet mega-retailer Amazon by founder Jeff Bezos, the New York Times reports on a piece of management software that is particularly controversial among the...

Amazon's Despised Management Tool Could Be Coming to Your Office

August 17, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Who doesn’t enjoy a good round of brutal criticism? A lot of former Amazon employees, apparently. In a deep dive into the corporate culture fostered at internet mega-retailer Amazon by founder Jeff Bezos, the New York Times reports on a piece of management software that is particularly controversial among the...

Google Earth Is Helping Syrians Call In US Air Strikes

August 11, 2015 Google—or the many products and services now under the holding company Alphabet—provides the connecting tissue between U.S. forces and Kurdish militias fighting against ISIS in war-torn Syria. New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi writes from the battlefield that fighters are using Android-powered Samsung tablets and Google Earth to track their...