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The Deadly Toll of Amazon’s Trucking Boom (The Information)

Amazon’s explosive growth is flooding highways with semitrucks carrying cargo for the internet retailer. But a five-month investigation by The Information reveals that those trucks were involved in more than 50 serious crashes over the last three years. And Amazon says it bears no responsibility.

When Amazon Comes to Town (The Information)Residents of Milford, Mass., didn’t think twice when the internet retail giant opened a warehouse in town. But then trucks carrying Amazon cargo began choking its roads with traffic, making late night rackets and damaging a local cemetery.

How One Rental Startup Gamed Airbnb (The Information)

Domio was part of a wave of short-term rental startups drafting behind the Airbnb juggernaut. But an investigation shows it has engaged in efforts to flout local rental laws with misleading online identities and other questionable business practices.   
             a follow up: Rental Startup Domio Faces Likely Shut Down After Failing to Raise Funds

Inside Airbnb’s ‘Guerrilla War’ Against Local Governments (WIRED)

The high-profile unicorn is battling cities from Boston to San Diego over collecting taxes and enforcing zoning rules.

The Existential Crisis Plaguing Online Extremism Researchers (WIRED)

It's not that one of our systems is broken; it's not even that all of our systems are broken. It's that all of our systems are working toward the spread of polluted information and the undermining of democratic participation.

Inside Pioneer: May the Best Silicon Valley Hustler Win (WIRED)

Submit a project. Rack up points by completing quests. Post weekly updates. This is tech culture distilled into a game—with real consequences.


Amazon Plans for Rural Deliveries Amid Postal Service Problems  (The Information)

Amazon’s Airplanes Move Cargo for U.S. Postal Service (The Information)

Amazon Expands Effort to ‘Gamify’ Warehouse Work (The Information)

What’s Ailing an Amazon Health Venture (The Information)

Airbnb and New York City Reach a Truce on Home-Sharing Data (WIRED)

You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, but It Didn’t Forget You (WIRED)