1. just asking questions
    Ozy and Embracing the ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ PhilosophyScott Galloway on the rise of the storyteller CEO and the risk of vision becoming fiction.
  2. tech
    How Miami Seduced Silicon ValleyAwash in coders, crypto, and capital, the city is loving — and beginning to shape — its newest industry.
  3. encounter
    Streaming With Hasan Piker, the AOC of Twitch“I’m a political commentator with, like, stans.”
  4. silicon valley
    Book Excerpt: Peter Thiel’s Untold College StoriesHis ideology dominates Silicon Valley. It began to form when he was an angry young man.
  5. explainer
    What’s Driving the Surge in Ransomware Attacks?From gas to meat, hackers keep disrupting large sectors of the economy. Here’s why the attacks are getting easier and what’s being done to stop them.
  6. technology
    The West Coast’s Hottest New Trend? Finding Breathable AirApps and sensors are helping people find healthier air, even if that sometimes becomes an unhealthy obsession.
  7. media
    Inside the Nasty Battle Between Tech and JournalismSilicon Valley feels picked on by “woke” journalists “who can’t code.” Reporters feel picked on by petty zillionaires with anger-management problems.
  8. encounter
    Litquidity Capital Is the Meme King of Wall StreetTalking to the anonymous banker chronicling our weird, get-rich-quick economy.
  9. money
    A Unified Monetary Theory of Beeple and BidenIn a system rigged by the rich, outsiders have to make their own volatility.
  10. money
    I’m Rich Now. It’s Weird.Confessions of an overnight tech millionaire.
  11. money
    The NFT LedgerFrom memes to arts to farts, here are notable collectibles that have been bought and sold this year.
  12. technology
    Europe’s Quest to Fix the InternetThe European Union’s new plan to rein in big tech could force gargantuan companies to behave fairly and reshape the internet around the globe.
  13. environment
    The Magic MolekuleThere has never been a better business (or planetary) climate in which to sell a product designed to calm and stoke your anxieties about dirty air.
  14. encounter
    The 65-Year-Old Helping to Un-Deplatform ParlerJeffrey Wernick is not your typical tech investor.
  15. the group portrait
    Running Zoom on ZoomHow the company’s executives managed a period of explosive growth while working from their own platform.
  16. extremely online
    The Capitalist Case for Overhauling TwitterWe know it’s terrible for society. But it’s also a terribly run company.
  17. end-times
    The Most Important Takeaways From Big Tech’s Deplatforming of TrumpBetween San Francisco and Washington, the power shifts by the day.
  18. capitol riot
    READ: Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Block Trump ‘Indefinitely’“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Zuckerberg said.
  19. the law
    Another Judge Blocks Trump’s TikTok BanThe latest deadline will reportedly be “overlooked.”
  20. just asking questions
    Scott Galloway on the Antitrust Case Against GoogleThe case is sure to take years, but the ramifications for Silicon Valley — and the country in general — may be huge.
  21. vision 2020
    Twitter Backs Down After Squelching New York Post’s Hunter Biden StoryAfter two days of backlash, the platform announced new rules for dealing with possibly hacked materials. But the damage had been done.
  22. silicon valley
    Is Palantir’s Crystal Ball Just Smoke and Mirrors?An inside look at how Big Data’s scariest, most secretive unicorn got its start.
  23. tiktok
    Oracle to Partner With TikTok in the U.S. After Microsoft Deal Is RejectedThe partnership comes two days before Trump’s deadline for a deal to remove control of the video-sharing app from its Chinese-owned parent company.
  24. the top line
    Softbank Found Another Dumb Way to InvestNaturally, the tech behemoth that lost billions on WeWork has found a new, weird thing to do with its investors’ cash.
  25. encounter
    ‘There’s a Need for Organizers Everywhere’Representative Pramila Jayapal on sparring with Bill Barr, Jeff Bezos, and Joe Biden.
  26. conservatism
    The Big Tech Hearing Showed That Anti-Monopoly Is a Partisan IssueWith token exceptions, Republicans don’t want Silicon Valley’s giants to be less powerful, only more conservative.
  27. the top line
    Why the Stock Market Is Soaring Even As the Economy FaltersHere, some good explanations for why stocks would appear to shrug off the very serious economic problems the virus has caused this summer.
  28. conspiracy theories
    Twitter Bans Thousands of QAnon AccountsThe platform will suspend accounts pushing the conspiracy theory, along with other measures meant to limit its spread.
  29. twitter
    Twitter Accounts of Bloomberg, Obama, Apple and Others Hacked in Bitcoin ScamThe accounts of Mike Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Kanye West, and Bill Gates all posted messages encouraging followers to give to the same Bitcoin wallet.
  30. pivot
    Can the Trump Administration Really Ban TikTok?Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway parse over the administration’s potential ban of the wildly popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app.
  31. pivot
    Amazon Finally Sees the Problem With Facial RecognitionKara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss big tech’s recent turn away from facial recognition and the racial-bias problems with the technology.
  32. pivot
    The Sorry State of Diversity on Tech BoardsKara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss Alexis Ohanian’s resignation from Reddit’s board and the lack of diversity on Silicon Valley boards.
  33. technology
    Was the Obama Administration Too Soft on Big Tech?Kara Swisher talks with a key member of the president’s economic team about why companies like Google and Amazon were largely left unchecked.
  34. pivot
    Does the Government Have a Chance Against Google?Pivot’s Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway discuss whether the DOJ’s antitrust investigation of the tech behemoth is doomed to fail.
  35. pivot
    Can Amazon, Uber, and Lyft All Thrive After the Coronavirus?Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway argue that there may not be space for all three giants to survive in the post-coronavirus landscape.
  36. coronavirus
    Four Tech Giants Are Solidifying Their Domination of the Post-Coronavirus WorldScott Galloway examines the staggering gains anticipated at Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon during the historic economic downturn.
  37. covid diary
    How Do You Get Laptops to 1.1 Million Public-School Students?An East Village principal, sick at home, tries to take his school remote.
  38. quarantine
    These Students Re-created Their Closed High School on Minecraft“In the past week, the fact that I’ve seen the school in Minecraft more than real life, it’s kinda sad.”
  39. coronavirus
    Lower Your Video Quality for the Greater GoodEveryone working and playing from home is taxing our internet infrastructure. You don’t need to watch everything in 1080p.
  40. sports
    The Last Sport Still StandingWith every other league suspended, it’s time to get really into watching marble races on YouTube.
  41. no uggos
    TikTok Is Not The Internet’s EdenAccording to a report, moderators were advised to keep those with “ugly facial looks” & “dilapidated housing” off its front page.
  42. encounter
    The Twin Blockchain Entrepreneurs Who Dream of “Digital Air Jordans”Forecasting the future of art collecting with Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster.
  43. technocracy
    A Lurkers’ History of the InternetIn Lurking and other new books, writers are constructing an alternative history of the internet.
  44. learn to code
    Lambda Coding Boot Camp Claims 86 Percent of Students Get Tech Jobs. They Don’t.Coding boot-camp start-up Lambda School has been valued by investors at $150 million — but its job placement rate is much lower than it claims.
  45. vision 2020
    Here We Go Again? Fears Spread of Iowa-Style Chaos in Nevada Caucuses.On top of some of the same problems Iowa had, Nevada is introducing early caucusing without an obvious way to calculate results.
  46. technocracy
    I Got a Ring Doorbell Camera. It Scared the Hell Out of Me.What it’s like to live with an Amazon Ring security camera.
  47. technocracy
    5 Theories About Conspiracy TheoriesWe live in the age of red yarn and corkboard. There’s no easy explanation — but here are five theories why.
  48. technocracy
    The Real Problems With the Iowa Caucuses’ ‘Shadow’ AppTechnical failures were amplified by institutional failures, which were amplified by communications failures, creating a cascade of incompetence.
  49. vision 2020
    The Mourning After in IowaIt’s unclear what the nominating process will look like in 2024. But for Iowa, these caucuses were a tragedy.
  50. just asking questions
    Why Video Game Workers Need a Union: a Q&A with Emma KinemaEmma Kinema of the CWA’s new initiative to organize workers in video games and tech explains why new-economy workers need a union too.
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