Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer’s compensation totaled $27.4 million last year, a package mostly unaffected by a deal to sell Yahoo’s core business to Verizon Communications Inc. or two large security breaches that nearly scuttled the acquisition.
There are, I humbly submit, few people as adept at quitting as I. My 20s were a blur of jobs and relationships abandoned, most due to a combination of restlessness, ambition, and alcoholism. The net result of that recklessness: A fat advance check for my first book, Bringing Nothing To The Party. No wonder I got a taste for it. Later I quit my apartment in L […]
As often as it's said, it bears repeating that Twitter has become an integral, if not quite indispensable, part of the public arena. People outside of tech don't really roll their eyes anymore if you use the word tweet in a sentence, nor do you hear anyone saying they don't get Twitter, even if they still find it somewhat baffling. Too many th […]
It’s happening. Just as we’ve long predicted, Didi Chuxing is poised not only to become the largest ridesharing company in the world in terms of volume of rides, but it getting close to becoming the largest ridesharing company in the world in terms of valuation as well...
Building an effective data team can come at a high cost, yet open source tools may be the key to creating harmony and potentially reducing short term and long term costs according to Florian Douetteau, CEO of Dataiku.
Yik Yak has been on its last legs for a while, and now the end is officially here. The anonymous, location-based messaging app that rose to popularity in 2014 will "begin winding down" over the next week, Yik Yak co-founders Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington wrote in a blog post Friday. Square — yup, the Jack Dorsey-led payments company — acquired […]
In Austin, Texas a small shop called "Switched On" sells and repairs a wide range of synthesizers. Michael Stein, composer of the Stranger Things theme, used to fix synthesizers at this shop. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Texas, Austin, Instruments, and Instrument
We don't know who he is. We don't know what his secrets are. But we do know that he is a hero among men. Very lucky person Craig Calhoun spotted this particular hero on a Toronto bus Friday, calmly transporting his 30-gallon barrel of Taco Bell Cinnabon frosting. (Probably for those delicious Cinnabon bites.) SEE ALSO: Cool dog rides a skateboard o […]
The bestselling author says he'd "trade some of the politics and importance for a slightly more comfortable world to live in." The post Neil Gaiman Wishes American Gods Wasn’t Quite So Relevant Right Now appeared first on WIRED.
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn't break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Yeah, About That Carrier Steaming Toward North Korea appeared first on WIRED.
The FCC this week released the first details of its long-anticipated plan to roll-back Obama-era net neutrality protections. But the fight isn't over. The post Here’s What Comes Next in the Fight to Save Net Neutrality appeared first on WIRED.
Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) develop cost effective and energy efficient solutions for the smart... Read mor […]
The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operates, and we’re seeing it seep into household goods to bring convenience and efficiency to... Read more » The post […]
PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-stick sensors will be able to detect air quality, temperature, humidity, occupancy, and more, according to PARC. […]
Wikipedia, the online user-generated encyclopedia, has been blocked by the Turkish government. News of the blockage was first reported by the website Turkey Blocks, at around 1AM Eastern this morning. Confirmed: All editions of the #Wikipedia online encyclopedia blocked in #Turkey as of 8:00AM local timehttps://t.co/ybFolRmsOs pic.twitter.com/hI9tn4bHe5 — T […]
Snapchat invented its best products by being the anti-Facebook. Its disappearing chats made visual communication quick and casual compared to Facebook’s email-esque text messages. Stories ditched the likes and permanacy so you could share your raw moments in the now, instead of just the life highlights that define you forever on your Facebook Timeline. Read […]
Huge companies in fast-changing, technology-intensive businesses buy startups. After all, they have the money and need fresh entrepreneurial talent to tap new markets and stay abreast of disruption. That’s the collective wisdom about M&A in venture capital and startup circles. It’s also how the venture business survives. But what if the common wisdom is […]
Each week on The World, we feature a unique selection of music, and every week, we put together the highlights for you here. Reggae star Jah9 Jamaican reggae artist Jah9 is a woman who embodies the title of a track on her latest CD, "Unafraid." Women have long been eclipsed on the reggae scene by men. But Jah9 is unafraid to be in that space. Mex […]
The Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme was one of the great artistic innocents. This doesn’t mean he was unsophisticated — far from it, just look at his work. But he was open to the world and thought the world had something to teach him; he was an eager and even a hungry learner. I’m not sure when he first started coming to Haiti but I met him there in th […]
A Pittsburgh Pirates rookie named Gift Ngoepe has become the first African-born player to appear in a Major League Baseball game. On Wednesday, the 27-year-old South African stepped up to the plate in a game against the Chicago Cubs and hit a single up the middle in his first at-bat. Here’s how Pirates announcer Joe Block called it as Gift Ngoepe entered the […]
Earlier this week, Consumer Reports lowered its ratings for Tesla’s Model S and Model X vehicles, because the company had yet to enable an automatic emergency braking safety feature, six months after it was announced. Following the rating downgrade, Tesla began rolling out the feature to its vehicles, but only at speeds of up to 28 miles per hour. The magazi […]
Looking for something to watch the other week, I took my colleague's suggestion and checked out Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, the first film from La La Land director Damien Chazelle. It's a scrappy, black-and-white, super-low-budget musical with the same interest in jazz but none of the production value. I love getting to watch directors' […]
Well, it took 100 days but the EPA has finally removed the climate change section of its website. An agency spokesman explained that the information that has been collected on the page over the last 20 years posed a problem because it contradicted the administration’s denial of man-made climate change.Read more...
President Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt aren't exactly fans of climate science, and they're scaling back the EPA's website to reflect their views. The EPA has started implementing a site revision that will "reflect the...
As a book, David Eggers' The Circle was a flimsy attack against modern technology culture with occasional bits of insight. As a film, though, it's so disjointed, ridiculous and dull that even Tom Hanks can't save it. Sure, it didn't really have much...
You Want Better Beer? Good. Here's a Better Barley Genome Adam Rogers, Wired The beer industry certainly isn't hurting for money these days, but a group of scientists are trying to figure out how to make the beverage even better. They're doing so...
Reddit’s massive /r/place art experiment remains one of the most remarkable collaborative endeavors I’ve ever seen on the internet. Screw you, museums: this is really modern art. It’s dizzying to look at it and try to make sense of the many, many, different references, pictures, flags, and symbols painted into /r/place. Luckily, an enterprising group of peop […]
Earlier this month, one Eugene Romanovsky posted a YouTube video showing off his 20-year-old Suzuki Vitara. Watch it and be amazed by the capabilities of a 96-horsepower engine: I hope that altered Jurassic Park footage falls under fair use. Of course the top comment is that the commercial must cost more than the car. I checked Kelley Blue Book, the accepted […]
After creating Tesla, setting the Hyperloop in motion, and trying to send more people to space, Elon Musk is now working on a boring company. And by boring, I mean creating holes in the ground. Musk has teased this new venture – literally called the Boring Company – for some time now; its current goal is to help stop LA traffic by creating a network of under […]