Jeff Bezos could be the first ‘woke’ billionaire philanthropist — but only if he’s willing to help solve the problems he’s created

REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All, shares his thoughts on Bezos’ latest charity announcement. In light of the recent tech backlash, he said, Bezos has an opportunity to become the first “woke” billionaire philanthropist. To establish a new paradigm of corporate giving, the CEO must be willing to acknowledge his shortcomings. In […]

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it’s a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Imperial College London Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight have created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech. The table is designed to be a visual conversation starter about where the world is going. It features 100 innovations, ranging from the benign and everyday, to the mind-blowing and potentially terrifying. Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an […]

The wildfire tearing through Northern California created an insane-looking ‘fire tornado’ — see the footage

AP Photo/Noah Berger Videos show the Carr Fire producing a ‘fire tornado’ as it rips through the town of Redding, California. The blaze is so hot it’s creating its own weather patterns.  See below for the footage. The Carr Fire tearing through Northern California is so powerful that it’s creating its own weather patterns — and it’s producing […]

The former personnel chief at FEMA allegedly created a ‘toxic’ work environment where sexual harassment was rampant

FEMA Corey Coleman, the now-dismissed personnel chief at FEMA, is reportedly under investigation for creating a “toxic” work environment, according to a Washington Post report published Monday. Coleman allegedly hired and promoted college fraternity brothers and women he met in bars and on dating websites. Coleman had also allegedly transferred female employees between departments so […]

Breaking Big: How Ruth Zukerman Created a Fitness Empire

OZY Media’s third prime-time television show, Breaking Big, airs Fridays at 8.30 p.m. ET on PBS stations, OZY.com and Facebook Watch. Join us as we explore the unexpected journeys to success of some of the world’s most influential stars. So far, we’ve heard from Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, restaurateur Eddie Huang, actress […]

Hamas reportedly created a fake dating app to lure Israeli soldiers and steal security information

David Silverman/Getty Images Hamas built several fake apps to lure in Israeli soldiers and steal sensitive security information, Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) has claimed.  Hundreds of Israeli soldiers were contacted on social media this year by a trove of dummy profiles and asked to download dating and sports apps which would give remote access to […]

Three students in Germany created a data mining startup without taking VC money for five years — now it’s worth $1 billion

Celonis A German data mining startup is the newest unicorn, raising $ 50 million from Accel Partners and 83North at a $ 1 billion valuation. The technology uses a combination of a data technique called “process mining” to gather information about a company’s operations, and it uses artificial intelligence to suggest ways to make those operations better. […]