The streets of Davos, Switzerland, were iced over on the night of January 25, 2018, which added a slight element of danger to the prospect of trekking to the Hotel Seehof for George Soros’ annual banquet. The aged financier has a tradition of hosting a dinner at the World Economic Forum, where he regales tycoons, ministers, and journalists with his thoughts about the … [Read more...] about 15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook
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On the night of Italy’s 2013 parliamentary elections, Paola Nugnes decided to stay late at her office and catch up on work. She skipped the rolling election coverage on TV. And by the time she finally left her architecture studio to go out, it was well past dark. When she arrived at Mumble Rumble, a nightclub in western Naples, at around 9 pm, Nugnes still hadn’t … [Read more...] about What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country
Jack Dorsey is talking. He is talking to the Huffington Post’s Ashley Feinberg. He is talking to The Ringer’s Bill Simmons. He is talking to Rolling Stone’s Brian Hiatt. He is talking to Sam Harris, although that podcast hasn’t come out yet. He is talking in the way Jack Dorsey always talks, which is: calmly, patiently, thoughtfully, earnestly. He can … [Read more...] about Twitter’s CEO keeps substituting talking for doing
In 1994, soon after Jeff Bezos incorporated what would become Amazon, the entrepreneur briefly contemplated changing the company’s name. The nascent firm had been dubbed “Cadabra,” but Bezos wanted a less playful, more accurate alternative: “Relentless.” (Relentless.com redirects to Amazon.com to this day.) Twenty-four years later, perhaps no … [Read more...] about Why It’s Hard to Escape Amazon’s Long Reach
Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post Published 5:23 am PST, Friday, December 7, 2018 Mitesh Patel returns to the home with the pizza on the night police say he killed his wife. Mitesh Patel returns to the home with the pizza on the night police say he killed his wife. Photo: Cleveland Police … [Read more...] about A man killed his wife to be with his boyfriend. His iPhone gave his plot away.