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 […]

Argentina launched a sweeping new austerity program to try to solve its economic crisis — but investors aren’t buying it

Marcos Brindicci/Reuters Argentina reveals new austerity measures aimed at reducing the country’s huge budget deficit. New measures will include an increase in export tariffs for grains such as soybeans, and a halving of the number of government agencies. The new measures were not well received by investors, with the peso falling after their announcement. Argentina […]

Could ‘community apps’ built on blockchain solve Facebook’s existential crisis?

GUEST: “We came here for the friends.” In the face of a reputation crisis, Facebook is investing heavily in a nationwide advertising campaign to remind us that it is a community first, a business second. The campaign has gone so far as to recognize that spam, clickbait, fake news, data misuse, and political scandal have […]

Facebook’s top security exec called for huge changes to solve the company’s problems in a leaked memo (FB)

Win McNamee/Getty Images Facebook’s security boss Alex Stamos called on Facebook to make some major changes in the wake of its string of scandals in March 2018. BuzzFeed News has published an internal memo in which the exec argues that the company needs to collect less user data and listen to people’s concerns about it […]

Putin reportedly proposed holding a referendum to solve the conflict in Ukraine in his closed-door meeting with Trump

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly proposed solving the conflict in eastern Ukraine with a referendum during his one-on-one meeting with President Donald Trump.  Putin discussed the proposal in a closed-door speech on Thursday, sources in attendance told Bloomberg.  Residents in pro-Russian separatist territories would vote on whether to separate, but similar separation referendums […]

Brain teaser: The riddle that “only smart people can solve” – can YOU solve it?

A riddle is a statement, question or phrase that has a double or concealed meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved. One riddle leaving Britons scratching their heads is claiming to only be solved by “smart people”. The online riddle featured on SilverDoorApartments.com comes with the intro: “Think you’re the smartest one in […]

Could slow travel help solve Venice’s overtourism woes?

Mary Novakovich May 29, 2018 Share this article Venice may be feeling the effects of overtourism, but there’s still peace and quiet to be found. Mary Novakovich discovers how to slow down and see Venice in a whole new light. Venice is heaving. It’s a victim of its own popularity—on any given day, tourists outnumber […]

Solve Sci-Fi Programming Puzzles In Prime Mover

Post-SpaceChem, puzzler fans have had a bevy of programming and pseudo-programming games to test their solution-crafting prowess and the new game Prime Mover looks to scratch that itch as well, with its blend of circuit board construction and input manipulation. Reminiscent of a cross between Human Resource Machine and SpaceChem, Prime Mover has you transporting […]