Living in London for the past three months has confirmed my belief that their standard black taxis are part and parcel of the aura of this city. They are linked to the city’s image in a way that yellow cabs are associated with New York City. Surprisingly though, I never considered Boston’s variety of taxi […]

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1. Venmo We all know the stress of going out to dinner with a group of friends, getting the check and just staring at it. In confusion, we try to figure out how to divide the bill in six ways. Next, three of us say that we only have our cards, and we don’t have […]

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Uber, the largest ride-sharing company in the United States and in many countries around the world, agreed to settle two class-action lawsuits Friday that sought to reclassify drivers as actual employees. Currently, Uber counts drivers as independent contractors, which saves money in the process because it does not have to provide benefits that are required […]

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While Adele’s glorious return dominates the music landscape this fall, there some other major stories. Modern music’s only relevant boy band, One Direction, and pop music’s Veruca Salt, Justin Bieber, will both release their albums Friday — “Made in the A.M.” and “Purpose,” respectively. It’s the biggest chart showdown in recent pop history. Their fan […]

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Those who are familiar with music festival giants such as Coachella in Indio, California or Lollapalooza that’s nestled between downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan may have heard of SXSW (South by Southwest) in Austin, Texas. Unlike the aforementioned music festivals, SXSW is more of a conference that not only hosts new and loved bands, but […]

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By Clinton Nguyen, Multimedia Editor (@voxels) This week is mostly about, well, blogging. Feeling meta as heck rn. I. Content Moderation Behind every social media website, there’s an invisible army of content moderators, most of which are outsourced. They serve as the aegis for the digitally uninitiated—your grandma, Aunt Sally, your baby brother—and they’re the […]

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By Shannon Watts, Staff Writer @shannon_watts11 Odds are, you’ve taken advantage of the services of the sharing economy. Boston is a major hub for “sharing” companies like Uber and Airbnb. But some cities are friendlier to these new companies than others. On the spectrum of sharing economy friendliness, New York City sits on the “less […]

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