This Paris Bikeshare Program Is a Hot Mess

This is what happens when a transportation company can’t scale.
Tracey Lindeman
I am scared

What This Terrifying, Crab-Butchering Robot Can Teach Us About Automation

Robots aren't always the solution to a labour crisis.
Jordan Pearson

A Third-Party App Helps Walmart Workers Understand Company Policies

Created by a workers' rights group, WorkIt attempts to make it easier for Walmart employees to be able to access work-related information when not on the job.
Yael Grauer
All in Your Head

We're Scared of Robots Because We're Scared of Humans

Fear can't hide forever.
Jordan Pearson

Workers Rising: Homejoy's Collapse Is the Latest Crack In the Sharing Economy

Independent contractors want to be employees, and investors noticed.
Jordan Pearson
Motherboard Blog

Furloughed Federal Employees Could Fill These Places

An Americana tour of the towns you could replace with shutdown-rendered stay-at-home government workers.
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon Are Worth $1 Trillion, but Only Create 150,000 Jobs. It's Time to Reassess the Future of Work

Robots are displacing more jobs than the tech industry will ever create. It's time we prepared for a future where machines do most of our work.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

The Foxconn "iPhone Riot" Was Just One Of Hundreds in China Today

There's no word yet on how many fights broke out over the new iPhone at shops around the world over the weekend between eager customers or "Apple and Samsung":
Daniel Stuckey
Motherboard Blog

"Shirt" by Robert Pinsky

The back, the yoke, the yardage. Lapped seams, The nearly invisible stitches along the collar Turned in a sweatshop by Koreans or Malaysians Gossiping over tea and noodles on their break Or talking money or politics while one fitted This...