Ellen Lee is a freelance journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area and a former business and technology staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Over the years, she has covered the launch of the first iPhone, uploaded one of the early cat videos to YouTube and downloaded more than 200 mobile apps. Her pieces have been published in Family Circle, San Francisco magazine, The Washington Post and more.
MOOCs may yet upend higher education. For companies, though, MOOCs are already cutting into the $160 billion spent each year on job training.
Fast-food chains have some stiff competition when it comes to drawing hungry, budget-conscious people on the go. Big box destinations such as Costco, Ikea, and Home Depot are making it easy for customers not just to pick up a new couch, but also grab a bite to eat in the process.