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Reed Hastings and Netflix Upended Hollywood. But Is His Model Built to Stay on Top? - The Ringer
The Netflix CEO makes few day-to-day content decisions, but his company has reshaped how we watch TV all the same. Now he faces a new kind of challenge: staying ahead as his service’s most culturally ubiquitous shows fade away.
netflix 
4 days ago
Why the New York Times, BuzzFeed, and more help you find the best - Vox
The rise of the recommendation site

Sites like the Strategist, Wirecutter, and BuzzFeed Reviews want to help you find the best of the best.
recommendations  trends  shopping 
5 days ago
Exclusive CEO Interview: Satya Nadella Reveals How Microsoft Got Its Groove Back
The Microsoft CEO has broken free of the company's recent past by returning it to its roots under cofounder Bill Gates.
microsoft  interview  forbes 
6 days ago
Video game addiction and “gaming disorder,” explained - Vox
The World Health Organization now recognizes “gaming disorder.” It’s a controversial, but some argue necessary, classification.
videogames  gaming  Psychology  addiction 
8 days ago
CRISPR babies: How soon will they come to the US? - Vox
The case for and against CRISPR IVF clinics opening in the US.
genetics 
8 days ago
Inside China's audacious global propaganda campaign | News | The Guardian
Beijing is buying up media outlets and training scores of foreign journalists to ‘tell China’s story well’ – as part of a worldwide propaganda campaign of astonishing scope and ambition.
china  propaganda  politics  guardian 
8 days ago
Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It
This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.
brain  Neuroscience  FastCompany 
10 days ago
UN Environment and WRI: 127 countries ban single-use plastic
Countries are making good progress on regulating plastic bags and bottles–but need to do some serious work to address the more invisible plastic particles in cleaning products and cosmetics.
plastic  pollution  environment  FastCompany 
10 days ago
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the World Economy - CIO Journal. - WSJ
Over time, AI likely will become such a historical transformative technology. But other than a relatively small number of leading-edge firms, we’re still in the early stages of AI’s deployment.
artificialintelligence  wsj 
10 days ago
The Economy Killed Millennials, Not Vice Versa - The Atlantic
The American system has thrown them into debt, depressed their wages, kept them from buying homes—and then blamed them for everything.
millennials  geny  economics  atlantic 
10 days ago
The art of designing video games has come a long way. A new documentary offers a behind the scenes look at the future of making video games.
The art of designing video games has come a long way from titles like Robotron, Defender, and Narc. A new documentary offers a behind the scenes look at the future of making video games.
videogames  gaming 
10 days ago
Superbugs and the risks of biotech: the next pandemic might be lab-grown - Vox
“Designer bugs”: how the next pandemic might come from a lab

Why we need to take the threat of bioengineered superbugs seriously.
biotech  biotechnology  bioengineering 
10 days ago
The backstory of Netflix’s $100 million ‘Friends’ deal - Recode
Netflix wanted it. So did Hulu. And WarnerMedia wants it back, soon. Probably. Here’s what that means.
netflix  media  streaming 
11 days ago
What happens when big media companies take their content off Netflix - Recode
The streaming media pioneer could lose about a fifth of its content hours.
netflix  streaming  media 
11 days ago
New internal Facebook emails remind us: You are Facebook’s product - Recode
Facebook’s business is built on collecting and capitalizing on peoples’ personal information.
facebook  socialmedia  socialnetworking  privacy 
11 days ago
The Psychological Toll of Becoming an Instagram Influencer
Instagram may be the worst social media platform for our mental health

"It’s the rat-race lifestyle boiled down into the palm of your hand, and sometimes it feels inescapable."
instagram  marketing  Psychology 
11 days ago
Global, U.S. Growth in Smartphone Growth Starts to Decline
We’re No Longer in Smartphone Plateau. We’re in the Smartphone Decline.

Every smartphone manufacturer is now facing a world where, at best, they can hope for single-digit growth in smartphone sales — and many seem to be preparing for a world where they face declines.
smartphones  economics 
11 days ago
The Coming Software Apocalypse - The Atlantic
A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.
Software  atlantic  hacking  cybersecurity 
12 days ago
Google, Amazon, Microsoft: How do their free machine-learning courses compare? - TechRepublic
There are an increasing number of options for those wanting to get a grounding in the field via free courses provided by the major tech firms.
google  amazon  microsoft  artificialintelligence 
13 days ago
Five Experts Share What Scares Them the Most About AI
A future governed by AI is promising. But it's also scary.
artificialintelligence 
13 days ago
When Will We Have Artificial Intelligence As Smart as a Human? Here’s What Experts Think
Robots in the movies can think creatively, continue learning over time, and maybe even pass for conscious. Why don't we have that yet?
artificialintelligence 
13 days ago
The psychology of climate change: Why people deny the evidence | CBC News
'This is not a time to be passive and allow this calamity to happen to us,' says one psychologist
climate  Psychology 
13 days ago
This 75-year Harvard study found the 1 secret to leading a fulfilling
A Harvard study tracked two groups of men over 75 years and those with the most fulfilling lives had one thing in common.

“The good life is built with good relationships.”
Happiness  study  FastCompany 
13 days ago
An exclusive look inside Google in-house incubator Area 120
Managing director Alex Gawley and entrepreneurial Googlers explain how the two-year-old program helps bright ideas go places.
google  Innovation  FastCompany 
13 days ago
Victoria’s Secret fashion show 2018: history and controversies - Vox
People were protesting this year’s show. But controversy is nothing new for the annual event.
fashion 
13 days ago
The Rise Of An “Assassination Marketplace” Shows The Dark Side of Decentralized Networks
Augur was intended to allow people to predict things without interference of a central authority. But, of course, the internet ruined it.
crime  blockchain  ethics 
13 days ago
What It Takes to Create The Next Big Video Game
Ambitious white papers and press releases don't matter if your tech doesn't do anything.
blockchain 
13 days ago
How Google Challenged Coders to Make AI More Culturally Aware
The Inclusive Images Competition's winners made progress against algorithmic bias.
artificialintelligence  algorithms  bias 
13 days ago
How to make a big company more innovative - Recode
Former GE and NBCUniversal executive Beth Comstock talks about her new book “Imagine It Forward” with Recode’s Kara Swisher.
Innovation  interview 
15 days ago
Daniel Kahneman: Your Intuition Is Wrong, Unless These 3 Conditions Are Met | ThinkAdvisor
At the World Business Forum, Kahneman explained when people can trust their intuitive judgment and when they shouldn't.
decisionmaking  Psychology 
16 days ago
Low-carb diet: does cutting carbs really help keep weight off? - Vox
The latest episode in the fierce scientific debate over the low-carb diet suggests it helps people burn more calories and keep weight off.
diet  nutrition  Health 
17 days ago
Payroll-startup Gusto has 800 employees and no job titles — Quartz at Work
One of Silicon Valley’s hottest startups has 800 employees and no job titles
organization  Management 
17 days ago
An Amazon revolt could be brewing as the tech giant exerts more control over brands - Recode
Some companies are choosing to end their relationship with Amazon rather than cave to the online retailer’s demands.
ecommerce  amazon 
17 days ago
Being human: how realistic do we want robots to be? | Technology | The Guardian
With Google’s AI assistant able to make phone calls and androids populating households in games and films, the line between machine and man is getting scarily blurred
guardian  robotics  robots  artificialintelligence 
17 days ago
VIDEO | Will Nike's new store reinvent retail? | Fast Company
The brand's Nike House of Innovation on New York's Fifth Avenue is a 68,000 square-foot, six-level space aiming to provide customers with a more customized shopping experience.
nike  retail  futureofretail  shopping  FastCompany 
17 days ago
How to increase creativity and innovation in your team
They might not get it right from the get-go, but you have to be patient and let them make mistakes.
Creativity  Innovation  FastCompany  Leadership 
17 days ago
Airbnb Backyard will sell houses in 2019
Airbnb wants to get into the housing business in a big way.
airbnb  Strategy  Innovation  FastCompany 
17 days ago
Secrets of the Creative Brain - The Atlantic
A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.
brain  Creativity  Neuroscience  atlantic 
18 days ago
How Protein Conquered America - Eater
Once the niche elixir of powerlifting bros, gulping down a Muscle Milk or three is now part of a “healthy, active lifestyle” — whatever that means
Health  nutrition  food 
18 days ago
How Twitch CEO Emmett Shear thinks about tech addiction - Recode
To Shear, watching something for two hours is different from repeatedly opening an app over two hours.
twitch  streaming  videogames  gaming  interview 
18 days ago
Who could buy Discord? Acquirers have been giving the gaming startup a long look. - Recode
Discord has hired Qatalyst Partners, the boutique investment bank known for selling tech companies.
discord  streaming  gaming  videogames 
18 days ago
Amazon wants brands to advertise Alexa voice shopping — essentially for free - Recode
Consumer goods represent Alexa’s best chance at getting voice sales off the ground.
amazon  alexa  advertising  marketing  shopping 
18 days ago
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