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  • 20 Feb 2021

There’s a Smarter Way to Make Tech Pay for News

How to bolster the media without breaking the internet

  • 18 Feb 2021

Why do video games matter? 20 books every player should read

Why do we play? How do games work? From games philosophy to sci-fi, here are 20 delightful and essential reads for gamers

  • 18 Feb 2021

‘I’m afraid of repercussions’: Publishing industry members question Google’s motives in paying off News Corp

Google’s News Showcase is one way the firm has responded to criticism that its search engine and other tools exploit content producers.

  • 18 Feb 2021

Facebook’s Australian High Noon: The Information’s Tech Briefing

We’re about to find out just how important news is to Facebook’s audience and, by extension, to the social network itself. Facebook is restricting the posting or sharing of news content in Australia in response to the Australian government’s proposed news media code governing how internet …

  • 17 Feb 2021

News Corp agrees deal with Google over payments for journalism

News Corp will receive ‘significant payments’ to feature news outlets in Google’s News Showcase

  • 17 Feb 2021

How to Escape the Confines of Time and Space According to the CIA

In the ’80s, the spy agency investigated the ‘Gateway Experience’ technique to alter consciousness and ultimately escape spacetime. Here is everything you need to know.

  • 17 Feb 2021

Google’s vibrant new interface makes it super easy to buy from Black brands

Consumers can shop Black-owned brands such as Jungalow, Blk & Bold coffee, and more in a new artwork by Amani Lewis.

  • 17 Feb 2021

Alden Global Capital Will Buy Tribune Publishing In $630 Million Sale, Forming Massive Newspaper Chain

Alden is known for making steep cuts at the local newspapers it owns.

  • 16 Feb 2021

Vox Finds Its Next Top Editor at The Atlantic

Swati Sharma, 34, prepares to take over the 90-person newsroom of a digital outlet known for its clearsighted articles on knotty issues in the news.

  • 16 Feb 2021

Why using Facebook and YouTube should require a media literacy test

Just like driving requires an exam, social media users should be required to take a 15-minute media literacy course, followed by a quiz, before using their platform of choice.

  • 15 Feb 2021

John Oliver Returns With a Look at the Next Pandemic

“It does begin to seem like we’re actively trying to start pandemics.'

  • 15 Feb 2021

Google signs multimillion-dollar deal with major Australian publisher as it tries to signal cooperation on news payments

Seven West chairman Kerry Stokes said the deal represented a ‘great outcome’ for both companies.

  • 15 Feb 2021

‘A managerial Mephistopheles’: inside the mind of Jeff Bezos – podcast

The Amazon founder’s relentless quest for ‘customer ecstasy’ made him one of the world’s richest people – now he’s looking to the unlimited resources of space. Is he the genius our age of consumerism deserves?

  • 15 Feb 2021

Who Should Stop Unethical A.I.?

At artificial-intelligence conferences, researchers are increasingly alarmed by what they see.

  • 15 Feb 2021

‘We’re all content businesses’: esports orgs borrow from the media owner’s playbook in search for new revenues

The esports companies of tomorrow will look something like the entertainment businesses of today.

  • 14 Feb 2021

The wealthy millennial lifestyle is summed up in a meal-delivery service beloved by Chrissy Teigen and Goop that charges $70 a day

Sakara Life has tapped into the needs of high-earning, busy millennials: a healthy, Instagrammable meal. Its cofounders say it’s a wellness company.

  • 13 Feb 2021

Silicon Valley’s Safe Space

Slate Star Codex was a window into the psyche of many tech leaders building our collective future. Then it disappeared.

  • 12 Feb 2021

The A.I. Industry Is Exploiting Gig Workers Around the World — Sometimes for Just $8 a Day

A new paper sheds light on the industry’s troubling relationship with the global gig economy

  • 12 Feb 2021

Will Amazon Be ‘Kinder’ After Jeff Bezos?

A conversation with Recode’s Jason Del Rey

  • 3 Feb 2021

How To Put Faith in UX Design

Anglerfish are famous for the glowing lure they dangle from their heads that they use to catch small fish. But this is not the most interesting thing about them. Their most fascinating trait is how…

  • 20 Jan 2021

Fintech startups and unicorns had a stellar Q4 2020

This morning, as America itself resets, let’s take a moment to understand last year just a little bit better as we get into this new one.

  • 1 Jan 2021

Robin Williams's widow: 'There were so many misunderstandings about what had happened to him'

Susan Schneider Williams watched her husband suffer with undiagnosed Lewy body dementia before he killed himself in 2014. Her new film tries to educate others about the condition – and put to rest assumptions about his death