Some companies are moving away from the 1099 economy, recognizing that relying on temporary contract workers is bad for businesses, employees, and clients alike.
U.S. technology giants have constructed international offices in Dublin in order to take advantage of favorable tax policies that are now changing. But Ireland might have enough other draws to keep them there even when costs climb.
In the 1099 economy, we all work for commission, hoping to find enough opportunities to piece together a part-time salary on full-time work.
For women, becoming a parent means you can expect to earn even less over your lifetime—unless you’re Marissa Mayer.
As BuzzFeed puts another $50 million investment to use, some legacy media companies might be feeling left out. But BuzzFeed isn’t taking on journalism. It’s an entertainment, rather than news, company, because it knows stories are more compelling than scoops.
You’re so loyal to Starbucks—and the company knows it—that your daily serving of caffeine is already marked up beyond the reach of any fluctuations in supply.
It’s easy enough to turn yourself into a virtual celebrity, complete with fame and mansions—but it will likely cost you.
Normal wallets are simply too effective, no matter that the technology is millennia old.
Public transportation passes are one of the most common forms of non-bank money that we interact with on a daily basis, but it’s easy—perhaps too easy—not to think of them as such, until something goes wrong.
The aphorism is so ingrained in us that, unable to trace back its history, we consider it a part of our collective subconscious, but a new class of company is pushing industrial attitudes aside in favor of a healthier work-life balance.
The price of this renewable energy source is now competitive with older, dirtier alternatives—and getting cheaper by the day.
WhatsApp, Oculus, Instagram, Tumblr: These are just some of the technology companies recently valued at $1 billion or more. Whether we’re in a start-up bubble or not nobody can agree on, but one thing is certain: We have no idea what the future looks like, and an investment today could result in huge profits tomorrow.