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September 26 2018

The algorithms that govern how we find information online are once again in the news—but you have to squint to find them. “Trump Accuses Google of Burying Conservative News in Search Results,” reads an August 28 New York Times headline[…]

September 25 2018

Amazon announced so many new hardware products last week that it’s hard to know which one will respond the next time you shout “Alexa!” in your house. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Alexa-equipped microwave sucked up a lot of the (electromagnetic)[…]

September 25 2018

Cobbling together a DIY dossier about a celebrity is a time-honored internet tradition. Scan a few Wikipedia pages, click through some Google images, scroll through social media accounts, maybe some dubious gossip sites, and you have a snapshot of the[…]

September 24 2018

“You think of travelers as bold, but our guilty secret is that travel is one of the laziest ways on earth of passing the time,” American novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux once observed. “Travel is not merely the business[…]

September 24 2018

California, that innovative economic juggernaut that so often takes the regulatory lead on matters such as automobile emissions, is once again establishing the ground rules to a vital industry. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor[…]

September 23 2018

Amazon is all-in on Alexa, and this week, it revealed a new set of voice-enabled products ranging from a a wall clock to a doodad that goes in your car. The star and symbol for this bold new wave of[…]

September 23 2018

When a man overseeing $5.7 trillion speaks, the global business community tends to listen. So when BlackRock founder Larry Fink, head of the world’s largest asset management company, posted a letter to CEOs demanding greater attention to social impact, it[…]

September 22 2018

In 2015, Jesse Rieser became interested in e-commerce warehouses. Following their story backwards, he began shooting the abandoned retail infrastructure they replaced. He captures both in this new series. Though shoppers still make most purchases in stores, many brick-and-mortar staples[…]

September 22 2018

Structured learning didn’t serve me particularly well. I was kicked out of kindergarten for running away too many times, and I have the dubious distinction of having dropped out of two undergraduate programs and a doctoral business and administration program[…]

September 22 2018

What a lovely new iPhone you have! Here’s how to get acquainted with it to ensure a two-to-four year lifetime, give or take, of happiness. Or just one, if you’re an annual upgrade person. When you turn on your new[…]

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