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Michael Wolff on ‘Boring’ Pence, Wife Karen’s Nickname

June 18, 2018 |

Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff had some amusing tidbits to share about the VP during an appearance at the Cannes Lions advertising festival Monday, Quartz reports. While President Trump sells books— Fire and Fury , which details his first nine months as POTUS, is still a bestseller after being released…
Newser

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. wins Chicago high-speed train bid

June 14, 2018 |

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. is the winner in a bid to build a multibillion-dollar high-speed express train to O’Hare International Airport, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The result gives the young company a big boost in legitimacy as it tries to get transportation projects underway…


L.A. Times – Business

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. raises almost $113 million, mostly from Musk

April 16, 2018 |

Elon Musk’s tunnel-digging venture the Boring Co. raised $ 112.5 million in a recent funding round, according to a document filed Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Most of the money — more than 90% — came from Musk himself. The rest was from “early employees” of the company,…


L.A. Times – Business

Dull, Boring, Bland: Towns With Unexciting Names Unite

July 30, 2017 |

Dull and Boring, meet Bland. Dull, Scotland, and Boring, Ore., two small communities united by unexciting names , have joined forces with a third: Bland Shire, Australia. Dull and Boring became sister communities in 2012, after a Scottish woman passed through the US town on a cycling holiday. Officials tell the…
Newser

After scandal and shakeup, Banc of California wants to be boring again

March 20, 2017 |

Banc of California was at a high point last summer.

The Irvine lender’s assets had topped $ 10 billion, a milestone for a bank that had assets of less than $ 1 billion just five years earlier. Impressed investors sent its notoriously cheap stock to a post-recession high.

And in August, its ambitious…


L.A. Times – Business

Is Elon Musk Boring?

January 25, 2017 |

Say what you will about Elon Musk, he’s not boring. But apparently that could change next month. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX tweeted last month about traffic in Los Angeles “driving me nuts” and said he was going to make a tunnel boring machine and “just start digging.” He…
Newser

Peter Thiel: Lack of Corruption Can Be ‘Too Boring’

January 12, 2017 |

Billionaire tech investor and PayPal founder Peter Thiel made big headlines for his once-secret funding of the lawsuit that destroyed Gawker, then for his strong backing of Donald Trump, the latter an anomaly in Silicon Valley. Now he “explains himself” in an interview with Maureen Dowd, as the headline in…
Newser

Frenchman Sues Former Boss for Making His Job Boring

May 3, 2016 |

Bored at work? Then consider Frenchman Frédéric Desnard, who is suing his former employer for allegedly boring him out of his mind and damaging his health, the Guardian reports. The 44-year-old Parisian claims he suffered from “bore out” (a twist on “burn out”) after his employer, a perfume company, reduced…
Newser

Ad Tech Is About To Get Boring, And That’s Good For Marketers

June 7, 2015 |

oatmeal Forget about HuffPo or what’s left of the surprisingly profitable subscription dial-up unit: One of the primary reasons Verizon bought AOL was for its ad tech business. The deal is a validation of programmatic advertising, but it also signals the end of programmatic’s startup era. Read More
TechCrunch