Monday, January 30, 2023

Steven Levy

Alphabet's Layoffs Aren’t Very Googley

In 2004, Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin engaged in a comically passive-aggressive IPO road show. They eschewed business suits for casual garb, refused to answer many questions from finance bigwigs, and warned investors that instead of focusing...

My Week With the Future of Garbage Bins

It’s 10 pm and, like a vampire stirring in its coffin to greet the nocturne, my garbage bin comes to life. A semicircle of yellow lights on the lid starts flashing, an illuminated lock icon appears, and inside the...

Lina Khan’s Plan to Liberate US Workers

“I am dubious that three unelected technocrats have somehow hit on the right way to think about noncompetes and that all the preceding legal minds to examine this issue have gotten it wrong,” she writes, as an unelected technocrat...

Welcome to the Wet Hot AI Chatbot Summer

Late last year, I attended an event hosted by Google to celebrate its AI advances. The company’s domain in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood now extends literally onto the Hudson River, and about a hundred of us gathered in a pierside exhibition...

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The Reytons Score First U.K. No. 1 With ‘What’s Rock And Roll?’

The Reytons finally rock on to No. 1 in the U.K. with What’s Rock And Roll? (via The Reytons), their third LP. The...

Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’ Stays at No. 1 In U.K.

Miley Cyrus now has a bunch of U.K. No. 1s with “Flowers”. The post-disco hit blooms with upwards of 121,000 chart units, the...

China Box Office Hits $1 Billion Over Lunar New Year, as Zhang Yimou’s ‘Full River Red’ Earns $465 Million in Eight Days

Cinema box office in mainland China came close to record levels over the Lunar New Year period with RMB6.76 billion of gross revenue...

Lisa Loring, Wednesday in Original ‘Addams Family’ Series, Dies at 64

Lisa Loring, who played the young Wednesday Addams on “The Addams Family” from 1964 to 1966 and also appeared in “As the World...