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An Interview with Friendsy Co-Founder Mike Pinsky

An Interview with Friendsy Co-Founder Mike Pinsky

First year college students want to make friends, and business partners Mike Pinsky and Vaidhy Murti did just that. But here’s what makes the two unique – they’re helping other people make friends as well.

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by December 1, 2015 0 comments Technology
Lessons Learned From the Rise of ETFs

Lessons Learned From the Rise of ETFs

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For a large part of the 1980’s, 1990’s and the early 2000’s, hedge funds were equated with enormous financial success. Serving as investment vehicles primarily marketed towards the wealthy, hedge funds use a plethora of aggressive investing strategies in an

by December 1, 2015 0 comments Markets
Graduate School: Smart Solutions

Graduate School: Smart Solutions

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Today’s employment market increasingly demands that young professionals acquire graduate degrees to be competitive job applicants. But the costs of graduate degrees are rising, and with the average amount of student loan debt after undergraduate studies reaching an astonishing $30,000

by December 1, 2015 0 comments International
The Hidden Cost of Fast Fashion

The Hidden Cost of Fast Fashion

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While the world’s eager eyes are incessantly tuned to every twist and turn of the tech realm, one industry has stealthily and swiftly taken a giant position amongst consumers, shaping their choices before consumers are fully aware of the advancing

by December 1, 2015 0 comments Consumer
Uber: Work For Me At A Distance

Uber: Work For Me At A Distance

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In the mid 1900’s, an individual was solely employed by a company and classified as an employee with a corresponding salary and appropriate benefits. People worked for a single company their entire life and retire with a pension plan and

by December 1, 2015 0 comments Technology
The Pharmaceutical Price Gouging Dilemma

The Pharmaceutical Price Gouging Dilemma

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Drugs play a critical role in our daily lives – they can be used to reduce pain, regulate bodily processes, and even mitigate metastasizing of cancer. Since pharmaceutical drugs are essential to the health of American citizens, the public reacts

by December 1, 2015 0 comments Government
Separate but Not Equal: Why Housing in the US Needs Desegregation

Separate but Not Equal: Why Housing in the US Needs Desegregation

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The rising tide of income inequality in the United States has grown too noticeable to ignore. The community integration of America’s richest and poorest families would level the drastic differences in environmental and educational opportunities between the rich and poor

by November 30, 2015 0 comments Consumer
Wearable Tech and Where It’s Headed

Wearable Tech and Where It’s Headed

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There’s no denying that wearable technology is an industry gaining more attention these days, as there have been notable advancements in what these tiny new gadgets are capable of. Take, for example, Quell – a gadget that, when strapped to

by November 30, 2015 0 comments Consumer
Silicon Valley’s Newest Darling: India

Silicon Valley’s Newest Darling: India

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On a calm Saturday morning in September, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many of India’s political elite landed at San Francisco International Airport. The Bay Area’s tech titans anticipated his arrival for weeks. Over the course of the next

by November 30, 2015 0 comments International
The Giant Falls Hard: Implications of Volkswagen’s Emissions Scandal

The Giant Falls Hard: Implications of Volkswagen’s Emissions Scandal

Roughly two months ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accused Volkswagen of deliberately using special software to cheat emissions tests.

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by November 29, 2015 0 comments Consumer