Marissa Mayer, Martin Shkreli, Airbnb, Zano, Trump, Apple Music, Silicon Valley job production & other fails; whiskey pronunciations; to-do apps & “offboarding”; Ricky Gervais & Carrie Fisher; emoji history; passive aggressive texting; orgasmic fungus.
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Working From Home Isn’t for Everyone
IN THE NEWS
Pharma’s Bad Boy Exec Martin Shkreli Paid $2 Million for Wu-Tang Clan’s New Record
Bill Murray Can Steal the $2 Million Wu-Tang Album Back From That Asshat [Corrected]
Senate committee talks Turing—“My biggest challenge is to not lose my temper”
Donald Trump wants to ban the internet, will ask Bill Gates to ‘close it up’
Marissa Mayer’s severance package could reach $110 million
Reverse! Reverse! Yahoo Will Spin Off Yahoo, Not Its Alibaba Stake.
I Saw Airbnb’s NYC Data for 30 Minutes, This is What I Learned
JUST HOW MANY AIRBNB HOTELS ARE THERE IN NYC?
New Airbnb Data Shows Most NYC Hosts Are Breaking The Law
Hotels Think Millennials Don’t Use Desks—So They’re Making Rooms Desk-Free
Samsung wants to get into the self-driving car business
Google: We have proof that our quantum computer really works
Google, NASA: Our quantum computer is 100 million times faster than a normal PC
Uber just launched a food-delivery app, and it looks like a Seamless killer
Kickstarter hires investigative journalist to look into Zano’s failed drone project
Walmart just fired a shot at Apple
Economists Suggest Silicon Valley Startups Aren’t Really Creating Many Jobs
Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’
Bitcoin’s Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Apple increases the track limits for iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library
AT THE LIBRARY
Hunters of Dune
The Rhesus Chart – A Laundry Files Novel by Charles Stross
SOFTWARE, APPS, AND GADGETS
Moleskine 2016 Weekly Planner, Horizontal, 12M, Large, Black, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25)
Layout from Instagram
Chromecast Audio Is Now the Super Cheap Way to Wirelessly Fill Multiple Rooms With Music
Golden Globes Host NBC Gets Zero Nominations
Carrie Fisher’s blunt, magical press tour is already the best thing about the return of “Star Wars”
The MoShow Podcast
The Greatest YouTube Channel I’ve seen this year
Colbert Staged a Reading of Downton Abbey With American Accents. It Sounded As Bad As You’d Expect.
Norman Reedus Confirms Boondock Saints 3 and Wants Co-Star to Join Walking Dead
THE WEB’S NOT DEAD
The Linguistics of ‘YouTube Voice’
One man is replacing guns with sex toys in photos of GOP politicians
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Surprise: School That Is Tolerant of Anti-Vaxxers Suffers Massive Chickenpox Outbreak
Why Japan Got Over Emojis
Stop texting like this: How 1 extra character turns a plain message into a passive-aggressive dig
Get ready to argue: This optical test is our new “the dress,” but for politics
There is a type of fungus that can instantly induce orgasms in women with its smell
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms