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Raised by YouTube
Max Guther ChuChu TV, the company responsible for some of the most widely viewed toddler content on YouTube, has a suitably cute origin story. Vinoth Chandar,…
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Video Chat Is Terrible and About to Get Much Worse – Member Feature Stories – Medium
V ideo chat has every appearance of being a solid win for human communication. It’s useful for companies with far-flung employees and for distant friends and…
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Creation and consumption
There's a pretty common argument in tech that though of course there are billions more smartphones than PCs, and will be many more still, smartphones are not…
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The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world
Constant fragmentation of our time and concentration has become the new normal.Illustration: Andrea Ucini I t is difficult to imagine life before our personal…
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The Official Saastr Podcast: SaaS | Founders | Investors by Saastr | Jason Lemkin | Harry Stebbings on Apple Podcasts
Description The Official Saastr Podcast is the latest and greatest from the world of Saastr, interviewing the most prominent operators and investors to discover…
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2 days ago
How to Write About a Vanishing World
Scientists narrate the demise of ecosystems they’ve spent lifetimes studying. Illustration by Emiliano Ponzi On a stormy night in 1987, an American…
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6 days ago
The Nigerian Musicians Changing Pop
2Baba has to compete with younger peers nowadays, so his music has grown sleeker and more up-tempo. Last summer, he released an infectious dance track called…
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6 days ago
What Is Ecosocialism?
We earthlings have had to swallow some hard truths lately. The impending impacts of climate change, and just how far we are from meeting our goals to stop them,…
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6 days ago
Brewster Kahle on What's Next for the Decentralized Web Movement
Photo: Brad Shirakawa/Internet Archive Brewster Kahle speaking to a crowd at the 2018 Decentralized Web Summit. Advertisement Editor’s Picks The Fathers of the…
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6 days ago
Atomic II: $150M to Start Companies to Solve the World’s Problems
There is a lot that is broken in the world. Traditionally, we have trusted governments to work on our behalf to solve common problems. But today, governments…
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7 days ago
Psychedelic Mushrooms Are Closer to Medicinal Use (It’s Not Just Your Imagination)
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have suggested that psilocybin, which is found in hallucinogenic mushrooms, be reclassified from a Schedule I drug, with…
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9 days ago
Fear and loathing in venture capital
A core principle of venture investing is putting the founder first. Most firms do so in marketing; more and more are living it. That’s different to when I…
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9 days ago
Startups I Want to Fund
I hear a lot of startup pitches. I’ve been angel investing now for ~4 years, and I’m an LP and advisor to a number of VC funds. I also heard a lot of pitches…
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15 days ago
Next things we are thinking about at betaworks – Render-from-betaworks
Next things we are thinking about at betaworks In a post two weeks ago, I outlined a human-first framework for development and startup creation. In this post, I…
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17 days ago
Devin Nunes’s Family Farm Is Hiding a Politically Explosive Secret
Devin Nunes has a secret. Nunes is the California Republican and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who has become famous in the Trump era for using…
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17 days ago
Stewart Brand and the Tools That Will Make the Whole Earth Better
At 79, Stewart Brand, the man who was wired before WIRED, sizzles and sparks when he talks about the future.
Maria Streshinsky: When I was really young, I went…
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17 days ago
Bradley Cooper Is Not Really Into This Profile
Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut in the third remake of the much-anticipated musical romance, "A Star Is Born." Credit Ryan Pfluger for The New York…
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20 days ago
The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber - Issue 61: Coordinates - Nautilus
A lex Honnold has his own verb. “To honnold”—usually written as “honnolding”—is to stand in some high, precarious place with your back to the wall, looking…
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21 days ago
The Fourth Copernican Revolution - Issue 64: The Unseen - Nautilus
T he sun formed 4.5 billion years ago, but it’s got around 6 billion years more before its fuel runs out. It will then flare up, engulfing the inner planets.…
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21 days ago
Siri Shortcuts: Opening up Siri’s next chapter
Apple In 2011, Apple announced that its newest iPhone would incorporate a brand new virtual assistant, based on an app developed by a company that Apple had…
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21 days ago
Henry Kissinger: ‘We Are in a Very, Very Grave Period’
The grand consigliere of American diplomacy talks about Putin, the new world order — and the meaning of Trump By Edward Luce It was not hard to entice Henry…
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21 days ago
What’s in a role: Liying Wang, VP of AI Training Operations at x.ai
By: Amanda Mulay Every day, in my role as senior talent manager at Lerer Hippeau , I talk with our founders to learn about their hiring needs and challenges.…
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21 days ago
Bedrock
In Search of Narrative Violations — Hi. Geoff Lewis and Eric Stromberg here. After eight years of business collaboration and friendship, we’re pleased to share…
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23 days ago
Engineering Productivity – Camille Fournier – Medium
I’m often asked about the characteristics of great engineering managers. This is a question that almost always has a long answer that involves “well, she’s good…
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25 days ago
The ultimate guide to proper use of animation in UX
Nowadays it’s hard to impress or even surprise with an interface animation. It shows interactions between screens, explains how to use the application or simply…
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26 days ago
Puzzle Theory
Sarah Perry is a contributing editor of Ribbonfarm. Let me set the mood by revealing that the starting point for this investigation was the movie Room 237 , a…
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26 days ago
Uncertainty Wednesday: Fear and Acceptance
Ok, so technically it is Thursday, but here is the latest Uncertainty Wednesday post. Today I want to draw a second important conclusion that follows from the…
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27 days ago
“Go, go, go”: how DIA messed with design theory, only to improve it
Features / Graphic Design Words: Ruby Boddington Videos: India Sleem Kinetic Typography: DIA Moving. This one word sums up everything New York-based design…
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28 days ago
The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic - Issue 21: Information - Nautilus
W alter Pitts was used to being bullied. He’d been born into a tough family in Prohibition-era Detroit, where his father, a boiler-maker, had no trouble raising…
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28 days ago
How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music | Pitchfork
How Auto-Tune Revolutionized the Sound of Popular Music An in-depth history of the most important pop innovation of the last 20 years, from Cher’s “Believe” to…
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29 days ago
Things Break and Decay on the Internet—That’s a Good Thing
What’s more alive—library stacks or the internet? Seems plain as day: The living one clamors and bleats. The one that’s dark and smells of mildew is dead.
But…
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29 days ago
The day I became a millionaire – Signal v. Noise
I grew up lower-middle class on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Anywhere outside of Scandinavia, the socioeconomic label would probably have been ‘poor’, but…
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29 days ago
ActivityPub hot take
There has been a lot of attention given to ActivityPub as of late, to the extent that any new network software in the F/OSS community absolutely must be done as…
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29 days ago
Cognitive Overhead is Your Product’s Overlord — Topple it With These Tips
David Lieb knew his company Bump was going to take off when strangers dressed up as the app for Halloween. While at the University of Chicago, he built the app…
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4 weeks ago
What is ActivityPub, and how will it change the internet?
A new kind of social network There’s a new social network in town. It’s called Mastodon . You might have even heard of it. On the surface, Mastodon feels a lot…
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4 weeks ago
Building bicycles for our minds – Render-from-betaworks
Building bicycles for our minds Technology has a hole in it, I can feel it. Something isn’t right and while the current era of technology platforms feels like…
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4 weeks ago
Why Curiosity Matters
View more from the September–October 2018 Issue Explore the Archive Executive Summary Christina Gandolfo P sychologists have compiled a large body of research…
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4 weeks ago
Lasts Longer | Asymco
I think Lisa Jackson’s presentation at the September 2018 iPhone launch event was perhaps the most interesting and most profound. Lisa Jackson is Apple’s vice…
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4 weeks ago
Was ditching the headphone jack a good idea?
With the new iPhones coming out today , I wanted to revisit the whole Apple vs. headphone jack fiasco. If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably got some…
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4 weeks ago
There Is No Such Thing as Unconscious Thought - Issue 62: Systems - Nautilus
T he great French mathematician and physicist Henri Poincaré (1854–1912) took a particular interest in the origins of his own astonishing creativity. His…
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4 weeks ago
Where Does Podcasting Go Next? – Member Feature Stories – Medium
T his is a long article. It will be challenging to some, especially those that have been in podcasting a long time (which, for the record, I have). I’ll make a…
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4 weeks ago
Pace Layering: How Complex Systems Learn and Keep Learning
"Civilizations with long nows look after things better," says Brian Eno. "In those places you feel a very strong but flexible structure which is built to absorb…
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4 weeks ago
Is Kinfolk the Last Lifestyle Magazine?
Two years later, Nathan and Katie, along with another Brigham Young couple named Doug and Paige Bischoff, founded Kinfolk , an $18 minimalist print quarterly…
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4 weeks ago
Reflections On The Big Shake-Up At Kleiner Perkins
For folks who know me, they know I’m obsessed with Twitter, but this week, I had so many work-related and personal/family things going on, I simply couldn’t…
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4 weeks ago
The Ethics of Consciousness Hunting - Issue 64: The Unseen - Nautilus
W hen Adrian Owen, a neuroscientist at the University of Western Ontario, asked Scott Routley to imagine playing a game of tennis, any acknowledgement would…
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4 weeks ago
Kids Don’t Damage Women’s Careers — Men Do – Jessica Valenti – Medium
O ne of the most pernicious modern myths about motherhood is that having kids will damage your career. Women are told that we need to choose between our jobs or…
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4 weeks ago
When Cryptocurrencies Fluctuate, He Uses These Tech Tools to Keep Track
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Nathaniel Popper, who covers cryptocurrencies and financial…
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4 weeks ago
CREATIVE 2 PROFESSIONAL: 7 Things to Think About
"CREATIVE 2 PROFESSIONAL: 7 Things to Think About" is based on a lecture commissioned by Aily Nash and Andrew Norman Wilson as part of Image Employment at New…
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4 weeks ago
The Known Known
The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America by Sarah E. Igo Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech by Cyrus Farivar Beyond…
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5 weeks ago
Group Therapy for the End of the World
Early this summer, the weather already unseasonably hot, I took a train two hours northwest from Stockholm to the tiny Swedish village of Ängelsberg. The train…
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5 weeks ago
Alpine.AI - Intelligent Google Assistant apps and Amazon Alexa skills
Connecting consumers with businesses on Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa – continuing this mission as part of Headspace I’m looking for a moisturizer with SPF…
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5 weeks ago
Hear me now: the future of voice and how it's the new OS
News Hear me now: the future of voice and how it's the new OS By 22 days ago Home theatre & Audio Voice as OS is becoming more of a reality Shares It’s…
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5 weeks ago
A Question About Risk That Founders Forget to Ask VCs
Here’s a question I recommend founders ask Seed or Series A VCs during their fundraising: “What’s a risk you’re more comfortable with than the average VC?” In…
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5 weeks ago
Life as a Farmworker in Yuma's Lettuce Fields | Civil Eats
The lettuce seemed to glow in the moonlight. Thirty-two men and women flashing knives, folding boxes, bagging hearts: chewing up a Yuma Valley lettuce field. It…
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5 weeks ago
Swapping bits and distributing hashes on the decentralized web
How IPFS peers find, request, and retrieve content (and each other) on the decentralized web Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash If you’ve been following our blog at…
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6 weeks ago
We Spent $3.3M Buying Out Investors: Why and How We Did It
Last month, Buffer spent $3.3 million – about half of all the cash we had in the bank – to buy out our main venture capital (VC) investors. Starting the…
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6 weeks ago
The Imperative Practice of Relaxing Constraints
Howard Morgan got node 50 on ARPAnet in 1972. Forty-six years later, he watched MemSQL , one of the companies he invested in, demo a database that processed a…
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6 weeks ago
A Failed U.S. Mission: Secretly Flipping a Russian Oligarch for Dirt on Trump Campaign
WASHINGTON — In the estimation of American officials, Oleg V. Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin, has faced credible accusations of…
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6 weeks ago
The Life and Art of Wolfgang Tillmans
One thread of Tillmans’s art has explored the fragility of the political consensus on which his personal utopia depends. Photograph by Collier Schorr for The…
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6 weeks ago
Defining Our Engineering Guiding Principles - Artsy Engineering
The Artsy Engineering team recently underwent the process of defining our guiding principles; you can read through the pull request here and the finished…
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6 weeks ago
Coherence Penalty for Humans - Wide Awake Developers
This is a brief aside from my ongoing series about avoiding entityservices. An interesting dinner conversation led to thoughts that Ineeded to write down.…
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6 weeks ago
The Great Chinese Art Heist
The patterns of the heists were evident only later, but their audacity was clear from the start. The spree began in Stockholm in 2010, with cars burning in the…
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6 weeks ago
A Coveted Lawyer’s Juggling Act May Be Good, and Bad, for Trump
WASHINGTON — It was a typically hectic day for William A. Burck as he juggled the demands of managing one of Washington’s premier white-collar law firms while…
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6 weeks ago
6, 89: Risky time
Sometimes I read accident reports, like the one on MH370 (which, my word, I want to send a lengthy thank-you note any time a popular article links directly to…
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6 weeks ago
'On Late Style,' by Edward W. Said - The New York Times Book Review
Edward Said during an interview in July 1998. Ruby Washington/The New York Times What artist does not yearn, some day, to possess a "late style"? A late style…
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6 weeks ago
Institutional Memory and Reverse Smuggling — Quanticle’s Wiki
Institutional memory comes in two forms: people and documentation. People remember how things work and why. Sometimes they write it down and store that…
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6 weeks ago
Against Willpower - Issue 45: Power - Nautilus
T homas was a highly successful and mild-mannered lawyer who was worried about his drinking. When he came to see me at my psychotherapy practice, his wine…
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6 weeks ago
The WIRED Guide to Quantum Computing
Big things happen when computers get smaller. Or faster. And quantum computing is about chasing perhaps the biggest performance boost in the history of…
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6 weeks ago
How to spot good “futurism” – Jorge Camacho – Medium
This is an English translation of a thread I recently tweeted in Spanish. Of course, the recent hype around “futurism” — notice the scare quotes — to which it…
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6 weeks ago
How Do You Value a Human Being?
How do you value a human being? Only two kinds of humans have a clear consensus value: first responders and what one might call first actors. Doctors, nurses,…
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6 weeks ago
Introducing key terms
Exactly how many clouds are in this photograph? Image courtesy Dimitry B This section explains how The Eggplant uses these words: nebulosity; ontology and…
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6 weeks ago
Opinion | How to Make a Big Decision
In July 1838, Charles Darwin, then 29, sat down to make a decision that would alter the course of his life. The decision he was wrestling with was not related…
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6 weeks ago
Jason Pierce Struggled to Make a New Spiritualized Album. And He May Do It Again.
“Stupid.” That’s the word the English rocker Jason Pierce keeps coming back to when he describes how he made the latest album by Spiritualized, “And Nothing…
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6 weeks ago
The New Reading Environment
Have editors ever known so much about their readers? And known, in particular, how little and how badly they read? Today even the Weekly Standard and Democracy:…
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6 weeks ago
How to Retire in Your 30s With $1 Million in the Bank
Carl Jensen experienced what he calls “the awakening” sometime around 2012. He was a software engineer in a suburb of Denver, writing code for a medical device.…
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6 weeks ago
Tesla, software and disruption
“We've learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They're not going to…
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6 weeks ago
The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages
One researcher of language acquisition describes her basic question as “How do I get a thought from my mind into yours?” Illustration by Oliver Munday; source…
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6 weeks ago
The New Science of Seeing Around Corners | Quanta Magazine
algorithms By Natalie Wolchover August 30, 2018 Computer vision researchers have uncovered a world of visual signals hiding in our midst, including subtle…
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6 weeks ago
Advice for a new executive | Lara Hogan
Advice for a new executive Originally posted Aug 30, 2018 When I was getting ready to join Kickstarter as VP of Engineering, Chad Dickerson (who was the CEO of…
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6 weeks ago
Dweb: Building Cooperation and Trust into the Web with IPFS – Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog
In this series we are covering projects that explore what is possible when the web becomes decentralized or distributed. These projects aren’t affiliated with…
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6 weeks ago
Understanding Web 3 — A User Controlled Internet – The Coinbase Blog
Understanding Web 3 — A User Controlled Internet Coinbase breaks down the motivation and technology behind the development of Web 3 This 3-part post focuses on…
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